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Apple brings first iMac refresh in almost 2 years

Mar 21, 2019 - 7:38 PM

Intel's latest processors finally come to the iMac

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DICT launches Cybersecurity Management System Project for gov't agencies

Jan 16, 2019 - 3:27 PM

The project is a unified platform with which the DICT can assist government agencies with cybersecurity concerns

CYBERSECURITY PROJECT. George Barcelon, left, president of ICS, and Allan Cabanlong, DICT assistant secretary for cybersecurity at the launch of DICT's cybersecurity project. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Puma rereleases the 'OG Smart Running Shoe,' a 1986 shoe with fitness tracking

Dec 14, 2018 - 11:50 AM

It records time spent running, the distance covered, and calories burned, just like fitness trackers today

Apple Watch supplier under fire over China student labor

Oct 31, 2018 - 7:32 AM

The report raises fresh questions about the practices of suppliers Apple uses to build its gadgets in China following the deaths of a number of workers in 2010 apparently linked to tough working conditions.

APPLE IN CHINA. Customers queue outside an Apple store to get their hands on the new iPhone XR in Shanghai on October 26, 2018. Photo by AFP

IBM buys software company Red Hat for $34 billion in bid for cloud dominance

Oct 29, 2018 - 8:24 AM

The deal will see IBM acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Red Hat for $190.00 per share in cash, more than $70 above the $116.68 at which Red Hat was trading on close of business Friday

IBM AND RED HAT. In this file photo taken on February 26, 2018 the logo of Red Hat Software is pictured at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.  Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

China used tiny chips on U.S. computers to steal secrets – report

Oct 05, 2018 - 1:11 PM

The Bloomberg News report says the chips, the size of a grain of rice, were used on equipment made for Amazon, which first alerted US authorities, and Apple, and possibly for other companies and government agencies

'Penis bones': An evolutionary puzzle explained using innovative 3D scanning

Sep 29, 2018 - 10:30 AM

It has always been a bit of mystery as to why some species of male mammals evolved bones in their penises

3D finite element models of carnivore penis bones - from top to bottom: tiger, brown bear, wolf, polecat. Not to scale. Hot colours indicate regions bone areas that are highly stressed. Cool colors indicate bones that are less stressed (more robust). Charlotte A. Brassey, Author provided

New Thai political party charged under draconian old law

Sep 17, 2018 - 8:32 PM

Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit is charged under the Computer Crime Act alongside two other members of the "Future Forward" party over a weekly broadcast on Facebook in June

CHARGED. This photo taken on March 13, 2018 shows Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of new Thai political party Future Forward. File photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

How Google’s innovation will continue beyond its 20th year

Sep 09, 2018 - 7:17 PM

One day, a personal fitness tracker might note that a user’s resting heart rate is 15% higher this week than the average over the past six months. From there, Google might offer up research or doctors’ advice about cardiovascular health

ALPHABET. Larry Page, Google co-founder and CEO speaks during the opening keynote at the Google I/O developers conference at the Moscone Center on May 15, 2013 in San Francisco, California. File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP


COA hits Tesda for giving P15M to ghost scholars

Aug 21, 2018 - 7:43 PM

(UPDATED) State auditors say the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority failed to verify the identities of 580 scholars supposedly enrolled at the AMA Computer College’s Manila campus and the Technivoc Institute Corporation

Lenovo posts 1st quarter profit as recovery continues

Aug 16, 2018 - 2:01 PM

'The Group remains confident in its core PC business, and aims to grow...without compromising on profitability,' Lenovo chairman Yang Yuanqing says

LENOVO. The PC maker reverses its fortunes, reporting good margins in latest earnings report. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


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Jul 13, 2018 - 9:52 PM

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Global PC market grows for 1st time in 6 years – survey

Jul 13, 2018 - 11:09 AM

China's Lenovo and US-based HP are in the top spot, each with a 21.9% share, followed by Dell with 16.8% and Apple with 7.1%

GROWTH TRAJECTORY. PC sales rise by 2.7% year-on-year, beating the industry expectation of 0.3%. File photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


LOOK: Nintendo's new special edition gold Family Computer

May 15, 2018 - 12:15 PM

The special edition Famicom Mini is a collaboration with Japanese manga magazine 'Weekly Shonen Jump,' which is celebrating its 50th anniversary

Photo from Nintendo


Microsoft gets earnings boost from 'cloud'

Apr 27, 2018 - 11:42 AM

'Our results this quarter reflect the trust people and organizations are placing in the Microsoft Cloud,' sayschief executive Satya Nadella

