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US Supreme Court rules for Samsung in smartphone fight with Apple

The Supreme Court of the United States on Tuesday sided with Samsung in its big-money smartphone patent fight with Apple, throwing out an appeals court ruling that said the South Korean company had to pay a $399 million penalty to its American rival for copying key iPhone designs. The justices …

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Apple Watch sales to consumers set record in holiday week, says Apple’s Cook

Sales of the Apple Watch to consumers set a record during the first week of holiday shopping, and the current quarter is on track to be the best ever for the product, Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook told Reuters. Responding to an email from Reuters, Cook said the gadget’s …

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WhatsApp might stop working on your smartphone after Dec 30

You might have to upgrade your old phone or buy a new one altogether as the world’s most popular messaging platform may no longer support it. WhatsApp is about to cut the support for the millions of smartphones using outdated operating systems by the end of 2016, meaning that owners …

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Apple shows ambition to get into self-driving car race

Apple Inc is wading into the debate over regulation of self-driving cars, declaring it is excited about the potential for automated transportation and calling on US regulators not to restrict testing of such vehicles. A five-page letter from Steve Kenner, Apple’s director of product integrity, to the National Highway Traffic …

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FBI to gain expanded hacking powers as Senate effort to block fails

A last-ditch effort in the Senate to block or delay rule changes that would expand the US government’s hacking powers failed Wednesday, despite concerns the changes would jeopardise the privacy rights of innocent Americans and risk possible abuse by the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump. Democratic Senator Ron Wyden …

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Netflix allows subscribers to binge-watch shows offline

Video streaming pioneer Netflix Inc has added an option that allows subscribers to download shows at no additional cost on their mobile device to watch without an internet connection. Netflix signalled in recent months it would add an offline viewing option to better compete as the streaming video market becomes …

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Data Science Lab in Pakistan makes Urdu-Hindi Dictionary

With the advent of smart keyboards, the Urdu script has arrived in mobile phones. However, its application remains tedious at best. Most people resort to writing in Urdu by using the English script, which is also known as writing in Roman Urdu. The Data Science Lab (DSL) at Lahore’s Information …

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Deutsche Telekom attack part of global campaign on routers

cyber attack that infected nearly 1 million routers used to access Deutsche Telekom internet service was part of a campaign targeting web-connected devices around the globe, the German government and security researchers said on Tuesday. The revelation from the German Office for Information Security, or BSI, stoked fears of an …

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Local auto vendors seek to develop parts for aircraft, tank

KARACHI: Local auto vendors are willing to start development of parts for tanks and aircraft manufacturing. Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts and Accessories Manufacturers (PAAPAM) Chairman Mashood Ali Khan in a recent meeting with senior officials of Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) informed them that many of their member companies are …

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Facebook has trapped us with one hilariously simple oversight

Sometime in mid-2006, Zuckerberg and his team at Facebook came out with what today is arguably the cornerstone of global information dissemination the news feed. The move at the time created such an uproar that Zuck himself penned (keyed?) a blog post titled “Calm down. Breathe. We hear you.” in …

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