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Boeing, Apple lead slide as China-US trade spat intensifies


April 5, 2018

Boeing and Apple led a slide in big US manufacturers and technology companies on Wednesday, bearing the brunt of a deepening trade conflict between China and the United States. China and the United States announced tariffs on $50 billion of each others’ imports. But, while Washington’s list covers many obscure industrial items, Beijing’s covers 106 key US imports including soybeans, …

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Zambia withdraws military personnel deployed to fight cholera


April 5, 2018

LUSAKA: Zambia has withdrawn military personnel deployed in December to help clean up the capital and other cities at the height of a cholera outbreak that has killed more than 80 people in seven months, the government said on Wednesday. President Edgar Lungu directed the military to help fight the spread of cholera under emergency measures to contain the waterborne …

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Smartphone app might offer new way to measure blood flow


April 5, 2018

An experimental smartphone app might be an effective alternative to a traditional method of assessing circulation in people who need surgery to restore normal blood flow to the heart, a small study suggests. Before these heart procedures, surgeons must know whether an artery is healthy enough to snake a catheter through it to the heart to remove any blockages and …

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2°C cap on global warming won´t save Arctic sea ice: studies


April 5, 2018

Even if humanity stops global warming in its tracks at two degrees Celsius, long seen as the guardrail for a climate-safe world, Arctic sea ice will still disappear in some years, scientists have warned. Holding the line at 1.5°C, however, would make a huge difference, according to two separate studies published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change. In a …

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Facebook says data leak hits 87 million users, widening privacy scandal


April 5, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc said on Wednesday that the personal information of up to 87 million users, mostly in the United States, may have been improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, up from a previous news media estimate of more than 50 million. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said in a conference call with reporters that Facebook had not seen …

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Beware of phony version of Whatsapp


April 5, 2018

(Web Desk) – A phony version of the popular social media application WhatsApp was hovering across the internet. The messaging application is being used by over 1.5 billion active users worldwide and has become a way of life. However, the fake version of WhatsApp is called WhatsApp Plus, luring people to download it instead of the original version due to …

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First-ever dual-screens smartphones launched in Pakistan


April 5, 2018

(Web Desk) The Chinese brand Meizu Technology (MEIZU) launched its first flagships smartphones with dual-screens. Meizu has announced its two new flagships dubbed as Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus. They unveiled these flagships as well as two mid-rangers Meizu M6 Note and Meizu M6. These are the first smartphones with dual screens. Both the smartphones come with two displays, …

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Facebook enhancing security measures ahead of elections in Pakistan, other countries


April 5, 2018

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced the usage of advanced artificial intelligence and employment of a large number of people to strengthen its security features, in an attempt to keep the platform’s focus centralised on the confidentiality of upcoming elections in countries, including Pakistan. Terming 2018 a “big year” for elections, Zuckerberg said Facebook was enhancing its security features to …

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Facebook confirms it scans photos and conversations in its Messenger app


April 5, 2018

Facebook has confirmed that it scans photos and conversations in its Messenger app to ensure that it is up to the “community standard”, according to a recently published report in Bloomberg. In an interview given by Facebook’s Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, about Messenger’s privacy concerns, Zuckerberg confirmed that the app reads chats when they send up a red flag …

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PSFW’18 – Flaunts Immaculate Fashion Sense


April 5, 2018

The PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week in all its glitz and glamour entered in its eleventh year. The City of Gardens (Lahore) was once again host to 11th edition of PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week (PSFW) 2018. A-list designers showcased indigenous craft by amalgamating it with fresh techniques and cuts. Designer lineup for menswear this year featured a sparse smattering of heavy-duty …

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