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Say Goodbye to regular Wi-Fi signal drops with Plume Pods

Say Goodbye to regular Wi-Fi signal drops with Plume Pods

In today’s wireless world where everything is seemingly connected over a local Wi-Fi network, we often seem to face a common issue where we do not get full signal strengths in all the rooms of our house. Agreed? There are some people who besides having two-three routers in a house sometimes complain about drop in signals especially if there are lots of doors and walls. All this is about to change with Plume Podsan adaptive WiFi network system which uses multiple pods throughout your house to give you the best coverage possible. The concept behind Plume Pods may sound similar to a standard mesh network, but Plume has developed a self-learning system which adapts to your house, your devices and surrounding WiFI networks to consistently deliver a fast and reliable WiFi connection. Simply connect a pod in each room and enjoy uninterrupted connectivity throughout the house. Each Pod is about the size of a small night bulb and plugs right into the wall. The Pods also come with an Ethernet port but you only need to connect one pod to your modem using a regular LAN cable. “Plume is a cloud coordinated WiFi system that exponentially increases the signal strength and quality of your WiFi. It monitors your WiFi activity and balances your network load without sacrificing the performance of one device over another. Plume utilizes multiple WiFi channels in the same home to communicate between Plume Pods, eliminating congestion as your WiFi demands change and increase. Our cloud algorithms figure out which band to use for each device to ensure your devices have access to the speed they deserve, avoiding interference along the way. Plume WiFi adapts to the physical space you live in, your online devices, your household, and even to your neighbor’s WiFi usage patterns (yes, their networks also impact your environment!). It adapts real-time to your personal needs.” As far as pricing and availability is concerned, the company is in the final testing phase before the Pods go on sale this fall. If you pre-order today, you can get a pack of six Pods for $234 with each additional Pod costing $39. Once the devices are floated in the market, each Plume Pod will be retailing at $49. Pre-orders are currently only limited to the US but the company says that it is planning to open them up to other countries as well before the official launch. So what do you guys think of this new handy little device? If you’re like me who uses multiple routers to cover the entire house, the Plume Pods can very well be the solution to all our Wi-Fi related problems. Source: Plume...

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CEO of Telenor Pakistan awarded with Business Person of the Year Award 2016

CEO of Telenor Pakistan awarded with Business Person of the Year Award 2016

The ‘Business Person of the Year Award 2016’ of Canada Pakistan Business Council (CPBC) was awarded to Michael Foley, CEO Telenor Pakistan, at the CPBC 33rd Anniversary Gala in Toronto, Canada. Photo shows Foley (C) receiving the award from (R – L) Bryon Wilfert, Chairman, CPBC | John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Government of Canada | Asghar Ali Golo, Consul General of Pakistan | and Samir Dossal, President,...

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Telenor EasyPaisa wins PAS award 2016 for “Best in Digital” Category

Telenor EasyPaisa wins PAS award 2016 for “Best in Digital” Category

Pakistan’s first and largest branchless banking service Easypaisa has won the PAS Award 2016 in ‘Best in Digital’ category. Telenor Pakistan also won the PAS Award 2014 in the same category for its Customer First Day campaign. The picture shows Head of Easypaisa Yahya Khan (second from left) with his team holding the...

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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 Announces National Science Fair Winners

