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  • Taiwan brings groundbreaking brands to PH market
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on August 23, 2019 at 12:13 am

    Taiwan is a dynamic economy that has been increasingly gaining interest from global businesses in recent time. Emerging as one of the most promising innovation and startup hubs in Asia, Taiwan is home to some of the most groundbreaking and innovative brands in the region. To further strengthen their position as the newest innovation center

  • YouTube finds influence campaign tied to Hong Kong protests
    on August 22, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    Alphabet Inc's Google announced on Thursday that its YouTube streaming video service disabled 210 channels appearing to engage in a coordinated influence operation around the Hong Kong protests, days after Twitter and Facebook said they dismantled a similar campaign originating in mainland China.

  • Service Beyond Excellence: Metrobank Foundation names this year’s Outstanding Filipinos
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on August 22, 2019 at 5:00 pm

        Aligned with Metrobank’s “Meaningful Banking” campaign, Metrobank Foundation recently presented this year’s roster of Outstanding Filipinos in the academe, military, and police sectors, comprising of four teachers, three soldiers, and three police officers.  The Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipino is a career-service award steered by the value of “Beyond Excellence” in which chosen awardees

  • Vivo to launch stylish smartphone
    on August 22, 2019 at 2:53 pm
  • Cloud Atlas APT upgrades arsenal with polymorphic malware
    on August 22, 2019 at 2:42 pm
  • Instagram users can now create own augmented reality filters via Spark AR Studio
    by rrcadio on August 22, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Facebook opened Spark augmented reality (AR), a tool that lets Instagram users create their own AR-powered effects, to the world as a public beta last Tuesday, Aug. 13. Earlier this year at the Facebook F8 conference for developers, the company announced that soon anyone will be able to make AR-powered effects for Instagram with a […] The post Instagram users can now create own augmented reality filters via Spark AR Studio appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Facebook rolls out ‘Clear History’ feature after months of delays
    by rrcadio on August 22, 2019 at 11:04 am

    Facebook has begun rolling out a series of new features on Tuesday, Aug. 20, that will help users understand and manage their off-Facebook activity. The most anticipated update of the collection? The Clear History tool. With Off Facebook Activity, you can see a summary of the info that websites and apps send to help show […] The post Facebook rolls out ‘Clear History’ feature after months of delays appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Epson launches new high-speed monochrome printer, WorkForce Enterprise WF-M20590
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on August 22, 2019 at 9:20 am

    Epson announced the launch of its high-speed line head Multi-Function monochrome inkjet printer for enterprise printing, the environmentally-friendly WorkForce Enterprise WF-M20590 that prints at ultra-fast speeds of 100 pages per minute (ppm) while reducing impact to the environment when compared to laser printers.  Driven by Epson’s PrecisionCore linehead technology, the WF-M20590 delivers a fast first

  • LOOK: Woman catches fish with two mouths
    by rrcadio on August 22, 2019 at 9:12 am

    A woman reeled in a fish that appears to have two mouths while fishing in Lake Champlain in Plattsburgh, New York. Debbie Geddes was fishing with her husband when she made the odd catch, as per NBC 5 News yesterday, Aug. 21. “When this particular fish bit, it felt like I had a nice fish […] The post LOOK: Woman catches fish with two mouths appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Fortifying the Cybersecurity Force: Trend Micro launches MDR center, certification program in PH
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on August 22, 2019 at 8:50 am

      In spite of the continuously growing awareness and increasing sophistication of approaches toward cybercrime, today’s organizations are still facing several challenges when it comes to cybersecurity. As a matter of fact, 2018 saw a significant 67% increase in the number of security breaches with more than 10,000 security alerts being reported daily.  Worsening the

  • POP Studio opens flagship store at Glorietta
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on August 22, 2019 at 8:45 am

    Stepping out of the confines of the online space and into a physical store with interiors as vibrant as the brand is duality makeup line POP Studio. Bannered by entertainment royalty Sarah Geronimo, POP Studio opened its flagship store on July 28 at Level 1, Glorietta 1, where cosmetic fanatics can get a feel and

  • Accton, Apacer herald dawning of Taiwan Excellence
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on August 22, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Showcasing companies that are making the rounds in IoT manufacturing and deployment, this year’s iteration of Asia IoT Business Platform (AIBP) participated by Taiwan Excellence featured companies like Accton Technology Corp., Apacer Technology, Inc., Aver Information, ICP DAS, and IEI Integration Corp. Accton, a best practice awardee for manufacturing quality, and Apacer, a leading producer of consumer electronics

  • Amazon, Microsoft, ‘putting world at risk of killer AI’: study
    by Noreen Jazul on August 22, 2019 at 7:34 am

    Amazon, Microsoft, and Intel are among leading tech companies putting the world at risk through killer robot development, according to a report that surveyed major players from the sector about their stance on lethal autonomous weapons.

