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Zoom under scrutiny in U.S. over privacy, porn hacks

Apr 01, 2020 - 9:30 AM

Some sessions are being 'Zoom-bombed' by porn, hate images, and threatening language

ZOOM. The Zoom video meeting and chat app has become the wildly popular host to millions of people working and studying from home during the coronavirus outbreak. Photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP

To save bandwidth, Steam to only update games you actively play

Mar 31, 2020 - 6:37 PM

Steam is hoping to help users manage their bandwidth by tweaking its automatic update feature to actively work only on recently played games

Athletes turn to video game streaming for coronavirus relief

Mar 30, 2020 - 6:53 PM

Following the suspension and cancelation of major sports leagues, athletes decide to pursue video game streaming to raise funds for the fight against coronavirus

ESPORTS. NFL star JuJu Smith Schuster and NBA star Donovan Mitchell are both avid video gamers. Photos from Instagram/@juju (Smith Schuster) and Twitter/@spidadmitchell (Mitchell)

Filipino-made RPG ‘Grand Guilds’ out now

Mar 26, 2020 - 5:12 PM

(UPDATED) Works such as 'Final Fantasy XIII' and 'Adventure Time' serve as eureka moments for developer Justin Villegas

GRAND GUILDS. Photo from Kickstarter/Grand Guilds

Netflix slightly reduces video quality in Philippines to lessen load on networks

Mar 25, 2020 - 6:47 PM

Users will still get the resolution they paid for but may see a slight decrease in video quality

NETFLIX. The Netflix logo is pictured on September 15, 2014 in Paris. Photo by Stephane De Sakutin/AFP

Online gaming booms as virus lockdowns keep millions at home

Mar 25, 2020 - 1:22 PM

Online gaming proves a welcome diversion for many people chafing at movement restrictions, the cancelation of countless public events, and the relentless onslaught of news about the pandemic

LIST: Video conferencing apps to use for work meetings and online hangouts

Mar 25, 2020 - 10:52 AM

From more formal meetings to online meet-ups with friends, here are 6 apps you can use

YouTube to default to standard definition worldwide – report

Mar 25, 2020 - 10:43 AM

Users will still be able to choose to use high definition if they want to

YOUTUBE. This photo illustration taken on March 23, 2018 shows YouTube logos on a computer screen in Beijing. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

6 mobile games to get you and your friends through lockdown

Mar 17, 2020 - 6:24 PM

We’ve compiled a list of free multiplayer mobile games for you and your friends can socialize to

Xbox Series X features, specs revealed

Mar 17, 2020 - 5:14 PM

Microsoft reveals new details about their fastest and most powerful console yet

XBOX SERIES X. A shot of Microsoft's latest game console. Image from Microsoft.

Netflix launches P149 mobile-only plan

Mar 12, 2020 - 12:47 PM

Netflix launches its cheapest plan, for viewing exclusively on smartphones and tablets

WATCH: Star Magic stars sing 2020 version of 'Hawak Kamay'

Mar 09, 2020 - 6:37 PM

Amid threats of a shutdown, ABS-CBN's biggest stars sing a song of hope and community

Duterte and our PTSD

Mar 06, 2020 - 8:00 AM

The hidden cost of journalism under Duterte

WATCH: Taylor Swift takes on toxic masculinity as 'The Man' in new music video

Feb 28, 2020 - 9:24 AM

Taylor Swift drops her directorial debut 'The Man,' in which she also stars as – quite literally – the man

Globe reports making Philippines' first international 5G video call

Feb 26, 2020 - 7:12 PM

Globe says the call with Thailand's AIS lasted more than 3 minutes, and is done without a glitch

Happy week-after-Valentine's Day, here's another MV from Ben&Ben that will make you feel things

Feb 22, 2020 - 4:30 PM

Starring Sue Ramirez, the video for 'Masyado Pang Maaga' tells a story of love and longing

MASYADO PANG MAAGA. Ben&Ben releases another emotional music video for their single 'Masyado pang maaga'. Screenshot from Ben&Ben on YouTube

Going viral: Demand for disease-themed movies and games explodes

Feb 21, 2020 - 9:29 AM

Interest in 2011's 'Contagion' film, mobile phone game 'Plague Inc,' and Netflix's 'Pandemic' docuseries soar around the world

PH-US break-up on Valentine's week

Feb 14, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Need we ask who – or which country – is the third party?

