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Global Education Leaders Join Hands in 2019 Smart Education Expo March 26 – 29 to Focus on Future Education Development

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2019 Smart Education Expo brings together world-renowned educational leaders, institutions, and professional experts to share their policy and insights on future education development from March 26th to 29th. The 2019 Smart Education Expo is organized by the Institute for Information Industry (III) to focus on equity, quality and lifelong learning and to also commit on developing society skills and digital transformation required for every citizen in this dynamic and evolving digital era. 


As our objective to explore innovative ideas for future education development, for the first time 2019 Smart Education Expo will initiate an Education Forum along with 2 Education Talks focusing on Smart Campus Development and STEAM Education. Higher Education Industry Solutions Director at Microsoft, Dr. Alexandros Papaspyridis, Director General of Technology and Higher Education Resources, Dr. Ali Ghufrom Mukti, and Director of Tampere LUMATE Centre, Dr. Riikka Lahtinen, will be further accompanied by education leaders from 10 different countries to address their extensive knowledge and experiences in developing strategies in EdTech industry, innovative STEAM education.

Smart Education Expo visitors will be able to find innovative education solution, the latest learning and teaching technology from 40 different companies. Fast Talks will also be featuring new techniques and practices from schools, start-ups and innovators to share on problem solving strategies based on real life models. 

Future educational technology is dynamic and evolving. This environment makes it critical to create cultures focused on constant learning and upskilling for next generation, therefore 2019 Smart Education Expo creates an abundance of opportunities to exchange ideas with educational leaders, disregard old practices and absorb new skills and insights about future educational development. Please visit https://en.smartcity.org.tw/index.php/en-us/expo/smart-ed for further information.


Sennheiser Wireless Earbuds Now Available at The Loop by Power Mac Center

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Filipino audiophiles and music lovers are in for a treat as The Loop by Power Mac Center at SM Mall of Asia is adding to its product lineup the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless earbuds with Bluetooth 5.0 support and touch controls for a variety of functions. Revealed at IFA 2018, these are the first wireless earbuds Sennheiser introduced to the market.

The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless retails at PHP 19,990. Payments via WeChat and Alipay are also accepted. 

By simply tapping the earbuds, users can choose tracks, adjust volume, and even answer and end calls through its intuitive touch pad technology. Other features are provided by the free downloadable Smart Control app for iOS and Android, such as Smart Pause, a smart feature which pauses audio when one of the earbuds is removed, and Transparent Hearing, an add-on that controls how much outside or ambient noise users want to hear.

“With people now more mobile, the demand for devices which support the lifestyle are definitely growing, and we at The Loop by Power Mac Center are fulfilling that by providing cutting-edge technologies like the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless. Its smart and connectivity features ensure that users never miss a beat or a moment,” said Power Mac Center Director of Marketing and Product Management, Joey Alvarez.

Users can also connect the earbuds to their phone’s smart assistant, making it possible to enable Siri and Google Assistant with just a tap. This allows more time to do activities or work on the go as it removes the need to reach for and physically activate the phone.

A global leader in producing top of the line audio products, Sennheiser made sure the MOMENTUM True Wireless earbuds deliver only superior stereo sound performance at all times with its 7mm drivers powered by the company’s audiophile driver technology. This provides advanced Qualcomm apt-X Low Latency compatibility and AAC codec support, allowing users to experience media with perfectly lip-synced audio. Clear voice conversations are also assured by the device’s 2-mic-beamforming technology. 

All in all, the audio technology within the earbuds allows it to have a frequency response of up to 21,000 Hz.

“Filipinos love entertainment, and their demand for high-quality sound grows in every medium, whether it’s a film, TV series, or music. In addition, the country is home to a budding mobile market. We’re very excited to bring our Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless here since we believe that it answers both demands—being able to provide high fidelity audio while also making traveling hassle-free thanks to its various smart and touch functions,” said Sennheiser Asia Managing Director, Martin Low.

Its sleek premium black housing, polished metallic spin ring, and gold-plated charging pins also make the MOMENTUM True Wireless an ideal fashion accessory. The earbuds are also splash-resistant and its ear adapters come in four different ear tip sizes. Battery life can last for 4 hours but this can be prolonged up to 12 hours, thanks to its fabric-wrapped case which also acts as a charging station.

Power Mac Center Service Centers at Northeast Square in Greenhills and SM Mall of Asia are now Sennheiser Authorized Service Centers. For service inquiries, you may contact (02) 725-4PMC (4762).

Get GRID 2 for Free When You Subscribe to the Humble Bundle Newsletter

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The Humble Bundle Gods have graced us once again with a free game! For a limited time, you’ll get a free copy of GRID 2 when you subscribe to their newsletter. Not exactly free since you’re doing something to get it. But hey, at least it’s not gonna cost you real money.

You have at least two days and 19 hours (at the time of writing), or while supplies last to claim GRID 2. Humble Bundle is also generous enough to bundle it together with GRID 2 – Bathurst Track Pack and GRID 2 - Spa-Francorchamps Track Pack. Oh, and just remember. Make sure to claim it by March 21st. March 21st 2019 at 10 a.m. Pacific time to be exact.

Source | Humble Bundle


GeForce GTX 1660 Available Now: Turing Tech and Performance Starting At US$219

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The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is still coming fresh, but it seems NVIDIA as it again as it announced the GeForce GTX 1660. 

Priced at US$219, the GeForce GTX 1660 features 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM, 1408 CUDA Cores, and a boost clock of almost 1.8 GHz. On average, it’s 35% faster than the GTX 1060 3GB at 1080p, and compared to the Maxwell-architecture GTX 960, it’s 130% faster.

In other words, the GTX 1660 delivers the performance necessary at 1080p to play the latest games at smooth, enjoyable framerates, with rich levels of graphical detail.

