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Earth captures new 'mini moon'

Feb 27, 2020 - 7:36 PM

Earth's new neighbor is not in a stable orbit around the planet and is unlikely to be around for very long

'MINI MOON.' The Catalina Sky Survey's' 61" Kuiper telescope and the CSS Schmidt under starry skies at Mt Bigelow Station. File photo from Catalina Sky Survey's website

Magalong prioritizes preservation of Baguio ‘heirlooms’

Sep 20, 2019 - 10:48 AM

Here are the first-term mayor's plans for the Asin mini-hydropower plants, Burnham Park, Baguio City Market

MAYOR IN ACTION. First-term Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong shuts down a bar at Upper Session in his first week week in office in July 2019. Sourced photo

Sega launching Genesis Mini retro console on September 19

Aug 15, 2019 - 7:30 PM

(UPDATED) Sega's Genesis Mini is about 55% smaller than the original Genesis, is set up to be a plug-and-play device on modern HDMI-capable televisions, and is priced at $79.99

GENESIS MINI. The Sega Genesis Mini will launch on September 19. Image from Sega Genesis Mini website.

Inventors and DIY lovers, get tinkering at the Manila Mini Maker Faire 2019

Jun 18, 2019 - 6:03 PM

150 makers from all over the country will be presenting their innovative DIY projects at The Mind Museum from June 22 to 23

New Apple iPad Air, iPad Mini announced

Mar 19, 2019 - 10:44 AM

The iPad Air and iPad Mini join the current iPad roster including 2018’s 9.7-inch iPad, 11-inch iPad Pro, and 12.9-inch iPad Pro

IPAD. The Apple iPad family from left to right, the new iPad Air, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, the 11-inch iPad Pro, the standard iPad, and the iPad mini. Photo from Apple

Mini mice architecture draws crowds in Sweden

Feb 09, 2019 - 10:58 PM

A group named Anonymouse says: 'We were a group of friends sitting and talking about our shared love of tales where animals live in a world parallel to ours, where they take care of things we lose'

SMALL WORLD. An unknown artist calling himself 'Anonymouse'€ takes pictures of a mini restaurant and deli-shop for mice he has created in central Malmo, Sweden. Photo by Bjorn Lindgren/TT News Agency/AFP

Remember mini 4WD racing?

Oct 31, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Tamiya Mini 4WD racing undergoes a high-speed resurgence

A NEW GENEATION. Geek young and old converge at this race track. Photo by BJ David

Google Mini captures top spot in connected speaker market

Sep 20, 2018 - 9:28 AM

A report by Strategy Analytics shows that for the second quarter of 2018 the smallest device from Google captured 20 percent of the market with sales of 2.3 million

MINI. File photo shows Isabelle Olsson, lead designer for home hardware for Google, Inc., introducing the new Google Home Mini at a product launch event, October 4, 2017, at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco, California. Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/AFP

Philippine Navy successfully tests its first missile system

Aug 09, 2018 - 10:15 PM

The Spike-Extended Range missile 'fired and accurately hit the designated target at approximately 6 kilometers away from the firing platform'

LOOK: Nintendo's new special edition gold Family Computer

May 15, 2018 - 12:15 PM

The special edition Famicom Mini is a collaboration with Japanese manga magazine 'Weekly Shonen Jump,' which is celebrating its 50th anniversary

Photo from Nintendo

'Mini-Me' actor Verne Troyer dead at 49

Apr 22, 2018 - 10:38 AM

The actor is known for playing Mini-Me' in the 'Austin Powers movies

MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Verne Troyer arrives at Best Buddies Miami Gala 2015 at Ice Palace on November 20, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Sergi Alexander/Getty Images/AFP

Sega bringing back 16-bit days with new 'Mega Drive Mini'

Apr 17, 2018 - 7:12 PM

The tentatively-named 'Mega Drive Mini' comes packed with a number of classic games, and is scheduled to come out this year

