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Google to buy part of Taiwan smartphone maker HTC for $1.1B

Sep 21, 2017 - 11:28 AM

(UPDATED) The agreement will give Google more control of its mobile handset hardware as it seeks to bolster its presence in a market dominated by Apple and Samsung

This photo taken on June 6, 2014 shows a man walks past a billboard showing the latest HTC M8 smartphone in Taipei. Sam Yeh/AFP

Rumors swirl on Google's possible acquisition of HTC

Sep 20, 2017 - 9:00 PM

A leak from HTC points to a town hall meeting where a Google acquisition is supposedly on the agenda

HTC U11 review: As good as the numbers show

Sep 19, 2017 - 5:01 PM

Overall, what we have here is a phone that really wants to please, and it does, and is priced very competitively in its segment


HTC makes PH return, launches 4 phones

Aug 03, 2017 - 3:50 PM

The Taiwanese brand returns with the flagship U11 P36 990 near flagship Ultra P26 990 midrange Play 18 990 and low midrange Desire 10 Pro 13 990

SHINY BACK. The phone features what it calls a "liquid surface," which is a layer of refractive minerals that give it this unique eye-catching look. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

HTC U11 launched in PH, priced at P36,990

Aug 02, 2017 - 4:22 PM

HTC returns to the Philippines with a phone packing a Snapdragon 835 6GB of RAM and the highest rated smartphone camera so far by DxOMark

HTC U11. Photo from HTC


Virtual reality seeks momentum at CES gadget gala

Jan 09, 2017 - 4:36 PM

This year s CES feature the largest collection of VR technology ever at a trade show

A woman wears a FLIR Virtual Reality Simulator during CES in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 7, 2017. Photo by David McNew/AFP

Video game makers finding their way in virtual worlds

Jun 17, 2016 - 12:36 AM

Virtual reality games get real at E3 this year as studios show off titles tailored for the Rift HTC Vive PlayStation VR and Galaxy Gear VR headsets

VIRTUAL REALITY. Attendees react as they use Samsung Galaxy smartphones to take a virtual reality (VR) simulated ride at Six Flags during the E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) in Los Angeles, California, USA, June 14, 2016. Photo by Mike Nelson/EPA

Bethesda's E3 press conference aims to impress

Jun 13, 2016 - 10:35 AM

Ahead of E3 Bethesda shows us what s coming next for game fans everywhere

QUAKE CHAMPIONS. Screen shot from Twitch livestream.

Believe the hype? How virtual reality could change your life

Jun 02, 2016 - 3:30 PM

Some say virtual reality is not just a passing fad and it will eventually go beyond entertainment

epa05338301 A visitor wears an HTC Vive Virtual Reality (VR) headset during the COMPUTEX, the largest computer show in Asia, in Taipei, Taiwan, 31 May 2016. The COMPUTEX computer show runs from 31 May to 04 June 2016 and gathers 1,602 exhibitors from 30 countries with 5,009 booths to display their latest products and to sign orders with foreign buyers. EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO

Virtual reality is next as smartphone sales slow

Feb 25, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Virtual reality headsets are a hit at the 2016 Mobile World Congress and analysts see many opportunities

epa05175903 People experience skiing using virtual reality (VR) technology at Samsung Electronics booth at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, 22 February 2016. The South Korean tech firm has been concentrating on VR as one of its next growth engines. EPA/YONHAP SOUTH KOREA OUT

Meerkat vs Periscope, Bendgate part 2, Josie Rizal | SciTech4u

Apr 06, 2015 - 10:01 PM

Are you TeamMeerkat or TeamPeriscope? The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge bends is this Bendgate all over again? And Tekken introduces Josie Rizal

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge just as bendable as the iPhone 6 Plus

Apr 06, 2015 - 7:00 PM

Is this going to be bendgate all over again?

Apple Watch, Mobile World Congress 2015, techpreneurs in Forbes' richest (TechRap)

Mar 08, 2015 - 11:14 AM

The Apple Watch among others will be launched Monday What s the latest in the Mobile World Congress? And who are the techpreneurs in Forbes Magazine s richest list?

HTC announces the One M9

Mar 02, 2015 - 12:17 AM

Running Android Lollipop with HTC Sense the One M9 comes with a 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor 3GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage that can be expanded with a microSD card slot

HTC ONE M9. Screen shot from HTC US website.

