a new gadget each day keeps the doc away

A new initiative by Starhub now allows users to watch some of the cable channels live on the go. And its free for some channels or just a mere dollar per day per channel. The live streaming of the channels work very well, with high quality images and audio most of the time. While the travelling underground, there's some intermission occasionally though.

There are 21 channels, some of the big boys are included, such as Channel Newsasia, CNBC, National Geographic and BBC. There's even 7 days TV programme guide built in to check out the upcoming programmes!
After testing the TV mobile on both android and windows mobile, both works similarly. Except, the windows mobile client allows you to create a scheduled reminder for the TV programme, something pretty neat that has been left out in the android version.

Wish Starhub could expand the service to all of their tv channels, especially those bundled free with cable tv subscription. Even better if the client could record the programmes and playback on the mobile phone sometime later. =P


The Milestone is exclusively available from Starhub. Among the first to boost Android 2.1 out of the box, the firmware also have slight touches by the telco. The most obvious modification is the start up splash screen being replaced by Starhub logo. A Starhub wallpaper is also included in the phone and a page indicator widget is built into the home screen. Some of the default 3D applications are not seen in this built, namely the main menu and 3D gallery.

Other than an occasional restart, the phone works smoothly and great. Good software in excellent hardware, plus the crazy pricing places this android phone at the top of the pack!

A picture represents a thousand words, let alone a video. Check out the video for more indepth walkthrough of the user interface. =P

Not able to do a screenshot least i root the phone, which probably cause the staff at rip to root me..


Projectors are categorised according to their ANSI lumens or brightness level.

Below 1000 ANSI lumens
These are usually entry-level projectors that appeal to those on a shoe-string budget and do not need the bells and whistles.

Output is low, so such projectors are best used in a dark or dimly lit room for small group discussions.

1000 to 2000 ANSI lumens
A step up the price and performance ladder, there are many options in this category. These projectors work best in a smaller conference room or classroom. To get the best performance from these machines, you may need to switch off a few lights in the room.

2000 to 3000 ANSI lumens
This group features the higher-end range of portable and semi-portable devices. Projectors in this group are suitable for large classrooms and big conference rooms, even a mini theatre. With higher brightness output, these projectors work fine in a brightly lit room and can illuminate a larger screen without loss of picture quality.

Above 3000 lumens
Designed for big venues like a concert hall, leacture theatres, churches and auditoriums, these projectors offer the brightest output levels. Naturally, they are more expensive.