Cherry Action Cam Explorer 2


Here’s another interesting product Cherry Mobile, a good alternative to the popular and more expensive action camera, the Cherry Action Cam Explorer 2 is affordable, compact, functional and it is the world’s first Smart Action camera that features Android as its Operating Systems.

The Cherry Action Cam Explorer 2 is the 2nd generation of Cherry Mobile action camera series, but this time, this camera comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box, yes folks it has Android OS and has this 2.4 Inch HD touch display so it can be us as a regular Android device.

Unboxing

Just like the 1st gen of Cherry Mobile action cam, it has similar packaging, the box contained the accessories you need to get started on your adventure with this camera.

inside the box contains the  Action Cam Explorer 2 and the waterproof case, while in a separate box is where the accessories.

Action Cam Explorer 2 and waterproof case

Action Cam Explorer 2, waterproof case and accessories box

Action Cam Explorer 2 and accessories

Action Cam Explorer 2

The camera has a compact body and it lightweight, In terms of design is has rectangular body shape which is easy to hold, its made of hard polycarbonate plastic material.

Action Cam Explorer 2 Silver faceplate

At the front of the Explorer 2 is the 12MP wide angle lens camera, power button, mode button, LED light (charging indicator). This time, the faceplate is not replaceable but it comes is different colors like the one we have which is silver.

The Explorer 2 comes with 1050mAh battery, which is good for more than 1 hour of video recording with the WiFi on, but you might get longer recording hours by turning off its WiFi, Bluetooth, and Location services.

Top view with the Shutter Button

Bottom View with battery compartment

At the top of the camera are the shutter button and the LED activity light, while at the bottom is the battery compartment , speaker, and surprisingly another LED light.

microUSB Port and microSD card slot

WiFi hotspot button

On the right side, there is a WiFi hotspot button and LED activity light, while on the left side is the micro USB port for charging and data transfer using USB cable, and the microSD card slot that can accommodate up to 64GB capacity.

2.4 Inch HD 1280 x 720 resolution touch screen display

At the back of the camera is the touch display with 2.4-inches HD resolution. The display suffers from limited viewing angles which is bad since this is an action cam and it is good when you can view your recording in almost any angle you need.

Android 5.1 Lollipop

Powered by Android 5.1 Lollipop

The Explorer 2 is the first action cam to have Android as its Operating Systems, so this means you can install apps since it comes with 8GB memory, powered by 1.3GHz Quad-core CPU, and 1GB RAM. It comes pre-loaded with Facebook, Instagram, OneDrive, Xender and Periscope apps, but if you want more you can always download your apps at Google Play Store.

First Impressions

In terms of design, the Explorer 2 has nice built, the body has a solid design with nicely placed buttons to easily access its functions. It comes with 12MP with 170 degrees wide angle lens camera which is great since you can capture more with this camera, it can record up to 1080p at 30fps videos. The camera app is easy to use even with the use of the hardware button.

The 2.4-inch screen has a 2-point multitouch capability which is good since you can easily zoom the photos you took so that you can review it before posting it on your social media accounts. Like we said earlier this camera comes with Android, so you can install some light games and other apps on it. We’re able to install and play games like slither.io and Duterte Fighting Crime 2 without problems.

Cherry Action Cam Explorer 2 Specs

  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 2.4 Inch HD 1280 x 720 resolution touch screen display
  • 1.3 GHz MT6580 quad-core processor
  • 1GB RAM / 8GB Storage
  • expandable via micro SD card slot up to 64 GB
  • 12 MP 170 degrees wide angle lens camera
  • HDMI, USB OTG
  • Microphone, Loudspeaker
  • Battery: 1,050 mAh
  • Weight: 164 g

The Explorer 2 is priced at Php 5,999, and it comes with a lot of accessories, some of it are the waterproof case, dashboard mount, bike mount and the frame now that’s a great value, we just wish that the should have also included a microSD card to complete the package.

 

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Play on Lenovo IdeaPadY700


Play on Lenovo IdeaPadY700 with these 5 Great Games

When choosing gaming laptops, gamers would either compare specs, performance, design, and price; or they can dive right into their favourite games or games they’ve always wanted to try, and see how well the laptop is able to bring the game to life.

