Chiz to NTC: Come up with new guidelines for acceptable internet speed, cost

Instead of merely testing Internet speeds, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) should conduct an audit to assess the coverage and quality of service of telecommunications companies (telcos) to pressure them into making Internet access faster and cheaper, Sen. Francis...

US teens change behavior after searching health info online

(Miami-AFP) – One in three American teenagers have changed their behavior after looking up health information online, according to a major study on adolescents and technology released on Tuesday. Of 1,156 US teens aged 13 to 18 years old surveyed, 84 percent said they have used...

Australian man held in PHL over teen girl’s murder

Manila, Philippines | AFP | – Philippine police have arrested an Australian man over the “brutal” murder of a Filipina teenager he met on the Internet after her body was found in a motel room, officials said Wednesday. The remains of 17-year-old Alona Alvarez were found by...

Aquino tells youth: Don’t just spend time on selfies, be involved in gov’t

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Friday enjoined the Filipino youth to be involved in government instead of spending too much time on fads in the Internet age. Speaking before youth members of the Jesus is Lord Church Movement, Aquino said indifference among...

Tech agenda: Gigaom Structure Connect 2014

(Relaxnews) – October continues with a conference focused on the connections of tomorrow and on how the internet of things will be built. Gigaom Structure Connect 2014 October 21-22 San Francisco, California, USA Focusing on the framework, opportunities and challenges of...

DOLE posts labor law compliance manual online

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Employers can now get a guide on complying with labor laws from the Internet, after the Department of Labor and Employment posted a manual on the subject online. The DOLE said the Manual on the Labor Law Compliance System can be viewed or downloaded from...

Congress pressed for law on online voting for overseas Pinoys

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Commission of Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday urged lawmakers to pass a law allowing Filipino voters abroad to cast their ballots online in order to encourage them to participate in the 2016 local and national elections. Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes...

Aquino on ice bucket challenge: I have a cold

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Pass. That was President Benigno Aquino III’s response when asked about the ice bucket challenge that has been trending on the Internet. “Huwag na muna nating pag-usapan dahil una kong ivo-volunteer (icha-challenge) si (Media Relations Undersecretary) Rey...

PHL hunts new suspects in new ‘sextortion’ ring

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine police arrested eight suspects and are hunting more in connection with an Internet extortion racket that has victimized hundreds of people in Hong Kong, Singapore and Macau, an official said Saturday. This is the second large-scale arrest of suspects...

Baidu is building its own self-driving car

(Relaxnews) – Proving that Google does not have a monopoly on the future of personal mobility, the Chinese search engine could overtake its US counterpart with its own take on the autonomous car. Speaking with The Next Web, the head of the company’s Institute of Deep Learning –...