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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

Mozilla lists potentially unsecure gadgets in time for holidays

Nov 19, 2018 - 2:30 PM

From consoles to Star Wars toys, Mozilla reviews the security level of 70 devices people might be thinking of giving as a holiday gift

Screenshot from Mozilla

To improve digital well-being, put your phone down and talk to people

Jul 11, 2018 - 11:40 AM

People spend more time with gadgets than with friends and romantic partners nowadays. We need to reclaim the happiness lost to digital activity, says one psychological scientist


Leak suggests that one of Google's upcoming phones may have a notch too

May 30, 2018 - 1:11 PM

With Google's upcoming Android P officially supporting screen notches, the design feature can't be ruled out even for Google's own phones


‘Black Mirror’: A cautionary tale for modern times

Apr 24, 2018 - 3:32 PM

How not to deal with technology? Here are 3 lessons culled from this anthology series

5 cool gadgets at Mobile World Congress that aren't phones

Feb 28, 2018 - 7:34 PM

Phones are the star of the show but there is no lack of interesting devices found at MWC 2018

BISECU. A host holds a mobile phone used to lock a Bisecu Smart Bike Lock on a bycicle at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world's biggest mobile fair, on February 26, 2018 in Barcelona. Photo by Josep Lago/AFP


Huawei launches new tablet, laptop in flagship phone hiatus

Feb 27, 2018 - 12:07 PM

Huawei will be launching the P20 smartphone on March 27 instead

Samsung Galaxy A8 impressions: For those who've always wanted the S8

Feb 03, 2018 - 6:14 PM

Solid, but theoretically, you could also just save up a little more for the S8

GALAXY A8. Samsung's new premium phone takes some of the S8's features and wraps them up in a slightly more affordable package. Photo by Nappy Manegdeg/Rappler


Asus Zenfone Max Plus impressions: An affordable 18:9 phone

Feb 03, 2018 - 6:12 PM

It's one of the most sensible 18:9 offerings in the market this year

ZENFONE MAX PLUS. The Max Plus is Asus' first phone for 2018. Photo by Nappy Manegdeg/Rappler


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


12 tech finds you didn't know you'd want this Christmas

Nov 26, 2017 - 4:39 PM

Before you dive into the Christmas shopping rush, why not some of the following devices. They may just deserve a spot on your wishlist – or under someone else's Christmas tree.

WATCH: Ultra slow-mo shots taken by Sony’s Xperia XZs

Sep 21, 2017 - 1:35 PM

Here’s a collection of scenes showing the Sony phone’s neat party trick: slow-mo shots taken at 960 frames per second


Kegelisahan Adinia Wirasti mengamati fenomena penggunaan gadget

Sep 06, 2017 - 9:39 AM

Demi mengurangi konsumsi gadget Adinia mengaku minimal 4 jam dalam sehari tidak menggunakan smartphone nya

MEMBATASI DIRI. Prihatin dengan fenomena penggunaan gadget berlebihan di masyarakat, Adinia Wirasti mencoba membatasi diri dengan berhenti menggunakan smartphone selama minimal 4 jam setiap harinya. Foto dari akun Instagram @adiniawrst

Bagaimana perangkat tablet memudahkan pekerjaan dan aktivitas Happy Salma

Aug 03, 2017 - 11:04 AM

Karena tuntutan pekerjaan yang tinggi Happy Salma memilih untuk menggunakan perangkat tablet

Beware of fake 3310s in PH, warns Nokia phone maker

Aug 01, 2017 - 6:53 PM

HMD Global issues a statement regarding counterfeit 3310 units circulating in the Philippine market


Café Talk: A cozy spot at the heart of Cebu City

Jul 26, 2017 - 10:33 AM

When in Cebu consider heading to this café for a quiet productive moment over coffee

Discover a fun family experience as SM partners with international brands

May 12, 2017 - 11:26 PM

Promos on gadgets and home appliances from LG await mall goers this May

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

6 smartphone-aided devices for home-based medical testing

May 06, 2017 - 11:12 AM

Here are some ways that product developers are simplifying some medical tests with the help of a smartphone

ON CUE. An app called the Cue can monitor several biological parameters to weigh a person's well-being