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  • As a child, she beat bone cancer. Now she’s headed into space.
    by kadraneda on February 26, 2021 at 1:28 pm

    Bone cancer survivor Hayley Arceneaux is thrilled to be going into space. As a crew member on SpaceX’s Inspiration4, the world’s first all-commercial astronaut mission to Earth’s orbit, Arceneaux hopes that as the first person to go into space with a prosthesis, she can inspire others. “This mission is opening up space travel to anyone The post As a child, she beat bone cancer. Now she’s headed into space. appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • STL Partners, Vertiv: Telcos must prioritize 5G deployment efficiency
    on February 26, 2021 at 12:50 pm

    Singapore---5G will be the most transformative communications technology in a generation and enable a universe of new services, including advanced energy management capabilities that will be critical to solving growing energy and sustainability challenges. 

  • ACER announces APAC Predator League 2020/21 on April 6 to 11
    on February 26, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    Acer announced the Asia Pacific (APAC) Predator League 2020/21 will be held from April 6-11, 2021. 

  • KCAT, Inc. ramps up cybersecurity with Globe Business
    on February 26, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    As the economy proceeds to embrace the new normal, cybersecurity has become necessary in ensuring that all digital transformation initiatives happen without disruption.

  • Huawei advances tech ecosystem to accelerate digital transformation
    on February 26, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    Huawei opened its first Digix Lab in the Asia Pacific in Singapore to empower developers and partners for the HMS ecosystem.

  • 5 steps to a fresh start with Security Bank
    on February 26, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    Whenever a new year comes around, most look forward to it with a positive conviction and an opportunity for a fresh start. But 2020 had different plans for the world. Events and vacations were cancelled, routines and roles shifted, and mindsets turned inward as we reflected on our faith and resilience. 

  • IT security employees spend 6 hours of work week on hobbies
    on February 26, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    As much as 85% of IT Security staff engage in leisure activities during working hours.

  • SAS analysis software helps improve development of new pharmaceuticals
    on February 26, 2021 at 11:50 am

    Facing the challenges of COVID-19, health and pharmaceutical organizations globally are innovating and digitally transforming clinical research analytics---from getting trials up and running, to modernizing trial designs, to delivering new therapies and vaccines faster.

  • Xendit launches cardless installment option in PH
    on February 26, 2021 at 11:40 am

    Xendit, the Indonesia-based financial technology company that provides payment solutions, and FDFC, the fintech company behind the Buy Now Pay Later app BillEase, announce today the launch of their joint PayLater solution to help merchants offer convenient, cardfree installments in the Philippines, where majority of shoppers remain uncarded or unbanked.

  • Taytay, Mars: 6 Martian craters named after PH towns
    by ibiong on February 26, 2021 at 10:41 am

    Last week, the world saw the United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) successfully land the Perseverance rover on Mars—the fifth to ever set its wheels on the Red Planet. As mankind celebrates yet another of its biggest achievements in space exploration, here’s a look at the names of six Philippine towns that have The post Taytay, Mars: 6 Martian craters named after PH towns appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Globe helps develop English language literacy among children
    on February 26, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Globe is helping develop language literacy among children in view of the significant drop in the country’s global ranking in English proficiency.

  • I choose you! Pokemon turns 25
    by mfrialde on February 26, 2021 at 5:43 am

    TOKYO — Twenty-five years after Pokemon first began delighting children and adults alike, the phenomenon is still capturing hearts, with smartphone craze Pokemon Go enjoying record success in virus-hit 2020. The augmented-reality game raked in $1 billion in just the first 10 months of last year — its most lucrative yet — according to market The post I choose you! Pokemon turns 25 appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Twitter wants you to think twice before posting that reply
    by jbalboa on February 25, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    On Twitter, replies to certain tweets can sometimes be unpleasant or offensive. So why not call out users just as they're about to post? The post Twitter wants you to think twice before posting that reply appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • The Milky Way could be swarming with aquatic planets, scientists say
    by jbalboa on February 25, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    The Milky Way could be packed with planets with potentially inhabitable surfaces. At least, that's what a team of researchers in Denmark say. The post The Milky Way could be swarming with aquatic planets, scientists say appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Could a fragment of DNA be responsible for whether or not you’re happily married?
    by jbalboa on February 25, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    As surprising as it may seem, variation in a specific gene could be directly related to relationship satisfaction in early years of marriage. The post Could a fragment of DNA be responsible for whether or not you’re happily married? appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Good deals, freebies in Beko's OXtra ordinary sale
    on February 25, 2021 at 10:30 am

    Beko, Europe's No. 1 appliance brand, is always on the lookout for ways to make people's lives easier.

