Category: Tech

WhatsApp down? Users across UAE and abroad report issues

WhatsApp users across UAE and abroad reported issues with the messaging app. Users are unable to send multimedia files or voice messages on the popular app. Multiple complaints were logged about the outage on Sunday afternoon on a website DownDetector.com that is used by internet users worldwide to report issues using apps or websites. 

Pakistan’s first vertical farm sells leafy greens to local restaurants

Pakistan’s first urban vertical farm in Karachi being a commercial venture, supplies the produce  to some of the city’s finest restaurants and supermarkets. Sohail Ahmed and his son started working on the urban agriculture project in 2016 after shutting down in 2006 due to worldwide recession and by April 2018, their vertical farm had been set up in the 60 ft. room, and already blooming.

Jazz launches 5G trials for customers in Pakistan

Jazz has launched the 5G network for its customers in Pakistan, making it one of the very few countries in the world where 5G is available to the customers. The availability of the 5G network from Jazz is on trial basis and for limited areas in Islamabad only, including F-8, G-7,E-7 and Blue Area as the operator is allowed to test its 5G readiness and user-experience for a period of six months, which is extendable.

Brazil sued Facebook for yet another privacy breach

Earlier this week Brazil announced to fine Facebook $1.6 million for privacy breach.  According to the Consumer Protection department of the ministry, that information of 443,000 people had been shared with one of the apps called “thisisyourdigitallife”. The ministry claims that the data was shared with the app for very concerning reasons.

Human head transplant will be possible by 2030

A former neurosurgeon, who worked with the UK’s National Health Service claims human head transplants will become a reality by 2030. According to Dr Bruce Matthew, the revelation came to him while he was working on a science-fiction novel with futurist author Michal J Lee. He admits that the future process will be tricky because shifting the spinal cord intact is impossible.. 

Turkey’s leading defense company opens its first office in Pakistan

Turkey’s leading defense giant, Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has opened its first office in Pakistan at the country’s National Science & Technology Park. The technopark was inaugurated by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, who also visited the TAI office. TAI’s deal is to sell 30 T129 ATAK helicopters to Pakistan and the company’s aim is to positively conclude the ongoing process. 

Travis Kalanick cuts all ties with Uber

Travis Kalanick, co-founder Uber  is leaving the board effective Dec. 31. Kalanick was removed as CEO in 2017 but remained a director. He has dumped practically all his stake in Uber since the company’s stock lockup period expired in November. It’s unclear how much Kalanick’s total stake is worth, but the latest public filings show it’s about $2.5 billion. 

Facebook to develop its own operating system

Facebook, in an attempt to become self-sufficient, has announced that the company is working on an operating system (OS) of its own- built completely from scratch, according to the company’s  executive, Ficus Kirkpatrick. The social media giant has kept the release date of the OS under the wraps for now, however, Facebook might also be working on some hardware running the new OS in the near future.

Eight-year-old is highest paid YouTuber, earns $26m a year

Eight-year-old Ryan Kaji earned $26 million in 2019 on his YouTube channel, making him the highest-paid Youtuber, according to a list published by Forbes magazine. His channel “Ryan’s World”  that was initially called as “Ryan ToysReview” was launched by his parents in 2015 and mostly consisted of unboxing videos. The channel has also evolved as Ryan ages, now offering more educational videos in addition to the toys.

Muslim doctor invents ‘Disposable Hijab’ for religion and passion

Dr. Farah Roslan, a muslim doctor who hails from Malaysia has invented and introduced the world’s first disposable hijabs. In a bid to alleviate health standards for doctors, Dr. Farah Roslan came up with the concept of disposable hijabs. The project of disposable hijabs did not cost much and the NHS hopes the product will be available for doctors by December.