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The ‘Aswang’ syllabus: Articles to read after watching the documentary

Jul 12, 2020 - 1:28 PM

The award-winning drug war documentary is free to stream until Sunday, July 12, 11:59 pm

‘The Last of Us Part 2’ was never meant to satisfy

Jul 08, 2020 - 12:45 PM

This treatise on empathy and forgiveness may be the needed, but not the easiest, pill to swallow

'The Last of Us 2': Are we not ready for a major character death in games?

Jul 06, 2020 - 3:15 PM

Let's reflect on the hate 'The Last of Us 2' has received

[PODCAST] Targeting Tokyo: Kristina Knott

Jul 05, 2020 - 4:01 PM

Fil-Am sprinter Kristina Knott discovers her Filipino identity by representing the country

Apple unveils iOS 14

Jun 23, 2020 - 6:47 AM

iOS 14 turns iPhones into digital car keys, offers new Translate app, and expands 'Find My' feature for third-party devices

NEW IOS. Apple shows a glimpse of the new iPhone interface. Photo from Apple

PH athletes build resilience in pandemic

Jun 21, 2020 - 11:14 AM

As the pandemic continues, athletes get creative and explore other roles in sports to keep themselves busy

Is it safe to exercise while wearing a mask?

Jun 18, 2020 - 3:28 PM

Rappler talks to sports science professionals on the safety of wearing face masks while exercising

Best of #RP612fic memes: 2020 edition

Jun 12, 2020 - 4:40 PM

Jose Rizal in a face mask, Katipuneros tearing their quarantine passes, Aling Marie leading the Philippine revolution are some of this year's #RP612fic entries

All the games revealed at Sony’s PS5 showcase

Jun 12, 2020 - 8:08 AM

From 'Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales' to 'Horizon Forbidden West,' here are all the games that have been announced for the PS5

SPIDER-MAN. A new Spider-Man game comes to the PS5. Screenshot from trailer

PlayStation 5 officially revealed

Jun 12, 2020 - 5:54 AM

The new console will have a futuristic design, in contrast to the comparatively low-key appearance of the PS4

PLAYSTATION 5. Image from Sony

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

LIST: 10 documentaries to stream online

May 18, 2020 - 4:00 PM

Craving for more documentaries after ‘Sunday Beauty Queen’ and ‘The Kingmaker’? Try these!

LIST: Where to buy gym equipment for your home

May 17, 2020 - 4:25 PM

Check out these online stores that may just provide what you need for your workout program

6 new features of Android 11 we're excited for

May 17, 2020 - 12:19 PM

The latest version of Google's mobile OS will be here soon. Here are some key features

Image from Google

What TV to get for the PS5 or the Xbox Series X

May 14, 2020 - 4:12 PM

With the next generation of consoles upon us, it's time to see if we'd need to upgrade our screens

An 8K TV on display at CES. Photo by Glenn Chapman/AFP

'Bayani' and Ranida Game's humble but heroic development story

May 14, 2020 - 4:00 PM

Ranida Games seeks to immortalize Filipino heroes in their own way

The Rizal-inspired Joe faces off against the Bonifacio-inspired Dre. Image from Ranida Games

Get game ready with Thirdy Ravena and Ricci Rivero

May 12, 2020 - 8:34 PM

Work out to Thirdy Ravena and Ricci Rivero's warm-up routine for blockbuster games

Mindfulness in sports: How athletes can cope with quarantine challenges

May 09, 2020 - 8:54 PM

With sports at a standstill, athletes can practice mindfulness to help cope with stress and anxiety

LIST: 10 Netflix picks to queue after watching 'The Godfather'

May 08, 2020 - 4:01 PM

Get down and dirty with these international gangster flicks

WATCH: No pool, no problem for swimmers under quarantine

May 08, 2020 - 12:36 PM

Rappler Hustle gives you a glimpse of how elite swimmers don't need the water to keep their fitness level up

LIST: 10 streaming picks for your Filipino film fix

May 05, 2020 - 6:46 PM

You don't even need a Netflix account to enjoy these Filipino films

Kobe cameo, Jordan highs and lows in new 'The Last Dance' episodes

May 04, 2020 - 12:11 PM

Late NBA legend Kobe Bryant transformed from boy to man on court with the help of 'big brother' Michael Jordan

PS4 vs. PS3: Which was better?

May 02, 2020 - 12:11 PM

As we wait for the PS5, we look back at Sony's consoles, and see which one we had more fun with

PLAYSTATION. Screenshot from Sony/YouTube

How to share your books on Google Play Books

May 01, 2020 - 2:57 PM

You can create a network of up to 6 total members that can read purchased books

Image from Google/YouTube

Rappler Talk Entertainment: BL and queer media with 'Hanging Out' star Jox Gonzales and director Petersen Vargas

Apr 30, 2020 - 6:00 PM

What makes Boys' Love different from other queer stories?

