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PM approved four mega projects for Karachi, says Akhtar

KARACHI: Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar on Saturday said he had got approval of Prime Minister Imran Khan for four mega projects and their execution would start soon in Karachi. "Construction of two main arteries and two large bridges have also been approved," he said adding that the rotting transportation system of Karachi badly needed renewal. The mayor says he expects something big from Imran ahead of his Karachi visit tomorrow. He said the PM had given green light to review the issue of census results for the…

Apple and Microsoft team up to help the blind use computers with plug-and-play braille

Apple, Microsoft and a handful of other tech companies are making it so you can plug in a Braille display much like a mouse or keyboard. The companies have teamed up with the USB Implementers Forum, a nonprofit that promotes adoption of USB tech, to integrate Braille into a new USB Human Interface Device (HID) standard (PDF). People with vision disabilities often rely on Braille, but some Braille displays only work with certain PCs or require additional software and drivers to use. The new HID standard helps…

Survive, build and dominate in Conan Exiles, coming to PS4

Conan Exiles, the open world survival game from the team here at Funcom, will be launching on PlayStation 4 on Tuesday May 8. Making this announcement, Communications Manager Funcom  Tor Egil Andersen said his team wanted to take this opportunity to talk a little bit about the game and give some pointers on how to survive the brutal, hostile lands of Conan the Barbarian when the floodgates finally open. When you first begin, you have been exiled to a harsh desert, crucified and left to die. Cut down from the cross by…

Aven Colony allows you to build new home for humanity

Aven Colony is a city-building strategy game that allows you to build a new home for humanity viewing the explosion of population. This game is mainly about mankind’s first colony on a moon orbiting a gas giant planet ten light-years from earth called “Aven Prime.” You assume the role of the Governor of humanity’s first colonies outside the solar system. Your goal is to build and protect one small, vulnerable human settlement at a time, and grow each one into a sprawling and prosperous sci-fi metropolis. Talking about…

300 MW coal fired power plant to be established in Gwadar under CPEC

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan government and a Chinese company signed an agreement on Tuesday to build a 300-megawatt coal fired power plant in Gwadar. The project will be established under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The agreement to this effect was signed between Private Power and Infrastructure Board and China Communications Construction Company. Read More: China risks wasting $490 bn on coal plants: campaigners This should be noted that a China is also building a new Hub coal-fired power plant in…

IBM launches enterprise-ready blockchain service to allow businesses build apps

NEW YORK: International Business Machines Corp has launched a service that will allow businesses to build applications on its cloud using blockchain code from the Hyperledger Project, the cross-industry group led by the Linux Foundation. The US technology company said on Monday its new product called IBM Blockchain was the first service for developers to build enterprise-grade technology using Hyperledger Fabric, the first code set to be released by the open source group. The Fabric blockchain can process more than 1,000…

Missing from Trump’s grand Navy plan: skilled workers to build the fleet

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump says he wants to build dozens of new warships in one of the biggest peace-time expansions of the US Navy. But interviews with ship-builders, unions and a review of public and internal documents show major obstacles to that plan. The initiative could cost nearly $700 billion in government funding, take 30 years to complete and require hiring tens of thousands of skilled shipyard workers - many of whom don't exist yet because they still need to be hired and trained, according to the…

Facebook to build data center in Denmark: report

BERLIN: Facebook is to build its third data center outside the United States in Denmark to store and manage the social media giant's growing data, such as photos and videos, a Danish news website reported. The 184,000 square meter facility will be built in Odense, the birthplace of writer Hans Christian Andersen, and will generate around 1,200 jobs to build it, Fyens.dk said. The California-based company opened a similar data center in Sweden in 2013 and is currently constructing a center in Ireland. Excerpts from Denmark…