Health care to benefit from Google technology

Google announced on Tuesday a partnership with the European drug maker Novartis to develop a smart contact lens with the potential to monitor the wearer’s blood sugar levels.

The agreement is among recent moves into the health care sector by technology giants including Apple and Samsung as they . . . → Read More: Health care to benefit from Google technology

Mars Curiosity Rover heads for the promised land

When the Curiosity rover set out last July on its much-anticipated drive to the Mars mission’s ultimate destination — the three-mile-high science prize called Mount Sharp — everyone knew the going might get rough. The terrain ahead was more rugged than anything experienced before, and the winter nighttime temperatures regularly plunged to 120 . . . → Read More: Mars Curiosity Rover heads for the promised land

Revolutionizing the car industry, Google does it best

GOOGLE are set to revolutionise the motor industry with the launch of a driverless car that has no steering wheel, gear stick or pedals.

The smart car uses lasers, sensors, cameras and mapping software to chauffeur you to your ­destination, avoiding crashes along the way.

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Technology for the betterment of society

By Dr Umar Saif

For many citizens of Pakistan, interacting with the government for even the most basic facilities, such as obtaining a domicile, registering a property or acquiring a driving licencebecomes a difficult process fraught with uncertainty, corruption and bribery. The rigidity of government processes and lack of monitoring within . . . → Read More: Technology for the betterment of society

All tech products in china to clear security review first

China will give a cyber security review to keep national security and protect public interest, the State Internet Information Office said on Thursday.

The review will target IT products, services and suppliers of information systems related to national security and public interest, according to a statment from the office.

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Facebook data insecure – Snowden

Journalist Glenn Greenwald released a bunch of new documents from “the Snowden archive” today to coincide with the publication of his book No Place To Hide. Those documents include a presentation from Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) about obtaining user data from Facebook.

The presentation is titled, “Exploiting Facebook traffic in the passive environment . . . → Read More: Facebook data insecure – Snowden

Facebook unites mother and daughter separated 23 years ago

For 23 years, Mother’s Day was a holiday full of questions for Colette Brasseur. This Sunday will be different.

That’s because this year marks the first Mother’s Day since Brasseur reconnected with the daughter she gave up for adoption in 1991.

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Apple poised to launch affordable 8GB version of 5c

Apple will launch the iPhone 5c 8GB model in India by early June to shore up volumes and bump its average selling price (ASP). The product was first launched in Europe and China a little over a month ago and is yet to hit the shelves in the US.

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Silicon Valley origins

The surprise is how long a backlash took to come. When I was a child in a heat-hazed suburb to the north of Palo Alto, almost no one had heard the term Silicon Valley. In common with the hamlets scattered around it like points on one of my join-the-dots colouring books – Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, . . . → Read More: Silicon Valley origins