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NASA plans to send rats to space for longer duration

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd August 2014

NASA plans to send rats to space for longer duration ISLAMABAD:Rats have flown to space before but the new “rat-stronauts” will stay between 30 and 90 days, depending on the how soon they can get transported on the roundtrip. “This will allow animals to be studied for longer period of time on space station missions,” said Julie Robinson, chief scientist for the International Space Station...


Microsoft unveils new Windows software : reports

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd August 2014

Microsoft unveils new Windows software : reports SAN FRANCISCO: A news report out Thursday indicated that Microsoft is poised to give the world a glimpse at new-generation computer operating system that will succeed Windows 8. The US software titan could hold an event as early as the end of September to provide a look at a version of what is expected to...


178 million phones at security risk in Middle East, Africa

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th August 2014

178 million phones at security risk in Middle East, Africa ISLAMABAD: Over 94 per cent of popular Android applications used in the Middle East and Africa are potentially vulnerable, according to a report. Enterprise security player Palo Alto Networks says Android Internal Storage is a protected area that Android-based applications use to store private information, including user names and passwords, Economic Times reported. According to...


Iran develops low-cost laser accelerator

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th August 2014

Iran develops low-cost laser accelerator ISLAMABAD: High-energy laser ultra-short pulse amplifier system is a national project of Iran to develop laser accelerators. Laser accelerators have extensive applications in medicine especially in cancer treatment. With smaller size and lower costs,they could be a powerful rival for imported foreign-made facilities, Mehr News Agency reported. Reza Masoudi, the director of the High-Energy Laser Ultra-short...


Microsoft Devices Partners with Truecaller to Offer Free Premium Service for Nokia X Users

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th August 2014

Microsoft Devices Partners with Truecaller to Offer Free Premium Service for Nokia X Users The partnership enables people to use Premium Truecaller features for 90 days; aligns the growth trajectory with Microsoft Devices’ expertise in emerging markets Microsoft Devices today announced its collaboration with Truecaller, the world’s largest verified mobile phone community, for Nokia X smartphones, which would allow people to have access to premium features of Truecaller for...


Scientists develop self-assembling robot

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th August 2014

Scientists develop self-assembling robot ISLAMABAD: A team of engineers from Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers have developed an affordable self-assembling robot. The android is made of a sheet of composite paper, which has had different parts, including hinges, motors, batteries, and micro controller, installed upon it, Press Tv reported. Having been fitted with the batteries, the automaton...


China to send orbiter to moon and back

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th August 2014

China to send orbiter to moon and back BEIJING: China will launch its first recoverable moon orbiter later this year, the government announced Sunday,in the latest step in its ambitious space programme. The mission will be launched before the end of the year and will travel to the moon before returning to earth, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National...


Samsung, Apple drop patent war outside US

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 6th August 2014

Samsung, Apple drop patent war outside US SEOUL: Arch-rivals Samsung and Apple have decided to drop a series of bitter patent disputes pending in multiple courts outside the United States, the South Korean electronics giant said Wednesday. The two companies have been locked in a prolonged war of legal attrition in close to a dozen countries, with each accusing the other of...


Centaurus Mall chooses Makkays to implement state of the art Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise data network

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th August 2014

Centaurus Mall chooses Makkays to implement state of the art Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise data network Centaurus Mall in Islamabad, Pakistan has recently chosen Makkays to implement a state of the art Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise data network solution to enhance their core network infrastructure and backhaul network. This will deliver advanced quality-of-service functionality and high-speed switching technology for day-to-day applications and services. Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise solutions are highly flexible as compared to other...


LinkedIn to pay $6 mln over US wage violations

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LinkedIn to pay $6 mln over US wage violations WASHINGTON: LinkedIn has agreed to pay nearly $6 million in back wages and damages to 359 current and former employees after a US investigation found it had failed to pay them properly for overtime work. Under a settlement announced by the Labor Department on Monday, the career-focused social network will pay more than $3.3 million...


Samsung Electronics Becomes First Smartphone Provider To Achieve joyn Blackbird Accreditation

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 4th August 2014

Samsung Electronics Becomes First Smartphone Provider To Achieve joyn Blackbird Accreditation Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.is pleased to be recognized as the first smartphone provider accredited with joyn Blackbird from the Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA), the latest level of accreditation among Rich Communications Services (RCS)-based services.As the only company among smartphone providers and RCS-based application developers currently joyn Blackbird accredited, Samsung again proves at the forefront...


Microsoft sues Samsung in US, alleging contract breach

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd August 2014

Microsoft sues Samsung in US, alleging contract breach NEW YORK: Microsoft on Friday fired a legal salvo at longtime partner Samsung, accusing the South Korean giant of breaching a contract over licensing of technology used in the competitive smartphone market. “After becoming the leading player in the worldwide smartphone market, Samsung decided late last year to stop complying with its agreement with Microsoft,”...


Microsoft Devices Group Expands Affordable Smartphone Portfolio with the Nokia X2

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th July 2014

Microsoft Devices Group Expands Affordable Smartphone Portfolio with the Nokia X2 Microsoft Devices Pakistan unveiled the Nokia X2, the newest addition to the expanding Nokia X family of affordable Smartphones designed to introduce the “next billion” people to the mobile Internet and cloud services. The Nokia X2 represents the rapid evolution of the Nokia X family, delivering an enhanced experience across apps, hardware and the user...


