G7, tech giants agree on plan to block extremist content online
G7 countries and tech giants including Google, Facebook and Twitter on Friday agreed to work together to block the...
Apple shares drop on iPhone 8 demand worries
Apple Inc’s shares fell 1.5 percent in premarket trading on Thursday on growing concerns about muted demand for the...
Security flaw prompts fears on Wi-Fi connections
A newly-discovered flaw in the widely used Wi-Fi encryption protocol could leave millions of users vulnerable to attacks, prompting...
Scientists Built World’s First Artificial Chromosome
In a first-of-its-kind development, scientists have made a synthetic chromosome thus making a mark in the development of synthetic biology that assures to revolutionize industrial and medical biotechnology in the coming decades.“Our research moves the needle in synthetic biology from theory to reality. This work represents the biggest step... Read more
Facebook May Rebrand Oculus Rift VR headsets
Facebook shocked the technological world when it announced its acquisition of Oculus VR  (makers of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset) for a whopping  $2 billion. While it’s been reported that nothing will change for Oculus and its upcoming device, that might not be the case for long. There... Read more
Samsung not aware that SK Telecom was launching S5 ahead of schedule
Korean smartphone maker says it’s “puzzled” over SK Telecom’s move to sell the Galaxy S5 before the April 11 launch date. The move comes just before the operator must begin its suspension for breaching the country’s subsidy rule.  Samsung has revealed that it knew nothing of SK Telecom’s plans... Read more
PINK planet found: Astronomers discover new world on edge of our Solar System
Astronomers have discovered a new PINK planet on the edge of our Solar System.The dwarf planet – given the name 2012 VP 113 by scientists – is 80 times further from the Sun than Earth.It is 280 miles in diameter and is in a distant area of the Solar... Read more
HTC “Upsizes” the HTC one
HTC is all set to launch its  upgraded  flagship “HTC One” smartphone. The newer version will have a larger screen, better software and more camera features. The original HTC One received good reviews and was named the best smartphone of 2013 at the wireless industry’s premier trade show in... Read more
Goverment unable to block all objectionable meterial from the internet
In a written reply to a lawmaker’s query, the National Assembly was informed on Monday that the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) had carried out a search for objectionable material on the internet and blocked 31,819 such websites. But, the authority said, it was impossible to filter out all sites... Read more
Turkey’s attempt to block Twitter appeared to backfire
Turkey’s attempt to block access to Twitter appeared to backfire on Friday with many technology conscious users circumventing the ban amid growing suspicions that the prime minister was using court orders to suppress corruption allegations against him and his government. Turkey’s telecommunications authority said it had blocked access to... Read more
Coming soon- night vision equipped contact lenses
Contact lenses with night vision might be available soon o new developments by researchers in the US using graphene lenses to sense “the full infrared spectrum” plus visible and ultraviolet light. Zhaohui Zhong,assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Michigan said that they can make... Read more
“The nose knows” suggest researchers
Research from the US indicates humans can detect many more odours than the figure of 10,000 that has long been estimated . The human nose can distinguish at least 1 trillion different odours, a resolution orders of magnitude beyond the previous estimate of just 10,000 scents or so think researchers... Read more
Scientists announce discovery of new species of dinosaur
US scientists have announced the discovery of a new species of dinosaur. Its fossils offer further clues to how the dinosaurs became extinct 66 million years ago.Anzu wyliei is a strange, bird-like creature that has a bony crest on top of a beaky head and a long tail like... Read more
PM “wipes out” Twitter in Turkey
Twitter services were blocked in Turkey, just hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to “wipe out” the social network The network had ‘allegedly’ highlighted corruption in his inner circle. Twitter’s public policy team responded by saying on its official @policy feed that Turks could get around the... Read more
YouTube ban to go!!
According to  Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid  the ban on YouTube would be lifted soon because a software had been developed for blocking content that hurt people’s sentiments. The video sharing website was blocked in September 2012 after its administration and Google Incorporation refused to comply with a request by... Read more
Samsung unveils Galaxy S5 and Smartwatch
Samsung  unveiled a new smartwatch and fitness band along with the latest version of its Galaxy smartphone on Monday, demonstrating how the battleground for innovation is shifting from the hand to the wrist. The world’s biggest smartphone maker set a trend less than six months ago for wearable devices... Read more
WhatsApp service has been restored after more than 3 hours downtime
WhatsApp,  suffered an outage for more than three hours on Saturday, frustrated the users just days after its acquisition by Facebook for $19 billion. WhatsApp tweeted to its more than 1 million Twitter followers on Saturday around 22:48 GMT  saying “We are so sorry for the downtime …” Read more