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The full moon this April 2019 is called Pink Moon, and I just cannot wait to see it in full detail. It is scheduled this Friday, April 19, 2019; and for moon gazers, you should be out at exactly 7:12PM. Why is it even called Pink Moon? It wouldn’t exactly appear Pink, but it’s a term coined by Native American tribes because it happens just before ‘pink moss’ or ‘moss pink’ starts to appear. The plant is a species of flowering plant in the family Polemoniaceae, native to eastern and central USA. I am still hoping for it to appear literally pink though. It’s the time when the moon is located at the opposite side of Earth as the sun. This means that its face is fully lit, and basically at its photogenic looks. We also consulted with Mikael Angelo Francisco of FlipScience.ph, and he confirmed that science checks out.…

Verdict At PhP23,500, GALAX RTX 2060 offers impressive performance without breaking the bank. If you’re in the market for an entry-level GPU with ray tracing support, consider Galax’s offer. It is important to keep in mind though that ray tracing technology is a technology that is still under development, and the features being introduced to games are slowly being rolled out. If you want to embrace and be part in this stage of development, you’re better off getting this than a GTX 1070.

Smartwatches have become part of the lifestyle among Filipinos. Surprisingly, Filipinos love such technology, and brands like Huawei have had a great share of success in encouraging Filipinos to grab one for themselves. Apparently, smartwatches initially strike a sense of awe and bewilderment among Filipinos; and today, the reason for getting one has matured to a state where smartwatches are seen as technologies that enable a healthy lifestyle. This March 22, 2019, Huawei will make the Huawei Watch GT available in the Philippines. It promises a couple of exciting feature for Filipinos, including a two-week battery life. The latter is, by far, its unique selling proposition; and neither their competitors like Fossil’s Gen 4 Android Watch nor Samsung’s Galaxy Watch can do. The former can last 24 hours, while the latter can only stay up for a maximum of 5 days. Why does two-week battery life matter? I find charging…

Samsung Galaxy S10+ (and its other subvariants) are compatible with the latest IEEE 802.11ax wireless specification standard or also known as Wifi 6. We confirmed this via Samsung’s official representative in the Philippines. While the variant sold in the Philippines is Exynos-powered, Samsung confirmed that – like its Qualcomm-powered kin – is compatible with the latest and future-proof Wifi 6 or AX. If you want to enjoy and maximize your Galaxy S10+’s high speed and wider frequency range WiFi 6, then you better check out ASUS ROG’s AX11000 or its other latest AX-compatible routers. THe AX11000 is a tri-band gaming router and also the world’s first 10 Gigabit Wi-Fi router with a quad-core processor, 2.5G gaming port, DFS band and a slew of networking arsenals. For starters, the Galaxy S10+ – with the right router at hand like the ASUS ROG AX11000 – has better throughput speed up to 4…

Unlike other brands with 6 months iteration, Samsung sticks with annual follow-ups to its flagship Galaxy series. As the first smartphone announced with the latest flagship Exynos or Snapdragon SoCs, the Galaxy S Series’ follows an order to set the trend, if not dominate the industry during the 1st quarter of a new calendar year. Samsung Galaxy S10+, its titular flagship device in the series, positions Samsung as a major innovator in the industry. While some of its features are not apparently alien to consumers, Samsung presents them in a very marketable way and fortunately devoid of misrepresentation and exaggeration. Design and Build The Galaxy S10+ is a smaller and lighter iteration of the Galaxy S9+, but its screen-to-body ratio has drastically increased by almost 5%. With the new Galaxy series, you’re getting a smaller phone but with a bigger screen real estate. Therefore, you’re given a wider space to…

In this time when performance and gaming laptops are gaining traction, recommending a laptop that are packed with essential specs for consumers who barely play games and render videos become has become quite an uneasy task. Brands like ASUS, Acer, Lenovo and HP have been competing in the same space aimed at power users, but have been somehow neglecting consumers who are looking for laptops that suit their medley yet undemanding needs. Last November 2018, Avita, a lifestyle tech brand debuted in the Philippines and introduced Avita Liber laptops. The laptops are packed with the right amount of power and speed for the average consumer. In fact, Avita sent us one of their 13-inch, Core i7 laptops, for us take around for a spin, and we’re here to answer the questions: Does it have what it takes for someone who uses the internet for work and occasional leisure? Does it…

