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AQUOS gets a sharper edge with 4K, powered by Android

Sharp AQUOS 4K powered by Android TV (LC-65”/58”/50”UE630X) unleashes a new dimension in home entertainment. Sharp Philippines brings the legendary AQUOS picture quality to greater heights with the AQUOS 4K Powered by Android TV. It offers a great variety of content, apps and games to your TV, all with perfectly precise detail, thanks to the 4K Ultra HD resolution, which gives four times the resolution of Full HD. Stream movies and TV shows, listen to music, play games exclusive to Android and enjoy instant access to Netflix, YouTube, and more. The AQUOS 4K Powered by Android TV lets you access over 600 Android apps and games on television from the Google Play Store. Google Cast is built-in, which allows you to cast your favorite entertainment and apps from your Google Cast-enabled phone, …

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Starmobile powers Bilang Pilipino 2016

Philippine smart devices manufacturer Starmobile has partnered with Bilang Pilipino 2016, TV5’s data-driven, multi-platform election coverage conducted in partnership with the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), Social Weather Stations (SWS), Smart Communications Inc., and Voyager Innovations. As the official device partner, Starmobile provided PLAY Spark Android smartphones to power SWS’ real-time data-gathering efforts nationwide. Android is the official smartphone operating system of Internet giant Google. “Our role in Bilang Pilipino 2016 goes beyond just providing handsets,” said Starmobile Product Development Head Michael Chen. “We want to show Filipinos how our innovations can be used to make positive contributions to Philippine society,” he added. Since early January, SWS has began deploying the smartphones to respondents nationwide. The survey takers receive a daily SMS containing a link to a web-based platform created by Voyager …

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KINGMAX set to launch its ZEUS DDR4 gaming RAM during Taipei Game Show 2016

Taipei Game Show 2016, a major event for pros in the competitive gaming scene around the world, will soon be opening. Running from Jan. 29 through Feb. 2, the theme for this year’s show is “Game Connect”. Never a company to miss such an opportunity, KINGMAX will be unveiling our latest ZEUS DDR4 Gaming RAM with heatsink – the product will ensure that your PC gaming platform runs stable under extreme gaming conditions. KINGMAX will be launching the brand new ZEUS DDR 4 Gaming RAM with heatsink that delivers ultra-speed and unparalleled performance right around the Chinese New Year. Featuring an impressive array of features including overclocking, low CAS latency and low voltage to ensure stable operation, the ZEUS DDR 4 Gaming RAM also comes in a variety of value selections, ranging …

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ViewSonic introduces new 4000 lumen LightStream performance projectors

ViewSonic Corp., has recently announced new additions to its LightStream 7 projector series. The LightStream PJD7325 and PJD7525W 4000 lumen projectors are now shipping and feature enhanced color and sound technologies making them the new standard for corporate or educational environments. Ideal for settings where a combination of brightness, smart features and functionality are imperative, the ViewSonic LightStream PJD7325 and PJD7525W projectors deliver a perfect balance of color, light and front-of-screen performance. These two projectors are engineered with the company’s SuperColor technology which features a newly designed color wheel. Both provide best-in-class color accuracy in an intuitive, sleek, and user-friendly form factor. The 4000 lumens of brightness, in combination with SuperColor technology, ensure projected images are vivid and vibrant. The PJD7325 and PJD7525W are built with ViewSonic’s proprietary SonicExpert enhanced sound technology. …

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KINGMAX set to launch its ZEUS DDR4 gaming RAM during Taipei Game Show 2016

Taipei Game Show 2016, a major event for pros in the competitive gaming scene around the world, will soon be opening. Running from Jan. 29 through Feb. 2, the theme for this year’s show is “Game Connect”. Never a company to miss such an opportunity, KINGMAX will be unveiling our latest ZEUS DDR4 Gaming RAM with heatsink – the product will ensure that your PC gaming platform runs stable under extreme gaming conditions. KINGMAX will be launching the brand new ZEUS DDR 4 Gaming RAM with heatsink that delivers ultra-speed and unparalleled performance right around the Chinese New Year. Featuring an impressive array of features including overclocking, low CAS latency and low voltage to ensure stable operation, the ZEUS DDR 4 Gaming RAM also comes in a variety of value selections, ranging …

