Saturday, April 30, 2011

What Else Can I Do With A Samsung SMART TV?


As I previously mentioned in my introduction to the Samsung SMART TV, this cool device is just not an ordinary TV. It's television, multimedia device and internet portal all rolled into one!


But even if I pointed out its major functions, the Samsung SMART TV is clearly an innovation that can do a lot of things. Our limitation for its use is bound only by our imagination.

Some of my previous blog posts about practical ways on what I can do with the Samsung SMART TV are...

S - Saving The Planet! (Environmental)
A - Attract More Attention (Entertainment)
M - Make More Money (Business / Financial)
S - Staying Healthy And Active (Lifestyle)
U - Using the Internet to Connect With Loved Ones (Social)
N - Never-ending Fun and Games (Gaming)
G - Giving Hope to Underprivileged Children through Teaching (Education)


Clearly, it shows why this gadget is a SMART TV. It's SMART because it's from SAMSUNG.



But wait!!! Is this all I can do with the Samsung SMART TV?

There's more!

Thinking of more creative ways to use the Samsung SMART TV, I figured putting in together random stuff I want to do with it.



If ever I get to own one, I can use the Samsung SMART TV...


[Work Related]

...for public presentations. The Hi-definition video resolution allows me to display presentations that can be readable to the public unlike an ordinary CRT TV or projector.

...as a computer monitor while working on photos/videos. Bigger screen can show more intricate details of a photo or video I am working on.

...as a teleprompter. Speeches I want to deliver can be brought up on-screen so that I won't need to memorize them.

...to make blogs. You can type in your article via the remote control and save it online.

...to apply for a new job online.


[Business]


...as a display screen for advertising purposes. I can display available styles and sizes of clothes for my mother's boutique.

...as an inventory screen displaying stock levels and item movement for my mother's store.

...to buy and sell online. Internet allows me to use online buy and sell sites to earn money, advertise, or sell unwanted stuff.


[Financial]

...to access my Paypal account via web browser.
...to access my other online banking accounts via web browser.
...to find information on discounts and promos, which can be found on blogs throughout the internet.
...get tips on the next big investment trend through blogs.


[Entertainment]

...as a giant Manga viewer. Some internet sites offer free downloadable/viewable JPEG versions of popular manga (Japanese comics).

...as a big movie screen
for my DVD collection.


[Gaming]

...as a giant gaming screen for my video game consoles or PC game. Hell, it's about time!
...to research and watch gaming strategies and improve my game.
...to find out about release dates of very anticipated video games.


[Lifestyle]
...to find info on new hobbies and interests, getting new ideas and then trying them out myself!

...to know the trends and hit songs in the music scene. Watch MTV or read about it online.

...to know the latest fashion trends, through online or television.
...to find out about new food trends.
...to find out about cool travel destinations.




[Education]

...as a tool for online learning. Online tutorials can be found on youtube, etc.
...look for new and more efficient work techniques via web browsing.


[News]

... to know the current weather through TV news or online.
... to know about the latest issues/headlines.
... to read online travel advisories.
... to scout for more contests I can join online!


[Sports]

...to view the latest Pacquiao fight. Who wants to miss this one?

...to follow updates/watch matches on football.
FIFA, the Azkals, you name it.
...to watch basketball games - PBA and NBA specially during the finals.
...to watch UFC and other MMA matches.
...to learn a new sport. Watching TV can enlighten me to try something new.


[Social]

...read and react to opinion online regarding the latest happenings in the country.

...find out the latest happenings within my circle of friends in Facebook.



...watch old videos, view old photos of me and my family together. Reminiscing the good old times can build stronger family relationships.

...AS A GIFT.
Whoever receives the Samsung SMART TV will be very happy. =) But then again it is better to give than to receive.


[Security]

...as a monitor for surveillance cameras. A bigger screen will allow you to view different camera angles at the same time without much loss of detail.

...as an 'alert/alarm device'.
I can rig the remote control to an infrared or motion sensor device (rigging needs more knowledge in electronic devices). When someone triggers the motion/infrared sensor, it will turn 'ON' the rigged remote, which then turns ON the Samsung Smart TV and/or other loud devices, scaring away any intruder.


[Miscellaneous]

...as an alarm clock. The Samsung SMART TV can be programmed to turn on at a certain day and time as long as it's plugged in and set up properly.

...as a pacifier.
I can use the Samsung SMART TV to put me to sleep by allowing me to view and listen to mellow music videos. By the time I sleep, the Samsung SMART TV shuts down on the programmed time.

...as a digital calendar.
The big LED screen is a perfect display to remind you of important dates and times.

...as a big countdown timer.
For special occasions like outdoor races or New Year celebrations.

...as a mirror?
It can be done using a video camera hooked to the input feed of the Samsung SMART TV. Place the camera at the top front of the TV and presto! Why do this? Because it's crazy, fun (and it works too).


Think of all the fun things you can do with a Samsung SMART TV. We now have a social, educational and entertainment package in one. And with more apps to be released in the future, you could also expect to do more with your Samsung SMART TV too. It simply shows that being SMART is knowing you can do limitless things with something made SIMPLE.

This is my entry to the THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH A SAMSUNG SMART TV blog contest. Experience a Smarter Life. To know more about this brand new innovation from Samsung, or to know more about this contest, you may visit the Samsung TV Philippines Facebook fan page. Check out the Samsung Philippines website to know more about The Samsung Smart TV.

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Friday, April 29, 2011

Give Tomorrow Hope Through Teaching Using the Samsung SMART TV


For those who have studied in a good private school, complete with books and school supplies, consider yourselves lucky. Good quality education is hard to come by for the underprivileged, the poor or those living in the far reaches of the countryside.
How can these children afford to get the education they rightfully deserve if they don't have books, uniforms, classrooms, enough teachers and even electricity?

Even today, there are still hard-to-reach barrios in the mountainous regions of the Philippines who do not have electric power to make use of the most basic necessities.


Because of the lack of development in the countryside, good quality education is hard to come by. The effect? A lot of these children grow up to have a hard time getting a decent job.