Samsung officially launched the new Galaxy S10 series yesterday with famous South Korean boyband, IKON, as major performer. It’s an event that’s tough to beat, and remains to be one of the memorable product launches in the Philippines. I got early dibs on the Samsung Galaxy S10+ during the launch in San Francisco, California last week. I had my fair share of experience with the flagship device, and I believe that there are a few things that Samsung didn’t cover during the launch that I should share with all of you. If you pre-ordered or already got your Galaxy S10 or Galaxy S10+, there are things that you should pay attention to before and while using the device. Some of these features are very new, while some are already available in other smartphones that might still be relevant as first-time owners of the new Galaxy S series. Note that most…

After a decade of innovating the smartphone industry, Samsung finally unveiled the 10th iteration of the Galaxy S series, the Galaxy S10. Being the most powerful in the line-up (excluding the Galaxy S10 5G), the Galaxy S10+ is a powerhouse of camera phone. MAIN CAMERA Triple 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS 12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6″, 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom 16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide) Features LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama Video 2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, dual-video rec. SELFIE CAMERA Dual 10 MP, f/1.9, Dual Pixel PDAF 8 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor Features Dual video call, Auto-HDR Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps At the time of this writing, DxO already posted their review of the assessment of the camera capabilities of the Galaxy S10+. It performed just as good as the Mate 20 Pro in terms of front camera performance, while it topped…

Thai-based accessories company, d-Power, has finally landed Philippine shores via Quantum Mobile Gears Corp (QMGC). Founded in Thailand in 2007, d-Power focuses on producing smartphone accessories from power banks, cables to speakers. In an intimate gathering last December 2018, Kester Sy of QMGC introduced the latest products of d-Power. d-Power’s pride stems from having their own factor with modern production technologies in Guangdong, China. Their headquarters is based in Thailand, and they maintain a strong presence in 9 agencies worldwide. Allow us to show you our d-Power haul, and share with you the ones that really piqued our interest. We’d love to know what you want us to give away to one lucky reader!  d-Power Music Party Box (PhP4,399) Among all the accessories QMGC showed us, this d-Power Music Party Box got our attention. You can sing to your heart’s delight with it as it also comes with a microphone.…

Huawei Mate 20 Pro is one of our best reviewed smartphones year. It is flagship device that we mostly recommend, and everything is deeply rooted from how it performance in various features it presents. From raw gaming to photography performance, Huawei’s latest flagship is a smartphone that’s hard to beat by its competitors. If there’s one smartphone within its category and price range that can directly compete with Mate 20 Pro, it is clearly the Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9. It is among the best Android devices available in the market, and it presents a wildly different ecosystem that you’re used to, but it’s hard to pass on all its features like the S Pen, Iris Scanner, variable camera aperture setup and long battery life. At this point, we’re going to pit both devices to a photo shootout. Each device presents a variety of features per camera module (main and selfie),…

I have been using the LifeProof SLAM for a month now, and it might just really be the best one that can give total protection to my Apple iPhone XS Max. View this post on Instagram Featuring @lifeproof SLAM for the @apple iPhone XS Max. @lifeproofph #LifeProofSlam #iPhoneXsMax #SmartiPhoneXsMax A post shared by Gadget Pilipinas (@gadgetpilipinas) on Nov 14, 2018 at 1:19am PST SLAM gives our iPhone XS Max style and maximum protection. The new iPhone is already rated IP68, but definitely not slam-proof. Pun intended. With SLAM, the iPhone is protected up to 6.6 fee or about 2 meters. What we got is the Red/Light Blue colorway, but consumers have got plenty of variants to choose from. No matter what color consumers pick, they are assured with maximum protection. Designed for the mobile active user, SLAM gives the iPhone a stylish yet functional vibe. Apart from protecting…

