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Oppo to launch its a series 2020 smartphones:

Oppo is excited to announce that on Sep 19th it will launch the A Series 2020, including A9 2020 and A5 2020, the new iteration of the brand’s successful line in Pakistan. Oppo’s latest offering for the mid-range smartphone market focuses on photography, design, and battery life.

Overall, the Oppo A Series 2020 will be a good option for a wide range of users, but especially the Generation Z youth. Oppo has been active in the overseas markets for the past ten years, and the Oppo A Series is successful all over the world. Since the launch of the very first Oppo A Series model, the A100 in Thailand in 2009, the series has been popular thanks to its focus on design, photography and battery technology.

PTA blocks over 830,000 websites with explicit content:

According to the official document released by the Pakistan Telecom Authority, it has blocked more than 900,000 websites. The blocked web pages were hosting anti-state, anti-judiciary, and blasphemous content. However, a significant proportion of the blocked web pages contained pornographic content.

According to the official figures released by the PTA, over 11,000 web pages contained anti-state contents, more than 50,000 websites hosted anti-judiciary, and about 50,000 web-pages were found peddling blasphemous content. While the number of pornographic sites blocked is well over 830,000.

MI Pakistan offers massive discounts on defense day sale:

Xiaomi’s biggest sale for three days is live now at Mistore.pk. September 5th is the first day of sale and Mi Pakistan will be unlocking some amazing deals and offers. And Mi Pakistan is offering all Mi fans some amazing new eco arrival products which include Mi True wireless earphones with 23% off, Mi true wireless earbuds with 40% off, Stratos + and many more.

Other amazing new eco arrivals include Mi 20W Car Charger, Mi Home Security Camera Basic 1080P, Mi Smart Plug (Wifi), Mi Window and Door Sensor, Mi Motion Sensor, Mi Temperature and Humidity Monitor and Mi Wireless Switch.

Nubia Red Magic 3s is the highest specced flagship of 2019:

After releasing the Nubia Red Magic 3 in May this year, ZTE has decided to launch a slightly better version of the gaming phone.This new smartphone, dubbed Nubia Red Magic 3S, comes with better specifications, as compared to its predecessor and improves the overall gaming experience.Visually, the smartphone features the exact same design elements as its predecessor, except the air intake grill now has a Y-shaped form. A hexagonal fingerprint sensor is mounted at the back beneath the newly designed air vent.

USB4 announced with speeds of up to 40-gbps:

USB Implementers Forum just released the technical specifications of USB4 which was announced in March this year. The new technology is nothing but good news for the consumers.The USB4 will, as expected, be faster, compared to USB 3.2 it will have double the data transfer rate and will bring better compatibility options to the table. USB4 promises faster cable connections by making them more useful and easier to use.

Sony Xperia 5 has flagship specs and a compact size:

Sony, at IFA 2019, introduced its latest flagship with the slogan, “Xperia in the palm of your hand.”

The smartphone is specifically designed for people who want flagship specifications in a smaller form factor.Sony Xperia 5 is basically a compact version of the previously launched Sony Xperia 1. However, even in a compact form, the smartphone features top of the line specifications.

Pakistan’s it exports are at a historic high:

The exports of IT and IT-related services increased to $1.090 billion in the financial year 2018-19 as compared to $1.065 billion recorded in the financial year 2017-18, showing a modest growth of 2.44%, according to data released by the State Bank of Pakistan.

This is the third consecutive record of the IT industry for attaining an all-time high. The country also achieved the highest value of IT remittances during the financial year 2018-19. The value of IT exports is three times higher than the remittances reported by the central bank, which means the overall number crossed $3 billion in the financial year.

Careem strengthens leadership for its super app strategy:

Careem, Middle East’s leading ride-hailing platform is announcing a new senior leadership structure as the company implements its 2022 vision to become the region’s everyday Super App.Expert and seasoned Managing Directors will lead expanded geographies and drive growth across new products and services in their respective markets.

Honor Play 3 launched with punch hole display for cheap:

Along with the Honor 20S, the company has launched another mid-range smartphone called the Honor Play 3. Both were launched in China, and right now, there is no word about their international availability.Honor Play 3, succeeding the Honor Play, comes with impressive specifications featuring a triple sensor rear camera, a 4000 mAh battery and a new type of gradient design.

 

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:
Google’s ‘secret web tracking pages’ explained:

Google has been accused of using hidden webpages that are assigned to users to provide more information to advertisers about their every move online. The allegation has been added to a complaint lodged with the Irish Data Protection Commission.

The tech firm insists it acts in accordance with EU privacy laws. It comes a day after Google was fined $170m (£138m) by a US watchdog for illegally capturing data from children and targeting them with adverts.

