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Since 'the geek shall inherit the earth', this geek is just waiting for his day to rule the world. In the meantime, he is a young Padawan for CNET Asia whilst toying with a myriad of fun stuff disguised as work and pretending to advise companies on tech business and new media strategies. His playmates range from startups, (un)Fortune 500s, to government organisations.
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. iPhone 4 32GB
. Kindle Graphite
. Canon Legria HFM32
. Samsung Galaxy Tab
. Algo Tablet
. LG Optimus 7
. Nokia N8
. Sony VAIO VGN-P23G
. Blackberry Bold 9780
. Lenovo Thinkpad W700ds a.k.a. "Chewie"
. Canon PowerShot G11
. Lenovo S10-2
. Jawbone 3rd Gen Bluetooth Headset with Noise Assassin
. Ultimate Ears Pro

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. Lenovo Ideapad U260
. Blackberry Bold 9700
. Nokia N900
. iPhone 3GS 16GB
. Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro
. HTC Snap
. Plantronics Discovery 975 headset
. Acer beTouch E100
. Zune HD
. Nokia N97 Mini
. HP Probook
. Apple iPod Touch 2nd Gen with Ultimate Ears
. Nokia BH-902 Bluetooth Headset
. Blackberry 8800
. Nokia N96
. Blackberry Bold 9000
. LG WM6.5 Prototype
. Jawbone 2nd Gen Bluetooth Headset with Noise Assassin
. HTC Touch Cruise
. Lenovo Thinkpad T400s
. Canon Powershot G10
. Lenovo IdeaPad U350
. Canon Digital IXUS 990 IS
. Samsung Galaxy
. Canon Legria FS200
. Canon SX10 IS
. Blackberry Curve 8320
. Canon EOS 5D Mark II
. Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS
. Gigabyte Netbook M912V Tablet
. Lenovo Ideapad S10
. Lenovo Thinkpad X200
. Samsung Innov8
. Samsung Omnia
. Apple iPhone 3G
. Apple iPod Shuffle
. Kohjinsha SX Series
. Kohijnsha SC Series
. Canon Powershot S5 IS
. Canon EOS 1000D
  • 02Jun

    skype-300x300Fresh from their acquisition by Microsoft, it looks like Skype is stepping up their game here at Computex.

    June 2, 2011 – SINGAPORE – Skype announced that it is providing silicon vendors with a new standard interface for communication to H.264 encoding cameras. The new Skype UVC 1.4 standard will become the de facto standard for video calling giving silicon vendors the opportunity to develop cameras for Skype applications built on SkypeKit.  SkypeKit is a collection of software and APIs that allows any Internet connected device to offer Skype voice and video calls.

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  • 08Dec

    Looks like one more reason to upgrade my G11 to G12!

    Singapore, — Dec 8, 2010 — Adobe has announced that Lightroom 3.3 and Camera Raw 6.3 updates are available for immediate download on Originally posted as release candidates on Adobe Labs, the final updates bring raw file support to 15 new popular camera models including Nikon D7000 and Canon Powershot S95, as well as lens profiles for over 60 new Nikon, Canon, Pentax and Sigma lenses. Available on Adobe Labs, the Lens Profile Downloader 1.0 – a free companion application to Lightroom 3, Photoshop CS5 and Camera Raw 6 – allows customers to search, download, rate and comment on over 300 lens correction profiles provided by the community. Photographers can create custom profiles for their own lenses and share them with the user community.

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  • 16Sep

    Looks like my favourite camera, the Canon PowerShot G11, just got better! I’m in cyberlust!


    London, UK, 14th September 2010 – Canon today announces the new PowerShot G12 – the latest model in the multi award-winning PowerShot G-series trusted by professional photographers the world over. The new model offers photographers best-in-class flexibility and all-round powerful performance, with professional levels of control and support for a wide range of accessories.

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  • 14Jul


    This appeared in my inbox yesterday:

                      ”PLEASE THIS LETTER MUST REMAIN SECRET”   
    I  am Olarn Chaipravat,  former deputy prime minister during Thaksin Shinawatra regime which was ousted  by a military coup on Sept 19 2006,and  Martial law was imposed by the Council for Democratic Reform, now called the Council for National Security . After the Sept 19 coup, i would have called you on phone , but because  the new government is  taping   the past goverment  officials phone numbers, so it is  no longer safe for me to call you, that is why i think it is safe to send you this mail. we are placed under surveillance.
    However my main point of contacting you is to seek your sincere suggestion and guideline to invest in your country. And please because of my previous position in the government, i do not need to tell you of the absolute confidentiality  which we both must have to observe, if we are to go into investment, or rather if you are to help me in investing in your country.
    I  desided  to  contact  you  now  that  I  am  very  sure  that  all  eyes  are  not  on  us as  it  was  when  the  problem  first  began  though  we  are  still  going  to  court  but  the  environment  is  good  now  to  handle  the  transaction  very  safely.
    From the news publications attached here in respect of the goverment probes into much of the projects my ministry executed will make you to understand my position  with the govenment now.
    I  thank you very much for taking time to go through my mail, and hope to read from your reply soon, .Thanks for your anticipated co-operation and my
    regards to your family.
    Good luck,and feel free to contact me on my email for now, until arrangements are made.
    yours sincerely,
    Please reply me for further details to (email removed by this geek)

    I attach herewith my international passport. (picture after the break)

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  • 14Apr

    Pretty interested to see how the integration with Omniture worked out since I’m a long time user of SiteCatalyst. Following is the press release from Adobe (you can also check out #csbuzz on Twitter):

    SINGAPORE — April 13, 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Creative Suite® 5 Master Collection, a breakthrough release of the industry-leading design and development software for virtually every creative workflow. Focusing on interactivity, performance, and maximising the impact of digital content and marketing campaigns, the Creative Suite 5 product line brings exciting full-version upgrades of flagship creative tools while delivering significant workflow enhancements to designers and developers. Integrating online content and digital marketing optimisation capabilities for the first time, Creative Suite® 5 Master Collection includes access to signature Omniture technologies, to capture, store and analyse Read more…


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  • 22Mar

    This story was quite fascinating to me, although the find of Atlantis on Google Ocean turned out to be not so.


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  • 04Oct

    “I’m working on a story that the world needs to know about. I wish for you to help me break it, in a way that provides spectacular proof of the power of news photography in the digital age.”
    James Nachtwey

    Today, this major TED Prize wish is coming true

    I urge you to take three minutes out of your day, and click on this link: Read more…


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  • 03Oct

    Samsung Singapore launched what seems to me as an extremely successful first bloggers’ event for the launch of their new phone, the Innov8 (i8510). I’ll let the pics do the talking:

    Daniel Goh of Samsung doing a showroom tour… we should have guessed he was gonna set us up, right?

    The Samsung Innov8 on sale!

    Some nice features presented : Read more…


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  • 02Oct

    Caught on the news on TODAY :

    New scanners to be used across Europe by 2010

    BRUSSELS — Digital body scanners which leave little to the imagination will be used by airport security on passengers travelling across the European Union (EU) within two years.

    According to a draft European Commission regulation, the new millimetre wave imaging scanners are to be used “individually or in combination, as a primary or secondary means and under defined conditions” to provide a “virtual strip search” of travellers.

    The new EU regulation, which will be binding on Britain, is intended to enter into force across the continent by the end of April 2010.

    The new imaging technology creates an image of an unclothed body which privacy critics argue “amounts to a virtual strip search” has been tested on a voluntary basis at Heathrow’s Terminal Four. Read more…


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