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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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Engineers Create Artificial Skin That ‘Feels’ Temperature Changes

A new artificial skin made from pectin is capable of sensing temperature changes using a mechanism similar to the way pit vipers sense prey. The material could be grafted onto prosthetic limbs to restore temperature sensing in amputees. It could also be applied to first-aid bandages to alert health professionals …

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Samsung Electronics says battery defects caused Note 7 fires

IBLAGH: (Web Desk) Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Monday said battery defects caused its premium Galaxy Note 7 phones to catch fire, not the device’s software or hardware. The announcement comes more than three months after the world’s top smartphone maker scrapped the short-lived competitor of Apple Inc’s iPhones, costing …

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Ugandans invent ‘smart jacket’ to diagnose pneumonia

KAMPALA: (Web Desk) A team of Ugandan engineers has invented a “smart jacket” that diagnoses pneumonia faster than a doctor, offering hope against a disease which kills more children worldwide than any other. The idea came to Olivia Koburongo, 26, after her grandmother fell ill, and was moved from hospital to …

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Apple files $1 billion lawsuit against Qualcomm

IBLAGH: (Web Desk) Apple Inc filed a $1 billion lawsuit against supplier Qualcomm Inc on Friday, days after the US government accused the chip maker of resorting to anti-competitive tactics to maintain a monopoly over key semiconductors in mobile phones. Qualcomm is a major supplier to both Apple and Samsung …

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6 WhatsApp features you might not know about…

We’re all quite fond of instant messaging application WhatsApp for the way it provides us with convenience when it comes to messaging our friends, family or colleagues. Here are some features of the application you might not have heard of:- Using WhatsApp on a computer Yes, you can certainly to …

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