While the country may have got 4G LTE as early as 2011, networks in the Philippines aren't as fast as other Asian countries.
Web giant uses backpack-attached Street View Trekker camera to capture 360-degree images from within Manila's walled city of Intramuros.
CNET goes over the hits and misses that helped define our year in smartphones.
Creating a Person Finder and Relief Map, the Web giant looks to help people find loved ones, along with food and shelter, in the aftermath of the devastating natural disaster.
The Sparkle V from Indian firm Karbonn Mobile is the first phone to launch in the UK that follows Google's Android One spec for low-cost smartphones -- but it's not as cheap as you might think.
Gone is the Nokia label as the new Lumia 535 marks a modest step forward for Microsoft's mobile ambitions.
Using hotel Wi-Fi networks, the hackers are able to infect corporate executives' computers with malicious software, according to security research firm Kaspersky Lab.
The new roller suction head uses microfibre and carbon strips to suck up anything from fine dust to large pieces of kibble.
"E-trikes" are part of a movement to cut CO2 emissions and fuel costs in Asian cities. Manila wants 100,000 by 2016.
The Uber competitor is showing strong growth in Southeast Asia, with 400,000 active monthly users and two bookings made every second.