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Here’s why you don’t really need that new phone right now

Feb 20, 2020 - 1:36 PM

Here's why you may want to adopt an 'I don’t really need that new phone right now' mindset in your daily life

Struggling TNC seeks return to championship form

Feb 19, 2020 - 1:36 PM

Downtime for the Philippines' top Dota 2 team as they fail to qualify in next Major

TNC. From left to right, Gabbi, Tims, and March – 3 of the 5 players from the Philippines' top Dota 2 team, TNC. Photos from official TNC Twitter page.


‘Final Fantasy VII Remake’ hands on: Newcomers will feel welcome

Feb 19, 2020 - 12:56 PM

A preview for those who have never touched the RPG classic

Image from Square Enix


Unboxing: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

Feb 16, 2020 - 8:58 AM

The Z Flip looks and feels amazing

SAMSUNG Z FLIP. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Love, sweat love: Fun sports for couples

Feb 13, 2020 - 10:43 PM

Here are some sports and workouts that keep these couples in love

First impressions: Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

Feb 12, 2020 - 8:03 PM

We get a nice bump-up in specs, especially with the 100x zoom, but its 5G-readiness, even if it's disabled at launch, gives it some edge

S20 ULTRA. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Yes you can! Fitness tips from outside the comfort zone

Feb 04, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Here are a few things that have helped this recovering couch potato get started on a healthy lifestyle

Adulting 101: Top life lessons Kobe Bryant taught us

Feb 02, 2020 - 7:53 PM

More than being an NBA great, Kobe Bryant teaches us how to overcome life's greatest hurdles

WATCH: How to harness your inner samurai

Jan 19, 2020 - 5:32 PM

Rappler Hustle gives you a glimpse of how you can train like a Japanese warrior

Adulting 101: Essential oils and balms to surprise your tita friends (or yourself) with

Jan 12, 2020 - 4:06 PM

Oilbularyos, you know what's up! Here are 8 local places you can get essential oils, blends, and balms from (not that you need any more, but who's counting)

PLAYLIST: A celebration of dance pop and the immortality of 'Tala'

Jan 12, 2020 - 10:34 AM

We salute the 'Tala' craze with a playlist of pop songs that are just as danceable

WATCH: How to skate your way to Disney on Ice

Dec 21, 2019 - 10:47 AM

Rappler Hustle gives you a glimpse on how you can fulfill your dreams of becoming a Disney of Ice figure skater

5 foolproof gift ideas for Secret Santa

Dec 07, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Thinking about what to get your Santa baby for this year? Look no further!

Cute 2020 planners you'll actually want to fill up

Dec 06, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Gear up for 2020 with a planner by your side! Check out these cool designs – from Doraemon, Star Wars, to The Little Prince

‘Dota 2’: What you need to know

Dec 03, 2019 - 6:28 PM

The esports juggernaut will be a medal event at the 2019 SEA Games

DOTA 2. Image from Dota 2 website


‘Dota 2’: Pro tips from the Sibol players

Dec 03, 2019 - 6:22 PM

The members of the Dota 2 national team for the 2019 SEA Games share their tips to help you get a leg up against the competition

SIBOL. From left to right, John Anthony 'Natsumi' Vargas, Mc Nicholson 'Mac' Villanueva, Marvin Salvador 'Boomy' Rushton, Bryle Jacob 'CML' Alvizo, and Jun 'Bok' Kanehara. Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler


Yes you can! How to start running, for those who can’t stand it

Dec 03, 2019 - 12:24 PM

We talk to a coach from Nike+ Run Club to figure out how we can finally get your running careers started

21 tech gift ideas for every budget

Dec 02, 2019 - 6:25 PM

From audio-capable sunglasses to retro consoles, here's a list of interesting gadgets to pick up if you need some gift inspiration


The kids are more than alright in Mikhail Red’s ‘Dead Kids’

Dec 01, 2019 - 1:51 PM

The first Philippine-made Netflix original has interesting things to say about Filipino youth

The D-I-Y joy of ‘Dungeons and Dragons’

Nov 30, 2019 - 9:01 AM

What sets D&D apart from many games is that the goal of the game isn’t to win. What the game intends is for you to hang out with friends, create stories with them, and have fun.

WATCH: Sibol pumped for Tekken 7 hustle

Nov 27, 2019 - 9:13 PM

Out to challenge Southeast Asia’s top Tekken 7 players, AK Laverez and Doujin Albar go for a 1-2 finish

WATCH: Sibol Mobile Legends out to flash competitive game

Nov 25, 2019 - 4:33 PM

The seven-man all-star Sibol team believes that much like the country’s other athletes, they too can make the Philippines proud

WATCH: Sibol puts spotlight back on StarCraft II

Nov 22, 2019 - 6:13 PM

Loyal StarCraft players Caviar 'Enderr' Acampado and Justin 'NuksPH' Santos hope to make a splash in their SEA Games debut

‘StarCraft II’: Pro tips from the Sibol players

Nov 22, 2019 - 2:28 PM

Justin ‘NuksPH’ Santos and Caviar ‘Enderr’ Acampado of Sibol Philippines, the national esports team for the 2019 SEA Games, share their tips on how you can step up your game in StarCraft II

SIBOL STARCRAFT II. Justin 'NuksPH' Santos (L) and Caviar 'Enderr' Acampado (R) are the Philippines' aces for StarCraft II in SEA Games 2019. Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler


‘StarCraft II’: What you need to know

Nov 22, 2019 - 2:23 PM

The popular science-fiction strategy game will be a medal event for the 2019 SEA Games

STARCRAFT II. Series anniversary art from Blizzard shows key characters in a rare moment of non-conflict. Illustration from Blizzard


5 water bottles to stuff stockings with this Christmas 2019

Nov 22, 2019 - 1:00 PM

What better gift to give your loved ones and friends than the gift of hydration?

