Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Win a PALIT GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GameRock Graphics Card with “Build a PALIT logo in Minecraft” Contest

To reignite the creativity of Minecrafters, leading global PC gaming graphics card manufacturer, PALIT has announced the “Build a PALIT logo in Minecraft” contest. Participants can stand to win the latest PALIT GeForce® RTX 2080 SUPER™ GameRock graphics card and Steam Wallet Codes.

“Build a PALIT logo in Minecraft” contest will be held from 1st June to 30th June 2020. To participate, Minecrafters can build a PALIT logo within Minecraft and post a video or the image on Facebook, Instagram or YouTube with the contest hashtag #BuildPalitInMinecraft. For more information about submission details and contest terms and conditions, please visit https://campaign.palit.com/minecraft/apac.

Winners are decided based on the votes from partnering media companies for the Media’s Choice Award, as well as the top 3 “Most Likes” social media posts. Steam digital wallet codes will also be given to 20 lucky winners.

The contest is only open to residents of Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Hong Kong and Myanmar. Winners will be announced on the PALIT Facebook Page by 10th July 2020.

Learn more about “Build a PALIT logo in Minecraft” contest at https://campaign.palit.com/minecraft/apac.

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Monday, June 1, 2020

Sony Electronics Introduces the Digital Camera ZV-1, A Newly Designed Camera for Casual Video Shooting

(MANILA, PHILPPINES) – Sony has announced the new pocket-sized digital camera ZV-1(hereafter referred as “ZV-1”) – a lightweight, compact “all-in-one” style solution perfect for casual video shooters who are currently using their smartphone to shoot casual videos and share on social networks or chat applications for communication. Designed from the ground up for casual video shooting, the ZV-1 combines easy-to-use features with uncompromising imaging technology, making this the perfect tool for users to shoot and share casual daily videos. 

“Sony’s new ZV-1 was purpose-built to meet the needs and demands of today’s casual video shooters,” said Ryo Ochi, General Manager, Digital Imaging Division, Sony Electronics Asia Pacific. “We are always listening to our customers, and this camera is the result of direct feedback from our extended community. Featuring an innovative design plus many new technologies, settings and modes, it will allow beginners to shoot casual videos in ways they have never been able to before. The ZV-1 aims to let the subject shine in any environment. Every single feature is optimized for casual video shooting.”

The ZV-1 features a 1.0-type stacked Exmor RS® CMOS image sensor with DRAM chip and 24-70mm F1.8-2.8 ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* large-aperture lens creating beautiful background bokeh (background blur), allowing the subject to stand out from the background. The camera locks on and track subjects with high accuracy and speed using Sony’s leading-edge autofocus system. The ZV-1 also includes the latest-generation BIONZ X™ image processor with front-end LSI delivering high resolution as well as low noise for superior image quality. It also combines this exceptional imaging technology with high-quality and versatile audio options. The ZV-1 is Sony’s first compact camera with a side-opening Vari-angle LCD screen, making it easier to compose your shots in mobile phone-friendly view while connecting external audio accessories. To meet any video need, the ZV-1 contains advanced video features including 4K movie recording and in-body image stabilization.

Meeting the Needs of Today’s Casual Video Shooters

Quickly Switch Between two modes of Background Bokeh
The ZV-1 offers a simple solution to easily switch between two levels of background bokeh while recording. Using the new Bokeh Switch function, rapidly adjust the optical aperture between more and less background defocusing blur without losing focus on the subject. Located on top of the camera, this Bokeh button is easily accessible and makes aperture control a breeze.

Focus on the Subject You Want
The ZV-1 makes it easier than ever to quickly shift focus onto the objects that users want to show off. Gone are the days of placing a hand behind an object to prompt the camera to bring it into focus thanks to a new Product Showcase Setting, which allows for quick and smooth focus transitions between the subject’s face and the object placed in front of the lens.

Building on the leading-edge technology developed for α™ (Alpha™) and RX series cameras, this new compact camera includes advanced autofocus (AF) allowing it to lock on and track subjects with high accuracy and speed while recording. For maintaining focus on the intended subject or subjects in busy environments, Real-time Eye AF and Real-time Tracking for video allows the ZV-1 to seamlessly switch focus between multiple subjects while controlling the AF speed and tracking sensitivity.

Prioritize Your Face
Extreme changes in lighting, like walking outside on a sunny day and suddenly move from a bright location into shade, are no problem for the ZV-1 thanks to the new Face Priority autoexposure (AE) function. It detects and prioritizes the subject’s face and adjusts the exposure to ensure the face is depicted at an ideal brightness in any environment.  This AE technology also suppresses an abrupt change in exposure if the subject quickly turns away from the frame to eliminate unexpected blown-out or extremely dark shots.

ZV-1 with VCT-SGR1

Natural Color
The ZV-1 features advanced color science re-engineered to optimize skin tones. To enhance emphasis on the subject’s face – especially when shooting in selfie mode – the ZV-1 creates a smooth and natural complexion, while also maintaining sharp images of the mouth and eyes in both videos and stills.

