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  • TECNO Mobile sparks up summer with fun livestreams, great prizes
    by bdiaz on April 12, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    MANILA, PHILIPPINES/13 APRIL 2021 – Mark your calendars! Global premier mobile phone brand, TECNO Mobile, is bringing an unforgettable Livestream event of fun and laughter, straight to your homes. This April, the country’s most entertaining influencers, comedians and celebrities are coming together to kickstart summer, and everyone is invited to join in the fun.  Fans The post TECNO Mobile sparks up summer with fun livestreams, great prizes appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Intel to supply self-driving systems for delivery trucks
    on April 12, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    Intel, a semiconductor company, on Monday said it is supplying self-driving systems to Silicon Valley startup Udelv, which plans to have a fleet of autonomous delivery vehicles in action within two years.

  • Smart three-peats as country’s fastest mobile network – Ookla
    by bdiaz on April 12, 2021 at 7:54 am

    Leading mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has clinched a three-peat as the Philippines’ fastest mobile network according to Ookla, the global leader in internet testing and analysis.   For this feat, Smart surpassed Globe in terms of Speed Score and average upload and download speeds for three years in a row since 2018, based on millions of consumer-initiated The post Smart three-peats as country’s fastest mobile network – Ookla appeared first on Inquirer […]

  • Run out of milk? Robots on call for Singapore home deliveries
    by dlejano on April 12, 2021 at 5:27 am

    SINGAPORE — Hoping to capitalize on a surge in demand for home deliveries, a Singapore technology company has deployed a pair of robots to bring residents their groceries in one part of the city state. Developed by OTSAW Digital and both named “Camello”, the robots’ services have been offered to 700 households in a one-year The post Run out of milk? Robots on call for Singapore home deliveries appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • How To Take A Screenshot on Chromebook
    by Lili Zecevic on April 12, 2021 at 2:55 am

    Those who have recently started using a Chromebook must be learning many new things. One of those things is to learn how to take a screenshot on Chromebook. Intel core-powered laptops have their prowess, but many valuable features have been introduced in the market through premium Chromebooks. But screenshot is one of the essential features The post How To Take A Screenshot on Chromebook appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Does your playlist only contain tracks by male artists? Blame the algorithms
    by jbalboa on April 11, 2021 at 4:54 am

    Streaming platforms often boast of having created sophisticated algorithms, which line up with the musical tastes of each user. The post Does your playlist only contain tracks by male artists? Blame the algorithms appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • NASA delays Mars copter flight for tech check
    by evalderrama on April 11, 2021 at 1:15 am

    WASHINGTON — NASA has delayed by at least several days the first flight of its mini-helicopter on Mars after a possible tech issue emerged while testing its rotors, the US space agency said Saturday. Ingenuity’s trip, which is to be the first-ever powered, controlled flight on another planet, was set for Sunday but is now on The post NASA delays Mars copter flight for tech check appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Pre-order the new vivo Y20s [G] to get a free TWS earphone
    by bdiaz on April 9, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    Customers who pre-order the new high-performance gaming smartphone will take home free TWS (True Wireless Stereo) earphones vivo Y20s [G]’s winning performance is highlighted by the  MediaTek Helio G80 octa-core processor which creates high-responsive user experience, fast AI recognition, and high-speed connectivity Upgrades in the vivo Y20s [G] from the previous Y20s include longer-lasting battery The post Pre-order the new vivo Y20s [G] to get a free TWS earphone appeared first on […]

  • 500 million LinkedIn users’ data allegedly scraped, being sold online; LinkedIn assures ‘no...
    by ibiong on April 9, 2021 at 9:12 am

    Shortly after the leak of 533 million Facebook users’ data, LinkedIn is now also at the center of controversy after a recent report showed that the data of over another 500 million people are being sold. This supposed data leak, which may be just as massive as that of Facebook’s, was uncovered by cybersecurity publication The post 500 million LinkedIn users’ data allegedly scraped, being sold online; LinkedIn assures ‘no breach recorded’ appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Speed up your game with the new vivo Y20s [G]
    by bdiaz on April 9, 2021 at 9:01 am

