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  • Portal use may affect ads you get on Facebook-owned services

    October 17, 2018 9:40 AM 3

    Data gleaned from Portal use could, technically, be used in ads on Facebook-owned services, but it's unclear if the company will go ahead and do so MANILA, Philippines – Facebook's Portal video-calling devices will not have ads on it, but using the new device could potentially affect what ads you see on other Facebook-owned services, the company explained

  • Facebook to demote stolen content on the News Feed

    October 17, 2018 7:40 AM 4

    The update makes 'low quality sites' which copy other news sites’ content appear less prominently on the platform MANILA, Philippines – Facebook said on Tuesday, October 16, it will now downrank sites which scrape and publish stolen content on the News Feed. “Starting today, we’re rolling out an update so people see fewer posts that link out to low-quality

  • YouTube down across the globe

    October 17, 2018 1:49 AM 4

    The site is down in the US, Philippines, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, and various countries in South America and western Europe MANILA, Philippines – YouTube is suffering some downtime as of Wednesday morning, October 17, Manila time. Reports on the website Downdetector.com saw a spike at around 9 am, with a peak of about 2,237 reports. Over the hour, the reports

  • User data of Donald Daters app for Trump supporters leak out

    October 16, 2018 8:58 AM 2

    The names, photos, personal messages, and access tokens for accounts using Donald Daters are exposed MANILA, Philippines – A security researcher found issues with a newly-launched dating app marketed toward Donald Trump supporters, allowing one to grab data, photos, and messages of registered users within a short amount of time. The researcher said there

  • Exercise, recipe videos coming to a Grab ride near you

    October 15, 2018 8:34 AM 4

    Soon, Grab riders will be able to watch people in motion and yummy dishes while enduring the traffic al recipes will be shown including localized Indonesian, Chinese and Filipino recipes for each respective country. Some of the workouts include "Yoga Flow for Men," and "Chair Workout," which the companies say are meant for "busy urbanites." Our partnership

  • You may soon 'unsend’ messages on Facebook Messenger

    October 15, 2018 3:22 AM 5

    The feature, if it gets rolled out, allows you to remove a message within a set time window after it was sent Jane Manchun Wong, a TechCrunch tipster who has discovered other prototype features on Facebook before, managed to unearth the feature while using Messenger on Android and shared screenshots on Twitter. The first screenshot shows an “Unsend Message

  • WATCH: Boston Dynamics robot demos agility in 'parkour' video

    October 12, 2018 3:05 AM 7

    Atlas, Boston Dynamics' bipedal humanoid robot, learns some new tricks MANILA, Philippines – Massachusetts-based Boston Dynamics has taught their robot a new trick: hopping over stuff with more skill than ever. The robot, named Atlas, is seen on a YouTube video hopping over a log before taking on a set of boxes of increasing height that are asymmetrically

  • Hit indie farming sim 'Stardew Valley' headed to iOS

    October 11, 2018 8:47 AM 5

    Stardew Valley developer Eric Barone says this will be a full version of the single-player game, adjusted for touch controls including tweaks to the user interface MOBILE FARMING. Fancy having a farm on your iPhone? Now you can! Image from 'Stardew Valley' website. Stardew Valley developer Eric Barone announced on Tuesday, October 9 (October 10, Manila

  • Sony CEO confirms they will have 'next-generation hardware' for gaming

    October 10, 2018 10:54 AM 6

    He doesn't say if it will be called PlayStation 5 MANILA, Philippines - Sony CEO and President, Kenichiro Yoshida has confirmed that the successor to the Playstation 4 is in the works. Yoshida, however, did not share details of what the console will be called and when it will be released. , John Kodera, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment said that Playstation

  • Hackers exploit voicemail to hijack WhatsApp accounts in Israel

    October 10, 2018 7:39 AM 7

    Attackers exploit a vulnerability in an old technology to take control of Whatsapp accounts MANILA, Philippines – Israeli authorities have warned its citizens of a current hacking scheme aiming to hijack WhatsApp accounts by exploiting a voicemail vulnerability, said cybersecurity firm Sophos in a blog post. While the scheme surfaced in Israel, other