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CES global gadget fest on track despite pandemic

Jun 04, 2020 - 10:05 AM

The Consumer Electronics Show happens every January

CES. The CES logo is displayed during CES 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 7, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by David Becker/Getty Images/AFP


Rappler Talk: Women power – TOWNS protects our frontliners

May 02, 2020 - 10:26 AM

Rappler's Maria Ressa and ANCx's Ces Drilon talk to fellow TOWNS awardees about how the foundation was able to raise P60 million to purchase PPE sets for COVID-19 frontliners in hospitals all over the country

10 cool gadgets at CES 2020: Robot companions, beauty wands

Jan 09, 2020 - 4:52 PM

Here are some of the coolest gadgets spotted at CES 2020

Screenshot from Lovot YouTube video


Chinese firms push ahead at CES 2020 despite trade war

Jan 09, 2020 - 4:52 PM

Titans such as Huawei, TCL, Skyworth, Hisense and Lenovo once again have eye-catching booths on the show floor

HUAWEI. Attendees walk by the Huawei booth during CES 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 8, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by David Becker/Getty Images/AFP


Twitter tests feature that lets you control who can reply to your tweets

Jan 09, 2020 - 4:49 PM

Currently in test phase, the feature lets you choose whether you want everybody to be able to reply, just your followers, or no one at all

TWITTER. Twitter branding is displayed ahead of the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 5, 2020. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP


As the tech industry faces an identity crisis, CES needs to evolve

Jan 09, 2020 - 1:15 PM

Technology is meant to showcase how scientific advancements can make a positive impact. It needs to help solve bigger problems than the question of how to fit more pixels on a screen.

CES 2020. The CES logo is displayed during CES 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 7, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by David Becker/Getty Images/AFP

'Sex tech' aims to rise above negative image

Jan 09, 2020 - 9:50 AM

Entrepreneurs in this industry, many of whom started out in conventional consumer electronics, medicine or cosmetics, say pleasure and health go hand-in-hand

SEX TOYS. For the first time sex tech is making an appearance at CES in the health and wellness section of the giant electronics and gadget fair. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP


Ryzen 4000, DG1 GPU: Chip rivals AMD and Intel’s CES 2020 announcements

Jan 08, 2020 - 7:32 PM

AMD is releasing a new graphics card to challenge Nvidia's GTX 1660 Ti while Intel is looking to improve graphics in ultra-thin notebooks

AMD. Screenshot from AMD CES 2020 livestream


Samsung CES 2020 keynote highlights: Fitness exoskeletons, ball-shaped robots

Jan 07, 2020 - 4:24 PM

From ball-shaped robots to fitness exoskeletons, here are the key announcements from Samsung’s CES 2020 keynote

GEMS. The GEMS (Gait Enhancing & Motivating System) exoskeleton device, paired with augmented reality glasses, works as a personal fitness coach. CES is one of the largest tech shows on the planet, showcasing more than 4,500 exhibiting companies representing the entire consumer technology ecosystem. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP


Western Digital shows off prototype 8TB external SSD at CES 2020

Jan 07, 2020 - 3:07 PM

Also announced at CES 2020 are the Ultra Dual Drive Luxe, a flash drive with a dual connector drive setup, a gaming-friendly solid state drive, and some Xbox One-specific gaming hard drives

PROTOTYPE. Sandisk's new prototype is an 8 terabyte external solid state drive that fits in your pocket. Image adapted from SanDisk's Twitter.

Hyundai to make flying cars for Uber air taxis

Jan 07, 2020 - 12:01 PM

Hyundai says it will produce the four-passenger electric 'vertical take-off and landing vehicles' at 'automotive scale,' without offering details

FLYING TAXIS. Eric Allison (L), Head of Uber Elevate, and Jaiwon Shin, Head of Urban Air Mobility at Hyundai, talk about the S-A1 electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft at the Hyundai news event, during the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 6, 2020. Photo by David McNew/AFP

2020 with a big bang: This week's outlook

Jan 07, 2020 - 10:00 AM

What’s at stake and what can we expect this week in the aftermath of the assassination of the general who had shaped the battlefield in the Middle East and helped direct Assad’s war in Syria?

CES 2020 highlights: Toyota's 'woven' city, TVs as smartphones

Jan 07, 2020 - 9:47 AM

TCL introduces a 5G phone that's under $500 while LG announces a feature that allows people to shop on-screen for things they see on shows

Superfast 5G on the slow road at CES 2020

Jan 06, 2020 - 2:46 PM

5G is still in its infancy but more 5G-capable products are expected to be introduced at the annual gadget gala

CES 2020. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs from January 7-10 and features about 4,500 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 170,000 attendees. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP


5G laptops, 8K TVs, the return of Apple: What to expect at CES 2020

Jan 02, 2020 - 7:31 PM

The world's biggest consumer tech conference is just around the corner. Here's a preview.

