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Device that texts you if your bike is stolen

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th April 2014

Device that texts you if your bike is stolen ISLAMABAD: All of us have heard or seen trackers that would nail car or SUV thieves down but here comes a system that texts you if someone steals, or even touches, your motorbike in the parking. The new Scorpio Ride `Core’ system from Massachusetts-based Scorpio Sounds uses an Apple or Android app to keep track...


Microsoft launches ‘Cortana’ smartphone assistant

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd April 2014

Microsoft launches ‘Cortana’ smartphone assistant SAN FRANCISCO- Microsoft on Wednesday took on Apple’s Siri and Google Now with a smartphone personal assistant dubbed “Cortana.” Windows Phone vice president Joe Belfiore introduced Cortana onstage at the technology titan’s annual developers conference. “Cortana is the first truly personal digital assistant who learns about me, and the things that matter to me most,...


Nokia X in partnership with Telenor Goes on Sale in Pakistan

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st April 2014

Nokia X in partnership with Telenor Goes on Sale in Pakistan Nokia X offers a better-designed way to enjoy a world of apps Karachi: Nokia Pakistan announced today that Nokia X part of the new Nokia X family of affordable smartphones that run Android™ apps, has begun selling in Pakistan. The new device is the perfect introduction to a world of Android apps, coupled with signature...


New iPhone likely out in September: Nikkei

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th March 2014

New iPhone likely out in September: Nikkei TOKYO: Apple is likely to release its newest iPhone globally in September with a higher resolution and bigger screens, Japan’s leading Nikkei business daily reported Friday. The handset, expected to be called the iPhone 6, is expected to come in two versions with a 4.7- or 5.5-inch screen, up from the current four-inch panel, the...


Intel buys fitness-tracking band maker Basis

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th March 2014

Intel buys fitness-tracking band maker Basis SAN FRANCISCO- Intel on Tuesday announced it has bought fitness-tracking band maker Basis Science as part of a move into the hot wearable computing market. The California-based chip maker did not disclose how much it paid for Basis, which makes a strap-on wrist band that captures data such as heart rate, activity, and sleep to...


Electrical engineering is child’s play with littleBits

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd March 2014

Electrical engineering is child’s play with littleBits VANCOUVER- Ayah Bdeir is out to make creating Internet Age gadgets as fun and easy as playing with LEGO blocks. The engineer behind littleBits kits that make a game of piecing together modular circuitry used a Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) conference to debut a piece to the puzzle that lets creations talk to the Internet....


Future of Smart phones: Pliable and Intelligent

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th March 2014

Future of Smart phones: Pliable and Intelligent by Farhan Mushtaq Although screen displays on smart phones have gotten wider and their capturing-devices have improved, the progression of gee-whiz innovation has slowed-down as recent releases of newly-launched smart phones lacked innovation with the exception of concave screens, bent either diagonally or horizontally from top to bottom. Smart phone companies are continuously thriving to...


Apps thrill toddlers as Swedish schools go digital

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 6th March 2014

Apps thrill toddlers as Swedish schools go digital STOCKHOLM- Two-year-old Mia traces out a letter on the screen with her forefinger, then claps with joy when the computer chants “wonderful!” and emits a slightly metallic round of applause. The preschool group at Tanto International School in central Stockholm is just getting used to a new batch of iPads — one for every two...


Smartphone giants scramble for profits in tough market

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th February 2014

Smartphone giants scramble for profits in tough market BARCELONA- Smartphone giants released eye-catching new devices as the world’s biggest mobile fair opened Monday, fighting for new ways to profit in a tougher market. Besides a slew of sleek, new premier smartphones, the world’s biggest smartphone maker Samsung and its rivals unveiled an array of smart watches and bracelets to unlock new revenues. The...