U.S., Britain warn of Russian campaign to hack networks

Apr 17, 2018 - 9:58 AM

The router hacking operation has targeted both government and private sector groups, and the key providers of network infrastructure and internet services serving them

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Thai magazine sued for 'blasphemous' painting of ancient kings

Mar 31, 2018 - 2:51 PM

The painting, which was the work of a local high school student, was posted on Citylife Chiang Mai's Facebook page to promote a rally urging authorities to tackle a toxic haze that plagues the northern city annually

PROTEST. A Thai activist wears a badge carrying a picture of Surachai Danwattananusorn - a lese majeste convict sentenced to 15 years in jail - calling for the repeal of article 112 of the Criminal Code. Photo by Christophe Archambault / AFP

IBM computer prototype is smaller than a grain of salt

Mar 20, 2018 - 6:43 PM

The microscopic computer is a prototype meant to use blockchain technology to track the shipment of goods and prevent counterfeiting

IBM'S SMALLEST COMPUTER. Atop that chip is a computer smaller than a grain of salt. Screen shot from IBM.

Batangas City high school students excel in robotics competition

Mar 09, 2018 - 6:59 PM

Batangas National High School robotics coach Ronald Calderon says local government support is critical in ensuring the success of their robotics program

ROBOTICS. Members of the Batangas City delegation to the 15th National Science Quest present their winning entries to Batangas City Mayor Beverley Dimacuha. Photo by Batangas City PIO

Tech firms rush out patches for 'pervasive' computer flaw

Jan 05, 2018 - 10:52 AM

Cybersecurity researchers call for computer systems to urgently install updates a day after the release of details of the so-called Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities affecting the chips powering most modern PCs and many mobile devices

AMD, ARM processors also vulnerable to newly found exploits – researchers

Jan 04, 2018 - 12:06 PM

Like Intel, the chips from the said brands are vulnerable to the 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' chip flaws, which let programs steal data being processed on a computer

Intel processors made in the past decade have potential security flaw – report

Jan 03, 2018 - 3:46 PM

The design flaw in the Intel chips may allow malicious programs to see protected information it shouldn't be able to see

2017 top science stories: Space 'visitors', smartphone addiction, and your pet dog

Dec 19, 2017 - 11:45 AM

What are the biggest stories, discoveries and ideas in science this 2017? The Mind Movers of the Mind Museum list down some of the most important ones from the past 12 months.

Net neutrality and why you should care about it

Dec 09, 2017 - 8:59 PM

Internet expert Samantha Bradshaw shares with Rappler the importance of net neutrality and why practices such as sponsored data are harming it.

SBMA shuts down college over unpaid rent

Nov 22, 2017 - 7:27 PM

Comteq Computer and Business College or Comteq, located in the Subic Bay Free Port, allegedly has rental obligations amounting to P17 million

CLOSED. The SBMA says Comteq Computer and Business College has been operating without any valid lease agreement nor business registration with the SBMA. Photo from Comteq Facebook page

Security flaw prompts fears on WiFi connections

Oct 17, 2017 - 6:26 PM

Attackers can exploit the flaw in WPA2 – the name for the encryption protocol – 'to read information that was previously assumed to be safely encrypted,' says a blog post by KU Leuven researcher Mathy Vanhoef

711 million email addresses exposed in 'Onliner' spambot scheme

Aug 30, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The spambot can bypass spam filters with the end goal of delivering a data stealing virus to victims Find out how it works here

Oral computer test deems native English speaker not fluent enough

Aug 09, 2017 - 5:47 PM

A native English speaker fails the oral component of a computerized English language test needed for her visa

This general view shows the central business district behind the iconic Opera House in Sydney on September 17, 2015. Peter Parks/AFP

Briton faces court over Deutsche Telekom cyber attack

Jul 21, 2017 - 9:40 PM

The unnamed 29 year old describes as the worst mistake of my life the attack that knocked more than a million German households offline in November and added his motivation was money

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Jul 09, 2017 - 10:27 AM

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What's The Big Idea? Scientist writes children's books for girls

Jul 06, 2017 - 6:58 PM

Coco Alcuaz finds out the big idea behind Professor Didith Rodrigo's children's books written for young girls

UK parliament cuts e-mail access after cyberattack

Jun 25, 2017 - 8:01 AM

The threat follows reports in British media including the Times that hackers were selling passwords for MPs online

CYBERATTACK. Britain's parliament shut down external access to e-mail accounts on Saturday, June 24, following a cyberattack.