16-BIT REVIVAL. The retro console is shown at Japanese game maker SEGA's SEGA FES 2018 in Japan. Photo from Twitter/SEGA

Ifugao environmental activist shot dead

Mar 05, 2018 - 12:45 PM

Ricardo Pugong Mayumi of the Ifugao Peasant Movement has been leading the opposition to Quadriver Mini Hydro Dam of the Sta Clara Power Corporation in his native Tinoc town in Ifugao

THREATS. Ricardo Mayumi and 9 other members of the Ifugao Peasant Movement have been getting death threats for opposing the proposed minihydro dam in Tinoc, Ifugao. Photo courtesy of the IPM

PH Competition Commission approves land, energy joint ventures

Feb 22, 2018 - 4:20 PM

These joint ventures include Ayala Land's partnership with Royal Asia Land to develop a 936-hectare property in Cavite, as well as the plan of Markham and Alternergy for hydropower projects in Ifugao

Beyond Pixels: Other expected things at Google's Pixel 2 event

Oct 04, 2017 - 1:19 PM

Aside from the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, here are some likely non-smartphone announcements slated during Google's Pixel event on October 4

Fariñas joined distribution of mini-cabs probed by House – Imee Marcos

Jul 14, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Kayo na lang po ang humusga says the Ilocos Norte governor of photos of Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Rodolfo Fariñas with her when she distributed the vehicles in 2012

ALLIES TURNED RIVALS. In this photo taken on May 11, 2012, Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Rodolfo Fariñas joins Governor Imee Marcos in distributing red mini-cabs to barangay captains. All photos from Marcos' Facebook page

HOOQ confirms second ‘On The Job’ film

Apr 19, 2017 - 10:52 PM

The film is now scheduled for release this year with a 5 part mini series continuing the movie s events

Coldplay siap merilis mini album berisi lima lagu baru

Mar 02, 2017 - 8:11 PM

Mini album ini bertajuk Kaleidoscope dan siap diluncurkan 2 Juni mendatang

Chris Martin dari Coldplay tampil bersama The Chainsmokers di gelaran 'BRIT Awards 2017' di London, Rabu, 22 Februari. Foto oleh Justin Tallis/AFP.

The Year In Tech: Tech toys we wanted in 2016

Dec 05, 2016 - 6:25 PM

These cool gears and gadgets made the trying year a far more colorful place

Toyota rolling out $400 mug-sized talking robot

Oct 03, 2016 - 6:06 PM

Toyota is usually associated with cars but it has been investing millions in robotics and Kirobo is its first commercial foray into the sector

KIROBO MINI. Photo from Toyota.

'Athirah': Kisah perempuan Bugis yang berjuang demi keutuhan keluarga

Sep 23, 2016 - 4:16 PM

‘Athirah’ diangkat dari novel berjudul sama yang berkisah tentang kehidupan keluarga ibunda Jusuf Kalla

Cut Mini, sang pemeran utama Athirah bersama Jusuf Kalla muda (Ucu) yang diperankan Chirstopher Nelwan. Film Athirah berkisah tentang perjuangan seorang ibu dan istri membangun rumah tangga yang utuh. Foto oleh Miles Films.

BMW powers through second quarter towards record year

Aug 02, 2016 - 10:45 PM

The German carmaker makes 2 2 billion of profit from April to June 2016

Visitors walk among German BMW cars on display at an auto show in Hanoi on May 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH NAM

New 'On the Job' mini-series: 10 things we know so far

Jul 06, 2016 - 7:03 PM

What s it all about? What or who s coming back? What about that Rayver scene in OTJ ? We learn some tidbits about the upcoming OTJ mini series straight from Erik Matti the director behind the 2013 crime thriller

Photo courtesy of Reality Entertainment

Opera browsers get integrated ad-blocker

May 04, 2016 - 7:15 PM

The new ad blocking feature on Opera s browsers aims to shorten loading times significantly

AD BLOCKING. Opera introduces native advertisement blocking on its browsers. Image from Opera blog post.

