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Emirates CEO says US laptop carry-on ban still puzzles him
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The chairman and CEO of Dubai's long-haul carrier Emirates said Tuesday he "can't dig into somebody's mind" to understand why the U.S. instituted a ban on laptops and other personal electronics in carry-on luggage from 10 cities in Muslim-majority
Ooredoo to introduce IPTV to Maldives
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Ooredoo Maldives has announced that they would be introducing Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) to the Maldives in the near future. Speaking at the initial public offering (IPO) inauguration of Ooredoo Maldives PLC, the Deputy CEO of the Ooredoo Group of Qatar, the parent company of Ooredoo
Facebook launches resource to help spot misleading news
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NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is launching a resource to help you spot false news and misleading information that spreads on its service. The resource, similar to previous efforts around privacy and security, is basically a notification that pops up for a few days. Clicking on it takes you to tips
Samsung's Galaxy S8 phone aims to dispel the Note 7 debacle
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NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung seems to be playing it safe with its first major smartphone since the embarrassing recall of its fire-prone Note 7. The Galaxy S8 features a larger display than its predecessor, the Galaxy S7, and sports a voice assistant intended to rival Siri and Google Assistant. But
Windows update will bring 3-D, game tools and doodling
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NEW YORK (AP) — A major update to Microsoft's Windows 10 system will start reaching consumers and businesses on April 11, offering 3-D drawing tools, game-broadcasting capabilities and better ways to manage your web browsing. This "Creators Update" also aims to make future updates less
House sends bill to Trump blocking online privacy regulation
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has sent President Donald Trump legislation that would kill an online privacy regulation, a move that could eventually allow internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers. The Federal Communications Commission
Got camera? Facebook adds more Snapchat-like features
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NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is adding more Snapchat-like features to its app. The company says it wants to let your camera "do the talking" as more people are posting photos and videos instead of blocks of text. Facebook is rolling out an app update starting Tuesday. With it, you can tap a new
Manufacturer: Drones should transmit identifier for security
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The world's largest manufacturer of civilian drones is proposing that the craft continually transmit identification information to help government security agencies and law enforcement figure out which might belong to rogue operators. DJI, a Chinese company, said in a paper
International award for the Maldivian ePassport and eGate
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An international award has been received for the Maldivian ePassport and the eGate currently used in the country. Maldivian Immigration won the prestigious international IAIR Award for the most innovative high security ePassport and eGates. The award was received by the Controller General of
Trump signs NASA bill, ponders sending Congress to space
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed legislation Tuesday adding human exploration of Mars to NASA's mission. Could sending Congress into space be next? Flanked at an Oval Office bill-signing ceremony by astronauts and lawmakers, Trump observed that being an astronaut is a "pretty
Apple cuts prices on lower-end iPads, releases red iPhones
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NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is cutting prices on two iPad models and introducing red iPhones, but the company held back on updating its higher-end iPad Pro tablets. A much-speculated 10.5-inch iPad Pro didn't materialize, nor did new versions of existing sizes in the Pro lineup, which is aimed at
Vintage US nuclear test films declassified and publicized
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — From the deserts of southern New Mexico and Nevada to islands in the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. government conducted dozens of nuclear weapons tests from the 1940s until the early 1960s. Vintage rolls of film collected from high-security vaults across the country show
WikiLeaks: We'll work with tech firms to defeat CIA hacking
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PARIS (AP) — WikiLeaks will work with technology companies to help defend them against the Central Intelligence Agency's hacking tools, founder Julian Assange said Thursday, an approach which sets up a potential conflict between Silicon Valley firms eager to protect their products and an agency
WikiLeaks publishes trove purportedly taken from CIA
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PARIS (AP) — WikiLeaks on Tuesday published thousands of documents purportedly taken from the Central Intelligence Agency's Center for Cyber Intelligence, a dramatic release that appears to provide an eye-opening look at the intimate details of America's cyberespionage toolkit. The dump of
Ooredoo to showcase new technology at Mobile World Congress
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Qatar’s international communications company, Ooredoo has decided to showcase their latest advancements in technology at the World Mobile Congress 2017 starting in Barcelona, Spain, tomorrow. A press release issued by the Ooredoo Group today said that they would be showcasing five main
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