- Category: Geek Gear
- Created on Friday, 23 May 2014 14:33
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Yes, you read that correctly. A company called Egomotion has been granted funding to develop a platform to make smartphones even better than what are available in the market today. Imagine a smartphone that would be able to perform activities without the touch of a button but is based on your schedule or your lifestyle. Imagine a mobile phone that allows users to maximize the advantage of mobile technology. That’s just how this company envisions the mobiles phone of the future.
Egomotion is a company that specializes in mobile and pc applications. Among their budding portfolio are the following: Agent and Trigger. Agent is an app that is like a personal assistant to mobile phone users. It allows automatic response to text messages during times when you can’t use your phone such as when you are driving. It allows you to remember where you park your car and it even screens phone calls at night so you only receive the most urgent or important ones. Trigger on the hand is like the pre-cursor for Agent. It’s an app that allows you to set your phone to do a list of activities using tags.
Apart from the big news of Sony launching the PlayStation 4 officially here in the Philippines, it's good to mention that they're supporting the console with peripherals also! Collecting DS3 controllers has pretty much become an obsession for me, so the idea of getting official peripherals from Sony is giving me a geek boner right now. Without further ado, folks, let's dive into it.
What is it: The PlayStation 4 controller. You kind of need one.
How much is it: Php 3,399. Fairly priced, I think.
Do I want one: Your unit comes with one, but if you want to play couch co-op or competitively, you're gonna need another one.
It goes for way more than the DualShock 3, and that makes me a sad panda, but considering it comes with a headphone jack and a touchpad that doubles as another button, I think the increase in price is justifiable. I just won't be able to buy more than I need like I did with the DS3. I talked about the DS4 a little bit more here.
Yesterday saw the official Sony Philippines launch of the much anticipated PlayStation 4. Sure, it came out earlier in other gaming stores, but yesterday's event is a pretty big deal. Until now, Sony Philippines hasn't really supported a game console from launch. The PlayStation 3 was eventually supported, but that came late in the unit's lifecycle. Gamers here in the Philippines, especially us console peasants, have been clamoring for official support since both Sony and Microsoft have operations here. So, yes, we now have it!
I'm not going to talk about what the PlayStation 4 is or its specs, since if you're reading this, I'm going to assume you're a gamer on the fence about getting one or you're unsure from which store you should get the console. For details on the event and the specs, check out Unbox.ph and PinoyTechBlog. They're fantastic reads.
In this post, I'll be talking about what to consider when getting a PlayStation 4 here in the Philippines. But before that, I wanted to briefly discuss my experience with the PS4.
I think that, in a sense, all comic book fans are lovers of visual arts. Besides the stories, the art is what initially draws us in as fans. As aspiring student photographers, you guys should be drawn to Php 50 grand and this sweet camera.
For 28 years, PLDT and Directory Philippines Corporation have been holding their annual Visual Arts Competition. It's a celebration of art and it's used to determine which photo is to be used on the cover of the Yellow Pages. Yes, there are still a few people who use the phone book. You know, up where there's no Internet.
Thor: The Dark World goodies from Jollibee are popping up left and right! Today, we just caught wind of a new burger offering and a sweet Mjolnir flash drive!
The Mjolnir is pretty damn cool. It has a 1GB capacity, which isn't huge but for the price and for the design, it isn't bad. This would work perfectly for transporting small files around the office. You'd be all "YOUR FILES BE ON MAH HAMMAH!" And then you pull out your Mjolnir and your workmate pretends to not be able to lift it, and then you laugh at his unworthiness as you smite him. Good times, good times.