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Vista Residences: Baguio tree cutting covered by DENR permit

Jun 27, 2020 - 4:57 PM

'In replacement of the 54 pine trees, we are turning over a total of 10,800 seedlings,' says Vista Residences, which is under fire from environmentalists for cutting trees in one of Baguio City's last pine forest stands

VISTA Residences Inc starts cutting old growth pine trees behind the presidential mansion while Baguio City awaits Malacañang action on the LGU’s proposed moratorium on tree cutting. Photo courtesy of Jo An Jaja Marquez

How to add PS4 storage space

May 30, 2020 - 8:00 AM

With gamers buying titles digitally, there's been an added need for more storage

PS4 AND PS4 SLIM. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Drunk driver slams into group of kids, kills 4 in Australia

Feb 02, 2020 - 9:40 AM

The 29-year-old driver is charged with manslaughter and high-range drunk driving following the incident in the Oatlands suburb of western Sydney

Western Digital shows off prototype 8TB external SSD at CES 2020

Jan 07, 2020 - 3:07 PM

Also announced at CES 2020 are the Ultra Dual Drive Luxe, a flash drive with a dual connector drive setup, a gaming-friendly solid state drive, and some Xbox One-specific gaming hard drives

PROTOTYPE. Sandisk's new prototype is an 8 terabyte external solid state drive that fits in your pocket. Image adapted from SanDisk's Twitter.

No reprieve as Samoa's measles death toll hits 70

Dec 09, 2019 - 9:21 AM

Among the 70 dead, 61 are children aged 4 or under

IMMUNIZATION DRIVE. This handout picture taken on December 4, 2019 and released on December 5 by UNICEF Samoa shows one-year-old Sanele receiving her MMR vaccination at the Poutasi district hospital in the Samoan town of Poutasi.Photo by Allan Stephen/ UNICEF/AFP

Ex-Google engineer charged with theft of autonomous car secrets

Aug 28, 2019 - 10:30 AM

'All of us have the right to change jobs, none of us has the right to fill our pockets on the way out the door,' says US Attorney David Anderson

WaYMO. A Waymo self-driving car pulls into a parking lot at the Google-owned company's headquarters in Mountain View, California, on May 8, 2019. Photo by Glenn Chapman/AFP


Why driving can help clear and reenergize the mind

Jul 19, 2019 - 4:58 PM

Studies show that driving can actually be good for mental health

Google resolves Gmail, Drive service outages

Mar 13, 2019 - 1:22 PM

(UPDATED) Google says the issues with attaching or accessing Gmail attachments and sending emails and uploading and downloading files on Drive have been resolved

GMAIL ISSUES. Test out these new features on G Suite. Images from Google.

Formula One heads to Netflix to rev up younger audience

Mar 09, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Documentary series 'Formula 1: Drive to Survive' retraces the events of the 2018 world championship and aims to 'bring F1 to popular culture'

Catalan separatists' long-awaited trial begins in Madrid

Feb 12, 2019 - 8:08 PM

All are on trial over an independence referendum that was held on October 1, 2017 despite a court ban, as well as a short-lived declaration of independence

TRIAL BEGINS. Former Catalan separatist leaders including (from front row R-L) Oriol Junqueras, Raul Romeva, Joaquim Forn, Jordi Sanchez, Jordi Turull, Josep Rull, Jordi Cuixart, Carme Forcadell, Dolors Bassa, Carles Mundo, Santi Vila and Meritxel Borras attend their trial at the Supreme Court in Madrid on February 12, 2019. Photo by Emilio Naranjo/Pool/AFP

Apple puts brakes on car team but keeps eye on road

Jan 25, 2019 - 11:28 AM

Apple confirms a report that they have reduced the staff of their self-driving car project

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Isabela board member arrested over death of pedestrian in Quezon City

Oct 04, 2018 - 12:25 PM

Isabela provincial board member Ed Christopher Go tested positive for alcohol use, police say

