We are back after a week break from Lunar New Year. While we were busy celebrating, the tech industry is buzzing with new product. Google created a huge buzz with their Google Buzz. Mobile World Congress saw the announcement of Window Mobile 7 Series. Nokia and Intel team up with MeeGo.
And don’t get DK started on Wireless@sg.
DK, Hisham Justin Ng, Nicole
Stories this week:
[1:30] Google takes on Facebook and Twitter with network site
[3:35] Google Buzz: Privacy nightmare
[9:00] Windows Phone 7 Series
[14:05] Samsung Wave / Bada Exclusive First Look
[16:00] Intel and Nokia’s MeeGo Join a Brewing OS War
[19:50] HTC Legend, Desire and HD Mini
[23:00] Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini and Xperia X10 mini pro
[28:00] Auto login for Wireless@SG – at last
The guys at Samsung Singapore gave us the privileged of getting some hands on time with the Samsung Wave (S8500), Samsung’s first Bada device! Learning from the last time we had such an opportunity, we spent more time with the device, digging out every bit of detail we could think of from the device and the guys at Samsung to bring you this epic 3 part video in 720p HD!
The reason why we spent so much time on this device is because Bada is a brand new platform for smartphones, and it’s performance, features etc could affect the smartphone market. Based on what you are able to see below, I believe you will agree with me that there is a lot of promise in this new platform based on performance (it’s responsiveness etc) and features. Read on for the videos and the specs.
The Samsung Wave:
The secret Tech65 crew gathers at their usual secret hideout for another secret round of podcast.
This week, we discuss about the secret Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement which Singapore is taking part secretly. Yes, it is a secret meeting, held in a secret location with several secret countries. But sadly, notes about the agreement has been leaked out. One of the secret point of the treaty is a “3 Strike” policy which will force ISP to stop selling you internet access if you are accused of infringing copyright 3 times.
I’m so going to copyright 3 sound file and accuse those who are part of this ACTA of infringing my copyright. Would love to see how someone survive in Singapore without internet access.
DK, Farinelli, Hisham Justin & Justin, Nicole
Stories this week:
[0:40] Apple shows in-browser info page when clicking on app store links
[4:20] Twitter reveals torrent scam details
[8:25] Nexus One gets a software update, enables multitouch
[15:40] ACTA Talks in Mexico to Address Transparency Concerns
[29:30] Project Nimbus
This is Simply Geek, and we’re coming to you from 3 (almost) separate locations with 3 (mostly) different topics each week! This week, well… we’re still under the… We are Apple. Lower your Shields and Prepare to Be Assimilated… Resistance is Futile… *ALL SHIPS FIRE PHASERS!! TORPEDOS AT MARK 3,2-56). Sorry got a bit carried away by Star Trek Online there… So where were we… Ah yes. Steve Note’s Reality Distortion Field’s Modulation has been changed yet again and we’ve all been assimilated. But seriously, with a name like iPad – who’s gonna want to put it between their… Hands… 🙂 Just their hands. Nowhere else. At All.
– Daniel, Jerrick, NTTNo comments
Finally, as predicted in December, this episode is released in February. It is finally out. In this episode, we discuss about cellphones (or handphones for locals), and reminisce about our past cellphones. Those who grew up from the beginning of cellphones, you’ll love to walk down memory lane. Get ready your favourite search engine and search for the old phones we talk about.
What is your first phone? Leave us a comment.Posted by Justin Lee | 2 Comments
This is probably the star of Dell’s event this Monday, Dell’s smallest Alienware, and possibly the most powerful 11″ notebook on the market. We got a chance to get some hands-on time with the M11x and find out just how much power we are talking about here.
The M11x is on sale right now on Dell’s online store from S$1699, in case you are wondering.Posted by Daniel | 1 Comment
When Lenovo announced this new RapidDrive Technology that they’ve been working on during CES 2010, I was scoffed it off as another hybrid SSD + HDD implementation that wasn’t anything interesting. That is until I read up more about it from possibly Lenovo’s only article that talks about the technology in-depth – Introducing RapidDrive technology. I realized it wasn’t really just some cheap implementation that uses RAID 0 striping combining both physical drive into 1 “logical” drive, but possibly some interesting optimizations built on top of it to bring out the full potential of an SSD and HDD hybrid. Read more..Posted by Justin Lee | 4 Comments
DK and I were at Dell’s launch event on Monday where they were showing off both new computers as well as computers from their existing line-up. One of them was the Adamo XPS, a machine that has been on sale for a bit, but has always been behind a glass display at Dell’s retail shops here in Singapore. We finally got a chance to go hands on with this very uniquely designed machine.Posted by Daniel | No comments
We promise we will not talk about the Apple iPad. OK, we just broke our promise. How can any tech podcast skip the iPad story? And boy do we have lots to say about the iPad. Apart from iPad, we also pray that the local Twitter trend will come to Singapore and wish that IE6 will die. Soon!
Daniel, DK, Justin & Justin
Stories this week:1 Comment
This is Simply Geek, and we’re coming to you from 3 separate locations with 3 different topics each week! This week, we talk about the Star Trek MMO and how it is completely rocking Jerrick’s world to the detriment of his law degree, the Nexus One, Google’s latest foray in the cellphone business, and what we think it’s impact may be and the state of the Solid State Drive revolution, and try and answer the question of when we all can live in a world where hurling your laptop across the room for fun won’t actually destroy your hard drive!
– Daniel, Jerrick, NTT1 Comment