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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

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

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

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 »

Boeing says it has created ‘lightest metal ever’

Boeing says it's created the lightest metal ever

Boeing says it’s created the lightest metal ever, a microlattice material which it describes as 99.99% air. A new video released by Boeing this week claims that the company has invented a metal that’s “99.99 percent air” for future use in airplanes, cars and other objects. The metal is a microlattice, made up of a series of tubes in a ... Read More »

Now you can also upload profile videos on Facebook!

LONDON – Facebook has announced a profile video feature as part of a set of new, mobile-friendly updates. It means you’ll be able to film a short, looping video – essentially a GIF – that will play for anyone who goes on your profile. The feature is only being tested in the UK at the moment, so it could be ... Read More »

Apple, Samsung lose ground in shrinking tablet market

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San Francisco  – Tablet computer sales fell in the second quarter of 2015, with market leaders Apple and Samsung losing ground to other vendors, a survey showed Wednesday.The survey by IDC said tablet sales fell in the April-June period, marking a third consecutive quarter of declining year-over-year sales.Total tablet sales were 44.7 million units, down seven percent from a year ... Read More »

Robots from 47 countries compete in China for 2015 RoboCup

The 19th annual competition will bring together thousands of contestants from more than 47 different countries and regions to China. Photo: DU YU/XINHUA PRESS/CORBIS

RoboCup – the World Cup for robots is being held in China In China this weekend, tiny robots of all shapes and sizes took to the field in the 19th annual competition, which brings together thousands of contestants from more than 47 different countries and regions. Robots will compete until July 23, when they will crown a RoboCup champion. This ... Read More »

Michael Foley, Telenor CEO, appointed as new director of ICT & RD Fund

Michael Foley

ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – Michael Patrick Foley, Chief Executive Officer of Telenor Pakistan, has been appointed as new director of National Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) & Research and Development (R&D) Fund on Monday. The Board of Directors of National ICT and RD unanimously appointed him as the new director in the 36th meeting of board held under the chair of ... Read More »

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