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AWS announces general availability of Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) announced the general availability of Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP, a new storage service that allows customers to launch and run complete, fully managed NetApp ONTAP file systems in the cloud for the first time. ONTAP is NetApps file system technology that has traditionally powered on-premises network-attached storage (NAS) and provides a widely adopted set of data access....

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DOST to return P1.7-billion unused scholarship funds

The Department of Science and Technology on Wednesday said it is set to return P1.7 billion in accumulated scholarship funds that have gone unutilized. In a congressional hearing on DOST 2022 proposed budget, Catanduanes Representative Hector Sanchez asked DOST officials regarding the Commission on Audit's 2020 report which flagged the unused funds for scholars under its Science Education Institute....

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Polaroid Launches Versatile

Polaroid is introducing its most versatile product yet, the Polaroid Now, reimagining the analog instant camera with connectivity upgrades and more creative tools than ever before. The Polaroid Now connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth and can be controlled through the Polaroid app to toggle between light painting, double exposure, manual mode, and more. #In60words...

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Globe empowers startup founders in 5G Hackathon

Ten groups move forward and are one step closer to bringing their ideas to life in the Globe 5G Hackathon, the first and biggest event of its kind in the Philippines. Together with De La Salle University (DLSU) Animo Labs, Globe screened over 100 idea submissions and brought them down to 30 for the Idea Pitch Competition round. #In60words

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PH cube satellites Maya-3, Maya-4 launched

The Space Technology and Applications Mastery, Innovation, and Advancement (STAMINA4Space) Program announced on Sunday, August 29, the successful launch of two Philippine cube satellites, Maya-3 and Maya-4. The satellites were launched to the International Space Station (ISS) on August 29, 314 pm, Philippine time, aboard a SpaceX rocket called Dragon C208....

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'Halo' Esports Is Coming Back Thanks to 'Halo Infinite'

Halo is returning in full steam thanks to the upcoming release of Halo Infinite. Announced via a series of new tweets from the official Halo Championship Series, the upcoming tournament has already signed on a handful of big teams, including Cloud9, FaZe Clan, G2 Esports, Sentinels, and FNATIC. Theres no official information on when the new Championship will begin, but Halo Infinite will arrive on December 8....

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Chinese social media platforms to 'rectify' financial self-media accounts

Wechat, Douyin, Sina Weibo and Kuaishou said on Saturday, August 28, they would begin to rectify irregular practices of self-media accounts. This, after the Cyberspace Administration of China said it would look into accounts that have repeatedly released financial news illegally, distorted economic policy interpretation, badmouthed financial markets, spread rumors, and disrupted network communications....

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Netflix Enters Into Gaming Adding Two Stranger Things Titles

Netflix has offered games on its platform for the first time as part of a first, tentative trial in Poland. Two titles based on Netflixs own hit sci-fi show, Stranger Things, are available to download and play to Polish subscribers using Android devices to access the platform.

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'Horizon Forbidden West' to arrive on February 18, 2022

Sony's next big PlayStation exclusive, Horizon Forbidden West, has been confirmed to launch on February 18, 2022 as confirmed on the PlayStation blog, Wednesday, August 25, US time. Prior to the announcement, there was some belief that the game would arrive in late 2021. Hermen Hulst, the head of PlayStation Studios, said in a June blog entry that a holiday release seemed viable if uncertain....

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OnlyFans reverses ban on posting 'sexually explicit' content

Critics accuse the site of turning its back on sex workers who have helped the site grow quickly, and who have found a way to earn money safely during the pandemic. OnlyFans, an online subscription platform known for adult content, on Wednesday, August 25, scrapped its planned policy that would have prohibited users from posting any material containing sexually explicit conduct....

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Twitter's top PH hashtags for the first half of 2021

Earlier this week, Twitter celebrated the 14th anniversary of the hashtag, a day it otherwise called #HashtagDay. The idea of the hashtag as a way to organize tweets and posts online was born on August 23, 2007, US time, when American blogger chrismessina tweeted #barcamp. The concept was borrowed from IRC (internet relay chat) which was popular among tech-savvy users before the days of social media....

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Thailand develops robotic system to squeeze out more vaccine doses

Using a robotic arm, the AutoVacc system can draw 12 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine in four minutes from a vial, according to researchers at Chulalongkorn University, who made the machine that has been used at the university's vaccination center since Monday. The machine only works on AstraZeneca multi-dose vials currently and labels show each vial can provide 10 to 11 doses....

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Facebook's head of crypto considering NFT-related products, services

David Marcus, the head of F2 (Facebook Financial) and the Novi cryptocurrency wallet division, said on Tuesday, August 24, that he's looking into making products and services related to non-fungible tokens. At the same time, however, Marcus also said he had doubts about the use of bitcoin for transactions.

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Crypto platform Poly Network says hacked funds returned

In a Twitter post, Cryptocurrency platform Poly Network said almost all of the 610 million stolen this month in one of the biggest crypto heists had now been returned by the unknown person or persons behind the attack. It had regained control of all the assets except for 33 million in stablecoin tether that had been frozen by the company that manages it....

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Foreigners making 'Philippine-based content' to be taxed

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in a memo released on Monday, August 16, made it clear that foreigners creating content in the Philippines will be taxed. The BIR is set to conduct a full-blown tax investigation against social media influencers, as the Philippine government looks for more cash amid the coronavirus pandemic. #In60words

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