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Category: techSource: thestandard thestandardNov 25th, 2017

Digital addiction: How technology keeps us hooked

The World Health Organization is to include “gaming disorder,”  the inability to stop gaming, into the International Classification of Diseases. By doing so, the WHO is recognizing the serious and growing problem of digital addiction. The problem has also been acknowledged by Google, which recently announced that it will ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018

Powering customer engagement with analytics

Trends & Verint – Engage 18: On the Road Manila held The profound effects of technology on various industries have led to both the rise and fall of business titans all over the world. Consumers across the globe are becoming more accustomed to seamless customer experience effected by today’s real-world digital transformations. No longer is […] The post Powering customer engagement with analytics appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

Children drowning in digital diet of pizza and sweets

CANNES, France – Children are being swamped by the visual equivalent of "pizza and sweets" in "a digital Wild Wild West", some of the world's top kids television program makers have warned.  With YouTube replacing Disney as the most-loved brand among young children in the US, and streaming giants encouraging binge ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Western Digital ups game with new gaming SSD

Western Digital ups game with new gaming SSD.....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Intel’s latest processors are for gamers and creators

On Monday at Intel's Fall Desktop Launch Event, the company announced the 9th Gen Intel Core I9-9900K processor, which it is calling no less than the "World's Best Gaming Processor," alongside six other processors. As of now, you can pre-order what Intel has named the "World's Best Gaming Processor," the 9th Gen Intel Core I9-9900K, or any other from the series of desktop processors that wereintroducedat the Fall Desktop Launch Event. Intel introduced seven Core X-series processors ranging from eight to 18 core counts, up to 36 threads and 24.75 megabyte Intel Smart Cache, to satisfy the needs of all users from content creators to software developers to gamers, but th...Keep on reading: Intel’s latest processors are for gamers and creators.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Education based on world economy demands

THE digital age has dramatically revolutionized the education system. Today’s educators have integrated technology into their curriculum, digitizing information that students can access through multiple options and tools. With just a click on their mobile phone, laptop or tablet, students can gather information through MOOCs, lectures, Skype classes, webinars, video conferencing and online chats with [...] The post Education based on world economy demands appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

Data Privacy Act gab in Iloilo

IN THIS information age, compliance with data privacy and data protection regulations is considered by organizations as a competitive advantage in their business operations. Data is now the world’s most valuable resource, and businesses around the world are transforming themselves to take advantage of this phenomenon. Companies seeking to survive in this era of digital […] The post Data Privacy Act gab in Iloilo appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Gatchalian wants software coding taught in kinder, elementary

  Senator Sherwin Gatchalian is calling on the Department of Education (DepEd) to include computer coding in the country's basic education curriculum, saying that digital literacy should be taught to students at a young age.   "In order to produce digital-savvy graduates who will be equipped with the skills necessary to succeed in the modern world, we must start training our students in coding and other computer skills at an early age," he said in a statement on Monday.   The senator, vice chair of the Senate committee on education, said that adding coding in the curriculum would allow students to learn modern skills that could be used in their future ca...Keep on reading: Gatchalian wants software coding taught in kinder, elementary.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

What are some of 2018’s hottest budget phones so far?

The latest flagships from tech giants generally don't go unnoticed, with billboards teasing the newest features in big cities all over the world so passersby are well informed. However, it's harder to keep up with all the new budget-friendly smartphones from manufacturers such as Huawei, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi. Here is a look at a few of the more talked-about models. Honor Play, with a price of $362 (P19,500), is a good choice for a budget gaming phone, featuring the same processor as in the Huawei P20 (Huawei Kirin 970) for boosted performance. Furthermore the brand's special GPU Turbo supposedly uses 30 percent less power while providing 60 percent more efficiency. Encased in a m...Keep on reading: What are some of 2018’s hottest budget phones so far?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

