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  • Senator wants ban on expiry date of prepaid internet, phone load credits
    on November 29, 2020 at 2:41 am

    Senator Sherwin Gatchalian wants Senate to tackle the bill seeking to lift the validity period of prepaid load credits for mobile phones and internet services.

  • After a year, COVID-19 vaccines finally at hand
    on November 27, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    Paris---Less than a year after an unknown coronavirus that has claimed 1.4 million lives began spreading across the globe, a number of highly promising COVID-19 vaccines are on the cusp of release.

  • Reward yourself with a vivo phone, perfect for your lifestyle this Christmas
    on November 27, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    How will you remember 2020?

  • PLDT, Smart reaffirm support for MSMEs at sustainability summit
    on November 27, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    The country's largest integrated telco PLDT and its wireless arm Smart Communications, Inc continue to recognize the hard work of local entrepreneurs in helping keep the economy afloat amid the global COVID-19 crisis. 

  • Kaspersky, Coalition Against Stalkerware: One year on in fight for digital privacy
    on November 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    To mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Kaspersky has introduced a special stalkerware and spyware detection tool—12 months on from the foundation of the Coalition Against Stalkerware.

  • PasaJob app improves employee referral programs
    on November 27, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    Filipino app PasaJob helps improve the system of employee referral hiring for companies through its tracking technology, automated payout process, and expanded reach.

  • Give gift of Galaxy this Christmas
    on November 27, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    Samsung is bringing the holiday cheer with exciting discounts, freebies, and exclusive bundles on its Galaxy devices. By giving the gift of Galaxy, Filipinos can reconnect and create new experiences to make up for the missed moments this year.

  • PayMaya, Amazon.com team up for PH customers
    on November 27, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    Looking to shop online for awesome deals on Black Friday this November? Well, look no further—use your PayMaya to enjoy discounts at Amazon.com during this much-awaited annual shopping event.  

  • Mariwasa rolls out new product
    on November 27, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    Having problems with your tile applications? Don’t worry, Mariwasa has you covered.

  • 917Ventures launches venture incubation program in Southeast Asia
    on November 27, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    917Ventures, the country’s largest corporate incubator, has launched a regional venture incubation program dedicated to giving prospective builders and other talents the opportunity to build successful businesses in the areas of e-commerce, fintech, healthtech, and adtech. 

  • Cloud technology best bet of PH businesses to survive pandemic
    on November 27, 2020 at 10:50 am

    As the battle against COVID-19 continues, Philippine businesses still struggle against double-digit GDP contractions. While restrictions are slowly being lifted to stimulate economic activity, the pandemic has made clear who its first casualties are – on-premise businesses.

  • These activities that will bust boredom sound good
    on November 27, 2020 at 10:28 am

    A pair of good earbuds can put you into a better mood today. By just plugging and playing you can keep boredom at bay and even make it worth your while. It also helps that we now have a near endless list of escapist distractions that help us cope at the very least. To help get you started, here are some fun online activities that can help keep you amused, at least until it s okay to go out again.

  • Biker dog Bogie thrills fans as he cruises PH highways
    by evalderrama on November 27, 2020 at 8:59 am

    IMUS, Philippines — With his black sports jacket, reflective aviator sunglasses and bespoke orange helmet with holes so his ears can stick out, Bogie the dog sure is one suave-looking canine, with an Easy Rider look that would earn him a place in any motorcycle gang. The 11-year-old crossbreed from the Philippines takes daily motorcycle rides The post Biker dog Bogie thrills fans as he cruises PH highways appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Dead mink resurface from mass grave in Denmark
    by evalderrama on November 27, 2020 at 8:36 am

    COPENHAGEN — Mink that were culled to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus at fur farms in Denmark have resurfaced from mass graves this week, prompting complaints from residents about possible health risks. Denmark ordered all farmed mink to be culled early this month after finding that a mutated coronavirus, which infected 12 people, The post Dead mink resurface from mass grave in Denmark appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Smart Prepaid encourages the youth to take their passions to the next level and ‘Live GIGA’
    by ilucas on November 27, 2020 at 8:35 am