  • Russia to send ‘Fedor’ its first humanoid robot into space
    by mfrialde on August 22, 2019 at 5:09 am

    MOSCOW — Russia was set to launch on Thursday an unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot that will spend 10 days learning to assist astronauts on the International Space Station. Named Fedor, for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research with identification number Skybot F850, the robot is the first ever sent up by Russia. Fedor was […] The post Russia to send ‘Fedor’ its first humanoid robot into space appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • French Guiana grapples with Asian craving for fish bladder
    by mfrialde on August 22, 2019 at 3:43 am

    CAYENNE, French Guiana — For years, Asian demand for a dried fish bladder prized as a culinary delicacy — and purported aphrodisiac — has been a boon to French Guiana’s fishing industry, but officials are racing to rein in the market over fears the species will soon be endangered. The acoupa weakfish, found along the sandy […] The post French Guiana grapples with Asian craving for fish bladder appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Fitbit collaborates with Singapore’s Health Promotion Board on Population-Based Public Health...
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on August 22, 2019 at 3:41 am

    Fitbit has recently announced that it will be collaborating with Singapore’s Health Promotion Board (HPB) on a healthy population project in support of Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative. The HPB is Singapore’s government agency that implements policy and programs to improve the nation’s health. This is Fitbit’s first major integration of a digital health platform and wearables

  • Spacewalking astronauts add parking spot to space station
    by mfrialde on August 22, 2019 at 1:53 am

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Spacewalking astronauts added another parking spot to the International Space Station on Wednesday. NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Andrew Morgan successfully installed a docking port delivered by SpaceX last month. It will be used by SpaceX and Boeing once they start launching astronauts to the orbiting lab late this year or […] The post Spacewalking astronauts add parking spot to space station appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Amazon, Microsoft, ‘putting world at risk of killer AI’– study
    by mfrialde on August 22, 2019 at 1:21 am

    WASHINGTON — Amazon, Microsoft and Intel are among leading tech companies putting the world at risk through killer robot development, according to a report that surveyed major players from the sector about their stance on lethal autonomous weapons. Dutch NGO Pax ranked 50 companies by three criteria: whether they were developing technology that could be […] The post Amazon, Microsoft, ‘putting world at risk of killer AI’– study appeared first on Inquirer […]

  • Fortinet accelerates, secures Cloud On-Ramp with New Next-Generation Firewalls
    on August 21, 2019 at 11:08 am
  • Poo to the rescue: How fecal transplants can save starving koalas
    by kadraneda on August 21, 2019 at 10:09 am

    WASHINGTON — Scientists in Australia have discovered how to save starving koalas whose fussy eating habits make them vulnerable to habitat loss: by feeding them poo. A team of researchers used fecal transplants in the form of orally ingested capsules to alter the microbes in the marsupials’ guts, thus allowing them to eat a wider […] The post Poo to the rescue: How fecal transplants can save starving koalas appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Ban on sending wild elephants to zoos a step closer
    by hmallorca on August 21, 2019 at 8:53 am

    The regulator of global wildlife trade will likely ban sending African elephants captured from the wild to zoos. The post Ban on sending wild elephants to zoos a step closer appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Going ‘nude’: UK supermarkets test plastic-free zones
    by mfrialde on August 21, 2019 at 5:10 am

    LONDON — British supermarkets are starting to go “nude”. Bowing to pressure from environmentally conscious consumers, big brand shops have begun taking steps to strip their shelves of plastic wrapping over concerns about saving the oceans from waste. “Nude zones” and “Food in the Nude” campaigns are already being rolled out in places such as […] The post Going ‘nude’: UK supermarkets test plastic-free zones appeared first on Inquirer […]

  • Facebook rolls out tool to block off-Facebook data gathering
    by Dennis Maliwanag on August 21, 2019 at 5:02 am

    SAN FRANCISCO — Soon, you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet — or at least on Facebook. Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you limit what the social network can gather about you on outside websites and apps. The company said Tuesday that it is adding a section where […] The post Facebook rolls out tool to block off-Facebook data gathering appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Facebook rolls out tool to block off-Facebook data gathering
    by Andrea Aro on August 21, 2019 at 3:12 am

    Soon, you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet — or at least on Facebook.

