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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

Facebook 'i' button to give readers info about publisher

Oct 09, 2017 - 7:10 PM

The social network is testing a feature that will readily provide information about the publisher of a post

PUBLISHER INFO. A tab pops up from below to show information about the post's publisher along with related news from other sources. Screenshot from Facebook

New Blackberry phone ditches iconic keyboard

Oct 09, 2017 - 4:48 PM

Brand rights owner TCL introduces a new Blackberry phone which does away with the brand's signature feature

MOTION. TCL reveals keyboard-less Blackberry at Gitex Tech Week in Dubai, Monday, October 9, 2017. All official photos from Blackberry

Project Loon gets license to help bring back Puerto Rico cell signal

Oct 09, 2017 - 1:02 PM

The US Federal Communications Commission allows Project Loon to fly 30 helium balloons in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands for 6 months to deliver emergency LTE cellular reception in the areas

PUERTO RICO. A man installs a tarp over a damaged business roof in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, in Aibonito, Puerto Rico, September 29, 2017. File photo by Ricardo Arduengo/AFP

5 smart technologies a Filipino driver could use right now

Oct 08, 2017 - 8:00 AM

After dash-cams, here's a list of other gizmos that might make driving in the Philippines a little bit better

How to raise a 'unicorn' according to Filipino startup leaders

Oct 07, 2017 - 8:00 AM

'Go solve a problem for a billion people, rather than trying to be a billion-dollar company,' says one Fil-Am Silicon Valley guru

'Online sexual violence harming children' – Pope

Oct 06, 2017 - 10:41 PM

In a speech about protecting the dignity of children in the internet era, Francis warns of the spread of extreme pornography, sexting, and online bullying as well as sexual exploitation, trafficking and the live-streaming of rape and violence against children

POPE FRANCIS. This handout picture released by the Vatican press office shows Pope Francis (R) during a meeting with the participants to the congress 'Child Dignity in the Digital World' on October 6, 2017 at the Vatican. Handout photo/AFP

'Patient experience management platform' wins PH HealthTech Challenge

Oct 06, 2017 - 5:23 PM

The Swiss-sponsored health technology contest is an opportunity to showcase solutions to improve healthcare today

Anupam Chatterjee of The Destiny Labs makes his pitch at the contest. Photo by Edd K. Usman/Rappler

Russians used Kaspersky program to hack US intel contractor's computer – report

Oct 06, 2017 - 4:49 PM

The Wall Street Journal says the 2015 hack led to the Russians obtaining information on how the NSA itself penetrates foreign computer networks and protects itself from cyberattacks

What is Bitcoin?

Oct 06, 2017 - 4:01 PM

The basics of how BitCoin is earned and used

Netflix raising subscription prices in U.S. and Europe

Oct 06, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Even with the price hike, the streaming service is still cheaper than traditional cable subscriptions in the affected regions

NETFLIX HQ. This file photo taken on April 14, 2011 shows the Netflix company logo at the Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, California, USA. File photo by Ryan Anson

Specs comparison: iPhone 8 and 8 Plus vs Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL

Oct 05, 2017 - 8:49 PM

Check out how the new phones from Apple and Google stack up with one another in this side-by-side spec comparison

WATCH: Google's best announcements at its Pixel 2 event

Oct 05, 2017 - 7:21 PM

From earphones that can translate languages in real-time to a phone with the highest-rated camera ever, check out the search giant's big revelations at their event

NEW TOYS. The search giant introduces its new products at its October event. Photo from Google

Google Home Max trends in the Philippines

Oct 05, 2017 - 2:46 PM

Find out why people are excited about Google's new products

WATCH: PlayStation Play Everything Roadshow kicks off in PH

Oct 05, 2017 - 11:03 AM

The public event gives Filipino gamers a chance to get their hands on the PlayStation 4’s latest offerings

PSVR. A participant tries on the PlayStation's VR device at the PS Roadshow. Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler

Google introduces its first wireless earphones

Oct 05, 2017 - 2:11 AM

The Pixel Buds, as they are called, are set to compete with Apple's AirPods

Photo from Google

Google shows off Clips, its smart camera

Oct 05, 2017 - 1:51 AM

The Google Clips smart camera aims to mix artificial intelligence, hardware, and software

GOOGLE CLIPS. Screen shot from Google livestream.

Google introduces the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL

Oct 05, 2017 - 1:14 AM

(UPDATED) Google formally introduces the Google Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL, as well as the Daydream View VR headset and the Google Pixel Buds

THE PIXEL 2 AND PIXEL 2 XL. Screen shot from Google Livestream.

Google's Pixelbook is a 4-in-1 convertible laptop

Oct 05, 2017 - 12:59 AM

Running on Chrome OS, Google's Pixelbook can sport either Core i5 and i7 processors, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of storage space

PIXELBOOK. Screen shot from Google livestream.

Google announces the Home Mini, Home Max

Oct 05, 2017 - 12:32 AM

(UPDATED) Google formally introduces its new Google Home device, the Google Home Mini!

GOOGLE HOME MINI. Screen shot from livestream.

WATCH: Google's Pixel 2 event

Oct 04, 2017 - 5:19 PM

Watch as the tech giant unveils their new phones and possibly more. The show officially begins on Thursday, October 5, at 12 am.