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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


LIVE: ASUS' ZenFone 5 event at MWC 2018

Feb 27, 2018 - 5:23 PM

The stream starts at 2:30 am, Wednesday, February 28

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

Specs, prices: Alcatel’s 5 new phones unveiled at MWC 2018

Feb 26, 2018 - 8:34 PM

Alcatel licensee TCL has officially revealed its phones for 2018 – the Alcatel 5, 3V, 3X, 3, and 1X

NEW FROM ALCATEL. Alcatel renews its aim at the budget to midrange market with their phones for 2018. All photos from official Alcatel website


Vivo shows off APEX concept with retractable cam, half-screen fingerprint sensor

Feb 26, 2018 - 3:38 PM

The concept phone called the Vivo APEX ambitiously repositions the front-facing camera, fingerprint scanner and earpiece, eliminates any need for bezels

APEX CONCEPT. The concept phone touts a retractable camera and half its screen being capable of identifying fingerprints. Photo from Vivo


Specs, price: The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

Feb 26, 2018 - 3:18 AM

Check here for a listing of the product specifications and features of Samsung's Galaxy S9

SAMSUNG GALAXY S9. Will you be grabbing one? Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Samsung unveils Galaxy S9, announces starting price of P45,990

Feb 26, 2018 - 1:02 AM

Samsung shows off the new Galaxy S9 in the Philippines alongside its global launch at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain

GALAXY S9. While physically identical to the S8, the S9 carries various improvements such as a variable aperture feature and 960 frames-per-second slow-mo video capture ability. Screenshot from Rappler video


The Nokia 8110 4G: Here's what you need to know

Feb 26, 2018 - 12:15 AM

Yes, folks, it'll come with Snake, but that's not all it's packing!

NOKIA 8110 4G. It's the banana phone, reloaded! Screen shot from YouTube.

LIVE: Galaxy S9 and S9+ unveiling at Samsung Unpacked

Feb 25, 2018 - 11:55 PM

Watch Samsung show the world its new flagship at 1 am, Monday, February 26, Manila time

UNPACKED. Screenshot from Samsung official website


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

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


Traffic solutions, health tech, smart cities star at CES 2018

Jan 09, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Get a glimpse of new technological solutions to age-old problems being envisioned at one of the world's biggest trade shows

SHOWTIME. Data dancer Sophie Santella performs before a keynote address by Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich at CES 2018 at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on January 8, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Ethan Miller/AFP


Pole-dancing robots aim to spice up CES 2018

Jan 09, 2018 - 6:01 PM

The robo-strippers are the creation of British artist Giles Walker, who says he designed the vaguely humanoid machines as an expression about surveillance, power, and voyeurism

MECH GYRATIONS. A human dancer performs next to a stripper robot at the Sapphire Gentlemen's Club on the sidelines of CES 2018 in Las Vegas on January 8, 2018. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP


Digital assistants duel for dominance at CES 2018

Jan 09, 2018 - 5:17 PM

Google, Amazon, LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Microsoft, Apple – all these brands are pushing virtual assistant technologies, potentially the new way people will be interacting with computers and appliances

GOOGLE HOME. Pictured is Google's stylish smart speaker, the Home. Screenshot from Google/YouTube


Intel chief says chip flaw damage contained by industry

Jan 09, 2018 - 2:27 PM

The negative effects of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities have been limited thanks to 'remarkable' collaboration by tech industry, Intel CEO says

INTEL CEO. Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich delivers a keynote address at CES 2018 at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on January 8, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Ethan Miller/AFP


Bucking trend, Hyundai bets on hydrogen fuel cell for new car

Jan 09, 2018 - 11:50 AM

While most of its rivals turn to all-electric power, Hyundai debuts the Nexo, a hydrogen fuel-cell powered vehicle that uses voice commands, and artificial intelligence

NEXO. Hyundai's hydrogen fuel-cell powered vehicle, is presented at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 8, 2018. It bucks the all-electric trend of most rival automakers, and uses voice commands, artificial intelligence and can be transformed into an autonomous car. Photo by Rob Lever/AFP


LG adds Google AI in 'smart home' push

Jan 09, 2018 - 11:41 AM

'2018 will be the tipping point for the smart home and, more important, for the smart connected lifestyle,' says LG US marketing vice president David Vanderwaal

CLOI. LG Electronics's CLoi robot, a smart device with virtual assistant functions, is displayed during a LG press event for CES 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on January 8, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by David Becker/AFP


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


Virtual aide market a 'wildfire' at CES gadget show

Jan 08, 2018 - 5:48 PM

Researchers expect sales of smart speakers to double to $3.8 billion in 2018 compared to last year

GOOGLE ASSISTANT. A woman sits in a Las Vegas Monorail car with a Google ad prior to the CES 2018 on January 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs from January 9 to 12 and features about 3,900 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 170,000 attendees. Photo by Alex Wong/AFP


The 4 top tech trends expected at CES 2018

Jan 08, 2018 - 5:02 PM

From smart, driverless vehicles to a more forceful push for 5G, these are the top trends at the year's biggest electronics show

LOOXIDVR. Shown is the first mobile VR headset to provide an interface for the eyes and the brain with two eye tracking cameras and six brain-wave sensors, on display at a press event for CES 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on January 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Alex Wong/AFP


TechRap: Facebook Home, LG Optimus G Pro

Apr 15, 2013 - 4:42 AM

We go hands on with Facebook Home and find out if provides a better way to experience Android show you how to get Chat Heads on your Android phone and dual shot on your iPhone And we take a first look at the yet to be released LG Optimus G Pro