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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 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
. 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
  • 08Jun

    htc-sensation-picture-malaysia[1]HTC’s first dual-core processor smartphone announced in Singapore today.

    SINGAPORE – 8 June, 2011 – HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today introduced the HTC Sensation, a smartphone that shines a spotlight on entertainment with HTC’s new HTC Watch™ video service. Crafted with premium design elements, the HTC Sensation features the company’s latest HTC Sense™ experience that puts people at the center by making their smartphones work in a more simple and natural way.

    “HTC is proud to continue to revolutionalise the mobile multimedia market and bring forth a new generation of pocket-sized entertainment centers,” said Lennard Hoornik, President, South Asia Pacific, HTC Corporation. “The HTC Sensation takes the multimedia smartphone to another level by combining the great new HTC Watch entertainment experience with the latest HTC Sense experience to deliver a powerful and amazing experience to our customers.”

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  • 02Jun

    Elmos Garden City Square Mall Local malls getting tech savvy with Facebook games for the June holidays to promote the Great Singapore Sale?

    Singapore, 2 June 2011 - City Square Mall, owned and managed by City Developments Limited (CDL), has launched “Elmo’s Garden”, a Sesame Street game on its Facebook page to tie in with the mall’s activities for the Great Singapore Sale promotions and June school holidays.  From now till 26 June, fans of City Square Mall can grow a virtual garden on Facebook, where the top 30 most “Liked” gardens with at least five flowers (inclusive of a sunflower) will win Sesame Street Kids T-shirts and eco-premiums.

    The theme for the game is based on the new Sesame Street Live Asia Show “Elmo’s Green Thumb” and seeks to promote greater awareness about Earth and the environment among City Square Mall’s Facebook fans.

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  • 24May


    Epson, together with the Singapore subsidiaries of Yamaha and Isetan will be sponsoring a free concert entitled ‘Chopin for Japan’ in support of the relief effort for the recent Japan earthquake and tsunami disaster.

    Featuring well-known Italian-American classical pianist Julian Gargiulo, audience members can expect to enjoy Chopin compositions, well known Japanese songs and Italian arias.

    Satsuki Nagatome will accompany Gargiulo as a guest soprano during the concert.

    The concert is open to the public and non-obligatory donations will be requested during the event. All proceeds will to Mercy Relief to aid their relief efforts in Japan.

    Event Details
    Date: 28 May 2011 (Saturday)
    Time: 6:30 pm
    Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens – Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage



  • 27Apr



    For those of you who thought this was just a rumor:

    SINGAPORE, Singapore—April 27, 2011—Apple® today announced that the white iPhone® 4 will be available beginning tomorrow. White iPhone 4 models will be available from Apple’s online store ( and select Apple Authorised Resellers.

    “The white iPhone 4 has finally arrived and it’s beautiful,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “We appreciate everyone who has waited patiently while we’ve worked to get every detail right.”

    iPhone 4 is the most innovative phone in the world, featuring Apple’s stunning Retina™ display, the highest resolution display ever built into a phone resulting in super crisp text, images and video, and FaceTime®, which makes video calling a reality.
    Pricing & Availability

    White models of iPhone 4 will be available in Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Macau, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, UK and the US, beginning Thursday, April 28 and in many more countries around the world soon. White iPhone 4 will be available for a recommended retail price of S$888 for the 16GB model and S$1048 for the 32GB model through the Apple Store® (, and select Apple Authorised Resellers.

    Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced iPad 2 which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.


  • 27Apr


    ipad2-smartcoverflow-thumb[1] Finally in Asia! I’ll let you read the details for yourself in Apple’s Press Release:

    SINGAPORE, Singapore—April 27, 2011—Apple® today announced that iPad® 2, the second-generation of its breakthrough post-PC device, will arrive in Japan on Thursday, April 28 and Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and eight additional countries on Friday, April 29. iPad 2 will be available in Singapore at select Apple Authorised Resellers, and online through the Apple Store® ( beginning at 1am local time. Additionally, iPad 2 with Wi-Fi will be available in China beginning Friday, May 6.

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  • 07Apr

    This geek went to check out the launch of the new Linksys E-series routers today. You can see more photos of the launch event in my Color album here.

    Advanced Functionality Meets Style With the New Linksys Maximum Performance Wireless Router

    The New Next Gen NBN Ready Linksys E4200 Dual-Band Router Delivers Robust Speed And Range For The Ultimate Wireless Home Living

    Singapore, 7 April 2011 – Cisco today unveiled its best-in-class wireless home router – the Linksys® E4200 Maximum Performance Dual-Band Wireless-N Router. As the flagship model of the new Linksys E-series family line, the Linksys E4200 is designed for optimum home theatre performance and works seamlessly with the latest entertainment devices, including Internet TVs, iPad mobile devices, game consoles, smart phones, e-readers, and VoIP devices. This new router not only helps boost performance and range in the home, but also provides industry-leading speed of up to 450 Mbps* for smooth streaming of video, music and uninterrupted gaming. The Linksys E4200 is Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (Next Gen NBN) ready and optimises the speed of the fibre broadband network to deliver the performance demanded by wireless devices today.

