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PAKISTAN NEWS:
Zong Achieves 1Gbps Speed on its 5G Network in Pakistan:

Zong showcased its 5G network to the world at an event that was attended by Mr. Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, Secretary Information Technology and Telecommunication Division, Maj. Gen. (Retd) Amir Azeem Bajwa, Chairman PTA and Dr. Wang Zhihua, Economic & Commercial Counselor, Chinese Embassy, along with dignitaries from various government entities, telecom industry and the corporate sector. Zong was allowed to conduct 5G tests after a green signal from Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, in an arrangement where company can test its 5G network readiness within limited geographical limits.

What You Didn’t Know About Careem’s ‘Captain Care’:

The Careem app for ride-hailing has become an integral part of millions of customers’ lives. What we fail to acknowledge often is that it has had a huge impact on the lives and incomes of thousands of drivers, or ‘Captains’ as Careem calls them. So we made a list of 10 things Careem does for its Captains that you might not know about. In-ride insurance provides additional cover, over the Captain’s own vehicle insurance policy and acts as a significant safety and security measure for the Captains and their families.

Researchers Develop an Artificial Lens as Good as The Human Eye:

For years researchers and scientists have been trying to replicate the focusing speed and ability of the human eye. All efforts were in vain until a team of researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) made a breakthrough that could revolutionize the way optical instruments could work in the future.

This new type of lens combines flat lens technology previously created by the same researchers, and the development of artificial muscles. This allows it to focus in real-time and is not bulky like the typical lenses used in today’s instruments. It’s not able to adjust for astigmatism and image shift, but it’s a step in the right direction.

Samsung Launches Galaxy A30s and A50s With Improved Cameras:

Samsung has finally taken the wraps off of its performance-driven A-series smartphones, the A50s, and A30s. Featuring a new contemporary look, these smartphones are optimized for generation Z who like to “capture and share their experiences instantaneously”. Both feature a versatile camera, an Infinity-U display, and long-lasting batteries. As the name suggests, both devices are upgrades over the Galaxy A30 and A50.

Xiaomi Mi MIX 4 Will Be The Highest Speed Phone of 2019: Leak:

Recent reports on the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 suggest that the phone will be ready to launch in September, but only in China at first. With the release of the phone drawing near, a Chinese tipster has leaked key specifications on the upcoming Xiaomi flagship. The leak appeared on the Chinese social media platform Weibo, and it is accompanied by an alleged image of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4.

Realme Teases a Gaming Smartphone Series:

Just after the launch of Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro in India, the company’s CMO in China has teased a new gaming-oriented phone series. The same news was also teased by Realme India’s CEO Madhav Sheth but in a different way. Sheth hinted at the release of a smartphone called ‘Realme XT’ which is expected to launch at the end of September or in the first week of October. For reference’s sake, Realme launched the Realme X and X Lite (rebranded Realme 3 Pro) earlier this year.

Samsung To Take On Sony & Motorola With a Vertically Folding Phone:

Samsung’s first foldable phone, the Galaxy Fold, introduced a new form factor for smartphones. The phone opens into a tablet-sized display and folds into a thick bar with a secondary display on the outside. Although the Fold failed at launch due to design mishaps, it seems that the company is far from done experimenting with new designs for foldable phones. A patent published earlier this month by the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) shows that Samsung is working on a 6.7″ foldable phone that folds over from top to bottom, similar to the Motorola Razr.

HMD Will Launch New Nokia Phones at IFA 2019:

The world’s leading trade show for consumer electronics, Internationale Funkausstellung or IFA 2019 for short, is less than two weeks away and HMD Global has confirmed that it will attend it this year. The phone maker is planning to unveil new Nokia phones at the event. Nokia announced tweeted the news through its official Twitter handle, which included a 15-second video showing silhouettes of different Nokia smartphones released earlier. You can recognize individual phones if you watch the video frame by frame.

 

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:
Android ditches desserts as Q becomes 10:

The next version of the Android operating system (OS) will not be named after a dessert or sweet treat, ending a tradition that started in 2009. Following the pattern, the name of the new version would have started with Q. But Google said it had ditched the naming scheme because it made it difficult for consumers to know which version of the OS was the latest.

The new edition, which will be released later this year, will be called Android 10.Previous versions of the mobile operating system have been nicknamed Jellybean, Kitkat and Lollipop.

Apple Card can be damaged by wallets and jeans:

Apple has advised owners of its new credit card to keep it away from leather and denim. Keeping the card in a leather wallet or in the pocket of a pair of jeans could cause “permanent discolouration”. The Apple Card is a relatively plain matt white credit card made of titanium, which was designed to stand out against other credit cards. But people have poked fun at the company after reading that the card could be so easily damaged. Apple has published a guide advising customers how to “safely store and carry” their Apple Card.

Spotify sued over ‘billions of Eminem streams’:

Eminem’s publisher, Eight Mile Style, is suing Spotify. It claims the music-streaming service failed to correctly license the rapper’s work. Eminem has never been properly paid for songs “streamed on Spotify billions of times”, court papers say. And Spotify, which has yet to respond publicly, put the song Lose Yourself into a category for copyrighted songs by unknown authors, which Eight Mile Style calls “absurd”. Lose Yourself, recorded and produced by Eminem and his long-time collaborators Jeff Bass and Luis Resto, was the first hip-hop song to win an Academy Award.

Testing the debit card with a fingerprint sensor:

New technology that could give a further layer of security when using a bank card has been trialled. A fingerprint reader is built into the card itself. It stores the details of your fingerprint and checks it is you using the card each time you make a purchase. Cards using this biometric system could be rolled out as soon as next year and may enable you to make purchases up to the value of your credit limit.

Macbook Pro Models Have Been Banned By Thai Airways:

Following Apple’s recall of a number of 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops for their dangerous lithium-ion batteries, Thai Airways has banned these laptops from their flights. Vice President of Thai Airways’ aviation safety department, Flt Lt Prathana Pattanasiri, said on Wednesday that Macbook Pro laptops sold between 2015-2017 will not be allowed on their flights.

LG Announces K50S & K40S With Military Grade Durability:

LG has just announced two new mid-rangers, weeks before this year’s IFA event. The LG K40s and K50s are improved versions of the K40 and K50, which were announced a few months ago. The most interesting new addition is that they are being advertised with military-grade durability. Only a few details have been revealed and the rest is supposed to be announced at the IFA 2019 conference next month. The LG K40s is the more affordable model out of the two, it has a 6.1 inch 720p screen with a tall 19.5:9 aspect ratio. There is a waterdrop notch at the top of the display which houses the 13MP front-facing selfie camera. It has a sizable chin at the bottom but the side bezels are relatively thin.

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