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BlackBerry, freed of handsets, looks to software for return to glory Thursday, March 30, 2017 7:01 pm | Alastair Sharp, Reuters

Although BlackBerry Ltd has extricated itself from the smartphone handsets that weighed on its recent fortunes, the Canadian firm faces a tough slog to convince skeptics it can return to its glory days through an enlarged software business.

Twitter to expand pre-roll ads to Periscope video Thursday, March 30, 2017 3:36 pm |

Video viewership on Twitter continues to grow exponentially as this electronic medium has become an increasingly important channel for publishers, creators and brands to reach their audiences.

Samsung launches Galaxy S8 and dreams of recovery from Note 7 Thursday, March 30, 2017 2:51 pm | Se Young Lee, Anjali Athavaley, Reuters

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone as it battles to regain the market leadership it lost to Apple Inc after the embarrassing withdrawal of the fire-prone Note 7s.

The move to standardization, open architectures enables cybersecurity automation in govt Wednesday, March 29, 2017 12:29 pm | Steve Kirk VP, federal sales at Fortinet

As networks become increasingly complex, adding such things as wireless connectivity, cloud services, BYOD, and the Internet of Things, they present increasing opportunities for compromise.

Elon Musk hints at new brain-computer project Wednesday, March 29, 2017 10:46 am | Agence France-Presse

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk hinted that he is working on a new startup focusing on brain-computer interface, part of his vision to help humans keep up with machines.

WATCH | Tel Aviv's trash is being turned into fuel Tuesday, March 28, 2017 7:03 pm | Reuters video,

A new waste collection plant near Tel Aviv has begun processing trash from an endless stream of garbage trucks, turning much of it into fuel for a nearby factory.

Twitter explores subscription-based option for first time

Friday, 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

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:01 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

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'

Thursday, 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

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 11:28 am | Jing Garcia,

a lighter version from the heavyweight V5 Series.

Google unveils tools to prevent ads alongside undesirable content

Tuesday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 5:16 pm | Jing Garcia,

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

IBM launches enterprise-ready blockchain service

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 4:11 pm | Anna Irrera, Reuters

International Business Machines Corp has launched a service that will allow businesses to build applications on its cloud using blockchain code from the Hyperledger Project, the cross-industry group led by the Linux Foundation.

Malaysia’s MYEG partners with Philippine I-Pay to bring e-services to PH govt

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 11:45 am | Tony Maghirang,

I-Pay Ventures Commerce Ventures, Inc. (I-Pay) recently signed a joint-venture agreement with MY E.G. Services Bhd (MYEG) to enable government and large enterprises in the Philippines to offer a Payment Gateway and related value-added online services.

Video games linked to sexism in teenagers: study

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 6:42 pm | Agence France-Presse

The more time a teenage spends on video gaming, the likelier he or she is to display sexist attitudes and gender stereotypes, a study of thousands of French gaming aficionados has found.

China blocks Pinterest: censorship watchdogs

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 5:48 pm | Agence France-Presse

Image-curation website Pinterest has become the latest social media service blocked in China, checks on censorship monitoring websites indicated Friday.

Vietnam urges firms to stop YouTube and Facebook ads in protest over 'fake content'

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 4:38 pm | My Pham, Reuters

Vietnam called on all companies doing business there to stop advertising on YouTube, Facebook and other social media until they find a way to halt the publication of “toxic” anti-government information.

NDRRMC, Smart to conduct emergency broadcast trials in Luzon

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 2:40 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council and Smart Communications will conduct emergency cell broadcast system (ECBS) in Luzon in the next few weeks as part of disaster preparation strategies.

AMD Ryzen 5 sets to power performance desktop PCs

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 2:25 pm |

Four Ryzen 5 CPUs bring leadership compute and smooth gaming performance to popular price-points.

BBC interview dad laments online fame

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 6:49 pm | Lee Yelim, Agence France-Presse

An academic who became a global internet sensation when his children interrupted a live television interview lamented the perils of online fame Wednesday, telling reporters: “I’m so through with this.”

Advanced Phish Threat Simulator combats low security awareness among end-users

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 5:14 pm | Tony Maghirang,

Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information.