Jack Ma speculating ways to make cars more ‘automatic, friendlier and more like a partner’ than just a driving tool

Jack Ma speculating ways to make cars more ‘automatic, friendlier and more like a partner’ than just a driving tool

E-commerce giant Alibaba is steering resources towards driverless car technology, its CEO Jack Ma confirmed on Thursday, joining a global race to shape the future of driving. Despite fresh safety fears after a woman was hit and killed by a self-driving Uber vehicle in the US last month, many tech...

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US-based online retailer promotes explicit ads during video games, legal action to be taken

US-based online retailer promotes explicit ads during video games, legal action to be taken

UK watchdog the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said that Wish.com had behaved “irresponsibly” and ‘’unethically”, therefore, it must ensure its adverts are properly targeted at appropriate age groups in the future. It marks the third time in five months that the San Francisco-based firm has been found to have breached...

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A glimpse of what is expected from Porsche in the near future

A glimpse of what is expected from Porsche in the near future

Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid not only boasts an elegant but sporty figure, but it is also the most powerful member of the Panamera family. The car features a comfortable and smooth luxury ride, but it can also pack a mighty punch when needed, thanks to an output of 500...

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Digital addiction increases loneliness, anxiety and depression

Digital addiction increases loneliness, anxiety and depression

Smartphones are an integral part of most people’s lives, allowing us to stay connected and in-the-know at all times. The downside of that convenience is that many of us are also addicted to the constant pings, chimes, vibrations and other alerts from our devices, unable to ignore new emails, texts...

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People can now choose when to die using a suicidal machine – SARCO: A major tech advancement

People can now choose when to die using a suicidal machine – SARCO: A major tech advancement

A new, yet, controversial suicide machine ‘Sarco’ has been invented to transform how we die. The pod enables its occupant to kill themselves with the press of a button. “Sarco”, short for sarcophagus, the 3D-printed machine invented by Australian euthanasia activist Philip Nitschke and Dutch designer Alexander Bannink comes with a detachable coffin, mounted...

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Huawei signals a change and rolls out a software update

Huawei signals a change and rolls out a software update

Huawei’s products and services are available in more than 170 countries and are used by a third of the world’s population, ranking third in the world in mobile phone shipments in 2016. Year-on-year growth was reflected in HUAWEI’s rise as a globally recognized premium brand. In 2017, HUAWEI was ranked...

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How Forget.me works, the free tool that facilitates the process to erase your past in Google and Bing

How Forget.me works, the free tool that facilitates the process to erase your past in Google and Bing

Being “forgotten” on the Internet is a right recognized by Google, but putting it into practice is not an easy task. Some are successful, as the businessman who won last Friday a historical ruling against the technology in a court in the United Kingdom. Judge Mark Warby determined that the...

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Singapore: Government seeks feedback on Airbnb-style rentals

Singapore: Government seeks feedback on Airbnb-style rentals

SINGAPORE: Singapore began seeking public feedback on proposals to allow short-term rentals of private homes such as those on Airbnb. The government is seeking feedback on issues such as what homes should qualify and the responsibilities of short-term accommodation platforms, the Urban Redevelopment Authority said on Monday. The proposed rules require...

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4 things that Mark Zuckerberg promised to change Facebook after the scandal by Cambridge Analytica

4 things that Mark Zuckerberg promised to change Facebook after the scandal by Cambridge Analytica

More than two days, maybe 10 hours. If you analyze every moment of the appearance of Mark Zuckerberg in front of the Congress this week, you will hear again and again the following sentence: “I will make my team respond”. Some of the details were things that Zuckerberg did not...

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“180 days of change” challenge accepted and executed by Uber, app reforms

“180 days of change” challenge accepted and executed by Uber, app reforms

Uber on Tuesday revealed a new app for its drivers that include a real-time earnings tracker, the latest effort by the ride-hailing service to combat an often-pricky relationship. The move follows Uber’s ‘180 days of change’ program that was launched last June to make changes requested by drivers, such as...

