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'Shin Megami Tensei V' coming to Nintendo Switch

Oct 23, 2017 - 8:54 PM

Nintendo's Switch console appears to be the new home for the fan-favorite demon recruiting role-playing game

 Shin Megami Tensei V

'Headliner' review: A lesson on how news shapes society

Oct 23, 2017 - 6:01 PM

'Headliner' puts you in the shoes of a news publisher, tasked with picking which stories to run amid corporate and personal pressures

HEADLINER. How will you let your days play out? All screenshots from game playthroughs.

Venezuelans use bitcoin 'mining' to escape inflation

Oct 23, 2017 - 3:18 PM

Around 100,000 Venezuelans are mining for bitcoin, with some earning around $800 a month

Mocha Uson on defensive over misleading Marawi photo from PCOO-managed page

Oct 23, 2017 - 3:02 PM

Called out for sharing a misleading photo of Marawi City, Presidential Communications Undersecretary Mocha Uson says she only shared what a PCOO-run Facebook page posted

Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

12 techie gift ideas for your parents

Oct 21, 2017 - 8:00 AM

From classy cord organizers to premium Bluetooth speakers, we've got some cool gift ideas your folks will love

All images from respective manufacturers

G7, tech giants agree on plan to block jihadist content online

Oct 20, 2017 - 11:43 PM

Senior executives from the internet giants and Microsoft attended the ministerial session devoted to the issue but did not offer any explanation of how they might go about clamping down on web extremists

G7. EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos, US Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Elaine Duke, Canada's Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, Italy's Interior Minister Marco Minniti, France's Interior Minister Gerard Collomb, Britain's Home Secretary Amber Rudd and the Chairperson of the National Public Safety Commission from Japan Achiro Hoconogi address a press conference at the end of the G7 summit of Interior Ministers in Ischia island, on October 20, 2017. Photo by Andreas Solaro/AFP

COL Financial reports possible system security breach

Oct 20, 2017 - 8:24 PM

The online stock brokerage, however, stresses that clients’ accounts, including their stock positions and transactions, are unaffected

Smart LTE faster overall than Globe across PH – report

Oct 20, 2017 - 7:51 PM

Smart retains top spot in OpenSignal's second report on Philippine mobile networks

Family sells everything they own for bitcoin

Oct 20, 2017 - 11:28 AM

This Dutch family is betting on the virtual currency, believing 1 bitcoin will be worth nearly $30,000 by 2020

BETTING BIG. The Dutch family has been traveling across the globe after trading in most of their assets for bitcoin. Photo from Didi Taihuttu/Instagram

Globe prepaid WiFi promo offers 1GB of data for P15

Oct 20, 2017 - 11:20 AM

Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi subscribers can avail of HomeSURF15 to beef up data allocation

SKY launches P1,899/25Mbps fiber broadband plan with video-on-demand

Oct 19, 2017 - 8:08 PM

Also on offer are 10Mbps, 50Mbps, and 100Mbps plans

PH mobile internet up 5 spots in Speedtest September rankings

Oct 19, 2017 - 2:55 PM

Fixed broadband, however, goes down 3 spots

Russia may have used Messenger to influence U.S. elections – Facebook

Oct 19, 2017 - 2:32 PM

Along with the purchase of $150,000 worth of Facebook ads, Facebook's chat app may have also been used to influence US voters

DEEP IMPACT. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, seen here at Facebook's F8 Developer Conference, continues to face political controversy. File photo by Justin Sullivan/AFP

Filipina Microsoft executive on fostering growth through technology

Oct 19, 2017 - 11:44 AM

Microsoft's regional director for corporate, external and legal affairs in Southeast Asia talks about bridging the income gap through digital inclusion

RIGHT TRACK. The Microsoft exec believes that the country is on the right track toward what is called 'digital inclusion'. Photo by Jeff Digma/Rappler

DICT acting chief says PH internet like Manila traffic: 'Slow, congested, expensive'

Oct 19, 2017 - 7:52 AM

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) presents band-aid solutions to address the country's need for more cellular towers

IN PHOTOS: Microsoft Surface Book 2

Oct 18, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Microsoft says its new laptop is twice as powerful as the latest MacBook Pro

Facebook groups open more channels for PH cybersex trade – study

Oct 18, 2017 - 2:40 PM

Easy access to social media also enables teenagers to be 'freelancers' in sex trafficking, according to the study

CYBERSEX. A new study by Plan International finds that 6 out of 10 of their respondents resorted to online means in seeking sex predators to trade children as young as 11 years old.

