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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Mayweather Versus Pacquiao Live Streaming


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Do you want to watch the ultimate fight of the decade via free online live streaming. Watching the fight over national TV would be such a drag since you'll only get to see the fight unfold several rounds delayed. Everyone else would have been celebrating already the triumph, or defeat, of their boxing hero while you're still watching the 5th round.

This dilemma happens when you don't get access to live streaming channels over the Internet. You get to see who won after several hours because of the numerous advertisement being flashed on screen.  A long list of TVCs are bound to conquer majority of the airtime and will be squeezed in-between the fight rounds. The commercials will be longer than the fight itself. A terrible waste of time. We can't rejoice, or sob, in real time.

Thus we would appreciate so much every time we get an opportunity to watch via live streaming, especially when you got the link for free. Thanks to a friend or colleague, or someone over the social media networks who wants to share, or brag, his discovery.

I've been always Manny Pacquiao's fights thru different live streaming sites, and I never fail to feel proud of myself because I would always get it for free. No fees, nothing in exchange, thanks to some generous peeps online who are generous enough to share their finds. Thank you also to some site administrators for opening these opportunities for free.

Below is a working live streaming link of the big fight. If ever, it may need some media player upgrades or requirements. Anyway, there's bound to be undercard fights before the main event so we'll have plenty of time to set everything up before the big one.

Wazzup Pilipinas TV Pilot Episode Rescheduled

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Due to unforeseen requirements of MTRCB to review first the initial four (4) episodes of the show before airing on TV, we would have to reschedule the showing of the pilot episode to a later date until MTRCB comes back to us with the go signal.

Sorry for the delay as we were unaware of that particular process (Nah! We just wanted to give all the limelight to the fight of the century - Manny Pacquiao versus Floyd Mayweather Jr. Lol!). Kidding aside, this requirement will force us to finish all four initial episodes so we could submit it to MTRCB for checking. When MTRCB gets back to us with the GO signal, that's the only time we can finalize a date for the pilot episode. We will update you when the final date will be as soon as we hear from MTRCB who is also requiring us to pay some fees for the process.

As for now, we proudly present to you our Wazzup Pilipinas TV teaser video.

Please see link to the teaser video of Wazzup Pilipinas. To all organizations where we serve as media partners kindly have this played during your event and also share the YouTube link on your respective Facebook pages and online sites acknowledging us as your media partner.

To all our sponsors, supporters, colleagues, followers, families and friends, you may also share the links below on your respective social media pages. Thanks!

FEU iTAM Night 2015: A Successful Tamaraw Concert


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Students, alumni , special guests were treated to a night of spectacle and band concert at the FERN realty ground beside FEU Tech  located in Sampaloc, Manila. The event marks the culmination of the 3-day activities called FEU Techno Fest which started on April 28 and now ended with a big concert dubbed as FEU iTAM Night.

Some of the spectators arrived at the venue at around 4:00pm and the concert started with the performance of popular OPM group Gracenote and FEU student performers .The event is not just for fun and excitement but also the camaraderie among the students and neighborhood community around FEU Tech. 
The event was hosted by Pinoy Big Brother 2008 housemate and co-host Mr. Robi Domingo and Radio Host personality Ms. Kristine Dera.
The list of performers included Moonstar 88, Giniling Festival, Maude, Chicosci, Itchyworm and FEU students.

Friday, May 1, 2015

The Best Choice Annual Awards 2015


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It's that time of the year again to recognize and appreciate deserving companies and individuals for their valued efforts and contributions in making their respective businesses and personalities shine among so many equally outstanding peers and colleagues.

WazzupPilipinas.com is proud to be among the selected awardees for this year, as well as a media partner along side other media greats such as ABS-CBN's The Lifestyle Network.

May 7 at the Crowne Plaza Galleria will surely be an event to watch out for as several Philippine based business owners and professionals go up on stage to accept their well-deserved recognition for their remarkable accomplishments in their respective fields and expertise.
Visit the Best Choice Annual Awards website for more details:
http://www.bestchoiceawardsonline.com/

Meet the New Selfie: Why Dubsmash is a Hit for Pinoys


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Pinoys love to follow the trending fads especially when its going viral. Everyone seems to wanna take part of the crazy and wild antics, and are always challenged to outdo everyone else. Thus, these cool gimmicks really become global - a worldwide sensation so hot that you'll be extremely eager to join in if you don't want to be left behind.

Dubsmash, a digital app that lets you create a short video dubbed with different sounds, is undoubtedly a phenomenal hype that has gone international fame. It is a video messaging application for iOS and Android officially launched last November 2014.

The Dubsmash mania is still going strong especially in the Philippines where Pinoy netizens have easy access to the Internet via affordable smartphones, cheap data connections and free wi-fi Internet access at coffee shops, malls, and many other places where wi-fi access became a must to attract customers and keep them coming back even if it means prolonged stay.

