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5 cool uses for your usb drive that donot involve data transfer:

In the age of clouds and social networks, the humble USB drive is nowhere to be seen. A compact and handy tool, a USB drive – sometimes known as a pen drive, flash drive, memory stick, and thumb drive – proved to be handy and replaced regular CDs and DVDs due to its versatility and ease of use.

Telenor Pakistan launches connected agriculture platform for Punjab:

Extending its expert support to the Government of Punjab in the latter’s‘ Empowerment of Kissan through Digital & Financial Inclusion’ initiative, Telenor Pakistan and Department of Agriculture – Punjab have launched the Connected Agriculture Platform for Punjab (CAPP).

Samsung Galaxy S9 teardown reveals an S8 with a better camera:

The newly unveiled Galaxy S9 has got the teardown treatment from iFixit, showing traces of last year’s S8 as well as a low repairability score. The phone earned a score of 4 out of 10 for ease of repair, thanks to the “glass sandwich” design pioneered by the Galaxy S6 back in 2015.Unsurprisingly, it is not even close to the worst device iFixit has had to dismantle so it’s not that bad.

This case turns your iPhone into a gameboy:

Ever wanted to play classic games on your phone without the touchscreen? A new accessory does just that, turning your phone (iPhone) into a Gameboy. Wanle’s smartphone case for iPhones turns the back of your phone into a playing ground for some of the best Game Boy games.

Get a chance to win a month of free rides:

Careem is offering its commuters with a chance to win free rides for a whole month. The offer is available on Careem TEZZ and Careem Bike rides only. Here is how you can avail your chance of winning the month-long free rides. Go to your Careem app and enter the promo code “MUFTMAHINA”. Once you enter this code, you will become a part of the competition.

Huawei’s Y9 (2018) is mate 10 lite in disguise:

Huawei has unveiled a mid-range phone which is focused on photography. The Y9 (2018) seems like a redesigned/reskinned Mate 10 Lite with dual cameras on the front and the back. Design-wise, the Y9 is made of metal and glass (on the front), offering the same package as most of the other mid-range smartphones these days. It will be available in Black, Blue and Gold.

PTCL and motorway police hold road safety session:

PTCL, in collaboration with the National Highway & Motorway Police (NH&MP), organized Road Safety Session to spread awareness about road safety measures and traffic rules. This event was organized at PTCL Headquarters for all employees as part of PTCL’s Safety Awareness Campaign.

Khushali Bank joins hand with TPS for digital banking services:

As Khushhali Microfinance Bank Limited continues to expand its customer base amongst an increasingly growing microfinance market, it also recognizes the need to continue to offer innovative services to meet consumer demands. The bank realizes that a future-proof payments platform is critical to its digital transformation strategy. Therefore, they selected TPS‘ Omni-Channel Payment Platform to ready itself for the transformative forces that are shaping the future of banking.

Google is banning all cryptocurrency related ads:

Google will ban all cryptocurrency related ads starting from June this year. The decision comes in after the biggest social media network, Facebook, announced a similar initiative. Facebook, earlier this year, announced to block all initial coin offering (ICOs) ads on the platform. Now Google has updated its advertisement policy as well, leaving the crypto sector without their two biggest web-ad sellers with the most reach in the world.

Shocking: forms of women who applied to medical unviversity leaked:

Rabia Aziz, a student of a medical university in Karachi, got the shock of her life on March 1st. She was contacted by a stranger on Whatsapp, who told her that he had all the details and pictures that she included in her admission form at the Dow University of Health and Sciences.

Xiaomi redmi 5 plus with 4gb ram & more launched in Pakistan:

Xiaomi never fails to impress with its cheap yet great phones. Their mid-range lineup just got better and Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is now available to purchase in both 3/32 GB and 4/64 GB variants in Pakistan. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is a jacked up successor of the popular Redmi 5 and is faster this time with a bigger display and the same classy design.

