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Spring Valley, Globe myBusiness: How visionaries are pinning technology in PH map

This time last year, none of us thought we would constantly be wearing masks, observing social distancing, and be this dependent on technology for work and day-to-day errands......»»

Category: techSource: thestandard thestandardOct 26th, 2020

Learn at Home: Globe MyBusiness launches e-learning webinar for educators

With schools closed for the duration of the Enhanced Community Quarantine in Luzon, many educators deem it as the perfect time to harness the power of communications technology so that students can still learn while in the comfort and safety of their homes......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 30th, 2020

A step ahead? Nike s Vaporfly shoe changing marathon game

By PAT GRAHAM and ALEXANDRA OLSON Associated Press To pick the favorites in this year's Olympic marathon, just glance at the shoes of the runners on the starting line. Anyone wearing Nike's Vaporfly model may already have a head start. The shoe has shaken up distance running since the world’s largest sports apparel company introduced it four years ago, with technology credited for helping runners shave minutes off their times. To some, the advances are an exciting revolution. Others have called it “technology doping” that risks reducing marathons to a shoe competition. “Running is so simple. That's why people love it so much. Now we have a shoe that is blurring that," said Geoff Burns, a runner and Ph.D candidate at the University of Michigan's School of Kinesiology. The controversy prompted World Athletics, the sport’s governing body, to issue its most stringent shoe regulations in decades ahead of the Tokyo Games. But the Vaporfly escaped a ban, and the debate continues. Now, Nike has a new racing shoe that also squeaks by the new rules: The Air Zoom Alphafly Next%, which was unveiled at a flashy fashion show in New York on Wednesday night. Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya wore a prototype of the shoe when he ran the world's first sub-2-hour marathon in an unofficial race in October. Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei was also in a version of the shoe when she set the world record for women in Chicago last year. Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya wore a version of Vaporfly when he won the New York Marathon in November. All three of the men’s marathon medalists at the 2016 Rio Olympics laced up a version of the shoe as well. Vaporfly shoes have become a common sight at marathons all over, easily spotted with their neon green or pink hue. Many marathoners are gladly paying the $250 price tag on Nike’s website — and sometimes more — even as they wonder how much credit they can personally take for improved results. Bryan Lam, an amateur marathoner in Washington, D.C. said he spent $400 for a pair of StockX ahead of the London Marathon last spring because the version he wanted was sold out elsewhere. He ran the marathon in 2:59.30, seven minutes faster than his previous personal best, a result he called “insane.” It helped him achieve his lifelong goal of qualifying for the Boston Marathon this year. “I’d like to think that it was because of all of my training for the London Marathon but I do think the shoes had something to do with my performance,” Lam said. “It’s definitely not a level playing field when those who can afford the shoes have that type of advantage." What differentiates the Vaporfly is a foam midsole that is lighter and less dense than others, allowing for extra cushioning without adding weight. The shoe also has a carbon-fiber plate that acts like a lever to reduce the work at the ankle. Independent and company-sponsored studies have found that the shoe gives runners a 4% edge in energy efficiency. The Air Zoom Alphafly Next% steps it up a notch with two “air pods" in the sole for extra cushioning. Both the Vaporfly and the Alphafly meet a World Athletic rule that limits the sole thickness to no more than 40 millimeters. The Alphafly will be available for sale to Nike members starting Feb. 29, meaning it meets a new rule that shoes must be available on the open market by April 30 to be allowed at the Tokyo Games. Kyle Barnes, an exercise science assistant professor at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, conducted a study around two years ago that compared the Vaporfly shoes to Nike’s Zoom Matumbo 3 (a track spike) and Adidas Adizero Adios 3. His findings showed about 4.2% more efficiency by wearing the Vaporfly model. Bottom line: Barnes estimated that slipping into the Vaporfly could potentially trim several minutes off a professional’s time and in the vicinity of 10 minutes for, say, a 4-hour marathoner. “It is a form of technology doping,” said Barnes, who co-authored the study with exercise physiology professor Andrew Kilding from Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. “You're at a disadvantage not being in those shoes. ... Everything is happening so quick right now in the shoe industry.” World Athletics sought a middle ground in its recent decision, making clear that wearing the Vaporfly will not constitute cheating. But in tightening its rules, the Monaco-based organization signaled a new era of vigilance. The governing body said an expert working group will be created to assess new shoes entering the market and placed a moratorium on certain criteria for shoes. It also banned any shoe with a sole thickness of more than 40-millimeters, or that contains more than one plate. The Vaporfly controversy has drawn comparisons to the advantages that swimmers received wearing the Speedo LZR Racer, a full-body compression suit that trapped air for buoyancy and improved performance, leading to a slew of world records. Swimming's world governing body later banned all body-length swimwear. But the minimal technology involved in running has evolved only gradually, said Burns. The last major changes, he said, came in the 1960s and '70s, when shoe manufacturers developed EVA-based foam midsoles and all-weather tracks began replacing cinder tracks. N ike also is working on a fast shoe for the 100 meters. It's called the Nike Air Zoom Viperfly and as of now will not be at the Olympics because its design does not meet the new World Athletics regulations. Nike is looking at ways to adjust the shoe so that it will comply with regulations, according to a person familiar with the discussion. The person spoke on condition of anonymity of the ongoing process since it's not public. Other companies are also pushing the boundaries of shoe technology. Saucony has a carbon-plated shoe called the Endorphin Pro, which m arathoner Jared Ward wrote in a blog felt like the shoes were “pushing me forward into more of a half-marathon cadence.” Translation: It’s fast. Joyciline Jepkosgei won the women’s marathon in New York wearing an Adidas Adizero Pro prototype, which the company said in a statement conforms with the new rules. Adidas did not release details about the shoe's technical design. Hoka One One recently came out with the Carbon X, which was described as a cushioned, carbon-plated “speed machine” for a "propulsive, responsive ride.” “We’re all fans of the sport,” said Colin Ingram, director of product for Hoka One One. “We’re all for (technology advances) as long as we're able to do it within our own DNA when we decide to jump into the foray.” For the moment, though, Nike appears to hold a sizable lead over any rival. "I suspect they're three years behind, minimum, and so it'll take a long time before race results have any real integrity in a competitive sense," sports scientist Ross Tucker wrote in an email. “It turned athletes from 2:06 to 2:04. It decided results. It changed the relationship between physiological input and performance outputs.” Burns said a new era of advanced shoe technology could potentially disrupt the prevailing sponsorship model in running, in which shoe companies generally serve as the main sponsors of athletes. Burns said more athletes may look beyond shoe companies if a contract forces them to wear a shoe that puts them at a competitive disadvantage. "If you have guys bringing knives to a gunfight, it's not a good look for the knife sponsors," Burns said. American distance runner Roberta Groner doesn't have a shoe deal and trains in a variety of brands, including a version of the Vaporfly. She could be wearing that model at the U.S. Olympic marathon trials in Atlanta later this month. "I don't get into the science," Groner said. “I just go with how I feel.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2020

