World’s first cyber-plants fuse electronics with roses

For the first time, scientists have created analogue and digital electronic circuits inside living plants, using the vascular system of living roses to build – or rather ‘grow’ – the central components of electronic circuits. Researchers at Linköping University in Sweden merged numerous electrical components inside the roses, including wires, digital logic, and even display-based elements, thanks to a special …

Thai e-commerce trailblazer iTrueMart opens shop in PH

Ascend Group Co. Ltd.’s iTrueMart, one of Thailand’s leading online retailers, has entered the local e-commerce industry to mark the start of its $150-million expansion across Southeast Asia. Ascend Group chief operating officer of e-commerce Dean Krstevski said they chose Philippines as the company’s first stop in their massive launch in the Asean Economic Community (AEC), citing big opportunities for …

Huawei’s new lithium-ion battery charges to 50% in just five minutes

Huawei recently showed off its new batteries which charge up to 50% within a few minutes. The next-gen quick charging technology is claimed to have 10 times faster charging speed than normal batteries. “Huawei is confident that this breakthrough in quick charging batteries will lead to a new revolution in electronic devices, especially with regard to mobile phones, electric vehicles, …

PLDT completes network migration, goes full throttle on digital services

MANILA, Philippines — Telecommunications and digital services provider PLDT has completed the multi-year transformation of its landline network into a purely Internet Protocol (IP)-based Next Generation Network (NGN) system. The P6-billion network migration will  further enhance the delivery of its various services to its customers, according to a press statement. Covering the PLDT Group’s 271 offices in 48 provinces nationwide, the …

US says it will ‘grant’ Philippines another warship

Obama says the US has an “ironclad” commitment to security in the Philippines. The United States said on Tuesday it would provide the Philippines with a third warship, part of a multi-million-dollar package of maritime security assistance. The White House released a statement shortly after US President Barack Obama arrived in the Philippines for a summit of Asia-Pacific leaders. Obama …

The Anonymous Hacktivists declare ‘Total War’ on ISIS after Paris Attacks

After the fatal attacks in Paris on Friday, 13th of November 2015 where over 130 people died, the anonymous has announced war against ISIS via a Youtube video, where a spokesman wearing a mask said to “launch the biggest operation ever”. He also announced the #OpParis, a combat mission as revenge for the recent ISIS attack. It is a campaign …

Almost P10B spent on APEC meetings and preparations

The Philippine government has spent nearly P10 billion for its year-long hosting of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings and a bulk of this was invested in security. Before the major meetings slated on Nov. 13 to 19, more than 50 meetings alone were held in various venues across the country since Manila assumed as APEC host from China in 2014. National …

How much NAIA scammers earn from the bullet scam

An airport employee, named Manuel, not his real name reveals in detail how his former fellow workers plant bullets in some luggage of the airport. His motive for revealing the tactics of the scammers it is because he felt pity to the victims. He says their small salary is the reason for extorting money, and they usually target passengers who …