Sunday, June 23, 2024

Essential Tech Gadgets for Your Pet Dogs

In today's tech-savvy world, our furry friends can also benefit from innovative gadgets designed to enhance their well-being and safety. If you’re a dog owner looking to provide the best for your pet, consider investing in these essential tech gadgets.

1. Smart Collars

Smart collars are among the most versatile gadgets available for dogs. These collars often come equipped with GPS tracking, activity monitoring, and even health insights. A GPS tracker ensures you can quickly locate your pet if they wander off, providing peace of mind. Activity monitoring helps you keep tabs on your dog's daily exercise, ensuring they stay fit and healthy.

2. Automatic Feeders

Maintaining a consistent feeding schedule is crucial for your dog's health. Automatic feeders allow you to dispense the perfect portion of food at set times, even when you're not home. Some advanced models come with smartphone apps that let you control feeding times and amounts remotely, ensuring your dog never misses a meal.

3. Interactive Toys

Dogs need mental stimulation just as much as physical exercise. Interactive toys, such as treat-dispensing puzzles or electronic balls, keep your dog engaged and entertained. These gadgets are perfect for preventing boredom and reducing anxiety, especially when you’re away.

4. Pet Cameras

Pet cameras are a must-have for any dog owner who wants to keep an eye on their pet while away from home. These cameras often feature two-way audio, allowing you to talk to your dog and hear their responses. Some models even come with treat dispensers, so you can reward your pet remotely. This can help reduce separation anxiety and keep your dog calm.

5. Smart Dog Doors

A smart dog door is a fantastic solution for pet owners who want to give their dogs the freedom to go outside while maintaining security. These doors use microchips or collar sensors to ensure only your pet can enter and exit, keeping unwanted animals out. They can be programmed to lock and unlock at specific times, offering added convenience and safety.

6. Health Monitoring Devices

Health monitoring devices, such as smart bowls and wearable sensors, track your dog's food and water intake, activity levels, and even vital signs. These gadgets provide valuable data that can help you and your vet monitor your dog's health more effectively, catching potential issues early.

7. LED Collars and Leashes

Safety during nighttime walks is crucial. LED collars and leashes ensure your dog is visible in low-light conditions, reducing the risk of accidents. These gadgets are rechargeable and come in various colors, combining functionality with style.

Investing in these tech gadgets can significantly improve your dog's quality of life and your peace of mind. With the right technology, you can ensure your furry friend stays healthy, happy, and safe.

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Your Vivo V30e Can Capture Breathtaking Golden Hour Portraits

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Capturing precious moments with family and friends has become more important than ever. Whether you are at a cozy family dinner, hanging out with friends, or going outdoors to bond with family over stories you want to share with each other, photos allow you to carry these unforgettable moments with you for a long time.

When taking photos you want to save, you don’t need an expensive camera to take quality pictures. With current technological advancements in smartphones, budget-friendly device options that do not punch a hole in your pocket now offer impressive photography capabilities.

One of the options that stands out in the smartphone market is the Vivo V30e, which you can get for Php 17,999. It combines affordability with high-quality camera features, ensuring you won't miss out on capturing life's memorable moments, especially when taking portraits.

Utilize the golden hour of the day with Vivo V30e

The second golden hour of the day usually happens from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM, the last hour before the sun sets. During this time, the soft, warm, and diffused sunlight creates a beautiful, natural glow that enhances the quality of your photos.

With the 50MP Sony IMX882 ultra-sensing camera of vivo V30e, photos come out well with stunning clarity and detail, making it perfect for the golden hour snaps you want to take. Photos look more realistic with the most accurate color reproduction of super photosensitivity advanced technology.

The 2x portrait mode on the Vivo V30e is ideal for taking professional-quality portraits. This feature brings the subject closer to the frame, making faces clearer, figures more prominent, and the background more noticeable.

Taking photos is a wonderful way to keep cherished memories alive. Don't miss out on the golden hours of the day. Whether you're an early bird or active in the afternoon, you have two opportunities to catch the perfect golden hour photos with Vivo V30e!

Seize today's golden hours to elevate your photography game! Purchase the Vivo V30e now for only Php 17,999 and start saving precious moments in detail. This smartphone ensures that every picture you take becomes a treasure for you to keep.

Get yours today by visiting Vivo concept stores and kiosks nationwide, or shop online via Shopee, TikTok, and Lazada. Learn more about vivo V30e's features by checking the official Vivo website.

PLDT, Smart partner with CDC to boost MICECON CLARK 2024

Leading integrated telco network PLDT Inc (PLDT)'s wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) and PLDT Clark Telecom Inc (Clarktel) are teaming up with Clark Development Corporation (CDC) for the upcoming Meetings, Incentive Travel, Conventions and Exhibitions (M.I.C.E.) Conference.

Under the partnership, PLDT Clarktel and Smart will provide internet connectivity for MICECON CLARK 2024, held from July 10 to 12.

Leading the ceremonial signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) were CDC President and CEO Atty Agnes VST Devanadera, Smart FVP and Group Head, Regional Customer Development-Luzon Hoyle Raul Disuanco and PLDT Clarktel President John Gonzales.

Also present at the signing ceremonies were Atty. Pamela B. Felizarta, Department Head/Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Joint Strategic Operations at Smart; Joselito Mercado, Chief Operations Officer, PLDT Clarktel; CDC Board of Directors Atty. Maricris Ang-Carlos, Atty. Pablo de Borja, Atty. Manuel Feliciano; and other CDC executives.


