Category: Techy & Geeky

wifi

This simple hack can speed-up your WI-FI

(Web Desk) – Weak wireless connection or slow speed is a big issue for people trying to connect their internet for either using social media, playing games or carrying out important tasks. To solve this issue, researchers have come up with a simple hack. All one has to do is to use aluminum foil on […]

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After WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger also faces temporary outage

(Web Desk)- Facebook Messenger, an instant messaging service and software application, has on Saturday reportedly faced temporary outage as users in many parts of world are unable to send or receive messages. It is second major incident of similar nature within 24 hours as another popular freeware and cross-platform instant messaging service for smartphones, WhatsApp, […]

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Facebook users can now PayPal in Messenger

(Web desk) : PayPal users in the U.S. will now be able to send and receive person-to-person payments over Facebook Messenger, the company announced this morning. According to TechCrunch, the deeper integration with Messenger’s platform, which will also include PayPal’s first customer service bot for handling customer questions and requests for help, follows a series […]

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lifi

Chinese Scientists Make Breakthrough in Replacing WiFi With LiFi

Chinese scientists have made a breakthrough in creating full-color emissive carbon dots (F-CDs), which brings them one step closer to developing a faster wireless communication channel that could be available in just six years. Light Fidelity, known as LiFi, uses visible light from LED bulbs to transfer data much faster than radio wave-based WiFi. While […]

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phonebattery

People Should Not Charge Their Phones Overnight, Here’s Why

(Web Desk) – We all know it is inappropriate to charge the smartphone overnight, but it s our only choice because their battery drains so fast. Tech experts have converged on the view that charging the phone for long hours can damage its various components including the battery. A report on The Sun told that […]

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moonvillage

Moon Village The First Stop To Mars: ESA

ADELAIDE, Australia (AFP) – Setting up a permanent village on the moon is the first step towards exploring Mars, the European Space Agency said Thursday as plans to reach and colonise the Red Planet gathered pace. At an annual gathering of 4,000 global space experts in Adelaide, the ESA said the Moon was the “right […]

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sleep well

Snore Away: Lack of Sleep Killing Modern Society Says Sleep Scientist

(Web Desk) – A foremost sleep scientist has warned that a cataclysmic sleep-loss widely prevalent in modern society is prompting potentially fatal ailments. In an interview to the Independent, Professor Mathew Walker, a leading expert and director of the Centre for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley said that sleep deficiency affected […]

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Huawei

Huawei To Unveil New Smartphone With Four Cameras

(Web Desk) – Huawei is all set to launch brand new three new Mate smartphones on October 16th which include the Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, and Mate 10 Lite. But what is more interesting is that Mate 10 Lite worth $455 will be equipped with four cameras, providing an all new experience to photography […]

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BMW Says Car Keys May Be Replaced By Mobile Phone Apps

Frankfurt (Reuters) – BMW (BMWG.DE) is reviewing the necessity of car keys, Ian Robertson, the company’s board member responsible for sales told Reuters. The fact that customers now all carry a smartphone and the availability of a BMW App which allows customers to unlock their vehicle, has made old fashioned keys less relevant. “Honestly, how […]

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whatsapp

WhatsApp allows picture-in-picture video calls, text status updates

(Web Desk) – WhatsApp launched a recent update called picture-in-picture video calling mode which helps users multitask. Its main function is to allow users send messages to other contacts by minimizing the video calling contact. Although picture-in-picture mode for video calling is only available for users with Android 8.0+ or latest iOS smartphones, it can […]

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spymalware

India and Pakistan Hit By Spy Malware – Cybersecurity Firm

Mumbai (Reuters) – Symantec Corp, a digital security company, says it has identified a sustained cyber spying campaign, likely state-sponsored, against Indian and Pakistani entities involved in regional security issues. In a threat intelligence report that was sent to clients in July, Symantec said the online espionage effort dated back to October 2016. The campaign […]

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wi-charge

Charge Your Smart Home, Mobile Devices Via Infrared Light Beam

(Web Desk) – Wi-Charge, an Israeli technology startup has developed remote charging solutions that essentially enable mobile and wireless devices to seamlessly recharge themselves without user intervention. Wi-Charge’s technology delivers up to 10W of power over 30 feet to multiple devices via an infrared light beam. This technology allows smart home and mobile devices a […]

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human revolution

AI Revolution Will Be All About Humans, Says Siri Trailblazer

Hong Kong(AFP) – It’s 2050 and the world revolves around you. From the contents of your fridge to room temperature — digital assistants ensure your home runs smoothly. Your screens know your taste and show channels you want to see as you enter the room. Your car is driverless and your favourite barman may just […]

