Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Have you heard about the Pocari Sweat Lunar Dream Project?

With the recent discovery made that water exists in the moon, Pocari Sweat is taking off for the lunar surface with Pocari Sweat in powder form. 

We will wait expectantly—from over 380,000 kilometers away—for the day when people touch down on the lunar surface and drink Pocari Sweat made with the moon's own water.

Pocari Sweat is launching the Lunar Dream Project in Summer 2016. The makers of the refreshing and healthy drink will create the Dream Ring as a key to open the capsule that will fly to the moon with your dreams. When you touch down on the moon someday, use your Dream Ring to open the capsule to reencounter your dreams from today. If will be such an out-of-this-world experience if you celebrated this by drinking the included Pocari Sweat powder by mixing it with the moon’s own water.

The goal of this project doesn’t end when the Dream Capsule lands on the moon. Rather, it will signal the beginning of a new space age and inspire children to dream of space. As part of its Lunar Dream Project, Pocari Sweat Philippines will invite 20 Class A Primary Schools (Elementary) from Metro Manila, Pampanga, Bulacan, Batangas and Laguna for the Moon/Solar System Exhibit Competition and School Caravan that will run from September – November 2015.

Friday, July 17, 2015

The New Portégé Z20t Detachable Ultrabook with Reversible Dock

Toshiba Singapore Pte Ltd announced recently a new 12.5” 2-in-1 detachable ultraportable with reversible dock to meet the needs of mobile enterprise users. The PORTÉGÉ Z20t is optimized for business users with a variety of productivity and security features plus the powerful new Intel® Core™ M processors, which support both content creation and consumption with ease. With an extra-long battery life of up to 17.4 hours1, lightweight magnesium chassis and sleek, thin design, the PORTÉGÉ Z20t is prepared for professional life – whether in or out of the office.

“The PORTÉGÉ Z20t represents a remarkable technological achievement and delivers everything a modern business professional may require in a full mobile computing experience,” said Ms Wong Wai Meng, Senior Manager of Product Strategy at Toshiba Singapore Pte Ltd, Mobile Computing Solutions & Devices Division. “Built for professional users, the PORTÉGÉ Z20t offers a slim-line and lightweight device whether it’s used in laptop or tablet mode in any scenario while still satisfying the security and IT management features that are crucial to any organisation in today’s complex business environment.”

Perfectly formed for ultra-flexibility
With an optimized form factor and wide range of features for flexible business use, the PORTÉGÉ Z20t is the ultimate companion for professionals. The integrated Wacom digitizer offers superb hand writing recognition so that users can take notes and draw diagrams quickly and clearly in meetings while it can be stored conveniently in a dedicated slot on the tablet to minimize the chances of losing it.

Designed as a laptop but equally impressive in tablet mode, the PORTÉGÉ Z20t features a reversible dock enabling the tablet to be stowed backwards allowing use as a presentation device to a larger group of people. When docked the tablet benefits from the longer battery life and extra connectivity options on the keyboard. For convenience and ease of use, the tablet can be detached using one hand via the simple attach mechanism.

The PORTÉGÉ Z20t also has a Full HD IPS touchscreen display enabling vibrant, clear detail with wide viewing angles in case multiple users want to view the content on screen. The display’s anti-glare feature is perfect for the business user by reducing reflections to allow for work under office lights or even outside. Functionality and productivity are further enhanced by the inclusion of a spill resistant backlit keyboard2 for working in dimly lit environments with an improved key design for easy and comfortable typing. Additionally the integrated Accupoint provides an alternative to the large ClickPad for increased accuracy.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Event: ACER PH at 2015 Taiwan Excellence Campaign

The second Taiwan Excellence campaign was officially launched in the country last July 2, 2015. The movement, which was hosted by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), featured 77 brands that are considered leaders in the ICT, Transportation & Leisure, Home & Living, and Healthcare industries.  

The campaign, which will run until December this year, aims to strengthen the presence of quality Taiwan-made products in the country. It also enforces the growing impact of the trade between the two countries. 

According to Philippine Ambassador of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Dr. Gary Song-Huuann LIN, the Philippines is one of the emerging economic powers in East Asia. The country serves as Taiwan’s 11th largest trading partner in the world thanks to the local consumers’ support to quality but reasonably priced products.

Among the participating partners in the campaign is tech giant and industry leader Acer Philippines. The Taiwan brand, which is known for its notebooks, has been a leading player in the local ICT industry ever since it came to the country in 2003. The company recently included smartphones to its product offerings last year to tap the ever growing demand in the mobile industry. 

