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  • Araneta City Bus Port and PayMaya make bus ticketing easier with digital payments
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on October 14, 2019 at 1:34 am

    Avoid the long queues at the bus terminals and book your tickets early for the All Souls’ Day long weekend via the Araneta City Bus Port, the first integrated bus terminal in the Philippines to implement a QR- and card-based ticketing payment system powered by digital financial services leader PayMaya. Commuters going to the province

  • The Nokia 7.2 major back-to-back promos and raffle prizes
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on October 14, 2019 at 12:57 am

    HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, offers two major treats and deals for Filipino fans nationwide – the Nokia 7.2 Buy One Take One two-day promo and the 48 Megapixels, 48 Mega Prizes raffle promo. The class-defining Nokia 7.2 is the first Nokia smartphone to combine a triple-sensor camera setup with PureDisplay technology. The

  • HP Smart Tank printers: Best-in-class ink tank experience
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on October 14, 2019 at 12:45 am

    Nowadays, finding the right people for the job can sometimes be a challenge, as it entails having a keen eye for recognizing pure talent and skill. Thankfully, it is not the same thing with choosing office equipment and machines, as they are often built to their exact specifications and functions, to deliver an outstanding performance,

  • Meet Fitbit’s Newest Smartwatch: Everything That Makes the Versa 2 a Game-Changer
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on October 14, 2019 at 12:14 am

    If you’re ready for smarter app and device features, new designer accessories, and more, then guess what? You’re ready for the Fitbit Versa 2. From its elevated and thoughtfully crafted design to its 6+ day battery life, Spotify, and the always-on display mode, there’s plenty to get excited about. Versa 2 also tracks 24/7 heart

  • Cybersecurity whiz: Combined threats endanger 2020 vote
    by Dennis Maliwanag on October 14, 2019 at 12:07 am

    Alex Stamos served as chief security officer at Facebook for three years before joining Stanford University, where he studies internet security, including systems related to conducting elections. He warns that there’s little the federal government can do now for the 2020 elections. And he laments the arrival of “disinformation as a service,” where companies are The post Cybersecurity whiz: Combined threats endanger 2020 vote appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Media Blitz tapped as official PR/ Media Partner of 45th PBC&E
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on October 13, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), the country’s largest business organization, proudly announced that it has partnered with topnotch publicity and media services firm Media Blitz Group for the 45th Philippine Business Conference and Expo (PBC&E) slated on October 16 and 17 at the Fiesta Pavilion of Manila Hotel. Photo shows PCCI president

  • Tourism department becomes Google verifier
    by besguerra on October 13, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Saturday said it had entered into a partnership with Google Philippines as the first Google My Business (GMB) Trusted Verifier in the country. As a GMB Trusted Verifier, the DOT will instantly verify via the Quick Response code method all local DOT-accredited micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), and The post Tourism department becomes Google verifier appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • PH’s 1st liquid robot sent to Tubbataha
    by besguerra on October 13, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan, Philippines — Scientists from the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute (UP-MSI) deployed the first-ever liquid robot, called “wave glider,” in Tubbataha Reefs National Park on Friday. The P30-million newly purchased autonomous surface vehicle (ASV) is the pioneer in liquid robotics in the country, according to the MSI. Scientific mission The post PH’s 1st liquid robot sent to Tubbataha appeared first on Inquirer […]

  • Who says you can’t eat red meat? Food advice questioned anew
    by Alexander Magno on October 13, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    NEW YORK — So is red meat good or bad for you? If the answer were only that simple. A team of international researchers recently rattled the nutrition world by saying there isn’t enough evidence to tell people to cut back on red or processed meat, seemingly contradicting advice from prominent health experts and groups The post Who says you can’t eat red meat? Food advice questioned anew appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • High doses of vitamin B supplements could increase risk of hip fractures, says study
    by rrcadio on October 13, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    New research has found that taking high doses of vitamin B supplements could increase the risk of hip fractures in postmenopausal women. The post High doses of vitamin B supplements could increase risk of hip fractures, says study appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Ayala Foundation inks pact with Manila, ATI to launch <code/it>
    on October 13, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    Ayala Foundation, the City of Manila, Department of Education Division-Manila, and the Asian Terminals Inc. have signed a memorandum of agreement to launch <code/it> program at the Manila City Hall, in Manila last Friday. 