An establishment with plenty of people looks a lot better than no people hanging out. It makes your place look really cool and busy. We've seen ourselves being drawn to places where there's a crowd because we would assume that it is highly patronize because of its good products and services.

Just like any other craze before it, Dubsmash became huge when celebrities joined the bandwagon. The Philippines is no exception to the very addicting app that allows you to give some smiles to your viewers.

Wazzup Pilipinas TV Presents the Official Teaser Video


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We are proud to present our teaser video with soundtrack for our Wazzup Pilipinas TV show. Thank you to Direk Peter Allan Mariano for the great work! This will be updated and enhanced to come out as the opening video as well for the TV show.

Wazzup Pilipinas TV is a variety infotainment show in the Philippines hosted by the national blogger of the Philippines (Ang Pambansang Blogger ng Pilipinas) Ross Del Rosario and co-hosted by Bart Abaya (The Philippine Barter King) and Coach Dave Aguila (The Common Sense Investor) and will be shown every Saturday from 8 to 9 pm on IBC 13. Also featured on the show is Chef Tato who will be demonstrating several Halal cooking dishes representing the Muslim community.

The show originated from the blog WazzupPilipinas.com founded by main host Ross Del Rosario as a lifestyle blog partnered with many brands and organizations. It has collaborated with so many projects already and supported campaigns and promotions of companies, and even colleges and universities, as official media partner.

Several other partners contribute to the entirety of the TV show making it another extension of the Wazzup Pilipinas online community which has grown exponentially all throughout its two years as a blog, and now a TV show too.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Top Six Locations for Island Living: Buy a Piece of Paradise

 

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Who hasn’t dreamt of escaping to a desert island, away from the hustle and bustle of urban life? For beach loving house-hunters, and investors looking for something off the beaten track or in emerging tourist destinations, there is an abundance of land available in paradisal locations.

Global real estate company Lamudi has compiled a list of the top six plots, currently for sale in unique areas around the world, for your very own slice of island living. 

Private island lot in Aborlan, the Philippines

Beautiful, white sand beaches, coral reefs for diving and snorkeling, and stunning views of the mainland mountain range - a piece of this could be yours with this 180,000 square meter lot. Located in the province of Palawan, Aborlan lies almost 70 kilometers south of Puerto Princesa City. The luxury island is a hop, skip and a jump away from the Tubbataha Reef, a marine and bird sanctuary, found in the middle of the Sulu Sea. And if you do not want complete escape from the rest of the world, the island still has cell phone signal.

Price: ~ USD 1.42 million 

A Shout Out to Manny Pacquiao: Beat The May Weather!


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It is expected that many businesses will be capitalizing on the popularity of the event. The most anticipated match between the Pambansang Kamao ng Pilipinas, Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. on the morning of May 3 Philippine time had so much support from both public and businesses that we are so sure that the financial rewards are of the organizers and other stakeholders humongous.

It's the fight we all wanted to happen! What was so amusing was it happened during the month of May when the summer weather is scorching hot. This is after all the hottest event to happen during this month. Pacman would always make time stand still whenever he has a fight. As if the whole world would drop whatever it is they are doing just to catch a glimpse of the fight.

I will be among the many people around the world who will be watching the fight as it happens. It is just annoying that the Filipino people would rarely have the same eagerness and enthusiasm for other more important campaigns towards better goals like saving the environment, or better yet, saving a life.

I once watched an old movie where they said most people would only change for the better when they are in the brink of a disaster, life-threatening situation or something similar. We would only motivate or persuade ourselves to improve when we encounter a grave situation where we have no better choice.

Newspapers: "Pambalot ng Tinapa" at Iba Pa! Do You Agree?


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"Soooo a lot of newspaper...s are getting flak for having an erroneous Mary Jane Veloso headline.

Newspapers won't give you breaking news stories (as if that wasn't obvious enough). Most newspapers are complete by the afternoon or evening of the day prior to it being sold. First edition papers are printed in the wee hours of the morning and the reprieve didn't happen until, probably, the same time. It's regular practice to print and distribute what was news at the time of printing. It could be said that they could have made a plan B for it, and that's true (I guess that's what Manila Bulletin did). However, the update could also be included in the later editions. The medium isn't the most 'editable', so please, let's not crucify newspapers for their "wrong headline".

p.s. Kayo na, Manila Bulletin!!" - Erika Pascua

Newspapers cannot give you breaking news, or headlines, since they would require time to print the papers to make it for tomorrow's daily distribution. In cases like an event happening at a time out of printing hours, it will really be very hard to keep the headline accurate.

This is why it is understandable that one broadsheet had an erroneous headline. They may have shared false news but thanks to online media, we were able to spread the correct news before majority of the Filipino woke up the morning after the supposed to be execution.

