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Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL: Keeping You Prepared for Anything

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd March 2015

Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL: Keeping You Prepared for Anything Latest Lumia additions are upgradeable to Windows 10* Barcelona, March 02, 2015: Microsoft Mobile Devices & Services introduced two new smartphones Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL at the Mobile World Congress 2015 today. The news devices give people greater flexibility and freedom to choose when and where they get things done. Both phones are...


Huawei “Watch” unveiled with Android OS and powerful features

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd March 2015

Huawei “Watch” unveiled with Android OS and powerful features Lahore: Huawei has continued to break new ground in the wearable product range, by recently unveiling its first “Smart Watch”. The fully circular Huawei Watch features; an Android operating system, touch-sensitive display, scratch-proof sapphire crystal lens, cold-forged stainless steel frame, and comes with a built-in heart rate monitor and motion sensors. Featuring an intuitive 2 o’clock press button, the watch offers the highest levels of control...


Microsoft Lumia Partners with Truecaller to Offer Free Premium Services

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th February 2015

Microsoft Lumia Partners with Truecaller to Offer Free Premium Services Truecaller to be pre-loaded on the new Lumia 435 Dual SIM & Lumia 532 Dual SIM devices, and gives all Lumia users 6-months premium features free of cost Karachi: Microsoft Mobile Devices & Services announced their collaboration with Truecaller, a leading search technology company that is transforming the phonebook to make it more intelligent and...


China drops leading tech brands for certain state purchases

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th February 2015

China drops leading tech brands for certain state purchases BEIJING: China has dropped some of the world’s leading technology brands from its approved state purchase lists, while approving thousands more locally made products, in what some say is a response to revelations of widespread Western cybersurveillance. Others put the shift down to a protectionist impulse to shield China’s domestic technology industry from competition. The...


Microsoft Devices Launches the Most Affordable Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 in Pakistan

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th February 2015

Microsoft Devices Launches the Most Affordable Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 in Pakistan Microsoft’s newest smartphones combine hardware innovation with the latest software and Microsoft services at incredible prices Karachi – 25th February, 2015: Microsoft Mobile Devices & Services announced the availability of Lumia 435 Dual SIM and Lumia 532 Dual SIM smartphones, the most affordable Lumia devices to date in Pakistan. Offering the latest Windows Phone 8.1...


Dial *930# for amazing 3G offers on Samsung Galaxy

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th February 2015

Dial *930# for amazing 3G offers on Samsung Galaxy Lahore: 25h February, 2015 - For the first time in Pakistan, Samsung has launched Telenor’s special tariff plans for Galaxy devices. Upon dialing *930# from a Telenor prepaid SIM, the users of a Samsung Galaxy device will receive the option to subscribe to any one of the special bundles being offered through this campaign. Under this...


China drops leading tech brands for state purchases

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th February 2015

China drops leading tech brands for state purchases BEIJING: China has dropped some of the world’s leading technology brands from its approved state purchase lists, while approving thousands more locally made products, in what some say is a response to revelations of widespread Western cyber surveillance. Others put the shift down to a protectionist impulse to shield China’s domestic technology industry from competition....


Exclusive: Orbital explosion pr0obe said to find debris in engine: sources

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd February 2015

Exclusive: Orbital explosion pr0obe said to find debris in engine: sources Last October’s explosion of Orbital ATK Inc’s Antares rocket may have been triggered when debris inadvertently left in a fuel tank traveled into the booster’s main engine, two people familiar with investigations into the accident told Reuters. The sources said the preliminary findings suggest that a simple assembly mistake by Orbital ATK could have caused...


Google’s YouTube to launch subscription music service in ‘few months’

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st February 2015

Google’s YouTube to launch subscription music service in ‘few months’ (In Feb. 18 story, corrects headline and first sentence to show that paid subscription service is for music, not broader service; changes source to Google, not CNBC; removes reference to YouTube exploring a paid, ad-free version of its service) Google Inc is set to launch its paid monthly subscription service called YouTube Music Key in...


CARMUDI SECURES $25M IN NEW FUNDING FOR ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th February 2015

CARMUDI SECURES $25M IN NEW FUNDING FOR ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA Rocket Internet backed online car classified player to become No.1 in emerging markets Berlin, 17th February 2015 – Carmudi, a leading car classified site backed by Rocket Internet, has raised $25 million to strengthen its operations in Asia and Latin America. Investors include Asia Pacific Internet Group (APACIG), a joint venture of Rocket Internet and...


After Google Glass, Apple Watch, Japan offers wearable tomatoes

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th February 2015

After Google Glass, Apple Watch, Japan offers wearable tomatoes TOKYO: As the world’s electronic companies scramble to set the agenda for wearable devices, one Japanese vegetable juice maker went one better Thursday — unveiling a wearable tomato machine. The “Tomatan” is a backpack that can be loaded with six mid-sized tomatoes, enough, say the makers, to power runners through this weekend’s Tokyo Marathon. “Tomatoes...


Irish regulator of Apple, Facebook eyes power to levy huge fines

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th February 2015

Irish regulator of Apple, Facebook eyes power to levy huge fines DUBLIN: Ireland’s new data protection watchdog expects to win the power to levy vast fines on some of the world’s biggest Internet firms under European privacy laws, despite opposition from some larger EU countries who want responsibilities shared more widely. Helen Dixon took over late last year as Ireland’s data protection commissioner, becoming the lead...


LG Watch Urbane melds classic look with enhanced features

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th February 2015

LG Watch Urbane melds classic look with enhanced features Elegant, full metal smartwatch from LG coming to MWC 2015 Karachi/Dubai: LG Electronics (LG) will unveil its first all-metal luxury Android Wear device, LG Watch Urbane, at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015. As its name suggests, the smart watch is designed for a sophisticated and cosmopolitan wearer that delivers unparalleled technology and performance.LG Watch Urbane...


