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Visayas football event comes to Batangas

Sep 15, 2018 - 11:07 AM

On its 20th season, the Aboitiz Cup football tournament in the Visayas branches out to Luzon

GAME ON. Aboitiz Cup organizers (from left) RSA 1 CEO Rely San Agustin, Dudes Aboitiz of Aboitiz Land, Joey Zamora of The Outlets at Lipa, and Mischelle Sta. Ana, the CSR head of Abiotiz Land unveil the new football event in Batangas.

No 3rd telco player by November? 'I'll take over,' says Duterte

Sep 11, 2018 - 5:46 PM

If there will be further delays, President Duterte warns he'll invite interested parties to submit their position papers to him, and he will make his choice in 'about 30 minutes'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte reiterates in his speech during the meeting with the Filipino community at the Royal Cultural Palace in Amman, Jordan on September 7, 2018 that he has made a promise to get rid of corruption, criminality, and illegal drugs in the country back when he was still campaigning for the country's top government position. He went on to add that he is relentless in his efforts to fulfill these promises. RENE LUMAWAG/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Australia unveils starfish-killing robot to protect Barrier Reef

Aug 31, 2018 - 6:10 PM

Software will enable the bot to detect crown-of-thorns starfish, which eat coral, and "instigate an injection which is fatal" to the predators. The injection is harmless to other reef creatures.

RANGERBOT. This undated handout photo received on August 31, 2018 from the Great Barrier Reef Foundation shows scientist Matthew Dunbabin with the new RangerBot on the Great Barrier Reef in northern Queensland. Photo by Anthony Weate/ Great Barrier Reef Foundation/AFP

Accenture recognizes Filipino students with innovative ideas in 5th 'Program The Future'

Aug 31, 2018 - 1:17 PM

With the theme ‘Tech4Good,’ the students were challenged to apply innovative technologies and digital solutions like Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Cloud, Extended Reality, and Blockchain.

WATCH: DOST’s Solidum weighs in on viral ‘resilience’ photo

Aug 24, 2018 - 8:27 PM

DOST Undersecretary Renato Solidum says that Filipinos are resilient in character but the Philippines itself is not yet a 'disaster-resilient' community

DOST Undersecretary for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Renato Solidum weighs in on the viral "resilience" photo on August 23, 2018.

LIST: Companies vying for Philippines' 3rd telco spot

Aug 24, 2018 - 11:22 AM

At least 7 foreign and 5 local companies are gunning to be the next major telco player

TELCO WARS. Several companies are gunning to be the country's 3rd mobile provider. Rappler file photo


Facebook thwarts misinformation effort linked to Iran, Russia

Aug 22, 2018 - 9:12 AM

(UPDATED) Facebook removes more than 650 pages, groups, and accounts identified as 'networks of accounts misleading people about what they were doing,' according to chief executive Mark Zuckerberg

FACEBOOK. An illustration picture shows a person posing during a photo session showing the social platform Facebook logo reflected on April 25, 2018, in Paris. File photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

Actual usage precipitates blockchain understanding, say entrepreneurs

Aug 20, 2018 - 6:55 PM

Many understand the internet through applications such as email, social media, or video streaming. To understand blockchain, use it, get a cryptocurrency wallet, and try making a few transactions, say Brock Pierce and Serry Osmeña


#ThinkPH 2018: Dear Future Self, are my skills today fit for tomorrow?

Aug 17, 2018 - 6:42 PM

85% of the jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t been invented yet. Learn how to future-proof yourself through a series of roundtable discussions from September 4–6

2018 Magsaysay Future Engineers/Technologists Award open to nominations until Sept 17

Aug 15, 2018 - 10:26 PM

The deadline for the submission of nominations is extended until September 17, 2018

Erdogan says Turkey to boycott U.S. electronic goods

Aug 14, 2018 - 10:34 PM

The dispute between the US and Turkey raises questions over the future of their partnership and fans fears of a looming economic crisis in Turkey

BOYCOTT US TECH. President of Turkey and leader of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) in Ankara, on January 30, 2018. File photo by Adem Altan/AFP

Blue light from phone screens may gradually cause blindness – study

Aug 13, 2018 - 1:03 PM

Those who want to protect their eyes are advised to avoid staring at their mobile phones or tablets in the dark

State universities may get P280-million budget for free Wi-Fi

Aug 12, 2018 - 4:15 PM

The funds are under the proposed 2019 budget of the Department of Information and Communications Technology

FREE WI-FI. Students from state colleges and universities like the University of the Philippines are set to have free Wi-Fi access through the 2019 budget. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DOST chief to resign if PAGASA, Phivolcs moved to disaster resilience department

Aug 09, 2018 - 6:51 PM

Science Secretary Fortunato de la Peña says he would just return to private life if the two agencies are attached to the proposed Department of Disaster Resilience

