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The future of fitness

The “digital mesh” surrounds every individual — new continuous and ambient experiences will emerge to utilize it. Chances are you’ve had several moments of continuous connections with information through apps, services, and devices within the last 24 hours. We currently live in a time wherein we are required to be connected to our devices and to a variety of other things, all at the same time. Smart machines are getting smarter, and a new IT reality must evolve with technology architectures and platforms to support the advancement of a digitally connected world. As a tech enthusiast and entrepreneur, I established Digits in 2002, during a time when I felt extremely dissatisfied with the lack of diversity and quality in tech products offered in the local market. So began my personal quest and …

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All the hottest apps and mobile internet deals at the flick of a switch with the all-new Globe Switch app

Globe gives customers another reason to enjoy their digital lifestyle with the all-new Globe Switch App! This all in-one-app solution gives Globe Prepaid/TM customers affordable access to the hottest apps and lets them discover the best online deals. In addition to the exclusive mobile offers, Globe Switch sets itself apart with its data management and usage tracking capabilities Globe Senior Vice President for Consumer Mobile Business, Issa Cabreira said, “Giving our customers an enriched and immersive digital lifestyle entails giving them full control of their access and spending. Globe Switch solves that need by curating a great selection of trending app deals and at the same time giving users a way to understand their usage and freeing them from unwanted charges.” Globe Switch is designed with three main functions: OFFERS, CONTROL and …

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TechNews goes to Rio Olympics

GE has a surefire track record of supporting the Olympic Games. They have provided digital industrial technology. GE worked with host countries, cities and organizing committees to provide infrastructure solutions for Olympic Games venues including power, water treatment, and lighting. GE also supplied hospitals and the Games Polyclinic with the latest diagnostic imaging technologies as well as data and record management to help doctors treat and track athletes for peak performance. GE’s Olympic Games partnership was launched in January 2005 and continues through the 2020 Summer Games. GE is a top sponsor of the Games of the 2016 Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea and the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo, Japan. GE is also a partner of Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. For Rio 2016, …

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Shoot for the Rio golds with Huawei P9

Huawei P9, the “smartest” camera phone in the market today, should make capturing the best Olympic moments in Rio, Brazil more worthy of the gold medals. This after the new Huawei flagship disrupted the world of smartphone photography with its dual-lens camera co-engineered with the iconic camera manufacturer Leica. “We are confident that the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus will elevate your standard in phone photography,” said Jose Vega, Director for Consumer Business Group (CBG) of Huawei Philippines. “It is the phone that will redefine creativity and social sharing right at your fingertips. At the core of the P9 is the pursuit of relentless creativity and self-expression.” Huawei and Leica has teamed up to create what could be the best shooter to capture the action and drama of the coming Rio Olympics. The …

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Pokémon Go, alert!

By Christian Abe Garcia Pokémon Go has become the most played smartphone game just one week after its launch on July 6, 2016 (North America, Australia, EU). Pokémon Go is surrounded with controversies. There were news reports of Pokémon Go players being involved in accidents and robberies, some are true and some are hoaxes. One thing is for certain, Pokemon Go is being labeled a dangerous game. An in-game lure allows players to attract other players into certain locations. This has been used by thieves by setting a lure on secluded areas, awaiting for their victims. The issue about robberies, car accidents, and other misfortunes are not entirely the fault of Pokémon Go, the real problem lies in some players’ lack of awareness to their surroundings. Pokémon Go did not lack advice for users …

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Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands 2016 recognizes the consumers choice

Reader’s Digest (RD), one of the longest-running and most read print publications in the world, once again puts the spotlight on the strong companies at the RD Trusted Brands 2016 Awards ceremony recently. Walter Beyleveldt, Reader’s Digest Managing Director, Asia Pacific. and Sheron White, RD Group Advertising & Retail Sales Director, Asia Pacific flew in from Australia to personally award the trophies to the winners, including successful tech brands. Platinum award winners included Baby Company (Baby Store);SM Supermalls (Shopping Center); ABSCBN (TV Network); Century Tuna (Canned Tuna); Monterey (Frozen Meat) Magnolia (Fresh/Frozen Poultry); Carrier (Air Conditioner); Uratex (Mattress); Boysen (Paint); Pilot (Pen); Executive Optical (Eye Center) and PLDT Home (Landline Phone Service). The Gold award winners are: Healthway (Ambulatory Medical Services); Condura (Air Conditioner); PLDT Home DSL (Broadband Services); San Marino Corned Tuna (Canned …

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Epson to acquire Italian textile printer manufacturing company Robustelli

Epson has agreed with the Robustelli family to acquire 100% of the capital of Fratelli Robustelli S.r.l. (“Robustelli”), a leader in the textile printing industry. The agreement aims to drive synergies and further increase customer value by expanding the scope of the two companies’ longstanding collaboration in digital inkjet textile printing. The entry of Robustelli into the Epson Group will allow it to leverage Epson’s manufacturing capability to bring the advantages of its digital inkjet textile printers to more customers around the world. The move will assist Epson in using Robustelli’s expertise to accelerate the development of digital inkjet textile printers that further enhance the companies’ abilities to meet customer needs with a wider lineup of products. As part of the enhanced acceleration, the two companies plan to focus on joint …

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Systems Integration Philippines to highlight technological innovation

Those who still view the Philippines as a technological laggard were surprised when the country jumped 17 places in the 2015 Global Innovation Index (GII), placing 83rd in worldwide rankings and 12th for Southeast Asia and Oceana. This August, one expo is treating tech enthusiasts to a showcase of innovations. Now on its 14th year, Systems Integration Philippines (SIP) will take place from August 11 to 13 at the SMX Convention Center Manila, SM Mall of Asia Complex. “We want businesses to see what innovative solutions, products, and services are out there in the market,”shares Patrick-Lawrence Tan, CEO of Global-Link MP Events International, Inc. (GLMP), organizer of the event.“SIP is about emerging technologies and it is subdivided into different sections depending on industry. We have pro-AVL for events and film; entertainment …

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Manufacturing Technology World to feature latest in industrial machinery and automation

Experts are predicting that machinery and industrial equipment manufacturers will soon move to the Philippines in the coming years due to steady growth in GDP and manufacturing output in recent years. In fact, according to the latest report of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), the renewed confidence of foreign investors shifted their mother production facilities and regional manufacturing plants to the country. Some of these foreign investors are from Japan, U.S.A, South Korea, Singapore, Britain, Germany, Netherlands and Taiwan. With this, local manufacturers need to equip themselves with the latest machinery and solutions to help their business keep up. They can do so at Manufacturing Technology World, an expo for the industrial sector, which will happen on August 18 to 20, 2016 at the SMX Convention Center Manila, SM Mall …

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Toppan Augmented Reality tech sets its mark

There are two types of augmented-reality in the market: marker and picture-based. Between these two technologies, the markertypeis the better option compared to the picture-based when using AR. Marker-based AR’s are readable on a global scale and readily usable based on a wide selection of content whether movies or sound, 3D-based computer graphics, orlinks to web pages.While the picture-based marker or the locally-produced AR’s, content is just limited to plain 3D and videos. In terms of recognition capabilities, marker-based ARs can be more easily identified than picture-based. While many applications use picture recognition, they are actually recognizing hidden points in the picture. Sometimes, however, the dots’ positions are re-used resulting into alonger waiting time needed to verify the positions of these hidden dots, causing the problem of users not knowing where to …

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