Blocks and boxes backed over high-tech toys

AP 12/16/2018

SKIP the costly electronic games and flashy digital gizmos. Pediatricians say the best toys for tots are old-fashioned hands-on playthings that young children can enjoy with parents—things like blocks, puzzles—even throwaway cardboard boxes—that spark imagination and creativity.…

Japan plans tighter regulation of tech giants

AFP 12/13/2018

Japan is planning to tighten regulation of tech giants like Google and Facebook after an expert panel called for better oversight on competition and privacy, an official said Thursday. Japan has followed in the footsteps of other…

Tech giants warn Australia against law to break encryption

AFP 11/29/2018

Digital giants led by Google, Facebook and Amazon have warned Australia against passing a “fundamentally flawed” law allowing security services to spy on encrypted communications among suspected criminals and terrorists. In a submission sent to parliament this…

Tech Mahindra wins by 56 points

JONAS PANERIO 11/26/2018

THE TECH Mahindra Mighties destroyed the Streamline Kangaroos by a massive 56-point margin, 104-48, to stay abreast of the leaders in the Evo League in the 2018 Tanduay Athletics E-Leagues for Basketball last Saturday at the City…

Aboitiz hackathon helps boot up local tech talents

PR 11/13/2018

The Philippines’ digital community, seen as an emerging growth sector, is getting a significant and innovative boost with the first-ever Decode Tomorrow: The Aboitiz Future Challenge Hackathon. The two-day hackathon, held from November 10 to 11 at…

Israelis to share expertise, new tech to Cebu farmers

Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio 10/30/2018

Israeli experts in agriculture and water technology will share their expertise to Cebuano farmers to help jump-start investment opportunities in the sector in Cebu City and the Cebu province. This is one of the plans agreed upon…

US cuts tech exports to China firm on security grounds

AP 10/30/2018

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has imposed restrictions on technology exports to a state-supported Chinese semiconductor maker, citing national security grounds amid a mounting tariff battle. The controls imposed Monday on Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co. reflect…

AI is now inevitable in the workplace, says tech expert

Jose Santino O. Bunachita 10/18/2018

MUCH has been said about artificial intelligence (AI) and other new technologies that will redefine the future workforce. There are a lot of apprehensions on how AI can displace current low-skill workers, but innovators and those in…

Address tech woes, credit access problems, gov’t urged

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/15/2018

How to help seaweed farmers Poverty, lack of technology, and access to cheap credit remain to be the biggest challenges for the country’s seaweed industry. If these can be addressed, more opportunities can open up for seaweed…

Macron takes on Zuckerberg in tech push

AP 05/23/2018

PARIS — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg may finally find a friendly face when he meets French President Emmanuel Macron. Macron is courting Zuckerberg and some 50 other tech bosses at a conference Wednesday aimed at persuading them…

Student org named Tech Visionary

PR 04/05/2018

TAYO Awards For promoting and revitalizing the appreciation of agriculture among the youth, the University of the Philippines Genetic Researchers and Agricultural Innovators Society (UP GRAINS) from the University of the Philippines – Los Baños was recognized…

People-centric tech trends continue

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 02/20/2018

Technology trends continue to be people-centric among global companies and businesses, according to leading global professional services company Accenture. Continued advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and other technologies are propelling business organizations to integrate themselves more on…

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