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Philips BDM3490UC curved and elegant display for multi-tasking folks

Philips is a reliable name when it comes to offering LCD monitors so it comes to no surprise that it has something that may take viewing experience to the next level. Made for the people who place premium on vibrant displays, there is no denying that the Philips BDM3490UC ultrawide LCD display is one to seriously consider.   Out of the box impressions: Breathtaking externals Out of the box, the Philips BDM3490UC offers an elegant framework that should appeal to anyone. That includes a curved display shelled with an edge-to-edge glass plus narrow borders that account for its exquisite look. The Philips BDM3490UC rests on an equally elegant stand which can be titled and some integrated 7W speaker. While some criticize its placement, the whole thing does bring up a whole new concept of …

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Cruising the metro with the Transcend DrivePro 50

By Brian Joseph Patrick N. Yalung Dash cameras are one of the advanced devices that some have added to their vehicles, a new solution to capture photos and videos while cruising through roads. Transcend has offered a couple of them and now a new one has landed at the Manila Bulletin Tech Lab, the Transcend DrivePro 50. One thing worth noting is that Transcend has been on the aggressive as it tries to offer solutions in the image-capturing apart from carving a name for themselves in the mobile storage solution market. So far, they have been offering simple devices that satisfy its directive.  Portable and easy to use The Transcend DrivePro 50 is as small as they come, something you can easily position on your car’s windshield via the integrated suction mount. Though it …

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FujiFilm X-T2: Quality photos and videos made easier with ‘twists and turns’

DSLR cameras are still around though not as plenty like before. A reason for that is that the fad may have just died down thanks to the advanced cameras that mobile phones have been coming out with.  With that said, DSLR cameras have now been limited to the photography nuts though the FujiFilm X-T2 may just spur up some new interest before the year comes to a close. From the review unit that landed in the Manila Bulletin Tech Lab, this camera is certainly something to long for.  Dial and rotating settings For the ones familiar with DSLR, the right setting will need a lot of tweaking. Some cameras normally have that when through the various menu settings, something that may require good memory retention at times.  With the FujiFilm X-T2, you simply have …

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Kodak Photo Printer Mini delivers

Capturing precious moments on your mobile phone or digital cameras is lush, something that anyone can print when needed. Seeing however that we are in the digital age, no one can tell when the urgent need to have one on (photo) paper will come up. Kodak, an iconic time in the photography business, offers a portable solution in the Kodak Photo Printer Mini. The mobile printing solution can be easily slid into anyone’s pocket, thanks to its brilliant dimensions (7.93 x 15.63 x 2.46 cm) and lightweight at just 250 g. The Kodak Photo Printer Mini is a one-touch print solution that can connect wirelessly (Bluetooth or NFC) to any mobile device. Printing is done through the aid of a free app which is available for both iOS and Android devices. With this …

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Motorola Verve Rider covers all bases for productive, fashionable lifestyles

With wireless technology booming, many have turned to Bluetooth-capable devices to spice up their daily routines. This covers both serene and workout-crazy individuals that can spice up boring spells. Motorola Vervelife intends to enhance an individual’s every move and one product that should come in handy is the Moto Verve Rider. This is not just another Bluetooth-backed headset, but something that adapts a certain flare to ramp up daily activities.  Wireless headsets have been known to address the wire-related obstacles that people encounter either in workouts or when simply taking some time off. Among the things one should seriously consider in the Motorola VerveLife mix is the Moto Verve Rider. “Motorola VerveLife is designed for people who want to have it all, and are determined to get what  they  want.  We’re  moving  towards  …

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Staying fit just turned easy and light with the Samsung Gear Fit2 and Gear IconX

By Brian Joseph Patrick N. Yalung and Jonathan Kevin Castillo Samsung recently ramped up its wearable line with the unveiling of the Samsung Gear Fit 2 and the Gear IconX. The pair should come in handy for the health buffs, improved and handy solutions that can easily fit in with exercise routines. The age of staying fit has enjoyed the perks of technology. That includes keeping close track of their progress and aiding those activities with good old music. The Samsung Gear Fit 2 should easily appease that, armed with the features like GPS and a new coaching feature for better calorie-counting results.  The Perfect Fitness Companion The Samsung Gear Fit 2 will be the perfect companion to health buffs, promising to offer accurate analytics that will be critical towards health goals. This includes …

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OnePlus 3 is a flagship with all sails up and running!

By Brian Joseph Patrick N. Yalung   For any mobile user, the more specs and features would be a dream. But of course, that would mean a high price to pay. Thankfully there are some homogenized smartphones that can pack it all in and the OnePlus 3 is a testament to that. Aesthetically Pleasing The recently launched flagship is something any mobile user will immediately fall in love with. OnePlus has departed from the usual design and come up with a sleek full metal unibody (anodized aluminum) that shelves the previous plastic or glass finishes predecessors carry. Aesthetically, the OnePlus 3 is pretty light to the hand. It weighs only 158 grams and offers dimensions of 152.7 x 74.7 x 7.35 mm. Up front, it boasts of a 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD (1920x1080p pixel) display …

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Transcend takes body camera security monitoring to the next level

By Brian Joseph Patrick N. Yalung   In an age where surveillance cameras are rampant, there is one limitation most have which is stagnancy. Though they do have wide viewing angles, they are restricted to specific areas of scope. The Transcend DrivePro Body 52 Body Camera can break down those barriers with its flexibility and various features. Transcend offers a wide array of image and video capturing devices and this one goes as far as to actually stream things through the aid of security personnel. Sneaky and effective snapping The Transcend DrivePro Body 52 Body Camera is comprised of the main unit with a corded camera that can be attached to a person’s uniform without being noticed. The kicker is that it can capture 1920x1080p resolution videos of up to 30 fps on the go. …

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Sony Xperia XA Ultra: Phablet for quality video, selfie-yuppies

Sony has been known to offer wide-screen devices before and its latest phablet-like offering dares to impress yet again. The Sony Xperia XA Ultra is another heavyweight, a large-screened device that promises to deliver high-quality renders and revved up image resolutions. Taking the Sony Xperia XA Ultra display to the extreme First up is the 6-inch screen that is expected to immediately capture a person’s attention. With the edge-to-edge display panel, the Sony Xperia XA Ultra maximizes the color depth as traditionally done by the company. It starts off with the common 1920x1080 resolution at 367 ppi but the kicker is that the contrasts can be increased through the aid of Vivid Mode. For a phone that offers a big screen, those flexible adjustments are already impressive in itself. It goes further by leaving …

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Coaching icon Virgilio ‘Baby’ Dalupan passes away

Virgilio 'Baby' Dalupan, also known as "The Maestro" of Philippine basketball, passed away reportedly due to pneumonia. He was 92. Retired PBA legend Ricardo Brown posted the sad news Thursday morning, thanking his former coach when he was still with Great Taste. The post read: “A true iconic, Philippine Basketball legend like no other left us all last evening. You can rest in peace now, Coach. This photo is the last time I saw Coach Baby at his home in Manila. My last words to him were simple and real: "Thank you for everything you did for me. Love you always, Coach Baby. Take good care and God Bless." Coach Dalupan is one of the highly decorated coaches in the PBA, pocketing a total of 15 titles. He won 9 with the Crispa Redmanizers, …

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