3 keys to determine if you like a lot of video games or if you have a mental illness, as indicated by WHO

3 keys to determine if you like a lot of video games or if you have a mental illness, as indicated by WHO

The WHO made it clear that it is an addiction that affects a small percentage of those who play video games. The addiction to video games is considered by the World Health Organization, as of now, as a mental illness. This was established by the organization, which decided to include...

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The YouTube fight that stirred the vegan world on the internet

The YouTube fight that stirred the vegan world on the internet

When Anna Scanlon immersed herself in the underworld of veganism on the internet, she did not imagine that messing with another YouTube blogger would end up in a defamation lawsuit and a public scandal. “At one point I searched my name on Google and found the result” Anna Scanlon offers...

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The brutal lynchings for WhatsApp rumors that shake India

The brutal lynchings for WhatsApp rumors that shake India

  Since mid-April, fake messages circulating on WhatsApp claimed at least seven lives in India. The last two victims were two men whom they accused of kidnapping children in various messages distributed through the application. Nilotpal Das, a sound engineer, and Abijeet Nath, a digital artist, lived in Guwahati, the...

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4 ways in which the voice assistants will revolutionize our day to day

4 ways in which the voice assistants will revolutionize our day to day

Personal voice assistants are present in more and more homes. They are devices that use voice interfaces for a large number of services, such as playing music, searching for news or turning on the light. The experts in the world of technology predict that our lives will change radically due...

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Facebook, again in the spotlight for security problems

Facebook, again in the spotlight for security problems

The platform mistakenly changed the default publishing settings from private to public for up to 14 million users as of May 18. Facebook began to repair the error on May 22. A computer error in Facebook systems meant that publications made by millions of users that were destined for a select...

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Why Facebook is sharing data with Chinese companies such as Huawei, CIA accuses of espionage

Why Facebook is sharing data with Chinese companies such as Huawei, CIA accuses of espionage

The recent privacy scandals do not put Facebook in a good place. Facebook has just confirmed that it has shared data for at least eight years with technology companies from China. One of them is Huawei , which US intelligence agencies consider a “threat” to national security because of its “extraordinary ties...

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Innovation changed lifestyles and liberated women in particular

Innovation changed lifestyles and liberated women in particular

The advent of modern appliances such as washing machines and refrigerators had a profound impact on 20th Century society, according to a new Université de Montréal study. Plug-in conveniences transformed women’s lives and enabled them to enter the workforce, says Professor Emanuela Cardia, from the Department of Economics. Within a...

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Why Google will not renew its controversial Maven artificial intelligence project with the Pentagon

Why Google will not renew its controversial Maven artificial intelligence project with the Pentagon

Google executive Diane Greene said last Friday that the technology multinational will not renew the contract with the US Department of Defense. The Google Maven Project was risky from the beginning. That one of the most powerful technology companies in the world was involved in a military project to improve the...

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Here are the 9 Tech brands you have been pronouncing wrong all your life. Fix it!

Here are the 9 Tech brands you have been pronouncing wrong all your life. Fix it!

We all know that life without technology feels incomplete! To be honest, we have summed our entire existence and universe into a single Smartphone which we heavily rely on! From routes to delicious finger-licking recipes, we depend on technology for almost everything. However, did you know that you are probably...

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The surprising and little-known story of Eliza, the first conversational bot in history

The surprising and little-known story of Eliza, the first conversational bot in history

Weizenbaum was clear that big decisions could never be left to computers. At what time does the nearest supermarket close? Do you need to leave today with an umbrella? What action movies are you now giving in the cinema? You may be used to asking your voice assistant these kinds of questions...

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Why the FBI recommended restarting the router to Internet users around the world

Why the FBI recommended restarting the router to Internet users around the world

Do you suspect that your router has been infected? A malicious program has endangered routers around the world. The Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States (FBI, by its abbreviations in English) alerted this Friday that some foreign hackers have compromised “hundreds of thousands of routers of houses and offices” with the malware“VPNFilter”,...

