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  • MultiSys champions homegrown IT programmers with ‘Clash of Codes’
    on December 9, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    In its commitment to empower the local IT community, leading Filipino software solutions company MultiSys Technologies Corporation recently held another leg of its flagship event Clash of Codes, an annual hackathon that spotlights and tests the skills of local programmers.

  • Rwanda begins vaccinating against Ebola
    by clino on December 9, 2019 at 11:41 am

    Rwanda started a voluntary Ebola vaccination program at its border in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly virus from its neighbor. The post Rwanda begins vaccinating against Ebola appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Polio returns to haunt Malaysia after almost 30 years
    by clino on December 9, 2019 at 11:39 am

    Test results showed that the Malaysian child was infected with a strain that shared genetic links to the virus detected in the Philippines. The post Polio returns to haunt Malaysia after almost 30 years appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • WATCH: Biblical game where you play as Jesus Christ to come out soon on Steam
    by ibiong on December 9, 2019 at 10:26 am

    A New Testament-based simulation game where you play as Jesus Christ from around 2,000 years ago is set to come out soon on Steam. The post WATCH: Biblical game where you play as Jesus Christ to come out soon on Steam appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • The Coocaa Smart 4K TV 50S3N
    by ggaviola on December 9, 2019 at 6:10 am

    If you are ready to buy a new TV on 12/12 we have all the information that you are looking for. We’ve tested many smart televisions this year and the best smart TV in the Philippines in 2019 it’s COOCAA TV 50S3N! I can’t wait to go over the deals COOCAA TV 50S3N  has to The post The Coocaa Smart 4K TV 50S3N appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • E-commerce in Asia, 25 Years Later
    by Nagesh Devata on December 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Twenty-five years ago today, a tiny startup called Net Market figured out how to send an encrypted credit card transaction over the web.

  • Techie restaurants? Why not
    on December 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    The digital era continues to disrupt every segment of the restaurant value chain whether it be from in-store or customer-facing technology and, the only way to thrive in this changing landscape is to adopt a digital-first tech approach, says leading solutions provider Genie Technologies Inc.

  • Tech-loaded & ready for roads ahead
    by Kathy Moran on December 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    The new Porsche Macan holds its position as a techie SUV with distinctive exterior features such as the new LED tail light panel that ensure that it is ready for the future.

  • Experience a boosted holiday with the SAMSUNG Galaxy A-series!
    on December 8, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    Filipinos are known for celebrating one of the longest—if not the longest—Christmas seasons in the world. Even as early as September, Pinoys are already hanging holiday decorations, playing Christmas carols, and looking for gifts for their loved ones. Since this is one of the most joyous times of the year, there are many moments that are shared with others and stored as precious memories. This is especially true for members of Generation Z, who are the most active online.

  • Google Maps to make nighttime walks safer by highlighting brightly lit streets
    by ibiong on December 8, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Google will be adding a "Lighting" layer for its Maps app, which will show nighttime travelers where well-lit streets are. The post Google Maps to make nighttime walks safer by highlighting brightly lit streets appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Huawei cancels new phone launch in Taiwan after China row
    by rrcadio on December 8, 2019 at 11:02 am

    Huawei has canceled the launch of some products in Taiwan after Taipei imposed a temporary ban for listing the island as part of China. The post Huawei cancels new phone launch in Taiwan after China row appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • This week’s new game picks: ‘Tools Up!’, ‘Arise’, ‘Darksiders Genesis’ and more
    by ibiong on December 8, 2019 at 10:59 am

    Renovate apartments in record time with "Tools Up!", reminisce on a life's full journey in "Arise: A Simple Story" and many more. The post This week’s new game picks: ‘Tools Up!’, ‘Arise’, ‘Darksiders Genesis’ and more appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • EU bans controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos
    by rrcadio on December 8, 2019 at 10:51 am

    A controversial pesticide linked to developmental problems in humans will be definitively banned in the European Union in 2020. The post EU bans controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Virtual boyfriends a match for China’s single women
    by rrcadio on December 8, 2019 at 10:19 am

    Several virtual boyfriends told Agence France-Presse (AFP) that most of their customers are single women in their twenties with disposable income. The post Virtual boyfriends a match for China’s single women appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Smartphone use has led to a steep rise in head, neck injuries over 20 years
    by ibiong on December 8, 2019 at 9:36 am

