Tech and Gadgets 1st Anniversary Issue

Tech and Gadgets 1st Anniversary Issue.....»»

Category: techSource: thestandard thestandardNov 23rd, 2017

Standing on the shoulders of giants

MANILA, Philippines - Earlier this month, in preparation for the STAR’s anniversary issue, I was reading about the late Max Soliven, former publisher of The.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

Moon to Get Its Own Mobile Network

Several high-tech companies are teaming up on a plan to put a mobile phone network on the moon next year. Vodaphone Germany, Nokia, and Audi are working on a mobile network and robotic vehicles that are part of a private expedition to the moon, timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary year of the first […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

Standing on the shoulders of giants

MANILA, Philippines - Earlier this month, in preparation for the STAR’s anniversary issue, I was reading about the late Max Soliven, former publisher of The.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

Protesters converge in Davao City for People Power anniversary

DAVAO CITY --- The number was not as big as in other areas during the commemoration of the Edsa People Power Revolt here. Only about 500 people showed up on Saturday at a rally here to denounce the alleged "resurgent tyranny and dictatorship" of President Rodrigo Duterte and his administration's supposed disrespect for human rights. The rally was organized by Mindanaoans for Civil Liberties as part of the 7th Mindanao Human Rights Summit held here. "It is a challenge to organizers that numbers are not as high as we want [them to be] and thus the need to work harder to popularize the issue to reach more people," said Mags Maglana of Konsensya Dabaw. Maglana agreed that the "me...Keep on reading: Protesters converge in Davao City for People Power anniversary.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

Fred Rogers, America’s favorite neighbor, celebrated in 2018

NEW YORK --- It's been 50 years since Fred Rogers first appeared on TV screens, a gentle and avuncular man who warbled "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" as he changed into a cardigan and sneakers. The low-key, low-tech "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" presented Rogers as one adult in a busy world who always had time to listen to children. That legacy burns for many in these turbulent times. "Sometimes I think I wish we had a bat signal for Mister Rogers right now," said comedian Sarah Silverman, who has hung a portrait of Rogers on the set of her Hulu series "I Love You, America" for inspiration. The golden anniversary of America's favorite neighbor's appearance is being celebrated w...Keep on reading: Fred Rogers, America’s favorite neighbor, celebrated in 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2018

Facebook pledges $10M for community leaders

LONDON (AFP) - Facebook said Friday that it will issue up to $10 million (8.2 million euros) in grants to help support and train community leaders around the world. The tech giant unveiled its new initiative at a London summit of more than 300 community leaders from across Europe. The….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2018

Gabon fights elephant poachers with hi-tech tracker collars

Ever tried to put a GPS real-time tracking collar on a five-tonne animal? Well in Gabon conservationists have begun trying to use the devices on elephants; tracking and drugging the animals, before attaching the high-tech gadgets in a bid to stop poachers and ivory trafficking. But it is not a simple task. Each operation needs around five to seven men, including a vet, scouts and trackers, to guide the group through dense jungle and locate the often shy animals. "They have to fit one or two GPS collars a day," says Jean-Baptiste Squarcini, general secretary of Gabon's national parks agency (ANPN). "It's very dangerous with our men repeatedly being charged by elephants....Keep on reading: Gabon fights elephant poachers with hi-tech tracker collars.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2018

CES 2018 | Google takes on Amazon in the fight for smart devices

Google is taking on Amazon’s Alexa to be the voice assistant of the future. At the Las Vegas CES tech expo, Google splashed out with flashy ads, colorful games, and a voice debut in an array of new smart home gadgets......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Intel chief says chip flaw damage contained by industry

LAS VEGAS, USA – Intel chief Brian Krzanich said Monday the impact of a recently discovered vulnerability in computer chips has been limited due to "remarkable" collaboration by the tech industry. Krzanich took the unusual step of addressing the security issue as he delivered a keynote ahead ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

