Long lines for Xiaomi Philippines’ first store

The Mi Authorized Reseller store in TriNoma, Quezon City, is not expansive with a floor area of 108 square meters. But in terms of...

What do Pinoy travelers want?

There used to be a time when I would play video games till the early hours of the morning, almost up to breakfast time....

4 robots that aim to teach your kids to code

LAS VEGAS—You’ve seen apps and toys that promise to teach your child to code. Now enter the robots. At the CES electronics show in January,...

Critics wary as Google’s Chrome begins an ad crackdown

SAN FRANCISCO—On Thursday Google will begin using its Chrome browser to eradicate ads it deems annoying or otherwise detrimental to users. It just so...

Tinder love

"A LOVE so tender, holdin’ me close to you, baby I surrender....” Only the “feelennials” will get this reference. Love is the thing that makes the...

Watching movies on a ‘play’ phone

Kita Kita, 2017’s surprise hit movie, made its exclusive debut recently on the video-on-demand service Hooq. This development is perfect for those who weren’t able to...

Holidaying frog game finds fans among China’s harried youth

BEIJING—Wang Zhuyin studies 10 hours a day preparing for a series of tests to obtain a United States physician’s license. But like millions of...

Shopee sees growth in local mobile shopping in 2018

Shopee Philippines is quite bullish that it will have a banner year in 2018 as more Filipinos use their smartphones for their shopping activities. “Today,...

Travel smart and see more of the world

TRAVEL shouldn’t be expensive. It shouldn’t be a privilege. Thanks to budget fares, seat sales and travel apps, more and more Filipinos have had...

HELO life-sensing technology, the next evolution for wearables?

I KNOW a lot of fitness buffs and have met many health advocates who have really committed themselves to help promote healthier lifestyles, but...

MVP: PHL market ready for e-commerce ecosystem

TELCO mogul Manuel V. Pangilinan said the Philippine market is now ready to enter a digitalized economy, making this pronouncement at the launch of...

Will Disney’s streaming service roar—or squeak?

NEW YORK—Will Disney’s upcoming streaming services be the mouse that roared...or squeaked? Disney already owns enviable entertainment properties, including Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars. Now,...

Globe beefs up initiative for ‘responsible digital citizenship’

IN a recent forum at the Mind Museum in Taguig City, 100 public high-school students were asked to point their fingers at the stage,...

Showing the stories of Marawi through a smartphone

AS the violence settles down in Marawi, its denizens stories of struggle and personal tragedy are finally starting to come to light. To authentically capture these...

Woman at top of her game seeks girls with a cyber...

HARTFORD, Connecticut—Dora Schriro, Connecticut’s public safety commissioner, knows what it’s like to be a woman in the male-dominated world of criminal justice, so she...

When ‘Black Mirror’ tech becomes reality

“If any of these episodes come true, then the world is really f***ed.”—Charlie Brooker WELL, Mr. Booker, I just hope we get San Junipero...

The bargain phone that isn’t cheap but gets the work done very...

THE OnePlus 5T has been called 2017’s Phone Bargain of the Year by Tomsguide.com, and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’s also been...

Microsoft and LinkedIn: Is their marriage working?

It’s been just over a year since Microsoft swallowed the career-networking site LinkedIn. That’s long enough to start asking: Was the $27-billion deal worth...

Huawei Philippines pursues video content development

Huawei Philippines, the local subsidiary of information communications technology (ICT) giant Huawei, will embark on video-content development as part of expanding its footprint in...

How two beauty brands used the Internet to make it big

THE Internet can make or break people and brands—that’s a fact. Beauty brands ColourPop and Glossier are two examples of brands that made it...