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Artificial intelligence-enhanced journalism offers a glimpse of the future of the knowledge economy

Jun 15, 2019 - 8:00 AM

One common question as intelligent technologies infiltrate various industries is how work and labor will be affected. In this case, who – or what – will do journalism in this AI-enhanced and automated world, and how will they do it?

Raytheon and United Technologies announce merger

Jun 10, 2019 - 7:42 AM

The new company, Raytheon Technologies Corporation, will be created via an exchange of shares between the two firms, with the merger expected to conclude in the first half of 2020

China warns tech giants after U.S. Huawei ban – report

Jun 09, 2019 - 2:52 PM

The Chinese government summon executives from American firms Dell and Microsoft and South Korea's Samsung to warn them that any moves to ramp down their businesses in China may lead to retaliation

CONCERNS ABOUT HUAWEI. In this file photo taken on July 8, 2018 a woman uses her mobile phone in front of a Huawei logo at Beijing International Consumer Electronics Expo in Beijing. File photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

DOST-SEI invites Grade 12 students to apply for S&T scholarships

Jun 06, 2019 - 4:50 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The deadline for the submission of applications for the 2020 Undergraduate Scholarships Program is September 6, 2019

Philippine Robotics National Team bags gold award in Turkey

Jun 04, 2019 - 2:18 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The national delegation comes home victorious after winning a Gold Award for Project Presentation and Finalist on Project Research

DOST-SEI opens innovation contest for science, math teachers

Jun 04, 2019 - 9:49 AM

The deadline for submission of proposals is on July 12, 2019

A student from the Philippine Science High School-Central Visayas Campus flies a drone to collect data on different environmental parameters such as temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure and gas concentration. Photo from DOST-SEI

READ: DICT statement on U.S. blacklisting of Huawei

May 23, 2019 - 2:55 PM

The Department of Information and Communications Technology says the impending US trade ban against Huawei will have 'little impact' on the Philippine telecommunications industry


Chinese surveillance giants' stocks dive on U.S. blacklist report

May 22, 2019 - 5:52 PM

A potential blacklist would make it harder for Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology and Zhejiang Dahua Technology to access the US market and suppliers

Highlighting Asia’s global startup leadership at Ignite 2019

May 20, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Connecting the innovation ecosystem of the Philippines to the world

IGNITE 2019 is a two-day conference set to shine a spotlight on the role Asia’s startups play in leading global change, as well as create collaborative opportunities through their regional pitch competition and business matching activities.

Filipinos block people online over political views – U.S. think tank

May 19, 2019 - 12:30 PM

But Filipinos are also the most 'comfortable' with discussing politics both offline and online among 11 emerging economies surveyed

A Pew Research Center survey shows Filiipinos have blocked people online due to their political beliefs.

PH robotics team wins big at FIRST Lego League World Championship

May 18, 2019 - 9:58 AM

Young Filipino students bested other teams from all over the world at the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Lego League World Championship in Houston, Texas

WINNERS. DYCI Blue Ocean's 10 with Mylene Abiva (left) of FELTA Multi-Media at the FIRST Lego League World Championship in Houston, Texas, USA. Photo courtesy of FELTA

#STEMpowering campaign completes pilot run

May 09, 2019 - 11:54 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Girls from 52 schools in Manila, Cebu, and Cagayan de Oro participate in career caravans and mentoring and training sessions

Asian Institute of Management wins award for technological innovation

May 07, 2019 - 7:32 PM

AIM's Analytics, Computing, and Complex Systems laboratory wins for supporting the teaching of 106 Master of Science in Data Science students

ACCeSs@AIM TEAM. Photo from AIM


Sandiganbayan rejects early dismissal of pork barrel cases vs ex-TRC officials

May 05, 2019 - 7:20 PM

The anti-graft court says there is sufficient evidence against former officials of the Technology Resource Center who are linked to the pork barrel scam

Sandiganbayan Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

How do we adapt to the rapid changes in technology?

Apr 25, 2019 - 5:34 PM

Get to know more about Accenture's 'See the New, Now' movement

[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

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Feb 06, 2019 - 1:03 PM

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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