DOJ to telcos: Have phone kill switches to prevent theft

Feb 16, 2015 - 8:47 PM

The justice department s cybercrime office is inspired by the dramatic drop in cellular phone thefts in California New York and London phones were installed kill switches

Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler.com

Xiaomi Redmi 1S first look (TechRap)

Oct 26, 2014 - 10:50 AM

Apple announces October 16 event HTC launches Re Camera Our first look at Xiaomi s Redmi 1S

Nexus 6 and 9, iPhone 6 plus #bendgate (TechRap)

Oct 02, 2014 - 2:50 PM

Google s Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 in the works Apple acknowledges bug in iPhone software iPhone 6 plus bendgate

Apple Watch, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus (TechRap)

Sep 16, 2014 - 4:27 PM

Apple reveals iPhone 6 iPhone 6 plus and the Apple Watch but competitors Samsung and other companies come up with quick and witty comebacks

NVIDIA points to HTC Nexus 9 tablet for Q3 2014

Sep 11, 2014 - 3:41 PM

The legal document that mentions the HTC Nexus 9 appears to have been deleted from NVIDIA s website

HTC NEXUS 9? Legal document screenshot from Engadget.

The best of iOS 8 (TechRap)

Jun 09, 2014 - 12:48 PM

Microsoft Surface Pro 3, fastest texting challenge (TechRap)

May 26, 2014 - 12:04 PM

Microsoft unveils Surface Pro 3 Unboxing Samsung Series 9 Ultra High Def Curved TV Fastest texting challenge

TechRap: Starmobile Octa

Apr 01, 2014 - 4:40 PM

HTC unveils HTC One M8 Facebook buys virtual reality company Oculus and we review the Starmobile Octa

HTC unveils new HTC One (M8)

Mar 26, 2014 - 1:52 AM

HTC unveils new HTC One M8 with improved specs a third depth sensing camera and a larger screen

#TechRap: How to buy BitCoins

Mar 11, 2014 - 2:42 PM

Ellen s Oscar selfie HTC One successor and guide to buying BitCoins

TechRap: Mobile World Congress 2014 roundup

Mar 03, 2014 - 12:13 PM

Highlights from Mobile World Congress From a 25 smartphone running FireFox OS To the latest 800 smartphones from Sony and Samsung

HTC reveals Desire 610 and Desire 816 mid-range smartphones

Feb 26, 2014 - 7:43 PM

HTC s new mid range Android smartphones are the Desire 610 and Desire 816

HTC DESIRE 816. The new flagship mid-range model of HTC comes in many colors.

Mobile World Congress 2014: What to expect?

Feb 24, 2014 - 6:07 AM

The world s largest mobile tech show takes place in Barcelona from February 24 27 Here s what to expect

TechRap: Best smartphones of 2013

Dec 18, 2013 - 8:03 AM

Instagram launches private photo and video sharing feature Instagram Direct; Nexus 5 and Playstation 4 officially go on sale in the Philippines and our Top 10 smartphones of 2013

TechRap: Nexus 5, Nintendo 2DS

Oct 21, 2013 - 10:00 AM

This week on TechRap We take a look at new devices Google s Nexus 5 and the HTC One Max and we play Pokemon on Nintendo 2DS

WebHits: HTC, Here's To Change

Aug 20, 2013 - 8:00 AM

Actor Robert Downey Jr explains what HTC stands for

TechRap: HTC One Mini, Attack of the Spooklings

Jul 21, 2013 - 2:31 PM

HTC One Mini is official Google Voice Search now in Filipino Missing 8 bit graphics and midi audio? Check out Attack of the Spooklings

TechRap: Rapiro the customizable robot

Jul 07, 2013 - 8:00 AM

Meet Rapiro the programmable robot that can make you coffee and keep your desk squeaky clean

TechRap: Smartphone camera shootout

Jun 30, 2013 - 8:00 AM

We throw 3 smartphones the HTC One Samsung Galaxy S4 and the iPhone 5 into the TechRap battle for a camera phone shootout

HTC One hands-on review

Apr 23, 2013 - 11:12 PM

Launching in the Philippines this May the HTC One is one of two must have Android smartphones in 2013

TechRap: Take a look through Google Glass

Feb 24, 2013 - 7:34 AM

Sony announces the PlayStation 4 but the console itself is nowhere to be seen peak through Google Glass and the future of computing and find out how you can access MRT CCTV cameras so you can avoid the crowd

HTC announces HTC One for March

Feb 20, 2013 - 1:11 AM

HTC announces the HTC One smartphone for a March release

THE ONE. HTC announces the HTC One for a March release. Screen shot from YouTube.

7 lessons for entrepreneurs from Asia's most successful

Jan 21, 2013 - 9:27 PM

How to become a trailblazer in business? Entrepreneurs can take their cue from these 7 lessons shared by Asia s best

HTC-Apple patent dispute settled

Nov 13, 2012 - 8:24 AM

The two companies agreed to stop the lawsuits and focus on product innovation

CONFLICT ENDED. HTC and Apple agree to a licensing agreement to stop the lawsuits and to share patents for the next 10 years

Microsoft officially launches Windows Phone 8

Oct 30, 2012 - 3:54 AM

Phones running Windows Phone 8 will be available starting this weekend in Europe and November in the rest of the world

Facebook smartphone could come by next year

May 29, 2012 - 7:06 AM

Facebook looks to boost its revenue in the mobile Internet market