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Who wants a Razr revival?

Jan 28, 2019 - 1:49 PM

The new Razr may come as early as February

Razr V3 photo from Motorola/Amazon, Motorola patent from World Intellectual Property Organization

Nokia 9 could have an in-display fingerprint scanner and notch

Mar 12, 2018 - 11:46 AM

The Nokia 9 may be taking cues from Apple and Vivo sporting both an iPhone X-like notch and an in-display fingerprint scanner.

NOKIA'S MISSING SMARTPHONE. Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri gives a press conference on February 25, 2018 in Barcelona, on the eve of the inauguration of the Mobile World Congress (MWC). Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

The Samsung Galaxy S9: Expected specs and features

Feb 21, 2018 - 2:06 PM

Samsung’s latest flagship will reportedly have an F/1.5 camera, with the Plus version sporting dual rear cameras

GALAXY S9. Images of what is supposedly Samsung's newest flagship has been seen on prominent leaker Evan Blass' Twitter page. Photos from Evan Blass/@evleaks/Twitter

Ricci Rivero denies Ateneo, UST recruitment rumors

Feb 06, 2018 - 5:02 PM

Ricci Rivero, his brother Prince and Brent Paraiso start advertising a startup brand of hot sauce called 'Shoot Me Baby' on Twitter. Ricci says he’s still in Gilas 2023 pool.

DENIAL. Ricci Rivero will remain with DLSU and is only 'on leave'. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

10 predictions for smartphones this 2018

Jan 13, 2018 - 8:00 AM

What innovations and features should we expect from the smartphone industry this coming year? We take a look into our crystal ball

Apple planning lower-cost iPhone for 2018 – reports

Dec 08, 2017 - 12:31 PM

We're talking about Apple here though

BACK TO METAL. Pictured are the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, which have metal backs – just like one of the rumored 2018 iPhones. The iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X, the 2017 releases, all have glass backs for wireless charging. Photo from Apple

Rumors of Snapchat shutting down by 'end of 2017' debunked

Nov 07, 2017 - 1:56 PM

Fact-checking site Snopes debunks a viral article that claimed that Snapchat is closing shop

Google Pixel 2: All you should know about Google's next flagship

Sep 28, 2017 - 6:12 PM

On October 4, US time, the search giant unveils its newest phone. Here's a rundown of the rumored specs and features

SECOND COMING. How will Google improve upon the solid Pixel phones introduced last year? Screenshot from Concept Creator/YouTube

20 rumored specs and features of the next iPhone

Sep 06, 2017 - 7:28 PM

Excited for the next iPhone? Here s how it has shaped up online before its official reveal on September 12

Leaked: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 image

Aug 01, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Noted leaker Evan Blass shows what could be the Note 8 Samsung s premium phablet will officially be revealed on August 23 US time

What can we expect from the iPhone 8?

Apr 26, 2017 - 7:03 PM

It s been 10 years since Apple released the original game changing iPhone? Can the next model do the same?

BIG EXPECTATIONS. Will the 10th anniversary iPhone make iPhones exciting again?

Rumors of Nokia 9 flagship phone picking up steam online

Apr 12, 2017 - 6:39 PM

What features do you want from a premium Nokia phone?

Here's a rundown of the Samsung Galaxy S8's rumored specs

Mar 25, 2017 - 8:39 AM

After the Note 7 fiasco all eyes are on Samsung s newest flagship the Galaxy S8 set to be officially revealed on March 29 US time

Fil-Aussie Cyrus Villanueva makes it to 'X-Factor Australia' Top 6

Oct 27, 2015 - 9:26 PM

Cyrus performs Adele s Rumour Has It during the Top 7 Live Show

Philae wakes up, Google bans revenge porn, Minecraft goes virtual reality | SciTech4u

Jun 26, 2015 - 5:46 PM

And YouTube launches its Newswire service

Angelica Panganiban denies John Lloyd Cruz breakup rumors

Jun 17, 2015 - 5:51 PM

Hindi parang tanga lang kasi yung mga gumagawa ng ganoong kuwento Angelica says of the issue

P2M offer made for a demolition job

Jun 14, 2015 - 9:45 AM

P2 million is offered for a demolition job but a contact refuses to take the bait

Aquino slams critics spreading rumors of his collapse

Mar 23, 2015 - 1:31 PM

President Benigno Aquino III says the upcoming presidential elections and his endorsement value are the reason for the intensified attacks against him

TRUTH? President Benigno Aquino III's past statements contradict some findings of the Board of Inquiry. Photo By Ryan Lim/Malacanang Photo Bureau

Renee Zellweger's 'new face' highlights Hollywood aging taboo

Oct 25, 2014 - 9:33 AM

How does one grow old in Tinseltown?

Top vexations of the week

Aug 11, 2014 - 9:00 AM

What makes them unworthy of in depth commentary is that they should not be in the headlines at all

Rappler Newscast | July 30, 2014

Jul 30, 2014 - 8:01 PM

Philippines faces power crisis in 2015 PH military apologizes for coup scare After Haiyan: 14 500 survivors still live in tents

iPhone 6 preview (TechRap)

Jul 06, 2014 - 7:56 PM

In just 3 months Apple should announce the new iPhone we go over everything you need to know about yet to be released smartphone

Retina iPad mini vs Galaxy Tab S (TechRap)

Jun 26, 2014 - 11:58 AM

Would you be better off getting a Retina iPad mini or the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S?

LG G3 will be available in titanium, white and gold

May 19, 2014 - 2:23 PM

The LG G3 is expected to sport a 538ppi 5 5 inch quad HD display when it launches this May 27 Leaked press renders reveal a smartphone that is slimmer and less rounded than its predecessor

TechRap: Samsung Galaxy S5 rumor round-up

Jan 31, 2014 - 4:10 PM

China s mobile operating system Cherry Mobile s high end phone with stylus and Samsung Galaxy S5 rumors

Gossip: An appreciation

Aug 19, 2013 - 1:04 PM

Notes on celebrity gossip and its stepsister political gossip

TALK IS CHEAP? IT'S UNIVERSAL. Alyssa Milano, 'In Bed with Joan.' Photo from the show's Facebook

Thailand threatens Facebook rumormongers

Aug 06, 2013 - 5:28 PM

Thai police are reportedly investigating 4 people for causing panic through rumors on Facebook

CRACKING DOWN. Thai police are investigating people spreading rumors about a possible coup on Facebook. Users who like the post may also be charged by the police.

Palace on Kris' VP bid: Let her live quietly

Apr 03, 2013 - 8:33 PM

Malacañang Palace stays mum on rumors about Kris Aquino s plans to run for vice president and chides former Archbishop Oscar Cruz to refrain from engaging in gossip

Could this be the Samsung Galaxy S4?

Mar 14, 2013 - 9:19 PM

Hours before the Samsung Galaxy 4 launch event in New York supposed high res photos of the smartphone leak online

Apple's Schiller discusses lower-end iPhone rumors

Jan 11, 2013 - 3:10 PM

Apple s Phil Schiller s interview with the Shanghai Evening News adds a new wrinkle to the lower priced iPhone rumor

Schiller Speaks. Apple's Phil Schiller addresses rumors of cheaper smartphones in Apple's future. Photo from Mike Deerkoski and found on Wikipedia.

Almendras: Keep politics out of energy sector

Aug 03, 2012 - 4:55 PM

You need to depoliticize energy says Energy Secretary Jose Rene Almendras on TalkThursday

Threat of a coup? Absolutely nothing!

Mar 14, 2012 - 9:47 AM

Soldiers have learned their lessons from the past and are not stupid enough to repeat these mistakes