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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.

MWC 2017 | Samsung Galaxy S7 feted as Best Smartphone

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 5:48 pm | Jing Garcia,

GSMA recognizes Samsung’s innovative flagship device in Best Mobile Handsets and Devices category.

MWC 2017 | Netflix boss predicts mobile operators will soon offer unlimited video

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 3:11 pm | Agence France-Presse

Netflix head Reed Hastings predicted Monday that mobile carriers will soon offer data plans that give users unlimited video streaming to meet the rising popularity of watching TV and movies on mobile devices.

Streaming industry in historic win at Oscars

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 12:30 pm | Jocelyne Zablit, Agence France-Presse

In a first for the streaming industry, Amazon Studios and Netflix walked away with Oscars, underlining their emergence as major players in the entertainment business.

MWC 2017 | Mobile World Congress opens doors in Barcelona

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 11:23 am | Xinhua

The Mobile World Congress (MWC) opened its doors here on Monday, showcasing the latest innovations of the mobile phone industry.

Netflix 'thrilled' with Oscar win for Syria documentary

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 9:19 am | Agence France-Presse

Netflix is “thrilled” that the documentary “The White Helmets” which it distributes about rescue workers in war-torn Syria picked up an Oscar, the head of the US video streaming service said Monday.

MWC 2017 | Nokia relaunches iconic 3310 mobile model

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 10:06 am | Agence France-Presse

Finnish brand Nokia on Sunday launched three new Android smartphones and unveiled a revamped version of its iconic 3310 model more than a decade after it was phased out.

MWC 2017 | ZTE launches world's first 5G-ready smartphone

Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 11:25 pm | Agence France-Presse

Chinese telecoms giant ZTE unveiled Sunday what it said is the world’s first smartphone compatible with the lightening-fast 5G mobile internet service that networks expect to have up and running by 2020.

MWC 2017 | Nokia sees growth opportunities in networks market

Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 11:11 pm | Eric Auchard, Reuters

Nokia sees demand for higher speed 4G network equipment starting to recover this year, led by Japan, the company’s chief executive Rajeev Suri said on Sunday as he announced a series of contracts with telecom operators.

MWC 2017 | TCL carries flickering BlackBerry flame with new phone launch

Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 2:01 pm | Eric Auchard, Reuters

Blackberry may have exited the device business, but fans of the pioneering email machine need not despair as TCL Communication has introduced its first Blackberry-licensed phone.

Genetic engineering could become terrorist weapon -- Bill Gates

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 5:58 pm | Xinhua

Microsoft founder Bill Gates said at the Munich Security Conference that genetic engineering could be a terrorist weapon and may kill tens of millions of people.

Miss Universe coronation is Twitter's biggest global entertainment event this year

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 2:29 pm | Tony M. Maghirang,

After a transformational year in 2016 across the globe, Twitter is optimistic that 2017 will be marked by accelerated user growth and impressive revenues in Asia, particularly the Philippines.

Tech breakthroughs take a backseat in upcoming Apple iPhone launch

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 2:53 pm | Stephen Nellis, Reuters

When Apple Inc launches its much-anticipated 10th anniversary iPhone this fall, it will offer an unwitting lesson in how much the smartphone industry it pioneered has matured.

DICT to hold first PH telco summit in March

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 10:27 am | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

The Department of ICT will hold the country’s first Philippine Telco Summit next month to thresh out issues in the industry and hammer out solutions.

Scientists discover 7 earth-sized exoplanets around nearby star

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 8:33 am | Xinhua

An international team of astronomers using powerful space telescopes and ground-based observatories have discovered the first known system of actually seven Earth-sized planets orbiting the nearby TRAPPIST-1.

High-performance computing is what AMD Ryzen 7 is all about

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 11:25 pm |

AMD Ryzen 7 lineup includes the world’s highest performing and lowest powered 8-core desktop PC. processors.

On collision course? Working out rules for drones

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 2:29 pm | Agence France-Presse

As drones increasingly crowd the skies, the risk of collision with other aircraft has come to the fore. Here’s an overview of international regulation aimed at limiting the dangers.