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Samsung S20 name, appearance confirmed in product page leak

Feb 05, 2020 - 1:33 PM

Also leaked is an S20 case with LED lights that can display symbols and a countdown when taking photos

Chinese firms push ahead at CES 2020 despite trade war

Jan 09, 2020 - 4:52 PM

Titans such as Huawei, TCL, Skyworth, Hisense and Lenovo once again have eye-catching booths on the show floor

HUAWEI. Attendees walk by the Huawei booth during CES 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 8, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by David Becker/Getty Images/AFP


Ryzen 4000, DG1 GPU: Chip rivals AMD and Intel’s CES 2020 announcements

Jan 08, 2020 - 7:32 PM

AMD is releasing a new graphics card to challenge Nvidia's GTX 1660 Ti while Intel is looking to improve graphics in ultra-thin notebooks

AMD. Screenshot from AMD CES 2020 livestream


Lenovo introduces its 1st foldable PC, the ThinkPad X1 Fold

Jan 08, 2020 - 3:15 PM

From phones that turn into tablets, Lenovo showcases a device that transforms from laptop to tablet

X1 FOLD. All photos from Lenovo


CES 2020 highlights: Toyota's 'woven' city, TVs as smartphones

Jan 07, 2020 - 9:47 AM

TCL introduces a 5G phone that's under $500 while LG announces a feature that allows people to shop on-screen for things they see on shows

Superfast 5G on the slow road at CES 2020

Jan 06, 2020 - 2:46 PM

5G is still in its infancy but more 5G-capable products are expected to be introduced at the annual gadget gala

CES 2020. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs from January 7-10 and features about 4,500 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 170,000 attendees. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP


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


5 best smartphones under P10,000 in 2019

Dec 20, 2019 - 9:05 PM

From the OPPO A5s to Samsung Galaxy A20s, here are our picks for the budget phones of the year

21 tech gift ideas for every budget

Dec 02, 2019 - 6:25 PM

From audio-capable sunglasses to retro consoles, here's a list of interesting gadgets to pick up if you need some gift inspiration


Getting fit is no easy feat, but these Huawei wearables can help you achieve your goal

Nov 22, 2019 - 10:18 AM

Time to finally achieve those fitness goals for real!

Unboxing: iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max

Nov 01, 2019 - 8:46 PM

Apple's latest iPhones have arrived. We unbox them here!

IPHONE 11. The new Iphones are now available in the Philippines


Huawei Mate 30: Specs, features, and price in the Philippines

Oct 29, 2019 - 7:09 PM

It retails for P34,990

MATE 30. Photo from Huawei website


Apple announces the AirPods Pro for P14,990

Oct 29, 2019 - 11:06 AM

It arrives on October 30 in the US and 25 other countries and regions

AIRPODS PRO. Photo from Apple


WATCH: The first 11 Globe subscribers to get their iPhone 11

Oct 25, 2019 - 6:17 PM

Check out the moment when these subscribers got their new iPhones

Photo by Angelo Gonzales

IN PHOTOS: Globe's iPhone 11 launch

Oct 25, 2019 - 3:03 PM

Check out the happenings at Globe's iPhone 11 launch

Photo by Angelo Gonzales


'AirPods Pro' may launch by end of October

Oct 22, 2019 - 9:52 AM

The 'AirPods Pro' is said to be noise-cancelling, resistant to rain and sweat, and uses a new metal design, according to the online rumor mill

Photo from Apple


iPhone 11 plans are out for Globe, Smart

Oct 21, 2019 - 5:33 PM

Pre-orders run until October 24

IPHONE 11. Screenshot from Apple live stream


OPPO Reno2: Specs, features, price in the Philippines

Oct 18, 2019 - 4:40 PM

The Reno2 series arrives in the Philippines headlined by a premium midrange unit priced at P28,990

All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Unboxing: Samsung Galaxy A50s

Oct 16, 2019 - 5:41 PM

We unbox Samsung's refreshed A50 with an improved processor and main camera


Unboxing: Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro

Oct 16, 2019 - 3:51 PM

Watch as we unbox Xiaomi's new P11,490 phone with a 64MP camera


Google in smartphone push with motion-sensing Pixel 4

Oct 15, 2019 - 11:25 PM

The Pixel 4's radar-based, motion-sensing technology allows basic controls such as silencing alarms or skipping to the next song by holding up or waving hands

MOTION SENSE. Google's Pixel 4 smartphone uses radar technology for its gesture-based controls. Photo from Google website.


ASUS ROG Phone II: Specs, features, price in the Philippines

Oct 14, 2019 - 9:04 PM

Designed for gaming, the ROG Phone II retails for P49,995

Photos from ASUS


Vivo V17 Pro priced at P21,999

Oct 09, 2019 - 7:53 PM

The V17 Pro will be available starting October 19, with preorders available beginning October 10.

