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Samsung offers 'UV Sterilizer' for certain markets

Jul 02, 2020 - 11:20 AM

It's been spotted on Samsung online stores for Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Belgium, and Romania

UV STERILIZER. Photo from Samsung Thailand website

Dance tracking comes to Apple Watch

Jun 23, 2020 - 8:14 AM

Apple's new watchOS 7 allows the Apple Watch to track dancing accurately, along with 3 other workout types: core training, functional strength training, and cooldown

Image from Apple

New chips to bring Mac computers into iPhone ecosystem

Jun 23, 2020 - 5:40 AM

The new 'Apple silicon' initiative ends a longstanding partnership with chipmaker Intel and enables the computers to run the same apps as those on iPhones

APPLE. Apple transitions to own custom chips for its Mac computers, said to have been designed to offer a more unified ecosystem. Photo from Apple

Huawei Nova 7SE 5G: Specs, price in the Philippines

Jun 16, 2020 - 4:51 PM

It's currently the cheapest 5G phone in the Philippines

NOVA 7SE. Photo from Huawei

Vivo V19 Neo: Specs, price in the Philippines

Jun 16, 2020 - 4:49 PM

The V19 Neo is a midrange phone with 4 rear cameras and night photo capabilities

V19 NEO. Photo from Vivo

CES global gadget fest on track despite pandemic

Jun 04, 2020 - 10:05 AM

The Consumer Electronics Show happens every January

CES. The CES logo is displayed during CES 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 7, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by David Becker/Getty Images/AFP

Samsung Galaxy M31: Specs, price in the Philippines

Jun 02, 2020 - 1:50 PM

The M31 has a 6,000 mAh battery and a P13,990 price tag

M31. Photo from Samsung

Global smartphone sales plunge 20% in pandemic-hit quarter

Jun 02, 2020 - 9:45 AM

Samsung leads with a market share of 18.5%, with Huawei and Apple at 14.2% and 13.7% respectively

Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

How to add PS4 storage space

May 30, 2020 - 8:00 AM

With gamers buying titles digitally, there's been an added need for more storage

PS4 AND PS4 SLIM. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Xiaomi online launch headlined by P17,000 Note 10 Lite

May 27, 2020 - 7:15 PM

Check out the specs of Xiaomi's new phones here

MI NOTE 10 LITE. Image from Xiaomi

Neck pain? You may want to set up your laptop for long-term work-from-home

May 23, 2020 - 8:00 AM

You need good ergonomics to make sure you avoid discomfort

Samsung online store launched

May 21, 2020 - 12:51 PM

(UPDATED) Samsung Philippines' website now has official in-site shopping options

S20 ULTRA. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Q&A: A phone photography engineer on aiming for DSLR quality, future improvements

May 07, 2020 - 12:12 PM

OPPO's Will Lin gives us a peek at the work they do to improve phone cameras

Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

What are your options if your gadget breaks during the lockdown?

May 06, 2020 - 10:10 PM

Devices have become essential tools for the work-from-home employee. Here are the things you can do if you encounter problems.

New iPhone may be coming as locked-down consumers seek bargains

Apr 15, 2020 - 11:25 AM

Apple is widely believed to be getting ready to release a reduced-price handset

APPLE. This illustration picture shows the US multinational technology company Apple logo displayed on a tablet in Paris on February 18, 2019. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Huawei announces new Windows laptops, 5G tablet with wireless charging

Feb 25, 2020 - 8:20 AM

The new laptops can be paired with 10th generation Intel processors while the new tablet comes with Huawei's flagship Kirin 990 5G chip


Samsung S20 name, appearance confirmed in product page leak

Feb 05, 2020 - 1:33 PM

Also leaked is an S20 case with LED lights that can display symbols and a countdown when taking photos

Chinese firms push ahead at CES 2020 despite trade war

Jan 09, 2020 - 4:52 PM

Titans such as Huawei, TCL, Skyworth, Hisense and Lenovo once again have eye-catching booths on the show floor

HUAWEI. Attendees walk by the Huawei booth during CES 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 8, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by David Becker/Getty Images/AFP

Ryzen 4000, DG1 GPU: Chip rivals AMD and Intel’s CES 2020 announcements

Jan 08, 2020 - 7:32 PM

AMD is releasing a new graphics card to challenge Nvidia's GTX 1660 Ti while Intel is looking to improve graphics in ultra-thin notebooks

AMD. Screenshot from AMD CES 2020 livestream

Lenovo introduces its 1st foldable PC, the ThinkPad X1 Fold

Jan 08, 2020 - 3:15 PM

From phones that turn into tablets, Lenovo showcases a device that transforms from laptop to tablet

X1 FOLD. All photos from Lenovo

CES 2020 highlights: Toyota's 'woven' city, TVs as smartphones

Jan 07, 2020 - 9:47 AM

TCL introduces a 5G phone that's under $500 while LG announces a feature that allows people to shop on-screen for things they see on shows

Superfast 5G on the slow road at CES 2020

Jan 06, 2020 - 2:46 PM

5G is still in its infancy but more 5G-capable products are expected to be introduced at the annual gadget gala

CES 2020. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs from January 7-10 and features about 4,500 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 170,000 attendees. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

8 best smartphones under P20,000 in 2019

Dec 21, 2019 - 11:11 AM

From the OPPO Reno2 F to the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, here are our picks for the best smartphones under P20,000

RENO2 F. Photo from OPPO

5 best smartphones under P10,000 in 2019

Dec 20, 2019 - 9:05 PM

From the OPPO A5s to Samsung Galaxy A20s, here are our picks for the budget phones of the year

21 tech gift ideas for every budget

Dec 02, 2019 - 6:25 PM

From audio-capable sunglasses to retro consoles, here's a list of interesting gadgets to pick up if you need some gift inspiration

Getting fit is no easy feat, but these Huawei wearables can help you achieve your goal

Nov 22, 2019 - 10:18 AM

Time to finally achieve those fitness goals for real!