  • Art installation showcases robo-dog paintball rampage; Boston Dynamics condemns use of tech
    by ibiong on February 25, 2021 at 9:08 am

    A provocative art installation showcased the potential violent use of advanced robotics by arming a robot dog with a paintball gun and gave the public free control—and Boston Dynamics is not happy about it. The American tech company, which produces the said advanced quadruped robots called Spot, condemned the said project for its “provocative use” The post Art installation showcases robo-dog paintball rampage; Boston Dynamics condemns use of tech appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Facebook bans Myanmar military from its platforms with immediate effect
    by dlejano on February 25, 2021 at 6:18 am

    SINGAPORE — Facebook on Thursday said it had banned the Myanmar military from using its Facebook and Instagram platforms with immediate effect, as weeks of mass demonstrations continue in the Southeast Asian country after the military seized power. “Events since the February 1 coup, including deadly violence, have precipitated a need for this ban,” Facebook The post Facebook bans Myanmar military from its platforms with immediate effect appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • YouTube to roll out parent-approved accounts for tweens
    by dlejano on February 25, 2021 at 5:32 am

    SAN FRANCISCO — YouTube on Wednesday said it  will roll out new accounts that let tweens or young teens explore the streaming video service within boundaries set by their parents. An early version of the offering will be released in coming months, letting parents use Google accounts to provide children YouTube access that comes with The post YouTube to roll out parent-approved accounts for tweens appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Nasa releases panorama taken by Mars rover
    by dlejano on February 25, 2021 at 4:58 am

    WASHINGTON — The US space agency Nasa released a spectacular panoramic view on Wednesday of the landing site of the  Perseverance rover on Mars. The panorama shows the rim of the Jezero Crater where the rover touched down last week and the cliff face of an ancient river delta in the distance. It was taken The post Nasa releases panorama taken by Mars rover appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Australia passes landmark law requiring tech firms to pay for news
    by dlejano on February 25, 2021 at 3:04 am

    SYDNEY — Australia’s parliament passed landmark legislation Thursday requiring global digital giants to pay for local news content, in a move closely watched around the world. The law passed easily after a last-gasp deal that watered down binding rules Facebook and Google had fiercely opposed in return for the tech giants agreeing to pay local The post Australia passes landmark law requiring tech firms to pay for news appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Australia passes landmark law requiring tech firms to pay for news
    on February 24, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    Australia's parliament passed a landmark legislation on Thursday requiring global digital giants to pay for local news content, in a move closely watched around the world.

  • Audio cocktail: Recreating the sound of your favorite bar
    by nguno on February 24, 2021 at 10:53 am

    A new platform called "I Miss My Bar" lets users create audio ambiances to submerge themselves in the sound of their favorite watering holes. The post Audio cocktail: Recreating the sound of your favorite bar appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Truly timeless: How the mullet and ‘stache were already hot in the Iron Age
    by nguno on February 24, 2021 at 10:34 am

    Archaeologists have found that a copper-alloy figurine of a deity appears to be sporting a mustache and a mullet. The post Truly timeless: How the mullet and ‘stache were already hot in the Iron Age appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Sweden is turning parking bays into places to play, meet, relax and more
    by nguno on February 24, 2021 at 10:17 am

    In Sweden, former car parking bays are being transformed into urban spaces that are practical, ecological and convivial. The post Sweden is turning parking bays into places to play, meet, relax and more appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Malaysia ‘sugar daddy’ website boss charged after outcry
    by dlejano on February 24, 2021 at 9:29 am

    SHAH ALAM — The head of a controversial Malaysian “sugar daddy” dating website was charged Wednesday with causing public alarm after his claims that university students were using the service sparked an outcry. Sugarbook bills itself as a site “where romance meets finance” and aims to link up older men with younger women, with the The post Malaysia ‘sugar daddy’ website boss charged after outcry appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • How to take control of your mental health: a hot topic in pandemic times
    by nguno on February 24, 2021 at 9:04 am

    Pinterest data has shown that searches on the network for the questions "how can I love myself?" and "how can I heal myself?" have increased. The post How to take control of your mental health: a hot topic in pandemic times appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • A coral’s color may tell of its resilience to climate change—study
    by nguno on February 24, 2021 at 8:32 am

