There are many kinds of love. However, here at HWM Philippines, we certainly celebrate one form of it: technophilia. Technophilia, according to The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, refers generally to a strong enthusiasm for technology, especially new technologies such as personal computers, the Internet, mobile phones, and home cinema. While we celebrate technophilia each month, it is more special this February as it coincides with the love month.
In this issue, we sat with cover girl Margo Midwinter to talk about love, technology, and everything in between. We also have a special interview with Forbes 30 Under 30 lister and Peekawoo CEO/founder Valenice Balace to talk about dating apps, women empowerment, and, to those who are still single, finding love this Valentine season. You will discover how OPPO F1s and ZEN Rooms can help you take social media-worthy images and make yourself stress-free while travelling, respectively. We’re also serving a roundup of highlights and sidelights that took place at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which is now marking its 50th year.
As usual, we have a long procession of featured and tested tech products in store for you. Top-billing our lineup is our Shootout of four 2-in-1 convertibles, the Acer Switch Alpha 12, ASUS Transformer 3 Pro, Dell Inspiron 13 5000, and the Lenovo Yoga 910. For regular laptops, we have the Acer Swift 7, ASUS ZenBook 3, MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro, and the Dell Latitude 3379. For Kaby Lake-ready motherboards, we have back-to-back reviews of the ASUS TUF Z270X Mark I and the MSI Z270 Gaming M7. We also have back-to-back reviews of fitness trackers the Fitbit Flex 2 and the MILO Champ Band. Of course, our tech parade would never be complete without smartphones. Make sure you check out the ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom, Starmobile PLAY Five, and Nokia 6 which marks the return of a well-loved brand.
Lionell Go Macahilig / Group Editor
Building on the learnings that he earned from the academe and his almost three-year professional experience in the outsourcing industry, Lionell joined HardwareZone Philippines in 2007. In his free time, he runs his PC shop and reads various articles online. He also likes cats and jogging.