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Packing all the blood and gore in one mean, gaming machine!

Killing your enemies, whether humans or aliens, has never been this exciting. Hardcore gamers, or even those who love to shoot villains once in a while, would surely love the release of the new Acer Predator 17. MB TechNews to Acer: Thank you for trusting us with this mean, gaming machine. We promise to kill as many enemies as we can for a week, then you can ship it to another team for review. Now here’s the deal. The Acer Predator 17 arrived in our Techlab only before last week ended, giving us not enough time to beat the deadline with a comprehensive review. Fact is, we dare not write a hasty review of this machine. We want to do justice of its much publicized features by taking our sweet time banging away …

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Lenovo unveils pioneering Modular ThinkPad X1 tablet

Lenovo unveiled during CES 2016 its newly expanded and highly innovative X1 portfolio. Designed for forward thinkers, the series includes new additions such as the brilliantly adaptable ThinkPad X1 Tablet with its unique modular design; the immersive ThinkPad X1 Yoga with world’s first OLED display; and the award-winning ThinkPad X1 Carbon is even thinner and lighter, strengthening its superiority in the ultrabook market.  Furthermore, desktop users will be wowed by the stunning new ThinkCentre X1 all-in-one, the must-have design centerpiece for any office with outstanding performance to match. The modular design of the ThinkPad X1 Tablet offers something no other tablet can - adding functionality through simple clip-on optional modules: •             Need more battery? The Productivity Module increases use up to 15 hours total •             Ready to present? The Presenter Module includes a …

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Transcend DrivePro 520 car video recorder for dual lens recording

Transcend has recently announced the availability of the DrivePro 520 Car Video Recorder in the country. Featuring a dual lens camera with rear lens equipped with infrared LEDs for clear night view, drivers can clearly capture what happens on the road and inside the vehicle. Additionally, the DrivePro 520 also comes with a built-in GPS receiver and Wi-Fi connectivity, a large front lens F/1.8 aperture and 130° viewing angle, a built-in battery and a G-sensor emergency recording function, offering the optimum protection inside and outside of the vehicle. DrivePro 520’s front and rear lenses allow users to capture what happens on the road and inside their vehicle. The front lens integrates a large F/1.8 aperture, a 130° viewing angle and a Full HD imaging sensor for clear and smooth 1080p (30fps) …

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Bozz awardees lead SMEs

Spearheaded by Smart SME Nation, the search named five Filipino mavericks out to change the future of business using digital technology. The Bozz Awards aims to recognize outstanding digital entrepreneurs that have the capability to be the next global Filipino icons in business and technology. It also intends to highlight the crucial role of digital technology in supporting the growth and sustainability of small and medium businesses in the country, and eventually serve as the main drivers of the local economy. “Filipinos are known worldwide for their creativity and ingenuity. As more innovative digital technologies become available, we will definitely see an increase in the creative use of these technologies in promoting ideas, businesses, and advocacies. The Bozz Awards serves to highlight this creativity and recognize those who pave the way …

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A wearable that tests blood glucose without needles

Whenever I think of wearable technology these days, I don’t get quite as excited as I do thinking about smartphones. I guess it’s because wearable technology isn’t as versatile as actual smartphones and most of them are actually used with smartphones to do certain tasks. While smarthones are very versatile,that doesn’t mean wearables aren’t appealing. It just means they really have to find a strong niche to fill. One area where wearables are being applied quite heavily is Health and their future in that niche seems pretty promising. They have become quite handy tools for people who like to track data of their running sessions. With my recent blood pressure problems, it would be nice to have a wristband that could check my blood pressure and pulse rate whenever I need …

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LG Smart TV offers Netflix option in PH

In line with its global partnership with multinational Internet TV provider Netflix, technology leader LG Electronics announced that the on-demand streaming operation will already be available in the Philippines starting today. This rollout succeeds other established markets (the Americas, Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan). The expansion will bring an extensive library of high-quality content, including 4K HDR-mastered original TV series, to more markets in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. LG has been chosen as a primary global business partner of Netflix due to the superior picture quality and performance they lend to the Smart TV industry and the Netflix viewing experience alike. Among Netflix’s acclaimed original TV show series are Marvel’s Daredevil, Orange is the New Black and Sense8. The company also plans to provide global members with its …

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Starmobile intros Up Ultra with Super Pack

Starmobile recently launched the latest addition to its SUPER PACK lineup the Starmobile UP Ultra–a 5.5-inch Android smartphone with 4G LTE connectivity. Bundled with a free Smart Prepaid SIM, the UP Ultra is Starmobile’s most value-packed mid-range offering yet. “We’ve enjoyed great success from the original PLAY Neo SUPER PACK, this time the UP Ultra SUPER PACK caters to power users who want the best data connectivity via super fast 4G LTE,” said Starmobile Product Development Head Michael Chen. “What’s more, they have 6 months of free access to iFlix where they can watch their favorite TV shows and movies on the go,” he added. LTE or Long Term Evolution, is the fastest mobile data connection in the Philippines today. With speeds of up to 150Mbps, the service allows for seamless multimedia …

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Dog & Bone Wetsuit

The World’s first topless direct touch screen waterproof and drop proof smartphone case is now available in the Philippines. Dog&Bone Wetsuit, for iPhone 6S and iPhone 6,has a new slim triple layer of shock protection in its slimmest form and most touch-able design yet. Dog & Bone’s Wetsuit iPhone 6S/6 case is waterproof, shockproof, dirt proof and snow proof. Jump from activity to activity — from land to water — and stay confident all the while your smartphone is protected.   WHY WATERPROOF PROTECTION? Because sometimes you just don’t know where and when the next splash will come, waterproof smartphone cases just make good sense. Ever been caught out in the rain? Spilt your drink? Or made too much of a splash cooking?  You’re not alone! A study conducted by GoodMobilePhones.co.uk found 31 per cent …

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The hunt continues with the Old Hunters: Bloodborne DLC

It’s back to the mysteries of Yharnam with FromSoftware’s follow-up DLC to their critically-acclaimed 2015 game, Bloodborne. Bloodborne: The Old Hunters is not a tidbit DLC as it somewhat lengthens the original game, adding more questions rather than answers to the lore and giving the player a new line of tools to defeat beasts. Bloodborne: The Old Hunters begins after the player defeats a certain boss in the main storyline. Through the usage of a trinket found in the game’s base camp, the player is then transported into another dimension. This “Hunter’s Nightmare” stands as Old Hunter’s new stage, a place where hunters from the initial hunts are cursed to roam. But what secrets does it hold and why do hunters populate this grotesque world? The player is there to find …

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HyperX now official licensed headset for Xbox One

HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology, has announced an agreement with Microsoft to be an official licensed headset partner for Xbox One. HyperX CloudX Pro Gaming Headset will ship in late Q2 2016. When the HyperX Cloud Series launched in 2014, it was aimed squarely at PC gamers. HyperX CloudX is the company’s first foray into the gaming console market as it plugs directly into Xbox One controllers with a 3.5mm port. Based on the award-winning HyperX Cloud II design, HyperX CloudX brings a new level of audio performance to console gamers. It delivers every gunshot, explosion and dialogue in crystal-clear sound via large 53mm drivers. HyperX CloudX has convenient in-line volume controls and uses memory foam ear cushions as well as a soft leather-padded headband with custom stitching for enhanced comfort …

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