Amazon Silk Browser Introduction, Features and Advantages on Video

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 | Internet, NEWS, Software, TECHNOLOGY with No Comments »
Amazon Silk Browser Logo

Amazon Silk Browser
Image: Amazon

What is Amazon Silk browser? Why Amazon named its new browser Silk? What is the difference of Amazon Silk from existing browsers? What is the technology behind Amazon Silk browser?

Amazon launched its latest web technology, the Amazon Silk browser, on September 28, 2011. The new web browser is reportedly powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). Amazon Silk browser will only be available on its latest released tablet, the Kindle Fire.

With the latest browser from Amazon, more questions came out rather than answers. A lot of browsers are already out and almost every month, a new version is being released. So one of the questions is that “Do we really need another one?”

According to Amazon, their Silk browser is not just like the typical browser that we already have. Amazon boasts of its powerful AWS infrastructure that helped solved the limitations the usual mobile browsers. Amazon Silk uses a split-architecture with browser subsystems contained on the Kindle Fire and the AWS cloud computing platform. The Amazon Silk goes beyond the limitations of the typical browser by utilizing the capabilities and interactivity of your mobile device and the immense computing power, memory, and network connectivity of the cloud.

Below is a YouTube video from Kindle that lets you learn more about the Amazon Silk browser, its features and advantages.

Eagle Rock Music Festival 2011: 113th Annual Event Schedule of Presentations

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 | ENTERTAINMENT, NEWS, World with No Comments »

The 113th Eagle Rock Music Festival on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 4 to 11 p.m., is expected to be a full packed annual event, according to the Center for the Arts. The 2011 Eagle Rock Music Festival will be held in Colorado Blvd. between Argus & Eagle Rock Blvd.

Expected entrance fee in a form of donation from each attendee is $5 while kids 12 years old and under are free!

Below are some of the activities for the whole 113th Eagle Rock Music Festival 2011.

Razorcake/Zocaloc Stage

4:30pm – Wreck of the Zephyr

5:30pm – French Exit

6:30pm – Cheeto Champ

7:30pm – Summer Vacation

8:30pm – The Fuxedos

9:30pm – Barrio Tiger

Family Stage

4:00pm – Pio Pico

5:00pm – Magic Show with Micah Cover

6:00pm – Ellen and Matt

7:00pm – NINE

8:00pm – The Ukulele Orchestra of the Western Hemisphere

9:00pm – Hot August Nights: A Neil Diamond Tribute Band


J. Vega & Friends


Dublab “Future Roots” Stage

4:00pm – Carlos Nino

4:45pm – Arohi Ensemble

5:30pm – Village Archives

6:15pm – Mia Doi Todd

7:00pm – Hymnal

7:45pm – Pharaohs

8:25pm – Biggest Crush (Sunny Levine + Turquoise Wisdom)

9:10pm – El Haru-Kuroi

9:50pm – Killsonic

10:15pm – Yellow Alex & the Feelings

Emerging Stage

Presented by Ford Gimme the Gig II

co-curated by FYF Fest, KOXY, LA Record

4:00pm – Kenan Bell

5:00pm – Red Shark

6:00pm – Joyce Manor

7:00pm – Allah Las

8:00pm – Boom Bip

9:00pm – Health

10:00pm – The Feeding People


6:00pm – E.R.H.S. Latin Jazz Ensemble

8:00pm – Cambalache

9:00pm – Umbalaye

Low End Theory

4:00pm – Gaslamp Killer

4:20pm – Nobody

4:40pm – Daddy Kev

5:00pm – D-Styles

5:20pm – JonWayne

6:00pm – Nocando

6:20pm – Teebs

7:00pm – D-Styles

7:20pm – Dibiase

8:00pm – Daddy Kev

8:20pm – Tokimonsta

9:00pm – Nobody

9:20pm – Nosaj Thing

10:00pm – Gaslamp Killer

10:20pm – Flying Lotus

Welcome Inn

7:00pm – Bonne Musique Zydeco

Women’s 20th Century Club

6:00pm – Eric Ekstrand Ensemble


5:00pm – Ampersand

6:00pm – Border Radio

7:00pm – Saucy Monky

8:00pm – The Vagabondz

9:00pm – Duniven

10:00pm – Special Guest

Kingsize Stage

4:30pm – Beatnik Jr.

