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  • Samsung 5G phone out by first half of 2019 in U.S

    December 4, 2018 4:39 AM 114

    A proof of concept will be shown this week at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit in Hawaii MANILA, Philippines – A big year is coming up for Samsung as the South Korean tech giant and US network partner Verizon reveal that the Samsung 5G phone will be coming out in the first half of 2019 in the US. The tech companies made the announcement online

  • Gionee facing bankruptcy as chairman gambles away $144M in casino

    November 30, 2018 12:26 AM 94

    MANILA, Philippines – Chinese phone-maker Gionee's fortunes have shifted unfavorably as the company is reportedly nearing bankruptcy and its chairman caught up in a gambling issue after losing big-time at the casinos. Gionee is said to have failed paying suppliers, Android Authority reported late Thursday, November 29. The report, citing the Securities

  • Google extends telecom service Fi to iPhones

    November 29, 2018 4:09 AM 91

    The freshly renamed 'Google Fi' service aims to take on traditional carriers by letting people pay based on how much data they use and roam internationally SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Google said Wednesday, November 28, it was expanding its "virtual" telecommunication service that was limited to select Android-powered smartphones to a wider range of devices

  • Youtube ending annotations feature in January 2019

    November 28, 2018 7:21 AM 95

    YouTube says it would delete all annotations on videos on January 15, 2019 MANILA, Philippines – YouTube has at last set an end date for its annotations feature. In a post on YouTube's support page, the company said it would discontinue the feature on January 15, 2019, deleting all annotations on videos on this day. Annotations are clickable layers placed

  • LTE faster than WiFi-enabled fixed connections for PH smartphone users

    November 27, 2018 5:10 AM 100

    From August to November 2018, the Philiippines' download speeds average 9.6 Mbps for LTE, 7.6Mbps for WiFi-enabled fixed connections, and 6.3 Mbps connections for overall mobile connections including 2G and 3G While overall mobile speed is still slower than WiFi speeds in the Philippines, OpenSignal says the outlook is that mobile will eventually overtake

  • UK Parliament seizes internal Facebook documents on privacy, data handling

    November 26, 2018 5:39 AM 108

    The internal documents are said to include emails between senior Facebook staff, and express the decisions they made prior to the Cambridge Analytica breach, as well as what Facebook higher-ups knew about the company's privacy policies MANILA, Philippines – The British Parliament seized internal Facebook documents from the CEO of a US app developer engaged

  • Brain implant lets people with paralysis perform digital tasks with thoughts

    November 26, 2018 3:15 AM 85

    In the clinical trials, participants were able to play a digital piano, browse the web, and chat in real time, BrainGate says , a system that uses an array of micro-electrodes implanted into the region of the brain that controls voluntary movements called the motor cortex. The implants decode neural signals and convert them to computer actions in real-time

  • Yes, GPS apps make you worse at navigating – but that’s OK

    November 25, 2018 5:44 AM 92

    Many of us have had the experience of arriving in an unfamiliar city and needing to get to a specific destination – whether it’s checking in at a hotel, meeting a friend at a local brewery, or navigating to a meeting on time. With a few clicks of the smartphone, the destination is inputted into a navigational app, with customized route preferences to avoid

  • 'Relatively few' Twitter bots responsible for spreading misinformation – study

    November 22, 2018 8:26 AM 96

    MANILA, Philippines – A new study in Nature, published Tuesday, November 20, suggests stopping bots is a good way to curb misinformation from spreading due to how disproportionately influential they are in extending the reach of low-credibility content. Researchers from Indiana University in the US and the National University of Defense Technology in China

  • YouTube rolling out free, ad-supported movies in U.S

    November 19, 2018 4:57 AM 95

    No word yet on whether the free movies will hit Philippine shores or other regions MANILA, Philippines – YouTube is now offering free Hollywood movies if you're in the US, according to a report by US advertising magazine Ad Age. Currently, there are no reports whether the free movies will be made available in the Philippines or other regions. Visiting