Google buys part of HTC, and it could be because of Apple

HTC U11 and Google Pixel_Revu Philippines

S we previously mentioned, Google and HTC have reached an all-cash agreement that will see the search and software giant pay $1.1 billion to absorb the latter’s Pixel team and integrate it into Google’s workforce.

Is this Makati shop really an official Xiaomi Mi Home store?

Xiaomi Mi Home store_Revu Philippines

HOTOS of an alleged Mi Home store at Circuit Lane in Makati City had made the rounds online. So we got out, braved the heavy traffic, and went to that Ayala mall a day after seeing the pictures. Our mission: to find out if it had the blessings of Xiaomi in Beijing.

Where to live if you want the fastest internet connection

Checking internet speed on the laptop at home_Revu Philippines

HEN you live in a country where the internet connection is as slow as traffic during rush hour, we don’t blame you if you feel like migrating to a place where you can get reliable speeds — especially when your productivity depends on it.

Globe vs PLDT vs Converge ICT: Our experience so far

AST wired internet is already available in the Philippines, with Globe Telecom and PLDT, the country’s telecom duopoly, stepping forward with their respective fiber-powered offers. Then there’s Converge ICT, a relatively new — and unproven — option for residential owners.

First in PH: Starmobile starts phone assembly in Calamba

Starmobile UNO B208 assembly Philippine factory_Revu

OCALLY branded smartphones are not really assembled in the Philippines. You know that, right? They buy the devices from original design manufacturers or ODMs, which are mostly based in China, and tweak them to their liking, so to speak. But in a first in the Philippines, a local technology company is assembling mobile phones in the country.

Free Wi-Fi on EDSA: Everything you need to know

Free WiFi EDSA MRT_Revu Philippines

OR commuters who regularly pass by the busiest thoroughfare in the Philippines, this is probably a welcome respite from the horrible traffic they usually face on the highway: The Department of Information and Communications Technology has formally launched its “free high-speed Wi-Fi on EDSA” project. This is in line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s promise to provide Filipinos better internet service.

Xiaomi officially in PH? Here’s the company’s statement

Xiaomi Mi 6_Revu Philippines via CNET

S it true that Xiaomi will be back again in the Philippines by February?” We were taken aback. We certainly did not see that message coming. Our friend’s question came out of the blue — and just when we were in the middle of covering CES 2017.

PLDT vs Globe vs Converge ICT: Fiber internet plans available

Checking internet speed on the laptop at home_Revu Philippines

O you finally realized that you can get fast home internet connection in the Philippines, thanks to fiber, which can transfer a huge amount of data seamlessly and deliver speeds over longer distances without being susceptible to electromagnetic interference.

Google Philippines is hiring. Here are the job openings

Google Philippines office in BGC, Taguig City, Metro Manila

ANCY working at the local office of one of the top technology companies in the world? You’re in luck. We were scrolling through our Facebook feed when we chanced upon an interesting post of a friend who works at Google Singapore: that Google Philippines has several job openings. 

How to check if up-to-1Gbps internet connection is available in your area

Checking internet speed on the laptop at home_Revu Philippines

ELIEVE it or not, it is possible to get fast home internet connection in the Philippines. We should know. We switched from DSL to fiber optic in 2015 and have never looked back since. In fact, if we are to move to a new place, there’s no question that one of our top considerations is the availability of fiber in …

DOH head wants to block porn sites… due to HIV risk

Watch and block porn sites by iStock

ON’T ask us how they’re connected, or even how the move will actually solve the problem, but the Department of Health wants to impose a sweeping ban on porn sites in the country to stop the spread of HIV and AIDS, particularly among the youth.

Apple dethrones Samsung as world’s largest smartphone vendor

Apple vs Samsung by ExtremeMobile

NE company’s misfortune could lead to another manufacturer’s success. In this case, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 problem caused the tech giant to settle for second place in the smartphone category in the fourth quarter of 2016.

This P1,490 TV box promises cable-quality local channels — without cable

Starmobile's Starcube digital TV box by Elijah Mendoza

HE company responsible for Starmobile phones and tablets is now also in the TV box business, with the introduction of the new Starcube digital television box. Distributed by STAR Inc., the device promises an affordable way of watching free-to-air live channels in “cable quality,” without a cable subscription. And without splurging on a new set.

PLDT intros cheapest fiber plan. Is it worth it?

HE affordable has become cheaper. Two months after introducing Fiber Plan 1899, PLDT unveiled a fiber-optic internet-connection package whose monthly fee is friendlier to your budget than the 1899. 

Here’s why the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 caught fire

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 catches fire

HE world can rest easy, as Samsung today answered that — pardon us — burning question on everyone’s lips. At a news conference, the tech giant confirmed that bad batteries and bad decisions were to blame for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fire incidents that led to its discontinuation just two months after its launch.

These are the top 5 smartphone brands in Q3 2016

Smartphones on Revu Philippines

HINESE smartphone vendors still reign over the industry amid a 1.1 percent growth to 363 million shipments in Q3 2016, according to the latest numbers published by market-research firm IDC.

Apple is PC industry’s biggest loser in 2016

Apple MacBook, Revu Philippines

HE latest report of market-research firm IDC did not surprise us; we had already expected the PC industry to shrink in 2016. Based on the data, worldwide shipments of traditional PCs — desktops, notebooks, and workstations combined — fell to 260 million units, down 5.7 percent from 2015. It was the fifth straight year that the industry shrank. And Apple took the …

10 other interesting tech products on display at CES 2017

Toyota Concept-i at CES 2017

NOTHER January, another CES done. And once again, this year’s edition of the biggest consumer-electronic show gave us a look at what’s out there in the world of technology and what’s about to come. 2017 is even memorable as CES celebrates its 50th anniversary.