Victor Barreiro Jr.

Victor Barreiro Jr.

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Victor has been writing about video games, technology, and the intersection of both into popular culture for over 7 years now, either professionally or as part of personal musings on his blog, Games and Geekery.

Victor enjoys gathering information online, either to connect stories together to trace the a story to its conclusion, or simply to learn more about things that catches his eye. Reddit, Twitter, Facebook, and other forms of social media are a comfortable third home, if you count the Rappler offices as his second.

Victor also prefers to be called a journalist-in-training rather than the shorter alternative, as a reminder that there's always something new to learn, especially in the fast-changing landscape of journalism in the digital age.

Aside from writing technology news on Rappler, he can also be found writing columns on upcoming massively multiplayer online roleplaying games (MMORPGs) on

Oct 2017
TECH NEWS 05:43pm, Oct 16, 2017
WPA2 WiFi security protocol breached, experts warn

MANILA, Philippines – Researchers are planning to disclose vulnerabilities in the WiFi Protected Access II (WPA2) security protocol on Monday, October 16. The issues with WPA2, currently known as a ...

TECH NEWS 01:02pm, Oct 16, 2017
American-Japanese giant robot duel set for October 17

MANILA, Philippines – A duel between American and Japanese giant robots will be livestreamed for the world to see on Tuesday, October 17. The United States' Megabots Inc. announced its duel between ...

TECH NEWS 12:29am, Oct 12, 2017
Facebook, Instagram restored following service downtime

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The hashtag #facebookdown trended worldwide on Twitter as social media users in some parts of the world contended with what looked to be downtime for Facebook and ...

TECH NEWS 01:02pm, Oct 09, 2017
Project Loon gets license to help bring back Puerto Rico cell signal

MANILA, Philippines – The US Federal Communications Commission on Friday, October 6 (October 7, Manila time), granted Alphabet's Project Loon an experimental license for operations in the US Virgin ...

TECH NEWS 01:51am, Oct 05, 2017
Google shows off Clips, its smart camera

MANILA, Philippines – Google at its event on Thursday, October 4, showed off a smart camera as its final surprise for the show. Google Clips is a small, machine learning-enabled camera that you can ...

TECH NEWS 12:59am, Oct 05, 2017
Google's Pixelbook is a 4-in-1 convertible laptop

MANILA, Philippines – Google on Wednesday, October 4 (October 5, Philippine time) announced its first Google Assistant-powered convertible laptop, called the Google Pixelbook. Running on Chrome OS, ...

TECH NEWS 12:32am, Oct 05, 2017
Google announces the Home Mini, Home Max

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Google at its event on October 4 (October 5, Philippine time) formally introduced its latest version of the Google Home device, called the Google Home Mini The Google ...

TECH FEATURES 01:19pm, Oct 04, 2017
Beyond Pixels: Other expected things at Google's Pixel 2 event

Google is expected to announce the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones at its October 4 event in the United States (Midnight of October 5, Philippine time). Beyond this, however, the media is ...

GAYA HIDUP 12:43pm, Oct 02, 2017
Extension Google Chrome Block280 sembunyikan twit di atas 140 karakter

JAKARTA, Indonesia —Pada 26 September, Twitter baru saja mengumumkan sedang melakukan uji coba pada inovasi baru mereka. Kini, Twitter menambah batas karakter pada setiap cuitan penggunanya, dari ...

TECH NEWS 11:17am, Oct 02, 2017
Zuckerberg says sorry for causing divisions through Facebook

MANILA, Philippines – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Sunday, October 1, released a Facebook post asking for forgiveness for the fruits of his work building and working on Facebook. In the post, ...