Special edition Yoga 920 laptop available in PH this December


MANILA, Dec. 1 — Only less than 100 units of Star Wars Special Edition Yoga 920 laptop from Lenovo will be available in the Philippine market this December. Thus, the company encourages the public to pre-order at select SM Appliance Centers. This laptop can be availed for PHP 139,995, and can be pre-ordered at SM Appliance […]

Researchers found ideal temperature for mosquito to spread diseases


SAN FRANCISCO, May 5 — A group of researchers at Stanford University have found that 29 degrees Celsius, or 84 degrees Fahrenheit, is the best temperature for mosquito to spread disease. According to a report of PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, when temperatures were cooler or warmer, the traits for mosquito to spread diseases, such as […]

DOST-NCRP Php35-M grant aids Ilongga scientist in finding new antibiotics from marine sediments


ILOILO CITY, March 29 (PNA) — Ilongga scientist Dr. Doralyn Dalisay is expanding her research to discover new antibiotics derived from marine sediments with the help of a Php35-million grant from the Department of Science and Technology-National Research Council of the Philippines (DOST-NCRP). The study will be officially launched on Wednesday, March 29, at the […]

Dumping 4.3 million Samsung phones is an environmental disaster warns Greenpeace


SEOUL — November 3 — Samsung’s lack of transparency on the disposal of Galaxy Note 7 leaves tonnes of precious minerals at risk of being discarded into the environment. According to calculations by Oeko-Institut, a research and consultancy institution based in Germany, 4.3 million smartphones contain more than 20 metric tonnes of Cobalt, approximately more than […]

Butterfly in Britain threatened by increasingly frequent extreme weather: study


LONDON, Nov. 1 — The impact of climatic extremes might pose a threat to Britain’s butterfly populations, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of Animal Ecology. Xinhua reported the occurrence of extreme weather events, including heatwaves, heavy rainfall and droughts, has become more frequent in recent years due to climate change. A […]

Chinese research vessel on new “seamount” expedition


ON BOARD KEXUE, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) — China’s most sophisticated research vessel — named Kexue, or Science — left from the eastern city of Xiamen on Saturday on a new expedition to a west Pacific seamount. The second expedition to the Yap Seamount sea area will focus on deep-sea environment and ecology, said Dong Dongdong, […]

Japan’s electronics giant Panasonic to launch robot vacuum cleaner


TOKYO, January  24 — Japan’s electronics maker Panasonic Corp. has developed a new robot vacuum cleaner, the first time for the company to enter the robot vacuum market, local media reported Thursday. The Osaka-based company will start selling the cleaner, the Rulo MC-RS1, on March 20 in Japan, with sales in overseas markets to follow. […]

China Mobile’s 4G users top 50 million


BEIJING — China Mobile, China’s largest telecom service provider, said on Friday that it had passed its annual target and had more than 50 million fourth-generation (4G) clients as of the end of October. The company said it had built 570,000 4G-base stations since the Industry and Information Technology Ministry issued a 4G license to […]

Apple starts delivering iPhone6 to China’s mainland


Apple Inc. began delivering its popular iPhone6 and iPhone6 Plus handsets to the Chinese mainland on Friday. Customers can buy the smartphones from Apple’s online and retail stores as well as authorized retailers, including telecommunications companies and online home appliance companies such as JD.com. The retail prices of the iPhone6 and iPhone6 Plus range from […]

Experts warn of growing cyber threats on privacy


BEIJING, Sept. 25 — Cyber-security experts expressed concern about a rise in threats to privacy as the world grows increasingly internet-reliant. In the next five to 10 years, people will experience a new era where household appliances and electronic devices are connected through a network, said Zhou Hongyi, chairman of Internet giant Qihoo360, was quoted […]

First Earth-like plate tectonics found on Jupiter’s Europa: NASA


WASHINGTON — Jupiter’s icy moon Europa may have an active system of plate tectonics, making it the first body in the Solar System other than Earth to have this type of surface- shifting geological activity, U.S. space agency NASA said Monday. The surface of Europa — one of Jupiter’s four largest moons and slightly smaller […]

Chinese consumers shrug off iPhone extraction risk


BEIJING — Consumers at the world’s largest mobile phone market have shown indifference after Apple acknowledged that personal data can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicized techniques. Their reasons to brush off the potential risks of leaked personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos by using the Apple products range from the […]

Google made failed bid for Spotify—report


NEW YORK — Internet titan Google tried last year to buy streaming music service Spotify but backed off for reasons including a whopping price tag, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. The Journal cited an unnamed source as saying that Sweden-based Spotify was asking for more than $10 billion despite being valued about $4 […]

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