    The yellow-green color morph of a given species of coral was found to resist higher temperatures more effectively than the brown color morph. The post A coral’s color may tell of its resilience to climate change—study appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • INEC secures Bantayan emergency power with bigger fuel storage
    by vcatibog on February 24, 2021 at 8:01 am

    Isla Norte Energy Corporation (INEC) has installed additional fuel storage to ensure reliable and stable power supply to the service area of the Bantayan Electric Cooperative (BANELCO). “The fuel tank with a capacity of 20,000 liters will provide added security and flexibility in the emergency power supply that INEC provides BANELCO as sometimes delivery of The post INEC secures Bantayan emergency power with bigger fuel storage appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Victory for ‘net neutrality’ law in California
    by dlejano on February 24, 2021 at 7:09 am

    SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge late Tuesday cleared the way for California to begin enforcing a net neutrality law opposed by US telecom titans. The judge denied a request by cable and telecom service companies to stop implementation of the law, which is intended to prevent them from favoring their own services and blocking The post Victory for ‘net neutrality’ law in California appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Amazon launches its own crowdfunding platform
    by nguno on February 24, 2021 at 6:18 am

    Amazon has launched its crowdfunding platform, meant to promote potential new smart devices compatible with its intelligent assistant Alexa. The post Amazon launches its own crowdfunding platform appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • This artificial island off the coast of Denmark will be able to supply electricity to millions of...
    by nguno on February 24, 2021 at 5:51 am

    Denmark is about to build the very first artificial island dedicated to the collection and distribution of renewable electricity throughout northeastern Europe. The post This artificial island off the coast of Denmark will be able to supply electricity to millions of European homes appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Don’t mope – move!: German woman becomes TikTok fitness star at 81
    by dmorcoso on February 24, 2021 at 5:49 am

    BERLIN — When Germany went into lockdown following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic last spring, Erika Rischko, now 81 years old, posted her first 12-second video on TikTok in which she danced the popular Cha-Cha Slide line dance with her husband. Since then, Rischko has uploaded more than 100 videos of herself doing exercises The post Don’t mope – move!: German woman becomes TikTok fitness star at 81 appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Swati Mohan is the Indian-American engineer who piloted the NASA Rover to go to Mars
    by nguno on February 24, 2021 at 4:25 am

    Engineer Swati Mohan is at the heart of the Perseverance project: she is responsible for guidance, navigation and control operations. The post Swati Mohan is the Indian-American engineer who piloted the NASA Rover to go to Mars appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Facebook adds new tools to fight online child exploitation
    by dmorcoso on February 24, 2021 at 3:19 am

    SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook on Tuesday said it is stepping up its fight against child abuse with new tools for spotting such content and tighter rules about what crosses the line. “Using our apps to harm children is abhorrent and unacceptable,” global head of safety Antigone Davis said in a blog post. “We are developing The post Facebook adds new tools to fight online child exploitation appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Facebook adds new tools to fight online child exploitation
    on February 23, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    Facebook on Tuesday said it is stepping up its fight against child abuse with new tools for spotting such content and tighter rules about what crosses the line.

  • Data of 3.3 million Cashalo users sold on dark web, says privacy body
    by clopez on February 23, 2021 at 10:48 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Information of 3.3 million users of online lending application Cashalo are being sold over two sites on the dark web, the National Privacy Commission (NPC) said Tuesday. According to NPC, its investigation on the Cashalo data breach revealed that usernames, passwords, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and device identifications of users were being The post Data of 3.3 million Cashalo users sold on dark web, says privacy body appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Facebook to restore Australian news pages after tweaks to media laws
    by kadraneda on February 23, 2021 at 6:33 am

    CANBERRA — Facebook will restore Australian news pages after Canberra offered amendments to a proposed law designed to force tech giants to pay for media content displayed on their platforms, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said on Tuesday. Australia and the social media group have been locked in a standoff for more than a week after the The post Facebook to restore Australian news pages after tweaks to media laws appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • After Facebook, Twitter ban, Trump fans and extremists turn elsewhere
    by dlejano on February 23, 2021 at 4:09 am

    SAN FRANCISCO — Gab instead of Twitter, MeWe over Facebook, Telegram for messaging and Discord for insiders — banned from mainstream platforms, US conspiracy and supremacist movements, many of which support Donald Trump, have shifted to networks that are more confidential, and harder to regulate. “The most extreme Trump supporters were already on alternative platforms,” The post After Facebook, Twitter ban, Trump fans and extremists turn elsewhere appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Globe launches 5G Roaming in Thailand
    by ilucas on February 23, 2021 at 3:11 am

