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  • Tinder has a choose-your-own-adventure series in the works
    by jbalboa on September 18, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Set against a looming apocalypse, the series asks the question, "Who would you spend your last night alive with?" The post Tinder has a choose-your-own-adventure series in the works appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Vegan diet may boost gut microbes related to body weight, blood sugar control, says study
    by rrcadio on September 18, 2019 at 11:45 am

    A study has found evidence that suggests following a vegan diet could boost levels of the microbes in our gut. The post Vegan diet may boost gut microbes related to body weight, blood sugar control, says study appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Data science, consumer awareness used to safeguard digital transactions
    on September 18, 2019 at 10:56 am

    The digitization of money, widespread access to the Internet, and mass-adoption of smartphones are positive headwinds in the Philippines' journey towards a digital economy. While the potential is undeniable, there is also concern that cyberattackers are shifting their focus to Asia-Pacific.

  • Student life made easier with Search
    on September 18, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Ever since the era of internet, Google has been every student’s best study companion. With a world of information waiting at their fingertips, it now only takes a few seconds and some keywords to find and gather information that they need.

  • Of Runways and Social Balls: 4 Ways To Slay Social Events with TikTok
    on September 18, 2019 at 10:42 am

    TikTok, one of today’s popular mobile video apps, has become a booming social network giant that attracts millions of users worldwide including millennials and the genZs. As a “global video community”, it has become a go-to platform to everyone and anyone who wishes to show their talent, skills or simply be part of a community with the same interests.

  • Samsung to ramp up Galaxy Fold production
    by racosta on September 18, 2019 at 10:32 am

    SEOUL — Samsung Electronics’ new-age foldable smartphone seems to be successful as its initial preorders have sold out quickly in South Korea. The second round of preorders for the unlocked Fold, which started on the firm’s official website at midnight on Sept. 18, ended in 15 minutes. The exact number of units available for preorder […] The post Samsung to ramp up Galaxy Fold production appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Oracle adds powerful pre-packaged enterprise analytics for Fusion ERP
    on September 18, 2019 at 10:21 am

    Oracle Openworld, San Francisco — Continuing its aim to transform all organizations into data- and insight-driven experts, Oracle today announced availability of its first Oracle Analytics for Applications offering, designed for the Fusion Cloud enterprise resource planning applications, Oracle ERP Cloud, that companies use to run financial processes.

  • P10M Webnovel Spirity Awards for promising writers announced at ’19 Manila International...
    on September 18, 2019 at 10:17 am

    On September 11 to 15, 2019, at Manila International Book Fair, Webnovel announced its 10 Million-Peso reward and writer recruitment campaign – the Webnovel Spirity Awards.

  • State of ‘Dota 2’ as esport, plus where we go from here
    by racosta on September 18, 2019 at 9:42 am

    JAKARTA — Back in August, esport’s largest tournament in terms of the prize pool concluded. The International (TI) is an annual tournament for the Dota 2 scene that can be best described as a “celebration of Dota 2”. An event that brings together the entire community of fans, content creators and professional players, the tournament […] The post State of ‘Dota 2’ as esport, plus where we go from here appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Weekly PC download charts: ‘Borderlands 3’ launches on Epic; ‘Civilization VI’, ‘Monster...
    by jbalboa on September 18, 2019 at 9:17 am

    "Borderlands 3" launched on Epic Game Store; "Monster Hunter: World" and "Civilization VI" were boosted by sales on multiple storefronts. The post Weekly PC download charts: ‘Borderlands 3’ launches on Epic; ‘Civilization VI’, ‘Monster Hunter: World’ rise again appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Don’t make a decision on an empty stomach, says new study
    by jbalboa on September 18, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Research has found that if you have a major decision to make, you shouldn't do it when you're feeling hungry. The post Don’t make a decision on an empty stomach, says new study appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Facebook auto-generating pages for Islamic State, al-Qaida
    by mfrialde on September 18, 2019 at 5:58 am

