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A FRESH START | Microsoft’s Windows 10 wins plaudits Lehar Maan, Reuters · Thursday, July 30, 2015 | 11:33 am

Russians hackers used Twitter, photos to reach computers — report Joseph Menn, Reuters · Thursday, July 30, 2015 | 11:21 am

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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A FRESH START | Microsoft's Windows 10 wins plaudits Thursday, July 30, 2015 | 11:33 am |

Microsoft Corp’s launch of its first new operating system in almost three years, designed to work across laptops, desktop and smartphones, won mostly positive reviews for its user-friendly and feature-packed interface.

Russians hackers used Twitter, photos to reach computers -- report Thursday, July 30, 2015 11:21 am | Joseph Menn, Reuters

Russian government-backed hackers who penetrated high-profile U.S. government and defense industry computers this year used a method combining Twitter with data hidden in seemingly benign photographs, according to experts.

Mobile business environment tough -- Samsung Thursday, July 30, 2015 11:11 am | Se Young Lee, Reuters

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd offered a downbeat outlook for the third quarter after April-June profit dropped on a supply shortage for one of its main smartphone models, underscoring continued headwinds for the tech giant.

Nokia launches virtual reality camera Wednesday, July 29, 2015 10:06 pm | Jussi Rosendahl, Reuters

Finland’s Nokia, once the world’s largest phone maker, has unveiled a spherical camera designed for making 3D movies and games that can be watched and played with virtual reality headsets.

Microsoft launches Windows 10 with an eye on mobile market Wednesday, July 29, 2015 9:52 pm | Lehar Maan, Reuters

Microsoft Corp launched its much-awaited Windows 10 operating system at midnight on Wednesday.

BREAKING NEWS as of Jul 30, 2015 3:48 am

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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

NO SCI-FI JOKE | 'Killer robots' strike fear into tech leaders

Autonomous weapons, which use artificial intelligence to select targets without human intervention, have been described as “the third revolution in warfare, after gunpowder and nuclear arms.”

Agence France-Presse Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | 6:45 am

Mobkard app scoops up P17 million in funding round

A location-based mobile service dubbed Mobkard that enables users to hunt for the best deals in their area has concluded a P17-million funding round.

Jose Bimbo F. Santos, InterAksyon.com Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | 12:34 am

Facebook to scale up free mobile Internet service

Facebook Inc plans to scale up its service to offer free basic Internet on mobile phones, an executive said, after introducing the application in 17 developing countries over the past year.

Aman Shah, Reuters Monday, July 27, 2015 | 11:16 pm

Canon's weak camera sales hit second-quarter profit

Japan’s Canon Inc cut its earnings outlook for the full year and reported a 16 percent fall in quarterly profit as consumers, increasingly in the habit of taking photos with their smartphones, bought fewer compact digital cameras.

Ritsuko Ando, Reuters Monday, July 27, 2015 | 9:10 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