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Afreed Islam is currently a student of Little Flower School, Guwahati in 10th standard. He will be appearing for his board’s exams from the first week of March 2014. However, he says he is not getting much time to concentrate on his studies due to all the attention and...
Will “Trending topics” become a “trending” topic on Facebook? The social media giant on Thursday pulled back the curtain on how its Trending Topics feature works, a reaction to a report in the tech blog Gizmodo that claimed Facebook downplays conservative news subjects. Facebook denies that report, which relied upon...
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Pakistani startups Groopic and Tunacode have been accepted to be part of this summer’s Blackbox Connect program. The two-week Blackbox Connect program is held in Silicon Valley for international startups and gives them the opportunity to live and collaborate with like-minded entrepreneurs from around the world. The immersion program is backed by Google Entrepreneurs. This summer’s...
A dramatic increase in the amount of maritime traffic off the UAE's shores is expected to lead to an equally sharp rise in internet blackouts, cable industry executives have warned. The more ships and pleasure craft there are the more frequently submarine communications cables are inadvertantly cut, says Ahmed Mekky,...
The pair allegedly sold point-of-sale terminals preloaded with remote desktop software to load value on Subway gift cards. Two California men have been indicted for allegedly hacking point-of-sale terminals at Subway shops to steal at least $40,000. Prosecutors accused Shahin Abdollahi, aka "Sean Holdt," and Jeffrey Thomas Wilkinson of hacking at...
Technological advancements have enabled smart businesspeople to utilize various viable technologies in optimizing output and dramatically multiplying their profits. But with the hundreds of technological trends and tools out there, it can be quite overwhelming for most beginners to know where and how to start integrating the trending tools...
APPLE users need to stop living in "fantasy land" and let go of the myth that its products are safe from malicious programs and viruses. This is the advice of security experts at anti-virus company, Kaspersky. Fewer than 50 per cent of Mac users run any kind of anti-virus security on...
Just two days after phony posts appeared on Reuters’ blog, the agency’s Twitter account was also hacked. Once again, the hoax tweets informed readers of rebel losses in Syria, and reported fake White House admissions of supporting al-Qaeda. Many of the tweets were sensational, but fraudulent statements coming out of...
From culture to geography, there are a lot of factors that create your local internet situation. Some of it has to do with the technology available, while others may be as simple as the amount of land and customers that need to be covered. To understand how different something...
A report from Japanese Web Site MacFan seems the first to suggest a specific date for the launch of the next iPhone. Apple will unveil its next iPhone on June 20 and kick off sales in July. At least, that's the claim from Japanese Mac enthusiast site MacFan. Marking its 20th...
JAPAN'S embattled Sharp is considering cutting thousands of jobs in addition to its current plan of slashing 5000 jobs to repair its disintegrating balance sheet. As the struggling electronics maker decided to cut thousands more jobs, its main banks are likely to provide bridge loans of about 60 billion yen...
SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared —except the money those posts produce. At least two services are trying to change that. Bubblews, a social network that came out of out of an extended test phase...
Apple has been left red-faced again after a fresh security breach was discovered in the iPhone's software the day after it released an update fixing the last one. The new vulnerability differs from the passcode bug fixed by the latest iOS update but it too gives unauthorised access to the...
Samsung's Galaxy S5 boasts a variety of new features, but does it have what it takes to prevent users from jumping back on the Apple bandwagon when the next generation iPhone with a potentially larger-screen is launched? The new flagship Android smartphone is being rolled out worldwide on Friday...
Apple is set to pay out around £66m ($100m) to settle a US lawsuit which claims children were improperly charged while playing iPad and iPhone games. It is alleged that poor safeguards meant kids were easily able to buy extra features for the free games without their parents' knowledge or...
Egypt's Dar al-Ifta issued a religious edict (Fatwa) stating that online chats between men and women are not permissible, Ahram Arabic website reported on Saturday. Dar al-Ifta, the main authority responsible for issuing religious edicts, prohibited on its official website chats between men and women who are 'foreign to each...
Dubai's Department of Economic Development (DED) has launched a new e-Trader licence to allow Emiratis and GCC citizens in Dubai to conduct business activities on social networking sites. The DED's Business Registration and Licensing (BRL) sector said the initiative is part of enhancing transparency and regulating the practice of offering...
Watch out Warren Buffett. Mark Zuckerberg is on your tail. Following Facebook's (FB) better-than-expected results Wednesday, the No. 1 social media company is now worth $306.4 billion. That not only puts Facebook's market value ahead of General Electric (GE) at $299.6 billion - it makes Facebook the seventh most valuable...
Despite all the ad revenue YouTube generates from more than a billion users watching hundreds of millions of hours of video every single day, the Google-owned company still has a hard time turning a profit. Keen to do more than simply break even, YouTube has for some time been looking...
Google faces a day of reckoning with the European Commission, after a coalition of competitors roundly rejected its proposals to change the presentation of search results to Europeans in the face of monopoly complaints. Joaquin Almunia, the EC's antitrust commissioner, must now decide whether to accept Google's suggestions, seek new concessions,...
Health and care are two different things with different meaning.  When you put them together, they make a word with a complete meaning that can change the entire look of it. ‘Healthcare’ concerns with our health and how to improve it by providing proper treatment. Today people take a great...
The developers of a new electronic device that fits onto cockroaches, allowing their movements to be controlled by a mobile phone app, have been criticised for animal cruelty. Critics said that it could encourage people to think of animals as “mere machines or tools” but Michigan-based Backyard Brains have defended...
Humans may be involved in the next mission to Mars, Nasa has revealed, with preliminary plans suggesting astronauts could be used to bring rocks back from the red planet. The bold new idea emerged among several options for new Mars explorations presented by a special Nasa team. It would see a...
Samsung has unveiled a slimmed down version of its flagship smartphone, as the company moves to beat rival Apple into the mid-range phone market. The Galaxy S4 Mini weighs 107 grams and has a 8-mega pixel rear-facing camera. It also boasts a 4.3-inch screen which is still bigger than Apple's 4-inch...
Alerts from police, fire and emergency management agencies will appear on Google maps and search pages beginning Friday as part of a growing Google public alert system. Google has partnered with Nixle, a company that contracts with public safety agencies to send alerts via cellphones and social media. Police and...
Selling alarm systems is one of the marketing areas that require good marketing strategies. Marketing alarm systems are more art than science. If you wish to do well in the industry, it is essential that you get unique ways of marketing your alarm systems. As a marketer, you first...
The first-ever manned plane that can fly by day or night on solar power has completed the first leg of its US cross-country journey. Solar Impulse, piloted by Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard, touched down at the Sky Harbour International Airport in Phoenix, Arizona, at 7.30am GMT after an 18-hour flight...
The UK has been working on a secret Middle East web surveillance base which is a part of a $1.5 billion project, a new report suggests. It intercepts and gathers emails, telephone calls, and web traffic for Western intelligence. The secret internet-monitoring project is still a work in progress and...
Over the weekend, I wound up at Washington, D.C.’s Trapeze School with a group of friends. Before one of them headed up a ladder to attempt a somersault landing from the trapeze bar, she handed me her phone and asked me to take photos. “What’s the password?” I asked. “I...
On the heels of Facebook's 10th anniversary, reports circulated about how to find out your Facebook ID, the specific number that was assigned to you when you first joined the site. If you signed up early on, it's likely a much lower number than if you became a member a year...