Technology Archive

Record-breaking US astronaut returns to Earth

Nasa’s Christina Koch returned to Earth safely on Thursday having shattered the spaceflight record for female astronauts after almost a year aboard the International Space Station. Koch touched down at 0912 GMT on the Kazakh steppe after 328 days in space along …

Iran-linked hackers pose as journalists in email scam

WASHINGTON: When Iranian-born German academic Erfan Kasraie received an email from The Wall Street Journal requesting an interview, he sensed something was amiss. The Nov 12 note purportedly came from Farnaz Fassihi, a veteran Iranian-American journalist who covers the Middle East. Yet it read …

Apple takes smartphone sales crown from Samsung

Apple was the top smartphone seller in the final quarter of last year, seizing the crown from Samsung, according to market trackers. Apple shipped an estimated 73.8 million iPhones during the fourth quarter, driven by the popularity of its newest models in …

Central banks mull setting up own cryptocurrencies

ZURICH: A group of central banks on Tuesday said they would discuss creating their own digital currencies — as Facebook prepares to launch a cryptocurrency and China’s state bank steps up plans for electronic money. The Switzerland-based Bank for International Settlements (BIS), …

Electric vehicle policy to focus on local production

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam said on Tuesday electric vehicle (EV) policy would focus on encouraging manufacturing of vehicles locally with made-in-Pakistan tagline. Speaking at the inter-ministerial meeting on electric vehicle policy, Amin Aslam said …

Transport fuels startup funding scene

There was much to cherish for Pakistan’s tech entrepreneurs in 2019, be it their own growth trajectory or the progressive measures taken by the regulator. Investment-wise too, there was a fair bit of hype, starting with the highest-ever Series A round by …

Digital Pakistan Internship Portal launched

Islamabad:  First-ever Digital Pakistan Internship Portal launched here in a ceremony held at a local hotel on Wednesday to accelerate the growth of Information Technology sector through creating a bridge between industry and academia for problem solving and automate the hiring of interns by IT companies. The portal was inaugurated by Federal Secretary Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication, Shoaib Ahmad Siddique. The newly developed, state of the art portal would enhance collaboration and cooperation between Pakistan’s information technology industry, local universities and IT graduates. The portal will help enable Pakistani IT companies to work directly with academia to solve problems through …