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Saturday, May 16, 2015

TalentBin by Monster Allows Social Media-Fuelled Job Matches


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I was reading an article early this morning about an online recruitment company and their newest feature which allows them to scan relevant sites such as GitHub, Twitter, StackOverflow, Meetup, Google+ and other forums where candidates are active online. The information they get from these sites helps them find candidates that are more likely inactive job seekers that do not regularly upload their resume.

The region-wide launch of TalentBin by Monster, which provides recruiters access to previously ‘unfindable’ candidate profiles through aggregated social sources across the Web, aims to use a storehouse of actionable information and web-based recruiting tools to help locate hard-to-find talent. By aggregating public candidate social activity into a rich professional profile, recruiters now can find many previously undiscoverable candidates.

These is the same premise on how one of the lead characters of  a sci-fi movie is able to "mold" the traits and looks of his AI (Artificial Intelligence) robot. The story relates how the inventor and master developer/programmer was able to gather information from the Internet based on the activities of the user (one of his employees he wanted to use as a test subject), even his private porn-viewing activities were not spared, and thus able to "craft" a robot that the user will definitely like.

This ability to harvest information from social media or forums where we interact with other online users could be very useful as well for recruiters who can categorize us based on what sites we often go to, what movies we watch, what items we order, and a lot of other information vital to identifying which job we are most likely be qualified for.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Pinoy Life Hacks: Real Life Inspirational Stories From Real People


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I believe that the best lessons we can learn are those come from and have actually been experienced by real people. Story-telling becomes really natural and effortless, and likewise believable, when it really came from real-life experiences of the actual book authors.

Life becomes so appealing when we have the courage to share our stories, admit our mistakes, and realize the life lessons from the favorable or disappointing experience. Usually we encounter a lot of tragedies during our younger years because we are at a stage in our lives when we are prone to several mistakes brought about by hasty decisions.

We therefore welcome all kinds of support and encouragement to motivate us to move on despite the challenges. Reading about inspirational stories lifts our spirits and becomes sort of wind beneath our wings.

I recently got invited to a gathering where we were able to listen to four authors from Kerygma publications as they share their life experiences and answer inquiries for the benefit of the members of the media so we could also share to our readers the values we can learn from their motivational books.

HotelQuickly Consolidates Its Dominant Position as Leading Last-Minute Hotel Booking App


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HotelQuickly, Asia Pacific’s leading last-minute hotel booking app, has reached a remarkable milestone by recording more than 1,000,000 downloads of its last-minute app since its launch two years ago. The app delivers superior user experience by providing a curated selection of top hotels in 200+ destinations across Asia Pacific and making them available at lower prices than online. To date, more than 6,000 three to five star hotels have teamed up with the start-up, making the app the by far largest provider of last-minute rooms also in terms of bookable hotel inventory.  

The 1,000,000 downloads milestone will be celebrated with double reward value of a friend-redeemed voucher. Meanwhile, the top 50 inviters all win a free night in HotelQuickly’s partner hotels. The grand prize, including a spontaneous weekend trip for two, including flight and lodging will be awarded to the number one inviter.

“Over the past few years we’ve witnessed a drastic shift from online to mobile, the vast majority of smartphone users wouldn’t go out of home leaving their devices behind, which was one of the key reasons why we’ve decided to focus on mobile. We strive to make travelling easier, more convenient and life more spontaneous,” said Tomas Laboutka, HotelQuickly’s Singapore based Co-Founder and CEO. “We are in a massive ramp-up mode. We have recently launched an app for Apple Watch and we are working on a number of exciting new product features, which we will be able to announce soon,” he continued.   

WD Drives Solutions and Rewards with Enhanced myWD Channel Partner Program

 

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WD, a Western Digital company, and a world leader in storage solutions, today revealed its enhanced myWD Partner Program, an award-winning loyalty channel program for MSPs, VARs, and system integrators with new features such as product solution centers, industry-focused marketing assets and on-demand product training.    

As a result of more than a year of survey and ongoing feedback from WD’s valued myWD partners, the new and improved site offers new features that lead to a seamless user experience for myWD partners providing relevant and easy-to-access information at their fingertips. The new features include[1]:

Solution selling centers on growing markets such as Surveillance, NAS, and Datacenter; industry focused marketing assets; on-demand online product training through WD University, and
a points system, where members earn rewards based on purchases of WD products from authorized distributors.