Bidding war heats up for $5-B second Amazon HQ

Oct 18, 2017 - 1:51 PM

Metropolises across the United States are locked in a frenzied bidding war desperate to woo Amazon into favoring them as the site of the e-commerce giant's second headquarters

E-COMMERCE GIANT. An Amazon logo is seen inside the Amazon corporate headquarters on June 16, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. David Ryder/Getty Images/AFP

A month into 'Destiny 2': What the first 'Destiny' should've been

Oct 18, 2017 - 1:36 PM

'It’s been a month since I first started playing, and I don’t think I’ll be abandoning it anytime soon'

VILLAINOUS INTENT. The bad guy finally has a face

Electric jet startup could become 'Uber in the sky'

Oct 18, 2017 - 11:19 AM

Israel-based startup Eviation Aircraft is working on a self-piloting, electric aircraft that, in the future, may be summoned with a smartphone

ALICE AIRCRAFT. Eviation's electric aircraft is designed to take 9 passengers up to 1,000km at more than 240 knots. Photo from Eviation website

Security flaw prompts fears on WiFi connections

Oct 17, 2017 - 6:26 PM

Attackers can exploit the flaw in WPA2 – the name for the encryption protocol – 'to read information that was previously assumed to be safely encrypted,' says a blog post by KU Leuven researcher Mathy Vanhoef

New Huawei Mate 10 bets on AI in challenge to Apple, Samsung

Oct 17, 2017 - 10:45 AM

The Chinese tech titan reveals its high-end smartphone just weeks after Apple unveiled its top-of-the-line iPhone X – a bold, timing choice seen as a direct challenge to the American company

Russia fines Telegram for not giving backdoor access

Oct 16, 2017 - 9:34 PM

A Moscow court imposed an 800,000-ruble fine over Telegram's failure to 'provide law enforcement agencies with information' about its users and their messages

FINED. A Moscow court imposed an 800,000-ruble fine over Telegram's failure to "provide law enforcement agencies with information" about its users and their messages. File photo

Thousands respond 'me too' to actress's Twitter prompt on sexual abuse

Oct 16, 2017 - 5:49 PM

The avalanche of painful personal stories comes amid a series of high-profile sex abuse scandals – the latest centered around powerful Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein

TRENDING. The #MeToo hashtag trended on Twitter as thousands responded to actress Alyssa Milano's call. Photo by Leon Neal/AFP

WPA2 WiFi security protocol breached, experts warn

Oct 16, 2017 - 5:43 PM

The WPA2 protocol vulnerabilities allow attackers to eavesdrop on WiFi traffic passing between computers and their access points

Advice for young tech entrepreneurs from young tech entrepreneurs

Oct 16, 2017 - 5:32 PM

The PH startup LX Innovative Solutions is made entirely of college students. Here they share what they've learned so far as a startup, hoping to inspire more

American-Japanese giant robot duel set for October 17

Oct 16, 2017 - 1:02 PM

The duel between the Megabot Mk. III and the Kuratas will be broadcast live on and will be replayed on other social media platforms at its conclusion

BOT BATTLE. Megabots and Suidobashi will bring their respective mechs to a paintball duel. Screen shot from Twitter post.

'Globe on strike too?': Netizens complain about network's service interruptions

Oct 16, 2017 - 11:55 AM

Netizens take to social media their frustration over the network's service interruptions, putting 'Globe' to the top trending topics in the Philippines on Monday morning

4 upcoming games that have esports potential

Oct 15, 2017 - 8:00 AM

While Dota 2 isn't fading soon, here are some new games that should be a hoot to watch pro players master

FIGHTERZ. The new Dragon Ball fighting game is gaining traction for its beautiful visuals and potential as a spectator esport. Screenshot from Dragon Ball FighterZ

5 basic cybersecurity tips for businesses

Oct 14, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Businesses should be aware that they are especially appealing to hackers, and hence, should remain vigilant in making sure that all the proverbial doors are locked

PT&T looks to become major telco force in 3 years

Oct 13, 2017 - 9:06 PM

In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Friday, October 13, in response to news reports, PT&T confirms 'it intends to regain its status as a major telecommunications force in the Philippines and expand its present fixed broadband business across the country'

Uber files appeal against London ban

Oct 13, 2017 - 7:32 PM

"We have this morning filed our appeal on the London licence decision at Westminster Magistrates' Court," Uber says in a statement ahead of the Friday deadline

UBER IN LONDON. This file photo taken on September 22, 2017 shows a woman posing whilst holding a smartphone showing the App for ride-sharing cab service Uber, near to a black London taxi cab in London. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Razer's first smartphone to debut November 1

