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DUBAI POLICE FORCE ADDS HOVERBIKES FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE:

Dubai is transforming into “Future City”, to get one step near to this initiative, they’re putting self-flying taxis in skies and facial recognition system at its airport. The Dubai police department is now adding another sci-fi transportation staple: the hoverbike.

NO NONE USES FACEBOOK STORIES, SO NOW THEY’RE AVAILABLE FOR #BRANDS:

Just imagine working at Facebook and imagine yourself a person who introduced stories to the social network after observing this idea from Snapchat and introduced it on Instagram and Facebook. This feature looks great, but, according to expectations, it could not be able to get a fame.  This may be a reason that a social network links pages behind these small sections.

MICROSOFT EDGE BROWSER PREVIEW MAKES ITS WAY TO ANDROID:

It is expected that Windows phone is going to be in the market very soon. As Joe Belfiore of Microsoft already confirmed about its demise. Similar to the strategy that company made in 2014, when the company released a triplet of Office apps for iOS, the company used a practical approach after reviewing its Windows experiences in iOS and Android.

G.SKILL UNLEASHES THE FASTEST 32 GB DDR4 TRIDENT Z RGB MEMORY KIT, CLOCKS IN AT 4266 MHZ AND DESIGNED FOR INTEL’S 8TH GEN PROCESSORS:

If you thought that DDR4 memory couldn’t get faster, then you were wrong.

 A few days ago G.Skill announced its Trident Z series memory kits with fastest ever speed on DDR4 RAM. The 32 GB Memory Kit is now available with clocking speed of 4264 MHz.

ANDROID’S ‘INSTANT’ APPS ARE NOW LEANER AND FASTER:

Apparently, Google’s Instant apps are not living up to their billing. Google needs to provide support for every individual device, which can slow down the app and even occupy valuable space. Google has been updating its instant app programming kit to allow developers to provide configurations that only points the device profiles based on the display, chip architecture, and language.

MICROSOFT PAKISTAN COLLABORATES WITH UNDP FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT:

Microsoft Pakistan, a global leader in technology and innovation, has recently signed an MOU in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The primary objective of this partnership is to complement each other’s efforts to benefit the youth of Pakistan as well as the broader community.

LASTPASS ADD-ON BETA PREPARES FOR UPCOMING CHANGES IN FIREFOX:

It is expected that Mozilla will be introducing new changes in its store for the launch of its new browser, FireFox 57 on November 14th. The introduction of its new features like FireFox Quantum is also expected. This new version of FireFox is twice faster as compared to a  version released a year ago and it is more RAM efficient as compared to Google Chrome.

CAREEM’S NEW BIKE-HAILING SERVICE IS ITS CHEAPEST OPTION YET:

One of the most popular ride-hailing services, Careem has introduced a motorbike service which will allow its users to travel at the lowest rate within Islamabad and Rawalpindi. In a recent past, Careem has earned so much popularity as compared to other ride-hailing services but Careem’s customer and captain both seek trouble in traveling through the narrow streets of Lahore, Karachi, and Rawalpindi.

ZONG 4G STILL LEADING THE MARKET WITH UNBEATABLE POSTPAID OFFERS:

Zong 4G, Pakistan’s No.1 4G network has maintained its edge as the data carrier of choice in the country through its unbeatable postpaid packages. Offering the most competitive call and data rates in the country, the company is providing on average 50% more data than its closest competitor on the most extensive and most sophisticated 4G network in the country.

TRAVONEY TO REPRESENT PAKISTAN AT STARTUP ISTANBUL:

Travoney, Pakistan’s first P2P THE crowd-shipping application is representing Pakistan’s startup culture in this year’s Startup Istanbul from October 20 – 23, 2017. Travoney connects travelers and senders for fast, secure and hassle-free deliveries. Startup Istanbul is the leading startup event that brings together founders, investors and executives in the region. It’s a gathering of leading startups, internet companies, business angels and venture capitalists from Asia and Europe.

