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GAMING | Sony PlayStation showcases explosive line up games at ESGS 2017

Call of Duty: WWII, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, and Dragon Ball FighterZ to headline largest line up of playable demos at the highly awaited gaming summit in the Philippines.

WEAK SALES | ‘Anemic’ iPhone 8 demand drags Apple shares lower

Apple Inc’s shares fell nearly 3 percent on signs of weak demand for the iPhone 8 that caused analysts and investors to question the company’s staggered release strategy for its latest phones.

GADGETS | Quick review: Synology DiskStation DS418j

We've tried several consumer-level NAS devices, and so far, this was the easiest to use.

ONE YEAR LATER | It seems to be smooth sailing at Dell EMC after merger

MANILA, PHILIPPINES -- On September 26, the first Dell EMC Forum was held at the Shangri-la, at the Fort, Bonifacio Global City, the event...

WATCH | Nuclear clean-up robot tested at Sellafield, Fukushima

An aquatic robot called Avexis is being tested in Japan ahead of being deployed into the damaged core of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

WATCH | In Dubai, the future is now: police on ‘hoverbike’

A flying motorcycle that can hover above traffic and be used in rescue scenarios is to become part of the Dubai police force ahead of Expo 2020.
Facebook Inc is launching a new virtual reality headset that does not require a separate computer to operate, allowing more mobile uses than the company’s existing Oculus Rift product.

GADGETS | Quick review: Q Acoustics 3020 bookshelf speakers

The Q Acoustics 3020 is a bookshelf speaker designed specifically for small to medium-sized rooms.

ON DATA PRIVACY | Can you use public information on social media freely?

Just because personal information is publicly available on social media doesn't mean someone can simply get it and use it for any purpose he or she likes.

Source code reviews pose unacceptable risk — Symantec

U.S.-based cyber firm Symantec is no longer allowing governments to review the source code of its software because of fears the agreements would compromise the security of its products, Symantec Chief Executive Greg Clark said.

SCIENCE

NOT SAFE? | E-cigarettes may trigger unique, potentially damaging immune responses — experts

E-cigarettes appear to trigger unique immune responses as well as the same ones that cigarettes trigger that can lead to lung disease.

U.S. trio win Nobel for finding Einstein’s gravitational waves

Three U.S. scientists won the 2017 Nobel prize for physics on Tuesday for opening up a new era of astronomy by detecting gravitational waves, ripples in space and time foreseen by Albert Einstein a century ago.

WATCH | Starbucks UK to upcycle store waste into furniture

Upcycling company Pentatonic is to help coffee chain Starbucks UK turn their trash into furniture for their cafes.

Amazon sued over eclipse glasses

Amazon.com has been hit with a proposed class action lawsuit by a couple who claims defective eclipse glasses purchased through the online retailer damaged their eyes.

U.S. spacecraft readies for fiery plunge into Saturn after 13-year mission

The U.S. space agency’s Cassini spacecraft will end its 13-year mission to Saturn in mid-September by transmitting data until the final moment before it plunges into the ringed planet’s atmosphere, officials said on Tuesday.

SPACE | Next Mars mission to probe deep interior of red planet — NASA

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)'s next Mars mission known as InSight, which is on track for a 2018 liftoff, will focus on examining the deep interior of Mars.