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Troubled China tech giant LeEco confirms assets frozen

BEIJING: (Web Desk) Chinese financial magazine Caixin first reported Monday that a Shanghai court had ordered the freezing of $182 million in assets connected to LeEco, its subsidiaries, and billionaire founder Jia Yueting. The court ruling was in response to legal action brought by China Merchants Bank over unpaid loans …

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Samsung confirms launch of refurbished Galaxy Note 7s

SEOUL: (Web Desk) Samsung Electronics said on Sunday it would start selling a refurbished version of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone this week after an embarrassing recall over exploding batteries rocked the tech giant last year. The recall of millions of Galaxy Note 7 devices cost the world’s largest smartphone …

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Apple’s iPhone turns 10, bumpy start forgotten

IBLAGH: (Web Desk) Apple Inc’s iPhone turns 10 this week, evoking memories of a rocky start for the device that ended up doing most to start the smartphone revolution and stirring interest in where it will go from here. Apple has sold more than 1 billion iPhones since June 2007, …

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U.S. Muslim group launches cellphone app to report hate crimes

LONDON: (Web Desk) Hoping to get an accurate count of anti-Muslim hate crimes in the United States, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on Friday launched a mobile app allowing victims to report bias incidents. The group launched its Making Democracy Work for Everyone app a month after it reported …

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NASA telescope finds 10 more planets that could have life

IBLAGH: (Web Desk) NASA says its planet-hunting telescope has found 10 new planets outside our solar system that are likely the right size and temperature to potentially have life on them. As the Kepler telescope finished its main mission, NASA announced Monday that it has seen a total of 49 …

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The Nokia 3310: A stroll down memory lane

IBLAGH: (Web Desk) At the beginning of the new millennium, cell phones were losing their novelty and turning into a necessity. Nokia had been leading the global mobile phone market for a little more than a decade. The Nokia 3210 from 1999 — which remains the fourth-highest selling mobile phone …

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China to implement cyber security law from Thursday

BEIJING: (Web Desk) China, battling increased threats from cyber-terrorism and hacking, will adopt from Thursday a controversial law that mandates strict data surveillance and storage for firms working in the country, the official Xinhua news agency said. The law, passed in November by the country’s largely rubber-stamp parliament, bans online …

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Locally developed simulator promises to train surgery students

IBLAGH: (Web Desk) The traditional practice of imparting training of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) at medical colleges in Pakistan has been through apprenticeships. Junior doctors are placed with seniors to provide them on-the-job training, says Dr Naeem Zia, Professor of Surgery at Rawalpindi Medical College (RMC). “Apprentices are first made …

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Facebook adds Snapchat-like camera filters to Instagram

IBLAGH: (Web Desk) Facebook Inc’s Instagram has souped up its camera with quirky face-tracking filters, adding another feature similar to one offered by social media rival Snap Inc’s Snapchat. Instagram users will now be able to choose from eight filters including koala ears that move and twitch as well as …

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The politics of hashtag activism

RAMSHA JAHANGIR A spectre is haunting Pakistan — the spectre of social media. For Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar, it is even “lethal for democracy” — no control, no censors, just pure, unadulterated rhetoric. A growing war of information has encapsulated the political landscape of Pakistan. Now, online discussions can quickly …

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