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3 Nayatel Products and Services to Try in 2024:

Each year, the ever-changing needs of the user take a turn and each year, technology brings in new innovations to cater to those needs. This year is no different! While Pakistanis have the ability to indulge in anything, you will find most of them either binge-watching their favorite shows, battling it out in esports, or worrying about their safety. So, Nayatel has decided to list down three products and services that would help you meet your entertainment needs and put your security worries to rest. Whether you’re a movie buff, a hardcore gamer, or someone looking to enhance your home security, Nayatel has something for you.

Find the Best Remote Jobs With These Top 25 Websites for 2024:

In the wake of global shifts in work culture and the growing demand for flexible employment options, remote jobs have emerged as a prevalent trend across industries worldwide. As more companies embrace remote work arrangements, professionals seeking remote job opportunities have a plethora of online platforms at their disposal. There are myriad reasons to explore remote work opportunities online, particularly in today’s dynamic employment landscape. Perhaps you’re a busy stay-at-home parent aiming to re-enter the workforce but necessitate flexibility to accommodate childcare responsibilities and errands. Alternatively, you might be managing a psychological or physical disability that would be better supported by a remote job, allowing you to work comfortably from home. Or for the adventurous digital nomad seeking to traverse the globe while maintaining employment, high paying remote job offers the ideal solution. With the ability to telecommute from any location with an internet connection, the world becomes your workplace.

Zong 4G Contributes to the Digital Transformation in Pakistan through OEM Partnerships:

Zong 4G, Pakistan’s telecommunication leader, proudly reaches a new pinnacle in propelling the nation’s digital evolution. With the exhilarating introduction of OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) partnerships especially for its esteemed corporate clientele, Zong 4G unleashes a wave of innovation aimed at enhancing revenue streams and elevating the customer journey. In today’s dynamic digital landscape, Information and Communication Technology stands as the cornerstone for every corporation, shaping communication channels and revolutionizing business operations. Recognizing its pivotal role, Zong 4G has taken a bold step forward, offering cutting-edge digital platforms and services tailored for corporate clients.

Is Indian Tennis Star Sania Mirza Entering Politics for Upcoming Lok Sabha Elections?:

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza is reportedly contemplating a shift from the tennis court to the political arena, with rumors swirling about her potential candidacy for the Hyderabad seat in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The speculations gained momentum after former Indian cricketer and Congress leader Mohammad Azharuddin, who is also Sania Mirza’s relative,  recommended her as a possible candidate. Reports suggest that Sania’s name was mentioned during a recent meeting of the Congress Central Election Committee, where discussions about potential candidates for various constituencies took place. If the rumors are to be believed, Sania Mirza could emerge as a prominent face for the Congress party in Hyderabad, a stronghold of the All India Majlis Ittehad Muslimeen (AIMIM) led by Asaduddin Owaisi.

SIFC’s Ambitions For Semiconductor Manufacturing A Bit Unrealistic:

The Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) is eyeing a big entry into the global semiconductor and chip design industry, a move that could potentially reshape Pakistan’s economic landscape. But such an endeavor in the current economic and mentally unstable state of Pakistan feels more unrealistic than doable. India recently injected $15 billion to develop a local semiconductor ecosystem but despite its massive financial inventory, it will take at least 5 years to achieve this goal. With dollar reserves at just $8 billion and debt levels of over $131 billion, how can Pakistan do it in one year? Please note that Taiwan is the largest producer of semiconductors in the world, followed by South Korea, China, and the United States. The issue with Pakistan is it lacks precision engineering and skilled manpower primarily because most of this pool moves abroad or switches to freelancing for higher earnings. Strategic planning and investment and big help from rich allies may help carve out a niche for Pakistan in the global semiconductor market, but a small one for now.