The week in photos: September 1-7, 2018

Sep 08, 2018 - 8:00 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

ABORTION HEARING. Women dressed as characters from the novel-turned-TV series "The Handmaid's Tale" stand in an elevator at the Hart Senate Office Building as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh starts the first day of his confirmation hearing in front of the US Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington DC on September 4, 2018. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

After driving ban ends, Saudi women taste thrill of speed

Aug 28, 2018 - 3:50 PM

Speed-crazed women drivers are bound to turn heads in the deeply conservative desert kingdom, which overturned the world's only ban on female motorists in June

SPEED. Rana Almimoni, a 30-year-old Saudi motor racing enthusiast, drifts a car on a track in Dirab motor park, on the southern outskirts of the capital Riyadh, on July 19, 2018. Photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

U.S. startup delivers groceries in self-driving cars

Aug 28, 2018 - 10:37 AM

A new service debuts in Silicon Valley that turns self-driving cars into mobile grocery shops summoned via an app

AUTOX. The company sees a future where groceries are delivered using autonomous vehicles Photo from AutoX website.


Toyota pours $500M into driverless car tieup with Uber

Aug 28, 2018 - 10:15 AM

The deal aims at 'advancing and bringing to market autonomous ride-sharing as a mobility service at scale,' says Toyota


World Cup champ Lloris sorry after drunk driving charge

Aug 25, 2018 - 1:03 PM

French team captain Hugo Lloris has been released on bail after spending seven hours in jail

UNACCEPTABLE. France's goalkeeper Hugo Lloris says his actions were 'completely unacceptable' and takes full responsibility of the incident. Photo by Gabriel Bouys/AFP

Federalism probe, Grab pricing, PH weather | Evening wRap

Aug 10, 2018 - 9:17 PM

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Grace Poe wants Senate probe into federalism info campaign

Aug 10, 2018 - 11:31 AM

Public 'officials must at all times exercise professionalism in the performance of their functions,' Senator Grace Poe says in her resolution

SENATE PROBE. Senator Grace Poe files a resolution seeking a Senate inquiry into the government's federalism information drive. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Mocha Uson breached gov't ethics code, admits PCOO's Badoy

Aug 08, 2018 - 10:52 PM

Yet despite the violation, the controversial assistant secretary will so far only be issued a 'written reminder' to 'align with the laws regarding gender'

MOCHA USON. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Uber hits brakes on self-driving trucks

Jul 31, 2018 - 12:30 PM

The company is refocusing on developing autonomous cars, one of which had killed a woman pushing a bicycle in a street in Arizona earlier this year

Gov't to allot P40M-P90M for federalism info drive

Jul 26, 2018 - 1:40 PM

An inter-agency task force will lead an information campaign to promote the Consultative Committee's draft constitution down to the barangay level, says Malacañang

China's Baidu rolls out self-driving buses

Jul 04, 2018 - 6:24 PM

'2018 marks the first year of commercialisation for autonomous driving. From the mass production of Apolong, we can truly see that autonomous driving is making great strides – taking the industry from zero to one,' says CEO Robin Li

THE APOLONG. This file picture taken on June 13, 2018 shows an Apolong self-driving mini bus by King Long exhibited at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Asia in Shanghai. File photo by AFP.

Robredo asks Filipinos to unite vs killings, culture of violence

Jul 04, 2018 - 8:52 AM

'Huwag nating hayaang humantong sa sukdulan ng kaguluhan ang kalagayan ng ating bayan,' says Robredo

Celebrations, tears as Saudi Arabia overturns ban on women driving

Jun 24, 2018 - 9:23 AM

(UPDATED) But much of the initial optimism over reforms appears to have been dented by a sweeping crackdown on women activists who long opposed the driving ban

Saudi Samar Al-Moqren drives her car through the streets of the Saudi capital Riyadh for the first time just after midnight, June 24, 2018, when the law allowing women to drive took effect.  Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive from June 24, ending the world's only ban on female motorists, a historic reform marred by what rights groups call an expanding crackdown on activists. The move, which follows a sweeping crackdown on women activists who long opposed the ban, is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's wide-ranging reform drive to modernise the conservative petrostate.   / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE

[OPINION] Tambayanan: A nation of bystanders

Jun 23, 2018 - 1:00 PM

By arresting all the tambays, President Duterte is enforcing a crackdown against a vast, grassroots community that is a potential hotbed for resistance against his dictatorial governance. This is textbook tyranny.

