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New Acer Chromebook 15 with Aluminum Design Makes Entertainment More Enjoyable with Large Display and Long Battery Life

Thursday, August 31, 2017


Editor’s Summary

 15.6-inch full HD IPS 1 display lets media enthusiasts, families with school-age children, and
anyone who wants immersive entertainment see and do much more; wide viewing angles
make it great for sharing
 Extra-long battery life of up to 12 hours 2 delivers day-till- night power for apps,
entertainment, media streaming, social media, school work and more
 Aluminum top cover and palm rest provide a premium touch and feel
 Fanless design provides for quiet operation
 Upward-facing speakers surrounding the keyboard deliver premium sound to complement
the spacious display for a great multimedia experience

Acer, the world’s leading Chromebook brand 3 , announced a new model in its award winning
Chromebook 15 line – the only Chromebook in the industry with a 15.6-inch display – with a new
stylish aluminum design and long battery life of up to 12 hours.

In addition to having a large Full HD IPS 1 display available in touch-screen and non-touch
configurations, the new Acer Chromebook 15 (CB515-1H/1HT) delivers solid performance and up to 12 hours 2 of battery life for all-day media consumption, game play, and app enjoyment. “The new Acer Chromebook 15’s huge display is a visual feast,” said James Lin, General Manager, Commercial & Detachable Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. “Movies, apps, games and websites are immersive and the stunning display pairs beautifully with an aluminum design, quiet performance and up to 12 hours of battery life. The Chromebook 15 continues Acer’s legacy of delivering the most innovative Chromebooks in the industry and in the widest range of sizes.”

The Chromebook 15 will support Android apps via the Google Play ™ Store when it is launched, so
customers will have access to more than two million Android apps to let them have more fun, be
entertained, stay connected and remain connected.



Large, Vibrant Display Boosted by Speakers, HD Web Cam

The vibrant 15.6-inch display lets users enjoy websites, video and games, and also increases
productivity by providing more room for multiple tabs and apps. The Full HD display has a 1920 x
1080 resolution that ensures sharp visuals.

To complement the large display, the Acer Chromebook 15 has two full-sized upward-facing
speakers that support high-definition audio and deliver enhanced volume and audio range. The
full-sized keyboard and large touchpad are comfortable to use and give customers greater
freedom when navigating.

The HD webcam has a wide 88-degree field of view to accommodate more participants in video
chats at home and work. Also, audio and video are clear and crisp thanks to high dynamic range
imaging and the built-in microphone.



Industry-Leading Battery Life; Quiet, Fanless Design

The new Acer Chromebook 15 delivers industry-leading battery life of up to 12 hours 2 , so it can
be used for a full day of work or school plus streaming and fun. The fanless design allows it to
run quietly, making it great for shared spaces such as in a family room, library or coffee shop.
The latest dual-core Intel ® Celeron ® and quad-core Intel ® Pentium ® processors deliver great
performance for apps and the web. Models in the line will be available with 32 GB or 64 GB of
eMMC storage as well as 4 GB or 8 GB of RAM.



Aesthetic, Thinner Aluminum Design

The Chromebook 15’s new design features an aluminum top cover and palm rest, giving it a
stylish and modern design that is comfortable to touch and type on, and is also thinner and
lighter than previous generations. It features a backlit keyboard allowing greater usability and
weighs 1.72 kg (3.79 pounds) while measuring 378 W x 256 D x 18.9 H mm (14.88 W x 10.08 D x
0.74 H inches).



Staying Connected with Wi-Fi, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C Port

The Acer Chromebook 15 keeps customers connected with fast Intel ® Wireless-AC (802.11ac)
wireless featuring 2x2 MIMO technology. Customers have the fastest way to transfer data,
stream video and connect to an external display with the system’s two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C
ports. The USB Type-C adapter can also charge the unit. Also, customers can connect
peripherals to the Chromebook 15 via Bluetooth 4.2, two USB 3.0, an HDMI port and a combo
headphone/speaker jack. The SD card reader supports up to 128 GB SDXC for transferring and
saving files.


