Sunday, September 24, 2023

New Acer Nitro V 15 Laptop Makes Gaming More Accessible


Acer unveiled today the Acer Nitro V 15 gaming laptop, combining 13th Gen Intel® Core processors[[i]], NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs[1], up to 32 GB of DDR5 RAM, and support for up to 2 TB PCIe M.2 SSDs[2] for smooth, worry-free gaming. Digital worlds seamlessly unfold when playing on the Acer Nitro V 15’s vibrant Full HD display with a lightning-fast refresh rate of up to 165 Hz and paired with DTS® X: Ultra’s pinpoint sound accuracy. Thanks to the 15-inch gaming laptop’s dual fan and exhaust system, the battle-ready internals are kept cool and let players dive deep into any gaming dimension without breaking a sweat.

Optimal Performance for Adrenaline-charged Gaming

The Acer Nitro V 15 is shipped with up to 13th Gen Intel® Core i7 processors[1], designed with the latest hybrid architecture to deliver premium gaming, creating, video editing, and multi-tasking, even when on the go. Equipped with up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPUs[1], gamers are treated to lifelike virtual scenes as the device’s GPU delivers power-efficient and AI-powered rendering capabilities with DLSS 3 and ray tracing.

The new Windows 11-based Acer Nitro V laptop gets a boost with the availability of up to 32 GB of DRR5 memory and support for up to 2 TB of M.2 PCIe solid-state storage[2], providing fast boot time and plenty of space for apps, files, and games. To ensure the Acer Nitro V 15 is optimized throughout long gaming sessions, the device houses a tandem of fans rotating in sync and a dual-intake cooling system that draws in air from the keyboard and bottom cover, then expels heat through various vents strategically located on its sides and rear.

Game More, Do More with No Limits

Gamers’ viewing senses are indulged on its 15.6-inch (16:9) FHD IPS screen with up to 165 Hz refresh rate, 3 ms overdrive response time, and 82% screen-to-body ratio. Users can also make the most of their gaming experiences with DTS:X Ultra’s immersive audio technology that features enhanced sound placement, acoustics, and fine-tuned sound modes to suit various game genres. To maximize the features when communicating outside the gaming realm, the Nitro V 15 is embedded with Acer’s AI-backed solutions including Acer Purified View and Acer Purified Voicetechnology for optimized video calls.

Users stay in control with the NitroSense utility app, allowing customization of game settings, and hardware performance conveniently at their fingertips. Connectivity-wise, players are given the edge with Wi-Fi 6 support and a full range of peripherals including an all-around Thunderbolt 4 port for charging, data transfer, and video display. The Acer Nitro V 15 also comes with one month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, providing access to hundreds of popular game titles to choose from.


Pricing and Availability

Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To learn more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office via

[[i]] Specifications may vary depending on model and/or region. All models subject to availability.


[2] Has support/slots for up to 1TB 1x PCIe NVMe Gen4 SSD and 1TB 1X PCIe NVMe Gen3 SSD

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Top 3 Reasons Why You Need to Get SafetyWing Insurance

In an increasingly interconnected world, travel and remote work have become more accessible than ever before. Whether you're a digital nomad, a globetrotting adventurer, or a remote worker, it's essential to prioritize your health and well-being while on the move. That's where SafetyWing Insurance comes into play. SafetyWing is a global travel medical insurance provider that offers comprehensive coverage tailored to the needs of modern travelers and remote workers. In this article, we'll explore the top three reasons why you should consider getting SafetyWing Insurance for your next journey.

1. Comprehensive Coverage Across Borders

One of the standout features of SafetyWing Insurance is its global coverage. Wherever your travels take you, SafetyWing has you covered. This means you can embark on your adventures with peace of mind, knowing that you have access to quality healthcare services worldwide. Whether you're trekking through the Amazon rainforest, exploring the bustling streets of Tokyo, or working remotely from a beach in Bali, SafetyWing ensures that you'll receive the care you need in case of illness or injury.

Moreover, it covers a wide range of medical expenses, including hospitalization, doctor's visits, emergency services, prescription medications, and even emergency dental care. Their coverage extends beyond traditional travel insurance, making it an ideal choice for long-term travelers and digital nomads who need continuous protection.

2. Flexibility and Affordability

SafetyWing Insurance is designed to be flexible and affordable, making it accessible to a broad range of travelers and remote workers. Unlike traditional insurance plans, SafetyWing operates on a subscription-based model, allowing you to pay monthly for the coverage you need. This flexibility means you can start and stop your coverage at any time without being locked into long-term contracts.

The affordability of this insurance is another key advantage. With plans that cost a fraction of what you'd pay for traditional health insurance in many countries, it's an excellent choice for budget-conscious travelers. SafetyWing understands the needs of freelancers and remote workers who value financial flexibility, and their pricing reflects this commitment to affordability.

3. Peace of Mind in Uncertain Times

The world is no stranger to unexpected events, such as natural disasters, political unrest, or health crises. SafetyWing Insurance includes coverage for travel disruptions and trip interruptions, giving you peace of mind during uncertain times. If your travel plans are disrupted due to unforeseen events, it can help cover additional expenses like accommodation and transportation changes, ensuring that you're not left stranded or out of pocket.

