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Pakistan mob kills woman, girls, over ‘blasphemous’ Facebook post

Cloud computing now a key business edge in PH — DataOne

Pointwest to showcase Filipino IT talent in National Science and Technology Week

VIDEO | Smartphone app helps non-Arabic speaking Muslims read the Qur’an

Amazon’s ‘Fire’ smartphone contains chips from Qualcomm, Samsung, NXP

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Pakistan mob kills woman, girls, over 'blasphemous' Facebook post

A Pakistani mob killed a woman member of a religious sect and two of her granddaughters after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook, police said Monday, the latest instance of growing violence against minorities. Read More...

Cloud computing now a key business edge in PH -- DataOne

Cloud computing is now becoming a key business imperative in the Philippines as shown by the increasing demand from both the private and public sector according to local IT company DataOne Asia, Inc. Read More...

Cellphone unlocking bill clears US House, heads to Obama

The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation on Friday to give mobile-phone users the right to 'unlock' their devices and use them on competitors' wireless networks, something that is now technically illegal. Read More...

Mobile tech reshaping the health sector

Your smartphone is not only your best friend, it's also become your personal trainer, coach, medical lab and maybe even your doctor. Read More...

JD.com to sell Microsoft's Xbox One games console in China

JD.com Inc, China's second-biggest e-commerce company by market share, will accept pre-orders for Microsoft Corp's Xbox One games console in China from July 28 to July 30, the firm said on Monday. Read More...

Human-robot technology takes quantum leap

Robots designed by the University of Science and Technology of China amazed the audience and won the championship for the first time at the RoboCup, which concluded on Friday in Joao Pessoa, Brazil. Read More...

Rules to implement shift to digital TV out in August, says NTC

The National Telecommunications and Commission (NTC) is likely to issue rules on the Philippines' migration to digital terrestrial TV (DTT) by next month. Read More...

Europe debates how far to push 'right to be forgotten'

European regulators have not yet decided whether to try to force search engines such as Google and Microsoft's Bing to scrub results globally when people invoke their "right to be forgotten" in the region. Read More...

After ban, ride app Uber gets respite in German city of Hamburg

Uber, whose smartphone app summons rides at the touch of a button, won a new lease of life in the German city of Hamburg on Friday when a court suspended a ban imposed by local regulators. Read More...

Wikipedia blocks 'disruptive' edits from US Congress

Wikipedia has blocked editing rights from some computers at the US House of Representatives ins response to "disruptive" revisions of the online encyclopedia. Read More...

Bose sues Beats over headphone patents

Audio technology veteran Bose Corporation on Friday sued Beats Electronics over patented technology for canceling noise in earphones. Read More...

Apple iPhones allow extraction of deep personal data, researcher finds

Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicized techniques by Apple Inc employees, the company acknowledged this week. Read More...

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Gadgets

Amazon's 'Fire' smartphone contains chips from Qualcomm, Samsung, NXP

Amazon.com Inc's new "Fire" smartphone contains chips from Qualcomm Inc, NXP Semiconductors NV, and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, according to repair and teardown specialists iFixit, which pried one open on Thursday. Read More...

Apple asks suppliers to produce up to 80 million large-screen iPhones: WSJ

Apple Inc has asked suppliers to manufacture between 70 million and 80 million of its two forthcoming large-screen iPhones by the end of the year, its largest initial production run of iPhones. Read More...

China's Xiaomi announces latest flagship Mi 4 smartphone

China's Xiaomi unveiled on Tuesday its new flagship Mi 4 smartphone, aimed squarely at the premium handset market dominated by Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. Read More...

BlackBerry launches Z3 in the Philippines

Canadian telecom company BlackBerry Limited has launched in the local market their newest smartphone, the Z3. Read More...

VIDEO | Parking your car such a hassle? This robot will do it for you

Travellers rushing to Dusseldorf Airport in Germany can reduce their travel time to and from the airport by using an automated parking attendant called ''Ray.'' Read More...

Samsung PH launches newest premium tablet Galaxy Tab S

Samsung Electronics Philippines, Corp (Sepco) has officially launched in the local market their newest and most premium tablet to date, the Galaxy Tab S. Read More...

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Viral Section

VIDEO | Smartphone app helps non-Arabic speaking Muslims read the Qur'an

A smartphone application translates the Qur'an (Koran) from Arabic to Bahasa Indonesia by scanning through codes at the bottom of each line, a technology that aims to encourage a younger generation of non-Arabic speakers to become more familiar with Islam's holy book. Read More...

VIDEO | Facebook earnings put smile on investors' faces

Facebook earnings beat forecasts- with revenue climbing 61 percent. Read More...

VIDEO | Who says fish can't drive?

Dutch designers have built a prototype 'car' for fish. Equipped with a webcam, micro-computer and motorized wheels, the mobile fish tank utilizes computer vision technology to track its fish driver's movements to get around. Read More...

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