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Boeing unveils hyper-sonic jet that can travel from London to New York in two hours

Aerospace giant Boeing has just revealed that it’s working on a jet capable of flying 2.5 times faster than Concorde. Londoners could be traveling to New York City in just two hours by 2030.  The new hypersonic plane will reach a speed of up to Mach 5 (4,000mph) whilst cruising at 95,000ft – a massive 30,000ft higher than Concorde. Boeing said its plane would allow passengers to take day trips across the Atlantic. A drawing of the concept vehicle was revealed at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics…

Google unveils new moves to boost struggling news organizations

Google announced new steps to help struggling news organizations Monday—including an end to a longstanding "first click free" policy to generate fresh revenues for publishers hurt by the shift from print to digital. The moves come amid mounting criticism that online platforms are siphoning off the majority of revenues as more readers turn to digital platforms for news. "I truly believe that Google and news publishers actually share a common cause," said Google Vice President Philipp Schindler. "Our users truly value…

Russia firm unveils ‘surveillance-proof’ smartphone

MOSCOW: For Russians who fear that someone may be eavesdropping on their phone conversations, leading IT entrepreneur Natalya Kaspersky says she has a solution. At a business forum in Moscow on Friday she presented "TaigaPhone", a brand new smartphone created by InfoWatch Group, her software development company, costing around 15,000 rubles ($260). The TaigaPhone is entirely green to represent the Russian northern forest after which it is named and has a five-inch touch screen. Read More: At smartphone pioneer HTC: a…

Google unveils tools to prevent ads alongside undesirable content

LONDON: Google, which has seen a slew of companies withdraw ads after they appeared alongside extremist content, said Tuesday it was introducing new tools to give firms greater control. "We know advertisers don't want their ads next to content that doesn't align with their values," Google's chief business officer Philipp Schindler said in a post on the internet giant's blog. "So starting today, we're taking a tougher stance on hateful, offensive and derogatory content." The move came a day after an apology by a…

Xbox unveils $9.99 monthly subscription for videogames

Microsoft Corp's Xbox division said on Tuesday it would launch a $9.99-per-month subscription service that will allow gamers to play over 100 Xbox One and "backward compatible" Xbox 360 videogames. The service, "Xbox Game Pass", will allow subscribers to download games directly to a console and play them online as well as offline, Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, said in a blog post. (bit.ly/2lSGEgS) The subscription will only be available on Microsoft's Xbox One videogame console and devices running its Windows 10…

CM Punjab unveils extension of solar energy program across province

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif on Monday unveiled the extension of solar energy program across the province. Reviewing the solar program of Asian Development Bank (ADB) and AFD bank of France in a meeting, he said 15,000 schools of Punjab and University of Bahawalpur will be shifted on solar energy. “As per solar energy program, 7,000 basic health centres will also be shifted to solar energy,” he said. The meeting chaired by the CM Punjab also reviewed implementation on the agreement of installation of…