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July 01, 2014

VAIO returns as a corporation, to offer VAIO Pro and Fit PCs next month

After being sold to Japan Industrial Partners Inc. (JIP) back in February, Sony’s former PC brand, VAIO, is now returning to the PC business not just as a brand but as a corporation as well. Continue Reading

July 01, 2014

Samsung intros four low-end phones running on KitKat

For those looking for an entry-level smartphone with the latest Android OS, Samsung announces an array of new phones that should provide consumers with different choices. These are the Galaxy Core II, Galaxy Ace 4, Galaxy Young 2, and Galaxy Star 2. Continue Reading

June 30, 2014

Solon seeks to increase Night Differential of BPO employees to 25%

Congressman Zajid Mangudadatu, the current Representative of the 2nd District of Maguindanao and former Mayor of the town of Pandag, has recently filed the House Bill 4414 which aims to increase the current night shift differential pay of BPO employees from 10% to 25%.

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June 30, 2014

Lazada confirms Xiaomi Mi 3 sold out in 1 hour!

Last June 26, Xiaomi launched a flash sale of the Mi 3. Exactly 3,000 unit were sold thru Lazada. Today, we have confirmed that all phones were sold out in 1 hour according to our source within Lazada.

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June 30, 2014

CloudFone announces octa-core Thrill 600FHD

CloudFone today introduces the arrival of its first-ever Full HD smartphone. The Thrill 600FHD comes with a 6-inch display reinforced with Dragontrail glass, an octa-core processor, and 3000mAh of battery. Read more of its specifications after the jump. Continue Reading

June 30, 2014

Why Facebook experimented and altered 689,000 news feeds

Over the weekend, Facebook admitted to altering hundreds of thousands of Facebook users’ news feed in order to conduct a psychological experiment all the way since 2012. This has caused some people to be enraged as they felt it was some form of intrusion to their privacy in addition to having their feelings toyed with. However, the company explained the reason behind this experiment. Continue Reading

June 30, 2014

Kill-switch Phone Security Act of 2014 filed in Congress

House Bill No. 4511 or the “Kill-switch Phone Security Act of 2014” has been recently filed in Congress which aims to mandate telcos to equip all their postpaid mobile phones with a kill-switch software. Continue Reading

June 28, 2014

President signs into law Free Mobile Disaster Alerts Act

President Aquino has recently signed into law the Republic Act 10639 or the “The Free Mobile Disaster Alerts Act,” which mandates telcos to send free SMS alerts to subscribers in the event of disasters and calamities. Continue Reading

June 28, 2014

Nissan turns Gran Turismo 6 car into real-life supercar

During the Goodwood Festival of Speed in UK, Nissan unveiled the real-life version of the Concept 2020 Vision GT that was originally set to be a supercar for the game Gran Turismo 6. It is a complete and detailed version of the in-game racing car right from its ventilated hood down to the four-wheel drive chassis. Continue Reading

June 27, 2014

NTC bans two companies from sending spam messages, seeks to fine them

The NTC or National Telecommunications Commission has ordered health insurance Caritas Health Shield Inc. and training provider Center for Global Best Practices to stop bombarding Globe Telecom users with spam messages. This is due to the complaints filed by Globe itself regarding unsolicited text messages sent to its subscribers urging them to avail of the companies’ services. Continue Reading

June 25, 2014

Japan shows off android newscaster, is eerily clever

Japanese scientists introduced to the public Kodomoroid and Otonaroid – claimed to be the world’s first news-reading androids. It surprised the crowd as they demonstrated skills by reporting news of an earthquake and an FBI raid during the event. Continue Reading

June 25, 2014

Huawei Honor 6 now official, competes with iPhone 5S

After a couple of rumors on Huawei’s spec-heavy smartphone, the company makes official the Honor 6. It has Full HD resolution on a 5-inch display and carries an octa-core chipset with a partnered 3GB of RAM. With its specs and benchmark results, it aims to take on the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy S5 and Apple’s iPhone 5S. Continue Reading

June 23, 2014

Complete details of the Xiaomi Mi 3 Sale on June 26

We got more details about the Xiaomi Mi 3 sale happening on June 26. Exactly 3,000 units will be sold thru Lazada on the said date.

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June 21, 2014

BlackBerry Z3 coming to the Philippines this July

We just got word that the Blackberry Z3 will be released in the Philippines next month. This according to a source close to the mobile phone company.

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June 20, 2014

LG G3 coming to the Philippines on July 1

We’ve confirmed the other day that the LG G3 is coming to the Philippines on July 1, 2014. This after the global launch that was held last May 28 that we attended in Singapore.

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June 19, 2014

Huawei Ascend P7 to arrive in PH on July 1

We’ve just received news from Huawei Philippines that the successor to last year’s flagship phone, the Ascend P7, will be making its local debut on the 1st of July. Continue Reading

June 13, 2014

House Bill to let students get education without attending classes regularly

A new House Bill has been filed that aims to institutionalize the open electronic learning school system that allows students to receive the educational services they need without having to go to their classes regularly. Continue Reading

June 11, 2014

NTC not equipped to monitor telcos’ Internet speed

With the probe on slow Internet speed in the country currently taking place, a National Telecommunication Commission (NTC) official admitted that the agency is not properly equipped to monitor the Internet speed provided by local telcos. Continue Reading

June 09, 2014

The CAT B15 is one tough phone, has WFT, and runs Android

Here’s something you don’t see everyday: Heavy machinery expert Caterpillar makes the CAT B15 — an Android smartphone and wraps it up with tough protection. It boasts falling from high drops without any damage, is waterproof, and has wet finger tracking. Continue Reading

June 07, 2014

Xiaomi puts up webpage for Philippines

We’ve reported last April that popular Chinese mobile brand, Xiaomi, is coming to our shores this year. Looks like they’re getting ready to rollout as they have already put up their wepbage for the Philippines. Continue Reading

June 07, 2014

Microsoft ups pre-order for Surface Pro 3, starts at $799

Microsoft has launched the pre-order page for their latest MS Surface Pro 3 with a starting price tag of $799.

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June 06, 2014

DOTC enforces revised penalties on road violations

The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is implementing a long list of revised fines and penalties for traffic violations. This is now in effect so be sure you’re updated to avoid being caught off-guard when you’re driving in the metro. Continue Reading

June 05, 2014

A boy from PH invents shoes that charge smartphones

Angelo Casimiro, a 15-year-old student from the Philippines did a little science experiment to charge smartphones or any portable device by simply walking. Continue Reading

June 05, 2014

Spotify songs can now be saved and played offline

There are a lot of Spotify users here in the Philippines, and if you’re one of them you’d be glad to know that saving a playlist to your own device is now a supported feature on the music-streaming app. This way, you could still listen to your favourite tunes even when you’re not connected to the Internet. Continue Reading

June 05, 2014

COGITO POP now available in PH for Php5,500

The company announces the availability of the COGITO POP that brings notifications from your smartphone straight to your wrist. They boast that this connected device isn’t your ordinary smart watch since it fuses functionality with its stylish designs. Continue Reading