About a month ago, we showed you what a talented designer with a creative vision can do with the latest digital textile printing solutions from one of the world’s most innovative companies. We’re talking about Epson, which back then announced its partnership with Filipino designer John Herrera, who won the Top Designer Award in London Fashion Week 2017. Well, apparently the two are still at it. In a recent press release, both Epson and John Herrera waxed poetic about the benefits of digital textile printing and how it has pretty much elevated the design of fabrics in such a way that there are even more possibilities for designers. We’ve never been much for fashion or design, but we do have taste, and we can tell from the photos made available that the pieces that were produced as a result of this collaboration have that extra oomph that only an inspired mind and a powerful tool can create. You can check out the full press release with details and pics after the break.
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It seems we have been so focused on flagships lately that we have neglected to take a look at what used to be the most hotly-contested price segment for smartphones in the local market: the low midrange. This is where a lot of people tend to find their actual daily driver, priced between 6,000 to 9,000 Pesos, and delivering just above average performance with at least one or two things that make it stand out from the competition. That could just as well be a quick description for the Asus Zenfone Live, the first Android phone that’s dedicated for social media livestreaming. We are now among the first in the Philippines to have this new model in our hands, and so we did the right thing and put it through its paces in a simple unboxing and quick review session. Read on for the details.
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Xiaomi’s latest flagship phone has just been outed. Dubbed the Xiaomi Mi 6, it may be the first new phone to give the Samsung Galaxy S8 a run for its money. The Mi 6 is no phablet, featuring only a 5.15-inch Full HD screen, but it’s packed full of other high-end features, including an octa-core 2.4GHz Snapdragon 835 CPU, 6GB RAM, and 64GB or 128GB of internal storage.
It also comes with a large 3350mAh battery, which should provide a good amount of battery life given the onboard chipset’s known power efficiency. The Mi 6 also features a dual cam setup on the back, using a combo of two 12MP camera sensors with no bulge, and up to 2x lossless zoom plus 4-axis anti-shake for video recording. The phone looks stunning in every sense of the word, though it’s now known how well it will withstand scratches with daily use.
The Mi 6’s curvy body hides a total of 4 stereo speakers, a fingerprint scanner below the display, a Type-C port, and splash-resistant protection. It ships with Android 7.1.1 as standard, and will be available in White, Black, and Blue. It will also be released in two special Ceramic and Silver editions, with 18K gold camera rims for that extra premium feel. Pricing starts at around $363 or Php 18,000 for the 64GB version, around $421 or Php 21,000 for the 128GB version, and around $436 or Php 22,000 for the ceramic versions.SOURCE