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Now China outguns US in top supercomputer showdown
ZDNet - 2017-11-14
Video: US to invest $258m in supercomputer race with China China now not only has the fastest supercomputer in the world, but it also has more supercomputers in the list of the 500 fastest than any other nation. China now has 202 supercomputers in the ...

Duterte pushes for conclusion of Asia-Pacific free trade deal
Philstar - 2017-11-14
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday called for the completion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement, saying the deal could unleash new growth potentials in the region. "It is important to recall the point of ...

DFNN nets P121M
Inquirer - 2017-11-14
Technology firm DFNN Inc. chalked up P121.3 million in nine-month net profit, surging from a meager P800,000 net profit in the same period last year, on the back of robust revenues from licensed gaming operations. Nine-month revenues soared by 616 percent ...

PH-U.S. joint statement: Human rights are essential
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 14) -- President Rodrigo Duterte and U.S. President Donald Trump pledged to include human rights in their national agenda and to promote the welfare of the poor during their bilateral talks, according to their joint ...

Apple Targets Rear-Facing 3-D Sensor for 2019 iPhone
Bloomberg - 2017-11-14
Apple Inc. is working on a rear-facing 3-D sensor system for the iPhone in 2019, another step toward turning the handset into a leading augmented-reality device, according to people familiar with the plan. Apple is evaluating a different technology from ...

Canada to invest ?715 million on PH reproductive health
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 14) -- Reproductive health in the Philippines will get a boost with a ?715.2 million (17.8 million Canadian dollars) investment from Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday. "I am pleased to announce ...

Trudeau assures justice for beheaded Canadians in Sulu
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 14) -- President Rodrigo Duterte had assured that those behind the killing of Canadians Robert Hall and John Ridsdel in 2016 will be punished, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday. "We have been advised most ...

Ads May Soon Stalk You on TV Like They Do on Your Facebook Feed
Bloomberg - 2017-11-14
Targeted ads that seem to follow you everywhere online may soon be doing the same on your TV. The Federal Communications Commission is poised to approve a new broadcast standard that will let broadcasters do something cable TV companies already do: harvest ...

Duterte, Trump 'touched on' human rights during discussion of drug war - PH envoy
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 14) -- The country's ambassador to the United States on Tuesday said President Rodrigo Duterte and U.S. President Donald Trump "touched on" the issue of human rights in their first bilateral meeting. "The whole ...

Passenger loses hand in MRT station accident
Philstar - 2017-11-14
MANILA, Philippines -- A woman lost her hand in an accident at the MRT Ayala Station on Tuesday afternoon. According to a News5 Aksyon report, a 24-year-old passenger fell off the northbound platform of the MRT Ayala Station while the train was moving.

Maute guns recovered from Lake Lanao
Philstar - 2017-11-14
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines --At least 30 high-powered firearms were recovered from Lake Lanao as government troops continued clearing operations in Marawi over the weekend. Brig. Gen. Roseller Murillo, Joint Task Force Ranao commander, said the guns were ...

Trudeau commits to find solution to garbage issue
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 13) -- Same promise, different presidents. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday told President Rodrigo Duterte the Canadian government "is very much engaged in finding a solution" to the controversial ...

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff wants more social media regulation
CNN Money - 2017-11-14
It's unusual to find a Silicon Valley CEO call for more government regulation. Salesforce head Marc Benioff is all for it -- at least for Facebook, Twitter and Google. "Do these companies need more regulation? They probably do," Benioff said in a new ...

Filipino blogger confronts BBC reporter in ASEAN coverage
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 13) -- A Filipino blogger confronted a foreign journalist covering the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit on Monday. Sass Rogando Sasot, a blogger and staunch supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte ...

Duterte absent at ASEAN-UN Summit
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 14) -- President Rodrigo Duterte was absent at the 9th summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United Nations. Presidential aide Bong Go told CNN Philippines Duterte was still at a ...

Canada to invest on women's health in the Philippines
Philstar - 2017-11-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday announced that Canada will be investing $17.8 million to the sexual health and empowerment project for women in the Philippines. The investment, which would be provided over the ...

DILG asks barangay chiefs to help clear roads to avoid ASEAN gridlock
Philstar - 2017-11-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Interior and Local Government on Tuesday sought for help from barangay chiefs in Metro Manila to avoid the gridlock experienced by motorists due to the Association of the South East Asian Nations Summit.

Canada wants in on East Asia Summit
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 14) -- Canada wants to join the East Asia Summit (EAS), Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday. "Over the past couple of days I also expressed Canada's desire to join in the East Asia Summit," Trudeau ...

