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  • The Huawei connections
    by Kathy Moran on June 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    We live in a connected world — virtually that is. […]

  • AWS Siklab Pilipinas 2019 to train cloud-ready workforce in major Philippine cities
    by Epi Fabonan III on June 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    For the second consecutive year, Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company, is hosting AWS Siklab Pilipinas 2019, a large-scale cloud technology-training event for higher education institutions. […]

  • White tiger cubs uncovered on Tunisia-Libya border
    by hmallorca on June 16, 2019 at 10:55 am

    Tunisian officials uncovered four white tiger cubs being smuggled across the border to Libya, the customs department said Saturday, June 15. The post White tiger cubs uncovered on Tunisia-Libya border appeared first on Inquirer Technology. […]

  • REX hosts Schoology CONNECT PH 2019
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on June 15, 2019 at 9:24 am

    In an age fueled by the constant and instant consumption of media over social networks, it’s easy to think that education would take the backseat when it comes to innovation. With the advent of mobile computing and our increasingly connected lives as digital citizens, how can technology help transform how we learn and teach, as […]

  • India plans ‘very small’ space station after 2022
    by nguno on June 15, 2019 at 8:55 am

    India plans to have its own "very small" space station in the next decade as the country gears up for a first manned mission beyond earth. The post India plans ‘very small’ space station after 2022 appeared first on Inquirer Technology. […]

  • Even lab monkeys need retirement funds
    by racosta on June 14, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    More research labs are retiring primates to sanctuaries like Primates Inc. The post Even lab monkeys need retirement funds appeared first on Inquirer Technology. […]

  • Tagani, Grupo Kalinangan, Antipara, AIDFI, Lexmeet lead 3rd Globe Future Makers program
    by kgabaldon on June 14, 2019 at 7:45 am

    Five startups with game-changing digital solutions have made it to the 3rd year of Globe Future Makers (GFM) program which aims to help build an ecosystem of support for local social innovators who use technology to solve the country’s most challenging social problems. The top five startups include Tagani, Grupo Kalinangan, Antipara, Alternative Indigenous Development […] The post Tagani, Grupo Kalinangan, Antipara, AIDFI, Lexmeet lead 3rd Globe Future Makers program appeared first […]

  • FB photos of 75-year-old Pangasinan college student go viral
    by mfrialde on June 14, 2019 at 3:50 am

    MANILA, Philippines -- Netizens showed their support for a 75-year-old Political Science student from the PHINMA University of Pangasinan The post FB photos of 75-year-old Pangasinan college student go viral appeared first on Inquirer Technology. […]

  • A tiny peek of the OPPO Reno
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on June 14, 2019 at 2:37 am

    OPPO is fond of trying new things with a smartphone camera. We’ve seen the N1, N3, and the impressive Find X. This time around, OPPO is styling up their camera design with the Reno. The OPPO Reno features a 16MP front camera that pops-up with a new angular design. It’s cool and sleek, and like […]

  • Amid privacy firestorm, Facebook curbs research tool
    by Noreen Jazul on June 14, 2019 at 1:32 am

    Facebook has curbed access to a controversial feature allowing searches of the vast content within the social network -- a tool which raised privacy concerns but was also used for research and investigative journalism. […]

  • Instagram, PlayStation hit with outages
    by Noreen Jazul on June 14, 2019 at 1:16 am

    An Instagram outage on Thursday left users of the Facebook-owned social network flocking to Twitter to vent frustration. […]

  • Perfectly preserved head of Ice Age wolf found in Siberia
    by mfrialde on June 14, 2019 at 12:16 am

    Russian scientists have found the furry head of an Ice Age wolf perfectly preserved in the Siberian permafrost.The head of a wolf The post Perfectly preserved head of Ice Age wolf found in Siberia appeared first on Inquirer Technology. […]

  • Instagram is inaccessible
    on June 13, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    Photo and video-sharing social networking service, Instagram, could not be accessed early Friday morning. […]

  • 86% of net users fall for fake news
    by racosta on June 13, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Eighty-six percent of internet users have been duped by fake news,according to a global survey. The post 86% of net users fall for fake news appeared first on Inquirer Technology. […]

  • Facebook to file transparency reports every quarter starting 2020
    by dlejano on June 13, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Boasting how things have changed around Facebook as a company, Sheryl Sandberg, its chief operating operating officer, announced that the social media giant will come out with transparency reports every quarter starting next year from currently doing it biannually. The post Facebook to file transparency reports every quarter starting 2020 appeared first on Inquirer Technology. […]

