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Filipino Artists Team Up for Series of Livestream Concerts

All for a good cause Remember when we shared an article about the things you can do online while on community quarantine? For the livestream concerts, a group of Pinoy artists led by Maestro Ryan Cayabyab committed to providing simultaneous livestream music for everyone. Called Bayanihan Musikahan, the collective aims to utilize “nearly the entire spectrum of the country’s musical …

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Smart Rolls Out Additional Data Allocation for Postpaid Subscribers

Prepaid subscribers get load discounts, free access to select social media platforms As part of its growing list of efforts amidst the COVID-19 scare, Smart announced that it is offering additional data allocation for its postpaid subscribers. Depending on the Signature plan, subscribers get an additional 2.5GB to 60GB of data, valid for 30 days. This is Smart’s way of …

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Canon’s Medical Division Is Working On Rapid COVID 19 Testing

All hands on deck to fight this virus With consumer sales slumping because of the worldwide pandemic caused by COVID-19, Canon is leaping to the challenge of creating a rapid diagnostic test to combat the new disease. Canon Medical Systems Corporation has begun the development of a rapid genetic testing system for the novel coronavirus. Canon has a history of …

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Huawei Cloud Releases AI-Assisted Software to Detect COVID-19 Cases

And they are giving it to hospitals for free As part of the many efforts in helping out detect possible COVID-19 cases as soon as possible, Huawei Cloud, Huazhong University of Science & Technology and Lanwon Technology have worked on a new software that will help hospitals in detecting potential COVID-19 cases. Utilizing an AI-assisted version of CT scans, Huawei …

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HONOR Play 9A to Launch in China Soon

A new budget HONOR phone is coming soon Aside from the HONOR 30s, the Chinese brand is set to launch a new budget phone with the HONOR Play 9A. A successor to last year’s HONOR Play 8A, Tipster Ishan Agarwal shared official renders of the budget phone, along with key specs. The HONOR Play 9A will have a bigger 6.3-inch …

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Lazada and PayMaya Launch Online Donation Initiatives

In trying times like these, a little help counts—especially to frontliners who are working day and night in addressing the COVID-19 scare. For those who are staying at home to prevent further spread of the virus, PayMaya and Lazada have launched their respective initiatives in gathering donations for COVID-19 relief and response. PayMaya’s #OneAgainstCOVID19 initiative lets you donate to organizations …

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Manila Conducts City-wide COVID 19 Health Survey With Help From PLDT

In partnership with PLDT The city of Manila has launched a Facebook-based survey of its residents to help the government assess the risks posed by the COVID-19 outbreak and help identify areas of concern. The Manila CODE COVID-19 (Contain and Delay) Health survey and Community Education Campaign is a free service given to the public where they can answer a …

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Netflix Is Downgrading Streams So It Doesn’t Break The Internet

The internet is creaking under the weight of all those streams Video streaming services are enjoying record concurrent users as the world locks down to try and contain COVID-19, but all those people staying at home and watching are putting an enormous strain on networks around the world. To help with that particular problem, Netflix has promised to reduce the …

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