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Major CES gadget show turns to tech for virtual salvation

The Consumer Electronics Show known for crowds, sensory-overload, and deal-making is relying on technology it has long hawked to put pizzazz into its first virtual event, kicking off Monday......»»

Category: techSource: thestandard thestandardJan 10th, 2021

Massive US tech show becomes a digital event

The 2021 Consumer Electronics Show kicked off Monday as a virtual event, aiming to showcase technology innovations from around the world in an event forced by the pandemic to go online......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 12th, 2021

Big tech show aims for digital connections

Washington---Forced by the pandemic to go online, the massive annual gathering for the technology industry normally held in Las Vegas still wants to be a place for connections, even if virtual......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 9th, 2021

‘Virtual’ Emmys open with cardboard cutouts, remote video calls

Host Jimmy Kimmel opened the Emmys on Sunday from an empty Los Angeles theater filled with cardboard cutouts of the nominees, marking the start of Hollywood’s first major Covid-era award show. “Hello and welcome to the pand-Emmys,” said Kimmel, as producers cut to archive footage of a star-studded audience, before revealing the venue’s empty seats. […] The post ‘Virtual’ Emmys open with cardboard cutouts, remote video calls appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 21st, 2020

Streaming consciousness

The show must go on for Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival as it turns to digital screenings and virtual events for its 16th edition running until  Aug. 16......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 9th, 2020

Dustin Johnson emerges from a pack to lead PGA Championship

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dustin Johnson supplied the birdies, eight of them Saturday at the PGA Championship, the most he has ever made in his 157 rounds of major championship golf for a 5-under 65 and a one-shot lead. Brooks Koepka supplied the needle. Koepka recovered from three straight bogeys to salvage a 69 and stay within two shots of a leaderboard more crowded than any of San Francisco's congested highways. At stake is a chance to become only the seventh player to win the same major three straight times. He surveyed the cast of contenders, and focused on the guy at the top. “I like my chances,” Koepka said. “When I've been in this position before, I've capitalized. He's only won one. I'm playing good. I don't know, we'll see.” As he stepped away from the microphone, Koepka smiled and said to Jason Day, “How about that shade?” They laughed. Too bad this isn't a two-man show. The final round at Harding Park figures to be wide open, just like it was on a Saturday so wild that eight players had at least a share of the lead during the third round. Johnson lost his yardage book and still found his way through an enormous crowd of contenders. He made a double bogey on the ninth hole and still bounced back with a 31 on the tough, windy back nine. He needed all eight of those birdies on a day of low scores, long putts and endless possibilities. One possibility is Koepka hoisting the Wanamaker Trophy for the third straight year, which hasn’t happened since Walter Hagen won four in a row in the 1920s when it was match play. The last player to win any major three straight times was Peter Thomson at the British Open in 1956. Koepka was two shots behind on a board that features only two major champions among the top six. Scottie Scheffler, the PGA Tour rookie from Texas, ran off three straight birdies only to miss a 6-foot par putt on the final hole. He still shot a 65 and was one shot behind, in the final group at his first PGA Championship. Cameron Champ, who has the most powerful swing on tour, shot 67 and joined Scheffler one shot behind. Johnson was at 9-under 201 as he goes for his second major title. For all the chances he has had, this is only the second time he has led going into the final round. The other was down the coast at Pebble Beach, his first chance at winning a major. He had a three-shot lead in the 2010 U.S. Open and shot 82. Now he is more seasoned with experiences good (21 tour victories) and bad (five close calls in the majors). “I'm going to have to play good golf if I want to win. It's simple,” Johnson said. “I've got to hit a lot of fairways and a lot of greens. If I can do that tomorrow, I'm going to have a good chance coming down the stretch. ... I'm just going to have to do what I did today. Just get it done." Among the cast of contenders are major champions like Koepka, Jason Day and Justin Rose, and fresh faces like Scheffler, Champ and Collin Morikawa. Also right there was Bryson DeChambeau, thanks to a 95-foot putt for birdie on his last hole. Turns out he can hit long putts, too. Missing from all this action is Tiger Woods, who didn't make a birdie until the 16th hole and is out of the mix for the fourth straight major since his emotional Masters victory last year. A dozen players were separated by three shots. Li Haotong, the first player from China to lead after any round at a major, was leading through 12 holes until his tee shot didn't come down from a tree. He made double bogey, dropped two more shots and finished four shots out of the lead. Johnson didn't have smooth sailing, either, especially when he couldn't find his yardage book. He thinks it slipped into the bottom of the golf bag, and he didn't feel like dumping his 14 clubs all over the ground to find it. Austin Johnson, his brother and caddie, had a spare yardage book. Johnson shot 65 even with a double bogey on the ninth hole. Mistakes like that might be more costly on Sunday with so many players in the mix. Even those who struggled — Rose, Daniel Berger, Tommy Fleetwood all settled for 70 — are only three shots behind. Adding to the drama will be the lack of atmosphere, this being the first major without spectators. Paul Casey said he still didn't feel nerves from the lack of people. Perhaps that helps with younger players in the hunt for the first time. It also could make it difficult for players to know what's happening around them without any cheers. Then again, Johnson won the U.S. Open in 2016 at Oakmont without knowing the score as the USGA tried to decide whether he should be penalized for a potential rules violation earlier in the round. He had to play the last seven holes without knowing his score. It's just one example of what Johnson has endured in the majors. There was a penalty that knocked him out of a playoff in the 2010 PGA at Whistling Straits for grounding his club in sand without realizing it was a bunker. He had a 12-foot eagle putt to win the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, only to three-putt for par and a silver medal. But he's back for another shot, and his game looks to be in order. He has the power, and on this day, he had the putting. “I definitely have experience in this situation that definitely will help tomorrow,” Johnson said. “I’ve been in the hunt a bunch of times in a major. I’ve got one major. ... Still going to have to go out and play really good golf.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 9th, 2020