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Zuckerberg says that Cambridge Analytica accessed his Facebook data

Zuckerberg says that Cambridge Analytica accessed his Facebook data

The founder of Facebook appeared today before the Energy and Commerce Committee of the House of Representatives of the US Senate. He also considered “inevitable” to regulate Internet privacy laws. The CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, said on Wednesday (11.04.2018) that his personal data on the social network were sold to...

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Google appeals for being “search bias”

Google appeals for being “search bias”

NEW DELHI: Google has appealed against a ruling by India’s competition watchdog that found it guilty of “search bias”, while the website that brought the case also challenged the outcome, complaining the online search giant had got off too lightly. In February, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) had also...

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Whatsapp to roll out its uniquely new audio feature for Android users

Whatsapp to roll out its uniquely new audio feature for Android users

  CALIFORNIA: The popular messaging app Whatsapp is about to roll out its feature for Android which could end up recording your secrets and broadcasting them to your contacts. The communications app is now preparing to introduce an Android update a ‘locked record’ function which will allow you to switch on record...

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Facebook to vet Pakistan’s political advertisers before 2018 elections

Facebook to vet Pakistan’s political advertisers before 2018 elections

Political ads on Facebook will now be required to specify the person or entity paying for the message, the company’s chief announced in a post on Friday as part of the bid to curb outside election interference, adding that it will verify the payer’s identity as well. The announcement is pertinent...

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Facebook’s feature update: Disabled search results using numbers and e-mails

Facebook’s feature update: Disabled search results using numbers and e-mails

Past updates include deploying safeguards for the protection of user data, disabling the third-party application data sharing as well as tweaking the ad targeting email policy. In order to increase user data security, Facebook has now decided to disable the search option for FB users using phone numbers and email...

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Cambridge Analytica scandal: Should Zuckerberg give up Facebook?

Cambridge Analytica scandal: Should Zuckerberg give up Facebook?

“When you’re building something unprecedented in the world like Facebook, you’re going to make mistakes, but people should keep in mind that we’re learning from our mistakes,” Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday. Are you going to resign? A journalist asked next. -Not that I know! He answered bluntly. In the midst of the...

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More privacy failures on Facebook: “malicious actors” collected user data through their phone numbers or emails

More privacy failures on Facebook: “malicious actors” collected user data through their phone numbers or emails

The scandal over privacy failures on Facebook seems to have no end. A few days ago, it was the case of Cambridge Analytica, the British firm that was made with data from users of the social network to use later in political marketing campaigns and that this Wednesday it was...

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How is Icarus, the most distant star? Check photographs

How is Icarus, the most distant star? Check photographs

It is more than half a universe away, so far away that its light took 9 billion years to reach Earth. Even so, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope managed to portray it. It is called MACS J1149 + 2223 Lensed Star 1, but it has been nicknamed Icarus, in honor of...

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Measures being taken to avoid adultery and sexual harassment: Objectionable internet content banned, Pakistan

Measures being taken to avoid adultery and sexual harassment: Objectionable internet content banned, Pakistan

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has worked endlessly to ensure that users are secure while using the internet. One of the many actions the watchdog has taken is blocking porn and proxy websites. PTA disclosed the figures in front of the Supreme Court, Mr. Nayyar Rizvi, Additional Attorney General (AAG) submitted a report...

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The controversy between Mark Zuckerberg and Apple boss Tim Cook over the Facebook privacy scandal

The controversy between Mark Zuckerberg and Apple boss Tim Cook over the Facebook privacy scandal

They are the visible heads of two of the world’s leading technology companies and are now clearly confronted. Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg exchanged criticism after the scandal over the privacy flaws that allowed Cambridge Analytica to obtain personal data from 50 million users of the...