Wired Icelanders seek to keep remote peninsula digital-free

HORNSTRANDIR, Iceland --- Residents and outdoor enthusiasts in northwestern Iceland are communicating their desire to keep internet access out of the country's Hornstrandir peninsula. No one has lived full-time in Hornstrandir since 1952; as a nature preserve popular with backpackers, it is one of the last digital-free frontiers in the Nordic nation the UN ranked as the world's most-wired. But as commercial ventures using satellites to bring high-speed internet service to every corner of the planet advance, most hikers, park rangers and summer residents want to keep Hornstrandir from crossing the digital divide. They worry that email, news and social media will destroy a way...Keep on reading: Wired Icelanders seek to keep remote peninsula digital-free.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018

BALIK TANAW: TRILLANES, MAGDALO, NANGGULO SA MANILA PENINSULA, 2007 – Manila Video

Music in this video Song Gary Jules | Mad World Artist Gary Jules Album Trading Snakeoil for Wolftickets Writers Roland Orzabal Licensed to YouTube by Illustrated Sound Music (on behalf of Down Up Down, Inc.); BMG Rights Management, ARESA, Abramus Digital, CMRRA, and 8 Music Rights Societies Song Mad World Artist Mad World (feat. Gary… link: BALIK TANAW: TRILLANES, MAGDALO, NANGGULO SA MANILA PENINSULA, 2007 – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018

PH needs national strategy for 4th Industrial Revolution

IT was more than two years ago when the World Economic Forum (WEF) first called global attention to the impending upheaval brought about by what is now known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a phenomenon characterized by a “fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres.” The need [...] The post PH needs national strategy for 4th Industrial Revolution appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

Ready player one: eSports superstar sets sights on Olympics

The undisputed superstar in the growing world of eSports said gaming deserved its place in the Olympics -- despite a mixed reception at its debut Asian Games. Faker, real-name Lee Sang-hyeok, has gone from high school drop-out to fame and fortune through eSports, which are now knocking loudly on the door of the mainstream. He said eSports' growth potential and popularity among the young made them a must both for the Asian Games, where they were played as a demonstration sport in Jakarta this week, and the Olympics. "ESports has great potential to become an official sport in the Asian Games, as well as the Olympics," the bespectacled League of Legends player told AFP. "ESp...Keep on reading: Ready player one: eSports superstar sets sights on Olympics.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 30th, 2018

PlayStation®4 NBA 2K19 Bundle to be released in the PH this September

Sports video game fans, rejoice! The world's best basketball simulator, NBA 2K, will be dropping its 20th iteration, NBA 2K19, and as a treat for PlayStation®4 users, a special, limited edition NBA 2K19  PlayStation®4 bundle will be available this September, coinciding with the video game's release. It will be available at stores at a suggested retail price of PHP 20,490. Included in the bundle includes a jet black, 500 GB PlayStation®4 console, a DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller, Blu-ray Disc version of the NBA 2K19 and One-Year extended warranty service. It also comes with an A2 size poster featuring NBA 2K19 Standard Edition cover athlete, two-time NBA All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo and a premium decal sticker. NBA 2K celebrates 20 years of redefining what sports gaming can be, from best in class graphics & gameplay to groundbreaking game modes, and an immersive open-world “Neighborhood.” NBA 2K19 continues to push limits as it brings gaming one step closer to real-life basketball excitement and culture. It will be available via pre-order this September......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 30th, 2018

