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Burka Avengers; special episode for polio awareness drive

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th October 2014

Burka Avengers; special episode for polio awareness drive Pakistan’s first animated superhero series ‘Burka Avengers’ has launched a special episode on ‘World Polio Day’ to spread awareness about Polio vaccination and its importance. Haroon Rashid, the maker of animated cartoon series said, “In Pakistan, you can’t just do entertainment for entertainment’s sake. There’s got to be a message”. Haroon said the idea of...


Apple computer sells for record $905K in NY: Bonhams

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd October 2014

Apple computer sells for record $905K in NY: Bonhams NEW YORK- One of the first Apple computers ever built sold in New York on Wednesday for $905,000, leading Bonhams auction house to declare it the world’s most expensive computer relic. The Apple-1 computer, built by hand in 1976 by Steve Wozniak in Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ garage or his sister’s bedroom, fetched nearly twice...


Apple starts iPhone 6 sales in key China market

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th October 2014

Apple starts iPhone 6 sales in key China market SHANGHAI- Apple began selling its latest iPhone in China Friday, nearly a month after other major territories due to a license delay by regulators, but it faces a tough battle with rivals led by Samsung in the crucial market. Staff at an Apple Store in downtown Shanghai clapped and congratulated iPhone 6 customers as they...


New iPads aim to boost Apple in premium tablet market

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th October 2014

New iPads aim to boost Apple in premium tablet market SAN FRANCISCO- With the global tablet computer market showing signs of cooling, Apple’s expected unveiling of its new iPads Thursday looks to shore up its position at the high end. The iPad event in a small auditorium on Apple’s campus in the Silicon Valley city of Cupertino comes with Google reportedly set to introduce a...


Samsung launches Note 4 ‘phablet’ ahead of schedule

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th September 2014

Samsung launches Note 4 ‘phablet’ ahead of schedule SEOUL- South Korea’s Samsung launched the latest version of its over sized Galaxy Note smartphone earlier than expected Wednesday after US rival Apple reported record sales of its latest iPhone 6. Samsung said the Galaxy Note 4 — initially scheduled for launch in October — would hit stores in South Korea and China this week...


Microsoft Devices announces low cost mobile phone with music, video player

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th September 2014

Microsoft Devices announces low cost mobile phone with music, video player KARACHI: As demand in the affordable mobile segment continues to grow, Microsoft remains committed to delivering market-leading mobile innovation at each and every price point; including low cost mobile with music and video player. This was disclosed by Communications Manager, Microsoft Devices Pakistan, Kamran Masood Niazi, said a press release here on Tuesday. Niazi said...


Google debuts $105 Android One smartphone in India

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th September 2014

Google debuts $105 Android One smartphone in India SAN FRANCISCO: Google on Monday launched a $105 Smartphone in India, taking aim at emerging markets as part of an initiative called Android One. “With Android One, we not only want to help people get online, we want to make sure that when they get there, they can tap into the wealth of information and...


Microsoft Devices Introduces Lumia 530 in Pakistan

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th September 2014

Microsoft Devices Introduces Lumia 530 in Pakistan Microsoft Devices Group today announced the availability of Lumia 530 in Pakistan, the most affordable Lumia smartphone to date, delivering an uncompromisable experience with the latest Microsoft and Lumia innovations. It will be available for an estimated retail price of PKR 12,800/-. Available in both single SIM 3G and dual SIM 3G variants, Lumia 530...


Motorola puts smart watch on sale, upgrades phones

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th September 2014

Motorola puts smart watch on sale, upgrades phones WASHINGTON: Motorola kicked off sales of its new smart watch Friday, in a series of product launches which could be the last before the Google-owned electronics firm is sold to China’s Lenovo. The company said its Moto 360 watch, which uses the Android Wear platform from Google for wearable technology, was going on sale starting...


Huawei Ascend P7 Awarded ‘European Consumer Smartphone 2014 – 2015’

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd September 2014

Huawei Ascend P7 Awarded ‘European Consumer Smartphone 2014 – 2015’ Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, was today awarded ‘European Consumer Smartphone 2014 – 2015’ by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) for its latest flagship smartphone, Huawei Ascend P7. This is the second consecutive year that Huawei has been recognized by EISA after receiving the award for ‘European...


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...


 
 
 



 
 
 



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