Technology

Winter is wreaking havoc on electric vehicles

Tyler Durden If there’s one thing electric vehicle owners are learning, it is that extremely cold temperatures are likely going to lead to frustration if they don’t take extra special care of their battery powered vehicles. Look at it as just another added benefit to “saving the world”. As we push through the cold that…

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Huawei to unveil its foldable phone this month

Monitoring Desk ISLAMBAD: While some other smartphone giants are still giving hints about their next-generation foldable phones, Huawei has already sent out invites for its event to be held later this month where it will finally launch the phone, which might also happen to be a 5G device. The Chinese smartphone behemoth recently posted a…

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WhatsApp to add a couple of great new features soon

Monitoring Desk WhatsApp stickers were a huge deal when they launched, but they’re getting a couple of new features to make them even better When WhatsApp launched stickers there was a load of interest in these cute new additions to the popular Facebook-owned chat app. They gave users a new way to communicate and are…

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The ‘stuff’ of the universe keeps changing

Monitoring Desk OHIO: The composition of the universe—the elements that are the building blocks for every bit of matter—is ever-changing and ever-evolving, thanks to the lives and deaths of stars. An outline of how those elements form as stars grow and explode and fade and merge is detailed in a review article published Jan. 31…

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Apple Music takes flight on American Airlines

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: On American Airlines, Apple Music subscribers can listen to curated playlists, such as The New Chicago, with no Wi-Fi purchase required. Starting Friday, Apple Music subscribers can enjoy their access to over 50 million songs, playlists and music videos on any domestic American Airlines flight equipped with Viasat satellite Wi-Fi with no…

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Facebook pays teens to install VPN that spies on them

Josh Constine CALIFRONIA: Desperate for data on its competitors, Facebook has been secretly paying people to install a “Facebook Research” VPN that lets the company suck in all of a user’s phone and web activity, similar to Facebook’s Onavo Protect app that Apple banned in June and that was removed in August. Facebook sidesteps the…

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Sensor offers superhuman touch

Monitoring Desk BOSTON: Using nanotechnology techniques, a team from the University of Connecticut (Uconn) is developing a sensor that could lead to the creation of artificial skin capable of replicating – and even surpassing – the sensing ability of human skin. “It would be very cool if it had abilities human skin does not; for…

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ESA plans to start mining on moon for water, oxygen

Monitoring Desk LONDON: The European Space Agency (ESA) announced last week about a one-year contract with European aerospace firm ArianeGroup in order to start mining on moon for water and oxygen by 2025. The agency aims to explore mining the regolith – known as lunar soil or moon dust – from where water and oxygen…

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Google officially to end sold search console features

Barry Schwartz   WASHINGTON: I reported on Friday that Google will be deprecating some or all of the old Search Console features so they can focus more on the new Google Search Console. Well, Google made it official by posting a blog post on the news on the Google Webmaster Blog. Most of what I wrote…

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Could This Really Be The Beginning Of The End For WhatsApp?

Zak Doffman It seems that Facebook is about to reverse years of promises around the integrity and independence of its flagship WhatsApp messaging platform. And coming off the back of the worst year of PR for the social media giant, the implications for the future of WhatsApp could be game-changing. Some years ago, the first…

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