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Canada says China hacked science agency computers

Twitter assuages growth concerns for now as shares soar 35 percent

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

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

Connected devices have huge security holes: study

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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...

Twitter assuages growth concerns for now as shares soar 35 percent

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...

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...

China probes Microsoft for operating system monopoly: reports

A Chinese probe into Microsoft is probably targeting its "monopoly" of the country's operating systems market, state media said Tuesday, after the US software giant became the latest foreign firm under Beijing's scrutiny. Read More...

Huawei says ships 34 million smartphones in H1 globally, up 62% year-on-year

China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd said smartphone shipments in the first half rose 62 percent year-on-year, as it targets the more expensive smartphone sector dominated by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc. Read More...

With PlayStation network, Sony goes back to the future in search of revival

Japan's Sony Corp is hammering out plans to rise from the ashes of nearly $10 billion lost in six years by building a future around its last consumer electronics blockbuster - the PlayStation. 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...

Pakistan mob kills woman, girls, over 'blasphemous' Facebook post

A Pakistani mob killed a woman member of a religious sect and two of her granddaughters after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook, police said Monday, the latest instance of growing violence against minorities. Read More...

Cloud computing now a key business edge in PH -- DataOne

Cloud computing is now becoming a key business imperative in the Philippines as shown by the increasing demand from both the private and public sector according to local IT company DataOne Asia, Inc. 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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