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Twitter appears ready to expand beyond 140-character tweets

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter appears ready to loosen its decade-old restriction on the length of messages in a bid to make its service more appealing to a wider audience accustomed to the greater freedom offered by Facebook and other forums. CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey telegraphed Twitter's intentions in a tweet posted Tuesday after the technology news site Re/Code reported the company is exploring increasing its limits on text from 140 characters to as many as 10,000. Dorsey didn't directly address the Re/Code report that cited unnamed people, but he made it clear that Twitter isn't wedded to the 140-character limit. He illustrated his point by posting a screenshot of a text consisting of 1,325 characters. If Twitter were to allow tweets to span 10,000 characters, it could produce 1,700-word dissertations, based on …

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Samsung Electronics to unveil IoT ready Smart TVs at CES 2016

South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co. on Tuesday said it will debut new Smart TVs that will come with an Internet of Things (IoT) platform developed jointly with SmartThings. The company said its all new smart TV lineup including SUHD TVs will employ an IoT hub that will control or monitor not only Samsung appliances but also 200 other devices at home, such as security cameras, locks, lightings and switches that are compatible with the SmartThings platform embedded in the TV. SmartThings is an open platform that allows users to connect, manage and control smart devices and IoT services, according to the company. With the SmartThings app downloaded onto a smartphone and a TV, users can manage smart home devices using their smartphones and TVs. Samsung bought connected home startup SmartThings …

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Zuckerberg challenges self to create artificial intelligence

Facebook founder and CEO's personal challenge this 2016 is invention -- and he is planning to build nothing much... just an artificial intelligence (AI). "My personal challenge for 2016 is to build a simple AI to run my home and help me with my work. You can think of it kind of like Jarvis in Iron Man", Mark Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook wall on January 4, 2016. He wanted to explore an already existing technology and teach it to understand his instructions and recognize faces. Zuckerberg also plans to use it to aid him in looking after his daughter, Max, as well as in Facebook. READ MORE: (PHOTO) Zuckerberg’s baby a mini Padawan "I think we can build AI so it works for us and helps us. Some people fear-monger about how AI is …

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Jumpstart your post-holiday health regimen with the Philips Power Juicer

Philips, a leader in health and well being,  has come up with the Viva Collection Juicer—the perfect appliance for both beginners and long-time juice enthusiasts. Thanks to its 700 W motor, fruits are effectively blended, mixed, and crushed, creating up to two liters of juice in one go. Its 75 mm extra-large feeding tube allows you to juice larger fruit and vegetables such as apples, carrots, and beetroots without pre-cutting. Every use results in the maximum amount of juice with minimum fuss. The Philips Juicer is as easy to clean as it is easy to use. Regular juicers often make cleanup very difficult since a lot of pulp fibers get stuck in the sieve. With the Philips Juicer’s QuickClean technology, the entire surface of the sieve is smooth, allowing for the quick …

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Get all-day lasting power in 15 minutes with uNu Powerbank

Don’t get trapped next to an outlet. The Ultrapak Tour known as the World’s fastest charging power bank, featuring Ultra-X Charging Technology, significantly increases recharging speeds and saves your most valuable asset, “TIME”. It’s available in all Power Mac Center stores, Odyssey Next stores, Switch stores and online in www.lazada.com.ph. The Speed of Ultra-X Ultra-X is the newest advancement in charging technology. This patent pending charging method provides up to 8x faster charging speeds when compared to conventional USB battery packs. Power for Long Trips Designed to be a powerful backup for any long trips, the Ultrapak Tour boasts a 10,000mAh battery that can provide 400-500% to your smartphone and 100% to your tablets. As a matter of fact, it only takes slightly longer than 1.5 hours to fully recharge this monster size battery …

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Secure Online Shopee-ing App

Are you ready for a secure online shopping experience? Introducing Shopee, Southeast Asia’s newest smart and secure social mobile marketplace officially launches in the Philippines last December 9, 2015. Shopee, available for free in Apple App Store and Google Play, boasts a wide range of products and is equipped with a secure payment service and innovative socially-driven features to create a more secure, fun, fast, and easy shopping and selling experience. Currently, it has millions of users across the region. “Today, a large part of online purchases in Southeast Asia takes place on mobile. With Shopee’s availability here in the Philippines, Filipinos can now fully experience a free, highly intuitive social mobile interface, where anyone can buy and sell in less than 30 seconds, even when on-the-go”, says Terence Pang, Regional …

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Re-envision your smart life with Apacer AS720

Apacer Technology has its head held up high in releasing the unrivaled smart SSD, AS720, the first dual interface SSD worldwide with the newest USB 3.1 and TYPE-C connector, also  the perfect combination with color gold iMac and MacBook. AS720 provides the newest application to digital film cameras of Blackmagic. The high speed AS720 allows editing directly off it without time wasting file copying. It delivers the smoothest and more convenient high-speed transmission experience. Windows-To-Go function, compact size, anti-collision and anti-shock protection, all leads mobile storage solutions forward to the new field for high efficiency and ultimate speed. The moment you use AS720, you know you have never felt anything like it. AS720, the first SSD equipped with SATA III and TYPE-C, USB3.1, is comprised of strictly selected and stable flash …

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College of Saint Benilde and Adobe partner to drive creative excellence for special-needs students

The De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB), Philippines, has entered into a partnership with global technology leader, Adobe Systems. DLS-CSB is one of very few colleges in the Philippines that offers tertiary education to Deaf students through the School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies (SDEAS), and this partnership sees students from the specialist program using the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of software to learn and apply creative thinking skills, enabling higher digital literacy and employability. This alliance is an important enabler of the school’s strategic vision to offer broad and in-depth creative curriculum for students of the digital era. Universities around the world are adopting real-world solutions to make sure students have a leading edge when entering the workforce. DLS-CSB has taken this approach one step further by establishing …

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Gateway Dolby Atmos revolutionizes cinema experience

Gateway Dolby Atmos Cinema, the biggest Dolby Atmos Cinema in the country, celebrates its grand launch with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, offering audiences a 360-experience of the newest sequel in the Star Wars franchise. “We are very excited to screen Star Wars: The Force Awakens at Gateway Dolby Atmos Cinema 5. With its revolutionary sound technology, the theatre will be filled with breathtaking audio and the audience will feel like they are inside the Star Wars universe. This will definitely be a fantastic and world-class movie experience not just for Star Wars fans but for the whole family,” says Araneta Group CEO Jorge Araneta. Gateway Dolby Atmos Cinema Dolby Atmos is a revolutionary new audio platform from Dolby. As the latest world class standard of sound technology, Dolby Atmos transforms the cinema …

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Are you Instagram-ready for the New Year?

It’s the season to be jolly, but Christmas is also the best time to be camera-ready. Apart from capturing unforgettable moments with loved ones, people also love sharing their experiences on social media. Facebook and Instagram feeds become a stream of gifts, celebrations, and those ubiquitous Christmas selfies once the holiday season rolls in. People take the extra effort to look more dashing, more gorgeous than usual for their Christmas photos. Some even go to great lengths to make sure no one posts any unflattering photos of them after the festivities die down. It’s not just a moment in history for many; it’s that special time of the year where you could look and feel your best. “Christmas is one of the best times of the year to look as wonderful as you …

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