Lenovo IdeaPadY700

One such powerhouse device that is scoring high with players in both game and work enjoyment modes, is the Lenovo IdeaPad Y700. The Y700 not only gives impressing visuals, but is equipped with JBL Speakers and Dolby Home Theater because sound is always a vital dimension in both movies and immersive gameplay. With the Y700, gamers can get both stunning visuals and awesome sound in one gaming laptop package.

Lenovo Ideapad_Y700 JBL speaker

With the Y700’s game-worthy features, Here are some of the top PC games based on gameplay, storylines and pure enjoyment are sure to provide hours of topline entertainment.

World of Warcraft

In World of Warcraft (WoW), players take on the roles of Warcraft heroes as they undertake quests, go on adventures, and explore the gargantuan expanse of the Warcraft universe. As a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), thousands of players can play together in the same world. They can fight against each other or interact peacefully and form alliances and friendships. Released by Blizzard Entertainment in 2004, WoW remains one of the most subscribed-to MMORPGs.

Hitman: Absolution

In the stealth third-person game, Hitman: Absolution, players take on the role of skilled assassin Agent 47, who must rescue a girl, Victoria, the target of agency 47. Players take on disguises, use whatever objects are at hand to remove targets, and have the option to either kill silently or extravagantly. Either way, patience, timing, economy of movement, and strategy are rewarded over callous wasteful gameplay. Hitman: Absolution can be played at the IdeaPad Y700’s highest graphic settings – its picturesque locations, fluid character movements, gripping action sequences, plus the crisp sounds (grunts, groans, shots, clangs of metal) are all so enjoyable on this play-anywhere gadget.

Fallout 4

The post-apocalyptic role-playing game Fallout 4 is set in Boston 2287, 210 years after a nuclear war. The player emerges from a bunker and the gameplay is similar to Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas. Meaning, first and third-person perspectives are available in a non-linear gameplay. Companions can help out with battles and in scavenging (it’s a wide dystopian world out there). Gamers can deconstruct buildings and items and use them to create settlements. The game’s setting and premise are alluring, as are the rich details and room for discovery and the immersive gameplay.

Dota 2

Dota 2 is a highly competitive, addicting, and very colourful game enjoyed by pros and casual gamers around the world. Players pick from a selection of heroes and form two opposing teams comprised of five players per team. Heroes then fight to control a beautiful, textured, and highly detailed landscape, where cunning, stealth, ingenuity, and teamwork pay off. What started as a fan-made Warcraft 3 modification is now a worldwide hit.

Sims 4

The Sims 4 is the 4th main installment in The Sims franchise. As with previous games in the series, The Sims 4 lets users create and control a neighbourhood of “Sims”, or virtual people. The Sims 4 features an improved “Create a Sim”, an updated set of building tools, and comparatively more complex Sims due to the added elements of emotions and some new traits. The Sims series is so popular that it has sequels and spin-offs playable on various computer platforms (The Sims 2, 3, and 4), mobile platforms, and online. The richer the details users can savour in the game, the better the experience.

If gamers want rich and detailed gaming, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y700 has what they are looking for. Gamers can see the tiniest of details with crisp and vivid colours in the Y700’s Full HD (1920 x 1080) or Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) screen. With its Frameless UHD Anti-Glare display, gamers can enjoy work, games, browsing, or videos regardless of being outdoors under the sun or indoors with uneven or harsh lighting.

 

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AppStart


Appstart Academy: Creating Apps and Bridging Gaps In our world, there are those who create and design bridges. Structures that are integral in getting others to their destinations. Coming as a mission to help others erase the distance between them and their dreams, Technopreneur Ann Jacobe along with her team have built Appstart Academy from the ground up, a training center that will launch aspiring individuals to be successful Appreneurs.

Trainings and Workshops: Innovating the Learning Experience

– Winning in the App Economy is a 3-hour workshop that will show the limitless opportunities in Appreneurship. It will equip attendees the tools and knowledge to succeed in this field of business.

– iOS Development Immersive is a 12-week program that will enable Appstart trainees to launch their app in 12 weeks transforming their ideas into revenue generating projects.

– iOStarter Pack is a 4-hour/3-day workshop for those starting in iOS Development who want to learn the ropes in coding apps.

– Advanced Swift is a 4-hour/week month-long program that will help take your existing Swift skills further while you build your real-world app.