Infinix Unveils a Vibrant New Chapter with Wahaj Ali: The Face of Infinix NOTE 40 Series:

In the dynamic landscape of Pakistan’s entertainment sphere, Wahaj Ali emerges as a standout figure known for his versatility and unwavering commitment. Renowned for his captivating performances spanning a wide spectrum of emotions and narratives, Wahaj has captured the hearts of many, solidifying his position as a household name. Yet, it is his latest endeavor that has ignited fervent anticipation—a zealous collaboration with Infinix for NOTE 40 series. Ali’s career saw significant advancement through his nuanced portrayal of the brooding yet captivating romantic drama “Mujhe Pyaar Hua Tha,” where he starred opposite Hania Aamir. His depiction of Murtasim Shahnawaz Khan in romance drama series “Tere Bin,” alongside his previous co-star Yumna Zaidi from “Dil Na Umeed To Nahi,” further solidified his position in the industry.

Nokia and Transworld Partner to Build Optical Transport Network in Pakistan, UAE, and Oman:

Nokia and Transworld have collaborated to establish an optical transport network spanning Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Oman. The partnership will allow Transworld Associates (TWA) to use Nokia’s optical transport solution to build a new optical network connecting Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Oman as part of its submarine capacity expansion plan. A submarine capacity backhaul system is also being deployed in Karachi Metro. The project will support transformation in the region by accommodating the exponential growth of data and bandwidth links between data centers. The new optical network between Pakistan, UAE and Oman will boast a capacity of 9.2Tb/s, helping to support business and end users as the need for improved connectivity across the region intensifies. The submarine backhaul system will have a capacity of 28.8Tb/s, and will feature a per-wavelength data rate of 600Gb/s. To meet TWA’s increasing bandwidth demand, Nokia will provide its 1830 Photonic Service Switch platforms. Powered by fifth-generation super-coherent Photonic Service Engine (PSE-Vs), the solution robustly manages large data volumes and optimizes network performance, while championing environmental sustainability through its low energy consumption per bit.

Onic and Careem Forge Strategic Partnership to Revolutionize Pakistan’s Digital Ecosystem:

Onic, the new digital telco brand in Pakistan and Careem, the leading ride-hailing platform in Pakistan, are thrilled to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to foster a strategic partnership to build a digital ecosystem for respective consumers in the country. The MoU was signed by Omer Bin Tariq, Country Head, Onic Pakistan, and Imran Saleem, General Manager Ride Hailing, Careem Pakistan, in the presence of Hatem Bamatraf, President and Group CEO, PTCL & Ufone 4G. Speaking at the occasion, Hatem Bamatraf, President and Group CEO of PTCL & Ufone 4G, emphasized Onic’s commitment to prioritizing the needs of the Pakistani people. He stated: “Onic is dedicated to a larger vision for our customers, positioning itself as the forefront digital telco brand with a challenger mindset. We aspire to redefine the current landscape in Pakistan.” Highlighting the significance of the collaboration with Careem, Hatem added, “Our partnership with Careem marks a pivotal moment in our journey towards leveraging technology for positive change. Together, we will enhance the digital sphere in Pakistan, offering customers an all-encompassing platform for their lifestyle requirements. Not only this, Onic is evolving into a holistic solution provider through its innovative app that will create convenience and ease for its customers.” The ceremony marks the beginning of a collaborative journey between Onic and Careem that aims to combine expertise of both the brands to deliver innovatively enhanced customer experiences.

Best Sehri and Iftar Deals in Karachi for Ramadan 2024:

Ramadan, the month of fasting, prayer, and reflection, is once again upon us, bringing with it the joy of communal gatherings and delicious feasts to break the fast. In Karachi, the city that never sleeps, the spirit of Ramadan shines through in its bustling streets and aromatic eateries in Sehri and Iftar. To make your fasting experience even more delightful, we’ve rounded up some of the best Sehri and iftar deals available at Karachi restaurants this Ramadan 2024. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds and indulge in a gastronomic adventure like never before!