Apple profit up as China sales surge

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd July 2014

Apple profit up as China sales surge SAN FRANCISCO:Apple quarterly profit climbed with strong demand for iPhones, particularly in China where the California company’s revenue surged. The only damper in strong earnings reported on Tuesday was a decline in iPad tablet sales. The California-based company posted a profit of $7.7 billion on revenue of $37.4 billion in the three months period to...


Lumia 930 Now Available in Pakistan

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 17th July 2014

Lumia 930 Now Available in Pakistan The flagship Lumia 930 beautifully integrates the best of Microsoft and Lumia Karachi – 17th July, 2014: Microsoft Devices Pakistan recently announced the availability of Lumia 930 across Pakistan. Lumia 930 is the flagship Lumia device which features the best of Microsoft and Lumia and runs on Windows Phone 8.1. Commenting on the availability of...


Samsung’s Galaxy 11 Campaign Invites Football Fans to Unite and Join the Excitement of the Ultimate Match

By: Sumaira Alwani, Uploaded: 17th July 2014

Samsung’s Galaxy 11 Campaign Invites Football Fans to Unite and Join the Excitement of the Ultimate Match Today, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. released the final episode of “Galaxy 11: The Match”, marking the conclusion of the fantasy-inspired, multi-platform marketing campaign. Through ten months of various online and offline programs, Samsung’s Galaxy 11 has captivated fans worldwide around their common passion for football, generating more than 150 million video views. It has also...


BlackBerry stock falls after Apple-IBM deal

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th July 2014

BlackBerry stock falls after Apple-IBM deal MONTREAL:Blackberry stock  fell sharply Wednesday, one day after the announcement of a landmark deal between rivals Apple and IBM to offer custom-tailored apps for businesses. At closing, Blackberry shares were down nearly 12 percent to $9.97, after falling 6.3 percent when the markets opened in New York. Blackberry helped create a culture of mobile users...


Apple, IBM team up on devices for business

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th July 2014

Apple, IBM team up on devices for business NEW YORK: Apple and IBM unveiled a “landmark”  partnership Tuesday to win over business customers by offering  iPhones and iPads that are specially tailored to the enterprise users. The partnership will offer apps for the Apple devices which bring the power of IBM’s supercomputing analytics to a mobile workforce, according to a joint statement. The...


Microsoft to slash jobs to integrate Nokia handset unit -Bloomberg

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th July 2014

Microsoft to slash jobs to integrate Nokia handset unit -Bloomberg Microsoft Corp is planning its biggest round of job cuts in five years as the software maker looks to integrate Nokia Oyj’s handset unit,Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the company’s plans. The reductions, expected to be announced as soon as this week, could be in the Nokia unit and the parts of Microsoft...


Samsung finds ‘evidence’ of child labor at China plant

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th July 2014

Samsung finds ‘evidence’ of child labor at China plant SEOUL- Samsung said Monday it had temporarily suspended business with one of its suppliers in China after finding “evidence” of possible illegal child labor at the plant. The South Korean electronics giant launched an investigation into the Dongguan Shinyang Electronics Co. after the rights monitoring group China Labor Watch (CLW) reported the factory was employing...


Yahoo buys video streaming startup RayV

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th July 2014

Yahoo buys video streaming startup RayV SAN FRANCISCO: Yahoo announced Friday it has bought an Israel-based start up specializing in streaming high-quality video to computers and mobile devices. Yahoo did not disclose financial terms of the deal to acquire RayV, which will become part of the California company’s research and development team in Tel Aviv. “The (RayV) team lives and breathes...


Amazon launches document collaboration service

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th July 2014

Amazon launches document collaboration service SAN FRANCISCO: Amazon on Thursday launched an online service for collaborating on work projects in a challenge to tech titan Google. Zocalo is being billed as a secure, managed venue for storing, sharing and amassing feedback on documents, spreadsheets, presentations, Web pages, and other digital tools typically used to get modern day jobs done. The...


Samsung Announces New TV Commercial for Galaxy Tab S

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th July 2014

Samsung Announces New TV Commercial for Galaxy Tab S Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the third Galaxy Tab S TV commercial, created to demonstrate the display power and unrivaled viewing experience of Samsung’s latest tablet. The new commercial, directed by world famous film and television director Jake Scott, brings his creative eye to the Galaxy Tab S campaign to showcase how the device...


Huawei Ascend P7 receives an overwhelming response after its launch

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th July 2014

Huawei Ascend P7 receives an overwhelming response after its launch Craziness and excitement was on the verge when Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider launched its highly anticipated Ascend P7 in Pakistan. The new 4G, LTE-enabled Smartphone received an overwhelming response and immense appreciation from the consumers. The Ascend P7 redefines Smartphone excellence with top-notch features, ultra-fast connectivity, and easier...


US military awards $40 million toward memory implant

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 9th July 2014

US military awards $40 million toward memory implant WASHINGTON: US military researchers announced Wednesday they have awarded $40 million toward developing a new kind of brain implant that may help restore memories in wounded soldiers and civilians. The work represents a major scientific leap forward, but experts said many hurdles remain before it can be shown to work in people, the Defense Advanced...


Samsung Electronics flags 25% plunge in Q2 profit

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th July 2014

Samsung Electronics flags 25% plunge in Q2 profit SEOUL- Samsung estimated Tuesday that its operating profit would plunge nearly 25 percent on year in the second quarter of 2014, as cheap Chinese devices and a strong won hammered down its share of the global smartphone market. Operating profit was estimated at 7.2 trillion won ($7.1 billion) for the April-June period, compared to 9.53...


 
 
 



 
 
 
 



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