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Google offers peek into Bhutan with Street View launch

Google product communications manager Stephanie Shih demonstrates a Google Street View image on a tablet computing device in downtown Thimphu on October 23, 2014.  Google provided a sneak peek into Bhutan October 23 by unveiling a Street View project for the remote Himalayan kingdom, featuring panoramic views of its majestic mountains, monasteries and crystal-clear rivers. The "Land of the Thunder Dragon" has long been one of the most isolated countries on earth, only lifting its ban on television in 1999. Most foreign tourists have to pay a minimum $200 a day to visit. But in a sign of its more recent embrace of modern technology, the government allowed Google to undertake a Street View project that could showcase some its natural treasures for Internet users.  AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMA

Google provided a sneak peek into Bhutan Thursday by unveiling a Street View project for the remote Himalayan kingdom, featuring panoramic views of its majestic mountains, monasteries and crystal-clear rivers.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Apps and Softwares,Featured Gallery,Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Apple computer sells for record $905K in NY–Bonhams

Apple-1 Computer

One of the first Apple computers ever built sold in New York on Wednesday for $905,000 (approximately P40,534,950), leading Bonhams auction house to declare it the world’s most expensive computer relic.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Samsung debuts new Nook tablet with larger screen

Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet

Device maker Samsung and bookseller Barnes & Noble are introducing a new larger-screen Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet two months after the first version was announced.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Review: Better cameras, less glare in iPad Air 2

The iPad Air 2 is demonstrated at Apple headquarters on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the thinner iPad with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand.  AP PHOTO/MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ

If I’ve seen you taking photos with a tablet computer, I’ve probably made fun of you (though maybe not to your face, depending on how big you are). I’m old school: I much prefer looking through the viewfinder of my full-bodied, single-lens reflex camera, even though it has a large LCD screen.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Smartphone sales surging, research firm says

AFP photo

Smartphone sales in the Philippines grew by double digit in the 12 months through August this year, as inexpensive Chinese brands continue to penetrate the local market, data from Singapore-based research firm GfK.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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