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[OPINION] The new documentary film and its role in democracy

Jul 28, 2019 - 9:04 AM

We still have a long way to go before we elevate independent documentary culture in the Philippines, but there is hope

Islamic ponzi scam mastermind detained over half-billion dollar fraud

Jul 19, 2019 - 10:42 PM

Mohammed Mansoor Khan is detained at New Delhi airport upon his return from Dubai, where he had fled last month after winding up his scandal-hit company

Iran demands Britain release oil tanker held in Gibraltar

Jul 05, 2019 - 4:21 PM

(UPDATED) A senior foreign ministry official describes the UK move as 'unacceptable' in a meeting with the British ambassador, who has been summoned to hear a formal protest

A British Royal Navy ship (L) patrols near supertanker Grace 1 suspected of carrying crude oil to Syria in violation of EU sanctions after it was detained off the coast of Gibraltar on July 4, 2019. Authorities did not say where the oil came from but specialised shipping trade publication Lloyd's List said the Panamanian-flagged tanker was thought to be transporting crude from Iran. JORGE GUERRERO / AFP

U.S. hails as 'excellent news' detention of tanker loaded with Iranian crude

Jul 05, 2019 - 7:27 AM

White House National Security Advisor John Bolton tweets: 'Excellent news: UK has detained the supertanker Grace 1 laden with Iranian oil bound for Syria in violation of EU sanctions'

A British Royal Navy ship (back R) patrols near supertanker Grace 1 suspected of carrying crude oil to Syria in violation of EU sanctions after it was detained off the coast of Gibraltar on July 4, 2019. Authorities did not say where the oil came from but specialised shipping trade publication Lloyd's List said the Panamanian-flagged tanker was thought to be transporting crude from Iran. JORGE GUERRERO / AFP

‘Because I Love You’ review: Fifty shades of gross

Jun 30, 2019 - 9:12 PM

'Because I Love You' is nothing more than a chore, and it shows

WATCH: In Madonna's music video, Maria Ressa and PH fight for press freedom get spotlight

Jun 21, 2019 - 8:22 AM

'I Rise' highlights the universal spirit of protests and the humanity behind social justice movements around the world, including the Philippines' defense of press freedom and the cases against Maria Ressa

Troy Hunt looking to sell Have I Been Pwned

Jun 12, 2019 - 7:08 PM

Troy Hunt is working with KPMG to help find potential buyers to help him fulfill the goals of HIBP as a transparent location that'll allow consumers to have a free, growing resource which would aid in information security for everyone

Sri Lanka Muslims pray at vandalized mosques

May 17, 2019 - 6:13 PM

Police say security will remain tight over the weekend for a major Buddhist festival as well as the 10th anniversary of the ending of the country's decades-long Tamil separatist war

AFTERMATH. A Muslim man stands in front of the Jumha mosque after a mob attack in Minuwangoda on May 14, 2019. File photo by Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP

LISTEN: Backstreet Boys reimagines signature song 'I Want It That Way'

May 17, 2019 - 5:49 PM

The American boy band releases an acoustic version of the song on YouTube to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the hit album 'Millenium'

BACKSTREET'S BACK. The Backstreet Boys perform in Manila in 2015. File photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

WATCH: LeBron surprises I Promise School with new gym

May 12, 2019 - 2:53 PM

The four-time NBA MVP continues to give back to the community in his hometown of Akron, Ohio

MORE THAN AN ATHLETE. LeBron James has been spending the NBA offseason touching the lives of others. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber drop new song, 'I Don't Care'

May 11, 2019 - 12:55 PM

The catchy pop song collab by Bieber and Sheeran tackles mental health

New Android feature to provide real-time captions to content on your phone

May 08, 2019 - 9:13 PM

Video chats, user-recorded videos, Instagram or any other content source – the new feature is supposed to be able to provide automatic captions for those

AUTOMATIC SUBTITLES. Google's Live Caption feature is shown on a phone. Screenshot from Google/YouTube


Google data privacy: Incognito mode on Search and Maps, keeping data locally

May 08, 2019 - 9:11 PM

The next generation of Google Assistant has been shrunk to fit onto Pixel phones, so your data won't get sent to the cloud

INCOGNITO. The anonymous mode comes to Maps and Search, which was previously only available on Google Chrome and YouTube. Image from Google


4 things we’re expecting at Google I/O 2019 developer conference

May 07, 2019 - 2:52 PM

Here are some of the announcements you can expect at Google’s annual developer conference, slated for May 8, 1 am, Philippine time

THE NEXT GOOGLE I/O. Google CEO Sundar Pichai delivers the keynote address at the Google I/O 2018 Conference at Shoreline Amphitheater on May 8, 2018 in Mountain View, California. File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Group starts petition urging youth, government to act on climate crisis

Apr 15, 2019 - 6:07 PM

The 'I am Climate Justice Movement' needs volunteers to get barangay ordinances passed in support of the campaign

Filipino restaurateur Nicole Ponseca nominated for James Beard Awards 2019

Mar 29, 2019 - 3:43 PM

Owner of NYC-based Filipino restos Jeepney and Maharlika, Nicole's cookbook 'I Am a Filipino' lands on the prestigious James Beard nominees list

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: I Belong To The Zoo

Feb 06, 2019 - 8:11 PM

Argee Guerrero is bringing his solo acoustic project to Rappler HQ!

