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An 'interactive water show' by Tokyo-based teamLab is coming to Nuvali

Nov 14, 2019 - 3:10 PM

(UPDATED) The global teamLab digital art experience is heading to the Philippines for a one-of-a-kind interactive water show!

GMA's Gozon, Inquirer's Prieto slapped with P23-M tax case

Oct 03, 2019 - 1:31 PM

(UPDATED) The tax department sues the now-defunct INQ7 for tax deficiencies

Beyond ‘Bandersnatch,’ the future of interactive TV is bright

May 05, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Reflections on the past, present and future of interactive storytelling

Screenshot from Netflix/Bandersnatch trailer

The science of small talk

Jan 20, 2019 - 11:00 AM

This constant roar of the river of chat within us that rises to the surface and comes out as 'small talk' seems to be one of the most striking traits that define us as humans

Sony patent teases Playstation controller with a touchscreen

Nov 13, 2018 - 12:37 PM

The patent describes a controller with a similar design to the DualShock 4 for the Playstation 4 but replaces the existing touchpad with a touchscreen.

A DIFFERENT PS4 CONTROLLER? Will Sony come out with a touchscreen-enabled controller? Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Twitter bug may have exposed some users' customer service interactions

Sep 25, 2018 - 6:15 PM

Twitter says the bug only affected less than 1% of its users and that the bug has been resolved

Facebook unveils interactive game show tools for video

Jun 20, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Video creators can soon turn their live and on-demand videos to game shows by adding trivia quizzes, polls, and challenges

GAME SHOW STREAM. Polls and interactive questionnaires can be incorporated into livestreams and on-demand video with Facebook's upcoming updates. Photo from Facebook

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 6, 2018

Mar 06, 2018 - 11:18 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn’t miss this Tuesday

A person watches northern lights (Aurora borealis) on March 3, 2018 in Unstad, in the arctic circle in northern Norway. / AFP PHOTO / Olivier MORIN

Calida on Sereno, Carpio on Roque, 2018 Oscar winners | Evening wRap

Mar 05, 2018 - 9:25 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

4 creative, inspiring workspaces by millennials

Oct 15, 2016 - 9:40 AM

These dynamic offices are built for collaboration flexibility and fun

Everything we know so far about the PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim

Sep 08, 2016 - 8:08 PM

Looking for more information on the slimmer and Pro versions of the PlayStation 4? We ve got you covered

SONY'S SLIMMER PS4. Sony reveals the PlayStation 4 slim. Screen shot from Twitch.

The Playstation E3 booth: PSVR and exclusives the star of the show

Jun 17, 2016 - 10:27 AM

Sony s Playstation booth is so popular most of its sessions are fully booked after just 10 minutes of opening registrations

SONY AT E3. Photo by Nadine Pacis.

Video game makers finding their way in virtual worlds

Jun 17, 2016 - 12:36 AM

Virtual reality games get real at E3 this year as studios show off titles tailored for the Rift HTC Vive PlayStation VR and Galaxy Gear VR headsets

VIRTUAL REALITY. Attendees react as they use Samsung Galaxy smartphones to take a virtual reality (VR) simulated ride at Six Flags during the E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) in Los Angeles, California, USA, June 14, 2016. Photo by Mike Nelson/EPA

LOOK: Awesome interactive resume

May 29, 2016 - 12:54 PM

Multidisciplinary designer tech and NBA enthusiast Robby Leonardi s resume = goals

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Sony: Over 40 million PlayStation 4 units sold

May 26, 2016 - 7:50 PM

The PS4 is now the fastest selling PlayStation console More than 270 9 million copies of PS4 software have also been sold as of May 22

40 MILLION SOLD. Sony Computer Entertainment's PlayStation 4 20th anniversary edition video game console is displayed at Sony's showroom in Tokyo on December 4, 2014. File photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP

#PHVote: Meet, compare, match bets based on issues

Feb 28, 2016 - 12:58 AM

Check out new features we are rolling out to help guide you through your journey as a voter

Sony merging PlayStation businesses into single unit

Jan 26, 2016 - 5:09 PM

The new company joins the forces of all business units belonging to SCEI and SNEI including hardware software content and network services operations

SONY. Image from PlayStation YouTube page.

Gaze at each other today

Jan 15, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] What do we lose when we gain a life run by social apps on our phones?

Senate approves bills on TV, radio franchises

Dec 07, 2015 - 6:26 PM

5 networks can operate for 25 more years subject to amendment alteration or repeal by Congress

FRANCHISE. Senator Serge Osmeña says the continued operation of the 5 radio and TV networks would generate additional jobs, create career opportunities, and continue "to provide the Filipino people with additional access to information to help them in their daily lives."

Check out digital play place Future Park, where your artwork comes to life

Dec 05, 2015 - 11:07 AM

Color an airplane and watch it zoom above you play a virtual reality game and more – let your imagination run free at this new interactive play place in Makati

Quezon City to unveil interactive museum

Nov 06, 2015 - 10:42 PM

UPDATED Here s a new museum to look forward to

PLDT's investment arm pours $10M into Phunware partnership

Oct 07, 2015 - 6:25 PM

US based mobile app developer Phunware s list of top tier customers includes CBS Interactive NBC Sports Dignity Health GameStop Mandarin Oriental and WWE

NEW PARTNERSHIP. The new joint venture "will enable PLDT’s subsidiary, ePLDT, to market and exclusively distribute Phunware’s targeted mobile and multiscreen solutions in Southeast Asia"

One big step for man as astronaut controls robot from space

Sep 08, 2015 - 7:54 PM

Danish astronaut Andreas Mogensen performs an experiment using a earth based rover controlling it from Space through the help of technology

INTERACT CENTAUR. The Interact Centaur Rover, designed and manufactured by the ESA Telerobotics & Haptics Lab, approaching a task board to demonstrate a mechanical assembly task though teleoperation from space to ground, on 28 August 2015.

