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Online tool lets you check if your passwords have been compromised

Feb 22, 2018 - 3:57 PM

Pwned Passwords is a password cross-referencing tool that organizations and individuals can use to inform their password choices. It has been recently upgraded to support half a billion passwords

5 phones we're expecting to see at MWC 2018

Feb 22, 2018 - 1:41 PM

Here are some of the phones we’re expecting to see at the world's biggest mobile communications expo

S9. At the back, you can see the dual cameras fitted on what is supposed to be the new Galaxy S9 from Samsung. Photo from Evan Blass/@evleaks/Twitter


Data-driven education, students as cybercrime targets at EduTech PH 2018

Feb 21, 2018 - 7:17 PM

Teachers will not be replaced by technology; however, teachers who do not make good use of technology may be replaced by ones who do, asserts one speaker at the tech-in-education conference

DAVID WARING. David Waring of Smoothwall discusses the typical profile of an educational institution when it comes to cybersecurity. Photo by Victor Barreiro Jr./Rappler


The Samsung Galaxy S9: Expected specs and features

Feb 21, 2018 - 2:06 PM

Samsung’s latest flagship will reportedly have an F/1.5 camera, with the Plus version sporting dual rear cameras

GALAXY S9. Images of what is supposedly Samsung's newest flagship has been seen on prominent leaker Evan Blass' Twitter page. Photos from Evan Blass/@evleaks/Twitter


This wearable neckband records hands-free 360-degree videos

Feb 19, 2018 - 4:16 PM

The Kickstarter project called FITT360 is the creation of Samsung spinoff Linkflow, and is targeting an October launch for $700

Photo from Fitt360 Kickstarter page


Specs, price: Starmobile UP Groove

Feb 18, 2018 - 3:01 PM

This P3,490 phone has one feature that helps set it apart from other ultra-budget models: loud speakers. Check out its specs here!

STARMOBILE UP GROOVE. Photo by Jeff Digma


Specs, price: Starmobile UP Selfie

Feb 18, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Check out the specs of Starmobile's budget selfie specialist here

STARMOBILE UP SELFIE. Photo by Jeff Digma


Cybersecurity roundup: February 11 to 17, 2018

Feb 17, 2018 - 11:22 AM

Here's an overview of some of the major occurrences in the cybersecurity sector from February 11 to 17

LOOK: 10 iPhone X clones from China

Feb 14, 2018 - 6:15 PM

While a number of Chinese brands have made a name for themselves with their own designs, a considerable number still choose to make straight-up imitations

Photo from Oukitel


More and more empty stores in Manhattan as e-commerce grows

Feb 14, 2018 - 1:09 PM

With more people shopping online, plus the higher rent, physical businesses are closing shop in Manhattan

RISING PROUD. People walk past One World Trade Center in New York City. File photo by Andrew Burton/AFP


WATCH: What are the differences between the Huawei Mate 10 and 10 Pro?

Feb 11, 2018 - 7:45 PM

What features justify the Mate 10 Pro's higher price? What features does it lack that might break the deal for some? We compare the two versions of Huawei's flagships here

10 PRO. The Pro is P6,000 more expensive than the standard Mate 10 but is fitted with the a trendier 18:9 display. Photo by Nappy Manegdeg/Rappler


Rappler Game Night: 'Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition'

Feb 11, 2018 - 6:15 PM

Fighting game caster Billy Añonuevo drops by to help Rappler Gaming League's 'Street Fighter V' noobs beat the game's arcade mode!

Rappler Game Night: 'UFC 3'

Feb 10, 2018 - 7:00 PM

We try out the game's 'Knockout Mode' where it's all kicks and punches and knees and elbows while Snoop Dogg does the commentating

Rappler Game Night: 'Monster Hunter: World'

Feb 08, 2018 - 6:45 PM

The guys of Monster Hunter: World PH join the Rappler Gaming League to try and defeat the fearsome early-game beast Barroth!

