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Ateneo de Manila University unveils state-of-the-art IPTV test-bed -- Newsbytes.ph

The Ateneo de Manila University has opened a new research facility that aims to provide content creators a test-bed for optimizing the user experience (UX) of interactive media, as well to address IP (Internet protocol) network delivery of content and services. Read More...

Canada says China hacked science agency computers

Canada accused China on Tuesday of hacking into the computers of its research and development arm, which Beijing strongly denied. Read More...

Amazon says lower ebook prices benefit authors, publishers

Amazon.com Inc, locked in a war with publisher Hachette Book Group over ebook prices, said its push for lower prices was good for authors, publishers and booksellers. Read More...

Applied Micro ships microserver chips in challenge to Intel

Applied Micro Circuits has begun shipping a new kind of low-power server chip that might challenge heavyweight Intel in cutting-edge data centers. Read More...

Facebook to shut down Gifts service in latest e-commerce shift

Facebook Inc will shut its 2-year-old Gifts shop on Aug. 12, as the world's largest social network tests other ways to let consumers buy products on its website. Read More...

Twitter assuages growth concerns for now as shares soar 35%

Twitter Inc. halted a slowdown in user-growth in the second quarter with the help of product tweaks and services built around the summer's World Cup, assuaging concerns for now that the online messaging service had peaked. 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...

Microsoft gives employees sneak peek at new 'selfie' phone

Microsoft Corp's hardware chief gave employees a sneak peek at a 'selfie' phone featuring a 5 megapixel forward-facing camera at an internal meeting this week, a source at the company said on Tuesday. Read More...

Apple updates MacBook Pro laptops, cuts price of older model

Apple Inc said it updated its MacBook Pro line of laptops with a high-resolution Retina display, faster processors and higher memory for a starting price of $1,299. Read More...

Amendment of 'ancient' telecoms law crucial to white space commercialization - DOST-ICT Office

The amendment of the country's law governing telecommunications services will be crucial to reaping the full benefits of the technology that uses unused TV frequencies for Internet access according to the Department of Science and Technology - ICT Office. Read More...

US data sweep harms press, democratic rights: study

Large-scale surveillance by the US government has begun to have an impact on press freedom and broader democratic rights, a study released Monday showed. Read More...

DOST to put up facility to support electronics industry

A facility to help the electronics industry with product innovation and commercialization will soon be put up by the Department of Science and Technology. Read More...

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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...

EU clears Apple's $3 bilion Beats deal

The European Commission said Monday it has cleared Apple's $3 billion acquisition of US headphone maker and music streaming business Beats. Read More...

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...

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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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