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Robots To Work In Government Services In Dubai

Dubai will soon be introducing Artificial Intelligence (AI) in its government sectors. A new Artificial Intelligence (AI) smart lab will soon begin training government officials to implement AI in a wide variety of tasks that will make lives easier. The lab, launched during a workshop by the Smart Dubai Office (SDO) and Smart Dubai Government

Twitter is Listing Pre-Roll Ads To Periscope

In a fresh development, Twitter has opened up another place for video ads, the buzziest online advertising sector, as it looks to find more revenue for its flight to profitability this year. These pre-roll ads come at an important time for Twitterthough isn’t it always an important time? The company has obliterated for a lack

Facebook Messenger Helps You To Find Your Friends

A new location-sharing feature called live location allows you to share your real-time location inside of a chat for an hour at a time. While Messenger has long included location-sharing, the feature previously only allowed you to share a static point on a map. Useful if you’re staying in one spot, but less so if

Wi-Fi Kiosks At 500 Railway Stations In India

With an aim to provide connectivity in remote areas, Railways will set up Wi-Fi hotspot kiosks at about 500 stations and help people access an array of online services, including various government schemes. Christened as Railwire Saathi, the Wi-Fi kiosks will function like a PCO for Digital India and enable people to use services like

Uber’s Self-Driving Car Meets With An Accident In Arizona

Uber self-driving car flipped over on its side after being involved in a car crash in Tempe, Arizona. The authenticity of the photo of a damaged Uber self-driving Volvo resting on its side, was confirmed by Uber. Details have revealed there were no humans in the self-driving car. But what this does tell us is

OnePlus 3T Midnight Black Limited Edition Comes Up

OnePlus has outed a new colour variant of its current flagship killer smartphone – 3T. Dubbed OnePlus 3T Midnight Black limited edition, the smartphone has an all-black paint job. According to OnePlus, the new colour is the result of a dark coating just 14 microns in thickness, applied to the smartphone three times. The company

Google Maps To Help You Find Your Parked Cars

It is very easy to forget where you parked your car, especially on a city street or in a huge mall parking lot, but Google Maps is here to save the day. The latest beta version of Google Maps for Android (sorry iOS users!) has a few features that’ll remind you where you parked your

Dubai Launches World’s ‘Fastest’ Free Wi-Fi Service At Airports

Dubai Airports has announced world’s fastest free Wi-Fi service across its terminals to provide millions of passengers superfast internet access while they wait for their flight. Aptly called WOW-Fi, the service offers a top speed of up to 100 megabits per second (mbps), about ten times faster than what many internet users would get at

Netflix Bringing Changes In Rating Content

Netflix is giving away its five-star ratings system for good in favour of a thumbs up/thumbs down one. The streaming service’s VP of Product Todd Yellin said that thumbs up and down got 200 percent more ratings than the star-rating feature when tested on hundred of thousands of members in 2016. A source familiar with

Micromax to Unveil 4G-Enabled Feature Phone Soon

Indian handset maker Micromax is aiming to sell 5-6 million units of its upcoming Bharat 1 VoLTE feature phone and Bharat 2 VoLTE smartphone in India over the next 5 to 6 months, which will help it enhance its overall market share and better compete with Chinese and domestic handset makers. While Bharat 2 is

Americans Don’t Lock Their Phones: Survey

A report resurfaced by the Pew Research Center recently shows many Americans don’t even take the most basic steps to secure their smartphones, like, enabling the lock screen. The survey, which was conducted last spring, found that 28 percent (!) of respondents didn’t even use a lock screen on their smartphone. It’s the simplest way