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Solane revamps website

Isla LPG Corporation, the LPG solutions company carrying the brand Solane, is welcoming positive change as it recently showcased a newly revamped website along with the launch of the “Dapat Lang” advocacy campaign highlighting family and positive Filipino values. Drawing inspiration from the popular Filipino expression, which in English means, “as it should be…Rightfully so,” the campaign spurred Solane to reconstruct its website to allow user convenience and easy access of information. According to Solane marketing manager Valeri B. Villano, “The new homepage will show Solane’s brand values, which are good product quality, commitment to safety, excellent service, and company integrity. Our aim is to have our campaign advocacy reflect in every feature of our website.” The website includes an About Us page where it will share everything about the company, ISLA LPG …

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The Devant habit

Have we really become slaves to technology? Well, it depends how you see it. Although one can’t deny the addicting appeal of having and doing everything at a touch of a finger, there’s also the side of technology that offers us such amazing convenience. Technology offers everything — an avenue to shop without leaving the house, ways to share memories with loved ones living far away, easy communication, and the availability of information wherever you are. It is this convenience that Devant, aims to tap and promote by delving deep into what matters most — one’s family. Driven by the tagline “Changing lives in a big way,” Devant hopes to instill the importance of strengthening personal ties by simply enjoying a simple habit — watching TV. 7:30PM TV G2G Through the project 7:30 PM …

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The father of PHP

I was so fortunate to have a chat with the Father of PHP (the programming/scripting language, not Philippine Peso) Rasmus Lerdorf last Thursday in Makati City during the PHP Conference Philippines 2016. The Greenlandic-Danish programmer is in Manila for the conference, where he was the keynote speaker. I asked him to tell the story of how he created PHP and as a fanboy, myself hearing it straight from Rasmus is the best thing one would wish. According to him, “I needed a tool for myself. I didn’t set out to create for anybody else. Just solving the web problem and the tools at that time was 1993 or so; I didn’t like any of them out there. I had written a whole bunch of CGI programs in C (programming language) and …

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Kingston releases IronKey D300 and IronKey D300 Managed Encrypted USB flash drives

Kingston, has recently announced the release of IronKey D300 and IronKey D300 Managed encrypted USB Flash drives. Both drives deploy an advanced level of encryption that builds on the features that have made IronKey such a well-respected name when it comes to safeguarding sensitive information. IronKey D300 is FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified, with 256-bit AES hardware encryption in XTS mode. The drive’s exterior is made with a zinc casing and waterproof to 4 feet while the interior components are encased in a tamper-evident epoxy seal for physical security. IronKey D300 employs digitally signed firmware, making it immune to the BadUSB malware, and it enforces complex password protocol with minimum characteristics to prevent unauthorized access. Encryption and decryption is done on the drive with no trace left on the host system …

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Get in the game, reinvent domination with Omen by HP

In the gaming realm, a player’s skill is only as good as his weapon of choice. As a result, dominating the game lies on balancing a console’s design features and functional engineering. Enter the newest line of gaming machines – OMEN by HP. By combining both factors, OMEN by HP creates an equal battleground for all types of gamers — one where mainstream players can gear up for glory and hardcore gamers can reinvent domination. “The arrival of OMEN by HP brings with it a new order to the gaming world,” said Kris Seville, PC Business Unit Manager. “With its game-changing features—progressive and powerful hardware supplemented by cutting-edge design— OMEN allows gamers of all ranks to enjoy rising up to the challenge, anytime, anywhere.” As HP’s latest gaming console, OMEN by HP is …

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Make way for CD-R King LED light tube

Years after fluorescent was discovered, it was found that fluorescent gives off a small amount of ultraviolet light and that 8 hours of exposure under a fluorescent light is already equivalent to an hour of sun exposure. Further studies also associate conditions like migraine, stress, mood swings and eye strain to prolonged exposure to florescent light. Environment issues on fluorescent is also a great concern. Fluorescent contains a small amount of mercury. Careless disposal can affect the ecological system. These studies has prompted most household to switching into CFL during the last few decades which was considered less harmful but still contains fluorescent, thus mercury is still present. The invention of LED has saved us from the long term use of fluorescent. Nowadays, you will rarely see a household which still uses fluorescent light. Luminosity …

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Western Digital ships more than 10 million helium-filled HDDS

Helping the world harness the power of data, Western Digital Corporation (“Western Digital) has recently announced that it has shipped more than 10 million helium-filled hard disk drives (HDDs) since the company first introduced the HelioSeal platform four years ago. First shipped in 2013, Western Digital’s HelioSeal platform has consistently pushed the envelope in terms of capacity and total cost of ownership (TCO) benefits, becoming the highest density HDDs, best suited for massive scale-out workloads. “Extreme capacity hard drives are increasingly a key value enabler for enterprise applications and Western Digital continues to be a technology and time-to-market leader in terms of delivering capacity-optimized enterprise HDDs,” said John Chen, vice president, TRENDFOCUS. “As cloud and traditional enterprise customers continue to develop applications that make use of all of their accessible data, …

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PHL-wide free Wi-Fi to boost local education, e-learning

The Philippine government’s initiative to install free broadband access in schools will advance the state of education in the country, mainly in the areas of e-learning and mobile education (m-education). This was disclosed by educational technology company Quipper, which noted that the Duterte administration’s proposal to provide complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity in schools through the Department of Information and Communications Technology’s “Free Internet Connectivity in Public Places” project will benefit students, faculty members, and other school personnel.  “It is a welcome development for our local education sector that the government is pushing to have the whole country connected to the Internet. We strongly believe that this will positively impact schools across the archipelago by enhancing teaching methods and student engagement through innovative means of learning,” said Yuki Naotori, Country Manager of Quipper. …

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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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Brother launches ADS-2400N Network Scanner

Brother International Philippines, Corp. has recently launched the new ADS-2400N Desktop Scanner with Gigabit Ethernet Networking as a remarkable addition to its state-of-the-art line of document scanners. The Brother ADS-2400N offers true network scanning, without having to log on to a central PC or install software at multiple location points. The ADS-2400N supports TWAIN and ISIS drivers for software integration and image processing, and incorporates Hi-Speed USB 2.0 for super fast processing. The desktop scanner model scans to email, File, Image, Network, OCR (optical character recognition) software, SharePoint, USB Host and FTP (file transfer protocol) or SFTP (secure file transfer protocol). Built for professional business usage, Brother ADS-2400N boasts of scan speeds of up to 60ipm (30ppm) and a large 50 sheet capacity document feeder capable of scanning 27 to 413gsm paper …

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