Friday, August 18, 2017

More Filipinos are switching to Online Shopping - Shopee paves the way for mobile commerce

A recent Google and Temasek study predicts Filipino online shoppers to grow to 42 million by 2025, spending $19 billion (₱918 billion) and a big contributor to this growth is the rise of smartphone users. Today, 61% of Filipino adults own a smartphone and use their devices to communicate, work, and shop wherever they are, creating more productive days, foregoing Manila traffic, and skipping crowded malls altogether. 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

OPPO F3 Red Limited Edition Is Here!


After the black edition, OPPO just launched the newest color of the OPPO F3 which comes in Fierce Red. This limited edition phone looks sensually sleek and a true eye-catcher.

It was officially launched in the Philippines last August 12 along with the opening their new concept store in SM Aura Premier. It now also goes on sale at other OPPO stores and exclusively online via Lazada.

It is made available in the market for P15990 which is the same for the variants of the OPPO F3. It comes with the same features like the earlier models but the new color did made a lot of impact especially for those who wants to make a statement with their phones.


Online purchasers may check out bit.ly/OPPOF3Red via Lazada for more details. For more details about the OPPO F3, please visit https://www.facebook.com/OPPOPH/ or log on to http://www.oppo.com/ph/index.html.

Monday, August 7, 2017

NASA Replied To This 4th Grader "Guardian of the Galaxy"

At NASA, they take things seriously as their projects are worth million of dollars and involves the best minds in the planet. And they get a lot of mails everyday with applications and inquiries, and sometimes they also get the most interesting letters which would come from youngsters.

Recently, they got a letter from the 4th grader Jack Davis who claims to be the "Guardian of the Galaxy". Other Companies or even Santa Claus would rarely write back just to attend to a request of a child.  But they actually made an official letter replying to Jack Davis looking forward for him visit NASA soon. 

This touching letter maybe taken lightly by many but it would mean so much for this kid as well as his passion for outer space which inspired many to be scientists, engineers and astronauts.

Good job NASA! 

Friday, August 4, 2017

4 reasons the ASUS Zenfone is for the explorer in you

Since the release of its first model in the country, the ASUS Zenfones have captured the attention of many Filipinos as a smartphone that goes beyond expectations. From its remarkable front camera to its impressive battery life, the Zenfone is the perfect device for all kinds of adventures. Here are four reasons this little wonder from ASUS is a cut above the rest:

A superior battery life that keeps up with you

Imagine being in the beautiful shores that Bantayan Island, and soaking up all the beauty that it has to offer. You grab your phone to capture this spectacular sight, only to find your battery dying at the last minute. It’s a nightmare, we know. Your bucket list moments shouldn’t be left uncaptured because of poor battery. The Zenfone, with its undeniably impressive battery capacity that can go up to 5,000 mAh (milliamp Hour) mixed with energy-efficient processors, knows this struggle. Now you can keep on shooting your picture-perfect adventures, and even keep up with your day-to-day activities such as surfing the web, playing mobile games, or just checking your social media accounts!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Why Is TV Not Showing Science-Oriented Shows?!

Drama, K-Drama, Variety, and Entertainment- these are the shows that dominate local TV and is watched by majority of the viewing public. I have also been to many of the presscons and launch parties of  TV networks for their upcoming shows but I always find the topic of science and technology missing.

Back in the 90's there was Sineskwela, Beakman's World and many other science-oriented shows which sparked my interest and made me want to be a scientist (inventor) back then. In today's TV, there is probably one or two from the big networks (Matanglawin, Oyayi, and AHA!) but they are only shown once a week compared to the daily shows which are shown just in time for morning kids to catch them.

Though I have nothing against entertainment shows, however it is a wasted opportunity to help the youth in being exposed to the sciences. There were reports and studies on the competitiveness of Filipinos in Science and Technology which the Philippines does not fair well (Check out the worldwide competitive ranking report by the DOST and PH Schools performance to the world stage). What we excel on nowadays are social media engagement, political and social ramblings, and a growing internet population with high demands for mobile connectivity. But Science was probably the option of many as we may look at it as "too intellectual" or "para sa mayaman lang yan". 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

OPPO Announces the F3 Sarah Limited Edition Smartphone

In celebration of Sarah Geronimo’s third year as an endorser of the Top 2 smartphone brand OPPO, the brand officially announces the Sarah Geronimo Limited Edition F3 smartphone composed of a special packaging box and Sarah’s signature at the back of the phone.

Revolutionizing the #SelfieExpert since the beginning, Sarah’s strong influence as a singer and actor is a testament of OPPO’s presence in the Philippines. The OPPO F3 Sarah Geronimo Limited Edition is a gorgeous black OPPO F3 with the actress’ signature at the back. The packaging is also in a premium box with standard charger, headphones, soft cover and pre-installed screen protector.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

“Capture the Night” at 0% interest, even without a credit card!

Get the Samsung J7 Pro at 0% instalments (9 months) through Home Credit

When it comes to smartphone photography, lighting is often a big factor, and can make or break a great shot. A scenery that yields a stunning pic during the day can all too often turn into a so-so image once the sun sets. 

With Samsung’s “Capture the Night” campaign, this problem is now a thing of the past, with an exciting new model that can take great-looking photos even at low lighting conditions. But there’s more: smartphone photographers are in for a double treat, as they can avail of this model at low monthly payments across 9 months with 0% interest—even without a credit card!

Samsung is teaming up with Home Credit, a global Fintech company that helps consumers to purchase smartphones and other goods on installment, to offer the new Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro at 0% interest in Samsung concept stores and partner retailers throughout the country starting July 15. 

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is the perfect flagship for the “Capture the Night” campaign, which has no less than popular actress Liza Soberano as the endorser. With the Galaxy J7 Pro’s 13-megapixel main shooter and F/1.7 aperture, users can snap vivid, bright-looking photos even in low lighting conditions—letting them capture the night, literally! Selfies at night are likewise a cinch, thanks to a nifty front LED flash. And with a 5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED screen, you can enjoy your gorgeous pictures and videos to the fullest.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Acer Philippines Launches #TimeForUs To Bring Generations Together

Acer Philippines, a leading tech and innovations company, launches #TimeForUs, a movement that aims to narrow the divide between Gen Xers and millennials. Acer Philippines moves to bring two generations closer through technology, breaking down barriers built on misconceptions and misunderstandings. 

“At Acer, we believe that it’s time to focus on bridging the generation divide,” shares Sue Ong-Lim, Sales and Marketing Director of Acer Philippines. “It’s imperative that we see that, amidst the differences between Gen Xers and millennials, they are also a lot alike.”

Friday, June 23, 2017

What’s Phishing? Don’t Let Cybercriminals Reel You In

Keeping your online accounts secure is more important than ever: A growing number of fraudsters are trying to steal your information, such as passwords and personal banking details, using a method known as phishing, in which they impersonate a business through emails and fake websites.

In fact, at PayPal we receive close to 15,000 phishing reports each day from around the world.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

OPPO is Now Officially Available in Shopee!

Shopee, the fastest growing ecommerce site in the Philippines is now officially carrying OPPO smartphones. Through the partnership of OPPO and Shopee, customers may avail of free shipping nationwide and cash on delivery payment option on any OPPO smartphone.

OPPO partnered with Shopee Philippines in time with their 2nd year anniversary this June. The eCommerce platform now provides a wider offering of brands and products to customers nationwide.

Friday, June 16, 2017

OPPO A57 offers the best value and performance in a budget

Right size, performance, style and price for everyone

OPPO announces the A57, the newest A-series device that brings users a flagship-level 16 MP selfie front camera, bokeh enabled selfies, lightning-fast solid-state fingerprint scanner, a long-lasting battery with a perfect 5.2” body size that perfectly holds grip at a price of Php 11,990.

Brilliant photography, front and back

The A57 sports a 16MP front camera similar to that of the F1s, with a new bokeh feature. It has a f/2.0 aperture lens, Beautify 4.0, palm shutter gesture and OPPO’s Screen Flash featurefor amazing selfies even at dim lighting conditions.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

OPPO Announces F3 in Stunning Black Color

Gold, Rose Gold and new Black color for wide-selection of lifestyle-centric preference

OPPO’s F3 series is now even more stylish, the most affordable dual selfie camera phone now comes in matte black color. Giving more option to consumers to match their smartphone to their lifestyle needs through the OPPO F3’s premium metallic body.

The OPPO F3 is a 5.5 inch camera phone with dual selfie cameras for wider selfies and added bokeh effect. Starting June 16, 2017 customers can avail the new color of OPPO F3 in any OPPO authorized resellers nationwide. This makes the OPPO F3 available in three colors which are Gold, Rose Gold and Black, all unit comes with a pre-installed screen protector and jelly case for added value and protection.

Go online for free and get rewarded with mas pinalupet na prizes from freenet!

Getting things for free, no matter how small the value, is always a welcome treat. From trying out new flavors at free taste stations in supermarkets, to trying their luck at raffles or contests - people do take the extra step to get their hands on freebies. But what if aside from getting things for free, we can also get rewarded extra?

