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Selfie-shooter Vivo V7 unveiled in Pakistan

LAHORE – Chinese cell phone manufacturer Vivo has introduced its new member of selfie-shooter V series, Vivo V7, in Pakistan on Tuesday. The V series is known for its photography features, screen quality and the overall product design. The latest V7 is equipped with 24MP front-facing camera and FullViewTM Display which generate crystal-clear and natural-looking photos. It also features a …

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Food imports up by 20.21 pc in four months

ISLAMABAD (APP):The food imports into the country increased by 20.21 percent during the first four months of the current fiscal year as compared to the corresponding period of last year. According to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), the food imports into the country during July-October (2017-18) were recorded at $2.198 billion against the imports of $1.828 billion during July-October (2016-17), …

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‘Hide the notch’ apps become a thing for iPhone X users

(Web Desk) – There are several tech experts and Apple fans who don’t think that the notch idea for iPhone X was any good. A number of iOS developers have been trying to get rid of the notch by introducing apps for this purpose. “Hide the notch” apps have become a reality for iPhone X users since the inception of …

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Elon Musk beats deadline for building world´s biggest battery

SYDNEY: Entrepreneur Elon Musk has won a US$50 million bet by beating a 100-day deadline for building a giant battery to help South Australia avoid energy blackouts, officials said. State Premier Jay Weatherill said testing of the massive lithium ion battery would begin within days, ahead of the December 1 deadline Musk set for himself when he signed off on …

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Mafia spectre haunting Italy spreading to cyberspace

MILAN: A week after the death of Cosa Nostra boss Toto Riina, key figures in Italy´s judiciary and police have warned the mafia´s tentacles are extending into the virtual world. Gangrenous and omnipresent in the south, the country´s various criminal networks are as powerful as ever and are also developing in the wealthier, industrialised north, a major conference on the …

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Court blocks Uber ride-sharing in Israel

JERUSALEM: A court blocked Uber’s ride-sharing services in Israel on Monday in a victory for the country´s traditional taxi operators, saying the US firm´s private drivers lacked proper insurance. The Tel Aviv district court judge’s injunction ordering the services to stop from Wednesday came after a court challenge from a taxi drivers’ union and a separate ride-hailing app. “They operate …

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German car makers warned of possible battery materials shortage

The German car industry risks running short of key raw materials for automotive batteries, hampering a planned boost in the production of electric vehicles (EVs), Germany’s largest industry association BDI warned. “The risk of running into bottlenecks in raw material supply is increasing because demand is growing faster than production capacity,” Matthias Wachter, head of security and raw materials at …

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Canadian charged in Yahoo hacking case to plead guilty in US

A Canadian accused by the United States of helping Russian intelligence agents break into email accounts as part of a massive 2014 breach of Yahoo accounts is expected to plead guilty next week, according to court records. Karim Baratov, who earlier this year waived his right to fight a US request for his extradition from Canada, is scheduled to appear …

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Internet videos provide training for hacking any IT system, reveal suspects

BAHAWALPUR: There are videos available on the internet which provide training of hacking any IT system, disclosed alleged hackers during interrogation, who were arrested by police a few days ago. The accused were nabbed during a raid at a house located in Shah Nawaz Colony in Rahim Yar Khan City. The police also seized laptops, computers, blank ATM cards, modern …

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Facebook Messenger may soon adopt Snapchat-like ‘streaks’

Facebook has had a history of copying its rivals with its photosharing arm Instagram being the first to adopt the stories feature used by rival Snapchat. It caused a huge outcry at first but later on, people started using the service and recently, Instagram stories have surpassed their Snapchat counterpart. “A lightning bolt may appear next to the name of …

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