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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

U.S., Britain warn of Russian campaign to hack networks

Apr 17, 2018 - 9:58 AM

The router hacking operation has targeted both government and private sector groups, and the key providers of network infrastructure and internet services serving them

All photos from Shutterstock

Drupal Camp Manila 2018: Building better integrations

Apr 11, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Drupal Camp Manila 2018 is a two-day event that focuses on many aspects of Drupal, a free open-source software used to build powerful websites

Duterte creates oversight committee for entry of 3rd telco player

Apr 11, 2018 - 11:50 AM

The committee, led by the Department of Information and Communications Technology and counting the national security adviser as a member, will help select frequencies for the new telco player

Tech sector frets as U.S.-China trade tensions simmer

Apr 08, 2018 - 10:10 AM

Some industry leaders fear the technology sector would be dragged into the dispute between the United States and China

Facebook says 87 million may be affected by data privacy scandal

Apr 05, 2018 - 8:20 AM

Mark Zuckerberg says he accepts responsibility for the failure to protect user data but maintains that he is still the best person to lead the network of two billion users

FACEBOOK. In this file photo taken on March 21, 2018 a lit sign is seen at the entrance to Facebook's corporate headquarters location in Menlo Park, California. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Spotify soars in $26 billion stock debut

Apr 04, 2018 - 8:25 AM

In one of the largest public offerings ever in the tech sector, Spotify on its first day topped the market capitalization of other high-profile recent market entrants, including Twitter, Snapchat parent Snap and Dropbox

G7 nations agree on a 'common vision' for AI

Mar 29, 2018 - 9:12 AM

AI industry must bring "most significant benefits possible in the coming years," while safeguarding privacy rights, says Canada's Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos

Cases over regulatory fees hound some 3rd telco aspirants

Mar 25, 2018 - 11:36 PM

(UPDATED) But PT&T and Now Telecom say they are contesting the supposed outstanding fees, so these have 'no bearing' on their bids for the 3rd telco slot

3 scenarios show we have to think carefully about ethics in designing smart cities

Mar 25, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Governments should think about and resolve ethical questions in the design of smart cities

Psychometrics: How Facebook data helped Trump find his voters

Mar 21, 2018 - 3:21 PM

In 2015, apps such as 'thisismydigitallife' could scrape up all the personal details of not only the quiz-taker, but all their Facebook friends

Cambridge Analytica suspends CEO over Facebook scandal

Mar 21, 2018 - 8:33 AM

The move to suspend CEO Alexander Nix comes as recordings emerge in which he boasts his data company played an expansive role in Donald Trump's 2016 campaign

SUSPENDED. In this file photo, Cambridge Analytica's chief executive officer Alexander Nix gives an interview during the 2017 Web Summit in Lisbon on November 9, 2017. File photo by Patricia De Melo Moreira/AFP

Powering Progress Together 2018 continues discussions on more and cleaner energy

Mar 19, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Shell’s global forum returns to Singapore this year with the theme, “Energy for Better Living”

Nigeria's Buhari meets parents of kidnapped schoolgirls

Mar 15, 2018 - 9:28 AM

The jihadists are still holding 112 students they abducted from Chibok, which sparked a global campaign for their release. The Dapchi kidnapping has been given less attention.

#BRINGBACKOURGIRLS. Parents go through list of 110 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram from Government Girls Technical College at Dapchi town in northern Nigerian on February 28, 2018. Photo by Aminu Abubakar/AFP

Rappler Talk: Rohan Gunaratna on global security, threats in Southeast Asia

Mar 13, 2018 - 9:29 PM

Maria Ressa talks to terrorism expert Rohan Gunaratna

Nanoparticle eye drops improve vision without need for surgery – research

Mar 12, 2018 - 6:49 AM

A team of ophthalmologists have engineered eye drops that treat both near- and far-sightedness


PLDT formally gives Cure's 3G frequency for free

Mar 11, 2018 - 7:40 PM

The Department of Information and Communications Technology says the surrendered 3G frequency is now available for a new major telecommunications player

Senate committee to probe new threat vs BPO sector

Mar 11, 2018 - 3:07 PM

This comes after a Malacañang veto effectively raised the cost of doing business in the Philippines, says Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV

TRAIN EFFECTS. The Senate Committee on Science and Technology is set to probe tax reform effects on the Philippine BPO sector. File photo by AFP

You think social media is a tool and therefore, neutral?

