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Globe Streamwatch: Turn your ordinary TV to something more

Powered by Android TV

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Staying at home nowadays remains the safest option for many families amidst the on-going public health situation. And that doesn’t mean having to stick to the usual routines at home that eventually get old. Globe At Home just launched an innovative and fun new way for families to level up how they spend quality bonding time together by introducing the Globe Streamwatch 2-in-1 Entertainment Box Powered by Android TV.

Check this out: the Globe Streamwatching 2-in-1 Entertainment Box essentially turns any ordinary TV into an Android TV by just having internet access. It was made to fuel your family with enriching content that will make everyone productive and entertained with movies, gaming, fitness, and more, all while staying at home.

Access to Google Apps

The possibilities are endless with streamwatching: you can now stream your favorite content from apps like Netflix, YouTube, and HBO GO on your TV screen! Watch K-drama, sports documentaries, food and travel reviews, horror movies, and more via a much-bigger screen.

Help your siblings with their online school work by turning your TV into a streaming platform for online tutorials and educational materials. Help your grandparents unwind and relax with shows tailor-made for them. It’s really up to the users to choose from the Google Playstore’s 3.5 million apps and discover a world of endless enjoyment while staying safe and sound.

It is also powered by Google Assistant. This means users can activate the voice command function to get quick access to information while watching shows or researching for details or to simply enjoy a hands-free viewing experience.

Cast your screen

The Globe Streamwatching 2-in-1 Entertainment Box also has a built-in Chromecast casting feature. It allows users to mirror other device screens such as phones, tablets, and laptops onto their TV screens for a more immersive viewing experience.

Watch on local channels

Best of all, the Globe Streamwatching 2-in-1 Entertainment Box is also a TV digibox! Users will get clear access to free-to-air local TV channels to keep the family updated with important news and current events, plus thrilling dramas and variety shows available on different local channels such as ABS-CBN on A2Z, Knowledge Channel, GMA, and TV5.

Pricing and availablity

Globe Streamwatch 2-in-1 Entertainment Box Powered by Android TV is exclusively available to Globe At Home subscribers for a top-up of PhP 149 per month for 24 months or a one-time payment of PhP 3,599.

Enjoy 3-month subscription access to HBO GO, Viu, WeTV, and iQiyi, a 1-year access to Discovery+, and free device delivery when you order now.

 

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Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1

And Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 1

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The second half of this year’s smartphones are coming. Naturally, each smartphone needs a capable processor to make itself more special among today’s crop of devices. Signaling the start of the next slate of devices, Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1.

A lot of current lineups have already launched for the year. However, we’re still missing some of the more premium offerings today. The new Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 will power the next generation for the year. And, according to Qualcomm, the chipset will deliver 10 percent faster CPU and GPU performance. It will also use 15 percent less power, squeezing out an extra hour of usage.

The chipset will focus more on performance. Even if the smartphone heats up from all the gaming, the processor can keep up with delivering sustained performance.

Though the list of confirmed devices is still a bit sparse today, companies have already promised to use the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1. These include Honor, iQOO, Lenovo, Motorola, OnePlus, OPPO, realme, vivo, Xiaomi, and ZTE. As expected, gaming brands are also signing up like ASUS’s Republic of Gamers and Black Shark.

Ironically, that’s not even the gaming processor, according to Qualcomm. The company also released the Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 1, which reportedly touts a 20 percent boost to GPU performance. Honor, OPPO, and Xiaomi are already making phones with the chipset.

SEE ALSO: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 beats Apple A15 Bionic in early tests

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Netflix is losing a lot of long-term subscribers

People are switching

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The Netflix revolution was indeed televised. However, after enjoying years of success as the streaming platform of choice, a lot of users are now leaving Netflix for greener pastures. Over the past few months, the company has struggled to patch its failures. A recently released data report does confirm that the platform has a right to worry. More and more long-term subscribers are reportedly cutting their subscriptions short.

According to The Information, around 13 percent of Netflix cancelers in the past quarter are from accounts that have been with the platform for over three years. The data, which was reportedly obtained from Antenna, pegs cancelations at around 3.6 million Americans, a big increase from the 2.5 million of the past five quarters.

Though 13 percent isn’t exactly a giant figure, it’s still a blow to Netflix’s empire. While streaming platform rightly focus on gaining new subscribers, losing the loyalty of long-term users isn’t something to shrug off.

Since announcing lost expectations, Netflix announced ways to save on costs and retain its subscribers. Other methods include canceling projects, opening a games division, and potentially charging users more for account sharing. Naturally, not every plan hits users the same way.

In the meantime, other platforms — like Disney+, HBO, and Hulu — are attracting more users with more varied and exclusive content. Regardless, Netflix is skidding down a slope. Only time will tell whether its latest strategies will stave off more losses.

SEE ALSO: Netflix is experimenting with livestreaming content

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IFA 2022 gets greenlit for in-person event

A stunning return

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The COVID-19 pandemic has rightly locked the tech industry into a standstill. It was vastly unsafe to congregate in groups for fear of contracting the virus. However, with vaccines and better healthcare, the world is slowly going back to normal. Events which were once canceled are now returning to the big stage. Joining that roster, IFA 2022 has now received the greenlight for an official event this year.

It’s been two years since the last IFA event. While 2020 was the height of the pandemic, the event’s organizers also canceled a return last year amid the resurgence of other variants. Now, all obstacles are gone.

IFA Berlin has officially confirmed that IFA 2022 will take place between September 2 through 6. Super-early-bird tickets are already available for EUR 35 if you happen to be in the area.

More importantly, the organizers are also confirming that two-thirds of the event’s exhibitors are going back to the event for presentations. Likewise, retail groups will make a return to Berlin.

Berlin isn’t the only major event making a return this year. Computex has also announced an in-person event this year between May 24 to 27. Likewise, MWC 2022 happened earlier this year, spotlighting major players in the industry.

SEE ALSO: GadgetMatch Awards: Best of IFA 2019

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