If government will not act on this, how can the Philippines be globally competitive? How do we expect to prosper as a nation?

Fortunately, there are non-governmental groups and individuals willing to volunteer and fill in the gap. By going to the countryside and teach children the basics, we can do more to alleviate one of the biggest problems the Philippines has today - our lack of decent basic education.

With a Samsung SMART TV, we can help alleviate the problem.

Teaching through television is quite effective, but the problem doing this is that most isolated barrios do not have electricity and electrical equipment can be heavy.

Fortunately, there are portable power systems available today we can bring on our outreach program, AND as for our teaching tool, the Samsung SMART TV is thin and lightweight. That makes it easy to carry in case one has to bring the TV all the way up to the mountains by foot.

Teaching underprivileged kids may be a lot hardwork, and takes some patience and determination too. But once you see their bright smiles, it is all worth the effort.


A SMART nation begins with the youth. We should do what we can to help build young minds.

This is my entry to the THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH A SAMSUNG SMART TV blog contest. Experience a Smarter Life. To know more about this brand new innovation from Samsung, or to know more about this contest, you may visit the Samsung TV PHilippines Facebook fan page. Check out the Samsung Philippines website to know more about The Samsung Smart TV. Stay tuned for more of my blog posts on the creative THINGS I CAN DO WITH A SAMSUNG SMART TV!


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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Never-Ending Fun and Games With the Samsung SMART TV


Video games and television have gone hand-in-hand for decades. For those of us who are hardcore gamers, we probably own some of the latest gaming consoles, or souped up PCs that allow maximum gaming enjoyment.

Who would have thought that one day, video games will be incorporated along with the television set. The Samsung SMART TV also allows me to play video games even without a gaming console.

There are quite a selection of games you can play to pass your time. The Samsung SMART TV has gaming apps installed for our enjoyment.

Why video games installed in our TV?

Well, even if you are not a hardcore gamer, chances are, there will be times we simply get bored. With nothing good to watch on TV, and want to do something else aside from our regular Facebook and Twitter routine, video games are a SMART option.

What kind of games can I play on a Samsung SMART TV?

The Samsung SMART TV is equipped with games suitable for the casual gamer. These types of games can be enjoyed by the vast majority. You don't have to be gaming expert to enjoy them.

To mention a few, here are some of the games I can play with the Samsung SMART TV...

1) Texas Holdem - this card game simulates a fun poker game. It's more fun if you play this with friends.


2) Dynamic Bowling - this is a party game that simulates bowling fun!


3) Maze Fun - this cartoony puzzle game can be enjoyed by the whole family.


4) Bejeweled 2 - this popular puzzle game can also be played using the gaming app.

* NOTE: some apps are available for certain TV models only.


More games to choose from...

For those who want more games ,there are a lot more gaming apps we can choose from in the Samsung Apps Store. Some games can be downloaded for free while others at a cheap price.

Now for hardcore gamers, don't fret. What's great about Samsung Apps is that there will always be new and upcoming games in store for us. Check out the Samsung Apps store and take time to look.

And if ever you still want to play your favorite game on your preferred gaming console, you can always connect your console, or even your PC to the Samsung SMART TV. Its hi-definition video will surely blow your game to a whole new level.


Studies reveal that playing video games can help boost memory and reflexes, thus keeping me SMART. So have fun, be SMART and play more video games using the
Samsung SMART TV.

This is my entry to the THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH A SAMSUNG SMART TV blog contest. Experience a Smarter Life. To know more about this brand new innovation from Samsung, or to know more about this contest, you may visit the Samsung TV PHilippines Facebook fan page. Check out the Samsung Philippines website to know more about The Samsung Smart TV. Stay tuned for more of my blog posts on the creative THINGS I CAN DO WITH A SAMSUNG SMART TV!

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Use Internet to Connect with Friends and Loved Ones With Samsung SMART TV


Decades ago, it was very costly to call your friends and loved ones specially when they are overseas. But today, thanks to the internet, we are now able to connect with our friends and loved ones in ways that are fast, reliable and relatively cheap.



With more ways than one, we can bridge the gap through our PCs, or smartphones. And with today's technology, we can also connect with them with our TVs! With a Samsung SMART TV, I can also send messages, chat or talk with my loved ones online.

Connecting through Facebook

As I mentioned earlier on my blog on earning extra income (by joining online contests), Facebook is available on a Samsung SMART TV. With A Samsung SMART TV, I could connect with Facebook and post my messages and status updates online! With it, I can send private messages to my friends or chat with them whenever they are online. Having your own Samsung SMART TV is just as good as having your own PC for your Facebook routines.


Twitter Updates

With Twitter on Samsung SMART TV, I can broadcast my status or read twitter updates from my friends, loved ones, even celebrities or blog posts I follow. A Twitter app on a Samsung SMART TV allows us easy twitter access.

Skype Services


For those not familiar with Skype, this web service allows 3G and internet users to talk with your loved ones through the internet. If I have a 3G phone or PC, I can easily connect and talk with other Skype users using either their own 3G phone or PC to communicate. Samsung SMART TV also allows us to do this. In order to talk to the other party however, you will need an external camera and microphone connected to the Samsung SMART TV. Once configured, it's like talking to your loved one on a PC. A TV experience like this is definitely like no other.


All these and more allow me to share my experiences with other people. Thanks to the power of technology, bonding with others far away has been made SIMPLE. With a Samsung SMART TV of my own, I know that connecting and sharing our thoughts with our loved ones can be done the SMART and easy way.

This is my entry to the THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH A SAMSUNG SMART TV blog contest. Experience a Smarter Life. To know more about this brand new innovation from Samsung, or to know more about this contest, you may visit the Samsung TV PHilippines Facebook fan page. Check out the Samsung Philippines website to know more about The Samsung Smart TV. Stay tuned for more of my blog posts on the creative THINGS I CAN DO WITH A SAMSUNG SMART TV!

