Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Hello Moto and Blackberry's KEYone

The Mobile World Congress 2017 kicked off their mobile consumers to salivate on tech companies new offerings for the year. One of the standouts is Lenovo's Moto G5. Another tech giant making its comeback is Blackberry and their KEYone handset.

Hello Moto! Lenovo's Moto G5 News

Motorola went Hello Moto to their users once again last year when they launched the Moto G4 at the MWC 2016. According to Mirror.co.uk, G4 was coined as the "best budget smartphone ever made." Because of this, the pressure to retain the title is probably what Lenovo's recently acquired company has in mind.

Of course, they can also try and outdo themselves and bring more features on the table. The outlet notes that the phone boasts of a battery that lasts "all day," a problem most people have with their current smartphones. It will be a breath of fresh air if the phone will last a day. It sports a 2800 mAh battery.

Hello Moto Gorgeous
Meanwhile, if you do really consume the juice of the Moto G5's battery, the company came prepared and included "a rapid charger that offers hours of power within minutes." Now, isn't that good news for people who has a very active social life?

Another positive feature that youngsters will probably look at is its 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera. The smartphone's camera is already perfect for all the selfies they will be taking including groufie shots too with friends. The Moto G5 will be available in March.

Blackberry Making Its Comeback

On the other hand, another mobile phone is trying to regain its consumers. Blackberry's KEYone is hopeful that mobile consumers who missed their keypad will come running back to them.

Engadget reports that if you are once a Blackberry user, the KEYone will bring back memories when you tap your BBMs to your friends with their ever reliable keypad. Apart from that, they also gave the phone's battery life a further boost.

The latter report notes that it sports a 3,505 mAh battery to ensure that their users are connected for two full days without the need to charge. Now, isn't that a sweet deal?

Blackberry Back With Its Keypad
Some may actually raise their eyebrows and ask, so how can it compete with the other smartphones? It admits that it is not a phone for all users but it plans to target certain individuals who are now craving to get a Blackberry phone back in their hands.

Being a Blackberry user for quite some time, people were very fond with the Blackberry Messaging or more commonly known as BBM. It was one of the selling points of the phone and reading through the article, there was not a mention of it. I am not sure if like a candy bar, it will slowly unveil itself when the product is available in the market.

The phone is going to be available in April but it seems its US relaunch is at the bottom part of the list. Well, we can only just wait and see.

The Mobile World Congress 2017 will run until March 2. What can you say about these two phones? Share them here!

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Mobile World Congress Tidbits

I know the MWC 2017 started last weekend and everyone can't stop talking about the latest gadgets launched by different companies. One that created quite a buzz online is the Nokia 3310.

With the emergence of the Nintendo family computer and other gadgets that became popular before the new millennium kicked in, Nokia brought another item back to people's minds. The Nokia 3310 was reintroduced including Nokia's ever popular mobile game called the Snake.

I will (try) and give tidbits on what was divulged at the MWC 2017! Watch out for it!

People attending MWC 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Carpool Karaoke Trailer: Lots of Pairings, Same Fun!

Will Smith & James Corden hitting a tune

The Carpool Karaoke series is coming to Apple Music. A new trailer was released and from the looks of it, the series is going to be promising. Still not convinced? Read on to know what's in store for Apple Music's subscribers. 

James Corden has successfully turned every carpool drive into a major songfest. He has had artists like Adele, Mariah Carey, Sir Elton John and even Stevie Wonder sing their hearts out. They all did this while driving around the neighborhood (probably) or the busy streets of wherever they were at that time. 

Recode says that Apple took interest of the Carpool Karaoke show and the tech giant acquired the rights of the show from CBS. Last week, Apple debuted the trailer for the series and it seems a lot of fun! 

The trailer started with different celebrity pairings putting their own beat to the sound they were making. One of the pairing in the trailer is of basketball legend, Shaquille O'Neal and WWE star, John Cena. Of course and probably the person to start the karaoke is none other than James Corden. 

In the video, he is paired with the Collateral Beauty star Will Smith. The one-minute video showed Smith and Corden apparently crashing a wedding and riding a helicopter! The same outlet had the chance to interview Corden where he dished out how the Carpool Karaoke was born. 

Apple Music's Carpool Karaoke series

The late show host recalled that they were trying to brainstorm on ideas that will define a new concept of their show. He went on and said that they discussed about "traffic" and "carpool" in their ideas hence, Carpool Karaoke was born. 

He also said that while they were filming, Corden noticed how people relax when they are inside the cars. The artists become "real people" inside the car. 

On the other hand the Carpool Karaoke cardboard made an appearance at the recently concluded Grammy Awards. Corden asked Jennifer Lopez and few more artists including Neil Diamond to sing Sweet Caroline. Boston.com reports that Beyonce and Jay-Z's daughter, Blue Ivy, also joined the cardboard car after the whole group finished the song. 

