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Bike Poncho keeps bikers dry in the rain


Nothing ruins a bike commute more than a rain shower. To solve this problem, the Amsterdam-based bike design company Vanmoof designed a poncho that keeps riders dry, even in snow or a downpour. Called the Boncho, it’s like a wearable tent that repels water. Dutch bike manufacturer Vanmoof has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a poncho that protects the wearer and their bicycle from the rain. ... Read More »

Google Marshmallow to enable Urdu feature for users

Google Marshmallow to enable Urdu feature for users

Karachi – The latest version of Google’s smartphone operating system, Android 6.0 Marshmallow features Urdu language support, is what landmark breakthrough for Pakistan’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. Earlier in September, the Silicon Valley-based technology giant unveiled two of its new ‘Nexus’ smartphones – the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P along with Android 6.0. Badar Khushnood Google’s former country ... Read More »

ISOC and COMSATS to empower Communities through Wireless Connectivity

Internet Society and COMSATS Internet Services announced a project in Chak Faiz, Multan, to connect Pakistan's rural communities with wireless connectivity

ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – To connect rural communities with wireless connectivity, Internet Society and COMSATS Internet Services have initiated a pilot project in Chak Faiz, a rural community in Multan, Pakistan. The Wireless for Communities Programme (W4C) project will provide Internet access to underserved rural areas using a community empowerment approach through Wi-Fi-based technologies. The project is the outcome of a ... Read More »

Google-FAO partnership to make remote sensing data efficient and accessible

Google-FAO partnership to make remote sensing data efficient and accessible

Partnership enhances ability to assess changing forest and to estimate greenhouse gas emissions PARIS (France) – Google Maps and FAO have agreed to work closely together to make geospatial tracking and mapping products more accessible, providing a high-technology assist to countries tackling climate change and much greater capacity to experts developing forest and land-use policies. Digital technology tapping into satellite ... Read More »

BlackBerry to exit Pakistan to avoid Data Monitoring demands


BlackBerry has confirmed that it is exiting its entire operations in Pakistan entirely to avoid allowing authorities in the nation to monitor its main business enterprise server and e-mail messages. Back in July, the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) said it would shutter BlackBerry Enterprise Services (known as BES) by December 1 for “security reasons.” The issue was thought to center ... Read More »

Forget Wi-Fi, new technology Li-Fi offers 100 times faster speed

New technology Li-Fi offers 100 times faster speed than Wi-Fi

A new type of wireless internet technology has been developed that could provide a connection that’s 100 times faster than traditional Wi-Fi. Li-Fi (Light Fidelity) has proved capable of sending data at speeds of up to 1GBps, around 100 times faster than most current Wi-Fi connections. Li-Fi is now moving to trials in the real world, with office tests in Tallin, ... Read More »

Google Live Traffic updates now available in Pakistan

Google Live Traffic updates now available in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistanis can now utilize the live traffic data on Google maps. The map indicates in green color routes where the traffic is moderate while heavy traffic is indicated by red color. The Google map displays construction zones as well. You can find the map by typing “traffic” on the Google search engine. It has been confirmed that the ... Read More »

Pakistan has the potential to become Internet transit hub for region: ISOC study

(L to R) Yoonee Jeong, Research Director, Rajnesh Singh of ISOC,, Ismail Shah, Chairman PTA and Matthew Perkins of UNESCAP at the Report briefing in Islamabad. Photo by Sana Jamal

ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – Despite having the lowest Internet user density of 13.8% in the region, Pakistan has the potential to become the Internet transit hub for Central and South Asia, according a new study. Pakistan’s geostrategic location and access to coastlines, offers the country great potential to become a supply route for the neighboring landlocked countries for Internet and communication ... Read More »

Gogoro’s electric scooter will launch in Europe next year


Gogoro, the all-electric, Bluetooth-connected scooter designed in large part by former HTC staff, has announced its first launch beyond its home market of Taiwan: Amsterdam, a city well known for its love of two-wheeled things. The machine — and the network of battery swap kiosks to go along with it — is expected to launch in the first half of ... Read More »

Apple to power Singapore stores with solar energy

Apple to power Singapore operations with Solar Energy

Apple on Sunday announced a deal that will see its Singapore operations fully powered by solar energy SINGAPORE – Tech giant Apple is going all out to tackle climate change, turning to solar power to run its entire Singapore operations, including its upcoming Apple Store in Orchard Road, expanding on similar efforts in countries like the U.S. and China, and ... Read More »

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