‘Sana all’: Liza Soberano, Bela Padilla, Julia Barretto get fast response over internet woes

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‘Sana all’: Liza Soberano, Bela Padilla, Julia Barretto get fast response over internet woes

Jan Milo Severo (Philstar.com) – September 9, 2020 – 5:07pm

MANILA, Philippines — Kapamilya celebrities Bela Padilla and Julia Barretto reacted on telecommunications giant PLDT’s initiative to provide Liza Soberano a faster internet connection. 

In her Twitter account, Liza recently criticized her Converge internet provider for the slow connection. 

Days after Liza tweeted, PLDT provided

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Apple event: New gadgets to expect later today | Science & Tech News

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Apple is set to announce new gadgets later today, but there are rumours the next-generation iPhone will be kept back until October.

Here’s what to expect – and what not to expect.

TOPSHOT - Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks on-stage during a product launch event at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California on September 10, 2019. - Apple unveiled its iPhone 11 models Tuesday, touting upgraded, ultra-wide cameras as it updated its popular smartphone lineup and cut its entry price to $699. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP) (Photo by JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images)
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Tim Cook will reportedly not unveil new iPhones until October

Due to the coronavirus, the event is being held online – like Apple’s developer conference in June – and will broadcast at 6pm UK time later

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Riverside School District works to add web connections

Hellen Wadman

Officials in the largely rural Riverside School District north of Spokane are exploring a wide variety of options to get high speed internet access for their students, including recruiting parent volunteers to staff community sites where students could go to complete their online schoolwork.

“It’s just one strategy of many,” said Riverside Superintendent Ken Russell. “It’s not final. We’re still working on it.”

Several churches and other locations, including the

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The dwarf planet Ceres might be home to an underground ocean of water

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Ceres, the largest asteroid in the solar system, seems to have liquid water seeping onto its surface, according to a new paper in Nature Astronomy. Data from NASA’s Dawn orbiter, the study suggests, show signs that it may be harboring an ocean deep underground. 

The background: Ceres, a dwarf planet located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, was studied intensely by the Dawn orbiter from March 2015 to

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Storelift launches autonomous convenience stores using AI and computer vision

Hellen Wadman

As physical retail struggles amid the global pandemic, storeowners are rapidly trying to adapt to new realities that also include growing competition from Amazon. But a French startup called Storelift believes it can create a new convenience store concept that leans on many of the same AI and computer vision tools used in Amazon Go stores to reinvent the shopping and checkout experience.

This week, Storelift announced that it has

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Jack Dorsey still thinks Bitcoin is the strongest contender for an internet-native currency

Hellen Wadman

The world of cryptocurrency moves at a whirlwind pace but Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey remains committed to its earliest lodestone, Bitcoin (BTC).

In an interview with Reuters on Sept. 10, Dorsey, who also founded the mobile-payment platform Square, said he believes the coin’s potential still outshines later developments:

“I think the internet warrants a […] native currency and […] Bitcoin is probably the best manifestation of that thus far. I

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New ELEPHONE smartwatch model coming soon

Hellen Wadman

The ELEPHONE brand is well known for their interesting and affordable phone models, but the scope of their production is much wider. They are also dabbling in the audio accessories like TWS earphones or smart devices like webcameras or even smartwatch models. And according to our insider information that’s exactly what they are plan to launch soon – a new smartwatch piece. We even have some alleged picture of this

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ILAFFT: What caused an unexpected loss of power during a Sea King test flight?

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PUBLISHED: 15:50 09 September 2020 | UPDATED: 15:56 09 September 2020

Sea King (c) Airwolfhound, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Sea King (c) Airwolfhound, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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If it was working before… An unexpected loss of power challenges a Search and Rescue pilot during a test flight − and offers a broader lesson on coping with emergencies | Words: Al Potter


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The Ocean Farmers Trying to Save the World With Seaweed

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Amy McConnell, a Canadian Kelp Resources Ltd. lab technician, holds up a piece of giant kelp in the Trevor Channel on Vancouver Island, on Aug. 19, 2020. Credit – Melissa Renwick for TIME

In a cove in Bamfield, a coastal community in British Columbia, Canada, Louis Druehl steers his boat, The Kelp Express, a mile along the mountainous coastline. For 51 years, this boat has taken Druehl to the

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Entrepreneur donates brain-computer company to Tufts

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“I want to make sure, given my science background, that we’re focused on doing good and not harm,” said Stibel, cofounder of the venture capital firm Bryant Stibel, whose partners included the late basketball star Kobe Bryant.