Germany's BMW celebrates 100th anniversary

Mar 07, 2016 - 4:30 PM

The century old carmaker now has more than 116 000 employees and 88 billion in annual sales

epa05097864 The BMW M2 Coupe at the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan, USA, 11 January 2016. Auto manufacturers from around the globe come to show off their latest models and concepts. EPA/LARRY W. SMITH

Apple releases fix for update that broke Mac ethernet ports

Feb 29, 2016 - 4:40 PM

Some users who downloaded this security update are unable to use their ethernet port to connect to the Internet

ETHERNET WOES? A recent update is giving some Mac users Internet connectivity headaches. Background image from Apple.

Mars recalls Dutch-made chocolate bars from 55 nations

Feb 23, 2016 - 9:25 PM

UPDATED The move comes after a customer found a red piece of plastic in a Snickers bar bought on January 8 in Germany

RECALL. Mars chocolate bars lie on a table in Duesseldorf, Germany, February 23, 2016. Photo by Federico Gambarini/EPA

Meralco partners with Repower Energy for hydropower plants

Dec 20, 2015 - 8:17 PM

Repower Energy Development Corporation has over 100 megawatts MW of mini hydropower projects in Quezon Camarines Sur Bukidnon and other provinces

NEW BREED. The Meralco-Repower Energy venture will avail of the feed-in-tariff (FIT) scheme, where the rate is guaranteed by the government for 20 years at P5.9 ($0.12) per kilowatt hour

GoPro shares go downhill, slide below IPO price

Nov 13, 2015 - 2:46 PM

GoPro shares slide nearly 8 to end at 23 15 on the Nasdaq exchange below the 24 in an initial public offering IPO of stock in June of last year

GOPRO. Orica Greenedge team rider Michael Matthews of Australia takes a picture with a GoPro camera during the Tour de France 2015 cycling race in France, July 17, 2015. File Photo by Yoan Valat/EPA

Puncaki tangga lagu dunia, personel Girls Generation dukung proyek solo Taeyeon

Oct 08, 2015 - 6:15 PM

Debut album solo Taeyeon Girls Generation I menduduki puncak iTunes Indonesia dan 12 negara lainnya

ALBUM SOLO. Kim Taeyeon saat syuting video klip terbarunya, 'I.' Foto dari instagram @taeyon_ss

Apple event 2015: What's in store for everyone?

Sep 09, 2015 - 12:00 PM

Whether it s new phones or tablets or an upgrade to the Apple TV here s a quick list of what we might see at Apple s September 2015 event

NEW YEAR, NEW IPAD? Apple chief executive Tim Cook, projected on a screen in Berlin, Germany, introduces the new ipad tablet as Apple unveiled the iPad Air 2 at the tech giant company's campus in Cupertino, California, USA, on October 16, 2014. File Photo by Joerg Carstensen/EPA

Weaponized AI, Ebola vaccine, PH social media | SciTech4u

Aug 06, 2015 - 4:00 PM

The latest in science and technology on SciTech4u

Polisi sita pesawat mini tanpa awak perekam objek vital

Aug 04, 2015 - 3:30 PM

Polisi meminta keterangan pemilik sebuah pesawat tanpa awak kerap dijuluki meminjam istilah drone yang pada Senin 20 7 jatuh di area Menara BCA Jalan Thamrin Jakarta Pusat Pesawat mini itu mengudara di ketinggian yang dilarang yaitu 150 meter lebih di kawasan objek vital

Sebuah quadcopter yang disita polisi setelah dipakai mengambil gambar tanpa izin di seputar Menara BCA, Jakarta Pusat, Juli lalu. Foto oleh Felicia Santoso

Opera Software: PH most 'social nation' in the world

Jul 31, 2015 - 4:22 PM

The report which is based on aggregated information from Opera Mini servers says 86 of page views from Opera Mini mobile browser users in the Philippines were social networking sites


QUICK LOOK: iOS 9 public beta

Jul 13, 2015 - 8:08 PM

iOS 9 promises a lighter footprint with added functionality but is it enough to wow the iPhone user?