  • Twitter deletes thousands of accounts tied to Iran, seeks to end false info campaigns
    on June 13, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    Twitter Inc on Thursday said it removed thousands of accounts linked to coordinated, state-backed activities it believes were from the Iranian government and archived them to its public database launched last year. […]

  • Increasing red meat intake may also increase risk of death, says study
    by rrcadio on June 13, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    A new large-scale United States study has found that increasing the amount of red meat in the diet, especially processed red meat, appears to be linked with an increased risk of death, while swapping it for plant-based alternatives may help lower the risk. Led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and […] The post Increasing red meat intake may also increase risk of death, says study appeared first on Inquirer Technology. […]

  • WATCH: DJI launches its first programmable teaching robot
    by rrcadio on June 13, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    DJI, a Chinese company specializing in drones, has created a robot which teaches coding to young and old. The post WATCH: DJI launches its first programmable teaching robot appeared first on Inquirer Technology. […]

  • TurboGrafx-16, PC Engine Mini joins retro console crowd
    by rrcadio on June 13, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    Just six games are being announced for the console, which awaits a price, projected launch date, and details surrounding multiplayer options. The post TurboGrafx-16, PC Engine Mini joins retro console crowd appeared first on Inquirer Technology. […]

  • Retailers must evolve amid changing customer expectations—experts
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on June 13, 2019 at 7:23 am

    With the incessant influx of innovations and changing customer expectations, retailers must continuously learn and relearn the dynamics of the industry to thrive in their businesses, according to two global retail market experts. Customer Experience (CX) Advisor and Trainer Claire Bosq-Scott said that compared from two years ago, the customers’ expectations have changed and are […]

  • Freedom of Information: Our Battle for Democracy
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on June 13, 2019 at 6:05 am

    Three years ago, we redefined democracy. There was an old saying, information is power. Anyone who has it rules over everyone. One becomes invincible if he/she possesses information unknown to the masses. It’s the reason why evil hides behind a façade, why criminals lurk in the dark, and why villains of history rely on the […]

  • Telegram hit by cyber-attack, CEO points to HK protests, China
    by Ally Nievera on June 13, 2019 at 5:56 am

    Encrypted messaging service Telegram suffered a major cyber-attack that appeared to originate from China, the company's CEO said Thursday, linking it to the ongoing political unrest in Hong Kong. […]

  • Facebook says CEO did not ignore personal data issues
    by Ally Nievera on June 13, 2019 at 5:55 am

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg did not knowingly violate an agreement with the regulator supervising the company's management of users' personal data, the social media giant said Wednesday as it addressed an issue that has been under federal investigation for the past year. […]

  • NGO works as high seas sleuth to track illegal fishing
    on June 13, 2019 at 5:10 am

    From her desk in a building in downtown Washington, Lacey Malarky monitors fishing vessels that take advantage of the vastness of Earth's oceans to cheat in the belief that no one is watching. […]

  • Messaging app Telegram hit by cyber-attack, CEO points to HK protests, China
    on June 13, 2019 at 3:55 am

    Encrypted messaging service Telegram suffered a major cyber-attack that appeared to originate from China, the company's CEO said Thursday, linking it to the ongoing political unrest in Hong Kong. […]

  • Uber eyes drones for food delivery, unveils new autonomous car
    by Noreen Jazul on June 13, 2019 at 1:37 am

    Uber said Wednesday it plans to speed up restaurant meal delivery by using drones for its Uber Eats service, in the latest effort by the ride-hailing giant to disrupt the transport sector. […]

  • Lone gamers a dying breed as community play thrives
    by Noreen Jazul on June 12, 2019 at 6:33 am

    The lone gamer appeared to be a dying breed Tuesday at a premier industry event as play took to the cloud where contenders join forces or face off as foes. […]

  • Media sector seeks new powers to challenge Big Tech
    by Noreen Jazul on June 12, 2019 at 3:50 am

    Big Tech firms are clobbering traditional news organizations, media representatives told lawmakers Tuesday, asking for new authority to allow the struggling sector to team up against online platforms. […]

  • No special treatment: fake video of Zuckerberg stays on Instagram
    by Noreen Jazul on June 12, 2019 at 3:49 am

    Instagram will refrain from taking down an ultra realistic "deepfake video" posted Tuesday of Facebook's CEO bragging about controlling billions of people's "stolen" personal data. […]

  • 86 percent of internet users admit being duped by fake news: survey
    by Noreen Jazul on June 12, 2019 at 3:07 am

    Eighty-six percent of internet users have been duped by fake news -- most of it spread on Facebook -- according to a global survey published Tuesday. […]

