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Startups tapped to rescue disaster-prone ASEAN region

Oct 16, 2017 - 12:34 PM

'Startups to the Resque' relies on the spirit and dynamism of the youth to propose solutions for disaster resilience and recovery

New South Park game gets harder based on skin color

Sep 11, 2017 - 8:30 PM

The game is set for release in October

THE FRACTURED BUT WHOLE. The South Park game is true to the satirical cartoon’s tone. Screengrab from Ubisoft US on YouTube

Home solar panels: a beginner's guide to saving electricity

Sep 04, 2017 - 5:18 PM

When is a roof more than just a roof?

Photo by Earnest Mangulabnan Zabala

#HappyBirthday! This was the first hashtag tweeted 10 years ago

Aug 23, 2017 - 2:00 PM

The first hashtag was used by Chris Messina who suggested the use of the pound sign to categorize tweets

TWEET TWEET. The hashtag was invented on the social media platform 10 years ago. Photo from

Here's what you can buy at Lazada's Grand Christmas Sale

Dec 09, 2016 - 11:27 AM

Want to know what the flash sale items will be and what time the discounts will go live? We ve got you covered with this list

Christmas 2016 wishlist: Our readers' picks

Nov 23, 2016 - 6:13 PM

We asked readers what they wanted to get for Christmas Maybe you d like their suggestions for yourself too

What to get at Lazada’s 11.11 Online Revolution sale event

Nov 11, 2016 - 7:12 AM

The month long discount spree starts November 11 Read this article to find out how you can get an additional 11 off your Lazada purchases

6 gadgets worth spending on during payday

Sep 30, 2016 - 9:15 AM

Get your hard work’s worth with these useful and handy gadgets

LOOK: Is this the PlayStation 4 slim?

Aug 22, 2016 - 11:41 AM

Images of what s supposedly the new PlayStation 4 console leak online

REFRESHER COURSE. Sony's Playstation line has had a long history of getting the slim treatment. Photo from

Why your smartphone battery still sucks – and who's doing what?

Aug 20, 2016 - 10:30 AM

A look into future battery solutions that may one day put an end to the power bank and car charger industry

ENERGY DEFICIT. Even with high mAh ratings, that battery indicator's still going to be blinking red during your life's most important moments. Illustration by Alejandro Edoria/ Rappler

Facebook aims for better games with new partner Unity

Aug 19, 2016 - 5:16 PM

The team up might just change the social media platform s reputation as a casual gaming hub

Quezon City councilor wants to restrict Pokemon Go

Aug 18, 2016 - 11:59 AM

The hit game may soon be prohibited in schools churches and government offices in Quezon City

POKE-NO. With a game this big, it's natural for it to face opposition from other fronts.

Final Fantasy XV delayed to November 29

Aug 15, 2016 - 5:17 PM

Game director Hajime Tabata says they ve pushed back the release to deliver a Final Fantasy of the highest possible quality to every single person who buys the game

DELAYED. Final Fantasy XV gets two more months for further polish and quality testing. Image from Square Enix.

Globe, Smart announce month-long free data for Pokemon Go

Aug 13, 2016 - 6:42 PM

Subsidiaries Touch Mobile TM and Talk N Text TNT will also offer the same promo

POKE-CRAZE. The hit game Pokemon Go has become a force in pop culture. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

PH team TNC bows out of Dota 2 championships

Aug 12, 2016 - 10:07 AM

TNC ends with a 7th 8th finish at The International 6 the highest rank for a Philippine team in the world s biggest Dota 2 tournament

JOURNEY'S END. In spite of the exit, TNC's performance was an inspiring one for the local e-sports community. Photo from TNC's Facebook page

RECAP: PH team TNC upsets powerhouse OG in Dota 2 championships

Aug 10, 2016 - 8:08 PM

Recalling the best moments from the the local squad s incredible victory in The International 6

STAR E-ATHLETES. These young gamers now belong in the top 8 of the world's biggest e-sport competition. Photo from TNC's Facebook page

Final Fantasy XV release date: September 30

Mar 31, 2016 - 11:45 AM

An upcoming demo called Platinum Demo Final Fantasy XV will be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

RELEASE DATE. Final Fantasy confirms its release date. Screen shot from YouTube.

5 ways to make a chill weekend more exciting

Dec 23, 2015 - 11:06 AM

Make sure you get to capture all of the fun

4 things you can come up with your new iPhone

Dec 21, 2015 - 2:06 PM

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are great but it takes a good plan to maximize them

INFOGRAPHIC: Turbocharge your new iPhone 6s

Dec 18, 2015 - 3:51 PM

Smart’s Plan 2000 will help you get the most out of your iPhone

KathNiel tops Filipino children's favorite TV stars – study

Dec 10, 2015 - 3:45 PM

At the time of the survey the movie Crazy Beautiful You featuring Bernardo and Padilla – collectively known as KathNiel – was recently shown in Philippine cinemas

Good or bad? Most Filipino children glued to teleseryes

Dec 10, 2015 - 11:56 AM

The National Council for Children s Television urges media companies to produce more TV programs sensitive to the developmental needs of a child

CHILDREN AND TELEVISION. A recent study reveals most children watch television during prime time (5 pm to 10 pm) and prefer watching teleseryes. File photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

What’s your mobile personality?

Nov 21, 2015 - 7:21 PM

Find out if you’re a Selfie Snapper a Chatterbox a Google Guru and more

Productivity tips: 6 steps to activate your ideas

Sep 03, 2015 - 11:01 AM

Here’s how you can streamline the brainstorming process and activate your ideas faster

INFOGRAPHIC: How digital devices affect your eyes

Aug 30, 2015 - 11:07 AM

Even if you have perfect eyesight you could still suffer from Computer Vision Syndrome

Do more with your Instagram account

Aug 16, 2015 - 2:01 PM

Here s how to see the world from a filtered perspective

A food trip with the Samsung Galaxy S6

Aug 15, 2015 - 10:03 AM

How well does this smartphone complement the lifestyle of the young professional?

