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Gadgets Magazine gets even more interactive with Mira!

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Have you ever read a magazine and wished you could get even more info on the amazing article you were currently feeding your brain? That happens to us all the time, and now, we have the answer! Head over to the link for Android HERE, or search for MIRA PHILIPPINES on Apple’s App store, and download a copy […]

November 10, 2014 by Ren Alcantara 1,234

Samsung announces the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

News

Samsung has just announced their latest flagship smartphones in the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. The devices, which both pack Exynos chipsets instead of the Snapdragons of the past, have specs that put even the mighty Note 4 to shame. With internal storage up to 128GB and a whopping 3GB of RAM, paired with quad-core 1.5GHZ and […]

March 3, 2015 by Ren Alcantara 262

BYD exhibits e6 electric vehicle at 2015 Electric Vehicle Summit

Mobility News

Solar Transport Automotive Resources Corp. (STAR Corp.), BYD Auto China Ltd. Co.’s official Philippine distributor, recently exhibited the e6 long-range pure-electric utility vehicle as part of its sponsorship duties during the 4th Electric Vehicle Summit 2015. Held at the Multi-Purpose Hall of the Meralco Fitness Center in Pasig City last February 26 and 27, the […]

March 3, 2015 by Chris Noel Hidalgo 214

Breaking Barriers: IBM and MJN volunteers share the joy

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Volunteers from IBM Business Services, Inc. (IBS) visited Christian Growth Ministry’s Home of Joy (HOJ) in Dasmarinas City to share their time and energy with the children and the staff of the orphanage. This initiative is part of IBS’ “Breaking Barriers.” It’s a response to the invitation from Mead Johnson Nutrition (MJN) Philippines (makers of […]

March 2, 2015 by Mia Carisse Barrientos 174

Chevrolet Philippines opens Isabela dealership

Mobility News

The Covenant Car Company Inc. (TCCCI), Chevrolet’s official Philippine importer and distributor, has inaugurated its newest 2015 dealership in Isabela. Being the second most populous province in Northern Luzon, the bustling Queen Province of the Philippines is a very promising market for the bowtie brand’s vehicles. Chevrolet Isabela is TCCCI’s 23rd dealership in the country, […]

March 2, 2015 by Chris Noel Hidalgo 217

Big car sale this March from BPI Family Auto Loan

Mobility News

BPI Auto Madness began anew yesterday, March 1, at www.bpiautomadness.com and various shopping malls throughout the country and will last until March 31. Meant as a more convenient and affordable way to own a brand new car, this year’s BPI Auto Madness features super low loan rates, free one year comprehensive insurance or free one […]

March 2, 2015 by Chris Noel Hidalgo 293

Gadgetslab: Lenovo X2

Gadgetslab

The thing with smartphones lately is that they are mostly uninteresting. There’s a lot of action under the hood, with processors starting to approach levels that were previously left to desktop computers, but externally, they’re all starting to look like the same, generic white or black slates that are practically interchangeable, with a few differences […]

March 1, 2015 by Ren Alcantara 243

Parade: MyPhone Agua Infinity

Parade

More cores might not always mean the fastest device, however, they can improve your phone’s battery life, efficiently handle tasks, and speed up processing rates. Taking the benefits of multiple cores into consideration, MyPhone has rolled out its octa-core offering in the Agua Infinity. This device boasts a powerful octa-core processor clocking in at 1.7GHz, […]

March 1, 2015 by Mia Carisse Barrientos 258

GadgetsLab: Happy Mobile Oracle

Gadgetslab

Specifications: Processor: 1.5GHz octa-core Memory: 1GB RAM Storage: 8GB (non-expandable) OS: Android 4.4 KitKat Display: 5-inch HD OGS display Cameras: 13MP rear camera with AF and flash, 8MP front camera Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, USB OTG, Miracast Battery: 2100mAh It’s perfectly reasonable to assume that everyone wants to pick up a decent smartphone without […]

March 1, 2015 by Mia Carisse Barrientos 292

Gadgetslab: Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL

Gadgetslab

There’s a lot to be said about the ever-increasing number of smartphones in the local market. We’ve said it lots and lots of times, but there’s no harm in saying it again: giving people access to smartphones is great. It allows them the opportunity to access information that they would otherwise not be able to […]

