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Meet Buckwheat, the donkey you can hire to crash Zoom meetings

Jul 09, 2020 - 1:28 PM

'Hello. We are crashing your meeting, we are crashing your meeting – this is Buckwheat,' says sanctuary volunteer Tim Fors, introducing the gray and white animal on a Zoom call

This undated handout photo recieved by AFP on July 7, 2020, courtesy of Farmhouse Garden Animal Home shows Buckwheat the donkey at Farmhouse Garden Animal Home, a sancturay for animals near Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada. The coronavirus pandemic has led millions of people to embrace meetings via Zoom, but admittedly, those can be as tedious as in-person conferences. So one animal sanctuary in Canada in dire need of cash after being forced to close to visitors found a way to solve both problems.Meet Buckwheat, one of the donkeys at the Farmhouse Garden Animal Home, who is ready to inject some fun into your humdrum work-from-home office day -- for a price.

Microsoft, Zoom join pause on Hong Kong data requests

Jul 08, 2020 - 10:21 AM

The 2 join Facebook, Google, and Twitter in pausing data requests from Hong Kong authorities


Shuttered Zoom accounts raise China free speech fears

Jun 11, 2020 - 7:43 PM

Zoom is the latest in a long line of western social media and tech companies which have found themselves struggling to deal with the demands of authoritarian governments in lucrative overseas markets

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Hong Kong Tiananmen activist says locked out of Zoom

Jun 11, 2020 - 6:12 PM

Lee Cheuk-yan, chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance, says he has been locked out of Zoom since May 22 when his group tried to host an online discussion on China's influence around the world

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Raising speech fears, Zoom briefly shuts account over Tiananmen

Jun 11, 2020 - 9:30 AM

The activists say that company may have been under direct pressure from China's communist leaders

ZOOM. This illustration picture taken on May 27, 2020 in Paris shows the logo of the social network application Zoom on the screen of a phone. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP


End-to-end encryption not in the cards for Zoom's free users

Jun 04, 2020 - 6:37 PM

'Free users, for sure we don’t want to give that because we also want to work together with FBI, with local law enforcement in case some people use Zoom for a bad purpose,' says Zoom CEO Eric Yuan

Zoom earnings soar as video meets become pandemic norm

Jun 03, 2020 - 9:23 AM

Zoom attracts 265,400 paying customers with at least 10 employees each in their 1st fiscal quarter of 2020 – an increase of 354% from the same period last year

ZOOM. In this photo illustration a Zoom App logo is displayed on a smartphone on March 30, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. Photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP


WATCH: 10 steps to shoot video like a pro

May 20, 2020 - 4:50 PM

You don’t need professional gear to look professional on video

Zoom agrees to step up security after New York probe

May 08, 2020 - 9:12 AM

In a statement, New York Attorney General Letitia James says Zoom will institute new security measures for the millions of users using the platform, including enhanced privacy controls

ZOOM. In this photo illustration, a Zoom App logo is displayed on a smartphone on March 30, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. Photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP


Quick reviews: 4 Zoom alternatives for work meetings

Apr 17, 2020 - 3:32 PM

If Zoom’s shortcomings in security and privacy concern you, here are other video conferencing services you can try


Zoom rolls out new measures as security fears mount

Apr 17, 2020 - 10:19 AM

Zoom is rolling out a bug bounty program, and a toolbar for easily accessing features such as locking chats from strangers, and making meeting password requirements a default setting


'Not a safe platform': India bans Zoom for government use

Apr 17, 2020 - 9:58 AM

'This advisory states that the platform is not for use by government officers/officials for official purposes,' says India's Home Affairs Ministry


Singapore teachers drop Zoom after online class gatecrashed

Apr 10, 2020 - 6:15 PM

During a geography lesson involving teenage girls conducted on Zoom, two men intrude into the livestream, showing obscene images and making lewd remarks

ZOOM. In this photo illustration a Zoom App logo is displayed on a smartphone on March 30, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. Photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP

Taiwanese gov't bans Zoom use for official business

Apr 08, 2020 - 3:07 PM

Taiwan says the services and apps of Google and Microsoft, meanwhile, are acceptable for government use

New York City bans Zoom for school use, switches to Microsoft Teams

Apr 06, 2020 - 7:23 PM

The New York City Department of Education cites security concerns with Zoom as the reason for the switch to Microsoft Teams

