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Young civil servants push for digital transformation in LGUs

Nov 19, 2018 - 5:29 PM

#HackSociety winner AI4GOV wants local governments to use artificial intelligence to improve delivery of services. They also want to empower LGUs to champion digital methods

AI4GOV. Lei Motilla at the #HackSociety pitching emphasizes that 'it's not about simply utilizing available digital tools, but understanding the importance of the 'digital change-management process'


5 tips to help you on the journey to professional YouTubing

Nov 19, 2018 - 9:31 AM

Here's a quick roundup of tips for getting off the ground when starting your own YouTube channel

SO YOU WANNA BE A YOUTUBER. Jolly Estaris leads a session offering tips to prospective YouTubers in getting off the ground. Screenshot from YouTube.

Never without their smartphones: a global revolution

Nov 18, 2018 - 4:00 PM

This year, the number of smartphone users in the world is expected to pass 3 billion

This picture taken on November 12, 2018 shows job seekers looking at their smartphones while searching for employment during a jobs fair in Seoul. - Women often struggle to find a foothold in South Korea's male-dominated corporate culture and a series of firms have now been caught allegedly using sexist recruitment targets to keep it that way. Despite its economic and technological advances the South remains a patriarchal society, and has one of the world's thickest glass ceilings for women. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP)

'All you have to do is start': Bloggers on content creation in the social media age

Nov 17, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Panelists Noemi Lardizabal Dado, Kenneth Surat, and Mark Macanas discuss the history of blogging and the rise of social media, the advent of monetization, and some tips for aspiring content makers

TALKING ABOUT CONTENT CREATION. Panel host Ace Gapuz speaks with bloggers Noemi Lardizabal Dado, Kenneth Surat, and Mark Macanas on making content. Screenshot from YouTube.

These Filipino high school kids are out to end bullying

Nov 14, 2018 - 5:58 PM

These iAcademy students won in the 'Peace' category of #HackSociety 2018

#HackSociety pitching on October 30, 2018.

What he did for love? Japanese man 'marries' a hologram

Nov 13, 2018 - 6:26 PM

Gatebox, the company that produces the hologram devices, issues a 'marriage certificate,' which certifies that a human and a virtual character have wed 'beyond dimensions'

In this photograph taken on November 10, 2018 Japanese Akihiko Kondo poses next to a hologram of Japanese virtual reality singer Hatsune Miku as he holds the doll version of her at his apartment in Tokyo, a week after marrying her. - Akihiko Kondo, who is an administrator at a school, married to a Japanese virtual reality singer called Hatsune Miku in early November 2018. The bride is a computer animation with saucer eyes and lengthy aquamarine pigtails who performs to adoring fans as virtual reality character . (Photo by Behrouz MEHRI / AFP) / TO GO WITH AFP STORY: Japan-culture-entertainment-computers-music-social, FOCUS by Miwa SUZUKI

Smartphones raising a mentally fragile generation

Nov 13, 2018 - 1:26 PM

San Diego State University psychology professor Jean Twenge sees smartphones and social media as raising an unhappy, compliant generation of teens and adults

JEAN TWENGE. San Diego State University psychology professor Jean Twenge poses in San Diego, California, on September 17, 2018. Photo by Julie Charpentrat/AFP

Efficient data management needed as digital universe nears 20 trillion GB

Nov 12, 2018 - 3:50 PM

Tech leaders present potential business solutions at MSI's CXO Innovation Summit as the information age's data explosion continues

A COMPLICATED MATTER. Tarun Gupta, regional solutions architect at cybersecurity firm Trend Micro, illustrates with a picture  how tough managing cybersecurity can be for companies today: you're trying to fix the wheel while the car keeps running, even on just 2 wheels. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Young Pinoy innovators want to make affordable biotech lab kits

Nov 08, 2018 - 3:44 PM

Only 3 out of 10 high schools in the Philippines have a science laboratory. #HackSociety winner, team BTBox, is looking to address the problem by making portable, affordable lab kits that high school students can use

BTBOX. Kenneth Kim says their kits are 90% cheaper than competing lab kits at the #HackSociety pitching on October 30, 2018


Q&A: Xiaomi's Southeast Asia director on how 5G will change phones

Nov 06, 2018 - 5:35 PM

The speed that 5G promises may unlock a new role for the smartphone as we know it

CHEN. Xiaomi director for Southeast Asia, John Chen at an acclimatization event for their new flagship, the Mi Mix 3. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Q&A: How 5G is shaping up in PH, according to PLDT's Joachim Horn

Nov 06, 2018 - 10:57 AM

5G adoption will be driven first by the enterprise as 5G phones are expected to be too expensive in the early stages

PATH TO 5G. PLDT chief technology advisor Joachim Horn. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

LOOK: Smart 5G banners, 5G-branded vehicles in Clark

Nov 05, 2018 - 1:21 PM

The said promotional materials were put up in conjunction with a Smart event announcing the telco’s plans to deploy their first 5G cell site in the city

5G CITY. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Data Privacy 101: What is a Privacy Impact Assessment?

