IN The Avengers, movie, Loki, portrayed by Tom Hiddleston, delivers the memorable line: “I am Loki of Asgard, and I am burdened with glorious purpose.” Who would have thought that those two words, “glorious purpose,” would remarkably encapsulate Loki’s evolution from a villain to a central character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
LAST week, Oppo Philippines officially launched the Oppo Find N3 Flip via an exclusive event held at The Blackbird in Makati, marking a major step forward in its flagship foldable lineup. The Oppo Find N3 Flip brings several major upgrades such as a more versatile cover screen functionality, a more premium build, an industry-first triple camera system with astounding Hasselblad imaging technology, fast charging and battery, and smooth powerful performance.
YOU know you’ve reached a certain age when you start using the phrase “Back in the good old days” a lot more often than you realize. That yearning for a simpler past when things seemed brighter and more straightforward. But what if those cherished moments of yesteryear could be seamlessly interwoven with the vibrancy and innovation of today?
SINCE the Mi 9T, Xiaomi’s T series phones have been my daily drivers for the remainder of the year, up until the release of the next batch of flagships. And while they are really good smartphones, it was still pretty much a midranger trying to live up to that “flagship killer” moniker.
BEFORE our review, here’s a quick update for those of you planning to get an eSIM. While I anticipated a surge in demand for eSIMs, I was surprised by how quickly they sold-out. Fortunately, for those on the hunt, eSIMs are now available for online order and digital delivery. Mobile users can simply visit store1.smart.com.ph sims to purchase their Smart Prepaid or Postpaid eSIMs, which will be promptly sent to their email.
NOT counting the Casio calculator and robot watch I had during elementary, I think the Huawei TalkBand B2 was the very first smart wearable that I had. I could still remember how amazed I was when I first wore it. Not only did it count my steps, timed my runs and monitored my sleep, but it also detaches and transforms into a Bluetooth earpiece for answering calls or listening to music.
DESPITE the heavy rains last Tuesday night, there were two back-to-back smartphone launches that we just couldn’t miss. Honor was unveiling four new devices at XYLO while Xiaomi was having a livestream watch party at Manduca Taberna for the announcement of its Xiaomi 13T series. So, we had to shuffle back and forth between the two venues, which thankfully were both in BGC.
AFTER being an exclusive MacBook user for more than 7 years, I decided to switch back to Windows because of the ASUS Zenbook OLED. I’ve been using it for the past year and have gotten so used to its fantastic display and touchscreen, I often find myself tapping on the screens whenever I use a different laptop.
THEY say good things come to those who wait, and if you decide to hold off getting the Tecno POVA 5, which I reviewed last month, well, you are in luck because the brand just released an upgraded version of an already incredible budget gaming device. I am, of course, talking about the POVA 5 Pro 5G.
IN 2019, realme began collaborating with award-winning industrial designer Naoto Fukusawa for the realme X Master edition, which became quite memorable for its colors “Onion” and “Garlic.” They would again partner with the legendary Muji designer to create the “suitcase” design of the realme GT master edition followed by the “Paper Tech Master Design” of the realme GT 2 Pro.
While the iPhone might not always be the first to introduce new features and technologies compared to their Android counterparts, Apple has undoubtedly taken the lead in pioneering the art of subtraction. From the removal of the beloved headphone jack and excluding the wall charger, we may soon bid goodbye to the SIM card slot next.
GONE are the days when solely specializing in one field guaranteed a prosperous career. In these more dynamic times, individuals are increasingly recognizing that being good at just one job may no longer be sufficient to achieve their full potential. Instead, the emergence of multihyphenates is revolutionizing the modern career landscape.
BEFORE I even heard of Allan Caidic, Samboy Lim or even Robert “Sonny” Jaworski, it was the names Michael Young and David Thirdkill that got me curious about the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). I was about 10 that time and I overheard my classmates talking about a particular dunk he did the previous game.
GLOBAL tech brand Lenovo looks to shake up the consumer market once again as it introduced its newest devices at the recently held Lenovo Innovate 2023 event. The latest offerings include refreshed models in the Yoga, Legion, and IdeaPad portfolios, as well as an exciting new gaming sub-brand called Lenovo LOQ.
Throughout history, certain things have defied the passage of time and maintained their allure, transcending ever-changing trends. Just like the classic little black dress, denim jeans, leather jackets, and Wayfarer sunglasses, Marshall speakers embody an enduring charm that has made them timeless pieces in the music industry. With a legacy dating back to 1962 and a reputation celebrated by legendary bands and musicians, Marshall has become synonymous with quality, power and passion.