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India turns to AI as cyber warfare threats grow

January 22, 2017 | 10:58 pm | Agence France-Presse

In the darkened offices of a tech start-up, a handful of computer engineers sifts through a mountain of intelligence data that would normally be the work of a small army of Indian security agents.

Marshall Islands back online after internet blackout

January 21, 2017 | 7:09 pm | Agence France-Presse

The Marshall Islands has restored internet services after the Pacific nation endured a three-week blackout while its sole submarine fibre-optic cable was repaired.

Apple files $1 billion lawsuit against chip supplier Qualcomm

January 21, 2017 | 5:09 pm | Diane Bartz, Stephen Nellis, Reuters

Apple Inc filed a $1 billion lawsuit against supplier Qualcomm Inc, days after the U.S. government accused the chip maker of resorting to anticompetitive tactics to maintain a monopoly over key semiconductors in mobile phones.

Samsung says to hold Galaxy Note 7 briefing on January 23

January 20, 2017 | 10:11 am | Se Young Lee, Reuters

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said it will announce on Jan. 23 the results of a probe on what caused some Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to catch fire.

Audiobooks see boom in digital, multitasking age

January 19, 2017 | 4:31 pm | Thomas Urbain, Agence France-Presse

Curling up with a paperback may be a forgotten luxury for many thanks to today’s busy lifestyles, but listening to a book on the go, while shopping or jogging, is fast becoming the new norm.

DASH CAMS | Your third eye on the road

January 19, 2017 | 4:13 pm | Text and photos by Dino Ray V. Directo III

With the sheer number of dash board cameras flooding the market, consumers are at a lost on which model is best for you. Here’s what you should get.

Japan clears up confusion over high-tech toilets

January 19, 2017 | 3:30 pm | Agence France-Presse

Japan’s toilet chiefs say they have come up with a plan to stop tourists getting their knickers in a twist over the country’s mind-bogglingly high-tech loos.

Netflix adds 7 million subscribers in global expansion

January 19, 2017 | 10:07 am | Agence France-Presse

Netflix added a record seven million subscribers over the past quarter as part of its global expansion drive, fueling a surge in revenue and profit.

Nintendo says to launch Super Mario Run Android version in March

January 19, 2017 | 8:00 am | Makiko Yamazaki, Reuters

Japan’s Nintendo said it will release an Android version of its first ever Super Mario mobile game following the launch of Super Mario Run for Apple Inc’s iPhone.

Facebook dismissive of censorship, abuse concerns, rights groups allege

January 19, 2017 | 7:48 am | Dustin Volz, Reuters

Nearly 80 rights groups accused Facebook of “racially biased censorship” and failing to be more transparent about its removal policies and cooperation with law enforcement.

US Homeland Security commends PH govt’s war against child porn

January 18, 2017 | 6:53 pm | JV Arcena, News5, Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

This is a validation of our efforts to protect our children from the evils of exploitation and pornography, said Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II.

Say hello to Huawei’s most powerful business phone yet – the Huawei Mate 9

January 18, 2017 | 5:04 pm |

Huawei equipped their latest smartphone with key features to address common flaw of today’s Android smartphones.

NTC, DILG agree to draft policies to expedite issuance of LGU permits for cell sites

January 18, 2017 | 2:10 pm | Aerol B. Patena, Philippines News Agency

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) have agreed to draft policies that would streamline local government units issuance of permits for building additional cellular sites throughout the country.

Toshiba in talks to sell chip business stake to Western Digital

January 18, 2017 | 1:55 pm | Makiko Yamazaki, Reuters

Toshiba Corp is in talks to sell a minority stake in its flash memory business to U.S. chips business partner Western Digital Corp in a bid to boost its capital base.

Smart beefs up LTE in Metro Manila

January 17, 2017 | 2:29 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

Smart Communications will undertake a major upgrade of its wireless infrastructure in Metro Manila over the next three months to improve coverage and quality of its voice, SMS, and mobile internet.