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WhatsApp reaches milestone of 1.5 billion monthly users

WhatsApp now has 1.5 billion users and sees 60 billion messages sent per day Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp sounds smarter and smarter as WhatsApp has been making strides in the instant messaging space. CEO Facebook Mark Zuckerberg claims that WhatsApp has reached a new milestone with 1.5 billion monthly users with 60 billion messages being sent daily. These ... Read More »

Apple shipped 29 Million iPhone X devices in Q4 2017

Apple shipped 29 Million iPhone X devices in Q4 2017

The iPhone X is the company’s first smartphone to feature a full-screen display Apple Inc. has shipped 29 million iPhone X devices in the fourth quarter of 2017 due to which the iPhone X has become the world’s best-shipping smartphone model over the holidays. As per the reports by Analyst firm Canalys, which is an independent analyst company that strives to ... Read More »

Nokia signs its first official 5G equipment deal with NTT DoCoMo

Nokia signs its first official 5G equipment deal with NTT DoCoMo

The deal suggests DoCoMo starting its commercial 5G network service by 2020 Nokia has signed its first major deal to supply new 5G wireless radio base stations to Japanese telecom operator NTT DoCoMo, which boasts nearly half of the country’s mobile subscribers. Nokia will support NTT DoCoMo’s in the evolution of its network from 4G/LTE to 5G, providing technology based ... Read More »

Pakistan to offer affordable broadband connectivity to remotest areas

Pakistan to offer affordable broadband connectivity to remotest areas

After the launch of 3G and 4G services, it has provided internet service to 5,896 villages of FATA and Balochistan The government of Pakistan to provide broadband internet facility in far-flung areas across the country, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi made this announcement at the signing ceremony of an agreement for providing broadband internet facility in far-flung ... Read More »

GM to release cars with no steering wheel in 2019

General Motors reveals images of car without driver controls General Motors plans to mass-produce self-driving cars that lack traditional controls like steering wheels and pedals by 2019, the company announced today. The automaker  revealed images of an autonomous car it’s hoping to put into production by 2019 and is petitioning the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for permission to do ... Read More »

Cellular companies overcharging users but pay less taxes, FBR says

Cellular companies overcharging users but pay less taxes, FBR says

New IT-based mechanism to ensure the effective monitoring of withholding taxes Pakistan’s Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) reveals that Mobile phone operator companies deduct more taxes from users while paying less to the government. According to FBR, cellular firms were overcharging their subscribers and possibly evading taxes as the paid to the government is not proportional to the collected amount, the Senate Standing Committee ... Read More »

Chinese Scientists develop Battery that charges in seconds

Super aluminum-graphene battery has a 5-second charging time A team of researchers from Zhejiang University have developed a new type of aluminum-graphene battery that can be charged in seconds, instead of hours. The team headed by Professor Gao Chao, from Department of Polymer Science and Engineering of Zhejiang University, designed a battery using graphene films as anode and metallic aluminum ... Read More »

Japanese scientists discover self-healing glass

Japanese scientists discover self-healing glass

Cracked screens may be a thing of the past with this self-healing glass A chemistry researcher at the University of Tokyo, Yu Yanagisawa has made the breakthrough by chance accidentally discovered a new type of glass that can heal itself from breaks when pressed by hand at room temperature. The new glass can be pressed together by hand at room ... Read More »

UNIDO awarded five Pakistani innovators for developing clean technologies

UNIDO awarded five Pakistani innovators for developing clean technologies

The ‘Modulus Tech’ won the first prize, while runner-up prize was given to the team “Biotech” The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) under its Global Cleantech Innovation Programme (GCIP) granted 5 awards to most promising Pakistani innovators in the field of clean technologies. A graceful awards distribution ceremony was held in the capital city Islamabad to appreciate the contributions ... Read More »

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