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Special Lamp of Pinoys

Philippines is one of the countries that has a problem with the electricity especially in the rural places. An amazing invention was created by siblings Aisa Mijeno, computer engineer and her brother Ralph and and Oscar Bryan Magtibay. They created a special lamp that works with salt solution or a glass of water combined with two tablespoons of salt. With that ...

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Nokia’s big break this 2016

According to some news some months back, Nokia is planning for a huge come back this 2016. Nokia Technologies division has been quietly hiring staff, and already has products under development, as per reports where in second half of 2016, not coincidentally, is when Nokia will no longer be bound by the terms of the agreement it signed with Microsoft when ...

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PH bags 3rd in Go Green in the City 2015 – Paris, France

Paris, France – PUP Electronics Engineering students John Paul G. Santos and Christian Sta. Romana clinched the third top spot in the 12-nation tilt which was dominated by India, France and the Philippines. The team designed “ELECTRIFILTER” (Electricity Generation from Filthy Water) which can provide power to lamp posts, enable security systems and provide charging or energy stations; and can ...

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Is it a bus or a train? Hybrid vehicle tapped vs. traffic

As commuters rant about the hellish traffic and daily commute in the metro and nearby provinces, here comes an alternative that seeks to “boost mass urban transport.” Meet the Hybrid Electric Road Train, a newly-rolled out mass transport system designed by Filipino engineers from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)’s Metals Industry Research and Development Center. DOST said the ...

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“Unsend” Gmail Messages

MANILA – Have you ever made the mistake of writing a very personal e-mail and then accidentally hitting “reply all” to everyone? That will not be a problem anymore as Gmail now gives users the option to cancel the delivery of an e-mail within five to 30 seconds from having hit the send button. You can enable the “Undo Send” ...

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Google patents ‘terrifying’ teddy bear that could run your home

  MANILA – In what could possibly be “one of the scariest toys you’ve ever seen,” Google has reported to have looked into making an Internet-connected stuffed animal that can control other gadgets in your home. The California-based firm recently published a patent, as reported by BBC, for an “anthropomorphic device” that would turn its head toward its owner if ...

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Japan firm sells human pillow cellphone holder

What’s shaped like your friend and even sounds like your friend, but isn’t actually your friend? Why, a human-shaped pillow with a slot in its head for a cellphone, of course. One Japanese venture is looking to solve that problem of feeling distant when speaking on the telephone by offering cushions that look a little like small people, with a ...

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Microsoft tries to win mobile friends

By: The Associated Press Looking for a new app for making “to-do” lists on your Apple or Android phone? You could use Apple’s Reminders or Google’s Keep. But Microsoft is hoping you’ll try Wunderlist, created by a German tech startup that Microsoft bought this week. Microsoft’s acquisition of German firm 6Wunderkinder this week for an undisclosed sum is part of its ...

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Apple recalls Beats speakers due to fire risk

By: AFP Relax  Apple on Wednesday announced it is recalling Beats Pill XL wireless speakers because of danger batteries might get so hot they ignite in flames. “Apple has determined that, in rare cases, the battery in Beats Pill XL may overheat and pose a fire safety risk,” the California-based owner of Beats said in a release. Apple received eight reports ...

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Apple’s HomeKit arrives with first five products

HomeKit, a connected home platform from Apple, now has its first wave of supporting products available for purchase. Lighting, window shades, heating and air conditioning, and power outlets are among the functions that can be controlled via a Home app. Lutron has a Caséta Wireless Lighting Smart Bridge that links up with lights and (Lutron) window blinds. Insteon provides a ...

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