 

INTERNATIONAL:

WHY PINTEREST BOSS TIM KENDALL TAKES A DAILY ICE BATH:

When you think of the giants of Silicon Valley, Pinterest may not immediately spring to mind. But with 200 million active users and a recent valuation of $12.3bn (£9bn), the platform that started out in 2012 as a quirky online scrapbook has quietly become a hot commodity for advertisers and investors alike.

HOW VR IS HELPING TO TRAIN A NEW GENERATTION OF SURGEONS:

Virtual reality technology that users can feel as well as see has been developed to train surgeons. The equipment allows them to interact with virtual “flesh and bone” in simulated theatre environments.

SHOULD REALITY BE VIRTUAL OR AUGMENTED?:

Over the past couple of years, huge sums have been invested in virtual reality, with the promise that this time the technology is ready to enter the mainstream. But while the likes of Oculus, Samsung, Sony and HTC have all launched headsets, sales have so far failed to match the hype.

MICROWAVE BREAKTHROUGH HELPS BOOST HARD DRIVE SIZES:

The data-storing abilities of hard drives could soon swell to 40 terabytes (TB) and beyond, says Western Digital. Currently the largest hard disk drive (HDD) that stores data on spinning disks can hold about 14TB of information. Western Digital said the bigger drives were made possible by finding a way to use microwaves to write data on 3.5in drives. The first bigger-capacity drives should go on sale in 2019.

UK TV DRAMA ABOUT NORTH KOREA HIT BY CYBER-ATTACK:

North Korean hackers targeted a British television company making a drama about the country, it has emerged. The series – due to be written by an Oscar-nominated screenwriter – has been shelved. In August 2014, Channel 4 announced what it said would be a new “bold and provocative” drama series.

FACEBOOK BUYS WEEK-OLD APP FOR TEENS TO BE NICE TO EACH OTHER:

An app that encourages teens to be nice to each other has been acquired by Facebook for an undisclosed fee. The app – called tbh, meaning “to be honest” – is just nine weeks old, but had already been downloaded 5 million times. The app’s creators said it will remain a standalone program but will now have more resources thanks to Facebook.

HIGH SPEED CAMERA USE 1,000 FRAMES PER SECOND:

Click visits the University of Tokyo where a high speed camera has been developed. It can process an image faster than the eye can see and make a moving object appear stationary. The developers believe it has the potential to revolutionise how sporting events are broadcast. Spencer Kelly went to find out more.

WI-FI SECURITY FLAW ‘PUTS DEVICES AT RISK OF HACKS’:

The wi-fi connections of businesses and homes around the world are at risk, according to researchers who have revealed a major flaw dubbed Krack. It concerns an authentication system which is widely used to secure wireless connections. Experts said it could leave “the majority” of connections at risk until they are patched.

DRONE COLLIDES WITH COMMERCIAL AEROPLANE IN CANADA:

A drone has collided with a commercial aircraft in Canada, the first such incident in the country, according to the Transport Ministry. The drone struck one of the plane’s wings, while six passengers and two crew members were aboard.

MICROSOFT WINDOWS 10 BREACHES DUTCH PRIVACY LAW:

Microsoft breaches data protection law in the Netherlands because of the way its Windows 10 operating system processes personal information, according to a report. The Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) also said users were not clearly informed about what data the technology giant was using.

YOUTUBE STAR CASEY NEISTAT CRITICISES VIDEO SITE’S LEADERS:

One of YouTube’s most influential vloggers has chastised the service’s leaders, claiming they are failing many of their most popular video creators. Specifically, Casey Neistat criticised the way the platform had made it impossible for some videos to generate advertising revenue, without clearly explaining the rules to its community.

AI BECOMES MORE ALIEN:

Google’s DeepMind says it has made another big advance in artificial intelligence by getting a machine to master the Chinese game of Go without help from human players. The AlphaGo program, devised by the tech giant’s AI division, has already beaten two of the world’s best players.

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