March 1, 2015 by Ren Alcantara 254

Samsung Galaxy S6 leaks

News

In a massive leak, details of the next Samsung Galaxy flagship leaked before the expected launch at the mobile world congress this weekend. The Galaxy S6 Edge, which, as the name implies has a curved edge similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, though the next Galaxy takes it up a notch by having not […]

February 28, 2015 by Ren Alcantara 228

Parade: Zano Camera Drone

Parade

It’s always nice to be able to take photos and videos that give viewers a different perspective on the action, but sometimes, particularly when things get hairy, you can’t always find someone who’s willing to strap on propellers and chase you down a ravine with a bird’s-eye view of your insanity. This is where drones […]

February 27, 2015 by Ren Alcantara 256

Volkswagen Golf GTI now officially in the Philippines

Mobility News

Just like fine wine, nameplates just get better over time. A prime example of graceful ageing is the 40-year old Volkswagen Golf which has won many accolades throughout its existence including being named the 1992 and 2013 European Car of the Year, 2013 World Car of the Year, and 2013-2014 Car of the Year Japan. […]

February 27, 2015 by Chris Noel Hidalgo 338

TNC eSports Cup 2015 season now open!

Gaming News

Earlier today, TheNet.Com, one of the country’s biggest computer and internet rental hubs, has formally announced the opening of the TNC eSports Cup 2015. Headed by their marketing arm, TNC eSports, the cup seeks to accelerate, regulate, and professionalize the budding gaming culture in the country. eSports, or electronic sports/competitive gaming, are organized and sanctioned […]

February 27, 2015 by Chris Noel Hidalgo 314

Carmudi gathers USD 25M to strengthen operations in Asia and Latin America

Mobility News

Carmudi, a leading car classified site, announced that they have managed to raise USD 25 million to strengthen and improve its operations in Asia and Latin America. Among the key stakeholders are Asia Pacific Internet Group (APACIG), Holtzbrinck Ventures, Tengelmann Ventures, and a private investor. Started as an online platform to provide a reliable and fast […]

February 26, 2015 by Mia Carisse Barrientos 283

Gadgetslab: BlackBerry Passport

Gadgetslab

  In a world that is practically overrun with Android devices, It’s really nice to have options. Blackberry, a company that is showing some real grit in fighting the trend, throws their hat into the arena once more with the Passport. It’s a gorgeous device that is absolutely deserving of its flagship status, but is […]

February 26, 2015 by Ren Alcantara 292

Want free access to your fave apps? SafeZone gives you just that

News

Voyager Innovations, Inc., the Philippine Long Distance Telecommunications’ (PLDT) digital arm, has launched SafeZone, a platform that allows free mobile access to apps and sites of brands and businesses. “SafeZone presents a real win-win scenario for businesses and consumers alike,” said Orlando B. Vea, president of Voyager. “By offering free access to businesses’ apps and […]

February 26, 2015 by Chris Noel Hidalgo 402

Volkswagen Philippines launches Polo Hatchback

Mobility News

One year after launching the Polo Sedan, Volkswagen Philippines has also made available the Polo Hatchback variant of the two-time World Rally Championship winner, the VW Polo. The new Polo Hatchback sports a 1.6-liter, Euro4 emission standard compliant multi-point injection gasoline power plant capable of producing 105Ps of power @ 5,250rpm and maximum torque of […]

February 26, 2015 by Chris Noel Hidalgo 318

Chevrolet Philippines taps Disney magic

Mobility News

The Covenant Car Company Inc. (TCCCI), Chevrolet’s exclusive importer and distributor in the Philippines, has renewed its partnership with the Walt Disney Company to further improve customer experience. With the help of Disney Institute, TCCCI leaders and dealer representatives were sent to Disneyland in Hong Kong to further refine their leadership, brand loyalty, creativity, and […]

February 26, 2015 by Chris Noel Hidalgo 300

Techbox Graduation Blowout

News

Techbox Philippines has just announced that they will be offering a 60 percent discount on the LG G2 and a 50 percent discount on the Nokia Lumia 620, just in time for graduation season. The promo is available on all Techbox branches starting March 1 to 30. “These days, graduating is a real challenge. The […]

February 25, 2015 by Mia Carisse Barrientos 340

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