Her Story: Invigorating interactive fiction

Jul 05, 2015 - 1:30 PM

What makes the tension enjoyable is knowing this is a tale already told over the course of a few virtual months At the same time it is one told haphazardly – a linear story presented with startling nonlinearity

World's biggest hurricane simulator aims to improve forecasts

May 06, 2015 - 1:30 PM

Researchers also hope to use SUSTAIN or the SUrge STructure Atmosphere INteraction Facility to explore how storms will damage homes and buildings along the coast

SURGE SIMULATION. A miniature house is perched at one end of the world's largest indoor hurricane simulator at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, in Miami, Florida known as SUSTAIN (short for SUrge-STructure-Atmosphere Interaction) on April 30, 2015. Kerry Sheridan/AFP

Great video games for summer

Apr 05, 2015 - 1:13 PM

Here are some console video games you may want to check out

Pillars of Eternity review: A game with soul

Apr 04, 2015 - 1:30 PM

For the RPG fan Pillars of Eternity can take away anywhere from 80 to 90 hours of your time You can easily lose yourself in exploring dungeon crawling or even just reading books available in the game

Germanwings cockpit lock, solar energy, young innovators | SciTech4u

Apr 02, 2015 - 12:32 PM

Technology – a double edged sword in the Germanwings crash solar energy in PH homes and groundbreaking prototypes from the De La Salle University s Innovations and Technology Fair

Xurpas announces 64% earnings rise, expansion into Indonesia

Mar 27, 2015 - 1:33 PM

Xurpas acquires management control of an Indonesian tech firm as part of its continued drive to expand throughout Asia

Xurpas core earnings announce 64% core earnings rise year-on-year and expansion into Indonesia

Open a whole new world with PLDT HOME Telpad

Mar 20, 2015 - 3:29 PM

Expect a richer multimedia experience for your home with none other than Disney on your Telpad

CONVERSATION: Who needs hugs?

Mar 16, 2015 - 2:19 PM

Bearhugs quick embraces full on body wraps: let s talk about them

On Facebook, Indonesian elections rival World Cup fervor

Jul 10, 2014 - 12:49 PM

Those invested in the Indonesian elections make over 200 million interactions on Facebook enough to rival the interactions made during the Brazil Germany World Cup match

INDONESIAN ELECTIONS. Screen shot of Facebook's Indonesia Elections Tracker app.

World Cup fever strikes Facebook, Twitter

Jul 01, 2014 - 3:23 PM

For the Brazil Chile match alone Facebook draws 75 million interactions while Twitter notes 16 4 million tweets

ONE BILLION. Facebook records 1 billion interactions resulting from discussion of the World Cup. Screen shot from Facebook.

China decries Vietnam-Philippines island games as ‘farce’

Jun 09, 2014 - 7:11 PM

Beijing urges Hanoi and Manila to refrain from taking any actions that may complicate or magnify the dispute over the Spratlys

COOPERATION. A Vietnamese child peers from Vietnam and Philippines flags while waiting for the arrival of Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung at Villamor Airbase in Pasay, south of Manila, Philippines, 21 May 2014. Photo by Dennis Sabangan / EPA

Filipino, Vietnamese troops hold first Spratlys games

Jun 08, 2014 - 4:41 PM

Philippine and Vietnamese troops play volleyball and football in the Spratly Islands – the first such display of camaraderie between the two nations

COOPERATION. A Vietnamese child peers from Vietnam and Philippines flags while waiting for the arrival of Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung at Villamor Airbase in Pasay, south of Manila, Philippines, 21 May 2014. Photo by Dennis Sabangan / EPA to end broadcast archiving on June 8

Jun 02, 2014 - 12:43 PM

Justin tv user activity data points to more than half of the archived Videos on Demand VODs on the site remaining mostly unwatched with 0 or 1 total views

The future of pizza? Place orders the interactive way

Mar 08, 2014 - 10:15 PM

A Pizza Hut ad shows a new way of ordering food

DIGITIZED. Could the future of pizza ordering be this fun? Image still from Youtube user pizzahut's video

INTERACTIVE QUIZ: Which is dirtier?

Dec 15, 2013 - 3:26 PM

Being aware of how dirty objects and surfaces in your household has a huge impact on your health and your lifestyle Challenge yourself by taking this interactive quiz and see if you can tell which is dirtier

INTERACTIVE INFOGRAPHIC: Can you afford to get sick?

Dec 05, 2013 - 10:19 AM

In this infographic Rappler and Blue Cross reveal some quick facts about the health insurance industry and medical expenses that insurance can cover for you

The secret life of Google doodles

Dec 29, 2012 - 11:30 AM

What happens to the Google logo on special days and holidays? Rappler finds out

INTERACTIVE. Little Nemo in Slumberland celebrates his 107th anniversary. All images from

J.K. Rowling puts magic in PlayStation interactive book

Jun 05, 2012 - 11:19 AM

The Harry Potter author is putting the magic in a Book of Spells that uses augmented reality

Sex is care

Dec 13, 2011 - 8:00 AM

For the handicapped sex can be a tricky issue But as more and more Dutch brothels open their arms and their legs to this minority will they finally be able to transcend their limitations?