News, Social Media

As Vine say goodbye, Giphy welcome its stars and fanbase

2 Nov , 2016  

Who will miss Vine? Many, among them the Pinoy fanbase, and more. This as Twitter already announced it will totally kill off the struggling short-form video sharing platform Vine in the coming months. It was brought about by the restructuring of the company which affected some 350 employees shown the entrance door to unemployment. The […]

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Buzz News, News, Science, Tech News, Video

Video: Blue Origin beams success of in-flight test of crew escape system

6 Oct , 2016  

The moment Blue Origin conducted its in-flight test of the New Shepard crew escape system last Wednesday was a cliffhanger. The live webcast featured the breathtaking coverage of the capsule blasting off from the rocket booster just with a two-second burn just after 45 seconds into the flight. The capsule was safely back on the […]

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Bicol News Now, News, Tech News

Blackout. No cell, no internet during Peñafrancia 2016 procession, fluvial?

17 Sep , 2016  

Naga City and the surrounding areas will be transported to the “dark ages” again when the clock strikes just about 12 noon and until 6 pm or way beyond that today. It is because the government has theorized that one way to protect the celebration from any untoward incident, is by stopping the cellular services […]

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OMG Facts, Social Media

This latest brain teaser involves symbol of horse, horseshoe and cowboy boots

8 Sep , 2016  

This puzzle has captured the interest of one too many from a Facebook post. Over 542K posted their answer and solution but no one seems to know the right answer. And everyone are sticking to their given answer, though. The puzzle has already been shared and liked topping the 75K. The brainteaser using symbols of […]

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News, Science, Video

Study reveals planet found around nearest star potentially habitable

25 Aug , 2016  

Now it can be said that researchers have found a planet orbiting the closest star to the Solar System. It may be the closest possible home for life outside the Solar System, according to a study published online Wednesday in the journal Nature. This planet is about 1.3 times that of the Earth and has […]

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News, Social Media, Sports, Video

Rio2016 Olympic Games closes with pomp and carnival atmosphere

22 Aug , 2016  

Rio de Janiero, August 21, 2016 — The greatest competitive and friendly sporting event of the world had its curtain call today, the first Olympics in South America from Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana Stadium, in Brazil. The did not miss the spotlight as Twitter has a bountiful coverage of the memorable event. Here are some: […]

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News, Social Media

Pokemon Go a No! No! to Pentagon

17 Aug , 2016  

MOSCOW, Aug. 17– The US Pentagon employees have been issued a ban on playing the global phenomenon game, Pokemon Go, on their work phones. amid fears of espionage. It follows reports that suggest the game could be used to pinpoint the locations of secure facilities. It has been revealed that a July 19 memo to […]

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News, Social Media, Sports, Video

This is our take on the Rio Olympics 2016 opening

7 Aug , 2016  

The much awaited world event in sports has begun, we watched on TV! Above, a grab of the Philippine Olympic Team. Hope they come home winning, if not gold, silver or bronze, at least the heart of the locals hosting the sporting event. But please do not come home with the dreaded Zika. The magnificent […]

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Manila, News, NOAH, Tech News

Prank calls congest hotlines ‘8888’ and ‘911’ on first day

2 Aug , 2016  

Ninety-five pecent of the initial calls received for the government’s public service hotlines “8888” and “911” were, guess what, prank. On Tuesday, Philippine Long Distance Telephone company Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan said, “Actually, we expected that (receiving many prank calls),” on the sidelines of the telco giant’s briefing on its first-half financial and operating results. […]

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News, Science

NASA, SpaceX launch successful resupply cargo mission to ISS

18 Jul , 2016  

Success. SpaceX’s Dragon cargo craft launched at 12:45 a.m. EDT on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida with almost 5,000 pounds of cargo. Instruments to perform the first-ever DNA sequencing in space, and the first international docking adapter for commercial spacecraft, are among the […]

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Celebrity, Social Media, Video

Watch YouTube superstar PewDiePie reacts on “alleged game reviews”

14 Jul , 2016  

Here’s how number 1 YouTube superstar PewDiePie reacted to the reaction of various tech and social media sites on the “PewDiePie Scandal.” With 46,278,640 subscribers and followers and counting, he is a force to reckon with. Listen as he talks of not needing specifically the bashers who made a good coverage of the issue to […]

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News, Social Media

What will happen if user flags down a Facebook post?