“Since the launch of myWD in 2012, the program has grown to over 25,000 partners worldwide spanning across 190 countries and 17 languages,” said Jamie Vo, vice president of WD’s worldwide marketing. “With the re-launch of myWD, WD is proving its commitment to invest in the channel by presenting our valued partners opportunities to build their business in the growing storage applications of NAS, surveillance and datacenters.” 

Epson Launches “Free Apple iMac” Promo


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Digital imaging leader Epson Philippines is offering a free 21.5-inch Apple iMac for every purchase of an Epson SureColor F7170 textile printer from May 15 to June 30, 2015.

Epson’s F7170 is designed for the roll-to-roll digital textile market and integrates true roll-to-roll support for unprecedented levels of performance, reliability, and image quality for printing on fabrics and soft signage.

The printer leverages Epson’s PrecisionCore thin film piezo (TFP) print head, and uses Epson’s UltraChrome DS ink system to provide high-quality printing, superior dot control, precise and reliable performance, and excellent longevity for a range of dye-sublimation applications.

In addition, the Epson F7170 has a highly accurate take-up reel and substrate system to deliver winding accuracy between 0 and 0.19″ on transfer paper rolls for digital textile applications, including soft-signage products such as decorative table tops and runners, as well as point-of-purchase (POP) banners and exhibit displays. Other roll-to-roll fabric applications that customers can create include home furnishings, fabric patterns, apparel manufacturing, and more. Built for increased productivity, Epson’s textile printer also features a high-capacity ink tank system with refillable tanks to allow continuous printing through a full roll of media, as well as a new post-platen heater for faster drying times.

NAITAS Travel & Trade Show: Come and Get the Best Travel Discounts!



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The National Association of Independent Travel Agencies Inc. (NAITAS), one of the country's biggest travel and tourism association with more than 400 members and 15 chapters nationwide, in partnership with the Tourism Promotions Board-Philippines will surely rock the metro when it holds its "NAITAS Travel and Trade Show" at the SMX Convention Center of the Mall of Asia in Pasay City on May 29, 30 & 31, 2015. NAITAS envisions this event to be the country's biggest travel & business fair promoting outbound and inbound destinations, products and services.

Aside from the "Mega Sale on Travel Packages" where visitors can avail of big discount on bookings and purchases onsite, the event has a " B2B Travel Networking" exclusively for travel agency buyers to expand and intensify linkages and partnerships.

And here's another feature of the event, it is collocated with the country's only tech event that highlights ICT products and solutions for the travel and tourism sector as well as related business, the Travel & Tech Forum.

It is co-presented by Cebu Pacific and Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority(TIEZA), Philippine Airlines, PLDT SME, City of Pasay and Tourizz Global DMC as Event Partners, Airasia, Davao City, PAGCOR, Resorts World Philippines, Edsa Shangri-la as Major Sponsors, Uratex, Province of Albay as Minor Sponsors and powered by Abacus, Amadeus and Kyocera.

For overseas and domestic tour operators and local travel agencies who wish to join the B2B, you can reach us at naitas.tts@gmail.com or call us at (63) 917-5581942.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Coming Soon on CW


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Sometimes the good guys aren't enough. Heroes and Villains come together on DC's Legends of Tomorrow, coming soon to The CW.

My balls just fell off cause I screamed like a little girl. OMG!! You had me a Vandal Savage! I have such a huge nerd boner right now!!!! This is epic to a whole new level! 

Looks awesome!!! Glad to see Sara back while intros for Hawkgirl and Rip Hunter intriguing. The returned Arrow and Flash were nice to see while Cold and Heatwave are definite surprises. Ray and Professor are interesting to watch too. Atom basically looks like Iron Man plus Ant Man.

As a avid comic book nerd (seriously look at my shelf), this is as close as we'll get to a live-action Justice League series, with a great use of characters both old and new, both hero and villain, all legends in their own right, guess that means Oliver and Barry will have some role as well, but does that mean Mr. Queen is gonna change his name to Green Arrow finally? And how did Ray Palmer survive the blast at the end of last night's Arrow finale, will we get to know about Hawkgirl in this series, and will Captain Cold and Heatwave be able to work with heroes? There's only one thing to do, I'LL GET THE POPCORN BECAUSE THIS IS AWESOME, also the main villain for the first season, and maybe the whole series is Vandal Savage, finally a villain I know from the Justice League cartoon, Aside from Gorilla Grodd.

