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Upcoming iPhones might not come with headphone dongle – report

Aug 06, 2018 - 12:11 PM

If you're considering using your wired headphones with this year's iPhones, you may need to purchase the dongle separately

IPHONE 7. This file photo taken on September 7, 2016 shows the iPhone 7 is seen on display during an Apple media event at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


Huawei launches quad-camera Nova 3, Nova 3i

Jul 29, 2018 - 3:48 PM

The Nova 3i is now available for P15,990 while the Nova 3 will hit stores soon at the starting price of P25,990

What Android users should know about Google’s fight with the EU

Jul 20, 2018 - 3:04 PM

The European Union's $5 billion anti-trust fine challenges the core of Google's Android licensing model, possibly leading to more expensive Android devices

Image from Samsung


Asus budget phone with 5,000 mAh battery arrives at P9,995

Jun 25, 2018 - 3:02 PM

Asus wants to target mobile gamers with the phone's high battery capacity and midrange Snapdragon 636 chip

MAX PRO. Photo from Asus


'iPal' robot companion for China's lonely children

Jun 14, 2018 - 7:06 PM

The 'iPal' is among a slew of new tech unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show Asia in Shanghai this week, offering education and company for lonely children and peace of mind for adults

FOR KIDS. In this picture taken on June 13, 2018 iPal robots by Avatarmind are exhibited at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Asia in Shanghai on June 13, 2018. Photo by AFP

IN PHOTOS: Asus' upcoming dual-screen laptop, the Precog

Jun 05, 2018 - 2:49 PM

Currently known as Project Precog, the laptop is expected to come out in 2019

New ASUS laptop's touchpad doubles as full HD touchscreen

Jun 05, 2018 - 12:30 PM

Meet the new 'ScreenPad,' Asus' touchpad-touchscreen hybrid

SCREENPAD. The 2018 Zenbook Pro series from Asus features a touchpad/touchscreen hybrid. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


IN PHOTOS: The ROG Phone

Jun 04, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Check out the first ROG gaming smartphone here from various angles, plus its various accessories


New Vivo flagship to be announced on June 12

May 30, 2018 - 2:30 PM

The Nex appears to be the consumer version of the Apex concept phone, known for its pop-up camera, and 91% screen-to-body ratio

POP-UP CAMERA. Community speculations point to Vivo's new flagship having two variants: one with a pop-up camera and one without. Screenshot from Vivo APEX/NEX World Cup teaser


Apple facing slew of Russian lawsuits over slow iPhones

Jan 18, 2018 - 10:59 AM

Apple faces hundreds of lawsuits in Russia, in addition to a US class action and a legal enquiry in France because of the planned obsolescence of its smartphones

IPHONES. The iPhone 7 smartphone in its box is on display on the day of its release at Covent Garden in London on September 16, 2016. File photo by Jack Taylor/AFP


Beyond the car: how tech firms are exploring the future of transport

Jan 12, 2018 - 6:44 PM

A predicted shift away from owning and relying on cars will change the way urban planners design cities, say experts

Forget the self-driving car, meet the self-driving suitcase

Jan 12, 2018 - 11:37 AM

Several innovations at CES 2018 are geared towards helping travelers with the weighty problem of dealing with baggage.

HIGH-TECH TROLLEY. The Travelmate suitcase can automatically follow its user around. Photo from Travelmate Robotics


New 'emotional' robots at CES 2018 aim to read human feelings

Jan 12, 2018 - 11:27 AM

At CES 2018, several robots are being developed to become more humanlike by acquiring 'emotional intelligence' and empathy. Check out some of them here

EMOTION MACHINE. A Honda 3-C18 concept robot is shown at CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 9, 2018. Photo by David Mcnew/AFP


24 of the coolest new gadgets showcased at CES 2018

Jan 10, 2018 - 9:30 PM

A phone case that's also a drone, a Nokia 'smart mattress,' and Razer's phone-powered laptop – these are just some of the awesome new gadgets shown at CES 2018


Traffic solutions, health tech, smart cities star at CES 2018

Jan 09, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Get a glimpse of new technological solutions to age-old problems being envisioned at one of the world's biggest trade shows

SHOWTIME. Data dancer Sophie Santella performs before a keynote address by Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich at CES 2018 at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on January 8, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Ethan Miller/AFP


Pole-dancing robots aim to spice up CES 2018

Jan 09, 2018 - 6:01 PM

The robo-strippers are the creation of British artist Giles Walker, who says he designed the vaguely humanoid machines as an expression about surveillance, power, and voyeurism

MECH GYRATIONS. A human dancer performs next to a stripper robot at the Sapphire Gentlemen's Club on the sidelines of CES 2018 in Las Vegas on January 8, 2018. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP


Digital assistants duel for dominance at CES 2018

Jan 09, 2018 - 5:17 PM

Google, Amazon, LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Microsoft, Apple – all these brands are pushing virtual assistant technologies, potentially the new way people will be interacting with computers and appliances