    As digital technology enables everyone to discover their passions and share these with the world in an instant, mobile brand Smart Prepaid has launched a new campaign to encourage the youth to ‘Live Giga’ by imbuing their everyday activities with a sense of purpose. Social media is replete with inspiring stories of the youth who The post Smart Prepaid encourages the youth to take their passions to the next level and ‘Live GIGA’ appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Britain to curb Google and Facebook with tougher competition rules
    by Dennis Maliwanag on November 27, 2020 at 1:06 am

    LONDON — Britain will impose a new competition regime next year to prevent Google and Facebook from using their dominance to push out smaller firms and disadvantage consumers. The code will be enforced by a dedicated unit within the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which this year said it needed new laws to keep the The post Britain to curb Google and Facebook with tougher competition rules appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Amazon's cloud service back up after widespread outage
    on November 26, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    Amazon.com Inc's widely used cloud service, Amazon Web Services (AWS) was back up on Thursday following an outage that affected several users ranging from websites to software providers.

  • Nearly 100 whales die after mass stranding in New Zealand
    by evalderrama on November 26, 2020 at 7:45 am

    WELLINGTON — About 100 pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins have died in a mass stranding on the remote Chatham Islands, about 800 km (497 miles) off New Zealand’s east coast, officials said on Wednesday. Most of them were stranded during the weekend but rescue efforts have been hampered by the remote location of the island. The post Nearly 100 whales die after mass stranding in New Zealand appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Need a fast connection? No worries, Grab and Globe At Home Have Got You Covered!
    by ilucas on November 26, 2020 at 5:54 am

    Paying bills and purchasing necessities with the use of e-wallets have been a growing trend especially in a time where most people are still not comfortable going outside to run errands or buy something at the mall. Leveraging on this demand for quick and safe service, Globe At Home has partnered with Grab Mart to The post Need a fast connection? No worries, Grab and Globe At Home Have Got You Covered! appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • realme grabs PH top 1 smartphone brand slot in just 2 years
    by ilucas on November 26, 2020 at 5:15 am

    realme Philippines claims the number 1 spot in the country’s smartphone market, recording triple-digit growth in Q3 2020 — a feat the brand achieved in just two years. International market research firms Canalys, IDC and Counterpoint Research all confirm the two-year-old brand’s local market lead in their Q3 reports. Global market intelligence firm IDC reported The post realme grabs PH top 1 smartphone brand slot in just 2 years appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Schedule future actions with Google Assistant
    by ccepeda on November 26, 2020 at 2:46 am

    Google Assistant, which was previously limited to immediate actions, will now allow users to schedule an action and define its duration. The post Schedule future actions with Google Assistant appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Female reproductive hormones could help protect against severe forms of COVID-19
    by ccepeda on November 26, 2020 at 2:34 am

    A study by Dr. Graziano Pinna has shown that estrogen and progesterone could have a protective effect against certain COVID-19 symptoms. The post Female reproductive hormones could help protect against severe forms of COVID-19 appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Oslo is reaping the benefits of its nearly car-free city center
    by ccepeda on November 26, 2020 at 2:10 am

    Oslo’s slow eradication of cars in central neighborhoods saw the city record zero pedestrian and cyclist deaths in 2019 and other benefits. The post Oslo is reaping the benefits of its nearly car-free city center appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Reward yourself with a vivo smartphone perfect for your lifestyle this Christmas
    by ilucas on November 26, 2020 at 12:00 am

    How will you remember 2020? Five or ten years from now, most would remember it as the toughest year of their lives, others a year of introspection filled with plenty of realizations, and for some it may also be a year that they would simply like to forget altogether. And while we have every right The post Reward yourself with a vivo smartphone perfect for your lifestyle this Christmas appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Win a Ford EcoSport, Php10,000 worth of items with vivo Christmas promo
    by ilucas on November 26, 2020 at 12:00 am

    vivo, the leading global technology company, will play Santa this Christmas by giving away a brand new Ford Ecosport and other premium prizes through its #vivoSealedWithAWish campaign. #vivoSealedWithAWish is a digitalized Santa mailbox wherein vivo customers can come up with and submit a Christmas wish list containing three items worth P10000 each, and get a The post Win a Ford EcoSport, Php10,000 worth of items with vivo Christmas promo appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Sleevenote, a premium audio player for fans of album artwork
    by ccepeda on November 25, 2020 at 3:51 am

