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PAKISTAN:
Jazz and Careem Collaborate to Provide Exciting Offers to Users:

Jazz has collaborated with Careem to offer various promotions to its subscribers throughout the year. Subscribers can use the promo code ‘JAZZSUPER4G’ when booking a ride through the Careem app to avail a discount of 20% on their next four rides. First time users of Careem app can use promo code ‘JAZZRIDE’ to receive a discount of up to PKR 250 on their first ride.

StormFiber Gallops into Hyderabad:

StormFiber has just made an announcement of the general availability of its fiber broadband services in Hyderabad at an event hosted in the city. The organization which is part of Cybernet, amongst Pakistan’s oldest and last remaining locally owned ISPs, currently provides triple play service over fiber in five major Pakistani cities, Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Peshawar and Multan.

Facebook ‘Breaking News’ Video Feature:

Facebook will now be providing its users with exclusive reports by partnering with reputable news networks such as Fox News, CNN, and ABC News through its upcoming Watch tab. There will also be a subsection that will feature breaking news stories within the Watch tab.

Xperia XZ2 Premium Will Take the Best Low Light Photos Ever:

Sony has always been brought innovation to their smartphones, but they often go unnoticed by the masses. The company had introduced many features on their smartphones in the past like the first smartphone with a 4k display, the first smartphone being able to capture super slow-motion videos at nearly a 1000 fps, the first smartphone to capture real-time 3D images and many more.

Finney is the First Ever Blockchain Phone But Comes With a $1000 Price Tag:

The rise of cryptocurrency has also resulted in some pretty incredible outcomes in related technology sectors, including smartphones. The new Finney smartphone from Sirin Labs claims to be unhackable, which should take some major headaches away. It was curiously funded by a $157.8 million ICO of its SRN token, which, by the way, is actually the only way to buy the Sirin Finney.

Metal vs Plastic vs Glass: What’s the Best Material for Smartphones?:

Looking for a new phone? It’s good to do some research beforehand, as smartphones have a lot of other components – other than the camera, RAM, and display size – that you should take into consideration. Smartphones have come a long way in both internal specifications and external designs, and there are a lot of choices to pick from.

Notepad is Finally Getting an Update on Windows 10:

Microsoft’s iconic ‘Notepad’ app is getting its first actual update in years. The new notepad will appear in the update currently codenamed ‘Redstone 5’, which is expected to roll out later this year. Notepad won’t be getting any major design and feature overhaul, instead, the app is going to add a few little tweaks here and there to enhance user experience, for those who use notepad for development, logs, or simply writing down any sort text on their PCs.

Xiaomi Confirms Mi Max 3 Launch Date:

Xiaomi is set to launch its next budget phablet the Mi Max 3.Just like the predecessor Mi Max 2, the upcoming phone is going to feature a large screen size and a big battery – it already appeared in TENAA’s listings but now we have official confirmation for its release date.

 

INTERNATIONAL:
BlackFly is latest attempt at flying car:

A flying car that will not require a pilot’s licence to operate has been unveiled in California.

BlackFly can travel for up to 25 miles (40km) at a speed of 62mph. Its makers say it will eventually cost the same as a typical sports-utility car, but early models will be more expensive.

Fake Twitter users: Celebrities lose followers amid crackdown:

Some of the world’s biggest celebrities have lost millions of Twitter followers after the company cracked down on ‘locked’ accounts. US singer Katy Perry, the most-followed user on Twitter, and Lady Gaga lost about 2.5 million followers. Barack Obama went down 2.1 million. Twitter said it had taken the decision due to its “ongoing and global effort to build trust”.

YouTube blackout in middle of England match:

US viewers watching the England vs Croatia football World Cup semi-final on YouTube TV were left frustrated when the service went down in the middle of the match. The outage also disrupted viewing of a men’s quarter-final match at Wimbledon. YouTube apologized, acknowledging “the timing is horrible”. Service was resumed half an hour later, the firm said.

India adopts ‘world’s strongest’ net neutrality norms:

India has adopted recommendations strongly backing net neutrality that experts say could be the ‘strongest’ in the world. Net neutrality means service providers must treat all traffic equally, and not charge differently based on content. The recommendations explicitly forbid operators from throttling data speeds for any online service, and mandates all content be treated the same.

Cambridge Analytica staff set up new firm:

Former staff from scandal-hit Cambridge Analytica (CA) have set up another data analysis company. Auspex International will be ‘ethically based’ and offer ‘boutique geopolitical consultancy’ services, according to its website. CA was shut down by its parent company, SCL Elections, which itself faces criminal charges over failure to supply data when requested.

Stolen sensitive drone files sold on dark web:

Sensitive documents about US military drones and manuals describing how to handle insurgents have been offered for sale on the dark web. Cyber-security company Recorded Future said some of the data had been stolen from a US Air Force captain’s computer.

Facebook ruling: parents rights to dead daughter’s account:

Germany’s highest court has ruled that the parents of a dead daughter have the rights to her Facebook account under inheritance law. The Federal Court of Justice (BGH) said online data should be treated the same as private diaries or letters, and pass to heirs. The case involves parents of a 15-year-old girl killed by a train in 2012.

NHS still reliant on ‘archaic’ fax machines:

Hospitals are still reliant on “archaic” fax machines with thousands still in use, a survey shows. Senior doctors said the continued use of the outdated technology was ‘ludicrous’, and modern forms of communication were urgently needed. The poll, by the Royal College of Surgeons using freedom of information laws, revealed nearly 9,000 fax machines were in use across England.

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