Netflix is proving to be a tough act for copycats to...

SAN FRANCISCO—Netflix’s video-streaming service has been thriving for so long that other companies are striving to duplicate its success in other kinds of digital...

San Francisco to require permits for rental scooters

SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco is ordering three companies that began renting motorized foot-pedal scooters in the city last month to stop operating until they can...

Bank moves to improve customer interaction

There’s a bank with a branch near my house with only two tellers and one of them has an attitude problem. Instead of processing...

How to give your thriving online store a big boost via...

REMEMBER the time when the Philippines used to be known as the “texting capital of the world?”  Well, with the rapid evolution of technology...

An app that helps you hail taxis is now in Metro...

UNLESS you have four or five cars and a driver at your disposal, you have likely encountered difficulties in hailing cabs. Grumpy drivers and...

Robot waiter and more: Mastercard shows it’s not just a card...

SINGAPORE—About 15 kilometers northeast of the iconic Merlion Plaza, within Safra Punggol, a five-story lifestyle hub nestled in verdant surroundings and the sound of...

Could you do it? Trips that ban cell phones, even for...

Would you take a trip if you couldn’t use your cell phone? A new tour company called Off the Grid is asking travelers to put...

9 reasons the V9 is Vivo’s current best

DID you know that in the ancient times, an assassin is someone who is “addicted to hashish,” while the word “addict” referred to broke...

P is for Paris… and the Huawei P20 series

"We’ll always have Paris.” So says Humphrey Bogart’s Rick Blaine to Ingrid Bergman’s Ilsa Lund, as the star-crossed lovers part for the last time in...

Using the drone system during disasters can save more lives

DRONES are controversial in certain sectors, like the military and intelligence, but they’re popular among younger people, particularly in the creative field. These are aerial...

How you’re tracked online–and what you can do about it

NEW YORK—Though Facebook gets the attention because of a recent privacy gaffe, the social network is far from alone in collecting massive amounts of...

Acceler8 joins UnionSpace brand, seeks expansion in Asean

Philippine coworking space provider  Acceler8 has joined the UnionSpace brand, a partnership which is expected to give them a bigger footprint in the market. Mikko Barranda, cofounder...

Google celebrates Francisco Balagtas’ 230th birth anniversary with doodle

When Francisco Balagtas was born outside of Manila in the Philippines in 1788, one of four children and the son of a blacksmith, few...

Rise of mobile artificial intelligence

“Any AI smart enough to pass a Turing test is smart enough to know to fail it.”—Ian McDonald, River of Gods WHILE smartphone companies continue...

B&O Play presents its luxurious take on wireless earphones

B&O Play recently released the E8, a pair of wireless earphones, along with two premium headphones. As expected, the three devices that come from...

Philippine Airlines acquires leading-edge airlines solutions systems

Although leading national carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) recently received Skytrax’s coveted four-star rating, President and COO Jaime Bautista said it continues pushing in developing better products,...

Breaking up with Facebook? It’s harder than it looks

NEW YORK—Facebook’s latest privacy scandal, involving Trump campaign consultants who allegedly stole data on tens of millions of users in order to influence elections,...

A different kind of ‘lite’

WHEN Huawei released the Nova 2i late last year, it quickly became a hit among Filipinos, especially those looking for a breakthrough device without...

HOOQ promises to bring more original content

HOOQ Philippines recently hosted a screening for The Oath, the first HOOQ Originals Series at their office in Bonifacio Global City. We were absolutely charmed...

Fitbit Ionic makes workout fun

Fitbit Ionic quickly created buzz when it entered the local market recently, generating excitement among Filipinos—especially among millennials who are starting to pursue a healthy lifestyle. Basically designed to track...