TODAY'S HEADLINES

SULTANS OF SHRINK | Packing more chips into smart wearables Michael Gold, Reuters · Friday, July 31, 2015 | 4:09 pm

Japan’s Sharp to exit US TV market Ritsuko Ando, Reuters · Friday, July 31, 2015 | 3:57 pm

Qualcomm slashes jobs and costs, says may split itself up Lehar Maan, Lain B. Baker, Reuters · Thursday, July 23, 2015 | 2:54 pm

THE FUTURE OF MUSIC IS RETRO | Gameboys are back in fashion as music makers Reuters video, InterAksyon.com · Wednesday, July 15, 2015 | 9:32 am

Candle power to charge smartphones Ben Gruber, Reuters · Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | 6:57 am

Infotek

SULTANS OF SHRINK | Packing more chips into smart wearables Friday, July 31, 2015 | 4:09 pm |

The latest chapter in the miniaturisation of increasingly smart consumer electronics lies in the hands of chip packagers, an indispensable group of firms whose role in the supply chain alone is worth $27 billion.

Japan's Sharp to exit US TV market Friday, July 31, 2015 3:57 pm | Ritsuko Ando, Reuters

Japan’s Sharp Corp on Friday announced it was exiting the TV business in the Americas to shore up its finances, after booking a deeper-than-expected quarterly loss on weak smartphone display sales.

NO END IN SIGHT | Oracle, Google continue legal fight over Android Friday, July 31, 2015 1:13 pm | Dan Levine, Reuters

Oracle Corp’s long-running legal battle with Google Inc over Google’s Android operating system for smartphones and other devices probably will not proceed to another trial until the middle of 2016.

Google rejects French demand over global right to be forgotten Friday, July 31, 2015 11:10 am | Agence France-Presse

Google on Thursday rejected a French demand to globally apply the so-called right to be forgotten, which requires the company to remove links to certain information about users if asked.

Globe Telecom unit wins part of DOST's Free Wi-Fi contract Friday, July 31, 2015 9:54 am | Jose Bimbo F. Santos, InterAksyon.com

A unit of Ayala-led Globe Telecom has been awarded a P74.8 million contract to provide Internet connectivity to 14 provincial areas as part of the Department of Science and Technology’s Free Wi-Fi project.

BREAKING NEWS as of Jul 31, 2015 11:23 am

technews

Uber to invest $1 billion in India -- FT

Online ride hailing service Uber Technologies Inc is set to invest $1 billion in India, which will bring its investment on par with that in China, the Financial Times reported.

Shivam Srivastava, Reuters Friday, July 31, 2015 | 8:00 am

A FRESH START | Microsoft's Windows 10 wins plaudits

Microsoft Corp’s launch of its first new operating system in almost three years, designed to work across laptops, desktop and smartphones, won mostly positive reviews for its user-friendly and feature-packed interface.

Lehar Maan, Reuters Thursday, July 30, 2015 | 11:33 am

Russians hackers used Twitter, photos to reach computers -- report

Russian government-backed hackers who penetrated high-profile U.S. government and defense industry computers this year used a method combining Twitter with data hidden in seemingly benign photographs, according to experts.

Joseph Menn, Reuters Thursday, July 30, 2015 | 11:21 am

Mobile business environment tough -- Samsung

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd offered a downbeat outlook for the third quarter after April-June profit dropped on a supply shortage for one of its main smartphone models, underscoring continued headwinds for the tech giant.

Se Young Lee, Reuters Thursday, July 30, 2015 | 11:11 am

Nokia launches virtual reality camera

Finland’s Nokia, once the world’s largest phone maker, has unveiled a spherical camera designed for making 3D movies and games that can be watched and played with virtual reality headsets.

Jussi Rosendahl, Reuters Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | 10:06 pm
gadgets

Candle power to charge smartphones

Light a candle, fill the device with water, and you have a charger.

Ben Gruber, Reuters Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | 6:57 am

GADGET REVIEW | Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

Microsoft’s success story in personal computers is not the same when it comes to mobile devices, particularly in mobile phones. But for now, let’s focus on the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL.

Iñigo V. Jordana, InterAksyon.com Tuesday, July 21, 2015 | 5:19 pm

GADGETS | Another game changer from GoPro

GoPro, the innovative manufacturer of compact high definition camcorders recently a game changer that would relegate their competitors back to square one.

Text and photos by Dino Ray V. Directo III Thursday, July 16, 2015 | 1:42 pm

Apple's next iPhones to have force touch

With Force Touch, iPhone owners would be able to perform different functions just by applying more force to their screen touches..

Ramon Lopez, revu.com.ph, InterAksyon.com Monday, July 6, 2015 | 4:23 pm

GADGET REVIEW | Acer Liquid Z520

The Z520 is the latest Android phone under the Acer Liquid Series catered for those who seek both budget and quality.

Iñigo V. Jordana, InterAksyon.com Friday, June 26, 2015 | 7:39 pm