I’m guilty of spending some moolah during the past 3 days! Lazada 12.12 has been one of my most anticipated sales in the month of December (apart from video game discount offerings by Steam, Nintendo and PSN). I already bought a couple of items for myself: SATA Power cable, Lighting to 3.55 adapter and a good old MS Office 365 2019 Pro Plus Lifetime refreshed account during the past 2 days. Come December 12, a friend posted this on his Facebook, which literally got me jumped off my bed. In my mind, I need to use some PayMaya credits and make use of this ongoing promotion, which only happens once a year! I ticked a few items on my cart (2 items for my 2 kids!), and did the same thing my friend did. As expected, I was able to slash off PhP200 from the total cost, applied a few vouchers, and voila…

It’s the season of giving; and while it’s best to give your family and friends something that’ll make them smile, it is also good to consider gifting yourself with something that you love! Today, we want to make things fun in recommending the best gadget gift you can give yourself this Christmas season. We prepared a test below that only requires you to pick one thing per category, and find out the best gadget that suits your lifestyle. Let’s get it on! Satisfied with our recommendation? Be sure to share this on your social media feed! Don’t forget to tag us and Huawei Mobile! We’re love to know what recommendation you got from us!

We always got a friend who is always hot about the latest in technology. This season of sharing, it always feels good to give something to the people who you consider family and friends. You can consider us your friend, but we’d rather have you give something to other people you love this Christmas. Today, we list down 7 of the cool things we found online that can definitely make your friends smile this season. Whether they are photography enthusiasts or gaming buffs, the list we prepared got everything covered. Let’s get the ball rolling! Kingston A400 SSD: More storage more games! It always feels good to have a brand new SSD for those who love playing games on their PCs. Whether they are going to use it as main OS hard drive or another storage for new games (yes, load new Steam games there, buddy!), the Kingston A400 SSD…

Dubbed as the new latest budget smartphone king, Realme C1 offers a variety of features that are made to delight consumers with a very limited budget. Some consumers dream of getting a Samsung smartphone, but because of their relatively higher offer price, consumers look for something more affordable without compromising performance and style. Today, we’re quickly showing you some photos we took using 2 smartphones: one that budget buyers can actually afford (Realme C1), and another that budget buyers wanted to buy but currently somehow can’t afford. Check this out because you might be surprised to know that you’re probably not missing a lot if you’re getting this relatively cheaper smartphone from Realme instead. For reference, here are the specs and prices of both smartphones. Landscape in Auto Mode Landscape HDR Daylight Photography Indoor Auto Indoor Auto (Subject in dark lighting condition) Portrait Photography Selfie (Auto Mode) Selfie (Soft Focus and…

If you fancy using a mouse that represents your favorite Marvel superhero, then you’re in for a treat! Just recently, Logitech announced a new collection that will delight Marvel fans all over the world. Logitech M238 collection features iconic heroes from the Marvel universe like Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man and Black Panther. In a statement by Logitech Philippines’ Country Manager, Jarmine Borja, “With the Logitech Marvel Collection, we set out to have some fun and design a collection that all fans could relate to. Now, everyone can add personality to their desk and become the at-work embodiment of their favorite Marvel Super Hero.” https://www.facebook.com/LogitechPhilippines/videos/2389918417689628/ Thrilled with this news, we just can’t wait to get ourselves a Spider-Man and Black Panther Logitech M238 wireless mice to spice up our work desks, and bring heroic inspiration to our workplace! As mentioned earlier, designs include inspired from Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man and…

This Christmas, I thought of a way of putting a smile to each member of my family. Each of us in the family has certain interests and passions, and having a piece of technology that suits us very well can definitely make us happy this season. Of course, our family’s profile may not be similar to yours; but for the purpose of reference, I’m going to be very specific with their passion points so you know which phone that will best suit the profile of your respective family member. Executive Daddy My dad works for a reputable energy company, and has been considered by many as one of the pillars of electrification and designing electrical grid in North and Central Luzon. He conducts and attends meetings around the country, and has been very active in modernizing the industry. At home in Cabanatuan, my dad spends most of his time researching…