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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.

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Microsoft’s Windows OS now means different things to many different people. But if there’s one thing we’ve learned from closely following the changes that have been happening to it over the past few months, it’s that the Windows 10 Creators Update is the most solid that the Windows OS has ever been since the days of “Metro” and Windows RT. The Windows 10 Creators Update is basically the third major release of Windows 10 since it was first made available to the general public. And it brings many ways to empower users who are looking for tools that will help them “express the full range of their imagination.” A bunch of new features are included in Creators Update, such as 3D, mixed reality, enhanced apps, improved security, and 4K gaming. That’s really a whole lot of “you can now do all this and more,” combined with the now-pleasing aesthetic of Windows post-Classic Shell. If you’re running Windows 10 on your computer and are interested in taking this new version for a spin, you can download and install it through Windows Update. Find out more details about what’s new after the break.

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Predator Philippines today announced that it has partnered with ONE Championship in order further promote excellence in the highly competitive sport of–you guessed it–PC gaming. Yes, they did indeed refer to PC gaming as an actual sport not unlike MMA, so for people like ourselves who have spent countless hours honing our skills in front of the old keyboard and mouse, this feels like a major accomplishment.

Predator invited current One Heavyweight world champion and all-around good guy Brandon “The Truth” Vera, along with MMA legend Rich Franklin, to show some cool moves at the Highgrounds Cafe where the official announcement event was held. During the event, Predator also showcased the beastly Predator 21X gaming laptop, which apparently comes with a truly bank-breaking Php 549,999 price tag.

Yes, it’s a big, powerful gaming laptop that costs more than a small car. We didn’t think we could say anything more ridiculous than what the headline first sounded like, but here we are. In any case, there’s a fighting event titled, “ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY” that’s destined to happen on April 21st, and Predator will be presenting. Tune in and you’re bound to find at least one thing that’ll get your heart rate going.



The year of the dual camera smartphone is truly upon us now. If you haven’t noticed, dual camera setups are the latest trend in phones. The problem is that they’ve only really featured in high-end models. Until now, that is. Cherry Mobile has just introduced not one, but two new devices each with dual cameras. These are the Flare P1 and Flare P1 Plus.

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The term smartphone used to mean something—a phone, usually—with the ability to connect to the Internet and perform office tasks such as opening and editing documents, sending emails, and browsing the web. These days, the word smartphone doesn’t really mean anything specific. Smartphone could mean an iPhone, an Android phone, or for about six of you out there, a phone running Windows. For the most part, though, when people hear the word smartphone, they tend to think of something specific. A feature, sometimes a hardware component, that is better done with a specific phone model than with any other device.

For those who like to take photos—whether of themselves or of everything around them—a smartphone can also come to mind when thinking about what kind of device to use best. This should explain the rise of selfie-centric smartphones. Phones with powerful front and rear cameras that allow users to take fantastic photos in almost any situation and almost any location. This is the kind of phone that Vivo aims to sell to the general public, and they have been doing so for quite some time now. One of their most affordable models, the Vivo V5 Lite, is being sold as the perfect selfie smartphone. How true is their claim? We’ve been testing it for over a month now and we can provide you with a definitive answer.

Read on for our Vivo V5 Lite review.

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