Author Archives: Irwin Allen Rivera

02 08 2014 ... Yahoo! Philippines celebrated their fifth year in the country with a party at the Aracama restaurant, the Fort Strip, Fort Bonifacio Global City. The festive evening filled with karaoke, contests, raffles, and an open bar were meant for media reps who take on the goal of bringing relevant news and features to entire segments of the Philippine population. JM Balicano sings the second ballad of the night and in the pr...
02 07 2014 ... This may be the thinnest 15.6″ Windows 8 video/graphic and CAD-capable laptop you need – meet the Dell Precision M3800 The M3800 lets you edit video at a shoot, showcase CAD ideas to customers (wowing them with the full HD or QHD+ resolution), or render 3D animation and modeling there and then. It’s like an overlarge, dark, and serious 15 inch MacBook Air that can run graphic-intense software. If Sn...
02 06 2014 ... After introducing the world’s first ULTRA HD TV in August 2012, the world’s first CURVED OLED TV in April 2013, LG Electronics is now launching the world’s first OLED TV – the LG Gallery OLED TV (model 55EA8800). This 55 inch wonder is wall-mounted, like a prized painting in any home, and is now available locally. The TV is incredibly slim, slimmer than an Android phone we held up against it. ...
02 05 2014 ... If you have a second job, pull off double shifts, or work at night, or marathon MMORPG games till dawn, then chances are you’ve taken to energy drinks to keep your wits and muscles up and running. And sometimes a regular energy won’t cut it: you need a Monster. Jorwin Ong, Managing Director of Crystalite Distribution, Inc. Monster Energy Drink and its Philippine brand ambassador Ellen Adarna invite you to...
01 31 2014 ... Instead of or along with backing up your files to the cloud, why not invest in your own Personal Cloud? That’s what Western Digital’s new storage solutions offer, a cloud – read: huge storage – of your own. You can leave it on your desk, at work or at home, because, as long as you have Internet connection, you can securely access and share your files anytime. (Above:) Simon Whitford, Senior R...
01 21 2014 ... Sony just launched in the Philippines the PlayStation 4, heralded as the most powerful game console at the moment. In tandem with the PS Camera, users can now have an expanded gaming experience. The PS4 “basic” console plus controller package goes for SRP P24,999. The PS4 bundled with Killzone: Shadow Fall goes for an SRP of P26,899 while the PS4 with PS Camera is at SRP P26,999. Sony also showcased other...
01 03 2014 ... A key allure of the LG G2 (read our review here) is the Knock feature (double tap on the G2′s screen wake it up or put it to sleep) which is also touted by the LG G Pad 8.3 and the G Flex. LG G2 16GB on the left, 32GB on the right. Nova Launcher used.  According to Android Central, the Knock feature could be available on LG Optimus LII phones early this year (read our review of the Optimus LII phones here). A...
01 03 2014 ... If you’re looking for a budget 7 inch Android tablet, the ASUS MemoPad HD 7 should be on, if not on top of, your list. The HD7 is the upgrade to last year’s ASUS MemoPad which fared considerably well in our review – despite it’s not being a gaming tablet, its somewhat pixelated display, and the relative heft and thickness. The outdoor glare can be annoying, but as you can see above and below,...
12 26 2013 ... If you have potentially revenue-raking ideas but have trouble finding start up funds, here’s good news. You have until January 15, 2014 to send your innovative start up ideas to IdeaSapce, the biggest privately-backed technology incubator in the Philippines. Winners for 2014 will get initial support of more than $24,000.00 (P1 million) worth of funding, services and training under a rigorous six-month business ...
12 21 2013 ... According to ASUS, its most affordable full Windows 8.1 hybrid, the ASUS Transformer T100, is breaking sales records. Because of this, ASUS is bumping up the storage specs of the Transformer T100 – by adding a 500GB hdd into the keyboard dock. The ASUS Transformer Book T100 is a 10.1-inch ultraportable running an Intel Atom Z3740 processor with a detachable 1366 x 768 IPS display which doubles as a stand-alone ...
12 21 2013 ... Before you watch end-of the-year features on this year’s “definitive” events, Google is delivering their own, although in terms of what’s hot in Google search. “Paul Waker” trumps all categories of searches as the most searched phrase in 2013. In the Smartphone category, “Samsung Galaxy S4″ gets the top spot, followed by “iPhone 5s” and “Sony Xperia Z&...
12 20 2013 ... Think it’s going to rain? Now there’s an app for that. Meet RaincheckPH, the first locally produced mobile app promoting rain and hazards awareness in the country. Covering close to 70 cities around the country, and pulling data from the Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards), RaincheckPH can predict, with 95% accuracy, the probability o...