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October 13, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 now on Abenson for Php37k

With the local launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 just around the corner, Abenson has now listed the said smartphone on their webpage selling for almost Php37k.

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October 13, 2014

French bank allows Money Transfer via Tweet

Groupe BPCE, France’s second largest banking institution, will start to roll out money transfers for its customers via a Twitter. Customers will be able to send money with a single tweet sometime this week as part of a trial run.

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October 13, 2014

Samsung intros WiFi 802.11ad 60GHz at 4.6Gbps

There are currently two WiFi bands being used by most routers and devices, the 2.4GHz UHF and 5GHz SHF radio waves. Both are widely used and has become the standard. Samsung has developed a new band, the 60GHz, that allows for wireless speeds of up to 4.6Gbps.

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October 13, 2014

Giveaway: Win these Ekotab Encore Android tablets

A couple of weeks ago, we posted our quick review of the Ekotab Encore Android tablets from local online store Ekotek. The folks from Ekotek were generous to agree that we should give away both of the tablets to our readers.

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October 12, 2014

For the Budget Conscious: Smartphones under Php5k

In our series of lists that started with the list of Octa-core Smartphones under 9K, Budget Handsets with 2GB of RAM, and Top LTE phones under 10k, we now give you a rundown of  budget smartphones under five grand.

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October 12, 2014

Top LTE Smartphones under 10K (2014)

LTE connectivity has always been one of the main factors that drive the price of a smartphone. In recent times though, chipmakers like Qualcomm have released a cheaper processor with LTE chips, which resulted to an influx of cheap LTE smartphones with a sub-Php10K price tag.

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October 12, 2014

Lenovo Y70 Touch Gaming Notebook lands, priced at Php89,988

Two months after the debut of the Y50 Touch in the country, its bigger brother, the Lenovo Y70 Touch, has landed in our shore through Vilman. It has a bigger 17.3-inch display and runs on a slightly faster version of 4th-Gen Intel Core i7 quad-core processor.

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October 12, 2014

HTC outs an EYE version of their flagship smartphone

In line with the launch of the Desire EYE, HTC has quietly added the HTC One (M8 EYE) to their portfolio which is a tweaked version of their current flagship smartphone that sports a 13MP megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX214 sensor.

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October 11, 2014

Starmobile Up+ announced, priced at Php5,490

Starmobile has announced an upgraded version of their Up smartphone. Now called the Up+, it sports similar specs as the original but double the internal storage and a number of freebies. Continue Reading

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October 11, 2014

Why the SSS Self-Service Information Terminal sucks

Earlier, my wife and I went to the SSS Pasig Branch to consolidate her contributions for her maternity benefits, and there we witnessed firsthand how sucky the “Self-Service Information Terminal” that are installed inside their branch.

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October 11, 2014

Carl Zeiss unveils VR One headset, costs $99

Carl Zeiss, a company known for quality optics, has unveiled the VR One, an affordable virtual reality headset that uses your smartphone’s display.

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October 11, 2014

Best Automotive Brands of 2014

A few days ago we presented the Best Technology and Electronics Brands of 2014 which is based on Interbrand’s recently released Best Global Brands list. This time we’re showcasing the best brands in the Automotive sector for 2014. Find out if your favorite brand made it on the list. Continue Reading

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October 10, 2014

BlackBerry Z3 Review

The BlackBerry Z3 is the company’s affordable offering that was announced back in February. It features a 5-inch display and powered by a Snapdragon dual-core processor and BlackBerry 10.2 OS. But does it have enough to standout in the budget-conscious market dominated by Android and Windows smartphones? Read our full review to find out. Continue Reading

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October 10, 2014

This kawaii headphone has built-in speakers in its cat ears

You think you’ve seen everything when it comes to headphones? Think again! The new Axent Wear headphone has large 40mm drivers with built-in loudspeakers installed into its cat ears designed for sharing your music! Continue Reading

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October 10, 2014

Google Camel: Google Maps Street View for the Desert

Will Google’s very high tech way to map cities, streets and space, it chose the most conventional solution to map vast amounts of desert land. It’s called Google Camel.

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October 10, 2014

New ASUS Zenbook UX303LN gets local pricing

ASUS today introduced its new Zenbook that boasts the same elegance and power seen in previous models but offers a new thin and lightweight design. The Zenbook UX303LN is equipped with a 13.3-inch Full HD IPS display and a sound system that produces powerful and clear audio. Continue Reading

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October 10, 2014

Sony sets date for Xperia Z3 PH launch

We just got an invite from Sony Philippines regarding the awaited arrival of their current flagship smartphone – the Xperia Z3. Sporting a water-repellent body and PS4 Remote Play for the gamers out there, the Z3 will make its local debut in a few days’ time. Continue Reading

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October 10, 2014

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro: 13.3-inch QHD+ with Intel Core M

Lenovo has announced their latest convertible laptop and successor to the Yoga 2 Pro, the Yoga 3 Pro, sporting a 13.3-inch QHD+ display, a stylish watchband hinge design, and Intel’s Core M processor.

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October 10, 2014

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2, comes in Windows or Android

In addition to the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro, Lenovo has also introduced the Yoga Tablet 2, a slate that is powered by an Intel Atom CPU, comes in two sizes: 8-inch and 10-inch, and will be available in either Android 4.4 KitKat or Windows 8.1 OS. Continue Reading

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October 10, 2014

Lenovo unveils Yoga Tablet 2 Pro, comes with built-in projector

Lenovo has officially announced the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro, a 13.3-inch media slate with Quad HD resolution, built-in Pico projector, and powered by an Intel Atom quad-core CPU and Android 4.4 KitKat. Continue Reading

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October 09, 2014

TechBox PH to open its own online retail store

TechBox Philippines, a subsidiary of Tao Corporation and one of the fastest growing gadget retail chain in the country, has announced that it will venture in to the online retail segment with the launch of www.techboxhub.com on October 15.

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October 09, 2014

MSI-ECS opens Beats Sound and Store Promo

MSI-ECS Philippines has recently announced the Beats Sound and Store promo which will reward consumers who will buy either a Beats Solo HD or Beats Pill 1.0 with a FREE 500GB Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive during the promo period.

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October 09, 2014

Memory Matters: Budget Smartphones with 2GB RAM

With yesterday’s list of octa-core smartphones under Php9K, a reader suggested that we make a compilation of affordable smartphones with 2GB of RAM since apart from processing power, memory also matters. That’s exactly what we did and below, you will find the phones that concentrated on good RAM without asking for a lot in return. Continue Reading

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October 09, 2014

What’s wrong with Globe’s 100% 4G HSPA+ coverage?

Globe Telecom proudly announced the completion of rolling out its HSPA+ technology and that its entire network has already been equipped with 4G coverage. Although that may be the case, subscribers in different parts of Philippines are still complaining of poor connectivity from the telco. Here’s why it’s hard to verify if Globe indeed has 100% HSPA+ coverage.

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October 09, 2014

Best Technology and Electronics Brands of 2014

Interbrand, the world’s leading brand consultancy, has recently released their Best Global Brands list for 2014 which summarizes the most valuable brands in the world including those in the Technology and Electronics sector.

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