Are you excited to watch Carpool Karaoke too? Moreover, who are the other artists that you would want to be featured?

Source: YouTube/ Apple

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Barack Obama Valentine Message To Michelle Gone Viral

Barack Obama did it again. However, this time rather than showing up in late-night or daytime shows, the former President decided to yet again profess his love for wife, Michelle Obama in 160 characters. Of course, this did not end just there as Michelle posted her own touching message which left the entire Twitterverse feel diabetic because of their sweetness!

Barack Obama made Twitterverse swoon!

Valentine's Day is a special day for couples to have a romantic evening professing their love for one another. Just like every couple, former POTUS Barack Obama and Michelle Obama did just that. Independent reports that the outgoing president posted a tweet greeting his wife "Happy Valentines."

Moreover, he adds another sentence which reads: "Almost 28 years with you, but it always feel new." Now, is that not going to make anyone swoon? The former FLOTUS, probably not to be outdone by her husband, posted a tweet too. 

Michelle Obama answers back

Michelle's message reads: "Happy Valentine's Day to the love of my life and favorite island mate, @Barack Obama #valentines." The couple's sweet messages to one another have gone viral. Some of their followers even pleaded the former First Couple to go back to the White Office because "it's falling apart," say one user. The publication reports that the Twitter follower was referring to the Trump administration. 

The Boston Globe reports that the Obamas seem to be enjoying their downtime at the private Caribbean island. At one point, a paparazzi reportedly took a snap of the couple looking rather relaxed. 
She has to respond coz why not?

Prior to their Caribbean getaway, the couple, together with daughters Malia and Sasha stayed in Palm Springs after Barack passed the baton to POTUS Donald Trump. The family stayed at their friend, Michael Smith's swanky home. After the weekend stay, they then traveled to the Caribbean island owned by their family friend, British mogul, Richard Branson.

After these sweet notes to one another, netizens may need to wait awhile before the couple will again be active in social media. Hopefully, they will find relaxing to be a bore and come back to the US soon.  

So, did you catch the love bug too? What can you say about Barack and Michelle's admiration and respect for one another? Definitely, #relationshipgoals right.  

Source: Twitter/ Michelle Obama

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Rachel Lindsay as the next The Bachelorette!

Way to go Rach!

I am psyched and excited! Rachel Lindsay will be the next The Bachelorette! ABC's reality show host, Chris Harrison did hint that there is a possibility for Rachel to snag the post, but I didn't think my hunch will be right!

Well, technically, I wanted her to end up with The Bachelor Season 21 star Nick Viall. For me, they look good together. The lawyer getting the first impression rose meant something right? However, over the past few episodes, she was not always at the limelight (unlike Corinne and her nanny, Raquel). However, when she is, you can see the spark between the two of them. 

With things not going so well in The Bachelor world, I have a feeling Nick may just choose someone to get the season over with. Who would it be? Reality Steve says it's Vanessa Grimaldi. I do agree with him. This is because when they had gone for a one-on-one date, there is also that chemistry between them. 

Ain't they cute?
However, I am not sure if their relationship will last. Why? Nick seems dead set to joining the Hollywood world (similar to Corinne's goal). Despite these setbacks, I am still rooting for the Rachel-Nick pair to hook up after a few years. 

I am no fortune teller but I am seeing them crossing paths soon... well, technically three to four years later, maybe. If I'd still remember, I want to go back to this post after a few years and see if my predictions were right. 

According to Us Weekly, Harrison described Rachel as "incredibly smart, sweet, caring yet strong and independent." That's my girl! I will not miss watching Rachel's The Bachelorette episodes. I hope ABC will cast bachelors that are worthy of her time. 

Hopefully, they'd get an athlete, a businessman and probably a boy-next-door kind of bachelor. I am sure it will be a good season for The Bachelorette Season 13. Now, let's all wait for this The Bachelor season to finish and let The Bachelorette commence!       

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Instagram/ Nick Viall

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Beyonce Might Just Appear at Coachella 2017

The Beyonce pregnant 2017 news has definitely made the world known that the Carters can still surprise their fans. Despite the happy news about the singer carrying twins in her belly, fans are concerned whether Bey will perform at the Coachella. 

Beyonce pregnant 2017 news 

After all the well-wishers sent their greetings and congratulatory remarks to the Carters, fans are not left to ponder whether Beyonce will still be part of the Coachella 2017 lineup or not. Daily News reports that the Lemonade singer has not approached them about backing out. 

The source notes that Queen B is expected to headline Coachella on April 15 and 22. The organizers of the music and the arts weekend festival said that should the Irreplaceable singer change her mind, she should have contacted them. 

Bey has three hearts
However, there are speculations that Mrs. Carter will go ahead with the performance. In addition, she might be bringing in two new performers with her. Moreover, she will include one of Jay-Z's artist under his Roc Nation record label. 

