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AMD RYZEN THREADRIPPER 1950X FIRST BENCHMARKS PUBLISHED:

The first round of third party benchmarks for AMD’s all new ultra high-end Ryzen Threadripper 1950X CPU are here and they are really impressive!. The results were published by LinusTechTips in a review via VCZ of Ryzen Threadripper powered Alienware Area-51 system.

NVIDIA UNSHACKLES QUADRO PERFORMANCE ON TITAN CLASS GRAPHICS CARDS:

The latest drivers 385.12 is helping NVIDIA to bring Quardo level performance and feature on their existing Titan series. The driver is specifically meant to improve the overall performance for creative professionals and pro workstations users. According to the company, new drivers are delivering 3x better performance in applications such as Maya which is a huge increase from performance level we saw it at the launch.

YOUNG GRADUATES SUCCESSFULLY INDUCTED IN ZONG 4G’S GTO PROGRAMME:

Zong 4G has inducted 35 new graduates in its specially designed Graduate Trainee programme for young professionals. The programme, which is one of a kind in the industry is designed to provide a strong learning platform for fresh out of the university students from diverse fields such as Engineering, Business, Marketing, Finance and Information Technology.

GOOGLE IS LIKELY TO LAUNCH A COMPETITOR TO SNAPCHAT’S ‘DISCOVER’ FEATURE:

Looks like everyone is after Snapchat. After Facebook-owned Instagram ‘copied’ several of its features, now Google is likely to launch a competitor to Snapchat’s ‘Discover’ feature, the media reported.

INTERNET CONNECTIVITY WILL BE THE SAME AS BEFORE:

Internet services have been restored across the country after a 38-hour-long disruption caused by a fault in an undersea internet cable, a Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) representative told media on Sunday.

CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY WITH AZAADI SALE- GET UPTO 70% DISCOUNTS:

Double up your Independence Day celebration with Yayvo Azaadi Sale, where you can get up to 70% Discounts and amazing deals which no one else can offer. It is 70th Independence Day of Pakistan, which we will be celebrating on 14 August 2017 and Yayvo.com is ready to gift every Pakistani with massive discounts and hard to resist offers on buying from their online store.

AMD RYZEN THREADRIPPER OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED- FULL REVIEW ROUNDUP:

AMD has officially launched their Ryzen Threadripper processors yesterday. Regarded as ultimate high-end desktop chips by AMD new processors will be arriving on latest X399 chipset platform which is built specifically for next gen high-performance chips.

LG’S AIRPORT ROBOTS BEGIN ASSISTING TRAVELERS ON KOREA’S LARGEST AIRPORT:

As South Korea prepares for the largest winter sporting event in its history, LG Electronics (LG) is focusing on improving automated services at the main hub for the world’s travelers – Incheon International Airport (IIA). Starting on July 21, LG will put into trial service a number of Airport Guide Robots and Airport Cleaning Robots at the award-winning airport to assist travelers arriving and departing Korea.

HBL AND DARAZ INVITE YOU TO CELEBRATE 70 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE:

This August, HBL and Daraz are celebrating a story that entails the blood, sweat, tears and dreams of millions of Pakistanis. Seventy years on, against all odds, Pakistan is forging on the path of growth and development as the nation continues to endure the stories of millions of Pakistanis surmounting extraordinary obstacles to achieve their dreams.

INTERNATIONAL:

BAIL OF $30,000 SET FOR UK CYBER EXPERT MARCUS HUTCHINS:

US prosecutors say a British computer expert has admitted to creating software that harvests bank details. But Marcus Hutchins’ own lawyer says he denies six charges of creating and distributing the Kronos malware.

DEFENDING TOR-GATEWAY TO THE DARK WEB:

When Roger Dingledine talks about the dark web, he waves his hands in the air – as if not quite convinced of its existence. I give him the benefit of the doubt – his arguably blasé attitude, I think, is a symptom of being consistently called upon to defend his creation.

YOUTUBE CHILD PROTECTION MECHANISM ‘FAILING’:

YouTube’s child protection mechanism is breaking down, according to some of the company’s volunteer watchdogs. There’s a constant anxiety that those seeking to abuse or groom young children will use social media to reach them – and YouTube is aware of the problem. The video-sharing site has a special network of volunteers, called Trusted Flaggers, who help identify worrisome posts and comments on the network.

APPLE ‘WORKING ON NON-IPHONE APPLE WATCH’:

Apple is working on an Apple Watch that does not need to be paired to an iPhone, according to a report.

Bloomberg reports that the new Watch will connect directly to LTE mobile networks. The company has begun talks with providers in the US and Europe about offering the device later this year.

CHINA HOLDS DRILL TO SHUT DOWN ‘HARMFUL’ WEBSITES:

China has carried out an internet drill to practise closing down websites the authorities consider to be harmful. State run media said Thursday’s exercise was also aimed at forcing internet data centres to hand over contact details of website owners.

UBER’S TRAVIS KALANICK SUED FOR FRAUD:

Travis Kalanick, the former Uber chief executive who was ousted in June, is being sued by one of the company’s biggest investors. Benchmark Capital, which owns 13% of the ride-sharing firm, has accused Mr Kalanick of fraudulently attempting to fill board seats with loyal allies.

FACEBOOK INTRODUCES NEW VIDEO SERVICE:

Social media giant Facebook has made a move into dedicated video, pitting it against YouTube and TV networks. Users will soon see a new Watch tab that will offer a range of shows, some of which have been funded by the social network.

FACE-APP LAUNCHES ‘BLACKFACE’ FEATURE, THEN DELETES IT AFTER SOCIAL BACKLASH:

FaceApp has removed a feature which changed people’s ethnicity in selfies less than 24 hours after updating it. The app, which launched in early 2017, changes photos with filters to make users look older, younger or swap gender.

CHINA’S VPN DEVELOPERS FACE CRACKDOWN:

China recently launched a crackdown on the use of software which allows users to get around its heavy internet censorship. And now app developers are finding themselves under growing pressure. The three plain-clothes policemen tracked him down using a web address. They came to his house and demanded to see his computer. They told him to take down the app he was selling on Apple’s App Store, and filmed it as it was happening.

OVERWATCH LEAGUE STRIKES LONDON DEAL:

The American founder of a leading e-sports business has become the first owner of a European squad in the forthcoming Overwatch League. Jack Etienne, chief executive of Los Angeles-based Cloud9, has bought the rights to field a London team in the sci-fi video game competition.

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