Author Archives: Art

02 18 2014 ... Flappy Bird! It’s the app that exploded into popularity one week… and was gone the next as its developer, Dong Nguyen, quickly felt tortured by the trappings of its wild success. It’s gone now from the app stores… and now people are cashing in. Over on American eBay, for instance, there are people who are selling their iPhones that have Flappy Bird installed on it. That’s nuts. And then ...
02 13 2014 ... Last February 11, we posted a feature about unfortunate experiences with CashCashPinoy’s travel vouchers. It was wildly received, with many of you also sharing your experiences over FaceBook. Yesterday, February 12, the CEO of CashCashPinoy reached out to us to explain their side of the story. And since we would like to think of ourselves as very objective people, we decided to give the company the benefit of t...
02 11 2014 ... UPDATE: CashCashPinoy has responded to this story. Read it here So here’s the deal (literally): CashCashPinoy, one of the more popular online voucher websites, offers a number of travel packages (often under its other trade name, CashCashTravel) to various destinations locally and internationally. While we don’t doubt that there are good deals available on the site, you have to be aware that their intern...
02 10 2014 ... We at Technoodling have quite a thing not just for technology and gadgets, but also for a few other things, especially stuff like food, fitness, TV shows and movies… In other words, we’re normal (or so we hope!). Anyway, I raise this because it often means that us editors and writers are always caught up in so many relatively divergent interests. Life can get really complicated that way, and often it is a...
02 10 2014 ... So this made our weekend. First of all, it is indeed a moving video, meant to say thank you to everyone in the world who has helped out with recovery efforts in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda. But more important, it’s simply good manners to do so, and I for one am very happy that someone over at the Department of Tourism has thought of putting this together. We’re building up a reputation as a nation of...
02 06 2014 ... Civilization! Versions III and IV! Ace Patrol! Pacific Skies! Railroads! If you’ve loved playing Sid Meier’s classic economic evolution games (well okay, Ace Patrol is more of a shoot-em-up), then you’ll love this promo. Get any or all of the above Sid Meier games… by paying what you feel like paying! Thanks to the ongoing Humble Bundle promo that will even see your payment go to charity. Sure...
02 06 2014 ... So you’re a UP student… or graduated from the maroon zone and want to know what’s cooking on campus. Well, the good news is that UP now has an app! And it’s available on both iOS and Android! The app is called upCurrents (editor’s note: you’d think they should’a named it UPcurrents instead, but nooo…) and is designed to be a “personal updater” about all thin...
02 03 2014 ... It’s Superbowl time in the US right now! And the power of social buzz is so dazzlingly tempting that companies are doing what was once unthinkable: releasing their Superbowl ads days or even weeks before the Superbowl itself! The Superbowl was once the biggest showcase for strutting off company ads, with big budget ads costing millions of dollars to produce, coupled with the price of airing a single 30 second a...
01 29 2014 ... Yesterday saw the grand launch of Google Street View in the Philippines. Yes, we are now the 55th country to get Street View! (What took us so long?) The launch at the SMX Convention Center saw the unveiling of awesome-looking Street View scanning vehicles, as well as backpack units. The cars will be going around Metro Manila streets (and beyond) taking 360 degree images of the streets. Once compiled and uploaded, th...
01 29 2014 ... Howardz, It’s so cold these days that getting up to do a roundup of last week’s news has become a bit of an effort. Heck, getting up to do anything at all has been horrible. I used to get up early to check on tech stuff and now I’d rather be buried deep inside my comforter. Incidentally, the last couple of Previously on Technoodling posts have been Easter Eggs of sorts, and we’re happy that we...
01 27 2014 ... Ah, MP3. You’ve served your purpose for so long. But now you must die. If you’re the average casual music aficionado, chances are that you are nursing a vast collection of MP3-format music, whether on your iPod, your phone, your tablet, or your computer. And chances are that you are pretty much content with its music quality. And yet it’s a sad state of affairs when we choose to be content with MP3 ...
01 23 2014 ... We kind’a gather that ever since moms and grandma moved into Facebook, the giant social site has lost its cool factor for the younger generation. (“I don’t want mom snooping in on me!”) But a couple of researchers, John Cannarella and Joshua A. Spechler, are pushing this one step further and claiming that, using epidemiological models, Facebook is actually due to lose some 80 percent of its us...