The GTX 1660 has been crafted using the same Turing-architecture technology as the aforementioned GTX 1660 Ti, meaning it has:

Improved performance and capabilities in the latest games, and those coming soon
Support for Adaptive Shading technology, which further improves performance in supported titles
Support for G-SYNC Compatible gaming monitors
NVENC technology for single-PC broadcasting
Game-enhancing techs like Ansel, Freestyle, GameStream, GeForce Experience, Highlights, and ShadowPlay
And more!

If you want a GeForce GTX 1660 for your system, it’s available now from the world’s leading add-in card providers, including Asus, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Inno3D, MSI, Palit and Zotac. Pricing starts at US$219 and will vary based on partner designs, features and region.

COLORFUL Debuts iGame GeForce GTX 1660 Ultra 6G Graphics Card

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Colorful Technology Company Limited, professional manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards and high-performance storage solutions is proud to announce the latest graphics card for gamers from the iGame series. COLORFUL iGame GeForce GTX 1660 Ultra 6G features NVIDIA Turing shaders to bring life action like never before all made possible by the evolution to 12nm; More cores, more shaders, more power. 


The new COLORFUL iGame GeForce GTX 1660 Ultra 6G brings to the table an excellent upgrade for gamers coming off from previous generation graphics cards who want to experience the new generation of mainstream gaming. The iGame GeForce GTX 1660 Ultra 6G delivers excellent performance for its class as well as great cooling and build quality for gamers that want a high-quality card for their gaming systems. 

Based on NVIDIA’s new Turing GPU architecture, the GTX 1660 Ultra 6G brings the Turing GPU performance an affordable rate and carries benefits from the architecture including performance and efficiency improvements. COLORFUL’s iGame series of products are designed from gamers’ feedback, and is a constantly improving over every generation. The iGame GTX 1660 Ultra 6G is built to provide great value as well as performance for a true iGame gaming experience.

The COLORFUL iGame GeForce GTX 1660 Ultra 6G has an MSRP of $219.



ASUS Announces TUF Gaming and Phoenix GeForce GTX 1660

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ASUS today announced GeForce® GTX 1660 graphics cards, adding new products into the TUF Gaming and Phoenix lineups. These new graphics cards follow on the heels of the recently announced GTX 1660 Ti, bringing even more competitive graphics card options for gamers. The GeForce GTX 1660 GPU leverages the impressive raster performance of the Turing™ architecture to provide an ideal foundation for AAA 1080p gaming, or a plug-and-play upgrade for aging systems. 

Built TUF
Subjected to a battery of compatibility tests with TUF Gaming motherboards, as well as a 144-hour validation program involving a variety of in-game and synthetic benchmarking, the TUF Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 targets gamers that prefer a longer upgrade cycle. To ensure long-term durability, each card is manufactured with ASUS Auto-Extreme technology and reinforced with a backplate. The cooler is also equipped with two 80mm fans that have dual ball bearings, which can last up to twice as long as sleeved designs. 


Never Stop Gaming
The Phoenix GeForce GTX 1660 has one large 100mm fan that’s packed full of technology to increase durability and performance while maintaining a small footprint. Our patented Wing-blade fan design incorporates drooped tips to reduce drag, while an IP5X dust-resistant housing protects two sets of ball bearings to ensure a long lifespan. Phoenix cards are also manufactured using Auto-Extreme technology, an automated production process that utilizes robots to enhance reliability.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING
ASUS Phoenix GeForce® GTX 1660 and ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce® GTX 1660 will be available from partner retailer stores starting March 15, 2019. 
Pricing are as follows:
TUF-GTX1660-O6G-GAMING – PHP 15,400.00
TUF-GTX1660-6G-GAMING – PHP 15,100.00
PH-GTX1660-O6G-GAMING – PHP 13,900.00
PH-GTX1660-6G-GAMING – PHP 13,600.00

MSI Gaming brings a win-win campaign to their RTX™ powered Gaming Laptop owners

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MSI will run 2 campaigns for RTX! These promotions were made to give additional happiness for customers who will buy MSI RTX-ready laptops from March to April this year.

First off, MSI will extend their #ReviewandReceive promotion for customers who purchased and will purchase any RTX™ powered MSI Gaming Laptop from February 1st to April 30th of this year.

Aside from the regular bundle, every legitimate purchase of any RTX model will be considered as one (1) entry to participate in the campaign.

All reviewers will be entitled to receive 1 MSI Jacket and 15$ worth of Steam Wallet per entry, upon completing the instructions listed below:

Mechanics:
1.         Post a review about your product experience on your MSI Gaming Laptop with RTX Graphic card
2.         Share the post on your Facebook timeline with a photo of your laptop (set to public)
3.         Include the hashtags #ReviewandReceive #MSIgaming
4.         Take a screenshot and Copy link of your post
5.         Visit this link for steps on how to redeem the Steam Code https://msi.gm/RRPROMO; For claiming the jacket, participants will receive an email from MSI Philippines on how to redeem.

The second campaign might be the best campaign for you! With MSI’s RTX Triple Threat Campaign, Buy one MSI Geforce RTX™ 2080/2080Ti Laptop and get Battlefield™ V, ANTHEM™, and Metro Exodus!



Buy one MSI Geforce RTX™ 2070/2060 Laptop and pick one from Battlefield™ V, or ANTHEM™, or Metro Exodus!

Experience realistic, detailed, and vivid graphics with powerful weapon as you conquer these RTX-capable games! Better played via Gaming Mode to ensure that proper lighting is set to best available and no background applications will affect the full performance while gaming. Campaign will run from March 5th to April 4th 2019

Want to experience RTX™-powered MSI Gaming Laptops before buying? You may visit MSI concept stores for a hands-on demonstration and experience.


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