google-site-verification=8WY2bCNHjVeqL52nRoYWwFU_gZm8Y6KGRLYVpzh2ESw XSTIG: January 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

PS4 Now Available in the Philippines!

With almost a year of waiting after its announcement in February 2013, Filipino Playstation fans can finally say that the PS4 is now officially here! 

Held at the Glorietta Activity Center, the event was the first public appearance of the awaited console which is even ahead of Japan which will have their launch by February. The PS4 has also been very successful with sales against competitor Nintendo Wii U and rival Microsoft Xbox One. Running on a new operating system called "Orbis OS" which replaces the XrossMediaBar and is at its optimal state when connected to the internet. Announced in the 2014 CES that it will have a feature called the "Playstation Now" which is a cloud-based gaming service.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Barneys New York, Council of Fashion Designers of America, Intel and Opening Ceremony Announce Wearable Tech Collaborations

INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, Las Vegas, Jan. 6, 2014 –Intel Corporation, Barneys New York*, the Council of Fashion Designers of America* and Opening Ceremony* today announced strategic collaborations to explore and bring to market smart wearable technology, and to increase dialogue and cooperation between the fashion and technology industries.

“The collaborations we announced today are indicative of Intel’s collective and conscious approach to the wearable market,” said Ayse Ildeniz, vice president, Business Development and Strategy of Intel’s New Devices Group. “Through these initiatives we will combine Intel’s leading technologies with Opening Ceremony’s design prowess, Barneys New York’s track record to identify the next consumer trends, and CFDA’s commitment to advance innovation within the fashion industry. Our shared vision is to accelerate wearable technology innovation and create products that both enhance peoples’ lives and are desirable to wear.”

Thursday, January 2, 2014

XSTIG 2014 To All!

I do have to admit that maintaining a tech blog is both competitive and tidious, however I am very optimistic that this year will be the year of more tech reviews, more science news and more information that many will love to read and discuss. The integration of a Online tech Channel via Okra Soup TV in Youtube will be experimental but will also be fun and innovative that will be built up and made more interesting with partners and (hopefully) sponsors!

XSTIG was made for those who love to talk about technology and other sciences, and this year we will also open our doors for contributors who will continue to make this a tech blog to watch this 2014. Yes, this is a promise as we have shifted to a new blog, a more comprehensive approach and more readers! 

from your most XSTIG blog in the Philippines, Happy New Year!

Bosch Appoints Andrew Powell as managing director for Philippines

Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services, today announced that it has appointed Andrew Powell to head Bosch in the Philippines as the company’s new managing director based in Manila.

British-born Powell sees immense potential for Bosch’s continued business expansion in the Philippines, particularly in maintaining its market leadership position in the company’s automotive and power tools businesses.