I may be out-of-school but I make it a point to learn something new everyday, especially in my field of study. Learning isn’t situated only in the four corners of the classroom. Whether a new jargon, the latest news in technology or a new snippet of code, I never fail to update myself.

As far as I can remember, the last seminar/workshop I have attended was sponsored by Globe Labs & Microsoft (HTML5 + JavaScript and Developing Apps using Windows 8 Metro Style Apps Workshop). Fast forward to July 26 at past 6pm, I was already in queue outside the Isla Ballroom of EDSA Shangri-la Manila for the Accenture: Shaping the Future Forum 2012.

Feels like a student again.. No ID, no entry 😛
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Technology is nowadays a business’ best friend. Utilization of tools that enhance efficiency, and therefore, cost-effectiveness, are constantly on the rise that the business not too keen in doing so is a business that usually gets run down by competition. Then again, if we pause and think about it, some businesses aren’t putting their best feet forward mainly because of the cost of implementing these tools. Well, with these three online tools that are either free or low-cost, hesitation will be nothing more than an excuse:

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Having your own website will give you immediate exposure to over 6 Billion Internet users all over the world. Filipino Talents deserve to be shown and shared with others world wide that’s why iRepublic.ph, the first ever Do-It-Yourself Website Builder in the Philippines will be sponsoring one lucky soon-to-be online icon every month!

Whether it’s related to acting, singing, blogging, writing, cooking, or any kind of talent, you’re in! iRepublic.ph is in full support for emerging Pinoy Online Talents. Every month, iRepublic.ph will sponsor one lucky soon-to-be online icon to receive a 1 year website hosting with domain and email all for free!

Take control of the things you want to put on your own page with a very user friendly drag and drop interface – there’s absolutely no HTML knowledge or hands-on experience required! Designing your very own website is as easy as 1,2,3! Plus, get your own email by your own domain name.

Being in the industry for more than 16 years, iRepublic.ph, an iManila.ph sister company and a trade name of Tridel Technologies Inc., aims to improve lives of people through technology.

For interested parties, send your full name, email address, contact number, what you will be promoting online, and your online exposures (fanpages, blogs, twitter, website, etc. with number of fans, viewers, and followers) to marketing@irepublic.ph or call (02) 904 5557 for more details.

Tridel Technologies Inc. is located at 7F Hanston Bldg. F. Ortigas Jr. Rd. Pasig City. Visit iRepublic.ph’s Facebook Fanpage for weekly updates.

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Powermat Complete Solutions are pre-pack bundles pairing a Powermat one position charging mat and a receiver to provide a seamless upgrade to wireless charging. Charge your iPhone 4 with the Powermat 1X and Receiver Case for iPhone 4.

What’s included?

  • 1 Powermat 1X wireless charging mat
  • 1 Wireless Receiver Case for iPhone 4
  • 1 Power Supply
  • Micro USB to USB Cable

If you don’t like wires and you don’t mind sacrificing your phone’s aesthetics while you’re charging (since the receiver case adds a little depth), give Powermat iPhone 4 Charging System a try. SRP PHP 3,490.00

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The LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt™* Series heralds a new era for storage performance. Featuring a preconfigured RAID0 striped set with optional hard disks or SSDs through the 10Gb/s Thunderbolt interface, it delivers astonishing transfer rates. Reach read speeds of up to 480MB/s with the SSD model, and up to 190MB/s with the hard disk model. Now you can truly get the power of fibre channel rackmount storage–in a portable solution!

The Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series weighs just 1.4 lbs., making it a portable powerhouse. It fits in the palm of your hand, features its own cooling system, and can be connected to displays and laptops. Opt for the hard disk version and get up to 2TB storage capacity per unit (up to 240GB with SSD version). While presenting their work to a client, photographers can browse smoothly through photos in their digital libraries while experiencing zero lag time. Away from the studio, videographers can dramatically reduce the time to publish a project. They simply download their footage directly from a compatible camera to the Little Big Disk to start the editing process on the field. The SSD version will be popular with post-production teams thanks to its support for multiple uncompressed video streams and multichannel audio.

