Harry Potter showcased with bones and cauldrons in London
The British Library has conjured to life the magical world of Harry Potter in a new exhibition featuring the...
15 injured in Mastung grenade attack
At least 15 people were injured in a grenade attack in Balochistan’s Mastung on Thursday. According to police, in...
Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Safdar indicted in corruption cases
National Accountability Court indicted former disqualified prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam and Capt (retd) Safdar in corruption cases filed...
At smartphone pioneer HTC: a new, or virtual, reality
When HTC Corp brought back founder Cher Wang two years ago to turn around the struggling Taiwanese mobile phone maker, investors hoped she could stem a sharp loss in market share to Apple and Samsung Electronics. But the gamble to rebuild the early smartphone pioneer’s reputation failed, as its... Read more
Apple’s iPhone 8 sees muted launch in Asia
Apple Inc’s launch of iPhone 8 kicked off in a less lively mood in Asia, versus previous debuts, as fans held out for the premium iPhone X due out in early November. Hundreds of people usually gather at Apple’s Sydney city store with queues winding down the town’s main... Read more
Apple Watch fails to tick with reviewers due to cellular glitch
Apple Inc’s latest smartwatch may have packed many impressive features of a smartphone, but occasional mobile connectivity issues and poor battery life held back several reviewers from recommending the device. The Watch Series 3, launched last week alongside iPhone 8 and iPhone X, boasts an array of features, including... Read more
Amazon sends accidental gift email to shoppers due to glitch
A technical glitch caused Amazon.com Inc to email some of its customers erroneously that they had received a gift, a spokeswoman said in a statement on Tuesday. The email displayed an image of a crawling infant and told shoppers that they had received a present from their baby registry.... Read more
Facebook opens AI lab in Canada, with Trudeau on hand
Facebook opened its first artificial intelligence lab in Canada on Friday, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was on hand to praise the impact of such cutting-edge research. “Creativity is the driving force behind our prosperity, not just in Montreal but across Canada,” Trudeau told a crowd of McGill University... Read more
Google disables offensive ad keywords found by BuzzFeed
Alphabet Inc’s Google said it had disabled a “majority” of the offensive keywords that BuzzFeed found could be used by advertisers to target people searching for racist and anti-Semitic topics. Google — the world’s biggest advertising platform — not only allowed advertisers to target searches such as “Why do... Read more
New Google Pixel smartphone debut expected October 4
Google on Thursday fired off invitations to an October 4 event at which the US tech giant is expected to field a second-generation Pixel as its new champion in the competitive smartphone market. The internet giant behind Android software for powering mobile devices also launched a madebygoogle.com web page... Read more
New Apple Watch that makes calls turns comic book fantasy into reality
More than two years after releasing the Apple Watch, Apple Inc has finally been able to replicate 1940s comic strip technology, an advance that analysts say will spur sales. The Series 3 of the Apple Watch, released on Tuesday along with the much-anticipated iPhone X, features wireless LTE connectivity.... Read more
Apple unveils three new iPhones, hails ‘biggest leap forward’
Apple unveiled three new iPhone models on Monday, including a top-of-line handset described as “the biggest leap forward” since the original iPhone 10 years ago. Apple chief executive Tim Cook announced the premium iPhone X — pronounced 10 — as well as a new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.... Read more
With Irma goodwill gesture, Tesla’s remote control raises eyebrows
Electric car maker Tesla helped its owners fleeing the path of Hurricane Irma, offering a complementary boost to the car battery’s range to allow them to travel further before needing to recharge. The goodwill gesture was a publicity boost for the Silicon Valley firm, but the ability to remotely... Read more
Facebook fined 1.2 million euros by Spanish data watchdog
Facebook has been fined 1.2 million euros for collecting personal information from users in Spain that could then be used for advertising, the national data protection watchdog said on Monday. The fine stemmed from an investigation into the social network company, which was conducted alongside similar probes in Belgium,... Read more
Criticism of Equifax data breach response mounts, shares tumble
Equifax Inc (EFX.N) faced a storm of criticism on Friday over a hack that may have compromised personal data for some 143 million Americans, with consumers clamoring for answers and cyber security experts questioning the response to the massive breach. Lawmakers and regulators joined the chorus, scrutinizing the company’s... Read more
FBI probing if Uber used software to interfere with rivals: WSJ
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing to see if Uber Technologies Inc had used software to illegally interfere with its competitors, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The investigation is focusing on an Uber program — internally known as “Hell” — that could track drivers working for... Read more
SpaceX launches secret US military space plane ahead of Irma
SpaceX successfully launched a secret US Air Force space plane on Thursday ahead of the arrival in Florida of Hurricane Irma. Live images broadcast by the California aerospace company showed a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the unmanned X-37B drone lifting off at 10:00 am (1400 GMT) from NASA’s Kennedy... Read more