Ces Drilon on revived libel complaint: ‘It’s absurd’

May 11, 2019 - 12:50 PM

'For merely participating in a legal internal process mandated by our employer, we could end up in jail for libel,' says the ABS-CBN veteran

QC prosecutor's office recommends filing of libel charges vs Ces Drilon, 2 others

May 10, 2019 - 7:36 PM

The Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office reverses its earlier resolutions dismissing the libel complaints filed by Gretchen Fullido against Ces Drilon, Marie Lozano, and news executive Venancio Borromeo

LIBEL. The Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office reverses its earlier resolutions dismissing the libel complaints filed by Gretchen Fullido against Ces Drilon, Marie Lozano, and news executive Venancio Borromeo. File photo from Fullido's Facebook page

QC prosecutors dismiss libel complaints vs Ces Drilon, Marie Lozano

Mar 22, 2019 - 11:26 AM

The Quezon City Prosecutor's Office says the statements of Ces Drilon and Marie Lozano are not libelous and 'fall within the category of a conditionally or qualifiedly privileged communication'

DISMISSED. Quezon City Office of the Prosecutor dismisses the libel complaints filed by Gretchen Fullido against Ces Drilon and Marie Lozano.

CES 2019: 10 most intriguing devices

Jan 15, 2019 - 7:26 PM

A smart toilet with Alexa built-in, a blood pressure monitor wearable, and virtual reality for your car – we’ve got you covered for all the cool tech at the CES 2019 show floor


Virtual reality makes splash, but it's not ready for prime time

Jan 11, 2019 - 5:18 PM

Even with impressive visuals, virtual reality appears to be in the slow lane toward mass adoption, according to analysts and industry attendees at the 2019 Consumer Electronic Show

VIRTUAL REALITY AT CES 2019. Attendees take a virtual reality tour at the Intel booth at CES 2019 consumer electronics show, January 10, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

Star Trek style translators step closer to reality at CES 2019

Jan 10, 2019 - 3:42 PM

An array of companies at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show are promoting increasingly sophisticated devices that allow people speaking different languages to converse with the help of handheld devices or wireless earpieces

TRANSLATORS AT CES 2019. The Travis Touch pocket translator is displayed at CES 2019 consumer electronics show, on January 9, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

For auto tech at CES, 'user experience' becomes the key

Jan 09, 2019 - 4:38 PM

With full autonomous driving still likely years away, there is a growing interest in making cars a place to live, work, communicate and enjoy the ride

MAKING CARS BETTER. Visteon's exhibit at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show included a prototype cockpit for cars which can be adapted for autonomous driving on January 8, 2019 in Las Vegas. Photo by Robert Lever/AFP

Twitter to test new features encouraging conversations

Jan 09, 2019 - 4:00 PM

The features include online status indicators and 'ice breaker' tweets

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Intel's latest chips compete with Project Athena in CES 2019 showcase

Jan 08, 2019 - 10:37 PM

Intel announces their next-generation 10nm Ice Lake chip is shipping this year.

INTEL INSIDE. Gregory Bryant, Intel senior vice president in the Client Computing Group, motions to a new laptop held by Sam Burd, president of the client solution group at Dell, during Intel's news event at CES 2019 on Jan. 7, 2019, in Las Vegas. Photo by Walden Kirsch/Intel Corporation

Hyundai shows off walking car project at CES 2019

Jan 08, 2019 - 3:31 PM

Hyundai's Elevate project is billed as an unprecedented 'Ultimate Mobility Vehicle' that combines technology from electric cars with robotics

ELEVATE. David Byron, industrial design manager for Sundberg-Ferar, speaks about the Hyundai Elevate during the Hyundai press conference at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center during CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 7, 2019. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

Sony's key announcements at CES 2019 include new TVs, strong PS4 sales

Jan 08, 2019 - 2:42 PM

We highlight some of the biggest announcements from Sony – from giant TVs to the ultimate party speaker

SONY'S KENICHIRO YOSHIDA. Sony President and CEO Kenichiro Yoshida walks on stage to speak at the Sony Electronics Inc. press conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center during CES 2019 (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas on January 7, 2019. Photo by David McNew/AFP

Nvidia announces RTX 2060, plans to bring RTX 2080 to laptops

Jan 07, 2019 - 6:52 PM

The RTX 2070, RTX 2080, and RTX 2080 Ti has made waves for being the first to use real-time ray-tracing, a rendering technology that makes light and its behavior more realistic

RTX 2060. The GPU maker adds another model to its ray-tracing family of cards. Photo from Nvidia


World's first AMD-powered Chromebooks unveiled at CES 2019

Jan 07, 2019 - 6:39 PM

AMD’s first Chromebook processors may give Intel and ARM a run for their money

At CES 2019, U.S. gadget love forecast to grow despite trust issues

Jan 07, 2019 - 10:26 AM

Trends gaining momentum – and expected to be on display on the CES show – include super high resolution 8K televisions, blazingly-fast 5G wireless internet, and virtual aides like Amazon's Alexa and the Google Assistant

CES 2019. Set up is underway at the Google pavilion at the Las Vegas Convention Center for CES 2019 technology show January 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

Global tech show to celebrate innovation amid mounting concerns

Jan 02, 2019 - 3:41 PM

'I think 2019 will be a year of trust-related challenges for the tech industry,' says an analyst