– iOS for Designers is a 4-hour/3-day workshop for graphic designers who want to gain the XCode experience and learn to present prototype apps without writing too much codes.

– Specialized iOS Trainings and Workshops for Geo-Location, Push Notifications, AF Networking, Messaging and others will also be offered soon.

APPortunity Initiatives

APPortunity Initiative is Appstart Academy’s own way of supporting and encouraging women to be active in tech and the app development scenario. Through it, headstrong women in tech can be sponsored by willing financiers, companies and foundations. Given the proper funding and support, every determined woman can finally be given the chance to learn and become prime movers in the App Economy.

APPrentice Program

APPrentice is Appstart Academy’s way of recognizing real talent and helping those who want to get started with their goals right away. With the “Learn Now, Pay Later or Join Us” option, students can pay as they learn with realistic terms or eventually be a part of the Appstart Team.

Using competitive learning strategies, Appstart Academy promises an immersive learning experience that can bring every aspiring Appreneur to global status. Appstart Academy ushers in a vast window of opportunities for them here in the Philippines and beyond.

 

 

 

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Just this month of July year 2016 Anne Villar Jacobe launch a company called AppStart, appstart is language development merely base for iOS or apple programming. It focuses to build different kind of application for iOS mobile and iMac application.

Let me give you brief story about the brain of AppStart, Ms. Ann Villar Jacobe is very active such as Hackaton, Hack2Bigas and so on as long as there is programming fundamentals involve until one day decided to study in USA to learn more about programming and this time is Xcode base.

Xcode is a language use to build an apple or mac application for iPhone, iPad, iTouch and iMac.

And so the day come that ann studied more about xcode and build an application for apple until such give birth to her first application called ShopAholic, of course there is a partner to be more precise for this project.

 

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Asus PH to open its 1st ROG flagship concept store on July 2016


ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG), the world’s undisputed No. 1 gaming brand worldwide.

They will also open its 1st flagship concept store in the Philippines this July 16. Which will be located at the 4th Floor of SM Cyberzone, Building B SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City.

Filipino gamers and enthusiast who visit the ROG concept store will be enthralled to experience ROG’s unrivalled products and gaming innovation hands-on, it will answer the cravings of the most hardcore Pinoy gamers and enthusiasts seeking access to a high-end and reliable gaming technology and peripherals.

Aside from the blessing of the new ASUS ROG concept store, Asus will having a special promo on its opening day with ROG Freebies for visitors with ASUS ROG’s kick-off promos:

  • 1st five (5) customers to purchase an ROG monitor will get an ROG Hoodies
  • 1st ten (10) customers to purchase any ROG motherboard / graphics card or ROG STRIX graphics card will get an ROG exclusive designed shirt.
  • 1st twenty (20) customers to purchase any ROG mouse or STRIX peripherals will get a limited edition ROG lanyard.

 

 

 

 

 

AVAILABILITY & PRICING
Tune into ASUS and ROG Philippines’ social media pages for more information on local pricing, availability and other updates.

 

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WebGeek DevCup Hackathon 2016


WebGeek DevCup Hackathon 2016 Registration Starts July 18th

 

For the fifth consecutive year, WebGeek will host its annual hackathon, DevCup, on August 20-21, 2016 at the Meralco Multi-purpose Hall in Ortigas.

DevCup aims to bring together amazing developers, designers, and technology professionals to create innovative apps and showcase the Philippine developer talent. Participants are provided with a theme in which they must develop their app and they are given two days to complete their app to be presented to the judges.

Last 2015, 70 teams battled it out for the DevCup championship title. Out of the 70 registered teams, 60 apps were presented at the end of the event for the judges to select. The winning team of Jose Marco Padillo, Giovanni Angelo Balaguer and Micah Andrew Bule of Cynder,  presented their app First Response which provides crowdsourced notifications for information dissemination during a disaster or calamity . On second place are Jezer Crespo, Marc Levinson B. Suarez, Reynaldo Del Rosario Jr  of Xudoer with Xonar and CodeBuddy was third place with Connectify, with members Patrick Ofilada and Rommel David.

Early bird registration opens on July 18 until the 20. You can sign up as an individual, or up to a maximum of three as a team. Last year, tickets were sold out in just 2 days. Better to register early, as the event only have limited slots.