I won an award in our Student Publication Yearly Awards! – Manila Picture

Not for this photo though, but this photo was the cover for The Lasallian’s Anniversary October Issue, so I’m pretty happy about that. 🙂 I won Best Menagerie Cover photo with my friend Juric Cancio. Also! The Photo-Feature section of the newspaper was my LOMO shots! La Salle Lomofied. YAY 😀 Jikay Laborte shot with… link: I won an award in our Student Publication Yearly Awards! – Manila Picture.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2018

Commuters to get free MRT rides on Rizal Day

The Metro Rail Transit (MRT) has announced it would be giving free rides to commuters on Dec. 30 in commemoration of the 121st death anniversary of national hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal. MRT General Manager Rodolfo Garcia said free rides could be availed from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Dec. 30, according the order he issued on Friday. During these hours, tellers at all stations would issue free single journey tickets to commuters. Garcia said he issued the order at the the request of Acting Executive Director Ludovico Badoy of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines. Malacaang proclaimed Dec. 30 as a regular holiday in commemoration of Ri...Keep on reading: Commuters to get free MRT rides on Rizal Day.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2017

Atlanta Hawks get in sync at new practice facility

By Shaun Powell, ATLANTA -- The pregnant check written by Hawks owner Tony Ressler for the team’s glossy new 90,000 square foot training center didn’t concern him as much as the more numerous, smaller ones. As in: Double practice courts? Check. Outdoor swimming pool? Check. Grilling area and on-site gourmet chefs? Check. Video game consoles and a fleet of flat-screen TVs? Check and double check. Still, Ressler and the folks at Emory Healthcare, which teamed with the Hawks to blueprint the place, wanted more for the $50 million. And so they checked off another amenity: An East Coast hub of a California sports science lab that developed a cult following among a number of players and over half the league’s teams. Peak Performance Project carted computers, high-tech gadgets and cutting edge fitness equipment from its Santa Barbara headquarters to set up shop in Atlanta. The company, or P3, helped the Hawks raise the bar in what’s become a practice facility building boom in the NBA, where the Bulls, Sixers, Nets, Kings and Raptors all recently moved into or building swanky centers that could double as country clubs. Yes, the gourmet meals, hydrotherapy pools and theater seating is quite a refreshing change from the prehistoric places in which teams trained before. The Hawks’ old setup was inside Philips Arena, where ironically players had to climb stairs to reach the Stairmaster machines and had the disadvantage of only one practice court. Perhaps the Ground Zero of practice centers, however, was used by the Nets some 20 years ago in New Jersey. They shared a gym, weight room and a locker room with pot-bellied drivers from the owner’s trucking company. Yes, Derrick Coleman sometimes showered next to Fred from Bayonne. Not only have facilities come a long way — the Nets now train on the Brooklyn waterfront with a panoramic view of Lower Manhattan — so has sports science and how it’s being embraced as a necessary part of the game. Ten years ago nobody in the NBA had their bodies poked by scientists or 'scoped by modern technology to learn more about the way those bodies function. Then P3 came along and quickly became the gold standard of technology and sports and a go-to place in the offseason for players looking for an edge. If the NBA All-Star Game draws the biggest collection of talent around the league during the year, then an athletic science lab in Santa Barbara might be next. Damian Lillard, Karl-Anthony Towns, Rudy Gobert, Zach LaVine, Andre Drummond and Kyle Korver are just some of those seduced by science. P3 collects data through assessments of a player’s body and his high velocity movements to identify his physical strengths and weaknesses, raise red flags for areas that could be prone to potential injury, and give him and his team information to help improve performance. There’s also training sessions designed to prevent injuries and enhance the muscles and movements needed to reach potential, an elite athlete optimization that’s suddenly vital to careers. “Their assessments and the data they collect are so valuable to helping you understand what needs to be done,” said Korver. “No question it was so important for my career.” In a section of the Hawks facility used exclusively for P3, there’s a straight running track, some free weights, and hi-tech treadmills. It looks simple, and in a sense, it is, although the science and technology sets it apart and makes it unique. The center can test and train 12 to 15 athletes at a time over a two-hour period. Thousands of athletes from various Olympic, amateur and pro sports have been through the doors in Santa Barbara. No athlete can train without an assessment first. Once the