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Stay Healthy and Active with the Samsung SMART TV


In this fast-paced modern world, who could ever find the time for a quick exercise routine? Healthy living and exercise are at times neglected because we don't even feel the need to do it.


We know it's good for us. We know the right foods and exercise can help us reduce weight, keep us in top form, make us feel energetic and youthful, and keep us away from sickness but we probably will forgo it because of a lot of trivial reasons.

Computer related and office jobs tend to make us live a sedentary lifestyle. Whether we are into accounting, advertising, I.T. or blogging, most of the time we are stuck in front of our PC monitors sitting down and doing our job. We end up moving less while increasing the effects of stress, obesity and heart ailments.

Maybe we need some motivation to commit ourselves to a health program. We probably might need some eye candy too! A Samsung SMART TV might be able do the trick. With a Samsung SMART TV, healthy living is just a few clicks away!

Exercise Routines

If I already have a collection of exercise DVDs, I can hook up my DVD player to the Samsung SMART TV. Exercise will definitely be fun! Just watching the routine being played under a big flat LED screen can keep you glued with the program. The screen which displays soft color tones will keep that eye strain to a minimum, while I mimic the moves on TV.

Now what if I'm too lazy to buy exercise DVDs? If I am that determined to start out my workout, all I have to do is reach out for Samsung SMART TV's internet interface. There are a lot of exercise videos posted out on the internet, just like this exercise video below from youtube. I can always have access to this video and more as long as they are posted online.
Also, I could access the Samsung Apps called Exercise TV which allows me free exercise and workout videos - cool!



Video Gaming as exercise

Since I have an older video gaming console like the Playstation, I can use Dance Dance Revolution game and burn some calories. It could even be more enjoyable if I had a more modern gaming console like the Wii since some of its games also offer exercise routines. Hopefully the Samsung SMART TV has its own gaming apps similar to the exercise console games for maximum enjoyment. Then, you won't need to own a separate gaming console for exercise.

Food for thought

Aside from a regular exercise regimen, I must also make sure I am eating right. To know more about healthy eating, I can always check out food programs on TV like the ones shown in The Food Channel or The Lifestyle Channel.

If I am more familiar with the internet, I can always check out blogs on the latest trends about healthy diets. Yahoo at times post interesting articles on food specially on what or what-not to eat. With a Samsung SMART TV, I will have easy access to information that can help maintain my healthy habit.

Mentioning all the fun ways on how to maintain a health program with a Samsung SMART TV, what remains now is when you want to start one. Health and exercise should always be a main part of our lives, not just an afterthought because having healthy and active living is definitely SMART living.

This is my entry to the THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH A SAMSUNG SMART TV blog contest. Experience a Smarter Life. To know more about this brand new innovation from Samsung, or to know more about this contest, you may visit the Samsung TV PHilippines Facebook fan page. Check out the Samsung Philippines website to know more about The Samsung Smart TV. Stay tuned for more of my blog posts on the creative THINGS I CAN DO WITH A SAMSUNG SMART TV!

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Make More Money With The Samsung Smart TV!


Have you ever felt that urge to find additional income because what you're earning with your current salary isn't enough? Well, I guess it's time for us to get SMART and be creative with our finances.


For those who feel like they have No FERA like me, you can always try out new stuff to boost your income. And this is where our all-new Samsung SMART TV can change the way we think about earning.

More information is More Wealth

With the aid of our trusty Samsung SMART TV, information about setting up new micro business can help boost what we are earning right now. Imagine trying to put up a small food business like for example, you want to sell puto or bibinka. Before anything else, you will have to learn how to make it before you can sell it.

Livelihood programs we can find on cable TV channels can give us a rough idea on how we can do them. For more information about food, we can also try searching the web - which can also be done using a Samsung SMART TV. After finding out how we make them, our business plan will now depend on our patience and creativity.

before I can sell it, I must first know how to produce it!

And this does not just apply to food. I can also apply this concept to everything else that requires creativity. As long as I am brave enough to try new things, I can use what I learn to earn.

Advertise to earn more!

What I like about the Samsung SMART TV is that you can use social networking sites like Facebook and twitter to connect with friends. You can always tell them that you are trying out a new business and ask them for support. Very soon, your mini-business will gain some ground because when you share using Samsung SMART TV, people will know you're in business.


Trying out the Stock Market

For those who are adventurous like me, you may want to try out the Stock Market to earn more. If you have a little extra savings, you may want to venture here. But take heed, the stock market is about investing at the right moment. Dabbling without knowledge on stock market investing will make you lose money instead.

So, to have more knowledge on the stock market, I can read more about it on different websites like yahoo or msn on this topic. Better yet, I can use google search via Samsung SMART TV and try to find relevant topics on stock market investing through blogs.

Now, if you are ready to take that step into earning through stock market, you can try to follow stock market relevant programs using your Samsung SMART TV. To mention a few, I can follow Bloomberg, or local news channels to keep me up-to-date.


You can use the Samsung SMART TV's web browser to view internet content like stock prices (video sample above)...

Philippine Stock Exchange web page

And since Samsung SMART TV connects to the internet, I can also try to follow price changes with our local Philippine Stock Exchange in real time though the official site or through sites of online stock brokers (like citiseconline.com or bpitrade.com for example).

Joining online contests

One unorthodox way of earning money is by joining online contests. There are a lot of contests going around the internet, some of them can even by found in Facebook micro sites. Contests such as this allow you to gain new stuff or even win cash! Some contests are simple enough to join - all you need to do is leave a comment for a chance to win something. Others are more elaborate such as blog and video contests. As long as the Samsung SMART TV can connect me online, I will always have a chance to join and win!

With any of the examples I stated above, and probably there are a lot more I haven't mentioned, as long as we have the patience and determination to uplift ourselves financially, we will definitely overcome our financial woes the SMART way.

This is my entry to the THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH A SAMSUNG SMART TV blog contest. Experience a Smarter Life. To know more about this brand new innovation from Samsung, or to know more about this contest, you may visit the Samsung TV PHilippines Facebook fan page. Check out the Samsung Philippines website to know more about The Samsung Smart TV. Stay tuned for more of my blog posts on the creative THINGS I CAN DO WITH A SAMSUNG SMART TV!

