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[OPINION] Your life in numbers

Apr 16, 2019 - 9:00 AM

In the beginning there was only you – a happy, care-free, prone-to-pain anatomical being. But later you were relegated to a lifeless number.

DICT Assistant Secretary Carlos Caliwara dies

Apr 14, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Carlos Mayorico Caliwara had been an assistant secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology since January 2017

WATCH: See the New, Now roundtable discussion series

Apr 10, 2019 - 4:51 PM

Experts from the tech, travel, education, and social enterprise industries on the ways technology reshapes the way people live

MIT cuts Huawei collaboration over U.S. investigations

Apr 04, 2019 - 5:48 PM

Huawei also faces a global US blacklisting campaign over espionage fears

Coins.ph, GCash, GrabPay, PayMaya: Who’s leading the mobile payments war in PH?

Apr 02, 2019 - 12:51 PM

Take a close look at how the competition is playing out so far

After Lyft, here are 6 other tech companies planning for an IPO

Mar 30, 2019 - 11:57 AM

It's a big year for tech IPOs


Plans for blockbuster cryptocurrency IPO shelved amid bitcoin slump

Mar 27, 2019 - 5:56 PM

Bitmain Technologies says it allowed its IPO application to lapse 6 months after it was initially filed in September

See the New, Now

Mar 26, 2019 - 11:04 AM

How are we keeping up with the rapid pace of today’s innovations in technology?

DOST-SEI offers overseas scholarships for science, tech graduates

Mar 14, 2019 - 12:17 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The DOST-SEI is offering foreign graduate scholarships in specialized priority science and technology fields to develop the country's pool of talent

Background photo from DOST-SEI

The mind distracted: technology's battle for our attention

Mar 07, 2019 - 2:13 PM

There is a growing demand for socially responsible approaches to digital design and user experience

A passion for virtual reality: VR Philippines and growing the niche

Feb 21, 2019 - 6:28 PM

Rappler talks with Cristopher David of VR Philippines about virtual reality and augmented reality technology and the passion that's put into breaking it out of niche status

VIRTUAL REALITY. A delegate enjoys a virtual reality experiences at a stall on the sidelines of the NASSCOM Technology Leadership Forum 2019, in Mumbai on February 20, 2019. Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

Democrats warn Trump may rush nuclear transfer to Saudis

Feb 20, 2019 - 3:49 PM

The House of Representatives committee in charge of investigations says 'multiple whistleblowers' warned of conflicts of interest 'that could implicate federal criminal statutes'

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on February 5, 2019. Photo by Doug Mills/AFP

Mislatel rollout may be pushed back to after elections – DICT

Feb 19, 2019 - 5:25 PM

Congress is currently on break until May 19 and only has a window from May 20 to June 7 to work on Mislatel's franchise issues

NBA shows off number-changing ‘jersey of the future’

Feb 18, 2019 - 3:59 PM

You can change the jersey’s player name and number on the smart jersey through an app on your smartphone

AI system spots childhood disease like a doctor

Feb 12, 2019 - 9:45 AM

'It can mimic a human pediatrician to interpret and integrate all types of medical data – patient complaints, medical history, blood and imaging tests – to make a diagnosis,' says lead researcher Kang Zhang

Illustration by Janina Malinis/Rappler


Sandiganbayan acquits former DBM, TRC execs of graft over PDAF scam

Feb 06, 2019 - 10:35 PM

Former budget undersecretary Mario Relampagos is cleared of 4 counts of graft, while former Technology Resource Center chief Dennis Cunanan is cleared of 6 counts of the same offense

PORK BARREL SCAM. This file photo shows the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan. File photo by Darren Langit

Tech today: DDS DDoS attacks, FB’s 'social progress' bonus, 230 new emojis

Feb 06, 2019 - 5:28 PM

Philippine alternative media network AlterMidya blames DDS for a recent wave of DDoS attacks on their member websites Bulatlat.com and Kodao Productions

Grade 9 students nabbed for alleged drug use | Midday wRap

Feb 06, 2019 - 1:03 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Ralf Rivas

Tech today: Self-lacing Puma, FBI's Huawei sting, Samsung x 'fake Supreme'

Feb 05, 2019 - 5:27 PM

Puma's taking on Nike's Adapt BB with their own 'Fit Intelligence' self-lacing shoe, coming in 2020 for $330

Puma Fit Intelligence. Photo from Puma

DOST appeals for space agency bill approval before Congress adjourns

Jan 31, 2019 - 4:16 PM

'We are proud to say that we are capable and ready for a Philippine space agency,' says DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña

DIWATA 2 REPLICA. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Data scientists needed in every industry, experts say

Jan 30, 2019 - 6:23 PM

Press release: LinkedIn saw a 190% global increase in skills related to Data Science and artificial intelligence from 2015 to 2017

U.S. charges Huawei in technology theft, sanctions violations

Jan 29, 2019 - 7:55 AM

(UPDATED) The US Justice Department unveils 13 charges against Meng Wanzhou and 3 affiliates related to violating US sanctions on Iran

Gov't to deploy modern tech, boat skimmers for Manila Bay rehab

Jan 28, 2019 - 2:45 PM

The government is banking on volunteers and modern technology to clean Manila Bay

Apple puts brakes on car team but keeps eye on road

Jan 25, 2019 - 11:28 AM

Apple confirms a report that they have reduced the staff of their self-driving car project

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Russian watchdog launches 'administrative proceedings' vs Facebook, Twitter

