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Seven Earth-like planets discovered around 1 star

Posted by on 22/02/2017
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Seven Earth-like planets discovered around 1 star

Seven Earth-like planets discovered around 1 star

PARIS: Researchers announced yesterday the stunning discovery of seven Earth-like planets orbiting a small star in our galaxy, opening up the most promising hunting ground so far for life beyond the Solar System. All seven roughly match the size and mass of our own planet and are almost certainly rocky, and three are perfectly perched […]

Nigerians starved of power turn their sights to solar

Posted by on 21/02/2017
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Nigerians starved of power turn their sights to solar

Nigerians starved of power turn their sights to solar

JOHANNESBURG: The surprise was finding that people dependent on candles, batteries, kerosene and fuel for generators in countries without a secure supply of electricity spend more on power than solar options. The founders of Dutch company Lumos knew they could do better. In Nigeria, for the cost of powering a small generator for two hours […]

Iran bans drones in Tehran after device shot down

Posted by on 20/02/2017
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Iran bans drones in Tehran after device shot down

Iran bans drones in Tehran after device shot down

TEHRAN: Iranian officials have banned the flying of all private drones over Tehran after two recent incidents led to one of the devices being shot down near the supreme leader’s office. “Based on a recent order regarding prevention of unlicensed flight by private drones, we have stopped these planes which had created security… problems,” said […]

Facebook pushes video onto TV screens with new apps

Posted by on 15/02/2017
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Facebook pushes video onto TV screens with new apps

Facebook pushes video onto TV screens with new apps

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Tuesday announced it was rolling out apps to allow people to view videos posted on the social network on connected televisions. The new apps-for Apple TV, Amazon’s Fire TV and Samsung Smart TV-will provide a more convenient way for users of the social network to view videos on a large screen. […]

Tips on how to distinguish fake news from real news

Posted by on 13/02/2017
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Tips on how to distinguish fake news from real news

Tips on how to distinguish fake news from real news

Teachers from elementary school through college are instructing students on how to decipher fact from fiction when it comes to online news, after an election season that saw made-up stories abound. Some of their lessons: URL look odd? That “com.co” ending on an otherwise authentic-looking website is a red flag. When in doubt, click on […]

Sometimes it’s Best to Avoid “Cupid’s” Arrow

Posted by on 12/02/2017
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Sometimes it’s Best to Avoid “Cupid’s” Arrow

Sometimes it’s Best to Avoid “Cupid’s” Arrow

Valentine’s Day is fast-approaching and the story goes that if Cupid hits you with his golden arrow you’ll fall madly in love. And who doesn’t want to fall madly in love? But there are other actors taking aim at you on Valentine’s Day whose arrows you need to avoid as the outcomes aren’t nearly as […]

500 years of robots go on show in London

Posted by on 08/02/2017
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500 years of robots go on show in London

500 years of robots go on show in London

LONDON: Why do humans build machines that resemble them-and what does that say about us? A London exhibition opening on Tuesday is surveying 500 years of simple to sophisticated robots to find out. Take a lip-syncing monk from the 16th century or a cartoon-like humanoid avatar that helps children with autism today. They and 100 […]

Start-up fever grips tech-savvy Indians

Posted by on 07/02/2017
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Start-up fever grips tech-savvy Indians

Start-up fever grips tech-savvy Indians

Young India capitalizing on hard-won financial security BANGALORE: In the basement of a Bangalore building, hundreds of young Indians sit in neat rows of desks typing furiously, all dreaming of becoming the new Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg. A quarter of a century after liberalization kick-started India’s economic transformation, a new generation of young people […]

Tawasul Telecom teams up with BT

Posted by on 07/02/2017
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Tawasul Telecom teams up with BT

Tawasul Telecom teams up with BT

Improving Cyber Security in Kuwait KUWAIT: Tawasul Telecom, the leading provider of MPLS networking services in the Middle East and the Gulf region, announced a new agreement with BT, one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, to resell BT Security Threat Monitoring in Kuwait. Tawasul Telecom customers will be able to […]

Huawei and Ministry join forces to boost ICT skills

Posted by on 06/02/2017
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Huawei and Ministry join forces to boost ICT skills

Huawei and Ministry join forces to boost ICT skills

Enabling Kuwaiti students harness their potential KUWAIT: Huawei Technologies Kuwait announced today the signing of a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of State for Youth Affairs to advance the ICT skills of Kuwaiti youth as both parties share the common goal of helping the young generation succeed in a competitive environment. The […]

Cyber Criminals name and shame 1000 ‘Rippers’ on new website

Posted by on 05/02/2017
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Cyber Criminals name and shame 1000 ‘Rippers’ on new website

Cyber Criminals name and shame 1000 ‘Rippers’ on new website

DUBAI: A service set up to protect cyber criminals from being ‘ripped off’ by their fellow criminal cohort has recently identified the 1,000thculprit that has failed to come up with the goods. Ripper.cc was formed in June 2016 and is the only known service to keep a database of known ‘rippers’ – those who rob […]

Entrepreneurs race to develop flying car

Posted by on 30/01/2017
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Entrepreneurs race to develop flying car

Entrepreneurs race to develop flying car

‘A commuters dream come true’ WASHINGTON: Even before George Jetson entranced kids with his cartoon flying car, people dreamed of soaring above traffic congestion. Inventors and entrepreneurs have long tried and failed to make the dream a reality, but that may be changing. Nearly a dozen companies around the globe, including some with deep pockets […]

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