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Smart partners w/ Cebu Pacific to provide tourists mobile data

November 27, 2014 | 10:12 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

Smart Communications, Inc has partnered with budget carrier Cebu Pacific to provide foreign tourists connectivity during their stay in the Philippines.

HASHKEY I Startup developing a dedicated hashtag key

November 27, 2014 | 5:00 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

A dedicated hashtag key that could be connected to a computer through a USB port may soon assuage the non-existent suffering of millions of social media users.

EU watchdogs to apply ‘right to be forgotten’ rule on Web worldwide

November 27, 2014 | 7:34 am | Julia Fioretti, Reuters

European privacy regulators want Internet search engines such as Google and Microsoft’s Bing to scrub results globally, not just in Europe, when people invoke their “right to be forgotten”.

Behind Google’s Europe woes, American accents

November 27, 2014 | 7:22 am | Foo Yun Chee, Reuters

Google, and other U.S. firms, simply reflected their global success and European lawmakers will urge EU regulators to get tough with these companies.

GoPro to roll out consumer drones — WSJ

November 27, 2014 | 6:53 am | Anya George Tharakan, Sai Sachin, Reuters

Wearable camera maker GoPro Inc is developing its own line of consumer drones, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Pinoy wiz kid makes charger from scrap, wins gold in world competition

November 26, 2014 | 10:00 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,, with video interview by Grace Lee, News5

A Filipino high school student won the gold medal in a recent international competition in Indonesia after he managed to harness wattage from garbage through his charger.

Pinoy company wins big in international startup event

November 26, 2014 | 2:24 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

A new Philippine company producing lamps that glow using only salt and water won in the recently concluded World Startup Competition in Seoul, South Korea.

BlackBerry launches flagship smart phone in the Philippines

November 26, 2014 | 7:36 am | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

BlackBerry has released to the local market its newest flagship smart phone dubbed the “Passport” which has a unique square-shaped design.

Sex traffickers ‘using Facebook’ to lure victims

November 26, 2014 | 6:22 am | Agence France-Presse

Gangs are using social media sites such as Facebook to lure young women into crime and prostitution, the head of European policing agency Europol said.

UN moves to strengthen digital privacy

November 26, 2014 | 12:43 am | Carole Landry, Agence France-Presse

The United Nations adopted a resolution on protecting digital privacy that for the first time urged governments to offer redress to citizens targeted by mass surveillance.

PH mobile adventure game to compete in regional contest

November 25, 2014 | 5:33 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

A mobile game dubbed “Epic Life” developed in Davao is set to go head-on against other international apps in the 1st SingTel Group-Samsung Regional App Challenge in Singapore.

TOOLS OF THE TRADE I Kapatid journos sell beloved laptops for charity

November 25, 2014 | 2:19 pm |

How would you feel if you get to own beloved items from a couple of the country’s highly esteemed journalists at bargain basement prices, and also get to help Filipinos in need in the process?

Cyberspying tool could have US, British origins

November 25, 2014 | 8:31 am | Rob Lever, Agence France-Presse

A sophisticated cybersespionage tool has been stealing information from governments and businesses since 2008, researchers said Monday, and one report linked it to US and British intelligence.

GADGET | Sony Walkman NWZ-A15

November 24, 2014 | 1:04 pm |

Unboxing the Sony Walkman NWZ-A15.

Computer spying malware uncovered with ‘stealth’ features – Symantec

November 24, 2014 | 7:38 am | Grant McCool, Reuters

An advanced malicious software application has been uncovered that since 2008 was used to spy on private companies, governments, research institutes and individuals in 10 countries.