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PTI may launch ‘Digital Transformation Initiative Programme’

ISLAMABAD: After making effective use of digital media platforms to woo its voters to get to the reins of power, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) now plans to help country by building digital infrastructure under the plan titled Digital Transformation Initiative Programme. The initiative, which is reportedly under the PTI plans, will boost Information Technology (IT) sector and significantly enhance its precious foreign exchange contribution to the national kitty. The party says it intends to provide maximum facility to…

PM Abbasi inaugurates Digiskills program

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday inaugurated the Digiskills program aimed at training one million youth online. Addressing the ceremony, the prime pinister said the present government has delivered in many fields by building motorways, ports, airports and establishing power plants but the advancement in the information technology sector is most important contribution in the last five years. PM Abbasi said that Digiskills program will equip the youth to get online jobs and earn through a non…

Here’s what the ‘IT’ clown Pennywise looks like in real life

The Hollywood blockbuster IT – remake of Stephen King’s “It” of the 1990 – has set many records at the US box office and the creepy clown in the flick is the soul of the movie. But do you know who is the guy behind clown mask? Swedish actor Bill Skarsgard is the man who brings the famous clown to life in the new movie remake of Stephen King's horror novel It. Pennywise, also known as It, is the villain in Stephen King's horror novel, which has now been remade as a film. Pennywise, the film's warped villain, is an…

Stephen King’s ‘It’ earns Rs 2300 crore in one week, may overtake Exorcist as top horror film of all time

LOS ANGELES: Record-setting horror film "It", an adaptation of novel by Stephen King, continued its winning ways over the weekend, accounting for nearly three times the combined ticket sales of the next two films in North American theaters, industry websites reported on Sunday. The Warner Bros. film, based on a Stephen King novel and starring Bill Skarsgard as a creepy clown who terrorizes a sleepy Maine town, earned more than $371 million (Rs 2300 crore) at the worldwide box office in one week of release, according to…

Stephen King’s ‘It’ breaks highest-grossing horror record at the US box office

CALIFORNIA: The big-screen remake of Stephen King's "It," starring the evil entity Pennywise, has smashed box office records and reaffirmed an age-old rule of horror: clowns are creepy as hell. But while countless movies and television shows have cashed in on so-called "coulrophobia" -- or fear of clowns -- the primal dread associated with the long-shoed entertainers probably isn't Hollywood's fault. Alexandra Hamlet, a clinical psychologist at the Child Mind Institute in New York, says a large part of the fear comes…

‘It,’ terrorizing box-office rivals, sets horror-flick record

LOS ANGELES: Stephen King wrote "It." Warner Bros. and New Line made "It." And audiences seem to love "It." The new freaky-scary film by that title broke records over the weekend as the largest September opening and largest opening for an R-rated horror film in North American theaters, industry websites reported Sunday. "It," starring Bill Skarsgard as a creepy clown who terrorizes children in a sleepy Maine town, pulled in an estimated $117 million for the three-day weekend, website Exhibitor Relations reported.…

IT Minister calls to expedite feasibility studies of IT Parks in Karachi, Lahore

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rahman on Wednesday convened a meeting to assess the state of the IT industry and to evaluate the steps being taken by the Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) to bolster the growth and exports of the industry. The meeting reviewed the progress on Prime Minister’s Internship program, establishment of IT parks and Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) certification programs used in software development. The board was told that first batch of 1500…

Acer launches world’s first curved gaming laptop

Acer has launched a monstrous 21 inches high resolution gaming laptop, Predator 21 X, with full-sized mechanical keyboard. It is the world’s first curved screen notebook. This laptop, featuring Windows 10, is projected to be ‘advanced beyond anything available in the market’. It is specially designed to soothe the thirst of gaming enthusiasts. “As the world’s first notebook to offer a curved 21-inch IPS display (2560 x 1080 resolutions with a 120Hz refresh rate), it delivers a truly immersive gaming experience,…

CES 2017 looks beyond ‘smart,’ to new ‘realities’

LAS VEGAS: The mega-extravaganza of the tech world in Las Vegas is showcasing an array of new devices that get smarts from computer chips, sensors and artificial intelligence, but go further by opening doors to augmented or virtual realities. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which begins with a series of media events Tuesday will offer trade professionals a look at new robotics, connected cars and a dizzying assortment of gizmos from connected sneakers to drones. This year's show will see results of a boost in…

Advanced IT institutes, career counseling need of hour: IT experts

KARACHI: There lies vast scope of jobs in the IT sector. The only thing we lack is advanced IT institutes and career counseling, said IT experts on Saturday. “Because of lack of career counseling our students start in one subject and end up in another sector,” an IT expert from a software house said while talking to ARY News at APTECH 3rd IT Job Fair – Career Link – in Karachi. ARY Group was exclusive media partner of the event. Assistant Manager Placement Aptech Akhtar Rasool said IT industry was fast exploding with…