As much as I'm excited for this show, the continuity issues kind of bug me, the biggest being the return of Sara. Kind of negates the entire last season (which by the way in my opinion was the worst one) and makes it kind of pointless. Others being captain cold and heat wave being heroes on the show but when they're back in the flash they become villains again? 

Avengers ripoff in every sense of the word. I see the Atom and I think Iron-man + Ant-man. Ripoff! And anyone who thinks DC is killing it on TV clearly hasn't watch Gotham and Constantine which were dull. And I'm not some pretentious Marvel fan boy. I love me some good DC stuff like The DK trilogy, Donner Supes, Burton Batman etc. but DC is desperately trying to play catch up with Marvel at this point and I have been completely unimpressed with what I've seen so far with Suicide Squad and Batman v Superman.

But still, it's excellent work. It's strange how the CW seems to already be doing a better job at setting up it's own DC universe and superhero team than Warner bros are with the DC cinematic universe despite the fact the CW has a much lower budget

El Gamma Penumbra Wins at Asia's Got Talent as Seen on AXN Special Viewing Party

 

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Congratulations to El Gamma Penumbra for winning the very first Asia's Got Talent grand prize. The top winners based on Asia's vote were slowly revealed as the hosts announced while everyone was in suspense. Our three other Filipino finalists that were part of the 9 finalists also made us proud by hanging on until the second to the last elimination where Gerphil Flores made it to top three, followed by Junior New System who got eliminated early on, while Gwyneth Dorado was not part of the initial cut to top 6.

However, news about a leaked result reached me while the Grand Finals Results show was just starting. We were invited by AXN to a special viewing at Hyve located at the 8th floor of W Global Center building in Bonifacio Global City. I thought I would be thrilled to find out who won, but the excitement quickly faded after I learned of the winner from the leak.

Though I am happy that El Gamma Penumbra, being my fellow Filipinos, I lost the thrill of finding out who will win. Imagine finding out the winner ahead of all the elimination as they slowly reached the final top two.

Whoever spread the leak should be reprimanded since they took away our excitement.

Below is the official release from AXN.

Put Together the Perfect Combination with KFC’s Kentucky Specials!


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Ever wondered if there were more ways to enjoy your favorite KFC Original Recipe chicken and gravy? With the Kentucky Specials, now there are more meal combinations for you to try! It’s only fitting that the best fixins go with the world-famous fried chicken!

You can choose from three different kinds of pies that are equally satisfying and bursting with flavor.
There’s Pecan Pie, a crisp pastry crust filled with a symphony of sweet pecan nuts.

Ham and Cheese Pie, savory ham, egg, bacon bits, and cheese tossed together in a delicious pastry.
And Chicken Pie, a mixture of meaty chicken stuffed in a light butter pastry.

Served with Spiced Rice, and a refreshing drink of Wild berry Iced Tea, the Kentucky Specials are the perfect complement to your classic KFC meal!

Visit your nearest KFC branch or dial 887-8888 to try these new So Good! combinations today!

Find out more by following KFC online: Facebook: facebook.com/kfcphilippines Twitter: @KFCPhilippines Instagram: @kfcphilippines

UPJMA's West Palm Pool Party Post-Event Write-Up


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It’s that time of the year again; it’s the peak of summer, and everyone’s out and about… or at the very least, wants to be. Usually what comes to mind around this time are scorching hot sunrays, white sand, blue bikinis, and red convertibles getting set up for spontaneous roadtrips, just like the commercials. Pastels aren’t the usual summer motif but they seemed to work for West Palm, UP JMA’s publicity event for this semester.

West Palm took place in New World Hotel by Manila Bay last May 9. The event gave guests an afternoon to sit back, relax and be pampered by the JMA event planners. At around 1:00pm, guests started trickling in in sandals, colorful outfits and floppy hats and/or shades. Upon entry, one would be met with a wooden photo wall where guests could have their photo taken either by a photographer, with their own phone, or by the JMAer that was going around taking Instaxes. After having their photo taken, the guests could enter the rooftop poolside proper.

The venue was quaintly decorated. The poolside was filled with baby pink hot air balloons hanging on tables, along with DIY centerpieces decorated with photos from past JMA events – a bit of a getting-to-know-you display for the organization, if you will. A small stage was set up for the musical performance that kickstarted the event.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Broadway Open Mic: The Reprise


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Sixteen Bars in partnership with DITO: Bahay ng Sining presents Broadway Open Mic: The Reprise.

