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John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

Google Leverages Location Data To Show If People Are Following Quarantine

This data can help save lives Google is leveraging anonymized location data it usually uses to deliver targeted ads to let public health officials know if people are staying at home or roaming around the metro. The search giant has released its COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports, which should help public health officials see if people are really following quarantine guidelines …

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NBI Sending Subpoenas Because Of Fake News During COVID-19 Crisis

It’s expected to send more out in the coming days The National Bureau of Investigation has sent out around 17 subpoenas to individuals that it deems to be spreading misinformation during the COVID-19 crisis, and expects to send more in the coming days. The NBI’s Cybercrime Division has been monitoring social media channels for fake news, and if it warrants …

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ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G732LXS Hands-on, Quick Review: RGB Powerhouse

300Hz refresh rate! Aside from its dual-screen gaming notebook, ASUS also launched a bunch of other traditional form-factor gaming laptops armed with Intel and NVIDIA’s newest silicon. The ROG Strix SCAR 17 is probably the best equipped one outside of the elusive Zephyrus S17, sporting a huge 17-inch display with a blisteringly fast 300Hz refresh rate. We had a few …

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ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 Hands-on, Quick Review: Overpowered Dual Screen Gaming Machine

Perfect application of the dual-screen concept One of the things that occurred to me while I was reviewing ASUS’s dual-screen notebook, the ZenBook Duo, was how well the concept would work for a dedicated gaming machine. Dual-screen gaming isn’t unheard of nowadays, and it’s surprising that it’s only now that a manufacturer has created a gaming notebook with two screens …

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ASUS’ New ROG Notebooks Come With 10th Gen Intel CPUs and NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER Graphics

Intel isn’t taking AMD’s challenge lying down ASUS has announced a bevy of new gaming notebooks headlined by a dual-screened, ROG version of their innovative ZenBook Duo. The new gaming machines sport Intel’s new Core H-series CPUs as well as NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX Super GPUs. Onboard the new notebooks are variations of Intel’s new 10th Generation H-series of processors, which …

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Help Delivery Riders With Cancelled Orders Via Order Hero

Facebook group wants to purchase food orders cancelled by clients It a hassle when customers cancel orders through apps like Food Panda, GrabFood, Lalamove and Angkas because it’s the riders that’ll have to pay for that out of their own pockets. Cancelling food orders during the enhanced community quarantine sucks even more because orders aren’t as plentiful, and these riders …

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Governments Newest Weapon Against The Coronavirus: Your Phone

Data that used to serve you ads are now used to fight the disease As governments around the world enforce quarantine measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, they’re slowly turning to the same technology that serves you ads on your smartphones. Anonymized data from smartphones that are sent to advertisers is now being analyzed by government health services in …

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Google, iFlix and iWants Reduces Data Usage To Free Up Bandwith

Reduced streaming quality and better compression Following Netflix’s lead, Google, iFlix and iWant has heeded the National Telecommunication Commission’s (NTC) call to manage the bitrate used by its streaming services to ease the burden on Philippine networks as a record number of people work from home. Google is applying the same data-saving steps in the Philippines as they’ve done in …

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Singtel-owned Hooq Video Streaming Service Files For Liquidation

Hooq might be dead 5 years after it launched in Southeast Asia, Hooq, the video streaming service owned by Singaporean telco Singtel, has filed for liquidation. According to a report by Reuters, the streaming service said that it had not been able to grow sufficiently to provide sustainable returns or cover escalating costs. The service first launched back in 2015, …

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Huawei P40 Pro Hands-on, Quick Review: Big Sensor, Huge Potential

We go hands-on the P40 Pro! Despite all the craziness happening around us, life goes on for most of the world. That includes Huawei, who has just announced a trio of new phones that make up their new P40 series of devices. All three P40 variants make use of the same chipset, software, and 50-megapixel main camera. You can read …

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Japanese Gov’t Cancels Visas Issued To Filipinos, 10 Other Countries Because Of COVID-19 Fears

It’s a way to halt imported cases from coming to Japan The Japanese gov’t has decided to cancel visas issued to Filipino citizens and 10 other countries today because of the coronavirus pandemic. The cancellation of visas will affect around 750,000 people, and 11 countries including the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Vietnam, Malaysia, Israel, Qatar, Bahrain, and the Democratic …

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Grab Rolls Out GrabMart For Effortless Online Grocery Shopping

It’ll be available in Quezon City, Manila, and San Juan for now Grab has been working hard to create solutions for their customers and riders during the enhanced community quarantine implemented by the Philippine government to arrest the spread of COVID-19. Aside from enhanced sanitation protocols for their Grab Food riders, the company is now rolling out GrabMart, allowing users …

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Huawei P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus, What’s the Difference?

Which one should you get? Huawei has officially announced its new P40 series of flagships. And unlike before there are now three versions of their flagship: the regular P40, the P40 Pro, and the P40 Pro Plus. So, what differentiates each phone from one another? Cameras: While all phones sport the company’s new 50-megapixel ultra-vision camera with an RYYB sensor …

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NTC Asks Netflix To Manage Bitrate To Help Ease Bandwidth

This is in line with what other companies have been doing in Europe With so many people at home and watching Netflix during the enhanced community lockdown, the overall bandwidth of telecom companies is under tremendous strain. To help alleviate this, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) is asking Netflix to work with them to help manage the streaming bitrate to …

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Stay At Home: Pornhub Makes Premium Free For Everyone

No need to set VPN to Italy Pornhub, the biggest adult website is encouraging people to stay at home by hooking up everyone with a Premium account starting today. “With nearly one billion people in lockdown across the world because of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s important that we lend a hand and provide them with an enjoyable way to pass …

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