Jazz Partners with Huawei Pakistan to Accelerate Network Digitization through WISDOM Framework:

Jazz, Pakistan’s leading digital operator, has entered into a strategic partnership with Huawei to accelerate its network digitization efforts using the WISDOM (WizTech, Innovative, Service assurance, Diversification, Operation Excellence & Mobile Money) framework. The collaboration signifies Jazz’s commitment to enriching the customer experience through the strategic implementation of innovative methodologies across its network infrastructure. The partnership entails Huawei implementing the WISDOM framework, a comprehensive approach aimed at boosting digital maturity and stimulating innovation within the organization. Huawei will assess Jazz’s current network components using industry standards, aiming to pinpoint immediate accomplishments through the identification of Minimum Viable Products (MVPs). By incorporating the WISDOM principles, Jazz aims to maintain a leading position in the ever-evolving telecom industry.

Google Maps Improves List Recommendations With New Update:

Google Maps recently introduced a feature that lets you swipe up to see curated lists of recommendations “from people who know the city well” in select cities. These lists created by top sites and the Maps community will now be easier to find as part of the new update. Additionally, users can expect curated lists from beloved websites, including The Infatuation’s selection of restaurants, Lonely Planet’s travel guides, The New York Times’ 36-hour itineraries, and OpenTable’s recommendations for the finest new dining establishments. Moreover, Google Maps will introduce fresh restaurant lists from locations garnering significant interest or acclaim on the platform. Rolling out this week in over 40 cities across the US and Canada, these lists will offer diverse insights.

Google Pixel 9 Pro and Pro XL Appear in Renders With Massive Cameras:

Fresh CAD-based renders of the Pixel 9 have surfaced, hinting at Google’s potential shift in its phone launch strategy. Earlier in January, we caught glimpses of two sets of renders, now speculated to be the Pixel 9 Pro and a brand new model, the Pixel 9 Pro XL. In the latest images, there is a consistent design language reminiscent of the Pixel 9 Pro and 9 Pro XL. Featuring a sleek metal frame, the revamped camera island now sports an oval shape, a departure from the previous two generations of Pixels, where the visors were integrated into the frame without any distortion. According to the source, the Pixel 9 is expected to feature a 6.03-inch display, likely an OLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate, distinguishing it from the 6.1-inch Pixel 9 Pro and the 6.5-inch Pixel 9 Pro XL. The dimensions listed for the vanilla Pixel 9 are 152.8 x 71.9 x 8.5mm. Another notable contrast on the standard Pixel 9 lies in its dual-camera setup, diverging from the trio of shooters found on both the Pixel 9 Pro and Pixel 9 Pro XL. It seems that Google is trying to go the same route as two of its biggest rivals, Samsung and Apple, launching three models in a series at the same time. Similar to the Galaxy S24 Ultra and iPhone 15 Pro Max, the Pixel 9 Pro XL is expected to max out all of its specifications for a higher price tag. For now, the pricing categories for the three Pixel 9 phones remain to be seen. It is also possible that the new vanilla Pixel 9 will replace Pixel A-series phones.

AI photos show people with secondary breast cancer their lost future:

Anyone living with an incurable illness faces the agony of fearing they will miss out on future precious moments with their family. From attending a child’s wedding to taking a special holiday, 10 people living with secondary breast cancer have been given a glimpse into a future they know they may not live to see. Using AI and photos taken by renowned photographer Jillian Edelstein, the images make up the Gallery of Hope at London’s Saatchi Gallery. Louise Hudson, from Caldicot, Monmouthshire, is one of those who took part. Like all the other participants, Louise has secondary breast cancer, which occurs when cancer cells spread from the breast to other parts of the body, making the disease treatable, but incurable. Now 58, she was first diagnosed with breast cancer in July 2022 which then spread to her liver. In February an MRI scan showed lesions on her brain and she was told she had a life expectancy of about six months. Louise’s image at the exhibition shows her celebrating her 60th birthday by performing with her amateur dance company Chelsea Ballet, while her husband of 30 years Barry looks on with pride.