US OPEN 18: On the clock! 25-second countdown s Slam debut

By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press Any discussion of the serve clocks that will make their Grand Slam debut during the U.S. Open's main draw starting Monday, and could become a regular part of tennis as soon as next year, inevitably turns to Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. They are two of the greatest players in history — and two of the slowest between points. For one thing, Djokovic's incessant bouncing of the ball before a service toss delays things. So do Nadal's habitual mannerisms: the touching of the nose, the tucking of the hair, the grabbing at the shorts, and on it goes. And while neither was a big fan of introducing digital readouts on court to show the 25-second countdown before each first serve, the two men with a combined 30 Grand Slam singles titles seem ready to accept that they must abide by a change intended to add uniformity to their sport. "I just need to go faster," Nadal said, matter-of-factly. Djokovic's take: "I'm pretty comfortable with it." Both got a chance to see what this new, stricter world will look like during a test run at a handful of hard-court tuneup tournaments over the past month. "Some of the guys might think this is targeted to them," said Gayle Bradshaw, the executive vice president for rules and competition on the men's tour. Referring to Nadal and Djokovic, specifically, Bradshaw added: "They'll adjust. And I think for Rafa, it's going to be a benefit: Him wearing down the other guy." The U.S. Tennis Association, ATP and WTA are tracking what competitors, spectators and TV broadcasters make of the new system. Reviews from players so far have mostly been positive or indifferent, although Serena Williams said she's "not a fan of it at all." "You're aware of it. You certainly look at it and notice it. I do think it's a good thing," said Andy Murray, a three-time major champion. "It's one of those things in tennis that is so stupid: The players were sort of expected to sort of be counting to 25 in their head. ... How are you supposed to know how much time you're actually taking?" Wimbledon semifinalist John Isner and others noted they would step to the line to serve and still have plenty of time — sometimes 10 seconds or more — left, enabling them to catch their breath or think about how to approach the next point. "I didn't feel rushed at all, by any means," Isner said. "Maybe it can slow you down." That might have contributed to one unintended consequence during the three men's tournaments where clocks were used for qualifying and main draws: longer matches. It's a small sample size, and, of course, it's dependent on the particulars of individual contests — nearly 30 percent more matches went to 7-5 or a tiebreaker in the third set in 2018 than 2017 at those events. But third sets lasted an average of 5 minutes longer this year than last year. First sets were nearly 1 1/2 minutes longer this year while second sets were a minute shorter. Servers were warned 74 times and returners received nine warnings at the ATP and WTA tournaments with the clocks. It's possible this setup will become more widespread as soon as 2019; the ATP Board could consider that for the men's tour during its U.S. Open meeting. The amount of time taken between points has been a subject of discussion in tennis for quite a while now, just as other sports are concerned about whether events that take too long are losing viewers in this age of short attention spans and competition for eyeballs (take Major League Baseball's limits on mound visits, time between innings and movement toward a pitch clock). "This just makes it a little more transparent, a little more visible," U.S. Open tournament director David Brewer said. "North American fans are used to shot clocks. They actually expect this sort of thing." There already was a time limit in tennis, but it was entirely up to a chair umpire's discretion, because no one — most importantly players, but also folks in the stands and TV viewers — knew exactly how many seconds had elapsed. Now it will be apparent to everyone, much like a shot clock in the NBA and college basketball or a play clock in the NFL and college football. The serve clocks — along with a strict 7-minute period from when players enter a court until a match begins, also shown on digital readouts — were tested during 2017 U.S. Open qualifying. The basics of the serve clock: After announcing the score, chair umpires start the countdown (they have leeway to wait if a particularly long point merits an extra pause). If the 25 seconds expire before the service motion begins on a first serve, the server will receive a warning, then be assessed a fault for each subsequent violation (second serves are supposed to happen without delay, so clocks won't be used). If the returner isn't ready at the end of 25 seconds, first comes a warning, then the loss of a point with every other violation. The basics of the pre-match period: Clocks will count a minute from when players step on court until the coin toss, 5 minutes for the warmup, then another minute until the opening point. Delays can result in fines of up to $20,000, according to USTA spokesman Chris Widmaier. He said players already have been docked as much as $1,500 during recent tournaments. "The intent is not to fine players. The intent is to get players used to this new procedure and also to truly build consistency," Widmaier said, "so the matches start when they're supposed to start for television and for fans.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 26th, 2018