Crystal Clear Audio
High quality content requires clear, excellent audio quality, and the ZV-1 is well-equipped to produce just that with reliable and versatile audio options. The ZV-1’s onboard mic features Sony’s latest Directional 3-capsule Mic which was designed for forward-directional audio capture, allowing for clear capture of the subject’s voice while minimizing background noise. For added flexibility, the ZV-1 also features a standard 35mm mic jack (3.5mm) and Multi Interface Shoe™ (MI shoe) making it easy to connect a wide range of external microphones. The ZV-1 is also supplied with a wind screen accessory that fits on the MI shoe to minimize wind interference.

ZV-1 with VCT-SGR1

Design and Functionality Optimized for Creative Expression Through Video
The ZV-1 was designed with casual video shooters in mind. This compact, lightweight (approx. 294g / 105.5mm x 60.0mm x 43.5mm) camera is the first Sony compact camera with a side-opening Vari-angle LCD Screen, allowing casual video shooters to simplify their setup by utilizing the MI shoe for optional external mics without the need of an additional mounting bracket.

Comfortably operate the ZV-1 with one hand thanks to the easy-to-hold comfortable built-in body grip and a large movie REC button located on the top of the camera for quick access to video recording, as well as a recording lamp on the front of the camera that indicates if the camera is actively recording.

The ZV-1 also includes advances in image stabilization, ensuring steady video even when shooting hand-held while walking. When recording in HD (Active mode), optical and electronic stabilization methods are combined to reduce shaking up to 11 times that of standard SteadyShot™. When shooting 4K video using Optical SteadyShot (Active mode), there is improvement in stabilization effect of up to 8 times that of standard SteadyShot. The ZV-1 is also compatible with the VCT-SGR1 Shooting Grip offering additional stability, convenient access to video recording button and zoom control.

Class-Leading Video Features
Despite the small form factor there are a multitude of pro-level movie making capabilities, including:
-  4K movie recording with full pixel readout and no pixel binning in high bit rate XAVC S™ codec. 
-  Industry standard 3.5mm microphone input
-  Hybrid Log-Gamma (HDR)  / S-Gamut3.Cine / S-Log3, S-Gamut3 / S-Log3
-  Interval Shooting for stunning time-lapse videos
-  Super Slow Motion recording at up to 960fps 
-  Compatibility with ‘Movie Edit add-on’ from the “Imaging Edge™” mobile application for image stabilization while editing Highlight ability to edit aspect ratios for IG etc.

The Sony ZV-1 will soon be available in the Philippines.

Exclusive stories and exciting new content shot with the new camera and Sony’s other imaging products can be found at www.alphauniverse.com, a site created to educate and inspire all fans and customers of Sony’s α - Alpha brand.

New content will also be posted directly at the Sony Photo Gallery.

A product video on the new ZV-1 can be viewed here.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

VinAI Deploys Vietnam’s First NVIDIA DGX A100 for NLP Research World’s First Five-Petaflops AI System a Perfect Fit for Research Lab

NVIDIA today announced Vietnam's first deployment of the new NVIDIA DGX A100. system at VinAI, the country's first research lab. VinAI has big plans for the GPU-accelerated data centre in a box, which offers 5 petaflops of AI computing power and integrates eight NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs. The new AI system is a perfect fit for training language, image and video models, as well as other ambitious projects that utilise a large amount of GPU power and high-speed interconnect technology. The research lab aims to advance understanding of the fundamentals in machine learning and deep learning and to investigate how they enable new AI methods in computer vision and natural language understanding.

VinAI will focus on the development of new AI applications, especially those that help enable more natural human interaction with machines through voices, gestures, behaviours, and biometrics, or from smart sensors and devices. From its strategic location in Southeast Asia, VinAI is drawn towards major problems in developing countries that might otherwise be overlooked in the research community. It has contributed to the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by automatically analysing tweets for COVID-19 events and enabling face recognition of people donning face masks. VinAI wanted to expand its NVIDIA DGX-1 cluster to improve its scale and performance, especially for training large Vietnamese language models.

The NVIDIA DGX A100 is the ideal solution for powering today's most challenging AI workloads, from training to inference to data analytics. "Our lab's utilisation is always maxed out at 100 percent so the new DGX A100 system will give our team the compute power to tackle our most complex problems," said Dr. Bui Hai Hung, Director, VinAI. "Our medical imaging team is also using NVIDIA Clara for a few tasks so we are also hoping some of our work can be pushed upstream." Around 70 research scientists, residents and engineers will be relying on the new AI system, which will be part of VinAI's NVIDIA DGX cluster.

This number is expected to double by the end of this year. Accelerated data centre in a box The NVIDIA DGX A100 is a 5-petaflops accelerated data centre in a box that provides the power and performance needed for AI researchers. Based on the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, it packs eight NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs to provide 320GB of memory for training large AI datasets, inference and data analytics workloads. Using multi-instance GPU technology, multiple smaller workloads can be supported by partitioning the DGX A100 into as many as 56 instances.