    The budget-friendly vivo Y20s [G] proves to be a smartphone engineered for gaming with its MediaTek Helio G8O Gaming Processor, 6GB RAM, and 128GB ROM Users can enjoy their favorite games all-day with the smartphone’s 5000mAh battery equipped with 18W Fast charge technology Customers who pre-order the gaming-powerful smartphone from April 10 to 15 will The post Speed up your game with the new vivo Y20s [G] appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Globe keeps HERO Foundation scholars connected
    by vcatibog on April 9, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Due to financial constraints and lack of internet connectivity, many HERO Foundation scholars are still struggling to adjust to the new educational set-up. As the whole nation celebrates Araw ng Kagitingan, Globe, through its partnership with HERO Foundation, gives attention to the school-age children of fallen soldiers by providing them with internet connectivity so they The post Globe keeps HERO Foundation scholars connected appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Fortnite maker and Apple duel in filings as App Store trial nears
    by mfrialde on April 8, 2021 at 10:44 pm

      SAN FRANCISCO — Epic Games and Apple dueled on Thursday in legal filings ahead of a trial over whether to break the iPhone maker’s tight grip on the App Store. Epic, the maker of the massively popular Fortnite game, accused Apple of trapping people in its mobile device world and collecting “outsized commission” at The post Fortnite maker and Apple duel in filings as App Store trial nears appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Facebook, Instagram users report outage
    on April 8, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    The users of Facebook and Instagram were unable to access their accounts for several hours early Friday morning (Manila time), according to The Verge.

  • Novaliches diocese launches E-Pray linking COVID-19 patients with priests for counseling, prayers
    on April 8, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    The Diocese of Novaliches has opened an online platform for prayer requests for patients with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and confined in isolation facilities, according to a post on the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) website.

  • Some cosmetics could increase the risk of endometriosis
    by jbalboa on April 8, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    Certain substances present in cosmetics and beauty products could be responsible for an increased risk of endometriosis. The post Some cosmetics could increase the risk of endometriosis appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • World’s renewable energy capacity up by over 260 gigawatts in 2020
    by jbalboa on April 8, 2021 at 1:54 pm

    According to IRENA's report, global renewable energy capacity in 2020 was 2 799 gigawatts, an increase of 260 gigawatts in one year. The post World’s renewable energy capacity up by over 260 gigawatts in 2020 appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • The ulti-mutt pet? Chinese tech company develops robo-dogs
    on April 8, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    It's whip fast, obeys commands and doesn't leave unpleasant surprises on the floor -- meet the AlphaDog, a robotic response to two of China's burgeoning loves: pets and technology.

  • TikTok is adding automatic subtitles to videos
    by jbalboa on April 8, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    TikTok said other languages will be offered soon. The function is only available in American English and Japanese for the moment. The post TikTok is adding automatic subtitles to videos appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • A cyclist is responsible for 84% less CO2 than any other road user
    by jbalboa on April 8, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    According to the study, the overall carbon dioxide emissions of cyclists are 84% lower than those of people who never use a bicycle. The post A cyclist is responsible for 84% less CO2 than any other road user appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Yahoo Answers to shut down after almost 16 years of service
    by ibiong on April 8, 2021 at 8:07 am

    Yahoo Answers, one of the internet’s longest-running Q&A forums, will finally be shutting down after almost 16 years of service to curious internet dwellers. The said platform, which went online in 2005, is scheduled to close down on May 4, but will not affect Yahoo users’ accounts and services, as per Yahoo’s recent announcement. Yahoo The post Yahoo Answers to shut down after almost 16 years of service appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Twitter spotlights Asia democracy movements with #MilkTeaAlliance emoji
    by dlejano on April 8, 2021 at 7:41 am

    HONG KONG — Twitter has launched an emoji to spotlight the “#MilkTeaAlliance” online protest movement that has forged links between pro-democracy activists across Asia, the social media giant said Thursday. The alliance — named for the shared love of sugary tea drinks across Hong Kong, Thailand and Taiwan — emerged last year in an expression The post Twitter spotlights Asia democracy movements with #MilkTeaAlliance emoji appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Facebook launches public test of live Q&A product Hotline
    by mfrialde on April 7, 2021 at 11:08 pm

      Facebook Inc started public testing of a new application dubbed Hotline on Wednesday, where creators can speak and take live questions from an audience. This Q&A product combines audio with text and video elements and comes as social media platforms experiment with a rush of new live audio features. The success of the invite-only, The post Facebook launches public test of live Q&A product Hotline appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Facebook does not plan to notify half-billion users affected by data leak
    on April 7, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    Facebook Inc did not notify the more than 530 million users whose details were obtained through the misuse of a feature before 2019 and recently made public in a database, and does not currently have plans to do so, a company spokesman said on Wednesday.

