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Acer Expands Predator Gaming Arsenal with Powerful PCs That Are Cool Inside and Out, and a 35-inch HDR Monitor

Saturday, September 30, 2017






With 4-way graphics and 18-core processors, the Acer Predator Orion 9000 is an extreme platform for gaming and content creation; the curved Acer Predator X35 monitor supporting NVIDIA ® G-SYNC ™ and Acer HDR Ultra™ delivers spectacular visuals; new Predator accessories complete the
premium gaming experience




Editor’s Summary:

 A global innovator in gaming hardware, Acer rounds out its award-winning Predator line-up with new gear for battle
 Powering virtual reality apps with ease and supporting over 8K UHD, the Acer Predator Orion 9000 series gaming desktops feature up to an Intel ® Core™ i9 Extreme Edition processor with18 cores and 36 threads, up to 4-way AMD Radeon™ RX Vega graphics or two NVIDIA ® GeForce ® GTX 1080Ti graphics in SLI
 The Acer Predator X35 curved monitor features NVIDIA ® G-SYNC ™ , Acer HDR Ultra ™ , and a fast 200 Hz refresh rate, delivers amazingly smooth and vibrant images
 The Predator Galea 500 gaming headset puts you right inside the game with Acer
TrueHarmony ™ 3D Soundscape technology, while the new Predator Cestus 500 gaming mouse features a unique dual switch design which allows gamers to adjust the click resistance according to the game type they are playing


Acer announced new additions to its premium Predator gaming line, which include the Predator Orion 9000 series gaming desktops with Windows 10, its most powerful to date; and the Predator X35 monitor leveraging NVIDIA ® G-SYNC ™ and Acer HDR Ultra ™ technologies for ultra-smooth performance and stunning visuals. Acer is also offering a new Predator headset and mouse to enhance gaming enjoyment and control.

Acer Predator Orion 9000 Series: Power You Can See


Designed to intimidate enemies and inspire game play, the commanding aesthetics of the Predator Orion 9000 series feature a black-and- silver spacecraft-like exterior with customizable RGB lighting along the sides of the front bezel. A massive side window panel showcases the striking and powerful interior with a design that keeps electromagnetic interference (EMI) levels in check despite the size of the opening.


Optional fans with customizable RGB lighting create a virtual light show for an even more arresting appearance. Outfitted with two handles and wheels covered with a carbon fiber pattern, the new rigs can be easily moved from one location to another. Tool-less side panels make component upgrades easy and the push-open top gives users a quick way to switch fans. A front-access headset cradle and cable management help keep the game area tidy.


“The Predator Orion 9000 is the most powerful PC we’ve ever made,” said Jeff Lee, General Manager, Stationary Computing, IT Products Business, Acer. “With 4-way graphics and 18-core processors, it is a platform that takes gamers and intense graphic users beyond their dreams.”

Liquid Cooling and IceTunnel 2.0 Keeps it Cool Inside

The Predator Orion 9000 series feature liquid cooling 1 and Acer’s IceTunnel 2.0 to keep the temperature down while the game heats up. IceTunnel 2.0 is an advanced airflow management solution that cleverly separates the system into several thermal zones, each with an individual airflow tunnel to expel heat. Huge metal mesh panels on the front and top allow more cold air in and the rising hot air of the liquid-cooled CPU out, while up to five 120 mm fans in the front, top, and back channel cool air through the chassis. Part of the airflow is redirected towards the back of the motherboard tray to cool the storage devices. The graphic cards feature blower-style fans to drive the heat out from the back, while the PSU is self-contained to avoid thermal interference.

An Extreme Platform for Gaming and Content Creation

As one of the initial major OEMs to bring AMD’s latest Radeon ™ RX Vega graphics to a gaming desktop, Acer raises the bar with the capability to support up to 4 Radeon RX Vega cards to deliver near-photorealistic imagery – in real-time at high resolutions in stereo and at high refresh rates. Gamers also have the option of two NVIDIA ® GeForce ® GTX 1080Ti cards in SLI, which support virtual reality with ease.

