This YouTube video have been spreading around the internet. It is from a car surveillance camera showing how 2 Malaysian snatch thieves on bike broke a car window and rob someone at a traffic junction.

I remember people telling me to lock the car door and wind up the windows when caught in traffic jam. From the look of this video, it seems like that advice is useless. The thief is most likely using something to break the window glass and reach inside the car to snatch valuables. Everything happen so fast. It’s hard to prevent such crime.
The best way to prevent this from happening is to put your valuables on the floor. Or in the car boot.
PS: I wonder what in-car video surveillance camera is the person using. The video quality is very good. Everyone should have one in their car

The Ultimate “All I Need Is My Desire!” Glass House Challenge by HTC is happening now at VivoCity. 20 contestants are now being “locked up” in the glass house and they will stay there until Sunday 9pm. (17 April 2011) The winner will walk away with $5000 cash and a HTC Desire S.

There will be tasks issued to the contestants throughout the entire 3 days. The contestants can rest or sleep in the glass house between the tasks. They are also given toilet breaks. Interestingly, there are 19 male contestant and only 1 female contestant.

All the contestants are given a HTC Desire S to use during their “lock up”. The games on Android Marketplace should keep them occupied for 3 days. Or they can surf net while killing time. They can also use the phone to make phone calls and order food delivery. I was there during lunchtime and some of the contestants ordered McDonalds. Haha.

Do check out the HTC roadshow at VivoCity if you are around the area this weekend. Give the contestants some moral support. The winner will be announced this Sunday at 9pm.

I’m sure by now you should have heard about Rebecca Black’s Friday. If you haven’t, you should totally go watch it now. It is so bad that it is currently the most disliked video on YouTube with more than 2 millions dislikes!
It’s actually very interesting how a badly created music video with a mere budget of $4000 can get so much publicity. OK, they are negative publicity. But I’m sure Rebecca Black is earning quite a bit from YouTube’s revenue-sharing program. And who knows, this might kick start her music career. Hopefully she can get better songs to sing next time.
There’s tons of parodies, remixes and cover of the song on the Internet now. Try searching for them on Youtube. I must say that Stephen Colbert’s version is still the best. In fact, he made the song a lot more bearable.

PS: As of writing, the official Rebecca Black’s Friday Youtube video has more than 102 million views. That’s 269166 days wasted on watching that video!!!

Here’s an interesting product from ASUS. The ASUS Xonar U3 Mobile USB Soundcard is a pocket size audio
solution that can deliver an upgraded audio experience for notebook users.

The Xonar U3 weighs only 25g and just slightly larger than a standard USB flash drive. The U3 enhances treble and bass while driving high fidelity headphones with impedance up to 150 ohms. Also built-in is Xonar exclusive hyper-grounding technology, which works like a watershed to separate audio signals from noise to provide clean and clear sound.
The Xonar U3 offers a wide range of Dolby Home Theater Technology to provide cinema quality sound so users can experience movies and music in high-quality and discrete multi-channel surround sound. The Xonar U3 is also ideal for gamers, with built-in GX 2.5 Gaming Audio Engine which is compatible with EAX 5.0 audio signals. This enables up to 128 different sound effects to be played simultaneously for a realistic 3D experience.
Here’s the only problem. The Xonar U3 does not support MacOS. Damn.
The ASUS Xonar U3 will be launched in Singapore some time in May 2011 and retail at S$79.

I’m pretty amazed by the camera found on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is using the Sony Exmor R CMOS sensor which is normally found in digital cameras.
The Exmor R CMOS sensor is much larger than most phone’s cameras. This means that more light is absorb by the sensor to produce better quality photos, especially in low light situations.
Here’s 2 photos taken at the same spot at night.

The top photo is taken using a camera phone with Exmor R CMOS sensor. The bottom is just a normal camera phone. Pretty impressive…..
The Sony Exmor R CMOS sensor can be found on both Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc and Xperia Neo. We can expect to see more phones using the Sony Exmor R CMOS sensor in the near future.