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Can you go to jail for spying on your partner’s mobile?

Can you go to jail for spying on your partner’s mobile?

Yes, being sentenced to prison is a real possibility in these cases. And not only for spying  onyour mobile phone , tablet, email, personal computer or any device of your partner , but also that of an employee, a friend, a family member and even, except in certain and exceptional circumstances, that of your minor child . It is a criminal...

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What is “the worst website in the world” and what is it used for?

What is “the worst website in the world” and what is it used for?

Nowadays, anyone can create a web page. It’s free and apparently simple. Just think a name, choose a platform -WordPress, Wix, Sqarespace … there are hundreds of them- download a template and start experimenting. But to make it well made and attractive is another story. Who has not been shocked to...

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“The information is very accurate, it is disturbing”: everything your computer knows about you

“The information is very accurate, it is disturbing”: everything your computer knows about you

It is possible that your computer “knows” you better than you might imagine … Our computer is like a huge warehouse in which we accumulate all kinds of things: from photos and videos to songs, games or personal texts. These machines keep everything in files composed of ones and zeros,...

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Apple vs. Samsung: the dispute of years between the technological giants that resulted in a fine of more than US $ 500 million

Apple vs. Samsung: the dispute of years between the technological giants that resulted in a fine of more than US $ 500 million

Apple said it was pleased with the California ruling. Apple and Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone makers, have been waging a legal war for patents in the United States for seven years. The one that seems to be the last step in the confrontation happened this Thursday. A federal court...

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Whatsapp bug trending: Messages enabled for blocked contacts

Whatsapp bug trending: Messages enabled for blocked contacts

Yet another WhatsApp bug has been revolving around for some users. This time around, this little critter is allowing blocked contacts to contact you via messages. Reportedly, many of the users said that their blocked contacts were successful in sending them messages. For now, the problem seems to be resolved...

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London: how technology caused a “boom” of consumption and trafficking in “the cocaine capital of Europe”

London: how technology caused a “boom” of consumption and trafficking in “the cocaine capital of Europe”

Smartphones have a direct relationship with cocaine trafficking, according to British authorities. Getting cocaine is much easier today than ever. This is claimed by the authorities of the United Kingdom, the country that has become “the largest consumer of cocaine in Europe”. The British Secretary of State for Security, Ben Wallace,...

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Apple iPhone X vs OnePlus 6: Battle of the cameras

Apple iPhone X vs OnePlus 6: Battle of the cameras

The recently launched OnePlus 6, which the company claims is the best smartphone it has made until now, came out few days ago and went on sale just yesterday (May 22) in India. The smartphone comes with a bunch of expected upgrades in terms of specifications. These also include the 16MP+20MP...

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Coca-Cola’s new tech allows you to blend flavors

Coca-Cola’s new tech allows you to blend flavors

Coca-Cola has announced its new technology soda machine — Freestyle 9100 that will use Bluetooth to blend flavors. The focus at this point is on the software and innovation in the product. It will feature a 24-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth connectivity which will let the consumers connect to the Freestyle mobile app...

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3 psychological reference experiments that would be impossible to do according to current ethics

3 psychological reference experiments that would be impossible to do according to current ethics

Some sociological experiments that nowadays would not meet the ethical standards by far became great references for psychology. To what extent can one deceive a person in a psychological experiment? How much pressure can researchers exert? Can you scare a child to study fear? Throughout the twentieth century science was developing a...

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Youtube to reveal new music streaming service and unlock another premium service

Youtube to reveal new music streaming service and unlock another premium service

On Wednesday, Google’s YouTube said it will launch a new music streaming service, YouTube Music, next week and soon reveal a premium service that will incur more charges for its original shows. YouTube Music, which will be launched on May 22, comes with extra features like personalized playlists based on...

