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U.S. professor charged with hiding link to China on NASA-funded project

Feb 28, 2020 - 4:26 PM

The US Justice Department says Anming Hu hid his ties to Beijing University of Technology while he taught and did research at University of Tennessee, Knoxville

CHARGED. File photo of Anming Hu. Photo from University of Tennessee Knoxville

[OPINION] A few possible benefits of the coronavirus outbreak

Feb 28, 2020 - 1:10 PM

'I realized that online learning is not exactly a worst case scenario'

U.S. professor charged with hiding link to China on NASA-funded project

Feb 28, 2020 - 11:21 AM

The US Justice Department is taking aim at a number of Chinese nationals for allegedly stealing industrial and other secrets to boost China's economy and defense sectors

LOGO. The NASA logo is displayed at the agency's booth during CES 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 11, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Globe reports making Philippines' first international 5G video call

Feb 26, 2020 - 7:12 PM

Globe says the call with Thailand's AIS lasted more than 3 minutes, and is done without a glitch


Fashion Institute of Technology apologizes for 'racist' runway show

Feb 20, 2020 - 10:11 PM

The school's president Joyce Brown issues the apology after a catwalk featuring models wearing large prosthetic red lips, ears and bushy eyebrows was branded racist

Indie-Siyensya extends deadline to February 25

Feb 18, 2020 - 9:23 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The contest is open to all Filipinos who may join as individuals or in groups

Indie-Siyensya judges (L-R) Dr. Ruby Cristobal, Prof. Seymour Sanchez, and Dr. Aimee Lynn Dupo with DOST-SEI Director Josette Biyo and PSHS Western Visayas Campus Director Dr. Shena Faith Ganela led the program launch of the 4th Indie-Siyensya Filmmaking Competition at the Regional Science and Technology Week Celebration last October 19, 2020 in Iloilo City.

[PODCAST] Para saan ba ang P300M intel funds ng DICT?

Feb 13, 2020 - 7:05 PM

Bakit nga ba lumobo ang confidential funds ng DICT?

[EDITORIAL] Lumolobo ang intel funds ng DICT. Kabahan na tayo.

Feb 10, 2020 - 10:50 AM

The Honasan-Rio scuffle exposes the trend in bloated intelligence funds that support anti-people activities, including spying on private citizens

DICT's P800-M confidential funds: 2nd biggest in 2020 budget

Feb 08, 2020 - 2:59 PM

The DICT, under scrutiny for its questionable release of P300 million in confidential funds in 2019, gets an even bigger sum than the government's anti-drug agency in 2020

DICT's Rio, Honasan 'settle differences' over P300-M intel funds

Feb 07, 2020 - 5:46 PM

'My resignation has not yet been approved by the President. I could not leave my post until my resignation is accepted by him,' Rio tells Rappler in a text message

DICT's defense over intel funds 'deceiving and unbelievable' – Rio

Feb 06, 2020 - 10:25 AM

Former DICT undersecretary Eliseo Rio Jr dares the agency to reveal the results of the P300-million confidential operation that supposedly dealt with cybersecurity threats

DICT admits using P300 million for surveillance

Feb 05, 2020 - 5:56 PM

The Department of Information and Communications Technology says laws allow it to conduct 'lawful monitoring and surveillance,' in the face of cyber threats


DICT's unspent P300-M budget for projects went to intel fund

Feb 03, 2020 - 10:19 PM

Undersecretary Eliseo Rio resigns over the issue of confidential and intelligence funds

INTEL FUNDS. DICT Secretary Gringo Honasan has P400 million worth of confidential and intelligence funds to his disposal. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Big Tech not immune to coronavirus

Feb 03, 2020 - 8:23 PM

From misinformation to supply chain disruption, here's how the virus is affecting the tech industry


DICT Undersecretary Eliseo Rio Jr resigns

Feb 03, 2020 - 11:31 AM

Rio has yet to address reports that he allegedly left after finding corruption within the agency

DOST offers scholarships to grad students from Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar

Feb 01, 2020 - 11:57 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Graduate students from the 3 ASEAN member states may pursue their masters and doctorate degrees in various fields of science and engineering at partner universities

Two students from Mindanao’s conflict-affected area win first JICA video blog contest

Jan 31, 2020 - 9:24 AM

Students from Mindanao State University win the contest with their entry about witnessing the effect of the armed conflict in Marawi in 2017 and their wish for peace and solidarity in the city

[ANALYSIS] Marine protected areas are failing: How new tech can help

Jan 30, 2020 - 2:59 PM

How can we design Marine Protected Areas that both effectively conserve endangered ecosystems and respect the rights of established fishing communities?

