Technology Archive

Space trio returns to Earth after six months

MOSCOW: A trio of space travellers safely returned to Earth on Thursday after a six-month mission on the International Space Station. The Soyuz MS-16 capsule carrying US astronaut Chris Cassidy, as well as Russians Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner, landed on the …

US spacecraft touches asteroid surface for rare rubble grab

WASHINGTON: After a four-year journey, Nasa’s robotic spacecraft Osiris-Rex briefly touched down on asteroid Bennu’s boulder-strewn surface on Tuesday to collect rock and dust samples in a precision operation 200 million miles (330 million kilometres) from Earth. The so-called “Touch-And-Go” or TAG …

Country’s first bike-sharing service launched

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information Technology and Telecom Syed Amin Ul Haque launched the country’s first electric bike-sharing service — called ezBike — here on Wednesday. During its first phase the service will be available in Rawalpindi and Islamabad. At the launching ceremony, …

All in a day’s remote work

Disrupting the future of work was something we expected the robots to do and, to an extent, they did as well. But then Covid-19 entered the party in style, sweeping everyone off their feet and becoming the talk of the town. Sure, …

PTCL, Telenor to provide physical, virtual data centre

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) and Telenor Microfinance Bank Limited have signed an agreement for provision of physical and Virtual Data Centre (VDC) Hosting Services bundled with industry’s leading Managed Security solution. Zarrar Hasham Khan, Chief Business Services Officer, PTCL, …

IT can lead to growth in export of services: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday that the information technology (IT) industry could be the basis for the growth in export of services. He said IT, cyber connectivity and digitisation should be promoted because the country’s growth was connected to …

Move to sell extra telecom spectrum for $1bn

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will this week begin the process of selling unused telecom spectrum in an auction it hopes will raise around $1 billion and enhance network capacity, said three senior government officials familiar with the matter. The spectrum is in the 1800 …

Hungary government Twitter account briefly suspended

The Hungarian government said it has demanded answers from Twitter after its official account was temporarily suspended on Wednesday “without any warning or explanation”. A government spokesman portrayed the suspension as an act of censorship against nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government. …

US charges five Chinese, two Malaysians with hacking

WASHINGTON: The US Justice Department on Wednesday announced charges against five Chinese nationals and two Malaysians who ran global hacking operations for at least six years to steal identities and video game technology, plant ransomware, and spy on Hong Kong activists. Three …

Twitter slaps warning label on Trump tweets

Twitter Inc on Thursday placed warning labels on tweets by United States President Donald Trump, saying his post included potentially misleading information regarding the process of mail-in voting. “Because of the new and unprecedented massive amount of unsolicited ballots which will be …