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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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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