SEA COW. Considered as the world's only herbivorous marine mammal, the dugong can grow up to 3 meters, weigh up to 500 kilograms and live for 70 years. Photo courtesy of C3 Philippines, Inc.

COA allows DOST to write off P23-M loan to Pinatubo victims

Jan 30, 2020 - 12:25 PM

The Commission on Audit says based on the validation of the loan program, the beneficiaries are either dead, have no capacity to pay, or can no longer be located

WASTELAND. A US jeep patrols inside the housing area in US Clark Air Base, devastated by eruptions of Mount Pinatubo volcano on June 22, 1991. Photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

DICT 'confident' in Dito Telecom rollout by July

Jan 29, 2020 - 5:55 PM

Dito Telecommunity, the Philippines' 3rd major telco, says it is 'on track' for its July 2020 rollout

MEETING. DICT Secretary Gregorio Honasan II meets with Dito Telecommunity CEO Dennis Uy. Photo courtesy of DICT

U.P. shares high-resolution Taal map data to public to help in reconstruction

Jan 29, 2020 - 5:19 PM

From these, 3D visualizations of geographic features and buildings can be created, as well as how the affected areas looked like before the volcanic eruption

HIGH-RESOLUTION MAP. A satellite image of the Taal Volcano Island generated from the DREAM and Phil-LiDAR Programs. Image from PCIEERD Media

How Londoners trick facial recognition tech

Jan 25, 2020 - 8:30 AM

A group of Londoners defy security cameras by walking through the city in surreal face paint

FOOLING TECHNOLOGY. Image adapted from work by Sofiya Voznaya for Coda Story

What makes tech 'evil?'

Jan 23, 2020 - 7:57 PM

There are now more avenues for technology to be used justifiably in 'evil' ways because technological innovation appears to have charged forward towards the growth of social injustice

France makes proposals to U.S. to resolve tech tax row

Jan 17, 2020 - 11:03 PM

'There are possibilities available, we are working with (US Treasury Secretary) Steven Mnuchin. I made several proposals to him,' French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire says

THE GAFA TAX. This combination of pictures shows the logos of the GAFA's, named after US multinational technology and Internet-related services company Google, online retail giant Amazon, social media service Facebook and multinational technology company Apple, displayed on a tablet on February 18, 2019. File photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Sacrifice tech, not people, to solve problems

Jan 16, 2020 - 8:20 PM

Technology should be the first responder, and sometimes the sacrificial part, that provides society with the means to get through disasters with as few casualties as possible

MI5 dismisses UK-U.S. relationship fears over Huawei

Jan 13, 2020 - 10:34 PM

Asked if the intelligence-sharing relationship between the UK and US could be harmed by Huawei developing Britain's 5G, MI5 director general Andrew Parker says, 'I've no reason today to think that'

HUAWEI. In this file photo taken on August 2, 2019 people walk past a Huawei logo during the Consumer Electronics Expo in Beijing. File photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

[OPINYON] Isinulat habang walang signal

Jan 11, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Kakayanin ko bang walang internet? Kaya ko naman, kinaya, wala namang masamang nangyari sa akin maliban sa technological anxiety at, siguro, ang FOMO.

PH soon to have single online portal for prisoner, criminal data

Jan 10, 2020 - 6:21 PM

But agencies are yet to digitize their data that will be uploaded to the newly-launched National Justice Information System (NJIS)

PRISONERS. Convicted prisoners at the Maximum Security Compound of the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa on October 29, 2019. Photos by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

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

7 Filipino-made tech and products hoping to hit the market in 2020

Jan 08, 2020 - 9:38 AM

Science Secretary Fortunato de la Peña says DOST has started to promote their technologies in specific forums catering to different sectors, technologies, and products

5 trends that will shape sustainability and business in 2020

Jan 07, 2020 - 6:06 PM

As a world in climate crisis enters a new decade, here are 5 major trends that will shape society and business in the coming year

PH, Taiwan accepting applications for science graduate courses for 2020

Jan 06, 2020 - 4:44 PM

The deadline for submissions of MECO-TECO SSP applications is on January 15, 2020

WATCH: Rappler's most-watched videos of 2019 on YouTube

Jan 02, 2020 - 7:54 PM

Rappler looks back at the videos that shaped the year that was

In 2020, we will tell more people stories

Jan 02, 2020 - 6:47 PM

Rappler reporters share the most-read stories they’re proudest of

Year in review: The types of lies we debunked in 2019

Dec 31, 2019 - 4:01 PM

Majority of the claims debunked by Rappler came in the form of simple text and graphics, such as false captions, articles, and quote cards

Facebook: A decade of data scandals and controversies

Dec 29, 2019 - 2:14 PM

Facebook faces a number of incidents that compromised users' privacy. Here's how they dealt with the controversies in the last 10 years.