data is received, then a workout conducted by bio-mechanists and performance specialists and tailored specifically for that athlete, based on the results. There’s no one-size-fits-all philosophy at P3. “It’s all individualized,” said Adam Hewitt, the director of operations at P3. “All bodies are different. You can have two guys the same size and have completely different systems. One might have flexibility in his lower, but the other doesn’t. Our thought is, how do we make the athlete better using this technology?” Hewitt said this process is light years ahead of what athletes and teams did just a few years ago, mainly because science and technology is evolving and P3 is trying to stay ahead of the curve. “Others aren’t using bio-technology to assess their athletes,” he said. “We’re showing the value that we can offer. We’ve invested so much and for so long.” P3 looks at the bodies in motion with the help of motion-capture technology similar to those used in video games. The images and information allow P3 to craft workouts to strengthen limbs and also to avoid injury. Just as NBA teams have spent millions building new practice facilities and hiring nutritionists and massage therapists, Elliott thinks it’s wise they make an investment in science. “There’s a revolution going on in sports science and athlete care,” he said. “I think it was overdue in professional sports. Your average sprinter or speed skater has more science data in his physical development and he’s working a part time job at a restaurant to make ends meet. He has more resources going for him than someone you’re paying $20 million a year. That made no sense to me. Contracts are too big and players are too important to take anything to chance. There’s a lot to lose. Even if you don’t understand it all, why wouldn’t you at least want the information on the table? If you don’t have all the information then is hard to play the probability game. You’re making bets on big contracts and on players being able to perform and stay healthy.” The use of force plates to measure explosiveness while jumping is of great use for NBA players and why P3 has growing influence on most of the league. “The NBA is leading our pro sports leagues,” Elliott said. “As a league, they should be proud. The other leagues are trying to copy them. The NFL is trying to catch up, baseball, hockey, teams are starting to hire smarter people and investing more in their performance sports science staffs. A lot has changed. I feel the biggest thing is we’ve been so invested in getting insight into the data. “There’s people in academics asking questions, and people in sport are trying to do the best they can. Rarely do they come together. Our motto is bringing these together. It’s super exciting to see. At the risk of sounding pompous I’d say I’m proud of it. I know the NBA is happy because they can see the bar’s being raised.” The P3 in Atlanta will operate same as usual, with no advertising, just word of mouth and a growing number of clients. The lab anticipates helping NBA players improve their ankle and hip mobility and put them in better position to succeed through science. “It’s about turning it back to advantages to the athlete,” Elliott said. “These guys are super unique.” Veteran NBA writer Shaun Powell has worked for newspapers and other publications for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here or follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 16th, 2017

Countering health risks brought by tech gadgets

Countering health risks brought by tech gadgets.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 4th, 2017

1st Tech, Gadgets Expo set

1st Tech, Gadgets Expo set.....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2017

1st Tech, Gadgets Expo set

1st Tech, Gadgets Expo set.....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2017

PHLPost launches commemorative stamps to mark Philtrust Bank’s 100 years

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) will issue stamps to commemorate the Centennial Anniversary (100 years) of Philtrust Bank, known as the Philippine Trust Company, one of the oldest private universal banks in the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 20th, 2016

Reenvisioning tech gadgets

Reenvisioning tech gadgets.....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 15th, 2016

At Berlin tech fair, waterproof gadgets make a splash

At Berlin tech fair, waterproof gadgets make a splash.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2016

Pastime before technology set in

Today's youngsters are so hooked with their tech gadgets that even in the company of peers and friends are still glued to their mobile unit's screens. Without real social interaction, you can just imagine how they'll ever grow in their inter-personal rela.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsAug 2nd, 2016

Standing on the shoulders of giants

MANILA, Philippines - Earlier this month, in preparation for the STAR’s anniversary issue, I was reading about the late Max Soliven, former publisher of The.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 17th, 2016