Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 11 in PH
February 10, 2022 8:36 p.m.
Xiaomi pushes forward the legacy of the Redmi Note series as it announces the arrival of the Redmi Note 11 series in the Philippines today, starting with the Redmi Note 11, while the much-awaited Redmi Note 11S and Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G variants will be coming at a later date.
Rising to the challenge to bring even stronger specs and features, Redmi Note 11 again brings powerful upgrades to its camera system, charging speed, display, and System on Chip (SoC)—making flagship-level smartphone performance more accessible than before.
Also announced today is the brand-new Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier 4 series, starting at P6,999.
The Redmi Note 11 comes in two variants – 4GB+64GB which will be available for P8,999 and 6GB+128GB available for P9,999. Both variants will be available for pre-order via Xiaomi’s official sales channels as early as February 11, 2022 in the Philippines.
Meanwhile, stay tuned for the local availability announcement of the Redmi Note 11S and Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G coming soon.
For the early bird promo of the Redmi Note 11 4GB+64GB, buyers will get the Redmi Buds 3 for free between February 11 until February 19 (12AM) on Xiaomi’s official Shopee and Lazada stores.
Stocks and availability for the freebie will be limited.
Those who will pre-order the Redmi Note 11 6GB+128GB variant in authorized Xiaomi retail stores from February 11 to 18 will get a free Redmi Buds 3 plus a Xiaomi Eco Bag.
Make sure to visit the official Xiaomi Philippines store on Lazada this coming February 15 and Shopee this February 21 for discounted Xiaomi Smart Eco Products with freebies. Stocks and availability will be limited.
Flagship-level camera setup to deliver outstanding photography
Raising up the flagship-level camera experience, the Redmi Note 11 is equipped with a 50MP AI quad camera setup ensures clarity in your photos, allowing you to capture great photos and videos without the extra effort.
Its 8MP ultra-wide angle camera expands your perspective with a 118-degree viewing angle and the 2MP depth sensor camera on Redmi Note 11 allows you to create a natural bokeh effect for your portrait shots.
Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G and Redmi Note 11S once again feature 108MP primary sensors, allowing you to capture and share moments of your life in high resolution and true-to-life details.
Utilizing the Samsung HM2 sensor with a large 1/1.52″ sensor size, the main camera leverages 9-in-1 pixel binning technology as well as dual native ISO to deliver incredible images with higher dynamic range and colour performance, with excellent results even in dim light.
The 8MP ultra-wide angle camera extends your perspective with a 118-degree viewing angle, and the 2MP macro camera captures fine details from up close.
Additionally, the 2MP depth camera on Redmi Note 11S allows you to create a natural bokeh effect for your portrait shots.
The front of Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G and Redmi Note 11S feature a 16MP front camera that can capture clear, natural-looking selfies.
FHD+AMOLED DotDisplay with up to 90Hz refresh rate and trendy flat-edge body
Boasting a high refresh rate up to 90Hz and a touch sampling rate up to 180Hz, Redmi Note 11 enhances your screen experience with smoother animations and lag-free transitions, while also registering more precise finger touches.
With a screen size of 6.43-inch, the Redmi Note 11 is equipped with a FHD+ AMOLED DotDisplay featuring DCI-P3 wide color gamut, provides more vibrant colours and details, while also reaching as much as 1000 nits to ensure the screen’s clarity even in bright daylight.
The beautiful display is packed into a trendy flat-edge body design.
Plus, with dual super linear speakers located at the top and bottom of the phone, Redmi Note 11 offers a complete entertainment experience with immersive stereo sound for gaming or watching videos.
Speedy and powerful performance at all fonts
Raising up its performance, Redmi Note 11 is equipped with a Snapdragon® 680 processor built using flagship-level 6nm process to deliver superior performance while conserving power.
Additionally, the Redmi Note 11 is equipped with a 5,000mAh large-capacity battery and a 33W Pro fast-charging that charges its battery from 0 to 100% in around an hour. Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G is powered by the advanced octa-core processor Snapdragon® 695.
This chipset offers 5G connectivity and superb performance, thanks to the flagship-level 6nm technology and clock speed up to 2.2 GHz.
Redmi Note 11S rises to the challenge with advanced octa-core MediaTek Helio G96 processor and up to 8GB of RAM.
Alongside this exceptional battery capacity is Xiaomi’s flagship-level 67W turbo charging in Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G, which takes as little as 15 minutes to fill 50% of battery.
