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Streaming to overtake broadcast TV next year — Ericsson

December 22, 2014 | 7:07 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

A critical tipping point in video consumption will be reached next year, as streaming is set to overtake broadcast TV in terms of users according to Swedish networking solutions provider Ericsson.

UN notes need for ‘hashtag standardization’ during natural disasters

December 22, 2014 | 5:11 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

Standardization of hashtags plays an integral part in aiding humanitarian efforts especially in the wake of a natural disaster according the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Taiwan says Uber ‘violating law’ by operating without licence

December 22, 2014 | 3:45 pm | Michael Gold, Reuters

Taiwan’s transport ministry said Uber Technologies Inc is operating a taxi-hailing service “in violation of the law”, and that it is investigating the possibility of blocking access to the U.S. company’s website and mobile app.

VIDEO | Touch-free smart phone empowers mobility-impaired

December 22, 2014 | 9:49 am | Reuters video,

A touch-free phone developed in Israel enables the mobility-impaired to operate smart phones with just a movement of the head.

China develops motion-sensing virtual reality glasses

December 22, 2014 | 12:51 am | Xinhua

China has developed new motion-sensing virtual reality glasses that gives game players immersive 3D experiences.

BlackBerry works with Boeing on phone that self-destructs

December 21, 2014 | 1:19 am | Alastair Sharp, Reuters

BlackBerry Ltd is working with Boeing Co on Boeing’s high-security Android-based smartphone, the Canadian mobile technology company’s chief executive said on Friday.

Impoverished North Korea falls back on cyber weapons

December 20, 2014 | 11:43 am | Glenn Chapman, Agence France-Presse

As one of the world’s most impoverished powers, North Korea would struggle to match America’s military or economic might, but appears to have settled on a relatively cheap method to torment its foe.

Attack could cost Sony half a billion dollars: experts

December 20, 2014 | 11:28 am | Veronique Dupont, Agence France-Presse

The devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures could see the Hollywood studio lose hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue and incur massive recovery costs.

BlackBerry third-quarter revenue falls more than expected, shares drop

December 20, 2014 | 11:14 am | Allison Martell, Alastaire Sharp

BlackBerry Ltd on Friday reported a bigger-than-expected drop in third-quarter revenue, sending shares of the struggling smartphone maker lower.

Hackers may have exploited Sony’s weakest link: humans

December 19, 2014 | 4:36 pm | Glenn Chapman, Agence France-Presse

Hackers who forced Sony Pictures to abort release of a comedy about North Korea likely slipped past the entertainment titan’s defenses by exploiting a weak spot — humans.

ASEAN laptop market hits $2.2-B

December 19, 2014 | 4:13 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

The laptop business continued its growth in the Southeast Asian region as unit sales hit 4.9 million units from January to September of 2014 according to research firm GfK.

PH among nations with biggest risk of online infection — Kaspersky

December 19, 2014 | 10:18 am | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

The Philippines was included in a group of nations that had the highest number of online infections in the past year as recorded by Kaspersky Lab.

Social media:€“ The hostage that eluded Sydney siege gunman

December 18, 2014 | 5:32 pm | Jane Wardell

One hostage the Sydney siege gunman failed to take this week was social media.

China vows joint efforts on securing cyberspace

December 18, 2014 | 11:21 am | xinhua

A Foreign Ministry spokesman vowed on Monday that China will work with the international community to build a peaceful, secure, open and cooperative cyberspace.

US determines North Korea behind Sony attack as studio pulls movie

December 18, 2014 | 10:37 am | Eric Kelsey, Lisa Richwine, Piya Sinha-Roy, Reuters

A U.S. government source said investigators had determined that North Korea was behind a cyberattack on Sony Pictures as the studio pulled all plans to release its comedy, “The Interview”.