Tech News

Twitter, Amazon, other top websites shut in cyber attack

October 22, 2016 | 1:52 am | Douglas Gillison, Agence France-Presse

WASHINGTON — Major internet services including Twitter, Spotify, and Amazon suffered service interruptions and outages on Friday as a US internet provider came under a cyber attack.

No partner in sight, Twitter faces tough solo choices

October 21, 2016 | 5:21 pm | Liana B. Baker, Jim Finkle, Reuters

The apparent lack of interest in Twitter Inc by potential suitors may force the social media company to consider a route anathema to aspiring tech startups: a major restructuring and cutting some its nearly 4,000 employees.

As PH jumps in innovation ranking, 5 ideas stand out at Leaders in Innovation Fellowship demo day

October 21, 2016 | 3:37 pm | Tricia Aquino,

The Philippines’ innovation ranking has risen in the last six years, from 111 in 2009 to 48 at present.

Nintendo unveils next-gen gaming console Nintendo Switch

October 21, 2016 | 6:45 am | Makiko Yamazaki, Aishwarya Venugopal, Reuters

Japan’s Nintendo Co Ltd launched Nintendo Switch, its next-generation gaming console, as the company looks to catch up with rivals Sony Corp and Microsoft Corp.

Microsoft shares hit high as cloud business flies above estimates

October 21, 2016 | 6:07 am | Anya George Tharakan, Jeffrey Dastin, Reuters

Microsoft Corp reported adjusted revenue and profit that blew past analysts’ estimates on Thursday, as soaring sales from its cloud business pushed the technology giant’s shares to an all-time high.

AMD revenue beats on demand for chips used in gaming consoles

October 21, 2016 | 4:46 am | Laharee Chatterjee, Nayyar Rasheed, Reuters

Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices Inc reported a better-than-expected 23.2 percent increase in quarterly revenue, helped by higher demand for graphics chips used in gaming consoles.

FOCUS | Online sharing a treasure trove for snoops

October 21, 2016 | 1:21 am | Sophie Estienne, Agence France-Press

Social networks offer windows into people’s lives, and exploiting those insights is big business — with some sounding the alarm over the ever-growing intrusion from corporations and governments alike.

Sony’s new Xperia flagship smartphone is here

October 20, 2016 | 2:40 pm | Jing Garcia,

The Xperia XZ sneaks into the local smartphone arena bringing new and improved camera technology as well as performance fit only for a premium phone.

Stephen Hawking opens British artificial intelligence hub

October 20, 2016 | 11:58 am | Edouard Guihaire, Reuters

Professor Stephen Hawking on Wednesday opened a new artificial intelligence research centre at Britain’s Cambridge University.

Microsoft opens fourth Transparency Center to cater Latin America

October 20, 2016 | 6:08 am | Anthony Boadle, Reuters

Microsoft Corp opened a center in Brazil on Wednesday where officials will be able to inspect its programming code, in an attempt to allay suspicions in the region that its software programs are vulnerable to spying.

On the trail of South Korea’s high-tech peeping Toms

October 19, 2016 | 12:16 pm | Jung Ha-Won, Agence France-Presse

Walking into an empty women’s bathroom stall, Park Kwang-Mi waves a hand-held detector around the toilet seat, paper roll holder, doorknob and even the ventilation grill on the ceiling.

Philippines second in APAC for local threats — Kaspersky

October 17, 2016 | 3:24 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

The Philippines is at the top in the Asia Pacific region in terms of threats coursed through the local network according to a study by Kaspersky.

US bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones from air travel

October 15, 2016 | 3:25 pm | David Shepardson, Diane Bartz, Reuters

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone devices will be banned from aircraft in the United States starting on Saturday at noon EDT (1600 GMT) under an emergency order, regulators said on Friday after numerous reports of the devices catching fire.

Carousell mobile app makes it really convenient to shop and sell online

October 14, 2016 | 7:04 pm | Tony Maghirang,

Online shopping is about to get bigger just as the Christmas season approaches in these sunny islands.

Indonesian gay couple arrested over Facebook photo

October 14, 2016 | 4:24 pm | Agence France-Presse

An Indonesian gay couple has been arrested after a photo on Facebook of the men kissing sparked anger, police said Friday, in the latest move against the country’s homosexual community.