AI innovator Sir Demis Hassabis: Video games can boost creativity in young:

Parents tearing their hair out over children spending hours gaming should instead be encouraging their creative use of tech, a recently-knighted AI millionaire has told the Media.

Sir Demis Hassabis said they should be encouraged to create and programme. The co-founder and boss of Google’s DeepMind himself grew up playing chess and gaming. Google bought his firm for a reported £400m in 2014. Sir Demis told BBC Radio 4’s Today that gaming helped him to become successful. “It’s important to feed the creative part, not just playing them [games],” he said. “You never know where your passions lead, so I would actually just encourage parents to get their children really passionate about things, and then develop their skills through that.” He said he did not regret selling DeepMind to Google 10 years ago as he regarded it as the right company with the needed computer power to take on the firm. “There was no capability in the UK at the time to raises the hundreds of millions of dollars that one would require to take on things globally”, he said.

Temu U-turns on terms of cash ‘giveaway’ offer:

Chinese e-retailer Temu has significantly changed the terms of a cash giveaway after customers expressed concerns. Participants in the promotion – which has gone viral on social media – receive up to £50, but had to agree to permanently hand over considerable amounts of personal data. Previously, Temu had said these were “standard terms and conditions”. But now it says it has “tweaked” those terms because they were “overly broad”. Data watchdog the Information Commissioner’s Office, which had been looking into concerns about Temu’s offer, said it would “continue to consider the concerns raised”.

Fallen ‘Crypto King’ Sam Bankman-Fried gets 25 years for fraud:

Sam Bankman-Fried, co-founder of the failed crypto exchange FTX, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for defrauding customers and investors of his now-bankrupt firm. The ruling cements the downfall of the former billionaire, who emerged as a high profile champion of crypto before his firm’s dramatic collapse in 2022. He was found to have stolen billions from customers ahead of the failure. Bankman-Fried’s legal team will appeal against his conviction. A message from his parents shared with the BBC by a representative for Bankman-Fried said: “We are heartbroken and will continue to fight for our son.” Earlier, the 32-year-old said in court he knew “a lot of people” felt “really let down”. “I’m sorry about that. I’m sorry about what happened at every stage,” he said, speaking quietly and clearly ahead of his sentencing. FTX was one of the world’s largest crypto exchanges before its demise, turning Bankman-Fried into a business celebrity and attracting millions of customers who used the platform to buy and trade cryptocurrency. Rumours of financial trouble sparked a run on deposits in 2022, precipitating the firm’s implosion and exposing Bankman-Fried’s crimes.

Could artificial intelligence benefit democracy?:

Concern about artificial intelligence (AI) wrecking elections and threatening democracy has reached fever pitch. Each week sees a new set of warnings about the potential impact of AI-generated deepfakes – realistic video and audio of politicians saying things they never said – spreading confusion and mistrust among the voting public. And in the UK, regulators, security services and government are battling to protect this year’s general election from malign foreign interference. Less attention has been given to the possible benefits of AI. But a lot of work is going on, often below the radar, to try to harness its power in ways that might enhance democracy rather than destroy it.

Everyone got duped by Sam Bankman-Fried’s big gamble:

Sam Bankman-Fried has been sentenced to 25 years for stealing billions of dollars from customers of his cryptocurrency exchange FTX. It’s a spectacular downfall for Silicon Valley’s dishevelled wunderkind, who rubbed elbows with celebrities like Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady. On 7 November 2022, as his empire began its dizzying, irrevocable collapse, Bankman-Fried did what he always did: he weighed the odds. Earlier that day, a rival executive had expressed concerns on social media about the finances of Bankman-Fried’s crypto exchange, spooking customers into a multi-billion dollar bank run. In an online chat, Bankman-Fried consulted two of his top deputies. “To be clear you think the tweet is net bad?” he asked them. They considered their options. Was it possible that his rival would walk back the criticism? Was it probable that that would stem the bleeding? “Fairly unlikely,” Bankman-Fried wrote. It was the kind of calculus Bankman-Fried had been making for years, the quick equations friends said he used in nearly every situation – mulling a break-up, assessing a risky trade. For a while, that approach seemed to work. As the boy-wonder of crypto, Bankman-Fried got rich faster than almost anyone in history, amassing an estimated $26bn in personal wealth, countless magazine covers and sweeping political influence. The flameout was even faster.

