Monday, October 29, 2018

ASUS ROG Phone Official Price Specs Philippines

ASUS Philippines finally unleashed their ultimate gaming smartphone - ROG Phone! Held at the last day of ESGS 2018.

ASUS Executives and Paulo Avelino for ASUS ROG

Sporting killer aesthetics with techno-centric modern cuts and lines accented with ROG logo, the ROG Phone would surely entice the gamer in you. It is really made for gamers, as it is designed to level up mobile gaming to the likes of console gaming in terms of looks, functions, use and a lot more.

Enjoy excellent rich hdr visuals with its 6 inch AMOLED Display with 90Hz refresh rate and 1ms response rate fit for entertainment and playing intense graphic games. With Snapdragon 845, ROG Phone can handle every app and games you open on it. If that's not enough assurance, its is the phone to beat in terms of benchmark performance as it is NUMBAWAN in Antutu. Choose between two storage option with 128GB or 512GB coupled with 8GB Memory. Wew Internals alone, you know it is a beast.

Complimenting its display, is quality sound as ROG Phone equipped with front-facing stereo speakers enhanced by latest NXP 9874 Amplifiers. Better yet immerse yourself with use of headphones and gain realistic 3D Audio with DTS:X Ultra 1.0 with 7.1 surround sound or channel in crystal clear audio via bluetooth with Qualcomm aptx.

ROG is geared for battle. Comfortable gaming and control with unique AirTrigger Touch Sensor programmable virtual keys as well as powerful force feedback with Haptic Actuator to get that addicting gaming feel. Enter X Mode and get that performance boost for smoother gameplay maximizing efficiency. Check system status and access game-related settings with dedicated Game Center. Aura-Sync is also available making your ROG Phone unique and stands out with RGB lighting.

Keeps things cool with ROG cooling System making use of 3D vapor-chamber cooling, copper heat spreader, and carbon cooling pads on its circuit board.

Capture moments with its Dual Rear Camera setup at 12MP + 8MP Wide Angle. Front camera is at 8MP for your video chat or live streams.

Packs 4000mAh battery with ASUS Hypercharge Technology for longer usage and faster charging.

Clearly as a gaming smartphone, ROG Phone offers guaranteed performance with out breaking a sweat. Yet it doesn't stop there, as its comes with companion gaming peripherals that takes Gaming to next frontier.

ROG Phones comes with a gaming package featuring peripherals that adds functionality and extends its capabilities. Buying ROG Phone, you get AeroActive Cooler for extra cooling with use of four-speed fan system as well as letting you connect and charge your phone with USB-Type-C and gain 3.5mm audio Jack. Gain added connectivity via Professional Dock or transform the ROG Phone into a near-desktop experience with Mobile Desktop Dock. Wirelessly stream it on a external display with ASUS WiGig and play like using a console with GAMEVICE Controller. Not impress? then you might want to try TwinView Dock that lets you stream and play at the same time letting you have another display.

ROG Phone is really game changing mobile gaming in terms of design, hardware, software, functionality and experience. Coming up with new ways and innovation while managing to keep its identity alive with Republic of Gamers branding. No wonder it dominated the Gaming laptop segment for the Philippine Market and now maybe it seeks to get hold of smartphone gaming market. So what you think Geeks? Is ROG Phone the one for you?

PreOrder is on going October 28 until November 8, 2018 at all ASUS, ROG, and ZenFone Concept Stores and Kiosks nationwide. Comes with an ROG Phone Jacket, an ROG Phone hardcase, and the ROG Phone AeroActive Cooler as hard-bundles. The ROG Phone Accessories will only be available at ROG Concept Stores: Capitol of the Republic (ROG SM Megamall), North District of the Republic (ROG SM North EDSA), South District of the Republic (ROG SM Mall of Asia), and Visayas District of the Republic (ROG SM City Cebu).

Special Pre-order, the buyers who secure the first 10 pre-order slots for the ROG Phone with its complete accessories will also enjoy up to 30% off; the bundle will include the TwinView Dock Station (PHP 16,995), WiGig® Dock (PHP 13,995), Mobile Desktop Dock (PHP 9,995), ROG Suitcase (PHP 7,995), ROG Phone GAMEVICE Controller (PHP 4,995), and the ASUS Professional Dock (PHP 4,495). The complete accessory valued at PHP 58,470 will be PHP 40,995 add-on to the base package of the ROG Phone. ASUS ROG Phone, will officially hit the shelves on November 2018.

ROG Phone (ZS600KL) Specs
Android™ Oreo 8.1
6.0” 18:9 2160x1080 AMOLED Display
Gaming HDR and Mobile HDR supported
90Hz with 1ms response time; 550nits brightness
108.6% DCI-P3; 10,000:1 contrast ratio. Front 2.5D Corning Gorilla 6 glass
Capacitive touch panel with 10 points multi-touch (support Glove touch)
2.96GHz 10nm, 64-bit octa-core Processor
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845
Adreno™ 630
UFS2.1 128GB / 512GB
Main Rear Camera
12MP Sony IMX363 1/2.55" large sensor size, 1.4µm large pixel size, F1.7 aperture
4-axis, 4 stops optical image stabilization
LED flash
Second Rear Camera
120° wide-angle camera
Front Camera
8MP, F2.0 aperture
Video Recording
4K UHD (3840 by 2160) video at 30 / 60 fps for main rear camera
3-axis electronic image stabilization
Slow Motion video (1080p at 240 fps)