Happy Valentine's Day, here's Ben&Ben's new music video

Feb 14, 2020 - 11:36 AM

'So why don't we fall in love tonight?'

WATCH: Come sit at Unique's table in the new music video for 'Bukod Tangi'

Feb 07, 2020 - 8:47 PM

The 360-degree video lets viewers come face to face with multiple Uniques

NEW VIDEO. Unique Salonga releases a 360-degree music video for his song 'Bukod-Tangi.' Photo from

WATCH: Joji's releases new single, music video ’Run’

Feb 07, 2020 - 2:19 PM

It's a banger, but it may also make you cry

'RUN.' The Japanese singer releases a new single and music video. Screenshot from 88Rising on YouTube

WATCH: Callalily's 'Reserba' music video

Feb 06, 2020 - 1:30 PM

Fun fact: the video is directed by John Prats and edited by Sam Milby

RESERBA. The band shares their music video for their single, 'Reserba.' Screenshot from O/C Records on YouTube

Twitter moves to curb manipulated content including 'deepfakes'

Feb 05, 2020 - 6:50 PM

Twitter says its new policy calls for a mix of warning 'labels' for tweets that include manipulated images or video, and removal of the tweets

Telling Taal's visual story

Jan 17, 2020 - 8:00 AM

It's literally an explosive event that's best told through video

YouTube steering viewers to climate denial videos – nonprofit

Jan 16, 2020 - 7:55 PM

YouTube says it downplays 'borderline' video content while spotlighting authoritative sources and displaying information boxes on searches related to climate change and other topics

YOUTUBE. This photo illustration taken on March 23, 2018 shows YouTube logos on a computer screen in Beijing. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Folk Catholicism or true piety?

Jan 10, 2020 - 8:00 AM

'It is only God who could see the hearts of people'

WATCH: SB19 is on fire in ‘Alab’ music video

Jan 09, 2020 - 7:23 PM

The video is released after the hashtag #SB19ALABMV trended all day on January 9

ALAB. SB19 releases the music video for their latest single. Screenshot from SB19 Official on YouTube

Facebook cracks down on deepfakes

Jan 07, 2020 - 4:01 PM

Facebook's ban on deepfake photos and videos comes ahead of a US House Energy and Commerce meeting on manipulated media set for January 8

Are the Americans interfering?

Jan 02, 2020 - 10:00 PM

A law is changing the way human rights is being pushed

WATCH: Rappler's most-watched videos of 2019 on YouTube

Jan 02, 2020 - 7:54 PM

Rappler looks back at the videos that shaped the year that was

WATCH: Top animal stories of 2019

Dec 26, 2019 - 3:55 PM

A video looks back at how animals fared in the 2019

MARIAM. This file picture taken on May 24, 2019 shows Mariam the dugong as she is cared for by park officials and veterinarians from the Phuket Marine Biological Centre on Libong island, Trang province in southern Thailand. Photo by Sirachai Arunrugstichai/AFP

The power of the Ampatuan massacre verdict

Dec 20, 2019 - 6:00 PM

It has the power to restore hope or take it away

Ozil cut from video game in China over Xinjiang comments

Dec 19, 2019 - 1:45 PM

US-listed Chinese internet company NetEase removes Ozil from the game due to his 'extreme comment about China'

CONTROVERSIAL. Mesut Ozil's character in the video game gets removed in China. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Gold and grit at SEA Games 2019 triathlon, duathlon

Dec 13, 2019 - 12:07 PM

Here are some snapshots from the triathlon and duathlon events of SEA Games' Subic cluster

YouTube bans 'implied' threats

Dec 12, 2019 - 11:12 AM

'We will no longer allow content that maliciously insults someone based on protected attributes such as their race, gender expression, or sexual orientation,' says global head of trust and safety Matt Halprin

WATCH: PH delivers perfect ending in SEA Games 2019

Dec 11, 2019 - 11:19 PM

Filipino athletes celebrate their sporting dominance in the country's hosting of the 2019 SEA Games

OVERALL CHAMPIONS. The Philippine delegation parade with joy in the 2019 SEA Game closing ceremonies. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Black Eyed Peas, Arnel Pineda perform at SEA Games 2019 closing

Dec 11, 2019 - 9:50 PM

Vietnam, the next SEA Games host, also flexes its artistic muscles during the closing ceremonies

BLACK EYED PEAS. The group performs for the crowd at the closing ceremonies of the 30th Southeast Asian Games at the New Clark City Athletic Stadium in Capas, Tarlac.

