Google to bring free public WiFi stations to parts of the Philippines

Listen up netizens, there’s soon going to be free public WiFi in the Philippines. Google Philippines announced yesterday that it is launching Google Station this month, its free public WiFi initiative, in 50 public locations across Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Some of these spots include places like airports and train stations. Mahesh Bhalerao, global director for the ...

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PH telco Globe admits it sent personal info to wrong users 

PH telco Globe admits it sent personal info to wrong users 

This might just be the worst kind of missending ever. Philippine telco giant Globe sent confirmation receipts to the wrong users, a data breach that is currently being...

Facebook says it will combat fake news in lead up to PH’s mid-term elections

Facebook says it will combat fake news in lead up to PH’s mid-term elections

Is Facebook for reals? A representative from the social media platform said at a press conference today that there will be less false news appearing on the social platform....

Fancy news e-jeeps have Wi-Fi and USB charging ports

Fancy news e-jeeps have Wi-Fi and USB charging ports

Is this the end of the iconic jeepney? If these fancy new electric jeepneys (e-jeeps) fly with commuters, it could be. The 15 eSakay e-jeeps have started plying the...

Poop-ular tech: New app helps users find a toilet with a bidet

Poop-ular tech: New app helps users find a toilet with a bidet

The app you never knew you needed. Filipinos are currently loving this new app that helps users find the nearest toilet with a bidet. Called San Bidet, it was developed by...

Facebook shuts down hundreds of accounts and pages linked to PH-based company

Facebook shuts down hundreds of accounts and pages linked to PH-based company

After removing several pro-Duterte and Marcos accounts, Facebook announced today that it was banning the Quezon City-based digital marketing company that owns the infamous...

Facebook Messenger can now translate to Filipino 

Facebook Messenger can now translate to Filipino 

As if Filipinos need any more reason to be addicted to Facebook, the social media platform announced yesterday that its Messenger app can now translate conversations to Filipino....

No surprise here: PH tweeted the most during #MissUniverse coronation

No surprise here: PH tweeted the most during #MissUniverse coronation

This probably isn’t a shocking piece of news but the Philippines topped the list of countries that tweeted the most during the #MissUniverse 2018 coronation ceremony....

‘Lotto results’ and ‘NBA playoffs’ most googled terms in the PH in 2018

‘Lotto results’ and ‘NBA playoffs’ most googled terms in the PH in 2018

Well, this isn’t surprising. Google released its Year in Search report yesterday and it found that in the Philippines, two of the most searched terms were “lotto...

Filipino Dota player banned from China tournament for allegedly making racist remark

Filipino Dota player banned from China tournament for allegedly making racist remark

Trash talk your way out of this one, buddy. A  professional Philippine eSports player was banned by Dota 2 developer Valve yesterday from competing in a million-dollar tournament...


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