November 2016 - Information Technology News

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3 startups grab up to $100,000 each at Karandaaz Pakistan Fintech Disrupt Challenge 2016

Karandaaz Pakistan, a non profit organization working for financial inclusion of individuals and small businesses, yesterday, organized its first ever Fintech Disrupt Challenge. The competition encouraged startups to tackle financial challenges by presenting products and services specifically relating to the domains of payments, financing, insurance, savings, and investments. 28 startups presented their products in an elevator pitch style within 2 ...

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Japan to Establish University in Pakistan in 2017

Aside from the plethora of car companies and electronics from Japan flooding the market here,Japan is collaborating with Pakistan on various socio-economic initiatives. Reports are that Japan is going to establish National University of Technology and Skills Development in Pakistan in 2017, in an effort to strengten the educational sector in Pakistan and solidify Pak-Japan cultural ties. The cost of ...

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Leading Channel Accounting and Payment Automation Software Wins Best Integrated Solution At IT Nation 2016

ConnectBooster, a premier accounting and invoicing automation software for Technology Service providers was awarded the Best Integrated Solution by the ConnectWise partner community at IT Nation 2016. IT Nation is an annual conference for ConnectWise partners and vendors. Over 3,000 technology service providers were present at ConnectWise’s annual conference, and were asked to vote on the various vendor categories, with ...

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Vivo V5 The Perfect Selfie Phone: Vivo V5 Versus iPhone 7

You’ve just survived Thanksgiving. You’ve also been exercising and dieting your butt off the whole year just to be picture-ready. And now, it’s the final events of the year – Christmas and New Year. Aside from maintaining that picture-ready body, you also have to deal what tech gadget you would want to buy for the month of December. Thankfully, there ...

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Sony made a Walkman for ‘Final Fantasy XV’ fans

Final Fantasy XV is about to make it’s long, long anticipated debut tomorrow, so get ready for the hype (and merchandising). We’ve already seen a FF XV branded Audi A8, of all things, and Sony has now revealed a limited edition Final Fantasy XV Walkman, headphone and portable speaker. The A-Series Walkman with Hi-Res audio support comes with etched pixel ...

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The U.K.’s Tesco Bank was hit by what it described as a “systematic, sophisticated” hack over the weekend that saw large amounts of money swiped from customers’ accounts. It was initially thought that some 20,000 accounts had been targeted. However, on Tuesday the bank confirmed that 9,000 customers had had money taken in the online heist and that it had ...

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International Forensic Biometric Standard Still at ‘Step Zero,’ Says American Expert

A Dutch team said last week that they were developing “worldwide standards to validate evidentiary value methods” which would standardize the way forensic scientists compare and contrast information across borders, and between investigations and agencies. But the international consensus is going to be a very complex and exacting process involving many voices from many nations, said one of the Americans ...

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Cyber Security Law in China

China this week passed a cybersecurity law aimed at combatting hacking and terrorism, though as Reuters reports, critics say it would strengthen the country’s censorship regime and make it more difficult for foreign tech companies to do business there. The law was passed on Monday and is set to go into effect in June 2017. The legislation requires agencies and ...

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Dutch Forensics to Develop International Standards

A Dutch team says they’re developing international forensic standards for probability in forensic science. The four-year project is a collaboration between the Netherlands Forensic Institute and the University of Twente’s CTIT (Center for Information and Communication Technology). The initial phase of the work is establishing “likelihood ratios” for biometric evidence collections. But that methodology would later be extrapolated to include ...

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