  • Affordable SAMSUNG Galaxy A20s, A10s, now available nationwide
    on October 13, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    Samsung knows Gen Zs love sharing with their friends and family online. That is why they are introducing the new feature-packed and affordable Galaxy A20s and Galaxy A10s, which hit stores nationwide, today!

  • Google launches detailed voice guidance in Maps for visually impaired
    by rrcadio on October 13, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    Google has begun rolling out its new detailed voice guidance feature on Maps during World Sight Day last Thursday, Oct. 10. The post Google launches detailed voice guidance in Maps for visually impaired appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Edible sensor helps TB patients take their meds
    by rrcadio on October 13, 2019 at 11:23 am

    An ingestible sensor that allows doctors to remotely monitor tuberculosis patients' intake of medication could save millions of lives. The post Edible sensor helps TB patients take their meds appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Samsung Galaxy Fold available again in Korea, soon in Japan, China
    by cmiranda on October 13, 2019 at 9:50 am

    SEOUL — Samsung was to begin taking orders for the foldable gadget on its homepage as well as some e-commerce platforms like 11st, eBay and Coupang at midnight on Sunday, according to the tech giant. The exact volume of the third batch has not been revealed, but industry officials estimate around 10,000 units would be The post Samsung Galaxy Fold available again in Korea, soon in Japan, China appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Web designer finds spider inside his ear
    by rrcadio on October 13, 2019 at 9:15 am

    A web designer discovered a spider inside one of his ears when he tried to ease the pain of his blocked ears. The post Web designer finds spider inside his ear appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Facebook researchers use math for better translations
    on October 13, 2019 at 9:08 am

    Powerful automatic translation is a big priority for internet giants. Allowing as many people as possible worldwide to communicate is not just an altruistic goal, but also good business.

  • Nokia 2720 Flip, 110 push limits in feature phones
    on October 12, 2019 at 11:50 am

    HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, on Thursday introduced the Nokia 2720 Flip and Nokia 110. 

  • Globe 5G to uplift lives, boost business
    on October 12, 2019 at 11:40 am

    5G is one of the levers that will allow us to uplift the lives of more Filipino families and help local businesses flourish by providing life-enablement opportunities similar to those in more developed markets, according to Globe at Home Senior Vice President  and Head of Broadband Business Martha Sazon at the recently concluded 5G Asia Conference at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

  • Epson&#8217;s robots aim to aid in manufacturing
    on October 12, 2019 at 11:30 am

    Epson's SCARA robots, which aim to deliver high speed and accuracy to boost the country's manufacturing industry, was launched at the SMX Convention Center, in Pasay, last Wednesday. 

  • Vivo V17 Pro Comes with 6 Cameras to Shoot Beyond Limits
    on October 12, 2019 at 11:20 am

    Vivo has unveiled the new V17 Pro smartphone in Taguig, Metro Manila. 

  • XLOG&#8217;s blockchain logistics platform opens global trade route like Magellan
    on October 12, 2019 at 11:15 am

    Malaysian Prince Tunku Naquiyuddin described XLOG’s fully-integrated blockchain-based end-to-end shipping and logistics platform as an effective enabler that has opened new opportunities for businesses by providing new dynamism to global trade routes similar to what European explorer Ferdinand Magellan did 600 years ago.

  • NOW Corp bags UnionBank as 1st client for NOW Fiber Air
    on October 12, 2019 at 11:10 am

    NOW Corporation, a listed firm in the Philippine Stock Exchange, has entered into a multi-year agreement with UnionBank of the Philippines for the provision of guaranteed broadband internet access in support of the bank’s digital transformation roadmap.

  • These technologies are keys to high-performing logistics
    on October 12, 2019 at 11:05 am

    In the modern digital economy, logistics is where the rubber meets the road.

  • PH indicators defy global wealth decline
    on October 12, 2019 at 11:00 am

    The Philippine economy will remain one of the most dynamic in the region amid a marked decline in household wealth across Asia, according to the recent Allianz Global Wealth Report.