    A study shows that 30% of accidents linked to smartphones are caused when individuals are walking along the street while using smartphones. The post Smartphone use has led to a steep rise in head, neck injuries over 20 years appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • WATCH: Microsoft’s mobile Office 365 app redesign aims to improve user productivity
    by rrcadio on December 8, 2019 at 9:27 am

    Microsoft announced Thursday in a blog post that it has redesigned its mobile Office 365 apps to "take mobile productivity to the next level." The post WATCH: Microsoft’s mobile Office 365 app redesign aims to improve user productivity appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Game On 2019 announces winning Pinoy-made video games
    on December 8, 2019 at 5:08 am

    Game On Challenge has two tracks: Professional, featuring projects developed by studios or professional teams, and School where student-led projects are placed.

  • Vivo launches fashionable S1 Pro for every lifestyle
    on December 7, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    “Preppy”, “Hipster”, “Gamer”, “Laid Back”—today’s generation have continuously been embracing a plethora of styles. People from all ages and different walks of life can frequently be seen breaking barriers and deviating tradition to express themselves in their own unique ways.

  • Sprout offers digital payroll solution to SMEs
    on December 7, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    Small and medium enterprises now have an easier time complying with government regulations with the official launch of Payroll for Small Businesses by Sprout Solutions at the Department of Information and Communications Technology’s Tech Advantage summit last Thursday.

  • Taiwan to further advance healthcare with tech
    on December 7, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    The vice chairperson of Taiwan’s Institute for Biotechnology and Medicine Industry revealed that the country aims to further advance its healthcare by harnessing latest technology in the Taiwan Healthcare Expo 2019 at Nangang Exhibition Hall 2, last Friday. 

  • Jabra sets holiday promo for wireless headsets
    on December 7, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    Tech enthusiasts who are on the lookout for holiday season deals are in for a treat as Jabra runs its “12 Gifts of Christmas” promo, featuring its top wireless headset range including true wireless earbuds such as the Elite 65t, Elite Active 65t and the Elite Sport. 

  • Stand out with well-designed personal website
    on December 7, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    Employers and recruiting departments today extensively utilize various online platforms to find information about prospective employees. 

  • DICT: Digital transformation key to accelerating startups
    on December 7, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    New legislation is opening the doors for innovative entrepreneurs, but digital transformation is the key to accelerating startup growth, said the Department of Information and Communication Technology as it called for a stronger push for new technology at the first-ever Philippine Startup Week.

  • Formula 1 works with Amazon web services
    on December 7, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    Amazon Web Services, Inc., an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), and Formula One Group (Formula 1) have completed a Computational Fluid Dynamics project to simulate the aerodynamics of cars, while racing, carrying out detailed simulations that have resulted in the car design for the 2021 racing season. 

  • US regulators finds Cambridge Analytica deceived Facebook users
    on December 6, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    US regulators on Friday said they had found now-defunct British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica deceived consumers about the collection of Facebook Inc data for voter profiling and targeting.

  • 100 prizes await Home Credit’s customers for its ChristmaSagana raffle promo
    on December 6, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    What's better than getting a Christmas gift? Being surprised with another one, of course!

  • Pinoy college students invent a low-cost device that accurately locates people's veins
    on December 6, 2019 at 6:17 am

    This invention aimed to greatly reduce the number of unsuccessful vein puncture procedures.

  • Instagram to collect birthdates for youth safety, alcohol ads
    on December 4, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Facebook Inc's Instagram said it will require birthdates from all new users starting on Wednesday, expanding the audience for ads for alcohol and other age-restricted products while offering new safety measures for younger users.

  • OPPO to launch DSS-enabled smartphones next year
    on December 3, 2019 at 10:48 am

    Smartphone brand OPPO on Tuesday said that it may begin rolling out Dynamic Spectrum Sharing-enabled 5G smartphones next year, which provides a “more stable, seamless, and speedy” 5G connection in comparison to 4G network.

  • Acer, Realme spread holiday cheer
    on December 1, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Acer, and realme, forge a partnership to spread the holiday cheer with a FREE realme smartphone for every purchase of any qualifying Acer or Predator PC.

