16 October, 2011

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Price Philippines Php 19,990 : It's Official! Out Now!

Posted: 16 Oct 2011 12:38 PM PDT
We have official word from Sony Ericsson Philippines.

Android-Smartphone-PlayStation-Portable-Hybrid Sony Ericsson Xperia Play with suggested retail price of Php 19,990 is now available across Pinas.

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It's here! I've played with it and have recorded a few hands-on videos. So watch out for those.

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You have to see this phone in the flesh! Play with one at a Sony Ericsson Store near you!

Every Sony Ericsson Xperia Play unit comes pre-loaded with 6 games made specifically for it, namely, FIFA 10, Star Battalion, Bruce Lee Dragon Warriors, Crash Bandicoot, The Sims 3, and Tetris (and I heard more games are coming soon). That Bruce Lee game is hot. Of course, Xperia Play also supports all games available in the Android Market.

Next: TP Initial Impressions!

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Posted: 16 Oct 2011 08:50 AM PDT
I think scientific breakthroughs are made possible by advancements in technology (or is it the other way around? Anyway.) so this definitely belongs in TP.

I was watching TV Patrol (or was it Pilipinas Got Talent? I forget.) earlier when I saw CarbTrim's TVC for the first time.


The TVC suggests that CarbTrim Iced Tea can help you lose weight by minimizing the absorption of carbohydrates. Now, I've seen and drunk Ice Tea brands that can claim to 'burn fat' or 'help flush fat away' but never one that actually blocks carbs.

So (considering that a lot of friends are telling me to cut down on my carb intake to lose my tummy fats) I did my research.

Apparently, CarbTrim - made by Unilab - contains white kidney bean extract that help minimize carbohydrate intake by up to 66%! And quoting Synergistic,

White kidney beans are useful to us as a way to lose weight because the beans contain a carbohydrate or starch blocker. White kidney bean extract blocks the action of the digestive enzyme alpha-amylase. Alpha-amylase plays a key role in the digestion of foods. As a digestive enzyme, alpha-amylase is required for the metabolism of starchy carbohydrates.This enzyme is responsible for breaking down starches into a form that can be absorbed in your gastrointestinal tract. By blocking the effect of the alpha-amylase enzyme white kidney bean extract will result in some starches passing through your system undigested. This results in less calorie absorption and is useful to help you quickly lose weight.

Hmm. Interesting. I wonder though how safe it is. Then again, it's Unilab -- and as I know, that brand has always been about safety. Still, it would be nice if the company can tell us more the product.

I just might try CarbTrim out. Who knows, maybe it can give me back my abs from college days (and that was a decade ago, hehe). Let's see.

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Posted: 16 Oct 2011 01:48 AM PDT
While the whole internet is currently abuzz with the supposedly 'innovative' Siri for iPhone 4S, few seem to realize that a similar service has long been available for the Android platform.

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Vlingo running on my HTC Desire Z aka HTC Vision.

Vlingo is a voice-powered virtual assistant (exactly like Siri), which lets users get things done quickly and easily. Vlingo allows you to send text messages, make calls, update Facebook and Twitter, check-in via Foursquare, get answers and directions and find businesses simply by talking to it!

I know, it sounds amazing. But don't take my word for it. Here's a quick demo video showing how Vlingo works:

NOTE: Of course, the key to getting good results from Vlingo is to speak clearly when you're talking to it.

If you're on Android, why don't you download and try out the app and let me know what you think about it?

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