5:30pm – Gangi

6:30pm – Buffalo Electric

7:30pm – Miracle Parade

8:30pm – Dorian Taj

9:30pm – Adventure Galley

10:30pm – Rooney

The Ship Stage

4:00pm – Dirty Bandits

5:00pm – All Spots to Black

6:00pm – Little Red Lung

7:00pm – Molino

8:00pm Phaxanation & The Dust Kickers

9:00pm – Blonde Summer

10:00pm – Shadow Shadow Shade

UAAP Season 74 Finals Result: Ateneo wins 4-peat vs FEU in Game 2, 82-69

Saturday, October 1st, 2011 | Basketball, NEWS, Philippines, SPORTS with No Comments »
UAAP Season 74 Logo

UAAP Season 74
Image Credit: UAAP Sports

Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) Blue Eagles defeated the Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws, 82-69, in Game 2 of the 2011 UAAP Season 74 Finals to claim its fourth UAAP Men’s basketball championship on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at the Araneta Coliseum. The win by Ateneo versus FEU completed their historic 4-peat in the UAAP men’s basketball by sweeping the Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws in the Season 74 Finals.

The Blue Eagles swept the Tamaraws, 2-0, in their best-of-three title series. Ateneo won game 1 over FEU, 82-64.

Ateneo vs FEU UAAP Season 74 Finals
Ateneo wins UAAP Season 74 Finals vs FEU
Image Credit: UAAP Sports

The 2011 UAAP Championship is Ateneo’s fourth straight title under head coach Norman Black. They first won the UAAP men’s basketball crown with Black in 2008.

UAAP Season 74 Finals Schedule: Ateneo vs FEU Game 2 Live on ABS-CBN

Saturday, October 1st, 2011 | Basketball, NEWS, Philippines, SPORTS with No Comments »

Game 2 of the 2011 UAAP Season 74 Finals between Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) Blue Eagles and Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws will be aired live on ABS-CBN, at 3 p.m. today, October 1, 2011.

ateneo vs feu finals UAAP Season 74
UAAP Season 74 Finals: Ateneo vs FEU
Image Credit: Source

Ateneo, shooting for its fourth straight UAAP Men’s Basketball Championship under head coach Norman Black, leads the best-of-three series versus FEU.

The Blue Eagles took game one of the UAAP finals through the heroics and perfect game of Nico Salva.

Game two of the UAAP Season 74 finals will be played at the Araneta Coliseum after the awarding ceremonies at 1 p.m..

ABS-CBN has cancelled its usual Saturday shows that include “E-Live” and “Failon Ngayon” to give way for the live coverage of the UAAP Season 74 Finals.

The Ateneo vs FEU game 2 was scheduled last Saturday, September 24. However, it was postponed due to Typhoon Pedring.

Typhoon Quiel: PAGASA Latest Weather Forecast Update October 1, 11 a.m.

Saturday, October 1st, 2011 | NEWS, Philippines, Weather with 2 Comments

Typhoon Quiel, based on PAGASA latest weather update at 11 a.m. today October 1, 2011, has made a landfall in Aurora Province this morning and is expected to out of the country by Sunday.was located at 40 km North of Casiguran, Aurora. Typhoon Quiel is moving at 26 kph in the West Southwest direction. PAGASA satellite and surface data indicates that Quiel has a strength of up to 160 kph with gustiness of up to 195 kph.

Typhoon Quiel Satellite image
Image Credit: PAGASA

PAGASA officials say that Typhoon Quiel has a 500 km diameter and 15-25 mm of rainfall per hour.

PAGASA raised Public storm signal number 3 in Isabela, Northern Aurora, Mt. Province, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Benguet, Ilocos Sur, La Union, and Pangasinan.

Cagayan, Apayao, Ilocos Norte, Abra, Kalinga, rest of Aurora, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pampanga, Zambales, Bulacan, Northern Quezon, and Polillo Island are now under Public Storm Signal Number 2.

Signal Number 1 is declared over the rest of Quezon, Camarines Norte, Rizal, Bataan, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Lubang Island, Babuyan Island, Calayan Group of Islands, and Metro Manila were under Signal Number 1.

PAGASA cautioned the public in low lying and mountainous areas under storm signals to be on alert over possible flashfloods and landslides. Those residing in coastal areas were likewise alerted against big waves or storm surges generated by the tropical cyclone.

PAGASA weather update as of 11 a.m. today, October 1, 2011 published on its official website indicates stormy weather and rough to very rough coastal waters in the area of Northern and Central Luzon due to Bagyong Quiel. Rains and gusty winds will prevail in the Southern Tagalog area while the rest of the country will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms.

PAGASA weather forecast that Luzon will experience moderate to strong winds coming from the Northwest to West while winds from the Southwest to West will prevail over Visayas. The rest of the country will have moderate to rough coastal areas.