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Facebook Lite expands to India, Philippines

The Lite version of the Facebook app is designed for people with budget Android phones stuck on slower 2G networks found in developing markets.

By June 29, 2015


OpenSignal LTE report on the Philippines: Slow but consistent speeds

While the country may have got 4G LTE as early as 2011, networks in the Philippines aren't as fast as other Asian countries.

By October 23, 2014


Panasonic bringing light and portable power to those without

The Japanese electronics giant has designed a power system for the electricity-deprived regions of the world, which it intends to ship throughout Asia and Africa by the year's end.

By October 30, 2015


New Indian tech could help rural communities bridge digital divide

The Pruthvi chip, made by Bangalore-based Saankhya labs, can make use of unused TV bandwidth to provide long-range Internet access to rural areas.

By October 20, 2015


Sony's h.ear range of audio accessories hit Australia and Asia

Sony's new range of headphones and music players, revealed last month at IFA in Berlin, will soon be available in the Asia Pacific region.

By October 9, 2015


Sharp debuts mosquito-catching air purifier

The Japanese appliance maker hopes to help tackle two major problems Southeast Asians are struggling against -- polluted air and mosquitoes.

By October 1, 2015


Testing LuminAid, the lantern you blow up like a balloon

CNET's Michael Franco falls in love with an inflatable lantern.

By September 24, 2015


Groupon to slash 1,100 jobs in the next year

The daily-deals and e-commerce site is about to go through some major downsizing, cutting about 10 percent of its workforce and ending operations in half a dozen countries.

By September 22, 2015


Google's Street View lands in the Philippines

Web giant uses backpack-attached Street View Trekker camera to capture 360-degree images from within Manila's walled city of Intramuros.

By January 28, 2014


What do Edward Snowden and Elton John have in common? Crustaceans

A newly discovered crayfish gets named after the NSA leaker and an amphipod after the singer of "Crocodile Rock." Now whose name are we going to use when we find a new species of crocodile?

By August 26, 2015