Yugatech Giveaways

It’s contest time over at Yugatech, with Globe as major sponsor!

Actually, its the first of a series. First one’s all about Twitter. Here are the rules:

1) Follow @abeolandres and @talk2globe on Twitter.

2) Post a tweet “Just entered to win a Modu Phone. Quick! Go follow @abeolandres and @talk2globe and retweet:http://bit.ly/6e2q7O #thanks2yugatech

What are you waiting for? Blog already!

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QFO Unboxing and First Flight

Got this as a present for Father’s Day. Pretty cool!

Personal Transport

Talking about the future and Star Trek, here’s one tech that might bring us closer to flying personal transports:

Unlike the rocket pack once worn by Sean Connery as James Bond in Thunderball – which usually has a flight time of no longer than a minute – the Martin Jetpack has more juice in it, allowing the user at least 30 minutes of flight at a distance of 8,000 feet.

Via Likecool.

Engineering the USS Enterprise

We just saw JJ Abram’s “re-imagined” Star Trek, and it was totally awesome! So awesome, in fact, that Mrs. ‘toy and I watched it twice in as many days! Everyone’s raved about how they liked the story line, the actors and the characters. I’m all for that, but as I’m always on the look-out for a realistic portrayal of tech and stuff even in a purely SciFi movie, I’ll share one observation with regard to ship design on this current Star Trek adventure.

NCC-1701, or the USS Enterprise, has undergone several iterations over the years. And while Enterprise has gone from the plasticky looking starship of the 60’s to the computer-rendered leviathan of pre-JJ Abrams Star Trek movies, only the JJ Abrams’ Enterprise sought to portray the interior of Enterprise for what it is – a ship (much like today’s sailing vessels) with lots of support girders, gangways, ladders, crawlspaces and, the one thing that any ship would probably never run out of, pipes and tubes. I always thought the engineering section of all previous Enterprise iterations as being too sleek and “clean” – I don’t mean that engineering should be a grimy, oil- and soot-filled department, but I can’t image it being spacious and sleek just because it’s in the future. Space on any ship, including luxury liners and yatchs, is always a premium, even more so in engineering. And I suspect that such a situation will still prove true even in a Star Trek future.

Best Clock EVER!

Can somebody put this in production, PLEEAASE!

Star Trek ClockStar Trek Clock

Via io9

Early Review for Star Trek

One man’s early  review of J.J. Abram’s re-imagined Star Trek Movie. Can’t wait to see it next week!

 

Via CrunchGear

$138 for Rocks and $2000 for a Brick

Although I found this entry in Gizmodo quite amusing, I decided to post it here after reading this on yahoo! news. It seems Best Buy (or Apple) is now selling bricks for over $2000 each while a bunch of rocks and a Chinese newspaper are worth $138 from Walmart (or Nintendo). Obviously, there is no excuse for these kinds of blunders on the part of both the retailer and the manufacturers. The frustrating part for these consumers is the runaround they had to endure (or are enduring) just to get a refund.