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Attract More With The Samsung Smart TV!


If you find that your living room is quite a bore these days, maybe its time for us to 'step up' to the times. Most often than not, what makes your living room a totally exciting place to be in is its centerpiece, namely, the living room television set.


That's where the Samsung SMART TV comes in. With the aid of this high tech state-of-the-art equipment, you will be able to WOW your family, friends, and even special guests who drop by your humble abode.

With the Samsung SMART TV in my living room, entertainment can be as good as it gets.

Who wouldn't want to sing their hearts out during videoke sessions using a wide screen LED display. With a Samsung SMART TV, I could hook it up with any DVD or videoke player, and presto! I get to have a more visual singing experience (even if I don't have much singing talent, lol).


Now for those who are skeptical on the correctness of your videoke's lyrics (from time-to-time I get to see mistakes in grammar myself), you can always search for the right lyrics through the internet. If you connect your Samsung SMART TV to the internet and your videoke player at the same time, you can compare lyrics by using the search option on your TV. Now you'll be SMART enough to know what you're singing is accurate.

For special occasions like Christmas parties, or family gatherings, I can always count of a Samsung SMART TV to entertain, even through dance.



The way I see it, the best way to use the Samsung SMART TV for dance is by searching routine and instruction videos on the internet. For those who do not have any idea on dance choreography, you can use the dance videos as examples.

If you're really in to it, you can use these dance routine videos while performing your act at the same time! You can mount this wide screen TV on a wall behind you or your group while you perform. It will definitely add to the presentation factor!

For a more personal touch, I can even use my Samsung SMART TV for exercise dance routines too! Since I am health conscious, instead of buying exercise DVDs, why won't I search for exercise routines on the net I can follow. With the Samsung SMART TV, I won't need to go out of your way to buy new episodes every time I get bored with your old routine.

If I get to own my very own Samsung SMART TV, I can be the center of attraction, which also makes me cool and SMART!

This is my entry to the THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH A SAMSUNG SMART TV blog contest. Experience a Smarter Life. To know more about this brand new innovation from Samsung, or to know more about this contest, you may visit the Samsung TV PHilippines Facebook fan page. Check out the Samsung Philippines website to know more about The Samsung Smart TV. Stay tuned for more of my blog posts on the creative THINGS I CAN DO WITH A SAMSUNG SMART TV!


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Saturday, April 23, 2011

What I can do With a Samsung Smart TV? Save The Planet!


Do we ever get this restless feeling that our world is nearing its end? Maybe we are already receiving telltale signs - acute weather disturbances like strong typhoons, hurricanes and tornadoes, melting polar ice caps, ice storms, severe drought, dry spells, and many more!

Climate change seems to have a major role in the drastic change of our weather system to date. With the forces of nature causing wide scale destruction around the world, we get to ask ourselves what is causing all these to happen?

For starters, climate change is a phenomenon that occurs within a long period of time. Changes in our earth's atmosphere may occur within decades or within millions of years. These can occur due to many natural reasons like solar radiation, continental drift, and our planet's natural movement in space.



Sadly however, in the past few decades, it is our own doing that causes most of the climate change we have today in the form of greenhouse gas emissions. Due to our widespread use of fossil fuel, crude oil and gasoline for our energy needs, we end up polluting our air, raising carbon dioxide levels (a component of greenhouse gas) at an alarming rate.


The more we use electricity, more carbon dioxide is produced. Thus, more greenhouse gases are released, causing our planet to slowly heat up.

The overall effect? The natural disasters we face today. And up to this very moment, our problems will only continue to worsen.

So What Can I do to Change All This?

With the aid of a Samsung SMART TV, we might be able to change the dire effects of climate change. Here I present the following measures...

Step 1: Know the problem

The very first thing is to know that the problem exists. Without acknowledging the problem, we won't find a way to solve this. Thankfully we have the internet. And with a Samsung SMART TV, researching about the cause and effects of climate change can be that simple.

If internet connectivity is out-of-reach, I can watch environment friendly shows instead. Shows like Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Animal Planet, etc. will showcase topics about the cause and effects of climate change. The Samsung SMART TV is still television after all.

Step 2: Save Electricity

2a. Use energy saving appliances
As mentioned above, the main cause of climate change is the use of combustible fuel. Most of us might not be aware of this fact but the majority of the power plants in the Philippines are coal fire plants, which burn lots of coal, and in turn produce greenhouse gases.

To minimize consumption of energy, electronics manufacturers like Samsung create innovations that use smaller amounts electricity such as the Smart TV. Thanks to Samsung SMART TV's LED display, I can save as much as two-thirds electricity consumption compared to using a conventional cathode ray tube (CRT) display.

2b: having all-in-one appliances


Thanks to Samsung SMART TV, I can save more electricity since I do not have to turn on multiple appliances at the same time to do different functions. I need not have to open my personal computer to socialize in Facebook while watching television separately because the Samsung SMART TV allows me to do both, and do them at the same time!

Step 3: Spread the Word

If I know the dangers of climate change and what needs to be done, the best I can do is tell others about it, and that's whats great about Samsung SMART TV. With it, you can share and comment on videos you have seen about climate change via the Samsung SMART TV, and tell others what you think about it.

See the video below on how to share videos to others via social networking sites using the Samsung SMART TV. This feature is called "social TV"...




With the help of the Samsung SMART TV, we may be able to address the problems climate change brings to us. We have already seen its adverse effects in the past, like the previous typhoon Ondoy which flooded Metro Manila and other areas in Luzon. The Samsung SMART TV can do its share to inform, to minimize electricity use, to socialize and spread the word to all on what to do about the issue.

Be SMART when it comes to saving our only home. Climate change is not just a personal battle, everyone must do their part to save the planet before its too late.

