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Previously on Technoodling (May 21 to 27)

Heya Vic,

Sometime last week, Google upped a doodle that was a real working Moog synthesizer. Ever since I was a kid, I have always wanted to have my very own Moog synthesizer. It was all these knobs and dials and panels of geeky oscilloscopes and what-nots from the analog era. I loved old analog synthesizers. Remember the Korg and the Prophet 5 from the 80s? The Moog was the big daddy of it all. It was featured quite prominently on the covers of two albums from the 70s that I played quite a lot as a kid: Pink Floyd’s Umma Gumma, and Switched On Bach by Walter (now Wendy) Carlos.

Needless to say, I had quite a bit of fun with the doodle.

Well, that led me to Animoog, an app for the iPad that was made by, whaddaya know, Moog Music itself. And wouldn’t you know it, in honor of founder Bob Moog, the app is just $9.99 until May 29. So yeah, I got it. And then I realized that I don’t even know most of the geeky synth terms in it. All I know are Attack, Decay, Sustain and Release, plus the waveforms such as Sawtooth, Noise and Pulse. Why do I know these? Because I learned these way back in the 80′s thanks to my ancient Commodore 64 computer.

So yeah, that’s me geeking out on music tech without even knowing what I’m getting myself into, heheh.

Aaaand here are the other stuff to geek out to from last week!


Monday, May 21
New iPad landing in Philippine stores next week!
Unboxing: Sony Xperia P [Exclusive!]
S Voice now Available for Ice Cream Sandwich Androids!
LG Optimus LTE2 full specs revealed!
9 million Samsung Galaxy S III pre-orders in the books!

Tuesday, May 22
iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak just days away from its release!
Diablo III – A Week Later: So how is it?
Nokia Lumia 900 finally arrives in the Philippines, SRP 28K
SMART Bro FlexiSurf offers up tablet, netbooks on installment
Absinthe V2 iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak shown off on video!

Wednesday, May 23

MacBook Pro 2012 – Thinner with USB 3.0, Retina Display?
Diablo III out now in the Philippines! Price, store listing here!
LG Optimus 2X ICS update coming out in Q3, NOT in Q2!

Thursday, May 17
Google Chrome app coming to iOS?
Sony Xperia S ICS update scheduled to roll out in late May!
HTC Desire C now official! Ice Cream Sandwich on a budget
Alcatel OT-985 Blaze joins the dual SIM Android party

Friday, May 18
Globe Samsung Galaxy S III pre-orders begin May 23!
Nokia debuts new dual SIM treats – Nokia 110, Nokia 112
iPad mini: How it will disrupt the force –er the market
Lenovo outs ThinkPad X1 Carbon, World’s lightest Ultrabook!
4-inch iPhone debuting this 2012?
What Is: DLNA

Saturday, May 19
Infinity Blade: Dungeons gameplay video preview!
Meet the Sony NEX-F3: The affordable near-twin of the NEX C3

Sunday, May 20
Windows Phone moves up, Bumps off iPhone in the process!
Nokia TV app offers up…what else…TV shows for Lumia phones



Art is a long-time editor for a number of technology publications. He is a Palanca-winning writer (he got lucky) whose day job is to try to be as serious as possible while being a management consultant and lecturer. His favorite noodles: chapchae.

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