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Pakistan mob kills woman, girls, over ‘blasphemous’ Facebook post

July 28, 2014 | 8:09 pm | Pakistan, mob, kills, woman, girls, blasphemous, Facebook, post

A Pakistani mob killed a woman member of a religious sect and two of her granddaughters after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook, police said Monday, the latest instance of growing violence against minorities.

Cloud computing now a key business edge in PH – DataOne

July 28, 2014 | 7:49 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

Cloud computing is now becoming a key business imperative in the Philippines as shown by the increasing demand from both the private and public sector according to local IT company DataOne Asia, Inc.

Cellphone unlocking bill clears US House, heads to Obama

July 28, 2014 | 7:38 pm | Alina Selyukh, Reuters

The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation on Friday to give mobile-phone users the right to ‘unlock’ their devices and use them on competitors’ wireless networks, something that is now technically illegal.

Mobile tech reshaping the health sector

July 28, 2014 | 7:21 pm | Agence France-Presse

Your smartphone is not only your best friend, it’s also become your personal trainer, coach, medical lab and maybe even your doctor. to sell Microsoft’s Xbox One games console in China

July 28, 2014 | 10:21 am | Inc, China’s second-biggest e-commerce company by market share, will accept pre-orders for Microsoft Corp’s Xbox One games console in China from July 28 to July 30, the firm said on Monday.

Human-robot technology takes quantum leap

July 28, 2014 | 2:25 am | Xinhua

Robots designed by the University of Science and Technology of China amazed the audience and won the championship for the first time at the RoboCup, which concluded on Friday in Joao Pessoa, Brazil.

Rules to implement shift to digital TV out in August, says NTC

July 28, 2014 | 1:31 am | Darwin G. Amojelar,

The National Telecommunications and Commission (NTC) is likely to issue rules on the Philippines’ migration to digital terrestrial TV (DTT) by next month.

Europe debates how far to push ‘right to be forgotten’

July 26, 2014 | 11:27 pm | Leila Abboud, Julia Fioretti, Reuters

European regulators have not yet decided whether to try to force search engines such as Google and Microsoft’s Bing to scrub results globally when people invoke their “right to be forgotten” in the region.

After ban, ride app Uber gets respite in German city of Hamburg

July 26, 2014 | 10:35 pm | Reuters

Uber, whose smartphone app summons rides at the touch of a button, won a new lease of life in the German city of Hamburg on Friday when a court suspended a ban imposed by local regulators.

Wikipedia blocks ‘disruptive’ edits from US Congress

July 26, 2014 | 4:52 pm | Agence France-Presse

Wikipedia has blocked editing rights from some computers at the US House of Representatives ins response to “disruptive” revisions of the online encyclopedia.

Bose sues Beats over headphone patents

July 26, 2014 | 4:39 pm | Agence France-Presse

Audio technology veteran Bose Corporation on Friday sued Beats Electronics over patented technology for canceling noise in earphones.

Apple iPhones allow extraction of deep personal data, researcher finds

July 26, 2014 | 4:03 pm | Joseph Menn, Reuters

Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicized techniques by Apple Inc employees, the company acknowledged this week.

Dell, BlackBerry downplay threat from Apple-IBM alliance

July 25, 2014 | 8:33 pm | Euan Rocha, Alastair Sharp, Reuters

IBM Corp’s recent move to partner with Apple Inc to sell iPhones and iPads loaded with corporate applications has excited investors in both companies, but two rivals say they are unperturbed for now.

GEEKS ON A PLANE | Silicon Valley investors arrive in the PH to scout for opportunities

July 25, 2014 | 6:53 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

A group of Silicon Valley investors big enough to fill a classroom flew into the Philippines to scout for viable opportunities in the tech startup scene as part of a worldwide tour dubbed “Geeks on a Plane.”

VIDEO | Smartphone app helps non-Arabic speaking Muslims read the Qur’an

July 25, 2014 | 6:00 pm | Reuters' video, InterAksyon,com

A smartphone application translates the Qur’an (Koran) from Arabic to Bahasa Indonesia by scanning through codes at the bottom of each line, a technology that aims to encourage a younger generation of non-Arabic speakers to become more familiar with Islam’s holy book.