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NBI promises no more long queues with new online system Jose Bimbo F. Santos, InterAksyon.com · Friday, May 22, 2015 | 4:20 pm

Russia warns Google, Twitter and Facebook on law violations Maria Tsvetkova, Eric Auchard, Reuters · Friday, May 22, 2015 | 4:09 pm

VR WORLD | Eye-tracking tech makes virtual reality hands-free Reuters video, InterAKsyon.com · Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 5:14 pm

VR WORLD | Eye-tracking tech makes virtual reality hands-free Reuters video, InterAKsyon.com · Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 5:14 pm

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NBI promises no more long queues with new online system Friday, May 22, 2015 | 4:20 pm |

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has vowed that Filipinos may no longer have to suffer through long queues for getting their NBI clearance with the implementation of its new online system.

Russia warns Google, Twitter and Facebook on law violations Friday, May 22, 2015 4:09 pm | Maria Tsvetkova, Eric Auchard, Reuters

Russia’s media watchdog has written to Google, Twitter and Facebook warning them against violating Russian Internet laws and a spokesman said they risk being blocked if they do not comply with the rules.

Worldwide Chromebook sales set to reach 7.3 million units in 2015 -- Gartner Friday, May 22, 2015 3:30 pm | Lehar Maan, Reuters

Market research firm Gartner Inc estimated 7.3 million Chromebooks would be sold this year, helped mainly by demand from the education industry.

Most security questions not so secure according to Google Friday, May 22, 2015 8:44 am | Jose Bimbo F. Santos, InterAksyon.com

Many online users are using security questions that are easy pickings for a determined hacker to guess based on their cultural affinity, such as guessing that an English user’s favorite food is… well, pizza.

VR WORLD | Eye-tracking tech makes virtual reality hands-free Thursday, May 21, 2015 5:14 pm | Reuters video, InterAKsyon.com

The world’s first eye-tracking virtual reality headset lets users interact with the environment just by looking at it.

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Young tech workers driving NYC real estate demand

Jesse Keenan, of the Center for Urban Real Estate at Columbia, talks about the rising demand for landmark buildings by tech companies, competing to attract young workers in New York City.

Reuters video, InterAksyon.com Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 4:04 pm

Over P5.2-B in govt cash assistance disbursed via Smart eMoney in 2014

Over P5.2 billion in cash assistance from the government has been disbursed to various beneficiaries in the country last year using the platform of Smart eMoney, Inc. as the financial conduit.

Jose Bimbo F. Santos, InterAksyon.com Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 3:55 pm

MIND-BENDING TECH | Amputees control bionic legs with their thoughts

Amputees can control their bionic prosthetic limbs with their minds, thanks to tiny implanted surgically placed in a patient’s residual muscle tissue.

Amy Pollock, Reuters Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 8:54 am

Huawei stakes claim in 'Internet of Things' market with new operating system

China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world’s biggest telecommunications equipment maker became the latest tech giant to present its own take on the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT).

Gerry Shih, Reuters Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 8:35 am

Apple, Android app makers cool to Microsoft overtures

Microsoft’s plan to make its new version of Windows a mobile hit by letting it accept tweaked Apple and Android apps has met an obstacle: some of the software developers the company needs to woo just aren’t interested.

Bill Rigby, Reuters Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | 6:52 pm
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VR WORLD | Eye-tracking tech makes virtual reality hands-free

The world’s first eye-tracking virtual reality headset lets users interact with the environment just by looking at it.

Reuters video, InterAKsyon.com Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 5:14 pm

MiLi innovates storage solution

The iData is a external storage device that allows you to store all of your music, movies and other important files on a convenient, swappable drive.

Text and photos by Dino Ray V. Directo III Sunday, May 17, 2015 | 1:40 am

BLACKBERRY CLASSIC | The key is in the keyboard

It’s hard to talk about a particular BlackBerry model without talking about the company itself. Still, the Classic is the best smartphone in the BlackBerry stable.

Jing Garcia, InterAksyon.com Friday, May 15, 2015 | 9:27 am

WD launches new cloud-based storage products

Western Digital launched four new products to provide additional storage and management solutions for creative professionals and small businesses.

Jose Bimbo F. Santos, InterAksyon.com Thursday, May 14, 2015 | 7:34 am

Lenovo to sell A7000 smartphone exclusively on Lazada

Lenovo has launched its A7000, a smartphone that sports an enhanced audio capability, in an exclusive partnership deal with online retailer Lazada.

Jose Bimbo F. Santos, InterAksyon.com Thursday, May 14, 2015 | 12:45 am