Philippines to host Olympic basketball qualifying tournament

The Philippines will host one of three Olympic basketball qualifying tournaments in July. The country joins Italy and Serbia as the three hosts of for the tournaments that will determine the wildcard entries to the Olympics in Rio, FIBA announced on Tuesday. Gilas Pilipinas will compete for a spot in the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The national …

New generation Yahoo Messenger now on mobile

To keep up with the times, Yahoo Inc. has redesigned its Yahoo Messenger to suit the needs of those on the mobile platform. “The messaging space has grown dramatically, yet people ultimately want a fast and easy way to communicate with each other,” said Jeff Bonforte, senior vice president of communication products and engineering at Yahoo. Unlike the old Messenger …

Philippine’s Coins.ph teams up with 7-Eleven to offer instant deposits

The partnership will allow users to credit funds into their digital wallets via 7-Eleven’s 1,600 outlets in the Philippines Bitcoin exchange and wallet service Coins.ph has announced that it is teaming up with convenience store chain 7­-Eleven to offer instant deposits across all 1,600 of its stores in the Philippines. Through this partnership, it will be convenient for Coins.ph’s customers, …

1st PH – made satellite set to go into space

MANILA, Philippines — It’s official. The Philippines is launching its first Filipino-made satellite in space in April this year. Young Filipino scientists and officials of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), led by Undersecretary for Scientific and Technological Services Rowena Cristina Guevara, are set to turn over on Wednesday the Philippine Scientific Earth Observation Micro-satellite (Phil-Microsat) to their counterparts …

Filipina Entrepreneur shortlisted to join Mars One mission

Filipina entrepreneur Jaymee del Rosario is one of two Filipinas in the final 100 selection to join the “Mars One” project, a mission which intends to send humans on a oneway trip to Mars to colonize the planet, it was announced Friday during a press conference in Quezon city, Manila. More than 200,000 candidates applied but the group was whittled …

Philippine Boomtown Expands Into the Sea

Strangled by Success, a Philippine Boomtown Expands Into the Sea

Bloomberg By Karl Lester M. Yap | Bloomberg – Tue, Dec 22, 2015 7:00 AM SGT (Bloomberg) — In the shadow of the Philippines’ highest volcano, Davao city’s reputation as one of the safest, most vibrant and best-run cities in the country is drawing migrants and business people in their thousands. But there’s nowhere to put them. Encompassed by hills …

Here’s why it’s difficult to stay off Facebook, in case you wondered!

Have you ever shut down your Facebook account, only to meekly log back in a week later? Researchers have explored the factors that prevent users from logging off the social networking site permanently. Using survey data provided by 99daysoffreedom.com – an online campaign that encouraged participants to log off Facebook for 99 days – researchers at Cornell University honed in on those …

Rare Philippine eagle chick born in captivity

A rare Philippine eagle chick has hatched in captivity, giving conservationists hope for the critically endangered bird. The eaglet, which has yet to be named, is the first of its kind to be born at a conservation centre in the southern Davao province in two years. Thirty four eagles, including the hatchling, are currently being kept in a massive cage …

Brain – powered car unveiled in China

Zhang Zhao drives from the backseat—using nothing but his brain power. The Nanking University researcher co-designed a brain-reading device which allows him to drive forward, backwards, come to a stop, and lock and unlock the vehicle, without using his hands or feet. The device comprises 16 sensors that capture EEG signals from the driver’s brain. A computer program selects the …