Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Exclusive In-Depth First Look Posted on: January 31, 2011 at 2:00 pm Posted in: First Looks,VideoCasts

Guess what we got our hands on last week? The yet-to-be on sale Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc! And unlike our previous exclusive videos, we actually got to use this device for a few days, so that we can bring you this in-depth video to show you all the cool and not so cool features of the Xperia Arc.

This is Sony Ericsson’s newest addition to their Xperia line, and one of the first few Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) devices so far. It’s not on sale yet, but I have a hunch that we will see it in stores very very soon.

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Gear65 #76 – Garmin Asus NuviFone A50 Posted on: at 10:00 am Posted in: Gear65,VideoCasts

On this episode, we take a look at Garmin Asus’ attempt to combine an Android smartphone with a full-fledge Personal Navigation Device: the NuviFone A50.

Link: Garmin Asus NuviFone A50

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Budget Earphones Blastout: Creative EP-630 vs Metro.fi 100 by Ultimate Ears Posted on: January 30, 2011 at 11:23 pm Posted in: Audio,Reviews

The background story to this is that my uber cool earphones have spoilt, and I was looking to get a set to tide me over while they get sent back to the beautiful motherland of China to be replaced.

Originally, having for a long time before experienced the goodness of the Creative’s signature budget earphones, the EP-630, I was going to zoom in straight for that – I wasn’t in the mood for experimenting about with funny new models this time round. But at the peripherals store I walked into, hanging tantalizingly beside the rack of 630s were the rack of Metro.fi 10o. I must confess that I am ashamed of even looking at them (and subsequently buying a pair omg?) because as an aficionado of quality music (yes, I am trying to avoid naming myself an audiophile), I have immense respect for the Ultimate Ears brand, and watched in horror as Logitech tore it apart with these cheap budget product lines after it bought the company over. But something just came over me and in a decision I am still trying to comprehend myself, I purchased both sets.

The result of all this frivolous spending is that you my dear reader finally have a good post to help you decide for a budget pair of earphones.

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SimplyGeek Evernote Giveaway… Posted on: January 25, 2011 at 10:16 pm Posted in: Blog

Thanks everyone for posting your ideas in the comments for SimplyGeek #16. I am sure we can continue these discussions further as well.

Using our favorite random number generator, random.org, we drew the winner for the Giveaway.. And the winner is… *drumrolls*

Knight!!

We will be contacting you by email very soon!!

Let me take this opportunity to remind you to help us by suggesting topics which you want to hear us discuss, and or guests you want to hear on Simply Geek by updating this spreadsheet – http://bit.ly/sgtopics. We will use this to plan our future episodes.

Also also keep listening to SimplyGeek and our other podcasts on Tech65.!

-NTT

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Gear65 #75 – Motorola Defy Posted on: January 24, 2011 at 11:01 am Posted in: Gear65,VideoCasts

Today we take a look at the Motorola Defy, a seemingly ordinary mid-range Android 2.1 smartphone with a 5-megapixel camera. There’s got to be a particular selling point on this device, right? Well, we’ll find out in this one of a kind episode of Gear65.

Link: Motorola Defy

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Gear65 #74 – Blackberry Torch 9800 Posted on: January 17, 2011 at 11:26 am Posted in: Gear65,VideoCasts

After two (in my opinion) failed attempts at making a touch Blackberry device, Blackberry gives it another try, but this time not sacrificing the true Blackberry experience by using the same user interface running on a normal Blackberry and including a sliding physical keyboard.

Link: Blackberry Torch 9800

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Gear65 #73 – Blackberry Bold 9780 Posted on: January 15, 2011 at 12:03 pm Posted in: Gear65,VideoCasts

We take a look at the new Blackberry Bold 9780 powered by the latest Blackberry OS 6.0, and explore its tight integration with social networks, and its new much more graphical user interface.

Link: Blackberry Bold 9780

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Simply Geek – A year in review. Posted on: January 14, 2011 at 8:00 am Posted in: Announcements,Blog

We started the podcast Simply Geek about an year ago to quench our thirst for geeking out and just talking about geeky stuff among ourselves. Basically we needed an excuse to talk, and thought, “Hey, people might be interested in listening to this”. With me being in Sweden, we decided to try to do it over Skype. We knew Leo Laporte did it, but it had never worked well in Singapore. After a few try-outs, it worked.

Over the last 16 episodes we have covered everything from Starcraft2 to Productivity and we’re hoping to continue these geeky discussions going forward (with Skype gods blessings ofcourse).

While I won’t go into the details of our viewership, I would like to touch on the tech/production side of things that we have learnt doing Simply Geek. Here are some points.

1. Always pray to the Skype Gods. Since Simply Geek was always recorded over Skype, Skype HAD TO work.
2. Test and re-test your setup for long lengths of time. There was once an episode where we had some audio issues 10mins into the recording, which was impossible to notice while recording.
3. iPhone headsets are awesome for Skype recordings. They’re handy and omnipresent and way better than built-in laptop mics.
4. Get the person with the best internet connection to start a Skype call. It yields the best quality.
5. Try to record on multiple locations. Best if all involved parties record.
6. Backup Backup Backup!!
7. Wikipedia is your best friend for facts. NOT!
8. Have a script and don’t use it. Always good to know the general direction but doesn’t have to be so strict.
9. Keep a track of time. So that you don’t have to split the shows.
10. Note down all the links mentioned for easy shownotes creation.

To continue with our geekery, we need your help to know what you want us to talk about on the future episodes of Simply Geek. As you know on Simply Geek, we take a geeky topic (doesn’t have to be tech, anything geeky will do) and discuss on it with some guests who’re enthusiastic about that topic. So it’s always the topics and the guests which make great episodes. So, please feel free to recommend topics which you want to hear us discuss, and or guests you want to hear on Simply Geek by updating this spreadsheet – http://bit.ly/sgtopics. We will use this to plan our future episodes.

Thanks for your help, and we hope to keep bringing you awesome content which you want to listen to!

Njoy,

-NTT

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Simply Geek #16 – Productivity and Life Hacking. Posted on: January 11, 2011 at 3:54 pm Posted in: Podcasts,Simply Geek

This episode we talk with two special guests, James Norris and Guyi Shen about Productivity and Life Hacking. We cover a range of topics from the ideologies behind Productivity, to the human psychology involved. We also discuss a few common situations faced by everyone, and finally, talk about tools we can use to improve productivity. Do remember to check the show notes for the links to the various tools and websites we talked about in the show, oh and a couple of special announcements below as well.

-NTT, Daniel, James and Guy.

Theme Music by Ivan Chew – MyRightBrain.wordpress.com

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Gear65 #72 – Dell Streak Posted on: January 8, 2011 at 10:00 am Posted in: Gear65,VideoCasts

We take a close look at the 5″ Dell Streak Smartphone/Tablet powered by Android 2.2 (Froyo). What has Dell customised in this Android device to differentiate itself, and just how big/small is the Streak? All we be answered on this episode of Gear65.

Link: Dell Streak

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