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  • 22Mar

    200x150[1] Came across this release by Symantec a week back. Now why is this geek not surprised? Guess the now and current is more important to many than the past. Interesting angle Symantec took to do the survey, I must say, including questions on whether victims would be willing to pay a ransom to get their phones back. This geek was just musing about “internet dependency”. I guess this warrants some thought on the new topic “mobile dependency”.

    About half of Singaporeans have had their mobile phone lost or stolen and 84 percent of them found the experience stressful.

    SINGAPORE, 15 March 2011 – Smartphones today have become an indispensable tool in our everyday life; as our primary way to communicate, work, share and collaborate.  A survey conducted by Norton reveals that 52 percent of adults in Singapore have fallen victim to mobile phone loss or theft, and despite that, only 37 percent currently have a password protecting their devices.  The imminent need for mobile protection is increasingly important in Singapore where 89 percent of Singaporeans never leave home without their mobile phones and nearly half cannot live without their phones.

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  • 08Mar

    tomtom logoSounds like a good time to get a GPS for your car. Although this geek has been using the GPS from my mobile phones, nothing like having one attached to your car, especially if the price is good.

    Singapore, 10 – 13 March 2011 - TomTom, the world’s leading provider of location and navigation solutions, will be at IT Show 2011 with great deals for drivers this 10 – 13 March 2011, along with partner AAAs.
    TomTom’s Booth number is Level 6, Booth 6711.
    TomTom’s Exclusive IT Show 2011 Promotional Offer:
    Drive The World with TomTom. Get a Bonus International Map of your choice (valued at up to $114 SGD*) with any TomTom GPS purchase during IT Show 2011. There are additional free accessories offered on TomTom XL 550 and TomTom GO 750.

    Sharp price offers will also be announced during IT Show.

    TomTom products on offer:
    TomTom XL 250, TomTom XXL 550 and TomTom GO 750.

    TomTom XL 250 South East Asiaxl 250 sea
    Maps of Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei, Hong Kong (new) &
    Macau (new)**
    Usual Price: SGD$269
    The easiest way from A to B
    Sporting a 4.3” touch screen with easy two-button menu access, Advanced Lane Guidance and spoken street names, the TomTom XL 250 is the easiest way from A to B.
    You’ll never be lost again with the handy Help me! Emergency Menu, TomTom’s latest map guarantee, free daily map updates with TomTom Map ShareTM and postcode search.

    Promotional offer for TomTom XL 250:
    ·     BONUS international map of your choice worth up to $114* SGD

    (more after the break)

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  • 26Feb

    Interesting report from Yahoo! on the much discussed Singapore Budget 2011.


    SINGAPORE, 25 FEBRUARY, 2011 After a week following the budget announcement, Yahoo! Search Trends observed the interests and real concerns of the Singaporeans with regards to the budget.  

    The top trending topics related to the 2011 budget according to Yahoo! Search Trends are the following:

    · Singapore Budget 2011 payout: This has been the most searched query relating to the Singapore budget for 2011.  According to Yahoo! Search Trends, Singaporeans also searched for payouts for the past two years and this pattern could possibly be observed due to their interest in making meaningful comparisons to payouts. Interestingly, Singaporeans who most searched for payouts were found to be in the category of 35-44 year men and women.

    (more after the break)

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  • 15Nov

    I wasn’t at the ceremony tonight but pleased to know that Adrin from Yakun won the special category award! Now, where are the tech companies? I count only 3 of them amongst the 30 winners!

    SINGAPORE, 15 November 2010 – Champion of small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs) in
    Singapore, the Spirit of Enterprise (SOE) tonight convened its annual SOE Awards naming 30
    honourees and the inaugural winner for its new award category. This year’s awardees come from various industries, including beauty and wellness, clean technology, food & beverage, logistics, media & entertainment and professional services, among others.

    Eight years into igniting the entrepreneurial spirit among Singaporeans, SOE Awards has since recognised and honoured 304 self-reliant local entrepreneurs operating small and medium-sized businesses. Through the annual awards, SOE distinguishes the SMEs’ tenacity for building up their businesses.

    Guest of Honour, Mr Lee Yi Shyan, Minister of State for Trade & Industry and Manpower, in his speech during the awards ceremony, urged SMEs to improve their productivity: “While our SMEs actively seek growth opportunities, they must have the capacity back home to innovate, create new business models and improve existing product and services. The objective is to stay ahead of global competition, by creating new values from their solutions. To achieve this, our SMEs need to invest in their innovative capabilities.”

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