It was discovered that Alexa voice assistant suggested a 10-year-old girl touch a coin to the prongs of half-inserted plugs. According to Amazon, the error has been corrected. The penny challenge had been spreading on TikTok and other social media websites. Speaker said: “Plugin a phone charger about halfway into a wall outlet, then touch a penny to the exposed prongs.”
Galaxy Racer brings Pakistan’s first female esports tournament, HER Galaxy, to Islamabad. The grand prize pool is 500,000 Pakistani rupees. The event will be held on the 8th and 9th of January at the Pak-China Friendship Centre in Islamabad. An HER Galaxy event will be part of Gamers Galaxy, the biggest esports event ever held in Pakistan.
Japanese human resources officials would soon visit Pakistan in order to hire the services of Pakistani IT experts. The Japanese ambassador met with Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunications, Syed Amin Ul Haque, in Islamabad. During the meeting, the two sides agreed to enhance their cooperation in the IT field between the two countries.
Microsoft, a leading software company, has been encouraging young Pakistani girls to pursue careers in software development. Using Microsoft’s Power platform, students in primary school are now able to design and customize applications according to their needs. Power Platform enables simple business processes to be automated with Power Automate, and Power Apps can be developed easily.
KPK’s Minister for Science and Technology said on Monday that a new science museum is planned for the province. The minister explained that the project would cost Rs500 million during his address at the GIKI graduation ceremony. In his remarks about the Catalyst GIK Incubator, Atif Khan pointed out that it is the only residential incubator in the country.
Starlink, a global satellite broadband provider based in the US, recently visited the PTA’s headquarters. The delegation was led by Director Middle East & Asia, Ryan Goodnight, and Head of Global Site Acquisition, Ben Macwilliam. The announcement was made on PTA’s official Twitter account. The Starlink delegation met with the Chairman of the PTA and the Executive Director of the Frequency Allocation Board.
WhatsApp announced that it will launch a limited trial to test a new feature that will allow users to send and receive money using cryptocurrency. Users can use this new feature which will be supported by Novi. Meta’s recently launched digital wallet service, Novi, will use the US. Pax Dollars (USPD) for instant transfers in the United States through its pilot program.
Apple has a big announcement about the repair industry. “Self Service Repair” will allow customers to complete their own device repairs. This includes common repairs such as battery replacements and iPhone screen replacements. In the Repair program, customers will be able to access genuine Apple parts and tools for completing repairs.
Mubashir Husain Rehmani has been recognized as one of the top 1% of researchers in the field of computer sciences in the world. He has been listed in the highly cited research list for the second straight year. The list is compiled by Clarivate Analytics. This list highlights the citations of researchers with significant influence in their fields during the past decade.
In an effort to train cyber security experts, President Arif Alvi has inaugurated the nation’s first national cyber security academy (NCSA) at Air University Islamabad. Alvi inaugurated the NCSA at the opening ceremony of the International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security-2021 in Islamabad. The event was attended by civil, military, and foreign dignitaries.