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Google set to become your best companion at Rio Olympics 2016

Google set to become your best companion at Rio Olympics 2016

The modern Olympic Games have been a defining moment for athletes and fans alike dating back to 1896. Next week, the 2016 cauldron will be lit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where thousands of athletes will come together to represent the strength and pride of their home countries with the world as their audience. The Olympic games are less then a week away and in order to celebrate the historic global sports extravaganza, Google have come up with a perfect solution to all your Olympic related queries. In celebration of the next chapter in Olympics history, Google is  bringing the best products to help people around the world stay up-to-date with the Olympic Games Rio 2016: Discover the event schedule, medal counts, and athlete information in Search Get results and view TV schedules in 30+ countries Watch official broadcasters’ event highlights on YouTube in 60+ countries Explore Rio and venues in Google Maps Keep up to date with the latest search Trends from around the world   On Google, searching for information about your favorite athletes and sports, the medal race, or your country’s schedule has never been easier. Pro tip: if you search on the Google app on Android and iOS, you’ll also see an option to get automatic updates on top event and medal wins, so you’ll never miss a beat. To give you a glimpse into the Games, watch official broadcasters’ video highlights on YouTube in more than 60 countries around the world. And as an added bonus, YouTube is sending 15 top creators to Rio, giving you a taste of what it’s like to be there with mobile live streaming. With Street View in Google Maps, everyone can enjoy the magic of Rio de Janeiro. Even if you’re a world away, preview the places where the world’s most talented athletes will make history and explore the breathtaking beauty of Brazil. Source: Google ...

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Google and Maserati announce World’s First Android Car

Google and Maserati announce World’s First Android Car

When Google first announced Android Auto back in 2014 at Google I/O, it started creating a lot of enthusiasm amongst car owners worldwide. Two years down the line, drivers today can easily access the fascinating world of Android running on compatible vehicles that interface with the Android Auto app. As always, Google is once again creating major strides this year at the ongoing Google I/O 2016 developer’s conference in California with a bunch of new and exciting announcements. The company announced the world’s first Android car in collaboration with Maserati, one of the world’s most luxurious car manufacturers. Even though this is just an initial concept, we do get a fair idea of what we could expect from Android Auto in the future. Android Auto currently works in sync with the supported apps at the same time mirroring them onto the car’s mounted display. The Maserati on the other hand is running Android natively without the need of syncing it with secondary devices like a smartphone or tablet. The dashboard comprises of a huge 4K display which not only acts as your infotainment hub, but it also allows you to operate core vehicle functionality thanks to new APIs and features recently announced with Google’s upcoming (yet to be named) OS, Android N. That means the same screen from which you’ve grown accustomed to playing music, making calls, and controlling navigation will now let you set your car’s air conditioning and seat warmers. This particular car actually has seat vibrators, controllable directly from the dash screen. The bottom of the screen shows 5 primary buttons: Navigation Phone Home Screen Audio/Multimedia System Apps The home screen shows a stream of relevant content on large, easily scrollable cards such as recent calls, possible destinations, and other bits of information you’re likely to want to see. And ofcourse you’ll have access to Android Auto optimized apps such as Pocketcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, and Pandora. The experience looks brilliant on the huge 13-inch display, especially the big and bold maps while navigating. It’s all powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 828 chipset, including the 720p display found behind the steering wheel. As mentioned earlier, the new Android Auto car integration is still in its early stages and there aren’t any consumer-ready vehicles that have been announced as yet. We do expect to hear more from Google in the months to come and hope for more compatible models sometime in 2017. What are your thoughts on Android Auto’s new features? We would love to hear your views in the comments below. Cheers!!                                   Source:...

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YouTube introduces new in-app chat feature

YouTube introduces new in-app chat feature

  YouTube has been recently adding new features to its mobile versions with one significant addition being the auto-play video feature similar to what we see in the web version of the world’s most popular video sharing site. Many people, including myself felt a bit annoyed with the auto play feature but thankfully you do get an option to disable it from the app’s settings. Starting today, YouTube will be testing out a new messenger like feature which lets users communicate with each other privately and also directly share videos without the need of sharing just the videos URL. The company feels that by integrating the messaging option into its native application will allow users to easily share videos with friends and family while at the same time drop in a message or two as well. For now, the new messaging feature is currently available for testing among few selected users and will be available to all in the next...