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china app

Facebook Anonymously Launched an App in China

New York (AP) — Facebook anonymously launched a new photo-sharing app in China in a new effort to make inroads in the world’s most populous country. China’s ruling Communist Party controls internet traffic across the country’s borders and tries to keep the public from seeing thousands of websites including Facebook. The app, called Colorful Balloons, […]

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oldestappentwickler

Never too Old To Code: Meet Japan’s 82-Year-Old App-Maker

FUJISAWA, Japan (AFP) – When 82-year-old Masako Wakamiya first began working she still used an abacus for maths — today she is one of the world’s oldest iPhone app developers, a trailblazer in making smartphones accessible for the elderly. Frustrated by the lack of interest from the tech industry in engaging older people, she taught […]

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kids toys

Toys Might Be Spying on Your Children: FBI

(Web Desk) – The FBI has warned parents that hi-tech toys that can connect to the internet contain the dangers of spying on their children. US security agency issued a public service announcement that smart toys can lead to security risks by disclosing personal information through GPS, microphones, and cameras, The Telegraph reported. The toys […]

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coffee

Three Cups of Coffee a Day Keep The Doctor Away: Studies

Miami (AFP) – Coffee addicts and aficionados often say drinking the bitter liquid makes life worth living, but the habit may also help them live longer, according to two major international studies Monday. Experts cautioned, however, that the US and European reports, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, failed to show that coffee was […]

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Third Thumb

An unnecessary ‘third thumb’ that can add to your capabilities

(Web Desk) – Do we really need a third thumb? This is probably something that Dani Clode, a student of London’s Royal College of Art (RCA), didn’t consider while building his prosthetic called ‘The Third Thumb’ which is a prototype of his dream to benefit humans from augmentation. According to The Verge report, Clode believes […]

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You must have these 20 habits if you want to be filthy rich

(Web Desk) – A set of common habits were studied in the world’s richest people and the results were astonishing. The leading interest in these filthy rich was none other than philanthropy. Wealth-X orchestrated the study and confined it in a report to see whether the richest people in the world have some common hobbies, […]

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Self-Driven Police Vehicles To Be Introduced in Dubai

(Web Desk) – Expected to be on the roads by the end of 2017, self-driven Police cars are set to hit Dubai. However, don’t expect to see an officer escorting the car since the autonomous car is tiny. Continuing a Smart Dubai initiative, which saw Dubai Police introduce a humanoid robot officer last month, the […]

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Hawkins

Time to leave Earth, Hawking urges human to move to Moon or Mars

(Web Desk) – Renowned scientist Stephen Hawking has called for an immediate execution of ‘Plan B’ for the survival of humans. He believes that it is time to leave the Earth and move the Moon or Mars if the human race wishes to survive and live for another million years. He urged the United States […]

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china cheating

Chinese exam authorities use facial recognition, drones to catch cheats

Beijing (Reuters) – Chinese education authorities have gone high-tech to catch cheaters as millions of high-school students take their “gaokao”, the annual university entrance exam seen as key to landing a lucrative white-collar job. So high are the stakes and so competitive is the exam that some students resort to cheating. Over the years, students […]

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china driverless

World’s first driverless rail transit system unveiled in China

Beijing – A Chinese railcar-maker has unveiled a new product called Autonomous Rail Transit (ART) in Zhuzhou, Hunan province of China, and the bus-rail combo rapid transit system is expected to speed up city’s public transportation. According to the railcar-maker CRRC, the ART uses rubber wheels on a plastic core instead of steel wheels. It’s […]

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evolution

Recalling the Muslim scholars who knew evolution way before Darwin

Muslim scholars are often not considered to be the contributors of the theory of evolution forwarded by Charles Darwin (1809-1882). It is not widely known that a few Muslim names realised the process of evolution, way before Darwin was even born. The 19th century scholar who came up with idea of natural selection is still […]

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fidget spinner

Here is what you need to know about the fidget spinner craze

(Web Desk) – Everyone fidgets when they are stressed out. Tapping your fingers, rapidly moving your legs, biting your nails, touching your hair or beard, spinning pens; these are some of the many activities people indulge in when they fidget. So when the anxious human race came upon a cool gadget that spins in their […]

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snoring

Children’s snoring indicate serious health problems

Lahore (Daily Dunya) – If your child has a habit of snoring for at least four days a week then it indicates towards his serious nature of health problems. ENT expert David McIntosh while explaining the natter says that, “Breathing is an automated process, controlled by the brain. By monitoring chemical levels in the blood, […]

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Causes of baldness, gray hair identified

(ONLINE) – A study of a rare genetic disease may have yielded a cure for hair graying and baldness, after researchers unintentionally discovered the mechanisms that give rise to the conditions. Study co-author Dr. Lu Le, of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, and colleagues set […]

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