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Following the success of the “Dyipne”, a Mini 4WD that’s dedicated to an iconic piece of Philippine history, The Brickyard by Lil’s Hobby Center celebrated the official opening of its newest branch up north! Located at the 2nd Level, Building 4 of Ayala Malls, Vertis North, the store opens up a new venue not just for Mini 4WD fans and enthusiasts, but for model kit builders and families who want to spend some quality time as well.  This is in line with the company’s goal of being able to sustain and expand the popularity of the hobby as an enjoyable and educational activity for every generation. The Brickyard’s northern branch is home to a wide selection of Tamiya products – Model kits, tools, paints and more. There’s also a dedicated building area, and a track where racers can try out their creations. “We continue to study feasible areas and locations…

Vivo has recently announced a price reduction to one of its Y-Series smartphones – The Vivo Y15 packs a massive 5,000mAh battery to deliver outstanding longevity, and is now priced at PhP9,999 (from PhP10,999). Vivo Y15 has a 6.35-inch HD+ display, and runs on a Helio P22 processor, along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It runs on Funtouch OS 9 on top of Android 9 Pie. For optics, the device has  a 13MP + 8MP + 2MP triple rear camera system, which includes a super wide angle lens, while up front is a 16MP f/2.0 snapper with AI Face Beauty and more.  Specifications Display 6.35″, HD+ Processor Helio P22 (Octa-Core) RAM 4GB Storage 64GB Rear Camera 13MP + 8MP + 2MP Front Camera 16MP OS Android 9 + Futouch OS 9 Battery 5,000mAh

Earlier today, Canon unveiled the newest additions to its G-Series family. The PowerShot G7X Mark III and G5X Mark II are the newest compact flagship models that offer an astonishing combination of DSLR speed, quality, and lightweight handling. Both are equipped with a 20.1 MP, 1-inch stacked CMOS sensor, the new DIGIC 8 processor, and are also capable of 30 fps high speed continuous shooting in RAW burst mode. Both also boast an expanded ISO range of up to 25,600 and faster autofocus to produce crisp, detailed and clear shots in any lighting condition, and can also shoot 4K 25p/30p with no crop, allowing users to captures grand landscape videos in stunning detail. PowerShot G7X Mark III The PoweShot G7X Mark III offers up to 4.2x Zoom with its 24-100mm focal range, making it a perfect tool for macro close-ups of 0.47x magnification and a refined depth of field effect.…

LG, in close collaboration with Hopewell Integrated School (HIS) and Bigwash, puts in efforts to empower individuals with special needs through a sustainable livelihood program. Named HopeWash, the program enables students and graduates of HIS, a Cavite-based non-stock, non-profit organization dedicated to individuals with special needs,  to be employable and lead functional lives. For a jumpstart, LG and Bigwash worked together to get the shop up and running all by taking care of the construction and training of the staff, which consists of HIS alumnus. LG also donated 5 sets of commercial washers and dryers, 1 commercial refrigerator, and 1 43″ TV. Unilever also played a part by donating laundry detergents specially formulated for the commercial washers. “We are firm believers in HIS’s goal of providing these children a future to look forward to. We want to empower them as much as we are able to. Our intuitive design provides…

What’s a better way to enjoy your favorite content on Netflix, than with a TV that adapts to what you’re watching, and in many ways “understands” you. That’s why LG Philippines has partnered with Netflix to bring the best shows straight to your home. From August 1 to 31, 2019, every purchase of LG’s 2019 OLED or NanoCell TV models comes with 6-months of Netflix. This means you can enjoy your favorite shows the way they’re meant to be seen – in a stunning array of colors, full detail and high dynamic range. To showcase the newest features and capabilities of its TVs, LG Philippines will be holding roadshows to give customers a more hands-on experience. It will happen in several key locations around the Metro. TVs that will be on display are powered by LG’s new Gen2 & α7 Gen2 processors, equipped with Deep Learning Technology. It allows the TV…

Apart from the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+, Samsung also launched its newest tablet for the Philippine market, the Galaxy Tab S6. The Galaxy Tab S6 allows people to create and connect, as well as enjoy immersive entertainment on the go. Equipped with a ton of new features and powerful hardware, it allows users to do so much more on any previous tablet. Redesigned S Pen Samsung equipped the S-Pen on the Tab S6 with the same new features as the one on the Note 10 series. That means you get built-in BLE, wireless charging, and remote control features like Air Actions for performing certain in-app actions. It also has the same longevity – up to 10 hours of battery life. Handwritten Samsung Notes  can easily be converted into digital text, which can then be shared via SMS or email or exported to various formats including Microsoft Word. You…