  • Crayon and PS-DBM offer Microsoft Services for PH academic institutions & government agencies
    by bdiaz on April 7, 2021 at 9:26 am

    November 2020- Crayon Software Experts Philippines Inc., a top and trusted partner of Microsoft, teamed up with the Philippine Government through Procurement Service –Department of Budget and Management (PS-DBM) in catering Microsoft Licenses and Support Services for Academic Institutions and Government Agencies in the country. Their expertise on navigating a secured and more optimized workplace, The post Crayon and PS-DBM offer Microsoft Services for PH academic institutions & […]

  • After last year’s cancellation, E3 2021 to push through virtually this June
    by ibiong on April 7, 2021 at 8:43 am

    After being canceled due to COVID-19 last year, the world’s biggest gaming event, E3, will be pushing through this year completely online. Everyone will be able to attend E3 totally free of charge, organizer Electronic Software Association (ESA) announced as per gaming website Polygon yesterday, April 6. E3 2021 will be held from June 12 The post After last year’s cancellation, E3 2021 to push through virtually this June appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Gaming champs Team Aura unboxes the vivo Y20s [G] live on Facebook
    by bdiaz on April 7, 2021 at 8:34 am

    Team Aura PH will explore the top-notch gaming specs of the vivo Y20s [G] live.  Fans will have the chance to ask questions about the new smartphone and about mobile gaming to the champions of some of the prestigious gaming tournaments. The live unboxing will be held a day before customers can pre-order the vivo The post Gaming champs Team Aura unboxes the vivo Y20s [G] live on Facebook appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Mark Zuckerberg uses WhatsApp rival Signal, leaks show
    by ibiong on April 7, 2021 at 7:48 am

    Despite owning WhatsApp, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg turns out to also be using Signal, one of his own messaging company’s biggest rivals. Cybersecurity researcher Dave Walker disclosed the discovery on Twitter on April 4 by sharing the first few numbers of Zuckerberg’s number, indicating that he uses Signal. “In another turn of events, Mark Zuckerberg The post Mark Zuckerberg uses WhatsApp rival Signal, leaks show appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Pag-asa Island, Kalayaan town in Palawan get free internet access
    by evalderrama on April 7, 2021 at 7:45 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Residents of Pag-asa Island and the municipality of Kalayaan in Palawan received free internet access after the Department of Information and Communications Technology installed VSAT technology on the territory. The islands are in the westernmost tip of the Philippine territory, and are considered among the remotest in the country. “As we bring The post Pag-asa Island, Kalayaan town in Palawan get free internet access appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • China going after cheats: Authorities, Tencent investigate cheating software providers
    by jbalboa on April 7, 2021 at 4:30 am

    Cheating in some video games (like "Call of Duty," "Counter-Strike") has become so commonplace that many players regularly complain about it. The post China going after cheats: Authorities, Tencent investigate cheating software providers appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Facebook says hackers ‘scraped’ data of 533 million users in 2019 leak
    by dlejano on April 7, 2021 at 3:06 am

    SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook said Tuesday that hackers “scraped” personal data of some half-billion users back in 2019 by taking advantage of a feature designed to help people easily find friends using contact lists. A trove of information about more than 530 million Facebook users was shared over the weekend at a hacker forum, prompting The post Facebook says hackers ‘scraped’ data of 533 million users in 2019 leak appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Facebook hacked: How do I know if I’m affected?
    by jbalboa on April 7, 2021 at 2:44 am

    Facebook was the victim of a massive hack in 2019 involving private data of over 533 million members worldwide, revealed only this week. The post Facebook hacked: How do I know if I’m affected? appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Apple chief Tim Cook talks of autonomous cars
    on April 6, 2021 at 3:09 am

    Apple chief Tim Cook portrayed self-driving cars as an ideal match for the technology giant during an interview released Monday by the New York Times.

  • US Supreme Court backs Google over Oracle in major copyright case
    on April 5, 2021 at 4:26 pm

    The US Supreme Court handed Alphabet Inc's Google a major victory on Monday, ruling that its use of Oracle Corp's software code to build the Android operating system that runs most of the world's smartphones did not violate federal copyright law.

  • South Korea's LG becomes first major smartphone brand to withdraw from market
    on April 5, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    South Korea's LG Electronics Inc will wind down its loss-making mobile division after failing to find a buyer, a move that is set to make it the first major smartphone brand to completely withdraw from the market.