Dual front-facing speakers
5-magnet speaker with dual NXP 9874 smart amplifier
Hi-Res audio 192kHz/24-bit standard that is 4 times better than CD quality
DTS:X Ultra 1.0 immersive 3D audio and 7.1-channel surround-sound
Triple internal microphones with ASUS Noise Reduction Technology
FM radio

Dual SIM Dual standby
LTE Cat13 UL up to 150Mbps / Cat18 DL up to 1.2Gbps
DC-HSPA+: UL 5.76 / DL 42Mbps
DL 5CA and UL 2CA supported
4x4 MIMO and CA w/4x4 MIMO supported
5CA 4x4 MIMO up to 1.2Gbps supported
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 & 5GHz, WiFi-direct
WLAN 802.11ad 60GHz (32 Antennas)
Bluetooth 5.0
Side: 48 pin Customized connector
USB3.1 gen1/DP 1.4(4K)/Fast Charging (QC3.0+QC4.0/PD3.0) / Direct Charge
Bottom: Type C connector
USB2.0/Fast Charging (QC3.0/PD3.0)/Direct Charge
3.5mm Audio jack
Sensor: Accelerator, E-Compass, Proximity, Hall sensor, Ambient light sensor, fingerprint sensor, Gyro, Ultrasonic sensor
4,000mAh Batter
Output: 10V 3A, supports up to 30W QC4.0/PD3.0/Direct Charge adapter
Dimensions: 158.83x 76.16x 8.3mm
Weight: 200g
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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Shopee Big Christmas Sale with Jose Mari Chan

Shopee kicks off early holiday shopping with its Big Christmas Sale! plus announces its Christmas Ambassador, the one and only father of Philippine the Father of Philippine Christmas music, the singer-songwriter Jose Mari Chan!

Terence Pang, Chief Operating Officer of Shopee said, “Christmas is the most celebrated holiday in the Philippines, and Filipino shoppers are known to start their holiday shopping earlier. In line with this, we are once again bringing back Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, this time with an even bigger lineup of promotions. We are also honored to have Jose Mari Chan, a household name in the Philippines, join us as our first official Christmas ambassador. Jose Mari Chan embodies the Christmas spirit, and his positive and cheery personality reflects Shopee’s commitment to bringing more joy to shoppers this year-end season.”

“Christmas is a time for us to come together and celebrate. I am thrilled to be joining the Shopee family to spread cheer to all Filipinos this festive season, and to be part of Shopee’s first ever Christmas television commercial. I welcome everyone to join Shopee and I in kickstarting the Christmas season with Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, and look forward to collaborating with Shopee to deliver a series of surprises this Christmas,” said Jose Mari Chan.

Jose Mari Chan fans can look forward to a series of exciting Shopee activations with Jose Mari Chan Road to Christmas campaign, once-in-a-lifetime experiences such as the opportunity to sing a duet with him, receive a special dedicated songfrom him, or to meet and spend time with him on his Shopee Wish Bus tour. So better keep your eyes open and be vigilant.

Check out the latest Shopee Commercial, be ready for LSS lol

Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale first wave of promotions will start October
26 in the lead up to the 11.11 Big Christmas Sale happening on 11 November. Shopeers can look
forward to discounts of up to 99% off all categories, daily free shipping promotions, and an
upsized coins pool of over 11 million Shopee Coins to be won from Shopee Shake.

Look forward to 16 back-to-back Themed Days leading up to 11 November.

  • 11.11 Flash Sale Day happening on October 26 and November 6 featuring 9 windows of upsized flash deals, and a bonus Free Shipping with no minimum spend for flash deals
  • 11.11 Vouchers Day happening on October 29, where a wide variety of sitewide and category vouchers will be given away
  • 11.11 Free Shipping Day happening on November 1 where users can enjoy free shipping for a lower minimum spend of only ₱299
Shopee Shake is Back! This time with an upsized pool of over 11 Million Shopee Coins up for grabs. As a special treat this Christmas season, users will also stand a chance to win surprise Shopee Shake prizes, including roundtrip tickets to Australia, Malaysia, and Japan sponsored by Cebu Pacific. Shopee Shake will be happening twice daily, and nine times on 11.11 Shopee Shake Day on November 3 and 11.11 Big Christmas Sale on November 11.

Exclusive perks for Shopee users
On top of thousands of deals from leading brands including Maybelline, P&G, Mossimo, Unilever, Wyeth, Platinum Karaoke, ASUS, and Unisilver Time, and many more; Shoppers can also look forward to additional perks 1 presented in collaboration with Shopee’s exclusive 11.11 partners, including:
  • SMART customers who subscribe for or renew their SMART plan from October 26 to November 3 will receive Shopee vouchers worth up to ₱300, which can be used for purchases made until the 11.11 Big Christmas Sale on November 11.
  • Viber users who download the special Shopee Christmas Stickers from October 25 to November 11 will receive Shopee discount vouchers.
“With tons of unbeatable promotions and exciting features launched in response to users’ feedback and demands, Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale is a showcase of Shopee’s continued commitment to delivering the best online shopping experience to consumers in the region, especially during this festive holiday season. We invite everyone to shop together on Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale,” closed Pang.

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Power Mac Center brings Microsoft Office 2019 for Business, Work and Study

Power Mac Center and Microsoft launched the latest Microsoft Office 2019 coming with new look, features and tools making work, study and life easier and productive.

Microsoft Office 2019

“The new Microsoft Office 2019 products have amazing features and functions that will help hit every goal on your list, no matter what your lifestyle may be. Whether you’re working on a term paper, presentation, or business report, this year’s Microsoft Office 2019 got you all covered,” said Joey Alvarez, Power Mac Center Director of Product Management and Marketing.