    British artist and graphic designer Tom Vek has launched Sleevenote, an audio player that allows album artwork to be celebrated. The post Sleevenote, a premium audio player for fans of album artwork appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Augmented reality version of ‘The Mandalorian’ world comes to Google Play
    by ccepeda on November 25, 2020 at 3:33 am

    "The Mandalorian AR Experience,” an interactive game that allows people to relive "moments from the first season," is now on Google Play The post Augmented reality version of ‘The Mandalorian’ world comes to Google Play appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Scientists tackle shortages with 3D-printed nasal swab for COVID-19 testing
    by ccepeda on November 25, 2020 at 3:21 am

    Scientists from the University of South Florida Health created 3D-printed nasal swabs in response to shortage amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The post Scientists tackle shortages with 3D-printed nasal swab for COVID-19 testing appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Why anyone could potentially fall for a conspiracy theory
    by ccepeda on November 25, 2020 at 2:53 am

    Psychologist and neuroscientist Albert Moukheiber shared what goes on in someone’s mind when they buy into conspiracy theories. The post Why anyone could potentially fall for a conspiracy theory appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Space oddity? Monolith in Utah desert mystifies helicopter crew
    by jvicente on November 25, 2020 at 2:37 am

    UTAH, USA —  They were on a mission to count sheep when they found something they had not counted on. As a Utah helicopter crew buzzed over the southeastern part of the state looking for bighorn sheep last week, sitting beneath them in the middle of the desert was a bright shiny monolith, the stuff The post Space oddity? Monolith in Utah desert mystifies helicopter crew appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Nat’l broadband program could increase to P12B if some DPWH funds realigned
    by postie on November 25, 2020 at 2:29 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The national broadband program of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) would further increase to P12 billion if the Senate approves the realignment of funds from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). This, as Senator Panfilo Lacson said he is proposing to cut the P666.4-billion budget of the The post Nat’l broadband program could increase to P12B if some DPWH funds realigned appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Twitter calls for public input as it revamps verification program
    on November 25, 2020 at 2:29 am

    Twitter has shared the draft of its new verification policy for the public to review.

  • This technology could help the visually impaired go for a run on their own
    by ccepeda on November 25, 2020 at 2:02 am

    Google teamed up with Thomas Panek of Guiding Eyes for the Blind for a project that helps guide the visually impaired using their smartphone. The post This technology could help the visually impaired go for a run on their own appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • PS5 deliveries under investigation after customers receive cat food, bag of wheat
    by nguno on November 24, 2020 at 10:14 am

    Gamers excited for their deliveries complained to Amazon after receiving items entirely different from the PlayStation 5. The post PS5 deliveries under investigation after customers receive cat food, bag of wheat appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Snapchat challenges TikTok with curated video feed
    by ccolina on November 24, 2020 at 10:02 am

    Snapchat on Monday unveiled a new curated short-form video feed in a stepped up challenge to social media rivals like TikTok. The new format called Spotlight will allow Snapchatters to see content from influencers and other members of the network popular with young smartphone users. Spotlight is aimed at broadening the connections among Snapchat users The post Snapchat challenges TikTok with curated video feed appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Want to get rid of wrinkles? Try eating mangoes
    by ccepeda on November 24, 2020 at 9:29 am

    Women who ate a half cup of mangoes 4 times a week for 2 months saw a decrease in wrinkles, as per a University of California, Davis study. The post Want to get rid of wrinkles? Try eating mangoes appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Countries look to end sale of new internal combustion cars
    by ccepeda on November 24, 2020 at 8:48 am

    Norway may be the first country to end the sale of new internal combustion vehicles, with a target set for 2025. The post Countries look to end sale of new internal combustion cars appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Thanksgiving: Many families unwilling to give up gatherings despite COVID-19 risks — poll
    by ccepeda on November 24, 2020 at 8:21 am

