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IPHONE 8 GETS NEW BENCHMARKS-OUTPACES A CORE I5-POWERED MACBOOK PRO AND OTHER WINDOWS-RUNNING NOTEBOOKS:

The improved performance could be one of the reasons why the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus can provide support for 4K video recording at 60 frames per second. The iPhone 8 is surely an expensive phone, and it is a mobile computing beast the latest benchmark scores show that iPhone 8 is powerful in processing compared to MacBook Pro and Windows 10-powered notebook.

MEET FACEBOOK’S NEW $35 MILLION LUXURIOUS EARTHQUAKE-RESISTANT OFFICE:

Facebook is coming to San Francisco soon and its new office looks amazing. The largest social media has already 68 offices in different cities across the globe. In order to make its presence in San Francisco. The Fremont luxury tower is about 436,000 square feet and 802-foot tall office where the rent is about $80 per square foot. The building is home to a $42 million penthouse already.

THIS PAKISTANI HELPED FEED 6,000 AMERICANS AFFECTED BY FLOODS:

Syed Amir, the owner of “Chatkhara Grill”, played a major role in helping many of these rescued people. His restaurant prepared free food for the people who had been rescued but were going hungry. A great example of humanity! Around 6,000 of the rescued people were provided with free food which was distributed to them in lunch boxes.

GOOGLE’S AL HEAD THINKS DOOMSDAY SCENARIO ABOUT AL ARE STUPID:

Google’s Artificial intelligence (AI) head John Giannandrea reported that stories about artificial intelligence apocalypse are merely ridiculous. Over the time many TV shows and movies have been produced about super artificial intelligence. Their stories almost revolves around the fear of artificial intelligence getting overcharged and becoming so complex that it finally becomes a threat to humanity.

MICROSOFT IS OPENING A FLAGSHIP STORE IN LONDON, AND IT’S RIGHT NEXT TO THE APPLE STORE:

The company reported on Friday that they’re launching a brand new London flagship store in the city’s popular Regent Street shopping avenue in Oxford Circus. The new store will be just a short mouse throw away from Apple’s London flagship, also on the same street. On Friday, that store hosted the somewhat occasionally-attended iPhone 8 retail launch.

MOTO G5S PLUS TO GO ON SALE ON SEPTEMBER 29 FOR $230:

It is an upgraded version of the Moto G5 Plus which had the same price tag of $230. The G5S Plus comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p display unlike the 5.2-inch display of the older G5 Plus. The front camera is 8 MP with an LED flash and there is a dual 13MP camera at the back. The older G5 Plus had a single 12 MP camera at the back and a 5 MP camera in the front; that was not a perfect combo.

INSTAGRAM COMMENTS JUST GOT A LOT MORE EXCLUSIVE:

The Facebook owned social media; Instagram is trying to make its app a nicer place. The company is updating its app with a new feature that allows you to control who is able to comment on your posts. It’s also adding better comment filtering, new mental health resources, and new “kindness” stickers.

HUAWEI LAUNCHES ITS OWN AI TO COMPETE WITH APPLE’S SIRI:

There was a great chatter about AI a couple of years ago, triggered by Apple’s voice assistant, Siri. And while voice assistants have retreated into the background, artificial intelligence has kept hold of people’s imaginations and remains a key trend to be followed by Tech companies.

CHINA LARGELY BLOCK WHATSAPP’S TEXT MESSAGE WORKAROUND:

Previously, in July, China has banned transmission of photos and videos over WhatsApp and now it is expected Chineses government might block WhatsApp in the country. A Symbolic Software, a Parris-based research firm, has monitored the situation of chatting app in China and revealed that the nation pulverized the transmission of text-based messages.

SIRI WILL NOW GIVE YOU SEARCH RESULTS FROM GOOGLE INSTEAD OF BING:

The next time you ask Siri a question, Apple’s AI will finally offer up search results to help you find an answer using the big G, like the rest of the civilized world. Apple is replacing Microsoft’s Bing as the default search platform for Siri, Search inside iOS, and Spotlight on Macs in favor of Google.

RECOMMEND CAPTAINS TO CAREEM AND GET CASH & CREDIT INCENTIVES:

One of popular ride-hailing service in Pakistan, Careem has been working hard to maintain its top position by providing more quality services and better incentives to its captains and passengers.  But, new marketing skills have increased company’s popularity.

 

INTERNATIONAL:

FACEBOOK CAN’T HIDE BEHIND ALGORITHMS:

If Facebook’s algorithms were executives, the public would be demanding their heads on a stick, such was the ugly incompetence on display this week.

First, the company admitted a “fail” when its advertising algorithm allowed for the targeting of anti-Semitic users.

GYM APP PACT SAYS $1M OVER BROKEN PROMISES:

Fitness app Pact, which promised members financial rewards for meeting their health goals, has settled accusations that it broke its promises. The app let people set exercise and dietary goals, and charged them a penalty between $5 (£3.70) and $50 if they failed to meet their target.

FAKE NEWS WORRIES ‘ARE GROWING’ SUGGESTS BBC POLL:

There is growing concern among global net users about fake news online, according to a BBC World Service poll. It also indicates mounting opposition to governments stepping in with regulation. In the survey of 18 countries, 79% of respondents said they worried about what was fake and what was real on the internet.

UK CHIP DESIGNER IMAGINATION BOUGHT BY CHINESE FIRM:

UK technology firm Imagination, which designs graphics chips for smartphones, is being bought for £550m by a Chinese-backed investment firm. Imagination put itself up for sale in June after Apple, its largest customer, said it would stop using its products.

HIJACKED SOFTWARE USED TO TARGET TECH GIANTS:

Hackers who booby-trapped widely used security software also used their malware to infiltrate machines at tech firms, suggests analysis. Evidence that other companies had been compromised came to light as Cisco researchers probed how attackers got at the popular CCleaner programme.

‘PAYMENT BY VEIN’ TRIALLED IN SUPERMARKET:

A supermarket in London is trialling a biometric payment system that uses the unique vein pattern in fingertips to pay for goods. Costcutter said it would consider rolling Fingopay out more widely if the test, at Brunel University, was successful.

TWITTER TRIALS 280-CHARACTER TWEET LIMIT:

Social media site Twitter is trialling longer character limits to help users “easily express themselves”. Twitter currently limits tweets to 140 characters, but has doubled that to 280 characters for a small group of users.

SEARCH ON FOR PERSONAL FLYING MACHINE:

The search is on for a mass market personal flying machine, with a $2m (£1.4m) competition to “make the dream of personal flight [a] reality”. Sponsored by Boeing and run by start-up GoFly, the competition will encourage teams from around the world to come up with designs.

DYSON TO MAKE ELECTRIC CARS FROM 2010:

Dyson, the engineering company best known for its vacuum cleaners and fans, plans to spend £2bn developing a “radical” electric car. The battery-powered vehicle is due to be launched in 2020. Dyson says 400 staff have been working on the secret project for the past two years at its headquarters in Malmesbury, Wiltshire. However, the car does not yet exist, with no prototype built, and a factory site is yet to be chosen.

BILL GATES SWITCHES TO ANDROID PHONE:

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has revealed he uses an Android-powered smartphone, rather than a Windows one. “Recently, I actually did switch to an Android phone,” he said, speaking on Fox News Sunday. Microsoft’s own Windows-powered phones have failed to make a significant impact on the smartphone market, which is dominated by devices running Google’s Android operating system.

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