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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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Facebook bans white nationalist’s accounts over hate speech

SAN FRANCISCO (Web Desk) Facebook has banned the Facebook and Instagram accounts of a white nationalist who attended the rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that ended in deadly violence.Facebook spokeswoman Ruchika Budhraja tells The Associated Press that the profile pages of Christopher Cantwell have been removed as well as a page …

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Government websites defaced by Indian hackers: reports

ISALAMABAD (Web Desk) Websites of multiple departments of the Government of Pakistan, including the Establishment Division, the law ministry, Ministry of Inter Provincial Cooperation, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Information Technology were hacked on Monday, local news outlets reported.Sources in the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) informed Indian news outlet …

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Electric car startup Faraday Future signs factory deal

CALIFORNIA (Web Desk) Electric car startup Faraday Future said Monday it had signed a lease for a new assembly plant in California and reaffirmed its intention to start deliveries in 2018.The company, whose backers include the head of the financially strapped Chinese tech group LeEco, said its new facility will …

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Google fires employee behind anti-diversity memo

US (Web Desk) Internet giant Google has fired the male engineer at the centre of an uproar in Silicon Valley over the past week after he authored an internal memo asserting there are biological causes behind gender inequality in the tech industry.James Damore, the engineer who wrote the memo, confirmed …

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Apple’s China problem highlights conundrum for tech sector

SAN FRANCISCO (Web Desk) Apple’s decision to bow to Chinese officials by removing apps to sidestep online censorship underscores the dilemma faced by US tech companies seeking to uphold principles while expanding their business. The iPhone maker is the latest from Silicon Valley to face a conundrum in balancing their …

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