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Apple, Samsung settle US patent dispute

Apple, Samsung settle US patent dispute

Apple and Samsung Electronics on Wednesday settled a seven-year patent dispute over Apple’s allegations that Samsung violated its patents by “slavishly” copying the design of the iPhone. Terms of the settlement, filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California, were not available. In May, a US jury …

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Samsung confirms Galaxy Note 9 launch

Samsung confirms Galaxy Note 9 launch

With the latest Note 9 rumours doing rounds on various online platforms, it was about time Samsung offered some sort of verification. The South Korean giant has sent out invitations for an event on August 9th for the new Galaxy device. Earlier this month a picture of a Note stylus was doing rounds …

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Facebook eases ban on cryptocurrency ads

Facebook eases ban on cryptocurrency ads

Facebook said Tuesday it was easing a ban on ads for cryptocurrencies while keeping a prohibition on initial coin offerings to raise assets. The move comes five months after the leading social network said it was banning all ads related to cryptocurrencies like bitcoin as a way to curb scams. To …

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Japan space probe reaches asteroid in search for origin of life

Japan space probe reaches asteroid in search for origin of life

A Japanese probe has reached an asteroid 300 million kilometres away to collect information about the birth of the solar system and the origin of life after a more than three-year voyage through deep space. The Hayabusa2 probe settled into an observation position 20 kilometres (12 miles) above the Ryugu asteroid, officials …

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Early detection of ‘olive tree leprosy’ with drones

Early detection of 'olive tree leprosy' with drones

A bacterial infection ravaging olive orchards in southern Europe can be detected from small planes or drones well before symptoms appear, offering panicky growers the prospect of an early warning system, scientists said Monday. Using high-tech cameras that detect heat and the electromagnetic spectrum from X-ray to radio waves, researchers were able …

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Australia buys high-tech drones to monitor South China Sea

Australia buys high-tech drones to monitor South China Sea

Australia will invest Aus$7 billion (US$5.2 billion) to develop and buy high-tech US drones for joint military operations and to monitor waters including the South China Sea, it said on Tuesday. Canberra has been embarking on its largest peacetime naval investment through a massive shipbuilding strategy that includes new submarines, offshore …

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‘Because I can’: Careem welcomes Saudi women drivers

'Because I can': Careem welcomes Saudi women drivers

RIYADH: Reem Farahat waited for a ride request. Her phone pinged. “I’ve already cried twice,” she said, heading out to work as one of Saudi Arabia’s first female drivers for Careem. The Dubai-based ride-hailing app, along with global behemoth Uber, reacted to Saudi King Salman’s September announcement of an end to …

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Akon reveals name for his own cryptocurrency

Akon reveals name for his own cryptocurrency

Following public endorsements for Bitcoin from the likes of Jamie Foxx and Gwyneth Paltrow, ‘Smack That’ singer Akon is releasing his own cryptocurrency: AKoin. The announcement came at Cannes Lions. According to its website, AKoin plans to be the currency of Akon Crypto City- a ‘futuristic city’ spanning 2000 acres of land, …

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Pakistan all set to launch remote sensing satellite next month

Pakistan all set to launch remote sensing satellite next month

Pakistan is set to launch PakTES-1A, an indigenously developed remote sensing satellite (RSS) in July this year, Foreign Office Spokesman Dr Muhmmad Faisal said on Sunday. In a tweet, the spokesman said that PakTES-1A was an indigenously developed remote sensing satellite that weighed 285 kg. It will be launched at 610 …

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Silicon Valley-style coding boot camp seeks to reset Japan

Silicon Valley-style coding boot camp seeks to reset Japan

Barely six months after inaugurating a tiny software-coding boot camp in a basement in Tokyo, Silicon Valley transplant Kani Munidasa stood before some of Japan’s top business leaders in February with a warning: software was threatening their future. A Sri Lankan native with a Japanese mother and wife, Munidasa was speaking …

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