This is my entry to the THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH A SAMSUNG SMART TV blog contest. Experience a Smarter Life. To know more about this brand new innovation from Samsung, or to know more about this contest, you may visit the Samsung TV PHilippines Facebook fan page. Check out the Samsung Philippines website to know more about The Samsung Smart TV. Stay tuned for more of my blog posts on the creative THINGS I CAN DO WITH A SAMSUNG SMART TV!


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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Introducing the Samsung SMART TV (and what I can do with it!)


Have you ever imagined having a Television Set, a laptop or PC, and a home entertainment system all rolled into one? Ok, set your imagination aside right now folks because this cool idea is now a reality!

I introduce to you a breakthrough from our old school television, aptly called the Samsung SMART TV!

What is a SMART TV?

The Samsung SMART TV is a new generation of home entertainment called internet TV. Aside from the normal features a television could do, you can now connect to the internet with this type of TV, similar to your PC or laptop.


Here is an introductory video of the Smart TV courtesy of Samsung...

For those who still have no idea what internet TV is all about, imagine having an appliance at home that does all the features of a regular TV, a personal computer / laptop, a home entertainment system all in one flat TV screen!


Now let's turn on our imagination once more. This time we ask ourselves the more important question...

What Can I do with the Samsung SMART TV?

To give a general answer of what I can do with Samsung's SMART TV, take note of what it can do.

This new innovation is...

1) ...a television set - We can watch our local regular channels and cable TV too!

2) ...a home entertainment system - Like regular television screens, we can hook it up to our DVD players, game consoles, laptops, PCs, etc. With this kind of setup, we can play video games, watch movies, and more!

3) ...internet ready - By far, this feature is the most complex of the three. Being internet ready means you can do a lot of things with this TV, and I really mean a lot of things.

Check out this video showing how to connect the Samsung SMART TV to the internet.



Some of the more popular stuff you can do with the internet AND with the Samsung SMART TV are the following: accessing social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, watching online videos like Youtube and surfing the net for information.


Since the internet is a vast territory to explore, the Samsung Smart TV provides apps (short for applications) which allow the home viewer to quickly search and use the internet functions provided for.

Below is a short video of the Smart TV's "search all" function.


The Search All Feature of Samsung Smart TV- a Youtube video from Samsung

The "search all" is a very nifty feature that allows the viewers quick access to information on the web.

Thanks to all the features integrated into the Samsung SMART TV, I can say that this TV can keep me entertained in more ways than one. But even though we can cite a hundred, a thousand, or a million ways to use the Samsung SMART TV, Samsung made sure that using it is made as SIMPLE for the home viewer as possible. In short, SMART is SIMPLE.

This is my entry to the THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH A SAMSUNG SMART TV blog contest. Experience a Smarter Life. To know more about this brand new innovation from Samsung, or to know more about this contest, you may visit the Samsung TV PHilippines Facebook fan page. Check out the Samsung Philippines website to know more about The Samsung Smart TV. Stay tuned for more of my blog posts on the creative THINGS I CAN DO WITH A SAMSUNG SMART TV!


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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Me and My Coleman Photo Contest 2011


Since outdoor adventures are the fad of the summer season, you might want to try out Me and My Coleman Photo Contest 2011 while enjoying the vacation! To join, all you have to do is submit a photo depicting an outdoor moment with a Coleman product. The grand winner will receive 50,000 pesos worth of Coleman products. Prizes will also be awarded to the runner-ups.

This contest is open to all professional and amateur photographers, eighteen (18) years old and above, and residents of the Philippines.

Contest Mechanics:

Who Will Qualify

This photo contest is open to all professional and amateur photographers, eighteen (18) years old and above, and residents of the Philippines.

Rules on Submission of Entries

a. An entry consists of:
- 1 completed contest registration form
- 8” x 12” print of the contest entry
- soft copy of the contest entry with file extension .jpg or .tiff

b. Participants may submit a maximum of 5 entries per category.

c. Participants, when submitting entries, may combine several contest entries in one legal size brown envelope. 1 picture is equivalent to 1 contest entry.

d. All photos submitted should have been taken during the duration of the contest, which is from March 15, 2011 to May 31, 2011. Entries shall contain metadata to ascertain the date of the photo shoot.

e. All entries will be received until May 31, 2011, 10:00pm.

f. Participants may download registration forms from www.coleman.com.ph

g. All entries must include a Coleman product and should be free of watermarks and other markings. Entries should not contain any borders.

h. Submitted Photographs shall be exclusive to this contest. It must be unpublished and it must not have been submitted and will not be submitted in any other contests, except for inter-club contests.

i. Only colored formats are accepted. Images should not contain drastic alteration. Elements should not be added nor removed. Color and contrast adjustments are acceptable. High Dynamic Range (HDR), Infra Red (IR) and Stitched Photos are not accepted.

j. All entries should meet the contest criteria. Failure to do such will result to rejection of the entry.

k. The participant shall guarantee that forwarded entries are taken by him or her. No other entity has rights, claims or interests on the submitted photographs. To this end, the participant shall execute the Undertaking, upon submission of the participant’s entry within the prescribed contest period.

l. For photographs with people as subjects, consent is required from person(s) being photographed. Participant must provide a signed written personal release from person(s) who appear in the photograph. This should be submitted together with the photo contest entry.