    Over the past few months, the adoption of 5G technology in the country has been unprecedented despite the challenges brought by the pandemic. Driven by the demand of the public for better connectivity, Globe Telecom continues to expand its 5G network in Metro Manila and key areas nationwide. Globe also made another milestone with its The post Globe launches 5G Roaming in Thailand appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • NASA releases first audio from Mars, video of landing
    by evalderrama on February 22, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    WASHINGTON — The US space agency NASA on Monday released the first audio from Mars, a faint crackling recording of a gust of wind captured by the Perseverance rover. NASA also released the first video of last week’s landing of the rover, which is on a mission to search for signs of past life on The post NASA releases first audio from Mars, video of landing appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Resetting your smartphone, erasing all your data isn’t hard (but lots of people don’t do it)
    by jbalboa on February 22, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    When you change device, before parting with your old smartphone, back up your multimedia data either by copying it or using online storage. The post Resetting your smartphone, erasing all your data isn’t hard (but lots of people don’t do it) appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Is Facebook getting into wearables to collect even more data?
    by jbalboa on February 22, 2021 at 1:59 pm

    After its range of virtual reality helmets (Oculus) and intelligent screens (Portal), Facebook is working on its version of the watch. The post Is Facebook getting into wearables to collect even more data? appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Is Amazon planning to launch its own cryptocurrency?
    by jbalboa on February 22, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    The rumor was born after the company posted several job offers looking for specialists in new payment methods. The post Is Amazon planning to launch its own cryptocurrency? appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Team behind historic Perseverance rover landing includes 3 Fil-Ams
    on February 22, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Among the thousands of scientists and technicians involved in NASA's Perseverance rover mission to Mars were three Filipino-American engineers.

  • Yellow penguin snapped by wildlife photographer: ‘How lucky could I be!’
    by nguno on February 22, 2021 at 10:46 am

    A wildlife photographer got a shot of a lifetime when he spotted a rare yellow penguin on an island in the Atlantic ocean. The post Yellow penguin snapped by wildlife photographer: ‘How lucky could I be!’ appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Philippines 6th among countries with the most online threats in 2020
    on February 22, 2021 at 10:14 am

    More than four out of every 10 online users in the country were almost infected with web threats last year, making the Philippines the sixth among the most-attacked countries in terms of web-borne threats in 2020, according to a report by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky.

  • Second nanosatellite made by Filipinos launched to space
    by nguno on February 22, 2021 at 8:51 am

    The second nanosatellite by Filipinos was launched to space yesterday. The Maya-2 CubeSat took off on the Northrop Grumman CRS-15 mission. The post Second nanosatellite made by Filipinos launched to space appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Supercomputers to predict real-time tsunami damage in Japan
    by dlejano on February 22, 2021 at 7:54 am

    TOKYO — A new generation disaster-preparedness system will help predict tsunami damage within 20 to 30 minutes after an earthquake occurs, covering nearly 13,000 kilometers of Pacific coastline from Hokkaido to Kagoshima Prefecture, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. Developed jointly by researchers from Tohoku University, Osaka University, NEC Corp. and other organizations, the system has The post Supercomputers to predict real-time tsunami damage in Japan appeared first on Inquirer […]

  • Dragonpay launches a convenient RFID payment portal for autosweep & easytrip users (ver.4)
    by ilucas on February 22, 2021 at 6:21 am

    One of the hassles of city driving is having to endure the long queues at the tollgates just to traverse the expressways to reach their desired destinations along C5, South Luzon and North Luzon. For many drivers, adjusting to the RFID system over the past year was already a big leap. Due to the pandemic, The post Dragonpay launches a convenient RFID payment portal for autosweep & easytrip users (ver.4) appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Global tech firms in Australia launch anti-disinformation code
    by dlejano on February 22, 2021 at 5:33 am

    SYDNEY — Global tech firms in Australia unveiled a new code of practice Monday to curb the spread of disinformation online, following pressure from the government. The lobbying group DIGI — representing Facebook, Google, Twitter, Microsoft, TikTok and Redbubble — committed under the code to a range of actions including labelling false content on their The post Global tech firms in Australia launch anti-disinformation code appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • 5 Expert tips for designing a gallery wall around your TV
    by vcatibog on February 22, 2021 at 4:17 am

    Manila, Philippines – February 18, 2021 – Styling a small home can be a challenge, but that shouldn’t stop you from making your living space as beautiful as you want it to be. It all starts with choosing the right pieces to suit your space. When you live in a condo, apartment, or tiny house, The post 5 Expert tips for designing a gallery wall around your TV appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Need to recover lost data? Here's a step-by-step guide by EaseUS Data Recovery Software
    on February 22, 2021 at 1:40 am

    EaseUS file recovery program has been developed to ensure your files are recovered without breaking a sweat.