  • Why ‘big threats’ don’t faze Dumaliang sisters in saving Masungi
    by jbalboa on April 5, 2021 at 1:00 am

    For sisters and eco-warriors Ann and Billie Dumaliang, their home during the year-long lockdown has been the Masungi Georeserve. The post Why ‘big threats’ don’t faze Dumaliang sisters in saving Masungi appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • UAE gamers want in on multi-billion-dollar industry
    by dlejano on April 4, 2021 at 4:41 am

    DUBAI — From a brand new facility in Dubai, young gamers are hosting virtual regional eSports competitions sponsored by global brands as they shoot to become major players in the multi-billion-dollar industry. Indian expat Saad Khan said he realized there was “huge opportunity” in promoting eSports in the region four years ago, when he saw The post UAE gamers want in on multi-billion-dollar industry appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Globe to use QR-based IDs to fight fraudsters, spot posers
    by vcatibog on April 4, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Globe is set to issue quick response (QR)-code identification cards to all its legitimate site acquisition, site management and right of way agents employed by its accredited partners/vendors. The initiative aims to protect its contractors and lessors from fraud. The QR-code ID is capable of real-time validation if the agents dealing with concerned parties are The post Globe to use QR-based IDs to fight fraudsters, spot posers appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Baby born with 3 penises recorded for first time in human history
    by ibiong on April 3, 2021 at 7:33 am

    While cases of supernumerary penises are already extremely rare, the case of a boy from Iraq has been making headlines for being the first-ever human recorded to have three penises. This unprecedented case of triphallia (three penises) was published via the International Journal of Surgery Case Reports last year but has lately been gaining traction The post Baby born with 3 penises recorded for first time in human history appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Russia fines Twitter for not removing calls to protests
    by evalderrama on April 2, 2021 at 1:09 pm

    MOSCOW — A Russian court on Friday fined Twitter nearly $117,000 for failing to remove calls to opposition protests, as Moscow ramps up pressure against the US tech giant. Authorities in January accused foreign social media platforms of interfering in Russia’s domestic affairs by not deleting calls to rallies in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei The post Russia fines Twitter for not removing calls to protests appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Japan scientist given Nobel for ‘revolutionary’ LED lamp dies
    by evalderrama on April 2, 2021 at 10:25 am

    TOKYO — Japanese Nobel laureate Isamu Akasaki, who won the physics prize for pioneering energy-efficient LED lighting — a weapon against global warming and poverty — has died aged 92, his university said Friday. Akasaki won the 2014 prize with two other scientists, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura. Together they developed the blue light-emitting diode, The post Japan scientist given Nobel for ‘revolutionary’ LED lamp dies appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Protecting the youth online: Globe, UNICEF team up on Digital Empowerment
    by vcatibog on April 2, 2021 at 1:00 am

    UNICEF and Globe further strengthened their partnership to promote online safety and security among children and the youth through a “Training of Trainers (TOT)” workshop of their Digital Thumbprint Program (DTP).  DTP aims to increase students’ knowledge of digital citizenship and cybersafety by taking a critical look at their online behavior and helping them develop The post Protecting the youth online: Globe, UNICEF team up on Digital Empowerment appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Which apps are the least friendly when it comes to respecting user privacy?
    by jbalboa on April 1, 2021 at 11:40 am

    The social network Instagram has been found to share as much as 79% of the personal data provided by the user. The post Which apps are the least friendly when it comes to respecting user privacy? appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • YouTube wants to do away with ‘dislikes’
    by jbalboa on April 1, 2021 at 11:22 am

    Thumbs down to the thumb down. The video platform would like to make the number of "dislikes" that a video receives disappear from view. The post YouTube wants to do away with ‘dislikes’ appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Swiss robots use UV light to zap viruses aboard passenger planes
    on April 1, 2021 at 8:53 am

    A robot armed with virus-killing ultraviolet light is being tested on Swiss airplanes, yet another idea aiming to restore passenger confidence and spare the travel industry more pandemic pain.

  • US nuclear agency avers ‘cryptic’ tweet made by ‘very young child’
    by ibiong on April 1, 2021 at 8:46 am

    While netizens panicked over the US Strategic Command’s (USSTRATCOM) gibberish tweet out of fear that it had been hacked, the nuclear agency affirmed that it was only made by a child. The now-deleted tweet on March 28 that read “;l;;gmlxzssaw” was posted by the kid of the agency’s Twitter manager, who was working from home, The post US nuclear agency avers ‘cryptic’ tweet made by ‘very young child’ appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • X-rays discovered on Uranus for the first time
    by dcruz on April 1, 2021 at 7:23 am

