Sunday, May 6, 2018

May 06, 2018

CloudProfessor Laboratory now on ACT | First I-o-T Labority in Visayas



Last April 26, 2018, ACER Philippines First ever CloudProfessor Lab in the Visayas and Mindanao powered by ACER officially opened at Asian College of Technology. It is Cebu’s first Internet-of-Things (I-o-T) laboratory.

Acer’s CloudProfessor is a starter kit that equips students with programming skills to design and build the Internet of Things (IoT). This super mini-computer has reduced learning difficulties and can teach basic coding and robotics.

Programming has always been difficult to approach for learners new to the field with CloudProfessor, it gives everyone the opportunity to see how easy it can be to design the next great invention.


Acer CloudProfessor gives the option of choosing between a variety of programming languages, including JavaScript, as well as Blockly, which provides younger learners with the visual interface they need to start innovating in the new Internet of Things era.


ACER coordinated with ACT to realize its vision to help the students and community.

With I-o-T lab and cloud professor, students and professional may turn their ideas into something that may possibly help real-life problems and who knows, the next big thing in IT will be coming from Cebu. 

Thursday, May 3, 2018

May 03, 2018

New line-up of Nokia phones are here in Cebu!



Last April 23, 2018, HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today confirms the arrival of the Nokia 7 plus, Nokia 1, New Nokia 6 and Nokia 8110 4G. First introduced at the Mobile World Congress in February earlier this year, these new Nokia phones will all be available in Cebu by mid-May.

Delivering on the promise of durability and reliability that Cebuanos have always expected from a Nokia phone, each new phone sets benchmarks in design and technology with beautiful craftsmanship and rich features.



Mr. Shannon Mead, Philippines Country Manager of HMD Global, said:

“HMD Global is proud to continue the story of Nokia mobile through the qualities that we first loved such as durability and innovation, designed to suit every need and style. As a key market, we are committed to building and strengthening our presence in Cebu. We are optimistic that with the new generation of Nokia Android smartphones and our classic but highly upgraded feature phone, the Cebuanos will get the best mobile experience across all price points.”



Mr. Shannon Mead, Philippines Country Manager of HMD Global giving us a glimpse of the camera features of the new Nokia phones.



The flagship hero you can rely on

Designed to help users create stunning content, the Nokia 7 plus have the screen, power, design, and features that make it a true hero of the Nokia smartphone range. Combining innovative optical hardware and imaging algorithms, the Nokia 7 plus captures moments in photos that are true to life. With its impressive 16MP front-facing camera with ZEISS optics, the Nokia 7 plus adapts to low-light conditions by increasing light sensitivity to guarantee only the best pictures preserve perfect moments. Enhanced Dual-Sight harnesses the front and back cameras simultaneously to capture the ultimate #Bothie while unlimited photo and video uploads to Google Photos ensure all memories are stored for easy sharing with family and friends.

To enable you to capture and enjoy more content for longer, the Nokia 7 plus is backed by the powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 660 Mobile Platform. Its large-capacity 3800mAh battery makes sure you won’t have to worry about battery life, even when you are broadcasting your #Bothie videos live on Facebook or YouTube.

Its gently curved back and slim edges provide a big-screen experience in a comfortable, neat package. The vivid 6-inch 18:9 full-HD+ display makes the Nokia 7 plus perfect for browsing, social media consumption, gaming and entertainment with more content in the same width as a traditional 5.5-inch display device.

The Nokia 7 plus will be available in Black/Copper and White/Copper from April 27 and will retail for PHP 21,990.

Pre-sale of Nokia 7 plus now available through Abenson.com, Argomall, MemoXpress, and on Lazada. You can even avail of 0% interest over 9 months via Home Credit when you apply online through argomall.com.

Below are photos of NOKIA 7 PLUS!







A 4G smartphone for every Juan

The Nokia 1 is a breakthrough in accessible technology, delivering smartphone essentials with the reassuring quality that can be expected of a Nokia phone and a refreshingly familiar design to fans around the world. Giving more people access to technology, the phone comes with Android Oreo™ (Go edition), a version of Android optimized for devices with 1GB RAM or less.

The Nokia 1 is designed to be smooth and responsive, with full access to the Google Play™ Store. This means you can find all your favorite apps from WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram to mobile banking while also highlighting apps that are optimized for Android Oreo™ (Go edition).

