Gear65 #19 – HTC Touch Diamond2 Posted on: April 30, 2009 at 12:55 am Posted in: Gear65,VideoCasts

This week, we were fortunate enough to get our hands on the HTC Touch Diamond2, the first of HTC’s next generation Windows Mobile phones.

Ever since we played with the HTC Touch HD on episode 11, we’ve been looking forward to HTC’s next few TouchFlo 3D smart phones, and the Touch Diamond2 certainly didn’t disappoint. They took all the great things from the HTC Touch HD, such as its much more stable TouchFlo 3D software, and its high-resolution display, and put it into the form factor of the Touch Diamond.

Watch as we show you the new improvements in the TouchFlo 3D software!

Link: HTC Touch Diamond2

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Acer launch new Smart Handhelds in Singapore Posted on: April 29, 2009 at 4:59 pm Posted in: Blog,Events

Acer launched 5 new Smart Handhelds (or Smartphones) last Wednesday morning. Being a morning event, there are only 3 bloggers present at the event. The rest either working or still sleeping. Anyway, the 5 models being launch at the press conference are Acer DX650, DX900, X960, M900 and F900.
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65Bits Episode 116: We’re all that’s left! Posted on: April 28, 2009 at 9:52 pm Posted in: 65Bits,Podcasts

While NTT, Nicole, Ryu and Naveen take a break from the demanding job of bringing you, our beloved listeners, readers and viewers new and better content every week, along with the already far away Jerrick, it’s left to the rest of us to take that huge burden!! We’re up to the challenge!! Yes we are!!

And what better way than to send DK on a trip around the island chasing after the latest in local tech this week for our brand new edition of Refresh!

Daniel, DK and Hisham

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Code::XtremeApps:: 24 hour programming competition Posted on: April 26, 2009 at 11:59 am Posted in: Blog,Events

Are you a programmer? Are you game enough to take part in the one and only 24 hour round the clock programming contest in Singapore?

The Information Technology Standards Committee (ITSC) is organising Code::XtremeApps::, a 24 hour programming contest that push programmers to the limits. It’s like the X-games in programming. This is the 3rd year that Code::XtremeApps:: is being organised. Last year saw 75 teams and 211 contestants in the Open Category.

There are 2 category for the Code::XtremeApps:: contest. Open and Junior category.

The Junior category, which is introduced last year, is open to contestant age 12 and below. (Boy do they start young nowadays) The Junior category will be a one day event (not 24 hours) Contestant will use Squeak Etoys to design their own games and stories. Contestants will be mentored by student volunteers from Nanyang Girls High. The Junior Category contest will be held on 3rd July 2009 at Nanyang Girls High.

The Open category has no age restriction and is open to everyone. Contestants can form a team of 1 to 3 members. Each team are expected to conceive and develop innovative applications within 24 hours based on the theme that is provided on the spot. The selected platform this year is Android and Python. The Open category will be held from 11 to 12 July 2009 at SMU.

Training will be provided for both Junior and Open category.

For more info, refer to the website and facebook group.

Hurry, registration end on 25 May 2009.

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HTC’s ExtUSB actually supports mini USB too! (HD video) Posted on: April 23, 2009 at 2:00 pm Posted in: Blog,Thoughts

DK and I made an interesting discover with this HTC phone we were playing. Out of curiosity, we tried to plug in an ordinary mini USB cable into the port, and without any difficulty at all, as if it was designed to, the mini USB cable plugged right into the port, providing both power and data!

Hmmm….

In fact, after doing some reading up, it turns out that this was intentional after all! The idea is that with a normal mini USB cable, you can charge and sync your HTC device, but with an ExtUSB cable, you can have audio/video input and output thanks to 6 extra pins! In essence, this is a “best-of-both-worlds” design, since you can just bring a single mini USB cable to connect all your USB devices (bonus if you have a mini USB to micro USB adapter, which I have) as well as to charge them all, and yet still support more powerful proprietary accessories thanks to the 6 extra pins! Consumers win!

