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New online registry envisioned as a ‘Facebook for NGOs’

Twitter to remove images of deceased on families’ request

Mapping the value of 3D design technology

VIDEO | ‘Flashmob’ robots swarm themselves into shape

VIDEO | ‘Flashmob’ robots swarm themselves into shape

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New online registry envisioned as a 'Facebook for NGOs'

An online portal that will have a listing of non-government organizations (NGO) around the world will be launched in December to serve as a networking tool among the civil society groups as well as a platform to elevate professionalism among members. Read More...

Twitter to remove images of deceased on families' request

Twitter Inc said it will remove images or videos of deceased individuals at the request of family members. Read More...

Australia says Bitcoin not taxable as currency

Crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin should not be considered as money or a foreign currency when it comes to taxation, Australia's tax authority ruled Wednesday. Read More...

Tech firms to help civil society organizations craft ways to fight human trafficking

Technology firms and civil society organizations, with help from the Dutch government, will focus on trends in online child exploitation and the tools that tech firms offer to fight the exploitation of vulnerable groups, in the opening salvo of a campaign against human trafficking later this month. Read More...

PAGASA to buy an atomic clock worth P50 million

The country's state weather bureau is about to buy a clock worth more than P50 million expected for delivery next year. Read More...

Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

Former Microsoft chief Steven Ballmer on Tuesday said he is stepping down as a member of the software giant's board of director. Read More...

Czechs roll out new Bitcoin-style virtual currency

The Czech Republic launched its answer to Bitcoin on Tuesday when new virtual currency CzechCrownCoin started trading. Read More...

Intel, rap star 50 Cent team up on heart-monitor headphones

Rap star 50 Cent and US computing giant Intel are teaming up on a new line of headphones that double as heart rate monitors. Read More...

Microsoft cloud service Azure restored after partial outage

Microsoft said it resolved an outage on its Azure cloud computing service, which occurred across multiple regions. Read More...

Google considering YouTube, Gmail accounts for kids: reports

Google Inc is considering allowing online accounts for children under the age of 13 and give their parents control over how the service is used, according to media reports. Read More...

Mapping the value of 3D design technology

Design technology has come a long way from the usual 2D design tools to where it is now. Read More...

'Anonymous' hackers plead guilty to minor charge in U.S. for cyberattacks

Four members of the hacking group Anonymous pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge on Tuesday after a judge had earlier questioned whether prosecutors had treated the defendants too harshly for their crimes. Read More...

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VIDEO | 'Flashmob' robots swarm themselves into shape

Without any helping hand, more than 1,000 simple robots the size of votive candles can swarm themselves into complex shape like a star or the letter K, US researchers said. Read More...

Borough Center for Sight offers new advances in cataract and refractive surgery

Recent advancement in technology has given birth to Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery or LACS -- one of the more popular lasers is the LENSAR LASER SYSTEM (LLS). Read More...

ASUS' next-gen mobile devices officially launched

Experience the all-new MeMO Pad 7 ME176CX , powered by 64-bit Intel quad-core processor and Fonepad 7 FE170CG, a 7-inch Android phablet with a slender 11cm width for easy one-handed portability. Read More...

PHOTO | Luxury phone case maker reveals how the upcoming iPhone 6 might look like

Luxury mobile device case maker Brikk presented on their website premium version of iPhone cases, thus revealing a sneak peek of how the upcoming Apple iPhone 6 might actually look like -- now with the expected larger 4.7-inch display. Read More...

Biostar's mini motherboards system-on-chip solution -- smaller is better

BIOSTAR has recently announced the series of mini ITX with CPUs on board, (known as System on a Chip or SoC). Read More...

Connected devices have huge security holes: study

The surge Web-connected devices -- TVs, refrigerators, thermostats, door locks and more -- has opened up huge opportunities for cyberattacks because of weak security, researchers said Tuesday. Read More...

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Viral Section

VIDEO | 'Flashmob' robots swarm themselves into shape

Without any helping hand, more than 1,000 simple robots the size of votive candles can swarm themselves into complex shape like a star or the letter K, US researchers said. Read More...

VIDEO | A new boot design to put a spring in your step

A British biomechanist believes he can help ease the strain on the shins of walkers and soldiers trekking for many miles while wearing heavy loads on their backs with a new type of footwear. Read More...

NO CELL SERVICE? NO PROBLEM | goTenna lets users send texts without cellular network connectivity

A new pocket-sized device transforms cell phones into new age walkie-talkies, enabling you to send text messages in areas where cellular networks are unavailable. Read More...

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