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Kim Dotcom can be extradited to US: NZ court

February 20, 2017 | 6:11 pm | Neil Sands, Agence France-Presse

New Zealand’s High Court ruled Monday that Kim Dotcom was eligible for extradition to the United States over online piracy allegations linked to his now-defunct Megaupload web empire.

PS4 Game Review | Final Fantasy XV

February 20, 2017 | 5:21 pm | Kyle Kristopher Garcia

If you’re just buying a PS4 now, don’t forget to include this game in your list.

PH among Top 10 countries under malware threats — report

February 20, 2017 | 3:36 pm | Tony Maghirang,

Of the top five locations across the globe most at risk of infection by malicious software, two are located in Southeast Asia

Globe ramps up deployment of 700 mhz, PLDT beefs up Mindanao backbone

February 20, 2017 | 2:57 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

Globe Telecom have outlined plans to deploy more 700 MHz sites while PLDT is set to further expand its footprint in Mindanao with a new fiber optic line.

Facebook CEO warns against reversal of global thinking

February 18, 2017 | 6:27 pm | David Ingram, Reuters

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg laid out a vision on Thursday of his company serving as a bulwark against rising isolationism.

How to run your business… like Google

February 17, 2017 | 3:37 pm | Tricia Aquino,

From hiring to taking care of employees, Google shares some of the tech giant’s best practices.

YouthSpark’s ‘Innovate Project’ invests skills in the youth

February 17, 2017 | 3:03 pm |

Innovate, a partnership between Gawad Kalinga (GK) and Microsoft Philanthropies under the Microsoft YouthSpark program, hopes to contribute in helping the youth, especially the disadvantaged, to pave their way out of poverty.

Samsung chief Lee arrested as South Korean corruption probe deepens

February 17, 2017 | 11:28 am | Hyunjoo Jin, Joyce Lee, Reuters

Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee was arrested early on Friday over his alleged role in a corruption scandal rocking the highest levels of power in South Korea.

Smartphone maker Huawei catching up on Samsung, Apple: study

February 15, 2017 | 7:03 pm | Agence France-Presse

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei managed to gain ground on Samsung and Apple in terms of market share last year.

PLDT-Smart partners with Huawei for 5G deployment

February 15, 2017 | 6:52 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

PLDT and its wireless unit Smart Communications have inked an agreement with Huawei Technologies Philippines for research and development of fifth-generation wireless broadband technology or 5G, slated to be ready by 2020.

Top 5 cyber-security issues financial institutions encounter

February 15, 2017 | 12:25 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

With digital services and online banking both continuing to expand, cyber criminals are finding more and more ways to pilfer money through hacking. And the Philippines is not exempt from a worldwide rise of cybercrime.

WATCH | Modular exosuit helps paraplegic ex-trapeze artist walk again

February 14, 2017 | 5:06 pm | Reuters video and

A modular lightweight exoskeleton has allowed former circus acrobat Silke Pan to walk again after a fall from a trapeze rendered her paraplegic ten years ago, as she demonstrated to Reuters.

Apple hits record high but leaves some investors in dust

February 14, 2017 | 1:15 pm | Noel Randewich, Reuters

Apple shares cruised to a record-high close Monday, helping catapult the S&P 500 stock index over the $20 trillion mark in what amounts to a victory for plain-vanilla mutual funds over a bevy of hedge fund managers who recently backed away from the iPhone maker.

WATCH | Electronic nose sniffs out diseases on a patient’s breath

February 11, 2017 | 6:40 pm | Reuters video,

A ”NaNose” device which can diagnose 17 diseases, including cancer and Parkinson’s, based on ‘smelling’ a patient’s breath paves the way for quick, non invasive and affordable early detection according to its Israeli developers.

WATCH | Moon much older than previously thought

February 11, 2017 | 6:23 pm | Reuters video, Agence France-Presse

A UCLA-led research team reports that the moon is at least 40 to 140 million years older than previously thought.