Redmi Note 11S also features 33W Pro fast charging.
Breathe clean, breathe healthy: Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier 4 Series
Celebrating over 16 million shipments worldwide, Xiaomi today upgraded its widely-acclaimed Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier Series with three new variants – Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier 4 Pro, 4, and 4 Lite.
The brand-new series promises Xiaomi Fans a healthier, cleaner, and reduced-allergen indoor air environment year-round, with options for different home spaces and family needs.
The top variant, Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier 4 Pro, features a 3-in-1 filtration system that combines electrostatic charge and mechanical filtration technologies to trap 99.97% of air pollutants as small as 0.3 microns.
So whether its pet dander, cotton fiber, or other pollutants, Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier 4 Pro will have you covered.
To ensure maximized filtration efficiency, the Pro model newly integrates both PM2.5 and PM10 sensors to precisely detect inhalable particles of different sizes.
An ionizer has been added to help capture floating pollutants.
Alongside this, Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier 4 Pro offers 500m3/h PCADR and 185m3/h FCADR, meaning it can filter the air of a 40m2 living room entirely every 15 minutes.
On top of powerful filtering performance, Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier 4 Pro also offers a largely enhanced user experience.
Its sleek design and low-noise running mode at night make sure it blends perfectly into users’ modern homes and life.
A crystal-clear OLED touch display allows for quick viewing of AQI, temperature, and humidity statistics at a glance, and quick adjustments in just a few taps.
Users can also remotely control the device using Xiaomi Home App, effortlessly scheduling purification routines and behaviour, setting up automation with other IoT devices, viewing filter usage status, and more.
Voice commands are also supported with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
Priced at P11,999, P8,999, P6,999 respectively, Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier 4 Pro, 4, and 4 Lite will be available for purchase starting February 11, 2022 in the Philippines.
Visit the Lazada Local Flagship Store this coming February 15 for discounted Xiaomi Smart Eco Products with freebies.
Buyer will get a free Mi Smart Kettle Pro if they purchase the Air Purifier 4 Lite and get it for only P5,999 instead of P6,999.
Meanwhile, the all-new Air Purifier 4 will be available for only P7,999 instead of P8,999 and buyers will get a free Upany Air Fryer, while the Air Purifier 4 Pro will be up for grabs for only P10,999 instead of P11,999 and will come with a free Mi Standing Fan 2 Pro.
Amazing discounts also await the Robo Vacuum Series when you order on February 15 starting with the Vacuum Mop 2 which will be available for only P11,499 instead of P12,999 and comes with a free Upany Air Fryer.
You can also get the Vacuum Mop 2 Lite for P7,999 instead of P8,999 and get a free Mi Smart Kettle Pro, while the Vacuum Mop 2 Pro will be available for only P16,499 instead of P17,999 and will come with a free My Standing Fan 2 Pro.
LG’s Inverter Direct Drive motor reaches milestone with 100M units produced
March 14, 2023 11:32 a.m.
A Key Component of Premium LG Washing Machines for More than Two Decades, Company’s Innovative Motor Technology Continues to Evolve for Excellence
LG Electronics (LG) announces that production of its Inverter Direct Drive™ (DD™) motor has exceeded 100 million units. The company’s differentiated motor technology is a major factor in the strong, reliable performance and continuing global popularity of LG’s industry-leading laundry solutions.
From 1998 to the end of 2022, the company produced, on average, over 12,000 Inverter DD motors per day. LG’s Inverter DD motor connects directly to the washing drum, an innovation that helps make LG washing machines more durable and dramatically reduces noise and energy consumption during operation.
LG has refined the Inverter DD motor over four generations, continuously improving the technology and its performance capabilities to deliver greater customer value. The company holds over 240 Inverter DD motor related technology patents in Korea and internationally. In 2019, the company applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) to the Inverter DD motor to further enhance its efficiency and effectiveness. Used in LG’s premium washing machines and dryers, the AI DD motor leverages deep learning technology to detect the weight of each load and the types of fabrics being washed. It then selects the optimal combination of drum movements from the company’s proprietary 6 Motion tech – which enables six discrete drum movements – to care and clean for users’ laundry.
Last year, LG brought its advanced Inverter DD motor to its dryers for the first time. Like the company’s washers, LG dryers also offer 6 Motion (Tumble, Swing, Rolling, Stepping, Scrubbing, and Filtration) technology to boost drying performance and minimize fabric damage. LG’s inverter motor technology – specifically, the AI DD – became the first home appliance technology to earn Deep Learning AI Verification from global safety science company, (UL) Underwriters Laboratories.
