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Pandemic American covidiot spring breakers help spread the virus

You read it right. In the states, students fresh off for the spring vacation help spread the dreaded covid-19. Fresh off from the school campuses for their much awaited spring break, college students mass travelled to one destination, the beach, and here among other places, the Florida beaches. A stunning […]

Pandemic: CHINA deploys 25K medical personnel to coronavirus- plagued HUBEI as ‘WAR TIME CONDITION’ begins

China deploys 25K medical personnel to coronavirus-plagued Hubei as ‘War Time Condition’ begins Some 217 medical rescue groups with 25,633 personnel are dispatched to ground zero of the 2019 new coronavirus or covid-19 stricken Wuhan city in China’s Hubei province. According to state-operated news outlet Global Times 25,633 medical rescue […]

PANDEMIC: LIVE blog Twitter explodes in NOVEL CORONAVIRUS posts

Finally, the deepest recesses of the world wide web, much of microblogging networks, special mention of Twitter, is exploding with posts about the newest scare of #20l9nCoV that was triggered in #Wuhan, China. Be forewarned. At times like these, posts on social media sites are not always true. Beware of […]

PANDEMIC: DOH confirms first case of novel CORONAVIRUS in PHILIPPINES

First case of novel coronavirus surfaces in the Philippines. This was confirmed on January 30, Thursday. In a news briefing yesterday, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said the identified infected patient is one of the 29 people subjected to monitoring. Watch/Read: How to avoid getting infected with novel coronavirus on […]

PANDRAMATIC: UN-attached agency BANS Twitter users seeking inclusion of TAIWAN input on novel coronavirus

The franctic rush and battle to find immediate solution to China’s Wuhan new coronavirus pandemic threat is getting a different narrative and coverage on the cyberspace, more particularly in the social media platform. This we gathered after the official Twitter account of the International Civil Aviation Organization or ICAO, which […]

How to INSTALL free GIMP and QUICK app TEST

What application or software do you use to edit or manipulate photos? Other than the premium app of Photoshop from Adobe which is heavy on the pocket and very prohibitive for a tight budget, there should be an alternative. Searching on Google for a decent photo editor, and a free […]

Watch Russia unveils new generation MIG-35 fighter jet

Russia has just unveiled its most advanced lightweight MIG-35 fighters in a stunning video with demonstration of the jet capabiliities. The Russian Ministry of Defense said, “At the moment, the aircraft are in full swing being tested by experts of the State Flight Test Center of the Ministry and the […]

That moment TV host Jimmy Fallon and Sophia the Robot sing duet

This is the moment when man meets robot.  What happens next are amazing sequences. Here TV host Jimmy Fallon of the Tonight Show feature demos of amazing new robots from all over the world.   It include Massachusset’s  Institute of Technology (MIT’s) Mini Cheetah, a wearable tomato-feeding robot and Sophia, […]

Duterte’s Mocha Uson is under fire from local Twitter users again

President Rodrigo Duterte’s blogger-supporter and now amply rewarded as Assistant Secretary in the office of Presidential Communication Operations Office has courted, again, the ire of netizens, specifically Twitter users. This time, tweets criss cross the internet calling for the ouster or removal of the former sexy dancer from her Malacanang […]

Kaspersky Lab to launch worldwide free anti-virus software

Russian IT security company Kaspersky Lab announced it is launching worldwide a free antivirus Kaspersky Free version. This information was released Tuesday last week by Yevgeny Valentinovich Kaspersky, also known outside Russia and the west as Eugene Kaspersky, the company’s CEO. “I’ve some fantastic, earth-shattering-saving news. We’re announcing the global […]

Visual effects director sells old SUV by epic viral video

He love his car. Have driven it for 10 years. It is 1996 Model Suzuki Vitara. But he has to let go from that personal attachment. This mixed feeling, “with deep sorrow selling my little beast,” for a 21-year old SUV proved powerful enough that owner Eugene Romanovsky had to […]

Autonomous flying taxi soon in Dubai on July 2017

First, the driverless cars. Now what is Dubai up to next? The city of Dubai, the modern capital of the Emirate of Dubai, one of seven that comprise the United Arab Emirates, is opening up to another first in the world. It is because by July this year, passenger drones […]

What were you doing when the Google Street View guy came?

