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Smart taps Samsung for VoWi-fi launch in Oct.

SMART Communications, Inc. is partially rolling out next month its Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-fi) call over a live network service for users of the latest Samsung devices, it said on Wednesday......»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineSep 26th, 2018

Q& A: How 5G is shaping up in PH, according to PLDT s Joachim Horn

MANILA, Philippines – PLDT’s wireless subsidiary Smart made steps towards the Philippines’ 5G future as it rolls out the next-generation wireless technology in Clark, Pampanga, with the first 5G station to be fired up before the end of the year. (READ:  PLDT, Smart launch first 5G city in Clark, Pampanga ) Within the next 12 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

PLDT to launch 5G cell site in Clark

PLDT, Inc., Smart Communications, Inc. and Ericsson will fire up the country’s first fifth generation (5G) cell site in Clark, Pampanga within the month......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

PLDT, Smart launch first 5G city in Clark, Pampanga

MANILA, Philippines – Just days before the bidding for the 3rd major telecommunications player , Smart Communications and PLDT further strengthened its hold in the telco space and launched the country’s first 5G City. The telecommunications giant signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Clark Development Corporation (CDC) to launch Clark ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

FIBA taps Kobe Bryant as Basketball World Cup 2019 global ambassador

FIBA press release BEIJING - Former NBA and USA national team superstar Kobe Bryant on Wednesday was revealed as a FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 global ambassador. Over the course of a stellar 20-year career, Bryant won five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers and two Olympic gold medals with the USA. He is widely considered to be one of the best players in basketball history and among the world's greatest athletes. His popularity in China is second to none and this is reflected by the fact that he ranks as the most followed NBA player on Chinese social media, where he has some 6.84 million followers. Bryant joins Yao Ming in becoming an ambassador for basketball's biggest competition. As a global ambassador, Bryant will help promote the World Cup and take part in activities on the Road to China 2019 as well as at the first-ever 32-team edition of FIBA's flagship competition. "Growing up in Italy and spending many years visiting China, I have always appreciated the global impact that basketball has had on the positive development of young people," Bryant said. "I'm honored FIBA has invited me to serve as an ambassador for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019. I hope my participation inspires and motivates the best players from the 32 participating teams to represent their respective country on the world's biggest stage. I look forward to seeing who will lift the trophy next year." FIBA President Horacio Muratore welcomed the latest FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 global ambassador. "We're thrilled and honored to have a basketball and sporting legend of Kobe Bryant's caliber join us in building up to next year's World Cup," he said. "This speaks to the impressive stature of our flagship competition. With a record number of participating teams and as the culmination of the ongoing Qualifiers, the FIBA Basketball World Cup in China will be a truly unique event and the sporting fixture of 2019. "Kobe has proudly represented the USA on the world's biggest stages, where he's achieved the highest successes. As such, it's only fitting to have him take on this role ahead of our biggest-ever competition." Announcing Bryant as a global ambassador is the latest in an impressive list of exciting activities taking place ahead of the World Cup. Previous ones have included: unveiling Yao Ming as the first ambassador; revealing the competition's logo and mascot; the start of the World Cup Qualifiers to determine the 31 teams joining hosts China; and marking 100 days to the start of China 2019 with the presentation of Tissot countdown clocks in all eight host cities. Before the competition tips off on August 31, more activities and milestones will take place, including the launch of the Trophy Tour and the competition's draw on March 16, in Shenzhen......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

Every major announcement at the Huawei Mate 20 launch

MANILA, Philippines – After Samsung, Apple, and Google have unveiled their best and brightest in the year's second half, it's now Chinese giant Huawei's turn to wow us with their newest flagship: the Mate 20 series. (READ:  Here’s how Huawei's Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are shaping up )  Huawei, which is toe-to-toe with Apple in the number two spot in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Intel’s latest processors are for gamers and creators

On Monday at Intel's Fall Desktop Launch Event, the company announced the 9th Gen Intel Core I9-9900K processor, which it is calling no less than the "World's Best Gaming Processor," alongside six other processors. As of now, you can pre-order what Intel has named the "World's Best Gaming Processor," the 9th Gen Intel Core I9-9900K, or any other from the series of desktop processors that wereintroducedat the Fall Desktop Launch Event. Intel introduced seven Core X-series processors ranging from eight to 18 core counts, up to 36 threads and 24.75 megabyte Intel Smart Cache, to satisfy the needs of all users from content creators to software developers to gamers, but th...Keep on reading: Intel’s latest processors are for gamers and creators.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Smart, Samsung roll out voice-over-WiFi service

PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications Inc. is partnering with Samsung in rolling out voice-over-WiFi (VoWifi) services next month......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

Samsung sets new Galaxy device launch for October

SAN FRANCISCO: Samsung sent out invitations Friday for an October 11 event to launch a new mobile device under its Galaxy line. The invitation offered few details but the mention of “4x fun” led to speculation the about a new smartphone with four cameras or possibly a foldable handset. The South Korean electronics giant, the… link: Samsung sets new Galaxy device launch for October.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

Samsung sets new Galaxy device launch for October

SAN FRANCISCO: Samsung sent out invitations Friday for an October 11 event to launch a new mobile device under its Galaxy line. The invitation offered few details but the mention of “4x fun” led to speculation the about a new smartphone with four cameras or possibly a foldable handset. The South Korean electronics giant, the [...] The post Samsung sets new Galaxy device launch for October appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

Ginebra Kings launch title bid vs winless Dyip

Three weeks after winning the Commissioner’s Cup title, crowd-favorite Ginebra plunges back into action against Columbian Dyip today in the PBA Governors Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

Kings launch govs bid

Easily the most dominant team in the last three seasons next to sister team San Miguel Beer, Barangay Ginebra finally launches its campaign for a third straight PBA Governors’ Cup gem as it plays Columbian Dyip at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Gin Kings and regular partner Justin Brownlee meet….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 30th, 2018

Google Play notifies gamers ’Fortnite’ not available on Play Store

Gamers and "Fortnite" fans are getting notifications from Google Play that the game is not available on the Play Store. The launch of beta access for "Fortnite's" Android version had fans excited to finally play the game on their Android devices. However, the title was initially limited to Samsung devices and will be rolled out gradually to other brands. Beta access required gamers to register on a waiting list where they would get an email with instructions on how to play. Gamers would later discover that looking up "Fortnite Battle Royale" on Google Play returned a specified message that the game was not available on the platform, as first reported by 9to5Google. One g...Keep on reading: Google Play notifies gamers ’Fortnite’ not available on Play Store.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Samsung is making its own smart speaker, the Galaxy Home

Samsung is wading into the smart-speaker market with an entirely new product called the Galaxy Home. The speaker has a large, rounded body and sits on a tripod – a very different design from competing speakers offered by Amazon.com, Google, Microsoft and Apple. Samsung announced a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

PLDT taps Ericsson for 5G deployment

PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications Inc. and technology giant Ericsson are teaming up to deploy the country’s first 5G pilot network within the first half of next year......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Smart taps Ericsson for 5G roll out in first half of 2019

PLDT, Inc.’s wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. said its rollout of fifth generation (5G) technology is set for the first half of 2019 as it ties up with Ericsson. The post Smart taps Ericsson for 5G roll out in first half of 2019 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 promotional video leaks ahead of launch

MANILA, Philippines - It seems customary now for most soon-to-be-launched devices to experience a whole bunch of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

