Month: June 2008

HP Voodoo Envy 133 – MacBook Air killer?

As the world’s press (at least, those not covering [WWDC](http://apple.com/wwdc)!) starts filing stories, I think one great angle to cover is how HP’s new superslim laptop, the [Voodoo Envy 133](http://www.voodoopc.com/), compares with Apple’s [MacBook Pro](http://www.apple.com/macbookair) for form factor. Is it a MacBook Air killer, or just a pretender to the throne? Or do they simply …

HP launches TouchSmart PC

HP aims to change personal computing with their new TouchSmart PC, with a completely touch-sensitive monitor and sleek user interface. [Official press release](http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press_kits/2008/connecting/consumer-desktops.html) Just added to HP’s website: [Interactive guide](http://h30440.www3.hp.com/campaigns/touchsmart/IQ500_NA/Model.html) to the TouchSmart PC. Here are the VERY FIRST photos from the global launch. Stay tuned!!! Check out this YouTube video I shot of the …

Ich bin ein Berliner

“I am a Berliner.” That was President Kennedy’s [famous line](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ich_bin_ein_Berliner). Well, today I finally got to see what’s left of the Berlin Wall. I was a kid when it was knocked down, but it was a world event I was aware of. Here are other pieces of walls: Reminded me of Romeo and Juliet, while …

Apple v HP for publicity

Bah, big things happen when I’m travelling about and not online. No surprises about [Apple’s 3G iPhone](http://www.apple.com/iphone/), though the low price is a nice welcome. I’m on the other side of the fence, quite literally – in Berlin right now, about to cover HP’s own global product launch. Can it possibly be more exciting than …

En route to Terminal 3…

The NTUC Comfort taxi driver taking me to Changi Airport wasn’t the usual uncle-type of person. He was young, inquisitive and made interesting observations instead of remaining sullenly quiet throughout the trip. So I asked him how long he’s been working as a taxi driver. He said 2 months. I told him he didn’t seem …

Packing list for Berlin

Clothes – mostly casual tees and jeans, because if I dressed too formally I wouldn’t be taken seriously as a blogger. Bringing a dress for the gala night, because I think Europeans will dress up nicely at such events. Will bring a light coat and a more heavy jacket for when the [Berlin weather](http://weather.cnn.com/weather/forecast.jsp?celcius=true&locCode=EDBB&zipCode=336568366666) gets …

Finally, a Democratic nominee

Finally, Barack Obama has [clinched the Democratic nomination](http://edition.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/06/03/election.democrats/index.html). At the start, he wasn’t expected to win. Hillary Clinton was viewed as the presumptive nominee. She had the Clinton name recognition and a popular former president as husband. This campaign was hers to lose, and short of appealing at Denver, it appears that she needs to …

Going to Berlin

I have exciting news to announce. Hewlett-Packard (HP) has invited me to Germany to cover their latest product launch! So I will be heading to Berlin over the weekend and covering the event for a few days. A big THANK YOU to the folks who’ve organised the trip, got our tickets and our nice hotel …