A more fun and mas pinalupet na experience awaits netizens as freenet, the sponsored data platform of Voyager Innovations,  provides more opportunities to get free data access to their favorite apps and sites every day, as well as get a chance to win awesome prizes such as an iPhone 7!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

NBA Superstar Stephen Curry lauds Vivo for V5 innovation, new ‘Groufie’ technology

NBA superstar and two-time MVP Stephen Curry
commends the new Vivo V5s for providing
Filipino consumers with only the perfect selfie
 experience through its 20-megapixel front camera,
new Groufie technology, and advanced selfie tools. 
Top five premium global brand1 Vivo ambassador and National Basketball Association (NBA) superstar Stephen Curry commends the leading smartphone brand for continuously innovating its V5 line of “perfect selfie” phones—and reiterates his commitment to it. 

Curry, a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player awardee, only had the highest compliments for Vivo when the brand recently introduced its most impressive phone yet, the Vivo V5s, for the selfie-centric Philippine market.

The V5s touts the new Groufie technology, which allows panorama-panning effects in ‘groufies’ or group shots. This new feature’s portrait and landscape orientations likewise help capture outdoor ‘groufies’ or family portraits without needing to squeeze in or cut out anyone.

Stephen Curry said the launch of the V5s signified the brand’s success in capturing the hearts of selfie-loving Filipinos, as he reaffirmed his continued support to Vivo in expanding its market in the Philippines with quality product offerings.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

How the new V5s and its ‘Groufie’ technology captured a larger market for Vivo

Top five premium global brand Vivo
 is set to dominate the selfie-centric marke
t with its most impressive smartphone yet,
the new Vivo V5s, and its 20-megapixel
front camera and advanced selfie features. 
The best selfies are taken and shared with the people closest to our hearts—the ones that tell vivid stories of love, joy, and togetherness. 

But in taking group selfies or “groufies,” one of the most common problems that selfie enthusiasts encounter is the need to compress, just so everyone will fit in the frame. More often than not, this results in overcrowded and badly taken photographs, as everyone fights for his or her rightful spot in the coveted groufie.


So is there ever a way to capture that perfect groufie without compromising quality? Apparently, yes there is, and top five premium global brand Vivo’s1 newest and most advanced smartphone yet, the Vivo V5s, is the bringer of the good news.

The latest member of the V5 line has a new and exciting feature not found in its predecessors—the Groufie technology. This new feature allows panorama-panning effects in ‘groufies’ or group shots and likewise help capture outdoor ‘groufies’ or family portraits without needing to squeeze in or cut out anyone. 

Monday, June 5, 2017

Vivo V5s: the best smartphone deal in its price-range offers new ‘Groufie’ technology

Selfie-centric smartphone brands have slowly dominated the mobile market in the Philippines, given their relatively low prices compared to other giant international brands. Knowing the consumers’ love for selfies or self-portrait shots, these brands are appealing to prospective buyers by boasting of their respective camera features.

Since it entered the Philippine market, top five premium global brand1 Vivo has successfully captured the hearts of selfie-loving Filipinos with its “perfect selfie” V5 line, the latest of which is the new Vivo V5s. Launched just in May, the V5s already proves to be the best smartphone deal compared to other brands in its price range.

Equipped with a 20-megapixel front camera with f2.0 aperture, the V5s takes crystal-clear and head-turning selfies for just a price of P14,990.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Acer’s New Spin 1 Brings Together Flexible Computing and Sleek Design

Ultra-thin, ultra-light and ultra-stylish: the Spin 1 is perfect for anyone looking to get creative on the go

The 11.6-inch convertible Acer Spin 1 features a sleek metal chassis and vibrant Full HD display. It is lightweight, portable and supports Windows Ink through an Acer Active Stylus for creative users on the go 

Powered by Intel® Pentium® or Intel® Celeron® processors, the sleek Spin 1 provides good performance for working, playing, sharing, and drawing

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Super Mario Run Now Available On Android!

After it was first announced at the launch of the iPhone 7, I was more excited for the launch of the newest mario gaming app called SUPER MARIO RUN. Basically it is the super mario world in continuous running across the world as he again (and again) saves peach from being kidnapped by Boswer (Koopa). 

It was initially available for iOS users, which made me sad since my iPhone had some problems. Rather, I found a posting on the Play store to sign up for the Super Manio Run sign up for updates. I quickly signed up though I knew it will take some time for its official release.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Ford Tests Large Scale 3D Printing with Light-Weighting and Personalization in Mind

Ford Motor Company is exploring how large one-piece auto parts, like car spoilers, could be printed for prototyping and future production vehicles, as the first automaker to pilot the Stratasys Infinite Build 3D printer. 

Capable of printing car parts of practically any shape or length, the Stratasys Infinite Build system could be a breakthrough for vehicle manufacturing, providing a more efficient and affordable way to produce tooling, prototype parts, or components at low volumes, like Ford Performance vehicles, or for personalized car parts.

