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Extra-terrestrial Tweet-up links Tokyo with space

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wave at the end of their communication with Japanese astronaut and International Space Station (ISS) commander Koichi Wakata, seen at center on the screen in background, at the latter's official residence in Tokyo, Thursday, April 10, 2014. Wakata is the first Japanese station commander. Next to Wakata are Russian cosmonaut Michael Tyurin, left, and US astronaut Steven Swanson. (AP Photo/Franck Robichon, Pool)

An unusual “Tweet-up” – a meeting of people who know each other on Twitter – involving an ambassador, an astronaut and a prime minister has taken place on a video-link between Japan and the International Space Station.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

Heartbleed bug and what you need to know

AFP FILE PHOTO

Millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information may be at risk as a result of a major breakdown in Internet security revealed earlier this week.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Apps and Softwares,Featured Gallery,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Wearable tech gaining momentum – survey

A general view of atmosphere during the unveiling of the NIKE+ FuelBand at Highline Stages on January 19, 2012 in New York City. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images/AFP

Wearable tech is moving beyond a small group of early adopters and going mainstream. That’s the conclusion of market tracker IDC, which predicted sales of wearable tech items would triple this year to 19 million units worldwide, growing to 111.9 million by 2018.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Social media don’ts

Social Media Don'ts 02

Just because you can post anything in the social media channels does not mean you can, most especially with corporate accounts.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery | Read More »

Tetris in the sky: Gamers play on US skyscraper

The classic video game Tetris is played on the 29-story Cira Centre in Philadelphia, Saturday, April 5, 2014, using hundreds of LED lights embedded in its glass facade. The spectacle kicks off a citywide series of events called Philly Tech Week and also celebrates the upcoming 30th anniversary of Tetris. AP

Sam Robinson said it’s been about 15 years since he last played the videogame Tetris on a Game Boy. On Saturday night, he played it on the side of a skyscraper.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Gaming,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Samsung scores marketing home run with Obama selfie

In this Tuesday, April 1, 2014, file photo, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David "Big Papi" Ortiz takes a selfie with President Barack Obama, holding a Boston Red Sox jersey presented to him, during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, where the president honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox. Ortiz tweeted the selfie to his followers Tuesday, and it was resent by tens of thousands, including Samsung, which retweeted it as an ad. The White House press secretary says Obama was not aware that the photo was part of a marketing stunt. AP

Samsung celebrated a viral marketing coup Wednesday after a Boston Red Sox baseball star used one of its smartphones to snap a selfie at the White House with Barack Obama.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Pasig gov’t comes under fire over puppy stuffed in sack

PHOTO FROM JUSTICE FOR DOGS AT PASIG CITY POUND'S PAGE

A new born puppy stuffed in a sack of dog food by a dog pound caretaker caught the attention of netizens, sparking outrage of many animal rights advocates.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

Chinese actor’s apology to wife breaks web record

A page from Chinese actor Wen Zhang's Sina Weibo account showing an apology statement to his wife and children posted by him is displayed on a computer screen at a cafe in Beijing, China Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The Chinese actor's apology to his actress wife following rumors of his infidelity has set a record for comments and retweets on China's version of Twitter. AP

A Chinese actor’s apology to his actress wife following rumors of his infidelity has set a record for comments and retweets on China’s version of Twitter.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

Coming soon: Top four fugitives on Facebook, Twitter

Former Dinagat Island Rep. Ruben Ecleo Jr., Former Palawan Gov. Joel Reyes, Former Coron Mayor Mario Reyes, Retired Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Soon, the faces of the now top four fugitives in the country – Ruben Ecleo Jr., Reyes brothers, and Jovito Palparan – will be splashed on Facebook and Twitter.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

You’ve got mail: Clinton-to-space laptop up for auction

This November 7, 1998 file photo released by the White House, shows US President Bill Clinton preparing an e-mail on November 6, 1998 from the home of a friend in Arkansas. President Clinton sent the first email ever sent by a US president -- to senator and astronaut John Glenn aboard the space shuttle Discovery .  The laptop he used, which belonged to White House physician Robert Darling, has come up for auction which began on  March 21, 2014 and could fetch $100,000.  AFP/THE WHITE HOUSE/HANDOUT

A more than 15-year old laptop doesn’t go for much on eBay — unless it’s the one Bill Clinton used to send the first ever US presidential email.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Facebook takes $2 billion dive into virtual reality

In this Jan. 7, 2014 file photo, show attendees play a video game wearing Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets at the Intel booth at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), in Las Vegas. Facebook said Tuesday, March 25, 2014, it has agreed to buy Oculus for $2 billion, betting that its virtual reality may be a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained. AP

Facebook on Tuesday announced a $2-billion deal to buy a startup behind virtual reality headgear that promises to let people truly dive into their friend’s lives.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Malaysian papers turn black in tribute to crashed jet

Copies of Malaysia's biggest English-language daily, The Star, running a stark wrap-around cover emblazoned with the words "MH370 R.I.P.", are displayed on a stand at a hotel in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur on March 25, 2014. Malaysian newspapers ran striking black front pages on March 25 in tribute to the victims of Flight MH370, which crashed in the southern Indian Ocean with 239 people aboard. AFP

Malaysian newspapers ran striking black front pages Tuesday in tribute to the victims of Flight MH370, which crashed in the southern Indian Ocean with 239 people aboard.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

Microsoft to launch Xbox One in 26 more countries

Xbox-One

Microsoft said Tuesday it would launch its new Xbox One gaming and entertainment console in 26 additional countries by September, ramping up its efforts against rival Sony.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Gaming,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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