Globe myBusiness, PSIA Team Up to Help IT Professionals Achieve Emotional Balance

Globe myBusiness, the micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) arm of Globe, has partnered with the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA) in helping information technology (IT) and software professionals find emotional balance in such a fast-growing industry. Software companies based in the country service clients as far as Japan, the Middle East, Europe, and the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2019

Great Deals on mobile, broadband plans await at Gift Love, Gift Local Online Sale on Globe myBusiness Shop

For small and medium enterprises, the past few months have been challenging given the loss of income or lower demand due to the restrictions implemented for everyone’s safety. Fortunately, SMEs are now gradually getting back on track, especially those who have embraced digital means to adapt to the new no-contact world......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 27th, 2020

Transformative power of 5G seen to impact PH education, health, entertainment sectors

Globe Telecom believes that making 5G technology available and accessible to more customers all over the Philippines will spur further the evolution of the Filipino digital lifestyle especially in the areas of education, health and entertainment sectors......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020

Globe expands 5G coverage

Globe Telecom Inc. has expanded its 5G coverage to 17 key cities in Metro Manila, as well as in Visayas and Mindanao, as part of its efforts to bring the latest technology to more parts of the country......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 19th, 2020

Huawei& rsquo;s Ken Hu: 5G creates new value for industries, growth opportunities

At the 11th Annual Global Mobile Broadband Forum, Huawei's Deputy Chairman Ken Hu spoke with leaders in the telecoms and digital technology sectors about the new value that 5G can bring to different industries around the globe......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 13th, 2020

Protect your business with security solutions from Globe myBusiness

There's no doubt the world has changed. As a result of the pandemic, working cultures across the globe have evolved in unprecedented ways. With the shift to remote work and online collaboration, cybercrime is more active. Criminals take advantage of organizations' system vulnerabilities, especially smaller-scale companies such as SMEs and other similarly sized businesses......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2020

Globe myBusiness, Metro Naga Chamber of Commerce back Bicol Business Month

In collaboration with the Metro Naga Chamber of Commerce, Globe myBusiness co-sponsored Bicol Business Month last August with Naga’s local government......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2020

Globe expanding VoLTE nationwide

Globe Telecom Inc. said Wednesday it is expanding its Voice Over Long Term Evolution technology nationwide to allow customers to simultaneously surf the Internet and make voice calls while enjoying clearer and improved mobile calls......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

