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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

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