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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
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. 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

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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 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
  • 02Jun

    Looks like MOL is on the acquisition path, fresh from the acquisition of friendster. I suppose this purchase will extend their reach and presence across Asia.

    MOL logo-FinalMANILA, Philippines, June 1, 2011 – MOL AccessPortal Sdn Bhd (MOL), a leading payment service provider for online games, virtual worlds and social network in Asia, today announced that it has acquired 100% of LoadCentral, Philippines’ leading prepaid payment platform.

    The acquisition will create synergy for both organizations and enhance growth prospects.

    LoadCentral’s leading position in providing prepaid payment platform to consumers in the Philippines will give valuable access to new channels for delivery of MOL’s products. Following the acquisition, the combined company becomes the largest payment provider for prepaid services for the growing online gaming market in the Philippines.

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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 www.facebook.com/citysquaremall 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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  • 02Jun

    This geek has been looking at productivity apps on the iPad2 like Office HD. This is cool, though I’m not exactly sure if I want to use iWork on my iPhone.

    SINGAPORE, Singapore — June 1, 2011—Apple® today announced that its groundbreaking iWork® productivity apps, Keynote®, Pages® and Numbers®, are now available for iPhone® and iPod touch®, as well as iPad®. Created for the Mac® and then completely redesigned for iOS and Apple’s revolutionary Multi-Touch™ interface, Keynote, Pages and Numbers allow you to create and share stunning presentations, beautifully formatted documents and powerful spreadsheets on the go. iWork apps are available on the App Store™ for US$9.99 each to new users and as a free update for existing iWork for iPad customers.

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  • 30May

    Geek + Fashion is always good.

    Philips LogoBillboard Music Awards, Las Vegas, USA – Six time Grammy Award winning singer Fergie raised the bar in fashion statements on Sunday 22nd May at the Billboard Music Awards, sporting a dynamic luminous dress while performing with The Black Eyed Peas, designed by Philips Lighting in collaboration with Stylist B. Akerlund.Philips image007

    The ‘little black dress’ was crafted using a figure-hugging fabric integrated with lighting to shape the singer’s curves and move with the music - giving the performance that the singer’s fans have come to expect. Showcasing a fusion of fashion, music, lighting and technology, the Philips design team worked alongside B. Akerlund, the industry’s leading Stylist/Costume Designer, to construct the dress.

    Philips image008Speaking about the creation, Rogier van der Heide, Chief Design Officer for Philips said: “As a brand, we seek out to work with artists from a range of different industries to evolve and revolutionise the way we use light. When Fergie challenged us to create something new for her, we wanted to design something that could bring an additional dimension to their audience and help showcase how light can further enhance experiences. What is remarkable with this dress is the way the lighting is integrated with the fabric and works in tandem with the beat of the music”.

    Rogier continues: “For us, creating this dress was not only about the aesthetics, it is about viewer experience and impact - enhancing the artist’s performance through application of lighting.”

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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

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  • 20May

    Symantec alerted this geek to a new spam which all of us should be aware of:

    There is currently a new spam campaign spreading across Facebook. The spam has an appearance similar to the following:

    It is worth mentioning that the app_id in the requests is “6628568379”, which may cause the post to look as though it was sent from an iPhone when this is not the case. This is done to give an appearance of further credibility to the scam.

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  • 20May

     

    PPFreeiPad4The adrenaline-pumping match three puzzler finally has a free version!

    New York, NY — May 19, 2011 — Appular announces the long-awaited release of Push Panic Free, the newest variation of their exhilarating color-matching puzzle game. With 15 new levels, players can get a taste of this wildly popular iOS title as they tap and push the chromatic combinations off the screen in a race against the pulsating panic bar.

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  • 18May

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    This geek has been looking at a couple of Office apps for the iPad 2 of late. This looks like a good one especially with Powerpoint editing. I’m gonna try it and let you know how it goes.

    Top-5 iPad Business app developer with over 2 million users adds Microsoft PowerPoint® editing to the most robust Office tool in the App Store

    New York, NY – May 17, 2011 – Byte²  today announced the general availability of Office² HD v. 4.0 for iPad. Office² HD 4.0 introduces the most robust Microsoft Office integration and functionalities on the iPad. Byte² ’s latest upgrade to their top-5 business app provides complete Microsoft PowerPoint capabilities to the existing 2 Million Byte² users on iOS.
    Office² HD was built with Microsoft Office’s unique product set in mind. Offering superior stability, functionality, features and document conversion, the Office² Suite gives the iPad true business and enterprise editing functionality at the lowest price point in the iTunes App Store™.

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  • 04May

    InMobi made this announcement ahead of the MMA Forum in Singapore today:

    · 80% of Asian mobile web users have made a mobile shopping purchase recently

    · Shoppers across the 15 to 64 age group prefer mobile to PC shopping by more than a 2 to 1 ratio

    · Non-smartphone users prefer mobile shopping even more so than smartphone users

    · Over 75% of Asian mobile shoppers are highly satisfied with their mobile shopping experience

    Singapore, May 03, 2011 — InMobi, the world’s largest independent mobile ad network, today revealed that shoppers in the Asia Pacific region prefer browsing and buying goods and services from their mobile over their PC. Conducted in partnership with the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), the InMobi Mobile Shopping and mCommerce study found that 80% of Asian mobile Internet users indulge in mobile shopping.

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  • 04May

    iMacs refreshed!

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    SINGAPORE, Singapore —May 3, 2011—Apple® today updated its signature all-in-one iMac® with next generation quad-core processors, powerful new graphics, groundbreaking high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology and a new FaceTime® HD camera. Starting at S$1,648 the new iMac is up to 70 percent faster and new graphics deliver up to three times the performance of the previous generation.*

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