Tech shorts: New gaming mouse, PUBG Turbo Cup Challenge

MANILA — Here are a few of the newest information and updates from the tech world. 

These aren’t endorsed by ABS-CBN News. 


Canva Philippines will maintain its first-ever Communities Mega Webinar, “Usapang Canva,” on May 26 as a part of its efforts to coach freelancers, entrepreneurs, and educators.

The webinar is free and open to all and can be livestreamed on Canva Philippines’ official Facebook web page.

Canva is a web-based visible communications platform that contains a drag and-drop person interface and a variety of templates akin to shows, social media graphics, and posters.

It additionally has a library of fonts, inventory images, illustrations, video footage, and audio clips to assist enterprise house owners, freelancers, and academics convey their concepts to life. 

The Mega Webinar will characteristic demonstrations and studying classes about Canva’s options together with Video Suite, Photo Editor, Smartmockups and Quick Create.

Participants can even get an opportunity to take residence free 3-month Canva Pro entry, permitting them to unlock different premium options akin to a number of Brand Kits, Background Remover, Magic Resize, and Content Planner.


Globe has partnered with Ortigas Malls to supply on-line and onsite options, with the aim of augmenting the latter’s Community Card memberships by 2024. 

Under the tie-up, Globe is offering Ortigas Community Cardholders with premier GPlan cell postpaid offers and unique reductions on Globe At Home broadband merchandise.

Cash-in machines have additionally been deployed throughout varied Ortigas Malls, doubling as e-loading and invoice fee stations to diversify prospects’ choices.

Customers may get pleasure from cashless QR funds via GCash Scan-to Pay after they store and dine in Ortigas Malls institutions.

GoWiFi has additionally been put in in frequent areas of Ortigas Malls, giving public entry to as much as 60 minutes of free Internet per cell gadget every single day. This service is on the market in Greenhills Mall, Tiendesitas, Capitol Commons and Estancia Mall, and Industria Mall.


Grab has rolled out a brand new mortgage service program known as Quick Cash, which permits retailers to accumulate a enterprise mortgage with no collateral wanted, and a versatile reimbursement time period from 6 to 12 months. 

Interested retailers solely want to substantiate their service provider particulars with Grab with no extra necessities wanted, they usually can obtain their wanted capital and monetary help in lower than 7 days.

More particulars can be found on Grab’s web site. 



“Magandang Buhay” host Melai Cantiveros is the brand new ambassador of GrowSari, a tech-enabled B2B platform that helps small bodily retail shops within the Philippines akin to sari-sari shops and carinderias. 

The app supplies micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) entry to a variety of merchandise at distributor costs and equips them with handy instruments to develop and maximize their earnings. 

GrowSari customers can place their orders and broaden their neighborhood choices akin to telco loading and payments fee. It additionally presents MSMEs help within the type of a credit score facility that gives further capital to increase their assortment and maintain stock ranges wholesome. 


Consumer finance firm Home Credit Philippines (HCPH) has formally made its customer support out there 24/7. 

The 24/7 service permits prospects to hunt help from a customer support consultant about their considerations by sending a message via the official Facebook and Twitter accounts of HCPH.

Customers who’re searching HCPH’s official web site might click on the “Chat with Us” icon on the decrease proper aspect to ship of their queries. Another possibility is to ship an e-mail on to the corporate. 



Global protection and homeland safety firm MKU not too long ago unveiled a primary of its form physique armor system and state-of-the-art optronics options, at this 12 months’s Asian Defense and Security exhibition.

The Kavro Body Armor System contains an built-in rucksack, the Insta Load Distribution System (ILDS), a fast launch system, a laser minimize molle system, and a hydration pack.

The Kavro rucksack ranges from 30kg to 60kg in capability and might be simply connected, mounted, and managed. The ILDS is an higher physique exo system that offers with the load carried by the soldier by lifting it off the shoulder, again, and backbone and redistributing it to the hips and legs for better mobility and endurance.

Meanwhile, the Netro Optronics NB3100 Night Vision Goggles is made specifically for pilots to assist them simply navigate the plane throughout Nap-of-the-earth (NOE) maneuvers, whereas flying at very low altitudes to keep away from enemy detection and assaults in a excessive risk surroundings, or whereas flying off, or touchdown, at evening, or throughout pitch darkish situations in harmful environments.

The Netro TD-5100 Night Sight, however, enhances the situational consciousness of tank operators by precisely analyzing the contours of the terrain, particularly throughout full evening operations.

In the final three years, MKU has equipped 120,000 physique armors, 30,000 helmets, and greater than 1000 evening imaginative and prescient gadgets to the Philippine Army, The Philippine International Trading Corporation, and Philippine National Police. 



The Pokemon Company has introduced a three-episode on-line animated collection primarily based on the online game Pokemon Legends: Arceus. 

“Pokemon Hisuian Snow” is an unique story that takes place within the Hisui area, with the primary episode launched final May 18.

It is beneath the course of Ken Yamamoto and written for the display by Taku Kishimoto, with animation created by Wit Studio.



Razer has unveiled the Viper V2 Pro, an ultra-lightweight wi-fi aggressive gaming mouse packed that’s designed hand-in-hand with esports professionals’ suggestions. 

More than 20% lighter than the Viper Ultimate, the Viper V2 Pro has next-generation switches, higher battery life and the all-new Focus Pro 30K Optical Sensor.

The Focus Pro 30K Optical Sensor achieves a whole decision accuracy of 99.8% and is supplied with AI performance akin to Smart Tracking, Motion Sync, and Asymmetric Cut-off.

The Viper V2 Pro is priced at P8,990 at Razer’s web site, the model’s Shopee and Lazada retailers, and approved retailers. 


Smartphone model Vivo is asking one of the best of Gen Z avid gamers and esports audiences because it kicks off the very first PUBG Turbo Cup Challenge Tournament.

Players from Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, and the Philippines will battle it out on July 9. The match is organized in collaboration with Mineski Global.

The Vivo PUBG Turbo CUP Challenge could have three phases: nation qualifier, nation finals, and SEA finals, and all can be executed in a Battle Royale type. These phases will consist of 4 video games the place gamers should discover and compete in 4 maps — Erangel, Sanhok, Miramar and Vikendi — within the third particular person perspective.

More particulars can be found on the Vivo Turbo Cup web site. 

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