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Norway's Telenor to launch much faster 5G mobile network in 2020 Monday, 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 Monday, 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 Monday, 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 Monday, 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 Monday, March 27, 2017 1:42 am | Rob Lever, Agence France-Presse

Are robots coming for your job?

UK targets WhatsApp encryption after London attack Monday, 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.

Social media: In times of calamities, a tool for humanity to act

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 4:46 pm | Tech Buzz by Robert Plaza

It is the perfect time for social media to show its wares and not disappoint, to become a convenient tool for more people to respond to a calamity.

REVIEW | Dell SS240T: Mind-blowing monitor

Friday, November 8, 2013 - 1:50 pm | Tech Buzz by Robert Plaza

This piece of new technology conjures up scenes from hit Hollywood movies and puts us right into the action, one cool swipe at a time.

IN LIGHT OF PDAF, DAP | The citizen as customer: Can CRM ever thrive in government?

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 7:43 pm | The Hi-Tech Way by Eden Enano-Estopace

Governments are going forward with their own brand of customer-centric strategy for governance, but this isn’t customer service for the sake of customer service because every taxpayer deserves a reasonable return of investment from a transparent and accountable government.

From the mouth of babes: How teeners view the pork barrel scam

Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 12:53 am | The Occasional Techie by Al Dimalanta

It’s about time we disprove the notion that youth is wasted on the young.

Going beyond bus bans to solve Manila's traffic woes

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 3:24 pm | The Hi-Tech Way by Eden Enano-Estopace

The Old Manila of the ’30s and ’40s was a simple city with simple needs, and has since evolved to become a compound-complex metropolis with compound-complex problems that need compound-complex solutions.

Works in Confluence: Notes on the Confluence section of 'Listen to My Music'

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 5:44 pm | Culture Tech by Tad Ermitaño

The exhibition celebrating composer and ethnomusicologist Dr. Jose Maceda is up and running with projects featuring contemporary musicians and sound artists who were given access to the Maceda collection.

E-BOOK REVIEW | Dan Brown’s Inferno: not too hot

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 10:43 am | The Occasional Techie by Al Dimalanta

Aside from the usual buzz that every Dan Brown book gets upon its release, this particular book shot to immediate fame here in the Philippines because of the author’s controversial representation of Manila.

IP as an asset. Or even a bank collateral?

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 1:26 pm | IT meets IP by Maricel Estavillo

You have been granted a patent. What’s next?

EFF warns new US-led Asia-Pac partnership could turn ISPs into 'copyright cops'

Monday, April 8, 2013 - 9:54 am | IT Meets IP by Maricel Estavillo

If you think the new copyright law is already restrictive, wait until the Philippines joins another controversial multilateral free trade agreement.

Copyright infringement under the new IP law

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 3:15 pm | IT meets IP by Maricel Estavillo

One of the upcoming major changes to the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines, as a result of the recently passed amendments, is the expanded definition of copyright infringement.

New IP law is tough love

Friday, February 15, 2013 - 5:30 pm | IT Meets IP by Maricel Estavillo

A new intellectual property law that amends some of our copyright provisions, is starting to make noise due to some changes, which the law’s critics find too restrictive.

SLIDESHOW | MacWorld / iWorld 2013, San Francisco

Friday, February 8, 2013 - 2:15 am | Photos by Al Dimalanta

Our resident tech columnist Al Dimanlanta share’s the photos he took inside the Muscone Center West where all the four-day iActivities happened.

Bytes and bamboo: Jose Maceda meets Manila’s musical underground

Monday, January 28, 2013 - 5:17 pm | Cuture Tech by Tad Ermitaño

This coming June, the UP College of Music will again be commemorating the death anniversary of Dr. Jose Maceda, the legendary Filipino ethnomusicologist and avante-garde composer.

Funding opportunity for local tech startups

Monday, January 14, 2013 - 7:30 pm | IT meets IP by Maricel Estavillo

A LinkedIn contact has shared with me details of an upcoming program that is designed to assist promising local technology startups.

REVIEW | Forget the apples, here's a Star

Monday, December 17, 2012 - 1:18 am | The Occasional Techie by Al Dimalanta

The Starmobile Astra: for P6,990, I got for myself a full-featured Android smartphone that not only was gentle on my wallet, it exceeded all my expectations of what a relatively “cheap” Android phone should be.

The Philippines and the region’s growing IP system

Monday, December 3, 2012 - 12:37 am | IT meets IP by Maricel Estavillo

Southeast Asia is a region in transition in almost all fronts, including in the area of intellectual property.