Samsung Galaxy A8 impressions: For those who've always wanted the S8

Feb 03, 2018 - 6:14 PM

Solid, but theoretically, you could also just save up a little more for the S8

GALAXY A8. Samsung's new premium phone takes some of the S8's features and wraps them up in a slightly more affordable package. Photo by Nappy Manegdeg/Rappler


Asus Zenfone Max Plus impressions: An affordable 18:9 phone

Feb 03, 2018 - 6:12 PM

It's one of the most sensible 18:9 offerings in the market this year

ZENFONE MAX PLUS. The Max Plus is Asus' first phone for 2018. Photo by Nappy Manegdeg/Rappler


SciTech wRap for February 3, 2018

Feb 03, 2018 - 10:00 AM

This week's roundup features Russian rockets, Chinese sex dolls, and the world's social media darling, Facebook. Here's the SciTech wRap for February 3, 2018!

WATCH: Defeating Shadow of the Colossus' first colossus

Jan 31, 2018 - 10:30 AM

Join us in our preview of this beautiful remake of a PS2 classic, launching on February 6

What's it like using smart speakers in the PH?

Jan 29, 2018 - 2:24 PM

'When our service provider had connection problems in our area, Google Assistant would repeat to me every 30 minutes that it 'couldn’t find the internet''

GOOGLE HOME. The search giant steps into the smart speaker arena with the 2016 release of this device. Screenshot from Google.


Rappler Game Night: 'Dragon Ball FighterZ'

Jan 27, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Check out the eye-popping action and beautiful animations in the latest Dragon Ball fighting game


SciTech wRap for January 27, 2018

Jan 27, 2018 - 10:00 AM

From Facebook's admission that they're damaging democracy to Intel's continuing problems with their chips, here's a roundup of this week's top tech and science stories

The 9 trends that will shape digital marketing in the Philippines in 2018

Jan 23, 2018 - 7:15 PM

Digital marketing expert Gary Viray shares his insights and observations on how businesses can reach out best to today's connected Filipinos

Photo from Propelrr


Rappler Game Night: 'NBA 2K18' with 2K18 PH champions

Jan 20, 2018 - 9:13 PM

PH NBA 2K18 champs play against one another in a rematch of the PH NBA 2K18 finals held last December


SciTech wRap for January 20, 2018

Jan 20, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Here's a roundup of our favorite science and technology stories for this week!

Esport community conflicted as it feels effects of new GAB rules

Jan 18, 2018 - 3:39 PM

The Games and Amusement Board now requires mandatory drug testing for THC and methamphetamine for players, official athletic licenses, and sharing of profits from organizers

MANILA MAJOR. In 2016, the Philippines hosted one of Valve's official Dota 2 tournaments, way before the Games and Amusement Board granted esport players athlete status. File photo from PGL eSports Facebook page.


As tech ascends, has CES made Detroit Auto Show an afterthought?

Jan 17, 2018 - 7:39 PM

'At Detroit, you see the cars of yesterday. At Las Vegas, you get a glimpse of the cars of tomorrow,' says one industry expert

CORVETTE. The 2019 Corvette ZR1 is pictured during the press preview at the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Michigan, on January 16, 2018. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP


SciTech wRap for January 13, 2018

Jan 13, 2018 - 10:39 AM

Here's a roundup of our favorite science and technology stories for this week!

10 predictions for smartphones this 2018

Jan 13, 2018 - 8:00 AM

What innovations and features should we expect from the smartphone industry this coming year? We take a look into our crystal ball


Beyond the car: how tech firms are exploring the future of transport

Jan 12, 2018 - 6:44 PM

A predicted shift away from owning and relying on cars will change the way urban planners design cities, say experts

24 of the coolest new gadgets showcased at CES 2018

Jan 10, 2018 - 9:30 PM

A phone case that's also a drone, a Nokia 'smart mattress,' and Razer's phone-powered laptop – these are just some of the awesome new gadgets shown at CES 2018


Traffic solutions, health tech, smart cities star at CES 2018

Jan 09, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Get a glimpse of new technological solutions to age-old problems being envisioned at one of the world's biggest trade shows

SHOWTIME. Data dancer Sophie Santella performs before a keynote address by Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich at CES 2018 at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on January 8, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Ethan Miller/AFP


WATCH: Why the Huawei Mate 10 was among 2017's best flagships

Jan 08, 2018 - 8:10 PM

In a nutshell: great specs at a very competitive price


The 4 top tech trends expected at CES 2018

Jan 08, 2018 - 5:02 PM

From smart, driverless vehicles to a more forceful push for 5G, these are the top trends at the year's biggest electronics show

LOOXIDVR. Shown is the first mobile VR headset to provide an interface for the eyes and the brain with two eye tracking cameras and six brain-wave sensors, on display at a press event for CES 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on January 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Alex Wong/AFP


What is a VPN and how can it keep me secure online?