Oct 13, 2017 - 1:32 PM

The phone will reportedly have 8GB of RAM and a custom Android Razer Edition OS

GAMING PHONE. Razer is set to unveil its first phone on November 1. Photo from Twitter/Razer

Samsung Electronics CEO resigns, even as record profits expected

Oct 13, 2017 - 12:26 PM

The resignation comes as the company struggles to overcome a bribery scandal involving its de-facto head and heir Lee Jae-Yong

STEPPING DOWN. Kwon Oh-Hyun of Samsung Electronics Co., speaks during the company's annual general meeting at the Seocho office building in Seoul on March 24, 2017. Photo by SeongJoon Cho/AFP

Who's behind Pinoy Ako Blog?

Oct 13, 2017 - 11:18 AM

Jover Laurio comes forward as the person behind Pinoy Ako Blog

Garena to launch Arena of Valor in PH

Oct 12, 2017 - 11:08 PM

Filipino players can now pre-register for Arena of Valor, Garena’s first mobile MOBA game

Ireland approves massive Apple data center

Oct 12, 2017 - 9:57 PM

The project, first announced more than two-and-a-half years ago, would be the biggest private investment in western Ireland

Bitcoin bursts through $5,000 for first time

Oct 12, 2017 - 5:40 PM

The cryptocurrency strikes a new record high of $5,183.97 at around 0820 GMT according to financial data provider Bloomberg

PLDT building submarine cable for PH link to 3 continents

Oct 12, 2017 - 4:00 PM

With an initial investment of P500 million, PLDT is set to open its Asia-Africa-Europe 1 Submarine Cable System (AAE-1) before the end of 2017

Fake Adblock software slips into Chrome Web Store

Oct 12, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Adblock has some advice on how to determine if your Adblock Plus is fake

ADBLOCK PLUS. The fake version of the ad-blocker shows that popular software can be imitated in order to get into user systems. Screenshot from Twitter/SwiftOnSecurity

OnePlus accused of collecting data traceable to users

Oct 12, 2017 - 2:10 PM

While it's common for phones to collect data, OnePlus phones reportedly do it in a way that users can be identified and tied to the collected data

ONEPLUS PHONES. A security researcher finds that phones running on OnePlus' OxygenOS operating system may be collecting sensitive data that ties users to their data. Screenshot from OnePlus website

New Globe roaming packages go for as low as P300 per day

Oct 12, 2017 - 12:46 PM

Long-term vacationers in the US, South Korea, and Australia can avail of roaming rates that are cheaper than the network's daily roaming rate

Oculus unveils standalone virtual reality headset

Oct 12, 2017 - 11:23 AM

The new Go headsets will be priced at $199, a price point that Facebook believes should help them eventually reach a billion VR users

OCULUS GO. The new VR headset doesn't require a phone to use. Photo from Oculus

Facebook, Instagram restored following service downtime

Oct 12, 2017 - 12:29 AM

Are Facebook and Instagram down in your location? You're not alone!

Pope hits 40 million mark on Twitter

Oct 11, 2017 - 8:31 PM

Despite despite the dry, religious nature of most of his tweets Pope Francis is a powerhouse on Twitter

POPE FRANCIS. Pope Francis (R) wears a plastic poncho as he waves to well wishers after a mass in Tacloban on January 17, 2015. File photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

Britain looks to regulate Facebook and Google as news publishers

Oct 11, 2017 - 5:08 PM

The British government is looking at the role Google and Facebook play in the news environment and what they should be accountable for

DPWH to use drones, geotagging to combat ghost projects

Oct 10, 2017 - 6:26 PM

Under the new system, says Secretary Mark Villar, contractor claims will only be processed after they submit geo-tagged photos and geographic-based status reports

Benchmarks show that iOS updates don't slow down old iPhones

Oct 10, 2017 - 4:10 PM

New 3DMark test results show a minimal performance decrease among older iPhones after upgrading to iOS 11

Shell stations to offer charging for electric vehicles

Oct 10, 2017 - 1:25 PM

Lack of charging equipment is one of the main reasons for the slow uptake of electric vehicles in the Philippines

CHARGING POSTS SOON. The agreement requires that the initial 100 pilot sites for the charging stations will be strategically located in Pilipinas Shell's retail stations in Metro Manila. Rappler file photo

Google finds Russian-financed content – Washington Post

Oct 10, 2017 - 12:51 PM

The search giant says Russian agents spent 'tens of thousands of dollars' on ads meant to spread disinformation during the 2016 U.S. presidential elections