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SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS UNVEILS DRIVERLESS CAR PARTS, INFOTAINMENT PLATFORM

SEOUL (Web Desk) Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its first set of components for autonomous driving and infotainment solutions developed with Harman International, which it bought about a year ago in a major push into the auto electronics market.The automotive industry is one of the fastest-growing segments of the technology …

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Samsung overtakes Intel as world’s biggest chip maker: Study

PARIS (Web Desk) South Korea’s Samsung has overtaken US rival Intel as the world’s biggest maker of semi-conductors as sales in the sector boom, a study published by consultancy Gartner showed on Thursday.Samsung Electronics “gained the most market share and took the number one position from Intel the first time …

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Zuckerberg makes ‘fixing’ Facebook a personal goal

SAN FRANCISCO (Web Desk) Known for annual personal goals ranging from killing his own food to learning Mandarin, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg’s stated mission for this year is to ‘fix’ the social network.Zuckerberg began taking on New Year’s challenges in 2009, when he wore a neck tie every day as …

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China’s WeChat denies storing user chats

BEIJING (Web Desk) Tencent Holdings’ WeChat, China’s most popular messenger app, on Tuesday denied storing users’ chat histories, after a top businessman was quoted in media reports as saying he believed Tencent was monitoring everyone’s account.WeChat does not store any users’ chat history. That is only stored in users’ mobiles, …

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Samsung confirms its foldable phone accidently

Web Desk TOKYO (Web Desk) Samsung company accidentally confirmed Samsung Galaxy X (a foldable phone) and also hinted at imminent release.It had been a rumor for many months that drastically different smartphones will hit the market soon. The phone was expected to be flexible, foldable, resizable and can be twisted …

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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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