Whether its a power bank or a charging cable, Promate is a brand that makes everything worry-free for its customers, right off the purchase and into after sales service. Every Promate product is backed by a two-year international warranty, which means you can have a defective item replaced anywhere in the world where Promate is available. Do note that the warranty does not cover damage resulting from improper handling, lack of care, accidents, normal wear and tear or aging. Damage by accident, negligence of persons other than authorized Promate sales or service agents, unauthorized service, or other factors which are not due to defects in materials or workmanship also void the warranty. Promate products can be purchased from physical stores and online channels, such as the brand’s own website, which offers worldwide shipping, world class customer support and free deliver for orders over PhP1,000, Abenson Abacus AccentHub All Home AlMark…

Logitech G, the gaming product line of Logitech, continues to deliver immersive and competitive experiences with its lineup of HERO Gaming Mice. Packed with more than just aesthetics, these devices are engineered to perform without compromising style and comfort, their unique shapes are also made for maximum grip and ease of control. As a way of saying thank you to its fans for their support, the brand has announced the “Choose Your Hero” promo, wherein end-users will receive a free e-voucher with every purchase of select Logitech G products. G403 Hero  – PhP 150 e-voucher  G603 Wireless Mouse – PhP 200 e-voucher G502 Hero – PhP 250 e-voucher  G903 Hero – PhP 400 e-voucher  G Pro Hero – PhP 200 e-voucher (LAZADA only) Participating stores PC Express, Silicon Valle Octagon Datablitz Complink I-Tech/Gameone Techwarez PC Hub Think PC Thinking Tools Strategic Technologies Official Logitech Store (Lazada) To redeem the e-voucher…

Just a few days after its launch in the US, Samsung Philippines has brought the newest additions to the Galaxy Note lineup to local shores. Welcome the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+. The Galaxy Note 10 series boast a new design that’s elegant, premium, and more symmetrical at the same time. Both pack eye-candy Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O displays – 6.3-inches FHD+ for the Note 10, and 6.8-inches WQHD+ for the Note 10+, the largest screen in a Note device to date. Both devices are powered by the Exynos 9825, the Note 10 with 8GB of RAM and the Note 10+ with 12GB. As for storage, you can 256GB on the former, and up to 512GB on the latter. For optics, the Note 10 sticks to a triple rear camera setup, while the Note 10+ has an additional DepthVision camera for better depth sensing and for use in AR applications.…

Huawei’s P30 series has received quite the warm reception from fans and tech reviewers, thanks to a combination of premium design, innovative features, and imaging capabilities that has once again set the bar high for mobile photography. Today, we’re having a closer a look at the most affordable device of the lot, the P30 Lite, which has undergone quite a makeover from its predecessor. Design and Build Quality Despite the significant price difference to its more premium siblings, the P30 Lite doesn’t look like out of place as far as design is concerned. It still has that premium look and feel that wouldn’t make you feel like you’re left out of the loop. The P30 Lite’s 6.15-inch display has FHD+ resolution, and shows good sharpness and detail. Viewing angles are pretty decent, and colors look punchy enough. There’s a certain richness in this display that makes it look so premium,…

Are you an aspiring vlogger who wants to take the Internet by storm? do you want to learn from the most influential vloggers on how to come up with engaging and compelling content on YouTube? Well, this is your time to shine, as Smart brings you Smart Play: Vlogger Camp! a one-of-a-kind convention that brings together the finest vloggers in the country to a school near you, so you can learn and perfect the basics of vlogging, and eventually create content that will capture the attention of millions online. “Smart has always been at the forefront when it comes to enabling the Filipinos’ passions be it in entrepreneurship, entertainment, sports or lifestyle. We’ve always strived hard to arm our consumers with services that help them digitize their routines. This time, we want to equip the country’s future vloggers with the right tools and know-how to kick-start a career in vlogging.…

If you’re planning to buy a new smartphone anytime soon, you may want to mark August 13 on that calendar, as realme will be holding its biggest flash sale on that day, as it joins Shopee Brand Day. During the promo, you can get the realme 3 (3GB + 32GB and 3GB + 64GB) variant for PhP6,090 and PhP6,590 respectively, PhP1,400 less from their original SRPs. Not only that, the realme C1 (2GB + 16GB) will also be sold for only PhP4,490, PhP1,500 less from its original PhP5,990 SRP. You may also use the code REALMEXSHP10 to get another 10% off on top of the initial price drop. Do note that this is limited to the first 1,000 buyers, and requires a minimum purchase of PhP500 so you better be fast. Discounts are also valid only for purchases made using the Shopee app. “To bring our smartphones to more Filipinos,…