There were some newspapers that made considerable efforts to give a more updated headline even if it meant reprinting the headline, distributing batches with different headlines,  and wasting a few pages. The cost of ink and paper were negligible - all for the sake of accuracy and reliability.

Mary Jane Veloso's reprieve was great news for all Filipinos, but sadly the 8 others on the list to be executed now have grieving relatives. Not everyone were saved. But we were glad a fellow Filipino was granted an extension to life.

But we are not here to talk about Mary Jane Veloso, but about how timely it is to discuss whether the printed paper is still a reliable source of news and information.

UP Broadcasting Association Presents BEYOND: Broad Ass Week 46



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For 46 years, we have been challenging our limits.

This 2015, UP Broadcasting Association  and Monster Radio RX93.1, Zalora, Hyve, and La Claire Spa will take you BEYOND: Broad Ass Week 46.

Broad Ass celebrates 46 years of passion, excellence, and glory with a series of exciting events.

Visit the College of Mass Communication (CMC) in the University of the Philippines Diliman on the third week of May. Satisfy your cravings at BLAST: Grand Pakain on May 12. Be a part of FORWARD: Teacher’s Day on May 13, and join TECHNICOLOR: Color Grading Workshop on May 14. While you’re at it, check out DIMENSIONS: Exhibit at the CMC lobby.

To cap off our week-long celebration, we bring you HIGH DEF: The Anniversary Party on May 15 at Hyve, The Fort, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Get your tickets now for only Php250 and experience how everything is better in HIGH DEFINITION.

Escape to Paradise with the H Paradise Collection of Tupperware Brands


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Picture this: It’s a warm, sunny day, the ideal weather to go to the beach. The water that spans the horizon is of a blue-green gradient. The fine white sand creeps between your toes and not a patch of seaweed litters the beach. You hear the sound of the crashing waves and feel the cool sea breeze brush through your hair as the warm sun kisses your skin. You close your eyes and take it all in: the sights, the sounds, the sensation, and the scents of beautiful, pristine nature.

It’s a perfect day to go a special place where you can escape all the pressures and worries of life. You run as fast as your feet can take you to the infinite pool of crystalline water. The refreshing seawater takes your breath away as your mind floats peacefully with the waves. And once you’ve had your fun, you drift back to shore, to your spot under a palm tree. Here you are, here you can be yourself.

Now imagine capturing the essence of the beach, one of the ultimate summer getaways, in a bottle. Tupperware Brands, through the H Paradise Collection, allows you to escape to your summer haven! Take a trip down a sandy memory lane with a scent that is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and serenity to your being.

Student Coordinating Council of FEU Institute of Technology Presents Techno Fest and iTamNight



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On April 27 - 30 2015, the Student Coordinating Council of FEU Institute of Technology had its annual technology festival (Techno Fest) at the FEU Tech Student Plaza and a big concert(iTamNight) tonight, April 30.

iTam Techno Fest was envisioned to update the students regarding the latest technology in the industry at the same time to entertain them thru mini – games. It will boost enthusiasm of the students through exhibits in technology that will make them visualize innovative ideas that will significantly contribute in nation building. 

The five missions of iTam Techno Fest are the following:
  • To update Far Eastern University Institute of Technology students with the latest trends in Engineering and Information Technology.
  • To boost the enthusiasm of the students to pursue Engineering and IT courses
  • To express gratitude to the students who gave honour to the College
  • To create an avenue for the students to learn while enjoying from the different exhibits of the Industry Partners and from the best student projects
  • To provide entertainment to the whole Far Eastern University Institute of Technology community
To culminate the whole week is the iTam Night happening on April 30 starting from 4 pm and will be held at the FERN Realty Grounds (across FEU Tech FIT Building).  It aims to provide entertainment to the students through different artists’ performances and intermission numbers from FEU's very own students.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Queerspotting: A Safe Space to Break Free


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“Lesbians are short-haired plaid-wearing abused-as-kids atheists who hate men.” 

This kind of accusation has already been so used and abused so much that we don’t even know how to begin deconstructing it. For one, not all lesbians are short-haired. There are those who wear skirts, dresses, and don high heels. Sexuality isn’t a matter of what one’s religion is. In fact, queer women subscribe to different religions, whether or not they choose to believe in one.

Lesbian, bisexual, queer, pansexual, asexual, transgender – there’s a whole spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identity for every woman. It’s a matter of respecting how one identifies as, and who prefers whom.

Name calling is just a small part of the different struggles that LGBTQ people have faced in years. While the Philippines has been touted as a “gay-friendly” country, tolerance just isn’t enough.

Let’s break free from such stereotypes, shall we?