Manuel Wong, Managing Director of Acer Philippines, expressed his gratefulness for being part of the campaign. “Each product included in the Taiwan Excellence movement went through a strict screening process so we are very proud to be part of the line-up. It is proof of how much the brand has grown in the country.” 

The Acer Aspire V Nitro 17 was one of the gadgets that took center stage during the product show. The notebook combines top of the line specifications and great design to offer a no compromise performance for both work and play.

Excellence defined
Though constantly growing, the notebook industry is a highly competitive one. When asked what sets them apart from competitors, Wong attributed it to their commitment to excellence. 

“It is all about your definition of excellence. For us, it is good price paired with superb quality.”
Acer Philippines is also enhancing their after sales service.   Early this year, the brand partnered with courier service 2Go to bring their customer service a notch higher. Smartphone and tablet users can now log online to file repair requests before sending the product to Acer through accredited 2Go branches. Once checked and repaired, Acer will send the gadget back to the customer using the same service. 

“Good after sales service is very important especially for a hardware company. Problems cannot entirely be avoided so the next step is to provide good product support,” Wong explained. 

Connecting people and technology
Technology is now a major part of society. For TAITRA, the quality and competitive pricing of Taiwan-made products can provide an outstanding lifestyle for the Philippine consumer. 

This is along the lines of Acer’s aim of making people’s lives better with technology. Ever since its inception, the brand has made it its goal to complement lifestyles by providing individuals with tools specially designed for their needs. 

Wong elaborated, “We are not only focused on product pushing. For Acer, we make it a point to study the needs of particular segments to provide products that can help users enjoy and enhance their lives.”
He summarized, “Being a partner of TAITRA is a big recognition for us because we share the same vision. We are determined to contribute to this affair by providing technology that can make an impact on people’s lives.”

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

A New Wave of Cooking

Innovations seems to be an everyday thing these days. A new technology can come in different shapes and sizes from the latest gadget to a new app or a multi-purpose tool to a efficient appliance.

World class brand Midea brings a new twist to your kitchen appliances! Its line of  induction , digital multi-cookers, induction cooker, electric kettles and microwave ovens is sure to make any homemaker’s life a lot easier without burning a hole in your pocket. Energy efficiency, solid performance and compact designs make these essential additions in any start-up household.

  1. Midea’s Digital Multi-Cookers are equipped with Thermal Circulation Technology, which ensures even heating in the cooking pot for perfectly cooked rice. In case you add too much water, its smart fuzzy logic control automatically adjusts the temperature and cooking time of rice. The honeycomb texture of the pot also allows it to retain heat efficiently, ensuring your rice is cooked evenly and thoroughly. Midea’s Multi-Cookers come in two models. One model can even double as a pressure cooker. With it, you can cook the toughest cuts of meat until they are tender in a short time. Midea’s Multi-Cooker/Pressure Cooker have a 10-Dimensional Protection System and self-locking lid with auto/manual release function that ensure safety during cooking.
  2. Midea’s Induction Cooker is a space-saving alternative to a gas range. Its slim design and sturdy construction make it a fitting addition to any kitchen. An induction cooker is more economical than gas range, and uses 37% less power than an electric stove. It cooks 40 percent quicker than an electric stove due to dual-coil technology that makes it heat up faster. It is safe to use around children because of its flameless heating and an auto shut-off feature.
  3. Midea’s Electric Kettle is one of the safest kettles in the market. It has a number of built-in features that make boiling water not only economical, but also safe. In just three minutes, Midea’s Electric Kettle can boil water. It also has lower power consumption than other electric kettles. Midea’s Electric Kettle comes with double wall technology that prevents its exterior from heating, as well as keeping boiled water warm for a longer time. With its patented UK Strix control that ensures against dry boiling and protection from overheating, you and your family are safe from electric shocks, injuries or fire. It also has integrated cord storage for safety and convenience. When not in use, you can easily wind the cord under the kettle to keep it away from accidents.
  4. Microwave oven cooking is one of the most nutritionally sound food preparations method because in retains more nutrients but the sad reality is studies show that the use of microwave ovens in the Philippines is very low. This is mainly because of the common misconception that a microwave oven uses up a lot of electricity but a Midea Microwave Oven uses power efficiently that you only spend P1 in electricity per three-minute cooking time. 