Yesterday, Logitech in partnership with PC Express officially opened its first G-Concept Store in the Philippines, giving its fans one-stop shop where they can experience the brand’s full lineup of gaming products. Located at 5F Cyberzone at the Annex in SM City North EDSA, the store offers Logitech’s lineup of gaming peripherals – mice, keyboards, headphones, game controllers, and more. It even houses a multitude of full setups that can be personally tested by customers. During the event, products from partner OEMs like MSI and ViewSonic were also present in-store. There’s also a full racing setup which customers can try out and set their best scores, which is part of an on-going promo. Influencers Een Mercado, Rikki Quiapon, and Kimberlee Arcillas, were present and were tasked to open a mystery box during the event, which turned out to be a set of Logitech apparel and a gaming mouse. Walk-in customers…

We wrote about FUJIFILM’s hybrid instant camera, the instax mini LiPlay, some time ago. Yesterday, the device finally made its official debut in the Philippines in an exclusive media launch in BGC, Taguig City. The instax mini LiPlay is the lightest and smallest in the entire instax family. Yet, it’s packed with some really cool features, such as being able to “add” sound to your printouts in the form of a QR code, a Direct Print function that lets print photos from your phone or instax film, and can be controlled using a smartphone via its remote function. The device is equipped with a 2.7-inch LCD monitor at the back, and buttons for navigating the OSD. You get to choose from a bunch of filters as well as frames to add a more artsy effect to your photos. It also allows you to enable or disable the flash, set the…

Yesterday, AMD Philippines held an exclusive event, not only for the local launch of the 3rd Generation Ryzen processors along with the Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards, but also for creating an avenue where a number of partner OEMs can showcase their newest motherboards and own version of the products. Held at CORE Nightclub in Quezon City, the first floor served as the main event area where the program took place, while up in the second floor is the experiential zone, where attendees can check out booths from AMD’s partner OEMs like ASUS, ASRock, MSI, XFX, Gigabyte, and more. Mr. Sonny Sy, AMD Philippines’ National Sales Manager for Components also gave a talk about the new Ryzen 3000 processors and Radeon RX 5700 graphics cards, along with some comparative data. 3rd Generation Ryzen Processors are built on a 7nm process to deliver improved performance and power efficiency. Using the…

Digital Walker, the country’s leading retailer of premium gadgets and accessories, has recently brought the much-anticipated OnePlus 7 to the market. With an SRP of PhP26,990, the device is available in two colors – Mirror Gray and Red. To express its gratitude to its loyal customers, Digital Walker is offering a 10% discount on the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro in Shopee. All you have to do is use the code ONEPLUSXSHP10 to get 10% off or up to PhP3,000 of on your purchase. This is only limited to the first 100 units from August 7 12:00AM to September 9, 2019 11:59PM , and can only be redeemed via in-app check out. The voucher is valid on the following links: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 The OnePlus 7 is now available at Digital Walker and Shopee, and comes with 18 months of warranty.

Logitech recently launched its Superhero campaign for the month of August,  backed by exciting promotions and a partnership with TikTok. From August 5 to 18, 2019, every purchase of a Logitech M238 Marvel-Themed mouse at participating PC Express branches – SM MOA, Megamall, Festival Mall, Ayala and Ayala Malls Glorietta will come with a FREE SM Cinema Movie Pass, valid for any regular 2D movie in standard cinemas of SM Cinemas nationwide. End-users can also get a chance to win a Logitech Marvel mouse by joining the #logitechsuperhero challenge in TikTok. Do note that the promo will run from August 5 to 19, 2019. Participants must create a 15-second video showing their most creative superhero pose. Participants must share the video in TikTok and use the hashtag #logitechsuperhero There will be 10 winners of a Logitech Marvel mouse and 20 winners of an SM Movie Pass. All of which will…

Apart from the new Note 10 series, Samsung had a couple of surprises up its sleeve at today’s unpacked event in New York City, one of which is the Galaxy Book S. Boasting an extremely slim chassis, and weighing less than a kilogram, this device is designed for those who want a high-performance productivity machine that doesn’t carry the burdens of a traditional laptop design. The Galaxy Book S boasts a 13.3-inch TFT touch display with FHD resolution, and runs on the 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx compute platform which offers up to 40% better CPU performance and up to 80% better GPU performance versus the Galaxy Book 2. It has 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 512GB of storage, expandable using a microSD card. Its battery can last up to 23 hours of continuous video playback in a single charge, and with ultra-fast LTE connectivity, it’s able to achieve…