“We are thrilled that Acer has chosen the AMD Radeon™ RX Vega graphics card for their highest performing PC ever made. RX Vega is a perfect complement to the Predator Orion in terms of both beauty and power. A single RX Vega enables ultra high resolutions and a tear-free, buttery smooth 60 frames per second. And with groundbreaking new features such as the High Bandwidth Cache Controller and Rapid Packed Math, gamers can only expect their system to perform better and better as new titles continue to emerge to take full advantage of them," said Scott Herkelman, VP and General Manager, Gaming, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD.

The Predator Orion 9000 will offer up to a cutting-edge Intel ® Core ™ i9 Extreme Edition 18-core processor and up to 128 GB quad-channel DDR4 memory, allowing it to handle compute-intensive tasks with ease while providing exceptional performance.


“The new Intel Core X-series processor family raises the bar for what’s possible with desktop computing, delivering up to 18 cores and 36 threads for incredible performance and extreme megatasking raw power,” said Anand Srivatsa, General Manager of the Desktop Platform Group, Intel. “This unprecedented level of power is on full display thanks to our strong partnership with Acer on the Predator Orion 9000 featuring the Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition processor.”

One-punch overclocking enables battlers to select turbo performance with a single press of a button. Excellent connectivity includes two USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports (one Type-C and one Type-A), eight USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (one Type-C and seven Type-A) and two USB 2.0 ports (Type-A). The Predator Orion 9000 supports a total of three M.2 slots to extend the ability to increase the speed, power and capabilities of the PC, and four PCIe x16 slots provide ample expansion for video cards 2 .

Acer Predator X35: Awe-Inspiring Visuals

This large 35-inch, 21:9 monitor sports an immersive 1800R curve and a brilliant (3440 x 1440) WQHD resolution. Featuring NVIDIA G-SYNC, Acer HDR Ultra and quantum dot technologies, it also provides the best possible contrast quality with high dynamic range. Advanced LED local dimming in 512 individually-controlled zones shines light only when and where it is required.

The Predator X35 delivers a broader, more deeply saturated color gamut covering 90 percent of the DCI-P3 color standard, and a luminance range several times greater than that of traditional dynamic range monitors. The fast 4 ms response time and high 200 Hz refresh rate combined with NVIDIA G-SYNC makes gameplay smooth and life-like with no tearing or visual artifacts.

Outfitted with Predator GameView, there are eight pre-set display modes to optimize visuals for different types of action. In addition to Standard, ECO, Graphic and Movie, there are three special game modes, including Action, Racing and Sports, which can be easily accessed through a hotkey or the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu. Gamers can also define their own custom profile and program each mode according to their preferences.
Acer BlueLightShield ™ technology lets customers reduce blue light emissions by selecting from four different filter settings via the OSD menu. The premium VA panel enables wide viewing angles up to 178-degrees horizontally and vertically. In addition, Dark Boost technology allows fine details to be seen in dimly lit environments.

Predator Gadgets Enhance Gameplay

The Predator Galea 500 gaming headset puts you right inside the game, giving you the ability to hear and not just see the exact location of elements within the game. Acer TrueHarmony™ 3D Soundscape technology recreates the acoustic space based on the orientation of the player’s head, convincing the brain that sound is coming from a fixed direction. Featuring a driver diaphragm made from bio-cellulose with rubber surround, the Predator Galea 500 headset delivers clear highs with resounding lows, and responds quickly to precisely reproduce vocals and mid-high range notes, while a unique acoustic cavity helps deliver punchy rhythmic bass.

The Predator Galea 500 is also customizable, letting users select from three modes including EQ Music, Movie and Sport.

The new Predator Cestus 500 gaming mouse features a unique dual switch design, which allows gamers to adjust the click resistance according to the game type they are playing, such as a lighter resistance for FPS games that demand a more nimble reaction, or a heavier resistance for fine maneuvers in RTS games. It features 16.8 million RGB color lights, 8 lighting patterns, 5 on-board profile settings, 8 programmable buttons, and a gold-plated USB connector.

Pricing and Availability

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

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

The Bald Truth About Chemical-Based Products for Hair Loss





Are you experiencing hair loss or noticing tufts of hair in your comb? There are few factors that cause hair loss or baldness, sometimes this is caused by physical and emotional stress, pregnancy, too much intake of Vit.A and using chemical-based products.
Desperate times call for desperate measures. When you’re losing tufts of hair or seeing bald patches on your scalp, it’s but natural to feel the need to do something about it.