Apl.De.Ap of The Black Eyed Peas Joins Final List of MTV Music Evolution 2015 Performers


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MTV, a unit of Viacom Inc. announced the addition of the final international hip hop act, Filipino-American rapper, record producer and dancer, Apl.de.ap who completes the performers’ line-up at the MTV Music Evolution 2015, set to take place at the historic Quirino Grandstand, Rizal Park in Manila on Sunday, 17 May 2015.

One of Philippines’ pride, Apl.de.ap will be bringing some of his own sounds, since he went solo in 2012, while remaining a key member of The Black Eyed Peas. The previously announced acts include Naughty by Nature, YG, DJ Mustard, Gloc-9 and Abra.

Recorded live for global telecast under the MTV World Stage global series to an international audience of more than three-quarters of a billion households in over 160 countries, fans can win free entry to this music event through a host of activities, including via the MTV Music Evolution website, MTV’s social media activations (e.g. Hip Hop Selfie), at the MTV Music Evolution roadshow on 8-9 May 2015 at Robinsons Place Manila, Ermita and through activities organized by MTV’s partners.

Hosted by MTV Asia VJs Alan Wong and Hanli Hoefer, the show premieres on-air on Saturday, 30 May at 7.00pm in the Philippines.

Phi Sigma Gamma Fraternity of UST Med School Presents Seazure: The Trigger


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Start your summer right and party with us from sunset to sunrise as we provide you with a beautiful beach, live DJ sets, games and many more! Awesome DJs are ready to give you one hell of a beach party! Get to also play beer pong by the beach!

Wazzup Pilipinas is a proud online media partner of Seazure: The Trigger to be held on May 9 at Taramindu Beach Garden Inn of Laiya, Batangas.

The event is organized by the Phi Sigma Gamma Fraternity of UST Med School to run from 4 pm to 4 am with an entrance pass of PHP1000. 

However, passes are now being sold for PHP600 until the event day.  For more information and event updates, please check the official Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/SeazureBeachParty

Please also check out www.taramindubeach.com for pictures and more information about the resort.

Epson Supports SMEs Through DTI’s SME Roving Academy



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In its continuing support for small and medium enterprises in the country, digital imaging leader Epson Philippines is collaborating with the Department of Trade and Industry-Rizal (DTI) for its SME Roving Academy.
DTI’s SME Roving Academy (SMERA) is a learning program designed for the development of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) with the goal of helping them become competitive in domestic and international markets. The program’s main strategies are comprised of the integration of business development services for SMEs at the national and local levels, and the establishment of provincial, regional, and national entrepreneurship development networks.

Epson supported the initiative by sharing its expertise in the textile and signage industries and gave advice on how entrepreneurs can maximize their profitability. In particular, the printing leader discussed the basics of dye sublimation and its various applications, efficiency analysis versus silkscreen printing, and business cost analysis. The company also provided live training with Epson equipment to familiarize the entrepreneurs with the best available technology in the market.

“Our goal is to bring eco-friendly, high precision, world-class technologies to the Filipino,” said Pamela Albar, Epson’s Head for Commercial and Industrial printers. “For Filipino entrepreneurs, we give special attention to maximizing the return on their investments. We want to help them by offering them solutions that give the most value,” she added.

World’s First Intel Pro WiDi Supported Portable LCD Projector from Panasonic, “PT-VW350 Series”


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Panasonic Asia Pacific Pte Ltd will release a new portable LCD projector “PT-VW350 Series” to support Intel® Pro WiDi, in May 2015.

The range comprises the PT-VW355N (WXGA, 4,000 lm) and PT-VX425N (XGA, 4,500 lm) and two non-network variants, the PT-VW350 (WXGA, 4,000 lm) and PT-VX420 (XGA, 4,500 lm), both with similar base specification.

PT-VW355N and PT-VX425N are the world’s first*1 projectors to support Intel® Pro WiDi in addition to supporting Miracast, which provides easy projection of the screen of a PC or Android™ device (tablet, smartphone, etc.) via wireless LAN. The new projectors allow wireless transmission and quick projection of documents, videos, websites and other content from Intel® Pro WiDi supporting PCs,*3 etc.

Basic performance, such as connection stability, security and response speed, has also been significantly improved.

Furthermore, by using an original Panasonic iOS, Android, and PC wireless application software, screen projection from multiple PCs (up to 16 units*4) and simultaneous wireless transmission from one PC to multiple projectors are possible. These screen sharing functions promote efficiency in participatory meetings and group study.

Panasonic Launches 4K Network Cameras with 4K Ultra Engine


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Panasonic, a leading company of video surveillance cameras and solutions, announced the availability of its first 4K network cameras for outdoor use, WV-SFV781L and WV-SPV781L.

The 4K cameras provide a wide angle of view, delivering very detailed 4K images. They are ideal for surveillance applications that require wide area coverage, such as intersections, airports, railway stations, parking lots, factories, warehouses, port facilities and more, or require distant area coverage, such as stadiums.
 
