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Ooredoo submarine cable installed up to Thinadhoo
    6 months 2 weeks ago
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Ooredoo Maldives has connected their nation-wide submarine cable, currently in the works, at the landing station at Gaafu Dhaalu Thinadhoo. The nation-wide submarine cable project is a USD 25 million project that began on 8 December 2016. The cable connected at the landing station at Hithadhoo,
Navy's futuristic-looking USS Zumwalt arrives in homeport
    7 months 2 weeks ago
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Navy's biggest, most expensive and most technologically advanced destroyer arrived at its homeport on Thursday after a nearly four-month transit that included some hiccups, such as a high-profile breakdown in the Panama Canal. The USS Zumwalt arrived in San Diego to a
Apple adds keyboard touch functions to Mac in major refresh
    8 months 4 weeks ago
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CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple's high-end Mac laptops are getting a touch control strip above the keyboard, part of a long-awaited update aimed at reviving interest in a product often overshadowed by newer gadgets like the iPad and iPhone. The new Touch Bar, which is both a narrow display and
Google adds digital whiteboard to expanding device lineup
    8 months 8 hours ago
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has designed a giant touch-screen canvas for companies trying to make it easier for their employees to brainstorm as they work on team projects and other assignments. The product is called "Jamboard," an allusion to its goal of replacing the physical whiteboards
Google's Pixel phone: Not much new, but still a standout
    8 months 1 weeks ago
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NEW YORK (AP) — Google's ambitious new smartphone, the Pixel, doesn't offer a lot that's new. Yet it's still one of the best out there. Google achieves that by pulling together the best features from Apple, Samsung and other phones and offering them at prices comparable to iPhones — starting
WikiLeaks: Assange's internet link 'severed' by state actor
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PARIS (AP) — WikiLeaks says that founder Julian Assange's internet access has been cut by an unidentified state actor. Few other details were immediately available. Assange has been up holed up at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for more than four years after skipping bail to avoid being
A look at hacked emails from Clinton's campaign chairman
    8 months 1 weeks ago
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hacked emails released in daily dispatches this past week by the WikiLeaks group exposed the inner workings of Hillary Clinton's campaign leading up to her 2015 announcement that she would seek the presidency, and through this year's primary. The thousands of emails were
Samsung stops making Galaxy Note 7s as fresh problems emerge
    8 months 2 weeks ago
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics said Tuesday that it is stopping production of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones permanently, a day after stopping global sales of the ill-fated devices amid reports that batteries were catching fire. The South Korean company said in a regulatory filing
Samsung changes Note 7 output schedule after fire reports
    9 months 2 weeks ago
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung's crisis with its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone deepened Monday as the company confirmed it has adjusted its production following reports that newly released versions offered as replacements for recalled fire-prone devices have also overheated or caught fire. The
Toyota's tiny robot sells for under $400, talks, can't drive
    9 months 3 weeks ago
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TOKYO (AP) — The new robot from Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. can't do much but chatter in a high-pitched voice. The 39,800-yen ($390), 10-centimeter (4-inch) -tall, doll-like Kirobo Mini — whose name comes from "kibo," or "hope," and "robot" — supposedly has the smarts of a
MIT's flea market specializes in rare, obscure electronics
    9 months 4 weeks ago
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CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (AP) — Once a month in the summer, a small parking lot on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's campus transforms into a high-tech flea market known for its outlandish offerings. Tables overflow with antique radio equipment, some of it a century old. Visitors can
Indian airline says Samsung Note 2 emitted smoke in plane
    9 months 2 days ago
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NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian airline said Friday that a Samsung Note 2 phone emitted smoke and sparks on a flight from Singapore to the southern Indian city of Chennai. IndiGo said the phone was found in the bag of a passenger in an overhead bin after other passengers reported smelling smoke in
Big email hack doesn't exactly send the message Yahoo needed
    9 months 2 days ago
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo has been struggling for years to keep people coming back to its digital services such as email. That challenge just got more daunting after hackers stole sensitive information from at least 500 million accounts. The startling breach disclosed Thursday is believed to
Ghiyasuddin School takes a new step with technology
    9 months 3 days ago
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Ghiyasuddin International School has taken a technological step forward with the introduction of a 3D Classroom, Raspberry Pi and the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Program. A special assembly was held at the school today to introduce the three new technological advancements in teaching. Head
Ooredoo launches iPhone 7 on Thursday with special packages
    9 months 6 days ago
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Ooredoo Maldives has said that they would be launching the latest phone from the tech giant, Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to the Maldivian market on Thursday. The telecom company said that Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus would be available to their customers from 22 September onwards. And
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