THE GIFT OF HYDRATION. Water bottles look good under the Christmas tree. Photos from Instagram.com/daydreamrepublic and Instagram.com/kawayanmnl

IN PHOTOS: FKJ, ADOY bring the funk to Karpos Live Mix 9

Nov 21, 2019 - 4:30 PM

FKJ even brings out a special guest

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

WATCH: Sibol Arena of Valor strikes for gold

Nov 20, 2019 - 5:44 PM

Hoping to bank on their international experience, the 7 players of Sibol Arena of Valor look to dominate the field

'Arena of Valor': Pro tips from the Sibol players

Nov 20, 2019 - 3:12 PM

The members of the Arena of Valor national team for the 2019 SEA Games give their tips to help you get better at the game

ARENA OF VALOR. Image from Rappler video


WATCH: Sibol Hearthstone shoots for 1-2 finish

Nov 18, 2019 - 5:07 PM

Get to know Sibol Hearthstone’s Jia Dee and Dustin Mangulabnan as they target an esports gold in the 2019 SEA Games

Moshing for farmer’s lives

Nov 05, 2019 - 8:39 PM

'Galit na galit na ang mga patay!' Ourselves the Elves vocalist Alyana Cabral screams. The crowd riles back

Traveling? You may need to get a polio vaccine certificate – here’s how

Nov 05, 2019 - 5:30 PM

(UPDATED) Several countries now require Filipino travelers to present proof that they’ve been vaccinated against the polio virus

Where to get a good scare (and have a good time) this Halloween 2019

Oct 19, 2019 - 3:10 PM

Looking for a good spook this Halloween? These haunted houses, ghost hunting tours, and spooktacular events will do just the trick!

Adulting 101: 7 books to start your self-help journey

Oct 14, 2019 - 3:00 PM

On your way to self-improvement? Help yourself with some self-help!

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ review: Design, weight top list of improvements

Sep 26, 2019 - 1:14 PM

Other improvements such as the new camera, and enhanced video capabilities are useful but also feel fairly conservative

All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

'Mario Kart Tour' out now on iOS, Android

Sep 25, 2019 - 9:00 PM

You can now play Mario Kart on your mobile

Photo from Nintendo/official Mario Kart Tour website


Unboxing: Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

Sep 25, 2019 - 6:49 PM

Check out what you're getting with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+


iPhone XR vs. iPhone 11: Which should you get?

Sep 12, 2019 - 7:26 PM

The XR is now priced cheaper, while the 11 boasts fancy new camera tricks and the latest Apple processor

Everything Apple announced at its September 2019 event

Sep 11, 2019 - 1:01 AM

Check out our list of announcements from Apple's September 2019 event!

You still have time to catch the Bandai Namco sale on Steam today

Sep 09, 2019 - 2:11 PM

In case you don't have 'Tekken 7,' 'Dragon Ball FighterZ,' or 'Little Nightmares' yet in your library, now's a good time to snag them

Screenshot from Dragon Ball FighterZ/Bandai Namco


iPhone 11: Expected specs, features, price

Sep 05, 2019 - 7:33 PM

Apple's latest iPhone offerings will be revealed on September 10

APPLE. In this file photo, a reporter walks by an Apple logo during a media event in San Francisco, California. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


LIST: Carts ready? Here are the wild September sales coming up

Sep 05, 2019 - 8:00 AM

With these crazy discounts and upcoming deals, who else is ready to sale away?

'Lazada Loans,' new customer collection points announced in time for annual 9.9 sale

Sep 03, 2019 - 7:14 PM

Users can now get loans or pay bills through the Lazada app, among other new services, mirroring recent app trends to be an all-in-one hub

9.9 SALE. Ray Alimurung, CEO of Lazada Philippines, announces new user-centric features and services on the app. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


You can now translate Cebuano on Google's Word Lens, and use Baybayin on Gboard

Sep 03, 2019 - 12:53 PM

Google expands support for native languages in the Philippines


WATCH: This is what it takes to be a UP Fighting Maroon

Aug 19, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Rappler Hustle gives you a glimpse of how a high-performance basketball team like the UP Fighting Maroons grind it out in practice

Oil is well: The beginner's guide to essential oils

Jul 20, 2019 - 2:30 PM

On the way to becoming a self-confessed oilbularyo? Here all the essentials you need!

A brief history (and a look into the future) of fitness technology

Jul 15, 2019 - 7:39 PM

The health and fitness technologies of the future may become even more personalized in assessing our bodies and daily habits

How fitness trackers help motivate us to keep in shape

Jul 15, 2019 - 2:34 PM

Activity tracking devices can be really helpful motivational tools that may eventually lead to long-term lifestyle changes

Shutterstock photo


Buyer's guide: Phones of June 2019

Jul 09, 2019 - 4:57 PM

Notable releases include Oppo’s new flagship, the Reno 10x Zoom, and the cheapest Snapdragon 855 phone yet, the Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro

XIAOMI MI9T. All photos from respective manufacturers

Buyer's guide: Phones launched in April and May 2019

Jun 16, 2019 - 3:31 PM

Here are the phones released over the last 2 months