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Huawei Debuts Vision X65 OLED TV with 120Hz Refresh Rate

It has an insane number of speakers too Huawei is joining the premium OLED TV market with the Vision X65. Their debut offering uses a 65-inch OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, HDR support, and up to 1000nits peak brightness. For audio, the Vision X65 has 14 speakers that deliver a total output of 75w. As a Smart TV, the …

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Netflix Adds PIN Lock to Individual Profiles

An added layer of protection for parents Are you a parent who wants to make sure that your children do not explore any Netflix content that’s not suitable for them? Netflix now offers users to assign 4-digit PINs for each profile. The new feature is a way to protect profiles from unauthorized use (admit it: you sometimes share your Netflix …

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Sony Reveals DualSense Controller for PlayStation 5

     Now featuring adaptive triggers  After Sony confirmed the PlayStation 5’s key features and specs, the Japanese tech giant revealed the official look of the PlayStation 5’s controller. Dubbed DualSense, the design shares similar design cues with DualShock 4 controller. New to the DualSense controller are adaptive triggers for the L2 and R2 buttons to deliver a true feel to …

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Frontliners Can Find the Best Commute Route with Latest Google Maps Update

Routes covered are from San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan to Cabuyao, Laguna As part of its ongoing efforts in combatting COVID-19, Google updated its Maps app to include routes of DoTR’s free shuttle service for frontliners. With 19 routs as of the moment, the updates cover from San Jose del Monte, Bulacan to Cabuyao, Laguna. To enable this feature, frontliners …

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This Smart Mirror Doubles as an All-Around Fitness Machine

Redefining the way we see home gyms Aside from encouraging working at home, another effect of community quarantine includes people exercising at the comfort of their own home. Currently, people would follow online fitness classes (through Zoom, Facebook live, or Instagram live) and utilize whatever they have at home to complete a set (or two) of exercises. For those who …

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PH Gov’t Looks To Tap SG App For COVID-19 Tracing

It’ll make it easier for the government to trace the spread of the virus Singapore has been lauded for its containment strategy for COVID-19 thanks to a combination of aggressive testing, quarantine and contact tracing. It’s no surprise then that the Philippine government is looking to adopt one of the tools that the island state used to trace people that …

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Spotify Remains to be the Top Music Streaming Platform According to Counterpoint

Still the top choice for music streaming Counterpoint has released its 2019 report for music streaming, and things are looking good: Year-to-Year growth on paid subscriptions has grown by 32%. Counterpoint credits this to music streaming platforms offering exclusive content in the form of podcasts, along with promotional price cuts in emerging markets. With this trend, Counterpoint predicts a 25% …

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Should You Uninistall Zoom?

Are the privacy issues worth it? As much of the world shuts down and hunker in their homes because of COVID-19, the need for an easy-to-use, free teleconferencing app became paramount for many companies, schools, and circle of friends. Zoom fit the bill perfectly, and the once unheard of the company is now the teleconference app of the apocalypse, seeing …

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Grab Introduces GrabExpress Pabili Service

  Need to buy essential goods but could not go out due to current community quarantine restrictions? Grab is bringing back its GrabAssistant service in the form of GrabExpress Pabili. With this service, you can ask GrabExpress drivers to buy essential goods for you—as long as the total transaction does not exceed Php 2000 and all of the items should …

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Datablitz Digital Store Makes Buying Game and Wallet Codes Easy

No need to step out of the house for your digital game needs Do you want to buy digital game and wallet codes while stuck at home due to the ongoing community quarantine? Datablitz just opened their digital store, which is a place where you can buy almost all of the popular game and wallet codes from leading vendors such …

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Facebook Messenger is Now a Standalone Windows/Mac App

It can do group video calls now After it was teased last year, Facebook has officially launched its standalone Messenger app for both Windows and Mac. Coming back after quite some time (there used to be a Messenger app for Windows, but it was pulled out), the new Messenger app makes navigating through multiple chat threads easier compared to the …

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Four Local Apps for Monitoring COVID-19 Cases in the Philippines

More resources to receive legitimate information about the COVID-19 pandemic The country is still in the middle of battling the COVID-19 pandemic. While there’s no definite timeline as to when this will end, there are many ways we can get ourselves informed on how we can combat the pandemic while on self quarantine. These four apps are all made by …

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YouTube Wants to Compete Against TikTok with Upcoming App

It will take advantage of music licensed under YouTube Music With short video platform TikTok on a meteoric rise these past few months, YouTube is reportedly working on an app called “Shorts” that will rival TikTok. According to The Information, the upcoming app will let people upload short videos and let them use YouTube Music’s vast library of licensed music. …

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Lazada Resumes Delivery of Essential Goods

A little bit of good news Do you need to order essential goods and do not want to line up at groceries and supermarkets due to the COVID-19 scare? eCommerce giant Lazada recently emailed an advisory to all of its customers, stating that they will resume the delivery of essential goods as per DTI’s latest directive. Items classified as essential …

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PayMaya Raises Almost Php 8 Million in Online Donations

All of the proceeds are going towards combatting COVID-19 Aside from Lazada’s anniversary milestone for a cause, PayMaya was able to raise a sizeable amount with its #OneAgainstCOVID19 initiative. As of March 27, 12PM, the fintech app was able to raise close to Php 8 million—all through PayMaya’s one-stop-shop donation platform. “The response we have gotten just a week after …

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