Easy to Share, Manage

The Acer Chromebook 15 supports multiple user sign-on to keep data safe. Family members can
share the system and log onto their unique accounts to ensure their projects, Gmail accounts
and information are kept way from prying eyes, even if the Chromebook is damaged or stolen.
Storage on Google Drive 4 protects files, documents, and photos safely in the cloud, and ensures
that the most current version is always available.

Price and Availability

Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To learn more about
availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest
Acer office via www.acer.com.ph.

The Acer Chromebook 15 was unveiled at the next@acer press event at IFA in Germany, where
the company announced a range of new devices and solutions. For more information, visit
acer.com/nextatacer.

Acer Announces the New Aspire S24, Its Slimmest-Ever All-in- One Desktop PC




Editor’s Summary

• Striking design elements include a 5.97 mm ultra-thin and borderless display portion and
Champagne-gold accents, adding a touch of elegance and luxury
• Powerful performance with latest 8 th Generation Intel ® Core ™ processors and optional
Intel Optane ™ memory
• Wireless charging area on the base supports charging for Qi-enabled devices


Acer expanded its iconic Aspire desktop series with the announcement of the new 23.8-inch Aspire S24 all-in- one desktop PC. Designed with elegance in mind and running Windows 10, the ultra-slim Aspire S24 is the perfect device for the modern consumer looking for both style and ability.

The new all-in- one desktop is Acer’s slimmest ever, featuring a display with a side profile of
only 5.97 mm. The borderless display and black and matte gold color scheme ensure that the device will become a focal point of any home, adding a touch of functional elegance and luxury. Built with a dual focus on design and premium functionality, the Aspire S24 delivers a vivid and crisp viewing experience from all angles with its 178-degree Full HD IPS 1 screen, while its ultra-narrow 2.7 mm bezel provides a 90% screen-to- body ratio for more screen to see.

Outstanding Performance and Responsiveness

All-new 8 th Generation Intel ® Core ™ processors with optional Intel Optane ™ memory enables the Aspire S24 to power through immersive entertainment and everyday tasks with ease, while delivering a smooth and responsive computing experience. Wireless connectivity powered by Intel ® Dual Band Wireless-AC (802.11ac 2x2 MIMO) technology provides fast and reliable network connections, and thanks to the 2.1 channel subwoofer coupled with Dolby Audio™ Premium and Acer TrueHarmony™ technology the desktop provides users with a powerfully-deep base audio experience bringing even the most subtle sounds in music and video to life.




Meeting the Needs of the Modern Lifestyle

The Aspire S24 provides new levels of functionality through Windows 10, which includes Cortana and Microsoft Edge. The wireless charging base allows users to seamlessly power their mobile device without the burden of cables by supporting wireless charging for Qi-enabled devices. Ergonomically designed to maximize productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort, the Aspire S24-880 features a -5 to 30 degree tiltable display combined with Acer ExaColor™ technology for accurate colors, and BluelightShield™ and Flickerless™ technologies that may help prevent eye fatigue.

The Aspire S24 comes with up to 256 GB SSD 2 and 2 TB HDD of storage space, making it the perfect device for editing and storing large video projects.



Pricing & Availability

Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To learn more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office via www.acer.com.ph.

The Acer Aspire S24 was unveiled at the next@acer press event at IFA in Germany, where the company announced a range of new devices and solutions. For more information, visit
acer.com/nextatacer.

Acer Introduces Two Connected 360-Degree Cameras





The Acer Holo360 is a 360-degree camera that allows users to capture, view, edit, and share with just one device; the Acer Vision360 is a cloud-connected in-car camera providing peace-of-mind and fun on the road.



