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New Apple mobile software arrives Wednesday

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th September 2014

New Apple mobile software arrives Wednesday SAN FRANCISCO: New-generation Apple software for powering its coveted mobile devices is set for release on Wednesday, two days ahead of the arrival of its latest iPhones. The iOS 8 mobile operating system will be available free for download to many iPhone and iPad models and will be pre-installed on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6...


Early reviews heap praise on big-screen iPhones

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th September 2014

Early reviews heap praise on big-screen iPhones SAN FRANCISCO: Early reviews of Apple iPhone 6 models to be released on Friday sang praises of the large-screen handsets, proclaiming that bigger truly is better. “The public asked for bigger and Apple delivered not only bigger but better, too,” tech news website Slash Gear said in its review. “A stunning Retina HD display, blisteringly...


Media, entertainment see profit from digital: study

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th September 2014

Media, entertainment see profit from digital: study WASHINGTON:  The Internet is no longer draining profits from media and entertainment companies, which have learned to make online services pay, a new study shows. The study by Ernst & Young released Monday found that media and entertainment companies “are continuing to increase their lead as one of the most profitable industries” with profit margins...


Microsoft to buy Minecraft creator Mojang for $2.5 bn

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th September 2014

Microsoft to buy Minecraft creator Mojang for $2.5 bn STOCKHOLM: The creators of the video game Minecraft, the Swedish company Mojang, on Monday announced a takeover by the US software giant Microsoft worth $2.5 billion (1.93 billion Euros). The founders of Mojang, the main beneficiaries of the deal, also announced their departure from the company. “Mojang is being bought by Microsoft,” the Swedish company...


NASA to send first 3D printer into space station

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th September 2014

NASA to send first 3D printer into space station ISLAMABAD: NASA is all set to send the fourth SpaceX cargo mission, that would carry among other equipments a 3D printer to the International Space Station (ISS) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on September 20. Space Exploration Technologies Corp’ (SpaceX) Falcon-9 rocket will launch a Dragon cargo spacecraft loaded with more than...


Apple a decade behind Japan mobile payment curve

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Apple a decade behind Japan mobile payment curve TOKYO: Apple’s proud announcement that its new iPhone could be used to buy goods in a single swipe left customers non-plussed in Japan, where mobile contactless payments have been normal fare for a decade. A type of Near Field Communication (NFC) chip, known in Japan as FeliCa, was introduced to the Japanese mobile market in...


Dell, Emerson, HP and Intel collaborate to create Industry standard

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th September 2014

Dell, Emerson, HP and Intel collaborate to create Industry standard DELL, EMERSON, HP AND INTEL COLLABORATE TO CREATE INDUSTRY STANDARD THAT WILL IMPROVE DATA CENTER MANAGEMENT, ANALYSIS AND SECURITY Technology industry leaders Dell, Emerson Network Power, HP and Intel today announced the creation of Redfish, a specification under development for data center and systems management that delivers comprehensive functionality, scalability and security. This is one...


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...


Samsung brings GALAXY K Zoom – A smartphone with a power-packed camera

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th September 2014

Samsung brings GALAXY K Zoom – A smartphone with a power-packed camera The Samsung K Zoom is the latest addition to the smartphones, including the flagship Galaxy Camera, which marry digital camera capabilities with smartphones Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, has now launched its latest and unique – Galaxy K Zoom smartphone, equipped with the most powerful camera in a phone, ever. This is a sleek pocket device,...


Free voice calls merged into Google Hangouts app

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Free voice calls merged into Google Hangouts app SAN FRANCISCO: Google on Wednesday began letting people use its Hangouts message application for mobile devices to make free or low-cost voice calls over the Internet. “Hangouts already makes it easy to send a quick message, or start a group video chat,” Google product manager Amit Fulay said in a blog post. “But, sometimes it;s...


Zong Introduces an Exciting “Cocktail Bundle”

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th September 2014

Zong Introduces an Exciting “Cocktail Bundle” The hybrid bundles are aimed at providing high value to Zong’s treasured customers Keeping up with the tradition of bringing exciting offers for its valuable customers, Zong has announced a thrilling “Cocktail” of hybrid bundles. These bundles are the perfect mix of data, voice calls and SMS that are focused on giving high value to...


NASA will send tweets to space

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th September 2014

NASA will send tweets to space ISLAMABAD: NASA will send tweets and Instagram pictures to space in a time capsule, according to the space agency. In two years, the NASA is sending a spacecraft to the asteroid Bennu. A microchip on the spacecraft will be etched with 50 tweets and 50images, US Today report. “Posts can be about science, engineering, technology...


