Category: Sci-Tech

4G accessible in Apple phone sets

8 Feb, Kathmandu: The 4G (fourth generation internet) service of Nepal Telecom is now accessible in the phone sets of Apple company. Spokesperson of NT Prativa Baidhya said that the 4G services can be used in the Apple or Iphones from coming March. According to the NT, the 4G service would come into operation in all series of the Apple mobile phone sets. The NT had introduced the 4G service in Kathmandu and Pokhara from January 1 of this year to the postpaid mobile service users while the facility was given to the prepaid phone users too from this...

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Nokia reports 766 million euro loss in 2016

2 Feb, Helsinki: Telcoms giant Nokia today said that falling network sales and costs stemming from acquisitions and its integration of Alcatel-Lucent had resulted in a “disappointing” loss in 2016. The firm recorded a net loss of 766 million euros ( 826 million) last year, which chief executive Rajeev Suri described in a statement as a “year of transition.” Suri admitted he was “disappointed” with the 2016 results but said he expected a better financial performance this year “as market conditions improve.” “We remain in a position of financial strength,” said the chief executive. Nokia has been going through...

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Samsung says battery defects caused Note 7 fires

Seoul: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Monday said faulty batteries caused its flagship Galaxy Note 7 phones to catch fire and announced steps to avoid repeat incidents, as it tries to restore trust and regain momentum in the smartphone business. The announcement came more than three months after Samsung scrapped the short-lived competitor of Apple Inc’s iPhones, wiping $5.3 billion off its operating profit in one of the biggest tech failures in tech history. In its first explanation of the cause of the debacle, the world’s top smartphone maker ruled out problems with the premium device’s hardware and software,...

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Eight men own half the world’s wealth: Oxfam

(LONDON) Eight men own the same wealth as half the world’s population, a level of inequality which “threatens to pull our societies apart”, Oxfam said on Monday ahead of the World Economic Forum opening in Davos. The wealth of the world’s poorest 3.6 billion people is the equivalent to the combined net worth of six American businessmen, one from Spain and another from Mexico. Picked from Forbes’ billionaires list, they include Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg who co-founded Facebook, and Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon. Oxfam pointed to a link between the vast gap between rich and poor...

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Seagate to cut more than 2,000 China jobs: reports

15 Jan, Beijing: US hard-disk drive manufacturer Seagate Technology will lay off more than 2,000 Chinese workers as it shutters a factory in eastern China, reports said Saturday, prompting anger among employees. The factory, one of two operated by Seagate in China, is based in Suzhou city in eastern Jiangsu province, and was established in 2004. Factory workers received notice of its impending closure last Saturday, and were told they would lose their jobs in just over a week’s time, state-funded digital news outlet the Paper cited employees as saying. “At the very least, the company should hold a...

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Need to linking IT with development: Minister Karki

12 Jan, Banepa: Minister for Information and Communications, Surendra Kumar Karki, has admitted that Nepal is yet to link information technology with overall development. During a capacity building workshop organized by the Technology Journalists’ Forum at Banepa on Wednesday, Minister Karki urged the journalists to use the science news in message-laden manner rather than sensational way. He further complained that Nepal Telecommunications Authority has been just a means to earn money, for it has failed to contribute to increasing gross domestic products. There has not been any significant achievement on agriculture and livestock, he said, notable activities in IT...

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Dacoits identified and arrested with help of CCTV camera

11 Jan, Sindhuli: A gang of dacoits from Indian state of Bihar were identified with help of CCTV camera in Sindhuli. The armed robbers had broken into a shop of one Sikander Sah at Eknumber Bazaar of Kamalamai Municipality – 6 on January 22 before fleeing. The police arrested Shekh Mohammed Safil aka Sariful Rahman, 52, of Shekhtola area in Sarlahi’s Tribhuvannagar – 7, said Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Subash Chandra Bohara, of District Police Office, Sindhuli. Shekh was arrested from Kathmandu on Tuesday and was brought to District Police Office, Sindhuli for further investigation. The police have...

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Human brain’s face recognition develops into adulthood: studies

7 Jan, Washington: The part of the human brain that is involved in face recognition keeps developing into adulthood, a pair of new studies found, surprising scientists who thought brain tissue growth stopped in early childhood. Researchers led by Kalanit Grill-Spector, a psychology professor at Stanford University, examined the brains of children and adults using a new type of imaging technique, focusing on an area of the cerebral cortex that plays a key role in face recognition. In a study published in Cerebral Cortex, the researchers showed that regions of the brain that recognize faces have a unique cellular...

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Samsung to invest additional 2.5 bln USD in northern Vietnam

5 Jan, Hanot: Samsung Display Vietnam has just announced that it will invest an additional 2.5 billion U.S. dollars in Vietnam’s northern Bac Ninh province. The disbursement will be conducted in five years’ time from 2018, bringing the total investment on display production of the South Korean manufacturer into Bac Ninh, some 30 km north of capital Hanoi, to 6.5 billion U.S. dollars, reported Bao Dau Tu (Vietnam Investment Review) online newspaper on Thursday. With Samsung’s investment scale expansion, Bac Ninh authorities has proposed Vietnamese government to allow Samsung Display Vietnam to be entitled to three more years with...

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“World’s Highest Bridge” Opens in China Over 1,850-Foot Gorge (Video)

A bridge in China suspended over a 1,854-foot gorge became the “world’s highest” when it opened to automotive traffic Thursday, reports said. The Beipanjiang Bridge took three years to build, cost more than $146.7 million dollars, and stretches to be 4,396 feet long. Its four-lane roadway sits nearly two thousand feet over the Beipan River, which it’s named after, to connect the Yunnan and Guizhou provinces in southwest China, People’s Daily Online reported. It surpassed the 1,837-foot-tall Sidu River Bridge for its world record title. We know what you’re thinking: $146.7 million is cheap! And it is! After all,...

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