“The number of Inverter DD motors produced points to the excellence of the motor technology LG has developed for its premium laundry solutions,” said Kim Yang-sun, head of the Component Solution Business Unit at LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company. “We will continue to create highly efficient core components that boost the performance and reliability of our products while also reducing carbon emissions during operation.”
Kaspersky study reveals basic cybersecurity terms unfamiliar to C-level executives in SEA
February 20, 2023 3:05 p.m.
Every fourth business executive in Southeast Asia (SEA) prefers not to flag lack of understanding when discussing cybersecurity issues. A recent Kaspersky study also reveals one in ten C-level managers have never heard of threats such as Botnet, APT and Zero-Day exploit.
The same proportion appeared to be unfamiliar with cyber security concepts like DecSecOps, ZeroTrust, SOC and Pentesting.
According to a PwC’s study, while backing cybersecurity in every business decision has already become the norm in every other company, more than half of executives lack confidence that their cyber spending is being allocated to the most significant risks their organization is facing. Kaspersky conducted their own research to help IT and C-level find common ground and explore the root of their misunderstandings, where a total of 300 executives from the SEA region were surveyed.
The Kaspersky poll indicates that C-suite sometimes struggle to understand their IT security peers and are not always ready to show their confusion. Thus, 26% of non-IT executives here say they would not feel comfortable flagging that they don’t understand something during a meeting with IT and IT security.
Although most of them hide their confusion because they prefer to clarify everything after the meeting or choose to figure everything out by themselves, more than half (55%) don’t ask additional questions because they don’t believe the IT peers will be able to explain it in a clear way. Almost two-in-five also feel embarrassed revealing they don’t understand the topic and 42% don’t want to look ignorant in front of their IT colleagues.
Also, even though all surveyed top-managers from SEA regularly discuss security related issues with IT security managers more than one-in-ten respondents have never heard of threats such as Zero-Day exploit (11%), Botnet (9%), and APT (9%). At the same time Spyware, Malware, Trojan and Phishing appeared to be more familiar for top-managers.
More than one-in-ten top managers here admit they have never heard of cybersecurity terms like DecSecOps (10%), SOC (10%), Pentesting (10%), and ZeroTrust (6%).
“Non-IT top management do not have to be experts in complex cybersecurity terminology and concepts and IT security executives should keep this in mind when communicating with the board,” comments Sergey Zhuykov, Solution Architect at Kaspersky.
“To establish efficient cooperation CISO should be able to focus C-level attention precisely on meaningful details and clearly explain what exactly the company is doing to minimize cybersecurity risks. In addition to communicating clear metrics to stakeholders, this approach requires offering solutions instead of problems,” says Zhuykov.
“On the other end of the communications spectrum, only 6% of IT security professionals in SEA admit facing difficulty in discussing aspects of their work to the C-level. This means the majority of our technical workforce deem that their updates are understood by the decision makers. To bridge this dangerous gap, security teams should also incorporate effective tools – real life examples and use of reports and numbers – to ensure that discussions are done effectively,” adds Chris Connell, Managing Director for Asia Pacific at Kaspersky.
To ease the communication between IT security and business functions within the company, Kaspersky recommends the following:
- IT security should be positioned as a driver for growth and innovation in the organization. To achieve this the IT security team should move away from prohibitive tactics and rather explain how the business can achieve its goals while mitigating cybersecurity risks.
- CISO should actively engage in operational activities and build relationships with the company’s stakeholders. While fewer than 20% of CISOs have established partnerships with key executives in sales, finance, and marketing, it is hard for them to stay abreast of the needs of the business.
- When communicating with the board, use arguments based on an overview of threats by experts, your company’s attack status and best practices.
- Explain to the board what the main responsibilities of the IT security team are. If possible, provide them with an opportunity to walk in a CISO’s shoes to get insights on the most relevant IT security challenges.
- Allocate cybersecurity investments in tools with proven efficacy and ROI. This means tools that lower the level of false positives, and reduce times of attack detection, the time spent per case and other metrics are important to any IT security team.