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“Efforts are underway to establish link with the satellite”: India’s space agency

“Efforts are underway to establish link with the satellite”: India’s space agency

NEW DELHI: According to authorities, India’s national space agency has lost contact with a satellite day after it was launched into orbit with much fanfare, on Sunday. On Saturday, The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) was unable to maintain communication with the GSAT-6A satellite as it prepared to undertake its...

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Careem continues to grow, as it announces ride-hailing app services in Peshawar

Careem continues to grow, as it announces ride-hailing app services in Peshawar

Careem on Thursday announced expansion of its mobile-app based ride-hailing services to Quetta. Careem captured the Pakistani market in 2016, launching its services in Karachi, Lahore and later Islamabad. It is now spread across 13 cities, including Faisalabad, Hyderabad, Multan, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Abbottabad, Sargodha and Mardan. Within only a few...

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The 3 changes in privacy policy announced by Facebook in the midst of the Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal

The 3 changes in privacy policy announced by Facebook in the midst of the Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal

Facebook announced what it described as a reform in its privacy policies to make it easier for users to find and edit personal information maintained by the social network. The changes were announced in a blog of the company and arise after the strong criticism received by the social network...

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The five things that should NOT be done on Facebook

The five things that should NOT be done on Facebook

In the United Kingdom, Joanne Fraill – the British jury that contacted a defendant through Facebook leading to the annulment of the case – was sentenced to eight months in prison. She learned the hard way, what for the rest are some “no” essentials to stay out of trouble on...

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Pakistan most likely to initiate e-payment system

Pakistan most likely to initiate e-payment system

LAHORE: Pakistan is most likely to initiate an e-payment system as almost 97% work in that regard had been completed, announced Punjab Finance Minister Dr. Ayesha Ghaus Pasha. Speaking at the ‘Doing Business Reforms Exhibition’, organized by the Punjab Planning Department in collaboration with the World Bank on Monday, she said,...

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In photos: the amazing observations of NASA’s Curiosity robot after spending 2,000 days on Mars

In photos: the amazing observations of NASA’s Curiosity robot after spending 2,000 days on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity rover meets this week 2,000 Martian days (or suns) exploring the Gale crater of Mars. Since it began to travel the red planet in August 2012, the “rover” or astromobile managed to discover traces of ancient rivers, deltas and lakes inside the crater. He also established what the...

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While Facebook users are sulking, here’s what Whatsapp brings in for you!

While Facebook users are sulking, here’s what Whatsapp brings in for you!

Whatsapp is one of the most downloaded applications owing to its convenience to keep up with communication amid professional and personal spheres. The application has changed over the years, adding on countless new features for users’ convenience and utmost efficiency. Yet again, developers have rolled out 3 new features for...

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Cambridge Analytica: Mark Zuckerberg recognizes that Facebook made mistakes amid the worst scandal the social network has faced

Cambridge Analytica: Mark Zuckerberg recognizes that Facebook made mistakes amid the worst scandal the social network has faced

Finally came the statement that many were waiting for two days. The founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, published on Wednesday a statement on the social network in which he acknowledges that the company made mistakes, takes responsibility and explains what the next steps are. “We have a responsibility...

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5 keys to understanding the Cambridge Analytica scandal that caused Facebook to lose US $ 37,000 million in one day

5 keys to understanding the Cambridge Analytica scandal that caused Facebook to lose US $ 37,000 million in one day

In just 24 hours, the value of Facebook fell US $ 37,000 million for a scandal that began with a seemingly innocent personality test in the social network and led to accusations of data theft, political interference and blackmail with prostitutes. On Monday, Facebook shares fell about 7% after the...

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Apple’s next “big thing” is likely to give other brands a tough competition

Apple’s next “big thing” is likely to give other brands a tough competition

The iPhone maker brand, Apple Inc is developing its own MicroLED device displays and has manufactured a small number of screens for testing, Bloomberg reported on Sunday. The tech-oriented brand is developing next-generation MicroLED screens at an undisclosed plant in California and has made huge sums of investment for this,...