GOOGLE HOME. Pictured is Google's stylish smart speaker, the Home. Screenshot from Google/YouTube


Intel chief says chip flaw damage contained by industry

Jan 09, 2018 - 2:27 PM

The negative effects of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities have been limited thanks to 'remarkable' collaboration by tech industry, Intel CEO says

INTEL CEO. Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich delivers a keynote address at CES 2018 at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on January 8, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Ethan Miller/AFP


Bucking trend, Hyundai bets on hydrogen fuel cell for new car

Jan 09, 2018 - 11:50 AM

While most of its rivals turn to all-electric power, Hyundai debuts the Nexo, a hydrogen fuel-cell powered vehicle that uses voice commands, and artificial intelligence

NEXO. Hyundai's hydrogen fuel-cell powered vehicle, is presented at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 8, 2018. It bucks the all-electric trend of most rival automakers, and uses voice commands, artificial intelligence and can be transformed into an autonomous car. Photo by Rob Lever/AFP


LG adds Google AI in 'smart home' push

Jan 09, 2018 - 11:41 AM

'2018 will be the tipping point for the smart home and, more important, for the smart connected lifestyle,' says LG US marketing vice president David Vanderwaal

CLOI. LG Electronics's CLoi robot, a smart device with virtual assistant functions, is displayed during a LG press event for CES 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on January 8, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by David Becker/AFP


Toyota's new self-driving concept vehicle aims for customizability

Jan 09, 2018 - 10:45 AM

Toyota says it's designing not just a vehicle but a mobile platform for use in e-commerce, ridesharing and medical services, among others

E-PALETTE. President of Toyota Motor Corporation Akio Toyoda, seen in the background on screen, introduces the e-Palette Concept Vehicle, a fully autonomous, battery-electric vehicle with open control interface to allow partner companies to install their own automated driving system, during a press event for CES 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on January 8, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP


Virtual aide market a 'wildfire' at CES gadget show

Jan 08, 2018 - 5:48 PM

Researchers expect sales of smart speakers to double to $3.8 billion in 2018 compared to last year

GOOGLE ASSISTANT. A woman sits in a Las Vegas Monorail car with a Google ad prior to the CES 2018 on January 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs from January 9 to 12 and features about 3,900 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 170,000 attendees. Photo by Alex Wong/AFP


Tech faithful gather to worship at mecca of innovation

Jan 08, 2018 - 5:28 PM

The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is expected to draw 170,000 people and 40,000 exhibitors from dozens of countries showing wares in robotics, digital health, artificial intelligence, sports and more

ROBOTS. UBTECH robots including the First Order "Stormtrooper" (left) and the Amazon Alexa voice assistant enabled "lynx" (center) are seen during the CES Unveiled preview event at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center during CES 2018 in Las Vegas on January 7, 2018. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

The 4 top tech trends expected at CES 2018

Jan 08, 2018 - 5:02 PM

From smart, driverless vehicles to a more forceful push for 5G, these are the top trends at the year's biggest electronics show

LOOXIDVR. Shown is the first mobile VR headset to provide an interface for the eyes and the brain with two eye tracking cameras and six brain-wave sensors, on display at a press event for CES 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on January 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Alex Wong/AFP


Nokia 8 review: A flagship comeback

Jan 04, 2018 - 8:26 PM

Nokia's return in the big leagues sets a promising tone

All photos by Alexis dela Cruz/Rappler


'Gifted' high-tech takes spotlight at Berlin's IFA fair

Aug 30, 2017 - 10:43 PM

This year s IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin is all about AI to make our daily life easier

IFA ELECTRONICS FAIR. A man sits on a coach inside a show room of a so-called smart home at the ZVEH booth during the consumer electronics fair IFA in Berlin on August 30, 2017. Photo by Tobias Schwarz/ AFP

Apple delivers higher profits, but iPhone sales slip

May 03, 2017 - 9:23 AM

Apple says its profits climbed 4 9 to slightly more than 11 billion on revenue rising 4 6 to 52 9 billion in the quarterly that ended April 1

TOP SELLER. A worker handles a newly arrived Apple iPhone 7 at an electronic store in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on April 07, 2017. Eitan Abramovich/AFP

Samsung's first phone with 6GB RAM launched at P27,990

Apr 07, 2017 - 4:25 PM

The Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro features a 6 inch screen and higher than average RAM amount

WATCH: PH launch of the Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom

Apr 06, 2017 - 5:01 PM

The Zenfone 3 Zoom is a dual lens smartphone with a higher than average 5000 mAh battery

ON-TREND. The Zenfone 3 Zoom joins a list of phones with a 2-lens system. Illustration by Asus

U.S., Britain ban laptops on flights from Turkey, Arab world

Mar 21, 2017 - 8:57 AM

3rd UPDATE Laptops tablets and portable game consoles are affected by the ban but they may still be stowed in the hold in checked baggage