After this discovery, I just fell in love with HTC’s smartphones a little more…

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Gear65 #18 – X-Mini 2 by XM-I Posted on: at 2:30 am Posted in: Gear65,VideoCasts

The X-Mini 2, the next generation of the ultra-tiny speakers with ultra-huge sound that caught so much attention, is here! We finally get to play with not one, but four of these highly-anticipated speakers designed by local company XM-I, and share with you why we, and the people we show these speakers to, love them so much!

Links: XM-I

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The new Fujitsu Premium Care Centre Posted on: April 20, 2009 at 6:00 pm Posted in: Blog,Events

Daniel and I were invited to a tour at the new Fujitsu Premium Care Centre two weeks ago. The new Fujitsu Care Centre is located at Funan DigitaLife Mall #04-38.

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At first sight, the Fujitsu Premium Care Centre looks almost identical to most Care Centre in Singapore. Like most service centre, you bring your faulty device in, take a queue number and wait patiently for your turn. There is a couple of desktop for customers to access the internet, a corner where they showcase their newest product and some drinks. Everything looks the same, until you see this huge glass window with the technician behind repairing a laptop. Yes, that is most likely the guy who is repair your faulty laptop.

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65Bits Episode 115 : The one with ReFresh!! Posted on: at 11:00 am Posted in: 65Bits,Podcasts

From this week, our show will begin with a brand new segment, Refresh, where we will quickly report some of the happenings in the tech world this week, things like new gadgets etc. After that we will continue with the traditional 65bits, where we discuss stories and topics in the tech industry. Of course, we will continue to end 65bits with the Byte of the Week. Of course, as always, you can jump between these segments by refering to the shownotes on Tech65.org, and follow along the stories we are talking about by clicking on the links. Hope this new format will bring you more relevant and focused content to you. Don’t forget to give us your feedback by writing to us at 65bit {at} tech65.org

-NTT, Dan and DK

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Gear65 #17 – Sony Ericsson CyberShot C510 Posted on: April 16, 2009 at 12:52 am Posted in: Gear65,VideoCasts

In today’s economy, what’s the best thing a phone company can do? Come up with a budget phone with enough features to not make it appear like something that came out from the late 1990s of course. The C510 appears to target that market, with that same, if-it’s-not-broken-don’t-fix-it user interface that’s been around since 2005, but paired with a FaceBook application and a CyberShot brand for its camera.
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Twitter worm Mikeyy on the loose Posted on: April 13, 2009 at 5:37 pm Posted in: Blog,Breaking News

There is a twitter worm call “mikeyy” on the loose now. Wow, I didn’t know that twitter can have worm too. I only knew about it when I caught the worm on my twitter account. Apparently, you will catch this worm if you browse an infected person’s profile page.

How to know if you caught the Mikeyy worm:
Your twitter background changed to white.
Your profile name has been changed to some long script.
Your web url has been changed

Infected accounts will tweet one/some of the following messages:
Mikeyy I am done…
MikeyyMikeyy is done..
Twitter please fix this, regards Mikeyy
Man, Twitter can’t fix sh*t. Mikeyy owns.
Dude, Mikeyy is the sh*t!
Twitter should really fix this…

Currently, there isn’t any signs that this worm will do any damages other than posting nuisance message on your twitter account. Nevertheless, you should remove it once you suspect that you caught the worm.

How To Remove the Mikeyy worm:
In your settings/account page, delete anything suspicious that you did not add yourself. (Usually in the Name, URL and location fields)
Go to settings/design and change your Twitter page design.
You might want to consider deleting the tweets that Mikeyy added.

Let me know if these steps doesn’t work for you. There are some websites that suggest turning off javascript, but I managed to remove mine without turning off javascript.

Check out twitter’s blog for more updates.

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