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Makati and Pasig tagged selfie capital of the world

via rappler.com – According to Time Magazine’s ranking of the ‘Selfiest Cities in the World,’ Makati and Pasig City together create more selfies, or self-shot portraits shared on social media, than any other area on the planet per capita. The Philippines’ financial capital and its bustling neighbor feature 258 selfie-takers Read more »

Charge your iPhone in this Filipino-designed futuristic pedicab

By Rie Takumi/GMA News – What is a pedicab without its distinctly low-tech design? One Filipino-born designer sought to flip trope on its head, however, as he turned the tarp-covered transport into a classy, modern number. Named Eclipse, the pedicab-style design by Kenneth Cobonpue breaks boasts an iPhone docking base, Read more »

Philippines has slowest, poorest mobile LTE connection, says report

via INQUIRER.net – The Philippines is the country with the slowest connection and poorest coverage of LTE in the world, a phone application that measures internet speed said in a report. According to the February 2014 report “State of the LTE” by OpenSignal Inc., the Philippines has the slowest Read more »

Countdown to Phl Standard Time

By Rainier Allan Ronda/The Philippine Star – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and telecommunication firms are set to synchronize time with Philippine Standard Time (PhST) in welcoming the year 2014 tonight. Smart Communications Inc. and Globe Telecom will be synchronizing their network time with the PhST today. Earlier, Read more »

Even Google says it’s tough to translate Filipino

via GMA News.com – Filipino is among the four languages that have presented quite a challenge to the engineers behind Google’s Translate app, the Internet giant admitted Friday. Eugene Weinstein and Pedro Moreno of the Google Speech Team said Google needed creative solutions to crack the four tongues. “Although Read more »

Pinoy-made gadget used in Tubbataha assessment

By Ace Tamayo/rappler.com – An automated rapid reef assessment system invented by the team of Dr. Maricor Soriano of the University of Philippines (UP) was one of the technologies used to make permanent visual records for the damage done at the Tubbataha reef. Known as the “Teardrop,” the Filipino Read more »