Oct 30, 2018 - 2:43 PM

Learn more about privacy impact assessments and data protection impact assessments, and how they help foster mindfulness about data compliance in companies and organizations

IN PHOTOS: This VR gaming spot makes the trek to the Marikina-Pasig boundary worth it

Oct 30, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Get ready for a different kind of gaming experience

VirtualPH at the Ayala Malls Feliz, October 26, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

OPPO R17 Pro impressions: Highlights low-light photography

Oct 29, 2018 - 4:56 PM

The device flaunts a triple rear camera setup which consists of a 12MP, 20MP, and 3D camera

OPPO R17 PRO. All photos by Kyle Chua/Rappler


Blockchains won't fix internet voting security – and could make it worse

Oct 28, 2018 - 2:12 PM

As scholars who have studied traditional and blockchain-based voting, we believe that while blockchains may help with some specific issues, they can’t fix the basic problems with internet voting. In fact, they could make things worse.

Social media in the spotlight in Brazil presidential race

Oct 24, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Facebook and its WhatsApp messenger service are in the spotlight for being used in disinformation trafficking

FAKE NEWS FIGHTING. Students of Unified Educational Centers (CEU) attend a lesson on 'Fake News: access, security and veracity of information', in Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 21, 2018.  File photo Miguel Schincariol/AFP

Cryptocurrency bitcoin marks 10 years

Oct 23, 2018 - 1:14 PM

It's been nearly 10 years since bitcoin first came on the scene. Here's what you need to know about its development.

BITCOIN. This file picture taken on February 28, 2014 shows a man talking on a mobile phone in a shop displaying a Bitcoin sign during the opening ceremony of the first bitcoin retail shop in Hong Kong. File photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

The perils of Facebook’s pivot to video

Oct 22, 2018 - 10:09 AM

How Facebook video's shifting algorithms and undisclosed discrepancies hurt advertisers and publishers alike

iPhone Xs and Xs Max: Smart postpaid rates

Oct 20, 2018 - 11:45 AM

Smart releases its iPhone Xs and Xs Max packages shortly after Globe releases theirs

Screenshot from Apple livestream.


[OPINION] Can the PH be a crypto country?

Oct 20, 2018 - 10:25 AM

Mainstream adoption may lower cost of remittances, extend financial inclusion to the unbanked, and accelerate digital commerce


iPhone Xs and Xs Max: Globe postpaid rates

Oct 19, 2018 - 1:45 PM

Globe releases their postpaid rates for Apple's new iPhones


Of course, Twitter folks had fun with #YouTubeDOWN

Oct 17, 2018 - 11:54 AM

Count on Twitter to provide the LOLs


Every major announcement at the Huawei Mate 20 launch

Oct 16, 2018 - 8:50 PM

Huawei's new consumer products for the final quarter of the year have been announced

HUAWEI'S NEW PHONE. There's plenty to tease for the arrival of the Mate 20. Image from Huawei's Twitter.


Could an artificial intelligence be considered a person under the law?

Oct 14, 2018 - 9:56 AM

The author believes human rights and dignity would suffer if artifiical intelligence is given personhood under the law for a number of a reasons

ROBOTS WITH CITIZENSHIP. Sophia, a robot granted citizenship in Saudi Arabia. MSC/wikimedia, CC BY Roman V. Yampolskiy, University of Louisville

50 years old, ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ still offers insight about the future

Oct 13, 2018 - 10:40 AM

The movie's infamous computer HAL is both Alexa and Siri – but much better

SPACESUITS. Even 17 years beyond 2001, spacesuits are bulkier than this. Matthew J. Cotter/Flickr, CC BY-SA


Why more women don’t win science Nobels

Oct 13, 2018 - 10:40 AM

Only 3% of these prizes have gone to women since 1901

NOBEL LAUREATE. Professor Dr. Donna Strickland is applauded during a news conference at the University of Waterloo to field questions about her shared Nobel Prize in Physics, October 2, 2018 in Waterloo, Canada. Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images/AFP


Q&A: RiskIQ's Yonathan Klijnsma on the group that hacked the ABS-CBN store

Oct 07, 2018 - 9:07 AM

In this Q&A, we discuss the learnings of RiskIQ, which has been tracking Magecart operations for the past few years

Rappler Talk: Legal ramifications Facebook faces in PH for security breach

Oct 06, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Rappler talks to the National Privacy Commission's complaints and investigations chief, Francis Acero, about what penalties Facebook may face in light of the September 2018 hack


What we know: Facebook's September 2018 security breach

Oct 04, 2018 - 11:20 AM

So far, these are the things that Facebook has revealed about their security failure

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How humans fit into Google’s machine future

Oct 01, 2018 - 11:10 AM

'The perfect search engine would be like the mind of God,' Google co-founder Sergey Brin has once said

Spray-on antennas unlock communication of the future

Sep 30, 2018 - 12:09 PM

Spray-on antennas may bring connectivity to a new range of objects

Why do so many people fall for fake profiles online?