  • Google creates special doodle for PH’s 121st Independence Day
    by Noreen Jazul on June 12, 2019 at 3:07 am

    Google created a special doodle for its Filipino users in celebration of the 121st Philippine Independence Day. […]

  • To help PHL hospitals fight plastic pollution, int’l healthcare group launches toolkit
    on June 12, 2019 at 3:05 am

    "Fighting plastic pollution in the healthcare setting" […]

  • Philippine flag greets Google users on Independence Day
    by Kristine Joy Patag on June 12, 2019 at 2:41 am

    The new doodle shows the Philippine flag with a backdrop of the sky. […]

  • Google celebrates PHL Independence Day with latest doodle
    on June 12, 2019 at 12:51 am

    Google is celebrating Philippine Independence Day with its latest doodle. […]

  • Ubisoft plays into streaming trend at E3 video game event
    by Noreen Jazul on June 11, 2019 at 9:54 am

    French video game titan Ubisoft on Monday unveiled a new subscription service and a Brexit-tinged title as it taps into the industry trend toward streaming games. […]

  • Taiwan Excellence to hold first eSports Cup in Philippines
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on June 11, 2019 at 7:01 am

    What was once played inside neighborhood cybercafes is now a mainstream sport in the Philippines. Dubbed eSports, this electronic league — predicted to be worth $19 billion worldwide — has attracted global companies to capture opportunities in emerging countries such as the Philippines, which has recently produced world-acclaimed gamers. In fact, this year, the internationally […]

  • First Pinoy 2D fighting game features characters based on Rizal, Bonifacio, etc.
    on June 10, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    According to a report by Lei Alviz on  "24 Oras", the heroes include Joe, who is based on Jose Rizal. Like Rizal, he is a fencer with special powers involving books. Lolang Tsora, based on Melchora Aquino or Tandang Sora, has magic. Tonio, based on Antonio Luna, has physical strength, while Leon, based on Emilio Aguinaldo, has a hand of steel which can transform into a gun or a sword. […]

  • Microsoft gives glimpse of new Xbox console
    on June 10, 2019 at 9:49 am

    Microsoft on Sunday gave the world a first glimpse of a powerful next-generation Xbox gaming console that it aims to release late next year. […]

  • Ready. Set. Game! MSI Promotion
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on June 10, 2019 at 6:57 am

    Gone are the days that we wait for big gaming brands to release larger screens, and faster laptops, Micro-Star International (MSI) True Gaming Brand, Gives you the best of the best configuration there is! MSI’s Latest announcement on their new laptop line in Computex 2019 adheres to the campaign of having gaming laptops with #BiggerScreenSmallerBody. […]

  • Huawei why’s: Some of your biggest Huawei questions answered
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on June 10, 2019 at 6:54 am

    Huawei Technologies, the second biggest mobile phone maker and the biggest telco network provider has been hogging the tech and business headlines since the US put the company in the Entity List last month. The US Entity List is published by the US Department of Commerce and contains a list of businesses, research institutions, governments […]

  • Filmmaking genies makes wishes come true for Disney’s live-action Aladdin
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on June 10, 2019 at 2:53 am

    Disney’s latest live-action movie, Aladdin, is like entering a magical cave filled with the latest digital treasures. Overall, it’s a magic lamp that grants your wish to enjoy a timeless classic in a whole new world cinematic finish. The movie was shot on a massive set at Longcross Studios and Aborfield Studios in the UK and […]

  • Logitech democratizes meeting room control
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on June 10, 2019 at 2:20 am

    Logitech introduced Logitech Tap, a touch control display that makes collaboration rooms easy to deploy and use. Tap is part of pre-configured room solutions for major collaboration platform providers such as Google Hangouts Meet Hardware, Microsoft Teams Rooms (formerly Skype Room Systems), and Zoom Rooms. Like other Logitech conferencing equipment, Tap is built on open […]

  • Microsoft gives glimpse of new Xbox console
    by Noreen Jazul on June 10, 2019 at 1:28 am

    Microsoft on Sunday gave the world a first glimpse of a powerful next-generation Xbox gaming console that it aims to release late next year. […]

  • LG XBoom Go music anywhere
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on June 10, 2019 at 1:14 am

    There is hearing sound, then there is feeling it. LG has introduced a new way to experience performance sound quality and product portability without compromise through LG XBoom Go PK5 range. LG’s partnership with Meridian Audio means that you can finally listen to higher resolution audio both in and out of the home. Experience quality […]