    A poll has shown that majority of parents do not plan to give up on their in-person family get-togethers this year despite COVID-19 risks. The post Thanksgiving: Many families unwilling to give up gatherings despite COVID-19 risks — poll appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Three of world’s iconic libraries now home to computer code archives
    by ccepeda on November 24, 2020 at 7:19 am

    GitHub has stored a collection of computer code repositories in three iconic libraries to safeguard digital heritage for posterity. The post Three of world’s iconic libraries now home to computer code archives appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Experience clearer calls nationwide with Smart VoLTE
    by kgabaldon on November 24, 2020 at 7:00 am

    More Filipinos can now experience superior quality calls with uninterrupted mobile data use as mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. becomes the first telco to complete its Voice over LTE or VoLTE rollout to cover Smart Prepaid and Smart Signature subscribers nationwide. VoLTE, the first fully IP-based carrier-grade voice service, offers high-definition quality phone calls The post Experience clearer calls nationwide with Smart VoLTE appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Bug results in Twitter ‘Fleets’ remaining visible after 24 hours
    by ccepeda on November 24, 2020 at 5:40 am

    Twitter’s “Fleets” — inspired by Instagram and Snapchat’s disappearing stories — still remained visible after 24 hours due to a bug. The post Bug results in Twitter ‘Fleets’ remaining visible after 24 hours appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Barcelona overhauling city center to prioritize cyclists and pedestrians
    by ccepeda on November 24, 2020 at 3:56 am

    In a 10-year plan, Barcelona's Eixample district will be transforming its intersections and former parking spaces into green spaces. The post Barcelona overhauling city center to prioritize cyclists and pedestrians appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • China calls launch a success as robotic spacecraft heads to moon
    by Dennis Maliwanag on November 23, 2020 at 11:32 pm

    WENCHANG, China — China hailed as a success its pre-dawn launch on Tuesday of a robotic spacecraft to bring back rocks from the moon in the first bid by any country to retrieve lunar surface samples since the 1970s, a mission underscoring Chinese ambitions in space. The Long March-5, China’s largest carrier rocket, blasted off The post China calls launch a success as robotic spacecraft heads to moon appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • China's launch of rocket carrying probe to moon declared a success
    on November 23, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    China hailed as a success its pre-dawn launch on Tuesday of a robotic spacecraft to bring back rocks from the moon in the first bid by any country to retrieve lunar surface samples since the 1970s, a mission underscoring Chinese ambitions in space.

  • Future satellite makers set to train in UP
    on November 23, 2020 at 7:10 am

    Eight future satellite makers will hone their craft at the University of the Philippines Diliman under the Space Science Proliferation through University Partnerships (STeP-UP) Program.

  • Privacy not included: How creepy is your connected Christmas present?
    by ccepeda on November 23, 2020 at 3:09 am

    The Mozilla Foundation published a guide to help shoppers protect their privacy by choosing safe and secure connected products. The post Privacy not included: How creepy is your connected Christmas present? appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Ever heard of Yubo, the latest social app that’s a hit with teens?
    by ccepeda on November 23, 2020 at 2:58 am

    Social app Yubo, which is largely used by Generation Z, is winning over more investors due to growth driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. The post Ever heard of Yubo, the latest social app that’s a hit with teens? appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Health disparities: US researchers call for ‘explicitly anti-racist’ research framework
    by ccepeda on November 23, 2020 at 2:42 am

    American researchers, in a published commentary on the Pediatrics journal, called for a “research framework that is explicitly anti-racist.” The post Health disparities: US researchers call for ‘explicitly anti-racist’ research framework appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • LOOK: Giant bamboo to be planted in Marikina watershed
    by jbalboa on November 22, 2020 at 8:06 am

    A giant bamboo will be planted in the Marikina watershed, a move commended as essential after the city was devastated by recent typhoons. The post LOOK: Giant bamboo to be planted in Marikina watershed appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Manny Pacquiao is Mobile Legends' new ambassador, gets own hero in game named 'Paquito'
    on November 22, 2020 at 4:46 am

    Manny Pacquiao has been named as the newest ambassador of the popular game "Mobile Legends."

