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March 18, 2014

Lenovo S5000 3G unofficially lands for Php12,299

Announced back in September to be a competitor to the likes of the Nexus 7, the Lenovo S5000 came with 3G connectivity and priced at just $169.

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March 15, 2014

NTC to require ISPs to block porn starting this month

The National Telecommunications Commission has posted a memorandum circular last January 30 that will require ISPs to block child pornographic content and websites in the Philippines.

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March 14, 2014

New Angry Birds Epic now a Final Fantasy-like RPG

Tired of playing the same old Bird games? Rovio has just announced that its next installment of the Angry Bird franchise will involve RPG gameplay with customizable armors and weapons — the Angry Bird Epic. Continue Reading

March 14, 2014

LeBron James’ Samsung phone fails, rants on Twitter

On a not-so-techy note, LeBron James tweets his frustrations regarding his Samsung phone after it deleted all his data. Keeping in mind that King James is one of Samsung’s biggest endorsers, the term “There’s no such thing as bad publicity” doesn’t apply well here. Continue Reading

March 13, 2014

How to help find Malaysia Airlines MH370 from your PC

We are all still saddened by the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 over the weekend, but it is now possible to help since the Colorado-based DigitalGlobe is now crowdsourcing people who have a computer and Internet to join the search for the missing aircraft. Find out how after the break. Continue Reading

March 12, 2014

Nokia X officially lands in the Philippines for Php5,990

Nokia Philippines officially launched the Nokia X yesterday, just a little over 2 weeks after it was first announced in MWC Barcelona last February 24.

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March 12, 2014

Dong Nguyen considers return of Flappy Bird

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Flappy Bird creator, Dong Nguyen, has revealed that he is considering the return of the highly-addictive app. Plus, with three more new games in the pipeline.

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March 11, 2014

Makati and Pasig, among the Selfiest Cities in the World

Time has posted on their online page a list of the Selfiest Cities in the World. Among them is Makati City and Pasig City, taking the top spot as the ‘Selfie Capital of the World’.

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March 10, 2014

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas warns public about Bitcoin

With the arrival of virtual currencies like Bitcoin in the Philippines, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has issued an advisory that warns the public about the risks involved in buying, holding or trading virtual currencies.

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March 10, 2014

HBO brings streamed media to portable devices

Always wanted to watch your favorite movies and series on-the-go? HBO Asia earlier today made that possible at the launch of the HBO GO. It’s basically a broadband streaming service for your computers, tablets, and smartphones. Continue Reading

March 07, 2014

Apple bags patent on curved display, virtual buttons, etc

Are you ready for an iPhone that has a wraparound display, face-recognizing sensors, optically-transparent glass, and no physical buttons at all? Well, after Apple has been granted these patents just recently, seeing them in the future is a big possibility. Continue Reading

March 06, 2014

Sony Xperia M2 arriving 4th week of April for Php13,990

Sony Philippines is set to release the Xperia M2 by the 4th week of April with a suggested retail price of Php13,990, probably making it one of the most affordable LTE-capable handsets in the market.

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March 06, 2014

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra coming 2nd week of April for Php18,990

The apparent successor to the Xperia Z Ultra, the Xperia T2 Ultra, is scheduled for release in the Philippines by the 2nd week of April with a suggested retail price of Php18,990.

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March 06, 2014

Boat and bus hybrid to ferry commuters on Pasig River

MMDA yesterday has conducted a test run for the prototype of MMDA’s River Bus Ferry to be used in transporting commuters along the 25-kilometer Pasig River. If everything goes well we could be seeing about 40 of these hybrids by April 2014. Continue Reading

March 05, 2014

Sony Xperia Z2 tablet coming mid-April for Php33,190

A week after the Xperia Z2 is scheduled for release in the Philippines, Sony is also shipping out the Xperia Z2 Tablet which should be available in stores by 2nd week of April.

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March 05, 2014

Nokia X launching in the Philippines on March 11

Looks like Nokia X is arriving in the Philippines way earlier than we expected. We just got an invite that Nokia Philippines is launching the Android-based Nokia X this March 11.

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March 05, 2014

Sony Xperia Z2 arriving in April for Php33,990

We’re here in Jakarta to attend the regional launch of new Sony Mobile products which includes the Xperia Z2 and the Z2 tablet. And while we’re waiting for the formal announcements, we’ve gotten some early information about the Philippine release.

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March 05, 2014

Oppo Find 7 phone to get a whopping 50MP camera?

A leaked image online hints that the upcoming Oppo Find 7 smartphone will have a huge 50-megapixel sensor. Yes, even bigger than the Lumia 1020′s. It was also reported that the said device will be available in two different display variation. Continue Reading

March 04, 2014

Samsung drops prices of smartphones and tablets

Most likely in preparation for Galaxy S5′s arrival, the Great Samsung Sale is now ongoing. The company claims that this is the biggest sale of the year and it will only last until March 23, 2014. Products like Galaxy Note 3, S4 Active, S4 Zoom, and many more are included. See all the discounted products after the break. Continue Reading

March 04, 2014

Sun Broadband Prepaid Kit drops to just Php595 a pop

Just learned that the prepaid broadband kit of Sun has become more affordable with the list price now down to Php595 from the previous Php795 price.

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March 03, 2014

Qube’s 8-inch quad-core PhoneTab retails Php6,990

Qube, the local electronics retailer, introduced an 8-inch phablet as part of broadening the company’s lineup of devices. The PhoneTab is available online and ships free, among other included freebies. Continue Reading

March 02, 2014

WiFi Networks vulnerable to virus attacks, study shows

A group of talented individuals over at the University of Liverpool, spearheaded by Network Security Professor Allan Marshall, has developed a virus called Chameleon which not only can infiltrate “poorly managed” Routers and Access Points, but also effectively spread to other wireless devices, particularly in a dense populated area where Wi-Fi networks are abundant.

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March 02, 2014

Google’s Project Ara, DIY smartphone starting $50

The build-yourself smartphone that’s being groomed by Google, Project Ara, is about to have its first developer conference in a few months. It was also reported that the basic device may be available next year with a $50 starting price. Continue Reading

February 28, 2014

Smart’s LockByMobile avoids ATM, credit card fraud

In addition to the shift to EMV-based ATM cards, Smart e-Money has just announced LockByMobile that aims to protect ATM and credit card holders from being tricked into paying bills they shouldn’t pay. Continue Reading

February 28, 2014

ASUS PadFones to have KitKat and ZenUI upgrades

ASUS has just announced that Android 4.4 KitKat updates are soon to roll out for the PadFone 2, PadFone Infinity, PadFone A80, and the new PadFone Infinity models. Not only that, these devices will also be updated to the latest ZenUI. Continue Reading