You know the reprise is always better, and this reprise is never to be missed! Save the date for the next Broadway Open Mic on May 29, 2015 from 7pm to 11pm. Registration starts at 6pm at DITO: Bahay ng Sining, 1807 J. Molina St., Marikina City. See you there!

Ticket: Php 150 | Entrance comes with one free drink and 1 song slot accompanied live by our pianist.

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Sixteen Bars is a performing arts company providing theatre practitioners artistic training and comprehensive education in music, acting, writing, and dance through master classes and workshops

Special thanks to: Ruelito C. Torres, Philippine Photographic Society, Kaiser Manila, Wheninmanila.com, Amplify.ph, WazzupPilipinas.com, Business World Online, and DITO: Bahay ng Sining.

Two Internationally Recognized LGBTI, HIV, and AIDS Advocacy Events on May 17

 

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This is a shout out to all LGBTI, HIV and AIDS Advocates, Supporters and Friends.

The Project Red Ribbon Care Management Foundation, Inc. (TRR) will be holding two international events on May 17, 2015 at the Liwasang Aurora, Quezon Memorial Circle from 2pm to 9pm.

The two events are the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) and the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial (IACM) both internationally recognized events which will fall on May 17.

Highlights of the event include a Solidarity March, Solidarity Concert, Ecumenical Service and performances from various groups and artists. Celebrities who have confirmed their participation include Ms Rachel Alejandro, KZ Tandingan, Jonalyn Viray, John Lapuz, Marissa Sanchez, Sandino Martin, Rica Paras. Mayor Herbert Bautista will lead the candle lighting ceremony. There will be other surprise guests.

The IDAHOT represents an annual landmark to draw the attention of decision makers, the media, the public, opinion leaders and local authorities to the alarming situation faced by lesbian, gay, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people and all those who do not conform to majority sexual and gender forms.

The IACM serves as a community mobilization campaign to raise social consciousness about HIV and AIDS. With 33 million people living with HIV today, the IACM serves as an important intervention for global solidarity, breaking down barriers of stigma and discrimination, and giving hope to new generations.

JNBM Presents "Yamang Sining, Yamang Dagat" National Paperclay Art Competition


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I'm a frustrated artists. I almost enrolled in Fine Arts in college but my mother wanted me to take an Engineering course because she believed the latter course is more rewarding. You rarely see an artist's work shine as bright, popular and profitable only after his or her death. I was not in a position to disobey her so I followed her wish.

This is why I appreciate every opportunity to use my creativity in the arts and crafts. I never really got to pursue it since life becomes overwhelming once you start working on your chosen career. But the arts has an uncanny way of finding its way towards me since I'm often being requested to prepare Powerpoint slides and presentations which often requires creativity.

JNBM  Paperclay proudly presents a national Paperclay Art Competition as part of the JNBM 10th anniversary celebration.

A press conference was held at the Lakambini function hall at Villamor Airbase in Pasay City last May 15, 2015 where the JNBM Paperclay founder and CEO, Sue Morales, explained everything about the art competition as well as some background of the company.

Alcatel One Touch Flash Plus Features


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There's a new smartphone out there with impressive features at a price that's very competitive with other models having almost similarly amazing specifications, if not better.

We all know that gadgets are quickly becoming a necessity in life this is why the demand for it has increased tremendously. It is no longer just a fad but a lifestyle requirement that allows connectivity to keep you ahead and in touch.

Alcatel has recently introduced its latest smartphone model that will surely please those that want value for their money.

Built for selfie addicts and mobile warriors, the FLASH PLUS is the latest addition to the list of exclusive products offered by the one-stop online shopping destination.

The FLASH PLUS is the perfect smartphone that eliminates the need for a separate camera or phone with its camera and dual SIM features, and has lasting battery power.

Lazada.com.ph brings the ALCATEL FLASH PLUS to the Philippines


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Lazada.com.ph, the largest online shopping mall, announces its exclusive partnership with ALCATEL ONETOUCH to launch their FLASH PLUS smartphone. Built for selfie addicts and mobile warriors, the FLASH PLUS is the latest addition to the list of exclusive products offered by the one-stop online shopping destination. 

