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Samsung Wins Multiple European Imaging and Sound Association Awards across Smartphone, Camera and Multiroom System Categories

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th August 2014

Samsung Wins Multiple European Imaging and Sound Association Awards across Smartphone, Camera and Multiroom System Categories Products awarded this year include the Samsung Galaxy K zoom, the Samsung SMART CAMERA NX30 and the Samsung M7 Multiroom System Lahore 16, 2014 -Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, announced today that the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) has awarded the company multiple awards in...


Nickel in early iPad likely triggered allergy in boy -study

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th July 2014

Nickel in early iPad likely triggered allergy in boy -study SAN FRANCISCO: Nickel in a first-generation i Pad likely triggered an allergic skin reaction in an 11-year-old boy, a case that highlights an increasingly common condition linked to the rapid adoption of consumer electronics, according to a study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday. Dr Sharon Jacob and Dr Shehla Admani, who...


JPMC-Offering The World’s First ‘Free’ Robotic Cyber Knife Surgery

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th July 2014

JPMC-Offering The World’s First ‘Free’ Robotic Cyber Knife Surgery By Aiman Ali This mega project commenced in March 2007 by Prof. Rasheed Jooma, former Professor of Neurosurgery. He by his efforts and struggle persuaded Al-Ameena Adaya to donate Rs. 28 Million for the construction of the building. Later Prof. Tariq Mahmood, the Executive Member of Patients Aid Foundation PAF continued the project. Cyber Knife...


Ubisoft out to get smartphone users dancing

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th June 2014

Ubisoft out to get smartphone users dancing LOS ANGELES- French video game star Ubisoft wants smartphone users to get up and dance. A test version of hit franchise “Just Dance” that can be played just about anywhere using smartphones as controllers should be released on a small scale for testing later this year. If “Just Dance Now” resonates, it will eventually be...


Kidney dialysis machine invented for babies

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th May 2014

Kidney dialysis machine invented for babies ISLAMABAD: Italian scientists have developed a miniaturized kidney dialysis machine capable of treating the smallest babies, and have for the first time used it to safely treat a newborn baby with multiple organ failure. This technology has the potential to revolutionize the treatment of infants with acute kidney injury, according to new research published in...


Apple will fix faulty iPhone 5 models

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th April 2014

Apple will fix faulty iPhone 5 models SAN FRANCISCO- Apple on Friday offered to fix some older iPhone 5 smartphones with flawed on-off buttons. The California-based company said a “small percentage” of iPhone 5 models manufactured through March of 2013 may have on-off buttons that stop working or work intermittently, in a posting on its support website. “Apple will replace the sleep/wake...


Japan’s digital eyes show your emotions for you

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st April 2014

Japan’s digital eyes show your emotions for you TOKYO: Can’t be bothered to show anyone what you’re thinking? Then a Japanese scientist has the answer — a pair of digital eyes that can express delight and anger, or even feign boredom. Building on a long line of slightly wacky and not-very-practical inventions  for which Japan is famous, Hirotaka Osawa has unveiled the “AgencyGlass”....


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...


 
 
 



 
 
 
 



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