Will you tell a friend or go immediately to a doctor? Will you hide the “shame” under the guise of a wig? While it’s quite hard to decide, there’s no way but people still find themselves falling in line over-the-counter (O.T.C.). And what’s on their hands? Chemical-based hair loss products. Here are some of the reasons why they impulsively buy these items:

a.)   They claim to be effective.
b.)   They say the healing effects are felt quickly.
c.)   They are widely available.
d.)   They appear to be cheaper.
e.)   They claim to be safe.

Sounds tempting, though, be wary enough that once you delve into the nitty-gritty of these products available to allegedly promote hair growth, you’ll see why they may not exactly be a perfect fit. These are some of the negative possibilities when you use chemical treatments:

1.    Serious side effects like tightness in the chest, difficulty in breathing, rapid heartbeat (tachycardia), and swelling of the hands and feet. These are actually some of the possible side effects of the hair loss drug Minoxidil, which is said to cease hair loss and promote hair growth.

2.    Most chemical products say they can “treat” alopecia, but reading the fine print will lead you to discover that it actually just slows the progress of hair loss. Little is said as well about these chemical treatments actually promoting hair growth.

3.   These products or “treatments” usually contain a variety of chemicals that may or may not cause allergic reactions. It pays to check the labels. Some chemical-based products may actually be presenting the side effects as the main effects. Let the internet help you in your personal research.

There may be safer and effective alternatives out there, but NOVUHAIR is a stand out among the rest. It has 19 natural ingredients—standardized herbal extracts, essential oils and co-factor nutrients that work in synergy and has been clinically proven to help stop the progression of hair loss, aid in stimulating hair growth and reduce excessive hair shedding.



NOVUHAIR is available in the Philippines at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwideSeafood City supermarkets and other Filipino/Asian stores in the USA and online at www.novuhair.us and at BeeOrganic in Kuwait. International online orders are also possible through regaloservice.com. For more information, you may visit www.novuhair.com or contact hotlines 4136570 and 09228830575.

Don’t make yourself fall as the next victim of the trap. Be smart; choose natural.

Maxicare opens its new PCC in BGC



Taguig City, Philippines – Another milestone to mark Maxicare Healthcare Corporation’s 30th Anniversary is the opening of its newest Primary Care Center (PCC) in one of the biggest business districts in the metro: the Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig City.






In the service of more than 1.1 Million Filipinos, Maxicare has always been keen on providing its Members efficient and convenient ways for them to access their health benefits. Operating 24/7, the new Maxicare PCC will be able to serve Members, majority are from BPOs within the vicinity, across different shifts. It is also a more accessible way to get immediate medical attention, with better care and experience, considering the high volume of patients in hospital ERs.




This new Maxicare PCC is equipped with complete capability of a stand-alone multispecialty clinic. It is a closed loop health care facility where one can book a consultation appointment with doctors and do laboratory procedure, if requested by the doctor, within the same premise.
It is with pride that the new PCC is equipped with state-of-the art machines to facilitate the most common procedure requested by doctors and members. Moreover, as Maxicare vouches to be more steadfast in its ‘Go Green’ campaign, the machines and technology are certified eco – friendly and will facilitate paperless processes.


Strategically located at the W City Center in BGC, a building categorized as Class A by BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association Internationale) and LEED-compliant, the PCC is also designed and equipped to be environment-friendly and to reduce our carbon footprint. This reflects Maxicare’s commitment to sustainability and serving its members for future generations.


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Not yet a Maxicare Member? A service card, depending on one’s medical need such as consult only, is available for purchase at the PCC.




The new Maxicare Primary Care Center is now ready to serve you. Visit the PCC
at the Ground Floor of W City Center, 7th Avenue corner 30th Street, BGC, Taguig
City. You may also call (02) 908.6957 for any inquiries or appointment.




Other Maxicare PCCs are located at the following: Cardinal Santos Medical
Center, Centuria Medical Makati, Chinese General Hospital, Lipa City Batangas,
Makati Medical Center, MyHealth Makati, St. Luke’s Medical Center – BGC &
Quezon City & The Medical City.

Visit www.maxicare.com.ph, or the social media accounts listed below, to know more about the products and services of the leading Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) in the country.