The latest Office Suite comes with series of collaborative tools and functions supporting multiple devices and users making it fit for different kinds of content creation. New way of project editing, business data gathering, information distribution and online integration for easy collaboration. Try out their new Research and Designer function.

Choose What's Right for You

Get the Next Generation Microsoft Office 2019 that suits your needs. Microsoft Office 365 are subscription-based offering the most used and valued productivity applications - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneDrive either online or installed optimized for different kinds of devices. Comes with 1 TB OneDrive cloud storage space and Skype 60 monthly minutes accessible over a 12-month subscription period. Premium Applications likes Outlook, Publisher, OneNote and Access is available for use. Business 365 Premium opens up Exchange (email syncing), Teams (virtual team hangouts), SharePoint (content sharing and management), Skype for Business, Outlook Customer (customer data management), and Bookings (customer-initiated actions).

Microsoft 2019 across devices
If you don't want subscription-based then you should get the Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019 or Microsoft Home and Business 2019 although it is for one device only.

We can't deny in today's digital world, Microsoft Office has been our go to for study, work and collaboration. With the coming of its 2019 edition, it brings clean ui, easier use as well as more feature-packed now smarter intuitive tools.

With this, Power Mac Center, the  premier Apple partner in the country for over 20 years, makes Microsoft 2019 available for everyone as a special treat, customers who purchase any of the participating Apple devices get a Microsoft Office 365 Personal for FREE. Promo runs until October 31, 2018.


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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Lenovo Releases New Windows Laptops Ideapad 330, 330s, 530s

Lenovo refreshed its IdeaPad lineup by introducing three new notebooks suitable for casual users, on-the-go workers, and students looking for the perfect productivity and study tool for the upcoming school year answering the need for a powerful yet budget-friendly laptop.

These new additions come with a wide range of features at reasonable price points. They all come pre-installed with Windows 10 and are excellent options for those looking for a great deal.

Here's a list of what you can expect from the new models.

Lenovo IdeaPad 330 – The Right Fit at the Right Price

The most affordable of the trio, the IdeaPad 330 packs a punch with up to 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor, allowing processing, storage and graphic configurations capable of handling day-to-day tasks.

You can also choose from integrated graphics up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 for more intensive requirements that involve processing and graphics such as photo editing and gaming. In addition, the device can have up to 16GB DDR4 memory and up to 2TB for storage.

The IdeaPad 330 comes in “14, 15, and 17-inch” anti-glare screens, in HD and full HD resolution options. Starting at 4.6 lbs., the device is made up of sturdy PC-ABS material and promises up to 8 hours of battery life.

Prices of the Lenovo IdeaPad 330 start at PHP 17,995. It comes in Chocolate, Midnight Blue, Onyx Black and Platinum Grey.

Lenovo IdeaPad 330S – The Ultra-portable Productivity Tool

If you’re looking for a laptop that can keep up with your on-the-go lifestyle, the IdeaPad 330s is the ideal device for you. An upgraded version of the 330, it is slimmer, lighter, and a notch higher in the looks department.

It features an aluminum shell and true to the ‘S’ in its name which stands for ‘Slim’, it starts at only 0.7 inches thick and 3.6 lbs., which is a pound lighter than the IdeaPad 330.

It comes in Full HD 14 and 15-inch versions that use IPS (In-Panel Switching) technology providing better color reproduction and a wider, more accurate viewing angle.

It can support up to an 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor which assures a faster boot-up time and gives a boost when it comes to multitasking, gaming, and entertainment. Graphics options are AMD Radeon™ 535, AMD Radeon™ 540, or Intel® Integrated, and its memory can be expanded up to 12 GB DDR4, and storage of up to 2TB.

The device also boasts of an 8-hour battery life.

Prices of the Lenovo IdeaPad 330S start at Php 39,995. It comes in Iron Grey, Midnight Blue, Platinum Grey and Rose Pink.

Lenovo IdeaPad 530S – A Top of the Line Road Warrior

The most premium device of the lineup, the IdeaPad 530S features an all-aluminum polished metal chassis that is only 0.6-inches thin, weighing just a bit over 3 lbs. It also packs an impressive 10-hour battery life, good enough to last you through the day on a single charge.

It has beautiful exterior is complemented with a vibrant 250-nits 14 or 15-inch IPS Full HD resolution display. The 14-inch version features an immersive Wide Quad HD (WQHD 2560 x 1440) wide-angle display.

Running under the hood is an 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processor and super-fast SSD storage up to 256GB M.2 PCIe. For graphics, you can up your game with the graphics coming from the NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150 card for a boost in light gameplay or video and photo editing. The IdeaPad 530S has 4GB DDR4 Memory but can be upgraded up to have 16 GB Intel® Optane™.

Prices for the Lenovo IdeaPad 530S start at Php 49,995. It comes in Mineral Grey.

All 3 IdeaPads come equipped with the latest Windows 10 Home operating system. Aside from the requisite Wi-Fi and USB Type-C 3.1, USB 3.0, HDMI, and a 4-in-1 card reader ports, there’s also Rapid Charge—15 minutes of charging can give you up to 2 hours of use.

So whether you’re looking for a thin and light laptop for mobility, or a chic design in an eye-catching hue, Lenovo’s got an IdeaPad that’s right for you.
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Gabbi Garcia as New Sony Brand Ambassador

Sony Extra Bass introduced its newest brand ambassador - Gabbi Garcia!

