By Marian Merritt The task of protecting our children online is a challenge that grows in complexity every day. Just a few years ago, parents mostly worried about the risks of “stranger danger” and online predators. Recently, research from the Harvard University-based Berkman Center downgraded online predators to a much lower risk category, but we still have many online risks to educate...

The touchscreen display has been going strong and becomes the most promising segment in global electronics industry. According to NPD DisplaySearch recent analysis, the shipment and revenue of touch screen module market was predicted to grow at an annual average rate of 15.4% and 16.3% from 2011 to 2018. The total touch screen module revenue will reach $21.4 and reach $31.9 billion by 2018. And after...

Appreciate good music like never before with Beats Studio headphones. Lighter than its predecessor, the new Beats Studio headphones are built stronger, more comfortable and packed with intelligent features. Each pair of the new Beats Studio headphones is precisely tuned with new custom digital software called the Beats Acoustic Engine (BAE), to perfectly deliver a reengineered and reimagined Beats...

KINGMAX has launched the PJ-01 OTG USB, which boasts – among others – a plug-and-play design that gives convenience to users of Android smartphones and tablets. As an OTG (on the go) USB, this offering is really small and light, weighing only three grams. Better yet, it is also trendy, coming in various colors.  This is also compliant with USB2.0 specifications (up to 480Mb/s). ...

Some of the revelations of the past year raised questions about the way the Internet is used nowadays and the type of risks faced by users, according to Kaspersky Lab. In 2013, advanced threat actors have continued large-scale operations and cyber-mercenaries, specialist APT groups “for hire” which focus on hit-and-run operations have emerged. Hacktivists were...

Posted on Dec 13 2013 - 9:54am by Melba Bernad
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LG’s Nexus 5, the first-ever smartphone running on Google’s Android 4.4 KitKat, is now exclusively available from Smart Communications. Supporting 4G/LTE networks, the new supersized phone features a 5-inch 1080p display and is powered by a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. The Nexus 5 comes with a 2300mAH battery, a boost from the Nexus 4’s 2100mAH but falls short of the 3000mAh power pack on LG’s G2 phone. The Nexus 5 has placed a new emphasis on photography, with optical image stabilization...

With 2013 coming to an end, Ericsson ConsumerLab has identified the hottest consumer trends for 2014 and beyond. “The most important trend we see is the mass demand for apps and services across all industries and societal sectors – which has the potential to fundamentally change everyday life,” Michael Björn, Head of Research at ConsumerLab. Apps change society. The fast global uptake of smartphones has completely changed the way we communicate and use the internet. Now we enter a new phase of rapidly-diversifying smartphone use...

Posted on Dec 11 2013 - 4:34pm by Upgrade Staff
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Globe Telecom has blamed its system for a shocking Php3,272,638.38 bill charged to Elmer de Guzman, a postpaid subscriber of the company. In a status posted on his Facebook account, De Guzman claimed he was charged with more than Php3 million by the telecommunications company after a trip to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. “We acknowledge that Mr. De Guzman...

By Jeremy Gordon Every day, people come to Twitter to find out what’s happening in the world and talk about it. Today, we’re updating our mobile apps to make this even easier. Now you can send and receive photos via direct messages and swipe back and forth between timelines. Direct messages: Now with photos For the first time, you can share and view photos via...

While tablet computing and 2-in-1 devices will continue to evolve and awe consumers next year, 2014 will bring a rapid increase in emerging technologies such as human augmentation, speech-to-speech translation, augmented reality, gesture control and wearable user interfaces. Wearable technology isn’t new but the last 12 months saw a burst of product releases...