Life

Facebook grants father’s wish to see dead son’s video

(Reuters) – Facebook has granted a Missouri father’s tearful request to unlock his dead son’s social media page and give him access to a video compilation of photos and posts he had been unable to view. This week, to commemorate its 10th anniversary, Facebook has generated automated “Look Back” videos of users’ social media pages, showing highlights of their time on the site. Users must sign on to their Facebook page to instruct the social […]

Pinoy Developers Win Google Cloud Developer Challenge

Two senior students from University of St. La Salle – Bacolod City have won the Google Cloud Developer Challenge 2013 for Southeast Asia. Franz Sarmiento and Katrina Tan Kit, both taking up Bachelor of Science in Computer Science succeeded in the “Social /Personal Productivity/Games/Fun” Category. Last September, Google launched the Cloud Developer Challenge by developing new applications built using the company’s cloud platform. Developers submitted their apps to one of two specially-designated competition categories and only to a […]

Music Apps For All Genres

BY NIKKI VERON CRUZ Are you getting bored of your old playlists? Need some new musical influences? Would you like to refresh your tunes and learn more about different genres, pioneering and upcoming bands as well? Well, now that music from all sort of genres and cultures, is available to all in all mediums, here are a few apps that could get you started on your new musical venture. Here are a few of our […]

Traveling Apps For That Dream Holiday

It seems like everyone wants to travel everywhere now. Aside from taking you away from work to different places and experiences, traveling is one of the best teachers. But why travel now? Well, mainly because there is an abundance of travel promos and discounts to almost anywhere locally and around the globe. And yes, the internet and the advancement in technology can’t help but garner much if not all the recognition. A decade ago, traveling […]

Righting Your Budget With The Right App

BY NICKY VERON CRUZ We all know that technology makes our life much more efficient in handling our daily activities. Sadly, it can also potentially burn a hole in our pockets. So how can we balance things out and make technology (gadgets in particular), work for us by saving more and handling our expenses? Let us run you through some possibilities! You could start by downloading what is referred to as ‘Budget Management Apps’. Why? […]

Twitter’s sputtering user growth unnerves investors

By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO Wed Feb 5, 2014 5:23pm EST (Reuters) – Twitter Inc reported its slowest pace of user growth during the fourth quarter, dimming hopes that the social media phenomenon can sustain its torrid pace of expansion and wiping out more than 10 percent of its value on Wednesday. The San Francisco company posted better-than-expected quarterly revenue of $243 million in its first results as a public company. But investors focused on […]

Staying Safe in Summer Heat

Summer is not even starting yet, and the windy air is still torturing us every morning.  Yes, the sweater weather is still in. But all these will change when summer comes in. Here are some tips from the Centers for Disease Control on keeping cool when it’s dangerously hot. 1. Drink more fluids such as iced tea, juice, and most importantly water, regardless of your activity level. Don’t just drink when you are thirsty. Warning: If your […]

Parents often underestimate children’s weight: study

By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK Tue Feb 4, 2014 12:06pm EST (Reuters Health) – Half of parents with an overweight or obese child think their kids are slimmer than they actually are, according to a new review of past studies. In 69 studies of more than 15,000 children, researchers found many parents with an overweight child thought their son or daughter was at a healthy weight or below. Others with an obese kid thought the […]

Late-stage drug research powers Covance profit beat

(Reuters) – Research services provider Covance Inc reported a better-than-expected 19 percent jump in quarterly adjusted profit as it gained from higher investments in later stages of drug development by pharma companies. The company forecast 2014 adjusted earnings of $3.65 to $4.00 per share, compared to analysts’ expectation of $3.81. Covance, considered a bellwether for the contract research business, said fourth-quarter revenue jumped 14.5 percent in the later-stage research business. Revenue in its earlier-stage research […]

Nice Systems to appoint Americas chief Barak Eilam as CEO?

(Reuters) – Israeli-based software provider Nice Systems said its board will meet on Tuesday to discuss a proposal to appoint Barak Eilam as its new chief executive officer. Eilam, currently president of Nice’s Americas region the past year and a half, would replace Zeevi Bregman, who has been CEO since September 2009. Eilam previously was the head of sales and the general manager of Nice’s Enterprise Group in the Americas. Under his leadership he guided […]

Medigus launches device to treat acid reflux without surgery

(Reuters) – Israeli medical device maker Medigus expects revenue of a few million dollars in 2014 as it begins to sell its flexible endoscope for the treatment of acid reflux. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is caused by abnormal regurgitation of fluids from the stomach into the esophagus. Patients who do not respond to treatment with drugs often undergo laparoscopic surgery. Medigus’ system enables treatment in an outpatient setting with no incisions. Its endoscope – a […]

Google expects U.S. approval of Lenovo-Motorola deal

(Reuters) – Google Inc. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt expressed confidence on Monday that Lenovo Inc would gain approval from U.S. regulators to buy Google’s Motorola smart-phone hardware business in what would be China’s biggest technology acquisition to date. Schmidt said he saw “a good chance” of the deal passing muster with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or CFIUS, which monitors acquisitions by overseas corporations. Speaking at a dinner organized by the […]