“Consumers are always looking out for the best in mobile technology. We are very excited to partner with ALCATEL ONETOUCH to bring the FLASH PLUS to the Philippines. The smartphone is packed with great features which are available exclusively to our customers,” said Inanc Balci, CEO of Lazada Philippines. 

The FLASH PLUS is the perfect smartphone that eliminates the need for a separate camera or phone with its camera and dual SIM features, and has lasting battery power. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

How to Keep Your Beach-Worthy Body Fit and Fab


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As you exit the gym with your six-pack abs, muscleman limbs, and a Superman chest, or while you prepare to run at the park with your just perfected waistline, slender Barbie hips, and flat tummy, it’s nice to think about how you got this far. 

Remember the discipline you needed just to go to the gym or jog at the park day-in and day-out? You recall missing those midnight snacks, forgoing dates, and turning down party invites just to ensure your routine is not ruined. With a bittersweet smile (and perhaps a teardrop running down from your eye), you reassure yourself that it’s all worth it. Finally, you are ready for some smoking hot beach action!
Looking good or having the right figure should not be your only concern, especially if you’ll often be under the scorching heat of the sun this summer. Think healthy living. To effectively maintain that figure for a longer time (if not a lifetime) and to feel good from the inside as well, consider how you keep yourself hydrated.

For as long as you can remember, you’ve been told to drink at least eight (8) glasses of water a day. As our bodies cope with different activities that have different levels of intensity, the need to keep hydrated is not simply satisfied by eight glasses. Most of the time, we need more, especially during summer when we sweat more often than usual. 

The Techbox Moving Out Sale: Bigger & Better Warehouse Sale on May 15 to 17



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Techbox Philippines is moving!

Merely two years after its establishment, Techbox Philippines has tallied impressive wins -- the launch of 32 branches nationwide, six overwhelmingly-successful warehouse sales, and the creation of its own online retail store. Now, Techbox Philippines is about to ‘move’ to something bigger – a new head office in Pasig City!

“The growth of Techbox surpassed our wildest expectations. We’re blessed beyond belief by a great set of customers,” said Angela Gutierrez, Business Unit Head for Techbox Philippines. “That is why we want to show our appreciation of their loyalty and support by holding a marvelous moving-out sale. Our customers’ favorite gadgets will be made available at incredibly low prices,” added Gutierrez. The sale will take place on May 15-17, 2015 at Techbox’s old office at 2299 Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City.

As this is most likely Techbox’s last warehouse sale in its old office, the company promises that they’re going all-out. “Aside from our regular customers, we expect that those whom we failed to serve in our past warehouse sales will get their chance this time,” said Angela. “This will be an unforgettable send-off,” added Angela. The sale will feature products from Lenovo, Nokia, LG, Nikon, Sony, Belkin, and Philips. 

Techbox Philippines is the fastest growing gadget retail chain in the country. They offer trusted handset brands and cellphone accessories at affordable prices.

To get the latest Techbox deals, visit www.techboxhub.com.

Ekotab Encore 2: Because You Wanted More Speed and Power

 

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You wanted more, you’ve got it. We’re back to give you more with the all new Encore.

Introducing the new EKOTAB ENCORE 2. Double the Speed. Double the Power. Armed with the Kitkat OS as well as the AllWinner A33 Quad core Chipset, the Encore 2 is twice as fast as the original. Double the speed, double the power all wrapped in a sleek 7” tablet. You can now update your Facebook, Instagram and so much more all at once any time, anywhere.

NOW AVAILABLE at all of our kiosks and online stores for only Php 2,999 (SRP).*

Oh but wait, there’s more. From May 15-31, 2015 you can get the Encore 2 for an introductory price of only Php 2,499 (SRP).**
 

Summer Surge is Coming to Heat You Up

 
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We're giving a sexy, high-end entertainment for yuppies and executive crowd as we bring the Summer Surge, a rare attraction happening at Cable Car The Fort Bonifacio Global City on the 19th of May with the tagline ”Beat the heat with the ultimate club experience”.

Witness five ambassadress as they entertain and heats up the dance floor, auction liquor to the crowd and serve it to you once sold.

Come and party hard with us!

A great experience you’ve never been to.

A new kind of excitement in nightlife scene is waiting for you!

Tickets available at SM Tickets, Cable Car BGC and at Showbiz Mansion Office.

