Samsung was warned owners of its latest television to perform regular virus checks in order to avoid malicious software attacks. The check itself may take some time as the official tutorial shows that it takes 12 individual button presses just to start it. Although since the tv comes with its own antivirus, the check may be a waste of time.
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to act against blasphemous materials uploaded online on social media. The bench comprising of Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhter Kiyani has tasked the agencies of identifying the people uploading such materials.
According to a comprehensive study, almost 600 different plant species have gone extinct over the last 250 years. The biggest losses have occurred on islands and in the tropics, where there are a large number of trees that are cut down for timber. Since a large number of animals rely on different kinds of plants, these extinctions could have far-reaching effects.
Scientists are getting closer and closer to discovering the exact location of an ancient meteor crater between the Western Isles and mainland Scotland. They first found evidence of a meteor strike in 2008 when they found debris that would have been created due to a giant impact. The meteor is said to have fallen 1.2 billion years ago.
Toyota Motors intends to get half of its total sales revenue via the sale of electric vehicles by the year 2025. They plan to tap into the large Chinese battery market to help them achieve this goal and create more electric vehicles. This is due to the large increase in demand for electric cars.
Scientists have unveiled the most detailed simulation of a black hole yet. The simulation has contributed in solving a mystery dating back more than four decades over how the star-devouring monsters consume matter. Astrophysicists are now several steps closer to understanding how black holes form and develop. A black hole is an incredibly dense object with an extremely strong gravitational pull.
The Cybercrime Wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested 4 people from Gujranwala and Faisalabad on charges of cybercrime. The suspects were allegedly involved in stealing data of foreign tourists and getting smuggled phones registered. The four suspects have confessed that they had gotten hundreds of smuggled phones registered illegally.
The Worldwide Developers Conference is an annual multi-day event for software developers to showcase new developments and projects. This year Apple is expected to announce a number of updates including the end of iTunes and a new IOS. It is also very likely that a new MacBook Pro will be announced.
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) directed internet service providers (ISP) to block several popular websites such as alibaba.com, bloomberg.com, buzzfeed.com, and gsmarena.com. Pakistan Telecommunication Company (PTCL) technical support confirmed that instructions were passed down by the PTA to block these sites. The PTA denied this until Saturday night when they said that the sites had been mistakenly blocked.
Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has said that a science museum will soon be established in Lahore. The aims of the museum are to promote basic and fundamental research as well as to contribute in the socio-economic development of the country. The museum is set to be contracted on land belonging to the Ministry.