BrainGate is based on research conducted at Brown University, where Stibel earned a master’s degree in cognitive science. It uses electrodes implanted in the brain to intercept and translate a person’s thoughts into

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The best fibre broadband deals in September 2020

Hellen Wadman

Fibre broadband deals will seem like the obvious choice for a lot of people when investing in a new internet plan. We’re streaming constantly, houses are filled with smart devices and more and more people are working from home.

And luckily, fibre has slowly become a very affordable option, with prices dropping right down to sit just above what you’d pay for ADSL. The likes of Virgin Media, BT Fibre,

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Men’s Journal Style & Design 2020: Best New Innovative Gear

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It took a small army of designers and engineers to build Specialized’s 33-pound, long-range Turbo Vado SL e-bike. A 320 Wh battery, plus a lightweight motor and fittings, created a ride you can actually lift, which still assists up to 28 mph. “You don’t need a big engine to get to top speed,” says Senior

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Why NLSIU is holding its own entrance test, the exam format, and what happens to CLAT scores

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a laptop computer sitting on top of a wooden table: NLAT explained: Why NLSIU is holding its own entrance test, the exam format, and what happens to CLAT scores


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NLAT explained: Why NLSIU is holding its own entrance test, the exam format, and what happens to CLAT scores

On September 3, the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru, decided that it would go ahead and conduct its own entrance examination for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Called the National Law Aptitude Test (NLAT), 2020, this home-based online entrance exam will be held on

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Get the low prices on PCs, monitors, and more during HP’s Labor Day sale

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Ready for a new computer? Or ready to just get a new accessory for your current machine? Well, it’s Labor Day, and you know what that means… Labor Day sales! Right now is the time to save on everything HP with a huge Labor Day sale going on at the HP website that includes low prices on everything from computers to printers to monitors. The deals include some bundles and

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Need an ultra-fast internet connection? Move to Liechtenstein

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At a time when a massive shift to working from home has highlighted the critical importance of fast internet connections, the services broker Cable has published a global study of broadband speeds around the world. 



a person standing in front of a computer: Researchers found that the global average speed for broadband Internet connections is 24.83 megabits per second (Mbps).


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Researchers found that the global average speed for broadband Internet connections is 24.83 megabits per second (Mbps).

To compile the new “Worldwide Broadband Speed League 2020”, researchers tested broadband Internet speeds

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A look at what didn’t happen this week

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A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts:



FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump takes a question from a member of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington before boarding Marine One. On Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, The Associated Press reported on a video circulating online incorrectly depicting Trump lost and meandering around the White House lawn. The original Aug. 7, 2019 video clip, available on C-SPAN, was edited to make it appear the president is experiencing dementia symptoms ahead of the election. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)


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FILE – In this Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump takes a question from a member of the media on the

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ESG investors slow to make waves in the $2.5tn ocean economy | Reuters Events

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While investor interest in ‘blue finance’ for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans is growing, challenges including the opacity of ownership of companies in the seafood sector means it is still a drop in the ocean, writes Mike Scott

The ocean economy is estimated to be worth $2.5tn a year, meaning that if it were a country it would be the world’s seventh-largest by GDP. At the same time,

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Tablet and phone cameras monitor mask-wearing and distancing in cafes and lobbies

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A tech startup in the Seattle area is offering new software that it says can help businesses track whether they are COVID-safe, including monitoring for whether employees and customers are wearing masks and social distancing.

The four-year-old startup Nomad Go in Kirkland, Washington, sells software for building management — to monitor lines and speed of service, for example. When the coronavirus pandemic hit, co-founder and CEO David Greschler realized his

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SpaceX Starlink satellite internet network early tests show fast speeds

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SpaceX deploys 60 Starlink satellites in orbit.

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SpaceX gave an update on early tests of its Starlink satellite internet network, which showed speeds capable of playing online video games and streaming movies.

Starlink is the ambitious plan by Elon Musk’s company to build an interconnected network of about 12,000 small satellites in low Earth orbit. To date, SpaceX has launched about 650 of its version 1.0 satellites and is

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