Bollywood film hailed for centering on lesbian romance

Feb 02, 2019 - 11:02 AM

It is being lauded as the first mainstream Indian film to show parents dealing with their daughter being in a same-sex relationship

Over 772 million email addresses leaked in 'Collection #1' data breach

Jan 17, 2019 - 8:04 PM

The data trove – which listed 772,904,991 unique email addresses and 21,222,975 unique passwords – appears to have been made up of different data breaches, with some of the information going as far back as 2008

BTS film screening in Russia canceled

Dec 30, 2018 - 7:04 PM

The screening of the movie 'BTS World Tour: Love Yourself in Seoul,' gets canceled after the group was accused of being 'gay'

Screenshot from Twitter/@bts_official

[OPINYON] Ang maging manunulat sa panahon ng smarter-than-user smartphone

Nov 27, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Wala na yatang nakaaalala na ang buwan ng Nobyembre ay Reading Month – kung paanong wala na ring nakakaalala kung paano magbasa nang marubdob, lalo na sa kagubatan ng social media

Ex-cop arrested in Northern Samar over possession of IED

Nov 24, 2018 - 7:40 PM

Authorities say retired Police Officer 2 Dario Bolandia Ayes owns the site where boxes containing improvised explosive devices have been found

5 Lee Jong-suk roles we can't get enough of

Nov 17, 2018 - 2:01 PM

From a talented journalist to a dashing webtoon character, we list down the different Lee Jong-Suk roles that caught our fragile hearts

Photo from Lee Jong-suk's instagram

Trump-style nationalism comes under fire at WWI commemorations in Paris

Nov 12, 2018 - 7:51 AM

Macron delivers a stinging indictment of nationalism in a 20-minute speech and called on leaders to learn the lessons of the past. 'Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism,' he said.

REMEMBERING THE ARMISTICE. French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a French-German ceremony in the clearing of Rethondes (the Glade of the Armistice) in Compiegne, northern France, on November 10, 2018. Photo by Alain Jocard/AFP

Trump, Putin absent for leaders' symbolic walk in Paris rain

Nov 11, 2018 - 11:56 PM

Both the US and Russian presidents arrive separately for the solemn ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe, skipping the bus ride and symbolic walk with other leaders

World leaders mark 100 years since end of World War I

Nov 11, 2018 - 11:46 AM

(UPDATED) Around 70 leaders including US and Russian Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin will mark the centenary of the 1918 Armistice in the French capital

REMEMBERING. French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel stand side-by-side during a French-German ceremony in the clearing of Rethondes (the Glade of the Armistice) in Compiegne, northern France, on November 10, 2018 as part of commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the 11 November 1918 armistice, ending World War I. Photo by Philippe Wojazer/AFP

WWI event may have been target for suspected plot against Macron – sources

Nov 08, 2018 - 3:30 PM

'The attack plot did not seem to have been fully worked out, but the November 11 commemorations appear to have been its background,' a source says

MACRON. In this file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron attends a dinner on June 20, 2017. File photo by Benjamin Cremel/AFP

How World War I shaped the 20th century and beyond

Oct 27, 2018 - 6:00 AM

A century after the "war to end all wars," the world lives with the consequences of a peace accord that, even at the time, was criticized as making another war inevitable in Europe

Photo from en.wikipedia.org

NBA honors LeBron for work with Ohio youth

Oct 26, 2018 - 7:13 PM

LeBron James bags his first trophy this season – off court for his philanthropic work

GOOD DEED. LeBron James addresses the crowd during the opening ceremonies of the I Promise School last July 30 in Akron, Ohio. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

OPM artists you need to listen to right now

Oct 09, 2018 - 5:33 PM

Queue these local acts to your OPM playlist. You can catch all of them this San Miguel Oktoberfest!

World War I allies celebrate first armistice in Greece

Sep 30, 2018 - 3:00 AM

Representatives from Britain, France, Italy, Russia, and Serbia celebrate the armistice of September 29, 1918 at the final resting place of 20,000 Allied soldiers

CENTENARY. The last guardian of the Serbian cemetery Djordie Mihailovic, 90, salutes next to the Serbian memorial at the Zeitelnik cemetery, the World War I Allied Military Cemetery and memorial park, during the Commemoration of the centenary of the Armistice of Thessaloniki, on September 29, 2018. Photo by Sakis Mitrolidis/AFP

[OPINION] In defense of mothers and others

Aug 14, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Don't be fooled. Benevolent sexism lives on in silence and maintains the harm.

