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The NGP Cometh

Posted: January 29, 2011 in Gaming, Photos and Design, Techtalk

Sony has announced its latest addition to their gaming gizmos: The PSP2 or formally known as The NGP which stands for Next Generation Portable.

It’s out with the UMDs as NGP will use a new medium, a small flash memory based card exclusive to NGP software titles. The card will store game datas and other media files supported by the device. Sony states that they’ll be providing higher capacity cards in the future to allow developers to store more game data. As far as the design goes, it hasn’t strayed away that much from the previous PSP designs which is a good thing since I really loved the PSP 2k design.

The NGP has a touch screen on top and a touch pad on the bottom. This will allow players to interact with games through “touch, grab, trace, push and pull” to quote Sony.

The beauty doesn’t stop there. Check out this baby’s hardware specs:


Hardware Specs


ARM Corte-A9 core (4 core)



External Dimensions:

Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)


(Touch screen) 5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colors, OLED Multi touch screen (capacitive type)

Rear touch pad:

Multi touch pad (capacitive type)


Front camera, Rear camera


Built-in stereo speakers, built-in microphone


Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer)

Three-axis electronic compass


Built-in GPS

Wi-Fi location service support


PS button

Power button

Directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left)

Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)

Shoulder buttons (Right/Left)

Right stick, Left stick

START button, SELECT button

Volume buttons (+/-)

Wireless Communications:

Mobile network connectivity (3G)

IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1×1)

(Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode)

Bluetooth 2.1+EDR (A2DP/AVRCP/HSP)


Unfortunately there hasn’t been a definite release date scheduled yet. Expect it at the end of this year.

More NGP Info at


Hello 2011. I’m not gonna blabber about the overrated long list of New Year resolutions that everybody makes during that time of year. It’s basically out with the bad stuff and in with the new for me, but not necessarily in with the good ones since I don’t know any way of filtering those out. I’m not making any sense here am I?

Anyway, I recently got my hands on this really cool application called Photaf 3D Panorama. It creates, well…Panoramas. The free version is typically what you would get on a free app namely, the basic app function and ads, ads and did I mention ads? The Pro version on the other hand gives you the ability to take HD panoramas and gets rid of those ads.

Rule of thumb? No picture, No talk. So here you go.

SM City Cyberzone and Northwing respectively. Although not quite as powerful as the RobotView, It is quite a sufficient app to have if you want simple panoramic pictures.

If you are running on Android and would like a copy of the app feel free to ask. I might give you something “extra” since it’s the start of 2011.

More at my Flickr page.

WTF Series

Posted: December 4, 2010 in Photos and Design

One site I frequently go to just to check out inspiration to get me going is at The site features really great artists as well as tutorials for artists from artists around the globe. Really good stuff in there specially this particular one called WTF Series.

“WTF Series is about things that happen to us while living a normal life… when you clearly don’t understand why those things happened! They’re usually out of the ordinary things that occur to all of us but are sometimes hard to believe. It began as an in-house joke here in the studio so we decided to make it a “Design Piece”.

“We wanted to create some funny, where people can laugh about WTF situations, and we create a poster series about it”.

For more of their works point your browsers to Behance or their website.

Vignette Round 2

Posted: November 4, 2010 in Photos and Design

Got these photos still using Vignette for Android. Pics are a little bit moody.

IcedThe World as We Know it


More at my Flickr page.

Pictures through Vignette

Posted: October 26, 2010 in Photos and Design

I’ve recently toyed around with Vignette, an app for Android similar to that of iPhone/Touch’s Instagram. Really cool with its numerous lense effects and frames and it adds quite the difference with the 3MP camera that the Spica has. Took some photos while  going to and from work the other day.

Ominous 2 Toycam

Vignette totally replaced my stock camera as its primary picture-taking tool. The pro version supports up to 5MP resolution with 62 effects and 21 frames to be exact and you could edit any existing photo you may have on your gallery.

More pictures at my Flickr page.