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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

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 »

Driverless buses will soon hit the road in Switzerland

Drvierless Bus

Driverless post buses will soon be operating in the canton of Valais after a collaboration between PostBus and a Swiss startup founded by recent graduates from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne. The Swiss city of Sion will begin a two-year trial of two autonomous buses beginning in spring 2016. The electric-powered vehicles will be able to carry nine ... Read More »

Facebook launches its much-anticipated news alerts app Notify

FB Notify

Facebook is already dominating peoples’ phone time, and now it wants a crack at your lock screen, too. Facebook has rolled out a new app for iPhone owners called Notify that gathers news and entertainment stories into one regularly updated feed. CNN, Fox News and the Washington Post are among the 70 organisations providing stories to the app. Details about Notify have ... Read More »

Self-driving delivery robot soon coming to sidewalks

Robot

A new delivery robot could help reduce the price paid for deliveries – and possibly make them free in the future. The robot, developed by one of the original founders of Skype, drives autonomously to the shopper’s doorway and then texts an alert message to announce its arrival. The low speed robot is designed to drive for a few miles ... Read More »

Uber all set to launch in Pakistan

Uber all set to launch in Pakistan

Uber – world’s popular taxi-hailing smartphone app – is all set to bring its services for Pakistanis. As Uber’s job listings page suggests that the company is looking to fill some vacancies for a General Manager, Marketing Manager, and Operations and Logistics Manager in Lahore, country’s second-largest city. “We can confirm we are currently recruiting for a team in Lahore, ... Read More »

Google launches ‘Person Finder’ after South Asia earthquake

Google launches 'Person Finder' after South Asia earthquake

Google has launched its Person Finder service after a 7.5-magnitute earthquake ripped through Hindukush region, striking Pakistan, Afghanistan while also rattling people India and Tajikistan. The powerful earthquake has reportedly killed more than 200 in Pakistan and Afghanistan and injuring hundreds of others in the region. Launched for the first time in 2010, the tech company’s service is made live after ... Read More »

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