Moreover, SafetyWing has demonstrated its commitment to customer support and transparency throughout challenging periods, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. They have adapted their policies to accommodate the changing needs of travelers, offering extensions for policyholders who were unable to return home as planned. This dedication to customer satisfaction reinforces the trust that it has built within the travel community.

SafetyWing Insurance is a top choice for travelers and remote workers seeking comprehensive coverage, flexibility, affordability, and peace of mind while on the go. With its global reach, affordable pricing, and commitment to customer support, SafetyWing is well-equipped to meet the unique needs of today's modern adventurers. Don't leave home without the protection and peace of mind that SafetyWing Insurance can provide on your next journey.

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Digital remittances ensure well-being, equitable access for PWDs—WorldRemit


The socio-economic barriers faced by persons with disabilities (PWDs) often result in increased expenses compared to individuals without disabilities.


A 2022 report by UNICEF Philippines estimates that the cost of raising a child with disabilities is 40 to 80% higher than the cost for children without disabilities. This expense becomes especially challenging for households below the poverty line.


“For many Filipino families, remittances hold the key to a better future. As they’re guaranteed to increase the financial and social mobility of a household, they can also augment the additional costs that may come with caring for a family member with a disability or special needs,” said Earl Melivo, Head of Asia Pacific at WorldRemit.


For Leo*, an OFW for 15 years and a father of six, he does his best to work hard for each child. When caring for his eldest daughter who has a learning disability, he mentioned that most of his dedicated remittances goes into her healthcare.


Gumagastos din kami ng malaking halaga para habang lumalaki siya, lumalago din ang bahay, kayang ma-accommodate yung kanyang mga pangangailangan,” he also said.


(We also spend a large amount on necessary improvements at home so her needs are accommodated while they’re growing up.)


Health expenditures were identified as the main source of extra costs in PWD households, amounting to almost three times more than spending in other households. A study by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) found that PWD households spend an average of P15,225.66 yearly on healthcare alone.


Other common costs went to education and transportation if the child was enrolled in school. However, in the Philippines where social services and policies for PWDs are severely limited, families like Leo’s may incur even more expenses.


As a result, he makes it a point to constantly send money home for his daughter’s medication, among other expenses. “Dahil medyo mahirap lang kami, hindi na namin siya naparehistro as PWD. Wala kaming benefits na nakukuha. Dito sa probinsya, wala namang budget sa mga ganyan ang LGU namin,” he said.


(We are not well off, so we haven’t had the chance to register her as a PWD. We don’t get any benefits, especially in the province where the local government doesn’t have a fund for PWDs.)


With all the challenges that come with caring for a PWD, Leo values his bond with his family the most. Besides constantly communicating with his wife as they raise their family together, he looks forward to spending time and talking personally with his daughter when he is home.


“Kailangan lang ng kaunting pasensya at maraming pagmamahal (They just need a bit of patience and lots of love),” he said.


Leo also reminded fellow OFW parents of how important their efforts and sacrifices are to their family, and that their PWD children experience better lives because of them.


WorldRemit advocates for financial inclusion to help champion more PWDs and their families.


"We believe that every individual, regardless of their abilities, deserves equal opportunities in life. This starts with more equitable access to essential resources. Since you don’t need to go far and visit physical stores for digital remittances, it’s one of many ways we can innovate our platforms to be more inclusive of PWDs,” Melivo said.


An inclusive society requires a collective effort. WorldRemit continues to stand with PWDs by providing a reliable and accessible way for OFWs to support their loved ones with special needs.


*Name has been changed for confidentiality.


Get Big Discounts On DOOGEE’s T Series Tablets For 9.9


Tablets are important for school and work. Laptops are good but tablets are more portable and lighter so they’re perfect for going out and traveling. Definitely students and work professionals have something to look forward to since Europe-registered tech brand DOOGEE has special offers on its T series tablets from September 9 to 13!


For multi-tasking on the go


The DOOGEE T30 Pro, which has a huge 11-inch 2.5K display with Hi-Res Quad Speakers, has a dual layer finish that combines form and function. It also has a frosted surface for a more secure grip. For 9.9, get the T30 Pro with a FREE Folio Case, Bluetooth Keyboard and Bluetooth mouse for only Php13,499 (SRP:Php16,599).


The T30 Pro's innovative multi-window feature revolutionizes the way we multitask, making it a game-changer for productivity and entertainment enthusiasts alike. With the ability to split the screen into multiple windows. Whether you're working on a project, responding to emails, or browsing the web, you can effortlessly keep multiple apps or documents open side by side.


What sets this T30 Pro apart is its capability to let you enjoy your favorite shows or videos from the Internet while staying focused on your work. This dual-screen functionality means you can catch up on the latest episodes or sports events without sacrificing productivity.