Unboxing: iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max

Nov 01, 2019 - 8:46 PM

Apple's latest iPhones have arrived. We unbox them here!

IPHONE 11. The new Iphones are now available in the Philippines

Huawei Mate 30: Specs, features, and price in the Philippines

Oct 29, 2019 - 7:09 PM

It retails for P34,990

MATE 30. Photo from Huawei website

Apple announces the AirPods Pro for P14,990

Oct 29, 2019 - 11:06 AM

It arrives on October 30 in the US and 25 other countries and regions

AIRPODS PRO. Photo from Apple

WATCH: The first 11 Globe subscribers to get their iPhone 11

Oct 25, 2019 - 6:17 PM

Check out the moment when these subscribers got their new iPhones

Photo by Angelo Gonzales

IN PHOTOS: Globe's iPhone 11 launch

Oct 25, 2019 - 3:03 PM

Check out the happenings at Globe's iPhone 11 launch

Photo by Angelo Gonzales

'AirPods Pro' may launch by end of October

Oct 22, 2019 - 9:52 AM

The 'AirPods Pro' is said to be noise-cancelling, resistant to rain and sweat, and uses a new metal design, according to the online rumor mill

Photo from Apple

iPhone 11 plans are out for Globe, Smart

Oct 21, 2019 - 5:33 PM

Pre-orders run until October 24

IPHONE 11. Screenshot from Apple live stream

OPPO Reno2: Specs, features, price in the Philippines

Oct 18, 2019 - 4:40 PM

The Reno2 series arrives in the Philippines headlined by a premium midrange unit priced at P28,990

All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Unboxing: Samsung Galaxy A50s

Oct 16, 2019 - 5:41 PM

We unbox Samsung's refreshed A50 with an improved processor and main camera

Unboxing: Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro

Oct 16, 2019 - 3:51 PM

Watch as we unbox Xiaomi's new P11,490 phone with a 64MP camera

Google in smartphone push with motion-sensing Pixel 4

Oct 15, 2019 - 11:25 PM

The Pixel 4's radar-based, motion-sensing technology allows basic controls such as silencing alarms or skipping to the next song by holding up or waving hands

MOTION SENSE. Google's Pixel 4 smartphone uses radar technology for its gesture-based controls. Photo from Google website.

ASUS ROG Phone II: Specs, features, price in the Philippines

Oct 14, 2019 - 9:04 PM

Designed for gaming, the ROG Phone II retails for P49,995

Photos from ASUS

Vivo V17 Pro priced at P21,999

Oct 09, 2019 - 7:53 PM

The V17 Pro will be available starting October 19, with preorders available beginning October 10.

Photo from Vivo

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ review: Design, weight top list of improvements

Sep 26, 2019 - 1:14 PM

Other improvements such as the new camera, and enhanced video capabilities are useful but also feel fairly conservative

All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Amazon digital assistant Alexa gets into your head

Sep 26, 2019 - 12:50 PM

Amazon brings smart assistant Alexa to glasses, earbuds, and a ring in new hardware announcements

SMART GLASSES. Echo Frames eyeglass frames infused with voice-commanded digital assistant Alexa are pictured at at Amazon's headquarters in Seattle on September 25, 2019. Photo by Glenn CHAPMAN / AFP

Unboxing: Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

Sep 25, 2019 - 6:49 PM

Check out what you're getting with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

Watch the Huawei Mate 30 launch here

Sep 19, 2019 - 7:30 PM

It's the first Huawei flagship to not have a licensed version of the Android operating system

Screenshot from Huawei/YouTube

Expected specs, features: Huawei Mate 30 Pro

Sep 19, 2019 - 3:23 PM

Huawei unveils the Mate 30 phones today, September 19, at 8 pm, Philippine time

The Huawei logo appears on a Huawei portable wifi device in Beijing on June 29, 2019. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

OPPO A9 2020: Specs, features and price in the Philippines

Sep 19, 2019 - 2:02 PM

Here's OPPO's entrant in the midrange market for the final quarter of the year

A9 2020. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Google expected to unveil new Pixel phone on Oct. 15

Sep 17, 2019 - 9:58 AM

Google looks to challenge the latest generation of iPhones recently unveiled by Apple

PIXEL 3. The Google Pixel 3 phone is on display during the official launch of the new Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL phone at a press conference in New York on October 9,2018. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Samsung A-series refresh: Specs, features, and price in the Philippines

Sep 13, 2019 - 8:12 PM

The A10, A20, A30, and A50 receive a spec boost with new 's' models

A50S. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

iPhone XR vs. iPhone 11: Which should you get?

Sep 12, 2019 - 7:26 PM

The XR is now priced cheaper, while the 11 boasts fancy new camera tricks and the latest Apple processor

iPhone XR Philippine price down to P40,990

Sep 12, 2019 - 7:16 PM

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus also get price cuts

Screenshot from Apple

Where to watch Apple’s iPhone 11 event online

Sep 10, 2019 - 3:46 PM

Apple streams one of their events on YouTube for the 1st time

Screenshot from Apple