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PAKISTAN STARTUP CUP 2017 IS BACK WITH $2.5 million PRIZE MONEY:

Startup Cup has presence in 60 countries, has engaged 3,437 mentors, held 208 Startup Cup challenges, has contributed towards establishing 3,735 operating businesses, has helped create 43,384 jobs and has had an economic impact of over $744 million.

SAMSUNG WILL PAY YOU UP TO $200,000 FOR HACKING GALAXY DEVICES AND SAMSUNG SERVICES:

Samsung just joined the list of companies offering bug bounty programs including Apple, Microsoft. The company today announce starting of Samsung Bug Bounty Program, proposing to pay rewards up to $200,000 to those who discover unreported security vulnerabilities in their products. Microsoft offers a reward of $250,000 while Apple has the same amount of reward for Bounty Hunters $200,000.

DESTINY 2 IS WELL OPTIMIZED THAT GTX 970 CAN RUN IT @ 1800P:

Destiny 2 is out today on consoles but the PC gamers will have to wait another six weeks to play on their computers. There were some beta tests that will put a smile on your face if you are a PC gamer, these test proving that Bungie really means it when they said they wanted to bring bespoke features for the platform.

BEST BUSINESS CARD SCANNER APP FOR ANDROID:

Business cards are a necessary part of our life. Let’s assume you meet someone, and you don’t have enough time to stand and talk to that person not even to write down the contact details. Even with the advancement of technology, there is simply too much information to input quickly.

WHY EVERY TEAM NEEDS WORK MANAGEMENT TOOLS:

Large companies are constantly working on numerous projects. There’re big teams of people and few leaders responsible for making each project a successful endeavor.

As more people become involved in project management not using a software program can be quite challenging to accomplish a project.

XIAOMI LAUNCHES ITS FIRST ANDROID ONE SMARTPHONE:

In Global launch event, Xiaomi announced the launch of company’s first Android One smartphone, the Mi A1. Unlike other Xiaomi smartphones that run on its proprietary software layer MIUI, the Mi A1 runs software experience designed by Google. This device offers pure Android experience that stays fresh over time with Operating System upgrades and comes with Google services built in.

SANDISK’S 400GB MICROSD CARD IS THE LARGEST EVER:

Not only is SanDisk’s 400GB monster the biggest yet, it beats out the previous record holder — Samsung’s 256GB card from last year — by a considerable margin. On the more technical side of things, the 400GB card can transfer files at up to 100MB/s, is classified as a SDXC UHS-I card, and is rated as an App Performance Class A1 device (i.e., it’ll run apps well).

TELENOR PAKISTAN HAS DEVELOPED ITS OWN CLOUD NETWORK:

Making another disruptive, industry-first move for digital transformation of the country’s ICT sector, Telenor Pakistan has developed its own cloud network on which the company successfully tested the first 3G voice call and first LTE data call.

HEC STRESSES NEED FOR INSTITUTING PROGRAMMES TO CURB RACICALIZATION IN UNIVERSITIES:

The Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan has urged the universities to institute effective protocols and programmes to curb opportunities of radicalisation of students and universities staff while strengthening security arrangements on campuses.

 

INTERNATIONAL:

‘DOLPHIN’ ATTACKS FOOL AMAZON, GOOGLE VOICE ASSISTANTS:

Voice-controlled assistants by Amazon, Apple and Google could be hijacked by ultrasonic audio commands that humans cannot hear, research suggests. Two teams said the assistants responded to commands broadcast at high frequencies that can be heard by dolphins but are inaudible to humans.

CLOTHES THAT GROW WITH YOUR CHILD WIN DYSON PRIZE:

Clothes that grow with your child have won the UK’s annual James Dyson prize for innovation. The prototype garments fit children aged between six months and three years, and were created by engineering graduate Ryan Yasin.

FACEBOOK UNCOVERS ‘RUSSIAN-FUNDED’ MISINFORMATION CAMPAIGN:

Facebook says it has discovered a Russian-funded campaign to promote divisive social and political messages on its network. The company says $100,000 (£77,000) was spent on about 3,000 ads over a two-year period, ending in May 2017. The ads did not back any political figures specifically but instead posted on topics including immigration, race and equal rights.

SCENES FROM THE CRYPTO GOLD RUSH:

Keep this to yourself, but I’ve been told about two amazing schemes. And both of them provide more evidence that we’re in the middle of another bubble. The first is called Wild Crypto and is that most fashionable of financial fandangos, an ICO – or initial coin offering – where projects with somewhat hazy business models raise funds by offering for sale their own currency.

US JUDGE DISMISSES EMAIL INVENTION CLAIM:

A US judge has dismissed a libel case that revolved around one man’s claim to have invented email in 1978. Shiva Ayyadurai sued news website Tech Dirt earlier this year after it published several articles denying his claim. The judge overseeing the case said email was impossible to define precisely, meaning Mr Ayyadurai’s claim could not be proven.

‘NO FIRE RISK’ WITH NEW LITHIUM BATTERIES:

Lithium-ion batteries that are resistant to exploding or catching fire have been developed by scientists. The devices produced sufficient energy for use in household electronics, but did not ignite – even when punctured repeatedly with a nail. The batteries use a water-salt solution as their electrolyte, removing the risks carried by some non-aqueous commercial models.

GOOGLE’S STREET VIEW CAMERAS GET QUALITY BOOST:

Google has redesigned its Street View camera system so that it can take clearer images and capture more data about shops and buildings. The new hardware takes clearer panoramic photos, while two high definition cameras capture detailed images of shops and street signs. Data such as shop opening hours can be spotted by machine-learning algorithms and included in search results.

BMW JOINS JAGUAR IN BOOSTING ELECTRIC CAR MODELS:

BMW has joined rivals in announcing a big push into electrified vehicles. The German luxury carmaker said that by 2025 it plans 12 all-electric models, and 13 hybrid versions. BMW’s first electric Mini will be released in 2019. BMW’s announcement follows an earlier one from Jaguar Land Rover.

LENOVO FINED OVER SUPERFISH ADWARE-RIDDEN LAPTOPS:

Computer-maker Lenovo has agreed to pay US states $3.5m (£2.7m) to settle allegations that it sold laptops with pre-loaded adware that compromised buyers’ security without warning. The company has also agreed to seek consumers’ consent before installing any such software in the future.

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