  • Sony unveils ‘Total Vlogging Solutions’ for content creators
    by Argie C. Aguja on June 9, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    About 100 vloggers, YouTubers and online content creators gathered as leading camera brand Sony unveiled its newest line-up of top-notch cameras and accessories during the #VlogWithSony event last May 30 at the Blue Leaf Pavilion in Taguig. […]

  • Mobility for the Pinoys
    by Kathy Moran on June 9, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    AC Industrials, an Ayala company, launched Maxus Philippines with the introduction of Maxus flagship models the G10 multipurpose vehicle (MPV) as well as the V80 Comfort, Flex and Transport vans, recently. […]

  • PROI Worldwide becomes world’s largest global communications company
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on June 8, 2019 at 10:02 am

    PROI Worldwide increased its 2018 net fee income by 10% to almost US$ one billion, making it the largest global communications company compared to other multi-national agencies and the fifth largest compared to the world’s leading communications holding companies according to a recent report released by The Holmes Report. PROI Worldwide’s 75 integrated independent Agencies, […]

  • Apple introduces new privacy features
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on June 8, 2019 at 1:15 am

    By: Rom Feria At the 2019 World Wide Developer Conference, like clock-work, Apple announced their next generation operating systems, watchOS, tvOS, iOS, OS X, and the new iOS-fork specifically for iPad, iPadOS. Each mew iteration comes with a massive list of new features and updates. However, I am more interested in new privacy features, which […]

  • Facebook to cut off Huawei to comply with US sanctions
    on June 7, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Facebook said Friday it would stop allowing pre-installation of its social networking apps on Huawei devices to comply with US sanctions against the Chinese technology giant. […]

  • Internet speeds in Manila at par with SE Asian neighbors
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on June 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    In its recent report, mobile analytics and insights company OpenSignal detailed that Internet speed in Manila is comparable to its Southeast Asian neighbors. According to the report, Manila posted a Download Speed Experience score of 11.2 Mbps. This puts it behind Ho Chi Minh (14.7 Mbps) and Kuala Lumpur (11.8 Mbps) but ahead of Bangkok […]

  • New partnership to give startups access to financing
    on June 7, 2019 at 6:43 am

    Singapore-based tech firm BCB Blockchain on Friday entered into a partnership with QBO Innovation Hub and Animo Labs to provide startups planning to use blockchain technology a platform and access to financing. […]

  • Play the game, save the planet: Conservationists target video gamers
    on June 6, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Chilli, a gibbon native to Borneo, will soon be jumping from tree to tree in parks from New York to Nairobi as a character in a new augmented reality video game that aims to promote conservation of endangered species. […]

  • Spotify strikes multi-year podcast deal with Barack and Michelle Obama
    on June 6, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle on Thursday announced a multi-year partnership with streaming service Spotify to produce a series of exclusive podcasts. […]

  • DICT eyes banning schools from using social media for assignments
    on June 6, 2019 at 8:25 am

    The Department of Information and Communications Technology on Thursday said it is looking at the possibility of banning local academic institutions from using social media to instruct students regarding homework and other requirements. […]

  • Pinoy-made tabletop RPG ‘Home Again’ to be released on June 18
    on June 6, 2019 at 4:53 am

    “Home Again” is about “reclaiming a cultural identity that was once lost, and the challenges that marginalized people face in doing so. It explores issues such as otherness and community. […]

  • British art dealer unveils pioneering robot artist
    on June 5, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    Billed as "one of the most exciting artists of our time", Ai-Da differs from generations of past masters in one inescapable way: she is a robot. […]

  • Grab to bring ‘super app’ ecosystem to Philippines
    by Epi Fabonan III on May 19, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Grab continues to grow its ecosystem of online, on-demand services as it announced new services in the Philippines on May 8. […]

  • Nissan Terra and intelligent mobility
    by Kathy Moran on May 19, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    There is something that sparks on my mind when I think about how technology and intelligent mobility are synonymous. I got to experience this on the Nissan Terra. […]

  • Huawei P30 Pro: Re-write the rules
    by Kathy Moran on May 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Ever since the P9 Series was launched in Bali a few years ago, Huawei has always tried to outdo every other manufacturer in the smartphone camera department. […]

  • PLDT’s Manny Pangilinan tests Smart’s 5G network
    on May 9, 2019 at 10:52 am

    PLDT Chairman and CEO Manny Pangilinan himself has recently put to test Smart’s 5G network using his new 5G phone. […]

  • Watch your health
    by Kathy Moran on May 5, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    There are so many ways that I have tried to slim down. […]