  • Google to integrate bank accounts in payments app
    by nguno on November 21, 2020 at 10:09 am

    Google said it will partner with commercial banks and credit unions to allow users to manage accounts through the Google Pay platform. The post Google to integrate bank accounts in payments app appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Oxford COVID-19 vaccine safe for older adults—results
    by nguno on November 21, 2020 at 10:04 am

    The COVID-19 vaccine produced fewer side effects in people aged 56 and over than in younger people, as per its British makers. The post Oxford COVID-19 vaccine safe for older adults—results appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Researchers find microplastics on top of the world at Everest
    by nguno on November 21, 2020 at 9:52 am

    Traces of microplastics have been found close to the top of Mount Everest, a study showed on Nov. 20, likely originating from climbers. The post Researchers find microplastics on top of the world at Everest appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Can Parler really compete with Twitter and Facebook?
    by nguno on November 21, 2020 at 9:35 am

    "Parler is a weak clone of Twitter, but you can go there to talk about one particular issue that's now mostly blocked on Twitter." The post Can Parler really compete with Twitter and Facebook? appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • The simulator that analyzes driver behavior in real time
    by nguno on November 21, 2020 at 9:28 am

    Thanks to augmented reality, a new driving simulator can be used to re-create any driving scenario, in any model. The post The simulator that analyzes driver behavior in real time appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Internet Archive keeps Flash games alive… without Flash
    by nguno on November 21, 2020 at 9:22 am

    It will still be possible to enjoy Flash thanks to Internet Archive, which has already emulated hundreds of Flash games and animations. The post Internet Archive keeps Flash games alive… without Flash appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Mapua student wins award for invention that harvests solar energy from waste produce
    by nguno on November 21, 2020 at 4:50 am

    Carvey Ehren Maigue, an electrical engineering student, beat 1,800 entries for his invention that uses waste to harvest solar energy. The post Mapua student wins award for invention that harvests solar energy from waste produce appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • South Korea's drone taxi takes off during trial run
    on November 20, 2020 at 10:13 am

    South Korea's transport ministry and Seoul City conducted a test-run of a drone taxi capable of carrying two people with a demonstration on Wednesday.

  • Santa, barred from malls and chimneys, enters homes via interactive video
    on November 19, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    Santa Claus cannot sit with kids in shopping malls this year, but they can still tell him their Christmas wishlist in a video chat at home.

  • Facebook estimates hate speech seen in 1 out of 1000 views on its platform
    on November 19, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    Facebook Inc for the first time on Thursday disclosed numbers on the prevalence of hate speech on its platform, saying that out of every 10,000 content views in the third quarter, 10 to 11 included hate speech.

  • These 4 video game stores are opening online PS5 pre-orders for only 5 minutes on Friday!
    on November 19, 2020 at 7:42 am

    Sony Philippines, Datablitz, Game One PH, and Gameline announced that they'll be accepting pre-orders online for PS5 consoles.

  • Expert shares do's and don'ts for gadgets and electronics amid floods
    on November 19, 2020 at 4:58 am

    Using a hairdryer to quicken the process is also a big don't.  

  • Google to integrate bank accounts in payments app
    on November 18, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    Google said Wednesday it would be partnering with commercial banks and credit unions starting next year to allow users to manage mobile-based accounts through the Google Pay platform, in the latest move by tech giants into consumer finance.

  • New Twitter feature makes content disappear after 24 hours
    on November 17, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    Twitter has launched "Fleets," new feature which allows its users to post content set to disappear after 24 hours.

  • How Facebook detects and removes harmful content faster, with the help of AI
    on November 17, 2020 at 10:50 am

    Apart from the three teams Facebook has formed to contend with harmful content, the social media giant now also uses AI to help prioritize content for review.

  • In this digital shift, a collaboration tool is elevating remote work, online learning
    by Gerald Dizon on October 30, 2020 at 6:00 am

    Find out how lark is revolutionizing remote collaboration today.

  • No more swabbing? Saliva specimen for COVID-19 testing eyed
    on October 21, 2020 at 2:06 am

    Recent scientific developments may allow a non-invasive but equally reliable method to test for the 2019 coronavirus.

  • Game design issues? Here’s how game developers solve them
    on October 1, 2020 at 2:00 am

    Solving game issues isn't easy, but designers come up with innovative solutions. Here are some of them.