  • ‘Koala AIDS’ research reveals genome evolution in action
    by nguno on October 12, 2019 at 9:12 am

    Wild koalas sickened by a deadly retrovirus are fighting the disease at the genetic level, scientists said Thursday, a rare evolutionary process unfolding before our eyes. The KoRV-A retrovirus first began infecting the marsupial between hundreds to a few thousand years ago, starting from the north of Australia and spreading south, and may have originated The post ‘Koala AIDS’ research reveals genome evolution in action appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • The Vivo V17 Pro comes with these cool freebies when you pre-order
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on October 12, 2019 at 8:50 am

    Smartphone enthusiasts who are rarin’ to shoot beyond limits with the new Vivo V17 Pro, can get more when they pre-order the latest flagship handset, online and in stores nationwide. From October 10 to 18, customers who order the Vivo V17 Pro smartphone online for P21,999, will not only get their hands on the handset

  • Cleanfuel opens second station in La Trinidad, Benguet
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on October 12, 2019 at 8:48 am

    After the successful opening of its San Pablo station in Laguna recently, local independent fuel company Cleanfuel is cutting the ribbon on another station yet again, this time along Pico Road in La Trinidad, Benguet. The new station is the second full service fuel station of Cleanfuel in La Trinidad, which is considered as a major

  • Big Tech is now a big punching bag for politicians
    by besguerra on October 12, 2019 at 6:01 am

    SAN FRANCISCO — Republicans and Democrats don’t agree on health care, immigration or taxing the rich. But one subject draws critics from both parties: Big Tech. The list of grievances is long and growing by the week. Companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon are too big and powerful. They’re bad for privacy, public discourse, democracy The post Big Tech is now a big punching bag for politicians appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Amazon calls for government regulation of facial recognition tech
    on October 11, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    Amazon is endorsing the idea of government regulation of facial recognition technology, as part of a wide-ranging statement of its principles on a range of social and political issues.

  • PANELO OPTS TO HOP ON “ANGKAS”
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on October 11, 2019 at 11:57 am

    Three jeepneys and three hours later in his controversial commuter challenge, Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo ended up riding a motorcycle taxi to finally bring him to Malacanang. Sen. Ralph Recto, who authored a bill pushing for the legalization of motorcycle taxi, said that it was a smart move for Panelo to use a motorcyle taxi

  • Araneta City Bus Port, PayMaya make bus ticketing easier with digital payments 
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on October 11, 2019 at 8:40 am

     A commuter pays for her provincial bus tickets at the Araneta City Bus Port using PayMaya QR. The Araneta City Bus Port is the first in the country to implement a QR- and card-based ticketing payment system at the station and online, powered by PayMaya. Avoid the long queues at the bus terminals and book

  • My Favorite Catalina Features
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on October 11, 2019 at 7:45 am

    Apple just released their latest and greatest Mac OS X version, 10.15 a.k.a. Catalina. This release is the final coffin for 32-bit applications, as it goes full 64-bit. Whilst this may seem alien to some readers, it basically means that there are old applications that worked on Mojave (10.14) that will stop working on Catalina.

  • Metrobank remittance service hailed best in PH
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on October 11, 2019 at 6:59 am

    The MetroRemit service of Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metrobank) is the “Remittance Product of the Year” in the recently concluded The Asian Banker Philippine Awards 2019. MetroRemit is Metrobank’s brand of remittance service that offers a wide array of remittance products and services through a large network of about 300 remittance centers, partners, and

  • NOW forges alliance with Unionbank for 5G
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on October 11, 2019 at 5:04 am

    Digital banking leader UnionBank of the Philippines signed late yesterday (October 9, 2019) a memorandum of understanding with publicly listed information and communications technology company NOW Corporation and affiliate NOW Telecom to utilize and promote the use of new generation telecommunication networks, including 5G or the fifth generation of wireless technology, in support of the

  • Koko wants drone ownership, operation to be regulated
    on October 11, 2019 at 2:04 am

    In filing Senate Bill 1098, Senator Aquilino Pimentel III wants private individuals who are not authorized to own and operate drones, either for recreational purposes or for commercial use, to be penalized.