Sep 30, 2018 - 12:03 PM

Mistakenly thinking each friend request has come from a real person may cause people to accept friend requests simply to be polite and not hurt someone else’s feelings


What to do after the massive Facebook hack

Sep 29, 2018 - 4:17 PM

While Facebook continues to investigate, here are a few key steps to take to protect yourself from further potential exposure to risks

Paper-based electronics could fold, biodegrade and be basis for next-gen devices

Sep 29, 2018 - 2:33 PM

Papertronics can be particularly useful in remote areas with limited resources because they’re powered by bacteria that can inhabit even the most extreme of conditions and break down nearly any material to produce electrons

How Instagram may change after founders' departure

Sep 26, 2018 - 5:08 PM

More and more, Facebook may try to funnel more Instagram users, known for being a younger demographic, onto its main platform

Constant 'relearning,' non-routine abilities key to future job security – PIDS

Sep 24, 2018 - 6:41 PM

The Philippine Institute for Development Studies' report lays out the landscape of jobs in the Philippines as automation threatens to displace workers

ROBOT WAITER. In an example of possible automation in the food service industry, this little robotic waiter at ROBOT.HE restaurant in Shanghai wheels up to the table, raises its glass lid to reveal a steaming plate of local Shanghai-style crayfish and announces in low, mechanical tones, 'Enjoy your meal.' AFP Photo


New skills needed as automation shifts job landscape – World Economic Forum

Sep 24, 2018 - 6:30 PM

According to a report by the World Economic Forum, here are primary considerations when it comes to the future of work in the age of automation

Q&A: Researcher who found ABS-CBN breach on detecting skimmers

Sep 21, 2018 - 3:48 PM

33% of all online stores have been hacked at least once since 2015, according to Dutch security researcher Willem De Groot

DE GROOT. The Dutch security researcher specializes in threat intelligence analysis. Willem De Groot photo from his Twitter page @gwillem

What to do in case of a data breach

Sep 20, 2018 - 7:38 PM

Here are 4 simple steps to take in case you've been involved in a data breach


The Information and Democracy Commission: Defending free flow of truthful info

Sep 18, 2018 - 7:19 PM

The Information and Democracy Commission is a global initiative launched by Reporters Without Borders to build a formal multi-sectoral approach to combating misinformation and disinformation in the digital age


Here’s how Huawei's Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are shaping up

Sep 18, 2018 - 3:12 PM

Huawei’s upcoming flagship, the Mate 20, is rumored to have an extremely small teardrop notch and a square camera module.

HUAWEI'S NEW PHONE. There's plenty to tease for the arrival of the Mate 20. Image from Huawei's Twitter.

'Dragon Quest XI' review roundup: Incredible but lacking innovation

Sep 18, 2018 - 1:20 PM

A trio of Japan's best creative minds craft a masterpiece whose biggest fault is that it sticks to tradition a little bit too much

All photos from Square Enix


'NBA 2K19' review roundup: The gold standard but pay-to-win system mars game

Sep 17, 2018 - 4:17 PM

'NBA 2K19' continues to excel but microtransactions also continue to rule the day in online career modes

Screenshot from NBA 2K19 video


Key internet connections and locations at risk from rising seas

Sep 16, 2018 - 10:16 AM

Current internet cable systems may have less than a decade to adapt to the changing global climate

RISING WATERS. An operator works during the mooring of an undersea fiber optic cable at Arrietara beach near the Spanish Basque village of Sopelana on June 13, 2017. Photo by Ander Gillenea/AFP


Propaganda-spewing Russian trolls act differently online from regular people

Sep 15, 2018 - 5:40 PM

Trolls take advantage of weaknesses in society, and the fix involves not just technological means but more so educating people


Will EU copyright overhaul 'break' the internet?

Sep 14, 2018 - 5:37 PM

The most contested aspect of the bill, Article 13, will require content sharing sites to deploy tools that harshly filter out copyrighted material from user posts

EU. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker delivers his State of the Union speech at the European Parliament on September 12, 2018 in Strasbourg, eastern France. Photo by Frederick Florin/AFP


Steve Nash's Apple appearance is this year's Shigeru Miyamoto moment

Sep 13, 2018 - 7:18 PM

Steve Nash introduces the Homecourt app, which tracks a basketball player's shots and other factors such as release angle and leg angle


At a glance: The major announcements from Apple's September 2018 keynote

Sep 13, 2018 - 2:05 AM

Check out Apple's announcements at a glance!

Here's how you can watch Apple's September 2018 keynote event

Sep 12, 2018 - 7:54 PM

Apple is livestreaming its keynote on Twitter for the first time ever!