Facebook: /maxicarehealthcarecorp
Instagram: @maxicarehealthcare
Twitter: @MaxicareHMO
Youtube: Maxicare Healthcare Corporation

New Doublemint Slim Pack Launches with a Facebok Promo Full of Sur-Prizes


The BER months are here so it is the time of the year to prepare your wish lists. Are you asking Santa for a new friend this Christmas? To meet the love of your live? Or a brand new laptop? Here's a chance to make them come true with the new Doublemind Mints Slim Pack!





With its slim and convenient packaging that lets you get fresh breath on the go, you will never again miss that opportunity to talk to the girl who sat beside you on your bus ride to work. Or finally have the confidence to approach that one person who will eventually be your best friend at school.  Just slide and pop a mint whenever, wherever, and it will leave your mouth feeling cool and fresh!


What's more, Double Mints Slim Pack is giving away a brand new laptop and Doublemint gift packs! Just go to Doublemint Philippines' fan page and share a creative photo of your Doublemind Slim Pack featuring its slimness by showing places or spaces where it can fit.

Don't forget to mention where you bought it in the caption and add #FreshnessNaLagingSwak.  Then ask your friends to "like" and vote for your entry to win. Submission and voting period is on September 25-October 20,2107. For more information or to join the contest, go to www.facebook.com/DoublemintPhilippines.

The Highly Anticipated Nokia 8 arrives in the Philippines

Friday, September 29, 2017
Nokia 8, along with other Nokia Android smartphones, penetrates PH's robust smartphone market

ENDING weeks of anticipation, HMD Global unveils Nokia’s new flagship smartphone, the Nokia 8, today at the Intramuros Ballroom, Manila House, Taguig.



Nokia 8’s entry into the Philippine market reflects Nokia’s vision of growing its smartphone business in the country, the fastest-growing smartphone market in the ASEAN. The Philippine launch comes on the heels of a successful global launch that demonstrates continued support for the brand. 


“The Philippines has always been a strong market for Nokia. Filipinos, particularly those in the provinces, have a strong affinity for Nokia phones, which have always delivered on quality, reliability and innovation. We want to continue broadening and deepening our reach here, especially in untapped provinces that need high-quality mobile communication technologies,” said Shannon Mead, HMD Global Country Manager, Philippines. 



HMD Global, the new home of Nokia phones, is looking to position Nokia as the go-to smartphone for Filipinos across the different market segments. “Nokia will continue to leverage quality and innovation to serve the thriving smartphone market,” Mead shared. 


Nokia 8 forerunner Android smartphone 


The Nokia 8 brings mobile communication technology to a new level and marks three world firsts for Android smartphones. 




The phone features the first-ever Dual-Sight camera, allowing users to capture or livestream moments in both first- and second-person perspective. The 13MP front and rear cameras, co-developed with ZEISS, can run simultaneously and show images in split-screen mode, inspiring everyone to “Be less Selfie, be more Bothie.” 


“This marks the coming of Nokia on Android, which is clearly the dominant OS with its 94 percent share of the global market. Nokia phones are future-proof to support new Android OS versions, making it even easier for users to optimize the phone’s features and functions,” Mead said. 



The Nokia 8 smartphone pioneers the use of OZO audio to deliver immersive 360-degree spatial surround sound. This high-fidelity playback complements 4K videos and brings Hollywood technology in mobile technology. 

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835-powered phone features a seamless unibody with a full-length graphite shielded copper cooling pipe for better heat dissipation, especially when running demanding applications. It runs on Android Nougat 7.1.1 and comes in single- and dual-SIM variants. 



“Nokia’s latest innovation reflects its commitment to connect people with technology that breaks new ground while reinforcing old foundations. The Nokia 8 combines premium design and powerful performance to enable smartphone users to create and share experiences in many new ways. We are excited about the positive feedback about Nokia smartphones and look forward to engaging the country’s robust mobile phone market even more in the coming days,” said Mead. 

Making smartphone technology more accessible With its business principle anchored on the belief that every Filipino should have access to the best mobile communication technology, Nokia offers a wide range of smartphones to address the needs of the different market segments. This means a smartphone for every user type, need and pricing considerations.




The Nokia 3, optimized for everyday use, comes in a precision-machine aluminum frame to ensure a strong build unheard of in the affordable smartphone segment. It features a 5-inch Gorilla Glass HD screen and 8MP cameras. LTE 4G connectivity allows fast download and streaming, supported by 16GB of internal storage. A microSD card slot allows up to 128GB capacity. 


