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GOVT APPROVES PROGRAM TO PREPARE 1 MILLION FREELANCERS IN PAKISTAN:

The Board of Directors of Ignite, National Technology Fund formerly named as National ICT R&D Fund, has given its approval over  ” DigiSkills” initiative to encourage 1 million young guns for promotion and development of technology, innovation, and work ethic, along with creation of new workplace for future supported by a 4th Industrial Revolution.

GOOGLE’S STORE IS NOW JUST A CLICK AWAY FROM ITS HOMEPAGE:

Google has been busy making its minimal homepage a bit busier. From now, the users will be able to see a couple of new links on the top-left corner, whenever you will visit Google.com. “About” and “Store” are the latest features. One of these two gives you details about history, software, team, and search Trends of the company. The other one depends on your wallet.

1PASSWORD EXTENSION IS FINALLY AVAILABLE FOR MICROSOFT EDGE:

Now you do not have to customise do with LastPass on Microsoft Edge anymore if you found 1Password more familiar. Microsoft Edge revealed an extension named as  “Password manager” is now available on Windows 10 after previewing this feature for so long.

GOOGLE TO USE BALLONS TO PROVIDE PUERTO RICO CELL SERVICE:

The US Federal Communications Commission reported late on Friday it had approved Alphabet Inc’s application to provide emergency cellular service to Puerto Rico through Google balloons. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico has struggled to regain telecommunications services but it took a long time. The FCC said on Friday that 83 percent of cell controls remain out of service, while wireless communications company are trying to deploy temporary sites.

JAZZ SIM LAGAO OFFER 2017:

As most of you might already be aware of SIM Lagao offers. All telecom operators are providing such offers, and in this post, I am going to cover Jazz Sim Lagao Offer. Warid and Jazz are merged, and now Jazz has majority of market shares compared to other companies. To keep it that Way Jazz is running several campaigns, and Jazz SIM Lagao Offer is one among those offers.

BUG TURNED GOOGLE HOME MINI INTO A SURVEILLANCE DEVICE IS FIXED:

Google has recently unveiled its Google Home Mini speakers that have landed into trouble, before even hitting the sales shelves. According to Artem Russakovskii, his Google Home Mini review unit had been incessantly recording everything happing in surrounding and sharing that data with Google.

37,000 CHROME USERS DOWNLOADED A FAKE ADBLOCK PLUS EXTENSION:

If you have been using Adblock Plus with Chrome and recently downloaded the extension then you need to check what you have installed on your PC. Currently, there is fake Adblock Plus extensions have been lived in the official Chrome Web Store after getting verified through a verification process of Google, the fake one is currently mixed with real one in the store.

TWITTER IS DEVELOPING A ‘SAVE FOR LATER’ BOOKMARKING FEATURE:

Although most of the tweets on twitter are a quick read, still most of the users want to save some of them as a good example for more in-depth analysis. After receiving a lot of requests for a “Save for Later” feature, during its annual Hack Week activities, finally, the company has now started producing Bookmarking tool.

THE GALAXY S9 MAY HAVE AN ADVANTAGE OVER EVERY OTHER ANDROID PHONE NEXT YEAR:

The Snapdragon 845 that is going to launch next year will be Galaxy S9/S9+ exclusive according to Russian Blogger Eldar Murtazin’s tweet. If what he said is correct then it could be terrible news for Samsung’s competitors looking to unveil smartphones next year.

GALAXY NOTE 9 MAY HAVE UNDER-DISPLAY FINGERPRINT SENSOR:

The Galaxy Note 9 might finally get one feature that we’ve been waiting to see on smartphones ever since the trend of bezel-less phone started back in 2016. It is expected that Samsung will be working on an optical fingerprint sensor in its 2018’s flagship when its rival (Apple) will be working on Face-ID like solutions.

‘CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE’ HAS A HALLOWEEN BASH OF ITS OWN:

Halloween has always been a fun time for all gamers. In the current year fans of “Overwatch” receive their 2nd annual seasonal update in two days or so, However, “Call of Duty’s Infinite Warfare” players can now be able to start a month-long event named as “Willard Wyler’s Halloween Scream.”

INTERNATIONAL:

MICROSOFT GIVES UP ON WINDOWS 10 MOBILE:

Microsoft appears to have abandoned its smartphone operating system ambitions. The company’s Windows 10 chief has tweeted that developing new features and hardware for the Mobile version of the OS was no longer a “focus”.

APPLE INVESTIGATING SWOLLEN BATTERIES IN IPHONE 8 PLUS HANDSETS:

Apple is investigating a series of reports about battery problems with some of its new iPhone 8 Plus phones. Over the last week, six reports have come to light which show the phones splitting apart soon after they start to be used.

PEDESTRIAN CROSSING REACTS TO DANGER WITH SMART TECH:

A “pedestrian crossing of the future” that can quickly react to large groups and risky situations has been unveiled in London. The tech can change the road markings if a child suddenly runs into the street or a large crowd attending an event suddenly arrives.

MURDERED RUSSIAN DIPLOMAT IMAGE REMOVED FROM BATMAN GAME:

A photograph of assassinated Russian diplomat Andrei Karlov has been removed from a video game following complaints. It appeared in the latest instalment of Batman: The Enemy Within, made by Telltale.

WEBSITE HACKED TO MINT CRYPTO-CASH:

School, charity and file-sharing websites have been caught out by scammers who are using them to generate crypto-cash. Hackers have managed to install code on the sites that uses visitors’ computers to “mine” the cyber-currencies. One scan of the most popular websites found hundreds harbouring the malicious mining code.

ISRAELI SPIES ‘WATCHED RUSSIAN AGENTS BREACH KASPERSKY SOFTWARE’:

Israeli spies looked on as Russian hackers breached Kaspersky cyber-security software two years ago, US media report. The Russians were allegedly attempting to gather data on US intelligence programs, according to the New York Times and Washington Post.

BRANSON’S VIRGIN GROUP INVESTS IN HYPERLOOP ONE:

The Virgin investment group has taken an undisclosed stake in Hyperloop One, one of several companies trying to create a pod-based transport system. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Virgin’s founder, Sir Richard Branson, is joining the Los Angeles-based firm’s board as part of the deal, and it is rebranding itself as Virgin Hyperloop One.

FACEBOOK ‘FULLY COMMITTED’ TO SHARING RUSSIAN AD DATA:

Facebook is “fully committed” to providing detailed information about ads bought in Russia during the US election, says Sheryl Sandberg. The ads, pages they linked to and who they were targeted at have been given to investigators, said Ms Sandberg.

FACEBOOK BANS RAPPER LIL B FOR ‘HATE SPEECH’ POSTS:

US rapper Lil B, known for his outspoken views on social media, is facing a 30-day ban under Facebook’s hate speech policies. The musician has expressed anger over the suspension and fans have criticised the ban on Twitter.

GOOGLE DISABLES TOUCH FUNCTION ON HOME MINI:

Google has stopped its Home Mini speakers responding when users touch them. It permanently turned off the touch activation feature after it found that sensors primed to spot a finger tap were too sensitive.

WE WANT A BILLION PEOPLE IN VR:

In its continued effort to take virtual reality mainstream, Facebook has announced Oculus Go – a standalone headset that will be released in 2018. Mark Zuckerberg said the device, priced at $199, would be the “most accessible VR experience ever”. Sales of the company’s VR hardware have been slow since launching the first Oculus Rift headset in March 2016.

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