You can give your Nokia 1 a makeover, thanks to the addition of the ever-popular Xpress-on covers. Available in a range of vibrant colors, these exchangeable covers let you express your personal style by simply pressing on and off in seconds. Each cover is built with the same precision and attention to detail as the phone’s original cover. Inherently colored, the tough two-tone polycarbonate cover is ready to take on everyday knocks and bumps with its durable design.

The Nokia 1 is now available in Warm Red and Dark Blue for PHP 4,290.

Below is the NOKIA 1!






Built to last, the award-winning phone just got even better

Building on the success of its predecessor, the new Nokia 6 packs even more powerful performance and great new features in a more compact, durable body. Over 60% faster than its award-winning predecessor, it now offers enhanced Dual-Sight, ZEISS optics, USB-C fast-charging, a more compact screen-to-body ratio, Nokia spatial audio and pure, secure and up-to-date Android Oreo™.

The new Nokia 6 takes the original’s precision craftsmanship to the next level by combining a unibody, made from a solid block of 6000 series aluminum, with an 11-hour two-tone anodising and polishing process. And by uniting a sculpted 2.5D display with damage-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass, the New Nokia 6’s compact and refined body is built to last. It runs in Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 630 Mobile Platform to deliver fast and smooth performance alongside great day-long battery life.

The new Nokia 6 featuring two configurations of 4GB RAM / 64 GB ROM in Blue/Gold color blend will be available from May 14 for PHP 15,990.





Pure, secure and up-to-date Android experience

With a commitment to a pure, secure and up-to-date Android, each smartphone will stay fresh over time with monthly security updates guaranteed and with no unnecessary UI changes or hidden processes eating up battery life or slowing the device down. All these mean you can enjoy your new phone for longer.

By shipping with Android Oreo™ out of the box, you’ll be able to enjoy the latest Android features of the Nokia 7 plus and Nokia 6, including Picture-in-Picture for multitasking, Android Instant Apps to discover and run apps with minimal friction, 60 fantastic new emojis and battery-maximizing features such as limiting background app use.

Tailored to devices with 1GB RAM or less, the Android Oreo™ (Go edition) in Nokia 1 comes with a new range of apps from Google, designed to run faster while consuming less data. Optimized to be smooth and fast, these include the Google Go web search app, Google Maps™ Go, YouTube™ Go and Google Assistant for Android (Go edition) to quickly send messages, make calls, set alarms and do more, simply by using your voice.

With fewer pre-installed and much lighter apps on Android Oreo™ (Go edition), you get 2x more available storage out of the box.

Coming soon: Nokia 8110 4G



Yes, this Nokia banana phone is from The Matrix! 

Today, HMD Global also confirms that the newest member of the Originals family, the Nokia 8110 4G will be coming to Cebu in May.


Shopping now even more convenient with Lazada Official store

HMD Global further announces the Official Store for Nokia mobile on Lazada Philippines. You can now avail the full range of Android smartphones and Nokia feature phones much more easily anytime, anywhere.

In addition, you can experience the new generation of Nokia phones at authorized resellers and in Nokia stores, kiosks and exhibits nationwide.





About HMD Global

Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, HMD Global Oy is the home of Nokia phones. HMD designs and markets a range of smartphones and feature phones targeted at a range of consumers and price points. With a commitment to innovation and quality, HMD is the proud exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for phones and tablets. For further information, see www.hmdglobal.com. 

Nokia is a registered trademark of Nokia Corporation. Android, Android One, Google and Google Photos are trademarks of Google LLC; Oreo is a trademark of Mondelez International, Inc. group. Qualcomm and Snapdragon are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries. Qualcomm Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries. ZEISS and the ZEISS logo are registered trademarks of Carl Zeiss AG used under license of Carl Zeiss Vision GmbH.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

April 29, 2018

World of Fun First I-Gaming Cafe is in Cebu



Last April 21, 2018 World of Fun launched its first ever i-Gaming cafe in Cebu City.

WOF Pro Gaming in partnership with WPGA is geared towards promoting professional eSports gaming. It also aims to provide the best gaming experiences not just for the aspiring pro-players but to all of the gaming enthusiasts. 


WOF Pro Gaming has a capacity of 100 seats in its 10sqm area, powered by 200MBPS connection. The installed gaming units are equipped with an i3 processor, GTX 1050 Storm X video card, and GB ram.