Blogging 101 at Family Business of Kinse Trenta (Radyo Uno) DZME 1530 AM


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I am expected to co-host the Family Business radio show at Kinse Trenta (formerly Radyo Uno) DZME 1530 AM every Sunday from 5 to 6:30 pm. There is supposed to be a regular segment for Wazzup Pilipinas but since I'm too occupied with so many tasks and obligations, I could only go there when I'm free or less burdened, or when it's on the way from an event or meeting I earlier attended.

I have no choice since my previous two years as a blogger has made me one of the most in-demand by many brands who wants to hire my services to promote their products, services or events. It has been a very rewarding activity for me because not only do I get to see a lot of exciting stuff for the first time, like a expensive gadgets, new mouth-watering dishes, a wide array of products on display at a trade fair, etc., I also get to bring home some freebies they call tokens that are often put inside eco-bags they call loot bags.

Sometimes I feel guilty whenever I receive items like GCs, product samples, and even cash from some. But many will justify them as a form of partial payment in exchange of our services. Partial because if we really want a form of payment, those freebies will not suffice if they really want to compensate us commensurate to our skills, knowledge and effort. We may be able to write a blog article in just a few minutes, but what people are supposed to be paying for is our years of learning from respectable colleges and universities, experiences from former jobs, and the lessons we learned as we go through the realities of life.

But I can't really shake off the fact that it could somehow affect how we would write our articles. Who doesn't love receiving "gifts" or rewards but what makes us different from journalists or broadcasters with daily salaries is that we make ends meet with what little we get from these brands.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

AMD Unveils New 7000 Series APUs and Radeon Graphics Products for OEM PCs

 

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A​t ​the​​ 2015 Financial Analyst Day​, AMD​ ​unveiled the new AMD 7000 Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), AMD Radeon™ 300 and M300 Series Graphics, and AMD A-Series desktop APU updates, delivering a robust lineup of products in 2015 that reinforce AMD’s surround computing leadership.

“We’re excited about the experiences our latest APU and GPU technologies will bring this year for tech enthusiasts, gamers and mainstream consumers alike,” said Matt Skynner, corporate VP and general manager, Computing and Graphics Business Unit at AMD. “AMD’s commitment to graphics and compute performance is evident in the newly available 7000 Series APUs and the Radeon™ 300 Series graphics that deliver superior gaming experiences, premium entertainment streaming and innovative computing features.”

AMD Product Updates:

New AMD 7000 Series APUs: Formerly codenamed “Carrizo-L” and part of the “Carrizo” platform in the 2015 AMD Mobile APU family roadmap, the mainstream system-on-a-chip (SoC) 7000 Series APUs deliver innovative computing to improve how you work, play and relax, all at an unbelievable value. Now available in Greater China and rolling out globally, these APUs combine a power-efficient CPU, an advanced GPU, an AMD Secure Processor and system I/O on a single energy efficient chip to prolong battery life and enable uninterrupted video streaming. Notebooks and All-in-Ones featuring new AMD 7000 Series processors enable best-in-class gaming and great entertainment. With support for Microsoft® DirectX® 12 and Microsoft’s upcoming Windows® 10 operating system, AMD 7000 Series APUs deliver the experiences consumers expect plus security protection built into the processor.

Aquabest Announces New Batch of Scholars


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Aquabest the country’s leading water franchise is pleased to announce the awarding of its new batch of scholars under its Corporate Shared Values (CSV) program.

Under its CSV program the company offers scholarships to the children of its deserving employees.The company has always placed an emphasis in the welfare of its employees and their families. This is driven by the company's realization that its people are its prime assets and as part of its Christian values.

Every year the company sets aside funds to help with the education of its employees in good schools that offer quality education. With the scholarship grants, the children of its employees get to realize their dreams and reach their full potential. 

Since its inception the scholarship program has assisted dozens of children in getting the good education needed to succeed in their life. This year's scholars are: Fitz Geralde Palomar, Grade 2 at Creative Learning Center Educational Foundation Inc., Danica Marie Boton, 2nd year high school at Fortunato F. Halili Agricultural School and Scarleth Jane Cayetano, Grade 3 at Merry Mount Preparatory School.

The Corazon Aquino Expressway: NLEX to be Renamed as CAEX?