Jan 21, 2019 - 8:11 PM

Alexander Zharov, head of Russia's media watchdog Roskomnadzor, says Facebook and Twitter provided 'no concrete information on localizing the data of Russian users on the territory of the Russian Federation'

Google acquires Fossil smartwatch tech for $40 million

Jan 18, 2019 - 10:17 AM

As part of the deal, Fossil Group's research and development team working on the smartwatch will join Google, which will acquire the intellectual property for Fossil smartwatches

GOOGLE ACQUIRES FOSSIL. The acquisition gives Google the potential to create its own branded smartwatches. Image from Fossil.com

DICT probes DFA passport data mess

Jan 15, 2019 - 3:35 PM

The Department of Information and Communications Technology reminds the Department of Foreign Affairs to comply with cybersecurity provisions

DICT no more? Sotto hints Honasan may be appointed to another agency

Jan 10, 2019 - 12:54 PM

Senator Gringo Honasan's appointment as DICT Secretary faces two legal obstacles

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

For auto tech at CES, 'user experience' becomes the key

Jan 09, 2019 - 4:38 PM

With full autonomous driving still likely years away, there is a growing interest in making cars a place to live, work, communicate and enjoy the ride

MAKING CARS BETTER. Visteon's exhibit at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show included a prototype cockpit for cars which can be adapted for autonomous driving on January 8, 2019 in Las Vegas. Photo by Robert Lever/AFP

At CES 2019, U.S. gadget love forecast to grow despite trust issues

Jan 07, 2019 - 10:26 AM

Trends gaining momentum – and expected to be on display on the CES show – include super high resolution 8K televisions, blazingly-fast 5G wireless internet, and virtual aides like Amazon's Alexa and the Google Assistant

CES 2019. Set up is underway at the Google pavilion at the Las Vegas Convention Center for CES 2019 technology show January 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

How Tropical Depression Usman affected schools

Jan 05, 2019 - 8:14 PM

Aside from damage to school infrastructure, Tropical Depression Usman also placed students' lives in danger

FLOODED SCHOOLS. Several schools in Camarines Sur and Oriental Mindoro experience flooding due to Tropical Depression Usman. File photos from Roel Paul Registrado and Twitter user @opparisyon

Will Facebook's 2019 continue the failings of 2018?

Jan 04, 2019 - 10:32 AM

Zuckerberg's promise this year? To keep working on the unfinished business of 2018

8 of the biggest tech headlines of 2018

Dec 28, 2018 - 5:57 PM

We’ve rounded up everything from Elon Musk’s Twitter antics to disinformation campaign in social media

Key changes from social media platforms in 2018

Dec 26, 2018 - 3:54 PM

We take a look back on the most interesting changes introduced in some of our frequently used platforms

SOCIAL NETWORKS. Photo by Chandan Khanna/AFP


Gaming in 2018: mainstream esports, local growth, racism controversy

Dec 26, 2018 - 3:36 PM

These are the things that defined gaming this year

FORTNITE. Photo from Epic Games


8 important developments in the smartphone world in 2018

Dec 24, 2018 - 5:00 AM

We round up some of the biggest and most talked about headlines in smartphones this year

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

Don’t worry about screen time – focus on how you use technology

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:55 AM

Whether a technology helps or hurts someone depends not just on the amount of time they spend with it but on how they use it

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International orgs hold fundraising for Rappler, news groups under siege | Midday wRap

Dec 19, 2018 - 1:54 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Quita Chuatico

Twitter in 2018: Removing dubious accounts, rethinking incentives

Dec 19, 2018 - 7:05 AM

After social media platforms were used to manipulate elections around the world, Twitter spends 2018 cleaning up spammy accounts and talking to US legislators and users about how to move forward

Philippines' Catriona Gray is Miss Universe 2018 | Midday wRap

Dec 17, 2018 - 1:42 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Angelo Gonzales

How the world's top smartphone brands fared in 2018

Dec 15, 2018 - 3:35 PM

Here we assess the world's 5 biggest phone makers of 2018 – Samsung, Huawei, Apple, Xiaomi, and OPPO, according to International Data Corporation's Q3 2018 sales figures

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


Faeldon’s son nabbed in drug bust | Evening wRap

Dec 14, 2018 - 9:26 PM

Watch Rappler's evening wRap with Quita Chuatico

DICT orders NTC to make phones unlockable after initial lock-in period

Dec 14, 2018 - 2:49 PM

The memorandum order provides telco subscribers with the option to switch among compatible service providers after initial lock-in period has been completed

Journalists urge EU to resist lobbying by tech giants

Dec 11, 2018 - 3:31 PM

'Let's not allow 'bots' and 'troll farms' to take over from reporters, or leave online fiction to replace verified fact,' AFP Middle East correspondent Sammy Ketz says in an open letter to the EU supported by leading reporters worldwide

Why we are not ready for genetically designed babies

Dec 08, 2018 - 1:00 PM

With the Genetic Genie out of the bottle, we have to ask whether we need any more time to reflect on the ethics

Asian babies. Image from Shutterstock

Pinoy science docus reap awards in 3rd Indie-Siyensya film contest

Dec 06, 2018 - 5:29 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 7 films earn the nod of judges and selected viewers in the 3rd Indie-Siyensya Filmmaking Competition

Comelec releases initial party-list order | Midday wRap

Dec 06, 2018 - 12:25 PM

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Samsung 5G phone out by first half of 2019 in U.S.

Dec 04, 2018 - 1:06 PM

A proof of concept will be shown this week at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit in Hawaii

S9. Pictured is one of Samsung's 2018 flagships, the S9