Sci & Tech

YouTube TV: Video site challenges cable TV with streaming service

YouTube TV: Video site challenges cable TV with streaming service | pakistantribe.com

SAN FRANCISCO – YouTube has unveiled a streaming television service offering bundles of live channels, in a direct challenge by the Google-owned network to traditional cable and pay TV. YouTube TV is tailored for younger generations seeking news, films and more programs without subscribing to cable or satellite service, according to YouTube chief executive Susan Wojcicki. The new service will ...

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Internet In The Sky: OneWeb, Intelsat merge to advance satellite internet

Internet In The Sky: OneWeb, Intelsat merge to advance satellite internet | pakistantribe.com

WASHINGTON – Satellite telecom firms OneWeb and Intelsat announced plans Tuesday to merge, and a fresh $1.7 billion investment from Japan’s SoftBank to advance an ambitious “internet in the sky” plan. The deal aims “to create a financially stronger company with the flexibility to aggressively pursue new growth opportunities resulting from the explosion in demand for broadband connectivity for people and ...

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Lasers flesh out dino-bird profile

Lasers flesh out dino-bird profile | pakistantribe.com

PARIS – A chicken-sized, feathered dinosaur that scuttled around Earth 160 million years ago is helping flesh out the missing link between land-bound animals and flying ones, scientists said Tuesday. A team from China and the United States used lasers to study traces of soft tissue once attached to the now-fossilised bones of a Jurassic dinosaur called Anchiornis. The outlines revealed ...

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Chinese tech giant Xiaomi eyes global market with custom chip

Chinese tech giant Xiaomi eyes global market with custom chip | pakistantribe.com

BEIJING – Chinese technology giant Xiaomi on Tuesday unveiled an in-house processor, setting its sights on a top-tier global market long dominated by American companies. With the launch of its Surge S1 chipset, Xiaomi joins a rarified group of smartphone manufacturers with self-designed processors — the only others are Apple, Samsung and Chinese telecom company Huawei. “The ability to create its ...

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Founding father of clarivate analytics’ web of science, Dr. Eugene Garfield dies at 91

Dr. Eugene Garfield dies | pakistantribe.com

PHILADELPHIA – Clarivate Analytics marks the passing of one if its founding fathers, Dr. Eugene Garfield, and gives thanks for his contributions to information science in the service of scientific and scholarly research. A pioneer in the practice of citation analysis through the development of an indexing system that revolutionized the way researchers work with the literature, Garfield passed away suddenly ...

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Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+ first look, specs and release date [Leaks]

Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+ first look, specs and release date [Leaks] | pakistantribe.com

SEOUL – World largest smartphone manufacturer, Smasung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ first look leaked soon after the South Korean giant confirmed the release date during Mobile World Congress (MWC), pakistantribe.com reported. Recently leaked specification sheet shows two variants. One could come with a 6.1/6.2-inch display and second is supposed to come with a 5.7/5.8-inch screen. Galaxy S8/ S8P release ...

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Samsung Scandal: Three top executives quit after indictment: firm

Samsung Scandal: Three top executives quit after indictment: firm | pakistantribe.com

SEOUL – Three top executives quit on Tuesday after the recent ‘Samsung Scandal’ where they were indicted on charges including bribery and embezzlement, pakistantribe.com reported. Three of the five — but not Lee — resigned their positions, said the conglomerate of which Samsung Electronics is the flagship. It added that it was “dismantling” its Future Strategy Office, the co-ordinating body that ...

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Corporate Scandal: Samsung heir indicted for bribery, embezzlement: prosecutors

Corporate Scandal: Samsung heir indicted for bribery, embezzlement: prosecutors | pakistantribe.com

SEOUL – In a big corporate scandal, the heir to the Samsung empire and four other top executives from the world’s biggest smartphone maker were indicted Tuesday on multiple charges including bribery and embezzlement, South Korean prosecutors said. “Special prosecutors today indicted Samsung Electronics vice chairman Lee Jae-Yong… for bribery, embezzlement, hiding of assets overseas… and perjury,” said Lee Kyu-Chul, spokesman ...

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Uber Sexism: Harassment complaint at prior job ends road for new Uber exec

Uber Sexism: Harassment complaint at prior job ends road for new Uber exec | pakistantribe.com

SAN FRANCISCO – A new engineering executive at Uber left Monday after the ride-sharing titan learned he ended his career at Google after a sexual harassment or ‘Uber Sexism’ complaint, according to US media reports. Amit Singhal has denied acting in any such improper manner while head of search at Google but did not disclose that there had been an internal ...

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Superphones: Offline AI revolution awaits smartphones

Superphones: Offline AI revolution awaits smartphones | pakistantribe.com

BARCELONA – The smartphone revolution is poised to go onto the next level — with “superphones” equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) now on the horizon. By learning their owners’ habits, these new phones will be able to carry out tasks even when they’re offline. During a first phase only high-end smartphones will use the technology, like the new models unveiled by ...

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