True to their commitment of enriching the different lifestyles of people, Midea lets you experience the same quality of innovative appliances but at a reasonable price. Indeed, live different, choose different.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

OPPO Neo 5: Elegance within Reach

Have you ever experience while strolling at a mall you'll be stopped by the sight of an elegant-looking, sexy and inviting beauty that you can easily rate with 5 stars? Then, you'll find out that you have enough money on hand to take her home that day... temptation?

Well, she has a name. Let me introduce you to OPPO Neo 5.

Oppo offers yet another budget high-end handset to its product line with the release of Oppo Neo 5 which features a 4.5-inch (480x854 pixel) screen, with a pixel density of 219ppi (in other words, awesomeness screen feel) plus an 8GB in-built storage and sports an 8MP camera.

This dual-SIM smartphone is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core processor and offers 1GB of RAM and runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system along with Color OS 2.0.1i UI. And did I already mentioned that it comes with an 8GB in-built storage capacity. You can also expand your on-board storage memory up to 32GB via microSD card.

The 8MP rear camera also comes with a Sony IMX179 BSI sensor and f/2.2 aperture (Might cause nosebleed to some but for those who knows lenses by hear, this will make their heart bleeds in a good way). Oppo Neo 5 also features a 2MP front-facing camera. You'll have a fun time with the Distance sensor, Light sensor, G-sensor and E-compass features that comes in this sleek unit.

OPPO says their software features some kind of “eye protection” system which filters out blue light to create a warmer, more soothing screen for added health benefits. ColorOS also has a variety of gestures like a 3-finger swipe for taking screen shots or others to wake up or quickly launch the camera.

This device feature the same thin, “double-layer” metallic body with a laminated back cover. Neo 5, sporting a MediaTek MT6582 processor, weighs around 135 grams, is fuelled with a 2000mAh battery.  Here’s a quick run through spec sheet of OPPO Neo 5:

    4.5-inch 854×480 resolution IPS display
    8MP camera f/2.2 (Pure Image 2.0+)
    8GB internal storage / 1GB RAM
    Micro SD card slot
    Dual SIM
    131.9mm x 65.5mm x 8mm and 135g
    Android 4.4.2 KitKat with ColorOS v2.0.1
    SRP Php 7990

Indeed, elegance is within reach with OPPO Neo 5.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Win cool gadgets from Goya

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It's officially Rainy season! 

Can you imagine yourself under the clouds that pours out six (6) units of MacBook Air, ten (10) units of iPhone 6, seventeen (17) units of iPad Mini and seventy (70) gift certificates worth P1000 from Mercury Drug Store? 

Do you want to know how to score one of these gadgets? Just join Goya’s Winning Celebrations Raffle Promo and be one those who choose to enjoy daily victories with Goya. Little achievements in our daily lives deserve a sweet reward. Indeed, nothing beats Goya chocolates as a treat to celebrate life’s simplest winning moments.

Promo lasts until July 15, 2015. Winners will be drawn on August 15 at Delfi Marketing Inc. offices in Metro Manila, Cebu and Davao. In case of a winner’s name being picked twice during the draw, the winner gets the prize with a higher value. All winners will be notified by registered mail, and prizes can be claimed at designated Delfi Marketing offices.

So whether it’s welcoming your child home from a day at school, completing a pile of to-dos at the office, or something as simple as finding a slot at a crowded parking lot, choose to celebrate little victories with Goya.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Are you ready for iPhone 7?

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For sure you have heard the latest buzz in the tech world. iPhone 7 is humored to be coming this September 2015!

Among the new features said to be included in iPhone 7 is Force Touch which will be able to detect even the smallest changes in your finger's pressure on the home key. It will comes with the new operating system iOS 9. This upgrade is free to compatible iPhone users and is said to help stretch out your battery life. Another add-on to to answer the outcry of Apple fans worldwide is the Low Power Mode that can help you survive a day without charging your iPhone.

Aside from a promising stunning new look of iPhone 7, it is also said to run a new processor that is smaller, faster and up to 35% more battery efficient than the iPhone before it. This processor, humored to be called as the A9, is said to be  produced by Samsung. So let's see if this tele-drama will unfold during the official announcement of the phone anytime soon.

Of course, let's talk about the camera which is said to allow users to focus it on the smallest details with the focus of an expensive DSLR camera. We heard it will be a jump from 8 megapixels to 12.

So, are you ready for iPhone 7?