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Drone delivery taking steps towards becoming a reality

Google has now initiated drones for delivery. The first drone powered deliveries took place in Christianberg, Washington. These unique delivery machines deliver packages, and once they arrive at their destination, lower them with cables. Other companies such as Amazon, UPS, and UberEats are also working towards such a system.

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Mon Oct 28 - Tribune
"We have decided not to grant this request"
Politics
Showing support and love towards Kashmir, Pakistan says 'No' to Modi

On October 28 the Indian government required Pakistan's airspace for Prime Minister Modi, as he made his way to Saudia Arabia for an international business conference. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi confirms that the Pakistani government denied permission. The foreign minister said this decision was made in context of India's inhumane treatment of Kashmir.

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Mon Oct 28 - DAWN
"Benazir Bhutto is a hero to me"
Entertainment
Mehwish Hayat to play Benazir Bhutto

While in conversation with BBC Urdu, the actress Mehwish Hayat confirmed that she will be playing the role of Benzair Bhutto in a biopic. While there had been several rumors in the past, Hayat has now just confirmed them. She voiced her immense respect and admiration for the deceased political leader and expressed her excitement at getting to play Benazir Bhutto.

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Mon Oct 28 - DAWN
Renal database a technological milestone
Technology
Recently established Pakistan Renal Registry (PRR) to Make Landmark in Health Department

A landmark has been made in the field of Health, as the Pakistan Renal Registry (PRR) was set into effect all over the country. The online database will consist of report and analyses from private and public renal centers. Patients of kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, and renal disease, as well as doctors and researchers in this field are said to greatly benefit from this establishment.

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Mon Oct 28 - DAWN
Crowd of Azaadi March heading toward Islamabad.
Politics
'Azadi March', led by JUI-F's chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman sets out for Islamabad on October 27th, Sunday

Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl along with other political parties is on their way to Islamabad after finalizing with government the venue of 'Azadi March'. Government agreed not to interfere in the march as long as it is peaceful. The opposition is standing with the government as far as Kashmir issue is concerned but their demands of resignation of PM Imran Khan, fresh fair elections and protection of clauses related to Islam are still there.

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Mon Oct 28 - Dawn
Pakistan Observes Black Day
Politics
Rejecting India's illegal occupation of Kashmir, Black Day being observed by Pakistan on October 27th

On Sunday the 27th of October, the nation observed ‘Black Day’ in solidarity of Kashmir and to protest its illegal occupation by India. Prime Minister Imran Khan, addressing the Kashmiri people assured them that, as their spokesperson, he would continue his struggle to ensure they get their rights. “Pakistan stands by you”, stated the Prime Minister defiantly, as he condemned India for its atrocities.

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Sun Oct 27 - DAWN
US Assistant Secretary of State Alice G. Wells
Politics
Held Kashmir still seen as disputed by US Assistant Secretary of State Alice G. Wells

It was informed by Alice G. Wells that America's position is still same on the held Kashmir considering it to be a disputed territory even after the annexation of the occupied lands of Kashmir by India.Upon the first official assessment of the occupied valley by US, it was emphasized that the dialogue between India and Pakistan on the matter at hand continues but according to the assessment it was hindered by the alleged support of Islamabad towards some terrorist groups.

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Wed Oct 23 - Dawn
Facebook to take action against unauthorized pages
Technology
Facebook takes sweeping action against Pakistan and India's social media pages

Pakistan's 103 and India's 687 social pages has been sweeped up on Facebok by cybersecurity policy on the basis of their aggressive behaviors. These pages were followed by million of people and were connected with Pakistan ISPR and Indian national congress, IT firm and silver touch. Prime Minister's office and "Social media adviser" has been named as Policy maker they had reached out to.

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Tue Oct 22 - Dawn
Airpods 2 - (Source : 9to5mac.com)
Technology
“Airpods Pro” coming out in the next few days

• Long awaited Airpods 2 are most likely going to be rebranded as “Airpods pro”.
• The earbuds will have interchangeable tips to create a better 'noise cancellation' effect.
• They're rumored to launch at the Apple event yet to be scheduled later this month.
• Microsoft is also launching its Surface Earbuds in the first quarter of the coming year.