DOST CHIEF. DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña responds to questions in a press briefing in Legazpi City on August 8, 2018. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

DICT taps Benguet electric coop for internet service

Aug 02, 2018 - 4:16 PM

The Benguet Electric Cooperative (Beneco) will be the first electric cooperative to deliver fast, cheap and reliable Internet service to its 190,000 members

BENECO. An Electric Lineman repairs a street light in a residential area in Baguio City. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

French luxury giants dive into Silicon Valley

Jul 29, 2018 - 2:21 PM

'If you really think about it, Steve Jobs had a disastrous dress sense,' says Paris School of Luxury co-founder Eric Briones

HERMES. This file photo taken on June 8, 2017 shows leather wallets displayed at Hermes leather workshop in Saint-Junien, central France. In May 2018 Hermes has opened its 34th US boutique in Palo Alto in the posh area of California. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP


Facebook sets up China subsidiary

Jul 24, 2018 - 10:34 PM

The company, called Lianshu Science & Technology (Hangzhou), is established with $30 million of registered capital, according to China's corporate record database. Lianshu literally means 'face' and 'book.'

FACEBOOK'S CHINA SUBSIDIARY. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the annual F8 summit at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California on May 1, 2018. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

DICT Secretary Rio prevails, 3rd telco player auction 'off the table'

Jul 20, 2018 - 8:45 PM

Selecting the country's third telco player will be based on the quality of coverage, internet speed and investment, otherwise known as the highest committed level of service (HCLoS) model

Maria Ressa in 'Civil Council' of blockchain-powered news platform

Jul 20, 2018 - 8:59 AM

Civil is a journalism platform that aims to reignite connection between readers and journalists and fix the ad-driven business model

File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler


Twice-as-strong Gorilla Glass 6 announced

Jul 19, 2018 - 5:07 PM

The new glass technology will protect mobile devices better from drops and other forms of impact

GORILLA GLASS 6 IS HERE! Corning reveals its latest iteration to Gorilla Glass. Image from Corning.

Silicon Valley eyes Africa as new tech frontier

Jul 16, 2018 - 1:36 PM

With a population of 1.2 billion, 60% of which are under 24 years old, Africa represents huge growth opportunities for tech companies like Facebook and Google. The majority welcomes them but some also warn of cyber-colonialism

Illustration by Janina Malinis/Rappler


Microsoft urges regulation of face-recognizing tech

Jul 16, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Rapid improvements in face recognition technology prompt Microsoft to call for government regulation to protect people from potential abuse

Scientists perform first-ever color X-ray on a human

Jul 12, 2018 - 9:51 PM

A CERN statement says, 'This colour X-ray imaging technique could produce clearer and more accurate pictures and help doctors give their patients more accurate diagnoses'

This handout picture released on July 12, 2018 by MARS Bioimaging Ltd shows a 3D image of left view of an ankle with bones in white and soft tissue in red. Image from MARS Bioimaging Ltd/AFP

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


ROUNDTABLE: How do we create a learning environment for digital learners?

Jul 11, 2018 - 9:51 AM

Join us for a roundtable to discuss the role of technology in early education on July 11, 10 am

Digital addiction: How technology keeps us hooked

Jul 07, 2018 - 12:55 PM

Technology is designed to utilize the basic human need to feel a sense of belonging and connection with others

DIGITAL ADDICTION. There are a number of reasons why you can't get away from your screen. Photo from shutterstock

Expect 5G smartphone prototype in early 2019 – Huawei executive

Jul 04, 2018 - 3:01 PM

One design challenge is to keep a 5G phone compact in spite of its 11 antennae compared to 4G phones' 7

NEXT GENERATION. Howy Shu, the senior director and head of 5G New Radio (NR) Wireless Connectivity at Huawei Device Company, shared some of his insights and forecasts of what the technology could bring in the coming years to the media at Shanghai, China last June 27. All photos by Kyle Chua/Rappler


PRESS RELEASE: MMDA to develop mobile app for traffic, flood updates

Jun 28, 2018 - 2:52 PM

MMDA and MediaQuest Holdings will develop a mobile application that will give users access to traffic situations across major thoroughfares

TESDA opens 175 technology scholarships for women

Jun 21, 2018 - 11:39 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Full scholarships in animation, game creation and web development are open to women ages 18 to 45 years old

RMTU is now the President Ramon Magsaysay State University

Jun 15, 2018 - 6:55 PM

The former Ramon Magsaysay Technological University in Zambales achieves full university status under Republic Act 11015

Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

'iPal' robot companion for China's lonely children

Jun 14, 2018 - 7:06 PM

The 'iPal' is among a slew of new tech unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show Asia in Shanghai this week, offering education and company for lonely children and peace of mind for adults

FOR KIDS. In this picture taken on June 13, 2018 iPal robots by Avatarmind are exhibited at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Asia in Shanghai on June 13, 2018. Photo by AFP

Meet Angelo Casimiro, promising young Filipino innovator

Jun 09, 2018 - 2:06 PM

'Failure is your best teacher,' says Angelo Casimiro, who is known for his insole power generator and the life-size BB-8 projects

FILIPINO INNOVATOR. Know more about Angelo Casimiro in this #InspireCourage story. Photo from Angelo Casimiro/Facebook

UP, AdMU, DLSU fall in latest QS world university rankings

Jun 08, 2018 - 7:40 AM

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) maintains its rank among the top 801-1,000 universities in the world, according to the latest Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings

LOWER RANK. The University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila Univeristy, and De La Salle University ranked lower in the latest QS World University rankings.