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Lumia 950 XL Dual SIM sails for Microsoft

Late last year, Microsoft released their new flagship smartphone, the Lumia 950 series, which comes in four (4) different configurations, namely, the Lumia 950, Lumia 950 Dual SIM, Lumia 950 XL and Lumia 950 XL Dual SIM. The Lumia 950s have 5.2” displays and Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 with 6-cores and running at 1.8GHz, while the larger XL series come with  5.7” display and faster Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 with 8-cores and running at 2GHz, a FM radio receiver, and a larger battery. All the phones are running the latest Windows 10, of course. I got my hands on the highest configuration model, the Lumia 950 XL Dual SIM, and the hardware specs are quite impressive: 20 megapixel rear-facing camera with 3-LED Natural Flash, a full HD 5 megapixel front-facing camera, with other …

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OPPO Philippines slashes Neo 5 price

Think OPPO Philippines is done with its surprises? You thought wrong. Three weeks after the OPPO R7 Lite’s price was slashed from P13,990 to P11,990, another popular OPPO phone is getting a markdown. The OPPO Neo 5, which was priced at P6,990, now costs only P5,990. The Neo 5 was one of OPPO Philippines’ “New Trio” that was launched in the Philippines last year. It sports a double-layer metallic frame structure for a more compact, thin, and seamless body. Compared to a normal, single-layer metallic structure, its thinner body encompasses a tough inner core and has better heat-dissipation capabilities. The OPPO Neo 5 features 8-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras, the functions of which are extended by OPPO’s Pure Image 2.0+ platform. Imaging features such as “double exposure,” “beautify,” and “expert mode” …

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Acer Predator 17 rolls like a real tank, shoots like missile launcher

Laptops or notebooks these days would usually come out as thin and portable as possible but there are exceptions. There are still a couple out there which come larger and thicker, normally a preference by old school folks and the avid gamers. Meanwhile, an actual unit of the Acer Predator 17 is now among our toys in the MB TechNews. The Acer Predator 17 plays along that niche but leans more on the gaming angle. At first glance, there is no question that this is one notebook that seems to pack quite a punch. Consider the specs of the Acer Predator 17: • 17.3-inch display that supports up to 4K  (1920x1080 resolution) • Intel Core i7-6700HQ • 32 GB of RAM •  Nvidia GTX 980M graphics chip •  512 GB PCIe solid state drive • 1 TB mechanical …

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Exporting to the world, Pinoy-owned electronics firm makes sure local expertise and practices sustainability are showcased

A Filipino-owned electronics company serving clients worldwide has shown that Filipinos possess enough expertise in science and technology and can export quality technological products and services, contributing to the growth of the country’s economy while practicing sustainability. With its Philippine factory situated at the Laguna Technopark in Biñan City, Laguna, the Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc. (IMI) focuses on “delivering innovative and flexible electronics manufacturing services (EMSs) and power semiconductor assembly and test services for diversified markets.” “That means providing manufacturing service, building products for different OEMs (original equipment manufacturers),” IMI Head of Philippine Operations Mario Bernardo Santos said. “So the services that we provide, the value that we provide to OEMs is that they can focus on their own product in terms of technology and design.” Each IMI factory has its own innovation group …

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Catch the action inside your vehicles

It’s a crazy, crazy world out there. Time and again, CCTVs have proven to have contributed in capturing on tape misdeeds: Criminal activities such as robberies, burglaries, and whatnot. These times we hear news about wild drivers that wreaks havoc in the streets of Manila. It’s never too safe to gear up for whatever that could happen. Transcend makes it a breeze with their DrivePro 520. It’s a video recorder designed for vehicles. This device can record up to 1080p Full HD Resolution videos. In times of unwanted scenarios, such as car accidents, you’ll have solid evidence that you’re clear. And you don’t even have to move a pinky to do it. The DrivePro 520 can be mounted on your car’s windshield either by using a suction mount or an adhesive mount, either …

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