Saudi women rev up motorbikes as end to driving ban nears

Jun 13, 2018 - 5:40 PM

Ahead of the historic lifting of a decades-long ban on female drivers in Saudi Arabia on June 24, women gather weekly at the privately owned Bikers Skills Institute to learn how to ride bikes

LET'S RIDE. A picture taken June 3, 2018 shows Saudi woman Noura preparing for a training session at the Bikers Skills Institute, a motorcycle driving school, on the outskirts of Riyadh. Photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

#TheWrap: Videos to watch this week, June 3-9, 2018

Jun 10, 2018 - 12:19 PM

Here are the must-watch videos this week!

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Jun 06, 2018 - 8:41 PM

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First Saudi women get driving licenses

Jun 06, 2018 - 12:59 PM

Ten Saudi women swap their foreign licenses for Saudi ones in multiple cities, including the capital Riyadh, as the kingdom prepares to end its ban on June 24

WOMEN DRIVERS. A Saudi woman (C) sits in the driver's seat with a Lebanese driving instructor as they test-drive a car during an automotive exhibition for women in the capital Riyadh on May 13, 2018. Photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Tesla in autonomous mode hits parked police car

May 30, 2018 - 12:32 PM

'When using Autopilot, drivers are continuously reminded of their responsibility to keep their hands on the wheel and maintain control of the vehicle at all times,' says a Tesla spokeswoman

TESLA. A Tesla Model S P100D in Ludicrous Mode is shown during a speed test against Faraday Future's FF 91 prototype electric crossover vehicle (not shown) during the FF 91's unveiling Photo by Ethan Miller/AFP


Saudis detain women's advocates ahead of driving ban lift

May 19, 2018 - 10:38 PM

Those arrested are facing accusations such as making 'suspicious contact with foreign parties', providing financial support to 'hostile elements abroad', and recruiting government workers

A hangover pill? Tests on drunk mice show promise

May 19, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The ability to efficiently break down alcohol quickly should help patients wake up earlier and prevent alcohol poisoning. It should also protect their liver from alcohol–associated stress and damage.

Keep the buzz. Lose the hangover. By bogdanhoda/Shutterstock.com

Facebook privacy drive may crimp some political campaigns

Apr 30, 2018 - 3:03 PM

Changes may be limiting 'microtargeting' on Facebook, a technique successfully used by Donald Trump's campaign in 2016 and several others

CHANGES. Updates to the Facebook's ad targeting system may make it harder to political campaigns to target specific segments. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP


Atio Castillo case, Carpio’s SALN, Catalan elections | Evening wRap

Mar 23, 2018 - 8:22 PM

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Catalan separatist candidate fails to win regional presidency

Mar 23, 2018 - 3:04 PM

Former Catalan government spokesman Jordi Turull obtains 64 votes in favor and 65 against, prolonging the political deadlock in the wealthy Spanish region

CATALONIA. Junts per Catalonia' - JUNTSXCAT (All for Catalonia) member of Catalonia's parliament Jordi Turull (C) gives a speech during a parliament session in Barcelona to vote for the only candidate for the Catalan regional presidency on March 22, 2018. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

Dashcam video shows final seconds before fatal Uber crash

Mar 22, 2018 - 4:20 PM

(UPDATED) The driver is seen looking down at something for nearly 5 seconds before finally gazing up the instant before the car hit a woman in Tempe, in the US state of Arizona on Sunday

DARK STREET. The pedestrian hit by the Uber self-driving car is slowly lit up by the headlights of the car moments before being hit. Screen shot from Twitter @TempePolice.