The Nokia 5, which packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor, has 2GB RAM and 16GB storage expandable to 128GB. It features a 13MP camera with dual-tone flash and a 5.2-inch HD screen. A fingerprint sensor provides extra security and convenience. 




Another octa-core smartphone, the Nokia 6, has a 5.5-inch full-HD in-cell hybrid display with a wide viewing angle and wide color reproduction for a fully immersive entertainment. This is complemented by dual speakers with Dolby Atmos and a smart amplifier. It has a 16MP main and an 8MP front cameras and 32GB internal storage capacity. 


Availability and pricing 


Nokia 8 units come in both steel and polished blue while the other Nokia phone models, Nokia 3, 5 and 6, offer a wider range of color selections. 


The Nokia 8 lists at P29,990 SRP while the Nokia 6 is available for P11,990. The Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 are priced at P6,990 and P9,990, respectively. 

New Culture of Work in PH Needed to Succeed in Digital Transformation


Microsoft Study finds that 1 in 2 Filipino workers expect their organizations to invest in culture development and 47% expect leaders to close the digital skills gap





Philippines, September 29, 2017 - The changing face of the workforce in the Philippines has resulted in a need for organizations to foster a new culture of work to achieve digital transformation success, a Microsoft Study1 has concluded. In fact, half of the respondents polled felt that more can be done by their organizations to invest in culture development.

The Study found the following factors influencing the culture of work in the Philippines today:

  1. Increasingly mobile workforce and exposure to new security risks: The rise of mobility and proliferation of mobile and cloud technologies have resulted in individuals working across multiple locations and devices. In fact, the Study found that only 21% of respondents are spending all of their work hours in the office, and 81% of respondents are working off personal smartphones. The latter raises new security challenges for organizations.
  2. The rise of diverse teams: The Study found that 29% of workers in the Philippines are already working in more than 10 teams at any one point in time. With the BPO industry being significant in the country, more workers are working with different and even virtual teams from different locations. This makes the availability of real-time insights and collaboration tools crucial to get work done.
  3. Gaps in employees’ digital skills even as leaders are in the motion of embracing digital transformation: As the bar is raised with new technologies adopted across industries, deployment is uneven. In fact, 47% of respondents feel that more can be done to bridge the digital skills gap among workers.

Said Cian O’Neill, Microsoft Philippines COO and CMO: “The rise of digital technologies, along with a new generation of millennials entering the workforce, has brought about a need to address changing workers’ expectations, knowledge and skills, as well as the tools they use. And with more than half of the world’s millennials residing in Asia, the workplace will need to transform to adapt to the technology habits of these digital natives. In addition, due to deployment of advanced and emerging technologies, organizations need to relook at reskilling its workforce to develop creative and strategic skills for the future.”

Addressing a new culture of work for digital transformation success

Even as 86% of business leaders in the Philippines acknowledge the need to transform into a digital business in order to succeed, people are ultimately the main drivers of digital transformation.

“People are at the heart of digital transformation. Their expectations, knowledge and skills, as well as the tools they use for work, are determining factors in the level of transformation that any organization can achieve. The challenge that they face now is how to implement new ways to foster a modern culture of work to better empower Asia’s workers, especially those at the frontline. By estimates, there are two billion firstline workers globally, and make up majority of our workforce today,” said Bertand Launay, Microsoft Philippines Managing Director.

Today, firstline workers serve as the first point of contact between companies and the rest of the world - first to engage customers, represent brand, and see products and services in action.

To unlock the potential of employees, organizations need to address and elevate their workforce, especially firstline workers, through addressing the core values of the new culture of work:
  1. Unlocking employees’ creativity
Collaboration fuels innovation through sharing of ideas and enables flexibility in how people work through a connected experience, while working seamlessly across devices. However, the Study found that majority of respondents feel restricted in the way they work today, with 64% highlighting that they needed to be physically present in office as equipment or tools used for their line of work is only available in the workplace.
  1. Fuelling teamwork
By equipping all workers with a universal toolkit for collaboration, organizations offer its people choice and ownership as to how they work together and collaborate in real-time. In fact, the Study found that one in two workers highlighted that access to technology for collaboration such that they can respond in a timely manner to internal and external requests was important in their line of work.
  1. Strengthening Security
Today, 74% of respondents are working on employer-issued PCs, but 81% are also working on personal smartphones, which underscores potential security risks. In fact, 76% of respondents admitted to checking personal emails on company-issued devices, and are doing so for convenience sake. Therefore, leaders need to strengthen their security not to put organization’s confidential data at risk to address the need for workers to work without barriers and without impeding productivity.
  1. Bringing Simplicity
With the rise of apps, devices, services and security risks in the workplace, there is a need to streamline the IT management, break down service siloes so that disparate data can be combined and reasoned in new ways and reduce complexity. In fact, a Microsoft Asia Pacific IT leaders study2 found that 61% of ITDMs from the market agreed that there is a need to reduce complexity of managing their existing IT security portfolio.

