Bomb threat at Facebook’s Silicon Valley leaves headquarters evacuated

Bomb threat at Facebook’s Silicon Valley leaves headquarters evacuated

SAN FRANCISCO: A bomb threat prompted authorities on Tuesday to evacuate a building at the Silicon Valley headquarters of Facebook Inc near San Francisco, police said, but hours after a sweep of the structure began there was no word of explosives found. The New York Police Department received an anonymous...

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NAB bans cellular activities during office hours

NAB bans cellular activities during office hours

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal on Monday imposed a ban on the usage of mobile phones by its officers during work hours in order to ensure complete secrecy and effectiveness of officers towards the performance of their official duties. The wearing of NAB’s specially designed uniform...

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Google launches personalized audio news feed

Google launches personalized audio news feed

SAN FRANCISCO: Google has said  it was launching a radio-style, on-demand audio news feed available on smart speakers, personalized with the help of artificial intelligence. Radio used to be a dominant form of distributing news and entertainment, but has given way to streaming options in recent times. Google is looking...

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Google attempts to curb gender bias in translation app

Google attempts to curb gender bias in translation app

Google said Thursday it was tweaking its translation application with the goal of reducing gender bias. The move comes amid criticism that Google Translate often defaulted to masculine names when it converted text to another language. “Over the course of this year, there’s been an effort across Google to promote...

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Architects create edible gingerbread city to whet appetite for design

Architects create edible gingerbread city to whet appetite for design

LONDON: Architects swapped traditional building materials for sugar and spice to create an edible gingerbread city of the future at London’s V&A Museum, to show that urban planning can be fun, and tasty. The annual exhibition, which runs from Dec. 8 to Jan. 6, showcases buildings by architects, designers and...

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Google Play rolls out a list of exceptionally best apps of 2018

Google Play rolls out a list of exceptionally best apps of 2018

Lots of new applications have popped up on Google Play in 2018. Many of them are of really high quality, but the one application which stands out and above the rest is ‘Drops: Learn 31 New Languages’. This App, as the name suggests, aims to teach users foreign languages, but it uses...

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Pakistan in need of formal Facebook collaboration to promote e-commerce and counter hate speech

Pakistan in need of formal Facebook collaboration to promote e-commerce and counter hate speech

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry on Monday sought Facebook cooperation to counter hate speech and boost e-commerce in Pakistan. Chaudhry, in a meeting with Facebook’s vice president of public policy Simon Milner, emphasised the need for formal collaboration to explore avenues of cooperation with Facebook to promote commerce and...

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TECNO: An example of resilience and elegance

TECNO: An example of resilience and elegance

In the fast-paced modern world, the concepts of innovation and technology are emerging and converging into others at a tremendous speed. The ever-growing demand of newness and synchronization of the gadget functionalities with the core needs of subscribers has become of prime importance. This is where TECNO mobile, a premium...

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Engineers hack to straighten the ‘Leaning Tower of Pisa’

Engineers hack to straighten the ‘Leaning Tower of Pisa’

PISA: “It’s still straightening,” said engineer Roberto Cela, gazing at the Leaning Tower of Pisa gleaming in the autumn sunshine of northern Italy. “And many years will have to pass before it stops.” The gravitationally-challenged landmark is leaning less after years of ambitious engineering work. Fortunately for the millions of...

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Aurat Raaj bagged the prestigious BAFTA award

Aurat Raaj bagged the prestigious BAFTA award

A Pakistani woman entrepreneur’s chatbot ‘Aurat Raaj’ that advocates women empowerment in all its glory  has recently bagged the prestigious BAFTA award. Put forth by creators Saba Khalid and Tino Hahn, Aurat Raaj serves as a Pakistani digital platform that seeks to educate women. At the center of the chatbot...

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