The T30 Pro is a premium tablet, at 10” in height (254mm) x 6.5” in width (165mm), is powered with a MediaTek Helio G99 quad core processor paired with up to 15GB of RAM and 256GB of storage expandable up to 1TB. The T30 Pro is also perfect for gamers who want an HD video gaming experience and Widevine L1 support. Widevine L1 is the highest degree of DRM protection achievable in a media device, the best resolution possible from streaming services. It has a screen resolution of 2560 x 1600 with 350nits of peak brightness, 374ppi, and 16 million colors in the spectrum. The T30 Pro comes in Space Gray and Ice Blue.


The T30 Pro comes with 256GB of internal storage, which can be easily expanded to as much as 2TB via microSD. It also has dual SIM capability. In terms of connectivity, there are different satellite positioning options, including GPS, GALILEO, BeiDo, and GLONASS.  Wireless specs include 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, and hotspot. Charging and communication are via a USB-C port. Battery life is great with a 8580mAh battery.


The main camera is a Sony 20MP lens supported by a depth camera  along with an LED flash.  There is also an 8MP front camera great for video calls.


For work and play


The T10 offers the ultimate entertainment experience with a 10.1″ FHD + Fullview Display, TUV Rheinland Certification, 8300mAh Battery, Up to 15GB of RAM, 128GB of Storage (expandable to 1TB) and Widevine L1 Support. The T10 is built with an aviation-grade aluminum unibody and is only 7.5mm in thickness. For 9.9, it is available for only Php8,399 (with FREE Folio Case and Bluetooth Keyboard) from the SRP of Php9,499. The T10 is available in Space Gray, and Neptune Blue.


The T10 has Unisoc T616 octa-core processor handles performance with a base memory configuration of 128GB + 8GB RAM and can reach up to 15GB with 7GB of virtual RAM and an 8300mAh battery. There is a dual 4G SIM card slot with micro SD, an USB-C charging port, and two speakers.


For students and young professionals


The T10s, which has a 10.1″ FHD display and a 8.4mm ultra-thin metal body, is available for Php7,399 from the SRP of Php8,499 (FREE Bluetooth Keyboard).


The DOOGEE T10s has a sizable 10.1-inch IPS display, which offers FHD+ resolution (1200 x 1920 pixels). This screen ensures clear visuals and thus, the T10s is best for watching videos, browsing the web, and other multimedia tasks.


The tablet is powered by the Unisoc Tiger T606 processor paired with the Mali-G57 GPU for a seamless performance.


Get DOOGEE’s premium tablets for work and play so your life is easier and more enjoyable!


For more information, follow DOOGEE Philippines on their Facebook, Instagram, and Tiktok accounts (@doogeeph). You may also check them out at Lazada (  and Tiktok shop (@doogeeph).

Saturday, September 2, 2023

World-class Filipino Talents to judge Your Song of Excellence Season 3!

 “YOUR SONG OF EXCELLENCE,” organized by Taiwan Excellence and co-presented by Aromase, Derma Angel, and Johnson Fitness Philippines, is back on its third season this year, and promises to be even bigger, bolder and grander than ever, with celebrity judges Yeng Constantino, Ice Seguerra, Arthur Nery and Paulo Zarate. Watch the official music video:

On its Season 3, the Contest is not just about singing, but songwriting is introduced. A great occasion to showcase true Filipino musical talent and ingenuity, where cash and product prizes await the winners.

Given the difficult task of judging this premier singing and songwriting competition are come-backing judges such as singer-composer and pop-rock royalty Yeng Constantino, music producer and songwriter Paulo Zarate from Season 2. Completing this year’s roster of judges are singer-songwriter, actor and director Ice Seguerra, and singer-songwriter and music heartthrob Arthur Nery, who are expected to give their own take on the display of singing prowess and songwriting acumen of this year’s contestants. Hosting “Your Song of Excellence” Season 3 is none other Nicole Laurel Asensio, a singer-songwriter whose also top-notch theater actress.

If you are a Filipino citizen, male or female, aged 18 years old and above, and have big dreams of making a name in the Philippine entertainment industry, then join “Your Song of Excellence” Season 3 singing and songwriting competition.

Joining is easy. Just head on to the “Your Song of Excellence” Season 3 audition link ( and register your personal information details.

As “Your Song of Excellence” Season 3 includes songwriting, it will be a more exciting journey for the aspirants. For the songwriting category, just upload an audio-video file of the original audition song with lyrics following the same file name format - JuanDelaCruz_Audition.mp3. Those auditioning for the singing competition have to choose from any of the six (6) Taiwan Excellence Registered Songs, which can be found at Once a song is chosen, simply upload an Audition Video following this file name format - JuanDelaCruz_Audition.mp4.

Deadline for submission of audition entries is on September 15, 2023.

“Your Song of Excellence” Season 3 is supported by major brand partners, Acer Philippines, Annie’s Way, ASUS Philippines, FECA, iBle, MSI, PC Express, Tatung, Predator Gaming and Republic of Gamers.

So, what are you waiting for? This is your chance to be on the spotlight in the world of Filipino musical artists of the new generation. Join “Your Song of Excellence” Season 3 singing and songwriting contest. It will certainly be a life-changing moment.