Jan 05, 2018 - 4:18 PM

A virtual private network or a VPN adds an extra layer of protection against malicious parties online


Unliked: How Facebook is playing a part in the Rohingya genocide

Jan 05, 2018 - 9:47 AM

Facebook’s virtual coercive is one of division, competing realities and a lack of mutual acceptance. In Facebook’s virtual coercive, fiction is reality and lies can validate.

PLIGHT OF THE ROHINGYA. This picture taken on November 26, 2017, shows Rohingya Muslim refugees looking on near Kutupalong refugee camp at Cox's Bazar. File photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Nokia 8 review: A flagship comeback

Jan 04, 2018 - 8:26 PM

Nokia's return in the big leagues sets a promising tone

All photos by Alexis dela Cruz/Rappler


Facebook’s uneven enforcement of hate speech rules allows vile posts to stay up

Jan 02, 2018 - 5:39 PM

ProPublica asks Facebook to explain its decisions on a sample of 49 items, sent in by people who maintained that content reviewers had erred, mostly by leaving hate speech up, or in a few instances by deleting legitimate expression

8 most talked about issues on PH social media in 2017

Dec 27, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Mocha Uson, fake news, and the killing of Kian delos Santos are among the most talked about issues on social media in the Philippines in 2017

The 10 best bang-for-buck phones of 2017

Dec 27, 2017 - 12:15 AM

Here are some of the best phones that provide amazing value at their price point, released this year


Facebook's highlights and lowlights of 2017

Dec 26, 2017 - 5:19 PM

Facebook continues to grow in 2017. But with the growth comes mounting pressure to stymie fake news and balance its unhealthy dominance on the digital ad industry


2017's cybersecurity issues: The future's new normal?

Dec 26, 2017 - 3:23 PM

As we move into the new year, let's look at some of the major issues surrounding the world of cybersecurity as it relates to the world at large. It's very likely at least one of the following issues will be a part of your future.

PH esports achievements in 2017: Athletic licenses, victories, major fests

Dec 22, 2017 - 8:28 PM

From being recognized as athletes to international victories, PH esport players has had a lot to celebrate in 2017


10 best smartphones under P10,000 for 2017

Dec 22, 2017 - 8:09 PM

Here are our picks for the year’s best budget-friendly smartphones!

UNDP, PBE launch SDG monitoring app

Dec 21, 2017 - 5:08 PM

'If you do good, you can do well,' says UNDP Philippines Country Director Titon Mitra

PARTNERSHIP. SDGsBizPH app consolidates Sustainable Development Goals stories from the Philippine private sector. Illustration by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler

10 techie gifts for the car lover

Dec 20, 2017 - 9:07 PM

From affordable accessories to high-end speakers, here are some gift ideas for the people in your life that love cars

All photos from respective manufacturers


The year in consumer tech: iPhone X, Nokia's return, Bitcoin's rise

Dec 19, 2017 - 5:03 PM

From the return of a beloved brand to the rise of cryptocurrencies, here are some of the most important things that happened in the world of consumer tech in 2017


'Women journalists more vulnerable to online harassment'

Dec 15, 2017 - 7:10 PM

Award-winning journalist Julie Posetti talks to Rappler about the kinds of online harassment faced by women journalists worldwide

Rappler Game Night: 'Super Mario Odyssey'

Dec 14, 2017 - 7:52 PM

We return to the land of goombas and koopas in the latest adventure of gaming's favorite plumber


UnionBank sets out to hack PH banking with digital transformation

Dec 14, 2017 - 4:59 PM

UnionBank’s ongoing digital transformation involves a complete overhaul of its technology processes and work culture

Rappler Game Night: Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session

Dec 12, 2017 - 9:10 PM

Gelo Gonzales and Victor Barreiro put their music skills to the test by drumming to the beat of some of their favorite anime soundtracks