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WhatsApp starts new feature that allows users to photos or videos vanish after they are seen

WhatsApp has started a new feature that allows users to have photos or videos vanish after they are seen. After the recipient opens the image for the first time, "view once" deletes it, without saving it in phone. However, it is possible for a user to take a screenshot or screen recording of the message when it is first opened...

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TikTok star Adil Rajput’s wife fakes husband’s death in a attempt to increase followers

TikToker Adil Rajput’s wife faked her husband's death in a bid to increase followers on the popular video-sharing application on Tuesday morning. The woman, who is a resident of Rahim Yar Khan’s Rashidabad area, uploaded a video from Adil’s account where she was seen weeping and sharing the shocking news of her husband’s death with his followers in a car...

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Take Another Bite: The Apple Event Broadcast

'Time Flies' is Apple Inc., caption of the event for their unveiling of the Apple Watch Series 6 parent of Series 4 watch. The event despite the COVID delay is all set to broadcast from Cupertino, California. This is one of the main reasons why Apple did not enter any tech fair and shows as to grab maximum attention of...

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IFA 2020 Tech Fair Berlin amid COVID

With the COVID on everyone's agenda and mind a lot of highly social happenings took the back seat almost left to the enthusiasts and media alone. The associations and manufacturers quickly resorted to v-fairs and the likes. And why not? Everything was done from home, staying at home and mostly cooking, eating and doing whatever was available. Anyhow, as the...

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Modi’s personal website hacked, confirms Twitter

The Twitter account of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's personal website was hacked on Thursday, the social networking site confirmed. Twitter said it was aware of the activity with Modi’s website account and has taken steps to secure it. “We are actively investigating the situation. At this time, we are not aware of additional accounts being impacted,” a Twitter spokeswoman...

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Immoral content: PTA bans five dating apps including Tinder

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has blocked five dating and live streaming applications including the popular Tinder app citing "immoral content", it said in a statement on Tuesday. The four other apps blocked by the authority are Tagged, Skout, Grindr and SayHi. The PTA said "keeping in view the negative effects of immoral/indecent content streaming through the above applications", it...

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Alternative Translations of the Asteroids

You must have come across earlier on our website about the passing of yet another asteroid near our planet. The asteroid was named 'Near - Earth Object' (NEA). This phenomenon is easily explained in a scientific way. Asteroids are still and will always remain a subject of keenness for the followers of cult and lore as they are one of...

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Asteroid bigger than Great Pyramid of Giza to hit Earth’s orbit this week

After a car-sized asteroid went past the Earth, NASA scientists say an asteroid twice the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza is set to hit the Earth's orbit on Sunday. The asteroid called the "Near-Earth Object" will be entering the Earth's orbit on September 6, according to NASA scientists. The huge object is reportedly travelling at a speed of 31,400mph. The...

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TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer resigns after Trump threatens to ban app

TikTok Chief Executive Officer Kevin Mayer resigned from his post on Thursday, days after the popular short-form video-sharing app sued the Trump administration over an executive order banning transactions in the United States. General Manager Vanessa Pappas will replace him on an interim basis, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters. “In recent weeks, as the political environment has sharply...

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Samsung considering setting up assembly plant in Pakistan, says Hammad Azhar

ISLAMABAD: South Korean tech giant Samsung is looking forward to setting up a smartphone assembly plant in Pakistan, Minister for Industries and Production Hammad Azhar announced on Friday. The federal minister’s remarks came after he met with Samsung Pakistan's MD and CEO. “Smartphone production in Pakistan is multiplying following Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS) implementation and Mobile Policy...

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The Race for Views on Youtube

The last few years saw an unparalleled rise in the YouTube channels. Primarily developed for the working community, YouTube channels furthered towards facilitating a host of newer entrants changing  the trend to a suggested viewership instead of the on demand that was YouTube's main operation for a number of years since its inception. The trend caught on and 'youtubers' emerged....

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Pakistani-origin astrophysicist Nergis Mavalvala named dean of MIT School of Science

Pakistani-origin astrophysicist Nergis Mavalvala has been appointed the new Dean of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s prestigious School of Science, succeeding Michael Sipser, said the university’s administration. According to MIT News, Nergis Mavalvala will be the first woman to serve as the dean of the School of Science. Mavalvala is known for her pioneering research in the gravitational-wave detection, which she...

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PUBG adds Pakistan’s historical locations in game to honour Independence Day

Popular online game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) has launched a special event ahead of Pakistan's 74th Independence Day, allowing its loyal fans to compete at various new locations modelled on the country's historical and cultural sites. PUBG — which made headlines over the past few weeks due to Pakistan's telecommunications regulator imposing a ban on the game and the courts ruling it be lifted...

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Major cyber attack by Indian intelligence identified: ISPR

A major cyber attack by Indian intelligence agencies has been identified by the country's intelligence apparatus and various targets of the attack are being investigated, said the Pakistan Army on Wednesday. The Inter-Services Public Relations, in a statement, further said that an advisory is being sent to all government departments and institutions in order to identify lapses and enhance cyber-security...

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Trump order limits Chinese internet giants TikTok, WeChat from operating in US

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered sweeping limitations against Chinese-owned social media giants TikTok and WeChat that could make it difficult for them to operate in the United States. The executive order, which takes effect in 45 days, bars anyone under US jurisdiction from doing business with the owners of TikTok or WeChat. It heaps pressure on ByteDance,...

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Online: A Progress or Means to Eradicate the Conventional?

|By: Ayaz Malik| The debate whether online resources are a threat to the conventional method of life has been going on since the advent of internet as it bloomed to its present form. It was an exhilarating experience when these very resources were made common to the populace. The new methods of communication and lively browsing on the internet got...

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SC allows govt to suspend mobile phone services under special circumstances

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan Tuesday ruled that the government can suspend cellular services under "special circumstances". A hearing of the Ministry of Information and the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority's (PTA) petitions against mobile phone companies was held at the court today. The apex court decided that the government can suspend cellular services under special circumstances and ordered the PTA...

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