2019 top science stories: Opportunity rover, poop on the moon, and finding a cure for HIV

Dec 29, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Here are the stories that struck the Mind Movers of the Mind Museum in 2019

LOOK BACK: How Facebook changed throughout the decade

Dec 28, 2019 - 3:04 PM

Remember when reactions were limited to likes, the Timeline was the Wall, notifications were filled with Farmville requests, and getting 5 likes for your status update was already a huge feat?

Emerging from obscurity: 2019's unforeseen history-makers

Dec 28, 2019 - 3:02 PM

8 history-makers in politics, climate and humanitarian activism, music, and astronomy who were unknown in 2018

THE BRAVES. This file photo taken on August 5, 2019 shows a protester throwing a brick back at the police after they fired tear gas in Wong Tai Sin during a general strike in Hong Kong, as simultaneous rallies were held across7 districts. Photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP

PH Internet pioneer Benjie Tan dies

Dec 27, 2019 - 11:26 PM

Benije Tan is credited as the engineer who connected the Philippines to the Internet in 1994

PIONEER. Benjamin 'Benjie' Tan is the engineer who connected the Philippines to the Internet for the first time in 1994. Screenshot from DICT video

Tech trends that defined 2019

Dec 27, 2019 - 4:31 PM

From video streaming wars to tech tinged with international intrigue, here are our picks for the biggest tech trends in 2019

Notable deaths around the world in 2019

Dec 27, 2019 - 12:27 PM

Here are some of the notable deaths of 2019

MERCI. This photograph taken on October 5, 2019, shows a portrait of late French President Jacques Chirac at the "Musee du President Jacques Chirac" (President Jacques Chirac museum), the museum opened to public, free of charge on October 5 and 6, 2019 in Sarran, central France. Photo by Georges Gobet/AFP

2019: PH explores unchartered territories in sciences

Dec 26, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Here's a rundown of some of the most exciting and memorable scientific stories in the Philippines in 2019

Foldable phones, Facebook takedowns, AI beating humans: Key dates in tech in 2019

Dec 26, 2019 - 2:23 PM

Here's what happened this year in the world of tech


Hotter, faster, pricier: 10 records in 2019

Dec 26, 2019 - 12:59 PM

A look back at 10 new records in the year about to end

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge (white jersey) celebrates after busting the mythical two-hour barrier for the marathon on October 12 2019 in Vienna. - Kipchoge holds the men's world record for the distance with a time of 2hr 01min 39sec, which he set in the flat Berlin marathon on September 16, 2018. He tried in May 2017 to break the two-hour barrier, running on the Monza National Autodrome racing circuit in Italy, failing narrowly in 2hr 00min 25sec. (Photo by HERBERT NEUBAUER / APA / AFP) / Austria OUT

[OPINION] #NoFilter: Editing our national identity with photo apps

Dec 25, 2019 - 8:57 PM

'When we Filipinos mask our skin with filters, it is our national identity that we abandon'

9 best flagship smartphones of 2019

Dec 21, 2019 - 2:32 PM

From the iPhone 11 to the Galaxy Note 10, here are our picks for the best flagships of the year

IPHONE 11. Photo by Gelo Gonzales


4 top smartphones from P20,000 to P35,000 in 2019

Dec 21, 2019 - 11:11 AM

Here are the best alternatives to premium flagships this year

V17 PRO. Photo from Vivo


8 best smartphones under P20,000 in 2019

Dec 21, 2019 - 11:11 AM

From the OPPO Reno2 F to the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, here are our picks for the best smartphones under P20,000

RENO2 F. Photo from OPPO


[OPINION] Fantastic coconuts and what to do next

Dec 21, 2019 - 11:04 AM

Studying and propagating coconuts with improved characteristics will be beneficial to an estimated 3.5 million coconut farmers and 22 million Filipinos