Heat, Knicks clash in first NBA 2K League Finals

NBA 2K League press release NEW YORK – Heat Check Gaming and Knicks Gaming will make history when they meet in the first NBA 2K League Finals, a best-of-three series that will take place Saturday, Aug. 25 beginning at 4 p.m. ET (4am, Sunday, Aug. 26, PHL time) on Twitch. Below please find numbers related to the inaugural season of the NBA 2K League: NBA 2K League At-A-Glance: 102 – The NBA 2K League, a professional esports league co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., launched in 2018 and features the best 102 NBA 2K players in the world selected from 72,000 hopefuls. 132M – NBA 2K League content has generated more than 132 million video views on social media channels. 1.6M – The NBA 2K League and its teams feature more than 1.6 million likes and followers across all league and team social media platforms. 1M – The NBA 2K League awarded $1 million in prize money over the course of its inaugural season, with the largest prize pool reserved for the end of season champions.  The best-of-three NBA 2K League Finals will see the winning team receive $300,000, and the remainder of the $600,000 total prize pool will be awarded to the remaining seven playoff teams. 186 – The NBA 2K League regular season consisted of 186 games. 17 – The 2018 season ran for 17 weeks, beginning in May and ending in August, and featured 12 weeks of weekly matchups, three weeks of in-season tournaments and two weeks of postseason. 10M – NBA 2K18 has sold approximately 10 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling edition in franchise history. NBA 2K League Teams:      90 – NBA 2K League teams have formed more than 90 corporate and marketing partnerships. 21 – Affiliates of four NBA teams – the Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves – will join the NBA 2K League for its second season, bringing the total number of teams from 17 to 21. 8 – Eight teams qualified for the inaugural NBA 2K League playoffs: No. 1 seed Blazer5 Gaming (12-2), No. 2 seed 76ers GC (10-4), No. 3 seed Pistons GT (9-5), No. 4. seed Raptors Uprising GC (8-6), No. 5 seed Cavs Legion GC (8-6), No. 6 seed Heat Check Gaming (8-6), No. 7 seed Wizards District Gaming (8-6), and No. 8 seed and THE TICKET tournament winner Knicks Gaming (5-9). NBA 2K League Players: 677 – Wizards District Gaming’s Austin “Boo Painter” Painter, the league-leader in points scored, tallied 677 points during the regular season. 84 – Grizz Gaming’s Mehyar “AuthenticAfrican” Ahmed-Hassan set the NBA 2K League single-game scoring record with 84 points. 57 – Blazer5 Gaming’s Dayne “OneWildWalnut” Downey, the Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year, recorded 57 blocks during the regular season. 25 – NBA 2K League players compete as unique characters in 5-on-5 gameplay.  Each position can choose between five different archetypes, creating 25 total archetypes* 15 – New York has produced 15 NBA 2K League players, more than any other state. 9 – There were nine international players on 2018 opening-night NBA 2K League rosters: Yusuf “Yusuf_Scarbz” Abdulla (Raptors Uprising GC; Canada), Mehyar “AuthenticAfrican” Ahmed-Hassan (Grizz Gaming; Canada), Jamie “vGooner-” Bull (Pacers Gaming; U.K.), Ryan “Devillon” de Villon (Mavs Gaming; Canada), Thomas “Speedbrook” Genaj (Celtics Crossover Gaming; Canada), Harry “HazzaUK2K” Hurst (Mavs Gaming; U.K.), Jannis “JLB” Neumann (Mavs Gaming; Germany), Basil “24k Dropoff” Rose (Heat Check Gaming; Canada), and Jomar “Jomar12 PR” Varela-Escapa (Blazer5 Gaming; Puerto Rico). 5 – Five players have recorded triple doubles in the inaugural season of the NBA 2K League: Heat Check Gaming’s Juan “Hotshot” Gonzalez, Raptors Uprising GC’s Kenneth “Kenny” Hailey, Celtics Crossover Gaming’s Ahmed “Mel East” Kasana, Wizards District Gaming’s Austin “Boo Painter” Painter, and Knicks Gaming’s Idris “Idrisdagoat6” Richardson. *An archetype is a preset combination of attributes and skills. For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit NBA2KLeague.com and follow @NBA2KLeague on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 21st, 2018

