Category: Technology

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Dubai announces to introduce ‘robot taxis’ by 2022

The current ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has announced that robot taxis will be operated in Dubai from 2023. The automated taxis...

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UAE partners with Japan’s iSpace to send rover to the moon in 2022

Story by AFP Lunar exploration company iSpace will transport a United Arab Emirates rover to the moon in 2022, the company said on Wednesday, as the UAE pushes for rapid...

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iPhone users warned about WhatsApp backup when switching phones

iOS users have been warned to remain careful about WhatsApp backup when switching iPhones as there have been reports related to issues of restoring history of chats. The...

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Survey reveals ‘current standing’ of social apps like Facebook, Instagram, TikTok

Story by AFP Facebook usage has held steady in the United States despite a string of controversies about the leading social network, even as younger users tap into rival...

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Telescope reveals thousands of star-forming galaxies in early universe

Story by AFP The images capture drama billions of years ago in the early universe — glinting galaxies, glowing with stars that have exploded into supernovas and...

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Pakistan telecom authority unveils new online system for blocking stolen mobile phones

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has launched an automated helpline-like system for for blocking the lost, stolen and snatched mobile phones. The new...

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Pakistan court serves notice to telecom authority, asks if 5G is harmful to health?

Sindh High Court (SHC) on April 5, 2021 issued a notice to the Pakistan Telecommunication Technology (PTA), asking whether 5G technology is harmful to health. The...

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Fighting Covid: Swiss robots use UV light to disinfect passenger planes

Story by Reuters A robot armed with virus-killing ultraviolet light is being tested on Swiss airplanes, yet another idea aiming to restore passenger confidence and spare...

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Google to contribute $29 million to new EU fund to fight fake news

Story by Reuters Alphabet unit Google will contribute 25 million euros ($29.3 million) to the newly set up European Media and Information Fund to combat fake news, the...

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Google Maps to start directing drivers to ‘eco-friendly’ routes

Story by Reuters Google Maps announced Tuesday the app will begin directing drivers along routes estimated to generate the lowest carbon emissions based on traffic,...