Mar 08, 2018 - 7:00 PM

(UPDATED) Our brains are not very good at switching. It may feel good since every time you click and see something new, you feel rewarded, but because we are wired only to process one thing at a time, we make errors in judgments.

PCC assisting DICT for easier entry of 3rd telco

Mar 07, 2018 - 8:40 PM

The Philippine Competition Commission is looking for faster ways to review joint venture companies interested in bidding for the 3rd telco slot

DBM to use satellite image data to monitor gov't projects

Mar 07, 2018 - 1:31 PM

Through Project Dime, high-value projects will be monitored through LiDAR technology and satellite imaging

COLLABORATION. DBM is partnering with DOST in monitoring the status and speed of implementation of government projects. Photo courtesy of DBM

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

Mar 06, 2018 - 11:18 AM

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

[OPINION] Protests remind us that we can do better

Mar 04, 2018 - 9:11 PM

Mindanaons continue to be at the forefront of demanding reforms in the rehabilitation of Marawi, militarization of Lumad communities, and the stalled Bangsamoro Basic Law. We continue to fight today in the same way our mentors fought for our future before.

EU aims to tax internet giants at '2-6%' – France

Mar 04, 2018 - 8:22 PM

Critics say the tax-avoidance strategies used by the tech titans like Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple – deprive EU governments of billions of euros while giving them an unfair advantage over smaller rivals

TAXED. The European plans to tax giant technology companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple.

Senate committee set to investigate 'nakaw-load'

Mar 04, 2018 - 12:15 PM

'Let us not allow our countrymen to be victims of theft,' says Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV as his committee is set to probe the 'nakaw-load' scheme

PROBE SET. Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino called for the probe on 'nakaw load'. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

VAR set for 2018 World Cup approval

Mar 03, 2018 - 12:15 PM

The desire to avoid ferociously disputed calls appears to have tipped FIFA to support using VAR at this summer's World Cup in Russia

TRAILBLAZER. 2018 French refeere Amaury Delerue (front) takes part in a presentation of video assisted refereeing (VAR) before the French League Cup football match between Nice and Monaco at the Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice, southern France. Photo by Valery Nache/AFP.

UP, AdMU, DLSU join world's top universities in 2018 subject rankings

Mar 02, 2018 - 5:12 PM

The University of the Philippines ranks in 4 out of 5 broad subject areas, while the Ateneo de Manila University and the De La Salle University rank in two

File photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler, AdMU and DLSU Facebook pages

The latest on security technologies this 2018

Mar 01, 2018 - 4:32 PM

Learn more about protecting your business from cyber and physical security threats in PROTECT 2018 this March 12-13, 2018

Alibaba sets up AI research center in Singapore

Feb 28, 2018 - 6:58 PM

The institute, a tie-up with Nanyang Technological University (NTU), is Alibaba's first joint research center outside mainland China

Secondhand smartphone market takes off but far from green

Feb 27, 2018 - 8:54 PM

'There's a dirty side to our tech obsession: trainloads of e-waste trundling out of our cities and towards hellish waste dumps in Africa and Asia,' the EEB network of environmental groups say in a statement

Philippines to 'add sweeteners' in guidelines for 3rd telco auction

Feb 27, 2018 - 6:15 PM

The government is no longer requiring interested bidders to have a minimum net worth of P10 billion. Instead, it plans to award the 3rd telco slot to the participant with the 'highest committed level of service.'