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Mon Oct 21 - Express
Sir Ian Cheshire says that the country should push ahead with Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal (source : Financial Times)
Business
Leading Barclays banker, Sir Ian Cheshire, claims Brexit deal to be "acceptable"

Talking to BBC about Brexit deal, Sir Ian said: "No deal is perfect, but this deal is actually doable," Sir Ian says that business leaders want to see certainty instead of protracted process. However, Mr Johnson's deal was questioned by Ian Wright, chief executive of the Food and Drink Federation, saying judgment requires observing governments economic impacts. Currency analysts are expecting the next big movement in the UK currency as the Parliament votes on the Brexit deal.

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Mon Oct 21 - BBCNews
Jack Thorne's Grenfell tragedy inspired TV drama, The Accident, raises attention on corporate manslaughter
Entertainment
Revelation of inspiration behind the TV show "The Accident"

One of the most UK in-demand writer, Jack Thorne, explains how his focus for his latest Channel 4 drama, The Accident, shifted from looking at class and restorative justice as the Grenfell tragedy struck. The Accident is being considered as his darkest work so far. The show circles around a Welsh community destroyed by an explosion that happens at a building site causing a factory block to collapse trapping teenagers in it.

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Mon Oct 21 - BBCNews MetroNews
Kodi Tv ( Source : kodi.tv )
Technology
Kodi might be coming to Google Chrome soon

Don't want to spend money on Amazon Fire Stick or Chromecast ? You might not need to do that after some time. In the recent DevCon event, Kodi team talked about their plans of bringing the most downloaded streaming software to web browsers like Google Chrome. Which means that you wont have to install any app to watch Kodi and it would run on essentially any device capable of running a supported browser

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Thu Oct 17 - Express
Siraj Raval plagiarize academic paper ( source: thriveglobal.com )
Science
Siraj Raval loses academic credibility for plagiarizing academic papers

Siraj Raval, a popular tech influencer and a machine learning guru having more than 700k subscribers on youtube, is caught plagiarizing academic papers. His recent paper on quantum qubits has a large chunk copied from a papers written by Texas A&M and MIT researchers. Siraj apologized and said he would slow down and be more thoughtful.

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Wed Oct 16 - Techgrabyte
Stadia gaming service by google ( source : Forbes )
Gaming
You probably won't have stadia on its Launch on November 19

Google Stadia - a game streaming service offered by google is the netflix for gaming is launching November 19 but only "If you were one of the first gamers who pre-ordered and have received your Founder’s Editions" according to google. Sadly there is no news for the rest of us who didn't order the bundled Chrome cast + Stadia Controller + 3 months Stadia pro membership

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Wed Oct 16 - TheNextWeb
Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL ( source : gsmarena )
Technology
Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are out

Here's what you need to know quickly

• No more notch. Google removed the ugly notch that we saw in pixel 3 and 3 XL.
• Dual rear Camera. 12-MP telephoto and f/1.7 wide angle
• 90Hz Display. So much smoother gaming performance
• Google brought radar tech to Pixel 4 and 4 XL for secure Face unlock.
• Pixel 4 64GB costs $799 and Pixel 4 XL 64GB costs $899

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Tue Oct 15 - CNET
StableCoin by Wells Fargo
Business
Wells Fargo’s Stablecoin ‘Faster, Cheaper’ Than SWIFT, Says Exec

Banking giant Wells Fargo says its blockchain for internal cross-border money transfers is faster and more efficient than SWIFT, the global messaging system used by over 11,000 financial institutions. She told CoinDesk,
"It’s faster than SWIFT, cheaper and definitely more efficient".
Today, for internal book transfers between branches in different countries, the bank needs to use SWIFT.