Facebook confirms millions of phone numbers exposed:

Facebook has confirmed about 200 million phone numbers from members have been exposed in an online database. The company said it was investigating who had compiled the database and left it online unprotected. It includes telephone numbers for about 18 million Facebook members in the UK. The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said it had referred the matter to its Irish equivalent – the IDPC – which is the supervisory authority for Facebook in the EU.

Yahoo email fault hits bt, sky and talktalk customers:

Yahoo says most of its email services are working again following a fault that affected users across the world for more than seven hours.It had been impossible for people to send and receive messages using the platform or check their webmail accounts.In the UK, the problem had impacted BT, Sky and TalkTalk’s email accounts, which are powered by the firm.Downdetector indicates that the problem began at about 07:00 BST.

Tesla autopilot design ‘led to’ crash:

The design of Tesla’s Autopilot system and “driver inattention” led to a crash in 2018, according to a US National Transportation Safety Board report. It said Tesla’s semi-autonomous driving system “permitted driver disengagement from the driving task”, resulting in the crash, on a California motorway.

Tesla says Autopilot “requires active driver supervision” and drivers should keep their hands on the steering wheel.Nobody was hurt in the January 2018 crash.According to the report, Autopilot was activated at the time of the crash and the driver was not holding the wheel.

Samsung galaxy fold UK launch date revealed:

Samsung’s first foldable phone will go on sale on Friday after problems delayed its initial release. The Galaxy Fold will be available on September 6 in South Korea, with a UK launch following on 18 September. The release of the nearly $1,980 (£1,600) device in April was postponed after early reviewers reported broken screens. Samsung has been rushing to launch the folding smartphone before its rivals.

Why phones that secretly listen to us are a myth:

A mobile security company has carried out a research investigation to address the popular conspiracy theory that tech giants are listening to conversations. The internet is awash with posts and videos on social media where people claim to have proof that the likes of Facebook and Google are spying on users in order to serve hyper-targeted adverts. Videos have gone viral in recent months showing people talking about products and then ads for those exact items appear online. Now, cyber security-specialists at Wandera have emulated the online experiments and found no evidence that phones or apps were secretly listening.

Trolls cause shutdown of official jeremy renner app:

Superhero Hawkeye may have helped defeat Thanos – but trolls have proved too tough a foe for him to best.Actor Jeremy Renner, who plays Marvel’s eagle-eyed hero, has shut down his app after it was hijacked and used to harass people.Abuse and harassment mushroomed after trolls found a way to impersonate the actor and others on the Jeremy Renner Official app. Renner apologised for the shutdown in a post explaining what had happened.

Amazon sorry for sending atwood’s the testaments out early:

Amazon has apologized for sending out some pre-ordered copies of The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s follow-up to The Handmaid’s Tale. The online retailer said “a technical error” had caused some US customers to be “inadvertently sent copies”. “We apologize for this error; we value our relationship with authors, agents, and publishers,” said a statement. They added that they regretted “the difficulties this has caused them and our fellow booksellers”. Publisher Penguin Random House had instructed sellers to keep the much-anticipated sequel strictly under wraps until its release on September 10.

Raspberry Pi computer looks down on earth:

This is a neat image of Planet Earth, showing another beautiful day in the Mediterranean. The outlines of Italy, Corsica and Sardinia are unmistakable. The view to the west includes the Balearics.What’s interesting about the picture is that it was taken with a commercial off-the-shelf Raspberry Pi computer and camera. The UK satellite company SSTL attached the equipment to a demonstration spacecraft to see how it would perform.

Amazon fire tvs to be sold by currys pc world in UK:

Fire TV-branded 4K TV sets will be sold on the UK high street by Currys PC World, it has been revealed. The sets, made by manufacturer JVC, will be powered by Amazon’s smart TV software. They will start at £349 and will also be available to buy online, on Amazon’s own website.One industry commentator said it was a “significant” move, because video-streaming was increasingly being associated with hardware products.

Slouching Jacob Rees-Mogg lampooned in memes:

“Sit up, man!” came the cries from opposition benches as Jacob Rees-Mogg, Conservative MP and Leader of the House of Commons, slouched during a three-hour late-night debate on Brexit. But Mr Rees-Mogg, apparently revelling in his act of reclination, did not move. The sight of an MP slouching in the Commons drew ire from some. Actor Hugh Laurie described the behaviour as “insolent” and “insufferable”. However, for others, the moment may underline the seeming stagnation of Parliament, swamped in debates and protocols, while the country waits for the Brexit crisis to be resolved.

Lenovo launches affordable K10 note & A6 note:

Lenovo has been out of the game for a while now but made a massive comeback by hosting an unveiling event in India. The company launched its entire 2019 portfolio of phones at the same time at the event. Three smartphones with completely different price brackets were launched. The first one being Lenovo Z6 Pro, which was launched in China in April of this year and was relaunched in India.

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