WATCH: PH reigns supreme in SEA Games 2019 Day 10

Dec 10, 2019 - 11:45 PM

The Philippines extends its reign in several key sporting events in the 2019 SEA Games

5TH STRAIGHT GOLD. Kiefer Ravena bags his 5th straight gold in the reigional biennial meet. Photo by Jerrick Reymar/Rappler

WATCH: PH reclaims boxing dominance in SEA Games 2019 Day 9

Dec 09, 2019 - 11:50 PM

Philippine boxing makes a rousing comeback with 7 golds, surpassing its two-gold haul in the 2017 edition

DOMINANCE. Nesthy Petecio wins the featherweight women's boxing bout. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

'More sushi for us': Joseph Schooling makes Olympics cut in SEA Games 2019

Dec 09, 2019 - 7:50 AM

A relieved Joseph Schooling gets the chance to defend his 100m butterfly gold in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

GOLDEN RETURN. Joseph Schooling looks back and sees that he eclipsed the Tokyo 2020 Olympics cut in the 2019 SEA Games men's 100m butterfly.  Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Historic SEA Games gold couldn’t have come in better fashion for Sibol Mobile Legends

Dec 09, 2019 - 4:53 AM

The Philippines completes a heady comeback against favorites Indonesia

SIBOL MOBILE LEGENDS. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

WATCH: PH surpasses 100-gold medal mark in SEA Games 2019 Day 8

Dec 08, 2019 - 11:47 PM

The Philippines virtually seals the overall championship after smashing the 100-gold medal barrier in the 2019 SEA Games

100 GOLDS. Philippines hits the 100th gold mark on Sunday, December 8.  Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: PH smashes records to stay on top in SEA Games 2019 Day 7

Dec 07, 2019 - 11:41 PM

Sprinter Kristina Knott and pole vault star EJ Obiena pull off record-breaking romps in athletics action

STELLAR. Kristina Knott celebrate after a historic run in the women's 200m dash. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: SEA Games 2019 souvenirs

Dec 07, 2019 - 9:38 AM

Check out some official 2019 Southeast Asian Games merch!

FOR KIDS. The dri-fit Pami shirt also comes in kids sizes. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

WATCH: Rising PH athletes take top spots in SEA Games 2019 Day 6

Dec 06, 2019 - 11:02 PM

New Filipino stars emerge as action goes full swing in more SEA Games sports

Photo by Josh Albelda

Sibol 'Starcraft II,' 'Mobile Legends' teams make playoffs

Dec 06, 2019 - 12:03 AM

The 'Hearthstone' team misses the cut

SIBOL MOBILE LEGENDS. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

WATCH: Olympic hopefuls prop up PH campaign in SEA Games 2019 Day 5

Dec 05, 2019 - 10:40 PM

Skater Margielyn Didal and judoka Kiyomi Watanabe, both vying for Tokyo 2020 Olympic berths, banner the Philippines’ late golden surge

GOLDEN ROMP. Margielyn Didal puts on a show in the Game of S.K.A.T.E. event. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

WATCH: PH record-breakers highlight SEA Games 2019 Day 4

Dec 04, 2019 - 11:45 PM

Swimmer James Deiparine and obstacle course race athlete Kevin Pascua shatter records in Day 4 of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

RECORD-BREAKING. James Deiparine ends the country's gold medal drought in the 2019 SEA Games swimming tournament. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

WATCH: Margielyn Didal pumped for SEA Games 2019 skateboarding show

Dec 04, 2019 - 9:16 AM

Spunky skateboarder Margielyn Didal goes all out to impress her countrymen in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

WATCH: More golds rain on PH in SEA Games 2019 Day 3

Dec 03, 2019 - 11:27 PM

Despite the inclement weather, Philippine bets reign supreme to stay on top of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games action

TWO GOLDS. Carlos Yulo leaps his way to two gold medals in the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler