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Nokia ovi – can it better other online services?

September 18th, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
A year after announcing its ovi online services, Nokia today showed off a near-complete version of its answer to Google, Yahoo...
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Spore: great aesthetics, gameplay lacking

September 17th, 2008 | by Chan Chi-Loong
Concept and ambition: A. Design aesthetics: A+. Gameplay: C-.  Four mini-games and a shallow end game do not a great game make....
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Price drops on Netbooks – Asus Eee PC and more

September 15th, 2008 | by limbeer
Just returned from a trip down to the computer centre in Mongkok here in Hong Kong and found that the prices of many Netbooks...
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Internet

Shiretoko’s cool

September 11th, 2008 | by Boon Kiat
While the tech media were busy swooning over Google Chrome this past week, I’ve been busy trying out Firefox’s...
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Cellphones

Blackberry Bold’s coming here, but is it too late?

September 9th, 2008 | by Boon Kiat
BlackBerry phones are cool. How they handle email is still the best in the market. BlackBerrys have fab qwerty keyboards, an...
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Building a no-compromise music player, part III

September 8th, 2008 | by Boon Kiat
I’ve ditched iTunes, finally. Finally, I’ve found a media player application that is quicker and better than...
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Can Google Chrome make people switch from Microsoft?

September 4th, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
How do you refine a piece of software that everyone has been using since the Internet arrived on home computers in the mid 1990s?...
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Gaming

Last-minute bargains at Comex today

August 31st, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
Traditionally, computer bazaars have the best deals for the last day, when retailers clear their stock at low, low prices. This...
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Centrino 2 laptops find their way to Comex

August 31st, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
I had written just last week that some retailers were keeping their new Centrino 2 laptops for the Comex show, even though the...
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What’s hot at Comex 2008 part 3

August 29th, 2008 | by Oo Gin Lee
Anyways, here the deals/gadgets that caught my eye at the show. (1) The Ultimate HP Student Offer (but they were willing to sell...
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PC

What’s hot at Comex 2008 part 2

August 29th, 2008 | by Oo Gin Lee
Visiting the big IT fairs today is very different from the experience 2-3 years ago. The last few tech shows (we have four every...
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Internet

What’s hot at Comex 2008 part 1

August 29th, 2008 | by Oo Gin Lee
The jam started from as far back as SCGS along Bukit Timah Road and by the time I hit Nicoll Highway at 2pm yesterday, loads of...
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History channel on StarHub HD soon

August 28th, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
Good news for content-starved high-def TV (HDTV) fans. History Channel is going to be shown on HD for StarHub cable TV viewers...
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PC

A motherboard with *gasp* eight RAM slots

August 28th, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
Yeah, you read that right. MSI has come up with a mobo that has twice as many slots for memory modules than the average mobo out...
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New Nokia N series phones and HTC Touch Pro launched

August 27th, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
Nokia today launched a couple of new N series multimedia phones, including the candy-bar N79 (above right), which the company is...
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PC

Where are the Centrino 2 laptops?

August 25th, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
It’s been more than a month since Intel launched its Centrino 2 platform, which includes CPUs that are faster yet use up...
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As the hoopla hits Singapore…

August 24th, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
Apple is hit with a lawsuit in the United States, from a woman who is alleging that the iPhone 3G’s performance and...
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Hype versus reality

August 22nd, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
There’s a saying that the market corrects itself when the hype gets overboard. It’s happened to dot.coms, bloated Big...
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Apple releases fix for iPhone 3G

August 20th, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
Barely acknowledging a problem with its over-hyped iPhone 3G gizmos, Apple has released a fix that would “improve...
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4870×2 hits Sim Lim stores

August 16th, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
Finally, after weeks of waiting for PC buffs, ATI’s 4870×2 graphics cards are starting to appear in Sim Lim Square...
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