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May 27, 2014

Telcos file appeal against Php7B SMS refund

Since late 2011, the SMS rates of telcos should have been at Php0.80 per text message as ordered by the National Telecommunications Commission. Failing to comply, local telcos have been required by the NTC to refund the multibillion-peso amount to their subscribers. Now, said telcos have approached the Court of Appeals to stop the Php7 billion refund […]

May 23, 2014

PH government to charge Filipino hackers who defaced Chinese websites

The Philippine government said on Tuesday that it will go after Filipino hackers who recently attacked and defaced Chinese websites.

May 06, 2014

DFA offers free replacement of substandard e-Passports

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has published an advisory that they are offering free replacement of substandard e-Passports with detached covers.

January 15, 2014

Motorcycle problems in the PH need to be addressed

I’m not a fan of motorcycles. Sure, they’re somewhat cool to look at and they’re really fast, but my experiences with them are a little off – they’re not the safest vehicle in the road, accidents are frequently associated with them, rowdy motorists cut impatiently through traffic & they’re often tools used by criminals riding […]

January 15, 2014

JICA Builds Third Hydropower Plant in Ifugao

In the hopes of rehabilitating the Banaue Rice Terraces, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), in partnership with Department of Energy and Ifugao LGU has started building another mini hydropower plant called the Likud Mini-Hydro Power Plant Project (LMHPPP).

January 02, 2014

CAAP now allows in-flight use of text and internet

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) recently announced that it is now allowing plane passengers to use their phones, tablets, and laptops inside the plane but with a few limitations.

December 08, 2013

Samsung releases teaser video for Galaxy J

Samsung Taiwan has just released a teaser clip that showcases the upcoming the “Just fit,” “Just fast,” “Just elegant,” and “Just simple,” Galaxy J.

November 12, 2013

Lenovo Vibe Z, 5.5-inch Full HD with Snapdragon 800

Yesterday, you saw the Lenovo Vibe X which is a 5-inch Full HD smartphone powered by a MediaTek quad-core CPU. Now it’s time to meet its even more powerful brother which packs a 5.5-inch Full HD display and powered by a Snapdragon 800 CPU – the Lenovo Vibe Z.

October 20, 2013

Huawei E5776 LTE Pocket Wi-Fi review

One of the two new LTE modems that Globe has recently released in the country is the Huawei E5776 (aka Tattoo Pocket WiFi). We couldn’t wait for Globe provide us with a unit, so we decided to buy one of our own and see what it has offer. Check out our full review after the […]

October 06, 2013

World Solar Challenge kicks off, PHL’s entry started on pole position

The bi-annual World Solar Challenge race in Australia has just kicked off. Among the 24 countries that are vying for this year’s title, our very own Sikat II-A was chosen by the organization to start in pole position after finishing first in the Adventure class in the pre-race qualifying round.

October 03, 2013

YugaTech #TBT: Point de vue du Gras

Yugatech #TBT (Throwback Thursday), is a weekly stint where we pay tribute to old technologies/inventions that paved the way for devices that we know today. That said, we think that it’s only appropriate to jump start this with the “Mother of all Throwbacks” coined Le Point de View de la Fenêtre du Gras.

July 30, 2013

Sony and Panasonic team up to bring 300GB Optical Disc

The use of optical discs to store contents may have dwindled over the years due to the rise of faster and more pocket-friendly alternative, but this doesn’t seem to bother Sony and Panasonic one bit as they announced their recent plans of developing a disc with a recording capacity of 300GB.

July 19, 2013

Globe and Smart pass NTC’s QoS tests for Q2

The country’s top telcos, Globe Telecom and Smart Communications, recently passed NTC’s Quality of Service (Qos) Benchmarking Tests for the second quarter of this year.

July 18, 2013

Tickets for Lebron’s #WitnessHistory being sold online

You’ve probably heard of the news that Miami Heat superstar Lebron James is paying his Filipino fans a visit as a part of his Asian tour called “Witness History”. Thousands of die-hard fans and scalpers flocked to the Nike Park at BGC to be part of this once in a lifetime chance to see their […]

July 08, 2013

CANA goes live, SNS for better governance!

There’s no denying the fact that Filipinos are fond of using social media to share just about anything under the sun. Whether that’s good or not, various groups saw this as an opportunity to finally put Juan’s SNS addiction to good use by turning it as a tool to promote better governance.

May 14, 2013

Magic Lantern beefs up the EOS 5D Mark III

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has always been known for its videography prowess, but this doesn’t seem to stop Magic Lantern from coming up with an add-on firmware that would radically improve its video recording capability even further.

April 22, 2013

Online tools to help you find your Voting Precinct

The 2013 election is fast approaching and if you haven’t had the time to check the place where you’ll cast your votes, worry not because there’s a pair of sites that you can visit to find out your designated voting precinct.

April 03, 2013

MiLi Power Sunny review

Remember the good old days when our mobile devices are able to last 2 days (maybe even more) with moderate use? Well ever since we traded our clunky call/text phones to smartphone, that feat is nothing but a fleeting dream. Gladly, we have accessories such as the MiLi Power Sunny that can stretch our device’s […]

December 03, 2012

Facebook planning to acquire WhatsApp?

Sources tell TechCrunch that social media giant Facebook is interested in buying popular mobile chat program WhatsApp.

November 04, 2012

ARM outs Cortex A-50 series processor

The British semiconductor company unveils their latest processor lineup called Cortex-A50 series. The family consists of two dual-core processors namely Cortex-A57 and Cortex-A53 which can be paired together to form a quad-core configuration.

September 27, 2012

Share Dropbox files with Facebook Groups

If you’ve been using Facebook Groups, you’ll notice that there’s an option there to upload a file from your computer and share it with your peers. Facebook has now extended that feature, allowing you to share Dropbox files as well.

September 21, 2012

SocBlue turns your smartphone into a multi-SIM phone

Are you one of those who need dual-SIM capabilities but do not want to buy a dual-SIM phone? SocBlue’s dual-SIM adapter will do that for you in a package that’s no bigger than a credit card.

September 17, 2012

Kristn sets her eyes on Spot and Click the City

Last week, the folks from TV5 hosted a sneak preview of their new pet project — Kristn. It’s a multi-channel approach at bringing new and fresh content to readers. Kristn has set its eyes at and

August 20, 2012

5000mAh Extended Battery for Samsung Galaxy Note

We’ve been using the 3600mAh extended battery for the Huawei E5 on regular days but sometimes, during events, I would pack my Samsung Galaxy Note with a high-capacity 5000mAh Li-Ion battery.

July 21, 2012

Tutorial: Install Google Now on your ICS device

If you’re unsure if your beloved Android device will make it to the Android 4.1 shortlist, you can still enjoy some of the buttery OS has to offer. One of which is Google Now — one of its famed features.

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