Apple unveils two big-screen iPhones

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th September 2014

Apple unveils two big-screen iPhones SAN FRANCISCO: Apple on Tuesday unveiled  two new versions of the iPhone, boosting the screen size of the iconic smartphone to 4.7 and 5.5 inches. Unveiling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple chief Tim Cook said the company was launching “the biggest advancement in the history of iPhones.” Apple senior vice president Phil...


Press Release from Business Wire : Toshiba Semiconductor & Storage Products Company

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 9th September 2014

Press Release from Business Wire : Toshiba Semiconductor & Storage Products Company Toshiba and SanDisk Celebrate the Opening of the Second Phase of Fab 5 and Start Construction of the New Fab 2 Semiconductor Fabrication Facility at Yokkaichi, Japan Toshiba Corporation(TOKYO:6502) and SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) today celebrated the opening of the second phase of the No. 5 semiconductor fabrication facility (Fab 5) and the start of construction...


Samsung Brings its Vision for the ‘Home of the Future’ to IFA 2014

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 6th September 2014

Samsung Brings its Vision for the ‘Home of the Future’ to IFA 2014 The President and CEO of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Boo-Keun Yoontoday delivered the opening keynote speech at IFA 2014, calling on the consumer electronics industry to agree on open industry standards so that the ‘Home of the Future’can meet the demands of peopleand adapt to their unique needs and lifestyles. “The home of the future...


Mobicash Launches Champions Bundle

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 6th September 2014

Mobicash Launches Champions Bundle Mobilink has launched the champion day bundle. The Champions Bundle has been launched as the most convenient and cost-effective limited hour hybrid bundle in the market. Customers will be able to make unlimited calls and can enjoy over 150 SMS and 150 MBs of internet from midnight to 7 PM. Syed Atif Raza Director Pricing,...


Tesla, Panasonic to build battery plant in Nevada

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th September 2014

Tesla, Panasonic to build battery plant in Nevada LOS ANGELES: US electric automaker Tesla Motors is to build a new 5-billion-dollar “Gigafactory” in Nevada, the state’s governor announced Thursday billing it as the world’s largest lithium-ion battery plant. The plant, plans for which were announced in July with Japanese electronics giant Panasonic, will bring nearly $100 billion dollars into Nevada’s economy over the...


Google working on super-fast ‘quantum’ computer chip

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd September 2014

Google working on super-fast ‘quantum’ computer chip SAN FRANCISCO: Google on Tuesday said it is working on a super-fast “quantum” computer chip as part a vision to one day have machines think like humans. The Internet titan added renowned researcher John Martinis and his team at the University of California, Santa Barbara, to the Quantum Artificial Intelligence team at Google, according to...


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’s shipbuilding, engineering units to merge

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st September 2014

Samsung’s shipbuilding, engineering units to merge SEOUL:The shipbuilding and engineering units of South Korea’s Samsung group said Monday they would merge, as the family-run giant gears up for generational ownership succession. The board members of Samsung Heavy Industries, the world’s third-largest shipmaker, and Samsung Engineering had approved the tie-up via a share swap, said a joint statement. Shareholders at the engineering unit...


Samsung Extends Olympic Games Partnership Through 2020

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th August 2014

Samsung Extends Olympic Games Partnership Through 2020 Samsung signs an agreement with the IOC in the “Wireless Communications Equipment and Computing Equipment” to expand their product category and strengthen its commitment to the Olympic Movement. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Wireless Communications Equipment category, announced it has signed an agreement to...


Soon, biomaterials to repair human heart

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th August 2014

Soon, biomaterials to repair human heart ISLAMABAD:Researchers investigated a biomedical application following a coronary artery bypass surgery and found that the application allowed the human body to regenerate its own tissue. The biomaterial extracellular matrix (ECM) is a naturally occurring substance that helps regulate cells and can be harvested and processed in such a way that removes all cells, leaving only...


Google aims to store all human knowledge

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th August 2014

Google aims to store all human knowledge ISLAMABAD: Google is building the largest store of information in human history a knowledge base that autonomously gathers and merges data from across the web to provide unprecedented access to all facts about the world. The search giant is building Knowledge Vault, a type of knowledge base- a systemthat stores information so that machines as...


SpaceX rocket explodes during test flight

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd August 2014

SpaceX rocket explodes during test flight WASHINGTON:A SpaceX rocket exploded in midair during a test flight Friday, though no one was injured, as the company seeks to develop a spacecraft that can return to Earth and be used again. The rocket was a three-engine version of the F9R test vehicle that succeeds SpaceX’s Grasshopper prototype. “During the flight, an anomaly was...


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...


 
 
 



 
 
 



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