science and technology

Infinix NOTE 10 smartphone is now available

Pakistan’s best-selling smartphone brand Infinix recently launched an amazing smartphone NOTE 10. The device has received massive response during online sale and now it will be available in offline markets at just Rs. 25,999 with limited time offer. The new

Spacing Pfizer coronavirus shots boosts antibody levels after initial drop: Study

A study has stated that a longer gap between doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine leads to higher overall antibody levels than a shorter gap but there is a sharp drop in antibody levels after the first dose. The study might

Netflix plans to start offering games for subscribers

Leading streaming service Netflix has offered a few insights on its plans to introduce games for its subscribers in the near future. Discussing the investment it would require, the company official Greg Peters announced that the initiative is a ‘multi-year

NASA rover gears up to take first Mars rock samples

WASHINGTON: NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover is preparing to collect its first rock sample from the site of an ancient lake bed, as its mission to search for signs of past life begins in earnest, agency officials announced. Perseverance landed on

PTA blocks TikTok again over ‘inappropriate content’

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has once again blocked ByteDance’s video-sharing platform TikTok over “inappropriate content”. “In the light of relevant provisions of Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016, PTA has blocked access to TikTok App and website in the

Bezos returns after successful Blue Origin suborbital flight

VAN HORN: Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest person, soared some 66.5 miles (107 km) above the Texas desert aboard his company Blue Origin’s New Shepard launch vehicle on and returned safely to Earth, a historic suborbital flight that helps usher

Google TV’s new feature let users hide specific content

Google TV is planning to roll out more features in the near future through which a user can hide specific content. The Google TV ‘Continue watching’ carousel will soon let you ‘Hide’ content. ‘Continue watching’ is a very convenient way

PM Imran potential target in Israeli NSO Spyware Scandal

ISLAMABAD: At least one number once used by Prime Minister Imran Khan was among the tens of thousands of smartphone numbers, including those of activists, journalists and politicians from around the world that were targeted through Israeli spyware.   According

Pakistan to host national level e-sports tournament

ISLAMABAD: Minister of Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has announced that Pakistan would organise a national level e-sports tournament in the country ‘soon’. Pakistan today (Monday) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the gaming company Garena to organise a

Israeli software spies on 50,000 people, hacks the phones of several influential people

TEL AVIV: At least 50,000 people have been monitored and spied on by the software of the Israeli company, while the mobile phones of thousands of influential people have also been revealed to have been hacked. According to the details,

World’s richest man Bezos set to blast off into space

WASHINGTON: Jeff Bezos, the richest person in the world, is set to join the astronaut club on the first crewed launch by Blue Origin, another key moment in a big month for space tourism industry. The mission comes days after

Facebook refutes Biden’s claim of ‘killing people’ with vaccine misinformation

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook defended itself against US President Joe Biden’s assertion that the social media platform is “killing people” by allowing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines to proliferate, saying the facts tell a different story. “The data shows that 85% of

Samsung to produce phones in Pakistan by December

Lucky Cement’s subsidiary company has planned to produce mobile phones in Pakistan for Samsung by December 2021. According to a notification submitted to the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), Lucky Motor Corporation Limited (LMC) – a subsidiary of Lucky Cement Limited,

Netflix hires Facebook Exec Mike Verdu for video game development

SAN FRANCISCO: Netflix has confirmed that it hired a video game veteran Mike Verdu from Facebook to lead a gaming team. Mike Verdu from Facebook, where he was vice president of augmented reality and virtual reality content, has been hired

Israeli firm sold tools to hack Windows, claims Microsoft

(REUTERS): An Israeli technology company sold a tool to hack into Microsoft Windows, Microsoft and technology human rights group Citizen Lab revealed. According to a report by Citizen Lab, the hacking tool vendor, named Candiru, created and sold a software

Twitter to shut down disappearing ‘Fleets’ feature

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter will shut down its posts feature called Fleets on August 3 after the product failed to gain traction with users. The shutdown comes just eight months after the social media platform rolled out Fleets to all its