CES. File photo of the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 11, 2018 showing a Panasonic Thermal Imager displaying both a thermal image and a camera image. Photo by David McNew / AFP

Ces Drilon says Gretchen Fullido's allegations against her 'unthinkable'

Oct 06, 2018 - 3:02 PM

'As a victim of sexual harassment once before, it is unthinkable for me to say what Gretchen Fullido alleges I did,' the ABS-CBN executive says

CES DRILON. The ABS-CBN executive faces libel complaints from reporter Gretchen Fullido. Screenshot from Instagram.com/cesdrilon

No surprises: Alyssa Valdez, Jaja Santiago make final 2018 Asian Games roster

Jun 14, 2018 - 9:56 PM

Aby Maraño leads as team captain of a seasoned national team lineup

KEY COG. Expect the towering Jaja Santiago to play a major role again for the Philippines in the international stage. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

What I've learned from the 'She Talks Asia' forum

Mar 29, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Yes, we have made steps in the right direction, but there's still a lot to be done when it comes to women's rights

Inflation concerns weaken consumer sentiment in Q1 2018

Mar 26, 2018 - 9:00 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas says the overall confidence index dropped to 1.7% in the 1st quarter of 2018 from 9.5% in the 4th quarter of 2017, as consumers fear higher prices and low income

Pass or fail? Women journalists rate PH presidents on respect for press freedom

Mar 09, 2018 - 6:02 PM

Four veteran journalists recall how presidents dealt with the media after the Marcos regime

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!

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

Forget the self-driving car, meet the self-driving suitcase

Jan 12, 2018 - 11:37 AM

Several innovations at CES 2018 are geared towards helping travelers with the weighty problem of dealing with baggage.

HIGH-TECH TROLLEY. The Travelmate suitcase can automatically follow its user around. Photo from Travelmate Robotics


New 'emotional' robots at CES 2018 aim to read human feelings

Jan 12, 2018 - 11:27 AM

At CES 2018, several robots are being developed to become more humanlike by acquiring 'emotional intelligence' and empathy. Check out some of them here

EMOTION MACHINE. A Honda 3-C18 concept robot is shown at CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 9, 2018. Photo by David Mcnew/AFP


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


Pole-dancing robots aim to spice up CES 2018

Jan 09, 2018 - 6:01 PM

The robo-strippers are the creation of British artist Giles Walker, who says he designed the vaguely humanoid machines as an expression about surveillance, power, and voyeurism

MECH GYRATIONS. A human dancer performs next to a stripper robot at the Sapphire Gentlemen's Club on the sidelines of CES 2018 in Las Vegas on January 8, 2018. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP


Digital assistants duel for dominance at CES 2018

Jan 09, 2018 - 5:17 PM

Google, Amazon, LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Microsoft, Apple – all these brands are pushing virtual assistant technologies, potentially the new way people will be interacting with computers and appliances

GOOGLE HOME. Pictured is Google's stylish smart speaker, the Home. Screenshot from Google/YouTube


Intel chief says chip flaw damage contained by industry

Jan 09, 2018 - 2:27 PM

The negative effects of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities have been limited thanks to 'remarkable' collaboration by tech industry, Intel CEO says

INTEL CEO. Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich delivers a keynote address 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


Bucking trend, Hyundai bets on hydrogen fuel cell for new car

Jan 09, 2018 - 11:50 AM

While most of its rivals turn to all-electric power, Hyundai debuts the Nexo, a hydrogen fuel-cell powered vehicle that uses voice commands, and artificial intelligence

NEXO. Hyundai's hydrogen fuel-cell powered vehicle, is presented at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 8, 2018. It bucks the all-electric trend of most rival automakers, and uses voice commands, artificial intelligence and can be transformed into an autonomous car. Photo by Rob Lever/AFP


LG adds Google AI in 'smart home' push

Jan 09, 2018 - 11:41 AM

'2018 will be the tipping point for the smart home and, more important, for the smart connected lifestyle,' says LG US marketing vice president David Vanderwaal

CLOI. LG Electronics's CLoi robot, a smart device with virtual assistant functions, is displayed during a LG press event for CES 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on January 8, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by David Becker/AFP


Toyota's new self-driving concept vehicle aims for customizability

Jan 09, 2018 - 10:45 AM

Toyota says it's designing not just a vehicle but a mobile platform for use in e-commerce, ridesharing and medical services, among others

E-PALETTE. President of Toyota Motor Corporation Akio Toyoda, seen in the background on screen, introduces the e-Palette Concept Vehicle, a fully autonomous, battery-electric vehicle with open control interface to allow partner companies to install their own automated driving system, during a press event for CES 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on January 8, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP


Virtual aide market a 'wildfire' at CES gadget show

Jan 08, 2018 - 5:48 PM

Researchers expect sales of smart speakers to double to $3.8 billion in 2018 compared to last year

GOOGLE ASSISTANT. A woman sits in a Las Vegas Monorail car with a Google ad prior to the CES 2018 on January 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs from January 9 to 12 and features about 3,900 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 170,000 attendees. Photo by Alex Wong/AFP


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