Technology

NASA releases 3D map of the moon

Monitoring Desk MARYLAND: Using the data from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, Ernie Wright- a science visualizer who works at the Scientific Visualization Studio at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland- has brought the Moon to life in unprecedented detail. He has created the online CGI Moon kit that allows making NASA’s data more accessible…

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Danger of Nomophobia is growing, says expert

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Children are spending an exorbitant amount of time glued to their electronics, increasing the danger of nomophobia. A study found that 66% of people in the Europe have nomophobia, that people cannot escape phones, said an expert. A 2019 survey published by a Media company found that European teenagers (ages 13-18) averaged…

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Windows 10 preview brings Android phone calls to your PC

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Windows 10’s Your Phone calling support is finally here, provided you’re willing to live life on the edge. Microsoft has released a Windows 10 Insider Preview for Fast ring testers that adds the ability to take and start calls from your PC. You’ll need a handset running at least Android 7.0 Nougat…

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UBL to offer mobile contactless payments

F.P. Report KARACHI: UBL is the first bank in Pakistan who has partnered up with Gemalto, a Thales company, Visa and 1LINK to launch digital payment through tokenization on the UBL Digital App. The aim is to offer traditional payment services into convenient, secure and rewarding digital payment experiences. With this ambition in mind UBL…

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Samsung takes pre-orders for foldable phone

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Pre-orders for the Samsung Fold — the highly anticipated and equally heavily scrutinised smartphone with the folding screen — began on Sunday, the company announced. The Fold will be available at Dh7,199. The Android phone grabbed attention for its ability to open and close like a book when it was first announced…

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Humans are disturbing Earth’s carbon cycle more than the Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Did

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Since 1750, humans have disrupted Earth’s carbon cycle more severely than have some of the most cataclysmic asteroid impacts in history — and, new research suggests, the long-term effects on our planet (see: out-of-control global warming, ocean acidification, mass extinction) could be much the same. This striking finding comes from a…

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Apple raises production of iPhone 11 models by about 10%

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has asked suppliers to increase production of its iPhone 11 models by up to 8 million units, or about 10%, Nikkei Asian Review reported, hinting that demand for the recently launched versions of its flagship phone was picking up. “Previously, Apple was quite conservative about placing orders”, which…

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Facebook removes ‘coordinated’ accounts

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Social media giant Facebook Friday removed 211 accounts, 107 pages, 43 groups and 87 Instagram accounts for “engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior” that originated in the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Nigeria. Citing the use of fake accounts by networks to disseminate their content and artificially increase engagement, Facebook in a statement…

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Turkey fines Facebook over data breach

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Turkey on Thursday fined social media giant Facebook 1.6 million Turkish liras (over $281,000) over a data breach exposing the personal information of hundreds of thousands of users in Turkey. Facebook exposed the name, gender, birthday, relationship status, educational background, religion, hometown, and location information of nearly 281,000 users, said the Personal…

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