LaCie Little Big Disk

Product Specifications:

  • LA9000106 1TB Little Big Disk Thunderbolt (7200rpm)
    • SRP – PHP31,561.16
  • LA9000107 2TB Little Big Disk Thunderbolt (5400rpm)
    • SRP – PHP39,726.4

 

LaCie Rugged Mini

Rugged Design. Mini Size.

  • Shock-, rain-, and pressure-resistant
  • Password protection
  • USB 3.0: up to 4x faster than USB 2.0

Product specifications

  • LA301555 500GB Rugged Mini USB 3.0
    • SRP – PHP4,648
  • LA301558 1TB Rugged Mini USB 3.0
    • SRP – PHP7,358
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Winner of the prestigious red dot design award for Product Design, Sonic headphones have been internationally recognized for their extraordinary design quality. Engineered for music lovers who expect a refined audio experience no matter what they listen to, Sonic over-ear headphones combine high performance acoustics, sound isolation and exceptional comfort into a graceful design.

Sonic features titanium audio drivers to deliver excellent acoustic presence with clear, natural sound across the entire audio spectrum. The custom designed earcups match the natural ear shape for maximum isolation from external noise while suede covered memory foam enhances listening comfort.

Features

SRP PHP 8,990.00
  • Earcups match the natural ear shape for enhanced fit and sound isolation
  • Low-mass titanium audio drivers reduce sound distortion
  • Suede covered memory foam on earcups
  • Fully articulating earcups offer a wide range of adjustment
  • Hidden joints and gentle curves maintain a clean and seamless profile
  • Durable matte finish for a subtle appearance
  • Includes detachable audio cable
  • Integrated microphone and remote control for MacBook, iPod, iPhone and iPad
  • Right-angled audio jack
  • Includes premium storage bag with padded faux-fur lining
  • Includes 1/4″ cable adapter
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I needed to search on some stuff so I typed in google.com.ph in my browser. Today Google has honored Alan Turing, one of the known men in the filed of computing, an interactive Google Doodle.

A functioning, interactive version of the Turing Machine involves six tasks, spelling out the word Google in binary and making each letter color up one by one after each successful try.

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An Awesome Microsoft In-VIRT-Edu2012: The First

Note: Sorry for the late post, I’ve been busy with stuff and events :3

After a whole day of listening to different speakers talking about various technologies and topics, the Microsoft In-VIRT-Edu2012 finally ended. Yes, VIRT as in virtual. From morning til past 4 pm, I was sitting in front of my PC and signing onto virtual conference rooms every after ~2 hours.

Not your typical seminar, the first Microsoft In-VIRT-Edu2012 happened on May 11, 2012, with speakers coming from different parts of the world. Using their newest software Microsoft Lync, which will be the replacement for the current enterprise software Office Communicator, people from all over the Philippines were able to attend the same event without the location constraints (one of the problems of event goers, aside from schedule conflict). In the comfort of your own homes, whether you just woke up or it’s late in the evening, you will be able to say ‘Present!’.

But the fun doesn’t stop there. Participants in Manila were able to attend the after party held in Hard Rock Cafe, Makati City. An estimate of 25 people were able to come with the main objective of grabbing the free jacket *insert evil smile here*

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Ever since I stepped into college, I noticed there were only a few female students studying Computer Science, Information Technology, and all Engineering courses in my university. In my class, a third of it is composed of girls. There are some blocks that have less than 5.

Given that computer-related courses is in the top three choices of most students who enter college, the numbers are small, as is the number of female instructors.

I’m pretty sure everyone has heard about Etsy, the famous online marketplace for handmade and vintage goods, is sponsoring ten grants worth $5,000 each for ten lucky females who need financial support to participate in the summerlong program of Hacker School.

Wait, HACKER school?

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To take away the boredom, given I have things to do on my list, I read news articles on the web. That or I read a book or an actual newspaper. It’s nice to be updated and entertained by the latest news, gadgets or discoveries.

I’ll share with you today the articles that caught my eye from my most visited sites (in no particular order).

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