Pakistan gets high speed data connectivity submarine cable

Trans World Associates announced today that it has joined a consortium of leading telecom companies to build and operate the SEA-ME-WE 5 submarine cable network.

The Pakistan landing of SEA-ME-WE 5 will be owned and operated by TWA, its second international submarine cable landing in Pakistan. Currently Trans World Associates operates and owns TW1, . . . → Read More: Pakistan gets high speed data connectivity submarine cable

What next for the Samsung mobile division?

A lot of eyebrows were raised over the fact that the Samsung Galaxy S5 was a huge disappointment with regards to its sales performance. Understandably so, as it was considered to be the only phone in the market that could hold a candle to the iPhone. The year 2014 was not a very good one . . . → Read More: What next for the Samsung mobile division?

Warid first to launch LTE services

Warid Telecom, Pakistan’s most trusted and innovative mobile service provider, proudly announces the official launch of LTE services in Pakistan. Starting from December 26th, Warid customers will be able to enjoy 7 days of free customer trials of LTE services in Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Karachi, Faisalabad and Gujranwala.

Warid has always taken great pride on . . . → Read More: Warid first to launch LTE services

IoT – What drives the 4th industrial revolution

For manufacturing companies, the Internet of Things (IoT) is the most important trend of our time. With the combination of sensors and actuators that are embedded in physical objects, and the use of the data that is generated by these sensors, manufacturers see IoT as a new strategy to improve efficiency in production.

The potential . . . → Read More: IoT – What drives the 4th industrial revolution

MS partners with Dropbox for Cloud Office Apps

Microsoft has cozied up to Dropbox with a new partnership.

Soon you’ll be able to easily access, save, share, and collaborate on your Office 365 documents stored on Dropbox without leaving Office.

Office 365 is Microsoft’s paid cloud version of Microsoft Office.

Dropbox will also be available as an option for Microsoft’s freebie version of . . . → Read More: MS partners with Dropbox for Cloud Office Apps

What’s next for Homosapiens?

By: Jennifer Hunter

The author of Sapiens, a new history of humankind, says technology is transforming us from biological creatures to something akin to bionic cyborgs. “This is not science fiction,” Yuval Noah Harari tells The Star’s Jennifer Hunter. “Look at how humans are becoming inseparable from mobile phones . . .”

Modern humans are . . . → Read More: What’s next for Homosapiens?

Scanner and 3D printer combo device by Taiwan

XYZprinting announced it has created an all-in-one 3D printer and scanner for sale starting today at $800.

The Da Vinci 1.0 all-in-one 3D printer allows just about anyone to create a 3D-printed object, and that’s one of the requirements for mass adoption of the new technology. By adding a scanner to the 3D printer, XYZprinting . . . → Read More: Scanner and 3D printer combo device by Taiwan

UIT students introduce innovative online voting system

This new invention by the students of Usman Institute of Technology (UIT) may put to rest all those who are upset with the rigging that takes place during elections.

A group of final-year students at the technical institute have developed an online voting system that uses iris recognition. “The current voting system in Pakistan . . . → Read More: UIT students introduce innovative online voting system

Pakistan’s associate membership to CERN

By Hasan Ehtisham

Pakistan has reached a remarkable milestone in scientific research by becoming an associate member of the European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN). Pakistan is the first Asian country that became an associate member. Geneva-based CERN is world’s leading physics research centre that was founded in 1953 by twelve European nations. It leads . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s associate membership to CERN

Transformers are here… for real

Harvard scientists have built the world’s first working Transformer robot, inspired by the ancient Japanese paper-folding art of origami.

The alien robots that feature in the Transformer movies conceal their true nature by taking on the form of cars and trucks. The scientists’ robot has yet to reach that level of technical deception and disguises . . . → Read More: Transformers are here… for real