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Qualcomm accuses Apple of stealing its secrets to help Intel

Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday alleged that Apple Inc stole its trade secrets and gave them to Intel Corp with the goal of improving Intel’s chips so Apple could replace Qualcomm’s chips, the latest move in a drawn-out legal dispute. Qualcomm made the accusations in a motion to amend a complaint that was originally filed in November, when it alleged that...

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Facebook blocks Aamir Liaquat’s official page for ‘hurting sentiments’ of religious sects

Web Desk: Facebook authorities have once again suspended controversial TV anchor Amir Liaquat’s Facebook page with 2.5 million followers as it was multiple times reported for promoting the intra-religious tension across the globe. The self-professed religious scholar is in hot water once again, seems like he loves walking on thin ice. After being banned from PEMRA, the controversial TV anchor...

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AI better at finding skin cancer than doctors: study

PARIS: A computer was better than human dermatologists at detecting skin cancer in a study that pitted human against machine in the quest for better, faster diagnostics, researchers said Tuesday. A team from Germany, the United States and France taught an artificial intelligence system to distinguish dangerous skin lesions from benign ones, showing it more than 100,000 images. The machine...

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European Union states agree rules to make search engines pay for news

BRUSSELS: Search engines like Google and Microsoft’s Bing could be made to pay for showing snippets of news articles under draft copyright rules endorsed by European Union ambassadors on Friday. The measure, which is not yet final, would allow press publishers to ask search engines to pay them for showing their articles for up to one year after publication. The...

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Jury tells Samsung to pay big for copying iPhone design

A federal court jury on Thursday ordered Samsung to pay Apple $533 million for copying iPhone design features in a patent case dating back seven years. Jurors tacked on an additional $5 million in damages for a pair of patented functions. The award appeared to be a bit of a victory for Apple, which had argued in court that design...

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General Elections 2018: Facebook begins labeling, verification for political ads

Facebook said Thursday it began implementing a new policy requiring labeling of political ads and verification of identities of those paying for the messages. The huge social network earlier this year announced the new policy, aimed at improving transparency and countering criticism over its role in propagating Russian-sponsored disinformation during the 2016 US election. Facebook said that the new policy...

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Apple offers $50 credit to users who paid for a new iPhone battery in 2017

Web Desk: Apple is refunding a $50 credit to iPhone users who paid for an out-of-warranty battery replacement devices between January 1, 2017, and December 28, 2017. The credit applies to anyone who received a repair at an Apple Store, Apple Repair Center, or an Apple Authorized Service Provider. Apple says they will be emailing eligible customers between May 23,...

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ISPR issues cyber alert over fake emails

RAWALPINDI: Inter-Public Services Relations (ISPR) on Wednesday has warned people about a malicious email being sent from 'invite@ispr.press' using name of ISPR. According to the alert issued by ISPR, it was stated that this is a phishing email which has no link to ISPR. “If received please don’t open it, report it as spam and delete,” the alert added. On...

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Italy to auction 5G frequencies by end-September

MILAN: Italy’s communications regulator AGCOM said on Wednesday the government would auction frequencies for fifth-generation mobile services in September, in a move it expects to raise at least 2.5 billion euros ($2.9 billion) for state coffers. The watchdog, which set out the rules governing the auction, said half of the 2.5 billion euros would be raised this year, adding the...

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From ships to satellites: Scotland aims for the sky

A shipbuilding hub since the days of the British Empire, the Scottish city of Glasgow is now reaching for the stars with a growing space satellite industry. Glasgow builds more satellites than any city outside of the United States, according to space industry experts, specialising in small ‘CubeSats’ that can be used for anything from weather forecasting to global positioning....

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‘I’m sorry’, Facebook Zuckerberg tells European lawmakers

BRUSSELS: Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg apologised to the European Parliament on Tuesday and said the social media giant is taking steps to prevent a repeat of a massive breach of users' personal data. Zuckerberg also pledged to keep investing in Europe as he made the latest stop on a tour of contrition over the Cambridge Analytica scandal that began in...

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Xiaomi to launch Mi 8 flagship phone next week

Web Desk: China based company Xiaomi will take the wraps off its new flagship smartphone on May 31st, dubbing it the Mi 8 Anniversary Edition to mark the eighth anniversary of the tech brand. The Mi 8’s highlight feature will be one you can’t see: an in-display fingerprint sensor. The other bullet point specs will include 3D facial recognition, a...

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Sportscar sized satellite to monitor ocean, river, etc offering news insights to global warming

A pair of identical, sportscar-sized satellites are poised to zoom around the Earth and track changes in water and ice, offering new insights into global warming and sea level rise, NASA said Monday. Groundwater, oceans, lakes, rivers and ice sheets will be monitored by the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO), a joint mission between the US space agency...

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Mark Zuckerberg agrees to live-stream EU parliament hearing

BRUSSELS: Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to live-stream his meeting with European Parliament members as he answers questions in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a top official said Monday. The meeting on Tuesday with the parliament's most senior members was initially set to be held behind closed doors. But influential MEPs had pushed for a public hearing...

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Google pushes artificial intelligence for upgrade news app

WASHINGTON: For its updated news application, Google is doubling down on the use of artificial intelligence as part of an effort to weed our disinformation and help users get viewpoints beyond their own "filter bubble." Google chief Sundar Pichai, who unveiled the updated Google News earlier this month, said the app now "surfaces the news you care about from trusted...

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Jury to decide Apple-Samsung iPhone design copying case

Jurors return to a Silicon Valley courtroom Monday to put a price on patented iPhone design features copied by Samsung in a legal case dating back seven years. Apple is seeking slightly more than a billion dollars in damages, while Samsung wants a figure closer to $28 million. The jury has been asked to determine whether design features at issue...

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Improved YouTube Music aims to better appeal to local audio tastes

SAN FRANCISCO: YouTube is hiring music experts across the world to make its revamped music streaming subscription more locally “authentic,” officials at YouTube told Reuters on Friday. Music programmers in countries such as France and Brazil are among the top investments YouTube says it is making to address issues that have left Google a distant rival to Spotify Technology and...

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