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We live in a globe that is distracted. Our capacity to concentrate on a single job or activity is diminishing, although many individuals are insisting that they are excellent multi-taskers. Earl Miller, a neuroscientist, claims these individuals delude themselves. All we do is actually divide the processing energy of our brain between functions as we move from one to the other. We are actually increasing the cognitive load on our

Instagram

Photo-sharing app Instagram announced that they are conducting a significant experiment that will conceal the amount of likes and video opinions from its users. The Facebook-owned social media app posted that they are running the experiment on their customers from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Japan, and New Zealand. The Philippines are not included in the exam. Instagram said that they want the poeple to focus on the photos and

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It can’t predict an earthquake, but by using it, real estate investors can prevent purchasing property that sits atop a fault. Others can avoid using it in locations that are subjected to risks, including volcanic eruptions, floods and landslides. According to Renato Solidum Jr., Under-Secretary for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change at the DOST and Phivolcs officer, the app, which has real-life apps, enables individuals wired to search for

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As Nintendo announces a “lite” version of their famous Switch console, in youth, gray and turquoise, the Switch experience is brighter and cheaper. Unlike the initial switch linked to a TV, the switch is portable only. Also, the Joy-Con controllers are not removable and no HD Rumble function and the IR move sensors are provided. Players, however, will be able to connect separately bought Joy-Con controllers to the Switch Lite

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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology will soon launch four desktop and mobilevapplications (apps) in relation to disaster risk reduction and mitigation. Phivolcs director Renato Solidum noted these apps are the GeoMapper-Exposure Data Mapper, GeoMapper-Situation Data Mapper, Geo Analytics, and HazardHunter PH. These were developed under the GeoRiskPhilippines Initiative project of DOST. Solidum stated that basically, this project, which runs from 2018-2020, is a geographic information system (GIS) that

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The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) must assure tower companies to build common towers in rural areas, according to an Internet rights advocacy group. Democracy.Net.PH co-founder Pierre Tito Galla said the rollout of the cell towers and supporting infrastructure will help improve the delivery of Internet and mobile services in the provinces. Galla said in an interview on Wednesday, “They should add more towers. Common towers will have

Globe Telecom

Ushering in a new age of telecommunications in the home of the world’s heaviest internet users, Globe Telecom on Thursday launched Southeast Asia’s first commercial 5G network. The company rolled out the next-generation mobile standard in parts of Metro Manila and nearby provinces for the home wireless internet segment, an early application for a technology whose full capabilities are still emerging. Globe CEO Ernest Cu said on the sidelines of

PLDT

PLDT CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan stated that their industry giant, PLDT Inc. is targeting to launch 5G services for select home broadband and corporate customers by the fourth quarter of 2019. PLDT’s rollout comes after rival Globe Telecom’s own commercial pilot launch in the approaching days, given Globe’s target to offer 5G to households within this month. 5G or the Fifth-generation of the new mobile standard that will offer much

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Telco giant and Digital services provider PLDT Inc. is “on track” to meet its P26-billion telco core income guidance for the year, as its wireless business remains to recover from years of decline coupled with the constant increases in revenues from its enterprise and home verticals. Manuel V. Pangilinan, the PLDT’s chairman, stated his group is expectant for the rest of 2019, as preliminary earnings from the first half “are

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MANILA, Philippines –A memorandum dated May 31 and released last Wednesday, June 5th by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) ordered all telcos to unlock devices free of charge, once the lock-in period ends. Smartphones and other gadgets bought from telecommunications companies can soon be unlocked with no additional charges, giving customers more flexibility. Said order will take effect 15 days after publication in a newspaper of general circulation. The Department