Smart loads schoolbooks into SIM cards, wins big in Cannes Lions

Late last year, Smart Communications along with creative agency DM9JaymeSyfu took on an initiative called Smart Txtbks. This campaign uses mobile technology to literally lighten the load of public school students burdened by carrying heavy textbooks every day. Private schools and universities have solved this problem by introducing...

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Microsoft to retire TechNet subscription service after August 31, 2013

Microsoft TechNet has been a staple subscription for IT companies that heavily rely on Microsoft products. It’s a relatively low-cost solution that would allow IT managers to deploy evaluation software copies that can be used as long as they’re subscribed, or peruse the support forum and resources to troubleshoot IT problems....

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Google buys Waze social mapping and nagivation app for $1 billion

Earlier this week, Google Inc. completed a deal that brings Israel-based crowd-sourced mapping and navigation app, Waze, to their fold for $1 billion, away from rivals Apple and Facebook. What makes Waze a unique navigation app is that real-time traffic and road status information is possible since it is crowd-sourced from the Waze...

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PH government takes down Kat.PH domain

Jun 14, 13 PH government takes down Kat.PH domain

Posted by in Tech News, The Internet

Kat.PH or Kickass Torrents is a popular torrent site that serves all kinds of files from movies, TV shows, apps, games, books, and music. Go to that site now and it will get you nowhere. The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) issued a TRO on the domain which is registered under dotPH Domains Inc. hence...

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Local hackers make their way to Silicon Valley

They came, they hacked, and now they’re getting ready to go to Silicon Valley. A group of developers from Davao and Pampanga will soon be heading to the world’s tech mecca after besting more than 250 other Philippine hackers in a 24-hour coding competition organized by wireless services leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) and...

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Cardinal Santos gets robots to treat stroke survivors

Cardinal Santos Medical Center (CSMC) becomes the first and only hospital in the country that offers In-Motion Robotic Therapy used primarily to provide rehabilitation treatment for stroke survivors. Experts used to think that if a region of the brain is damaged, its function is lost forever. However, new studies show that the...

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ABS-CBN and Globe Telecom embark on a network-sharing agreement

Broadcast pioneer ABS-CBN recently announced the expansion of its telecommunication business via a network sharing agreement with Telecom. This partnership enables ABS-CBN to deliver its content and telecoms services on mobile devices. ABS-CBN Convergence president and managing director Carlo Katigbak said this newest pioneering...

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Acer turns 10, intros new notebooks and mobile devices

May 26, 13 Acer turns 10, intros new notebooks and mobile devices

Posted by in Laptops & Tablets, Mobile, Tech News

Acer Philippines celebrated its 10th year anniversary last May 21, with its theme “InTENse” to represent the company’s success over the past 10 years. Acer Philippines’ General Manager Manuel Wong expressed his gratitude to the employees, who he believes are the most important reason for Acer’s success. He also thanked the...

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Intel Atom poised to compete against ARM in Android device market

May 25, 13 Intel Atom poised to compete against ARM in Android device market

Posted by in Mobile, Tech News

Intel really took its time in entering the mobile device market giving ARM chip manufacturers such as Qualcomm, NVIDIA, Samsung the limelight for the past few years during the boom of Android smartphones and tablets. In this world, Intel finds itself in the role of AMD, the underdog, as it tries to gain traction against chips...

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DOST gets supercomputer IBM Blue Gene to strengthen R&D capabilities

Last May 16, 2013, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), with its partners – the University of the Philippines (UP) and IBM, announced that they will be using the world-renowned IBM Blue Gene supercomputer to support the Philippine government’s R&D projects in line with improving government processes to address...

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