Meanwhile, BET reports that the two performers will be: one, Jay-Z's artist and the other is probably one of the Dangerously in Love singer's close friend. No names have been announced as of yet. So, Beyonce fans have to wait for further updates about her Coachella performance. 

Beyonce to perform at the Grammys?

In other Beyonce news, the Dreamgirls star is reportedly going to be performing with her twins at the Grammys. There is still no confirmation from The Record Academy whether there is some truth to this claim. For now, the latest announcement made by the Grammys is Lady Gaga performing with the rock band, Metallica. 

Beyonce announced her pregnancy through her Instagram account on February 1. She shared a photo of her wearing a lingerie exposing her belly. The reported photo garnered around 6 million likes within eight hours. 

Queen B and Jay-Z's twins will definitely adore their elder sister, Blue Ivy. The Carter's eldest was born on January 7, 2012. Are you excited to see the twins?

Source: Instagram/ beyonce

Monday, February 6, 2017

BIGBANG T.O.P. Out of the Limelight for Two Straight Years!

BIGBANG T.O.P. will have to say goodbye to the KPop industry for now. This is because his mandatory military enlistment is due to take place on February 9. Meanwhile, the BIGBANG group gets an international recognition, courtesy of Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards. 

T.O.P. to serve his military enlistment on February 9

BIGBANG's T.O.P will say goodbye to his fans for now. The 29-year-old rapper will exchange the glitter of Korea's music industry for a pair of military outfits. Asia Starz reports that the BIGBANG member will commence his mandatory military enlistment this week. T.O.P. will be a guard band member for the Seoul Metropolitan Policy Agency for the next two years. 

However, the outlet notes that T.O.P. will first train at the Nonsan Army Training Center before he fully embraces his role as a guard band member. Meanwhile, fans still have a chance to wish their idol on February 9. This is because the BIGBANG member will briefly meet his supporters at the training center. 

To prepare for his military service, the online publication reports that the rapper did not schedule any appointments this week. This is probably to condition his body and mind for his mandatory enlistment. 

BIGBANG members


BIGBANG nominated!

On the other hand, the BIGBANG group is nominated in the upcoming 2017 Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards. The South Korean boy group will battle it out with Bruno Mars, Little Mix, Shakira, 5 Seconds of Summer and Zara Larsson. These artists are all nominated for the Favorite Global Music Star category. 

For BIGBANG's die-hard fans, you can start voting for them through Twitter and Facebook. Make sure to use the appropriate hashtags so that your vote counts. Moreover, you can also head over to Nickelodeon's website and vote for your favorite artists in their respective categories. 

Make your vote count and cast it to BIGBANG! The 2017 Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards will happen on March 11. The event is hosted by WWE superstar John Cena. 

Source: Facebook/ BIGBANG


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Ryan Gosling La La Land Movie Is Not the Only One Making Waves Right Now

The Oscar season is fast approaching and Ryan Gosling La La Land movie is predicted to win the Best Picture category. However, aside from Gosling's movie, his supporters can't help but fall in love with his other version too: being a father to his two daughters and a loving partner to actress Eva Mendes. 

La La Land got the Oscar's nod 14 times. Forbes reports that this number of nominations tie up the Damien Chazelle movie with All About Eve and Titanic. The two movies also reaped 14 nominations before. 

La La Land vs Hidden Figures

The report notes that La La Land's strongest contender for the Best Picture cateogry will be Hidden Figures. This is because, per the source, the other movies competing for the same category are either from a small production like Manchester By The Sea. Moreover, some are almost done with their theatrical release like Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge. 

However, it is still anyone's ball game. Gosling and the rest of the world will only know when the Oscar officially hands over the trophies to its winners on February 26. 

Ryan Gosling is a fun dad!

On the other hand, People Magazine had a chance to speak to insiders close to the Gosling household. The said insider revealed how The Notebook actor is as a father to his two daughters: Esmeralda Amada and Amada Lee. The latter source notes that the actor is a fun daddy. 

"He’s always been like a kid at heart, so he’s a fun dad with lots of energy," said the source to the media outlet. On the other hand, the family wants to maintain their low-key lifestyle. Despite the Canadian actor's great career, they still remained in his bachelor pad. Moreover, they do not have any nanny to watch over the kids! 

Another insider told the same publication that should the couple need an extra hand, Eva Mendes' family comes to their rescue. In addition, the couple prefers that their daughters do not live a life under the criticizing eyes of the media. 

This move is probably best for the girls so that they can enjoy their childhood without the papparazzi's following them. On the other hand, women continue to swoon over Gosling and his boyish looks. Unfortunately, the deal has been sealed and Mendes has and will always have his heart. Well, we can all enjoy Ryan Gosling La La Land movie and drool there. 

Source: Twitter/ E! News