Category: Technology

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Denmark develops robot to conduct coronavirus tests

Story by AFP Danish researchers have developed a robot capable of carrying out COVID-19 screening tests, the University of Southern Denmark announced on Wednesday. Using...

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Pakistan uses militant-tracking system to hunt coronavirus

Story by AFP Pakistan’s intelligence services are deploying secretive surveillance technology normally used to locate militants to instead track coronavirus...

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Astronomers discover potential evidence of birth of a new planet

Astronomers believe that they have found the first evidence of the birth of a new planet in the solar system. Researchers have spotted a dense disc of dust and gas...

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Facebook, Amazon chiefs witness increase in their wealth during pandemic: report

Story by AFP The fortunes of US billionaires rose 15 percent in the two months since the coronavirus pandemic hit, a study found, with Amazon boss Jeff Bezos and...

Apple, Google, digital contact tracing system

Apple, Google launch digital contact tracing system

Story by Reuters Tech giants Apple and Google have released an initial version of their software tool that will make it possible for 23 nations to release coronavirus...

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NASA seeks social isolation experts to spend 8 months in Russian lab

NASA announced it is seeking a team of social isolation experts to spend eight months locked in a Russian lab to help collect data for future missions to the moon and...

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UN Chief says role of digital technology essential to defeat COVID-19

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that international cooperation on Information Technology can be a beacon of hope to help defeat COVID-19 and achieve...

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Twitter to let some employees to work from home ‘forever’

Story by Reuters Twitter Inc on May 12 became the first major tech company to allow employees who can work remotely to do so permanently, as the coronavirus outbreak...

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Pandemic gives fresh momentum to digital voice technology

Story by AFP In a world suddenly fearful of touch, voice technology is getting a fresh look. Voice-activated systems such as Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Apple’s...

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Careem lays off 31% workforce due to coronavirus crisis

The ride-hailing service Careem announced on May 4 that it will lay off 536 of its employees, representing 31% of its workforce, this week. “Our business is down by...