Here’s what ant financial’s entry in Pakistan will mean for a common man!:

Pakistan’s economic situation has become better over the past decade with the country’s GDP hitting $304 billion in 2017, up from $170 billion in 2008. While these growth trends are in line with regional markets — well, marginally lower than neighboring China and India — the size of Pakistan’s GDP is quite insignificant when you compare it with its potential.

 

INTERNATIONAL:

Apple acquires digital magazine platform texture:

Apple is buying the magazine app subscription service Texture for an undisclosed amount. Texture offers US-based users unlimited access to more than 200 titles for a monthly fee of $9.99 (£7.19). It is currently owned by Next Issue Media, which is backed by magazine publishers Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp, Rogers Communications, and Time Inc.

‘Drone crash’ starts forest fire in Arizona:

A drone owner has been charged with starting a fire that destroyed 300 acres (1.2 sq km) of grassland in Arizona’s Coconino national forest. A drone reportedly caught fire after it crashed, igniting dry grasses on an area called Kendrick Park, near Flagstaff. About 30 firefighters brought the blaze under control within a day.

Mars ship test flights ‘next year’:

Elon Musk, a man prone to ludicrous deadlines, has birthed another: test flights of his Mars spaceship next year. “I think we’ll be able to do short flights, up and down flights, sometime in the first half of next year,” he told an audience at the South by South West (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas.

Net has heaps of problems:

The inventor of the World Wide Web says the internet as we know it is “under threat” and faces “heaps” of problems. Monday 12 March marks 29 years since Sir Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web. This year is expected to be the first time that more than half of the world’s population will have internet access. Sir Tim spoke to the Media correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones about the challenges faced.

Facebook’s band Britain first pages:

Facebook has removed the pages of the anti-Islamic group Britain First and its leaders. The social media company said the group had repeatedly violated its community standards. Earlier this month, Britain First’s leader and deputy leader, Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen, were jailed after being found guilty of religiously aggravated harassment.

Brain back-up start-up ‘will be the death of users’:

A start-up that claims it will one day allow people to back-up their brains admits it will come at the ultimate price: death. Nectome has said it will one day be capable of scanning the human brain and preserving it, perhaps running a deceased person’s mind as a computer simulation. However, its current process requires a fresh brain.

Google bans crypto-currency adverts:

Google has moved to ban crypto-currency advertising from its platforms. The move will affect promotional campaigns for initial coin offerings, Bitcoin exchanges, digital wallets to store the assets and trading advice. A notice said the policy would be introduced in June but did not give an explanation why.

Reddit holds the secret to fixing facebook:

South by Southwest Interactive is a festival that used to have a reputation as the place to create a buzz for a new social network or product. Yet these days, SXSW’s focus is less about developing apps, and more about developing society. A society that, thanks to technology which some of these attendees created, feels in need of repair.

Time limit ‘protects youtube moderators’ from disturbing content:

Workers employed to sift through and remove disturbing content on YouTube will be limited to doing so for four hours per day. YouTube had made the change to protect their mental health, chief executive Susan Wojcicki told the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas. It comes as the video-sharing platform faces scrutiny over how it deals with unsuitable and violent content.

Amazon recalls fire-risk power packs in UK, Europe and US:

Owners of Amazon’s own-brand power bank chargers have been contacted by the firm telling them to stop using them. A recall covering six models of the AmazonBasics-branded product was announced in the US and Canada on Tuesday.

Facebook-whatsapp data-sharing plan blocked by UK watchdog:

Facebook has been prevented from making use of UK citizens’ WhatsApp data for purposes beyond the chat app itself. The firm had announced in 2016 that it intended to tap into its subsidiary’s records to give better friend suggestions and show more relevant ads. However, the UK’s information commissioner said this would have breached existing data protection laws.

Samsung unveils its newest entertainment, home appliances and IOT products at Mena forum 2018:

Samsung Electronics Middle East and North Africa (MENA), unveiled its vision of open innovation and purposeful collaboration to create seamless, synchronized and smart experiences that simplify consumers’ life.

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