  • Globe 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) strategy augments infrastructure limitation to connect PH homes
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on October 11, 2019 at 1:54 am

    Martha Sazon of Globe at 5G in Asia Conference, SG 5G is one of the levers that will allow us to uplift the lives of more Filipino families and help local businesses flourish by providing life-enablement opportunities similar to those in more developed markets, according to Globe at Home Senior Vice President  and Head of

  • Rocket-backed ZEN launches Founders Philippines to boost top young entrepreneurs in the country
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on October 11, 2019 at 1:32 am

    ZEN Rooms has announced the launch of Founders Philippines, a new program to support top young entrepreneurs based in the country. At the kick-off event held on October 5, Founders Philippines provided 30 select participants with practical knowledge on how to successfully launch and run a start-up. Topics covered included how to sell, mistakes you

  • G2E Asia @ the Philippines Debuts, Launching New Opportunity for the ASEAN Gaming Markets
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on October 11, 2019 at 1:15 am

      G2E Asia @ the Philippines, the newest addition to the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia series of events, makes its official debut December 3-4, 2019 at the Manila Marriott Hotel. The Philippines show is supported by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) and will comprise of an expo, educational conference, and networking opportunities.

  • Nokia 7.2 premiers a 48 MP triple camera with ZEISS Optics and new PureDisplay screen
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on October 11, 2019 at 1:11 am

    HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced the Nokia 7.2, the first Nokia smartphone to combine a triple camera and PureDisplay. Nokia 7.2 features a powerful 48MP triple camera with Quad Pixel technology and ZEISS Optics. Nokia 7.2 also premiers a range of ZEISS bokeh styles, exclusive to Nokia smartphones, that recreate the

  • Axinan, Mercantile join forces to launch Mobile 360 by igloo in PH
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on October 11, 2019 at 1:01 am

    A global study conducted by extended warranty service provider SquareTrade in November 2018 revealed that 66% of smartphone owners damaged their devices in the past year. Twenty-nine percent of these phones had cracked screens, twenty-seven percent had scratched screens, and twenty-two percent ended up with busted batteries. Chances are, most of these damaged smartphones were

  • Philam Life Boldly Welcomes Digital Transformation to Better Serve Its Customers
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on October 11, 2019 at 12:54 am

    One of the leading insurer in the Philippines have been embracing digital transformation since the year 2013, staying true to its thrust of making customers central to the business. Philam Life, the country’s premier life insurance company, began its transformation journey in 2013, developing digital innovations to serve its customers better. The process of buying

  • Score Movie Passes for the Family to Watch Disney’s  “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” with...
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on October 11, 2019 at 12:33 am

    Catch Disney’s newest fantasy adventure film, “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” set to hit Philippine theatres on October 16. In this sequel to the 2014 global box office hit, Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies

  • Survival guide for the young business leader
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on October 10, 2019 at 10:22 am

    As a young business leader climbing the proverbial ladder, you will be met with a series of challenges. Some of them will be tougher than the last and it takes more than skill and talent to win over the big names. You’d need charm and wits. Here’s a list to get you started. Get good,

  • Ransomware attacks 'getting bolder' -- Europol
    on October 9, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Global ransomware attacks are on the decline, but such malicious cyber strikes are getting bolder and homing in on more profitable companies, with data encryption a key target, Europe's police agency said Wednesday.

  • ‘One small nibble for man’: 3D printer makes meat in space
    on October 9, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    The prospect of astronauts tucking into a roast dinner has grown slightly closer after a successful experiment used a 3D printer to create meat on the International Space Station.

  • Instagram update rolls out dark mode feature for iOS 13, Android 10
    by Richa Noriega` on October 9, 2019 at 9:44 am

    Social media platform Instagram has offered a new dark mode option that leads to less eye strain, prolongs battery life, and requires less power.

  • 3rd Public Health Convention on Mental Health
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on October 9, 2019 at 4:56 am

    Mental health cuts across populations from all walks of life and is an integral part of the entirety of health. The Philippines with the help of the country’s leading mental health advocates has already reached significant milestones including the passing of Republic Act 11036 otherwise known as the “Mental Health Act” along with the formulation

  • Enjoy your next budget barkada trip at Princesa Garden Island Resort and Spa
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on October 9, 2019 at 4:55 am

      Preparing your next getaway with friends can be a challenge. Aside from making sure that all your schedules match, you have to find a great place where everyone can enjoy while working within the group’s budget. The ultimate goal: to plan a memorable barkada trip where you get the best experiences without breaking the

  • Shopee gears up on big 10.10 Brands Festival
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on October 9, 2019 at 4:20 am

    Shopee will celebrate Shopee 10.10 Brands Festival on October 10 with sitewide free shipping ₱0 minimum spend. Consumers can also score 100% brands cashback vouchers and up to 50% off deals from leading brands. In addition, users can look forward to an upsized session of Shopee Shake and an exclusive 10-hour Livestream with sitewide vouchers

  • Sony’s PlayStation 5 launch set for late 2020
    by Noreen Jazul on October 9, 2019 at 4:09 am

    Sony said Tuesday its next-generation PlayStation 5 console, with new immersive features giving players the tactile experience of virtual worlds, would launch for the 2020 holiday season.

