• 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

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air Specs


I have never been intrigued with a generic looking laptop, specially from Xiaomi – until they announced their new Mi Notebook Air. Beyond the Macbook-look of this thing, the surprising fact is that these only cost as low as $520 dollars (for the M3 12.5”) or around Php26,000 to 30,000. A local seller is now even accepting pre-orders for only Php29,900.

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air Specs  (12.5” model)

  • Display: 12.5 Inch IPS 1920 x 1080 (176 ppi)
  • OS: Windows 10
  • CPU: 6th Intel Core M3-6Y30, Dual Core, 1.51GHz~2.2GHz
  • Integrated GPU: Intel HD Graphics 515
  • RAM: 4GB, LPDDR3 1866MHz
  • Storage: 128GB, SATA SSD 535MBs
  • Slots: 1 x USB-C slot, 1 x USB 3.0 slot, 1 x HDMI slot, 1 x 3.5mm jack
  • Battery: 7.4V/5000mAh
  • Net Weight: 1.07kg

For the prof crowd, there is another 13.3” model where you get a more powerful processor, memory, GPU and storage boost. The 13.3” model costs around Php38,000.

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air Specs  (13.3” model)

  • Display: 12.5 Inch IPS 1920 x 1080 (166 ppi)
  • OS: Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-6200U processor (up to 2.7GHz)
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 940MX GPU (with 1GB GDDR5 RAM)
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4 2133MHz
  • Storage: 256GB PCIe x 4 NVMe SSD
  • Slots: 1 x USB-C slot, 2 x USB 3.0 slot, 1 x HDMI slot, 1 x 3.5mm jack
  • Battery: 7.4V/5000mAh
  • Net Weight: 1.28kg

Thursday, August 04, 2016

USA Today. 10.22.15. Same date different place in time. #bttf #usatoday #backtothefuture #blog

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Hate Windows 10? Still Update before July 29


Attention! Windows 10's free upgrade ends July 29, 2016. It will cost $120 after that.

Word of advice: If you don't want Windows 10 or still in the fence on upgrading, please still just do the update and just roll back to your previous OS -that way you get the digital entitlement activation for free, rather than pay $120 for it in the future.


Saturday, July 09, 2016

Microsoft Display Adapter Basic Fix

Miracast #microsoft

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I tried pairing my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to Microsoft’s Wireless Display Adapter (which is basically just a Miracast receiver) and found out that it won’t and just loops to a blank screen on to the Microsoft logo. So what I did obviously was search for a solution online and found what worked.


THE FIX: Update the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter firmware by downloading the Wireless Display Adapter app on the Windows Store via this link and selecting the Firmware option to check if you have the current version installed and download the new one if not.


After the firmware update, the receiver will reset and voila, hopefully most issues will be resolved. My Note 4 can now stream wirelessly, audio and video to any HDMI capable display. Awesome.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Review: WHOOSH! Screen Shine

I normally don’t buy any cleaner solution for any device, more so for my prescription glasses. I just use what’s available like the hem of a shirt or a handy microfiber cloth. Of course, that is not the most professional way of doing it since I just tend to move around the grease marks or make the smudges even worse.

The WHOOSH! Screen Shine is a non-toxic cleaner designed to clean and remove any traces of germs and bacteria on any display. Studies have shown that phones are 10x dirtier than a public toilet seat (that’s really disturbing) so taking that extra precaution may be necessary if you’re conscious about cleanliness.

Bonus thing it does is that it also makes the device less prone to fingerprints and make it look new again due to formula protecting the display with a “nano-thin” coating.

The WHOOSH! package comes in 2 sizes. One 100ml bottle that is to be used on your home or office and another smaller 8ml which is very portable to bring on your bag. The spray is non-toxic and odorless so no need to worry that it would damage your display. It doesn’t have any alcohol or ammonia content.

The package also includes 2 microfiber clothes. One is for application and the other is for wiping clean and buffing the screen.

I tired WHOOSH! on various devices like my phone, Surface Pro tablet, iPad Mini, huge 27” touch monitor screen and all of them easily got their greases removed and had their sheen back.

However, while the device was less prone to more greasy fingerprints than usual, it still registered some streaks of my sweaty and oily fingers. It did however reduce it and made wiping using the micro fiber cloth easier and minimal than before so that’s great.

The WHOOSH! DUO is at Php1,090. The price may not be ‘cheap’ to some but for people looking to have a cleaner and easier to manage screens, this might just do the job.

For more information, you can visit Facebook.com/WHOOSHCleanPH/. It will be available soon at Abenson’s, Electroworld and Power Mac Center. Thanks to WHOOSH! Philippines for sending me this sample.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

JobsDB Philippines is closing up shop

JobsDB Philippines just lost its job as an online career portal in the country.

Peter Everingham, CEO of SEEK Asia, owner of both Jobstreet and JobsDB explained that “moving to one job site rather than two will enable us to create a stronger marketplace, and better serve customer needs from JobStreet.com.ph.,"

So that’s it. They really didn’t leave. They just own both job finder websites and just decided to stick to the country’s number 1 which is JobStreet, a company they acquired in 2014.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Now Available: DXRacer Gaming Chairs (Philippines only)

We’re now accepting orders / pre-orders for DXRacer Gaming Chairs. If you’d like to inquire for a specific model, kindly send us a message thru facebook: facebook.com/techoloph or email us at techoloph@gmail.com.

We’re only currently selling within the Philippines. Same as with other orders, this is per order basis and for shipping only (unless otherwise noted).

Our facebook shop page (https://www.facebook.com/techoloph/shop) will be updated soon with stocks and pricing information, please refer to that for more details.

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