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  • Laptops, desktop sales see 'renaissance'; shortages won't ease until 2022

    The world stocked up on laptop and desktop computers in 2020 at a level not seen since the iPhone debuted in 2007, and manufacturers still are months away from fulfilling outstanding orders, hardware industry executives and analysts said...

    Remote learning and working has upturned the computer market during the coronavirus pandemic, zapping sales of smartphones while boosting interest in bigger devices, which had become afterthoughts...

  • WhatsApp offers voice/video calls on desktop app

    LAHORE: WhatsApp has announced that it has made private and secure one-to-one voice and video calls available on its desktop app...

    To make desktop calling more useful, it has been made sure it works seamlessly for both portrait and landscape orientation, appears in a resizable standalone window on your computer screen, and is set to be always on top so users never lose video chats in a browser tab or stack of open windows...

  • Pakistan’s Covid-19 mortality rate much higher than global rate

    • Task Force member says citizens visit hospitals after developing complications • Poor health, diagnostic facilities another reason for high number of deathsISLAMABAD: Though health experts have been claiming that Covid-19 has proved less lethal among Asians, global data shows that Pakistan’s mortality rate is far higher than many regions...

    A document of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), available with Dawn, said...

  • Computer science teachers without salaries for five months

    ISLAMABAD: Owing to the negligence of the Planning Commission and the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE), scores of computer science teachers and their subordinate staff in various educational institutions could not be paid salaries for five months...

    Sources said due to the non-payment of salaries the computer science teachers, computer lab in-charges and attendants were performing duties halfheartedly, badly affecting the...

  • Computer data at FIFA HQ seized by Swiss prosecutors

    LAUSANNE: FIFA has handed over computer data to Swiss police investigating the 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes and suspended bidding for the 2026 tournament as it remained at the centre of a football corruption storm...

    FIFA said that computer data from its Zurich headquarters had been handed to Swiss prosecutors...

  • Rare Apple computer dumped by woman sold for $200,000

    SAN FRANCISCO: A Silicon Valley recycling company disclosed on Monday that it was looking for a woman who dropped off a rare Apple computer subsequently snapped up by a collector for $200,000...

    The woman didn’t leave her name or ask for a receipt when she dropped off a box of unwanted gadgets, including a first-generation Apple I computer considered a coveted collectable by computer history buffs...

  • Computer training for prisoners

    LAHORE: The COMSATS has awarded certificates to 12 prisoners on completion of four-month training in computer technology and and graphic design at the District Jail, Kot Lakhpat...

    The CIIT has established two computer labs in the Kot Lakhpat Jail, one with 15 computers for male prisoners and the other lab with five computers for female inmates...

  • PIA computer system collapse affects flights

    KARACHI: The computer system of the Pakistan International Airlines broke down on Monday morning, triggering cancellation of several flights of the national flag carrier and causing hardship to passengers, it was reliably learnt...

    Talking to Dawn, PIA spokesperson Mashhood Tajwar said that the computer system at a US-based company had been affected and as the PIA’s system was linked to it, it also malfunctioned for around four to...

  • Computer draws first blood in clash with Go grandmaster

    After about 3-1/2 hours of play, Lee, one of the greatest players of the ancient board game in the modern era, resigned when it became clear the AlphaGo computer had taken an unassailable lead...

    Although the computer had whitewashed European champion Fan Hui 5-0 last October, it had been expected to struggle against 33-year-old Lee, who has topped the world rankings for most of the past decade...

  • Non-payment of salaries threatens survival of school computer labs

    ISLAMABAD: Eleven school computer labs may not be functional after the summer break as employees, awaiting their salaries for the last seven months, have threatened to quit their jobs...

    A computer teacher, Saqib Hanif, is among 89 other employees hired by the Federal Directorate for Education (FDE) in 2012 to run school computer labs...

  • Game over! Computer wins series against Go champion

    SEOUL: A Google-developed computer programme won its best-of-five match-up with a South Korean Go grandmaster on Saturday, taking an unassailable 3-0 lead to score a major victory for a new style of "intuitive" artificial intelligence (AI)...

    I kind of felt powerless," Lee said, acknowledging that he had "misjudged" the computer programme's abilities...

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