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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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Now in this geek's bag:

. 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 Triple.fi Pro

Formerly in this bag:
. 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 super.fi
. 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
  • 21Oct

    A phone with pretty solid hardware including a 12-megapixel camera and HDMI output (though nobody’s really excited about the Symbian OS) is now available for pre-order in Singapore.

    n8-4

    Rumours has it that this is the last N-series phone running the Symbian OS and Nokia will be shipping MeeGo from N9 onwards. Check out the press release for details after the break.

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  • 08Oct

    This geek’s not quite sure why zombies are so popular. Why not rabbits? Or aliens? Why zombies? Anyways, that’s just me. Here’s some exciting zombifying news for you zombie lovers (now you can name Zombies after your friends):

    Plow, grow and harvest your way to creating the most prosperous zombie-filled farm in the land!

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    San Mateo, CA — October 4, 2010 – The Playforge has just unveiled the latest update and an all new website for Zombie Farm, their wildly popular and quirky farming game for iPhone and iPod touch.

    In addition to Game Center integration, the latest update now includes quests to complete, achievements to unlock and new special combat abilities for each and every brain-starved companion.

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  • 03Oct

    tencent-qq-download This geek has been trying out QQ, the communication tool from Tencent that is even more ubiquitous than email in China, to keep in touch with some of my friends there. QQ was even installed as the standard operating desktop in the all-in-one PC that replaced my hotel room’s TV in Shen Zhen. Check out the recent splash screen:

    QQ Facebook

     

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  • 29Sep

    This looks like a nifty gadget that might make a lot of sense for certain lifestyles. Earlier on, this geek was playing with the Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro and it packed a lot of features in a little device providing a pretty nice experience on Andriod. Looks like Sony Ericsson is going for smaller devices with more modular extensions like the LiveView. I haven’t played with one myself but you can find out more from the press release below.

    Singapore, September 28th 2010 – Today sees the announcement of the Sony
    Ericsson LiveView™. This innovative accessory is another step in Sony Ericsson’s commitment to help consumers get the very best mobile phone experience through the open Android platform. The Sony Ericsson LiveView™ is part of the Sony Ericsson Extras portfolio – a division which offers a total product experience and enhanced mobile possibilities.

    LiveView_PHP-Top-Image[1]The Sony Ericsson LiveView™ uses Bluetooth™ connectivity to wirelessly pair up to a compatible handset and allows consumers to control the phone without taking it out of their pocket or handbag. Read text messages, see incoming calls and keep up to date with the latest news
    on Facebook™ and Twitter™.

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  • 15Sep

    It’s rare you hear about a developer conference that is celebrating it’s 20th Anniversary which is DEMO. This geek is checking out parts of the conference online. Check it out.

    Enterprise, Mobile and Cloud Technologies Take the Stage; DEMO Hosts Fireside and Panel Conversations with Thought Leaders

    SANTA CLARA, CALIF., September 14, 2010 – Today, the world-renowned DEMO Conference officially kicked off 48 hours of exciting product launches featuring some of the most important new innovations in the areas of enterprise, mobile and cloud computing technologies.  Day Two will host disruptive technologies in the consumer, and social media technology space.  DEMO Fall 2010 officially marks the 20th anniversary of the semi-annual event that brings together worldwide press, decision making investors and market-defining visionaries – all of whom attend DEMO to discover the next big killer app.

    In addition to the famous six minute demonstrations of cutting edge new technology products, DEMO executive producer and editor in chief of VentureBeat, Matt Marshall, sat down with industry luminaries like SAP Co-CEO Bill McDermott for a one-on-one conversation to discuss how companies are consuming enterprise technologies.  Other featured speakers included top executives from The Clorox Company, Genworth Financial Wealth Management, Inc. and eHealth, Inc. who discussed strategies for how they seek out and discover best-of-breed emerging technologies for their organizations.

