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GADGETS | Quickie review: Samsung Gear Fit2

August 27, 2016 | 6:09 pm | Jing Garcia,

The Gear Fit2 is Samsung’s latest model of wearables under the fitness tracker category.

Facebook changes ‘Trending’ feature to rely less on human editors

August 27, 2016 | 11:36 am | Yasmeen Abutaleb, Reuters

Facebook Inc changed its popular “Trending” feature, which shows users the most-talked about topics of the day, to make it more automated and further eliminate the potential for human bias.

WATCH | Sting’s musical mind revealed by brain scan

August 25, 2016 | 7:06 pm | Reuters video,

A cognitive psychologist in Montreal wanted to see how the musical mind responds to different compositions, so he looked inside Sting’s brain.

WATCH | Hundreds of Pokémon Go fans hit the streets of Taipei

August 25, 2016 | 10:11 am | Reuters

Pokemon Go enthusiasts in Taiwan march through the capital city in a rush to ‘catch’ rare Pokemons.

GADGETS | Quickie review: ASUS VivoMini UN65H

August 24, 2016 | 6:05 pm | Jing Garcia,

The Asus VivoMini UN65H is a light, small and compact mini computer.

Lamudi to leverage more on VR, bats for 50% traffic growth this year

August 24, 2016 | 4:16 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

Online real estate portal Lamudi aims to leverage virtual reality (VR) more for its listings to help provide homebuyers better visualization of listed properties.

Iran rounds up 450 social network users

August 24, 2016 | 2:12 pm | Agence France-Presse

Iran has “arrested or summoned” around 450 social media users over their online activities, a website linked to the powerful Revolutionary Guards.

Euro police arrest 75 in major online child abuse swoop

August 24, 2016 | 12:29 pm | Jan Hennop, Agence France-Presse

Police swooped in 28 European countries and arrested 75 suspects for sharing child sex images on the internet while investigating 207 cases across the continent.

Deal puts Microsoft apps on Lenovo smartphones

August 23, 2016 | 4:18 pm | Agence France-Presse

Microsoft apps such as Office and Skype will be installed on Lenovo mobile devices powered by Android software under the terms of a collaboration announced late Monday.

Apple boosts health while Microsoft revs machine smarts

August 23, 2016 | 1:04 pm | Agence France-Presse

Microsoft on Monday announced it bought a startup to boost its artificial intelligence capabilities, and rival Apple confirmed it has boosted its health focus with an acquisition of its own.

Danish robot firms enters the Philippines

August 23, 2016 | 10:43 am | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

Danish firm Universal Robots (UR) has entered the Philippines through a distribution deal with local partner Elixir Industrial Equipment.

WATCH | Robot beats humans at table football

August 22, 2016 | 5:54 pm | Reuters video,

Researchers at a Swiss university have developed a robot that can beat humans at table football.

Growing digital divide in Asia-Pacific ‘alarming’ — UN body

August 22, 2016 | 3:31 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

Even as information and communications technology continue to grow worldwide, broadband access in the Asia Pacific still exhibit an “alarming disparity” according to a research report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific or UNESCAP. to shut down next week

August 19, 2016 | 5:34 pm | Reuters video,

U.S. internet publisher Gawker Media Group said on Thursday that it would shut down next week, ending the online news and gossip website’s 14-year run.

As technology shifts more layoffs loom at tech companies

August 18, 2016 | 9:55 am | Malathi Nayak, Deborah M. Todd, Reuters

Cisco Systems Inc’s announcement that it plans to lay off 5,500 employees is unlikely to be the last round of Silicon Valley pink slips as hardware companies struggle to keep up with rapid technology shifts.