Medicine goes mobile with smartphone apps, devices

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th February 2014

Medicine goes mobile with smartphone apps, devices WASHINGTON- Thanks to smartphones, email, video games and photo sharing are available at the touch of a finger. But attach a special case and that same phone can produce an electrocardiogram (EKG) from the electrical impulses in your hand and send it to a doctor. “It’s a neat little device,” says E.B. Fox, who uses...


US, France sign deal for 2016 Mars lander

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th February 2014

US, France sign deal for 2016 Mars lander WASHINGTON- The United States and France Monday unveiled plans to collaborate on a new Mars mission, two years after NASA withdrew from a European partnership to send a probe and lander to the Red Planet. The project aims to send an unmanned lander to study the deep interior of the dry, dusty planet that is...


Thirty years of Macintosh celebrated today

By: Sumaira Alwani, Uploaded: 24th January 2014

Thirty years of Macintosh celebrated today NEWYORK: Macintosh celebrates it’s thirtieth anniversary on Friday (today). Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing Phil Schiller, Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi, and Vice President of Software Technology Bud Tribble — who was a member of the original Mac development team — all shared their thoughts. A particular statement from Federighi...


Samsung posts steep drop in Q4 operating profit

By: Sumaira Alwani, Uploaded: 24th January 2014

Samsung posts steep drop in Q4 operating profit SEOUL- South Korea’s Samsung posted its first fall in quarterly profit in two years Friday, due to a one-off bonus, a strong won and slowing sales of high-end smartphones offered by the world’s largest electronics group. Operating profit stood at 8.3 trillion won ($7.8 billion), down 18 percent from the July-September period and a 6.0...


China’s biggest mobile firm launches Apple iPhone sales

By: Sumaira Alwani, Uploaded: 17th January 2014

China’s biggest mobile firm launches Apple iPhone sales SHANGHAI- China Mobile, the country’s biggest wireless provider, on Friday started selling Apple’s iPhone to millions of customers nationwide, ending a six-year wait in a crucial market for the US technology giant. Apple is fighting for share in China’s competitive smartphone market, so China Mobile’s 760 million-strong customer base and its plans to roll out...


QMobile Signs Kareena Kapoor as Brand Ambassador

By: Sheraz Nasir, Uploaded: 21st December 2013

QMobile Signs Kareena Kapoor as Brand Ambassador Zeeshan Akhtar, Chairman, CEO and mastermind behind the success of QMobile has come to be known as the youngest mobile phone entrepreneur in Pakistan. New he had stepped up to take QMobile to the Next level coining a beyond borders supremacy by hiring glittering mega stars of global repute. Since the success of Aditya Rai’s...


Fairfax consortium bids $4.7 bln to take BlackBerry private

By: Reuters, Uploaded: 24th September 2013

Fairfax consortium bids $4.7 bln to take BlackBerry private TORONTO: Smartphone maker BlackBerry has agreed to go private in a $4.7 billion deal led by its biggest shareholder, allowing the on-the-go email pioneer to regroup away from public scrutiny after years of falling fortunes and slumping market share. The $9 a share tentative offer, from a consortium led by property and casualty insurer Fairfax...


Throngs greet Apple’s newest iPhones, gold color sells out

By: Reuters, Uploaded: 23rd September 2013

Throngs greet Apple’s newest iPhones, gold color sells out NEW YORK: Thousands of iPhone enthusiasts queued up at Apple Inc stores around the world as two new models of the smartphone went on sale, but Apple’s shares ended slightly lower as investors wait for initial sales figures, due as early as next week. Long lines formed outside stores in Sydney, Tokyo, New York, San...


Apple’s new iOS 7 makes bold statement

By: AFP, Uploaded: 19th September 2013

Apple’s new iOS 7 makes bold statement NEW YORK: With consumers eagerly awaiting the release of two new iPhones this week, the more dramatic change may be in the software, not the hardware. The new mobile operating system called iOS 7 became available Wednesday, providing users of iPhones and iPads a bolder look, which may be a shock for some, but which...