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According to recent news, there are plans to rename a highway to CAEX. A popular newspaper has shared that the "House committee on public works and highways chaired by Benguet Rep. Ronald M. Cosalan has approved a bill renaming the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) the President Corazon C. Aquino Expressway (CAEx). The 84-kilometer highway we now know as NLEX has already undergone several name changes since it was built in the 1960s: Radial Road 8, Manila North Expressway and the Manila North Diversion Road."

How about TAEx for "The Aquino's Expressway" Now that's a name that's "embowelled" to the pits.

MIA - NINOY AQUINO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
NLEX - CORY AQUINO EXPRESSWAY
EDSA - NOYNOY AQUINO AVENUE
ROXAS BLVD. - BIMBY AQUINO BLVD.
LUNETA PARK - JOSHUA AQUINO PARK
EDSA SHRINE - PINKY AQUINO SHRINE
SLEX - BIEL AQUINO EXPRESSWAY
MANILA BAY - BALSY AQUINO BAY

Why not rename also National Mental Hospital, New Bilibid Prison, Smokey Mountain, Baseco Compound, etc.. ?

The name grabbing prostitutes in congress are on a re-baptising orgy! Ass lickers in the first degree!!And what will these "sipsip" lawmakers think of next? I hope they will not rename Tarlac to Aquino province. Why must politicians have to leave their poop-mark by always renaming public streets, highways and facilities... Juice colored! Congressmen spending time and effort just to change the name of roads, airports and bridges have too much free time on their hands.

Change the Name of our Country Republic of the Philippines to "Republic of Corazon Aquino". Why not change the name of the Philippines to Benigno Simeon Aquino III or BENISIMA III.

Mother's Day "Share that MOMent" Contest from Healthway



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There are so many lovely quotes and personal testimonials about mothers. I've selected a few of my favorites and tried to combine them to may it reflect what most of us also feel about our mothers.

"For many of us, our mothers could probably be the strangest and craziest people we've ever met. When your mother asks, "Do you want a piece of advice?" it's a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway. She's that loony, but only because she loves us so much.

Mothers are endowed with a love that is unlike any other love on the face of the earth. All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. My mother... she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel.

My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot now imagine a life without her."

In celebration of Mother's Day, let us remember all the wonderful things that our mothers did for us. Healthway Medical, is the country's largest network of mall clinics is having an online post Mother’s Day Contest.  

Share your memories by joining their Mother's Day "Share that MOMent" Contest.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Summer Acne is Easy to Manage with Proactiv


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I'm willing to bet that many would like to know some tips on how to keep our skin healthy, vibrant and acne free this hot summer months. It's that time of the year again when most of us go out and explore the wonders of nature either at the beach, in the mountains, in the provinces or other popular family or barkada destinations.  

Summer for many means vacations since we'll have plenty of time trekking the outdoors and going on an adventure with our loved ones or acquaintances. But to an unfortunate some, the heat can become a bit difficult to bear especially for those with sensitive and delicate skin. Some skins could not easily tolerate the heat which somehow aggravates acne and brings about some troublesome complications.

The sweltering temperature can cause sweating, which when mixed with excessive oil, dirt and bacteria on skin will clog pores and lead to breakouts. Despite our overactive oil glands going on overdrive this summer, we can still have fun in the sun with our most potent anti-pimple ally: Proactiv Solution, the leading anti-acne treatment product. 

It is safe and effective for almost everyone, and it can help prevent facial blemishes from becoming a larger skin problem.

WD Adds High Performance NAS Solutions to My Cloud Line


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WD, a Western Digital company and a world leader in connected storage solutions, today expanded its suite of network attached storage (NAS) solutions with four new products that address the increasing demands for content storage, management, protection and streaming among prosumers, creative professionals and small businesses. 

The My Cloud Expert Series includes My Cloud EX2100 (two-bay) and My Cloud EX4100 (four-bay) high-performance NAS systems designed from the ground up for creative professionals and prosumers that need to reliably save, share, back up, stream and manage large amounts of digital data. Powered by the latest version of the dual-core Marvell ARMADA processor, these two new additions to the Expert Series offer top of their class read/write speeds for simultaneous, high-performance HD media streaming with up to 24 TB of storage capacity[1]

The new My Cloud Business Series includes My Cloud DL2100 (two-bay) and My Cloud DL4100 (four-bay) high-performance NAS systems built to provide the reliability, security and scalability small business customers need. Powered by Intel Atom dual-core processors with up to 24 TB[2] of storage capacity, the My Cloud Business Series runs on the acclaimed Linux-based WD My Cloud operating software (OS).