7 reasons to switch to a bigger and better gadget

Feb 12, 2015 - 5:59 PM

Upgrade your lifestyle with the latest smartphone in the market

EASY TO HANDLE. Weighing 185 g and 7.9 mm body, you’ll be surprised at how much you can get out if its ultra thin design.

Stress and social media: it's complicated

Jan 16, 2015 - 12:01 AM

A report by the Pew Research Center and Rutgers University researchers concludes that the stress facing some users of social networks is related to the cost of caring

2014 in Moods

Jan 04, 2015 - 11:47 AM

4 moods dominated 2014 as seen from your votes on the mood meter

Sony's PlayStation offline, Microsoft's Xbox restored

Dec 27, 2014 - 2:43 PM

Microsoft s online network for its Xbox gaming console is restored to nearly full service after an allegedly coordinated Christmas Day hack brought it and Sony s PlayStation network down

BEFORE THE HACK. A file picture taken in Los Angeles, California on June 10, 2014 shows people testing the new Playstation TV consoles at the annual E3 video game extravaganza, where Microsoft and Sony are battling for the hearts of hardcore gamers. Frederic J. Brown / AFP

Seoul says Sony attack bears hallmarks of N. Korea

Dec 20, 2014 - 5:01 PM

It also notes the similarities between the attacks on Sony Pictures and those against South Korean banks and others in March last year

Log off and log on

Dec 20, 2014 - 8:10 AM

The city can be a stressful place; good thing your home can be a great escape

Microsoft Band, Health and Gionee GPad G5 review (TechRap)

Nov 04, 2014 - 11:56 AM

Xiaomi now third largest smartphone maker Microsoft enters fitness sphere with health app and band Gionee GPad G5 review

Mobile app helps track Ebola epidemic

Oct 27, 2014 - 9:34 PM

A new mobile telephone based mapping service has been created in a bid to track Ebola and better help communities hit by the virus in west Africa

OUTBREAK. A member of a specialized Ebola inhumation team cleans a house, on October 6, 2014 in Magbonkoh. Photo by Florian Plaucheur / AFP

Davaoeños protect and promote Davao through social media

Oct 27, 2014 - 8:02 PM

Davaoeños find a common purpose online – to focus on promoting their city to the rest of the world

Big data becomes tool in Ebola battle

Oct 26, 2014 - 9:55 AM

The approach has been used mainly for detection but experts say the technology sector s predictive analytics could be even more useful

Online harassment seen as major problem: US survey

Oct 22, 2014 - 10:18 PM

Among the Internet users surveyed 27 said they had been called offensive names 22 had someone try to purposefully embarrass them and 8 had been either stalked or physically threatened

5 more minutes? How to look forward to getting up

Oct 05, 2014 - 2:55 PM

Download the Nescafe Wake Up app to get your mornings started on a good note

It's good to talk: app aims to spur voice renaissance

Oct 05, 2014 - 9:53 AM

The application allows users to record and transmit brief voice messages lasting no more than 12 seconds

Apple acknowledges bug in iPhone software, offers fix

Sep 25, 2014 - 10:51 PM

We have a workaround for you if you have an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus and you lost cellular service and Touch ID functionality today after updating to iOS 8 0 1 Apple says

IPHONE 6 AND 6 PLUS. Image from Apple PR

UN report: Only 37% of Filipinos have Internet access

Sep 22, 2014 - 7:54 PM

The Philippines ranks 106th out of 191 countries evaluated in the report

A guide for navigating Metro Manila

Sep 02, 2014 - 5:01 PM

Navigate the streets of Metro Manila with the right websites and apps

'Geeks on a Beach' event in Cebu August 21, 22

Aug 16, 2014 - 11:09 PM

A gathering of the major players in the Philippine startup scene and some of the world’s leading names in the field of startups and technology this year’s Geeks on a Beach will be held at the Moevenpick Hotel in Mactan Island Cebu

PLDT launches new fiber optic network in Bohol

Jul 24, 2014 - 7:39 AM

The newly launched submarine and inland fiber optic network spans 328 kilometers – from Cebu through Bohol to Misamis Oriental

PLDT. File Photo by AFP

Leaving a mark: Online traces left by Filipino MH17 casualties

Jul 19, 2014 - 9:04 AM

For the families and friends of the 3 Filipinos killed in the tragic MH17 crash remembering the life they shared with them by scrolling back the victims personal social media accounts will never be easy

Chinese media: Apple iPhone 'threat to national security'

Jul 12, 2014 - 4:30 PM

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV accuses US technology giant Apple of threatening national security through its iPhone s ability to track and time stamp a user s location

SECURITY THREAT? Chinese state broadcaster CCTV accuses US technology giant Apple of threatening national security through its iPhone's ability to track and time-stamp a user's location. Photo by Patrick Kovaric/AFP

Yahoo buys video streaming startup RayV

Jul 12, 2014 - 3:37 PM

Yahoo has been shedding its online search engine past in favor of a future as a venue for premier digital content and services particularly aimed at smartphones and tablet computers

NOW STREAMING. Yahoo is focusing on ramping up its offerings for streaming video live or on demand. Image from Shutterstock

LINE Premium Call offers 10-minute free call to 71 countries

Jun 27, 2014 - 7:09 PM

For 3 days call any of these 71 countries using LINE Premium Call and the first 10 minutes of the call will be free

Call for entries: 2015 iPhone Photography Awards

Jun 25, 2014 - 10:06 PM

Deadline is on March 31 2015