PBA: Tim Cone knows lights-out Game 1 will stir up the beehive for SMB

Ginebra head coach Tim Cone says that the Gin Kings did everything on their part to steal the first game against the San Miguel Beermen in Game 1 of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals. With such a game plan, Ginebra filled the chambers with 61.5-percent shooting, including a scorching 13 out of 25 from downtown. Even he can't help but marvel at his team's shooting display, opening the post-game press conference with a hint of surprise. "We were firing on all cylinders, and we kinda got them on their heels early and just never let up. Those games happen. They happen in the Finals, they happen any time," the winningest coach in PBA history said. Cone added that the team's fiery offense never stopped from the get-go, as the lead ballooned to as large as 39 (119-80), midway through the fourth quarter, merely cascading their strong start. In a dominating Game 1 victory, the American coach expects San Miguel to come out firing for Game 2 on Sunday, and expects their opponents to launch a haymaker from tip-off. "But all we did basically was stir up the bee hive, and they're gonna be coming back, sting us big time in Game 2. But at least we came out, we were aggressive, and we played with confidence." Cone again was quick to shower praise to versatile import Justin Brownlee, who again did a masterful performance with 42 points on 85.7-percent shooting, adding nine assists, seven rebounds, two blocks and a steal.  "Basically you can't stop him one-on-one, so they're gonna have to get another defender, and we'll have to read that, see where it's coming from, and try to figure out how to battle it." As for Game 2 on Sunday, Cone obviously does not expect the team to be that hot again, but he hopes a little bit of luck come again at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. The long-time coach even took one of his former team's mantras to the Ginebra locker room, and it could not be more apt.  "Yesterday ended last night. So, this game ends tonight, tomorrow is a whole new day. So we can't let this success here affect the success going forward. It's too easy to think that, 'oh, we've arrived.'" Calling adversary Leo Austria as an excellent one in terms of adjustments, Cone could only hope how his team can do as he expects his opponents shifting to fifth gear next time around. "If I told you I'd have to kill you. Kidding aside, I think that we'll see ... That's the problem with winning a game in a series rather than losing. When you win a game, the reaction all goes to the other team, they make the adjustments, then you gotta come into the game and be ready to adjust to their adjustments." "...But we're not gonna come in doing exactly the same thing, either. We're gonna try to change some things up and try to keep them unbalanced." __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

ONE: At 51 years old, martial arts legend Renzo Gracie believes he s at his best

Martial arts legend Renzo Gracie is set to make his return to MMA on Friday at the Mall of Asia Arena when he takes on fellow veteran Yuki Kondo at ONE Championship: Reign of Kings. At 51 years old, many would argue that Gracie is way past his prime, but the sixth-degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt believes that age is really just what you make of it. “The funny thing is, if you believe you are old at 30, or if you believe that you are very young at 30, both ways, you are right. So you are what you believe.” Gracie said during the Reign of Kings Press Launch, Tuesday afternoon at the City of Dreams Grand Ballroom. Eight years removed from his last professional MMA bout, Gracie believes that he’s even in better shape now than he was during his supposed peak years. “I believe that I’m better now than I was when I was 25.” Gracie then shared an interesting outlook on being considered as ‘over the hill’ so to say. “Most people say, ‘You know, you’re getting over the hill,’ What they don’t understand is that climbing the hill is the tough part. You have no view, you’re just pushing yourself up. When you get to what they call ‘over the hill’, that’s where you pick up the speed, and the view, it’s wonderful.” Truth be told, Gracie didn’t need to come back. It’s not as if he needed to fight. For the MMA legend, it’s about loving the fight, and wanting to be part of something as big as ONE Championship. “I’m at the best time of my life, I have everything, I didn’t need to be here, but how could I miss the opportunity to be part of something as great as this amazing sport? I had to embrace this, I had to push myself, I had to be in shape. “ “I honestly believe that I’m in my best right now. Mentally, the way that I prepared was very smart, I was completely injury-free, I’m feeling like a check for a million dollars that didn’t bounce.” Gracie added.   Renzo Gracie takes on Yuki Kondo in a legend-versus-legend fight at ONE Championship: Reign of Kings on Friday, July 27th at 8:30 PM on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23! .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 25th, 2018

AI head: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to feature Bixby 2.0

Gray G. Lee, head of the AI Center under Samsung Research, said Thursday the upcoming flagship Galaxy Note 9 will adopt an upgraded artificial intelligence platform, Bixby 2.0. To the question of the expected launch of Bixby 2.0, Lee told The Korea Herald that the upcoming flagship smartphone model in the second half of the year would feature the advanced Bixby platform, after a press conference to announce Samsung's vision for AI. According to his remarks, Bixby 2.0 will be upgraded with enhanced natural language processes, improved noise resistance capability and quicker response times. Samsung is preparing to unveil the Galaxy Note 9 in August, which will be one of the at...Keep on reading: AI head: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to feature Bixby 2.0.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Batanes now LTE-connected

BASCO, Batanes – The Philippines' northernmost islands and its smallest province – Batanes – now has a viable option to connect to the internet with the arrival of telco Smart's LTE network. The PLDT subsidiary celebrated the milestone at a launch event held in the province's ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 5th, 2018