Deadline and Submission of Entries

All entries must be received until May 31, 2011. The contest organizers are not responsible for any postal or technical delay in the transmission of the entries. All entries must be received by Focus Global, Inc. on or before May 31, 2011.
All entries should be mailed or personally submitted inside a sealed envelope to:

Me & My Coleman Photo Contest
c/o Dave Domingo
Focus Global, Inc.
Pioneer corner Reliance Sts.
Mandaluyong City 1550

Or in any of the following Coleman branches:

1)COLEMAN STORE ALABANG TOWN CENTER
2nd Level, Expansion Mall, Alabang Town Center

2) COLEMAN STORE PARK SQUARE 1
Park Square 1, Ayala Center, Makati City

3) COLEMAN STORE ROBINSONS GALLERIA
East Wing, Lower Level 1, Robinsons Galleria

4)COLEMAN STORE SM MEGAMALL
5th Level, Bldg B, SM Megamall

Criteria for Judging

a. Entries will be judged on the following criteria:
Thematic Relevance 40%
Originality 20%
Composition 20%
Overall Impact 20%

b. Theme
Outdoor Fun / Recreation with Coleman


Prizes at stake:

Grand Prize - Php 50,000.00 worth of Coleman items
The entry with the highest rating from the entire contest shall win the Grand Prize. In case of a tie, the judges shall decide the Grand Prize winner by majority vote

Second Prize - Php 40,000.00 worth of Coleman items
The entry with the second highest rating from the entire contest shall win the Second Prize. In case of a tie, the judges shall decide the Second Prize winner by majority vote,

Third Prize - Php 30,000.00 worth of Coleman items
The entry with the third highest rating from the entire contest shall win the Third Prize. In case of a tie, the judges shall decide the Third Prize winner by majority vote,

Fourth Prize - Php 20,000.00 worth of Coleman items
The entry with the fourth highest rating from the entire contest shall win the Fourth Prize. In case of a tie, the judges shall decide the Fourth Prize winner by majority vote,

Fifth Prize - Php 10,000.00 worth of Coleman items
The entry with the fifth highest rating from the entire contest shall win the Fifth Prize. In case of a tie, the judges shall decide the Fifth Prize winner by majority vote,

5 Consolation Prizes of Php 5,000.00 worth of Coleman items each.


Notes:
- there is no online submission for this photo contest. You will have to deliver your entry to their office or at Coleman outlets specified above.
- your photo should have no borders, no watermarks, and must show a Coleman product.
- check out the list above on what requirements to put in your short brown envelope before you submit.
- deadline of this contest is up to May 31, 2011 10:00 pm only.

To read the complete rules and guidelines, click here. You may also visit the Coleman Philippines website. For further inquiries, you may also email Dave Domingo at dave.domingo@focusglobalinc.com.

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Live BIG Your Way! Introducing Globe 4G Technology


Globe Telecoms has just made a BIG push towards faster mobile connectivity with the introduction of the new 4G technology here in the Philippines! With the advent of 4G technology, Globe allows us to LIVE BIG OUR WAY through mobile communications.


For those not familiar what 4G or 4th generation standard is all about, this new type of cellular technology allows us to communicate with our loved ones with faster and more reliable cellphone service, as compared to the older 3G standard.

To date, most cellphone services provide us with the aging 3G technology.

When it comes to mobile services, most of us Pinoys often use our cellphones for texting and calling our loved ones. For those purposes, 3G was good enough. However, as we embrace today's modern developments, like Facebook and internet based applications on mobile phones, we find 3G somewhat lacking.

Have you ever had an experience where you tried to use your smartphone to communicate or browse via the internet, and suddenly your phone bogs down or get disconnected?

Well, it's not because your smartphone is low-tech. It's mainly because of our current technology. With 3G technology, we get broadband connections with lower bandwidth.

For a better understanding of bandwidth and data, we can compare them to a pipe and water, where a smaller pipe allows less water to pass and reach the user. A bigger bandwidth, just like a bigger pipe, will allow more data to pass through.

Now, with Globe's 4G, they are now replacing their smaller pipes for BIGGER ones! As of late, Globe has announced that they are making the BIG switch to the 4G standard. This improvement will allow us to enjoy internet that is faster, more reliable and with less hassle.

What advantages are there with Globe's 4G Technology?

With Globe's 4G Technology, you can have the following on our mobile phones, laptops and tablets:

- high peak rates and lower latency
- improved “always-on experience”
- better multimedia upload
- high-speed web browsing
- faster streaming and downloads.

What can I do with Globe's 4G technology:

As the Contest Pirate, with the aid of Globe's 4G, I would be able to do all the stuff I do in the internet on my PC through my mobile phone - only better! Imagine, with Globe 4G, I could do the following...

1) I can upload my video contest entries on youtube through my mobile phone at a faster pace! Uploading videos take a lot of time specially if the video I produced is large. But with Globe 4Gs bigger bandwidth, I get to upload with more time to spare.

2) I can participate in online contests with faster response time! Some contests require you to be quick on your toes in answering. With a lagging mobile internet connection, you won't able to. But with Globe 4G, it's a different story. Winning speed contests is within my reach.

3) I can chat with friends online without hassle. There are intimate moments where you don't want to be bothered by minor glitches and disconnections. With Globe 4G connections, things like these will less likely happen.

4) I can download internet material much faster. With Globe 4G, I will be able to download more music, games, photos, videos and more! All that with the aid of my phone.

5) I can watch online videos without lag or slowdown. Sometimes when we watch a youtube or vimeo clip on your phone, and halfway through the streaming, the video suddenly stops at a critical moment. These are times you wished you had a copy of that show on your phone instead. With Globe 4G, you won't have to stuff your phone's memory of video clips you only need to watch once.


Most of us love to download files, chat, surf, upload and share our experiences on the net. And there are times we experience slow download and upload times, being abruptly cut-off and being unable to connect. Eventually with Globe's new 4G technology introduced right now, we can now have a better online experience at the palm of our hands.

For more information about Globe's 4G technology, do visit the Globe website. You may also check out Globe Telecommunications on Facebook to find out more about this new development in mobile communications.

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Tambay Music Video Contest


Join the Tambay Music Video Contest featuring Sponge Cola's song entitiled "Tambay" and get a chance to win 100,000 pesos cash! Finalists also get to receive cash prizes! To join, simply make your own MTV interpretation of "Tambay".


This contest is open to all amateur video making enthusiasts. Students are encouraged to join!

Contest Mechanics and guidelines:

Download Sponge Cola’s “Tambay”, produce a music video for the song and stand a chance to win P100,000 Cash (tax-free)! Here are the full mechanics:

1. Download the single “Tambay” to your cellphones:

• Text “Tambay” to 2600 (valid on all networks; P50 per mp3 per download)
• You will receive the MP3 of the song “Tambay” as well as a unique confirmation code
• Save the song and the confirmation code to your cellphone

2. Produce a full music video for the song “Tambay” and upload it to your YouTube account.

3. After uploading your entry, email the following details to spongecola.tambay@gmail.com:

• YouTube link of your video entry
• Confirmation code (received by text accompanying the mp3 downloaded)
• Complete name (as it appears on your valid ID’s)
• Complete mailing address
• Birthday
• Cellphone number
• Optional only: other details which you may want to mention, such as director(s), director of photography, editor, cast/actors/actresses, location, story or plot, etc.

4. Emails/Submissions of entries will be accepted from 12:00 am of March 16, 2011 until 12:00 noon of June 17, 2011 only.

5. The music video may include new and/or old videos and/or photos that are owned by entry sender.

6. If materials used are not owned by entry sender, he/she should have explicit permission to use and include them, ensuring that the copyright of any individual, institution, company, etc. will not be infringed.

7. No use of explicit images, foul language or anything that damages any individual, institution or company.

8. Preferably, video should have high resolution, with an aspect ratio of 720x480.

9. Fifteen (15) finalists will be chosen from all the submitted entries, and they will automatically receive P5,000 Cash Prize. Each of the finalist will be notified through registered mail and contacted through his/her mobile phone by a representative of Universal Records on how to claim their P5,000.00 Cash. The finalists should be able to provide two (2) valid ID's with photo.

10. Top 15 entries will be chosen by a panel of judges based on the following criteria:


• Artistic touch and creativity: 35%

- This refers to videos showing skill or excellence in execution. The video should be ingenious, exhibiting good taste; performed, made, or edited artistically; aesthetically pleasing.

• Message delivery: 35%

- The message of the video should be communicated clearly.

• Uniqueness: 30%

Notes:
- you may have better chances of winning if your video entry has high video resolution (720x480 pixels)
- upload your video entry on youtube. After uploading, submit your personal info and the video URL to Spongecola (spongecola.tambay@gmail.com)
- deadline of this contest is 12 noon of June 17, 2011! (contest is extended from the April 17, 2011 deadline)

For more information about this contest, check out the Sponge Cola Facebook fan page. Check out the complete mechanics by clicking here...

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Smart Bieber Fever Contest


Want to watch Justin Bieber live in concert or win exciting prizes? (there's even an autographed iPad in store for those who join) You might want to check out Smart's Bieber Fever Contest. To join, simply submit an artwork, mashup or photo which shows how much you LOVE Justin Bieber & why SMART should send you to the concert.


This contest is open to Filipino residents who are fans of Smart Telecommunications on Facebook.

Joining this contest is simple...

Email your entries to smart@piclyf.com with the following information:

- Full name
- SMART Phone Number
- Home address

Submit as many ORIGINAL pics as you can - Winners will be chosen according to the following criteria:

Number of Likes: 10%
Creativity: 30%
Originality: 30%
Relevance to theme: 30%
Prizes at stake:

- 2 winners of 2 VIP tickets + 1 Meet & Greet pass (each) to Justin Bieber Live in Manila.
- 8 winners of two VIP tickets to the concert.
- 1 autographed iPad.
- 5 autographed Justin Bieber My World 2.0 CD.

Winners will be announced on May 3, 2011.

Notes:
- voting is 10% of the criteria, so ask your friends to like your entry.
- not clear how prizes will be distributed to the winners.
- No closing deadline mentioned, so it is assumed closing date is probably on May 2, 2011. Join earlier to rally more votes!

To join this contest, check out the Smart's Bieber Fever contest page on Facebook. Also, check out Smart's official fan page on Facebook.\

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

BlackRapid Get Your Strap On! Photo Contest


Join BlackRapid's Get Your Strap On! Photo Contest and win 1,000 US dollars! To join, submit a photo that best depicts BlackRapid's camera straps in action! The photo can be serious, fun or exciting, depending on what you want to convey.

This contest is open to individuals 13 years of age or older, worldwide.

Contest Guidelines

WHO MAY ENTER / ELIGIBILITY


Contest is open to individuals who are 13 years of age or older, in any country in the world. Employees of BlackRapid, and its subsidiaries and affiliates, and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they live) or persons living in the same households of such employees, whether or not related are not eligible.

HOW TO ENTER


Each Entry consists of an entry form and a single image, and an entry fee. To enter, visit www.facebook.com/BlackRapidStrap Contest Page and complete an entry form with the required information, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, and photo caption; and submit along with your photograph in accordance with the instructions that follow.

Photographs must be in digital format. Only online entries will be eligible. No print or film submissions will be accepted for entry into this Contest. The photograph need not be taken with a digital camera; scans of negatives, transparencies, or photographic prints are acceptable.

Minor burning, dodging and/or color correction is acceptable. Hand tinting is acceptable, as is cropping. Fish-eye lenses are acceptable. High dynamic range images (HDR) and stitched panoramas are acceptable only if the combined parts are all made around the same time. Any changes to the original Photograph not itemized here are unacceptable and will render the Photograph ineligible for a prize.

Photographs that include sculptures, statues, paintings, and other works of art will be accepted as long as they do not constitute copyright infringement or fraud; provided entrants must be prepared to provide a release form as described below in “Release.” When photographing the work of others, it must be as an object in its environment and not a full-frame close-up of another person’s art.

The photograph, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the Contest entrant. By entering the Contest, entrant represents, acknowledges, and warrants that the submitted photograph is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the photograph.

The photograph must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.

The entries will judged separately, in accordance with the Judging Criteria, as defined below. All entries must be submitted and received by April 17th, 2011, 12:59 p.m. PST. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt. Entries must be made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, internet domain owner, or other person or organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Sponsor reserves the right to examine the original photograph/source material in order to confirm compliance with these rules.

JUDGING

Contest consists of three (3) rounds of evaluation. In Round One, each judge in a panel of photographic experts (at least one of whom will be independent of Sponsor) (“Judges”) will select ten (10) entries in each Category from among all eligible entries based on the following criteria (“Judging Criteria”): Creativity, Originality, Product Placement, Processing and Photographic quality.