    Astronomers confirmed that Uranus is emitting X-rays for the first time, a discovery that may help people learn more about the cold planet. The post X-rays discovered on Uranus for the first time appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Twin US YouTube stars plead guilty to ‘bank robber’ prank
    by dlejano on April 1, 2021 at 4:44 am

    LOS ANGELES — Two US YouTube stars behind a “bank robber” prank that resulted in an unsuspecting Uber driver being held at gunpoint by police pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges Wednesday. In October 2019, California-based twin brothers Alan and Alex Stokes had ordered an Uber while dressed in black with ski masks and duffle bags The post Twin US YouTube stars plead guilty to ‘bank robber’ prank appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • More countries in Asia, North America, and Europe to have Globe 5G roaming service in 2Q 2021
    by vcatibog on April 1, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Globe, the pioneer and leader of 5G technology in the Philippines, is set to expand further its 5G Roaming services to more international destinations across Asia, North America and Europe. The company is gearing up to launch 5G Roaming services in Oman, China, Japan, Taiwan, Macao, North America, and select European countries like Belgium and The post More countries in Asia, North America, and Europe to have Globe 5G roaming service in 2Q 2021 appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • COVID pandemic raised stillbirth and maternal death rates – study
    by kadraneda on March 31, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    Rates of stillbirth and maternal deaths rose by around a third during the COVID-19 pandemic, with pregnancy outcomes getting worse overall for both babies and mothers worldwide, according to an international data review published on Wednesday. Pooling data from 40 studies across 17 countries, the review found that lockdowns, disruption to maternity services, and fear The post COVID pandemic raised stillbirth and maternal death rates – study appeared first on Inquirer Technology.

  • Tired of trolls? Facebook now allows you to control who can comment on your public posts
    on March 31, 2021 at 10:07 am

    Facebook users can now decide who gets to comment on their public posts.

  • Google Maps to start directing drivers to 'eco-friendly' routes
    on March 30, 2021 at 10:27 am

    Google's Maps app will start directing drivers along routes estimated to generate the lowest carbon emissions based on traffic, slopes and other factors, the company announced on Tuesday.

  • Facebook, Google unveil Asia-Pacific data cable plans
    on March 29, 2021 at 4:04 pm

    Google and Facebook have unveiled plans for two new undersea data cables linking North America and the Asia-Pacific region, weeks after halting one destined for Hong Kong.

  • Get the best tools for a better you
    on March 25, 2021 at 9:32 am

    Now that your days spent at home are extended, it s time to regroup and refocus. Take this time to set up some goals and work on yourself. Productivity might not come easy but acquiring the right tools will help you immensely. Come out of quarantine as an improved person with the right mindset.

  • Why digital classrooms do the job
    on March 25, 2021 at 9:25 am

    Say present if you are taking an online class! The new way of learning was certainly a big adjustment for many, but it does have advantages over the traditional mode of instruction.

  • Surf and Sun Siargao Goes Digital
    on March 24, 2021 at 11:17 am

    Uploading island life videos or beach escapades from the surfing capital of the Philippines used to take ages. But that is now a thing of the past, as this executive makes it his mission to bridge the digital gap in Siargao.

  • Netflix may be moving to stop users sharing passwords
    on March 13, 2021 at 1:52 am

    Streaming television colossus Netflix on Friday was dabbling with more strictly enforcing its rule against sharing passwords with people living elsewhere, according to US media reports.

  • Need to recover lost data? Here's a step-by-step guide by EaseUS Data Recovery Software
    on March 12, 2021 at 6:20 am

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

  • The dog did my homework: 'Muttbot' answers simple queries, solves math equations
    by Ratziel San Juan on March 10, 2021 at 6:53 am

    This dog knows how to search for mathematical concepts, compute various expressions and review by playing a simple math mini-game.

  • Much-awaited Asia Pacific Predator League 2020/21 pushes through this April with online-only...
    on March 8, 2021 at 6:00 am

    Fans who were left on the edge due to the 2020 league’s postponement have something to look forward to as teams across the Asia Pacific will finally battle it out in an online-only tournament.

  • vivo showcases 5G-powered 8K UHD video streaming at MWC Shanghai 2021
    on March 8, 2021 at 5:10 am

    Exhibit of 8K UHD underscores vivo’s leadership in 5G mmWave.

  • Authorization and authentication: How Mastercard is making your payments secure
    by Jap Tobias on March 3, 2021 at 3:00 am

    Mastercard has developed ways to optimize its card payment process, while adding extra layers of security, to allow everyone to checkout and pay for their carts easier, faster and with peace of mind.

  • 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.