Gabbi Garcia is the embodiment of youthful energy, a fast rising showbiz beauty that gives her extra in acting and performing on stage fit to promote Sony Extra Bass. Joining her is DJ Rammy and dance crews A-Team and Upeepz, completing the Extra Bass crew.

“Sony Extra Bass is all about loving music and living it, and Gabbi Garcia brings to life this character. The Sony Extra Bass line is for people whose passion for music extends to all facets of their lifestyle: work, play, workout and travel. We endeavor to provide them with a differentiated experience as they pursue their passions in life.” Nobuyoshi Otake, Managing Director of Sony Philippines explained.

During the announcement, Sony Extra Bass latest line up of headphones (MDRXB550AP, MDRXB650BT, WF-SP700N, and WI-SP600N) and speakers (GTK-XB60, GTK-XB90, SRS-XB10, SRS-XB21) were showcased and provide the guest and audience immersive party sounds. SRS Bluetooth speakers are light, stylish and wireless that you can take to any party high-quality sound. Meanwhile, Sony XB’s line of headphone series boasts superior quality sound and long-listen comfort.

“Aside from acting, music is really my priority. This opportunity to be part of Sony Extra Bass brings me closer to my passion. I use it whenever I need to study songs for my performance, or when I need to set the pace for my workout or when I’m just hanging out with my friends.  I always feel extra with Sony Extra Bass.” Gabbi shared.

Watch out for more Feel the Passion, Feel the Bass moments with Gabbi Garcia for Sony Extra Bass in the coming months... Sony Extra Bass will bring the party to you with wide range of products plus Sony Extra Bass crew will be teaching you the moves and groove together with Sony IT girl. Do follow us as well as Sony Philippines Facebook page for more information...
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ASUS Republic of Gamers Unleashed ROG Zephyrus S GX531 and ROG Strix GL704 SCAR Edition.

MANILA, Philippines, October 16, 2018 — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today unleashed ROG Zephyrus S GX531 and ROG Strix GL704 SCAR Edition!

Launched at Gamescom 2018 in Cologne, Germany, the Zephyrus S, displayed alongside ROG Strix GL704 SCAR Edition, cements the gaming brand’s status as the top gaming brand in the country (based on GfK data as of June 2018), as it once again shatters its records for the world’s thinnest gaming laptop and the world’s most compact 17.3-inch gaming laptop. ASUS ROG laptops leads in 2017 in terms of gaming notebook activations with up to 50.9% and 53% market share in end user purchases during May and June 2018, respectively, based on data by third-party market research agencies. With wide variety of gaming products, ASUS ROG is keen to further cement its reputation in the Philippine gaming industry as well as to become the undisputed leader in gaming shipments for 5 years in a row when 2018 closes.

“We at ASUS Republic of Gamers pride ourselves with being the World’s Undisputed No. 1 Gaming Brand, and this is a goal that we continually strive to emulate in the Philippines. These market results validate the hard work and commitment that we put in to meet the needs of the ever-changing Philippine gaming landscape,” says George Su, Country Manager, ASUS Philippines System Business Group. “The grand arrival of the ROG Zephyrus S and the ROG Strix GL704 SCAR is a testament of our endless dedication to empower all the ROG fans and enthusiasts by providing them the most innovative gaming products that unleash the best gaming experiences possible.”

ROG Zephyrus S GX531 – UltraSlim Powerhouse

Coming at a mere 14.95mm~15.75mm at its thickest point, the Zephyrus S is the world's thinnest gaming laptop! Built with all-metal chassis that meets is military-grade durability standards without compromising on its killer design, with sleek lines and a premium finish. Packs the latest and powerful Intel® Core™ i7-8750H Processor matched with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 graphics, making it ideal for work or play that can handle demanding work and productivity apps as well as take on graphic intensive rendering  and games. Backed by fast DDR4 2666MHz memory and NVMe®storage for reliable storage and memory. Zephyrus S also sports-narrow bezels housing a 15.6-inch display, with a 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time, into a 14.2-inch chassis for unmatched immersive visuals. Covers 100% of the sRGB color gamut, ensuring richness of color, and wide viewing angles. To keep things cool, comes with advance cooling system for optimal performance of all components, incorporating the proprietary Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) — a design and engineering hallmark of the Zephyrus series. Show your true colors with Intergrated RGB lighting and Aura Sync. Armoury Crate unifies ROG hardware with a single utility that makes essential functions easily accessible - system settings and Aura Sync lighting. Features keyboard-forward layout for comfortable and reponsive inputs. As for connecitivity, 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi connects to compatible wireless networks at greater-than-gigabit speeds. Comes with direct USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™ (USB-C™) and full-size HDMI 2.0 ports. Clearly being thin does not mean you get less and the Zephyrus S is powerhouse slim machine.

ROG Strix GL704 SCAR Edition – Unbounded Precision

Strix GL704 SCAR puts an industry-leading 17.3-inch display — with a 144Hz refresh rate, 3ms response time, and complete sRGB coverage — into a 15.7-inch chassis, delivering immersive visuals while allowing for greater mobility. Inspired from first person shooter (FPS) game, it gets a camouflage and Kevlar textures adorning the chassis exuding killer looks. Strix GL704 SCAR is equipped with the latest 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8750H coupled with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 GPU with 6GB of video RAM. Internal storage is split between a speedy M.2 NVMe® SSD for faster loading of games and applications plus an optional secondary 1TB solid-state hybrid drive (SSHD) for that growing collection of games. Includes ROG RangeBoost technology, which intelligently utilizes additional antennas to extend Wi-Fi range making use of Intel’s latest 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi for faster frequencies. Gets HyperCool Pro cooling system incorporating three heatsinks and two fans, ensuring optimal and cooled system performance. Also has RGB lighting and Aura Sync to express and get that gaming vibe. The keyboard on Strix GL704 SCAR has a desktop-style layout also for comfortable gameplay and typing. So Game on? Get the compact yet feature rich Strix GL704 SCAR.