Jordan, Melania back Lebron James after Trump insult

Aug 05, 2018 - 9:44 AM

NBA legend Michael Jordan says LeBron James has done an 'amazing job' while US First Lady Melania Trump hopes to visit the Lakers superstar's new school

MODEL ATHLETE. LeBron James addresses the crowd during the recent opening his I Promise School in Akron, Ohio. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

IN PHOTOS: LeBron James opens public school in Akron

Jul 31, 2018 - 11:51 AM

King James builds I Promise School for children at-risk in his hometown

NEW PROMISE. The general view of the entrance features the school's logo at the center of the hall and its walls decorated with motivational messages. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

R. Kelly hits back and reveals abuse in 19 minute song

Jul 24, 2018 - 8:48 PM

The singer reveals the abuse he got in the song 'I Admit'

'I Love You, Hater' review: Hard to love, harder to hate

Jul 15, 2018 - 12:15 PM

'I Love You, Hater' is still a creature of formula but its charm makes it hard to hate

Fake traffic enforcer? Volunteers need go signal from I-ACT

Jul 03, 2018 - 4:45 PM

All interested volunteer groups can partner with the Inter-Agency Council on Traffic, but must sign a memorandum of agreement and undergo deputization trainings

FAKE? Inter-Agency Council for Traffic says they only authorize volunteer traffic enforcers who partnered with them. Screengrab from DOTr

The Exactis data leak and 4 more things in cybersecurity this week

Jun 30, 2018 - 11:21 AM

From a data leak that one security researcher said encompassed potentially nearly everyone in the US, to ways to further protect yourself against credit card fraud, it's our weekly roundup of cybersecurity stories!

Have I Been Pwned service gets baked into Firefox, 1Password

Jun 26, 2018 - 6:14 PM

The team-ups between Have I Been Pwned and Firefox and 1Password aim to expand the reach of the service, which is changing mindsets regarding password management and security

Kris Aquino teases Herbert Bautista: 'This is what you're missing'

Jun 20, 2018 - 9:51 AM

'I want to prove something. I want someone to watch this and feel regret.'

Why Kris Aquino asked Star Cinema to change a character in 'I Love You Hater'

Jun 19, 2018 - 11:28 PM

One character and scene in the movie, it turns out, hit too close to home

Google AI tools to help people disconnect from smartphone screens

May 09, 2018 - 11:24 AM

'We want to help people find the right balance and gain a sense of digital wellbeing,' Google CEO Sundar Pichai says at its annual developers conference

PICHAI. Google CEO Sundar Pichai delivers the keynote address at the Google I/O 2018 Conference at Shoreline Amphitheater on May 8, 2018 in Mountain View, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/AFP


The top announcements that kicked off the Google I/O 2018 conference

May 09, 2018 - 6:49 AM

Google unveils Android P, improvements for Assistant, and new AI capabilities at its annual conference

SUNDAR PICHAI. Google CEO Sundar Pichai at Google I/O 2018. Screenshot from Youtube livestream.

Google launching overhauled Google News

May 09, 2018 - 3:06 AM

The new Google News, launching today, aims to add artificial intelligence to improve your newsreading experience

GOOGLE NEWS. Google launches the new Google News at Google I/O 2018. Screenshot from livestream.

The Android P developer preview launches today

May 09, 2018 - 2:45 AM

This year's beta for Android P will be open to more than just Google-made phones this year

ANDROID P. Android P's developer preview is available now for a number of different phones. Screenshot from livestream.

Google's Android P is using AI to tweak your phone's battery life

May 09, 2018 - 2:28 AM

Adaptive Battery adjusts the battery usage dependent on how a smartphone owner uses his device and accesses apps at differing times

ANDROID P. Dave Burke, VP of Engineering on the Android team, walks us through Android P.

Google's AI improving Photos, Gboard, and Gmail

May 09, 2018 - 1:52 AM

Google is taking its artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities into improving the lives of people by taking AI into new and varied use cases

GOOGLE I/O. Google's artificial intelligence systems are helping to improve its apps and assistants. Screenshots from YouTube livestream.

5 things we expect to hear about at Google I/O 2018

May 08, 2018 - 11:56 AM

We round out some of what we’re expecting to hear about at Google’s annual developer conference, Google I/O

GOOGLE I/O. Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Chrome, speaks at Google's annual developer conference, Google I/O, in San Francisco on June 28, 2012. File photo by Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP

Another DOT project that Tulfo’s Bitag bagged: 'I Travel Pinas' show

May 07, 2018 - 4:25 PM

It raises the question of how Ben Tulfo’s Bitag Media Unlimited Inc. got the contract to produce the flagship show of the Department of Tourism (DOT), and how much and in what way they are paid

FLAGSHIP SHOW. I Travel Pinas is the flagship show of the Department of Tourism airing Sundays on state-run channel PTV 4.

Two explosions rock Koronadal City – reports

Apr 29, 2018 - 2:52 PM

(UPDATED) Reports say IEDs were planted in different public areas: one near Christ the King Cathedral along Rizal Street, another near a convenience store