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Are AI Newscasters and Anchors the Future?

Powered by machine learning, digital composites, and synthesized voices, AI newscasters and anchors have started to pop up all over the globe, including the Philippines. Locally, it caused quite a stir, prompting statements from various media organizations such as the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) calling for a review of policies to […]

GMA’s New AI Sportscasters Are A Horrible Idea

GMA Network news is embracing AI tech most horrible way: it recently announced that it would be utilizing two Artificial Intelligence (AI)-generated sportscasters for the upcoming National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Season 99. Now while executives at GMA News might have thought having AI sportscasters sounded like a good idea on paper, it’s a terrible […]

Globe Prepaid eSIM to be Available this September via GlobeOne

After confirming that a prepaid eSIM is in the works, Globe has announced that they will be offering it exclusively at the GlobeOne App this September. The digital-exclusive strategy is part of Globe’s commitment to a future-ready and streamlined user experience. By offering a prepaid eSIM, Globe wants to help potential users eliminate the hassles […]

Musk Wants X To Become A Paid App

Elon Musk is potentially mulling over a drastic change for X, formerly Twitter, that could affect how everyone will use the platform in the future: he wants his microblogging site to become a paid app, essentially charging everyone using it a monthly subscription fee. Speaking to, of all people, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during […]

Apple has made iPhone 15 Pro Repairs More Reasonable

One of the things people dread as iPhone owners is the very expensive cost of repairing it if the glass back or display gets shattered. Back glass repairs can cost as much as $550(~Php 32k) on an iPhone 14 Pro Max, which is approximately the cost of an iPhone SE or an iPhone 11. That […]

OPPO Enco Air3 Pro Now in the Philippines with Php 5.5k Price

OPPO makes the Enco Air3 Pro its latest TWS offering in the Philippines with a Php 5.5k price. As a premium offering that has support for LDAC codecs, the Enco Air3 Pro can transmit up to 990kbps of audio wirelessly–which is 3x more than conventional SBC Bluetooth codecs. It also gets OPPO’s Alive Audio feature […]

MacBook Air 15 Gets Big Discount for a Limited Time

If you are looking to buy a new Apple product but find the iPhone 15 Pro too expensive, Beyond the Box has a special promo with Metrobank from September 15 to 16, where you can get up to a Php 15k discount for the MacBook Air 15. The special discount applies to the 8GB/512GB variant […]

AirPods Pro 2nd Generation Gets Updated with USB-C

To go along with the iPhone 15 and 15 Pro series’ shift to USB-C from Lightning, Apple has silently updated the 2nd Generation AirPods Pro with a USB-C port as well. Aside from the port upgrade, it is essentially the same with the 2nd Generation AirPods Pro that was announced in September last year. Beyond […]

The Fujifilm GFX100 II Can Shoot 8K and has AI Smarts

Fujifilm finally unveiled an update to its 102-megapixel medium format camera with the GFX100 II. Its 102-megapixel sensor has been updated to have double the readout speed to give it improvements in video, autofocus, and burst shooting speeds. This updated medium format sensor, which measures 43.9×32.9mm and is 1.7x bigger than a 35mm full-frame sensor, […]

Infinix, TECNO Maintain Lead in the Philippines for Q2

Despite smartphone shipments in the Philippines declining by 2.1% year-over-year and 20% quarter-over-quarter, Transsion group–which consists of Infinix, TECNO, and itel–maintain their lead in terms of market share for the second quarter of 2023. Based on data from IDC, Transsion group garnered a whopping 38.3% market share in the Philippines, with realme at a distant […]

Meta May Offer Paid, Ad-free Facebook In Europe

Meta is reportedly seriously considering a paid, ad-free subscription for both Facebook and Instagram in the EU, a decision likely spurred on by higher data privacy standards in the region according to the New York Times. There’s no word on how much these ad-free subscription tiers would be, though it’s pretty much guaranteed that an […]

Huawei Also Silently Announces Mate 60, to be Globally Available?

Aside from the Mate 60 Pro, Huawei also silently announced the regular Mate 60 as well. While they have confirmed to Android Authority that the Mate 60 Pro will not be made available outside of China, the regular Mate 60 might have better odds for global availability. How different is the regular Mate 60 then? […]