The 4K standard is a latest HD video technology which supports resolution four times higher than Full HD 1080p. Equipped with a 4K Ultra Engine, optimized optical system including 1/1.7-inch high-sensitivity image sensor, Panasonic large diameter lens (F1.6), a built-in IR LED, and a 6x optical zoom for installation flexibility, the WV-SFV781L and the WV-SPV781L cameras enable clear identification of people and objects from the center to the edge, delivering very detailed images with 4K resolution, capturing clear images in low light or complete darkness with a built-in IR LED.

The WV-SFV781L camera provides 17° to 96° horizontal angular field of view with a 16:9 aspect ratio and 17.0° to 100° horizontal angular of view with a 4:3 aspect ratio. The WV-SFV781L and the WV-SPV781L are weather and impact resistant with IP66-, NEMA4x- and IK10-ratings.
For more information about Panasonic video surveillance cameras and solutions, please visit us at http://security.panasonic.com/pss/security/.

We Got Your Back, Pacman: Viber Releases #SugodManny Sticker Pack


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Boxing champ Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao is all set for the fight of his life against Floyd Mayweather, Jr. soon and the country’s leading mobile messaging app Viber, together with Smart Communications, is uniting Filipinos to send good vibes with the #SugodManny Sticker Pack.

Now, Viber’s 18 million users in the Philippines can pepper conversations with family and friends with stickers of the eight-division world champion in amusing caricatures with catchy and truly Pinoy phrases like “Knock-Out Mo Na!”, “Intense!”, “Anyare?”, and “Boom Pawis!”, to name a few.

Viber and Smart have partnered to produce the #SugodManny Sticker Pack, which is available for FREE in Viber’s Sticker Market.
“Manny’s upcoming fight with Mayweather on May 3 is one of the biggest draws in boxing history and we want Viber to unite the Filipino community in sending good vibes to support Manny’s bid for glory. We hope to fill everyone with a sense of pride in Manny as one of our greatest Filipino boxers with Smart’s #SugodManny Sticker Pack on Viber,” says Viber Philippines Country Manager, Crystal Lee.

Mary Jane Veloso Granted Reprieve, Execution Delayed


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Filipinos are rejoicing after hearing the news that Mary Jane Veloso, drug trafficking mule, was spared from the execution. Below are some thoughts taken from the Internet from Filipinos and media publications all over.

What a great news to see in the morning!!! I literally cried and intensely prayed for a miracle until 12:40am last night before I fell asleep. Also hanging on with her family. Indeed, God is the same yesterday, today and forever.

It feels so relieving that Mary Jane Veloso was spared and given the chance to prove her innocence. As the recruiter surrendered herself let the case prosper. I just hope truth will come out so that no innocent life would be waste.

Mary Jane Veloso’s life has been saved—for now. According to Indonesian officials, Veloso was spared from the firing squad, citing the surrender of the woman who recruited and allegedly tricking her into.

Let me remind everyone that she has not been absolutely pardoned just yet, but was only spared of execution. A lot still has to be done.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Making Computer Use More Child-Friendly


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Calling all computer savvy parents! This week, a BETA version of KidslockWindows.com is being released in the Windows store. An App that provides a security system for parents to oversee their children’s activity on the computer has never before been offered for the Windows platform.

The idea for this App was created by a parent of two young children with multiple Windows-based computers in their home. He struggled himself to monitor his children’s computer activities, and imagined creating a platform that would allow him to decide which programs and activities his children could access on their home computers. With over 200 million copies of Windows 8 sold, the software is now a central part of more than 1.5 billion people around the word. Unfortunately, the Windows platform is missing a critical safety measure for percentage of its customers.
Ryan Saville, founder of KidsLockWindows.com wanted to solve the issue: “We need a simple solution that will protect our children when using tools like the Windows Store. I enjoy my kids playing on the computer, I just want to have better control on what they see and do.”

Thus KidslockWindows.com was born, both out of necessity but also out of need. KidsLockWindows.com will be the first software of its kind focused on providing a ‘Kiddie Lock’ lock for parents. Saville states: “Imagine a clean white interface, showing large icons with a simple timer that counts down and locks after a certain time period, giving peace of mind back to parents but still allowing our little ones to still grow their necessary computer skills.” In the future the company expects the software to be subscription similar to an antivirus.

First Rule of Virtual Reality: Don’t Break the Presence!


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Below is a bylined article by ​Sasa Marinkovic, head of software marketing for the computing and graphics group at AMD, as he explains further the importance of keeping technology unnoticeable and undetectable in achieving and maintaining the 'reality' of the virtual reality presence.

