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Predator League 2019 kicks off with Alodia as new face

Predator Gaming has geared up for Asia Pacific Predator League 2019, the region’s biggest world-class gaming tournament, as it officially launched last October at One Esplanade in Pasay City. This milestone event coincides with the reveal of celebrity gamer-slash-cosplay sensation Alodia Gosiengfiao as the newest Predator Gaming Ambassador. Now on its second year, the Asia Pacific Predator League is the most anticipated eSports competition. Since its inception and maiden run in 2018, the Gaming Tournament has expanded to include participants from a total of 16 countries: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam – more than double that of last year’s total participants. This year, Asia Pacific Predator League draws battle lines for two of the biggest and hottest gaming titles: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and DOTA 2. Vying for a total prize pool of up to USD 400,0

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Sharp is major sponsor of LED televisions at ESGS 2018

One of the biggest gaming events in the Philippines, Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) took place at SMX Manila from October 26 to 28, 2018. The three-day event served as a huge gathering of gamers before the end of the year. Sharp Philippines Corporation (SPC) took part in ESGS 2018 as one of the official exhibitors, together with other well-known brands. As a major sponsor, SPC provided all the LED TVs during the gaming convention. Featuring the latest HDR standards, Sharp's AQUOS 4K and 8K series televisions offered topnotch gaming experience. Coupled with high luminance technology, gamers and attendees got a chance to witness and experience consistently life-like contrast while gaming with Sharp AQUOS televisions. SPC has been known to offer best-quality products to Filipino consumers through the years. From televisions to washing machines and other home appliances, the company certainly made a spot in every Filipino household. In addition, SPC continues to broaden its h

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Nokia smartphones among the first to get Android 9 Pie

HMD Global has announced that Android 9 is available for the Nokia 6.1 Plus via Nokia phones beta labs starting this month. This follows the Nokia 7 Plus, which was the first smartphone running on Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 to globally roll out the Android 9 Pie late September. HMD Global Chief Product Marketing Officer Juho Sarvikas said: “To further solidify our leadership and commitment to Android One and fast platform updates for our fans, we are happy to announce that the Nokia 6.1 Plus is the first smartphone globally to offer Android Pie on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Mobile Platform via our Nokia phones beta labs." "This is our first beta version of Android 9 for the Nokia 6.1 Plus early adopters. Over the coming weeks, we will be working together with our fast-growing community of beta testers to ensure uncompromised quality ahead of general release. We welcome all feedback from our fans and thank them for their enthusiasm and passion in testing early versions of the most up-to

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Acer Nitro 5 with Intel Optane now available in PH

Acer Philippines today unveiled its latest addition to the Nitro 5 gaming series: the Intel Optane-powered Nitro 5. Lauded for its refined styling and outstanding performance for casual gamers, the Nitro 5 is the first device to receive a speed boost from the Intel Optane Technology. Three Nitro 5 Intel Optane-powered models were launched in the country. Housed in a sleek black and red body, the Nitro 5 offers crushing audio thanks to the marriage of Acer’s TrueHarmony and Dolby Audio Premium, an intense high definition IPS display, a strategically placed 802.11 ac wireless antenna and 2×2 MIMO, and a plethora of ports to connect to almost any secondary device. “Nitro 5 is all about providing a high quality gaming experience for the casual gamer, but casual gaming doesn’t mean inferior features,” shares Sue Ong-Lim, Sales and Marketing Director of Acer Philippines. “In fact, with Intel Optane technology, the Nitro 5 is sure to immerse its user into an intensely satisfying gaming expe

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Honor adds 8X to midrange line, opens PH's 1st brand shop

Honor revealed its latest addition to its X-series lineup, the 8X, packed with all of the hallmarks of a premium device: a 6.5-inch FullView display with a 1080 x 2340 resolution, a 91% screen-to-body ratio, a 20MP + 2MP dual camera combo on the rear and a 16MP camera within the notch, 4+128GB storage and expandable to 400GB, and a 2.5D double texture aurora glass body. The Honor 8X is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 710 chipset that allows it to have similar AI features we’ve seen in their last flagship stunner, the Honor 10. The Honor 8X is available nationwide starting October 13, 2018 for PhP 12,990. In a short few years, Honor is impressively emerging as one of the fastest-growing brands globally. As evidence, Honor opened its very first authorized brand shop in the Philippines at SM North Edsa on October 13, 2018. Key to the brand’s growth has been its sharp focus on providing consumer value and innovation, and the 8X is a pivotal smartphone in the series with its cutting-edge te

