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April 16, 2014

DOST supercomputer now up and running

Last year, we reported that PAGASA is getting an IBM supercomputer to help in weather forecasting in the Philippines. Fast forward to the present, the IBM Blue Gene supercomputer is up and running through the Department of Science & Technology (DOST).

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April 15, 2014

Google contact lens with built-in microcameras patented

Google scores a patent on a “smart” contact lens system that users could control by the way they blink their eyes. People with eye problems (even the blind) can greatly take advantage of this new technology. Find out why after the jump. Continue Reading

April 10, 2014

Oppo Find 7a officially launches in the Philippines

We’re here at the local launch of the Oppo Find 7a where the company introduced their flagship device in the Philippines with a price of Php22,990. More details after the break. Continue Reading

April 07, 2014

APCN2 fixed, Philippines to expect faster Internet

We’ve previously reported that the country’s Internet connection has been affected due to faulty submarine cables. Today, PLDT has announced that the APCN2 has already been fixed and that normal speeds are now restored. Continue Reading

April 07, 2014

Sony A7S now official, “S” for Sensitivity

In the days leading up to the official announcement, rumor-mongers have speculated that the upcoming Sony A7S will be able to shoot 4K clips. While their claims were partly true, there’s more to this new full-frame, mirrorless camera than meets the eye.

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April 07, 2014

COVR Photo turns your iPhone into a candid machine

Smartphone cases come in all shapes and sizes. Some gives extra protection against elements like water or dusts, while some gives extra battery in case you’re in for a long haul. But this particular case, called COVR Photo, makes it easier for users to take photos without drawing too much attention to them or their iPhone.

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April 06, 2014

JBL Pulse Quick Review: Music and Lights in Action

Sometimes a good sounding speakers isn’t enough. We look at other features and functions that make it great — like NFC, water-proof, dust-proof, and the like. In the case of the JBL Pulse, it’s the LED visualizer that makes it stand among the rest.

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April 05, 2014

PLDT launches new TelPad with quad-core tablet

The other night, PLDT launched their new TelPad landline unit which boasts of a quad-core Android 4.1.2 Jellybean tablet, the 5th model in their line of TelPad units.

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April 01, 2014

MRT, MMDA to implement phone number coding on commuters

Due to the recent problems with heavy traffic both in EDSA and with the very long lines in the MRT during peak hours, the MMDA and MRT will begin implementing mobile phone number coding to all commuters starting today.

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April 01, 2014

After Android KitKat is Android LOL, available now

Google has just made official that the next major Android update after Android KitKat will be called Android LOL…as in Laugh Out Loud. Continue Reading

April 01, 2014

BIR request to block Facebook, Twitter over tax issues

In another surprise move by the Bureau of Internal Revenue, a request was sent to the NTC and ISPs to block several international websites for failure to remit proper taxes from operating within the Philippine internet domain.

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March 31, 2014

Slow Internet in PH due to faulty submarine cables

Have you been experiencing slow data services in the Philippines lately? It might be because of the damaged APCN2 that connects Philippines and eight more APAC countries to the rest of the world that’s causing this. Continue Reading

March 31, 2014

Research – Charge your smartphone by simply holding it

Battery has always been the neglected necessity when it comes to smartphones. With all the hassle of running out of power when you need it most, what if you could charge your smartphone just by simply holding it? Continue Reading

March 30, 2014

Gionee Elife E7 launched, priced at Php24,500

Today, Gionee launched their newest flagship smartphone — the Gionee Elife E7.

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March 29, 2014

OPPO N1 to be priced at Php26,990

OPPO will formally make its presence in the Philippines in April 10 and, along with it, 5 new Android-based smartphones including the Find 7 and the N1 with rotating camera.

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March 28, 2014

Reports show Android is more stable than iOS

We’ve come across a report that while apps on Gingerbread crashed the most, Android is consistently more stable compared to iOS. We have the details after the break. Continue Reading

March 28, 2014

LG G Pro 2 and G2 Mini coming April 7

Two new smartphones from LG are coming to the Philippines this first week of April — the LG G Pro 2 and the LG G2 Mini.

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March 27, 2014

Two Play Store apps secretly mine cryptocurrency

Trend Micro has recently published a report that two apps in Google’s Play Store were found to feature malware codes that allows it to mine crytpocurrency on Android devices without users’ knowledge.

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March 27, 2014

Hackers use text messaging to make ATMs dispense cash

We’ve seen different ways of how hackers gain control of an ATM to steal money in the past, but Symantec’s blog post reports of a recent method to make ATMs dispense cash and it just involves a text message. They added that one of the main reasons ATMs are easily hacked is because of the use of an outdated Microsoft XP. Continue Reading

March 27, 2014

Gionee ELife E7 launching on March 30

Announced late November of last year, the Gionee ELife E7 is set to be launched in the Philippines by end of this month.

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March 26, 2014

OPPO launching Find 7 on April 10

Philippine OPPO Mobile Technology will be launching the Oppo Find 7 along with 4 other smartphones in the country this April 10.

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March 26, 2014

Facebook to buy Oculus VR, Inc. for $2 billion

Facebook really has deep pockets, that’s for sure, as it has announced its plans to acquire Oculus VR, Inc. for a total of approximately $2 billion.

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March 26, 2014

Starmobile Octa offered at Php1,415 per month

It seems like Starmobile really wants its recently-launched smartphone Octa to be easily availed and experienced by everyone as it can now be yours using installment payments. Continue Reading

March 20, 2014

South Korean university to accept eSport applicants

Now here’s something you don’t see quite often. According to PGR21 Chung-Ang University, one of South Korea’s high-raking schools, will be opening its doors for eSport gamers who wish to be part of their institution as an athlete. Yes, as an Athlete.

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March 19, 2014

Sulit is now OLX Philippines

Sulit.com.ph today has been completely folded into OLX Philippines. In a press briefing this morning, Sulit has been re-launched as OLX.

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