I’m standing on the roof of a tall building, looking down at the street hundreds of feet below as I catch my breath. The flag on the roof of the building next door is snapping in the strong wind, and I pull my toes away from the edge, before I lose my balance and fall to the street. I can hear my pursuers pounding up the stairwell to the roof, but a quick look around reveals no place to hide. The only option is to jump — to the rooftop next door. I quickly turn back to have one final look, and… pixel-lag artifacts smudge my world. The magic is gone.

Virtual Reality — VR — one of the most hyped technologies over the past year, is poised to fundamentally transform personal entertainment as we know it, potentially delivering a long-term impact that may exceed today’s most “disruptive” new technologies. Strapping on a VR headset will catapult the user into a new realm of lifelike entertainment experiences that will seem believable — and very real, within seconds of putting them on. 

Traditional movie entertainment turns the viewer into an observer of the story, but today’s gaming technology make users active participants. VR technology takes everything a giant step further, creating the sense of the virtual world being just as real as the physical. But to achieve this, technology must become invisible, unnoticeable and undetectable. The moment that technology reveals itself by way of a difficult interface or unrealistic experience, the magic spell is broken — and the unconscious world of VR “presence” dissolves. 

Panasonic Launches Powerful Surveillance Technology with True 4k Security Camera in Asia


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Panasonic Corporation today boosted its expansive lineup of Intelligent Security solutions with the launch of True 4K security cameras in Asia Pacific. The new models, which were officially unveiled at ISC West in Las Vegas, USA, include the True 4K outdoor vandal dome (WV-SFV781L) and outdoor vandal fixed (SPV781L) cameras. Featuring a 12 megapixel advanced imaging sensor and optics capabilities, the Panasonic True 4K cameras elevates surveillance to the next level with True 4K resolution and wide-angle coverage, all of which supports the aim to safeguard public assets while helping businesses reap cost savings.

According to research[1], the global video surveillance market is expected to grow at 24.08% CAGR by 2019. In an era where security threats are increasingly prevalent and widespread, video surveillance acts as a safeguard for vital infrastructures and environments. 

“We live in a technologically driven world where possessing the latest security technologies is increasingly critical in ensuring that threats are contained. Organizations are placing greater emphasis on video surveillance systems and services to make sense of the explosion in surveillance data,” said Mr. Kazunori Kamijo, General Manager, Global Marketing Group, Security Systems Business Division, Panasonic System Networks Co. “The Panasonic True 4K models set a new standard for 4K cameras, delivering state-of-the-art solutions that addresses customers’ concerns for a high performance security surveillance camera.

Treat for a Job Well Done at Gumbo!


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Your hard-working, efficient and loyal staff/workers deserve a treat! Show them you appreciate their job well done by treating them to one of the favourite restaurants in the country. Gumbo New Orleans Restaurant, located at the 2nd level, Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia; 2nd level, The Block, SM City North Edsa; 3rd level, Robinsons Place Manila Midtown; 2nd level, Atrium Bldg., SM Megamall; Gateway Mall Araneta Center; and Robinsons Magnolia offers mouth-watering and sumptuous dishes such as Seafood Jambalaya, Fish & Chips, Cajun Fried Chicken, New Orleans’ Delight Pizza, Baked Artichoke, etc. 

Moreover on April 30 – May 3, Gumbo honors the labourers with “Combo Magnifico” valued at P1,700.00 but you can avail for only P999.00, a huge saving of P701.00! This sumptuous treat includes Chicken and Cheese Melt Fries, Shrimp Aglio Olio and Cajun Fried Chicken, plus a carafe or 1 liter of Coke, guaranteed good for five persons! 

For reservations and inquiries, please call 5560238, 4420106, 5671820 and 6353015.

Loud and Proud to Present the Official Wazzup Pilipinas TV Jingle

 
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Just a few days before the May 2 pilot episode, we've finally completed the arrangement of the official Wazzup Pilipinas TV jingle. The night before the big fight of one of our great Filipino icons as he steps into the ring and fight against Floyd Mayweather, we are like Manny Pacquaio whose primary goal is to bring honor to our country, the Philippines.

Wazzup Pilipinas TV is proud to bring you the lyrics of the said jingle, with an additional rap lyrics at the end due to special request and to cater to the younger audience of this generation. The jingle will soon be incorporated in our official introductory video for the TV show.

The variety infotainment show aims to highlight Philippine events, destinations and lifestyle features that are of great interest to everyone especially the Filipinos. Hosted by the Pambansang Blogger ng Pilipinas, Ross Del Rosario, with the Philippine Barter King, Bart Abaya and the Common Sense Investor, Coach Dave Aguila, as co-hosts, Wazzup Pilipinas TV originated from one of the most popular, fast-rising and most awarded Filipino community blog WazzupPilipinas.com.

