Samsung unveils smartwatch ahead of rival Apple

BERLIN — Samsung unveiled a highly anticipated digital wristwatch Wednesday at least weeks ahead of a similar product expected from rival Apple. The so-called smartwatch is what some technology analysts believe could become this year’s must-have holiday gift. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Gear on Wednesday in Berlin ahead of the annual IFA consumer electronics show. …

Comelec cuts building budget to fund barangay, SK polls

INSTEAD of 11 floors, the new headquarters of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Pasay City will only be seven floors as the poll body has used up a portion of its savings for the conduct of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls next month.

“We need to cut our building from 11 floors to seven to eight floors to accommodate the barangay elections… Inuubos namin savings namin dahil diyan,” Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. told the House committee on appropriations during the deliberations on their 2014 budget Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry

Google names latest android update ‘Kitkat’

(Updated) SORRY, it’s not Key Lime Pie, but “KitKat.” Google, which is known for nick-naming its Android mobile operating systems for smartphones and tablets after desserts, has chosen a brand-name candy for its 4.4 version that’s expected to launch this fall: Kit Kat. “Yep, our upcoming release will be named Android KitKat! KitKat has been …