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Facebook’s virtual reality ambitions could be threatened by court order

IBLAGH: (Web Desk) Facebook Inc’s big ambitions in the nascent virtual reality industry could be threatened by a court order that would prevent it from using critical software code another company claims to own, according to legal and industry experts. Last Thursday, video game publisher ZeniMax Media Inc asked a …

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Solar panels to be installed in 17,000 schools

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that solar panels will be installed in 17,000 schools throughout the province. He said this presiding over a high level meeting here on Saturday which reviewed progress on different steps taken for the promotion of education in the province as well …

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A guided tour of the cybercrime underground

One of the strange features of cybercrime is how much of it is public. A quick search will turn up forums and sites where stolen goods, credit cards and data are openly traded. But a glance into those places may not give you much idea about what is going on. …

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All uncovered areas to get broadband services by next fiscal year

ISLAMABAD: (Web Desk) Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar reiterated the government’s resolve for providing broadband facilities to all uncovered areas by the next fiscal year in order to fulfil the government’s vision of financial and digital inclusion. Addressing a contract signing ceremony of broadband facility for sustainable development in Kohistan …

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Pakistani students develop mini car that runs 180 km in 1 litre

PESHAWAR:  A group of students of Sarhad University in Peshawar have developed a special tiny car, aimed to deal with fuel shortages and rising motor costs in the country. The car, which covers 180 kilometre in 1 litre fuel will be showcased at an auto exhibition scheduled in Singapore. The …

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TransferWise launches international money transfers via Facebook

Money transfer company TransferWise has launched a new service that allows users to send money internationally through Facebook Inc’s chat application, as competition in the digital payments landscape intensifies. The London-based startup said on Tuesday that it had developed a Facebook Messenger “chatbot”, or an automated program that can help …

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Scientists create device to emulate kidney function

A team from Binghamton University has created a reusable, multilayered and microfluidic device that emulates human kidney function. The device incorporates a porous growth substrate, with a physiological fluid flow, and the passive filtration of the capillaries around the end of the kidney known as the glomerulus, where waste is …

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Out of sight but not out of mind: Nokia 3310 to be relaunched?

ESPOO: (Web Desk) If reports are to be believed, then Finnish company Nokia is planning to relaunch the 3310 handset once again to the market, owing to the phone’s popularity among consumers even till this day. Nokia 3310 was one of the most popular mobile phones during its time. So …

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17-year-old Pakistani becomes world’s third highest earning gamer

ISLAMABAD: (Web Desk) Pakistani prodigy Sumail Hassan has become the third highest earning gamer in the world. The Dota2 champion from Karachi amassed $2,401,560 in a recent tournament becoming one of the highest earning gamers in the rapidly growing world of e-Sports. Sumail started playing Dota 2 when he was …

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A Pakistani who unveils solar-powered cars, ACs in Pakistan

LAHORE – There is no need to worry about refilling your vehicles with costly fuels, as a Pakistani, Aslam Azad unveiled a solar-powered motor car that can limit your travel expenses surprisingly. Talking to Daily Pakistan, Azad said that shortage of energy in Pakistan led him to introduce a solar …

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