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Google opens first data centers in Asia

A security staff patrols the Google data center in Changhua, central Taiwan, on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. US search engine giant Google announced that it has decided to double its investment in Taiwan to $600 million while opening its first data centre in Asia cashing in on the robust demands.  AFP

US search engine giant Google Wednesday opened its first data centers in Asia to cater for soaring demand, and said it would double its planned investment in the Taiwan facility to $600 million.

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Weaker demand? Apple cuts orders with iPhone 5C assemblers, says report

Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, speaks in front of an image of the iPhone 5 during an Apple event in San Francisco on Sept. 12, 2013. Apple has told two companies assembling its new lower-cost iPhone 5C that it is cutting orders for the fourth quarter, raising concerns over weaker-than-expected demand, a report said Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013.  AP

Apple has told two companies assembling its new lower-cost iPhone 5C that it is cutting orders for the fourth quarter, raising concerns over weaker-than-expected demand, a report said Wednesday.

Posted: October 17th, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Taiwan’s struggling HTC launches latest ‘phablet’ phone

The new HTC One Max phone is seen in an undated photo provided by HTC Corp. The new HTC One Max will have one feature unavailable with the smaller models: a fingerprint identification sensor similar to that on Apple’s new iPhone 5S. It’s an optional way to unlock a phone without needing a four-digit passcode.  AP

Struggling Taiwanese phone manufacturer HTC launched its latest plus-sized handset in Beijing Tuesday, hoping to cash in on the fast-growing Chinese market where users are demanding increasingly larger screens.

Posted: October 16th, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Girl who quit job in YouTube video offered new position

quit job dance video

KANSAS CITY, Missouri—A University of Missouri graduate who used a dance video to quit her job with a Taiwanese company has gotten an offer to work on the website of a daytime talk show. Marina Shifrin of suburban Chicago became an Internet sensation after her choreographed performance to Kanye West’s “Gone” was posted on YouTube. She was a guest [...]

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Taiwan’s HTC looks to Iron Man for rescue

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Taiwan’s struggling smartphone maker HTC is hoping Hollywood action-hero Robert Downey Jr. can come to its rescue.

Posted: August 12th, 2013 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Apple developing iPhones and tablets with bigger screens—report

iPhone 5. AP

Apple could roll out smartphones and tablets with bigger screens in a move analysts say is an attempt to catch up with a trend set by its major rival Samsung.

Posted: July 23rd, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Asus touts ‘world’s first’ three-in-one tablet computer

An Asus employee introduces its new product called the "Asus Transformer Book Trio," the world's first three-in-one mobile device during a press conference ahead of the opening of the Computex trade fair in Taipei on June 3, 2013. Computex is Asia's biggest annual IT trade fair, which opened on June 4. AFP PHOTO/MANDY CHENG

Taiwan’s computer manufacturer Asus unveiled a mobile device Wednesday that it described as the world’s first three-in-one tablet, laptop and desktop computer.

Posted: June 6th, 2013 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Taiwan’s Acer unveils tablet running on Windows 8

An Acer employee displays a new tablet, Iconia W3, at an international press conference on the eve of the opening of Computex , one of the world's largest IT exhibitions, in Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, June 3, 2013. The 8-inch Windows-8 based Iconia W3 combines both home and office functions.  AP/WALLY SANTANA

Leading Taiwanese computer vendor Acer on Monday unveiled the industry’s first 8.1-inch tablet running on Microsoft’s Windows 8 software, a move which analysts said highlighted the software giant’s bid to make inroads into the booming tablet market.

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

DepEd website now up and normal

deped

The website of the Department of Education was up and running again on Saturday after being attacked early this week by pro-Taiwan hackers.

Posted: May 18th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Chipmaker TSMC gets tablet, smartphone boost in 1Q

AP FILE PHOTO

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world’s largest contract chip manufacturer, reported an 18 percent jump in first quarter profit as increased global sales of smartphones and tablet computers boosted demand for sophisticated processors.

Posted: April 18th, 2013 in Apps and Softwares,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Japan to offer bullet train technology to Taiwan—report

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Central Japan Railway Co. plans to provide Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp. with technology for the running of its bullet train operations, including earthquake response measures, it was reported Saturday.

Posted: March 23rd, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Tech rival not getting Taiwan New Year’s spotlight

samsung

South Korea’s high-tech sector won’t be taking the spotlight at Taiwan’s biggest annual extravaganza. The New Year’s fireworks display at Taipei 101 has long been among the world’s most spectacular. This year, South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co. reportedly had offered 40 million New Taiwan dollars ($1.4 million) to light the building’s top stories with the Samsung name and logo after the fireworks.

Posted: December 31st, 2012 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Taiwan’s HTC unveils new rival to iPhone 5

Models are photographed with the new HTC J Butterfly smartphone, featuring a 5-inch Super LCD 3 display with 1920x1080 resolution, at a launch party in Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.  AP/WALLY SANTANA

Taiwan’s HTC on Tuesday unveiled a new smartphone boasting a higher resolution display that Apple’s iPhone 5 just days before its rival’s latest handset goes on sale on the island.

Posted: December 11th, 2012 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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  1. Nokia to be named Microsoft Mobile
  2. Senator wants to probe PH slow Internet connection
  3. PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
  4. Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  5. Facebook page launched to help people on Pag-asa Island kill boredom
  6. SC junks motions vs cybercrime law
  7. Did Deniece Cornejo lambast Vhong Navarro on social media?
  8. Judge in Apple v. Samsung patent trial fed up with smart phones in court
  9. Apple offering free recycling of all used products
  10. CFOs slowly getting tech-savvy
  1. Did Deniece Cornejo lambast Vhong Navarro on social media?
  2. PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
  3. Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  4. Mommy Dionisia sings ‘Riking Bull,’sends netizens ablaze
  5. Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  6. Tech company: Change passwords or suffer ‘Heartbleed’
  7. Judge in Apple v. Samsung patent trial fed up with smart phones in court
  8. Philippines may watch ‘blood moon’ online
  9. Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  10. Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  1. #RejectedBbPilipinas2014Questions flood Twitter
  2. Did Deniece Cornejo lambast Vhong Navarro on social media?
  3. Netizens fall in love with Crimea prosecutor Natalia Poklonskaya
  4. Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao scores, takes over social media
  5. Nude and so dangerous
  6. Mommy Dionisia sings ‘Riking Bull,’sends netizens ablaze
  7. Russia tries to curb Crimean prosecutor’s Internet fame
  8. Memes flourish after Pacquiao victory
  9. PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
  10. Netizens thank Capa for Lee arrest

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