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By the Data Driven Investor The crypto world is enjoyable for many reasons other than simply the opportunity to get rich quick. Among them is the chance to engage in online communities, both for cryptocurrency in general and ones that emerge for each specific coin. Bitcointalk forums, Facebook groups, Reddit and Telegram all provide opportunities for crypto enthusiasts to discuss the latest news events, to exchange investment strategies, and to help each other out with some of the more practical aspects of trading cryptocurrency. But...

iOS 11.3 has been launched to deliver new immersive augmented reality experiences, new Animoji for iPhone X users, as well as access to personal health records in the Health app. This free software update also offers customers more visibility into the battery health and performance of their iPhone. New AR Experiences The introduction of ARKit with iOS 11 put augmented...

A team of Microsoft researchers said Wednesday that they believe they have created the first machine translation system that can translate sentences of news articles from Chinese to English with the same quality and accuracy as a person. Researchers in the company’s Asia and U.S. labs said that their system achieved human parity on a commonly used test set of news stories, called newstest2017, which was developed by a group of industry and academic partners and released at a research conference called WMT17 last fall. To ensure the...

HP Philippines has introduced the HP Spectre x2, a new premium detachable 2-in-1 tablet with the power of a laptop.   Powered by 7th Generation Intel Core processors, the HP Spectre x2 is packed with 8GB of RAM which runs the latest Windows 10 applications, and is equipped with a 360GB solid-state storage space. The device also offers eight-hour battery life and boasts an HP Fast Charge technology which recharges battery from 0% to 50% within 30 minutes. The latest addition to the Spectre series, HP Spectre x2 allows users to sketch...

Fitbit has unveiled Fitbit Versa, a modern, intuitive smartwatch. Fitbit’s lightest smartwatch offers a comfortable design and a new dashboard that simplifies how you access your health and fitness data. Advanced health and fitness features like 24/7 heart rate tracking, onscreen workouts, and automatic sleep stages tracking meet smart features like quick replies on Android, wallet-free payments, and on-device music – all with 4+ days battery life. Versa will be available in the Philippines in the second quarter of 2018. Fitbit also...

When women are empowered, everyone—their families and the community—wins. And one tool that can help women fight poverty and hunger is financial technology.  “We believe that technology is really the enabler to catalyze poverty alleviation,” said Gigi Gatti, Regional Director for Asia at Grameen Foundation, a global nonprofit that creates solutions spanning financial, agricultural, and health services. The foundation’s mission is to enable the poor, especially women, to create a world without poverty and hunger. “In the Philippines,...

IBM Security announced the results of a global study exploring the factors and challenges of being a Cyber Resilient organization. The study was conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by IBM Resilient and found that 77 percent of respondents admit they do not have a formal cyber security incident response plan (CSIRP) applied consistently across their organization....

The financial services industry today is going through exciting times, thanks to technologies that are making financial products and services accessible to more people. At the first Finovation 2018 event, J.P. Ellis, Group CEO and Co-Founder of eCompareMo.com’s parent company, C88 Financial Technologies, said that artificial intelligence, big data, product customization, blockchain, and information security are shaping the Philippine financial technology landscape. “Artificial intelligence tools, such as chatbots, are the future of...

SINGAPORE – Issues with infrastructures in the Philippines are affecting the country’s cloud maturity, said Helen Masters, general manager and senior vice president for Asia Pacific of Infor, even as she expressed optimism that movements are expected considering positive developments happening. More specific to interconnectivity, in May 2017, Akamai Technologies’ Global State of the Internet Report showed that the Philippines has the slowest average Internet speed in Asia Pacific, with an average connection speed of just 5.5...

Every year, the International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 to commemorate the achievements of women around the world. More and more women today are thriving and making major advances in different facets of society across the globe. They now have taken the driver’s seat and have the power to steer change and progress in their hands.  Being the smart and competent drivers that they are, women nowadays are attracted to cars that offer practicality, comfort, value for money, and safety. Combining agility, affordability and fuel...