  • PlayStation announces next-gen console
    on October 8, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    PlayStation on Tuesday announced the release of its next-generation console and its paired controller that aims to deepen the player's immersive experience while in-game.

  • ‘Call of Duty Mobile’ smashes records with 100 million downloads in first week
    on October 8, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    The mobile version of videogame franchise "Call of Duty" racked up 100 million downloads in its first week, industry site Sensor Tower said on Tuesday, dwarfing the debuts of previous smashes including "Fortnite" and "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" (PUBG).

  • Solon wants to prohibit minors from playing ‘mature-rated’ video games
    on October 8, 2019 at 7:20 am

    A lawmaker wants to prohibit minors from accessing "mature-rated games," which he said are detrimental to their well-being as they are growing up.

  • Araneta City just rebranded and this is our favorite thing about it
    on October 7, 2019 at 4:37 am

    The Araneta City app has a digital transport hub that promises to help guests locate taxi bays, jeepney terminals, e-shuttles, P2P, UV Express, and train stations within the complex.

  • There is now an Andres Bonifacio-inspired character in Pinoy-made fighting game 'Bayani'
    on October 6, 2019 at 5:54 am

    In “Bayani,” Andrei Bonifacio a.k.a Dre is a revenant; a corpse brought back to life through forbidden alchemical arts.

  • Microsoft says Iran hackers targeted US presidential campaign
    on October 4, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    Microsoft on Friday said a hacker group linked to Iran unleashed cyber attacks on US journalists, government officials and accounts associated with a US presidential campaign.

  • Vietnamese roll out Transformers-inspired robot with green message
    on October 4, 2019 at 2:23 am

    There is more than meets the eye to the towering robot resembling a character from the "Transformers" movie franchise -- it speaks Vietnamese and is made from spare motorbike parts.

  • Use technology to launch your startup business
    on October 4, 2019 at 1:50 am

    Launching your first startup in this modern age has been made easier thanks to the wide selection of technology available to you. As an entrepreneur, you have to choose the best tools that can effectively grow your business. With the right digital resources to guide you, turning your dream into a long-term success is now within your reach.

  • Officials push Facebook for way to peek at encrypted messages
    on October 4, 2019 at 1:24 am

    Officials are calling on Facebook not to use encryption in its messaging services that does not provide authorities a way to see what is being sent.

  • Facebook can be forced to remove content worldwide after landmark EU court ruling
    on October 3, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    Facebook can be ordered to police and remove illegal content worldwide, Europe's top court said on Thursday, in a landmark ruling that rights activists say raises concerns some countries could use it to silence critics.

  • Getting caught in the rain and mobility
    by Kathy Moran on September 22, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Suzuki Philippines recently introduced the innovation for Filipinos — the Jimny All-Grip Pro. What I like about this innovation is that the Jimny is not only a small 4X4 — it is also not a pricey one, that is a little less than the one million peso mark.

  • Fitness is about moving in a Garmin Forerunner 945
    by Kathy Moran on September 22, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    There is something about wearing a Garmin watch that keeps me on the move.

  • Boosted experience amid ‘Era of Live’
    by Christian Imperio on September 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Samsung Philippines gives digital natives a boosted experience with the launching of the Samsung Galaxy A50s.

  • Do you hear what I hear?
    by Ogie Trias on September 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    What enters your mind when you see a Sony?

  • 5G to bring game-changing opportunities
    by Argie C. Aguja on September 1, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    In the very near future, expect “Fifth Generation” (5G) Internet to empower a global technology shift and establish greater inter-connectivity between people, enterprises and systems worldwide, according to the 2019 edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report.

  • Mobility, technology and a better life
    by Kathy Moran on September 1, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    What is there not to like about the Porsche Cayenne — nothing, I guess.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.