    WASHINGTON — In the face of criticism that Facebook is not doing enough to combat extremist messaging, the company likes to say that its automated systems remove the vast majority of prohibited content glorifying the Islamic State group and al-Qaida before it’s reported. But a whistleblower’s complaint shows that Facebook itself has inadvertently provided the […] The post Facebook auto-generating pages for Islamic State, al-Qaida appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Facebook to train AI systems using police video
    by Dennis Maliwanag on September 17, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    NEW YORK — Facebook will work with law enforcement organizations to train its artificial intelligence systems to recognize videos of violent events as part of a broader effort to crack down on extremism. Facebook’s AI systems were unable to detect live-streamed video of a mass shooting at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. The effort […] The post Facebook to train AI systems using police video appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Facebook to name first oversight panel members by year-end
    by ggaviola on September 17, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    BOSTON  – Facebook said Tuesday that it expects to name the first members of a new quasi-independent oversight board by year-end. The oversight panel is intended to rule on thorny content issues, such as when Facebook or Instagram posts constitute hate speech. It will be empowered to make binding rulings on whether posts or ads […] The post Facebook to name first oversight panel members by year-end appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Police test 'Spider-Man' device as alternative to Taser
    on September 17, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    With 49 people killed last year after being shocked by Tasers, police departments across the United States are trying out a "Spider-Man"-like device that fires a tether that entangles and restrains the suspect.

  • Almost entire population of Ecuador has online data leaked
    on September 17, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Almost the entire population of Ecuador had their personal data leaked online in a major security breach, officials and security experts said Monday.

  • Popular panda on loan from China dies in Thai zoo
    by kadraneda on September 17, 2019 at 10:29 am

    BANGKOK — Zoo staff in northern Thailand donned black and white clothing and observed a minute of silence on Tuesday to mourn the sudden death of their popular male giant panda that was on a long-term loan from China. Chuang Chuang collapsed Monday in his enclosure shortly after standing up following a meal of bamboo […] The post Popular panda on loan from China dies in Thai zoo appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Japanese firms try retaking lost ground in 5G business
    by ryanl on September 17, 2019 at 9:59 am

    TOKYO — Taking advantage of U.S. policies to push out of the market Huawei Technologies Co., the world-leading communications equipment maker in China, Japanese manufacturers are trying to regain lost ground. On Sept. 11, Fujitsu Ltd. opened to the press its factory manufacturing 5G-related equipment in Oyama, Tochigi Prefecture. The factory employs artificial intelligence for […] The post Japanese firms try retaking lost ground in 5G business appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Infosys collaborates with Microsoft to enable digital transformation for JG Summit Holdings
    on September 17, 2019 at 9:58 am

    Philippines and Bengaluru – Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, in collaboration with Microsoft, today announced a long-term strategic partnership with JG Summit Holdings, Inc, one of the largest and most diversified conglomerates, headquartered in Manila, Philippines.&nbs

  • OPPO opens blind pre-order for A9 2020
    on September 17, 2019 at 9:58 am

    OPPO fans are surely in for a treat with the arrival of the newest A9 2020 smartphone, the latest addition to the best-selling and upgraded A series.&nbs

  • Shopee teams up with Go Negosyo to drive digital agriculture in Philippines
    on September 17, 2019 at 9:53 am

    Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, partners with Go Negosyo, the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship’s official advocacy, to digitize the agricultural industry in the Philippines. The initiative equipped farmers with the skills and knowledge to sell their homegrown products online.&nbs

  • Vivo NEX 3 series offers 5G experience
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on September 17, 2019 at 5:51 am

      Vivo hs revealed its new NEX 3 smartphone series at a launch event in Shanghai, China. Featuring 5G and 4G versions, the NEX 3 series is packed with Vivo’s industry-leading 5G technologies, innovative display design concept and intelligent applications, to elevate the user smartphone experience. “Carrying the innovative DNA of the NEX brand, the

  • Facebook to stop news headline changes from advertisers
    by Noreen Jazul on September 17, 2019 at 1:59 am

    Facebook said Monday it is working to stop advertisers from changing headlines in links to news stories after concerns raised by a British political party's altering of one such link.

