Technology

India blocks Zuckerberg’s free net app

BBC News : India’s telecoms regulator has blocked Facebook’s Free Basics internet service app as part of a ruling in favour of net neutrality. The scheme offered free access to a limited number of websites. However, it was opposed by supporters of net neutrality who argued that data providers should not favour some online services over others. The free content ...

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Apple warns iPhone sales set to fall for first time

BBC News : Apple has reported the slowest growth in iPhone sales since the product’s 2007 launch and warned sales will fall for the first time later this year. The US tech giant sold 74.8 million iPhones in its fiscal first quarter, compared with 74.5 million a year ago. Apple said revenue for the next quarter would be between $50bn ...

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George W Bush tops Wikipedia 15th birthday list

By Zoe Kleinman Technology reporter, BBC News Online encyclopaedia Wikipedia has marked its 15th birthday with a list of the most edited pages on the site. The English language version of the site, which anyone can edit, has more than five million entries and has been edited around 808 million times. A page about former US president George W Bush has ...

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Govt becomes hurdle in unblocking YouTube despite Google’s efforts

KARACHI (Dawn.com): Representatives from Google failed to clinch a deal with the federal government because the IT ministry, despite all impediments having been cleared, has still not been able to issue the official notification to unblock the video sharing site Youtube, it has been learnt. According to details, Google administration has spent millions of dollars to build and launch ‘YouTubePK’ ...

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CES 2016: Samsung, LG, Sony and Panasonic TVs adopt HDR

By Leo Kelion Technology desk editor BBC News Samsung and LG have both said that all their new flagship TVs will support high dynamic range video playback. HDR-enabled screens can show millions more colours and several more shades of brightness between black and white than normal displays. This lets them show more detail. The announcements follow the creation of a new ...

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