Acer today announced two LTE-connected 360-degree cameras including the Holo360 all-in- one camera that allows users to capture, view, edit and share with just one device, and the Vision360 cloud-connected in-car camera, designed for peace-of- mind, and fun driving experiences.




Acer Holo360 Camera – Relive the Moment




The Acer Holo360 is powered by the Qualcomm ® Connected Camera Platform with a Qualcomm ® Snapdragon™ 625 mobile processor. Combining the power to stitch videos in real-time, integrated LTE connectivity, and a 3-inch touchscreen for operation, the Acer Holo360 provides an all-in- one solution to livestream 360-degree videos. Panomorph optics certified by ImmerVision capture consistent high-resolution images across the field of view without distortion, allowing the Holo360 to deliver high-quality photos in 6.9K resolution and videos in 4K. Users can also relive captured moments with a virtual reality headset, immersing themselves with memories across space and time.



The Holo360 runs on Android 7.1, which allows users to share 360-degree photos and videos directly to social networks of their choice, and also preview videos directly on the device without the need to pair and sync with a smartphone or PC. Acer Vision360 – A Cloud-Connected Driving Experience With two ultra-high quality cameras working together to provide 360-degree coverage, the Acer Vision360 makes sure that every angle around the user’s car is completely recorded in crisp, 4K-quality video. When an object collides with the vehicle when it is in motion; the device will trigger a recording that includes GPS coordinates of where the incident occurred, which is notonly saved in a secure area on the device’s internal storage, but also uploaded to the cloud for evidence preservation. For safety, the Vision360 is mounted on the windshield, aligned with the driver’s eyes and also displays the vehicle’s current speed.



Through the Vision360’s cloud-connected service, collisions with the car while it is parked will activate the device to record a video clip, send a notification to the user’s smartphone, and upload the video to the cloud. The Vision360 also provides users with on-demand remote viewing and location-tracking from the device for peace-of- mind. For a bit of fun, users can record family outings or memorable road trips in action cam-quality, and relive the experience in the driver’s seat with a virtual reality headset.




Price and Availability




Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To learn more about  availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office via www.acer.com.

The new cameras were unveiled at the next@acer press event at IFA in Germany, where the company announced a range of new devices and solutions. For more information, visit
acer.com/nextatacer.

Jollibee hosts nationwide block screening for latest cheesy JoshLia film, “Love You to the Stars and Back"



August 30, 2017 (Philippines) – Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia’s latest film “Love You to the Stars and Back” has started showing today in cinemas nationwide. Jollibee celebrates the cheesy opening day by treating hundreds of JoshLia and Cheesy Yumburger fans to an exclusive block screening in Metro Manila, Cebu and Davao.

The film, written and directed by Antoinette Jadaone, is a fresh take on fate, young love, and life. 

Jollibee endorsers Joshua and Julia shared that the cheesy kilig moments in the movie are the best paired with the new and improved Jollibee Cheesy Yumburger, now made cheesier because of its new creamy cheddar cheese melted right on top of the Yumburger’s signature 100% beef patty!

Enjoy the new JoshLia starrer and the super cheesier, langhap-sarap Cheesy Yumburger, now available for dine-in, take-out, delivery, and drive-thru in all Jollibee stores nationwide. Prices start at 45php.

You will definitely love the movie and the Jollibee Cheesy Yumburger langhap-sarap experience….to the stars and back!

The Dangers of Side Effects Presented as Main Effects


                In the medical world, proper use of words is highly called for because a simple mistake could complicate things usually unwanted for the patients. Because this field has full of jargons that mostly are too technical to not easily be sifted and digested by the general public, putting them in a layman’s term is indeed helpful.

                A good example of which are the words “side effect” and “main effect”. These, are more often than not, interchanged or used instead of the other. Doing so is not just wrong but also dangerous to the people’s health.

                A side effect of any substance pertains to the result beyond the main or primary action that is intended by the physician giving drug prescription. The doctor, likewise, foresees this extra consequence.

