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Pagasa lists celestial spectacles visible this month

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October nights will offer a number of celestial spectacles for stargazers, such as the Square of Pegasus signaling the arrival of fall in the northern hemisphere, and the Orionids meteor shower in the middle of the month, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration or Pagasa.

Posted: October 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Gordon’s nickname ‘Dick’ sparks jokes on Twitter

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Off-color jokes involving the possible entry into the Magic 12 of former senator Richard Gordon, whose nickname is “Dick,” trended worldwide on Twitter on Election Day.

Posted: May 15th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

It’s inevitable: 200 to 300 poll machines will conk out–Smartmatic

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It’s inevitable that some machines would fail on Election Day, the head of Smartmatic International, the service provider of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for the midterm polls, said Monday.

Posted: May 13th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Meteor shower visible in PH Sunday or Monday

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Meteors in the annual Eta Aquarids shower will streak across Philippine skies at the pre-dawn hours of Sunday or Monday, the astronomy section of the state weather bureau said.

Posted: May 4th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

‘Don’t throw gadgets in trash’—DENR chief

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Environment Secretary Ramon Paje has warned the public against recklessly throwing their old unwanted gadgets in the trash, pointing out the environmental hazards posed by the improper disposal of electronic devices.

Posted: January 14th, 2013 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Dispose of old e-gadgets properly, says DENR chief

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje. AFP

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje on Saturday warned the public against recklessly throwing their old gadgets in the trash bin, noting the environmental hazards posed by improperly disposed electronic devices.

Posted: January 12th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

‘Doomsday asteroid’ gone; back in 16 years

AFP, katasztrofak.abbcenter.com and National Historical Commission of the Philippines

The asteroid called 99942 Apophis, long billed as a “doomsday asteroid,” buzzed the Earth at past 8 a.m. on Thursday morning, appearing like a tiny flashing dot in the sky but obscured by gray clouds from the vantage point of Filipinos.

Posted: January 11th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Asteroid makes ‘flyby’ Thursday

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A heavenly body packing more energy than 25,000 Hiroshima bombs and which can obliterate Luzon on impact will streak across the skies near Earth on Thursday under the watchful gaze of astronomers the world over.

Posted: January 9th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Infotech,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Research | Read More »

IT expert creates mobile app to warn fisherman-father of bad weather

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Being the son of a fisherman, Rolly Rulete knows quite well what it’s like to be at the mercy of the weather at sea. So using his ingenuity, the computer programmer has found a way to alert his father to an approaching storm with just a few taps of the finger on his cell phone.

Posted: October 18th, 2012 in Apps and Softwares,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Sorry, but Phivolcs is not on Twitter

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For netizens who wanted quick information about Friday’s earthquake, it was a night of frustration of seismic proportions.

Posted: September 3rd, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

PNP boosts crime solving via computerizing ballistics, other records

Deputy Director General Nicanor Bartolome. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippine National Police is upgrading its crime solution methods by making full use of two computerized systems that store information on recovered firearms and ammunition and generate computer-drawn images of crime suspects, officials said Friday.

Posted: January 28th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PNP laments Court of Appeals ruling on online gambling

Is online gambling beyond the reach of the country’s antigambling laws? The head of the police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) on Thursday decried a ruling by the Court of Appeals junking illegal gambling charges against the operators of an online or virtual casino inside the Clark Special Economic Zone because of the lack of clear laws on the matter.

Posted: January 28th, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

PNP eyes electronic arrest warrant system

For policemen, serving a warrant on a wanted person anywhere in the country may soon be just a matter of clicking on a link in the Internet.

Posted: January 3rd, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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