WATCH: Asus Republic Of Gamers unveils new gear at Computex 2017

May 30, 2017 - 6:15 PM

See what the computer gaming brand has in store this year

Intel unveils 18-core Core i9 chip from new high-end X-series

May 30, 2017 - 4:56 PM

The chip will retail for 1 999 or roughly around P100 000 and is one of the 9 new Intel chips designed for the enthusiast market

THE CORE X FAMILY. Intel announces its slate of new processors at Computex. Image from Intel.

Impeachment complaint, Napoles, Poe on Roxas | Evening wRap

May 15, 2017 - 9:51 PM

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Ransomware, the weapon wielded in cyber attacks

May 14, 2017 - 11:25 AM

How does ransomware work and how can people protect their computers from it?

Bridging the digital divide: Tech4ED brings new tech closer to Filipinos

Apr 23, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The government s Tech4ED project aims to improve Filipinos digital literacy and bring online learning and government services closer to the people

Dutchman gets 11-year sentence in sex cyberbully case

Mar 16, 2017 - 11:34 PM

Arrested in 2014 after Facebook alerted the Dutch police he is found guilty of harassing women from as far away as Britain Canada Norway and the United States

Comelec faces probe for stolen computer with voters’ data?

Feb 16, 2017 - 5:55 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Rappler learns that the stolen computer in Lanao del Sur contains the voter records including the biometrics of the Philippines 55 million voters

Cloud boosts Microsoft as it absorbs LinkedIn

Jan 27, 2017 - 2:48 PM

The US tech giant s cloud services and productivity suites drive profit in latest earnings reports

MICROSOFT. Photo by Jason Redmond/AFP

Windows 10's 'Game Mode' fine-tunes for high-performance gaming

Jan 16, 2017 - 5:21 PM

The upcoming update is a boon for PC gamers

NEW TRICKS. Microsoft introduces Windows 10 Creators Update at a Microsoft news conference October 26, 2016 in New York. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Personal computer sales fall for fifth year in a row

Jan 12, 2017 - 1:26 PM

In spite of the continued decline analysts say that personal computer market is stabilizing as pressure from smartphones and tablets ease

CONTINUING DECLINE. Laptop computers are offered for sale at a Tiger Direct store on in Chicago, Illinois. File photo by Scott Olson/AFP

Intel unveils a computer the size of a credit card

Jan 06, 2017 - 5:05 PM

The modular device is designed to power the smart generation of electronics and appliances

COMPUTE CARD. Photo from Intel

The Year In Tech: Tech toys we wanted in 2016

Dec 05, 2016 - 6:25 PM

These cool gears and gadgets made the trying year a far more colorful place

Teen arrested in Sri Lanka for hacking President's website

Aug 30, 2016 - 7:44 PM

A boy hacks the site to demand the postponement of an exam

STERN REPRIMAND. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, seen here speaking during the Sri Lanka Economic Forum in Colombo on August 2, 2016, acts fast on one teen's hacking activities. File photo by Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP

Australia to study drift of MH370 debris

Aug 24, 2016 - 3:04 PM

The government s Joint Agency Coordination Centre JACC said while experts had been working to model the drift of MH370 debris over the past 18 months a further intensive study will be undertaken

A Malaysia Airlines logo is pictured at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang on March 8, 2015. Mohd Rasfan/AFP

SSS clarifies reported glitch on contributions

Aug 12, 2016 - 3:32 PM

UPDATED The SSS clarifies contribution records for 1985 1989 were not wiped out Instead they were in the system and were just reposted paving the way for pension adjustments for qualified pensioners that will finish by June 2017

Alibaba revenue in biggest leap since IPO

Aug 11, 2016 - 9:05 PM

UPDATED Revenue for the e commerce giant soars to 4 83 billion in the June quarter

(FILES) This file photo taken on September 19, 2014 shows Chinese online retail giant Alibaba founder Jack Ma smiling as he waits for the trading to open on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba saw revenues leap 59 percent year-on-year for the quarter ended in June, it said on August 11, 2016, accelerating growth from the previous quarter.  / AFP PHOTO / JEWEL SAMAD

Delta grounding lifted, but travel chaos not over

Aug 08, 2016 - 6:16 PM

3rd UPDATE Even after the US carrier lifts the order about 6 hours into the snafu it warns of continued cancellations and delays as tens of thousands of passengers around the globe are left stranded

5 scenes from 'The Force Awakens' that deserve their own mini spin-off

Jul 13, 2016 - 3:32 PM

LEGO and Sony Interactive Entertainment s latest game lets you play out the best scenes from the film