                For instance, the patient might not be conscious of the side effect of unwanted hair growth elsewhere on the body while using vasodilator drug called Minoxidil to treat hypertension. The physician, nevertheless, is very well aware about it, as well as other implications, such as burning or irritation of the eye, itching, and redness or irritation at the treated area. By and large, doctors suggest that patients should ignore the side effects unless serious and often alert the sick persons about their likelihood.

                But not all the side effects are boon. They are bane, too, hence, they are often used as a therapeutic benefit in the pharmaceutical industry. Like the Minoxidil which, initially was developed to treat high blood pressure. People taking it reported an unusual side effect: Hair began to grow on various parts of their bodies. In this case, the downside of the drug is controlled and employed for a beneficial and therapeutic effect judiciously. It is noted that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved prescription of two percent (2%) Minoxidil topical solution for hair loss in men in 1988 and for women in 1992.

                An adverse effect, on the other hand, is identified as an outcome wherein the reaction occurs over and beyond the main and wanted action of a medicine. Both the physician and the patient don’t know about it as a consequence of taking such treatment. It can happen simply due to incorrect dosage.

Undesirably, this is very harmful as it can exacerbate the prognosis of the disease. Occasionally, if the adverse effect is too serious, there might be a need for hospitalization.

                Just like the Sildenafil Citrate— a medication used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension. Its most common adverse reactions (≥ 2%) include headache, flushing, dyspepsia, abnormal vision, nasal congestion, back pain, myalgia, nausea, dizziness and rash. Patients should seek emergency treatment if an erection lasts over four hours. Patients should stop Sildenafil Citrate and seek medical care if a sudden decrease or loss of hearing and also that of vision in one or both eyes.

                Since side effects paired with adverse effects can be fatal and need to be reversed or given antidote immediately, a very extra cautious effort not to interchange them with the main effects in the prescription process must be always observed. After all, it’s the lives of patients at stake here.

                It’s ironic to note that people who seek treatments for their ailments or to prolong their lives become sicker or morbidly end up six feet underground simply because of such medical error. So, it’s still best to deal with health conditions like hair loss the natural way, especially with NOVUHAIR that offers the safe and natural effects.  



               With 19 natural ingredients—mostly standardized herbal extracts, essential oils and co-factor nutrients—it does not only help prevent the hair loss malady, but also aid in stimulating growth of the “crowning glory.” Set aside those chemical-based topical scalp solutions out there. Choose natural, choose NOVUHAIR!

Join NOVUHAIR’s survey and win tickets to the musical SOUND OF MUSIC staging at The Theatre Solaire from September 27 to October 22. For more information, visit Novuhair’s Facebook page: Novuhair Official.

NOVUHAIR is available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide. For more
information visit www.novuhair.com, like the brand’s official Facebook Page, Novuhair Official, and follow on Twitter at @NovuhairNatural. You may also call NOVUHAIR hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575 and order online through lazada.com.ph and regaloservice.com.

Kita Kita With Empoy at SM Hypermarket Street Food Festival

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
04:15 PM August 23, 2017

Kita Kita star, Empoy Marquez at the Street Food Festival!