Photo from Vivo


Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ review: Design, weight top list of improvements

Sep 26, 2019 - 1:14 PM

Other improvements such as the new camera, and enhanced video capabilities are useful but also feel fairly conservative

All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Amazon digital assistant Alexa gets into your head

Sep 26, 2019 - 12:50 PM

Amazon brings smart assistant Alexa to glasses, earbuds, and a ring in new hardware announcements

SMART GLASSES. Echo Frames eyeglass frames infused with voice-commanded digital assistant Alexa are pictured at at Amazon's headquarters in Seattle on September 25, 2019. Photo by Glenn CHAPMAN / AFP


Unboxing: Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

Sep 25, 2019 - 6:49 PM

Check out what you're getting with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+


Watch the Huawei Mate 30 launch here

Sep 19, 2019 - 7:30 PM

It's the first Huawei flagship to not have a licensed version of the Android operating system

Screenshot from Huawei/YouTube


Expected specs, features: Huawei Mate 30 Pro

Sep 19, 2019 - 3:23 PM

Huawei unveils the Mate 30 phones today, September 19, at 8 pm, Philippine time

The Huawei logo appears on a Huawei portable wifi device in Beijing on June 29, 2019. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP


OPPO A9 2020: Specs, features and price in the Philippines

Sep 19, 2019 - 2:02 PM

Here's OPPO's entrant in the midrange market for the final quarter of the year

A9 2020. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Google expected to unveil new Pixel phone on Oct. 15

Sep 17, 2019 - 9:58 AM

Google looks to challenge the latest generation of iPhones recently unveiled by Apple

PIXEL 3. The Google Pixel 3 phone is on display during the official launch of the new Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL phone at a press conference in New York on October 9,2018. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP


Samsung A-series refresh: Specs, features, and price in the Philippines

Sep 13, 2019 - 8:12 PM

The A10, A20, A30, and A50 receive a spec boost with new 's' models

A50S. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


iPhone XR vs. iPhone 11: Which should you get?

Sep 12, 2019 - 7:26 PM

The XR is now priced cheaper, while the 11 boasts fancy new camera tricks and the latest Apple processor

iPhone XR Philippine price down to P40,990

Sep 12, 2019 - 7:16 PM

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus also get price cuts

Screenshot from Apple


Where to watch Apple’s iPhone 11 event online

Sep 10, 2019 - 3:46 PM

Apple streams one of their events on YouTube for the 1st time

Screenshot from Apple


The gadgets you need to snag during the big 9.9 sale

Sep 06, 2019 - 6:26 PM

Big discounts on tablets, gaming keyboards, cellphones, and more!

Next iPhone expected to be unveiled September 10

Aug 30, 2019 - 2:18 PM

Mark your calendars, Apple fans

IPHONE. A customer touches the screen of the new iPhone X at the Apple Store Union Square in San Francisco, California.Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/AFP


OPPO holds biggest market share in Philippines in Q2 2019 – analyst firm

Aug 28, 2019 - 3:52 PM

Samsung is second while Vivo is third

OPPO RENO 10X ZOOM. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Xiaomi launches Mi A3 with in-display fingerprint sensor for P11,990

Aug 27, 2019 - 1:40 PM

If you've ever wanted a phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor, Xiaomi offers an affordable choice

MI A3. Photo from Xiaomi

How the Galaxy Note 10 is shaping up compared to the S10 and Note 9

Aug 04, 2019 - 9:32 AM

Check out how the Note 10's expected specs compare against other recent Samsung flagships

Image by Nappy Manegdeg/Rappler


Samsung Galaxy Note 10: Expected specs, features, price

Aug 02, 2019 - 2:41 PM

One week to go before Samsung showcases its new plus-sized flagship

NOTE 9. The Note 9 has a stylus whose clicker allowed you to take a photo. How will the Note 10's stylus evolve? Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Sony a6400 video capabilities review: Nails key features a videographer needs

Aug 01, 2019 - 3:58 PM

Overall a reliable unit for amateurs and pros despite a few design missteps here and there

All photos from Paolo Ruiz


Xiaomi Redmi 7A: price, specs, availability in the Philippines

Jul 31, 2019 - 12:53 PM

Xiaomi's Redmi 7A is ready to take on other budget phones, such as the Realme C2 and Huawei's Y5 2019

XIAOMI'S REDMI 7A. The Redmi 7A starts at P4,790. Image from Xiaomi

Google builds gesture controls into new Pixel phone

Jul 30, 2019 - 2:02 PM

Gesture controls and face recognition are coming to the Pixel 4, set to debut in October

PIXEL FACE RECOGNITION. Screenshot from Google/YouTube

Nokia 8.1: specs, price, availability in the Philippines

Jul 22, 2019 - 11:55 AM

Prices start at P19,990

NOKIA 8.1. Photo from HMD Global


Cool gadgets: Razer's Ripsaw HD entry-level game streaming solution

Apr 09, 2019 - 11:17 AM

It's priced at $160

Photo from Razer


AirPods and 5 other true wireless buds to consider

Apr 04, 2019 - 9:13 PM

These are the models you may want to look out for if you're looking for a true wireless pair

Illustration by Alyssa Arizabal/Rappler


Excluding phones, here are 10 big gadget headlines from 2018

Dec 24, 2018 - 5:00 AM

We list down some of the biggest gadget headlines outside of smartphones

MICRO COMPUTER. IBM's experimental 1mm X 1mm computer gives a glimpse of how computers may be made more compact in the future. Photo from IBM

Rappler's 16 favorite gadgets of 2018

Dec 15, 2018 - 11:40 AM

From smartphones to miniature game consoles, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite gadgets released this year


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

Greet the new year with new gear through these tech deals

Dec 13, 2018 - 8:40 PM

Start 2019 with a bang...for your buck