Kaspersky in Southeast Asia also has launched a Buy 1 Free 1 promo to help SMBs and midrange enterprises in beefing their cybersecurity capabilities. Businesses can now enjoy two years of enterprise-grade endpoint protection for the price of 1 with Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business or Cloud or Kaspersky Endpoint Detection and Response Optimum, with 24×7 phone support. Interested customers can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The full report and more insights on communications issues between C-level and IT security managers are available via the link.
Kaspersky Threat Intelligence enhances its threat data feeds, threat analysis, brand protection capabilities
February 4, 2023 9:41 a.m.
The latest release of Kaspersky Threat Intelligence service includes a range of improved feeds that contribute to a deeper understanding of cyberattackers’ behavior, tactics, techniques and procedures regardless of region or language.
It also contains new integrated elements allowing for the protection of companies’ brands on social networks and in marketplaces.
Cybercriminals can remain undetected in companies’ networks, obtaining sensitive information resulting in financial loss, reputational damage, and long-lasting system failures. According to statistics provided by Kaspersky Global Emergency Response Team, the average duration of a prolonged attack is 94.5 days before it is detected by an InfoSec specialist.
To protect businesses from hidden threats like these, companies should provide their security teams with reliable solutions that help them stay one step ahead of cybercriminals and eliminate cyber risks before they can do any harm.
To implement this goal, Kaspersky updated its Threat Intelligence with new Threat Hunting and Incident Investigation capabilities. Providing information in human- and machine-readable formats, the solution supports security teams with meaningful context throughout the incident management cycle, boosts incident investigations and informs strategic decision-making.
Advanced Threat Data Feeds for better protection
The latest release of Kaspersky Threat Intelligence contains new feeds on crimeware, cloud services and threats to open-source software. These feeds will help customers to detect or prevent confidential data leakage and mitigate risks of supply chain attacks and vulnerable or politically compromised software components.
It also introduces Industrial Vulnerability data feed in OVAL format. It allows customers to find vulnerable ICS software easily on Windows hosts in their networks by using popular vulnerability scanners.
The existing feeds are enriched with additional valuable and actionable information such as new threat categories, attack tactics and techniques in MITRE ATT&CK classification, which will help customers identify their adversary, investigate and respond to the threats faster and more efficiently.
Integration with Security information and event management (SIEM) solutions via Kaspersky CyberTrace is also enhanced with the automated parsing of indicators of compromise (IoCs) directly from emails and PDFs.
Moreover, CyberTrace now supports flexible export format of IoCs, allowing seamless integration of filtered Threat Data Feeds into third-party security controls.
Better visibility for in-depth investigation
Kaspersky Threat Intelligence extended its coverage to IP addresses and added new categories such as DDoS, Intrusion, Brute-force and Net scanners, as customers previously made many searches related to these types of threats.
The updated solution also supports filters that can help users specify criteria sources, sections and periods for automated schedule searches.
The Research Graph, a graphic visualization tool, was also updated to support two new nodes: actors and reports.
Users can apply them to find additional connections with IoCs. This option accelerates threat response and threat hunting activities by highlighting IoCs from high profile attacks described in APT, crimeware and industrial reports as well as in Actor profiles.
Reliable brand protection on social networks and marketplaces
Reliable brand protection on social networks and marketplaces
The brand protection capability of Threat Intelligence was improved by adding new notifications to the Digital Footprint Intelligence service. Now it supports real time alerts for Targeted Phishing, faked Social Networks accounts or applications in Mobile Marketplace.
It helps to track the appearance of the phishing website targeting their brand company name, online services or trademarks and provide relevant, accurate and detailed information about phishing activities. The updated solution also monitors and detects malicious mobile applications impersonating the customer’s brand and fake organization profiles on social networks.
Improved threat analysis tools
The updated Kaspersky Cloud Research Sandbox now supports Android OS and MITRE ATT&CK mapping, related metrics will be displayed on a dashboard of the Cloud Sandbox. It also provides all network activities across all protocols, including IP, UDP, TCP, DNS, HTTP(S), SSL, FTP, POP3, IRC. The user can now specify command lines and file parameters to launch the emulation in a tailored way.
“We have been focusing on threat research at Kaspersky for over two decades. With petabytes of rich threat data, advanced machine learning technologies and a unique pool of global experts we work to support customers with the latest threat intelligence from all over the world, helping them to defend themselves even from previously unseen cyberattacks,” comments Anatoly Simonenko, Head of Technology Solutions Product Management at Kaspersky.
Learn more about Kaspersky Threat Intelligence.