Category: Science & Tech

Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia

Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia

ISTANBUL: Turkey has blocked online encyclopedia Wikipedia, the telecommunications watchdog said on Saturday, citing a law allowing it to ban access to websites deemed...

China’s robot reporter will surely stun you

China’s robot reporter will surely stun you

HEFEI: The Xinhua News Agency recently added a new member to its team, and he or she isn’t human. Meet Jia Jia, a special Xinhua reporter who carried out an interview...

New 'flying car' maker backed by Google plans deliveries this year

New ‘flying car’ maker backed by Google plans deliveries this year

A Silicon Valley “flying car” startup, Kitty Hawk, reportedly backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, released a video Monday of its airborne prototype and...

Facebook unveils unit studiying communication by thought, touch

Facebook unveils unit studiying communication by thought, touch

Facebook Inc on Wednesday pulled aside the curtain on a secretive unit headed by a former chief of the Pentagon’s research arm, disclosing that the social media...

Facebook launches smartphone app for event seekers

152 ‘blasphemous’ Facebook pages blocked, NA told

ISLAMABAD: Some 152 Facebook pages have been blocked during action against social media sites having blasphemous contents. It was stated in a written reply by Minister...

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PTA verifies 147.34 million SIMs

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has verified 147.34 million SIMs (Subscriber Identity Modules) and blocked 98.3 million unverified SIMs. Till May...

Former Silicon Valley engineer constructs iPhone with spare parts bought from China

Former Silicon Valley engineer constructs iPhone with spare parts bought from China

Scotty Allen, a software engineer formerly employed in Silicon Valley, developed his own iPhone from scratch using only spare parts bought from China. Allen, who lives...

Facebook looking at behavior to weed out fake accounts

Facebook looking at behavior to weed out fake accounts

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Wednesday said it has started weeding out bogus accounts by watching for suspicious behavior such as repetitive posts or torrents of messages....

Turkey to enter a new phase of strengthened democracy with a yes vote on April 16

Turkey to enter a new phase of strengthened democracy with a yes vote on April 16

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said yesterday that on April 16, Turkey will enter a new phase of strengthened democracy as a result of the “yes”‘ vote...

NUST students makes Pakistan proud in int’l technology contest

NUST students makes Pakistan proud in int’l technology contest

KARACHI: Team TAME from Pakistan won the Stanford Longevity Design Challenge beating teams from the United States, Brazil, Canada and China in the competition,...