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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 […]

LTO to launch cashless transaction technology Feb 1

LTO to launch cashless transaction technology Feb 1 MANILA, Jan. 22 — The Land Transportation Office is set to launch a new cashless transaction system beginning next month. The LTO will be the first government agency to adapt the technology. On Feb. 1, clients will no longer stay in long […]

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 […]

Skiplagged founder raises over $50-K for legal defense

The 22-year old Aktarer Zaman finds himself being sued by United Airlines and online travel agency Orbitz for putting up a website that helps travelers buy cheaper flight tickets. The young Zaman of New York city opened the website Skiplagged.com which navigates into “hidden city” ticketing in providing people with […]

PLDT sucks in customer service

PLDT sucks in customer service. Calabanga, CAMSUR — The new year of 2015 is seen to augur inspiration and hope for many of us. But if the new year is epitomized in telecom service like the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), then it doesn’t look good at all. Before […]

ABS-CBN files $12-M suit against online pirates

OFWs, netizens and those watching popular television shows and programs for free using their personal computers or laptops, has to read this. TV-movie conglomerate ABS-CBN Corporation, ABS-CBNfilm Productions, Inc. and ABS-CBN International has filed suit in US Federal District Court in Florida against 18 pirate sites for damages of over […]

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 […]

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 […]

Watch: NASA’s Orion spacecraft on trial by fire

As the flight test of United States’ NASA Orion spacecraft nears, a new video — called “Trial By Fire” — details the spacecraft’s test and the critical systems engineers will evaluate during the Dec. 4 flight. Orion is in the final stages of preparation for the unmanned (uncrewed) flight test […]

Smart offers 66 million subscribers free internet access

Wireless services leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) with Talk ‘N Text and Sun Cellular announced recently that they will start providing free Internet access to their prepaid subscriber base via their mobile phones. Through this special offer, all of the 66 million Smart Prepaid, Talk ‘N Text, and Sun Cellular […]

Watch a celestial treat of Starrynights on timelapse video

Want to see a night treat gazing at the stars far beyond our sun. Well, this one might as well be a huge helping. Thanks to the StarryNights, some of the largest observatories in time-lapse from Jan Hattenbach, a collection of astronomical videos recorded of the last three years by […]

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 […]

Online piracy: Illegal hosting of Pinoy teleserye faces prosecution

Thousands of Filipinos working on contract overseas jobs, commonly known for short as OFWs, drive away their homesickness and longing for things Pinoy, resort to watching Filipino-produced television programs and movies which are always available for free on the internet. News updates, teleseryes, lifestyle programs, variety shows. Name it and […]

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 […]

Mobile Devices With Internet Connectivity Call for Security

(NewsUSA) – With the wealth of internet activity and connected communications offered by smartphones and tablets, our laptops and desktop computers are practically becoming passé. This means your “cell phone” isn’t just a phone anymore, your tablet isn’t just for reading the latest romance novels, and it’s giving software and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Who’s Afraid of the Intellectual Property Rights Anti-piracy Drive?

The Philippines is a marketplace of pirated computer software, music CDs, and movie DVDs. Supply is all over the place, it is not that hard to find. Take the case of a Malacañang-appointed secretary Ronald Llamas in connection with his purchase of pirated DVDs. The act of impropriety by the […]

Adding Ease of Use on Desktop Functionality

Taking time out writing blog by changing desktop make-up and functionality for ease of use. With all the thousands of files saved on folders and subfolders, it takes awhile looking for particular saved material on my notebook.

Something Happened on the Way to the Forum

Something happened during the past few days on the backside of this blog, Cbanga360(dot)net. And it was not funny at all. This writer got distraught had to stop writing post while thinking of the worst possibility- online posts, comments, images, data, may be lost forever if its repository- the SQL database get affected.

Cbanga360 Followers Appreciation Day

How many times would I tell myself that if ever I follow one’s blog, it is because the contents strike a strong and compelling interest that make me check it out on a regular basis and not just to reciprocate a friendly gesture.

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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 […]

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 […]

Something Happened on the Way to the Forum

Something happened during the past few days on the backside of this blog, Cbanga360(dot)net. And it was not funny at all. This writer got distraught had to stop writing post while thinking of the worst possibility- online posts, comments, images, data, may be lost forever if its repository- the SQL database get affected.

PLDT sucks in customer service

PLDT sucks in customer service. Calabanga, CAMSUR — The new year of 2015 is seen to augur inspiration and hope for many of us. But if the new year is epitomized in telecom service like the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), then it doesn’t look good at all. Before […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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, […]

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 […]

Mobile Devices With Internet Connectivity Call for Security

(NewsUSA) – With the wealth of internet activity and connected communications offered by smartphones and tablets, our laptops and desktop computers are practically becoming passé. This means your “cell phone” isn’t just a phone anymore, your tablet isn’t just for reading the latest romance novels, and it’s giving software and […]

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 […]

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 […]

PLDT sucks in customer service

PLDT sucks in customer service. Calabanga, CAMSUR — The new year of 2015 is seen to augur inspiration and hope for many of us. But if the new year is epitomized in telecom service like the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), then it doesn’t look good at all. Before […]

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, […]