“As the market leader in the single-bay personal cloud category with our award winning My Cloud platform, as well as in the NAS hard disk drive (HDD) category with our WD Red™ line, WD understands that customers need more power and more choice in NAS systems,” said Jim Welsh, executive vice president, WD Content Solutions Business and Worldwide Sales. “We are very excited about our new My Cloud Expert Series and My Cloud Business Series NAS products that offer the performance, ease of use, reliability and My Cloud OS that customers want from WD.”

Close Encounters with the Mike Unson of Stand-Up Comedy



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I never laughed this hard ever during a live stand up comedy session, seriously. Well It was a Saturday night, me and my gal pals had nothing to do. Then an invite for Wazzup Pilipinas, was an opportunity to be able to witness an English stand up comedy session with the sense of Filipino humor from the best stand up comedians in the country, who are part of the #ComedyCartelPH.

To be honest, English humor doesn’t really get to me quick but hell yeah how they delivered their spiels really got my attention. There was never a dull moment listening to them. My girls and I laughed so much because the jokes are really what we call, “Yeah we’ve been there kinda situation”, meaning that the spiels are relatable to the things that happens nowadays.

Mike Unson (@mikeunson) , have been in the stand up comedy biz for years and he is really passionate about it ever since. And he is celebrating his anniversary! He already made a name in stand up comedy and he is really funny guys! He really cracked me up with his spiels on “#CANDY’SROADTOFITNESS” (My girls and I can’t really forget about it). I guess you guys better catch him up with one of his show for you to get what I’m saying. We got the chance to meet him personally, he was accommodating and very down to earth fella.

I asked some stuff about him, what It feels like to be in the industry that long, how is the competition nowadays, we know a lot of stand up comedians getting popular nowadays- really tough competition out there. ( Making people laugh is a gift and talent, I say.) His source of inspiration and ritual she usually do before a show. His words of inspiration to those who plans to go with same path, he is in.

Schick Offers Smooth Moves to Achieve Good Grooming


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At the same day when the country is celebrating Mother's Day, many other events took the opportunity to get the attention of the potentially huge crowd that will frequent the malls to celebrate the special occasion. Of course, the celebration usually has he entire family members in tow which includes the fathers and big brothers who are the primary targets of men's good grooming products from many different brands.

With its longstanding commitment to promote good grooming among Filipino men, Schick also launched its ‘Smoothism Temple's Shave to Save: A Sharing Event for a Cause’ last May 10, 2015 at the Trinoma Activity Center.

Shaving is actually not limited to men since women also shave other parts of their bodies. The launch of the new shaver product for sensitive skin allows for a safer and more comfortable shaving experience even for women.

Present during the event was Rico Robles, a disc jockey for Monster Radio TX 93.1, who hosted the Smoothism Temple's Shave to Save event, plus other facilitators who personally went out to the crowd, availing of the freebies like shavers and haircut services, and interviewed them.

During the event, the brand icon's Smooth Lee made a stunt to fight Lumpy Bumps and Knick the Knife, who both represented the effects of a badly shaved skin. This is part of Schick's Smoothism campaign, way of life that highlights the importance of de-stressing, looking good, feeling good, and doing good. 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Worst Ten Bloggers in the Philippines


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As a blogger, I've been called so many names already that it's actually horribly disappointing that you are being judged completely for a few unverified accusations coming from obvious detractors who just wants to ruin your reputation so they could fulfill their own devilish desires of dominating the blogging community.

Those few bloggers who call themselves top, elite or authority don't even have the guts to say it directly to my face. They are the ones who are actually ruining the essence of blogging by creating factions and groups that are limited to only the few "chosen" ones.

I do understand that we should have some form of quality control But even trash deserves some filtering to segregate the "recyclables" and put them into good use later.

I believe everyone, especially the "newbies" deserve the time, patience and guidance from the "veterans" to straighten them out. But what I really hate is when a few "feeling entitled" bloggers dictate their perception of what a "professional" and ethical blogger should be.

I've written down a few undesirable traits of bloggers that I've personally witnessed throughout my couple of years as a blogger. It's how I see the blogging community based on the bloggers I've seen at events, and communicated with online. I know I'm still young in the world of online media but I'm betting I would be seeing more surprising acts as the years go by.

 
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