Sellafield to be prosecuted for IT security offences:

The company which runs the Sellafield nuclear site is being prosecuted for alleged information technology security offences. The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) says Sellafield Ltd is alleged to have committed the offences between 2019 and early 2023. The facility, on the Cumbrian coast, is widely regarded as Western Europe’s most hazardous nuclear site. The ONR says public safety was not put at risk. The regulator says the decision to prosecute Sellafield follows an investigation it carried out. It says no further details can be given because legal proceedings are now under way.

Hydroelectricity is a hidden source of methane emissions. These people want to solve that:

Dams and reservoirs around the world are an underappreciated source of methane. Now start-ups want to capture that gas as a source of power. It takes just one second for four Olympic-sized swimming pools-worth of water to charge through the turbines at the Tucuruí dam in northern Brazil. The rush of water here at one of the largest hydroelectric reservoirs in the Amazon region is deafening, but it’s what makes the dam the fifth largest power plant in the world. As the water churns through a series of 25 turbines and spillways of the dam, however, something else is happening – it’s emitting greenhouse gases. Often regarded as one of the oldest forms of renewable energy, hydroelectric dams and their reservoirs are responsible for the release of almost one billion tonnes of methane into the atmosphere as water approaches and then tumbles its way through the turbines that generate electricity. Methane is a greenhouse gas that’s more than 80 times more potent than carbon dioxide over a 20-year lifespan, but it also breaks down faster in the atmosphere than CO2. These hidden emissions mean that hydroelectricity is perhaps not as clean as it first seems.

Tackling deepfakes ‘has turned into an arms race’:

Louise Bruder never forgets a face. Which is not only a handy skill at parties, but it has helped her carve out a career. She has the fabulous job title of super-recogniser, and her work at UK digital ID firm Yoti involves comparing the photos on an identity document with an uploaded selfie, to determine if it is the same person. But Yoti, in common with other ID firms, faces a new threat – spotting so-called deepfakes. These are fake images created using AI-powered software. Louise tells me that she hasn’t yet been asked to assess deepfakes as part of her day job, but the firm is well aware of the threat. And so, it is actively working on technology that will help spot them. Putting her skills to the test with the BBC’s own Deepfake Quiz, she scored seven out of eight. “There’s a deadness in people’s eyes that really means they don’t look real,” says Louise.

European flying car technology sold to China:

The tech behind a flying car, originally developed and successfully test-flown in Europe, has been bought by a Chinese firm. Powered by a BMW engine and normal fuel, the AirCar flew for 35 minutes between two Slovakian airports in 2021, using runways for take-off and landing. It took just over two minutes to transform from a car into an aircraft. Now vehicles made based on its design will be used within a “specific geographical region” of China. Hebei Jianxin Flying Car Technology Company, headquartered in Cangzhou, has purchased exclusive rights to manufacture and use AirCar aircraft inside an undisclosed area. The firm has built its own airport and flight school after a previous acquisition from another Slovak aircraft manufacturer, said Anton Zajac, cofounder of KleinVision, the company which created AirCar. Having led the way in the development of the EV revolution, China is now actively developing flying transport solutions. Last month a firm called Autoflight carried out a test flight of a passenger-carrying drone between the cities of Shenzhen and Zhuhai. The journey, which takes three hours by car, was completed in 20 minutes, it said – although the aircraft contained no passengers. And in 2023 the Chinese firm eHang was awarded a safety certificate by Chinese officials for its electric flying taxi. Here, the UK government has said flying taxis could become a regular feature of the skies by 2028.

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