11 Jul , 2016  

Facebook users can flag or report any content, including Live videos in progress, as offensive for one of a variety of reasons, including that it depicts violence. Even a single report flag sends the content to be reviewed by Facebook’s Community Standards team, which operates 24/7 worldwide. These team members can review content whether it’s […]

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News, Social Media

What to avoid in posting live video on Facebook

11 Jul , 2016  

All things said about posting live video and photos on Facebook, more so if it is graphic and shows violence has some perimeters to follow. So, here’s what to avoid in posting live video on the most popular social media sharing site in the internet. Active Facebook users might as well follow the policy of […]

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News, Science

Pregnant women using paracetamol may risk kids with ADHD, autism

3 Jul , 2016  

LONDON, July 2 — Paracetamol, a common drug used extensively during pregnancy, maybe linked with autism spectrum as well as attention-related and hyperactivity symptoms in newborns, the first-of-its-kind study has found. Scientists found an independent association between the use of this drug in pregnancy and autism spectrum symptoms in children. It is also the first […]

News, NOAH, Tech News

Yes, you can scan, copy PH peso and print it too

27 Jun , 2016  

Have you tried making a copy of a Philippine currency, to be specific one in paper denomination? For the purpose of this article, we copied a P200 peso note. Then using an image manipulation app, we changed the dimension and image quality to poor (so we don’t get into any trouble!) to fit just right […]

Education, News, Tech News

DepEd, Microsoft collaborates to launch EGG

25 Jun , 2016  

MANILA — The Department of Education has teamed up with Microsoft Philippines in launching the EGG, a self-contained classroom that could be set up in remote areas, filter its own water and generate power system and has internet connectivity. The EGG can accommodate more than 30 students and can be easily set up within three […]

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News, Science

Universe is expanding faster than expected – Australian astrophysicist

4 Jun , 2016  

CANBERRA — The Universe is expanding faster than expected, possibly caused by an undiscovered force called dark radiation, the Australian National University (ANU) said on Friday. Lead Australian researcher and ANU astrophysicist Brad Tucker said the precision study of star movements found the Universe is currently expanding between 5 percent and 9 percent faster than […]

News, Science

DOH tells senior citizens to avail of free pneumococcal vaccine

21 May , 2016  

One way for a senior citizen to avoid pneumococcal disease is getting the neccessary vaccination. This is the prime drive of the Department of Health (DOH) by encouraging those with age between 60 and 65 to visit the nearest government health facilities for free pneumococcal vaccine. The call was made by DOH Secretary Janette L. […]

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News, Science

Space soil grow vegetables fast and good, according to a Dutch experiment

19 May , 2016  

MOSCOW, May 18 — Agricultural researchers at a Dutch university are growing vegetables in soils similar to those found on the Moon and Mars in the hope that one day the human Martians can cultivate their own crops. “When people go to the Moon and Mars they also have to eat, and it’s easiest for […]

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Crime, News, Tech News

Pinoy hackers take over, deface more websites

6 May , 2016  

Check this out! Hackers striked back. This time, not only one but more websites were hacked and taken over, identifying themselves as ‘Pinoy Hackers.’ We sample one hacked site, http://www.fliptoplines.com and the defaced front page displays the message “Pinoy Hackers,” and with the message “Greetings Philippines! We are Pinoy Hackers. Sa Darating na Ika-Siyam: Huwag […]

Election, Manila, News, Tech News

On compromised data, Comelec says change your passwords, call your banks, credit card companies

23 Apr , 2016  

The Commission on Elections said that websites posting the leaked voters data previously hacked from the election agency are being dismantled by the National Bureau of Investigation. Spokesperson James Jimenez said this was being done after seeking the help of the NBI. Jimenez said that they are informing the public about the possible dangers they […]

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News, Social Media, Sports

Arrowman wins only gold for CARAGA in Palarong Pambansa 2016

17 Apr , 2016  

Remember the Arrowman we mentioned on this post Arrowman gets noticed in Albay hosting of Palarong Pambansa 2016? The athlete was part of the CARAGA Athletic Association team delegation for the Palarong Pambansa 2016 recently concluded and held for the first time ever in Albay province. The young guy we christened as “Arrowman” or “Arrow […]

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Bicol News Now, News, Social Media

Memorable, iconic photos on Palarong Pambansa 2016 in Albay via Instagram

13 Apr , 2016  

Sharing here selected posts via Instagram that will make you wish to be where all the action and events are taking place, all throughout the duration of the Albay province’s hosting of the Palarong Pambansa 2016 from April 10-16. As the joy and drama of winning and defeat continue to unfold in various venue locations, […]

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News, Social Media

Pope Francis joins social photo sharing site Instagram under “Franciscus”

20 Mar , 2016  

View this post on Instagram Pray for me Rezad por mí Pregate per me صلوا من أجلي Priez pour moi Módlcie się za mnie Rezem por mim Betet für mich Orate pro me A post shared by Pope Francis (@franciscus) on Mar 19, 2016 at 4:24am PDT Pope Francis joins social photo sharing site Instagram […]

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