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April 19, 2014

Philippine internet slowest in ASEAN, way below average

An infographic by ASEAN DNA claims to have recent data obtained between March and April 2014, and it compares the average internet speeds of countries around the world and those that are in the ASEAN. Results find that the Philippines is way below the average in Asia and in the whole world, and in the infographic, we […]

April 19, 2014

List of smartphones with longest battery life

We all know that having a feature-packed smartphone means nothing if it has poor battery life that won’t last a day without being plugged in. If you’re out looking to upgrade your handset with great battery performance, you might want to check out this list of smartphones with the biggest batteries.

April 19, 2014

Viber, WeChat and Line dominate PH chat app

According to one source close to both Smart and Globe, the top mobile messaging apps in the Philippines is dominated by Viber, WeChat and Line.

April 18, 2014

New Google Nexus phone to have sub-Php4K price

It seems like Google is on a roll in introducing new devices for everyone. There’s the upcoming Project Ara that will be available for $50, the newly-patented Google contact lens with built-in microcameras, and now reports are telling us that a new Google Nexus smartphone will be arriving with a price tag below $100.

April 18, 2014

Sony PlayStation 4 Review

Here’s our Sony Playstation 4 review after buying one here in the Philippines to test out and well, play around with. Watch it as we take a look at its physique, user interface, gaming capabilities, and more after the break!

April 18, 2014

Moga Pro Power Controller Review

The Moga Pro Power is a Bluetooth gamepad designed for serious Android gamers. We tested the controller for a couple of weeks to see if it can indeed deliver on its promise to “transform your Android device into a mobile gaming system”.

April 18, 2014

Philips W6618, Android phone with 5,300mAh battery

So far we’ve been seeing Android phones with batteries that max out at around 4,000mAh, but this entry-level smartphone tops it all at a whopping 5,300mAh. Meet the Philips W6618.

April 17, 2014

A working Project Ara phone only costs under Php4,400

Google shows off a prototype version of the module-based Project Ara along with a list of updates that you need to know if you’re interested about the upcoming build-it-yourself smartphone. The company is confident that building a working Project Ara would only cost under $100 or around Php4,400.

April 17, 2014

Google launches Camera app with Lens Blur

Google has launched its all new Camera app on the Play Store, finally bringing features like Photo Sphere, Panorama, the new Lens Blur, and an updated UI, to non-Nexus devices.

April 16, 2014

LG G3 confirmed with 2K WQHD display, but 640 DPI?

Sony, Samsung, and HTC have all unveiled their frontrunners and all that’s left from the big Android manufacturers is LG. The South Korean company has already confirmed that the soon-to-be-released LG G3 will in fact come with 2K display, but a benchmark photo shows the display to have 640dpi which is a bit unbelievable.

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).

April 16, 2014

Future Smartwatches should ALL have this…

One of the more prevalent drawbacks of wearable devices such as smartwatches is battery or, more precisely, the need to replenish the juice every so often. But that won’t be the case for too long as the researchers over at KAIST may have found a solution for this problem and it comes in form of […]

April 15, 2014

Turn your iPhone into a Gameboy with G-Pad

Nintendo Gameboy consoles may have seen better days, but its legacy (and some of its popular game titles) still lives on through various emulators. However, in the touchscreen-dominated-world we live in, on-screen buttons just doesn’t offer the same level of gusto as thumbing on a set of physical buttons.

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.

April 15, 2014

Oppo Find 7a gets TWRP custom recovery

The Philippines is one of the first few countries to see the Oppo Find 7a as it is not yet released in the United States. After a week of its local launch, a TWRP custom recovery is now supported by the device thanks to developers. Now, users of the Find 7a can manually backup and […]

April 15, 2014

Cherry Mobile Omega Spectrum now out for Php4,999

Here’s another offering from Cherry Mobile, and it packs a 5-inch HD display with Dragontrail glass, an 8 megapixel camera, 1GB RAM and a quad-core Broadcom chipset, all for under Php5K. Meet the Omega Spectrum.

April 15, 2014

Firmware v3.00 for Sony QX100 and QX10 now available

Sony has just released firmware v3.00 for its DSC-QX100 and DSC-QX10 lens-style cameras, bringing with it the “half-Press” function for the shutter button and improvements on the “NFC One-touch connection”.

April 14, 2014

iPhone 5C 32GB now free on Smart All-In Plan 1800

Smart Communications is currently holding a sale for the 32GB variant of the iPhone 5C when users sign up for a postpaid plan via the Smart Online Store.

April 14, 2014

Amazon’s smartphone with four cameras for 3D holograms

It has been long-rumored that Amazon will be coming out with a new smartphone and one of its main features is the four front-facing cameras that produces hologram-like images without the use of 3D glasses.

April 13, 2014

Cherry Mobile Razor 2.0 now official

In addition to the Omega Infinity and the new Gem lineup, Cherry Mobile also announced the thinner and lighter successor of the CM Razor, the Cherry Mobile Razor 2.0.

April 13, 2014

Titanfall Review: the next level of first person shooting

Titanfall arrived in the Philippines a month ago, and now it has fallen into my hands. I swore that I would reward myself with a PC game if I had failed no subjects for the past year, and glad to say Titanfall is indeed rewarding and it has not failed me.

April 12, 2014

Lenovo Golden Warrior S8 live photos

Last month, we wrote about the Lenovo Golden Warrior S8, a dual-SIM Android smartphone with a 5.3-inch HD display and octa-core CPU. The photo we had then came from a promotional poster and looks unimpressive, but now we have live photos showcasing the S8 in all its golden glory.

April 11, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review

The Galaxy S5 is the 5th-generation of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S line and, like the Apple iPhone, has gone thru many years of refinement. Check out our full review of the Samsung Galaxy S5 after the break.

April 11, 2014

Facebook will clean “like if, share if” posts & other spam

Facebook is finally cleaning up our news feeds that are usually full of spam as they feel that the news feed is designed to give you information that is actually relevant. This includes the lessening of links that redirect you to spam sites, like-baiting posts, and content that is repetitive in nature.

April 10, 2014

Nikon outs Android-powered Coolpix S810c camera

Nikon has announced its new point-and-shoot canera that packs a 16 megapixel sensor, built-in WiFi, a 3.7-inch touchscreen display, and runs Android 4.2.2 Jellybean – the Coolpix S810c.

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