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Most Americans have little fear of robots taking jobs

Posted by on 29/10/2017
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Most Americans have little fear of robots taking jobs

Most Americans have little fear of robots taking jobs

Automation to make work easier, more efficient: Poll   WASHINGTON: Most Americans believe their jobs, and the jobs of those they live with, are safe from automation – at least for the next decade, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll. And more than half think automation could make their work […]

Facebook tests splitting its News Feed into two

Posted by on 24/10/2017
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Facebook tests splitting its News Feed into two

Facebook tests splitting its News Feed into two

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc said on Monday it was testing the idea of dividing its News Feed in two, separating commercial posts from personal news in a move that could lead some businesses to increase advertising. The Facebook News Feed, the centerpiece of the world’s largest social network service, is a streaming series of posts […]

Zain: 10 entrepreneurs heading to the second phase of ZGI

Posted by on 23/10/2017
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Zain: 10 entrepreneurs heading to the second phase of ZGI

Zain: 10 entrepreneurs heading to the second phase of ZGI

  10 finalists to take part in trip to San Francisco and London KUWAIT: Zain, the leading telecommunications company in Kuwait, announced the names of the finalists who will take part in the second phase of the Zain Great Idea (ZGI) accelerator program in its fourth edition during the Super Saturday pitch event held at […]

China’s recyclers eye looming electric vehicle battery mount

Posted by on 23/10/2017
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China’s recyclers eye looming electric vehicle battery mount

China’s recyclers eye looming electric vehicle battery mount

SHANGHAI: After years of dismantling discarded televisions and laptops, a Shanghai recycling plant is readying itself for a new wave of waste: piles of exhausted batteries from the surge of electric vehicles hitting China’s streets. The plant has secured licenses and is undergoing upgrades to handle a fast-growing mountain of battery waste, said Li Yingzhe, […]

Ipsos introduces new online access panel in Kuwait

Posted by on 22/10/2017
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Ipsos introduces new online access panel in Kuwait

Ipsos introduces new online access panel in Kuwait

KUWAIT: In an effort to expand its coverage, Ipsos MENA, has introduced a new online access panel in Kuwait. Kuwait is the country in the MENA region as part of Ipsos Interactive Services (IIS). The other seven are Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, and Morocco. As of today, the MENA online […]

Venezuelans use bitcoin ‘mining’ to escape inflation

Posted by on 22/10/2017
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Venezuelans use bitcoin ‘mining’ to escape inflation

Venezuelans use bitcoin ‘mining’ to escape inflation

CARACAS: Inside a locked room in an office building in Caracas, 20 humming computers use their data-crunching power to mine bitcoins, an increasingly popular tool in the fight against Venezuela’s hyperinflation. In warehouses, offices and homes, miners are using modified computers to perform complex computations, essentially book-keeping for digital transactions worldwide, for which they earn […]

Should kids be banned from watching screens?

Posted by on 22/10/2017
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Should kids be banned from watching screens?

Should kids be banned from watching screens?

Regulators and program makers are at odds over whether small children should be banned from watching television or using tablets and smartphones. France urges parents not to allow children under three to watch TV, and American pediatricians also favor a total ban on screen time until at least 18 months. Carole Bienaime-Besse, who sits on […]

G7, tech giants agree on plan to block jihadist content online

Posted by on 21/10/2017
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G7, tech giants agree on plan to block jihadist content online

G7, tech giants agree on plan to block jihadist content online

EU to offer support for Italy’s work with Libyan authorities ISCHIA, Italy: G7 countries and tech giants including Google, Facebook and Twitter on Friday agreed to work together to block the dissemination of Islamist extremism over the internet. “These are the first steps towards a great alliance in the name of freedom,” Italian Interior Minister […]

Huawei unveils long-awaited Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Posted by on 18/10/2017
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Huawei unveils long-awaited Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Huawei unveils long-awaited Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Smartphones equipped with world’s first Kirin AI processor inside KUWAIT: During an exclusive global launch held at Munich, Huawei Consumer Business Group unveiled its highly-anticipated Mate 10 Series, which will open the door to new AI mobile applications. The new HUAWEI Mate 10, HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro and PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 10 are breakthrough […]

Worn down by censors, Iran’s Facebook shuts down

Posted by on 16/10/2017
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Worn down by censors, Iran’s Facebook shuts down

Worn down by censors, Iran’s Facebook shuts down

TEHRAN: Iran’s oldest social media network announced yesterday it is shutting down after years of battling censors, saying they had allowed foreign sites such as Instagram to take over. Cloob website was launched 12 years ago as the Iranian answer to Facebook and Google’s now-dead Orkut, and at its peak had some two million users […]

Futuristic solar-powered Dutch family car hailed ‘the future’

Posted by on 15/10/2017
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Futuristic solar-powered Dutch family car hailed ‘the future’

Futuristic solar-powered Dutch family car hailed ‘the future’

ADELAIDE, Australia: A futuristic Dutch family car that not only uses the sun as power but supplies energy back to the grid was hailed as “the future” yesterday as the World Solar Challenge wrapped up. The innovative bi-annual contest, first run in 1987, began in Darwin a week ago with 41 vehicles setting off on […]

Uber riders in Dubai can now select electric powered Tesla

Posted by on 11/10/2017
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Uber riders in Dubai can now select electric powered Tesla

Uber riders in Dubai can now select electric powered Tesla

DUBAI: Ride-hailing service Uber on Tuesday began offering its customers in Dubai the option to ride in one of 50 new Tesla electric-powered vehicles – a stark contrast to the large gas-guzzling sedans and luxury sports cars that dominate the emirate’s six-lane highways. The US-based ride-hailing app launched the UberONE option in partnership with Dubai […]