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Don’t Miss the Huge Pakistan Day Sale on March 23 by Daraz.pk

Don’t Miss the Huge Pakistan Day Sale on March 23 by Daraz.pk

In honour of Pakistan Day, Daraz.pk has planned something big for its customers – the leading online portal has announced a massive online sale event on March 23, with huge discounts up to 70% off across all retail categories at www.daraz.pk/pakistan-day-sale. Now, Pakistanis can make the best of this holiday, put their favourite patriotic song on repeat and indulge in some blissful retail therapy. Daraz.pk will treat Pakistanis to unexpected flash sales and crazy discounts on fashion and electronic products. Customers will have access to 23 coveted Mega Deals starting midnight and all through the exciting day. Besides a minimum 23% off on Fashion, up to 67% on Computing and up to 50% off on Home & Decor, there will be many more unbelievable offers, including up to 56% off on Microsoft Lumia phones, 24% off Panatron refrigerators and a staggering 20% off on the iPhone 6 Plus, as well as an additional 10% Easypay discount on selected items. These discounts and offers will also be available on the Daraz mobile app. Shoppers will receive notifications on their mobile devices throughout the day and can effortlessly take advantage of the crazy deals while on-the-go. “I hear there is no better way of feeling a sense of patriotism than celebrating Pakistan Day or Independence Day here. Be it parades or boisterous festivals, I’m looking forward to the festivities. I love how patriotic Pakistanis are – it’s inspiring,” says Jonathan Doerr, Co-CEO Daraz. “We want to celebrate Pakistan Day with our customers – what could be better than treating them to a mega sale event on March 23. Year after year, more and more customers shop for deals on Daraz.pk from the comfort of their own home – we are committed to making that process even better for them. And as we endeavor to make the app shopping experience more seamless, customers now have plenty of options when it comes to scoring great deals from Daraz.pk. Those who don’t have the Daraz app on their phones, should download it now,” he adds. Besides offering mega deals to its customers this 23rd March, Daraz.pk wishes to celebrate Pakistan Day with those who deserve it just as much but are unable to enjoy the same luxuries. The online shopping portal has taken a pledge to give back this Pakistan Day and has kicked off the ‘You Buy One We Donate One’ campaign. With this campaign, Daraz has committed to help one Pakistani in need on every item sold on the Pakistan Day sale. Daraz wishes to join hands with its customers and other companies to work towards spreading smiles and promoting...

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Intel Named a Top Company by NAFE for 7th Year

Intel Named a Top Company by NAFE for 7th Year

Intel has been named among the “Top 60 Companies for Executive Women” by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) for the 7th year. The 2016 list celebrates American corporations that promote women to top executive positions and create cultures that foster talented women through programs and policies. Intel is committed to significantly increase hiring, retention and advancement of women in the tech industry and offers innovative programs that are uniquely designed to help women build meaningful lives and...

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Intel’s VP and Director named in the Fast Company Most Creative People in Business 1000 list

Intel’s VP and Director named in the Fast Company Most Creative People in Business 1000 list

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS Most Creative People in Business 1000 is an exclusive community of influencers in business from across the economy and around the globe. The list also includes names as Barack Obama and Malala Yousafzai. Intel’s Hudnell oversees professionals in more than 35 countries working to enhance Intel’s reputation as the world’s leading technology brand and corporate citizen.   KARACHI, Pakistan, February 17, 2016 – Intel’s Roz Hudnell and Carolyn Duran were named to the Fast Company Most Creative People in Business 1000 list, an exclusive community of influencers in business from around the world. The list features movers and shakers across industries, including tech, fashion, food, science and entertainment, and recognizes leaders for their vision and fearlessness. Hudnell, the Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer at Intel Corporation, was recognized for her role in Intel’s diversity initiatives to bring more women and underrepresented people of color to Intel. Whereas Duran’s efforts as the Director of supply chain to rid Intel products of conflict mineral ensured her place on the...

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