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Facebook issues increased security controls under reformed policies

Facebook issues increased security controls under reformed policies

Facebook now calls for some new reformed policies as it stirred increasing privacy concerns amidst users. Facebook revealed the issue in a blog on Friday, saying that conservative-leaning Cambridge Analytica, a data company known for its work on Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign was given access to the data which they...

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Top iOS Apps of March Across the Globe

Top iOS Apps of March Across the Globe

Multiplayer action game ‘Fortnite’ dominates North America and Europe in our regular round-up of top free iOS apps from around the world. While Alibaba’s shopping app tops several charts in South East Asia, ‘PUBG’ imitator ‘Knives Out’ is back on top in Japan, and ‘Ragnarok Online Mobile’ is king in...

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BlackBerry and Android Devices Have Been Tied to Criminal Activities in One Way or Another

BlackBerry and Android Devices Have Been Tied to Criminal Activities in One Way or Another

The CEO of a renowned company, Phantom Secure was known to create highly reliable and secured smartphones allegedly used by some of the most notorious criminals has been impeached. Police forces tasked with catching criminals have been onto the process for quite some time. Canadian-based Phantom Secure yielded “tens of...

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Artificial intelligence, the great promise

Artificial intelligence, the great promise

The dizzying advances in computerization arouse much interest; There is a hunger for opportunities. But even technology enthusiasts can end up being overwhelmed by their wheels in motion. In 2013, researchers Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne published the study The future of employment: how vulnerable are jobs for computerization? One of its...

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Hazards of Fidgeting with Fidget Spinners – Beware!

Hazards of Fidgeting with Fidget Spinners – Beware!

Fidget spinners have become a worldwide playground craze, because they are known to relieve stress and have actually proven to be effective. However, it is important to know that some of the cult toys can also cause grave injuries to children, according to a new EU research report on dangerous...

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Multiple “Critical Security Flaws and Vulnerabilities” in AMD Chips Spotted

Multiple “Critical Security Flaws and Vulnerabilities” in AMD Chips Spotted

Security researchers said Tuesday they discovered flaws in chips made by Advanced Micro Devices that could allow hackers to take over computers and networks. Israeli-based security firm CTS Labs published its research showing “multiple critical security vulnerabilities and exploitable manufacturer backdoors” in AMD chips. CTS itemized 13 flaws, saying they...

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Whatsapp to Introduce e-Payment in India

Whatsapp to Introduce e-Payment in India

WhatsApp, the most sought-after instant messaging platform in India, is set to launch a payment service later this month. The BBC’s Devina Gupta reports on how this could affect the country’s $400bn (£290bn) mobile wallet market. WhatsApp is currently testing a beta version of its payment app, which it has rolled out...

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Weekly PC Download Charts: ‘Vermintide 2,’ ‘Final Fantasy XV & More!

Weekly PC Download Charts: ‘Vermintide 2,’ ‘Final Fantasy XV & More!

A score of good reviews praises the young franchise’s second entry with its expanded range of abilities, environments, enemies and loot hauls. While “Vermintide 2” was first on PC, with console editions to follow for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, “Final Fantasy XV” was an example of the inverse, where...

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What is the best time to give children a cell phone?

What is the best time to give children a cell phone?

Leaving the cell phone to children from an early age has become a very common scene among families around the world. The problem, as many pediatricians point out, is that a telephone is not a toy . “We have to teach them how to manage their education with the screens,” María Zabala, a Spanish...

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A bra to detect breast cancer invented by 18-year-old Mexican scientist and businessman

A bra to detect breast cancer invented by 18-year-old Mexican scientist and businessman

It is likely that the next revolution in the detection of breast cancer comes from Mexico, from the hand of a scientist and entrepreneur of 18 years. Julián Ríos Cantú invented EVA, a bra with biosensors that detects temperature changes in the sinuses and alerts of possible cancer. The support is in...