What were you doing when the Google Street View guy came? This time now you must be aware that Google map has recorded the public view of streets of cities and towns, big or small, in the Philippines, including that of Calabanga. Last year sometime in June a Google Street […]

When you are at Cbanga360.net, you are on the safe side, our guarantee

Today, Cbanga360.net, (https://cbanga360.net) attained the full capability of serving the site’s content to its readers with guarantee of 100% security while surfing. At the back-end of this site is the Transport Layer Security (TLS), a “cryptographic protocol that provide communication security over a computer network.” TLS, and its predecessor, Secure […]

Duterte administration starts internet censorship, block porn sites – report

The Duterte administration has just blocked the adult websites “pornhub.com” and “xvideos.com” from being accessed by internet users in the country. As reported by a national daily, access to the adult sites were effectively blocked on Saturday. Surfers will have difficulty viewing sites whether by using computers or mobile phones. […]

US President Barack Obama hosts virtual tour of the White House

Outgoing President of the United States (POTUS) Barack Obama, together with First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS) Michelle Obama, shares a candid tour of the White. The narrated tour The People’s House: Inside the White House with Barack and Michelle Obama is delivered to the comfort of our living […]

Thieves get hold of this device to unlock and steal vehicles

Don’t let bad guys get hold of this device to unlock and steal vehicles. The growing incidents of car thefts in the USA with the help of technology is something. It is actually alarming. Two years ago, the American public was warned about an electronic mystery device that allows thieves […]

UAE’s Dubai move forward with driverless, autonomous car tests

United Arab Emirate’s Dubai is going forward with the testing of driverless vehicle in its streets. Where luxury cars are as ubiquitous as the landmarks of this middle eastern territory, the third testing deployment of autonomous car went ahead smoothly using an autonomous electric bus. The vehicle cruised on the […]

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

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 […]

What will happen if user flags down a Facebook post?

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 […]

What to avoid in posting live video on Facebook

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 […]

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

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 […]

DepEd, Microsoft collaborates to launch EGG

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 […]

Pinoy hackers take over, deface more websites

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. […]

Comelec restores site, using 7 layers of protection against hackers

After its website was hacked last March, the Commission on Elections just gave a strong assurance that restored website which will also display results of the May 9, 2016 elections will be firewalled from malicious users and hackers. Learning from its mistake, the agency said adequate security measures are put […]

125,000 terrorism-related accounts get ax from Twitter

Twitter said on Friday it has suspended 125,000 accounts primarily related to the terrorist group known as Islamic State (IS) since the middle of 2015. The social media network said in a tweet that its policy does not permit the use of Twitter to promote terrorism. Twitter, compared with other […]

Are you ready for 10,000 character limit per tweet?

Are you ready for 10,000 character limit per tweet? Is this good news for twit addicts? The possibility of posting tweets up to 10,000 characters is in the neighborhood. According to well informed sources in the industry, Twitter may soon introduce the new feature which will allow users to send […]

This robot is seen to enter the workforce in the future

This robot is seen to enter the workforce in the future. There now exist a robot that is most-human-like, reports Ruptly online. It is powered by software similar to Apple’s Siri. The robot was developed by scientists of the Nanyang technological University in Singapore. It is named Nadine after Professor […]

Vatican publishes mashup video of Pope Francis’ 2015 activities

Vatican publishes mashup video of Pope Francis’ 2015 activities. Vatican publishes this mashup video about Pope Francis – A Year with Pope Francis 2015. It is somewhat a year end report. Some of the most important activities of the Holy Father, including his Apostolic visit of Sri Lanka, the Philippines, […]

Hashtag of Pinoy tweets dominate year end of social network ecosystem

Hashtag of Pinoy tweets dominate year end of social network ecosystem. These Twitter hash tags are viral in Philippine trends, the social network ecosystem will close the year 2015 shrieking and opens a new year shrieking. What can you expect? So we randomly take a pick of a sample each, […]

Social media a-buzz on Jose Rizal’s day of martyrdom

Social media a-buzz on Jose Rizal’s day of martyrdom If José Protasio Mercado Rizal y Alonso Realonda or popularly known as José Rizal (June 19, 1861 – December 30, 1896) is alive today, he will be a social media celebrity. In fact, he is trending in Twitter now. Today. marks […]

Move over Marty McFly, a hoverboard for $20K is coming

Some dreamers can’t get enough of Marty McFly’s hoverboard. The dream to build one continues. Now, there is one prototype the world has finally come closer to inventing a somewhat flying “board” capable of lifting a person above any type of ground and transporting them over “distances.” Arca Space’s hoverboard […]

Cebu Pacific totally bans loading hoverboards

The fear of hoverboard catching fire, primarily caused by its batteries, is catching up in the country. We mean, because of the isolated news on ‘accidental’ fires caused by an hoverboard, that is, low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific said Monday that all battery-operated personal transportation devices, such as hoverboards, will be […]

US will soon launch spy planes from Singapore over South China Sea

Despite having no territorial claims to the waterway, Washington has fiercely contested Beijing’s construction of artificial islands in the South China Sea. To monitor the progress of those islands, the Pentagon has flown P-8 Poseidon surveillance planes out of the Philippines and Japan. According to Pentagon officials speaking on condition […]

Mark Zuckerberg, wife, to give away 99% of shares for charity?

