Teens think Facebook uncool, but still use it

WASHINGTON, United States—American teens think Facebook has definitely lost its cool factor, but use it as much as ever. A survey released Monday by Forrester Research found 78 percent of US teenagers use Facebook, a figure unchanged from last year. That’s more than any other “social” site except the video-sharing service YouTube, used by 80 percent of teens. The cool …

Kabataan app clues youth in on voter pulse through mock polls

Soon, voters can turn to their mobile phones to see who among the presidentiables have the best chance at being the country’s next leader. The Kabataan Partylist on Thursday launched the Kabataan, Tayo ang Pag-asa (KTAP) app which allows mobile internet users to participate in mock election polls ahead of the national elections on May 9 next year. The KTAP …

TIMELESS – One Night Concert of Joey Albert

A Filipino pop and jazz singer, musician, lyricist, and songwriter Maria Josefina Albert better known as Joey Albert is an alumna of St. Theresa’s College Manila and Assumption College San Lorenzo who earned a degree in Communication Arts. She began her professional singing career in 1982. She is an award winning singer and has produced several albums. Later in her …

Bill Gates launches multi – billion dollar clean energy fund

New York (CNNMoney) — Bill Gates has pulled together a multinational band of investors to put billions into clean energy. The Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist is set to announce his latest endeavor, the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, at the climate change summit in Paris alongside President Obama and French President Francois Hollande. The fund will be fed by a group that …

How Philippines is battling to cash in on coconut craze

(CNN) — It’s hailed as a super food and its uses extends to hair conditioner and mosquito repellant. The world is having a love affair with all things coconut. As the world’s second biggest producer of the fruit, the Philippines is a major source of these products consumed around the world. But an aging tree population and damage from natural …

Philippine tarsier is on most endangered list with half of world’s primates

SINGAPORE—More than half the world’s primates, including apes, lemurs and monkeys, are facing extinction, international experts warned on Tuesday, as they called for urgent action to protect mankind’s closest living relatives. Species long-known to be at risk, including the Sumatran orangutan, have been joined on the most endangered list for the first time by the Philippine tarsier and the Lavasoa …

Move aside Wi-Fi, there’s a new super-fast wireless internet coming called Li-Fi

Scientists have developed a new form of wireless communication for computers that is 100 times faster than Wi-Fi. Called Li-Fi, it’s a wireless internet technology that rapidly transmits data using flickering LED light fields between 400 and 800 terahertz. It’s a process known as Visible Light Communication, which is like an advanced form of morse-code which, much like switching a torch on …

Scientists in University of California create Malaria-Blocking Mosquitoes

Malaria is a life-threatening blood disease caused by parasites and is transmitted to humans by the Anopheles mosquito. Once bitten, parasites multiply in the host’s liver before infecting and destroying red blood cells. Scientists in the U.S say that they’ve generated a new strain of mosquito that could help eliminate malaria. The University of California researchers used a gene editing …

Could we soon charge our phones through the air?

Meredith Perry, A California-based entrepreneur, inventor and a CEO of uBeam spoke about her vision: No more wires, no more electrical outlets, you won’t need electrical outlets when all devices are powered by uBeam. In an interview posted on the BBC, she said “Our vision with uBeam is to make wireless power as ubiquitous as WiFi. So that the second …