TODAY'S HEADLINES

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

Star Trek-style home elevator could replace stairlifts Matthew Stock, Reuters · Tuesday, August 4, 2015 | 7:54 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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FOR KIDS, BY KIDS I Robots take center stage at DOST exhibit Tuesday, August 4, 2015 | 8:05 am |

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.

India orders clampdown on Internet porn, sparks censorship debate Monday, August 3, 2015 8:20 pm | Aditya Kalra, Reuters

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

CYBER INSECURITY | Smart gadgets from guns to cars ripe for hacking Sunday, August 2, 2015 11:04 am | Glenn Chapman, Agence France-Presse

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.

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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

Japan's Sharp to exit US TV market

Japan’s Sharp Corp on Friday announced it was exiting the TV business in the Americas to shore up its finances, after booking a deeper-than-expected quarterly loss on weak smartphone display sales.

Ritsuko Ando, Reuters Friday, July 31, 2015 | 3:57 pm

NO END IN SIGHT | Oracle, Google continue legal fight over Android

Oracle Corp’s long-running legal battle with Google Inc over Google’s Android operating system for smartphones and other devices probably will not proceed to another trial until the middle of 2016.

Dan Levine, Reuters Friday, July 31, 2015 | 1:13 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