Intel Announces National Science Fair Winners

Intel Pakistan today concluded its National Science Competition by announcing the winners at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore. The winners will represent Pakistan at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2016, to be held in Phoenix, Arizona in May 2016. The event was graced by Mr. Qaisar Abbas, Director COMSATS Institute of Information Technology as chief guest. Winners Group Projects: Ahmed Bin Abdur Rahman Muhammad Hashim Khan “Solar Powered Hydrogen Vehicle” Division Public School, Lahore. Minahil Mustafa Sameen Mehdi Abdullah Khan Neodymium Wind Turbine Beaconhouse School System, Lahore. Winners Individual Projects: Shahmir Khan Niazi- “A New Spin on Renewable Energy” Beaconhouse School System, Lahore. Khasheaa Nadeem- “Mask that Filters Air Pollutants” Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Karachi. Sarmad Saeed Nasir- “The Effect of Milkaumentar on Production of Milk in Cattle” Engro Grammer School, Ghotki. The National Science Fair showcased more than 110 science projects submitted by 254 young scientists from all four provinces after rigorous competition at district and provincial levels. Winners of the National Science Fair have qualified to compete in the International Science & Engineering Fair, showcasing their talent on an international platform for over $5 million in prizes and scholarships. “The number of students who have qualified for the National Science Fair and the ones who’ve further secured a position in the International Science & Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Arizona are proof that Pakistan has incredible talent. One of the core outcomes of education is to produce productive citizens and role models for tomorrow, which we can only achieve by enabling students in becoming acquainted with and excelling in technology,” said Naveed Siraj, Country Manager, Intel Pakistan. “I wish the best of luck to the students who have participated in the Science Fairs at all the qualifying levels”.   About Intel ISEF The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, sponsored by Intel since 1997 is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, providing an annual forum for more than 1,800 high school students from about 70 countries, regions, and territories to showcase their independent research as they compete for over US $5 million annually. Student finalists, in grades 9through 12, emerge from a field of approximately one million students who compete in more than 500 regional Intel ISEF-affiliated science fairs around the world.  Intel’s sponsorship of the ISEF is part of the Intel® Education Initiative, which is focused on collaborating with educators and governments around the world to improve the quality of science and mathematics education and to help students develop the higher order thinking skills they need to participate and succeed in a knowledge-based economy. For more information, visit...

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Hello Moto but goodbye Motorola

Hello Moto but goodbye Motorola

With a heavy heart let us all convey our goodbyes to our beloved Motorola but at the same time lets rejoice and say Hello Moto to the future !! In a major announcement made at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Lenovo, which bought Motorola Mobility from Google in 2014, is unifying its two phone businesses under the Lenovo name. It’s going to use Motorola’s Moto brand for high-end products and its homegrown Vibe brand for budget devices. The Motorola name isn’t completely gone. It will live on from a corporate perspective as a division of the Chinese consumer-electronics giant, said Motorola Chief Operating Officer Rick Osterloh. Though the iconic M “batwing” logo will remain, consumers will stop seeing the Motorola name on Moto products. Instead, they’ll be branded Moto by Lenovo. “We’ll slowly phase out Motorola and focus on Moto,” Osterloh said in an exclusive interview Thursday at the CES conference in Las Vegas. The phase-out is notable because Motorola once represented the pinnacle of wireless technology. The company did invent the cell phone, after all. At a point in the mid-2000s, you couldn’t turn your head without seeing the ultrathin Razr flip phone, which came with a “Hello, Moto” ringtone. Older folks will remember the Motorola DynaTAC as one of the first true mobile devices. But times change. Google bought Motorola’s phone business in 2012 and sold it two years later. “It’s our treasure,” Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing said after the deal. “We plan to not only protect the Motorola brand, but make it stronger.” Lenovo wants to use its corporate brand to unify the products. Phones such as the Moto X will prominently feature the blue Lenovo logo. Motorola’s iconic M “batwing” logo will still be used. Lenovo’s branding makes sense. Motorola has seen its business take a beating. Nowadays, you’re more likely to nab the latest Apple or Samsung phone than you are to look at a Motorola device. Motorola said it removed its name from the packaging in 2013. Still, some bemoan the loss of such a significant name. “Lenovo does not have a bad brand but Motorola stands for a lot, especially in mobile,” said Carolina Milanesi, an analyst for Kantar WorldPanel. “It would be a shame to move away from that.” The decision is likely a play to use the Moto lineup, which is popular with Android enthusiasts, to get people more acquainted with the Lenovo brand. While Lenovo is the world’s largest PC maker, it isn’t front of mind for phones and other mobile products. Source:...

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