Blockchain technology: A beginner's guide

May 31, 2018 - 9:54 AM

This beginner's guide will try and simplify what blockchain technology is, how it works, and provide some of the best use cases for blockchain technology aside from cryptocurrency

Philippine Science High School applications for 2018-2019 now open

May 25, 2018 - 4:47 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The deadline for filing of application is on September 14, 2018. The date of the examination is on October 20, 2018.

UK pledges millions to fund development of cancer-detecting AI

May 22, 2018 - 12:31 PM

In the UK, AI-powered early detection technology could help 3 in 4 people survive cancer by 2034


#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday

Hackers breach US company tracking phones for authorities

May 17, 2018 - 3:03 PM

The data breach points to lax security standards at Securus, a company with the power to allow law enforcement to track people's phones and undertake surveillance operations

Social influence platform Klout shutting down May 25

May 11, 2018 - 6:02 PM

Lithium Technologies, which acquired the startup in 2014, announces the closure in a blog post on Thursday, May 10. Klout also confirms the closure on Twitter.

Xiaomi's Mi Mix 2S, the cheapest Snapdragon 845 phone in PH, costs P27,990

May 11, 2018 - 4:02 PM

The Mi Mix 2S will arrive in stores in June with price points set at P27,990 and P29,990 for 64 and 128 GB models

MIX 2S PRICE. The price makes the Mi Mix 2S currently the cheapest phone with a Snapdragon 845 chip in the Philippines. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Duterte names acting DSWD, DICT secretaries

May 10, 2018 - 4:08 PM

Virginia Nazarrea Orogo is named to the Department of Social Welfare and Development and Eliseo Mijares Rio Jr to the Department of Information and Communications Technology

NEW APPOINTEES. President Rodrigo Duterte appoints new acting secretaries of DSWD and DICT. Malacañang file photo

AIM, BGC launc​h ​​fellowship ​progra​m for ​​innovators

May 08, 2018 - 7:47 PM

The ​fellowship ​program is a ​one-month module that will enable active knowledge transfer and creativity through competition, collaboration, and innovation

Naming 3rd telco player won't happen before SONA – DICT

Apr 27, 2018 - 6:11 PM

'We can’t just rush it if we want a strong telco that can compete with Globe and PLDT,' says Undersecretary Eliseo Rio Jr, Department of Information and Communications Technology OIC

China's Huawei under U.S. probe for Iran sanctions violations – report

Apr 26, 2018 - 4:31 PM

Huawei is under tough scrutiny in the United States, where government national security officials say that its alleged close links to the Chinese government make it a security risk

‘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

Google developing AI microscope that detects cancer cells in real-time

Apr 23, 2018 - 1:51 PM

The device is essentially an ordinary light microscope, commonly used by pathologists, tweaked with artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) technology

VISUALIZED DETECTION. A screenshot from a Google video demonstrates the AI- and AR-assisted microscope being developed by the search giant. Screenshot from YouTube/Google


At least 25% of jobs in Southeast Asia may be automated in next 2 decades – ILO

Apr 23, 2018 - 1:25 PM

'Lower-skilled jobs in labor-intensive sectors will be increasingly displaced by technology that is cheaper and more accessible,' says the International Labour Organization

REPLACED? The International Labour Organization reported at least a quarter of jobs in Southeast Asia may facer automation in the next 2 decades. Photo by Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP

Your next pilot could be drone software

Apr 21, 2018 - 10:00 AM

By combining their enormous amounts of flight data and experience, drone-control software applications are poised to quickly become the world’s most experienced pilots

SAFETY QUESTION. Would you be – or feel – safer if one of these people were a robot? Image from Skycolors/Shutterstock.com

Intel's new threat detection tech will use GPU to scan for malware

Apr 17, 2018 - 4:20 PM

The threat detection technologies aim to make safer computing environments for the enterprise sector

Facebook confirms it collects data beyond users

Apr 17, 2018 - 10:14 AM

'When you visit a site or app that uses our services, we receive information even if you're logged out or don't have a Facebook account,' says product management director David Baser

SOCIAL MEDIA GIANT. In this May 10, 2012 file photo, a view of an Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen in front of the login page on a computer are shown in Washington, DC. File Photo by Karen Bleier/AFP