The 28th Visual Arts Competition

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.

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Thor: The Dark World Mjolnir Flash Drive from Jollibee

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.

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Six Reasons Why It's Still a Good Idea to Buy A PS3 or Xbox 360

The next generation of gaming consoles are coming in force very, very soon. Nintendo released their next-gen salvo a whole year early with the Wii-U, which came out Nov. 12, 2012. Sony and Microsoft, the two top dogs right now, are going to set their new consoles loose closer together, with the PS4 coming out on Nov. 15, 2013 in the US and Nov. 29, 2013 in Europe, and the Xbox One coming out on Nov. 22, 2013. For us living in the great archipelago of the Philippines, though, we may be getting them probably a couple weeks after stated release dates.

People who own current-gen (soon to be last-gen) consoles and people who have never owned a console before are thinking of jumping right in the deep end of the next-gen pool and buy a PS4/Xbox One right at launch. A bunch of people from the international forums I follow have pre-ordered their systems already. BUT HOLD YOUR HORSES! Let me tell you why it may be a good idea to hold off on that and get a PS3 or 360 first, if you don't have one yet.

Let me try and give you a few reasons why buying a PS3 or Xbox 360 now or even a few months after the release of the next gen consoles is still a viable idea.

We actually just got one! It's white!

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Electro-Voice ZLX Launched in the Philippines

Not a lot of people know this, but I used to be a huge guitar gearhead. Being in college, I didn't have a lot of resources to acquire a lot of the equipment I wanted, but I kept myself in the loop and lusted after what I wanted. As I grew older, I realized I had no talent in guitar so I sold my bright cherry red Ibanez, my 60 watt amplifier, and my effects to buy a computer instead. But that never really stopped me from loving audio equipment; only these days, I find myself favoring headphones instead. My neighbors are very violent people.

Last week, I was lucky enough to have been invited to the launch of a new product line by Electro-Voice. Electro-Voice is the part of Bosch that develops and manufactures audio equipment, including microphones, amps, loudspeakers, and the like geared towards pros.

These same speakers are installed in the Suwon World Cup Stadium in Korea, the Parramatta Stadium in Australia, the Philippine Senate, the Philippine Congress, and some other smaller establishments in the country. Even though these bad boys are installed in huge arenas, it doesn't mean that they can't be used on a consumer level. Electro-Voice says they've also catered to thousands of musicians, DJs and performers around the world.

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ARC Mobile debuts Pinoy Android phones

The Filipino company ARC Mobile is set to launch a new line of Android phones that will feature some of the lowest prices possible in today’s market but also promises to provide consumers with the technology and performance that we have come to expect from our multitasking devices. 

Jordan Ng, ARC Mobile’s Product Manager, presided over a media launch last May 17, 2013.  During the launch, Ng presented tech bloggers and online journalists with the company’s entire product line so far, including a couple of prototypes which were not set to hit the market until June or July this year.

ARC has prepared four product lines - Basic phones, Prime Android phones, Nitro Android phones, and a line of tablets, simply named Tab. 

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