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World’s fastest supercomputer entirely ‘Made in China’

June 25, 2016 | 5:17 pm | Agence France-Presse

China has built the world’s fastest supercomputer using locally made microchips, a survey said Monday, the first time the country has taken the top spot without using US technology.

Google, Facebook quietly move toward automatic blocking of extremist videos

June 25, 2016 | 9:37 am | Joseph Menn, Dustin Volz, Reuters

Some of the web’s biggest destinations for watching videos have quietly started using automation to remove extremist content from their sites, according to two people familiar with the process.

ZENVOLUTION | All there is to know about ASUS’ new devices

June 24, 2016 | 3:20 pm | Iñigo Jordana,

Computer hardware maker ASUS unveiled at the recently concluded Computex 2016, their Zenvolution — a virtual evolution of all the tech company’s devices

Smart, Globe ramp up deployment of new frequencies

June 24, 2016 | 11:37 am | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

Smart Communications and Globe Telecom are continuing to deploy new frequencies it acquired from San Miguel Corp in a P69.1 billion deal.

SPOTLIGHT | Future of Internet in danger — experts

June 23, 2016 | 10:08 pm | Xinhua

With the goal of securing an open Internet, which can be used with freedom, security, trust and accessibility by all, governments, companies and civil society must come together to craft a new governance model for the Web, global experts have agreed.

OK COMPUTER | Rockin’ with Netflix

June 23, 2016 | 5:24 pm | Jing Garcia,

Best time to stream video from Netflix is now.

The latest Samsung Galaxy J Series is here

June 23, 2016 | 4:15 pm | Text and video by Chad de Guzman

Lost signal, high phone bill charges on data usage, and running out of storage memory are among the problems most smartphones users have — all these will soon be a thing of the past with the new Samsung Galaxy J Series smartphones.

US commerce secretary warns of ‘digital protectionism’

June 23, 2016 | 7:11 am | Rob Lever, Agence France-Presse

A top US official warned against a rise of “digital protectionism,” which she said threatens access to information and ideas and can hurt economic growth.

Yahoo’s Tumblr unveils live video

June 22, 2016 | 8:34 am | Agence France-Presse

Tumblr, the Yahoo-owned blogging platform, said Tuesday it was launching live video to help compete against similar offerings from Facebook and Twitter.

Ex-Globe lawyer and Duterte classmate tipped to become DICT chief

June 22, 2016 | 7:04 am |,

A former chief legal counsel of Globe Telecom has been tapped by President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to head the newly created Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), reliable sources told Newsbytes.PH.

Proposals to curb online speech viewed as threat to open Internet

June 21, 2016 | 11:14 pm | Yasmeen Abutaleb, Alastair Sharp, Reuters

At least a dozen countries are considering or have enacted laws restricting online speech, a trend that is alarming policymakers and others who see the internet as a valuable medium for debate and expression.

WATCH | Meet South Korea’s cyber army

June 21, 2016 | 3:14 pm | Reuters' video,

A top university in South Korea is training students to become part of the army’s cyber warfare unit as a new frontline emerges in a decades-old war with North Korea.

WATCH | Robot receptionist gets job at Belgian hospital

June 21, 2016 | 3:00 pm | Reuters' video,

Pepper, a humanoid robot receptionist, is the latest employee at Belgium’s AZ Damiaan hospital in Ostend.

Google aims for better health search results

June 21, 2016 | 10:18 am | Agence France-Presse

Whether it’s a tummy ache or a pain in the knee, Google is working to come up with better answers to questions on specific health issues.

Twitter buys artificial intelligence firm Magic Pony

June 21, 2016 | 9:54 am | Agence France-Presse

Twitter said Monday it was acquiring British-based artificial intelligence startup Magic Pony to bolster its capacity for analysis of visual content.