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Experience the Predator at High Grounds Cafe

PC Gamers at the HIgh Grounds Cafe lauch

Now, everyone into PC gaming can experience the Predator at High Grounds Cafe, the first and only fully branded gaming facility in the Philippines. I had the chance to attend the launch, and all I can say is the place is awesome. There’s an area at the ground floor dedicated to gaming, and almost the entire 2nd floor has gaming desktops installed. Take note that these are not just your basic gaming desktops. These are the best gaming desktops courtesy of Predator, with 110 units of the Predator G1 (GTX 1080) and Predator G3 (GTX 1060) on hand for hours and hours of playing. These machines are paired with the 24-inch full HD Predator XB241H monitors that support NVIDIA G sync technology. The setup will definitely boost any gamer’s day with its no-tear and less-stutter performance for fast-paced games and fierce visuals. The Predator G1 features an ultra-powerful Intel Core™ ...

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iPhone Storage Problems Solved with Adam Elements

My iPhone 5S and the iKlips Duo+

At the 21st Philippine International Hotair Balloon Fiesta, I discovered Adam Elements which allowed me to take tons of photos without having to worry that I might ran out of storage space on my iPhone. I was able to use the iKlips Duo+, which is basically an on-the-go (OTG) iOS storage device. It allows easy transfer of photos and other files between devices. It’s an answered prayer! I love taking photos using my phone; we all do. But the challenge is that oftentimes, I have tons of files, apps, music and videos saved on my device. I’ve encountered issues where I can’t take a single photo because there’s no more space left on the phone. It’s frustrating when this happens, especially when I’m in the middle of an event coverage. Before going to the Hotair Balloon Fiesta last Thursday, I made sure that my phone has plenty of space for ...

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PC Gaming Product Line Lenovo Legion Launched 

Legion by Lenovo Launch

Technology company Lenovo recently launched its computer gaming product line Lenovo Legion at SM City North Edsa Cyberzone. Dubbed Legion by Lenovo, it was a two-day gaming convention which was participated by hardcore and casual gamers alike. They played League of Legends (LoL), one of the most popular Multiplayer Online Battle Arena games by Garena in Southeast Asia. During the event, the Lenovo Legion product line up was introduced – the Lenovo Legion Y520 and ldeapad Y910 laptops; and the ldeaCentre Y710 Cube desktop. The units were also on display at the activity center for all to see and even play with. Better Gaming with Lenovo Legion The Lenovo Legion Y520 is an entry-level gaming laptop that runs on the latest 7″1 generation Kaby Lake processors from Intel. It’s also fitted with the budget powerhouse NVlDlA GTX 1050/1050Ti graphics card which can display games in crisp 1080p or 1440p quality. I ...

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Google Philippines Office Unveiled

Ken Lingan and DTI Sec Ramon M Lopez at the Google Philippines Office Launch

It was such an awesome experience as the media was welcomed to the new Google Philippines office on Thursday, January 26. The invite has that top secret feel to it. There’s very little information and things seemed hush hush. The email also included an instruction and we’re asked to provide certain information. Supposedly, we can choose our preferred schedule. One in the morning, and the other at night. I opted for the early schedule but was bumped to the evening because the slot is already full as I was told. I willingly agreed, after all, this is a Google event. In all honesty, I was actually expecting the event to be YouTube related. When I attended the Christmas party last year, we were told to stay tuned for something exciting from the video-sharing platform. So I thought that was it. Well, I was totally wrong. But when those who attended ...

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Sing Your Heart Out with Sharp Active Multimedia System

Jam with Sharp Active Multimedia System

Filipinos love to sing. It’s no surprise that a Filipino invented the Karaoke Sing Along System in 1975. Although still existing today, it was eclipsed in popularity with the Videoke. As a matter of fact, there are numerous establishments in the metro offering just that, videoke! And now, you can sing your heart out with Sharp Active Multimedia System. It’s the ultimate Videoke machine! Videoke Anytime With the Sharp Active Multimedia System, or SAMM, you can now make the most out of your nights at home. No need to go out for videoke gimmicks and spend to enjoy time with family and friends. This is a very practical solution especially instead of spending huge sum of money. With 1,200 licensed songs to choose from, SAMM is your best companion any day of the week. You can sing your heart out every night if you want to. It’s even a great ...

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Why I want an OPPO F1s

OPPO F1s - Selfie Expert

I’ve heard a lot of good things about the OPPO F1s from blogger friends who attended the phone manufacturer’s events. Although satisfied with my current smartphones, I still can’t ignore the positive feedback. Curious to know what this new phone has that my 2 phones doesn’t, I checked out some reviews. Let me share with you why I want an OPPO F1s. Yep, the promise of 16MP front-facing camera is desirable, but I’m going beyond that. Don’t get me wrong. Of course, it’s great that OPPO F1s has a selfie cam with high megapixel count. But I’m not very much of a selfie guy. If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you may have noticed that there’s very few photos of me. When I’m looking for a smartphone I don’t just look at the camera. Of course, the 3GB RAM and octa-core 64-bit processor fitted in OPPO’s latest selfie ...

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Local Start-Up Quadrant Alpha Lead Business Software Innovations

For most of us, technology is tightly integrated into our lives today. Personally, most of my transactions are done online through my computer or smartphone. I do banking and pay bills through an online mobile banking app. Whenever I need to get a ride, I do my booking through one of those ride-sharing app. To help me get around unfamiliar places, I’d run a navigational app. Thanks to these business software innovations, I experience utmost convenience never experienced even 5 years before. As time goes by, we discover solutions that seek to enrich our lives. And as technology becomes accessible to everybody, we continue to experience innovative ideas. While there are established tech companies such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, et al., leading the way to computer software solutions, tech start-ups have mushroomed to beat these big guns and provide business software solutions that works. In the Philippines alone, tech start-ups ...

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