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

PTA tells Warid to seek approval for new services

While Warid Telecom is planning to launch 4G LTE (long-term evolution) to compete with the 3G/4G licence-holders, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority insists that the company under the law needs permission from the regulator for the introduction of new service.

Since Warid did not take part in the bidding for 3G and 4G spectra, PTA may . . . → Read More: PTA tells Warid to seek approval for new services

PTCL and Daily Motion to work together

Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) has joined hands with DailyMotion to offer improved user experience to PTCL customers in Pakistan.

The joint venture will allow wide-range of entertainment content from Dailymotion and multi-screen viewing options for PTCL customers.

Dailymotion – one of the largest video and user generated content . . . → Read More: PTCL and Daily Motion to work together

Hacker-turned-FBI informant conducted cyberattacks on Pakistani, Irani, Syrian websites

WASHINGTON: A hacker who became an informant for the FBI directed hundreds of cyber attacks against the websites of foreign governments, including Brazil, Iran, Pakistan, Syria and Turkey, the New York Times reported Thursday.

It was unclear whether the FBI explicitly ordered the digital attacks, but court documents and interviews suggest “that the government may have . . . → Read More: Hacker-turned-FBI informant conducted cyberattacks on Pakistani, Irani, Syrian websites