Sci-Tech

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Apple releases “1.24.14” film, Shot on iPhone in Just 1 Day

  30 years ago, on January 24, 1984, Steve Jobs and his friends introduced the Mac at the investor meeting. To celebrate with this anniversary, Apple spent their January 24, 2014 shooting for a short (1 minute and 28 seconds) film called “1.24.14.” Would you believe that this short film was only shot using iPhone5s? Yes, and in fact , with crews working in 15 locations spread around five continents by none other than Jake Scott […]

Ophidiophobics beware: flying snakes have great aerodynamics

(Reuters) – This may be the last thing that anyone with a touch of ophidiophobia – fear of snakes – would want to hear: flying snakes have surprisingly good aerodynamic qualities. Scientists studying the amazing gliding proficiency of an Asian species known as the paradise tree snake say it does two things as it goes airborne. It splays its ribs in order to flatten its profile from round into a more triangular form, and it […]

Sony, Lenovo in talks on possible PC business alliance: report

(Reuters) – Japan’s Sony Corp and Chinese technology company Lenovo Group are in talks about a possible joint venture to take over Sony’s loss-making Vaio PC business overseas, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported on Saturday. The Japanese electronics and media giant called the report inaccurate while acknowledging that it was looking at various possibilities for the unit. “Sony continues to address various options for the PC business, but the press report on a possible PC business alliance between Sony and Lenovo […]

‘ChewBacca’ hackers targeted retailers in 11 countries: RSA

(Reuters) – A cyber criminal ring targeting small retailers in 11 countries stole data on 49,000 payment cards using a malicious software known as “ChewBacca” before the operation was shut down, according to a cyber research firm. RSA FirstWatch disclosed the attacks on Thursday on its website. It said the firm’s researchers uncovered the ring, whose victims included small companies in the United States, Russia, Canada and Australia. They managed to steal details from some […]