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OPPO F5 launches with near-borderless display and selfie AI

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Chinese brand OPPO has quickly become one of the biggest brands in the smartphone arena following the release of their “Selfie Experts.”

In a time when bezel-less smartphones are all the rage, it only makes sense that the brand behind these selfie machines release a phone with a bigger screen — the better to see your photos with!


Following the widely successful F1 and the slew of devices that followed — the F1s, F3, and F3 Plus — OPPO launched the F5, a successor to these Selfie Experts, specifically designed to “Capture the real you.”

Holding the OPPO F5

The F5, expected to be another selfie powerhouse, is OPPO’s first attempt at the bezel-less trend. The nearly borderless smartphone has a 6-inch screen and it’s their first device with a screen display ratio of 18:9.

While technically the successor to the F3, this new model is a whole new beast, updating both the software and hardware in multiple ways. On top of that tall and spacious display, the handset’s front-facing camera is equipped with artificial intelligence, another first from OPPO, to make sure you take only the best possible selfies.

The fingerprint scanner is now located on the phone’s back to make space for the taller screen and ensure minimal bezels. OPPO has made up for this, however, with a facial unlock feature to supplement existing security features.

Girl holding the OPPO F5

Unlike previous generations of the F-series, a total of only two cameras are on the F5: one rear 16-megapixel camera and a 20-megapixel selfie shooter.

A MediaTek MT6763T processor powers the phone and it runs on Android 7.1 with OPPO’s ColorOS 3.2. It comes in three versions: an F5 with 4GB of memory, another F5 with 6GB of memory, and the more affordable F5 Youth. The storage and battery capacity are set at 32GB and 3200mAh, respectively.

At present, only the OPPO F5 is available in the Philippines. It’ll retail for PhP 15,990 (around US$ 305).

SEE ALSO: OPPO F5 Hands-on Video

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Taylor Swift and Katy Perry made up and Twitter is not calm

Peace at last

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Pop queen and LGBT ally Taylor Swift just dropped the music video for her new pop anthem You Need to Calm Down and unsurprisingly, the fans cannot calm down. The star-studded video features queer icons like Laverne Cox, Ellen de Generes, Adam Rippon, and Queer Eye’s Fab Five living their fabulous lives despite the anti-gay protests in front of them.

The surprise that shook us and the internet, albeit many eagle-eyed speculated last week, is a Katy Perry cameo.


In case you’ve been living under a rock, the two pop stars had a years-long public feud that eventually ended when Katy extended an olive branch last year, by sending Taylor an actual olive branch.

The music video is their first public reunion, and Katycats and Swifties all over are having a Twitter party:

We’ll tell all our grandchildren one day.

Bless.

Can’t calm down.

Anyone having an awful year so far can relate.

Took the words out of my mouth.

Same.

War is over, if you want it.

*orders McDonald’s*

Give us what we need!

There are many important moments in the whole video but this one featuring drag queens as this era’s pop queens is for everyone who take pleasure in pitting women against each other.

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5 coolest Airbnb places you can rent in Tagaytay

For when you want to escape Manila’s heat

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Tagaytay is one destination you can visit when you’re looking for a weekend getaway. It’s popular for its cold weather, picture-worthy cafes, and an overlooking view of Taal Volcano, the world’s smallest active volcano. In addition, it’s just a two-hour drive away from Manila.

If you’re planning to stay in this city for a couple of days, here are our top five Airbnb rentals:


Dalton’s Lakeview Point

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Dalton’s Lakeview Point is a stylish, modern-themed Airbnb. It’s spacious enough to fit groups up to six people, and its artistic interior design gives you that cozy and calming feeling. Stay here when you want a refreshing view of Taal Lake.

Book it here.

Nordic Jewel

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Couples might enjoy staying at Nordic Jewel, a Scandinavian-inspired Airbnb located in Tagaytay Prime Residences. Despite being small, every corner is Instagrammable. If that doesn’t convince you, let me tell you this: Small spaces make you closer with a person. Now go and have a good time with the love of your life!

Book it here.

Unit 217, Tower 1, Wind Residences

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Even though it looks like a hotel room, Unit 217 in Tower 1, Wind Residences exudes an elegant, contemporary vibe. Its yellow accents give life in this Airbnb’s dominantly black and white design, and its patio invites you to relax and take a peek outside. This is perfect for those who want to feel that hotel vibe with a touch of the usual bed and breakfast.

Book it here.

Chalet de Tagaytay

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If you want to retreat from the hustle-bustle of life, Chalet de Tagaytay is a rustic Airbnb that oozes privacy. Perched on a mountainside, it has the perfect view of Taal Lake for when you want to contemplate about life. Take the time to forget the world and your problems, and just relax during your stay.

Book it here.

Windsor Vacation House

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Windsor Vacation House is the perfect place for get-togethers. It’s spacious enough to let everyone have their own space, and every corner is definitely picture-worthy. Next time you have an occasion to celebrate, bring your families and friends here for a wonderful experience. It can comfortably fit people up to 12 people, and it’s guaranteed you’ll make new memories with a beautiful Airbnb like this!

Book it here.

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4 reasons the new Instax Mini LiPlay is perfect for any occasion

Small but packed with features

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Fujifilm recently announced their new hybrid instant camera, the Instax Mini LiPlay. It’s the newest addition to the company’s lineup of Instax instant cameras and by far the smallest and most lightweight in its series.

Despite being small, it’s packed with features that every girl would love to have in different situations. Here are the reasons why:


1. You get to celebrate occasions in a special way

The Instax Mini LiPlay is not your typical instant camera. It comes with an LCD so you can review photos you’ve captured, and choose which one to print.

It also has a “Sound” button which is capable of recording up to ten seconds of audio. The Instax Mini LiPlay then converts the audio’s data into a QR code and adds it to the photo printed. Users can play and replay for at least a year by scanning the QR code. This function is perfect for adding greetings, songs, and other messages you’d love to share through the printed photo.

2. Definitely a travel companion

This hybrid instant camera is different compared to Fujifilm’s instant cameras. Its promise of being the smallest and most lightweight makes it an easy-to-carry travel-sized camera (that won’t take too much space in your bag).

In addition, solo and group travelers can enjoy the remote shooting feature, which remotely takes a photo and print it on the spot using your smartphone. Furthermore, it has a direct print feature so you can transfer your photos from your smartphone and print it using the instant camera’s film. Whatever device you use, the Instax Mini LiPlay is a travel companion you’ll love to bring anywhere you go.

3. For the times when you want to express yourself

If you love shooting flat lays or OOTDs, the Instax Mini LiPlay may be useful as a prop or as an accessory. It has a stylish design that matches your aesthetic, and it comes in three beautiful colors: Stone White, Elegant Black, and Blush Gold.

Moreover, it has an array of design frames. The camera comes with ten pre-installed frames, which you can select during or after taking a photo. When you download the free Instax Mini LiPlay app, you get to enjoy 20 additional design frames.

4. Enjoy taking photos wherever you go

Say goodbye to AA batteries that make you feel like you’re using a device from the early 2000s. The Instax Mini LiPlay uses micro-USB for charging and takes two to three hours to fully charge the device. Its battery can last up to 100 printed photos. Photos are also saved onto a microSD card so you can keep on shooting until your memory card is full!

The Instax Mini LiPlay is priced at PhP 9,999 and will be available around late June to early July in the Philippines.

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