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If there was ever a term for the opposite of “resting on their laurels,” China smartphone brand OPPO is the complete embodiment of it. Only last month, the company announced and subsequently released a dual-camera OPPO F3 Plus, which turned out to be a hit with consumers, selling over 8,000 units on its first 3 […]

Acer‘s got gaming laptops, ultra-thin laptops, and desktop PCs. But what about 2-in-1 computers? They’ve got those too, of course. The Taiwan PC giant today announced a couple of new hybrid tablet PCs that are set to take on Microsoft’s Surface Pro. They are called the Acer Switch 5 and Acer Switch 3, and both […]

Is there a new “standard-sized” laptop in Acer‘s latest line-up? You bet. After announcing the monstrous new Predator Triton 700 and Predator Helios 300 series, as well as the flagship-level Acer Swift 3 Ultrabook, Acer announced another new model that’s more geared towards the mainstream laptop market. Dubbed the Acer Swift 1, it’s now the […]

Acer’s focus at the next@acer event in New York City today wasn’t just on pure gaming laptops. The company also announced additions to their Swift series of thin and light ultrabooks, namely a new model that’s called simply the Acer Swift 3. And if you’re unfamiliar with Acer’s naming convention for this line-up, you might […]

That big and bold Predator Triton 700 ultra-thin gaming laptop that Acer just announced may be the new hotness, but it isn’t for everyone. We mean, if that 250k price tag wasn’t any indication, it’s configured mainly for a very specific type of gamer. But what about the rest of us, you may cry. Well, […]

It’s barely even a category at the moment, but Acer has just turned the market for ultra-thin gaming laptops on its head. Applying innovations that haven’t been seen before to their highly-successful Predator gaming notebook formula, the Taiwan-based PC maker has come up with the world’s most powerful ultra-portable gaming laptop. It’s called the Acer […]

Is there room for yet another Android-powered mid-range smartphone in the 15k price range? China-based smartphone maker Vivo seems to think so. In India, the company has just announced a new model in its now-extended V5 series of handsets. It’s called the Vivo V5s, and it’s a dead ringer for the original Vivo V5, except […]

Huawei’s latest have finally arrived in the Philippines: the dual-cam flagship models Huawei P10 and Huawei P10 have finally been released after almost a month-long pre-order period. And their release date coincided with the reveal of Huawei’s latest brand ambassador, none other than Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach.

The Zenfone with the longest battery life of them all is currently on sale. We know, the Zenfone 3 Zoom has a big, beefy battery, but the Zenfone 3 Max 5.2 beat it to the punch by quite a stretch. Ironically, the Max version of the ZF3, as we’ve taken to calling it, was first […]

Ever wonder why it’s so hard to find a good, reliable smartphone that’s under 5.5 inches in size? We’ve wondered that for quite some time. Fortunately, there now exists a 5.2-inch model with Android that you can confidently carry with you and use every single day. It’s called the Arsenal VR One, the first and […]

It’s a great feeling, consuming content–whether it be music, movies, or other forms of media–knowing that you paid for it somehow fair and square. Copying and sharing things may be easy as a few simple clicks when it comes to digital files, but knowing that you have legal possession of something you love is still […]

The OPPO F3 Plus may be the hottest selfie expert out right now, but it’s not exactly something that we can say is truly “for everyone.” Its screen may be too big, and its price tag a little too high for some people who just want to be able to take good, share-worthy selfies online […]

Every once in a while, we get the chance to combine two of our favorite things: geeking out about the latest tech, and eating. That’s why we got excited when we heard about OPPO partnering with the Department of Tourism for the 3rd installment of Madrid Fusión Manila at the SMX Convention Center. It’s basically […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Last month, Asus opened up pre-orders for the Zenfone 3 Zoom. Its actual retail price still unknown at the time, the Zenfone 3 Zoom could be pre-ordered for absolutely nothing, basically like a pre-registration type of thing. But in case you missed it, and you now want to buy the phone outright, you’re in luck. […]

The Nintendo Switch may be all the rage these days, but back in 2016, Nintendo announced and then released what it called the NES Classic Edition, a home gaming console that was meant for retro games that defined a generation of console gamers. The NES Classic Edition was an instant hit, selling 1.5 million units […]

A smartphone that’s dedicated mainly for live streaming. This is one of those things that has probably made some people go, “Why didn’t anyone think of that sooner?” Well, it’s here now, and from none other than Asus, no less. Dubbed the Zenfone Live, it’s the world’s first live streaming-dedicated handset, featuring a built-in app […]

Ever wanted an at-home-only Wi-Fi router? Globe has just announced that they now have such a device available for purchase. It’s called the Globe Prepaid Home Wi-Fi device, it comes with free 10GB of mobile data, and can be yours for a one-time fee of Php 1,999. What’s the purpose of this device? Well, first […]

You’ve seen the announcement, you’ve read the hands-on. Now you’ll finally get to see the OPPO F3 Plus live, and in the flesh, rocking its “stylish and street-smart” matte black color. You read that right: if OPPO’s latest selfie expert caught your attention because of its specs and features, but you’re not quite feeling that […]