Technology is key for firstline workers to become an integral part of digital transformation success


“We believe that every worker – from the factory floor to the front desk, to the executive boardroom – can contribute to an organization’s collective endeavours. It is our view that involving firstline workers in digital transformation will drive unprecedented opportunity – for workers, the organizations that they work for, and the industries and society at large,” added O’Neill. “At Microsoft, we see the opportunities that can be unlocked with technology by equipping firstline workers with the right tools, such as Microsoft 365. Ultimately, digital transformation projects can only succeed if the right tools are in place for workers to leverage and maximize upon.”

Microsoft has announced the expansion of Microsoft 365, including Microsoft 365 F1, which provides purpose-built capabilities that help foster firstline culture and community, train and upskill employees, digitize business process, deliver real-time expertise, and minimize risk and cost. New intelligent search capabilities, a vision for intelligent communications centring on Microsoft Teams, and security and IT management enhancements to help customers stay secure and compliant were also introduced at Ignite:
  • Microsoft 365 F1 brings together Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security to empower the more than two billion firstline workers worldwide, who serve as the first point of contact between a company and its customers, or who are directly involved in making products.
  • Introducing a new vision for intelligent communications, including plans to bring Skype for Business Online capabilities into Microsoft Teams, along with cognitive and data services, making Teams the true hub for teamwork in Office 365, including persistent chat, voice and video.
  • Intelligent search experiences use AI and machine learning to deliver more relevant search results everywhere you search across Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft 365 is delivering improved Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) features like enhanced anti-phishing capabilities, expanded protection to SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, and Microsoft Teams and integration between cloud and on premises identity threat detection capabilities.
Modernizing firstline workforce with Microsoft Cloud

For organizations still on Office 2007, end of support will happen on 11 October. Customers who are still using Office 2007 products and services are encouraged to move to Office 365 or Microsoft 365 to stay supported, and ensure uninterrupted support from Microsoft.
O’Neill said: “With cloud-based productivity tools being a key pick among Asia’s mobile workers to drive greater collaboration among teams, we urge organizations to take the opportunity to evaluate Microsoft 365 as an option to modernize their workforce.”

To learn more about Microsoft 365, visit https://www.microsoft.com/en/microsoft-365


S.A.M’s Tools of Learning Make Learning Fun and Easy


The way Seriously Addictive Math (or S.A.M) has changed the way Filipino children appreciate math is undeniable. With their focus away from rote learning and memorization, S.A.M has helped kids learn math concepts independently- emphasizing, instead, on conceptual understanding, critical thinking and solving complex math problems.
Before enrolling in the S.A.M program, students first take a diagnostic assessment so their math skills can already be gauged. This way, kids are given a calibrated learning plan based on their abilities and the pace they will be comfortable in. Once evaluated, they start their sessions with Certified S.A.M. Trainers who have been equipped with various tools and methods needed to coach the child.





With the aim of teaching math in a fun way, the trainers engage kids using dialogue and probing questions. They also use toys and games, as well as a Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract approach which jog up the multi-sensory skills of children. A coaching pedagogy is provided where students are trained to discover their own solutions and explain the process rather than spoon feed the answers. Later on this will make them independent and build their self-confidence when solving math problems.

To reinforce learning, the kids are given colorful and highly-illustrated worksheets for guided practice in class and independent practice at home. These “take home work”, which usually require between 15 to 30 minutes bear narrative instructions and relevant examples. The assignments are also configured using the incremental step up approach, making difficult math concepts simple and easy to understand.



