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Ailing universities

FOLLOWING the recent announcement of the Quacquarelli Symonds World Universities Rankings 2018, the higher education sector in Pakistan has come under much public scrutiny because only one of the country’s 180-plus universities was counted among the world’s top 500 universities — in 431st place on the list.   This ritual of public interest in affairs … Continue reading

eCommerce: Chinese tech giant Alibaba Group set to enter Pakistan; signs first MoU

Pakistan on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Alibaba Group Holdings Limited to promote Pakistan’s worldwide exports by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) through e-commerce. Alibaba Group’s Executive Chairman, Jack Ma and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif witnessed the signing ceremony. Speaking at the headquarters of the e-commerce giant, the prime minister appreciated the success … Continue reading

Robots may build your next home

The future of US homebuilding depends on more people like Cyndicy Yarborough, a 26-year-old former Wal-Mart clerk with no background in construction. At Blueprint Robotics in Baltimore, she works in a factory that builds houses like cars, on an assembly line, using robots that fire thousands of nails into studs each day and never miss. … Continue reading

KP, Chinese firms sign 11 agreements

Beijing: KP Local Government Secretary Syed Jamal Uddin Shah and a Chinese official are signing five memoranda of understanding for development projects on Monday.—APP BEIJING: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Monday signed 11 memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with Chinese companies for development projects in the province under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). According to a … Continue reading

In conversation with Junaid Iqbal, CEO, Careem Pakistan

The CEO of Careem Pakistan talks about how Careem plans to make further inroads into the Pakistani market. Co-founded by a Pakistani, Mudassir Sheikha, and Magnus Olsson, Founder and MD, Careem began operations in the UAE in 2012. Talha bin Hamid speaks to Junaid Iqbal, CEO, Careem Pakistan, to find more about what Careem’s game … Continue reading

Apple enters self-driving car race

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple is joining the fiercely competitive race to design self-driving cars, raising the possibility that a company that has already re-shaped culture with its iPhone may try to transform transportation, too. Ending years of speculation, Apple’s late entry into a crowded field was made official on Friday with the disclosure that the California … Continue reading

Policy being finalised for biomass technology

ISLAMABAD: Policy recommendations were finalised to support the use of biomass technology in industry at a consultative stakeholders’ workshop held on Friday. The event was organised by the Alternate Energy Development Board (AEDB) and United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO). The finalised policy recommendations will be submitted to the AEDB for making the necessary changes … Continue reading

In first commercial deal, NED’s all-girl tech start-up deploys laser tag at Arena

Engineering graduates successfully replace paintball shooting game with their final year project. PHOTO: ARMEZ KARACHI: It is not every day that a final year project at a Pakistani public university becomes a successful commercial venture. But that is precisely what happened with Armez – the engineering project of four NED University students – that recently replaced … Continue reading

WikiLeaks reveals how CIA hacks iPhones, MacBooks

An iPhone is seen on display at a kiosk at an Apple reseller store in Mumbai, India, January 12, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS WASHINGTON: The Central Intelligence Agency is able to permanently infect an Apple Mac computer so that even reinstalling the operating system will not erase the bug, according to documents published Thursday by WikiLeaks. In … Continue reading

Half of cars in Norway hybrid or electric

OSLO: Norway, which already boasts the world’s highest number of electric cars per capita, said Monday that electric or hybrid cars represented half of new registrations in the country so far this year. “This is a milestone on Norway’s road to an electric car fleet,” Climate and Environment Minister Vidar Helgesen said. “The transport sector … Continue reading


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