Meet the trusted trainer making sure Thirdy s true focus is on Japan

Thirdy Ravena will have to play guard for San-En NeoPhoenix in Japan's B.League. "He can play shooting guard. He can play small forward," Phoenix Co., Ltd. President Kenjiro Hongo said in his native tongue in the three-time UAAP Finals MVP's introductory press conference last Friday. "We will also try him at point guard. He will be a key player for us this season." Only, Ravena has been, for the most part, a forward in his time in Ateneo de Manila - both Jrs. and Srs. - and has only dabbled at the 2-spot for times under head coach Tab Baldwin. As it turns out, though, the 6-foot-2 all-around player has long been prepping and priming for this. And he has been doing so with the help of a trusted trainer - Jolo Tamayo of True Focus. "We have been doing things he has never done before because he's trying to become a point guard or a shooting guard. That's why we focused on ballhandling and improved his perimeter shooting to make him a deadly three-point shooter," he said. For Tamayo, it's no surprise at all that Ravena is getting the golden opportunity to showcase his skills abroad as, from the very start, the latter has proven his discipline and determination to the former. "Thirdy is very humble and hardworking. He trains as if he was an underdog and is always hungry for improvement," the youthful trainer said. Tamayo then recounted two inspiring instances of Ravena's fire and desire to be better. "One time, we were doing a drill and his nose was bleeding, but he didn't stop until the drill was over. I was so in awe because I thought he would relax when he realized (what was happening to his nose), but he still gave his 110 percent," he said. "Another instance was during the holidays when the gyms were closed early and since he came from Antipolo, I thought he wouldn't be able to train. But he said, 'Kahit dyan lang tayo sa harap ng kotse. Basta makapag-training,'" the founder of True Focus said. "We still trained in the parking lot until 12 midnight. That's how thirsty Thirdy is in training and I think this is what separates him from the rest of the competition. With all those, Tamayo just feels fortunate to have the golden opportunity to help Ravena spread his wings even further. "We were just introduced by a common friend and, to be honest, I thought it was a long shot for us to work with Thirdy," he shared. He then continued, "We were just lucky that Thirdy was free one day and he gave us a chance to show how we make things work." Even better for True Focus, having Ravena with them gives them just the boost they need to keep moving forward with their program. In particular, this is all more than enough proof for Tamayo that he is on the right path after he had to take a detour in his playing career because of an ACL injury. "This is all very fulfilling because I never had a trainer who made me better. I'm still chasing my dream to be a basketball player, but I'm very ecstatic because while doing so, I could help other young players achieve their dreams and become better in the sport they love," he said. The guard-turned-trainer once suited up for Colegio de San Juan de Letran in the NCAA Jrs. from 2015 to 2017 before a knee injury sidelined him. While on the shelf, he used all the time he had in his hands to learn tips and tricks to improve his game - tips and tricks that until now, he's sharing with students of True Focus. While their no. 1 student is now headed to Japan, Tamayo said his education with them is far from over. "We can always try out new things like virtual training and coaching, but of course, everything would still depend on Thirdy's availability. For me, I'll just watch his games in Japan and shares insights on what we need to tweak," he said. He then continued, "I will always be here to support him and once he comes back here after Japan, I'm sure he'll be a beast - a beast that will still want to be better." --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 27th, 2020

Mt. Kanlaon, Bulusan show signs of possible phreatic eruptions

MANILA - The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has cautioned residents living near Mt. Kanlaon in Negros and Mt. Bulusan in Sorgoson to be prepared as the two volcanoes are showing signs of "phreatic or steam-driven explosions."In a virtual public briefing, Phivol.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 7th, 2022

