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March 02, 2014

Huawei Ascend G6 LTE first impressions

People who bought and loved the Huawei Ascend P6 would be glad to know that a better but similarly designed Ascend G6 has been announced and should arrive in the Philippines soon.

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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

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March 01, 2014

DECK by SOL REPUBLIC and Motorola Review

SOL REPUBLIC, a speaker manufacturer known for their hip designs, and Motorola joined forces and came up with the DECK — a Bluetooth and NFC-enabled speaker with eye-catching physique and a pack full of features. Is it impressive? Read on.

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March 01, 2014

Hennessey Venom GT records a 435.31kmph run

Instead of fancy dinner dates or watching cheesy flicks, the folks over at Hennessey Performance Engineering spent this year’s Valentine’s Day by setting an unofficial speed record with their prized Venom GT, which reached a record-breaking top speed of 270.49 mph (435.31 kph) over the course of a 3.2-mile-long runway.

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March 01, 2014

7 smartphones with at least 4,000mAh batteries

Almost a year ago we brought you a list of seven smartphones with huge battery capacities that pack at least 3,000mAh worth of juice. We’re now updating that list and bumping up the standards to at least 4,000mAh. Take a look at our new list of seven smartphones with large capacity batteries.

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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

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February 28, 2014

JBL Synchros S200i Quick Review

Hot on the heels of our review of the Synchros S700, JBL Philippines has sent us their latest Apple-friendly in-ear monitors – the Synchros S200i.

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February 28, 2014

ASUS Fonepad 7 (ME175CG) Review

The ASUS Fonepad 7 (ME175CG) is one of the Taiwanese company’s latest 7-inch phone / tablet offerings that packs an Intel Atom processor, 3G connectivity, and dual-SIM functionality. Although we’re not exactly keen when it comes to treating a 7-inch slate as a phone, let’s take a look and find out if the Fonepad 7 can be treated as such by reading our full review.

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February 28, 2014

Moverio BT-200 smart glasses add real-life subtitles

The Moverio BT-200, one of Epson’s latest wearable devices, doesn’t only add subtitles to movies, but it can also display subtitles in live performances. Continue Reading

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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

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February 27, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5′s imitation is out!

Just a few days after Samsung released its flagship phone, smartphone copycat maker Goophone has released the Goophone S5 which looks almost identical to the Galaxy S5 in terms of specs and physique. But the kicker is that this only costs $299.99 which is more or less half the price of the original S5! Continue Reading

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February 27, 2014

Banks shift to EMV-based ATM cards to prevent cloning

Philippine banks are now beginning to shift from ATM cards with magnetic strip technology to those with EMV chips to further prevent ATM theft.

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February 27, 2014

YouTube helps Pinoys earn from online videos

In order to help individual content creators, small and medium enterprises, and animation studios set up and get the most out of their own channels, YouTube held its first Pop-Up Workshop earlier at the Mind Museum in Fort, giving tips on how to make it successful in the online industry. Continue Reading

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February 27, 2014

Google Now Launcher now on Play Store

Since Nexus 5 was launched last November 2013, it had an exclusive launcher that no other Google devices officially have. Three months after that, all Nexus and Google Play Edition smartphones can now have the same experience!
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February 27, 2014

Boeing’s Android spyphone self-destructs

Boeing has been reported to have a smartphone that old school James Bond could have used. Codenamed “Black“, the Android-running smartphone has a special mechanism that self-destructs when opened by force, and will be sold only for government and security agents. Continue Reading

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February 27, 2014

MasterCard collaborates w/ Syniverse for MobilePass

In this year’s Mobile World Congress, MasterCard has formally announced that they are teaming up with Syniverse to add new feature to MasterPass which is aimed at making credit card transaction more secured for mobile users, particularly for users who often travels abroad.

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February 26, 2014

Telegram app: simple, secure, self-destructing messaging

There are a lot of messaging apps that I have tried using and for some reason, things just go crashing down. It’s either too slow, gimmicky, too buggy or no one is just there. Now, out of curiosity, I tried out this new thing called Telegram which allows a lot of privacy options with fast services all in a very simple interface and it is indeed very promising.

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February 26, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5: Why it impresses and disappoints

Now that Samsung’s flagship phone is out, all the hype is dying down. Some may look at it in marvel and some will just stay put and wait for another company’s flagship phone. Either way, I think I’ve already classified myself as someone in between; I believe that in most ways, the Galaxy S5 underwhelms the hard-core users but manages to spark some attention in me.

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February 26, 2014

Ford debuts Focus 2015 at MWC 2014

Cars aren’t exactly the first thing that comes into mind when we think of the Mobile World Congress. But that didn’t deter Ford from launching the new addition to their compact car lineup, the Ford Focus 2015, in that said event.

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February 26, 2014

Comparison: LG G Pro 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Yesterday, we got a hands-on of LG’s latest superphone that packs a 5.9-inch Full HD display, a Snapdragon 800 CPU, and 3GB of RAM – the LG G Pro 2. Let’s pit it against another superphone that packs almost the same specs – the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Let’s find out who looks better on paper by reading our comparison below.

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February 26, 2014

Samsung announces new Exynos 5 Octa and Hexa chipsets

Samsung Electronics has annouced its two new Exynos processors for mobile devices, the Exynos 5 Octa (Exynos 5422) and the Exynos 5 Hexa (Exynos 5260).

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February 26, 2014

Help donate clean water by not using your smartphone

Here’s something different. The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, or UNICEF, has launched a campaign called the Tap Project that enables mobile users help provide clean water to those in need by not using their smartphones or tablets for a short period of time.

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February 26, 2014

Kazam Tornado 2, the cheaper octa-core smartphone

On the lookout for an octa-core smartphone but have a tight budget? The UK-based company, Kazam (not the movie with Shaq), has launched the Tornado 2 smartphones with specs competing with the likes of Samsung and HTC. Continue Reading

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February 26, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2 compared

Two of the biggest companies in mobile communications have launched their own flagship smartphone. Can’t decide whether you’re Team Samsung or Team Sony? We’ve compared the specs of both devices side-by-side! Continue Reading