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Twitter steps up, spots offenders and trolls to encourage healthy conversations

Twitter steps up, spots offenders and trolls to encourage healthy conversations

On Tuesday, Twitter said it was stepping up its long-running battle against online trolls, trying to find offenders by looking at “behavioral signals.” The new approach pays heed to behavioral patterns of users in addition to the content of the tweets, allowing Twitter to spot and mute online bullies and...

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The law of physics that discreetly controls your life and can help you improve it

The law of physics that discreetly controls your life and can help you improve it

With his theory Constructal Bejan says he can explain “the evolution of everything”. Why is the shape of a cactus the ideal way to live in a habitat without water? Why do many rivers meander as they move towards their mouth? There is a physical theory that explains it. Actually not only...

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Google to launch ‘Pixel smartwatch’ in 2018

Google to launch ‘Pixel smartwatch’ in 2018

With the Google I/O developers conference having recently concluded, rumors have emerged from various sources that the search web-giant is planning to launch its first smartwatch under its own label before the end of this year. A number of factors suggest that a Pixel Watch would be a logical move...

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What is Dormio, the MIT experiment that seeks to interfere with the plot of dreams

What is Dormio, the MIT experiment that seeks to interfere with the plot of dreams

Controlling dreams has been a desire of the human being. It has happened to many of us that while we fall asleep, we come up with great ideas or the solution to a problem that was hanging around our heads during the day. Some manage to jump up and write...

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The “enigmas” of Instagram: what pictures are more successful and what do you say about you?

The “enigmas” of Instagram: what pictures are more successful and what do you say about you?

Can you measure the success of a photo on Instagram? Why do some Instagram posts have much more impact than others? Can we apply a formula that allows us to predict how we react to different images? Using artificial intelligence, the BBC program Tomorrow’s World created a conversational robot (chatbot) capable of analyzing...

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These are the most common mistakes we make on the internet without realizing

These are the most common mistakes we make on the internet without realizing

Not being cautious in the network can bring us more than one scare. You may be tired of hearing about cybersecurity, but experts warn that, even though the internet has been around for quite some time, we still make beginner mistakes. That’s what they say from the Internet Security Office...

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6 great advances announced by Google (and how useful they are)

6 great advances announced by Google (and how useful they are)

Artificial intelligence will flood everything in the future that Google seems to have designed for us, but if the user really needs so much technological advancement it is something that will only tell us the time. Sundar Pichai, director of the company, presented on Tuesday at its annual developer conference...

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Keyboard hacks that you probably didn’t know

Keyboard hacks that you probably didn’t know

With just a few simple keystrokes our computers can be turned from troublesome beasts, standing in the way of completing that crucial report or overdue school assignment, into our willing and able servants. So to save you time and your poor muscles, here are a selection of the most practical...

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The simple trick invented by video game players that makes some people type much faster

The simple trick invented by video game players that makes some people type much faster

Is it more productive to type with greater speed? The fastest typists use a unique skill among video game professionals, according to recent research. It is a technique that anyone can learn, but can it make you more productive? A group of researchers from the Finnish University of Aalto and...

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Be Aware! Your photos can now be used to create fake adult videos

Be Aware! Your photos can now be used to create fake adult videos

“Emma Watson” is naked, kneeling on a couch. Nearby, “Maisie Williams” is sitting in compromising position. “Gal Gadot” is dressed as a cowgirl, performing sexual acts. Where we are? Not in the dark depths of a teenager’s fantasy, but on the PornHub website, where the only differences between Hollywood actress Emma Watson and...

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Empowering the elder through social media platforms to eliminate isolation

Empowering the elder through social media platforms to eliminate isolation

Using social networking sites such as Facebook could help encourage older adults interact with one another and feel more empowered and less isolated, according to new research. Carried out by researchers from the National University of Singapore and Penn State University, USA, the new study looked at 202 participants aged...