  • Google expected to unveil new Pixel phone on Oct. 15
    by Noreen Jazul on September 17, 2019 at 1:58 am

    Google on Monday sent out invitations to an October 15 event starring "things Made by Google," with a new Pixel smartphone expected in the line-up.

  • Facebook to stop news headline changes from advertisers
    on September 16, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    Facebook said Monday it is working to stop advertisers from changing headlines in links to news stories after concerns raised by a British political party's altering of one such link.

  • Google expected to unveil new Pixel phone on October
    on September 16, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    Google on Monday sent out invitations to an October 15 event starring "things Made by Google," with a new Pixel smartphone expected in the line-up.

  • Vivo NEX 3 Series goes beyond edges, offers the best all-around 5G experience
    on September 16, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    Vivo today revealed its new NEX 3 smartphone series at a launch event in Shanghai, China. Featuring 5G and 4G versions, the NEX 3 series is packed with Vivo’s industry-leading 5G technologies, innovative display design concept and intelligent applications, to elevate the user smartphone experience.

  • Catriona Gray becomes the first Filipino celebrity voice on Waze
    on September 16, 2019 at 10:04 am

    To make Catriona your daily navigator, simply go to settings > voice directions > Catriona Gray.

  • Shopee teams up with Go Negosyo to drive digital agriculture
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on September 16, 2019 at 8:58 am

    Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, partners with Go Negosyo, the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship’s official advocacy, to digitize the agricultural industry in the Philippines. The initiative equipped farmers with the skills and knowledge to sell their homegrown products online. Through this partnership, local farmers can promote their products directly to

  • Cool and affordable gadget accessories now available from 0917 Series One
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on September 16, 2019 at 8:38 am

    If your lifestyle is always on the go either for adventure, travelling or simply playing music or the latest online games, then the coolest, most affordable and most portable gadget accessories of 0917 Series One are your perfect companions. The latest gadget accessories of 0917 Series One include power banks, wired and wireless  earphones, speakers

  • Globe makes 917 celebration more meaningful
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on September 16, 2019 at 7:49 am

    September 17 or 917 is the time of the year when Globe shows its huge appreciation to its loyal customers. Inspired by the company’s original and longstanding 917 prefix, Globe is making the 917 celebration more meaningful not only with customer rewards and surprises but by sharing Globe of Good with others on its fourth

  • Why you should use strong passwords
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on September 16, 2019 at 6:53 am

    Never assume your social media accounts are safe from being hacked. Millions of accounts are hacked each year and millions more of personal data are stolen, used for malicious purposes such as identity theft. Remember, weak passwords are one or two words, or it could be your name, your birthday, something that is easy to

  • Waze and BDO crown Catriona Gray as the newest Waze voice
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on September 16, 2019 at 6:31 am

    Reigning Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray has once again reached a new milestone as she continues to proudly raise our flag by becoming the first ever Filipino celebrity voice on Waze.   BDO, the Philippines’ leading bank, is partnering with global navigation app, Waze, to announce its newest brand ambassador, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray as

  • New iOS 13 Features I Love
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on September 16, 2019 at 12:53 am

    Apple’s iOS 13 (and soon iOS 13.1) drops in on the 19th (30th for 13.1), and whilst the new iPhone 11 models are not yet available in the Philippines, iPhone users can still enjoy the new features that iOS 13 brings. Here’re a couple of new features that I am looking forward to: Shortcuts. Yes,

  • Top prizes and large crowds in the recently concluded 2019 Thunder Esports Tour  
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on September 16, 2019 at 12:43 am

    Crowds and fans gathered in full force at the SM City North Edsa The Annex Cyberzone during the action-packed Grand Finals weekend of the Thunder Esports Tour last August 31 to September 1. Presented by Coca-Cola Philippines’ Thunder Super Soda, a one-of-a-kind drink with the taste of soda and a kick of caffeine, and organized

  • A Clean Sweep
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on September 16, 2019 at 12:38 am

