Month: August 2020

Technology

Power Mac Center, Gretchen Ho launch ‘Pay It Forward’

Power Mac Center has partnered with TV personality Gretchen Ho’s Woman In Action advocacy project to launch the "Pay it Forward" campaign.

Power Mac Center has partnered with TV personality Gretchen Ho’s Woman In Action advocacy project to launch the “Pay It Forward” campaign.

This campaign will help provide bicycles to those who commute even in the middle of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Part of Power Mac Center’s 26th anniversary celebration, “Pay It Forward” will acquire bikes and other protective equipment using the proceeds from purchases of participating products.

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Technology

UNIQLO LifeWear evolves with lifestyle, environment

UNIQLO LifeWear is evolving to address changes in lifestyle and the environment.

In its exclusive press preview streamed via YouTube, UNIQLO Philippines not only launched its 2020 Fall/Winter Collection, but also showcased how UNIQLO LifeWear is evolving to address changes in lifestyle and the environment.

One of the biggest changes, of course, is the new normal brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the online press briefing was one example of the new normal, as events have become virtual. Another is the new lifestyle that involves working from home — and staying home. Which is one of the reasons UNIQLO Philippines launched its online store in July.

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Entertainment

‘Ice Cream’ MV: BLACKPINK, Selena Gomez in your area

Today is "Ice Cream" D-Day, as BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez  served up the "Ice Cream" single and music video (MV) at 1 PM Korean Standard Time (12 noon Philippine Standard Time).

Today is “Ice Cream” D-Day, as BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez  served up the “Ice Cream” single and music video (MV) at 1 PM Korean Standard Time (12 noon Philippine Standard Time).

Anticipation for the collaboration between the popular K-pop girl group and international pop star reached a fever pitch with the release of the “Ice Cream” MV teaser, which was uploaded yesterday. The “Ice Cream” MV teaser has already generated more than almost 15 million views on YouTube as of this writing.

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Geek Culture

Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire Ep 16 review

Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire

Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire
Season 1 Episode 16: “Ripple Effect”
By Lauren Beukes, Vita Ayala, Sam Beckbessinger, Zoe Quinn, and Elsa Sjunneson
Narrated by Fryda Wolff

I still can’t believe this is already the last episode of the Serial Box exclusive Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire. Time sure flies when you’re having fun.

Spoilers ahead.

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Gaming

Spotify, Riot Games partner for LoL Esports global events

Spotify, the world's most popular global audio streaming subscription service, is now the official audio streaming partner for LoL Esports global events.

Spotify, the world’s most popular global audio streaming subscription service, is now the official audio streaming partner for League of Legends (LoL) Esports global events.

Riot Games and Spotify have announced the multi-year partnership ahead of this year’s World Championship set to begin on Sept. 25. Apart from the World Championship, the LoL Esports global events include the Mid-Season Invitational and All-Star Event.

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Technology

AI is about giving your CIO superpowers, says IBM

Rob Thomas, SVP, Cloud and Data Platform of IBM, emphasizes that AI will help companies act, instead of reacting.
Rob Thomas, SVP, Cloud and Data Platform of IBM, emphasizes that AI will help companies act, instead of reacting.

There’s no AI without IA.

“Your AI is only as good as your data. That’s why we like to say there’s no AI without IA — meaning information architecture,” Rob Thomas, SVP, Cloud and Data Platform of IBM, said in his keynote at today’s Data and AI Virtual Forum ASEAN.

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A Life Less Analog, Science

COVID-19 and climate change: Every day is Earth Day

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(Editor’s note: A different version of this article on COVID-19 and climate change was originally published on TessDrive.com. Reposted with permission.)

It’s a tough time for all of us as we cope with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s even tougher for children.

As the father of a teenage girl who is entering college this year, I’m proud of how she has shown resilience in the face of all these changes. It’s not easy for this batch of students. They are the first batch to experience attending a virtual high school graduation ceremony.

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