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OPPO's VOOC feature on Find X and F9 explained

Imagine what you can do with your smartphone if you can save 31 days in a year without the hassle of wall-charging with cables or carrying a power bank. In that time, you can not only make many important calls, but also focus on your passion, work, and day-to-day activities related to your device. A low-battery notification is the last thing that a busy, multi-tasking individual needs, especially during crunch time. When a smartphone’s battery power gets dangerously low, you know that high-performance tasks like calls, listening to music, watching videos, playing games, or using mobile data are no-no’s until you plug the device in to a wall socket or a power bank. However, access to a power source isn’t a guarantee that you can immediately jump back to the activities interrupted by a low-battery notification—more often than not, smartphones require around an hour to bring the user back to normal operations. With a fast-paced lifestyle, waiting around for your device to stock enough

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ASUS brings new ZenBook and VivoBook laptops to PH

ASUS Philippines recently unveiled its latest ZenBook, ZenBook Pro, and VivoBook S premium ultraportable laptop series, all powered by Intel's 8th Generation Core processors. Embodying ASUS’s In Search of Incredible brand spirit, the ZenBook and VivoBook series are unified under the headline theme Unleash Your Creative Power. The new products that were brought to the country include the ZenBook 13 (UX333), ZenBook 14 (UX433), and the ZenBook 15 (UX533) — the world's most compact 13.3-inch, 14-inch, and 15.6-inch laptops, respectively. The ZenBook Pro 15 professional laptop is now joined by the new ZenBook Pro 14 (UX480), with both models incorporating the revolutionary ASUS ScreenPad updated with exciting new features and functions. ASUS also revealed the latest version of the ZenBook S (UX391FA), which now has an amazing battery life of up to 20 hours, and the VivoBook S15 (S530), a collection of colorful and stylish lightweight laptops. ASUS ZenBook 13/14/15: The world's most compa

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Epson unveils new printers and projectors in PH

Epson Philippines recently unveiled its latest innovations to its trade partners and the media at this year’s Grand Launch: Innovations that Dominate which was held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in BGC, Taguig City. The introduction of the new models of Epson’s business laser projectors, SureColor T-series of technical printers, as well as EcoTank printers, the new brand name for Epson Ink Tank printers, marks the company’s full force commitment into penetrating the corporate market while maintaining its consumer base presence. “As a tech company, we are dedicated to delivering the precision and performance that companies need to achieve their business goals. The launch of our new inkjet printers and projectors is our way of strengthening our efforts to further enable our customers in exceeding their vision,” said Christopher Sanchez, Sales Director, Epson Philippines. Business Laser Projectors Starting from the new business laser projectors, the EB-L510U, EB-L610U, and the EB-L610W del

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Vivo V11, V11i smartphone make landfall in PH

Bolstering its portfolio of AI-powered offerings under the V series, Chinese smartphone giant Vivo officially brought to the Philippines the Vivo V11 and the V11i. The arrival of Vivo's latest handsets was welcomed locally with a star-studded event held at the Shangri-La at The Fort in Bonifacio Global City. "Innovating with consumers in mind is our priority. We are excited to introduce the AI-powered V11 to create a more intuitive and personal mobile experience for our users," said Annie Lim, Vice President for PR Strategy and Partnerships. "With that in mind, we have made the perfect shot much easier to take with our AI Camera, added smarter AI services, and introduced our industry-leading In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology to the V series for the first time. We will strive to bring trend-setting innovations and the best experience to more consumers around the world," Lim added. Clad in an elegant shell available in Nebula and Starry Night variants, the Vivo V11's most cons

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ASUS ZenBeam E1: Multiple Features, Multiple Benefits

Introduction Pocketable and portable projectors are not a new thing for Taiwanese technology giant ASUS. Back in 2012, I got a chance to write about the ASUS P1 LED, the company's first foray into projectors. Fast forward to the present, the folks at ASUS Philippines sent me the ZenBeam E1. Let's have a closer look into it and see if ASUS's latest product is a reflection of the improvements that the company has been introducing to its pico projector line over the past six years. Features Seeing the P1 LED for the very first time, one could easily tell that it is a mini projector, and that is because of its conspicuous rotating lens. However, the case of the ZenBeam E1 is quite different. Minus the packaging and its accessories, one might say that it is a portable power bank. Its similarity to one of ASUS's ZenPower power bank models is obvious. In actuality, the ZenBeam E1 doubles as a power bank. The 6000mAh battery module within is not only meant to power the projector itself (for

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