Top U.S. hedge funds cut Apple stakes ahead of all time high

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th February 2015

Top U.S. hedge funds cut Apple stakes ahead of all time high NEW YORK: Top U.S. hedge fund management firms, including David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital and Philippe Laffont’s Coatue Management, reduced their stakes in Apple Inc  during the fourth quarter, ahead of the iPhone maker’s strong rally in 2015, according to regulatory filings. Apple was a big winner in 2014, with its shares rising nearly 38 percent....


IT affects reading habits among youth

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th February 2015

IT affects reading habits among youth ISLAMABAD: The book reading habits among the youth have witnessed a sharp decline due to the extensive use of Information Technology (IT) including electronic gadgets such as cell phone, television, radio, computer, Internet, tablet, and iPad. Talking to APP, the Ph.D researcher, Liaqat Ali at International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) said here on Tuesday that our...


LG executive denies vandalising Samsung washing machines

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th February 2015

LG executive denies vandalising Samsung washing machines SEOUL: A senior LG Electronics executive facing trial for allegedly sabotaging rival Samsung washing machines at a trade fair vowed to prove his innocence Monday. “I will reveal the truth in court,” Jo Seong-Jin, the president of LG’s home appliance division, said in a statement. The two South Korean tech giants have been fierce competitors...


LG Elec appliances chief indicted over damaged Samsung washers

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th February 2015

LG Elec appliances chief indicted over damaged Samsung washers SEOUL: South Korean prosecutors have indicted the chief of LG Electronics Inc’s home appliances business on the charge of deliberately damaging Samsung Electronics Co Ltd washing machines, LG said on Sunday. The indictment comes after months of investigation following a complaint filed by Samsung in September. Jo Seong-jin and other LG employees were accused of...


World’s first robot-staffed hotel to open in Japan

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th February 2015

World’s first robot-staffed hotel to open in Japan ISLAMABAD: A robot-staffed hotel, said to be the world’s first, is set to open in Japan where guests checking into the futuristic facility will be greeted and served by remarkably human-like robots. Huis Ten Bosch, a theme park in typical Dutch style in terms of its architecture in Nagasaki Prefecture has unveiled plans to open...


Floating,constructed wet-land technology boon for SME sector:FCCI Chief

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th February 2015

Floating,constructed wet-land technology boon for SME sector:FCCI Chief FAISALABAD: Floating and constructed wet land technology developed by National Institute for Bio Technology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE) is a boon for the SME sector. This was stated by Engineer Rizwan Ashraf President Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) here on Monday while addressing a seminar on low cost, efficient and environment friendly technology...


PTA not able to block all objectionable contents on YouTube: Anusha

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 6th February 2015

PTA not able to block all objectionable contents on YouTube: Anusha ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Technology Ms Anusha Rehman Friday informed the Senate that Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) does not have the technology to block all objectionable contents available on the YouTube. Replying questions in Senate, the minister said that no mechanism exits even in the world to block all objectionable contents. Anusha Rehman...


Apple to open $2 bn solar powered Arizona data center

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd February 2015

Apple to open $2 bn solar powered Arizona data center SAN FRANCISCO: Apple unveiled plans Monday to pump $2 billion over the coming decade into a data center “global command” facility in the southwest state of Arizona. The project represents one of the largest investments ever by the maker of the iPhone, iPod, iPad and Macintosh computer. “We’re proud to continue investing in the US...


NASA hails spending boost under Obama budget proposal

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd February 2015

NASA hails spending boost under Obama budget proposal MIAMI: NASA on Monday hailed a proposal by President Barack Obama to boost spending for the US space agency and announced plans for a mission to explore Jupiter’s moon, Europe. The agency’s administrator, Charles Bolden, said at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida that NASA has made strides in the journey toward Mars where a...


Pakistan to get Japanese technology of auto parts manufacturing

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th January 2015

Pakistan to get Japanese technology of auto parts manufacturing ISLAMABAD: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) under “The Project for Technical Support to Auto Parts Manufacturing Industry” has agreed with Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) for a technical assistance for enhancement of auto parts manufacturing industry in Pakistan. The agreement was signed here Thursday between Mitsuyoshi Kawasaki, Chief Representative of JICA and Muhammad...


Apple ties with Samsung as world’s top smartphone vendor

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th January 2015

Apple ties with Samsung as world’s top smartphone vendor SEOUL: Apple caught up with Samsung as the world’s biggest smartphone vendor in the fourth quarter of 2014, thanks to booming sales of its new iPhone 6, market researcher Strategy Analytics said Thursday. Apple reported a record net profit of $18 billion in the quarter. Its South Korean rival, on the other hand, has seen...


Google super fast US Internet service spreads

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th January 2015

Google super fast US Internet service spreads SAN FRANCISCO: Google’s super fast Internet service up to 100 times quicker than basic broadband is heading for four more US metropolitan areas as the technology titan ramps up pressure on cable service giants. A Google Fiber program launched nearly five years ago will expand to 18 cities in the Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville and Raleigh...


Scientists developed `underwater Wi-Fi’ to control sea robots

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th January 2015

Scientists developed `underwater Wi-Fi’ to control sea robots MOSCOW: Russian Scientists at the Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU)  are working on a modem that will be able to provide users the ability to connect to the internet in an underwater environment. “The first results show a capacity for a 1.2 kbp/s connection under conditions of [underwater] constraints. Today, according to our data, similar devices in...


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