Craving for isaw, tenga, calamares, bbq, betamax, and adidas? How about burgers, lumpiang toge, half-long, banana cue, goto, tokwa’t baboy, kwek-kwek, and (OMG!) silogs? Thing is, no matter how many restaurants or food parks sprout, Pinoys will always go back home to local street food. Philippine street food is custom built for Filipinos; it’s flavorful, filling, and affordable. With just a few coins, Pinoys can satisfy their tummy rumblings without having to sacrifice flavor and volume.
This is why after last year’s success, SM Hypermarket’s Street Food Festival is back with more yummy treats and food stalls, even more amazing discounts, must-have promo packs, irresistible prizes and spectacular celebrity guests than ever before.
SM Hypermarket brings together the country’s top brands like Unilever, Nestle, San Miguel, CDO, Alaska, Century, Del Monte, Bounty Fresh, Farm Fresh, P&G, Delimondo, Monde, Selecta Ice Cream , Federated, Arcy, Madison, Sysu, Sunnywood, Sanicare, and Lamoiyan to bring out the flavors every street food lover is craving for. Certified delicious food places including SM Eats, along with event partners, will occupy over 50 stalls to serve local favorites and international flavors. There will be cooking demos from renowned chefs like Chef Boy Logro, fun games with exciting prizes, guest performances, and must-see celebrity appearances.
SM Eats’ best selling Turon with Langka
The most awaited grand launch of SM Hypermarket Street Food Festival will be at SM Mall of Asia on August 23 with special guest, Kita Kita star, Empoy; followed by its appetizing road shows at SM City Clark on September 1-3, SM Center Muntinlupa on September 15-17, SM City Fairview on October 6-8, and the delectable grand finale on October 20 at SM Mall of Asia.


Seafood heaven!
Must-try crispy Cebu Lechon Belly
Meaty and juicy shawarma
Delicious food and excited shoppers at the Street Food Festival!
Delectable overloaded pasta
Barbeque and other ihaw-ihaw favorites

5th place finish for Ralph Kenneth Torres in race 2 of KTM RC390 Cup Asia

Saturday, August 26, 2017

The thrilling competition in the KTM RC390 Cup Asia at the Sepang International Circuit continued to intensify in Round 3 with our very own Ralph Kenneth Torres, KTM Philippines-sponsored rider, placed a respectable 5th place over 23 other racers during race 2, which commenced early on Sunday of July 30, despite failing to finish in the first day of the cup due to technical issues concerning a flat rear tire.

In a Facebook post following the race, Torres shared that “[It was] a tough weekend race for me” but was still grateful for having placed 5th and was thankful for the full support he received.

Round 3 of the KTM RC390 Cup Asia saw racers from Malaysia, China, Japan, and the Philippines in intense completion, with M.Izam Ikmal Izamli, Ahmad Daniel Haiqal, and M. Ibrahim Mohd Norrodin, all from Malaysia, taking the top slots.

The next round of the KTM RC390 Cup Asia will be held from 15-17 September, with riders set to face a slightly different challenge at Sepang, racing around a specially designed North Circuit instead of the full circuit. KTM will also continue to feature wild cards and special guests as learning opportunities for the riders to see what the RC390 is capable of and to push themselves to improve further.

Started last March and culminating in November this year, The KTM RC Cup brings to the region for the first time one of the most anticipated and exciting international motorcycle racing series that is catching Europe and the Americas by storm. The event sets out to support promising young riders by equipping them with the necessary skills to become truly ‘racing ready’.

Torres’ participation in the exhilarating KTM RC Cup Asia is in keeping with the strong racing DNA of KTM motorcycles, all ready-to-race and built on the core values of purity, performance, adventure, and extreme. From 1953 when KTM was first founded, KTM motorcycles have since participated in many top races, both Rally and MotoGP, winning awards, recognition, and acclaim.


The first Everwing Tournament held Simultaneously in 35 SM Malls!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

 


Do you think you have what it takes to be the ultimate Everwing champion? Do you want to win awesome Everwing prizes?



Everwing fans and gamers are in for an exciting mission as SM Supermalls teams up with SMART for the first nationwide Everwing tournament this August in 35 SM malls across the country. The partnership was announced during a media launch on August 20 at SM City Manila.



Fun-filled Everwing happenings at SM include Free PlayActivities, the Costume Contest where fans and cosplayers can dress up as their favorite Everwing character, face-painting sessions for kids and fans alike, and a photo booth where mallgoers can capture their best Everwing moments at SM. Everwing players can also join the #EverwingAtSM Digital Promo by just sharing their top scores for a chance to win SM GCs!