P100,000 at stake for nominees to DOST science journalism awards

Feb 27, 2018 - 5:30 PM

The 'Bantog Awards' will also reward 2nd prize winners with P50,000 while 3rd prize is at P25,000

BANTOG AWARDS. DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña (3rd, left) leads the unveiling of one of the trophies for winners of the 'Bantog' Science Journalism Awards in 2018. Others in the photo are STII Executive Director Richard Pomar Burgoz (2nd, right), DOST Undersecretary Emmanuel Galvez (right), STII-Communication Resources and Production Division chief Dr. Aristotle Carandang (left), and Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) Director Edgar Garcia (2nd, left). Photo by Edd K. Usman


Ayala Corp acquires U.S.-based solar tech firm

Feb 26, 2018 - 2:05 PM

Ayala's AC Industrials now has a controlling stake in Merlin Solar Technologies, with plans to establish manufacturing facilities in the Philippines in the future

Scientists, military officers to attend Benham Rise hearing at Senate

Feb 25, 2018 - 12:51 PM

Senate Committee on Science and Technology Chairman Bam Aquino is set to lead the hearing

HEARING STARTS. This photo shows Filipinos exploring Benham Rise for the first time in 2014. File photo by Dr Gil Jacinto/UP-MSI

National Scientist Bienvenido Juliano dies

Feb 23, 2018 - 9:56 PM

'His important research activities in collaboration with scientists in related disciplines had produced socio-economic impact among the rice-eating countries of the world,' says the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines

NATIONAL SCIENTIST. National Scientist Bienvenido O. Juliano  was known for his contributions to the chemistry and technology of rice and rice food products. Photo courtesy of NAST, PHL

NOW Telecom gets 25-year franchise extension amid battle for 3rd telco player

Feb 23, 2018 - 4:48 PM

NOW Telecom is said to be among the groups vying to become the firm’s 3rd major telecommunications player, and it now has privileges similar to those granted to existing dominant players in the industry with the franchise extension

Data-driven education, students as cybercrime targets at EduTech PH 2018

Feb 21, 2018 - 7:17 PM

Teachers will not be replaced by technology; however, teachers who do not make good use of technology may be replaced by ones who do, asserts one speaker at the tech-in-education conference

DAVID WARING. David Waring of Smoothwall discusses the typical profile of an educational institution when it comes to cybersecurity. Photo by Victor Barreiro Jr./Rappler


Qualcomm boosts bid for NXP as it fends off bid from Broadcom

Feb 21, 2018 - 12:00 AM

By moving closer to a tie-up with NXP, Qualcomm could make it more difficult for Broadcom, which is pressing ahead with a record $121 billion offer despite opposition from Qualcomm's board

QUALCOMM'S PAUL JACOBS. Chairman and CEO of Qualcomm, Paul Jacobs speaks at the WIRED Business Conference: Think Bigger at Museum of Jewish Heritage on May 7, 2013 in New York City. Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for WIRED/AFP

NGCP, DICT agree to partner for National Broadband Program

Feb 20, 2018 - 6:55 PM

The fiber optic network of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines will be used for the program

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 20, 2018

Feb 20, 2018 - 9:44 AM

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College president linked to drugs remains at large – PDEA chief Aquino

Feb 19, 2018 - 8:45 PM

Samson Molao, president of the Cotabato Foundation for Science and Technology, is accused of operating a drug den inside the school

AARON AQUINO. PDEA Chief Director General Aaron Aquino insists Cotabato Foundation for Science and Technology Foundation president Samson Molao is wanted for his alleged illegal drug-related activities. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

PH gov't releases draft guidelines for 3rd telco auction

Feb 19, 2018 - 7:10 PM

The Department of Information and Communications Technology and the National Telecommunications Commission come up with draft guidelines on the selection of a new major telco player

DICT moves deadline for auction of 3rd telco slot

Feb 15, 2018 - 7:35 PM

'If we force the end-of-March deadline, there might not be any bidders,' says the acting chief of the Department of Information and Communications Technology

Love in dreams, trees and screens

Feb 15, 2018 - 7:00 PM

What kind of decision making happens in people who do online dating?