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Snapchat fights clickbait in Discover stories

Clickbait headlines and fake news aren’t limited to the web and social networks. They’re also problems in mobile services, and Snapchat wants to do something about it. The company is instituting rules that prevent Discover publishers from misleading users. Creators can’t use headlines or images without editorial value, and they can’t produce or link to fake news. The aim is ...

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Cassette sales actually went up in 2016

We’re barely a month into the new year, but it’s already clear some of us still want to live in the past. Case in point: US cassette tape sales actually grew in 2016, with a whopping 129,000 copies sold. That might not be as many as the number of vinyl albums sold in the same year (13.1 million!), but it’s ...

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Come for this Einstein robot’s facial expressions, stay for his smarts

“I had the worst dream,” said Professor Einstein. “My vast intellect had been downloaded into a prosthetic body. I was then made to present the world of science to perfect strangers.” Within moments of being activated, the 14-inch robotic replica of Albert Einstein made a meta comment about being trapped in a knowledge-dispensing machine. It shook its head from side ...

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Scientists used a Windows phone to sequence DNA

Swedish researchers this week published the results of a study where they used a Windows phone to analyse DNA sequencing reactions in cells and tissues. “A Nokia Lumia 1020 mobile phone was used in our prototype,” their paper published on Nature Communications reads. “It is equipped with a 1/1.5 inch camera sensor that provides 38 megapixels per image (7,152 × 5,368, ...

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Chinese Firm Offers To Build Light Rail Transit System in Islamabad

NORINCO, a Chinese company, has offered to build a state-of-the-art mass transit system in the federal capital and also recommended a Light Rail Transit (Tram) project for the city. NORINCO International is a publicly listed company subordinate to China North Industries Corporation. Its business scope covers projects in urban rail transit systems besides several other domains such as highways and ...

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Huawei’s HiGame is now Available in Pakistan

Huawei’s Internet Service Department announced that the Android mobile game store HiGame is now available in Pakistan on Huawei devices, including Mate 9. HiGame was launched backed in October 2013 but was available in China only. Company’s flagship game store is now launched everywhere else and comes pre-installed on Mate 9. The gaming applications are provided by third party developers who ...

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3D zebrafish can replace real animals in the lab

A few years ago, zebrafish became the new lab rat because of their genetic similarity to humans. So, when a team of researchers from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering decided to develop a virtual alternative for lab animals, they chose the tropical freshwater minnows. The team used real-life data to develop a platform that simulates zebrafish swimming in three ...

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Inbox to Offer SparkCognition’s Leading Industrial IoT Capabilities in Pakistan

Inbox Consulting and MIV Digital today announced they have signed an MoU to offer SparkCognition’s Machine Prognostics and Data Analysis services in Pakistan. Both companies agreed to establish the leading Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) practice using SparkCognition’s solutions for Manufacturing, Energy and Aviation maintenance in the country. This practice will use predictive analytics within a sensor-based ecosystem for extreme ...

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Gujranwala 2.0 Aims to Showcase The City’s IT Potential

Gujranwala 2.0 is an initiative to bring together IT industry based in Gujranwala to nurture the tech industry even more. From students to IT gurus, freelancers to institutions, Gujranwala 2.0 is a platform where a community of enthusiastic people pour in their efforts to bring a positive change in the IT industry of Gujranwala. Gujranwala 2.0 Formation and Objectives Founded ...

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