How Darren Espanto is taking charge of his career

Darren, who’s the main host of the digital program TNT POP Show shares, ‘My next goals for my showbiz career would be to release music internationally, to receive an international recognition, star in another movie or even a series and to stage more major concerts.’.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 5th, 2021

mWell, PH& rsquo;s First Fully Integrated Health & Wellness App launches via Virtual Press Conference

Metro Pacific Health Tech Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, is transforming the digital health care ecosystem with mWell, an all-in-one app meticulously created for the Filipino’s holistic well-being, providing professional consultations, wellness programs, products, and delivery services......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 25th, 2021

New K-pop museum: Virtual tour of HYBE Insight in Seoul

Under the three main themes of "sound," "movement" and "story," the museum attempts to show the power of music and suggests different ways to appreciate it. .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

vivo V21: How can users& rsquo; productivity benefit from a bigger RAM storage

Global smartphone brand vivo brought to the market its flagship product, the V21 series, which incorporates virtual RAM in its technology. While “RAM” is a term often used by people who are no strangers to tech, for starters, it might be another jargon that needs a little bit of interpretation......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 6th, 2021

3 idol ni MJ Felipe: Boy Abunda, Mario Dumaual at Ogie Diaz

NAPAPANOOD sa Kumu ang PopCinema online game show tuwing Wednesday, 7 p.m. hosted by Bianca Gonzales-Intal and MJ Felipe na nasa ikatlong season na pala.  Ang mga interview nila sa SB19, MNL48, Julia Barretto, Elijah Canlas at Kokoy de Santos, BGYO at iba pa ay naka-upload na sa YouTube. Sa ginanap na virtual mediacon para […] The post 3 idol ni MJ Felipe: Boy Abunda, Mario Dumaual at Ogie Diaz appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

All-Out Sundays kicks off GMA 71st anniversary

All-Out Sundays’ Christian Bautista, Julie Anne San Jose, Barbie Forteza, and Ruru Madrid have recently joined the entertainment press in a virtual junket to talk about their show’s special episode this Sunday......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

Springsteen to return to Broadway in June, vaccines required

US rocker Bruce Springsteen announced Monday that his eponymous hit Broadway show will reopen in June, making him the first megastar to perform for an indoor audience at a major venue since the city began reopening......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Show cause order issued to Cebu City bar for violating social distancing rules

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO) of Cebu City has issued a show-cause order to the management of a bar in Barangay Kasambagan this city, asking them to explain the reported disregard of health protocols last Saturday, June 5. Police Major Renz Talosig, Mabolo Police Station chief, said this as […] The post Show cause order issued to Cebu City bar for violating social distancing rules appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 6th, 2021

Why The Apprentice experience is priceless to Pinoy bets Alvarez, Sangalang

Before announcing the ultimate winner of The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition in Episode 13, the reality show held a reunion of all sixteen candidates via Zoom on May 20. The virtual event was hosted by award-winning Radio and TV presenter Dom Lau......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 6th, 2021

PPO stages virtual pocket show

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra stages its next series of online concerts billed as The PPO Spotlight: Virtual Pocket Performances to be streamed tomorrow, June 4 at 8:00 p.m. through the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Website......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2021

‘Probinsyano’ ni Coco sasabak sa mahaba-habang lock-in taping; tatapusin na kaya sa Setyembre?

POSIBLE palang last cycle na ng  taping ng “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” dahil sasabak na ang buong cast at production sa mahabang-mahabang “lock-in.” Ito’y base na rin sa kuwento ni Yassi Pressman sa kanyang solo virtual mediacon para sa bago niyang game show ng TV5 (bilang host) na “Rolling In It Philippines.” Natanong kasi ang dating […] The post ‘Probinsyano’ ni Coco sasabak sa mahaba-habang lock-in taping; tatapusin na kaya sa Setyembre? appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 25th, 2021

Yassi bagong game show ng TV5 ang kapalit ng pag-alis sa ‘Probinsyano’

NAMAMAOS si Yassi Pressman nang humarap sa virtual mediacon ng bagong game show ng TV5 na “Rolling In It Philippines” na nagmula sa United Kingdom handog ng Viva Television, Sari-Sari at Cignal TV at magsisimula na sa Hunyo 5. Ang “Rolling In It” ang dahilan kaya kinailangang lisanin ni Yassi ang “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano”, matagal […] The post Yassi bagong game show ng TV5 ang kapalit ng pag-alis sa ‘Probinsyano’ appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 25th, 2021

Coldplay fan? Here s how to watch Glastonbury virtual concert in the Philippines

One of the performing arts' foremost festivals is now set for this weekend's great show online......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 21st, 2021