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“Game-Industry is Creating Monsters” says Trump

“Game-Industry is Creating Monsters” says Trump

The meeting comes in full swing owing to last month’s shooting at a school in Florida in which 17 people died. The US president, ‘Trump’ has strongly asserted his views that violent games were “shaping young people’s thoughts”. However, the games industry has spoken in its stance by robustly defending...

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BlackBerry Sues Facebook

BlackBerry Sues Facebook

BlackBerry is claiming contravention on patents it holds for message encryption and notifications and is pursuing an injunction as well as damages for lost profits, although no figure was given. Facebook and its wholly-owned services, Instagram and WhatsApp are named as defendants in the lawsuit. The company said it intends...

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WhatsApp Tweaks its Features for Android and iOS Users

WhatsApp Tweaks its Features for Android and iOS Users

Months ago, WhatsApp introduced its new feature that allowed users to delete or unsend the sent messages, however, initially, it has to be done within a span of seven minutes. Having revised the rule, WhatsApp now plans to extend the seven minutes deadline for up to an hour. The ‘Delete...

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5 tanks that changed the course of the First World War

5 tanks that changed the course of the First World War

The technological revolution of the tanks changed the nature of military confrontations. And it took place during the First World War , a conflict characterized by trenches that imposed tortuous advances and exposure to climate and enemy fire. Craig Moore , author of the book Tank Hunter: World War One , “Tank Hunter: World War...

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100,000 teenagers are addicted to WhatsApp and other social networks

100,000 teenagers are addicted to WhatsApp and other social networks

What parents and teachers always knew is now confirmed by medical research: the continuous chatting, posting and “likes” become children and young people in addiction. One of the German health insurance funds, the DAK, together with the University Hospital of Hamburg, carried out a medical study in which 1001 children,...

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Geely, the Chinese company that has just become the largest shareholder of the automotive giant Mercedes-Benz (and that worries Germany)

Geely, the Chinese company that has just become the largest shareholder of the automotive giant Mercedes-Benz (and that worries Germany)

It is unlikely in the 20s of the last century Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler imagined that a Chinese company would end up buying the traditional German company Mercedes-Benz. But that is exactly what has just happened. The Chinese manufacturer Geely became this Friday the largest investor of the company Daimler,...

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“The United States wants to leave Huawei out because we are too strong”: Richard Yu, executive director of the Chinese telephony giant

“The United States wants to leave Huawei out because we are too strong”: Richard Yu, executive director of the Chinese telephony giant

Huawei is one of the most important technology companies in the world. But there is a market that fails to penetrate: United States. The Chinese manufacturer has gone, little by little, gaining ground to its rivals to match the binomial formed by the South Korean Samsung, the largest seller of mobile...

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The good and the bad of the Galaxy S9, the new cell phone with which Samsung wants to maintain its dominance of the market on Apple’s iPhone

The good and the bad of the Galaxy S9, the new cell phone with which Samsung wants to maintain its dominance of the market on Apple’s iPhone

Better camera but with minor changes. That is the summary of the critics when it comes to evaluating the new Galaxy S9mobile phone and its larger version S9 + launched on Sunday by the South Korean company Samsung. The phones have a slow-motion feature in their camera (slow motion) designed to make the key moments of...

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What is the radical change of the Facebook wall for 2018 and how will it affect you as a user?

What is the radical change of the Facebook wall for 2018 and how will it affect you as a user?

2017 was a very hectic year for Facebook. Scandals of false news, erroneous metrics and the revelation of “problematic advertisements” during the US presidential election made him lose credibility and threw a good deal of criticism towards the platform. Even President Donald Trump came to pronounce on the matter, assuring...

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Why the US intelligence agencies? recommend not using the phones of the Chinese giants Huawei and ZTE

Why the US intelligence agencies? recommend not using the phones of the Chinese giants Huawei and ZTE

Huawei, the Chinese giant of the cell phone and telecommunications equipment industry, is finding it increasingly difficult to compete in the US market. This week, the heads of the main intelligence agencies of the United States indicated that they do not advise the use of smartphones of the Chinese brands Huawei...

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