Aside from a variety of games to be played, the cafe is designed to give comfort to gamers. It is spacious and provides enough elbow rooms for gamers. It has a lounge where gamers may calm down and relax and be refreshed from their games after long hours of playing. It offers a new ambiance with its modern, minimalist and brightly lit interior, where gamers may socially connect and interact.




The regular rental rate is P/20.00 per hour with 9:00am to 8:00pm operating hours. Game enthusiast may also find exclusive WOF Pro Gaming merchandise like hip hoodie jackets, t-shirts, tumblers and other items. 





On its launching, a tournament of Leauge of Legends with a grand prize pool of over P42,000 worth was held. Both gamers and guest will enjoy exciting raffles and giveaways and a meet and greet with cosplayers. Guest will also be given a chance to participate and win prizes in their arcade and interactive games. Plus, a meet and greet with Star Guardian Lux.



The grand launching event is sponsored by World of Fun, Garena, WPGA, Rebisco, Bacchus, and SkyBiz. 

WOF Pro Gaming is located at the 4th level of Elizabeth Mall, Cebu. You can check out their official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WOFProgaming for more info.


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

April 17, 2018

Kamisama Hajimemashita Special Chapter on April 25



Can’t get enough with Tomoe and Nanami’s love story? Then, fret not!  Hakusensha's Hana to Yume magazine revealed on Thursday that Julietta Suzuki will publish a special short chapter of her Kamisama Kiss (Kamisama Hajimemashita) manga in the magazine's The Hana to Yume sister magazine on April 25.

Kamisama Hajimemashita is a story about Nanami, a girl who finds herself homeless after her father leaves. She comes to the home of a man who offers to let her stay over — only to discover it is a Shinto shrine. The man happened to be a deity who has just transferred his status and his yōkai to Nanami. That yōkai's name is Tomoe, and a contract between him and Nanami can only be sealed in one way: with a kiss.

The manga was published by Hana to Yume in 2008, and it concluded in May 2016 with 25 volumes. Viz Media publishes the manga in English and released the 25th volume last October.

Kamisama Hajimemashita has two anime seasons and four original anime DVDs (OADs) that shipped with the manga's 22nd-25th compiled volumes. A "volume 25.5," an official fanbook, shipped in December 2016, and bundled a DVD with an original anime, and a 32-page epilogue manga.


What’s next for Julietta Suzuki?

The Hana to Yume previously revealed that Suzuki will publish a new manga in the magazine in line with the issue's "fantasy" theme."




Are you guys excited for the special chapter? What are expectations? I hope it will feature Nanami and Tomoe’s married life or whatever, as long as we can read/see the couple again!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

April 05, 2018

3 New Novel Series for NARUTO!



Good news, Naruto fans! The official website of Shueisha Jump J Books announced last Monday that the Naruto franchise will get a new three-book novel series.

Just last month, Masashi Kishimoto was teasing us about his new sci-fi manga ready for serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump but it seems like he’s not yet really finish with Naruto as he is returning for another project. Masashi Kishimoto will be providing the illustrations and Mirei Miyamoto (Saiki Kusuo no Psi-Nan film novelization) is writing Naruto Shinden.

The new three-book novels are titled Naruto Shinden (The New Legend of Naruto), Sasuke Shinden (The New Legend of Sasuke), and Shikamaru Shinden (The New Legend of Shikamaru). All of the books will focus on the title characters as parents and will consist of short stories with their children.



Kishimoto ended Naruto in 2014, but he has returned to draw art for various novel series. He is also supervising the Boruto manga series, which is written by Ukyou Kodachi and drawn by Mikie Ikemoto.

Kishimoto's Naruto manga has inspired three previous novel series: "Naruto Ninden," "Naruto Hiden" (Naruto Hidden Legend), and "Naruto Shinden" (Naruto True Legend). The new "Naruto Shinden" (Naruto New Legend) series has the same title reading as the previous series, but features a different kanji and thus has a different meaning.

Viz Media has published some of the Hiden and Shinden novels in North America.


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I’m also hoping for Viz Media to published/translate these upcoming three-book novels. Let’s all wait for it, minna!