“Our performance for the last year has been nothing short of outstanding. This is a success that we credit to our commitment to address the needs of our customers, especially in today’s rapidly growing e-sports scene in the country,” continues Su. “Of course, we will not stop there; this year will surely be another challenge to conquer as we aim to push further and reach 60% market share. ROG fans can expect us to continue to deliver innovative and first-in-market products that are befitting of the best—truly the number one gaming brand for those who dare,” Su concluded.

The ASUS ROG Strix GL704 SCAR Edition will retail for PHP 114,995 and will be available on October 2018 in all ROG stores and authorized resellers nationwide. The ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX531 will retail at PHP 129,995 and is now available for pre-order with exclusive bundles worth over PHP 6,000. You can place pre-orders at

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Hikvision Bring Smarter Security with Artificial Intelligence

Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd. (Hikvision), the world’s leading provider of innovative security products and solutions, recently embarked on an AI Tour across 40 countries spanning Asia, Africa, Middle East, Oceania, and Latin America. In the tour’s stop in the Philippines, Hikvision showcased AI innovations covering AI Cloud architecture, AI technologies, AI products, and other vertical solutions.

In today’s digital age, Artificial intelligence (AI) has begun to revolutionize how we live, work and play. AI is offering businesses the prospect of increased productivity and innovation, while at the same time also enabling society to help solve some of its most persistent challenges -- like disease, natural disasters, and security.

Ray Wu, General Manager of Hikvision

“As AI becomes more common and more powerful, deep learning will soon become the foundational technology for the security industry. AI will strengthen critical security efforts in every sphere, with new machine learning techniques giving CCTV cameras the ability to spot troubling behavior without human supervision,” said Ray Wu, General Manager of Hikvision. 

Deep learning is the next level of AI development. It is beyond machine learning where supervised classification of features and patterns are set into algorithms. Rather, deep learning incorporates unsupervised or “self-learning” principles. “Hikvision is building deep learning into its own analytics algorithms. The result of multi-layer learning and extensive data collection is enhanced accuracy and improved analytics. And this applies to vehicle and human recognition,“ explained Mr. Wu.

Based in Hangzhou, China, Hikvision is a pioneer in intelligent video surveillance and has created diversified products and solutions that utilize AI to address today’s modern challenges. In Hikvision’s AI tour, the company introduced several product models equipped with deep learning algorithms:

  • EXIR Flexible PanoVu Network Camera - This camera features 1/2.7" progressive scan CMOS sensors and four lenses with each lens supporting 1080p resolution at 30fps. A compression of up to H.265+ saves bandwidth and storage space. The EXIR is capable of 6 behavior analyses as well as 4 exception detections.
  • PanoVu PT Series 2MP + 2MP Target Capture Camera - This camera is able to capture distant images as well as close-up images with the integration design of distant view camera and tracking PTZ camera. This series can be widely used in situations where wide monitoring range and high definition are required, such as the entrance or exit of an airport, park, or station. 
  • 2MP 25× IR Network Speed Dome - The speed dome is a DarkfighterX series camera that adopts the patented dual-sensor design to process color and brightness independently, and outputs one full-color image. It is equipped with deep-learning-based target classification algorithms for auto-tracking and perimeter protection.
  • Facial Recognition Server - Powered by deep learning technology, the server incorporates algorithms for identity confirmation and support for up to 1 million blacklisted targets. It is compatible with third-party cameras and meets varied scenario requirements, including shopping malls and public squares.
  • LPR Camera - Powered by Hikvision’s deep learning AI algorithm, this camera can identify more than 6 types of Philippine license plate numbers, including both private and public utility vehicles, at 90% accuracy. Hikvision is dedicated to optimizing its LPR algorithm and expects to up its accuracy to 95% by 2019.

Hikvision has introduced a series of products that can accurately detect, recognize, and analyze human, vehicle, and object features and behavior, and can be widely used in indoor and outdoor scenarios. “With AI, CCTV cameras now have the digital brains to match their eyes, letting them analyze live video with no humans necessary. AI is a game-changer, and we’re seeing firsthand how that technology can be used to guard against theft and improve security,” said Evelyn Ativo, Product Group Head of Iontech Inc., one of the key players in the Information Technology distribution industry in the Philippines.
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Monday, October 22, 2018

12 Weeks of Zen Christmas Holiday Promo!

Geeks! It's Christmas Season and Asus is very generous with Santa Zenny coming to town to bring the holiday cheer to ZenFans with 12 Weeks of Zen!

Get a chance to win get increadible prizes weekly from Gym Membership, Shopping Spree, Zenfones, Mobile Gaming Package, DJI Drone, and a Trip to Taiwan for 2!

All you need is to purchase any latest and best-selling Asus Zenfones. Register your purchase via >

Fill out the needed information especially the details of your purchase and your personal information. Weekly Raffle will be every Saturday of that particular week. Winners will be announed via Asus Facebook Page and will be contacted via email, call or sms for verification and claiming. Customer who did'nt win the weekly raffle will be qualified for succeeding raffle. Promo period if from October 14 to January 5, 2019!

