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Google Maps introduces location sharing feature

Google Maps introduces location sharing feature

Google announced a Maps update that adds a new location-sharing feature. The update gives people the option to share their real-time whereabouts, and their travel routes, with select contacts for a chosen time period, according to a blog post from ...

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Pakistani child becomes youngest Microsoft charter member

Pakistani child becomes youngest Microsoft charter member

KARACHI: A 12-year-old Pakistani child Uzair Abdullah has become the youngest charter member in the certification of Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) in cloud platform and infrastructure after completing six Microsoft-certified courses within six months of beginning the courses.

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Apple launches special red version of iPhone 7

Apple launches special red version of iPhone 7

Apple  unveiled Tuesday a special red version of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, to commemorate the 10-year partnership between the tech giant and Red, an organization that helps fights AIDS.

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Pakistanis will enjoy 4.5G service from June

Pakistanis will enjoy 4.5G service from June

Soon Pakistan to have 4.5G service will be launched by Wi-Tribe for the first time in Pakistan, with the target to be operational in five cities by June 2017. According to media reports, Wi-Tribe announced a $15 million contract forming a ...

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Google apologizes after ads shown on extremist videos

Google apologizes after ads shown on extremist videos

Google has issued a public apology to major advertisers after their spots were featured alongside content from hate preachers and other extremists.

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Spiders top the global predator charts

Spiders top the global predator charts

Biologists have calculated that the global population of spiders consumes 400 million to 800 million tonnes of primarily insect prey every year. Researchers set out to put a value on the ecological importance of the arachnids. They say their appetite ...

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First fluorescent frog unearthed in Argentina

First fluorescent frog unearthed in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES: The first naturally fluorescent frog was discovered recently in Argentina, said researchers.

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World’s Healthiest hearts found in Bolivia

World’s Healthiest hearts found in Bolivia

The healthiest hearts in the world have been found in the Tsimane people in the forests of Bolivia, say researchers. Barely any Tsimane had signs of clogged up arteries – even well into old age – a study in the ...

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UK summons Google over posting govt ads on hate content  

UK summons Google over posting govt ads on hate content  

Google is facing a wave of angry customers after advertisements from major brands and the U.K. government appeared alongside content from hate preachers and extremist groups.

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Samsung to introduce foldable smartphone this year  

Samsung to introduce foldable smartphone this year  

Foldable devices are the next step in smartphone evolution, and Samsung is all set to introduce foldable smart phone this years.

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SpaceX launches communication satellite into orbit

SpaceX launches communication satellite into orbit

FLORIDA: SpaceX successfully launched a communications satellite into space from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday.

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Now parents can control children’s tablet, smart phone completely

Now parents can control children’s tablet, smart phone completely

Google is making an effort to cater to the needs of families with its new Family Link app, which enables parents to create Google accounts just for their children.  The app gives parents complete control over their child’s account and in ...

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Major security flaw found in WhatsApp, Telegram

Major security flaw found in WhatsApp, Telegram

A computer security firm has discovered a flaw in messaging app WhatsApp and Telegram which allows malicious actors to hack users’ computers by disguising malware as perfectly innocent contact cards and other files.

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Facebook changes font quietly

Facebook changes font quietly

Facebook, which has been using hell vetica font for chatting and writing post, has quietly changed the font last Friday.  

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Intel buys driverless technology firm Mobileye  

Intel buys driverless technology firm Mobileye  

United States chip giant Intel will by Israeli driverless technology firm Mobileye for $15.3 billion.  

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Facebook moves to prohibit surveillance

Facebook moves to prohibit surveillance

Facebook now explicitly prohibits companies and organizations from using its services for surveillance.

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WWW unveils plan to tackle fake news, data abuse  

WWW unveils plan to tackle fake news, data abuse  

The inventor of the world wide web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has unveiled a plan to tackle data abuse and fake news. In an open letter to mark the web’s 28th anniversary, Sir Tim has set out a five-year strategy amid ...

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Scientists succeed to grow potato under Mars-like conditions in Peru

Scientists succeed to grow potato under Mars-like conditions in Peru

LIMA: Scientists succeeded to grow a potato under Mars-like conditions in an experiment in Peru.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 to feature facial recognition

Samsung Galaxy S8 to feature facial recognition

Samsung is reportedly adding facial recognition to its upcoming flagship device Galaxy S8 to make unlocking your phone more convenient.

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Washing machine launched with special ‘curry’ button

Washing machine launched with special ‘curry’ button

A washing machine has been launched for the Indian market, with a special mode to tackle curry stains. Panasonic said the introduction of a ‘curry’ button followed complaints from customers struggling to fully get the food off their clothes. It ...

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