Saturday, March 31, 2018

March 31, 2018

Why You Should Watch Sakamichi ni Apollon before the Lent Season Ends


Are you someone who is into a slice of life with a coming of age story? Someone who wants to know what it’s like in the 60’s era? Someone who is into music? Want to reflect while binge-watching an anime guilt-free this lent (if you are a Christian/Catholic)? Okay mate, you are in the right place, here’s a series worthy of your time this lent and vacation—Sakamichi no Apollon/Kids on the Slope.

Sakamichi no Apollon is a Japanese manga series by Yuki Kodama, it ran from September 28, 2007, to July 28, 2012. An anime television series adaptation was aired last Spring of 2012 with 12-episodes. The live-action film opened last March 10 of 2018.





The story was set at the beginning of summer, 1966. Kaoro Nishimi, 1st-year high school student Kaoru Nishimi moves by himself from Yokosuka to Sasebo in Kyushu to live with relatives because of his father's job situation. Until then, Kaoru was an honor roll student who tended to keep to himself but meeting notorious "bad boy" Sentaro Kawabuchi starts to change him. Through his devil-may-care classmate, Kaoru learns how much fun it is to play jazz and finds the first person he can call a real friend. The two main hero might have a bad start but soon develop a cherished friendship, founded with love of music, love, and respect. //No, this is not Yaoi.// Now enter in Ritsuko Mukae, a girl with an important role that will complete the amazing trio.

Before anything else to those of you who don’t know what is lent. Lent is honoring the sacrifice and death of Jesus Christ. Later on, you will know, why I personally recommend this series to those otaku honoring the lent.

Now, why you should watch this series? (especially before lent ends again)


1. STORY OF FRIENDSHIP.



The main element of the story is friendship. You will learn two or more (a lot)  about cherishing friends. According to the series, UNLIKE LOVE AFFAIRS, FRIENDSHIP IS FOR LIFE. 



2. SIMPLE YET UNFORGETTABLE ANIMATION



To be honest, the animation is really not exceptional however, it's very adorable and appealing there's is a unique taste in it 

3. REMARKABLE MUSIC. YOU WILL APPRECIATE JAZZ MUSIC WITH THIS ANIME.

Need  I say more? Listen to the music below. It was composed by no other than, Yoko Kanno!




4.  THE TRIO AND THEIR BACKSTORIES.


Why is it always appealing to have a trio as main characters? Anyway, each of our main characters has a very unique backstory and it's amazing how the mangaka manages to merge their characteristics and came up with an amazing masterpiece.  PLUS, SEN AND RITSUKO are Catholic Christians in the story. 

5. THE ENDING | HIGHLIGHT FOR SPOILER // Father drummer! 

I SWEAR TO GOD, IT HAS THE BEST ENDING OUT THERE! 

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

March 22, 2018

One-Shot Spotlight: Kimi wa Maru de, Ano Hana no You de


Good day, geeks. I'm still up for all the one-shot manga that I highly what you guys to read. This week's recommendation is Kimi wa Maru de, Ano Hana no You de by Misaki Gotou was serialized by Sho-Comi. It has 3 chapters, equivalent to 1 volume.



The story is about Nazuna Hinagata who falls in love with her senpai, Ichikawa Nao. Unfortunately, it was unrequited because Nao is in a relationship. As time passes, our main heroine finally lets go of her unrequited love to her senpai and aims a different love interest, however on the first day of high school, she unexpectedly met Nao senpai again, the senpai who broke her heart. Will this time be a good ending or not



I dare you to read it. The first chapter was very promising. It has some unexpected twist, very unexpected in a short manga. It was also heartwarming at the same time and worth reading especially if you are feeling melancholic. 

My rating for this one-shot or since it has three chapters, short manga is 7 out of 10.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

March 15, 2018

One-Shot Spotlight: Massugu Kimi e



We are not done yet with Haruka Mitsui. This gem was published last October 10, 2014, still under The Dessert.


This is a very cute love story about broken hearts and friendship. Main characters are both childhood friends. The main heroine is a heartbroken fella who afraid to love again. It's a story of realizing that the person that we are really looking is just beside us all along or could be more.

Read and you shall find out!



My hands are always up for Mistui-sensei's art. The story is quite a cliche but nonetheless, it was entertaining it was a cute quick read. 

My rating for this one-shot is 8/10


Other works of Haruka Mitsui-sensei: 

- Atashi Kisushita
- Houkago, Koishita

Banner photo credits to https://valeanimart.deviantart.com/


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