For further information, visit or check out > ASUS Facebook Page
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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Hikvision AI Tour 2018 Next Stop Philippines

Hikvision, world’s leading provider of innovative security products and solutions based in Hangzhou, China, embarks on an AI Tour across 40 countries spanning Asia, Africa, Middle East, Oceania, and Latin America until November this year. The company is set its AI Tour in the Philippines.

Empowered by AI and years of expertise, Hikvision is now a pioneer in intelligent video surveillance. Has diversified products and solutions that utilizing AI to address today’s modern challenges:

  • Intelligent Traffic System – Hikvision Intelligent Traffic Solution helps reduce impact from events and incidents on heavily trafficked roads and motor ways.
  • Smart Retail – Hikvision Smart Retail Solution packs video surveillance, business intelligence and parking area data into complete end-to-end solutions for various shopping areas.

“Shaping Intelligence: Hikvision AI Tour 2018 Philippines”, the tour next stop is the Philippines happening this October 18 at the Marco Polo in Ortigas, Manila. It will showcase Artificial Intelligence innovations covering AI Cloud architecture, AI technologies, AI products, and other vertical solutions, especially for Intelligent Traffic Systems.

Iontech Inc., one of the key players in the Information Technology distribution industry in the country, has partnered with Hikvision to bring the AI tour to the Philippines. “As we promote reliable computer systems and communication devices in the Philippines, we continue to look at revolutionary technologies like AI. AI is changing the world, and its enabling businesses all over the world address modern problems in an intelligent and efficient way. We’re very excited to partner with Hikvision to showcase the power of AI,” said Iontech’s Product Group Head, Evelyn Ativo.

See how AI technology is transforming video surveillance at the Philippine leg of the Hikvision AI Tour. Visit for more details.

Interesting innovations here especially Intelligent Traffic System. Hopefully our Government and line agencies will take note as these new innovation may solve our traffic problem in the Metro and key cities in the country.

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JBL Launches Follow The Pulse Campaign

JBL Store announced their new #FollowThePulse Campaign!

The JBL GIANT PULSE 3 will go around different malls nationwide. Follow the Giant Pulse 3 and experience a sound you can see. Take photos with the giant Pulse 3 and get freebies and discount vouchers when you visit the JBL Store.

Get your creative juice flowing because JBL Store will be also giving away a JBL Pulse 3. Just take a Creative Photo with the JBL Pulse Inflatable just follow the mechanics below and don’t forget to tag us, Facebook (@jblstore) and Instagram (@jblstoreph).

1. Go to our JBL GIANT PULSE 3
BGC High Street (Sept 29-Oct 7)
2. Take a selfie/ photo with the JBL GIANT PULSE 3
3. Go to
4. Fill-up the registration form with your name, email, complete address, contact number and upload your selfie/ photo here

There would be 1 winner of JBL Pulse 3. Winner will be selected via e-raffle draw on February 1, 2019 in the presence of a DTI Representative

Don’t forget to share your photo in your Facebook and Instagram accounts as well and tag @jblstore! Make sure your post is Public so your entry will be seen and valid.
Complete mechanics here >
Contest link:

Stay tuned via their Website Page > or their social media page >

Up Coming Legs: 
•UP Town Center
•SM CDO Downtown Premiere (CDO)
•Ayala Centrio Mall (CDO)
•SM Lanang (Davao)
•Ayala Abreeza (Davao)
•SM City Cebu (Cebu)
•Ayala Center (Cebu)

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ASUS ROG Opens its South District with 360 Experiential Gaming Store at SM Mall of Asia

MANILA, Philippines, October 3, 2018ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) opened its newest and daring stronghold yet in the Philippines at the SM Cyberzone, SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City. 

“With the launch of the South District of the Republic in SM Mall of Asia, we aim to further solidify our stance as the number one gaming brand in the country as we open the first ROG concept store in the country that adapts an open-floor layout. This is the first store outside Taiwan that will embrace an experiential floor plan, similar to our ROG premium store in Syntrend Electronics Mall in Taipei, and gives current and prospective ROG end-users with a better experience in trying out the latest ROG devices to help with their decision to Join the Republic,” said ASUS Philippines Systems Group Country Manager George Su.

The inauguration strengthens ROG foothold in the South and ensures users get nothing but the best gaming experiences boasting an open-floor layout and housing the best gaming machines and peripherals available. The event was attended by VIPs from ASUS Philippines, executives from partner dealer and distributors, as well as premier DoTA 2 Shoutcaster Nico “KuyaNic” Nazario, and top local female streamer and ROG Ambassador Ann B. Mateo. ROG Citizens got a chance to play together with their e-sports and gaming idols in a head-on battle between Team HERO and Team SCAR spearheaded respectively by the gaming personalities. Battling for supremacy together with their teams to determine who dominates the South District between Team Hero and Team SCAR.

ROG started fortifying its Districts back in 2016 by opening the Capital of the Republic in SM Megamall – the first ever concept store in the country, followed by the (2nd) North District in SM North EDSA in the same year. ROG continued expanding with its 3rd District in Visayas Region in SM City Cebu opened in 2017.

“With these districts of the Republic, ASUS ROG has dominated as the number one gaming brand in the country. In fact, we are happy to share that we are still the Number 1 gaming brand today, with a 53 percent market share based on market data as of June 2018,” said Su.

“However, our efforts don’t stop there. As we aim to expand our market share in the country, members of the Republic can also expect to get the same experience when they visit present and upcoming ROG districts near them,’ Su concluded.