NBA 2K League announces four new teams for 2018 season

NBA 2K League press release NEW YORK – The NBA 2K League announced today that affiliates of four National Basketball Association (NBA) teams – the Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves – will join the league for its second season, bringing the total number of NBA 2K League teams from 17 to 21. “Welcoming these four world-class organizations and their passionate fanbases to the NBA 2K League is an exciting moment not only for the league, but for the entire 2K community,” said NBA 2K League Managing Director Brendan Donohue. “From their innovative spirit to their global reach, we know each of these teams will be a tremendous addition, and we are thrilled that this growth offers the opportunity for new players, coaches and support staff to join the league.” The league’s inaugural season tipped off in May 2018 and features the best 102 NBA 2K players in the world competing on 17 teams. The 17-week season includes weekly matchups, three in-season tournaments and will culminate with the NBA 2K League Playoffs, which begin this Friday, Aug. 17 at 6 pm ET (Saturday, August 18, PHL time). The first NBA 2K League Finals will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 4 pm ET (Sunday, August 26, PHL time). All competition is streamed live on Twitch and takes place from the NBA 2K League Studio Powered by Intel in New York City. The original 17 NBA 2K League teams are 76ers GC, Blazer5 Gaming, Bucks Gaming, Celtics Crossover Gaming, Cavs Legion GC, Grizz Gaming, Heat Check Gaming, Jazz Gaming, Kings Guard Gaming, Knicks Gaming, Magic Gaming, Mavs Gaming, Pacers Gaming, Pistons GT, Raptors Uprising GC, Warriors Gaming Squad, and Wizards District Gaming. For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit NBA2KLeague.com and follow @NBA2KLeague on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Podcasts take growing role in shifting media landscape

NEW YORK, United States -- As radio fades in the new world of digital media, podcasting has become hot. In less than 15 years, on-demand podcasts have become a key part of the media landscape that is luring advertisers to a market that is worth tens of millions of dollars and growing. According to Edison Research, 124 million Americans listen to audio podcasts including 73 million on a monthly basis. "Podcasts are now getting to the point where they sit alongside other forms of premium media like video and books and television and music," said Matt Lieber, a co-founder of Gimlet Media, a major podcast producer. "Now there are reviewers of podcasts. The Financial Times has...Keep on reading: Podcasts take growing role in shifting media landscape.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Resorts World books 350% profit surge

The operator of Resorts World Manila, an integrated gaming complex in Pasay City, saw a big profit jump in the first semester of 2018 led by non-operating earnings. Travellers International Hotel G.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

ABS-CBN Sports, Garena partner for 2018 Globe Conquerors Manila LoL tournament

Another major eSports event will soon be watched on ABS-CBN S+A as ABS-CBN Sports and Garena come together for the “2018 Globe Conquerors Manila” League of Legends (LoL) tournament this August. Fans of the popular multiplayer online video game can witness the best teams in Southeast Asia battle for pride and prize when the tournament goes LIVE from the Mall of Asia (MoA) Arena on ABS-CBN S+A, as well as via livestream and YouTube live for the semifinals and finals this Saturday (August 18) and Sunday (August 19). Garena is exclusive operator of top tier games in Southeast Asia and a leading advocate of eSports in the region. For this tournament, it brought eight teams from the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand who have already started battling it out in the preliminaries happening at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila until Friday (August 17). S+A’s coverage on Saturday (August 18) will start at 10 am for the opening ceremonies of the semifinals. The semifinals will be a best of five series between the Group A toppers and Group B 2nd placer in the morning, while the second seed of Group A faces the top seed of Group B in the afternoon. Viewers can also catch the celebrity showmatch featuring popular gamer, musician, and cosplayer Ashley Gosiengfiao, comedian Empoy Marquez, and James Reid’s brother, Jack, among other personalities. On Sunday (August 19), the victors in the semifinals will figure in another best of five series at 2 pm for the right to book a trip to the 2018 League of Legends World Championships in South Korea as the Southeast Asian representative. There will also be band performances for those who will troop to the venue while it will be hardcore battles for those tuning in to S+A. eSports has been a rising phenomenon all over the world, especially in the last few years, where events such as the League of Legends World Championship can draw over 30 million viewers to rival traditional sports. S+A, which also previously aired a major DOTA 2 event, is committed to helping strengthen the local gaming community and promote eSports as a legit and competitive sporting event.   ---- Don’t miss the heart-pounding action of the various heroes in the virtual world of League of Legends in the live broadcast of the semifinals and finals of the “2018 Globe Conquerors Manila” LoL tournament this Saturday (August 18) starting 10 am and on Sunday (August 19) at 2 pm LIVE on S+A and S+A HD, as well as via livestream and YouTube live. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018