    Most of us know what a robotic vacuum – robovac, for short – is and how it works. In fact, the famous Roomba has become a hallmark of pop culture – it having been the center of tech and home lifestyle news and media alike, as well as the occassional meme or two. (Please take

  • Keep the hackers away, use multifactor authentication
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on September 16, 2019 at 12:10 am

    As diverse as technology gets, hackers are becoming more creative and resourceful. Take, for instance, accessing free public wifi that captures your Facebook login information. While you’re relishing the free internet connection, you’ve actually given hackers a free pass by giving your own credentials. (We’ve tested this to be highly possible using a configured Raspberry

  • nova 5T sales soar: Huawei nova 5T preorder bundle sold-out, now officially available in PH stores
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on September 15, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    Hot on the heels of the launch of the new Huawei nova 5T in the Philippines, Huawei just reached another milestone with the sold-out announcement of the preorder bundle of the new smartphone. The preorder bundle comes with a couple of great freebies like a pair of Huawei Surround Speakers worth P1,990 and a free

  • PaMu Slide(s) Past the Others
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on September 15, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    Born from an Indiegogo campaign, the Pamu Slide raised over four million USD, to create this one piece of high tech TWS earphones. Their Indiegogo page has a bold war cry, claiming not to be typical AirPods alternative, but, in their very own words, “better than that. Way better.” The PaMu Slide promises a TWS

  • 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?

  • Pinoy studio Keybol Games wins Top 10 Studios spot at Global Top Round Conference
    on September 15, 2019 at 11:42 am

    Keybol Games will now be inducted into GTR’s annual acceleration program

  • #FacebookDown for some Smart, TNT and Sun customers
    on September 15, 2019 at 8:25 am

    There’s a routing issue between Smart and Facebook

  • Huawei showcases 2 Honor Vision TVs
    on September 14, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Huawei showcased two of its first Honor Vision TVs that possess slick ultra thin metallic exteriors along with AI-powered softwares designed to capture the interest of the tech savvy.&nbs

  • Facebook a hit among sports lovers in PH
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on September 13, 2019 at 9:07 am

    Filipino sports lovers also love posting about sports on Facebook, according to data from market research company Global Web Index. The study found that about a fourth (26%) of Facebook users in the Philippines post about sports events and matches that they have watched. This proportion, the highest in the world, is higher than the

  • Google will promote original reporting with algorithm change
    by Carlo Anolin on September 13, 2019 at 8:32 am

    Original reporting will be highlighted in Google’s search results, the company said as it announced changes to its algorithm.

  • Facebook expands new tool aiming to shrink ‘news deserts’
    by Carmela Martinez on September 13, 2019 at 3:33 am

    SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook is trying to coax "news deserts" into bloom with the second major expansion of a tool that exposes people to more local news and information. But the social network confesses that it still has a lot to learn.

  • Globe, OMB, AVIA-CAP aim #PlayItRight vs Illicit Streaming Devices
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on September 13, 2019 at 12:44 am

    Globe announced its partnership with Optical Media Board (OMB), and Asia Video Industry Association’s (AVIA) Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) at the 1st Industry 4.0 Summit to educate the public through #PlayItRight against the proliferation of Illicit Streaming Devices (ISDs) in both online and retail markets. ISDs are set-top boxes or Android TV boxes are configured

  • Wilcon Depot awarded international recognition for customer excellence
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on September 13, 2019 at 12:32 am

    Philippine home improvement and construction supply retailer Wilcon Depot has won the International Award for Excellence in Customer Service from the Federation of Asia-Pacific Retailers Association. FAPRA awards recognize companies, associations, and individuals for outstanding achievements in the retail industry in five categories – most innovative retail concept, best marketing campaign, green retailer, best effort

  • 2019 Taiwan Medical Technology Seminar open doors to new treatment technologies
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on September 13, 2019 at 12:22 am

    Taiwan and the Philippines have formed closer working ties in the medical sector including personnel training, academic exchange, and industrial cooperation. In keeping with this partnership, the Taiwan Trade Center Manila (TAITRA) organized the 2019 Taiwan Medical Technology Seminar, held on September 10, 2019, at the Centennial Hall of The Manila Hotel. With the theme

