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Country Web domains can’t be seized: regulator

Many PH academicians ‘infatuated only with publishing’ — AIM professor

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

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

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

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Country Web domains can't be seized: regulator

The Internet's regulatory authority said Wednesday that country-specific Web domains cannot be seized in court proceedings, as it sought to quash an effort to recover assets in terrorism-related lawsuits. Read More...

Many PH academicians 'infatuated only with publishing' -- AIM professor

More practical applications of science and technology are needed in the country, and less of academicians keen only with publishing for publishing's sake, a core faculty member of the Asian Institute and Management (AIM) said. Read More...

Internet privacy service Tor warns users it was attacked

Tor, the Internet privacy protecting service, said on Wednesday it discovered a compromise on its network that indicated somebody was trying to monitor the activity of its users. Read More...

Fujitsu says returns to profit on strong PC, mobile sales

Fujitsu said Thursday it had swung back to profitability in the April-June period, with the Japanese information technology giant's results driven by upbeat demand for its personal computer and mobile products. Read More...

Xiaomi's star rises as Chinese handset makers gnaw at Samsung's share: report

Xiaomi Inc, the three-year old company known as the Apple of China, has become the world's No.5 smartphone maker by market share while Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's lead has continued to shrink, a report by Strategy Analytics shows. Read More...

China slams Canada for 'irresponsible' hacking accusations

China's foreign ministry accused Canada on Thursday of making irresponsible accusations lacking any credible evidence after Canada singled out Chinese hackers for attacking a key computer network and lodged a protest with Beijing. Read More...

Samsung Electronics downbeat on third quarter prospects as profits slide

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. on Thursday reported its worst quarterly profit in two years and flagged uncertain earnings prospects for its key handset business, fuelling worries about its ability to return to growth. Read More...

Panasonic confirms will invest in $5 billion Tesla battery plant

Panasonic Corp confirmed on Thursday it would invest in U.S. electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc's planned $5 billion lithium-ion battery plant in the United States, but said it had yet to decide on the size of its investment. Read More...

Hackers can tap USB devices in new attacks, researcher warns

USB devices such as mice, keyboards and thumb-drives can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks that evade all known security protections, a top computer researcher revealed on Thursday. Read More...

Pinterest buys startup with image organizing skills

Online bulletin-board service Pinterest on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Spanish startup Icebergs, specializing in helping creative people collaborate on projects. Read More...

Millions battle in 'Destiny' video game test run

Armies of players joined the virtual fray during a test run of online play for a "Destiny" video game poised to make a blockbuster debut later this year. 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...

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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...

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...

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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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