Unbox: Nokia Lumia 800 Posted on: November 26, 2011 at 10:15 am Posted in: Unbox,VideoCasts

We finally got a Nokia Lumia 800 unit in our hands and do an unboxing video of Nokia’s first Windows Phone 7 Mango device! Watch out for an upcoming Gear65 episode for the Lumia 800!

Link: Nokia Lumia 800

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Simply Geek #21: Audio Compression Posted on: November 23, 2011 at 3:06 pm Posted in: Podcasts,Simply Geek

Simply Geek is back! And now we can record it live instead of recording over Skype. This time, Daniel, RenHao and NTT look at Audio Compression. The technology which makes audio files smaller than they should be. Find out about the two major types of compression, the various files types involved and the secrets behind how audio files are actually made smaller and why some people (like our dear Fari) hate compression!

P.S. Just to be clear, this podcast is about data compression not dynamic range compression.

-Daniel, RenHao and NTT

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First Looks: Toshiba Portege Z830 Posted on: November 22, 2011 at 9:05 am Posted in: First Looks,VideoCasts

We had a quick first looks at Toshiba’s latest notebook which is based on the Ultrabook processors.

This is the Toshiba Portege Z830.

Specifications

  • 2nd generation Intel® Core™ Processor for Ultrabook™
  • RAM: up to 6 GB DDR3
  • 128 GB SSD
  • 13.3” HD display with LED backlighting, 1,366 x 768 pixels
  • WLAN, Bluetooth™ 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet LAN
  • 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, SD Card Reader, RGB, HDMI®
  • Matt A4 tile keyboard large multi-touch touch pad
  • 1.3 megapixel webcam
  • Stereo speakers enhanced with Toshiba Audio Enhancement Technology
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Magnesium casing with honeycomb reinforcement
  • Toshiba Eco Utility, Toshiba Media Controller, Toshiba PC Health Monitor
  • 1.12KG
  •  Drop tested up to 70cm
  • Spill-resistant keyboards help protect data from accidental spills up to 30ml, allowing a 3 minutes shut down time to save data stored in the device.

Price

  • Core i5, 128GB SSD S$1999
  • Core i7, 256GB SSD S$2599
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Ask Jerrick #1.10: Season Finale Holiday Special Posted on: November 15, 2011 at 12:19 pm Posted in: Ask Jerrick,VideoCasts

In this bright and cheery episode, Jerrick is looking very sexy in his yellow Threadless T. We’ve thus asked him, what are you going to buy with your theoretical Christmas Monies. And the answer is surprisingly simple! You just have to watch this lovely video to find out! You may be surprised by some of my answers and be compelled to send some money to us at Tech65 to buy some of these items for Jerrick. You know you want to.

Happy Holidays everyone!
Jerrick

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First Looks: Sony Tablet S Posted on: at 9:30 am Posted in: First Looks,VideoCasts

Sony Tablet S was launched some time ago and Tech65 managed to get our first look video with Miss Aida san from Sony Japan. The Sony Tablet S is indeed a family entertainment device which allows you to integrate different remote controls and even streaming to your television. Catch up more on our Sony Tablet S First Look Video to find out more.

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First Looks: Samsung Series 7 GAMER Notebook Posted on: November 9, 2011 at 10:00 am Posted in: First Looks,VideoCasts

We check out Samsung’s latest notebook, the Samsung 700G. This is the gamer series.

  • Powered by a Quad-Core Intel® Core™ i7 processor to deliver incredible performance even for the most demanding applications and games
  • Boots up 25% faster
  • Has the most powerful graphics card currently available – AMD Radeon™ HD 6970M 2GB GDDR5 – for unprecedented video quality and supercharged performance
  • 3D 17.3” LED display to further enhance gaming experience with realistic image reproduction capabilities
  • Equipped with the latest 3D surround sound to enjoy cinematic surround sound system
  • High quality gaming keyboard with a desktop layout

 

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First Looks: Motorola Droid RAZR Posted on: at 9:00 am Posted in: First Looks,VideoCasts

Justin got a hands on with the the newest Motorola anDROID phone, the DROID RAZR. The DROID RAZR sports a dual 1.2GHz TI OMAP4430 processor, driving a 4.3-inch 960×540 qHD Super AMOLED Advanced panel. The screen is covered by a Gorilla glass, support on the back by a KEVLAR sheet for added strength. There’s 1GB RAM on board. The rear video camera does a 1080p video, while the front facing 1.3MP camera can be used for video conferencing.

The RAZR will run the Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) but will get the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) upgrade when it comes out later this year. On the software side, it had something called Smart Actions. Similar to Tasks, Smart Actions lets you choose a set of rules that automatically trigger particular actions attached to those triggers. It also has new service called MOTOCast which allows you to stream and share media from your desktops/laptops into your RAZR.

Motorola RAZR First Look

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Ask Jerrick #1.9: Should I buy a DSLR Posted on: November 8, 2011 at 1:20 pm Posted in: Ask Jerrick,VideoCasts

In our penultimate episode of Ask Jerrick, the cliffhanger will shock and astound you! There will be thrills and spills. A sturdy fence will stand in our Hero’s way and the police may chase after him at some point. And all in pursuit of the crucial question. Do you or do you not need a camera with a big freaking lens.

From a secret location,
Jerrick

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The Interview: Ronnie Ng (Symantec) Posted on: at 8:00 am Posted in: The Interview,VideoCasts

We interview Ronnie Ng, Senior Manager at Symantec, doing Pre-Sales for Systems Engineering.

He tells us more about the Symantec DuQu discovery and the best practices that should be followed.

Additionally, after the interview with Ronnie, Symantec released another update. We copy that update here.

As a result of its continued investigation into the Duqu targeted attacks, Symantec has confirmed that a previously unknown Microsoft zero-day vulnerability was used to infect targeted computers. This update is among several other new key findings bySymantec and CrySyS detailed in the latest Symantec blog post.

The Windows vulnerability was exploited via a maliciously crafted Word document and enabled the attackers to install the main Duqu binaries. Thus, this is the missing installer component previously discussed. It should be noted that this is just one of potentially multiple installer methods that may have been used by attackers to infect computers in different organisations.

Additional new key findings include evidence of commands sent to Duqu to spread within infected networks; the attackers’ ability to communicate with non-Internet connected, Duqu-infected computers via a peer-to-peer communication method; and that an additional Duqu sample has been recovered that is designed to communicate with a second command and control server.

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The Interview: Sidwyn Koh, Pragmatic Lab Posted on: November 2, 2011 at 12:00 pm Posted in: The Interview,VideoCasts

At a recent event at NUS University Town, Ignite 2011, we caught up with Sidwyn Koh from The Pragmatic Lab. The Pragmatic Lab is a school to teach iOS development.

Sidwyn is an experienced trainer who teaches iOS development to numerous individuals, professionals and companies. He received excellent feedback for all his previous classes, and received a letter of recommendation from his previous employer.

Sidwyn’s iOS applications have been featured on the App Store (Staff Favorites / New and Noteworthy) and lauded with praise. His huge portfolio boasts DefinitionSeesmicFreshLook and iTooch, with many more to come.

You can check out his complete portfolio here, and his actual lab in reality.

Featured on the App Store? Check.

Featured in local newspapers? Check.
Featured on app review websites? Check.
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