Gear65 #10 – Prada Phone by LG Posted on: February 26, 2009 at 2:36 am Posted in: Gear65,VideoCasts

On our tenth week at Gear65, we take a look at LG’s premium fashion phone. Does high cost = great technology and features? With Nokia’s Vertu and Motorola’s Aura, that certainly wasn’t the case, though LG sure is trying their best with this phone.

Update (27 Feb 2009): Apparently the phone DOES have a 3.5mm headphone jack. It’s found in the wired remote. So if you have your own headphones you can connect to them using the wired remote. Picture after the break.

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The.Inbox #2 – Create Word documents to PDF? Posted on: February 25, 2009 at 12:00 pm Posted in: Blog,The Inbox

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This question was posed to me by a friend over the phone (don’t ask me for my number, that’s a privilege for a select few ūüėČ ) while I was attending an event with other bloggers and press, and so I asked everyone present for a recommendation and they gladly contributed to the answer.

Q: Is there a way to convert Word documents to a PDF document?

A: There are many free solutions out there to convert not just Word documents, but any document to PDFs. Read more..

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Schools and Learning Posted on: February 24, 2009 at 12:00 pm Posted in: Blog,Thoughts

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A thought struck me as I was trying to come up with a suitable topic to write about here today. Information Technology has not changed schools at all. Yes, it has made research much easier and more efficient. And word processing is not the chore it once was. But whilst technology has fundamentally changed the way the world is viewed, it has not fundamentally changed the way we learn. We still exam in the same way, and we are still expected memorise and learn in the same way. My key point here is that schools need to catch up or risk being made redundant. Read more..

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65Bits Episode 108 : Jingle Bells, Android Smells.. Posted on: February 23, 2009 at 7:08 pm Posted in: 65Bits,Podcasts

Christmas comes early this year with the Tech65 crew going crazy with toy bells and xylophones (courtesy of Text100.. hehe). On the stories front, it’s Mobile phones galore, as Daniel covers (and gets excited about ) announcements from Nokia, Samsung, Microsoft and other players in the comms business form the MWC. Not to piss of the Nationalists, we end of with some local news from Starhub and a few annoucements.

-Daniel, NTT, Hisham, Nicole and DK

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The.Inbox #1 – HP Mini 1000? Posted on: at 12:00 pm Posted in: Blog,The Inbox

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On our first edition of The.Inbox, we share with you an email regarding the HP Mini 1000 that was featured previously on Gear65 and our reviews.

Question:

Hi Daniel,

It’s my first time visiting Tech65 and I’m glad that info provided¬†was useful!

I’m interested in getting¬†HP mini 1000. To be frank, I’m an IT idiot, so I’ll need your help with¬†what additional features (accessories) to purchase on top of those that came together with the netbook. I simply need the netbook for email, surfing the net, youtubing, music, storing photos, DVD, MSN etc. What additional features and where do you advice I should¬†purchase. Another quick question.. What is the retail price, and will it be the same if I buy it at a neighbourhood Harvey Norman and Funan IT mall?

Zhen Wei (Via email)

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Tersus Studio Posted on: February 21, 2009 at 8:00 am Posted in: Blog,Thoughts

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You know how the best Open-Source apps hardly get enough limelight because there are so many worthy apps in that category? The fact that these apps are free [as in beer, and as in speech] is the single most important factor, most of the time. Tersus Studio is an app I would’ve never come across if I hadn’t gone to yesterday’s OSS-PAC exhibition at the Grand Hyatt. Developed by a Israel-based company, Tersus is open-source, and thanks to those wonderful people at the booth, powerful as well.
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Live blogging at Singtel HTC Dream Launch Posted on: February 20, 2009 at 3:17 pm Posted in: Blog,Events

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315: We are now at the Singtel theaterette for the HTC Dream launch press conference held by Singtel, HTC and Google. They just opened the door for us to go in.

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Gear65 #9 – Creative Vado HD Posted on: February 19, 2009 at 12:56 am Posted in: Gear65,VideoCasts

The last time we saw the Mino Flip camera, this week we're taking a look at Creative's answer: The Creative Vado HD. Even though the Vado HD is supposed to be a really simple camera, watch as we discover extra features in the camera that might actually make it even more convenient for users to quickly take videos and distribute them with ease.

Read on for a sample HD video filmed from the episode itself!
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Samsung Post MWC09 Event in Singapore Posted on: February 18, 2009 at 10:00 am Posted in: Blog,Events

Last night, DK, Nicole, Hisham and I attended Samsung’s Mobile World Conference 2009 event in Singapore at their flagship store in Vivo City, where they showed us some of the phones that were launched at the Mobile World Conference 2009 in Barcelona. In total they showed off 7 phones, namely their entry-level C3050, their Ultra B (for bar), Ultra S (for slider) and Ultra Touch (their top of the line model), their new music phones Beat DJ and Beat Disc, as well as their Omnia HD (first smart phone to do 720p video recording, and first non-Nokia phone on the Series60 touch screen platform after the Nokia 5800). Most of these models were prototypes or dummies, but it gave us a glimps of what to expect from Samsung.

The following are some photos and videos we took at the event.


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65Bits Episode 107 : The one w/o Fari… Posted on: February 16, 2009 at 2:31 pm Posted in: 65Bits,Podcasts

The usual suspects of talking about technology all morning at the Geek Terminal, are joined this week by Shunjie from Seesmic and FUG.sg (pronounced as fung.sg). They digress from Android to Nokia, while touching on Palm (yes, we’re still talking about that damn Palm), the Kindle and some Super Chips from Singapore (once you pop, you can’t stop). And ofcourse, Google Sync.. Sinking the world!

-Daniel, NTT, Hisham, DK, Nicole and Shunjie

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