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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 […]

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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Smart offers 66 million subscribers free internet access

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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Pope Francis (@franciscus) Pope Francis joins social photo sharing site Instagram under “Franciscus.” The Holy Father, Papa Francisco will definitely rock, again, the social media scene. This time, he joins Instagram. The information was first disclosed through the Vatican Dario Viganò […]

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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Smart offers 66 million subscribers free internet access

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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 […]

Apple M1 Macbook Pro 13-Inch, The Unboxing

Join us in this unboxing event of the newest Macbook Pro 13-inch system in the market. (That is new, up until Apple releases an update on this model, but mostly seen as a bigger system by one inch in size.) This Mac is the latest so far, using the first […]

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.

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 […]