KARACHI: The Sindh government on Tuesday announced to launch a mobile service to provide ration to the needy people affected by the coronavirus pandemic, ARY News reported. As per details, the Sindh Govt will generate a number for this cause which would be sent to everyone via SMS. The needy people can text the number for ration.

West Virginia's disabled residents, overseas military personnel will be able to vote by smartphone in US presidential election this year. Photo: File West Virginia's disabled residents and overseas military personnel will be able to vote by smartphone in the US presidential election this year, the latest development in a push to make balloting more accessible despite persistent security fears.

MOSCOW: Russian scientists have begun testing prototypes of potential vaccines against the new coronavirus on animals in a laboratory in Siberia, Russia’s consumer health regulator said on Friday. Russia has reported 199 coronavirus cases so far, less than in many other European countries, but the figure has risen sharply in recent days.

In line with Google?s plan to bring back some of its most interactive doodles from the past to help people fight lockdown blues, the tech-giant relaunched its 2017 doodle on cricket that keeps users busy during quarantine. The playable doodle was launched to celebrate the ICC Champions Trophy and lets the user be the batsman as a snail bowls.

Shares of Zoom fell 9% on Monday, adding to their sharp declines in the past few days, as the video conferencing app battles privacy concerns and increased competition from deep-pocketed rivals. The stock had surged to a record high in March as demand for the app skyrocketed with millions of people around the world using it for everything from school lessons to business meetings amid lockdowns imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Alphabet Inc’s Google on Saturday said it has postponed next week’s planned unveiling of the beta version of its latest Android 11 mobile operating system in light of protests and unrest in the United States. “We are excited to tell you more about Android 11, but now is not the time to celebrate,” Google said in a message posted on its Android developers website.

BRUSSELS: Alphabet’s YouTube said on Friday it will reduce its streaming quality in the European Union to avert internet gridlock as thousands of Europeans, constrained by the coronavirus outbreak, switch to working from home. YouTube is the second company after Netflix  to act after EU industry chief Thierry Breton urged streaming platforms to cut the quality of their videos to prevent internet overload.

ISLAMABAD: The federal authorities have made important decisions including the launching of a ?national television? for the resumption of academic sessions due to the closure of educational institutions in view of coronavirus cases across the country, ARY News reported on Tuesday. The decisions were taken in a high-level meeting under the chair of Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood to review alternative mechanism for resuming educational activities amid the spread of the coronavirus pandemic across the country.

The most popular online game, Players Unknown Battlegrounds (PUBG) has recently introduced a new Arctic Mode, allowing users to take control of drones that can be used to scout for enemies. However, some enterprising players have managed to figure out a way to make vehicles fly by using drone that was added in the new mode.

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook said Wednesday it would place ?authoritative? coronavirus content at the top of user feeds as it scrambled to keep up with increased usage and stem the flow of misinformation on its platform and WhatsApp messaging. The leading social network said it has nearly doubled server capacity to power WhatsApp as people in isolation place more voice and video calls using the popular messaging service.