Uber self-driving car kills Arizona pedestrian

Mar 20, 2018 - 10:23 AM

The Uber vehicle was in autonomous mode, with an operator behind the wheel, when it hit a woman walking in the street in the city of Tempe late Sunday, according to the San Francisco-based company

UBER. In this file photo taken on September 13, 2016, pilot models of the Uber self-driving car are displayed at the Uber Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. File photo by Angelo Merendino / AFP

Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman admits drunk-driving

Mar 13, 2018 - 3:09 PM

Rodman failed a breath test after he was stopped in January for a vehicle violation

PROBATION. In this file photo former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman of the US walks out from the arrival gate returning from his trip to North Korea at Beijing's international airport on June 17, 2017.  Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Samsung's 30TB solid state drives now in production

Feb 21, 2018 - 11:43 AM

Don't expect it be cheap though. Its 15TB predecessor, released in 2016, cost about $10,000 at launch

A MASSIVE SSD. This 30.72TB solid state drive is said to be faster than Samsung's 2016 iteration. Photo from Samsung.

Saudi billionaire Prince Al-Waleed freed after 'settlement'

Jan 27, 2018 - 9:02 PM

(UPDATED) The prince had been among those rounded up in an anti-corruption drive targeting the kingdom's elite

FREED. In this file photo, Saudi Prince Al Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saoud waves at the Elysee Presidential Palace after a meeting with then-French President Francois Hollande in Paris on September 8, 2016. Photo by Bertrand Guay/AFP

As tech ascends, has CES made Detroit Auto Show an afterthought?

Jan 17, 2018 - 7:39 PM

'At Detroit, you see the cars of yesterday. At Las Vegas, you get a glimpse of the cars of tomorrow,' says one industry expert

CORVETTE. The 2019 Corvette ZR1 is pictured during the press preview at the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Michigan, on January 16, 2018. Photo by Jewel Samad/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

New Yamaha motorcycle can be summoned with a wave

Jan 12, 2018 - 10:53 AM

Yamaha's concept bike showcased at CES, the Motoroid, boasts autonomous features such as self-balancing, rider recognition, and running without a rider

DRIVERLESS BIKE. The Yamaha Motoroid, an autonomous concept motorcycle is displayed at the Yamaha booth during CES 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 10, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by David BeckerAFP


Malacañang says Duterte’s next targets are corrupt local officials

Jan 09, 2018 - 1:46 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte will now pay more attention to local government units, including the ARMM, in his anti-corruption campaign, says Malacañang

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with the members of his cabinet before presiding over the 21st Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on January 8, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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


Trump says willing to talk with North Korean leader

Jan 07, 2018 - 7:54 AM

'I always believe in talking,' says Trump at the Camp David presidential retreat when asked if he would speak to Kim by phone

This file photo taken on December 18, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump speaking on his national security strategy at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP

86 firecracker-related injuries as of December 31 – DOH

Dec 31, 2017 - 4:19 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says they are seeing a 'downward trend' in the number of cases, crediting the President's ban on firecracker use in private residences

INSPECTION. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III examines medical tools to be used at the Jose R Reyes Memorial Medical Center to treat firecracker-related injuries. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Bohol town ordinance penalizes trouble-making drunkards

Dec 30, 2017 - 10:04 AM

Trinidad town's new ordinance aims to promote public health and to 'discipline people who are habitual drunkards and who cause detrimental act to public morale and safety'

ANTI-DRUNK LAW. Local officials of Trinidad in Bohol want less incidents caused by drunkenness in their town. Photo from Pixabay.com

Waze tags December 22 as 'worst day to drive this Christmas'

Dec 20, 2017 - 5:22 PM

Traffic jams may hit a peak on Friday, according to navigation app Waze

MANILA TRAFFIC. Roads are typically more crowded during the Christmas season. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler