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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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Facebook, Instagram restore services after suffering worldwide outage

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI (Web Desk) Facebook users in Pakistan and elsewhere found themselves unable to access the social network through their computers and smartphones for about an hour on Saturday, ARY News reported.Users trying to log in to the site are greeted with the message that “Facebook Will Be Back Soon” and …

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Mars weather: ‘Cloudy, chance of nighttime snowstorm’

PARIS (Web Desk) Mars is buffeted by turbulent snowstorms that occur only at night, according to a study released Monday that revises our understanding of Red Planet weather.Up to now, it was thought that snow falling from low-lying Martian clouds settled slowly and sparsely to the ground in an environment …

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Japan launches satellite for advanced GPS operation

TOKYO (Web Desk) Japan on Saturday launched an H-2A rocket carrying a geo-positioning satellite into orbit after a week-long delay, the government said.The launch of Japan’s third geo-positioning satellite is part of its plan to build a version of the U.S. global positioning system (GPS) to offer location information used …

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Tech titans call on UN to ban ‘killer robots’

UNITED NATIONS (Web Desk) A group of technology experts including Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has called upon the United Nations about potential threat posed by autonomous weapons dubbed ‘killer robots’.In an open letter addressed to the U.N.’s Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, 116 founders and CEOs of robotics …

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Galaxy S8 best selling Android smartphone in the world: report

ISLAMABAD: (Web Desk) Samsung’s latest flagship, Galaxy S8 was the highest selling smartphone in the world in the second quarter of 2017, reported ProPakistani on Thursday. Samsung shipped 10.2 million S8 smartphones in the second quarter of 2017, said the report, adding that its bigger sibling, the Galaxy S8+, came …

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Galaxy S8 best selling smartphone in the world

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Samsung’s latest flagship, Galaxy S8 was the highest selling smartphone in the world in the second quarter of 2017, reported ProPakistani on Thursday.Samsung shipped 10.2 million S8 smartphones in the second quarter of 2017, said the report, adding that its bigger sibling, the Galaxy S8+, came next …

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Nokia launches latest smartphone to take on Apple and Samsung

KOREA (Web Desk) HMD Global, The Finnish start-up looking to reinvigorate the Nokia phone brand, unveiled the Nokia 8 on Wednesday, hoping to cash in on rising consumer demand for high-quality audio and video features.The Android device, due out in September, will potentially beat rivals on price but will still …

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