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The timeline and other improvements to the new Windows 10 that will make your life easier

The timeline and other improvements to the new Windows 10 that will make your life easier

The new version of Windows 10 is now available and comes with some changes designed to improve task management, save time and, basically, make life easier for users. The update can be downloaded manually, free of charge. If you have not already done so, you can also wait until May 8,...

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22-year-old woman delivers baby in a hotel room seeking help from Youtube videos

22-year-old woman delivers baby in a hotel room seeking help from Youtube videos

A 22-year-old American woman, Tia Freeman, delivered her first baby alone in a hotel room of Istanbul, Turkey with the mere assistance of some Youtube videos. On Tuesday, Tia, a member of U.S Air Force decided to share her incredible story of delivering her baby in the hotel bathroom all...

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What happens when today’s kids face yesterday’s technology?

What happens when today’s kids face yesterday’s technology?

Young people can no longer tell the time with the hands, so much so that in some schools they are having to replace the analogue with digital clocks in the exam rooms, according to some teachers. According to a new report by BBC and its team of school reporters and...

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Snapchat debuts new ‘made for summer’ water-resistant spectacles for $150

Snapchat debuts new ‘made for summer’ water-resistant spectacles for $150

On Thursday, Snapchat began selling a new version of its eyewear with built-in cameras after the first version failed to catch on with users of the youth-oriented social network. The new product, Spectacles 2.0 “are now more comfortable to wear with a smaller profile, and they’re water resistant — so...

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3 ways in which food technology is transforming what we eat

3 ways in which food technology is transforming what we eat

The meat industry is one of the largest contributors in the world to carbon dioxide emissions, deforestation and massive consumption of water. But more and more companies offer tasty and ecological alternatives. Impossible Foods, in Silicon Valley, USA, is one of them. The startup founded by Patrick Brown in 2011 was one of...

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Provision of milk now made easy: Pakistan’s first automated milk dispenser to launch next month, Punjab

Provision of milk now made easy: Pakistan’s first automated milk dispenser to launch next month, Punjab

LAHORE: Pakistan’s first automated dispenser unit is going to launch next month for the provision of pure and cheap milk, said Punjab Livestock and Dairy Development Board Chief Executive Officer Saira Iftikhar. “The basic idea behind introducing this automated milk dispenser unit, built locally at a cost of around 0.6 million,...

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Samsung continues to grow as it expands across Pakistan, grand opening ceremony at Peshawar

Samsung continues to grow as it expands across Pakistan, grand opening ceremony at Peshawar

Samsung Electronics, a global technology pioneer and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, telecommunications and home appliances, is expanding across a number of cities of Pakistan, by setting up ‘Samsung Brand Shops’. It inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of...

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Time to transform the traditional way of watching TV with this tech-giant device

Time to transform the traditional way of watching TV with this tech-giant device

Big modern TVs are a good choice if you are looking for a home theatre, but they are not portable and can cost months of your salary for a good one. We’ve all got bills to pay and can’t really afford that! Having an expensive TV set only in one...

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Careem warns users about hacked data

Careem warns users about hacked data

On Monday, ride-hailing service Careem  warned users that their personal data had been compromised in a massive cyber-security breach. The company stated that sensitive information like customers’ names, email addresses, phone numbers and trip history data had been stolen by hackers. However, “there is no evidence that your password or credit card...

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Digitization likely to transform the banking sector

Digitization likely to transform the banking sector

KARACHI: Citibank N.A., Pakistan (Citi) and the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) hosted a session on digitization, transformation and market disruptors which is bringing in evolution; taking place in the banking industry on a global scale. The event, held at the SBP, was chaired by Syed Irfan Ali, Executive Director,...

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The technologies that are creating the most multilingual generation in history

The technologies that are creating the most multilingual generation in history

Hillary Yip is a 13-year-old student from Hong Kong but her age does not prevent her from being a successful application developer and executive director. Its application, Minor Mynas, is designed to connect children around the world with a specific purpose: to learn the mother tongue of others. Yip embodies the...

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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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