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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Google accused of manipulation to track users

Google accused of manipulation to track users

Seven European consumer groups filed complaints against Google with national regulators Tuesday, accusing the internet giant of covertly tracking users’ movements in violation of an EU regulation on data protection. The complaints cited a study by the Norwegian Consumer Council that concluded the Internet giant used “deceptive design and misleading...

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Google Launches a Free Business Application for Small and Medium Enterprises

Google Launches a Free Business Application for Small and Medium Enterprises

 Google announced the launch of its brand new application that is specially tailored for small and medium businesses Google has now opened a channel for businesses to have an effective online presence, immediately. Their business application is a no-cost engagement and is available for iOS and Android platforms. This will help...

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Samsung Electronics apologises for factory cancer cases

Samsung Electronics apologises for factory cancer cases

Samsung Electronics apologised Friday to workers who developed cancer after working at its semiconductor factories, finally ending a decade-long dispute at the world´s top chip-maker.   Samsung Electronics is the world´s biggest mobile phone manufacturer and chip-maker and the flagship subsidiary of the Samsung Group, by far the biggest of...

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