  • Facebook users to see, control personal data taken from other websites
    on August 20, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it was tweaking its policies to allow users to see and control the data that the social network gathers from their browsing habits on other websites and apps.

  • Huawei was granted a temporary license that would allow them to continue business with US companies
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on August 20, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    Huawei has been granted a “temporary general license” that would allow them to purchase from American suppliers for another 90 days. This is despite US President Donald Trump denied any rumors over the weekend about Huawei’s 90-day extension, saying that they are not open to doing business with Huawei. The reason for the extension, according

  • Registration for the 2019 NASA International Space Apps Challenge now open
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on August 20, 2019 at 11:12 am

    Now in its 8th year, NASA Space Apps is an international hackathon for coders, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, technologists, and others in cities around the world, where teams engage with NASA’s free and open data to address real-world problems on Earth and in space. NASA Space Apps 2018 included over 18,000 participants at more

  • Epson launches high-speed monochrome printer--WorkForce Enterprise WF-M20590
    on August 20, 2019 at 10:13 am
  • Realme Philippines looking for its next brand ambassador
    on August 20, 2019 at 9:53 am
  • Video game ‘Good Knight’ sends you to Philippine myths-inspired hell
    on August 20, 2019 at 3:04 am

    “Good Knight” is a unique fusion of Philippine mythology and history, Asian mythology, Victorian and Gothic horror, and steampunk.&nbs

  • Twitter, Facebook accuse China of using fake accounts to undermine Hong Kong protests
    on August 19, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc said on Monday they had dismantled a state-backed information operation originating in mainland China that sought to undermine protests in Hong Kong.

  • Thailand asks tech firms to set up centers against fake news in ASEAN countries
    on August 19, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Thailand is proposing that tech companies set up centers in each of the 10 Southeast Asian countries to curb the flow of "fake news" and fake accounts, the country's telecoms regulator said on Monday.

  • Globe myBusiness partners with PSIA to help Filipino talents become more globally competitive
    on August 19, 2019 at 9:07 am
  • Get ready for 9.9 Super Shopping Day
    on August 19, 2019 at 7:28 am
  • Log in only to safe websites when using free wifi -- cybersecurity expert
    on August 19, 2019 at 7:16 am

    A padlock icon appears at the address bar to indicate that the website is secured.

  • Simplified and secured real estate platform: C Estates Inc. uses blockchain and tokenization ease...
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on August 19, 2019 at 1:21 am

      Through its pioneering real estate tokenization platform, C Estates Inc. intends to make real estate transactions easy and accessible for everyone. With the use of blockchain technology, C Estates is positioning itself as a revolutionary marketplace leader where users can buy either a fraction or entirety of any property. “C Estates was conceptualized because

  • Queueless and, soon, cashless: Bo’s Coffee elevates customer experience through BOTTY
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on August 19, 2019 at 1:16 am

      Digital transformation has been a popular buzzword among businesses in recent years. While some might simplify it as a process of upgrading the existing technologies within the organization, it only becomes meaningful when its benefits are experienced by its stakeholders, particularly the customers. This is what Bo’s Coffee is trying to realize with the

  • ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX531: The Ultraportable Gaming Laptop
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on August 19, 2019 at 1:11 am

    The original Zephyrus has redefined the ultra-slim gaming laptop standards and it’s our chance to get a thorough insights on the power of the Zephyrus S GX531 bursting with a whopping P199,995 (SRP). This wicked ultraportable gaming laptop is probably the slimmest one from its category, built with thinner design framed by super-narrow bezels. Gaming

  • Plantronics BackBeat is a great fit
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on August 19, 2019 at 12:41 am

    We’re all familiar with what we want in earphones: Noise cancelation, great audio quality, and all that pizzazz we ask and check before chucking our money away.  Well, the Plantronics BackBeat FIT 3100 is very different. It’s designed for outdoors and built for athletes or people who jogs out. That means there’s no noise cancelation.

