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GADGETS | Lenovo pushes VR on VIBE K5 series

July 27, 2016 | 6:59 pm | Verns Joven,

Coming from the success of VIBE K4, Lenovo introduces three new smartphones that aims to further push virtual reality (VR) technology in the mainstream market.

US-based OSIsoft to set up shop in the Philippines next year

July 27, 2016 | 5:48 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

US-based software technology company OSIsoft is targeting to open its first office in the Philippines by next year.

WATCH | Gun smart lock prevents unauthorized firearms use

July 27, 2016 | 5:25 pm | Reuters video,

A group of military veterans from Israel-based start-up Zore have created a firearm safety device to prevent the unauthorized use of a gun.

Zalora expands footprint with 2nd pop-up store

July 27, 2016 | 4:18 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

From brick-and-mortar store to click-and-mortar outlets. This is one of the strategy online fashion retailer Zalora is employing to spread the gospel of e-commerce through its second pop-up store in the country.

Apple sells more iPhones than expected

July 27, 2016 | 12:06 pm | Julia Love, Anya George Tharakan, Reuters

Apple Inc sold more iPhones than expected in the third quarter and estimated its revenue in the current period would top many analysts’ targets.

Big electronics makers to merge in $15 billion deal

July 27, 2016 | 10:30 am | Agence France-Presse

Electronic component maker Analog Devices announced a deal Tuesday to buy rival Linear Technology for $15 billion.

THE END | The identity crisis that led to Yahoo’s demise

July 26, 2016 | 2:13 pm | Jonathan Weber, Jeffrey Dastin, Reuters

The demise of Yahoo has been more than a decade in the making.

ONLY 3 DAYS TO GO | You have less than a week to upgrade to Windows 10 for free

July 26, 2016 | 1:52 pm |

Eligible Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users urged to upgrade to Windows 10 before free upgrade offer ends on July 29

Duterte orders DICT to accelerate fiber plan, work on free public Wi-Fi access

July 25, 2016 | 9:51 pm | Philippines News Agency,,

Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte has instructed the newly created Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to study the formulation of a new national broadband strategy in order to expand the government’s free Wi-Fi access program in public areas.

SOLD! | Verizon to buy Yahoo for $4.83 billion

July 25, 2016 | 5:17 pm | Malathi Nayak, Reuters

Verizon Communications Inc said on Monday it would buy Yahoo Inc’s core Internet properties for $4.83 billion in cash to expand its digital advertising and media business, ending a lengthy sale process for the fading Web pioneer.

Internet of Things moves into mainstream: study

July 25, 2016 | 3:35 pm | Xinhua

The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to ramp up in everyday business, with more than three quarters (76 percent) of businesses saying IoT will drive future success, according to a new global study.

WATCH | Pokémon GO launches in home country Japan

July 24, 2016 | 12:24 pm | Reuters video,

The Nintendo-backed smartphone game Pokémon GO finally launches in Japan, home of the colorful cartoon characters.

Social media a curse and a blessing in Munich shooting

July 24, 2016 | 11:55 am | Simon Morgan, Agence France-Presse

Social networks were both a curse and a blessing in the deadly shopping mall shooting in Munich, as police sometimes found themselves chasing fictitious leads and false alarms.

Verizon emerges as front-runner in Yahoo auction: sources

July 24, 2016 | 11:07 am | Greg Roumeliotis, Lian B. Baker, Reuters

Yahoo Inc is focusing on U.S. telecommunications company Verizon Communications Inc as the buyer of its core business after reviewing final bids that it received this week

Cyberattacks in second half hits record high — Trend Micro

July 22, 2016 | 5:32 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

The number of cyberattacks in the second quarter of the year jumped nearly half, a record high and way above what other countries experience according to security vendor Trend Micro.