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Samsung Electronics said it will release its first foldable Galaxy Fold smartphone in September, three months after the launch was postponed owing to defects in the screen. Samsung said the top protective layer of the foldable display was extended beyond the bezel to fix the problems, making it apparent that it is an integral part of the display structure and is not intended to be removed The Galaxy Fold also


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


On the eve of the 50th anniversary of humanity’s first moon landing, Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins met. They gathered with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office, who got a rundown of his administration’s plans to get astronauts back on the moon by 2024 and then to Mars in the 2030s. Also attending were both late Neil Armstrong’s sons, the first man to step on the

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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


Huawei may still face an uncertain future over its access to licensed variants of Android and Windows operating systems, but it has been busy preparing in-house substitutes in case the tide turns against its favor. Now, the world’s second largest phone maker has filed a trademark application with the European Union Intellectual Property Office, attempting to register the name “Harmony” for its mobile and operating systems. The request is dated

digital financial services

Adoption of digital financial services is increasing rapidly as mobile and internet penetrate all corners of the nation. For most unbanked and underserved, the transition to digital is gaining a boost from the traditional and most fundamental retail presence on the ground–through sari-sari shops driven by PayMaya’s Smart Padala. Kenneth Palacios, Director and Head of Wallets Business at PayMaya, For financial inclusion attempts to bear fruit, they should be able


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 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


Clogged Google servers in the eastern United States triggered problems for users of Snapchat and YouTube on Sunday, with complaints on social media that the popular apps weren’t accessible. Google had recognized the issue, writing in a statement on its Cloud Platform status page that it was dealing with “high levels of network congestion in the eastern USA, affecting multiple services in Google Cloud, G Suite and YouTube.” “Users may