Students who go through the S.A.M program, develop metacognition, heuristics, problem solving and critical thinking, all of which are important as they grow older. Encouraging kids to develop these skills at a young age allows them to be more competitive in high school and in the real world when they graduate.

Armed with these tools, the trainers of S.A.M fully understand that their role is not just to instill knowledge, but also to inculcate discipline and independent learning within the child so they may fully discover that math is a subject that isn’t hard to love, after all.

To know more about S.A.M, you may visit their website at www.seriouslyaddictivemaths.com.ph and https://www.facebook.com/SAM.SingaporeMath.Philippines or call 0977-8239910 | (02) 964 9759

Predator makes high-power gaming more mobile with the launch of the new Triton 700





September 29, 2017, Manila – Predator Philippines announced the latest addition to its high-performance series – the Triton 700. The first-ever Predator spiked with aqueous blue lighting, the heavy-duty gaming laptop was launched at the High Grounds Café last September.



When we engineered the Triton 700, we really took into consideration the needs and wants of gaming enthusiasts,” shares JB Aquino, Marcomms Lead, Predator Philippines. “Extreme performance was a given; on top of that we made sure that the Triton 700 was conveniently portable and housed in one robust yet refined machine.”


Marrying sleekness with heavy-duty efficiency, the Triton 700 promises an immersive gaming experience elegantly presented through its slim design.

Never-before possible

With the launch of Predator's newest stalwart, it aims to provide gamers and enthusiasts a lightweight and elegant option for intense gaming. Customers can choose between a Triton 700 laptop which bears NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1060 or the newest GeForce GTX 1080 with Max-Q design.



The latest GTX 1080 promises ultra-smooth visuals and extreme overclocking speed potential. Screen tearing and stuttering are effectively minimized and eliminated thanks to NVIDIA G-SYNC which matches the refresh rate of the Triton 700's 15.6" FHD display with the GPU. It is also powered by the elite Intel i7 processor so processing speed is at an optimum ensuring excellent performance clock for clock.

Cementing Predator's status as the leading producer of gaming laptops with the best cooling systems, the Triton 700 boasts an advanced thermal design which guarantees constant high performance. The unit cools without bulk as it is equipped with twin Aeroblade 3D fans which sports the thinnest blades out in the market at 0.1mm. This gives users 35% improved airflow throughout the computer. Connected to these are a whopping six heat pipes and four heat syncs that support hyper-efficient cooling throughout the machine’s key components as hot air is expelled.

Customizable, high-performance gaming anywhere

The outside layout of the unit is just as fantastic as its insides. At a Z-height of 18.9mm, the Triton 700 is sleek enough to be trotted anywhere extreme performance is needed.



The Full HD screen promises to reflect to users the stunning visuals extended to them by the system's VR ready GPU and processor while surround sound is more than possible through Dolby ATMOS for an immersive gaming experience.

Its low-profile mechanical keyboard sports slim keys and is RGB Backlit which means key luminescence is efficient and backlight colors are customizable.


Corning Gorilla glass glazes the front of the keyboard for the precision touchpad, which also provides a window to the device's cooling system.
With generous input/output ports placed on either side of the unit, gamers can enjoy the ease of connection for surround gaming up to three monitors Via Thunderbolt 3 or jump their internet connection via ethernet port.


"For heavy gamers looking to share the action with friends this is a dream come true," enthuses Aquino. "With the Predator Triton 700, all these powerful components and convenient additions are in place, gamers no longer need to be glued to a desktop for a perfect gaming experience."
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The Predator Triton 700 GTX 1060 model retails at PHP 134,999.00. However, for a limited time, customers get an additional Predator Cestus 500 mouse and PHP 3,000-worth of Steam credits for every purchase of the unit.



Meanwhile, interested parties may own the Predator Triton 700 GTX 1080 model for PHP 229,999.00. For a limited time, each purchase of this unit gives customers a Predator Cestus 500 mouse, a Predator Galea 500 gaming headset, and PHP 5,000-worth of Steam credits.


Both units will be available for pre-order online via partner re-sellers Columbia Computers, Complink, Concept Computers, Octagon, PC Corner, PC Express, Thinking Tools, and VillMan. Units can be expected to arrive from 30 to 45 days upon ordering.
To learn more about the Predator gaming system, go to the Predator Philippines Facebook page - @PredatorPhilippines.