  • Quad camera realme 5 Pro launching in PH soon
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on September 13, 2019 at 12:02 am

    Realme Philippines, committed to elevating the smartphone experience of its users, is thrilled to announce the upcoming launch of its newest quad powerhouse offering in the Philippine market – the realme 5 Pro. The newest addition to its local lineup is expected to arrive in the Philippines in the next few weeks. Joining realme Philippine’s

  • Digital transformation through cloud solutions
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on September 12, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    In the age of digital transformation, innovation has been a key topic that comes to the minds of many customers in the enterprise segment. Because changes are happening quickly such as disrupting technologies, government policies, and shifting consumer loyalty, organizations realize that they have to respond quickly and deal with uncertainty in order to survive. 

  • Apple’s new iPhones shift smartphone camera battleground to AI
    on September 12, 2019 at 11:08 am

    The technology industry's battleground for smartphone cameras has moved inside the phone, where sophisticated artificial intelligence software and special chips play a major role in how a phone's photos look.

  • From ‘Death Stranding’ to Olympic Mario at Tokyo Game Show
    on September 12, 2019 at 9:58 am

    Gamers got a sneak peek on Thursday at everything from the hyper-realistic, much anticipated "Death Stranding" to an Olympic-themed Mario edition at this year's Tokyo Game Show.

  • Atomtrans Tech Corp Expands Its Operations with Their New Remittance Service
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on September 12, 2019 at 9:25 am

    One of the many virtual currency exchanges (VCEs) in the Philippines, Atomtrans Tech Corp, launched its new remittance service in the country last September 11, 2019 at the Grand Hyatt Manila, Bonifacio Global City. Established in 2017, Atomtrans Tech Corp is a financial service provider with offices across the globe, including a headquarters in Manila.

  • US social media firms to testify on violent, extremist online content
    by Carmela Martinez on September 12, 2019 at 3:55 am

    WASHINGTON - Alphabet Inc’s Google, Facebook Inc, and Twitter Inc will testify next week before a US Senate panel on efforts by social media firms to remove violent content from online platforms, the panel said in a statement on Wednesday.

  • US social media firms to testify on violent, extremist online content
    on September 11, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Alphabet Inc's Google , Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc will testify next week before a US Senate panel on efforts by social media firms to remove violent content from online platforms, the panel said in a statement on Wednesday.

  • Russia scraps robot Fedor after space odyssey
    on September 11, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    It's mission over for a robot called Fedor that Russia blasted to the International Space Station, the developers said Wednesday, admitting he could not replace astronauts on space walks.

  • Which iPhone 11 model to get?
    by Kathrina Ysabel Pineda on September 11, 2019 at 7:08 am

    The new 2019 iPhone model line up looks exactly like the 2018 iPhone XR, XS and XS Max, when viewed straight up front with notch and all. The only change in the look is the rear-facing cameras: the XR single lens has been upgraded with an added ultra-wide lens, and the XS two lenses are

  • How to “future-proof” your business with technology
    on September 11, 2019 at 4:21 am

    Operating a successful business means staying a step ahead of potential threats. Fortunately, it’s possible to “future-proof” your business, which basically means ensuring that it will survive and endure in the face of these coming threats. &nbs

  • Apple unveils iPhone 11 models, with price cut
    on September 10, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Apple unveiled its iPhone 11 models Tuesday, touting upgraded, ultra-wide cameras as it updated its popular smartphone lineup and cut its entry price to $699.

  • Apple TV+ streaming service to launch November 1
    on September 10, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    Apple said its original video service, Apple TV+, would launch November 1 in more than 100 countries, as the iPhone maker moves into a new segment challenging streaming giants such as Netflix.

  • Facebook bans self-harm images in fight against suicide
    on September 10, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    Facebook Inc will no longer allow graphic images of self-harm on its platform as it tightens its policies on suicide content amid growing criticism of how social media companies moderate violent and potentially dangerous content.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.