Latest ROG Machines in the New ROG Concept Store

Boundless Bravery, Limitless Precision – ROG Strix GL504 Hero and SCAR Edition

Designed for both first-person shooter (FPS) and multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA), these powerful successors feature a more compact design and a new front RGB light bar with customizable Aura Sync lighting. Both the SCAR II and Hero II laptops feature the world’s first 144Hz ultra-narrow-bezel display which allow for hyper-immersive visual performance. Both editions come with an 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H processor and 16GB of DDR4-2666MHz RAM. The Strix GL504 SCAR II comes with a 256GB NVMe PCIe SSD, a 2.5” Firecuda 1TB SSHD, NVIDIA GTX 1070 with 8GB GDDR5 VRAM; while the Strix GL504 Hero II comes with a 128GB NVMe PCIe SSD, a 2.5” Firecuda 1TB SSHD, NVIDIA GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5 VRAM.

Gaming Supremacy Uncovered – ROG Huracan G21 Gaming Desktop

The ROG Huracan G21 takes desktop gaming into a whole new level with its features that fits a supreme gaming machine. It unleashes its true potential as it improves the airflow when the side cover is opened which enables CPU and GPU performance boost. Maintenance and upgrade of key components are easier with its slide-open chassis design. This small-form factor desktop houses the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H processor and up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics for an extraordinary gaming experience. Huracan G21 also comes with up to 512GB NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD and up to 32GB DDR4 VRAM. It also comes with Aura Sync which shows off your gaming colors with synchronized light effects with other Aura Sync-compatibles devices.

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2019 Sony World Photography Awards Juries and Details

(MANILA PHILIPPINES, 2 October 2018) – The World Photography Organization announce the Juries for the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s most diverse photography competition.

The World Photography Organization today also publishes the opening list of participating countries for 2019’s National Awards.  A longstanding part of the Sony World Photography Awards, the National Awards provide the unique opportunity for entrants of all levels, from more than 50 countries, to be recognized in an internationally renowned photography competition.

Now in its 12th year, the Sony World Photography Awards celebrate the finest contemporary photography from the past 12 months across all genres of the medium.  All entries are free at

Expert juries seeking the world’s finest contemporary photography
The 2019 juries specially selected by the World Photography Organization are all experts working across the photographic industry. This year’s panel, who will judge series across 10 categories of the Professional competition, consists of industry leaders from across the world:
•Erin Barnett, Director of Exhibitions and Collections, International Center of Photography (USA) 
•Brendan Embser, Editor, Aperture (USA) 
•Olivier Laurent, Foreign Photo Editor, The Washington Post (USA) 
•Emma Lewis, Assistant Curator, Tate (UK)
•Isabella van Marle, Head of Exhibitor Relations, Unseen (The Netherlands) 
•Chair: Mike Trow, editor, photographer, producer (UK) 

To mark the occasion, a selection of entries to the Open competition are released, and the Chair of Judges offers advice to potential entrants.

Chair Mike Trow comments:
“It is an honor to be asked to be Chair of Judges for the Sony World Photography Awards’ Professional competition. What makes the Sony World Photography Awards so exciting is the range of subjects and global reach of the stories and images selected. My advice for entrants is to choose your categories carefully and believe in your story. Show how you see the world, and avoid cliché. Photography techniques and styles are getting more adventurous and dynamic, so technical excellence is also necessary. To impress this world-leading panel of judges will take your best output, and the ability to edit your work so it is coherent, dynamic and beautiful.”

The Open competition, judged on a single image across 10 categories, will be chaired by Rebecca McClelland, Photography Director & Head of Art Production for Saatchi Saatchi & Prodigious (UK), who we are delighted will also chair the Youth and National Awards competitions.

This year’s Student competition will also be judged by 3 further leading judges from the international photography industry - Jason Baron, Creative Head of Photography, BBC Creative (UK); Bruno Bayley, Managing Editor, Magnum Photos (UK) and Jeff Hamada, Founder & Editor, BOOOOOOOM (Canada)

For full biographies of each judge please go to:

Inspiring images from across the Open competition
Following a record-breaking number of entries in 2018*, the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards have already received thousands of diverse and exceptional images from across the world. While the Professional competition is judged on a series of images, the new images released today are all entries from across the 10 categories of the Open competition.  Judged upon a single image, the submissions include Marco Gaiotti’s (Italy) image of icebergs stuck in frozen water in Svalbard (Landscape category), Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz’s (Spain) image showing a diver in motion outside the Guggenheim Bilbao, Christy Lee Rogers’ (USA) and images of swirling images of people entangled in water (both Motion category).

Worldwide recognition for all levels through the National Awards and Sony Grant 
Each year the Sony World Photography Awards celebrate and reward photographers of all abilities, recognizing stunning bodies of work in the Professional and Student competitions and the world’s best single images across the categories of the Open and Youth competitions.  The National Awards celebrate local photographic talent from more than 50 countries.  The range of eligible countries and prizes can be found below, with more being added in the coming months:

The Awards’ winning and shortlisted photographers can enjoy worldwide recognition and exposure in addition to cash prizes, the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony and inclusion in global exhibitions.

Award-winners can also secure a Sony Grant to fund future photographic projects.  Multiple grants of $7,000 (USD) will be awarded to selected winners of the Professional competition and multiple grants of $3,500 (USD) will be given to selected shortlisted photographers in the Student competition to work together on a new photographic commission set by Sony and the World Photography Organization.

