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GLAMOUR DAYS ARE OVER? | Samsung fights to save mobile market share Se Young Lee, Reuters · Tuesday, August 4, 2015 | 2:28 pm

Microsoft buys firm that boosts sales through games Agence France-Presse · Tuesday, August 4, 2015 | 12:48 pm

Qualcomm slashes jobs and costs, says may split itself up Lehar Maan, Lain B. Baker, Reuters · Thursday, July 23, 2015 | 2:54 pm

THE FUTURE OF MUSIC IS RETRO | Gameboys are back in fashion as music makers Reuters video, InterAksyon.com · Wednesday, July 15, 2015 | 9:32 am

Candle power to charge smartphones Ben Gruber, Reuters · Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | 6:57 am

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GLAMOUR DAYS ARE OVER? | Samsung fights to save mobile market share Tuesday, August 4, 2015 | 2:28 pm |

Samsung’s reality-check is the fact it is stuck with the same Android operating system used by its low-cost competitors such as Huawei and Xiaomi, who are producing increasingly-capable phones of their own.

Microsoft buys firm that boosts sales through games Tuesday, August 4, 2015 12:48 pm | Agence France-Presse

Microsoft announced on Monday that it has bought a startup with a winning way of using game play to boost the performance of sales teams.

FOR KIDS, BY KIDS I Robots take center stage at DOST exhibit Tuesday, August 4, 2015 8:05 am | Jose Bimbo F. Santos, InterAksyon.com

A menagerie or robotic creations by students from all over the country were showcased at an exhibit by the Department of Science and Technology during last week’s National Science and Technology Week celebration.

Star Trek-style home elevator could replace stairlifts Tuesday, August 4, 2015 7:54 am | Matthew Stock, Reuters

For people living in a house with more than one storey, stairlifts or home elevators are often a necessity of life as they get older and find it harder to get up and down the stairs.

German carmakers buy Nokia maps to fend off digital rivals Tuesday, August 4, 2015 7:42 am | Edward Taylor, Eric Auchard, Reuters

German carmakers BMW, Audi and Mercedes, will pay around $2.8 billion to buy Nokia’s maps business, beating out high-tech rivals for location services seen as key to the future of self-driving cars.

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India orders clampdown on Internet porn, sparks censorship debate

India has blocked hundreds of adult websites to prevent pornography becoming a social nuisance, a government official said.

Aditya Kalra, Reuters Monday, August 3, 2015 | 8:20 pm

CYBER INSECURITY | Smart gadgets from guns to cars ripe for hacking

Hackers are not just after your computer: connected devices from cars to home security systems to sniper rifles are now targets for actors looking to steal or cause mischief.

Glenn Chapman, Agence France-Presse Sunday, August 2, 2015 | 11:04 am

Apple, BMW in courtship with an eye on car collaboration

BMW and Apple may rekindle a courtship put on hold after an exploratory visit by executives of the world’s top maker of electronic gadgets to the headquarters of the word’s biggest seller of premium cars.

Edward Taylor, Julia Love, Reuters Sunday, August 2, 2015 | 10:50 am

Finally, Windows 10 is here and it's free

Microsoft launched their latest version OS — Windows 10. And for a specific time, it’s free upgrade for those already using genuine Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 on their PCs and tablets.

Iñigo Jordana, InterAksyon.com Friday, July 31, 2015 | 7:18 pm

SULTANS OF SHRINK | Packing more chips into smart wearables

The latest chapter in the miniaturisation of increasingly smart consumer electronics lies in the hands of chip packagers, an indispensable group of firms whose role in the supply chain alone is worth $27 billion.

Michael Gold, Reuters Friday, July 31, 2015 | 4:09 pm
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Candle power to charge smartphones

Light a candle, fill the device with water, and you have a charger.

Ben Gruber, Reuters Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | 6:57 am

GADGET REVIEW | Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

Microsoft’s success story in personal computers is not the same when it comes to mobile devices, particularly in mobile phones. But for now, let’s focus on the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL.

Iñigo V. Jordana, InterAksyon.com Tuesday, July 21, 2015 | 5:19 pm

GADGETS | Another game changer from GoPro

GoPro, the innovative manufacturer of compact high definition camcorders recently a game changer that would relegate their competitors back to square one.

Text and photos by Dino Ray V. Directo III Thursday, July 16, 2015 | 1:42 pm

Apple's next iPhones to have force touch

With Force Touch, iPhone owners would be able to perform different functions just by applying more force to their screen touches..

Ramon Lopez, revu.com.ph, InterAksyon.com Monday, July 6, 2015 | 4:23 pm

GADGET REVIEW | Acer Liquid Z520

The Z520 is the latest Android phone under the Acer Liquid Series catered for those who seek both budget and quality.

Iñigo V. Jordana, InterAksyon.com Friday, June 26, 2015 | 7:39 pm