Game consoles here to stay despite smartphone onslaught

By: AP, Uploaded: 17th September 2013

Game consoles here to stay despite smartphone onslaught TOKYO- Games on tablets and smartphones are better, faster and more varied than ever, but the excitement surrounding the upcoming PlayStation 4 — expected to attract big crowds at this week’s Tokyo Game Show — proves consoles are here to stay, say observers. They point to Tuesday’s global roll-out of Grand Theft Auto V, the...


Japan’s robo-astronaut takes ‘one small step…’

By: AFP, Uploaded: 5th September 2013

Japan’s robo-astronaut takes ‘one small step…’ TOKYO- A pint-sized android has uttered the first robotic words in space, showcasing Japan’s drive to combine cutting-edge technology with cuteness. The wide-eyed and bootie-wearing “Kirobo” — roughly the size of a chihuahua — broadcast a message from inside the International Space Station, greeting citizens of Earth and paying cheeky tribute to Neil Armstrong. “On...


World’s first telescopic contact lens gives you Superman-like vision

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 5th July 2013

World’s first telescopic contact lens gives you Superman-like vision An international team of researchers have created the first telescopic contact lens; a contact lens that, when it’s equipped, gives you the power to zoom your vision almost three times. Yes, this is the first ever example of a bionic eye that effectively gives you Superman-like eagle-eye vision. As you can see in the photo...


Samsung launches F series smart TVs in Pakistan

By: Aqsa Ishtiaque, Uploaded: 2nd July 2013

Samsung launches F series smart TVs in Pakistan Karachi: Samsung Electronics has officially announced the launch of its new F Series Smart Televisions for 2013 in Pakistan, which is designed to completely transform Home-Entertainment concepts in an event held in PC, Lahore. Mr. John Park, MD, Samsung Pakistan and Mr HD Lee, Business Manager Consumer Electronics Samsung Electronics Pakistan were present on the...


Intel launches fourth generation Intel Core processors

By: Aqsa Ishtiaque, Uploaded: 26th June 2013

Intel launches fourth generation Intel Core processors Intel has launched new fourth generation Intel Core processors (Haswell) at Computex in Taipei, through which it’s targeting PC/ tablet hybrids and Ultrabooks. The processors designed primarily for Ultrabooks, are based on the company’s flagship 22nm Haswell micro-architecture. According to Intel, the fourth generation Intel Core processors deliver a 50 percent increase in battery life...


Sony unveils new 6.4″ smart phone

By: Aqsa Ishtiaque, Uploaded: 25th June 2013

Sony unveils new 6.4″ smart phone Mobile phone maker Sony has unveiled a new high-end smart phone which it claims is the thinnest ever made. The Xperia Z Ultra is a mere 6.5mm in depth and has a large 6.4″ full-HD screen. It is also waterproof to a depth of 1.5m, for up to 30 minutes. The phablet was unveiled at...


HTC to Hire Robert Downey Jr. for $12 Million Ad Campaign

By: Aqsa Ishtiaque, Uploaded: 21st June 2013

HTC to Hire Robert Downey Jr. for $12 Million Ad Campaign HTC has enlisted actor Robert Downey Jr. for a two-year global marketing deal worth about $12 million to promote the Taiwanese company’s smartphone brand, according to two people with knowledge of the plans. Downey will feature in the campaign as himself, not the characters he plays in movies including Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes, and...


Nokia Lumia 720 Accentuates the Man of Steel Experience

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 14th June 2013

Nokia Lumia 720 Accentuates the  Man of Steel Experience Karachi – 13th June, 2013: Nokia and Warner Bros. Pictures have teamed up for a global co-marketing partnership with this summer’s eagerly anticipated, Man of Steel from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures. The association is aimed at bringing the Superman franchise even closer to movie enthusiasts through exclusive Man of Steel content, including merchandise....


 
 
 



 
 
 
 



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