Facebook CEO pledges to give away 99% of shares to charity? Facebook Inc. co-founder and chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday he and his wife would give 99 percent of their Facebook shares to charitable purposes. Proceeds of the holdings by the couple, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, […]

NASA readies Dec. 3 launch of Orbital ATK resupply mission to ISS

NASA commercial partner Orbital ATK has set Thursday, Dec. 3, for the launch of its fourth contracted mission to the International Space Station under the agency’s Commercial Resupply Services contract. NASA Television coverage begins at 4:30 p.m. EST. NASA confirmed the launch date at the conclusion of Tuesday’s launch readiness […]

PH Air Force receives 2 FA-50 jets from South Korea

CLARK AIR BASE, PAMPANGA, Nov. 28 — A deep-throated roar in the sky heralded the arrival of the country’s first two FA-50PHs and return of the supersonic capability of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) Saturday morning. The two aircraft, with tail numbers OO1 and 002, landed at Clark Air Base, […]

Anonymous Philippines hack NTC website to protest slow internet speed

What better way to protest the slow internet speed prevailing in the Philippines? Well, hackers took possession of the National Telecommunications Commission website on Sunday. The main purpose could be to show a strong protest on the very slow, in fact, one of the lowest internet speed in the world. […]

How long can one hold off the urge of checking the cellphone?

How long can one hold off the urge of checking the cellphone? The gadget has emerged from being a luxury just to own one during its first appearance in the 1990’s to a complete necessity in daily living in the wired world now. No doubt there is no reversal of […]

Internet service for everyone anywhere, anyplace through Google balloons update

Internet service for everyone anywhere, anyplace through Google balloons update. Remember when Google huggged technology news during its launching of a limited number of balloons down under, in New Zealand? That was its project launch in 2013 which now the search giant claim have flown already millions of test miles […]

SIM card mandatory registration nears passage, with stiff penalties for violators

The lower house nears passage of SIM card mandatory registration bill, a consolidation of 9 proposed measures, with stiff penalties for offenders. Members of the House committee on Information and Communications Technology, led by its chairman and Rizal Rep. Joel Roy Duavit, unanimously approved House Bill 5231, otherwise known as […]

Hats tip off for WordPress plugin developers vs. spam, unwanted users, etc.

Time to tip our hat(s) off to WordPress plugin developers. Without them, the web sites on our watch would be a nightmare to maintain. Yesterday, I spent considerable amount of time and attention at deleting the 20K-plus unsolicited “contributors” in Cbanga360.net’s Bicol Street Journal and 2K-plus on the Bulletin Today.com […]

Rural towns in Davao region to get free internet access – DOST

DAVAO CITY, March 12 — Ten municipalities in the Davao Region earlier identified by the Regional Development Council XI may soon have access to free internet through the TV White Space Initiative of the Department of Science and Technology. Among the 10 municipalities in the region that will soon have […]

Fil-Am Snapchat co-founder is newest dollar billionaire

Filipino-American Robert “Bobby” Murphy is listed by Forbes as one of the newest billionaires for 2015. He is listed to have a net worth of US $1.5 billion, making him the second youngest dollar billionaire. He owns an estimated 13 per cent in Snapchat. Murphy is currently the chief technology […]

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Pinoy Mobile app ARKO wins international award

The Philippines’ mobile app ARKO by the Project Noah wins an award from the World Summit Awards Mobile Content 2014. Together with ColorADD from Portugal, Braille Board from Palestine, SnooCode of Ghana, and LIVOX of Brazil, the winners share the top honors under the e-Inclusion and Empowerment category, besting hundreds […]

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NASA readies Dec. 3 launch of Orbital ATK resupply mission to ISS

NASA commercial partner Orbital ATK has set Thursday, Dec. 3, for the launch of its fourth contracted mission to the International Space Station under the agency’s Commercial Resupply Services contract. NASA Television coverage begins at 4:30 p.m. EST. NASA confirmed the launch date at the conclusion of Tuesday’s launch readiness […]

