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Indian techies, IT firms fret as Trump orders US visa review

MUMBAI: For Grishma, an Indian software designer, President Donald Trump's review of the visa programme for bringing highly skilled workers into the United States comes at a bad time. Fresh from gaining a master's degree in Europe, and with an offer of employment from a well-known U.S. design firm, she was well on her way to fulfilling the ambition of many young Indian IT workers - a dream job in America. But as she waits in the H-1B visa queue for the green light, she is caught in a bind. "It's a weird time to be…

IBM to integrate MedyMatch technology to help spot brain bleeding

Israel's MedyMatch Technology said on Thursday IBM Watson Health would integrate MedyMatch's technology into its offerings to imaging experts in hospitals to help doctors identify intracranial bleeding from head trauma and stroke. Initially, IBM Watson Health will distribute the MedyMatch brain bleed detection application globally through its sales channels. Later, IBM Watson Health and MedyMatch will develop interoperability between MedyMatch's application and IBM Watson Health Imaging's offerings. Read More: IBM…

Society cannot progress without education, says minister

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said that the society cannot progress without education, ARY News reported. He was addressing a business education conference in Islamabad on Tuesday. Iqbal said that the globalization has changed the whole world. A society could not attain its goals without education, he said. He added that the country have to pay attention towards its education sector if it wants to gain economic stability. The planning minister stated that that Prime…

Tech addiction is ‘digital heroin’ for kids: experts

Children are becoming tech-savvy in the face of rapid technological evolution, but doctors believe this is eroding children’s mind and could lead to disastrous consequences. Kids who have been given iPads, Chromebooks or other personal devices at an early age are developing an unhealthy attachment to tech. In a lot of cases, it makes them a lot less interested in things they used to enjoy – like sports and reading – and can make them stay up into the early hours of the morning, leading to sleep deprivation and…

VIDEOS: CES 2017 showcases incredible gadgets

Consumer Technology Association (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas has on display some of the world’s most weird and fantastic gadgets like the hairbrush that monitors the quality of your hair, the TV that rolls up like a newspaper and the scarf that senses air pollution many more. The technology event attracts over 150,000 people every year and draws companies and products from across the globe to exhibit their latest products. The event kicked off on January 03 and will run till January 08. Let’s have a look at some of…

Faraday Future takes on Tesla with this new ‘intelligent’ electric car

Faraday Future (FF) has revealed FF 91 (“nine one”), its first production vehicle, at an exclusive event prior to the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2017). SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO Built upon the company’s Variable Platform Architecture (VPA), FF 91 represents a bold new breed of electric mobility that combines supercar performance, precise handling, the comfort of an ultra-luxury passenger vehicle, and a unique collection of intelligent internet features. FF 91 will be the first production vehicle to feature…

Top tech innovations and trends of 2016

2016 was no doubt a revolutionary and eventful year for technology; robots said they would destroy humanity, Pokemon Go and Prisma broke download records, self-driving cars finally became reality and some newly introduced phones quickly challenged established brands. Overall, this year was amazing for technology and it became more and more relevant to people's lives even in third world countries. Who in Pakistan would have thought that they would be using smartphones for booking rides or youth in this country would be…

Pakistan Railways to set up customer service call centres

LAHORE: Pakistan Railways (PR) has decided to provide the facility of modernly equipped call centres for its passengers, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Muhammad Javed Anwar announced while chairing a departmental meeting at Railways Headquarters in Lahore on Tuesday. Chairing a departmental meeting at Railways Headquarters, Anwar said that Pakistan Railways wants to provide prompt and in time information to its passengers, which is only possible through modern centres instead of current 117 Railways Inquiry. “Services of…

Coal demand to burn slower over next 5 years: IEA

PARIS: World demand for coal will slow over the next five years as renewables and energy efficiency gain traction, the International Energy Agency predicted Monday. But much of Asia will remain hooked on coal which, while polluting, is also affordable and widely available, the Paris-based body said in a report. "Because of the implications for air quality and carbon emissions, coal has come under fire in recent years, but it is too early to say that this is the end for coal," said Keisuke Sadamori, the director of the…

Apple reveals autonomous vehicle ambitions

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple has revealed it is investing heavily in autonomous vehicles in a letter asking the government to make it easier to develop self-driving cars. The company is "excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation," Apple said in a November 22 letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offering Apple's opinion about draft regulations for the sector. "Apple looks forward to collaborating with NHTSA and other stakeholders so that the significant…