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  • Chinese firms offer subsidies on Huawei phones in show of support

    December 29, 2018 11:37 AM 30

    SHANGHAI, China – Chinese firms are encouraging staff to buy Huawei smartphones following Canada’s arrest of a top Huawei executive on a US extradition request, which has triggered an outpouring of nationalist support. Several companies are offering employees subsidies for Huawei phone purchases, while others have even warned staff against buying Apple

  • Tesla names 2 directors as part of Elon Musk U.S. fraud settlement

    December 28, 2018 3:47 PM 29

    Tesla taps Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison and Walgreens Boots Alliance Executive Vice President Kathleen Wilson-Thompson for its board of directors NEW YORK, USA – Tesla named two more independent directors on Friday, December 28, and said it completed the requirements of a US settlement of fraud charges involving Chief Executive Elon Musk. The electric

  • ‘Smart’ uniforms track Chinese students to prevent absenteeism

    December 21, 2018 2:17 PM 36

    BEIJING, China – Schools in southern China are using chip-powered "smart" school uniforms to track their students in a bid to tackle truancy and boost attendance, according to state media. The uniforms use chips to monitor the location of students and can record their exit and entry into school, according to the tech firm behind the tracking devices

  • Twitter relaunches reverse-chronological feed option

    December 19, 2018 5:50 AM 32

    The toggle button, which looks like a set of sparkles, allows users to change the arrangement of tweets. You can choose to either see the top tweets first or the latest tweets on your feed. MANILA, Philippines – After announcing testing of a toggle button for tweet arrangement in November, Twitter said Tuesday, December 18 (December 19, Manila time)

  • Top Google searches in PH for 2018: Lotto results, Ex Battalion, Meteor Garden

    December 17, 2018 6:00 AM 38

    The top 2 terms overall are 'MemoryHackers' and 'Hot Shot Gamers,' which are a cheating or an in-game hacking mechanism for the battle royale videogame 'Rules of Survival' MANILA, Philippines – Google released its list of top searched keywords for the Philippines in 2018 across various categories, including news, movies, tv shows, and games. The list is based

  • Have you checked if you were exposed to Facebook's latest bug? Here's how

    December 17, 2018 4:40 AM 28

    Check if you were among the 6.8 million whose unposted photos may have been exposed MANILA, Philippines – Late Friday night, December 14, Philippine time, Facebook disclosed a bug that exposed the unposted photos of 6.8 million users on the platform through 1,500 apps linked to the network built by 876 developers. Because of the bug, some developers

  • Apple to roll out new Snoopy, Peanuts cartoon series

    December 15, 2018 3:48 AM 27

    DHX MEDIA will be releasing new series, specials, and educational programs featuring Snoopy and the Peanuts gang exclusively for Apple NEW YORK, USA – Apple will produce a new animated series starring Snoopy and the Peanuts gang, created by the late American cartoonist Charles Schulz, for its video platform, a source close to the deal said Friday, confirming

  • Fandom to buy Curse Media from Twitch

    December 14, 2018 4:35 AM 30

    Fandom product marketing manager Brandon Rhea says Fandom's team-up with Curse Media would allow the company to 'expand our resources and provide better support to our communities' MANILA, Philippines – Wiki site Fandom has bought competitor Curse Media from Twitch, Fandom announced Wednesday, December 12. In a statement from product marketing manager

  • Intel announces Sunny Cove CPU architecture for 2019

    December 13, 2018 8:35 AM 25

    The Sunny Cove architecture 'is designed to increase performance per clock and power efficiency for general purpose computing tasks, and includes new features to accelerate special purpose computing tasks like AI and cryptography' MANILA, Philippines – Intel on Wednesday, December 12, announced its latest CPU chip architecture which the company called

  • U.S. believes Chinese intelligence behind Marriott hack

    December 13, 2018 2:41 AM 28

    The hackers, who stole data of around 500 million Marriott customers, are believed to have been working for China's Ministry of State Security Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed to Fox News' Fox & Friends program that the government believes China masterminded the Marriott data theft. "We consider them a strategic competitor. They are taking actions