3 Dagupan students featured in Aussie book for robotics

DAGUPAN CITY — Mayor Belen Fernandez on Thursday lauded three students of the Pangasinan Universal Institute (PUI) here, whose concept of developing a Rescue Optimization Boot-Vest or ROB–Vest for K9, was…

I-TECH launched to commercialize Filipino inventions

MANILA — The Department of Science and Technology – Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI) and the Land Bank of the Philipines launched the I-TECH Thursday afternoon, aiming to help Filipino…

Smart improves mobile data services in MM

MANILA — Smart Communications has further improved its mobile data services amid its ongoing network upgrade in Metro Manila. In a statement, Smart Communications said recent tests conducted by the…

Apple removes software for bypass of internet filters from Chinese App store

MOSCOW — US-based tech giant Apple removes VPN-applications, allowing to bypass the Internet filters, from the Chinese App Store, developers and users of VPN apps said Saturday. “We received notification…

Kaspersky Lab to launch free antivirus software worldwide

MOSCOW — Russian software developer Kaspersky Lab announced the worldwide launch of a free antivirus Kaspersky Free, company’s head Eugene Kaspersky said Tuesday. “I’ve some fantastic, earth-shattering-saving news. We’re announcing…

Microsoft bets big on cloud, eyes new customers in India

NEW Delhi — Global technology giant Microsoft is shifting to higher gear in getting more customers on board for its cloud-based services in India as it aggressively targets new as…

Most US drivers to go electric within 10 years: study

CHICAGO — Most drivers may go electric within 10 years as electric and hybrid vehicles are in the fast lane to wider adoption, a new study by the University of…

Robots set to displace millions of US jobs: economist

WASHINGTON — While industrial robots have already displaced hundreds of thousands of jobs in the US since 1990, they are about to take over millions more from human hands in…

Researchers survey sea floor animals for offshore renewable energy

SAN FRANCISCO — While there is growing interest in developing offshore wind and wave energy in the US Pacific Northwest, researchers are trying to know more about the sediment and…

US researchers invent first battery-free cellphone

SAN FRANCISCO — Researchers at the University of Washington (UW) have invented a cellphone that harvests the few microwatts of power it requires from either ambient radio signals or light…

Scientists develop GM bananas to overcome vitamin A deficiency

SYDNEY — Australian scientists have created genetically modified bananas with high levels of provitamin A, as a strategy to overcome vitamin A deficiency in developing countries, researcher Professor James Dales…

Deep learning algorithm developed at Stanford to diagnose heart arrhythmias

SAN FRANCISCO — Stanford University computer scientists have developed a new algorithm to sift through hours of heart rhythm data generated by some wearable monitors and find sometimes life-threatening irregular…

Study finds dressmakers’ 3D vision to be needle-sharp

SAN FRANCISCO — New research published Tuesday in the journal Scientific Reports suggests that the 3D or “stereoscopic” vision of dressmakers is as sharp as their needles. Stereoscopic vision is…

NASA finds 10 new asteroids that threaten to hit Earth

MOSCOW — NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) telescope has detected 97 heretofore-unknown objects in our solar system, 10 of which have been characterized as “potentially hazardous objects”…

Researchers build system to detect cell phone hacking

SAN FRANCISCO — Security researchers at the University of Washington (UW) have developed a new system called SeaGlass to detect anomalies in the cellular landscape that can indicate where and…

Free Wi-Fi in EDSA to be launched on June 12

MANILA — The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), together with the National Telecommunications Commmission (NTC), will formally launch on Independence Day, June 12, free Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet…

Chinese hospital uses 4D printing to reconstruct breast

XI’AN — A Chinese hospital announced on Tuesday that doctors have recreated a breast for a cancer patient using 4D printing. The surgery was performed on August 8, 2016, and…

PLDT rolls out fiber Internet in southern MM

MANILA — Leading telecoms and digital services provider PLDT Inc. has expanded its deployment of fiber Internet services in southern Metro Manila covering areas in Makati, Pasay, Paranaque and Las…

Improved PHL’s mobile internet speed due to activation of evolution cell sites

MANILA — Improved mobile Internet speeds may be attributed to Globe and Smart’s continuing activation of long-term evolution cell sites making use of the 700 MHz spectrum. National Telecommunications Commission…

French data watchdog fines Facebook 150,000 euros for “unfair tracking” of users

PARIS — The National Commission on Informatics and Liberty (CNIL), France’s data protecting watchdog, said Tuesday it was fining social media site Facebook 150,000-euro (166,159 U.S. dollars) for “several breaches…