THE TECH CIRCUIT
Facebook rolls out “Messenger Kids”
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - April 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Just as Facebook was earning a lot of praise for adding new “Care” emojis last week (reaction options which are intended to express support to others during the COVID-19 crisis), the social media giant...
Tracking jeepney/bus routes in Cebu on the fly
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - March 4, 2020 - 12:00am
In living up to its positioning as a “jeepney routes and commuter navigation” app, Ride Hero Philippines announced last week that it has activated route tracking features for People’s Jeep units...
Apple to miss “iPhone 9” release schedule?
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - February 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Word that Apple will likely miss the rumored release schedule of an unannounced iPhone model this quarter cropped up over the weekend.
MWC 2020 cancelled amidst COVID-2019 fears
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - February 19, 2020 - 12:00am
The organizers of the annual Mobile World Congress Barcelona announced last week that this year’s holding of the annual mobile industry tradeshow has been canceled due to concerns revolving around COVID...
Video of a new foldable phone by Samsung
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - February 12, 2020 - 12:00am
A video allegedly showing a new type of foldable phone by Samsung made rounds online over the weekend.
Learning about investments with earnest.ph
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - February 5, 2020 - 12:00am
The executive officers of the Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company – popularly known as Metrobank – hosted a media gathering last January 31 to provide updates on the bank’s developments and ongoing...
Apple to incentivize workouts?
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - January 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Amidst rumors that it will begin producing the successor to its iPhone SE line next month, Apple got rumor mongers talking over the weekend with talks that it is launching an incentive program that ties workout session...
A phone with a 108-megapixel camera
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - November 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Chinese smartdevice manufacturer Xiaomi made waves over the weekend in unveiling the brand’s first ever 108-megapixel camera-equipped phone.
Twitter to nix political ads
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - November 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Microblogging platform Twitter recently made waves in announcing that it will be nixing provisions for political ads, a stance which goes against rival social platforms like Facebook.
Fender’s “song hits” app
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - October 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Famed guitar brand Fender got the attention of music lovers over the weekend for rolling out an app that hosts a massive library of song chord charts.
A laptop with an“optical keyboard”makes waves
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - October 23, 2019 - 12:00am
While Google was making headlines with the products and services featured in “Pixel 2019,” a gaming brand got techies and industry stakeholders talking in showcasing what’s being touted as the “world’s...
Google Maps updates for the visually impaired
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - October 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Google released over the weekend a series of updates for its Google Maps suite. The updates are aimed at helping visually impaired individuals better work their way around major city roads.
Samsung’s “cross border” payment/payout service
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - October 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Samsung rolled out over the weekend what’s being touted as the first mobile-native wallet service that comes with international money transfer services.
Virtual Social Community
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - October 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, Facebook revealed plans to launch a “virtual social community” that’s hinged on immersive virtual reality experiences.
Google to prioritize “original reporting” in search
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - September 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Google caught the ire of confused tech industry players last week when the firm announced that it will be implementing changes to its search algorithm to prioritize “original reporting.”
Facebook to hide “Like” counts?
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - September 11, 2019 - 12:00am
A Twitter and blog post by Jane Wong got social media users talking up a storm last week with the “code leaker” revealing that Facebook is “working to hide ‘like’ counts.”
Custom AR filters in Instagram
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - August 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Avid Instagram users were recently in for a treat when the proponents of the world’s biggest photo-video-anchored social media network launched a new tool that allows for the creation of custom augmented reality...
Samsung’s new Notes
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - August 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Samsung unveiled its newest iterations of its “Galaxy Note” line last week – the first of the line to not have a physical headphone jack.
A fabric that smells better with sweat
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - August 7, 2019 - 12:00am
A team of researchers at the University of Minho in Portugal recently revealed a new type of fabric that smells better with sweat.
A “brain-machine interface” to control gadgets through thoughts?
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - July 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Billionaire tech-venture capitalist Elon Musk got techies and tech journalists talking over the weekend in revealing the ongoing developments of a “brain-machine interface” startup he has been bankr...
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