India bans Mastercard from issuing new cards in data storage row

MUMBAI: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has indefinitely barred Mastercard from issuing new debit or credit cards to domestic customers for violating data storage rules, dealing a blow to the US company in a key market. In a notification,

REDtone joins Google Cloud Partner advantage program

KARACHI: REDtone Digital Services (RDS) has joined the Google Cloud Partner Advantage program to bring cloud technologies to Pakistan. Through RDS, public and private sector organizations, SMEs and startups will have direct access to Google Cloud, Google Education and Google

Billionaire Branson soars to space aboard Virgin Galactic flight

LOS ANGELES: British billionaire Richard Branson on Sunday soared more than 50 miles above the New Mexico desert aboard his Virgin Galactic rocket plane and safely returned in the vehicle’s first fully crewed test flight to space, a symbolic milestone

Branson set to fly to space aboard Virgin Galactic rocket plane

LOS ANGELES: Decades after burnishing his reputation as a wealthy daredevil mogul in a series of boating and hot-air balloon expeditions, Richard Branson is poised to promote his burgeoning astro-tourism venture by launching himself to the final frontier. Branson’s Virgin

Chinese regulator blocks Tencent-backed Huya-Douyu game-streaming merger

BEIJING: China’s financial regulator has blocked a merger of the nation’s two largest video game live-streaming sites planned by tech giant Tencent over antitrust concerns, as authorities ramp up scrutiny of some of the country’s biggest technology companies. Huya and

Samsung launches Galaxy A22 in Pakistan

LAHORE: Samsung Electronics has officially launched its Samsung Galaxy A22 in Pakistan, the latest edition of the Samsung A series. It features a 48MP Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) Main Camera with a Quad Camera setup, 90Hz Super AMOLED display, 5000

Trump sues Facebook, Twitter and Google claiming censorship

WASHINGTON: Former US President Donald Trump filed lawsuits against Twitter, Facebook, and Google as well as their chief executives, alleging they unlawfully silence conservative viewpoints. The lawsuits, filed in US District Court in Miami, alleged the California-based social media platforms

Leaked images of upcoming ‘iPhone 13’ surface online

Pictures of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 13 which is expected to release in September this year has reportedly been leaked. A series of images reportedly showing dummy units of the new gadget are being shared on the Chinese social media site

Hyundai reveals price of its 4th CKD model Sonata

KARACHI: Hyundai Nishat Motor Private Limited has officially revealed its 4th CKD model Hyundai Sonata in Pakistan, according to a statement issued today (Tuesday).   “Hyundai Sonata is the 8th Generation Luxury Sedan and HNMPL is proud to bring a

Govt launches e-portal, app for issuance of equivalence certificates

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood today (Tuesday) announced the launch of an e-portal and a mobile application for the issuance of equivalence certificates. Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Shafqat Mahmood asserted that the development would simplify an

CarFirst launches home inspections in Karachi

KARACHI: CarFirst, Pakistan’s most trusted used car trading platform, recently announced the launch of their much awaited Home Inspection service. The initiative is aimed to bring a new level of innovation and convenience to used car trading in Pakistan, with

JazzCash launches Pakistan’s first ever digital account for teenagers

KARACHI:  JazzCash, Pakistan’s leading fintech, has launched the country’s first-ever digital account for teenagers, the ‘JazzCash NextGen Account’. This account will allow adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 years to receive their pocket money and make all their

Realme gaming beast Narzo 30 is now available

Realme, a favourite among youth, has recently launched its new Gaming Beast, the Realme Narzo 30. The phone comes with exceptional gaming features such as the MediaTek Helio G95 Gaming processor, 90Hz Ultra Smooth Display and a 5,000 mAh Massive

Germany to have 1m electric cars on its roads in July

BERLIN: Germany is on track to have 1 million electric cars on its roads in July, reaching the milestone six months later than planned, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier told reporters. “We will reach our target of 1 million electric cars