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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

Shutterstock photo


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

Dec 19, 2018 - 1:54 PM

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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

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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


Mindanao residents slam AFP, PNP recommendation to extend martial law | Midday wRap

Dec 04, 2018 - 1:06 PM

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Turning the page: Japan's last pager service ends after 50 years

Dec 03, 2018 - 5:33 PM

At the 1996 peak for the pager technology, the number of users reached more than 10 million. But mobile phones quickly consigned pagers to the technology dustbin.

LAST PAGER. In this file photo taken on December 28, 1998 a Nippon Iridium employee displays a pager of Iridium satellites telephone service, made by Japan's electronics giant Kyocera at the company's head office in Tokyo. Photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP

Policemen guilty in Kian delos Santos killing | Midday wRap

Nov 29, 2018 - 2:06 PM

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Lawmakers confirm Teddyboy Locsin as Philippine foreign secretary | Midday wRap

Nov 28, 2018 - 2:13 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Camille Elemia

Jitters over China in PH telco industry? They've long been here – DICT

Nov 27, 2018 - 2:50 PM

The Department of Information and Communications Technology says Philippine companies have been dealing with Chinese firms

ASSURANCE. DICT Acting Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr assures legislators that the concerned government agencies are on top of cybersecurity concerns. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Senate panels back gov't shutdown of social media accounts

Nov 27, 2018 - 1:51 PM

(UPDATED) The National Intelligence Coordinating Agency, under the Office of the President, wants the DICT to be authorized to shut down social media accounts that are deemed 'inimical to national interest'

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PNP deploys SAF after Duterte order vs ‘lawless violence’ | Evening wRap

Nov 26, 2018 - 9:11 PM

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At Germany fair, PH firm shows innovations in weather forecasting, agriculture

Nov 26, 2018 - 2:04 PM

Addressing pertinent issues in the Philippines through technology, a local company demonstrates its idea of nation-building, and encourages the youth to pursue careers in STEM

Gringo Honasan appointed DICT secretary

Nov 22, 2018 - 10:56 AM

(UPDATED) The longtime senator is now tasked with delivering faster internet and telecommunications services to Filipinos, a major promise of President Rodrigo Duterte

Palace: Gov't to release 'all pertinent information' on Xi state visit | Evening wRap

Nov 21, 2018 - 8:57 PM

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China Telecom, DICT ink deal for submarine broadband infrastructure

Nov 20, 2018 - 1:33 PM

The meeting between DICT Acting Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr and China Telecom Chairman Yang Jie coincides with Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Manila

Mozilla lists potentially unsecure gadgets in time for holidays

Nov 19, 2018 - 2:30 PM

From consoles to Star Wars toys, Mozilla reviews the security level of 70 devices people might be thinking of giving as a holiday gift

Screenshot from Mozilla

12 areas under Signal No. 1 due to Tropical Depression Samuel | Midday wRap

Nov 19, 2018 - 1:46 PM

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New tech regulation 'inevitable,' Apple CEO says

Nov 19, 2018 - 8:49 AM

Following the scandal that saw data consultancy Cambridge Analytica obtain data from millions of Facebook users, Apple CEO Tim Cook says the industry was now 'beyond' the scope of self-regulation

Schools to fight SC ruling removing Filipino as required college subject

Nov 16, 2018 - 9:22 AM

(UPDATED) University professors say the teaching of Filipino and Panitikan in college deepens knowledge that shapes Filipino culture and identity

PETITION. Education and language groups planned to petition the Supreme Court's decision to life a Temporary Restraining Order on a higher education order. Photo of students from Shutterstock

Efficient data management needed as digital universe nears 20 trillion GB

Nov 12, 2018 - 3:50 PM

Tech leaders present potential business solutions at MSI's CXO Innovation Summit as the information age's data explosion continues

A COMPLICATED MATTER. Tarun Gupta, regional solutions architect at cybersecurity firm Trend Micro, illustrates with a picture  how tough managing cybersecurity can be for companies today: you're trying to fix the wheel while the car keeps running, even on just 2 wheels. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Senators expect 'silent workhorse' Honasan to do well in DICT

Nov 09, 2018 - 3:34 PM

Senators say the immediate challenge of Senator Gregorio Honasan II as DICT chief is to assure Filipinos that the third telco would not jeopardize national security

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte engages in a discussion with Senator Gregorio Honasan and other members of the Reform the Armed Forces Movement (RAM) during a meeting at the Malacañan Palace on August 16, 2017. Malacañan Photo

DICT Secretary Rio: Don't replace me just yet

Nov 09, 2018 - 12:45 PM

'I see no urgency in Senator [Gringo] Honasan taking over, at least until I fully finish this job on the third telco,' says acting DICT Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr

MORE TIME. DICT Acting Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr. hopes to settle unfinished business in the 3rd telco bidding first before an exit from the agency. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler


Honasan accepts Duterte's offer to head DICT

Nov 09, 2018 - 10:52 AM

Administration Senator Gregorio Honasan II says he has decided to accept the offer 'for a better Philippines, a better government, for the Filipino people, and for a better future for our most precious children'

The Senate conducts a hearing on SAF allowances on May 22, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Globe eSIM coming 'before the year ends'

Nov 07, 2018 - 3:20 PM

Soon, you may no longer need that tiny card you put inside your phone

Illustration by Alyssa Arizabal/Rappler


Duterte may appoint Honasan DICT chief as early as Nov 12

Nov 07, 2018 - 2:00 PM

The decision was made during a meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte on October 29, says Senate President Vicente Sotto III

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Former Senator Gregorio Honasan prior to the start of a meeting with Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, Senator Panfilo Lacson, Senator Vicente Sotto III, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and House Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Fariñas at the Malacañan Palace on March 13, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

FAST FACTS: 3rd telco player selection rules

Nov 07, 2018 - 8:45 AM

Here are the requirements for companies vying for the Philippines' 3rd major telecommunications player slot

LIVE: Bidding for the 3rd major telco slot

Nov 07, 2018 - 8:35 AM

The bids for the 3rd major telecommunications player slot will be opened on Wednesday, November 7

LIST: Potential 3rd telco bidders

Nov 05, 2018 - 7:42 PM

10 companies are poised to slug it out on November 7 for the 3rd major telecommunications slot. Get to know their track record and financial health.