Visual effects director sells old SUV by epic viral video

He love his car. Have driven it for 10 years. It is 1996 Model Suzuki Vitara. But he has to let go from that personal attachment. This mixed feeling, “with deep sorrow selling my little beast,” for a 21-year old SUV proved powerful enough that owner Eugene Romanovsky had to […]

Vatican publishes mashup video of Pope Francis’ 2015 activities

Vatican publishes mashup video of Pope Francis’ 2015 activities. Vatican publishes this mashup video about Pope Francis – A Year with Pope Francis 2015. It is somewhat a year end report. Some of the most important activities of the Holy Father, including his Apostolic visit of Sri Lanka, the Philippines, […]

PH Pope mobile impresses Pope Francis, going to Vatican

PH Pope mobile impresses Pope Francis, going to Vatican. If unconfirmed report is true, the jeep-inspired pope mobile that was used by Pope Francis on his recent Apostolic Visit to the Philippines from Jan. 15 to 19, 2015 is heading to Rome. Perhaps, the Pinoy-made car specially designed for the […]

About PhilRice at 29, its rice production thrust and GMO

This is a short post about PhilRice at 29, its rice production thrust and GMO. The country’s premier government agency on research and improvement of rice varieties had its 29th year anniversary recently. The Philippine Rice Research Institute commonly known as PhilRice for short is an attached agency of the […]

The PC is on its Way to the Exit Door, Long Live the PC

We read articles by well-informed techno-pundits prognosticate about the era of the personal computer on its way to the exit door, I tell pray that not in the next few years, please. I have just acquired an HP pavilion dm4-3055dx notebook entertainment PC powered with 2nd generation Intel Core i5-2430M […]

Kaspersky Lab to launch worldwide free anti-virus software

Russian IT security company Kaspersky Lab announced it is launching worldwide a free antivirus Kaspersky Free version. This information was released Tuesday last week by Yevgeny Valentinovich Kaspersky, also known outside Russia and the west as Eugene Kaspersky, the company’s CEO. “I’ve some fantastic, earth-shattering-saving news. We’re announcing the global […]

DepEd, Microsoft collaborates to launch EGG

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 […]

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Watch Russia unveils new generation MIG-35 fighter jet

Russia has just unveiled its most advanced lightweight MIG-35 fighters in a stunning video with demonstration of the jet capabiliities. The Russian Ministry of Defense said, “At the moment, the aircraft are in full swing being tested by experts of the State Flight Test Center of the Ministry and the […]

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New Microsoft Windows 8 OS Release on October 26th

We are on the look out for the coming release of Windows 8, the next operating system (OS) from Microsoft. Two weeks ago, enthusiasts and avid fans of the OS started placement reservation of packaged DVD of the upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for estimated retail price of USD69.99 at […]

Duterte administration starts internet censorship, block porn sites – report

The Duterte administration has just blocked the adult websites “pornhub.com” and “xvideos.com” from being accessed by internet users in the country. As reported by a national daily, access to the adult sites were effectively blocked on Saturday. Surfers will have difficulty viewing sites whether by using computers or mobile phones. […]

Mac OS X Fixes New Trojan

On the first week of February, 2012, we were able to complete installation of the new internet security program on five notebooks and two desktops running the Windows operating system in our network. There is no better way to safeguard the machines but make a sizeable investment. It also gives […]

SIM card mandatory registration nears passage, with stiff penalties for violators

The lower house nears passage of SIM card mandatory registration bill, a consolidation of 9 proposed measures, with stiff penalties for offenders. Members of the House committee on Information and Communications Technology, led by its chairman and Rizal Rep. Joel Roy Duavit, unanimously approved House Bill 5231, otherwise known as […]

PANDEMIC: LIVE blog Twitter explodes in NOVEL CORONAVIRUS posts

Finally, the deepest recesses of the world wide web, much of microblogging networks, special mention of Twitter, is exploding with posts about the newest scare of #20l9nCoV that was triggered in #Wuhan, China. Be forewarned. At times like these, posts on social media sites are not always true. Beware of […]

Move over Marty McFly, a hoverboard for $20K is coming

Some dreamers can’t get enough of Marty McFly’s hoverboard. The dream to build one continues. Now, there is one prototype the world has finally come closer to inventing a somewhat flying “board” capable of lifting a person above any type of ground and transporting them over “distances.” Arca Space’s hoverboard […]

Planet Earth’s largest spacecraft welding tool

Planet Earth’s largest spacecraft welding tool for space launch system is the Vertical Assembly Center. A 16mm fisheye lens was used to show a wide angle view of the Vertical Assembly Center at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept 12. The VAC is part […]