“With the Infinite Build technology, we are now able to print large tools, fixtures, and components, making us more nimble in design iterations,” said Ellen Lee, Ford technical leader for additive manufacturing research. “We’re excited to have early access to Stratasys’ new technology in order to help steer the development of large scale printing for automotive applications and requirements.” 

The new 3D print system is located at Ford’s Research and Innovation Center in Dearborn.

An emerging technology for manufacturing
As 3D printing becomes increasingly efficient and affordable, companies are employing this emerging technology for manufacturing applications in everything from aerospace, to education, to medicine. Wider adoption in 3D printing has been driven by recent technology advances, new areas of application and government support, according to Global Industry Analysts Inc. By 2020, the global market for 3D printing is expected to reach $9.6 billion, the organization reported.

In the future, 3D printing could have immense benefits for automotive production, including the ability to produce lighter-weight parts, which may help improve fuel efficiency. A 3D-printed spoiler, for instance, may weigh less than half of its metal-cast equivalent.  


Additionally, 3D printing is a more cost-efficient way to produce parts only needed at low volumes, like prototypes and specialized parts for racecars. Further, Ford also may use the technology to make larger printed tooling and fixtures as well as personalized components for customers. 

How it works

Specifications for the part are transferred from the computer-aided design program to the printer’s computer, which analyzes the design. Then, the device goes to work, printing one layer of material at a time – in this case, plastic – and then gradually stacking the layers into a finished 3D object. 

When the system detects that the raw material or supply material canister is empty, a robotic arm automatically replaces it with a full canister. This allows the printer to operate for hours or days while unattended.

Benefits of 3D printing

Though 3D printing isn’t yet fast enough for high-volume production manufacturing, it is a more cost-efficient way to produce parts only needed at low volumes, like prototypes and specialized parts for racecars. In addition, when not limited by the constraints of mass production processes, components can be designed to function more efficiently.

Using traditional methods, an engineer would create a computer model of the part and wait for months for prototype tooling to be produced. With 3D printing, Ford can print the same part in days at a significantly reduced cost. For example, a prototype for a new intake manifold could be produced over a couple of days as opposed to several months, at an order of magnitude lower cost.

Monday, February 27, 2017

The Predator on High Grounds

Global gaming PC brand takes centerstage at the country’s first fully branded gaming facility

Global gaming PC brand Predator continues to overpower the competition in the local gaming PC market with the opening today of High Grounds Café, the country’s first and only fully branded gaming café.

Operated by the country’s top gaming café brand TheNet.com (TNC), High Grounds Café will definitely capture the attention of both gaming enthusiasts and professionals alike. It is fully armed to the teeth with top-of-the-line and powerful Predator gaming PCs in a gaming environment that’s unlike any other in the country today.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Top five premium global brand Vivo to launch Stephen Curry-endorsed 20MP dual front camera V5 Plus

Basketball superstar Stephen Curry is the face of
Vivo’s newest flagship model, the Vivo V5 Plus.
With the ‘selfie’ phenomenon at its peak and its popularity growing unabated, smartphone manufacturers have been producing phones with camera-focused features that can create the selfie worthy of being called ‘perfect’.

In fact, Vivo, one of the top five premium global brands according to data from the International Data Corporation1 is set to launch a smartphone equipped with the most advanced selfie technology to date: the Vivo V5 Plus, to be officially unveiled in a consumer and media launch on January 21, Saturday at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium.

The Vivo V5 Plus is endorsed by basketball superstar Stephen Curry, who earlier said that he shares the same core values with the brand: energy, professionalism, and pleasure.

Monday, January 16, 2017

The New Four Elements Names Are Now Official!

Your periodic table of elements just got new names for the elements 113, 115, 117 and 118. This announcement was made by IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) which considered these proposals and recommends these for acceptance. A five-month public review is now set, expiring 8 November 2016, prior to the formal approval by the IUPAC Council.

We now welcome their new names as:
• Nihonium and symbol Nh, for the element 113,
• Moscovium and symbol Mc, for the element 115,
• Tennessine and symbol Ts, for the element 117, and
• Oganesson and symbol Og, for the element 118.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Huawei debuts new concept store design at SM San Lazaro

From L to R: Teddy Tang, Huawei Philippines Head of Retail; Kit Pablite and Gina Pablite of Power Premium Gadgets, and Andy Fang, Huawei Philippines Device Country Head

Smartphone giant, Huawei, introduced a new retail concept in its line-up of Experience Stores during a recent opening at SM City San Lazaro, Manila. The newly opened branch is the first in the city of Manila and the 44th in the country.

SI 3.0, the design blueprint of the Huawei SM San Lazaro store is guided by four traits aligned with its brand identity: simple, premium, warm, and comfortable. Relative to its predecessor, the SI 2.0, the new design is marked with wider spaces and lighter ventilation promising an enhanced and more welcoming customer experience.