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The latest Samsung Galaxy J Series is here

June 23, 2016 | 4:15 pm | Text and video by Chad de Guzman

Lost signal, high phone bill charges on data usage, and running out of storage memory are among the problems most smartphones users have — all these will soon be a thing of the past with the new Samsung Galaxy J Series smartphones.

WATCH | Meet South Korea’s cyber army

June 21, 2016 | 3:14 pm | Reuters' video, InterAksyon.com

A top university in South Korea is training students to become part of the army’s cyber warfare unit as a new frontline emerges in a decades-old war with North Korea.

WATCH | Robot receptionist gets job at Belgian hospital

June 21, 2016 | 3:00 pm | Reuters' video, InterAksyon.com

Pepper, a humanoid robot receptionist, is the latest employee at Belgium’s AZ Damiaan hospital in Ostend.

E3 2016 | Microsoft unveils slimmer Xbox, plans VR-capable console

June 14, 2016 | 10:50 am | Narottam Medhora, Reuters

Microsoft Corp announced ‘Project Scorpio’, a new Xbox console that will support ultra-high resolution gaming and virtual reality, while also launching a slimmer version of its Xbox One console at the video game conference E3 in Los Angeles.

Personality prediction program could spot troublemakers

June 10, 2016 | 8:29 am | Reuters video, InterAskyon.com

An Israeli start-up says it has developed a personality prediction program that could help police and security services spot people with malign intentions, but an independent security expert says it could harm individual freedom.

NAIIHI KA BA? MAY APP PARA DYAN | Urinating and gaming rolled into one

June 6, 2016 | 12:50 pm | Reuters' video, InterAksyon.com

German entrepreneurs want to combine men’s beer-fuelled bathroom trips with competitive gaming. Reuters’ Sharon Reich reports.

VIDEO | Disney unveils wall-climbing ‘gravity defying’ robot

May 17, 2016 | 2:13 pm | Reuters video, InterAskyon.com

VertiGo is a wall-climbing robot that is capable of transitioning from the ground to the wall using propellors; it was designed in a collaboration between Disney Research Zurich and ETH.

VIDEO | Helping the blind with free smart glasses

May 16, 2016 | 7:42 pm | Reuters video, InterAskyon.com

Fund-raising has begun for what developers say will be the world’s first free smart glasses to help the blind and visually impaired.

NO BLINDSPOT | Ultra-sensitive camera sees around corners

May 13, 2016 | 2:25 am | Reuters video, InterAksyon.com

An ultra-sensitive camera that can locate single photons, by firing laser pulses on the ground and imaging return signals at the speed of light, can locate hidden people or objects in real time.

Kiwi cops’ ‘running man’ video goes viral

May 4, 2016 | 5:18 pm | Agence France-Presse

A New Zealand police video of cops performing the latest “running man” Internet craze has gone viral, attracting millions of hits and prompting a response in kind from the New York Police Department.

THERE IS HOPE | ‘Brain chip’ gives paralyzed man control of hand

April 16, 2016 | 11:10 am | Reuters video, InterAksyon.com

An Ohio man paralyzed in an accident while diving in waves can now pick up a bottle or play the video game Guitar Hero thanks to a small computer chip in his brain.

RETROTECH | The Computer Chronicles: Consumer Buyers Guide (1990)

April 15, 2016 | 3:19 pm | Archive.org, InterAksyon.com

Let’s go back in time when floppy disks, DOS, Wordstar, and CRT monitors ruled the computer world.

WATCH | Thanks to smart windows, say goodbye to curtains

April 14, 2016 | 12:52 am | Reuters video, InterAksyon.com

Researchers at Harvard are developing the next generation of windows that utilize nanotechnology to transition between clear and cloudy with the flip of a switch.

WATCH | Bionic fingertip gives sense of touch to amputee

March 9, 2016 | 6:51 pm | Reuters video, InterAksyon.com

An amputee is able to feel rough or smooth textures in real-time using an artificial fingertip connected to nerves in his upper arm.

WATCH | Emotionally intelligent robot comes to life

March 8, 2016 | 1:25 pm | Reuters' video, InterAksyon.com

Scientists in Singapore introduce ”Nadine,” a humanoid robot, who can think, feel and even recognize people.