Get Olympics-ready with Hidilyn Diaz's quarantine workout

Apr 28, 2020 - 6:48 PM

Check out how Hidilyn Diaz continues her Olympic preparations under quarantine in Malaysia

'Last of Us Part II' gets new June 19 release date

Apr 28, 2020 - 2:43 PM

The post-apocalyptic PlayStation exclusive gets a new release date, about a month after an announcement delaying its launch

LAST OF US. Series protagonist Ellie appears in a screenshot for Last of Us Part II. Image from Sony

'The Last Dance': On bad boys and colors

Apr 27, 2020 - 12:14 PM

Episodes 3 and 4 of 'The Last Dance' feature the flamboyant Dennis Rodman, coach Phil Jackson, and the fierce rivalry between the Bulls and the Pistons

What 'The Last Dance' revealed about Jordan, Bulls

Apr 24, 2020 - 11:15 PM

Basketball fans and non-fans who were too young – or weren't even born yet – to watch Michael Jordan and the Bulls share their thoughts on 'The Last Dance'

'FFVII Remake' in screenshots: 25 hours into the game

Apr 20, 2020 - 8:35 PM

For those who have already played the game, relive some of the game's moments with our 'FFVII Remake' visual diary here

Screenshot from Final Fantasy VII Remake/Square Enix

TikTok, vitamins, workout: Search topics that have spiked during the PH lockdown

Apr 20, 2020 - 4:14 PM

The things that got Filipinos furiously typing on Google Search

Bulls dynasty: What to expect from 'The Last Dance'

Apr 20, 2020 - 12:00 PM

Shooting for a sixth NBA title, the Bulls faced adversity in their quest for basketball glory on and off the court

How do we watch? Of Netflix and lockdowns (and K-dramas)

Apr 16, 2020 - 8:09 PM

According to Twitter, these are the viewing habits of Filipinos during the COVID-19 pandemic

LIST: Jump into anime with these Netflix picks

Apr 15, 2020 - 7:11 PM

Getting into anime when you’re a little bit older can be too much. Here's where you can start.

Capoeira: Poetry in motion

Apr 14, 2020 - 3:53 PM

Capoeira combines techniques in evasion, kicks, and acrobatic moves, often executed with aplomb and flair while moving to the rhythm of music

Photo from Shutterstock

WATCH: Yes you can! A week’s worth of workouts at home

Apr 13, 2020 - 11:05 AM

We know, a home workout is not the gym – but for those of us staying at home, it can have a massive effect on our wellbeing

During these days of solitude, consider these books

Apr 12, 2020 - 8:00 PM

It’s okay not to read right now. But if you decide to pick up a book, here are some recommendations that can help tide you over until we get back to better times.

After 1 month of lockdown, who lost and gained weight?

Apr 11, 2020 - 3:15 PM

Let’s look at some lockdown habits that resulted in higher or lower numbers on the scale

Fighting! Sports anime series to watch during lockdown

Apr 08, 2020 - 8:07 PM

Lessons from these sports anime series may just help in these trying times

Kuroko No Basuke. Screengrab from Netflix

Work out to Martie Bautista's home football routine

Apr 05, 2020 - 6:45 PM

Philippine women's football team striker Martie Bautista shares her home football workout

LIST: 10 group games you can play remotely

Apr 05, 2020 - 6:16 PM

Here are some remote game night ideas for the lockdown

Not enough room? Do these exercises for tight spaces

Apr 05, 2020 - 10:39 AM

Nothing – not even a tight space – should stop you from working out!

Fitness challenges to do with friends under quarantine

Apr 01, 2020 - 9:58 PM

Make working out more exciting with these fitness challenges you can do with your friends

LIST: More sports action hits on YouTube

Apr 01, 2020 - 9:36 PM

As leagues remain shut down, here are some YouTube channels that can satisfy your sports craving

Photos from Jamie Squire/AFP (Patrick Mahomes) Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP (Brady), Shutterstock (Rey Mysterio and Undertaker), Harry How/Getty Images/AFP (LeBron James) and Jeff Haynes/AFP (Tim Duncan)

WATCH: Agatha Wong's tips for self-empowerment

Mar 31, 2020 - 8:00 AM

Wushu wonder Agatha Wong shares her tips to people struggling with discrimination, body image, bashers, and failure

LIST: 10 Netflix picks to help you deal with life in lockdown

Mar 30, 2020 - 1:00 PM

Going crazy under quarantine? Feed your escapist appetites with these films streaming on Netflix.

7 exercises you can do with household items

Mar 29, 2020 - 6:06 PM

Turn these household items into gym equipment for your home workouts!

An introverted techie's thoughts on staying mentally healthy in a pandemic

Mar 26, 2020 - 11:45 AM

Here’s a list of things to keep the mind from becoming a mess of tears and anxiety in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic

Missing sports? Films to stream on Netflix

Mar 26, 2020 - 10:38 AM

As leagues worldwide shut down their seasons, here are some films to watch on Netflix to get that sports fix

Adulting 101: How to set up a home gym

Mar 25, 2020 - 8:21 PM

Don't have time to head to a local gym? Set one up for yourself at home!