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Nasa launches next-generation weather satellite

LOS ANGELES (Web Desk) Nasa on Saturday launched a next-generation satellite into space designed to monitor weather around the world and help improve forecasts. The satellite, called the Joint Polar Satellite Sys­tem-1 (JPSS-1), is a joint venture between the US space agency and the Nat­ional Oceanic and Atmos­pheric Administration (NOAA), which …

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Canadian grocery chain Loblaw has ordered 25 Tesla electric trucks

Islamabad (Web Desk) Canadian grocery chain Loblaw Cos has placed an order for 25 of Tesla’s new electric heavy duty trucks, a Loblaw spokeswoman said in a statement sent by email. Tesla unveiled the trucks, expected to begin production in 2019, on Thursday. The order furthers Loblaw’s goal of having …

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Moon village the first stop to Mars: European Space Agency

Islamabad (Web Desk) Setting up a permanent village on the moon is the first step towards exploring Mars, the European Space Agency said on Thursday as plans to reach and colonise the Red Planet gathered pace. At an annual gathering of 4,000 global space experts in Adelaide, the ESA said …

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About 143 million people hit by massive Equifax data breach

UK (Web Desk) About 143 million US customers of credit report giant Equifax may have had information compromised in a cyber security breach, the company has disclosed.Equifax said criminals accessed data such as Social Security numbers, birth dates and addresses during the incident.Some UK and Canadian customers were also affected.The …

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Vintage mobile phone museum opens in Slovakia

DOBSINA (Web Desk) As new smartphones hit the market month in month out, one Slovak technology buff is offering visitors to his vintage cellphone museum a trip down memory lane — to when cellphones weighed more than today’s computers and most people couldn’t afford them.Twenty-six year-old online marketing specialist Stefan …

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Google, Apple face off over augmented reality technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Web Desk) Alphabet Inc’s Google on Wednesday unveiled tools to make augmented reality apps for mobile devices using the Android operating system, setting up its latest showdown with Apple Inc’s iPhone over next-generation smartphone features.Phone-based augmented reality (AR), in which digital objects are superimposed onto the real world …

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WhatsApp breaks silence on its upcoming ‘celebrity feature’

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Tech wizards were recently holding series of discussions on speculated ‘WhatsApp for Business’ but little did users know about its background.Now Facebook-owned WhatsApp has confirmed the feature.According to WhatsApp’s FAQ section’, the messaging platform is now looking for ways to let users connect to businesses easily.The page …

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new leap for AI: computer chips that can smell

ARUSHA,Tanzania (Web Desk) Nigerian neuroscientist Oshiorenoya Agabi may have found a way to solve one of life’s puzzling dilemmas: how to make air travel pleasant again.What if you could skip tedious airport security lines, while a special device able to sniff out explosives works silently in the background? This is …

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Mark Zuckerberg welcomes second daughter in Facebook post

SAN FRANCISCO (Web Desk) Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife welcomed their second daughter August to the world on Monday (Aug 28) with a post on the leading social network.As they did with after the birth of their first daughter, Maxima, in late 2015, the couple wrote the girl …

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Chairman General Electric says not pursuing Uber CEO job

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Uber field of candidates for a new chief executive officer narrowed further on Sunday when Jeff Immelt, chairman of General Electric Co, said he was no longer in the running for the top leadership position.Uber’s board of directors has been searching for a new CEO since June, …

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