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Another reason to quit social media this Holy Week: your safety

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Some tech-savvy Christians have made going on a social media break this Holy Week as a form of sacrifice, but the Philippine National Police (PNP) has another reason as to why people need to take things easy when posting in their social networking accounts—their safety.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

MMDA posts clarification on FB over Edsa street bulbs row

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How many government agencies does it take to replace light bulbs along Edsa? Apparently, quite a few.

Posted: March 30th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Australian ‘Dumb Ways to Die’ safety clip goes viral

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An online video featuring cartoon creatures killing themselves in a variety of ways as part of an Australian transport safety campaign has gone viral, with almost 12 million YouTube views in a week.

Posted: November 21st, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Distracted pedestrians stumble into danger

Pedestrians cross a street in downtown Washington in this July 2012 file photo. Across the country on city streets, in suburban parking lots and in shopping centers, there is usually someone strolling while talking on a phone, texting with their head down, listening to music, or playing a video game. AP

A young man talking on a cellphone meanders along the edge of a lonely train platform at night. Suddenly he stumbles, loses his balance and pitches over the side, landing head first on the tracks.

Posted: August 1st, 2012 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Google in crosshairs over gun ban

A man looks at .45 caliber handguns for sale at the 18th Defence and Sporting Arms show at a mall in Manila on July 15, 2010. There are more than 1.2 million unlicensed guns and 1.8 million registered ones in the Philippines, out of a population of 90 million people, according to police estimates. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

Google has banned gun sales from its new shopping platform, a move drawing fire from hunters and weapons enthusiasts but praised by gun control activists.

Posted: July 4th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Verizon reminds parents: Monitor your kids’ cellphone use

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As students prepare for the upcoming school year with new supplies, technology and mobile devices, Verizon Wireless reminds parents about the importance of monitoring their children’s cell phone usage and becoming familiar with safe mobile practices.

Posted: September 2nd, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Swimming: Tragedy sparks hi-tech safety drive

The death of a competitor in an open water race has prompted swimming chiefs to introduce high-tech sonar equipment to keep athletes safe at the world championships in Shanghai.

Posted: July 20th, 2011 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Safety system can prevent low-speed crashes, study says

WASHINGTON — Technology may be providing a cure for that bane of commuting drivers, the rear-end collision in bumper-to-bumper traffic, according to an auto insurance industry-funded study released Tuesday. The study by the Highway Loss Data Institute found that 2010 Volvo XC60s outfitted with a standard collision avoidance feature called City Safety are far less [...]

Posted: July 19th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

Tour teams push for radio communications ban to be lifted

CARMAUX, France — Team managers are hopeful the flood of crashes and incidents that have marred the Tour de France this year will lead cycling’s governing body to reconsider its decision to ban radio communication during races. Several top Tour contenders including Bradley Wiggins of Britain and Jurgen Van den Broeck of Belgium have been [...]

Posted: July 13th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

US nuke regulators weaken safety rules

Workers walk in front of a large square building that houses the nuclear reactor at the Oyster Creek nuclear plant in Lacey Township, N.J. Called "Oyster Creak" by some critics because of its aging problems, this boiling water reactor began running in 1969 and ranks as the country's oldest operating commercial nuclear power plant (AP Photo).

LACEY TOWNSHIP, New Jersey — Federal regulators have been working closely with the nuclear power industry to keep aging American reactors operating within safety standards by repeatedly weakening those standards, or simply failing to enforce them, an investigation by The Associated Press has found. Time after time, officials at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission have [...]

Posted: June 20th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

NASA’s rover faces hurdles before launch to Mars

No cookie cutter, he. The size of a Mini Cooper and nicknamed Curiosity, the rover is a souped-up version of the golf cart-size twin rovers Spirit and Opportunity. Essentially a science laboratory on wheels, Curiosity carries a suite of tools to analyze Martian rocks and soil to determine whether environmental conditions can support primitive life. AP

LOS ANGELES — NASA’s next-generation rover to the surface of Mars, which is already over budget and behind schedule, faces significant hurdles as it races to the launch pad for a November lift-off, said an internal audit released on Thursday. The space agency insisted the remaining work to be done will not result in yet [...]

Posted: June 9th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

Japan to report nuclear ‘melt-throughs’ to UN

TOKYO – Japan will for the first time report to the UN nuclear watchdog that fuel in its crippled Fukushima plant may have melted through the bottoms of three reactor core vessels, a news report said Tuesday. The Yomiuri Shimbun daily report came a day after Japan more than doubled its estimate of the radiation [...]

Posted: June 7th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

‘Slow motion hokey pokey’ keep astronauts fit, safe on space walk

Astronauts work  to steer clear of  decompression sickness,  known as "the bends," a condition that can afflict scuba divers if they rise to the surface too quickly. AFP

WASHINGTON   - Two astronauts floated out of the International Space Station on Wednesday after trying out new exercises aimed at preventing decompression sickness while conserving oxygen, NASA said. “Drew Feustel and Mike Fincke switched their suits to battery power at 1:43 am EDT (0543 GMT), signifying the start of today’s planned six and a half [...]

Posted: May 25th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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  2. ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
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  5. Senator wants to probe PH slow Internet connection
  6. Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  7. Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  8. New York police Twitter campaign backfires badly
  9. PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
  10. Did Deniece Cornejo lambast Vhong Navarro on social media?
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  2. Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
  3. Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  4. Did Deniece Cornejo lambast Vhong Navarro on social media?
  5. Senator wants to probe PH slow Internet connection
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  10. Nokia to be named Microsoft Mobile
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  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
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