In combination with integrated high-speed NVIDIAR MellanoxR HDR networking interconnects, the DGX A100 delivers an elastic infrastructure for research centres. "The new NVIDIA DGX A100 will empower VinAI to optimise computing power and resources to accelerate diverse workloads and scale with ease as its needs increase. We will work closely with VinAI on an architecture level and from a developer's perspective to ensure success and leadership across their AI projects," said Dennis Ang, Director, Enterprise Business, SEA and ANZ Region at NVIDIA.

More information about the DGX A100 is available at https://www.nvidia.com/dgxa100

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

KINGMAX launched TWS Bluetooth earbuds JoyBuds511 with dual microphones and CVC noise reduction technology

Targeting the huge market demand for mobile phone peripherals, world’s renowned memory manufacturer, KINGMAX Group, following the launch of its mobile phone peripherals - memory card, mobile battery and encryption card, recently announced the debut of TWS Bluetooth 5.0 earbuds JoyBuds511, the currently most popular mobile phone peripherals. JoyBuds511, is the first KINGMAX TWS Bluetooth earbuds, adapts high quality Qualcomm Bluetooth chip which exhibits Bluetooth 5.0’s advantages such as low power consumption, low latency, stable connection, etc.

It supports Qualcomm’s exclusive aptX audio coding and produce rich and balanced optimal sound quality. Besides excellent listening experience in audio and video playback, JoyBuds511 also enhances noise reduction in voice calling with built-in dual microphones and CVC 8.0 noise cancellation technology. When making calls outdoors with strong wind or in noisy places, it can attain noise reduction effect, allowing users to enjoy clear phone calls.

Multi-function touch key, smart paring and power on & off
Users of older Bluetooth 4.2 headsets encounter unfriendly user experiences such as “unstable connection, short power life, sound delay, inconvenient pairing settings, etc.” KINGMAX TWS Bluetooth earbuds JoyBuds511 directly upgrades to latest Bluetooth 5.0, eliminating all disadvantages of Bluetooth 4.2 headsets. With just a simple initial Bluetooth connection setup, you can automatically pair, connect and switch on and off through the charging cabin in subsequent uses, and switch between stereo and mono modes. “Multi-function touch key” allows users to easily answer calls, play music, select previous or next song, control volume and activate voice assistant on the phone with just a touch of a finger.

Enhance articulate voice calling quality by CVC 8.0 noise cancellation technology with dual microphones
KINGMAX TWS Bluetooth earbuds JoyBuds511 adapts digital signal processing technology to optimum sound quality. With its built-in CVC (Clear Voice Capture) 8.0 noise canceling software and dual microphones, it filters out human sound and suppress surrounding noise to produce better call clarity, even making calls outdoors with strong wind or in noisy places, it can achieve noise reduction effect and thus make voice communication clearer. TWS Bluetooth earbuds JoyBuds511 presents excellent sound quality for voice calling, music playing and gaming.

Bluetooth earbuds JoyBuds511 features a flat in-ear design for comfort wearing. The flat design which fits close to the ears makes it less likely to fall off during exercise or activities. Also, with its rain and sweat resistant IPX7 waterproof design, it is highly recommended for users who love outdoor sports, workout or jogging. It also comes with 3 different sizes of earplug that can be changed based on personal comfort to achieve sound blocking effect. Users who value sound quality or indulge in the gaming world are able to experience headphone positioning and balance in low, medium and high tones, and outstanding stress-inducing effect.

Long-lasting power cycle, quality assurance, high performance
KINGMAX TWS Bluetooth JoyBuds511 features long-lasting power and uses high quality lithium battery that passed Korea Certification (KC). It can achieve up to 6-7 hours of continuous usage according to the volume level of both sides. With the charge cycle of the exclusive 480mAh lightweight charging cabin, it can attain more than 26 hours of usage time, allowing uninterrupted usage even without charging for the day. JoyBuds511 TWS Bluetooth earbuds have obtained CE, NCC and KC certifications, and comply with RoHS specifications. The products have to pass strict certification standards before leaving the factory to ensure optimal quality and user experience. The product will soon be available in various countries online and physical stores in May 2020.

For more product information, please visit KINGMAX website http://www.kingmax.com.tw/en-global/product/product/Model/JoyBuds_511

Product features
- Bluetooth 5.0 version advantage with longer using time and stable connection.
- IPX7 water resistance provides more protection to resist rain and sweat.
- Articulate voice calling quality by CVC noise cancellation technology with dual microphones
- Adapt Qualcomm high-end chip to supports aptX codec audio transmission
- One touch multiple button for music playing, song selecting, voice assistant calling and volume controlling
- Professional toning technology to present real, balanced and superior sound quality
- Automatically and easily power on/off, paring and connecting
- 480 mAh charging case with battery indicator provides longer using cycle
- In-ear wearing and flat design avoid dropping
- Three-size ear tips to satisfy with comfortable wearing
- Comply with Android, iOS and windows devices via Bluetooth connection

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