Live Special: iPhone 4 Singapore Launch FAQs with iMerlion.com Posted on: July 28, 2010 at 11:47 pm Posted in: Podcasts,Specials

Last night the Tech65 Crew and iMerlion.com came together and discussed some information that Singaporeans who are looking into purchasing the iPhone 4 tomorrow evening might be interested to know. We also tackled some frequently asked questions that were posed at the iMerlion iPhone 4 spreadsheet.

Special thanks to Jimmy Yap, editor at iMerlion.com, for his time and insight in this episode!

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StarCraft 2 Launch in Singapore Posted on: at 12:48 pm Posted in: Blog,Channel65,Events,VideoCasts

Yesterday was probably one of the biggest days in gaming this year. StarCraft 2 went on sale all over the world, and we were there at the launch event in Funan. What you might not know is how long the queues were! In typical Singaporean fashion, tons of people queued up for hours just to get their hands on a copy of StarCraft 2. We were also told that the first guy began queuing since 11am the day before! We don’t know exact how many people were in the queue but I’m very sure there were at least a few thousand.

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Gear65 #60 – Samsung Galaxy Beam Posted on: July 27, 2010 at 10:00 am Posted in: Gear65,VideoCasts

Ever since we posted up our Samsung Galaxy Beam unboxing video, many people have pushed us to post up our Gear65 video for this phone. So much so that we’ve decided to change our programme sequence just for you! So what’s so special about this phone that everyone wants to know more about? Well, it’s the first smartphone (Android or not) with a built-in DLP projector!

Read on for Part 2 of this video

Link: Samsung Galaxy Beam
Read more..

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Fresh #0.5 Beta – Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, X10 Mini, X10 Mini Pro, X8 Posted on: July 26, 2010 at 3:42 pm Posted in: Fresh,Podcasts

This is Fresh, the show where you get the freshest take on gadgets in Singapore! While Gear65 lets you have a close look at gadgets you love to play with, Fresh gives you our take on the experience the gadgets have given us so far.

In our first episode, we talk about Sony Ericsson’s latest line-up of smartphones, and their first attempt into the Android space.

Just like Simply Geek, do give us your feedback. For a start we are aware of 2 issues: the length (as usual) and the Skype audio quality. We aim to solve these two together, as the audio quality goes down with time (we blame Starhub for that, which has given us problems with Skype consistently). Our target is to keep the show less than 20 minutes, and based on this show, which tackled 4 gadgets, we think it is possible if we don’t talk about more than 1 gadget per episode. This would also make each episode more focused as well.

But do send us your feedback. Fresh at Tech65 dot org is the show’s dedicated email address.

Enjoy!

– Daniel, Farinelli, Justin Lee

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65Bits #175: NOTHINK, nothink is left Posted on: at 12:05 am Posted in: 65Bits,Podcasts

It was the iPhone 4 launch week in US when we recorded this. Yes, the hamster is still trying to catch up with all the backlogs. The crew discuss about all the iPhone 4 bugs reports. We also celebrate the end of Symbian on all Nokia N series phone. Moving forward, all Nokia N series will run MeeGo. Symbian lovers can still buy E or X series phones. More people leaving Palm and why we are not really surprised. Adobe Flash is now on Android…. or is it?

Oh, if you are on HTC Hero, you should have gotten your Eclair 2.1 update by now.

Daniel, DK, Farinelli and Justin & Justin

Stories this week:

[1:35] iPhone 4
[5:00] Nokia N8 to be final Symbian N Series device
[11:45] Palm files 8-K with SEC on merger, VP of PR Lynn Fox leaving
[18:05] Adobe Flash gets its full launch on Android
[24:05] HTC Hero Eclair 2.1 Release in Singapore

PS: This episode of 65bits is released earlier than Fresh episode 1. ^.^v

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65Bits #174: Licking the lollipop game Posted on: July 24, 2010 at 4:41 pm Posted in: 65Bits,Podcasts

It WAS the E3 week when we did the recording. But as you know, this another one of those delayed posting. The hamster have lots of catching up to do. Anyway, we discussed about the 3 big announcement from E3 THAT week. Nintendo showing off their Nintento 3DS which is a portable 3D handheld gaming device. Sony gave us more details on their upcoming Playstation Move. The most exciting news would be Microsoft Kinect which is formally called Project Natal. We also talk about how Apple changes their iOS SDK terms to allow Lua but still no Adobe Flash. And back to Singapore, the Government is planning on giving everyone an email account. So exciting.

DK and Justin Lee

Stories this week:
[2:40] Nintento 3DS
[8:00] Playstation Move (Check out Episode 160 too)
[12:55] Microsoft Kinect
[22:05] Apple relaxes iOS SDK terms to allow Lua but block Flash
[25:30] ‘G’ mail for all govt e-mail

[34:50] Bonus Material: A day with Justin Lee.

Maybe I should explain how this bonus material come about. As you all know, here at Tech65, we review lots of gadget. And since there are so many members, we usually pass the review unit around among the members so that those who are interested can get a few days of hands on. So what happen was that I passed Justin an Android phone after I’m done with my review. But I forgot to log out of my Google Latitude before passing the phone to him. And since I have my Google Latitude History enabled, I got a record of Justin’s whereabout for a day. Wahahahahaha……

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Gear65 #59 – Creative D100 + Unbox Posted on: July 23, 2010 at 12:14 pm Posted in: Gear65,Unbox,VideoCasts

Creative has finally begun shipping the D100 after its launch a month ago. It’s a very simple speaker but it’s always good to take a look at what it’s capable of. This pair of wireless speakers can be used as a desktop speaker or a portable speaker, and pairs with any Bluetooth A2DP device, as you can see in this episode.

Link: Creative D100

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ASUS NX90 Multimedia Notebook – A Duet of Style and Sonority Posted on: July 20, 2010 at 9:51 pm Posted in: Blog,Events
ASUS NX90

ASUS NX90

The new 18.4” ASUS NX90 multimedia notebook was launched today. The NX90 multimedia notebook unique form is designed by Mr. David Lewis, an award winning designer, and technology co-development with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower to provide full surround systems through ASUS SonicMaster sound standard. Read more..

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65Bits #173: I’m holding a iPad, can you look at me? Posted on: July 19, 2010 at 1:08 am Posted in: 65Bits,Podcasts

Another catch up entry. This podcast was recorded on the weekend of the week that iPhone 4 was being announced. (Which seems ages ago) And as usual, the Tech65 crew take a good look at the new iPhone and discuss about all the important features.

Oh, by the way, iPhone 4 will be launched in Singapore on the 30 July 2010.

DK and Justin & Justin

Stories this week:
[1:30] iPhone 4
[3:50] Feature 1: New hardware design
[7:25] Feature 2: New Retina display
[12:00] Feature 3: A4 chip + more battery life
[16:00] Feature 4: Three Axis Gryoscope
[20:50] Feature 5: 5 MP Camera + LED Flash + 5X digital zoom + Backside Illuminated sensor + 720p video + iMovie
[25:50] Feature 6: iOS 4
[28:50] Feature 7: iBooks on iPhone
[33:00] Feature 8: iAds
[40:10} Feature 9: FaceTime (video chat)

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Samsung Galaxy Beam Unbox Posted on: July 13, 2010 at 4:00 pm Posted in: Unbox,VideoCasts

We got our hands on the Samsung Galaxy Beam, Samsung’s first Android 2.1 phone with a built in projector. But before we give you the review, let’s take an early look into the packaging!

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