The entries selected in Round One will proceed to Round Two. In Round Two, the Judges will collectively select a First Prize Winner based on the Judging Criteria. In Round Three, the Judges will select a Grand Prize Winner from among the First Place Winners based on the Judging Criteria. In the event of a tie, the tied entries will be re-submitted to the Judges for a re-judging between the tied entries alone. In the event that a tie remains after re-judging, the entry with the highest score in the creativity criteria will be declared the winner. Winners will be chosen on or around April 25th, 2011, and notified by email. Decisions of the judges are final and binding.

PRIZES:

Grand winner - 1,000 US dollars
2nd, 3rd place, honorable mention - prizes to be announced

* For complete rules and guidelines, click here...

Notes:

- only digital entries will be accepted. Upload them on the BlackRapid contest page.
- you must have a BlackRapid strap product featured on your photo.
- minor digital editing is allowed, but HDR (High Dynamic Range) photos are restricted to photos taken at one particular time only.
- deadline of this photo contest is on April 17th, 2011, 12:59 p.m. PST.

For more information, or to join this contest, you may visit the BlackRapid Facebook fan page. To go directly to the contest page, click here.

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Win an iPad 2 from Technoodling


You can try out your luck to win an iPad2 courtesy of Technoodling.net. To join this promo, all you have to do is like technoodling.net on Facebook, or follow it on twitter. Then share Technoodling.net's two blog reviews of the iPad2, either on Facebook or Twitter.


This promo is open to residents in the Philippines only.

To join...

1) like technoodling.net on Facebook or follow them on twitter.

2) simply share this two posts via Facebook or Twitter...

a) http://technoodling.net/hands-on-review-apple-ipad-2/
b) http://technoodling.net/apple-ipad-2-review-part-2/

* for newbies on the internet who don't know what "share post" means, just click the two links above. For each of the link, find the "share" button. This will post the link of the writeup on your profile page.

* for twitter, simply click the "tweet" button on each page.

Also, to be eligibile, make sure your profile settings are set to "public" so that it can be visible to others (specially to the admins of technoodling.net)

Winner of this contest will be drawn on Friday, April 15, 2011.

Info on this contest can be found on the technoodling.net iPad promo page.

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Schick Philippines Free Your Skin promos


Since Schick Philippines is a newly established fan page on Facebook, they are now sponsoring contests with cool giveaways weekly!



To join their contests, you have to be a fan of Schick Philippines. Simply like their fan page and check out their current contest for the week.

This week, you can submit a photo of your most edgy look. Just post a photo of that edgy look of yours on the Schick Philippines wall. Winner will be determined based on the entries getting the most likes AND the judges decision. So make your entry stand out and ask your friends to like your entry!

The winner for this week will receive a Schick Quattro Titanium Freestyle Shaver and trimmer.

Stay tuned for more exciting giveaways from Schick Philippines.

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The Banana Experience Name That Monkey Contest


Homo sapiens can go bananas on this one... Join The Banana Experience Name That Monkey Contest and you can win as much as 20,000 pesos cash. All you have to do is give a name for their monkey character. If your entry is chosen, you get to win the prize!


This contest is open to fans on The Banana Experience on Facebook.

Joining is simple

1) like The Banana Experience on Facebook.
2) post on their wall what name you would like to suggest for the monkey character.
3) you can only suggest one name for the contest. If you suggested more than one, the first suggestion will be your official entry.
4) if your name suggestion was already named by a contestant previously, your entry is disqualified. You can, however give another name instead.
5) The prize of the winning entry will depend on the number of likes by 12 noon of April 30, 2011. The pot money is equal to the number of likes received (e.g. 5021 likes = 5021 pesos cash). If Banana Experience reaches 20,000 likes, the contest ends and they will give the cash prize of 20,000 pesos!

Notes:
- If you joined this contest, ask your friends to like The Banana Experience fan page so that if you win, you get a bigger payout prize!
- Contest ends either by 12 noon of April 30, 2011, or when they reach 20,000 likes, whichever comes first.

For more info or to join this contest, check out the Banana Experience on Facebook!

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Galactic Pusoy Tournament


Try out your skill and luck in the Galactic Pusoy Tournament and you may win yourself a Nokia DC 11k Extra Power Charger and a Nokia BH-904 Bluetooth Headset will be given weekly to the top 2 highest scorers and a Trip to Boracay for 2 to the top 2 players in the Grand finals!

This contest is only open for players from the Philippines. All winners can claim their prizes at the Nokia office.

Download the FREE mobile game “Galactic Pusoy” from Ovi Store.*

Play the Pusoy Game and upload your scores to their website. *
* Game contest is limited to Nokia smartphones only. Below you find the Nokia
smartphone models covered by this contest.

Nokia smartphones: Nokia 5230, Nokia 5233, Nokia 5250, Nokia 5530 XpressMusic, Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, Nokia C5-03, Nokia C6-00, Nokia C6-01, Nokia C7-00, Nokia N97, Nokia N97 mini, Nokia X6, Nokia E7-00 and Nokia N8-00

Game Mechanics:

1. Download the game in Ovi Store: http://store.ovi.com/content/94775.

2. Play Pusoy (Chinese Poker). Pusoy Dos (Big Two) is not included in this contest.

3. Upload your scores regularly into our server using "chip leaders" button. Upload
your scores before 12:00pm before the week ends. Only the top 10 scorers will
be posted in their website and facebook.

4. Weekly winners will be announced in their website and facebook fan page. A
winning code will be sent to all winners and this code will be used to claim the
prizes.

5. Grand champion winners will be announced after the contest.

Game Period:

Promo period is from March 06, 2011 to April 17 2011. There will be 6 weekly competitions and winners will be announced weekly. See Promo Mechanics (PDF format) to see the competition periods.

To join this contest head over to the Galactic Pusoy Tournament website. For more information, check out their Facebook fan page. For inquiries, you may e-mail info@asei-online.com.

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