PLDT not blocking Zoom for customers

Apr 04, 2020 - 7:16 PM

Privacy-troubled Zoom is now considered as a malware within PLDT

ZOOM. The Zoom video meeting and chat app has become the wildly popular host to millions of people working and studying from home during the coronavirus outbreak. Photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP


Zoom patches vulnerabilities in macOS version, freezes feature development

Apr 02, 2020 - 6:20 PM

Two flaws in Zoom's macOS client can give local attackers root privileges or allow the attacker to access a user's camera and microphone

ZOOM FLAWS. In this photo illustration a Zoom App logo is displayed on a smartphone on March 30, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. Photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP

Zooming out: Video chat apps aren’t perfect, but we need them anyway

Apr 02, 2020 - 6:12 PM

While video chat apps are likely more needed now for both personal and business uses, it becomes more important that we also take stock of what we’re giving up to supposedly free services

Boom in video chat apps brings out cybercriminals with fake sites, malware

Apr 01, 2020 - 4:01 PM

Phishing websites are targeting unsuspecting consumers who want to use a video chat app to connect for work, or to talk to friends and family

Zoom under scrutiny in U.S. over privacy, porn hacks

Apr 01, 2020 - 9:30 AM

Some sessions are being 'Zoom-bombed' by porn, hate images, and threatening language

ZOOM. The Zoom video meeting and chat app has become the wildly popular host to millions of people working and studying from home during the coronavirus outbreak. Photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP


OPPO Reno 10x Zoom review: Claim to the throne

Jul 29, 2019 - 1:26 PM

Incredible telephoto shots and a mature design show the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom is primetime-ready

RENO 10X ZOOM. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Zoom patches major security flaw in Mac video conferencing program

Jul 10, 2019 - 1:24 PM

The flaw may force users into Zoom calls with the camera on even without any permission from the user

OPPO Reno 10x Zoom priced at P45,990

Jun 19, 2019 - 5:35 PM

The base Reno will retail for P26,990

RENO 10X. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

After Lyft, here are 6 other tech companies planning for an IPO

Mar 30, 2019 - 11:57 AM

It's a big year for tech IPOs


OPPO 10x optical zoom impressions: Added versatility

Feb 24, 2019 - 7:49 PM

It's stretching the range for mobile phones

10X ZOOM. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

OPPO showcases 10x optical zoom camera system

Feb 23, 2019 - 11:36 PM

The cameras are 'ready for mass production,' OPPO says

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WATCH: PH launch of the Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom

Apr 06, 2017 - 5:01 PM

The Zenfone 3 Zoom is a dual lens smartphone with a higher than average 5000 mAh battery

ON-TREND. The Zenfone 3 Zoom joins a list of phones with a 2-lens system. Illustration by Asus

ASEAN photo contest zooms in on biodiversity

Jun 26, 2015 - 9:00 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The contest is open to all citizens of ASEAN member states The deadline for submission of entries is on August 31

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

TechRap: Nissan self-washing car, Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

May 05, 2014 - 2:30 AM

Self washing cars Google with Vic Gundotra and the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

Samsung unveils Galaxy K Zoom smartphone

Apr 29, 2014 - 11:00 AM

Samsung returns to Asia to debut its latest smartphone with 10x optical zoom

Galaxy K Zoom teases future of smartphone photography

Apr 29, 2014 - 11:00 AM

The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is an Android powered smartphone with 10x optical zoom An update to last year s Galaxy S4 Zoom the device now headlines a new series of smartphones with specialized cameras

TechRap: Project Ara, Wind-up Knight 2

Apr 22, 2014 - 3:02 PM

Is Google’s modular smartphone the future? Samsung to launch a device in Singapore Review of challenging 3D platformer Wind up Knight 2

TechRap: Must-have mobile photography apps

Feb 06, 2014 - 12:59 PM

Google launches Street View in PH A record 1 billion smartphones shipped in 2013 TechRap s picks for the best photography apps for iOS and Android

TechRap: Galaxy S4 Zoom vs Lumia 1020

Dec 02, 2013 - 2:32 AM

It’s time for another smartphone camera shoot it’s Galaxy S4 Zoom vs the Nokia Lumia 1020

Samsung unwraps the Galaxy S4 zoom

Jun 12, 2013 - 5:23 PM

Samsung reveals the specifications of the Galaxy S4 zoom with a price and availability to follow

CAMERA AND PHONE COMBINED. Samsung's Galaxy S4 zoom combines the best bits of the Galaxy S4 and high-end digital cameras. Photo from Samsung