    DEMO also featured creator, co-founder and chairman of Twitter Inc., Jack Dorsey, for a discussion around mobile payments, while Microsoft’s general manager of developer and platform evangelism, Matt Thompson, discussed the future of cloud computing.

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  • 15Sep

    Here’s a summary of the proceedings from day two of Appnation. Day one can be found here.

    Samsung also unveiled its new Android-based tablet “Samsung Galaxy Tab” onstage for first time in North America

    San Francisco - September 14, 2010 – On the second and final day of APPNATION, the first major conference focusing on the App Economy and ecosystem, the issue of open or closed, and fragmented or uniform smartphone OSes was the most hotly contested topic. Also, Samsung publicly displayed their unreleased Galaxy Tab for the first time in North America—both on the APPNATION stage, and in the hands-on DEVNATION area.

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  • 14Sep

    This geek is in San Francisco and trying to catch some of the DEMO sessions online. Check out this announcement from SocialSmark.

    Users can now quickly and easily provide real-time feedback and reviews on products and services they interact with daily

    DEMO Fall 2010, Santa Clara, CA – September 14, 2010 – SocialSmack, Inc., a web and mobile reviews platform that brings together consumers and brands, today is debuting its SocialSmack Mobile for Android and iPhone users on the DEMO Fall stage.  Powered by a real-time social stream, SocialSmack enables the passionate consumer to easily share their brand interaction experience in an easy “props” or “drops” format, including genuine, specific feedback on why they voted as such, negating the discrepancies that inevitably occur with the outdated, traditional star ranking system.  SocialSmack is a platform that can be utilized in two ways – as a free service for consumers to share their brand reviews/experiences and as a subscription-based service for brands interested in gaining insight into consumer sentiment and trends data.

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  • 14Sep

    This geek heard that Intel AppUp Developer Program was showcasing at the premier developer conference next door called Appnation so I popped over to take a look. Pretty cool show opened by the Mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom. Check out the proceedings of Day 1:

    Day One of APPNATION defines Net 3.0 with heavy hitters from New York to London to locals focused on mobile app development and where the $$$ is being made

    San Francisco - September 13, 2010 – San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom welcomed a registered crowd of over 1,000 regional and national app developers, media companies, ad networks, press and other members of the app ecosystem at the inaugural APPNATION Conference at San Francisco’s Moscone Center North. Drew Ianni, chairman and founder of APPNATION, also revealed original APPNATION research that there will be one million mobile apps available for download by the year 2012. APPNATION is an ambitious and bold new thought leadership conference and exposition focusing exclusively on the burgeoning consumer applications revolution and global app economy.

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  • 13Sep

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    Another announcement being made at Intel Developer Forum 2010. This geek will check out the demo for myself over the next couple of days:

    Broadcast TV and Internet TV combination provides best user experience

    San Francisco, CA, USA, 13 September 2010 - Axel Technologies, a pioneer in mobile TV software technologies, introduces Fuugo™ to Intel Developer Forum (IDF) visitors and showcases how Fuugo™ unites live Broadcast TV with Internet TV.

    Fuugo™ is the first TV application for personalizing a content stream by blending content choices from broadcast, mobile, and Internet TV. Fuugo™ utilizes social media, recommendations, and various content sources for presentation of TV and video programs that match your favourites, your interests, and what your social network likes.

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  • 07Sep

    For a geek who has not touched a Sony Ericsson phone in a long long while, I tried the Xperia X10 Mini with QWERTY and found the Andriod implementation pretty decent and the keyboard extremely good for such a small form factor. Has changed my mind about Sony Ericsson phones for sure. Have not tried the Vivaz but here’s an update for those of you who own one here in Asia Pacific.

    Highlights:

    • New customisable user interface available in the Asia Pacific region from September 2010
    • Exclusively optimised, with 3D carousel on the Vivaz™ and Vivaz pro™
    • Touch-friendly menus, multiple desktop screens and widgets offer high level of user personalisation

    Full press release:

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