For more details about Everwing at SM, check out https://www.smsupermalls.com/press/sm-supermalls-smart-team-up-for-first-nationwide-everwing-tournament-in-35-sm-malls-across-the-country/.




 

Everwing is a mobile vertical scrolling shooter game developed by Blackstorm Lab. Launched in November 2016 on Facebook Messenger, the game amassed a total of 7 million fans to date in the Philippines alone. The game allows players to control avatars, known as “Guardians,” in an endless fight to defeat monsters. Other facets of the game include quests where users can send Guardians to missions to later claim treasures, and Boss Raids, a cooperative multiplayer mode that enables players to team up with friends to defeat powerful monsters.

BPI-Philam offers easy adulting and total wellness to millennials

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Media Release



Financial planning is a topic most millennials rarely consider. This is often seen in behaviors of impulse purchases—using their hard-earned money in things that are temporarily meaningful, that at times lead to a feeling of regret, or what is simply called a grudge purchase.

A Goldman Sachs study revealed that generation "ME ME ME" would rather save up for vacations and leisure activities to enjoy their life now than invest in their future--marriage, a home, their own business, retirement plans. This despite financial institutions constantly encouraging them to favor savings and investments.

For Surendra Menon, CEO of BPI-Philam, millennials can choose to have the best of both worlds.

“They can live their present life to the fullest and have a secured future at the same time,” said Menon. "It's a misunderstanding that has to be clarified—protecting your future is simply making sure you can enjoy the lifestyle you have now and for the years to come."

Hierarchy of needs

For Menon, gone are the days when insurance is seen as a contingency plan for sickness and death.
BPI-Philam now offers themselves as a partner for total wellness – securing both physical and financial health, providing better value for money.

He mentions BPI-Philam’s comprehensive health products that lend a hand in living a better life all throughout, and not just when illness strikes.

"Millennials have been hailed as the most health-conscious generation," Menon attests.

"For them, wellness is a priority. They are willing to spend money to exercise regularly and eat healthy. Our priority is the same, that's why we've integrated ways for them to maintain that lifestyle with our products."

One of the ways BPI-Philam does this is by providing Philam Vitality with their policies—a wellness program designed to reward the policy owner for being and staying active.

“Through Philam Vitality, we’re encouraging them to take that first step to wellness and keep at it by giving them unparalleled rewards and exclusive access to partners like gyms and medical facilities,” said Menon.

The Adultier Adult

He understands that taking the first step to financial planning through insurance might be a big leap from what millennials are used to. Menon assures them that they are on the right track of independence, or simply put, getting better at adulting.

"This new generation of consumers is just wary of where they put their money. They aren't ignorant of insurance," he said. "They just want to be assured that they are getting the value in return of what they pay for. Convenience and customizability are also a factor. We have all of those, but what we truly offer is peace of mind and a way to the wellness of the body.”

To make it simpler for millennials to step out, BPI-Philam eases them into planning forward through platforms that will keep up with their mobile lifestyle.

"These products are available and offered in all BPI branches across the country," Menon enthused. "Whether offline or online, we are prepared to serve.”

Aside from a bancassurance team ready to assist them anywhere in the Philippines, getting a hold of the most fitting policies have been made easier online through their website as well.

Menon also urges them not to look at these plans with the future as an ultimatum to get adulting done but to look forward to an assured future and live a life of total wellness.

"These plans aren't short nor long-term," he adds. "one should always look at what’s an appropriate term for yourself to ensure you get the best value for your money. Our products are based on the appropriate term for your needs.”

Menon hopes informing this generation better of what financial wellness plans are available would align them to the direction they dream their lives would go.

He believes that with the right financial mentor encouraging them, they will surely gain and win in each key moment in their lives.

"I think they are done hearing what they could do," he said. "It's time we show them that we believe what they can do."

To take the first step in living life to its fullest, visit: https://www.bpi-philam.com/en/our-products.html