Alden Richards to hold first virtual reality concert

Asia’s Multimedia Star Alden Richards will hold his first virtual reality concert in a global event never before seen in Philippine entertainment history as GMA Network presents “Alden’s Reality” on Dec. 8 “Alden’s Reality (AR)” gives Alden’s fans a virtual date like no other, combining cutting-edge technology and performances to produce a full-length concert and online interaction with their idol. Alden will take concertgoers to a journey that celebrates his 10 colorful years in the entertainment industry.  From heartfelt songs to adrenaline-filled dance numbers, Alden is sure to indulge everyone across the globe in his first ever virtual concert. A surprise treat also awaits his fans. Shot in 360-degree, concertgoers not only have access to front-row view, but they are also in for an immersive experience from the comforts of their home. Tickets can be purchased by logging on to www.gmanetwork.com/synergy. Philippine buyers are also given a special VIP package option at P1,200 which includes one (1) general admission ticket plus one (1) exclusive VR device to Alden’s Reality show. This special VR device takes the concertgoer to another level of enjoying the show which is set to begin streaming online at 9 pm on December 8 (Philippine time). “Through ‘Alden’s Reality,’ we are bringing you the future of Philippine concert landscape,” shares GMA Regional TV and Synergy Vice President and Head Oliver Amoroso. “We are more than excited that we are featuring Alden for our first virtual concert and that it also falls under the 70th anniversary of GMA Network. This is only the beginning. Synergy: A GMA Collaboration will be producing more events that will not only bring our Kapuso closer to their favorite artists but will also give them a unique concert experience wherever part of the Philippines and the globe they may be. We hope to see you all, virtually, on December 8.” “2020 has been a challenging year for everyone because of the pandemic,” says GMA Entertainment Group Vice President for Business Development Department III Darling de Jesus Bodegon. “We hope that through ‘Alden’s Reality,’ we can bring joy to all our Kapuso not just here in the Philippines but all over the world. We are also happy that we are able to celebrate with Alden his 10 wonderful years in the entertainment industry via this virtual-reality concert. We have been a witness to Alden’s growth as an actor and a celebrity and we are proud that he has remained humble though all these years. Alden’s Reality is his gift to all his fans who continue to support him and his journey as a Kapuso.”  Alden’s Reality (AR) is produced by Synergy: A GMA Collaboration, a group that produces ticketed and non-ticketed events and activities catering to all Filipinos across the globe. This is also GMA Network’s treat to loyal Kapuso as the country’s leading broadcast company marks its 70th anniversary. The concert is directed by Paolo Valenciano......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Japan Philippine Institute of Technology adopts new learning platform fit for new normal from Globe

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, educational institutions are adopting systems that would help students continue their learning journey in the comfort and safety of home......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 29th, 2020

Globe& rsquo;s 5G service now available to Prepaid, TM Subscribers

As more Filipinos embrace doing things digitally, from the way they learn to the way they make a living, the clamour for better internet connectivity is stronger than ever. The desire to serve this need is what propels Globe to bring internet connectivity, particularly the latest 5G technology, to more Filipinos......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 28th, 2020

Globe myBusiness secures the future of digital education at Bukidnon Faith Christian School, Inc.

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the educational system by pushing teachers and students alike to adapt to new methods of collaboration and communication. With online learning as the new norm, Globe myBusiness has partnered with Bukidnon Faith Christian School, Inc. by providing ICT tools that secure the future of education. Through the partnership, the institution […] The post Globe myBusiness secures the future of digital education at Bukidnon Faith Christian School, Inc. appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 21st, 2020

Cebu Doctors& rsquo; University boosts digital learning efforts with Globe myBusiness

As educational institutions across the country are preparing for the opening of classes in August, many are preparing for the implementation of online learning capabilities. Globe myBusiness has partnered with the Cebu Doctors’ University (CDU) to digitally transform learning, so students can attend classes while they stay safe at home......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 7th, 2020

Gearing up for 5G: What& rsquo;s real, what& rsquo;s not

One of the next big things in technology is finally starting to be implemented around the world, but as the mobile tech scene gears up for 5G, it’s unavoidable for some conspiracy theories to surface -- from the simplest to the more peculiar ones. What’s the real deal about 5G? Globe will debunk  five myths that surround the latest wireless technology......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 6th, 2020

Globe E-skwela tackles online lesson creation

Live demonstrations on applications of online instructional design as well as industry best practices were featured during the latest installment of Globe myBusiness’ E-skwela online learning series......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 26th, 2020

Globe E-skwela tackles online lesson creation and materials development

Live demonstrations on applications of online instructional design as well as industry best practices were featured during the latest installment of Globe myBusiness’ E-skwela online learning series......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 26th, 2020
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Globe debunks 5G myths with studies

As the world uses technology to face the new normal, there are also great efforts to malign technology and sow fear in the people’s mind. These emerging technologies will always be the favorite subject of malicious and unfounded claims.  In recent weeks, 5G have been the subject of such claims in different parts of the world including the United States and in Europe......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 13th, 2020