  • Sony a6400 upgrades your shots
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on August 19, 2019 at 12:38 am

    Sony cameras make waves. Every piece of Sony camera that passed through the MB Tech Lab was met with praise. They can capture great images and record great videos no matter the form and pixel.  So we expected nothing less from the Sony a6400, a compact mirror-less camera. It has the same 24MP from the

  • Vlog Venture Cameras: Canon unveils PowerShot G7 X Mark III and PowerShot G5 X Mark II in PH
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on August 19, 2019 at 12:30 am

      Canon is bringing to the Philippines two new additions to its G series family of cameras: the PowerShot G7 X Mark III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II. Succeeding the G7 X Mark II and the G5 X, the new flagship compact models combine DSLR speed, quality, and lightweight handling with its 20-megapixel,

  • Smart homes are made of these
    by Lai S. Reyes on August 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Dwarfed by the tall buildings and modern residences in the meandering streets of Seoul’s old district, this hanok (a traditional Korean house) stands proud.

  • Grab some tech for good
    on August 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    The Philippines, like the rest of the world, is undergoing the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution, where data has become the new gold.

  • Cisco Philippines: Communication Technology fully impacts national disaster approach
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on August 18, 2019 at 12:49 am

    Entering the rainy season, the Local Government Units (LGUs) of various regions have kickstarted awareness drives and preparedness programs anchored on Disaster Risk Reduction and Mitigation (DRRM) for this year’s Disaster Resilience month.   The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center attributes the effectiveness of disaster reduction and response to the effectivity of managing information before, during, and

  • Samsung launches newest Galaxy Note series in PH
    on August 17, 2019 at 1:50 pm
  • Smart Carrier Billing now available for App Store, Apple Music, iTunes
    on August 17, 2019 at 1:40 pm
  • Philippine Red Cross, Smart, Nokia test use of drones in disaster response
    on August 17, 2019 at 1:30 pm
  • Five industry leaders bestowed PFA Legacy Award
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on August 17, 2019 at 12:15 am

      Five private sector leaders who laid the foundation for a vibrant franchising industry in the country two decades ago have been honored by the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) with the “PFA Legacy Award” Tuesday night at the Edsa Shangri-la Hotel. The presentation of the PFA Legacy Award to Former Finance Secretary Jose T. Pardo,

  • PH online delivery service secures $15M investment to dominate Southeast Asia
    on August 17, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Dostavista operated MrSpeedy Philippines receives $15 million in funding to boost business in Southeast Asia.

  • Public told to be vigilant as ‘deepfake’ videos are getting real
    on August 16, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    Users are being advised to be discerning about what they watch and share on social media as deepfake videos continue to proliferate,  looking like the real thing.

  • The era of open banking
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on August 16, 2019 at 5:41 am

    Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) has become the first local bank to advocate and implement open banking in the country, affirming its position as a digital trailblazer in the financial industry. In a talk on digital transformation delivered during the recent Philippine Digital Convention at the Marriott Hotel, RCBC Chief Innovation and Inclusion Officer Lito

  • Pimentel backs PRA’s ‘Retail Reimagined’ drive at NRCE 2019
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on August 16, 2019 at 5:28 am

    Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III committed to support  the Philippine Retailers Association’s (PRA) programs to enhance the competitiveness of the country’s retail sector when he led the ribbon-cutting rites and opening ceremonies of the 26th National Retail Conference and Stores Asia Expo (NRCE) 2019 at the SMX Convention Center on Thursday with the theme “Retail Reimagined”. The

  • Dagyaw brings FOI to the Local Level 
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on August 16, 2019 at 3:45 am

    On July 2019, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) with support from the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), and other non-government partners kickstarted the DAGYAW Open Government and Participatory Governance Regional Town Hall Meetings 2019.  “Dagyaw”— a Hiligaynon term for “Bayanihan” is a series of regional

  • Malampaya shares expertise and inspiration at POGSS 2019
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on August 16, 2019 at 3:34 am

    The adage says that students are the future of a country. Thus, it is only fitting to equip them with the right skills and knowledge to help the country journey towards development.  Malampaya engineers shared their substantive expertise and career learnings to over 300 petroleum engineering students of Palawan State University at the second Philippine

  • Future-ready Education: NUADU digitalizes education for today’s teachers and learners
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on August 16, 2019 at 2:57 am

      The changes brought about by the global shift toward Fourth Industrial Revolution are not only affecting the general consumer sector but, more importantly, businesses of various sizes. Businesses now demand skills that are related to technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), Internet of things (IoT), and robotics that will

  • Instagram begins letting users report misinformation
    by Noreen Jazul on August 16, 2019 at 1:32 am

    Instagram on Thursday added a way for users to easily report deceptive posts at the photo and video-oriented social network owned by Facebook.

