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Norway’s Telenor to launch much faster 5G mobile network in 2020

March 27, 2017 | 6:42 pm | Xinhua

Norway’s telecomm company Telenor has recently tested new 5G mobile network that will be up to 100 times faster than today’s network and is expected to be launched commercially in 2020.

WATCH | Exoskeleton takes the strain off repetitive lifting

March 27, 2017 | 5:13 pm | Reuters video, InterAksyon.com

The Robo-Mate exoskeleton supports the body to reduce the risk of strain and injury while carrying out repetitive tasks in an industrial environment.

Smart, Globe launches all-network P1/minute call promos

March 27, 2017 | 4:36 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos, InterAksyon.com

Smart Communications and Globe Telecom have consecutively launched call promos to all networks reportedly borne from lowered voice interconnection rates.

Smart to expand LTE coverage to hundreds of municipalities

March 27, 2017 | 2:05 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos, InterAksyon.com

Smart Communications, Inc. will expand its 4G LTE coverage this year to 785 municipalities to meet half of its three-year target commitment to the National Telecommunications Commission.

Tech world debate on robots and jobs heats up

March 27, 2017 | 1:42 am | Rob Lever, Agence France-Presse

Are robots coming for your job?

UK targets WhatsApp encryption after London attack

March 27, 2017 | 12:36 am | Agence France-Presse

The British government said Sunday that its security services must have access to encrypted messaging applications such as WhatsApp, as it revealed that the service was used by the man behind the parliament attack.

China win for Apple as court overturns iPhone ruling

March 25, 2017 | 7:24 pm | Agence France-Presse

A Beijing court has overturned a ruling that Apple’s iPhone 6 violated a Chinese manufacturer’s patent which saw the US tech giant ordered to cease selling the smartphone in China.

YouTube’s bid to grab TV dollars imperiled by advertiser revolt

March 24, 2017 | 3:10 pm | Julia Love, Jessica Toonkel, Tim Baysinger, Reuters

The decision by a handful of high-profile consumer brands to pull advertising from Google’s YouTube over offensive content could threaten the site’s long-term strategy of stealing ad dollars from television, analysts and ad industry professionals.

Twitter explores subscription-based option for first time

March 24, 2017 | 2:57 pm | David Ingram, Reuters

Twitter Inc is considering whether to build a premium version of its popular Tweetdeck interface aimed at professionals, raising the possibility that it could collect subscription fees from some users for the first time.

USERS BEWARE | Public Wi-Fi may be free but risky

March 23, 2017 | 6:01 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos, InterAksyon.com

Internet connectivity is becoming more and more of a basic necessity today, but as there is no such thing as a free lunch, no free wi-fi comes without risks.

NASA moves ahead with mission to build high-speed space ‘Internet’

March 23, 2017 | 5:50 pm | Xinhua

U.S. space agency NASA said Wednesday it’s moving ahead with a long-term demonstration of laser communications that eventually “could become the high-speed internet of the sky”.

GADGETS | Quick review: Vivo V5Lite

March 23, 2017 | 11:28 am | Jing Garcia, InterAksyon.com

a lighter version from the heavyweight V5 Series.

Google unveils tools to prevent ads alongside undesirable content

March 21, 2017 | 5:12 pm | Agence France-Presse

Google, which has seen a slew of companies withdraw ads after they appeared alongside extremist content, said Tuesday it was introducing new tools to give firms greater control.

FOCUS | Secrets from smart devices find path to legal system

March 20, 2017 | 6:51 pm | Agence France-Presse

Vast amounts of data collected from our connected devices are increasingly being used in US legal proceedings to prove or disprove claims by people involved.

GADGETS | Quickie review: Focal Listen

March 20, 2017 | 5:16 pm | Jing Garcia, InterAksyon.com

Focal’s is bringing their extremely good sound quality to a wider range of consumers who are willing to pay the price.