Chinese firms see boom in defense deals
Inquirer - 2017-11-14
The next five to 10 years will turn out to be golden age in the annals of the Chinese defense-related industry as more financial and technical resources ... a defense-focused institute, at a forum in Beijing. In recent years, the central government has ...

Beef exporters find their niche in China
Inquirer - 2017-11-14
The country may be starting to beef up. By the end of September, US beef exports to China reached about a thousand metric tons for a total of $12.5 million since the export ban was lifted in May, according to the US Meat Export Federation. The country ...

Megawide nets P1.7B
Inquirer - 2017-11-14
Construction and engineering firm Megawide Construction Corp. booked a nine-month net profit of P1.7 billion, up by 7 percent year-on-year on higher earnings from construction and airport operations. In a press statement on Tuesday, Megawide said its ...

Baguio suspends classes as tourists flock to city for long weekend
Philstar - 2017-11-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The influx of tourists from Metro Manila and other areas forced the city government of Baguio to suspend classes from November 14 and 15. Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan announced the suspension of classes from pre-school to high ...

HPE launches upgraded high-performance systems for AI applications
ZDNet - 2017-11-14
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced the launch of upgraded high-density compute and storage systems to encourage adoption of high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) among enterprises. The HPE Apollo 2000 Gen10 is a ...

Fire hits Caloocan police station, destroys case files
Philstar - 2017-11-14
Firefighters put out a fire which fired off bullets that remained in the razed bldg @PhilippineStar pic.twitter.com/Fidkl8t76y -- Marc Jayson Cayabyab (@mjaysoncayabyab) November 14, 2017 Police SOCO inspects guns which were burnt by the fire that razed ...

Andrew Tan to bring Ritz-Carlton Hotel to Philippines
Philstar - 2017-11-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Tycoon Andrew Tan is bringing the world renowned Ritz-Carlton hotel brand to the Philippines, marking the first time that the finest luxury brand will be in the country. Tan will rebrand the existing Maxims Hotel, an all-suite ...

Localized thunderstorms, isolated rain to affect MM, N. Luzon--Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-14
Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be experiencing partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rains due to "localized thunderstorms," the weather bureau said. Pagasa also warned of possible isolated floodings or landslides due to ...

The CEO of Reddit says that he's 'proud' that the site has killed so much office productivity
Business Insider - 2017-11-14
Reddit's CEO said the company's main competition is "free time and office productivity." "We've probably sucked more hours out of work than any other company," he continued. Reddit is planning an IPO but the "time frame is pretty far out." Reddit's CEO ...

Duterte: Two Russians arrested for drug smuggling to 'get a fair trial'
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 14) -- President Rodrigo Duterte brought up the case of two Russian nationals arrested for drug smuggling during the bilateral meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, but not after he thanked the ...

Trump taps ex-pharma executive Azar as U.S. health secretary
Yahoo Finance - 2017-11-13
Trump, who is in the Philippines on a diplomatic trip, announced the nomination on Twitter by saying Azar would "be a star for better healthcare and lower drug prices." Trump's first health secretary, former U.S. Representative Tom Price, resigned in ...

Body pain can be a precursor to anxiety disorder
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2017-11-13
Although her condition has yet to return to what is normal for most people her age ... Research conducted by the University of Michigan says that staying glued to your seat for a long time not only weakens muscles, but also increases health risks.

Dec. 15 deadline set for 600 temporary shelters in Marawi
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-13
Felix Castro Jr., housing assistant secretary and Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) field officer, said his team was confident of meeting its deadline despite erratic weather in the city. Five contractors were simultaneously building prefab houses under the ...

Could Men Really Get Pregnant? Why Experts Say It Won't Be Anytime Soon
Yahoo News - 2017-11-13
A fertility doctor says that in theory, men could attempt to become pregnant as soon as "tomorrow" thanks to advances in uterus transplant surgeries. But other experts say that such a procedure won't happen anytime soon because many more studies are needed ...

10 things in tech you need to know today
Business Insider - 2017-11-13
Good morning! Here's the technology news you need to know this Monday. 1. SoftBank's investment into Uber is a done deal, according to a statement from Uber. "We've entered into an agreement with a consortium led by SoftBank and Dragoneer on a potential ...

Gaming company Razer finishes the day up 18% in trading debut
Business Insider - 2017-11-13
The next major product from Razer is the Razer Phone. YouTube/Razer Video game hardware company Razer Inc. made its stock market debut on Monday. Shares are doing well, giving the company a market value of $6.3 billion. HONG KONG -- Shares in Razer Inc ...

