Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Otaku Expo Reload

From the bright minds of Otakuzine comes the event that will awaken the otaku inside of you.

Otaku Expo Reload will be held at SM Megamall Megatrade Hall 1 and will run from October 8 up to October 10. The following are the events scheduled for the convention:

Battle of the Bands (Oct 8-10)
Karaoke Contest (Oct 8-10)
On the Spot art Contest Individual / Group (Oct 9-10)
Kpop Dance Competition (Oct 9-10)
Group Cosplay (Oct 9)
Individual Cosplay (Oct 10)

Bring your friends and don't forget to charge those cameras because you'll never know what will happen there.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Tech Friday: Instant Photography is Back

Remember the good old times of Polaroid film? You know, take a shot and develop the film on the spot. I know some of the younger generation might not know this cool camera, but to the rest of us, owning a Polaroid camera was neat back then.

Now, you can enjoy once again that point, shoot and develop feel because Polaroid's instant camera and instant film is back on business. Details after the jump.

Introducing the new CZA-05300 Polaroid PoGo (called Polaroid 2.0 by some). This baby has a 5.0 megapixel sensor and a 4x digital zoom. This may be downright boring to some, but what this baby have is a build in high speed printer. The built-in Zink printer produces quality colored 2x3 inches pictures 40 seconds per photo. The photo paper is smudge proof, water resistant and tear resistant and comes with an adhesive back to let you stick your pictures anywhere.

If you are into photography just for fun or you're just a vain person. This camera is definitely for you. The SRP is P9,995 in some famous electronics boutique.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fairy Tail Coming to Animax

The world's leading anime channel is going to air one of the highest rated anime of 2010. Details after the jump

Animax Asia is going to air one of Japan's highly rated anime. Fairy Tail will premiere on September 30, 2010 and will air every Monday to Friday at 10pm.

Set in a fantasy world where magic is the way of life, Lucy had always wanted to join the famous Fairy Tail mage guild and travelled to the kingdom of Fiore in that hope. Along the way, she crosses paths with Natsu and his talking-and-flying cat Happy who are seeking a dragon.

Abducted by someone posing as ‘Salamander’ from the Fairy Tail guild, Lucy is then rescued by Natsu who reveals that he is in fact the real ‘Salamander’ with dragon slaying abilities. Offering her membership into the Fairy Tail guild, Natsu, Happy and Lucy then join female warrior Erza Scarlet, and ice mage Gray Fullbuster as a team to embark of various missions for the Fairy Tail guild.

Fairy Tail is co-produced by top anime studios A-1 Pictures (Kuroshitsuji, Valkyria Chronicles) and Satelight (Macross Frontier, Hellsing OVA). Fairy Tail features top voice actresses Aya Hirano (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Death Note) and Rie Kugimiya (Shakugan no Shana, Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood) as the voices of lead characters Lucy and Happy respectively.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Otakai Figure Society Hacked

The most prestigious anime figure community has suffered a DDOS this morning allegedly by some Iranian and Turkish hackers. Having been hacked means Otakai Figure Society is getting a lot of attention, not just locally but all across the globe.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Happy 25th Birthday Mario

The video game character that almost all generations knew celebrated his 25th birthday yesterday. Yes, I'm talking about that pasta loving plumber who rescued that beautiful princess.

Mario Mario is the flagship of Nintendo and 25 years ago, Super Mario Brothers made its debut in Japan. Nintendo celebrates that historical moment in the US and in Japan.

With all the new Wii games involving Mario currently appearing, expect Mario to stick around for the generations to come.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Tech Friday: Google Instant

No, it's not that just add water thing you are currently thinking right now. Google recently launched their new feature in their ever growing search engine.

Google Instant makes you see instantly the results of the keyword you were searching. This may be troublesome to others but this feature is pretty cool IMHO.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Review: Despicable Me

Usually the first impression on a cartoon about a guy and little kids would be just be plain boring. That's when you watch Despicable Me in 3D!

This movie, fully utilized the 3D experience and when I mean utilized, they make you really feel you are within the film. The roller coaster scene was a great example of what I'm talking about. It takes the audience into a first person perspective and you'll almost feel that you were the one riding the roller coaster. The sound was superb (well, based on the movie house I had watched the film. They are on Dolby Digital). The story may be generic to some, but the one-liners and gags will surely make you laugh out loud (I was guilty of this). The three girls especially Agnes were so cute I'm gonna die! The yellow minions made sure that there were no dull moments and Steve Carell gave justice to the main protagonist Gru. If you like cuteness, comedy and 3D, this movie is just made perfectly for you.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Tech Friday: Apple launches new iPod models

Last September 1, Steve Jobs introduced the new line of Apple iPods that will be available on stores this coming September 8, 2010.

These new breed of iPods will surely answer the need of the consumers for a better music experience. Details after the jump

iPod Shuffle

The "budget" iPod that sacrifices a display screen to bring you a cheap music player. The iPod Shuffle is now on its fourth generation includes the return of clickable track and volume controls form the first two generations. The control pad is 18% larger than the second generation of iPod shuffle and the model also features VoiceOver from the third generation in twenty-five languages. It also features Genius and handles multiple playlists. They are currently being sold in 2 Gigabyte models with US pricing for the device announced to start at US$49.

iPod Nano

My personal favorite. This iPod is like the standard iPod but suffers dwarfism. The sixth generation iPod nano now comes with a multi touch screen similar to the iPod Touch. Don't expect a large screen though. Some notable changes are as follows: the device now features a smaller lower resolution (higher pixel density) screen which supports multi-touch. The device supports over 24 hours of music playback on a single charge. Also, the device retains the same 30-pin dock connector as previous generations. The new iPod Nano also does not support video playback.Additionally, the device no longer has a camera or voice recorder, as Apple's market research determined that many customers rarely used those features in the previous generation devices. The 6th generation iPod is also at the same price point as the 5th generation device which is $149.

iPod Touch

The big daddy of the iPod line. Since it's first release last September 2007, the iPod Touch (some misname it as iTouch) sold millions already. The fourth generation ipod Touch is bundled with new innovations that will surely make you want to buy it. The front-facing camera for FaceTime, the iPhone's retina display, has support for recording 720p video and 960 x 720 still photos via a back camera, Apple's A4 chip, a built-in microphone and a 3-axis gyroscope are the notable changes that you can get from this next model which you can get for as low as $229.

There you have it folks. Apple will surely make your wallets cry in agony.

Till next time.