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Sun Sep 22 - CoinDesk
CipherTrace
Business
CipherTrace Scout App Takes Crypto Investigations Mobile

Blockchain forensics firm CipherTrace has developed a mobile tool for flagging bitcoin and ethereum tokens with a criminal past.
New Spin on an Old Service. Federal agencies, police investigators and auditors already use cryptocurrency tracking software for finding crooks.
The Internal Revenue Service contracted crypto transaction tracer Chainalysis from 2015 through at least 2017.

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Sun Sep 22 - CoinDesk
Pokemon Go
Gaming
Pokemon Go Bringing Giratina Back Next Week

Mewtwo may be leaving Raid Battles in Pokemon Go very soon, but another Legendary is set to return in its place. Giratina, the Legendary Ghost/Dragon Pokemon from Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, is making an encore appearance in Raids beginning 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET on September 23, giving you another chance to add it to your collection.Giratina will appear in five-star Raid Battles until October 17.

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Sun Sep 22 - Gamespot
Agtech advancements
Business
The agtech investment imperative

Can we feed the world without burning it down? The world’s agri-food greenhouse gas footprint has reached unprecedented levels. We simply can’t feed 10 billion people without destroying the planet if our agriculture industry does not dramatically change. A number of key agri-food technology innovations deserve more attention and significantly more funding.

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Sun Sep 22 - VentureBeat
Elton john concert remix
Technology
Peex let you remix augmented reality sounds at Elton John’s concert

Peex is a United Kingdom tech startup that has invented a concert audio remixing system that lets fans control and customize the audio at live concerts, allowing them to hear the music with close to studio-quality remixed sounds.
John’s final tour before retirement was a great chance to test the Peex technology on the road in America. And it really worked.

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Sun Sep 22 - VentureBeat
Cassini's Sojourn Around Saturn
Science
Space Photos of the Week: Cassini's Sojourn Around Saturn

Launched in 1997, NASA's Cassini mission was designed to orbit Saturn, studying the planet's rings, icy moons, and general composition. Oh, and its largest moon, Titan, turned out to be dotted with lakes of methane and covered in a thick orange haze—yet might nevertheless be habitable. Before it died, it sent back nearly half a million photos of many earthlings' favorite member of the solar system.

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Sun Sep 22 - Wired
Kevin Heart about the lawsuit
Entertainment
Kevin Hart Lawsuit Almost Certain in Car Crash

Kevin Hart and the 2 people in his car that crashed Sept. 1 have all lawyered up and everyone's expecting a big lawsuit. The argument is that Kevin should have worried less about keeping the car authentic and more about safety and not doing so constitutes negligence.
This caused a rise in awareness among car companies about installing safety harnesses during classic cars customization.

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Sun Sep 22 - TMZ
DaBaby at the concert
Entertainment
DaBaby Appears to Throw a Punch at Fan Who Touches His Chain

DaBaby seems to have handled his own business for once instead of resorting to goons -- 'cause he appears to have thrown a punch at a handsy fan.
DB probably had good reason to swat at him though ... looks like the dude got his paws on his chain, and might've even been trying to tug on it and snatch it away.

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Sun Sep 22 - TMZ
Ludicrous Tesla
Technology
Ludicrous Is The Tesla Book To Beat

There’s no denying that there’s a story to be told about Tesla. That site had tasked him with running their Tesla Death Watch column during the automaker’s earliest years. The book is an account of the establishment of the most successful electric car manufacturer to date, tracing the company from Elon Musk’s entry through the challenges surrounding the launch of Tesla’s Model 3.

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Sun Sep 22 - Jalopnik
Uber suing Newyork city
Business
Uber sues New York City to overturn limits on drivers cruising without passengers

Uber filed a lawsuit against New York City Friday in an effort to overturn rules limiting the amount of time ride-hail drivers can spend in busy parts of the city.
Uber is challenging both rules in this new suit.
Uber is challenging both rules in this new suit. The regulations come on top of new minimum wage rules enacted in February, along with a congestion charge for all for-hire vehicles and yellow taxis.

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Sun Sep 22 - TheVerge