Hydropower plant seen to save Ifugao Rice Terraces inaugurated

Jul 11, 2015 - 10:53 AM

As a condition for the grant the net proceeds of the plant must be placed in a trust fund called the Rice Terraces Conservation Fund for the preservation of the Ifugao Rice Terraces

SAVE IFUGAO RICE TERRACES. This photo shows Ifugao Governor Denis Habawel during the inauguration of the Likud Mini-Hydro Power Development Project. Photo from the official page of the Ifugao provincial government

Time-conscious Filipinos spur convenience store growth

Jun 10, 2015 - 1:48 PM

According to Nielsen’s Shopper Trends report 29 of Filipinos said they visited convenience stores in the past 4 weeks compared to only 8 in 2012

Balikatan 2015, Binay and Jokowi, Mayweather gameplan | The wRap

Apr 20, 2015 - 8:01 PM

The Philippines and US war games begin Binay wants to meet Jokowi to save Mary Jane Mayweather’s plans to counter Pacquiao’s left hand

What is the top seller of convenience stores?

Apr 11, 2015 - 7:05 PM

A study reveals Filipinos top food purchases from convenience stores and who the biggest spenders are

Robinsons allots P6B in 2015 to focus on smaller-format stores

Mar 28, 2015 - 10:12 PM

The company will be opening 270 to 300 stores this year mostly under its convenience store chain business Mini Stop and mini supermarkets

Nic and Mar berharap mengulang sukses AADC

Mar 21, 2015 - 1:34 PM

Berlatar belakang keindahan kota Paris Nic and Mar mengisahkan jalan jalan romantis Nic yang bertemu mantan pacarnya Mar secara tidak sengaja

Foto dari LINE

12" MacBook Air, Sony Walkman (TechRap)

Jan 11, 2015 - 6:01 PM

A 12 inch MacBook Air Sony revives the Walkman and more updates from CES in this week s TechRap

HP unveils Stream, Pavilion Mini desktop PCs

Jan 06, 2015 - 10:25 PM

Whether it s the budget Stream Mini Desktop or the more powerful Pavilion Mini Desktop HP aims to diversify its computer ranges at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show

HP PAVILLION MINI. Image from HP website.

TechRap gadget reviews of 2014

Jan 04, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Let s look back before we look ahead and check out some of the top TechRap gadget reviews of 2014

Gionee Elife E7 mini review (TechRap)

Nov 26, 2014 - 2:12 PM

Gionee Elife E7 mini review Uber exec suggests investigating critical journalists and Samsung to slash number of smartphone models

Hendo Hoverboard, ASUS Tranformer Book T100 (TechRap)

Oct 26, 2014 - 9:59 AM

Hendo Hover develops Back to the Future hoverboard New iPhones deliver big profits for Apple ASUS Transformer Book T100 quick review

Gionee showcases GPad G5, ELife E7 mini in Manila store launch

Oct 23, 2014 - 6:09 PM

Interested buyers may now tinker with Gionee s set of smartphones to get a feel of what they could be purchasing

A Gionee representative showcases the GPad G5. Photo by Exxon Ruebe/Rappler

Android Lollipop, iPad Air 2 (TechRap)

Oct 20, 2014 - 12:07 AM

Google introduces Android Lollipop Apple reveals iPad Air 2 iPad mini 3 And Filipinos involved in DOTA2 match fixing scandal

Apple confirms iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3

Oct 17, 2014 - 2:34 AM

UPDATED The iPad Air 2 will start at US 499 while the iPad Mini 3 will start at a price point of US 399

IPAD AIR 2. Image from Apple

Apple leaks iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 ahead of event

Oct 16, 2014 - 12:37 PM

The leak comes in the form of an iOS 8 1 iPad user guide appearing briefly within iBooks

NEW IPADS. Screenshot of Apple iPad User Guide for iOS 8.1 from 9to5 Mac.