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At the end of the 18-hour hackathon in RedQ here, the team emerged with the best solution to the challenge – how to profile AirAsia fans based on their digital social footprint to improve customer experience. For our feature article, please check this link. Aviato’s proposal allowed them to piece together a real-time user profile from Instagram pictures and likes, making it possible for more targeted offers of AirAsia destinations and food that reflected user interests. The team comprised Singapore nationals Choo Yan Sheng, John Goh Choo Ern, Durwin Ho Hsu Tian, Albert Puah Beng Hong and Kevin Kwa Leung Boon. For their winning effort, Aviato was awarded the grand prize of RM25,000 cash, 100,000 AirAsia BIG Points and five return flights to any AirAsia destination. AirAsia BIG is AirAsia’s loyalty programme where members earn BIG Points from AirAsia, Tune Hotels, Tune Talk and more than 100 other partners worldwide. BIG…

In an age wherein technology has become an almost inseparable part of life, a lot of businesses rely on software solution providers to enhance their capabilities. From purchasing raw materials, to actual transactions with customers. In a world that dominated by many giants, there exists a handful of startups which aim to make a mark in the industry. Quadrant Alpha Technology Solutions, or more commonly known as QAlpha, is one of them. But what makes this company stand out among the others? Let’s find out in this feature article. Humble Beginnings QAlpha was founded back in 2012 by a Filipino-Chinese entrepreneur, Mr. Ash Co Kehyeng as a Philippine-based software development company with an office of 5 computers and a handful of top-notch programmers. Mr. Kehyeng’ drive and motivation came from his love and passion for using technology as a means to empower businesses to the next level. I started the software company as I…

Last July 27, 2016, Lenovo launched the new Lenovo K5 series – the Lenovo K5, Lenovo K5 Plus and Lenovo K5 Note. These new multimedia-savvy and stylish devices are packed with specifications that are said to be positioned for consumers hungry for entertainment. The new devices are also, in fact, have built-in technology that allows users to be free on how they wish to consume entertainment. Lenovo calls this the TheaterMax technology. Lenovo also jacked their devices with Dolby Atmos technology, which supes up the devices’ sound quality. According to Lenovo Smartphone Country Manager, Dino Romano, “We at Lenovo have always envisioned bringing the consumers’ encounter with tomorrow’s technology to a higher level and letting them experience it today. With the introduction of the new Lenovo VIBE K5 Plus and the Lenovo VIBE K5 Note, with the exception of the Lenovo VIBE K5, we are supersizing everyone’s overall TheaterMax experience.” With TheaterMax,…

With the gaming industry continuously evolving, MOBA or multiplayer online battle arena games are the new king of MMOs (massively multiplayer online games), which has surpassed the popularity of online role-playing games (RPGs) this past decade. In fact, two of the most popular MOBA games now for both amateur and professional players have millions of players globally, like League of Legends, with roughly 27 million daily active players and 7.5 million concurrent players in 2014, and DOTA 2 with about 12 million players in August 2015. Heavily popular here in the Philippines, DOTA 2 or Defense of the Ancients 2 is a free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game developed and published by Valve Corporation. Just like any other MOBA game, DOTA 2 has a steep learning curve, as opposed to an RPG which is very easy in the beginning. A particular skill which is difficult to master in…

When the first event music, “Video Killed the Radio Star” premiered on MTV in 1981, it started a video revolution. A lot has changed since then, but video’s relevance in our culture, has increased, and our lives and security have come to depend on it. Market research firm IHS estimates that one surveillance camera has been installed for every eight people (about 40M) in the U.S. alone. Stats from 2014 certainly back that up – according to the IHS Video Surveillance Intelligence Service Market Insight report from August 2015, the U.S. was ranked as the second largest market for video surveillance equipment, worth $2.8 billion dollars. With our obsession over video and corresponding camera capabilities such as HD and 4K, it’s easy to miss an equally crucial component that can make or break the effectiveness of an entire surveillance system: storage. Unfortunately, many surveillance professionals are using the wrong drive.…

Last August 27, Belkin launched a plethora of new devices during an event they dubbed as “Belkin Academy”. We weren’t able to join the event, but their communications associate was kind enough to send their press release plus official photos of the products they launched. The products will be available via Lazada and retail outlets nationwide.

MANILA, Philippines, September 21, 2015 – Demonstrating its long-term commitment to bridging the digital divide, Dell Philippines today reaffirms its dedication to local youth by announcing US$359,000 (PHP 16 million) in donations for its long-term charitable partners – ChildHope Asia Philippines, Inc. (CHAP) and Children’s Joy Foundation, Inc. (CJFI). The donation is part of Dell’s global Youth Learning program, which includes 62 partners in 15 countries working to increase access to technology and education for underserved youth in the communities Dell serves. “Skilled workers are increasingly in demand, including in Asia, yet STEM-related sectors are experiencing a shortage of skilled talents. Despite the enormous opportunity, many young students have limited ability and access to build the critical skills required to succeed in a connected world,” said Denis Kelly, vice-president, GSC Client Basic Support, Dell Inc. “We are thrilled to help youth organizations achieve our mutual goal of enabling the next…