  • Sending private voicemail messages on Twitter will soon be possible
    by jbalboa on February 21, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    Twitter has just announced a new test launched in India, Japan and Brazil where it will now be possible to send voice messages in private. The post Sending private voicemail messages on Twitter will soon be possible appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Microsoft wants to make video games more accessible to people with disabilities
    by jbalboa on February 21, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    "Make the games more accessible to people with disabilities" is one of Microsoft's objectives and it will work on that in a concrete manner. The post Microsoft wants to make video games more accessible to people with disabilities appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • 3 Filipino engineers behind Philippines' second cube satellite
    on February 21, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    The Maya-2 CubeSat, developed by three Filipino engineers, was officially launched at the International Space Station on Sunday afternoon, along with satellites from Japan and Paraguay, as part of the Joint Global Multi-Nation Birds Satellite Project (BIRDS-4).

  • Lyka claims app glitch fixed, coordinating with privacy watchdog
    on February 21, 2021 at 7:55 am

    Social media platform Lyka assured that the glitch with its application had been fixed and resolved, and they were now working closely with the National Privacy Commission (NPC) to ensure compliance with relevant privacy laws in the country.

  • Maya-2, Philippines' 2nd CubeSat, has been launched to space station!
    on February 21, 2021 at 3:24 am

    Maya-2 has left earth and will soon be in orbit.

  • WhatsApp to move ahead with privacy update despite backlash
    on February 19, 2021 at 9:30 am

    Facebook Inc's WhatsApp said on Thursday it will go ahead with its controversial privacy policy update but will allow users to read it at "their own pace" and will also display a banner providing additional information.

  • Facebook blocks news content in Australia as it blasts proposed law
    on February 17, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    Facebook Inc will block news content from being read and shared in its news feed in Australia, drawing a line in the sand against a proposed Australian law that would require it and Alphabet Inc s Google to pay the country's news publishers for content.

  • US charges three North Koreans in $1.3B hacking spree
    on February 17, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    The United States has charged three North Korean computer programmers with a massive hacking spree aimed at stealing more than $1.3 billion in money and cryptocurrency, affecting companies from banks to Hollywood movie studios, the Department of Justice said on Wednesday.

  • 5G phones may interfere with aircraft --French regulator
    on February 16, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    The latest generation of smartphones, 5G, can interfere with aircraft altitude instruments, the French Civil Aviation Authority warned Tuesday as it recommended they should be turned off during flight.

  • ICT group flags Lyka privacy, security concerns
    on February 15, 2021 at 11:04 am

    "Since there's no transparency as to who will have access to our personal data, users will not have visibility over how data will be handled, enabling Lyka and its partners to do whatever they please with the data they amassed," the CPU said. "Treat your personal information as the gems that they are and remember that 'free' doesn't truly exist when it comes to social media. If you didn't have to pay money to use an app, you pay with your personal data and privacy instead," it added.

  • Instagram removes Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for posting false COVID-19 claims
    on February 11, 2021 at 3:02 pm

    Instagram has removed the account of vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for repeatedly sharing debunked claims about COVID-19 in violation of its policies on the pandemic, the photo-sharing platform's owner Facebook said on Thursday.  

  • Twitter user base jumps in heated US election year
    on February 9, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Twitter said Tuesday its user base jumped to 192 million in the quarter marked by the heated US presidential election and a battle against misinformation.

  • Cyberpunk 2077 video game developer hit by hack attack
    on February 9, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    Polish video game maker CD Projekt RED, the company behind The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077, said Tuesday hackers had stolen data in a "targeted cyber attack".

  • Smart Signature SIM-Only Plans now come with a Netflix Mobile Plan subscription
    on February 1, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Easily escape to a world of entertainment with Smart Signature SIM-Only Plans and Netflix starting at P999 per month

  • Facebook to test letting advertisers avoid topics
    on January 30, 2021 at 1:22 am

    Facebook on Friday said it is working on a way to let advertisers avoid having marketing messages appear in feeds alongside content they'd rather not be associated with.

  • Globe gives an exciting sneak peek on the future of gaming with 5G
    on December 22, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Globe’s Holi-Games Showcase Gives an Exciting Sneak Peek on the Future of Gaming with 5G