From its humble beginnings as a personal blog, to guestings on radio and TV shows, and now to having our own cool TV show on a primetime slot on national television at IBC 13 (every Saturday from 8 to 9 pm), WazzupPilipinas.com has dramatically leveled up beyond our wildest dreams. Who would have thought we would be reaching this moment in our lives when we can proudly shout out to the world that we have made it big time!

But our journey has just began. We believe that there are still more awesome achievements for us as we collaborate further with many outstanding partners towards greater glories.

We encourage you all to sing with us since this amazing song. This is for all of us!

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Best Choice Awards 2015 is Now On!


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The Best Choice Awards 2015 mission is to motivate companies to continue raising the bar of quality in their products and services for the benefit of the customers.

The awards is promoted to instill on companies the core values of Quality and Excellence namely:

INTEGRITY, SUCCESS, COMMITMENT, BUSINESS BALANCE, CUSTOMER SERVICE

The awards provide business owners a unique and highly effective marketing strategy that's designed to promote and recognize business quality, and at the same time, generate new and significant business growth.

Business, Professionals and Civil Servants will be recognized for their efforts and contributions. Awards Nite will be held on the 7th May 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila Ballroom.

The event is sponsored by the Philippine Events Specialst, Shopbest Magazine, Novellino Wines, Country Bankers Life Insurance Corp., International Marketing Group together with the Lifestyle Network of ABS-CBN and Wazzup Pilipinas as media partners.

Fortune Magazine Named Tupperware Brands as One of the Most Admired Companies in the World


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Tupperware Brands was cited in the 2015 World’s Most Admired Companies list for eight straight years by Fortune Magazine. The company is ranked on the annual list under the Home Equipment, Furnishings category.

Throughout the years, Tupperware Brands has been unwavering in its commitment to Enlighten, Educate and Empower women and their families across the globe. With extreme passion to change lives in every one of its millions of sales force, Tupperware Brands continues to provide limitless income opportunities and develop innovative and world-class products, like Tupperware, that has been a staple in homes for over 50 years. Product brands and categories include design-centric preparation, storage and serving solutions for the kitchen; plus beauty, personal care, and baby care products for the whole family.

"More than this award, the assurance that we are able to carry out our commitment in empowering and improving lives of Filipinos in support of Tupperware Brands’ global mission to change lives through opportunity, support and relationships, year on year, is what we are most grateful for," says Mr. Graciano Pangilinan Jr., Tupperware Philippines President and Managing Director. 

UP Junior Marketing Association Presents West Palm Pool Party



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The University of the Philippines Junior Marketing Association brings you West Palm, the sweetest pool party to wrap up the summer season, happening on May 9, 2015 1-7PM at New World Hotel Manila Bay!

Experience a summer getaway featuring today's up & coming bloggers as we treat you to a day of fun and relaxation. Enjoy the dessert buffet and summer giveaway while you lounge at the pool area of New World hotel. Get a chance to win prizes and an all expense paid road trip for you and your friends!  

West Palm is this semester’s UP JMA Publicity Event that aims to showcase the organization and its 57-year heritage of excellence in innovative marketing and project management, while introducing new experiences to an even wider demographic.

This event is by invitation only.

For blogger invite requests, please contact Sam at 0927 565 3793.

Laborers Deserve a Break at Burgoo!


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Celebrate Labor Day by showing that you value your workers. Give them their much-deserved break at Burgoo American bar and Restaurant as it offers sumptuous and satisfying dishes such as Shrimp and Ribs Platter, Seafood Caesar Salad, Chicken Dianne, supreme pizzas and pastas and luscious desserts, among others.

On Labor Day Weekend, Burgoo highly recommends “Marvelous Combo” for only P999.00. Valued at P1525.00, you can save P526.00 for these quality dishes composed of Extra Supreme Nachos; Country-Style Fried Chicken with five servings of rice pilaf and potato wedges or any two side dishes of your choice; and Tomato-Basil Spaghetti with special garlic bread. This delicious treat also comes with 1 liter of Coca Cola. 
Visit Burgoo at Tomas Morato in Quezon City, Powerplant Mall in Rockwell, Podium and Robinsons Galleria in Ortigas, SM Mall of Asia in Pasay, Gateway Mall in Cubao, The Block at SM City North EDSA, SM City Marikina, Fairview Terraces Mall, The District Ayala Mall in Cavite, SM Southmall in Alabang, and Starmall in Taguig. For reservations and inquiries, please call 9277396, 8981815, 6875565, 7264663, 9136112, 5560091, 6336256, 4420115, and 4771932.

Game-Changing Developments In Emerging Markets


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From customizable designs to pioneering smart home technology, the emerging markets are breaking new ground when it comes to property development. 

As the real estate sectors in Asia, Africa and Latin America mature, the level of innovation has also skyrocketed, with many developers seeking new ways to attract an increasingly discerning property buyer.