This year’s DevCup is expected to be as exciting as the previous years’ hackathons with the participation and support of Philippine developers as well as its esteemed sponsors. With your support we can make it a collaborative and fun experience for everyone.

For those who are interested to sponsor, shoot them an email at events@webgeek.ph.

For registration details and updates, you may follow them on Facebook and Twitter, and visit http://devcup.net.

 

 

 

Advocacy program by Alcatel


Advocacy program raises awareness about mental illness
in the Philippines

It’s a sad reality that in the Philippines, there’s an undeniable stigma with families whose one or more members are suspected to be suffering from mental illness. Most are hesitant to go to a psychiatrist for consultation because once the people around them find out about it, there’s a tendency to be looked at differently — to be considered not normal.

This, according to Edmundo Isidro, president of Open Minds Foundation, is a crucial factor why mental health continues to be a growing problem in the country. “Stigma against mental illness can only be addressed by promoting education and awareness about it among individuals, families and communities,” Isidro said.

For people suffering from mental health problems, the social stigma attached to their illness can make it even harder to recover. Their conditions are also made worse with the discrimination they experience not just from the society but from their families and friends as well. Recognizing this, Open Minds Foundation seeks to have relatives and friends of mentally ill patients gain a deeper understanding of mental illnesses, as well as help and train them to find ways to cope. The support group’s objectives also complement other private efforts, such as an advocacy program dubbed as the “Patient’s Equity to Support ‘Out-of-Pocket Expense’ Value” (PESO Value). Funded by Johnson & Johnson (Philippines), Inc., (JJPI), it seeks to develop models of healthcare financing including for mental illness.

Since 2002, Open Minds Foundation has been hosting a forum each month at the Quezon City General Hospital, wherein they invite a psychiatrist to talk about mental illness on specific topics. Their participants, composed of 30 to 40 patients and caregivers, learn more about schizophrenia, depression, bipolar, anxiety, among others. In addition, the support group also has a regular radio program to reach out to more mental ill patients and their families, as well as a call center that provides a directory of psychiatrists. Through these efforts, they hope to make the public aware that mental illness is a disease that is curable and can be managed, Isidro said.

Consulting a psychiatrist is what saved the life of a 36-year-old mental patient diagnosed with schizophrenia, whose name will not be divulged for personal reasons. According to his mother, who also wishes to remain anonymous, she sought help for her son when he was in his early 20s, after he manifested unusual behavior, such as having difficulty in sleeping, shaving his hair and physically hurting himself and other people. The family could not pinpoint the exact reason that triggered the mental illness, but they suspect it was because of the high expectations set on him as the eldest, or the stress that he experienced from work. Prior to his diagnosis, the patient was working as a mechanic in one of the country’s leading automotive companies.

Stress was also one of the factors that led to the bipolar disorder of a 46-year-old mentally ill patient, who will also not be named. A widow with four sons, she believes her condition started as early as in her 20s, when she worked as an all-around maid for her relative. Over fatigue took a toll not only on her physical health but on her mental well-being as well, which was worsened by her marital problems. These led her to be depressed, and after going to the hospital for her goiter, she was recommended to seek the help of a psychiatrist. According to her, she displayed odd behavior, such as being too talkative.

Isidro confirmed that stress could be one of the triggers of mental illness. In fact, there is an upsurge of mental illness because of work schedules and unhealthy lifestyles, according to him. He reiterated, however, the importance of consulting a psychiatrist or a doctor to correct their mental health. In both cases, the two patients are taking medications to stabilize their conditions, upon the recommendation of their doctors. While the cost is considerably expensive, they opt for quality medicines to ensure efficacy, so they only take it once a day.

More than the financial support for hospital confinement or to buy medicines, mental ill patients need the utmost understanding of their families who usually are their caregivers. In the case of the 46-year-old bipolar, it took a long time for her family to accept her condition, mostly because they were embarrassed. The 36-year-old schizophrenic, on the other hand, do not experience the empathy of his friends, who do not understand his situation.

Support groups such as Open Minds Foundation and efforts such as the PESO VALUE aim to free mentally ill patients from the social stigma and discrimination, which can trap them in a cycle of illness. With the help of various advocacy programs focused on mental illness, patients not only have higher chances of managing their mental health, but of recovering fully.

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