Forthcoming deadlines and announcements
The closing dates for the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards are:
•November 30, 2018 (13.00 GMT) – Student competition
•January 4, 2019 (13.00 GMT) – Open, Youth and National Award competitions
•January 11 , 2019 (13.00 GMT) – Professional competition

The Open and Youth shortlist for the Awards will be announced on February 5, 2019.  The Open and National Awards winners will be announced February 26, 2019.  The Professional and Student competitions’ shortlist will be announced on April 2, 2019. The Photographer of the Year, Overall Open, Student, Youth and Professional category winners will be announced April 17, 2019. The 2019 Sony World Photography Awards exhibition will run from April 18 - May 6, 2019 at Somerset House, London. 

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ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) and Activision Partnership for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

MANILA, Philippines, October 2, 2018 — Today, ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) partners with with Activision, for the upcoming release of Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4 on PC!

From September 10, 2018 to January 10, 2019, ROG will be the first digital PC game bundling provider of Call of Duty®: Back Ops 4. Consumers can gain access to the game by purchasing an eligible ROG product during the promotion period. With a strong dedication to PC gamers, the Call of Duty team and ROG have worked closely on a unique collaboration with their AURA Sync technology across multiple product lines.

“We are beyond thrilled to be partnering with ASUS Republic of Gamers in an unprecedented way for Black Ops 4,” said Ander Nickell, Director of Partnerships at Activision. “Our development teams are hard at work making this the best PC Call of Duty game yet. ASUS ROG shares that commitment to the community, so it was a natural fit to bring our brands together to deliver something special to fans.”

“ASUS Republic of Gamers and Activision have enjoyed great successes over many years, within their respective markets, and we are excited to bring the two together," said Vivian Lien, Head of Global Marketing for Gaming at Republic of Gamers, and Chief Marketing Officer at ASUS North America. “ROG consistently delivers great gaming experiences by working closely with partners and publishers, both on the technology side and on the business side. We’ve collaborated with the eSports teams we sponsor to gain unique insight to provide leading performance and game-ruling innovation. And, similarly, we worked closely with Activision to integrate our RGB-lighting technology, AURA Sync, into this latest version of Call of Duty, to further enhance gameplay.   Now, we’re pleased to deliver eligible ROG products bundled together with one of the most anticipated titles of the year, Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4 on PC.”

Dominate the Battle with AURA Sync integration into Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 for an enhanced gaming experience

ROG worked with Activision to incorporate customized AURA Sync capabilities and effects within Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 for PC to AURA Sync capable devices. AURA Sync coordinates colors and effects with compatible RGB-lit products like desktops, headsets, keyboards, motherboards, notebooks, and mice, among others. This makes it easy for users to personalize their entire gaming set up to a consistent look and feel that reflects their gaming persona or the feel of the game being played. With the AURA Sync integration within Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, actions within the game trigger the RGB light effects to enhance gameplay, reflecting the intensity of the game through the user’s PCs and components, creating a more immersive experience.

ROG and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Bundle
Consumers who will purchase eligible graphics card product/s from participating dealers* during the limited promotion period, beginning September 10th, will receive access to the Digital Standard Edition of the game. To claim an activation code, end-users will need to register an account on the redemption page. A proof of purchase and the serial number of the product should be uploaded on the redemption page which will be used to verify the purchase, once cleared, the user will be given an activation code through email within 20 working days. For additional details please visit:

The promotion period extends from purchases made from the 20th of August until the 31st of December 2018 or until supplies last. 

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Ground Zero Esports Lounge: Premier Gaming Experience in the North

MANILA PHILIPPINES, 29 SEPTEMBER 2018 – Ground Zero Esports Lounge, located in Xentro Mall, Antipolo Opens! Aims to be the one-stop-shop for the gamer looking for a high-end gaming experience with premier amenities.

With the rise of gaming and esports in the Philippines, the need for places where gamers can congregate has also increased, and the cybercafé industry needs to step up keep up with the demands. With impressive PC specs, wide-ranging dining options and an upscale ambiance, Ground Zero is the perfect hangout for gamers and non-gamers alike.

Ground Zero also provides an expansive menu with specialty gaming-themed dishes and drinks, complete from appetizers to desserts, cocktails and coffee. For those who prefer to watch rather than play, there are also 15 units of 55” TV’s streaming the most prestigious esports tournaments.

The names behind Ground Zero are also forerunners in the local cybercafé industry – Mr. Eric Redulfin, of TNC Cyber Café, says it best: “Gusto namin na magkaroon sila ng lugar na mapupuntahan ng magkakasama – yung mga gamers, yung mga pamilya nila, mga magulang, mga kaibigan. Dito pwedeng mag kita lahat, at may mahahanap silang ma-eenjoy nila.”

The venue’s host 87 regular PC units armed with cutting edge specs: Z730 Gigabyte motherboards, 8th gen Intel i5 processors, NVIDIA GTX 1060 GPUs, 16GB of RAM at the price of 60php/hour. There is a VIP area that are equipped with more powerful gear with 10 units of Acer Predator G1’s with NVIDIA GTX 1080 GPUs at 80php/hour – all handily capable of running the latest triple-A games and today’s biggest competitive multi-player games displayed on Acer Predator XB241H monitors for immersive gaming experience.

The entire venue is installed with blazing reliable internet connection for fast, smooth, lag-free games as well as ultra-fast upload and download speeds, making it a perfect stomping grounds for passionate gamers looking to go pro, big groups looking for holding LAN Party, or even professionals that need better internet speed.

One of Ground Zero’s major objectives is to become an avenue that joins today’s gamers to yesterday’s roots, while simultaneously linking them to the people around them – their family, friends and the greater community, as the perfect place to gather and connect.

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