Global property portal Lamudi takes a closer look at seven game-changing residential developments in the emerging markets.


Green City - Colombia

Based in Soacha, a small city outside Bogotá, the Green City projects represent the present and future of the country’s real estate market. This is a great example of urban development: combining efficient technologies, smart spaces and a sense of community for residents. The project offers common areas like green spaces, playgrounds and more: a city within a city. 

Fun Time at the Beach of Tondaligan, Pangasinan


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Pangasinan's beach in Tondaligan will definitely confirm that the Philippines is truly a tropical country. Inspite of the fact that it’s crazy hot in here (especially now that it is summer time), Pangasinan has some beaches to help cool you down and forget about the sweaty 4 hour trip (improved with the access to a new road that shortened the usual 6 hour trip from Manila.

Tondaligan beach is just one of the lesser attractive beaches in Pangasinan. Yup! There's a lot of great beaches with white sands, great views and several other attractions, however most of them are just too far by road, and many would require you to travel by plane.

With grayish sands, and a not really fascinating view, it is good enough for the ordinary traveler who wants to dip into the waters to refresh himself from the summer heat. It is not a “must-see” destination whenever you happen to pass by Pangasinan since the Hundred Island beaches are more popular for the more picky and adventurous tourist.

But we were not exactly in Pangasinan for the beaches. We were there because we attended a family get-together with my mother's relatives, so the fairly satisfactory beach will have to do just to refresh us and feel the cool waters. The visit to the beach was just a side trip to treat our relatives who came with us to Pangasinan from Manila aboard our official transportation provider - Fox Travel Services.

Woven into Being by Kidlat de Guia at Galleria Duemila


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Galleria Duemila presents Woven into Being, a solo show by Kidlat de Guia. Equal parts patchwork and photography, the exhibition takes the form of fragmented photographic tapestry, which wields and merges craft and technology. 

Much like the tactile method of Kidlat de Guia’s practice as a filmmaker, the process in Woven into Being similarly entails cutting, splicing, and weaving, but this time of collected photographs from trips and fieldwork around the Philippines. Transforming the quotidian form of photographs, he manipulates strips of digital prints by either breaking the weave to expose nuances or to continuously overlay to keep something unseen. The outputs are rivetingly composite and texturized layers of photographic images that disclose an alternate reality. Evocative woven images of drivers and their beat up trucks, portraits of loved ones and the spaces they occupied pushes forward through that all memory is social. A saturated feel of human experience pervades in his images and seemingly attempts to structure and approximate the past, loss, hope, and memory.   

Kidlat de Guia completed a BA Broadcasting Communications degree at University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City, in 1998. He was the recipient of Award of Excellence at the Aqua Planet Video Festival in Japan in 2003. His works has been exhibited in the Philippines and Singapore. “Woven into Being” runs from May 9-30, 2015 at Galleria Duemila located at 210 Loring Street, 1300 Pasay City. For more information you may reach us at + 632 831 9990; Telefax no. + 632 833 9815, email: gduemila@gmail.com, Twitter and Instagram: @galleriaduemila, you may also visit our website at www.galleriaduemila.com, or like us on Facebook.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

50 Years @ Pangasinan: A Double Birthday Celebration


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It was our uncle and aunt’s fiftieth birthday (and apparently also their wedding anniversary celebration - all falling on the month of April). We were supposed to visit them the previous week, but most of us were unavailable and so we decided to change the date. Now that the day has finally arrived, we woke up, grabbed our prepared stuff and left home. Having descended the stairwell of our building and left the village, we hopped aboard the van at around three in the morning. Bags were packed and seats were chosen by each family member. As we left the avenue and drove towards our rather distant first stop, Taguig - where our cousins were supposed to wait for us – we greeted our driver, Mr. Jun from Fox Travel Services - our transportation service, and exchanged introductions. While the rest of the family was talking, I was trying to regain a few more winks of sleep. Finally realizing that the bumpy road and noisy chatter lead me to inevitable failure, I finally gave up trying to sleep. The motion and inertia brought about by the vehicle weren’t helping either.

As we moved on, pointless chatter still went on and I was hopelessly trying to refrain from saying anything impolite. You know how grumpy a person can be without having enough sleep, right? My dad convinced me to transfer seats since according to him and his ego I could catch their “stupidity”, but I refused since if I did I would just become more vexed. With that in mind, I just transferred to the next seat, still in the same row at the back, and watched the passing surroundings through the window. I also checked the time on my phone every now and then.

After a few hours our cousin ate Jennifer, along with her companion, were the next ones to join the van. A few kilometres later, in our point of view were now our aunt and the rest of our cousins. The van was now packed with people, who were surprisingly cheerful even at such an early time of the day. My mom wanted my aunt to sit beside me near the back end of the van. With that, we went onwards to our real destination – to the province of Pangasinan.
 
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