Pakistan enchanted by first robot waitresses

MULTAN: Pakistan’s first robot waitresses are serving up smiles for customers at an upscale pizza restaurant in the ancient city of Multan, better known for its centuries-old Sufi shrines, mango orchards and handicrafts. Rabia, Annie and Jennie greet customers and bring them their pies at Pizza.com, where owner Osama Jafari — who built the prototypes himself …

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Germany says cyber threat greater than expected, more firms affected

Germany’s BSI federal cyber agency said on Friday that the threat posed to German firms by recent cyber attacks launched via a Ukrainian auditing software was greater than expected, and some German firms had seen production halted for over a week. Analyses by computer experts showed that waves of attacks had been launched via software …

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Tencent to launch mega-hit game in US, EU amid regulatory chill in China

Chinese gaming giant Tencent Holdings Ltd will launch its mega-hit smartphone game “Honour of Kings” in the EU and United States this year, a person familiar with the plans said, amid a backlash in China over its addictive features. The game has roughly 55 million daily active users and analysts estimate its monthly revenue is …

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Facebook to build housing in Silicon Valley for first time

The shortage of housing in California’s Silicon Valley has gotten so severe that Facebook Inc on Friday proposed taking homebuilding into its own hands for the first time with a plan to construct 1,500 units near its headquarters. The growth of Facebook, Alphabet Inc’s Google and other tech companies has strained neighborhoods in the San …

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Nisar meets Facebook policy chief, demands action against blasphemous content

A senior Facebook official met Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Friday to discuss a demand the company prevent blasphemous content or be blocked. The meeting comes after a counter-terrorism court sentenced a 30-year-old man to death for making blasphemous comments on Facebook, part of a wider crack-down. Joel Kaplan, Facebook’s vice president of …

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US judge allows Twitter lawsuit over surveillance to move forward

SAN FRANCISCO: A US judge ruled on Thursday that Twitter Inc could move forward with a lawsuit that aims to free technology companies to speak more openly about surveillance requests they receive from the US government. The US government had failed to show the kind of “clear and present danger” that could possibly justify restraints Twitter’s …

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You can now reply to Instagram stories with disappearing photos, videos

Instagram’s attempts to move ahead of Snapchat seem to be ever-active as the photo sharing app’s latest feature focuses on making disappearing photos and videos more interactive. In an attempt to attract more users, Instagram is plugging disappearing photo and video messaging into Stories. “Starting today, you can reply to stories with a photo or video. From …

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Apple is no longer world’s most profitable tech company

SEOUL: Samsung Electronics expects profits to soar 72 per cent in the second quarter to a record high, it said Friday, as it moves on from a recall debacle thanks to rising memory chip prices and increased demand for smartphones. The South Korean tech giant estimated its operating profit for April-June at 14 trillion won ($12.1 …

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Patari secures $200,000 in seed stage funding

A Plan9/X alumni and one of the country’s most celebrated startup, Patari, announced on Friday that it secured $200,000 of seed stage funding from Sarmayacar, an investor syndicate. The announcement was made by Khalid Bajwa, Patari’s CEO, at the signing event in Lahore. “The partnership with Sarmaycar will allow Patari to scale up and truly …

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You can now kiss people without being physically present

Every now and then there comes a device that baffles our mind and we are forced to think: “why would they create this?” Kissenger is also one such invention that intrigues our mind. The gadget which is termed a “kiss messenger” is developed by the researchers at the Imagineering Lab at City University London. According …

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