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“Trolls” brought to life by bleeding-edge effects tools

The technology available for animated filmmaking is more sophisticated and photo-realistic than ever before.  In many features, for example, grass has never looked grassier and water never more… watery. But the “Trolls” filmmakers had a very different kind of vision in mind for these bleeding-edge visual effects tools.  They decided to create a world unlike any other experienced on film.   “We wanted to transport audiences to a handmade universe,” says director Mike Mitchell. From the creators of “Shrek” comes DreamWorks Animation’s “Trolls,” a smart, funny and irreverent comedy about the search for happiness, and just how far some will go to get it.  The film transports audiences to a colorful, wondrous world populated by the overly optimistic Trolls, who have a constant dance in their step and a song on their lips, …

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Torque Mobile launches EGO Series Boost Edition for wise spenders

Torque Mobile has announced the Torque EGO series Boost Edition, a breakthrough line-up of noteworthy devices that allows users to easily take their phone usage to the next level and truly embrace the age of the smartphone. “The long-term vision for the Torque EGO series is for it to be treated much like a person’s pride, identity, or self-esteem. Something that will always be around, being shaped by personal decisions and circumstance, and needing the occasional boost every once in a while,” said Chris Uyco, CEO and chief innovator at Torque Mobile. Torque is offering a full line-up of Boost Edition phones for its EGO series, with compelling upgrades to offer as a way of boosting what one may otherwise view as normal, typical, or acceptable. The EGO Series Boost Edition is all …

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LG announces pre-order promo for premium V20 smartphone

LG V20, the world’s first smartphone to run on the latest Android Nougat 7.0 and feature Hi-Fi Quad DAC Audio, will soon set foot in the Philippines with a pre-order promo preceding its arrival. Commended by tech pundits worldwide to produce the purest audio experience and pro-quality videos, the LG V20 paved its own course for multimedia brilliance with a combination of winning picture and sound features: Manual Video Mode, Steady Record 2.0 and HD Audio Recorder. Its collaboration with audio veteran B&O PLAY engineers a natural, balanced sound, while its camera features give users a lot to play with—from the front and rear wide-angle lens to the Auto Shot to the Hybrid Auto Focus. Users can cook up excellent photos and videos with LG’s latest high-end device, condensed in a …

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Vivo lights up your selfie with the Y55

Vivo introduces another companion for young Filipinos who love to express themselves with the . The Vivo Y55 promises to “light up your selfies” with its Smart Screen Flash and high-quality front-facing camera that elevates your selfie game. “Young Filipinos nowadays are not afraid of expressing their feelings and sharing it with their friends. We see how frequently they share stories online and offline, and they often use their smartphones to document their daily lives. With the Vivo Y55, we kept that behaviour in mind, and made sure that we deliver a device that not only keeps up with their multi-tasking demands, but also provides useful features that help them elevate their selfie experience,” said Hazel Bascon, Vivo Philippines Vice President. The Vivo Y55 features a 5.2-inch, 1280x720-pixel display on an ultra-slim …

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Promate technologies accessories that keep up with the Filipino’s passion for life

For one of the world’s most social media engaged communities1, Filipinos have willingly embraced the culture of technology, enthusiastically welcomed countless innovations on telecommunications, gaming & computing and undoubtedly made mobility & social engagement an integral part of their lifestyle. In the pursuit of all the things we are passionate about – whether with our jobs, relationships, hobbies – technology has helped us thrive in the most fast-paced, cutting-edge world we live in. With the world getting smarter, Promate Technologies,a multi-awarded Dubai-based digital lifestyle accessory brand, is bringing reinvisioned lifestyle technology products to the Philippines ranging from computer peripherals to mobile& car accessories. The company has received numerous design and product awards from IF Product Design Award (Germany), Good Design Award (Japan), Taiwan Excellence (Taiwan), Computex D&I Awards, just among a …

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Learn to develop mobile apps for free via TESDA-Smart

Aspiring technology geeks can now learn how to develop Android mobile applications at no cost, via an online course available on the website of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). The course, developed by mobile leader Smart Communications, can be found on e-tesda.gov.ph Enrolling is fast and simple. Users only need to create an account on the website, then type the code SWAD in the search bar. This will lead them to the course titled Smart Android Mobile Apps Development for Beginners. The course is comprised of 11 video modules, each running for 10 to 24 minutes. The lectures are delivered by a member of Smart’s IT team. Users can learn at their own pace. They can replay videos, and even pause a video and come back to it at a …

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Intense Luminosity

Exceeding expectations and technology, Epson has launched recently its EB-L25000U in Southeast Asia consisting of 25,000 Lumens of color brightness and white brightness to deliver spectacular image quality for outdoor and large venues. Siew Jin Kiat, Regional GM (Southeast Asia), Printers & Visual Instruments Division of Epson Southeast Asia is very optimistic with the Philippine market, even informing us that the Department of Education has recently purchased Epson projectors to be used in classrooms.  With the EB-L25000U, Mr. Siew said that Epson is targeting Events Organizers or Venue Operators in the Philippines who want to provide the “wow” factor to their clients. “The EB-L25000U is Epson’s highest Lumen projector.  It is ideal for rental and staging as well as permanent large venue installations,” he said projecting that there will be a healthy …

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When Starmobile has the sense to upgrade, at no cost

By Kathrina Ysabel Pineda Starmobile has joined the fingerprint scanner technology bandwagon - and that’s just one of the many impressive features of the new Starmobile UP Sense smartphone. The days of of remembering passcodes and passwords are long gone. Nothing can get more secure and personal than having your own fingerprint as a security feature for your phone. The fingerprint-sensor enabled UP Sense is the very first from Starmobile which means better security, and sense of privacy. UP Sense also showcases other impressive specifications. This means tougher security convenient for you, and exclusive access to your private files. Lock your phone with a single touch, too.. It can also serve as an extra button for various functions which the user can assign: like opening your messages or your camera. It can be used …

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Cuckoo Water Purifiers now available in local market

Helping every Filipino on their journey to better health and wellness is Cuckoo, the No. 1 smart home appliances brand in Korea. Cuckoo, which is a play on the word “cook” is selling over 25 million units worldwide. It was ranked No.1 in the NBCI (National Brand Competitiveness Index) nine years in a row by the Korean Productivity Center, and was awarded the Korea Prestige Brand Award in the Water Purifier category in 2014. Today, Cuckoo brings its award-winning kitchen, healthcare and home living technology to the delight of all homemakers in the Philippines. Recently, Cuckoo’s CEO Brian Koo came to the country to launch the trusted brand into the local market. Joining him as well were representatives of Cuckoo International: Cuckoo Malaysia CEO KC Hoe and team; Cuckoo Korea General Manager Micky …

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Sony’s picks newest Alpha Series celebrity endorser

Dedicated to capturing life’s best moments, leading camera and imaging solutions provider Sony Digital Imaging welcomes actress and singer Nadine Lustre as its newest brand ambassador for its popular Sony ILCE-5000L and Sony ILCE-5100L models. Like Nadine, photography enthusiasts who are looking for compact cameras with top-of-line features will be delighted with the Sony ILCE-5000L and Sony ILCE-5100L. With large sensors, interchangeable lenses, and manual controls, users will find themselves with gadgets that are travel-friendly and powerful at the same time. The Sony ILCE-5000L, which is among the lightest interchangeable-lens digital cameras today, is the perfect choice for people who prioritize mobility. The camera is now available in white and pink for enthusiasts looking to add more personality to their devices. Those looking to add a professional touch to their images can rely on …

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