Mellisa Tolentino

Mellisa Tolentino started at SiliconANGLE covering the mobile and social scene. Over the years, her scope expanded to Bitcoin as well as the Internet of Things. SiliconANGLE gave Mellisa her break in writing and it has been an adventure ever since. She’s from the sunny country of Philippines where people always greet you with the warmest smile. If she’s not busy writing, she loves reading, watching TV series and movies, but what she enjoys the most is playing or just chilling on the couch with with her three dogs Ceecee, Ginger, and Rocky.

Latest from Mellisa Tolentino

Where to sell old iPhones and how much cash you’ll get

The iPhone SE started pre-selling on March 24 and will be available in Apple Stores by March 31. Planning on purchasing the new iPhone and have an old iPhone around? This is the best time to trade it in for cash to use towards Apple’s newest handset. For those who own an iPhone 1st gen, 3G, 3GS, 4, 4s, […]

What you missed in the Smart World: More trouble for smartwatch market

From global expansion to market consolidation, the Internet of Things sector saw some interesting developments in the past seven days. Every week we round up the latest developments in the Smart World, from new developer platforms to smart city initiatives around the world. Here’s what you missed in the Smart World: Security is not the […]

Fresh iPad Pro 9.7″ accessories: New cases, keyboards and more

During Apple’s Spring event, the company introduced the 9.7” iPad Pro, best described as a jacked up version of the iPad Air 2. If you have an iPad Air 2 and you bought a 9.7” iPad Pro, you might be inclined to use your old accessories as they would fit, but not all will function […]

You can cover iPhone SE with an old 5S case, but why?

Apple has finally introduced the iPhone SE and despite being described as a smaller version of the iPhone 6S, it looks a lot like an even older iPhone model, the 5S. Though some might think that the similarity between the old and the new iPhone as a downside, those who own an iPhone 5S and want to […]

Security is not the path to Japan’s smart home market, as Icontrol expands beyond U.S.

Icontrol Networks, Inc., the company that specializes in home automation and security systems, announced that its foothold in the Japanese market has expanded with five new service provider customers via its Intelligent HOME platform. The Intelligent HOME platform is a home automation offering powered by Icontrol’s Touchstone solution, and deployed by prominent Japanese service provider […]

Dr. VR: New goggles diagnose traumatic brain injuries

Gaming may get the bulk of press love when it comes to virtual reality (VR) developments. But more companies are seeing the real world potential of VR technology, from tourism to education and training programs. One company aims to make virtual reality a life-saving technology by using it to assess brain function after a head injury. SyncThink, […]

iPhone SE full specs and colors: New Apple Watch bands, iPad

Update: full details on products announced at today’s Apple Event can be found here. The rumors were right on point as Apple officially unveiled new devices at its Spring event. Fanboys awaiting this latest lineup from Apple will likely be delighted with the new offerings. Here are all the details announced this morning: iPhone SE Described […]

What you missed in the Smart World: Amazon Echo confused by NPR

In today’s recap of the week’s top stories in the Internet of Things: Amazon’s voice-activated personal assistant device, Echo, gets entirely disoriented while listening to an NPR radio program, Swiss watch makers get serious about the smartwatch market, and details emerge on the dark truth of government surveillance. Every week we round up the latest developments in […]

Smartwatch race: Swiss take on Apple Watch in style

Swiss watch makers jump on the smartwatch bandwagon as more consumers opt for these over traditional watches. The Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry reported (pdf) that global revenue for Swiss watches has experienced a steep decline.  In January 2016, the market value totalled to 1.5 billion francs (about $1.5 billion), a drop of 7.9 percent […]

Alexa! What the hell are you doing?!? Why Amazon’s personal assistant needs more smarts

Alexa voice search is the pride of Amazon Echo, the e-tailer’s smart home hub.  It’s convenient to use, but unfortunately, this ease of use could also be the device’s greatest downfall. National Public Radio (NPR) delves deep into how the Amazon Echo works during its Weekend Edition in late February. During the program, an ad […]