  • Instagram begins letting users report misinformation
    on August 15, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Instagram on Thursday added a way for users to easily report deceptive posts at the photo and video-oriented social network owned by Facebook.

  • Twitter to let users follow interests as well as people
    on August 14, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    Twitter users will be able to follow a small number of interests by the end of the year in the same way they follow people, the company said Tuesday.

  • Japan temple puts faith in robot priest
    on August 14, 2019 at 7:34 am

    A 400-year-old temple in Japan is attempting to hot-wire interest in Buddhism with a robotic priest it believes will change the face of the religion--despite critics comparing the android to "Frankenstein's monster."

  • Facebook listened to users' conversations --report
    on August 14, 2019 at 1:01 am

    Facebook has paid hundreds of contractors to listen to and transcribe snippets of users' conversations, US media reported on Tuesday, amid heightened scrutiny of the social network's data collection practices.

  • Microsoft halts development of Minecraft update
    on August 13, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Microsoft has halted development of an ambitious update to Minecraft, throwing in the towel after concluding it was technically too complicated, according to a blog post by the team responsible for the hit adventure and construction game.

  • Social media ‘micro-influencers’ were useful disinformation tool in 2019 polls -- report
    on August 12, 2019 at 11:47 am

    According to the report, political camps tapped the services of micro-influencers in the 2019 elections, allowing PR strategists to “hide in plain sight and evolve their playbook in the shadows” by enlisting more diverse micro-media manipulators.

  • Have you been shot by Tino Ley
    by Kathy Moran on August 11, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    As a yearbook portrait photographer, digital photographer Tino Ley values quality — it’s his first priority.

  • Hit rewind: Sony Walkman triggers nostalgia 40 years after launch
    on August 11, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    Must-have 80s gadget and one-time icon of Japan electronics cool, Sony's Walkman turned 40 this year and like its now middle-aged fans, is clinging to its youth with high-tech updates.

  • Huawei launches smart TV, its first product with own operating system
    on August 11, 2019 at 12:14 am

    Chinese telecom giant Huawei, which has been caught in the crossfires of the Washington-Beijing trade war, on Saturday unveiled a new smart television, the first product to use its own operating system.

  • How brands can communicate to Gen Z using short-form videos
    by Euden Valdez on August 7, 2019 at 3:45 am

    While they spend more time on their smartphones, Gen Zs, on the contrary, seem to have lesser attention span on online content, according to Kantar China CEO Rana Deepender at the recently concluded TikTok Southeast Asia Creators and Content Marketing Conference at the Marina Bay Sands.

  • The rise of the dark web in Asia Pacific
    on August 4, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    As Asia Pacific becomes one of the world’s largest digital economies, we can expect unprecedented amounts of personal data to be exchanged. With more than 2.007 billion unique Internet users, accounting for almost half of the region’s population, Asia Pacific’s accelerating technology adoption has led to an ever-increasing number of devices.

  • The latest tech in the Honda Brio for better mobility
    by Kathy Moran on August 4, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    It was a few months ago when Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) introduced the all-new 2019 Honda Brio as Honda’s entry to the A-Segment passenger car category.

  • PayMaya records widest 'Add Money' network with 40,000 touchpoints
    on July 29, 2019 at 2:09 am

    (As released) Leading digital financial services provider PayMaya continues to drive financial inclusion as it expands its “Add Money” touchpoints to over 40,000 nationwide.

  • The growing need for data privacy
    by Raymund Enriquez Liboro on July 28, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    It is about having access and control over our own information and the right to maintain that space that shields us from increasingly unwanted intrusions and manipulation.

  • Are Filipinos ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?
    on July 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    These days, we use smartphones rather than watches to tell time. Smartphones and other gadgets also give us an opportunity to air our thoughts, engage in digital trade, and communicate instantly.