New Blockchain Platforms Emerge To Fight Cybercrime & Secure The Future
Forbes - 2017-11-13
Security circles were recently set abuzz by news concerning Russia-based security company Kasperksy Lab and its alleged involvement in the theft by Russian operatives of sensitive files of the National Security Agency (NSA), an intelligence agency of the U ...

Missouri AG launches Google antitrust probe
ZDNet - 2017-11-13
Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced on Monday that he's launching an investigation into Google's business practices, citing concerns the internet giant may be violating the state's principal consumer-protection statute or its antitrust laws.

6 killed in shootings
philstar.com - 2017-11-13
MANILA, Philippines -- Six persons, including three drug suspects, were gunned down in Batangas, Quezon and Camarines Norte on Wednesday. Ricky de Vera reportedly shot it out with police officers serving a search warrant at his residence in Barangay ...

Complement Inhibitor Fails in Late-Stage Trials for Geographic Atrophy
Medscape - 2017-11-13
NEW ORLEANS -- Complement inhibition as a means of halting the progression of geographic atrophy took a hit this week, with negative findings announced for two pivotal phase 3 clinical trials of lampalizumab. Researchers reported here at the American ...

Good tidings, good health for christmas
Philstar - 2017-11-13
CONSUMERLINE By Ching M. Alano (The Philippine Star) | Updated November 14, 2017 - 12:00am As soon as we enter the store, our eyes light up at the sight of the assorted holiday goodies bundled together under such categories as: Glimmer, Glisten, Glow ...

Facebook's effort to stop the spread of propaganda and misinformation just isn't working
Mashable - 2017-11-13
The Facebook part of each breaking news cycle is pretty familiar to journalists: A story breaks, and it seems just a matter of time until a false or misleading bit of information appears on Facebook's "trending" section or otherwise makes its way around ...

Asean execs to decide on mega trade deal
Inquirer - 2017-11-13
Asean Economic Ministers (AEM) are expected to announce this week whether or not they have reached a substantial conclusion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a mega trade deal among countries that account for around 30 percent of ...

Philippines moves up to 4th place in ASEAN FDI
Philstar - 2017-11-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines has moved up to the upper half of the 10-country Association Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in attracting foreign direct investments (FDI) after settling at the bottom half and in the middle of the pack the previous ...

Stocks tumble on Wall St, Asia leads
Philstar - 2017-11-13
MANILA, Philippines -- Share prices nosedived yesterday, erasing previous gains after another weak finish on Wall St on concerns about the US tax reform deal. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) lost 103.46 points, or 1.22 percent, to ...

Trump open to free trade talks with Philippines
Philstar - 2017-11-13
MANILA, Philippines -- US President Donald Trump has accepted ... bilateral rather than multilateral or regional arrangements. According to the Department of Trade and Industry, among the key factors to be considered by both countries for an FTA is ...

Ex-village exec held for killing wife
Philstar - 2017-11-13
TUGUEGARAO, Cagayan -- A former village councilman was arrested for killing his wife and wounding his neighbor in a gun attack in Burgos, Isabela yesterday. Rolando Gabriel, 63, tried to shoot himself when cornered by personnel of the Isabela Special ...

Bike rider dies in road mishap
Philstar - 2017-11-13
MANGATAREM, Pangasinan -- A motorcycle rider died when his vehicle collided with a tricycle in Barangay Pampano in this town on Sunday. Bienvenido Camota, 60, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Mangatarem District Hospital. The tricycle driver and ...

6 killed in shootings
Philstar - 2017-11-13
MANILA, Philippines -- Six persons were shot dead in separate incidents in Luzon on Sunday. James Carl Guzman, 22, a resident of Barangay Waw, Abucay, and his girlfriend Glory Mary Carbonnel, 22, of Alas-Asin, Mariveles, both in Bataan, were found dead ...

New LPA spotted near Palawan - Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-13
Moderate to heavy rain is expected in parts of Palawan, as a new low pressure area (LPA) was spotted north-northeast of Puerto Princesa City, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Association (Pagasa) said in its latest ...

Trump to tap ex-pharma executive Azar as health secretary
Reuters - 2017-11-13
Trump, who is in the Philippines on a diplomatic trip ... and earlier was general counsel and deputy secretary for Health and Human Services under former Republican President George W. Bush. In February, Azar founded a consulting agency that specialized ...

Debilitated Players Accuse N.F.L. of Stalling on Settlement Payments
New York Times - 2017-11-13
The families of debilitated former N.F.L. players say the league is obstructing their access to an estimated $1 billion settlement over concussions by reflexively rejecting valid claims and bogging down the process with unreasonable demands. The families ...

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