• Dell Venue 8 Pro Review


    A small, powerful, next-gen atom-based Windows 8.1 tablet

    Dell Venue 8 Pro
  • My Desktop: Dell XPS 2720 All-in-one


    Dell's monster powerhouse desktop takes on the Apple iMac. Read my journey on why I got this machine :)

    Dell XPS 2720
  • Pebble Smart Watch


    This may be the start of a new trend in smart watches

    Pebble Smart Watch
  • Google Chromecast Review


    Google’s take on conquering your living room

    Google Chromecast
  • Audio Engine 5+


    High-end performance for desktops and home entertainment systems

    Audio Engine 5+ Speakers
  • HP Pre 3 and Dell Venue Pro


    Top slider phones from 2 unexpected companies.

    Dell Venue Pro and HP Pre 3

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pressy - Tiny Powerful Android Button (Now on Sale!)

Have you heard of Pressy? It’s a neat small earphone-plug device that adds functionality to your existing Android smartphone.

Pressy lets you perform any Action on your smartphone by using the most intuitive input – clicking a button – Saving you time and effort! Pressy is a tiny physical button that connects to your phone through the headphone jack.

The Pressy plug works in tandem with the Pressy App in the Google Play Store.

Techolo.com is now selling Pressy’s in the Philippines! We have active but very limited stocks of the following:

  • Black Pressy (no keychain)
  • Black Pressy (with keychain)
  • Blue Pressy (with keychain)
  • White Pressy (with keychain)
  • Red Pressy (with keychain)

Each Pressy will cost 1,500 pesos and will be shipped free within Metro Manila (next day delivery) For any inquiries, please email techoloph@gmail.com.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Google Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 Announced. First devices with Android Lollipop.


Google just announced the next Nexus phone and tablet – it’s the Motorola-made Nexus 6 and HTC-made Nexus 9

Nexus 6 will be available to pre-order on October 29th and will available in stores (both US only) on the first week of November. Price unlocked is $649 so it’s a bit steep and not  within the usual affordable Nexus pricing.

Nexus 6 Specs

  • Display: 5.96” QHD display 2,560 x 1440 pixels (498 ppi)
  • CPU: 2.7Ghz Snapdragon 805 processor
  • GPU: Adreno 420
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Camera: 13-megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front camera
  • Storage: 32GB or 64GB
  • Others: Micro USB, Single nano SIM, Power and Volume key on Right Hand Side of the device, 3.5mm audio jack

Prices for he Nexus 6 are 32GB LTE $649, 64GB LTE $699



Nexus 9 Specs

  • Display: 8.9-inch QVGA (2048x1536) 4:3 ratio
  • CPU: NVidia Tegra K1 - 64 (Logan64) Dual Denver CPUs @ 2.3 GHz
  • GPU: Keppler DX11 GPU
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Camera: 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.6 megapixel front camera
  • Storage: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB

Prices for the Nexus 9 tablet are 16GB for $399, 32GB for $479, 32GB (with LTE) for $599


Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Microsoft unveils the next Windows - Windows 10


Microsoft just unveiled the new version of Windows – Windows 10. Sweeping changes across the board. Windows 10 Technical Preview would be available tomorrow at http://preview.windows.com.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Smart’s Free Internet Promo will run until November 30


Manny Pangilinan has just announced (complete with live stream) Smart’s ‘noble’ push to provide free internet to all Smart, Sun and Talk and Text's subscribers.

To avail of this promo, a user needs to register daily by sending FREE to 9999.

So what is the scope of this free internet? This is applicable to all active prepaid subscribers. It will be free for up to 30MB and still subject to promo terms and fair use. Active users are those who have at least one peso load or is subscribed to any load bucket or promo.

Of course, with everything free, comes some fine print. These are the type of websites excluded from the promo:

  • Download, stream and watch videos (Youtube, Vimeo)
  • Use VOIP apps (FaceTime, FaceTime Audio, Skype, Viber, Tango)
  • Use messaging apps (Whatsapp, WeChat, Line, Viber)
  • Peer-to-peer file-sharing sites and apps like Bittorrent

Read more about it here: http://www1.smart.com.ph/prepaid/freeinternet

Monday, September 15, 2014

Microsoft buys Minecraft for $2.5 Billion


So it’s official, Minecraft is now part of Microsoft. All for a cool $2.5 Billion. Mojang posted the announcement on their site (https://mojang.com/2014/09/yes-were-being-bought-by-microsoft/). Microsoft also posted it on their Xbox blog ( http://news.xbox.com/2014/09/games-minecraft-to-join-microsoft )

“Gaming is a top activity spanning devices, from PCs and consoles to tablets and mobile, with billions of hours spent each year,” said Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft. “Minecraft is more than a great game franchise – it is an open world platform, driven by a vibrant community we care deeply about, and rich with new opportunities for that community and for Microsoft.”

Microsoft plans to continue to make “Minecraft” available across all the platforms on which it is available today: PC, iOS, Android, Xbox and PlayStation.

Panasonic Lumix CM1 Camera Phone running Android


Panasonic returns to the smartphone market with the introduction of the Panasonic Lumix CM1 Camera. They are calling it ‘connected camera’ as it runs Android 4.4 to power it instead of their proprietary software. Really intrigued with the specs. Hopefully the price is affordable enough.

Lumix CM1 Specs

  • 4.7-inch full-HD 1080p touchscreen
  • 20-megapixel f/2.8 Leica DC Elmarit lens (shoots 4K)
  • 2.3Ghz quad-core Snapdragon 801
  • 2GB of RAM
  • Android 4.4
  • 16GB internal storage but microSD cards are supported up to 128gb
  • 2,600mAh battery

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Introduced


Panasonic just introduced the DMC-LX100 with 4/3-inch large High Sensitivity MOS Sensor and is the successor to the highly successful LX line. I still use my Lumix LX5 compact camera even though I already have the Sony NEX-6 simply because it’s more portable and the battery life is excellent. The LX100 boasts 4k video recording and integrated Live View Finder.

The LX100 is going to be on sale by the end of October and pricing is around $900 (40,000 pesos) comparable to the Sony RX100 III line + a bit more since this is not just an excellent pocket camera, but a micro four thirds sensor with 12.8 megapixel MOS chip.

LX100 Specs (Source: DPReview)

  • 16MP Four Thirds CMOS sensor (Up to 12.7MP used)
  • 24-75mm equiv. F1.7-2.8 lens
  • Multi-aspect feature maintains diagonal angle-of-view at 4:3, 3:2, and 16:9
  • Venus Engine from DMC-GH4 and DMC-FZ1000
  • XGA-resolution electronic viewfinder (1024 x768 pixels)
  • Aperture and control dials around lens, shutter speed dial on top plate
  • 3" 921k dot touchscreen LCD
  • 11 fps continuous shooting (6.5 with C-AF)
  • 4K video recording at 30p, Full HD at 60p
  • In-camera Raw conversion
  • Wi-Fi with NFC



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