LAX ARRIVAL. An Emirates Airlines aircraft, flight 215 from Dubai, comes in for a landing at Los Angeles International Airport on March 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Frederic J. Brown/AFP

CIA blasts WikiLeaks for publishing secret documents

Mar 09, 2017 - 8:40 AM

CIA: Such disclosures not only jeopardize US personnel and operations but also equip our adversaries with tools and information to do us harm

This file photo taken on August 13, 2008 shows a man walking over the seal of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the lobby of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Saul Loeb/File/AFP

Motorola launches mid-tier 5.5-incher, the Moto M

Feb 23, 2017 - 5:14 PM

Motorola continues its re entry into local market with midrange offering set at P15 000

WATCH: What's on display at Samsung Forum 2017

Feb 18, 2017 - 10:49 AM

Let s go on a virtual tour of Samsung s annual Southeast Asian showcase which happened in Singapore

WORLD'S MOST CURVED MONITOR. The strange aspect ratio is desgned to offer enhanced immersion for gamers. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

State-of-the-art appliances define Samsung Forum 2017

Feb 17, 2017 - 1:33 PM

Lifelike TV visuals a refrigerator with a built in smart screen an air conditioner that doesn t attempt to blow you away like a typhoon – the annual Samsung forum in Singapore represents the brand s vision of the high end home

FLEXWASH SYSTEM. Samsung's new washing machine speeds things up just a little bit by combining washing and drying abilities in one chamber – negating the need for transfers. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

The Vivo V5 Plus: An iPhone clone but still very likable

Feb 04, 2017 - 2:23 PM

The Apple like Android unit looks good and its high resolution dual front facing camera system gives it a unique selling point

Apple is world's top smartphone vendor after record iPhone sales

Feb 01, 2017 - 11:52 AM

The tech giant sets new record with 78 3 million iPhones sold in past quarter

RECORD SALES. Apple on January 31, 2017 reported that its profit for the past quarter slipped 2.6 percent to $17.9 billion even as iPhone sales jumped to a new high. Revenue in the quarter climbed to an all-time record $78.4 billion compared with $75.9 billion in the same period a year earlier, the company said in its earnings update for the fiscal first quarter. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Samsung blames Galaxy Note 7 fires on faulty batteries

Jan 23, 2017 - 9:38 AM

UPDATED Internal and independent investigations concluded that batteries were found to be the cause of the Note 7 incidents the South Korean company says

In this file photo, a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is held up as other Note 7 phones sit on a counter after they were returned to a Best Buy on September 15, 2016 in Orem, Utah. George Frey/Getty Images/AFP

New Super Mario game confirmed for holiday 2017

Jan 13, 2017 - 2:07 PM

Watch the Super Mario Odyssey trailer here

PEEKABOO – The new Super Mario game surfaces. Screengrab from Nintendo/YouTube

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

Samsung launches Galaxy A5 and A7, priced

Jan 11, 2017 - 7:31 PM

The A5 retails at P19 990 while the A7 is priced at P23 990

THE A7. The A7 and A5 have similar specs but the former has a bigger screen

Asus sets record for most RAM in a phone with 8GB model

Jan 10, 2017 - 5:27 PM

The Asus Zenfone AR phone uses Google s new augmented reality and virtual reality platforms thus the need for that amount of RAM

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

Porn seeks seat at the tech table

Jan 09, 2017 - 3:32 PM

Adult entertainment returns to the Consumer Electronics Show after more than a decade long absence

Adult video company Naughty America provides a gander at virtual reality content during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on January 8, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Photo by Glenn Chapman/AFP

A look at 'Mercury', Blackberry's last in-house engineered phone

Jan 09, 2017 - 12:58 PM

Like Nokia Blackberry phones will live on through licensing partnerships

Photo from TCL

Nokia Android smartphone officially unveiled

Jan 08, 2017 - 1:52 PM

Nokia is officially back in the smartphone game with the Nokia 6

NOKIA RETURNS. After months of leaks and teasing, the first official Nokia Android phone is revealed. Photo from HMD Global

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Jan 08, 2017 - 9:39 AM

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Blessing of the Black Nazarene replica in Quiapo, Manila. January 7, 2017. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Razer introduces laptop with 3 built-in monitors

Jan 06, 2017 - 8:37 PM

All monitors boast 4K resolution and are paired with a top of the line Nvidia graphics card

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

TVs grab spotlight at CES gadget gala

Jan 05, 2017 - 5:10 PM

LG Sony TCL and Samsung showcase shiny new sets

BIG SCREENS. Samsung QLED TV is on display during a press event for CES 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on January 4, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Alex Wong/AFP

Kingston unveils 2-terabyte USB flash drive

Jan 04, 2017 - 10:17 AM

The company sets a new standard for flash drive capacity