  • Child safety and the technology of Volvo
    on December 1, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Volvo Philippines continues its support for the residents of the Chosen Children Village along with its partner, the Nordic Chamber of Commerce.

  • Gamers and athletes ready for 2019 Southeast Asian Games
    on December 1, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Razer, a global lifestyle brand for gamers, begins the countdown to the 2019 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 2019), an eleven-country international sporting event sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee, and the first to include esports as a medaled competitive discipline.

  • Veritas empowers enterprises to abstract IT complexity
    by Christian Imperio on December 1, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Veritas Technologies, the global leader in enterprise data protection and software-defined storage, recently gathered its regional customers along with leaders and experts in technology at the Veritas Vision Executive Forum at The Mulia in Bali, Indonesia to talk about the IT challenges that plague organizations and enterprises today.

  • China introduces mandatory face scans for phone users
    on December 1, 2019 at 10:08 am

    China will require telecom operators to collect face scans when registering new phone users at offline outlets starting Sunday, according to the country's information technology authority, as Beijing continues to tighten cyberspace controls.

  • Check out these 3 Pinoy-made tabletop games: Manila 2076, TYLZ, and ESPIONAGE
    on December 1, 2019 at 6:54 am

    Cyberwar in Manila’s not-too-distant cyberpunk future. the power to unleash your inner hero, and an army of spies and assassins at your beck and call.

  • Facebook, associated platforms back online after outage
    on November 29, 2019 at 12:17 am

    Facebook said it had restored service following an outage on Thursday that hindered access to the social platform and its other apps such as Instagram. 

  • #Facebookdown, #Instagramdown trend on Twitter
    on November 28, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    Netizens who experienced difficulty in accessing their Facebook and Instagram accounts on Thursday evening took to Twitter to express their sentiments with the hashtag #facebookdown and #Instagramdown.

  • Facebook must face data breach class action on security, but not damages
    on November 27, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    A federal judge said up to 29 million Facebook Inc users whose personal information was stolen in a September 2018 data breach cannot sue as a group for damages, but can seek better security at the social media company after a series of privacy lapses.

  • Philippine Information Agency reminds the youth to be digitally responsible
    on November 27, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Males aged 12 to 17 are more at risk in online gaming, cyber trashtalk and online purchasing, for instance, while females of the same age group are more prone to cyberbullying, online extortion, lewd online requests and online purchasing.

  • Facebook buys maker of hit VR game 'Beat Saber'
    on November 27, 2019 at 12:14 am

    Facebook-owned Oculus on Tuesday said it is buying the studio behind hit virtual reality game "Beat Saber" as it looks to expand VR technology to wider audiences.

  • New Facebook app pays people to take part in surveys
    on November 26, 2019 at 2:26 am

    Facebook on Monday introduced a "Viewpoints" app in the US that pays members of the social network  for taking part in surveys.

  • Love RPGs? Check out Pinoy-made games ‘Mamayani’ and ‘Lawmage Academy’
    on November 24, 2019 at 9:08 am

    Will you join the unsung heroines of Philippine history in their fight against injustice and oppression? Or will you learn the ways of magic to protect a mysterious realm threatened by all manner of evil?  

  • Twitter lets users 'hide' off-course replies to tweets
    on November 22, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Twitter on Thursday began letting users "hide" tweeted replies that could be seen as abusive or harassing in the latest effort by the online platform to create a more welcoming environment.

  • Google, Facebook business models threat to rights: Amnesty report
    on November 21, 2019 at 12:30 am

    The data-collection business model fueling Facebook and Google represents a threat to human rights around the world, Amnesty International said in a report Wednesday.

  • Smart teams up with TikTok
    on November 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. has partnered with TikTok, the world’s leading app for short-form mobile videos, in launching enhanced GIGA bundles featuring access to the mobile video app for its customers, particularly those belonging to the younger Millennial and Gen Z market.

  • D1 Milano supports Philippine Moto Heritage Weekend
    on November 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Italian watch brand D1 Milano showed its support to Ride PH’s annual event, the Philippine Moto Heritage Weekend, by sponsoring the prizes for the event and for this year’s Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) held at the Metrotent Convention Center in Metrowalk Plaza Meralco Avenue, Pasig.