“We are happy that we are having this proactive and strategic partnership. We are dreaming that on our parks, we have the connectivity when people come,” Devanadera said.

“This partnership is a testament to our longstanding collaboration with the CDC to ensure that we can support the connectivity needs of participants and exhibitors at the MICECON, and of businesses and offices in CDC on the whole,” Gonzales said.

“We are happy to have this MOA as it provides us an opportunity to intensify our level of engagement with the CDC and be involved more strategically in planning their communication needs,” Disuanco said. “We look forward to working together toward the common objective of providing meaningful connections across Clark.”

Last year, Smart also signed lease agreements covering telco facilities inside CDC, boosting connectivity for enterprises and other locators.

This initiative is in line with the PLDT Group's drive to empower communities and enable the creation of smart cities through meaningful innovation, a fundamental part of its overall support for the government's digitalization push. It also contributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG), particularly on SDG No. 9 – Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure.

Friday, June 21, 2024

Fusion Specialty Americas adds R&W, Tax, and Contingent Capacity with HDI Global Specialty SE

New York, June 2024 – Fusion Specialty (“Fusion”) is proud to announce the expansion of its global partnership with leading specialty insurer HDI Global Specialty SE (“HDI”) to the Americas, adding further capacity for its R&W, Tax, and Contingent insurance business.

In a market where securing new capacity is increasingly challenging, the expansion of this partnership further strengthens Fusion’s M&A insurance capabilities and presence in the region, exemplifying the company’s strategic vision for global growth.

Commenting on the expanded partnership between HDI and Fusion, David Rogers, Fusion’s Executive Chairman, said: “Fusion’s partnership with HDI has gone from strength to strength over the years. They have been our partner since the inception of our business in Australia, expanded to the UK and the EU last year, and now to the US. The addition of HDI to our Fusion Americas panel of insurers completes the global partnership between HDI and all of Fusion’s hubs.”

Jim Clark, CEO of HDI Global US, explained the significance of the partnership with Fusion: “Our strategic partnership with Fusion in the US marks a significant milestone in HDI Global’s continuing growth strategy in the region. With Fusion’s proven expertise and robust SME portfolio, we are poised to significantly strengthen our service offerings for clients and diversify our risk exposure. This reinforces our reputation as a key player in Transactional Risk insurance within the SME and LMM sectors. In addition, this collaboration underscores our commitment to innovation and growth while allowing us to act as a preferred Partner in Transformation for our client’s business in an evolving market.”

Michael Mora, CEO of Fusion Americas, further noted: “With HDI, we have added an A+ rated carrier, significantly enhancing our ability to offer R&W, Tax, and Contingent Liability products on a primary and excess basis. Expanding our partnership with HDI to Fusion Americas is a testament to our business performance and strong results both in the US and globally.”

Mora, who was recently promoted to CEO of Fusion Americas from Managing Partner, has been instrumental in working with HDI across multiple jurisdictions since Fusion’s founding in 2018.

He added: “Fusion’s global capabilities and partnerships set our offerings apart from every other transactional liability MGA in the market.  We have a truly global team that provides round-the-clock service and expertise in every jurisdiction in which we operate and distribute Fusion’s transaction insurance products”.

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Honor of Kings Launches in Philippines Today

June 20, 2024 - It’s time for players worldwide to team up and experience intense, strategic team-based battles with today’s release of Honor of Kings for iOS and Android devices across Japan, Korea, South East Asia, Latin America, North America, and Europe.

Developer Timi Studio Group and publisher Level Infinite have shared an all-new trailer to celebrate.

Check out the video here 

Furthermore, all 85 launch Heroes plus the newly added Hero, Sun Ce, will be available to trial for free during the first month so players can find the ones that best suit their style. Players will also have the opportunity to unlock up to 28 of these Heroes and 21 Skins for free simply by fulfilling certain in-game activities. 

Who will you pick?

The original mobile MOBA, Honor of Kings was designed from the ground up to be optimized for the platform and continues to evolve in line with the latest device capabilities. However, the team has never deviated from the game’s core development tenets:

  • Free to Play, Fair to Win: A level playing field where success is not determined by an ability to spend but a player’s skill and effort

  • Cutting Edge Accessibility for All: The game’s initial download has remained as small as possible for low-end devices and the team is constantly integrating new device features that improve the overall experience

  • Captivating Characters and Compelling Content: An initial roster of 86 dynamic Heroes and 100s of Skins at launch will grow over the coming months along with further in-game events that include collaborations with global and regionally relevant brands and celebrities

  • Welcoming Community through Best-in-Class Matchmaking: Honor of Kings prides itself on fostering a community where like-minded players can meet and compete against those from a similar skill level

To hear more from the development team watch this welcome video

With support for 14 languages, a worldwide server network, a diverse roster of Heroes, and content and cultural references that will resonate with players from around the globe, Honor of Kings will bring players together as one wherever they are based. 

Esports News

Starting on June 29, 13 teams from Southeast Asia, Brazil, Türkiye, MENA, LATAM, and Western Europe will converge on the Sunway Velocity Mall in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, to compete in the Honor of Kings Invitational Season 2 Tournament. Up for grabs is a share of the USD 300,000 prize pool and eight guaranteed slots for the Honor of Kings Invitational Midseason which will form part of the Esports World Cup.

The Honor of Kings Invitational Midseason Esports World Cup will feature the top 12 teams worldwide to battle it out for a total prize pool of USD 3,000,000. 

Head to the Honor of Kings Esports websiteFacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube for the latest details!