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World’s Youngest Programmer Is Only 7, Aims To Be Next ‘Bill Gates’

London:  Setting an unprecedented record, a seven-year-old British boy of Pakistani origin has become the world’s youngest computer programmer. Muhammad Hamza Shahzad, resident of Handsworth area in Birmingham has been trained by his father Asim, who works with an American IT firm. “I want to be Bill Gates,” he told ‘Birmingham Mail’ this week. This is not the first time ... Read More »

Internet can be ‘paedophile playground’, warns NSPCC

The warning came as figures showed a rise in children, worried about online abuse and grooming, contacting the charity’s Childline service. Counselling sessions for young people worried about online sexual abuse rose 24% to 3,716 in 2015-16. The Home Office described it as “a global problem” adding that “the UK is at the forefront of efforts to combat this dreadful ... Read More »

Moto Z to hit Indian shores next month

Chinese technology giant Lenovo will bring the much-awaited modular smartphone ‘Moto Z’ to the Indian market in the first week of October. The Moto Z, which was unveiled globally in June this year, allows users to attach a set of accessories called ‘mods’ to the back of the device that adds various functionalities to the device. “We will launch 8 ... Read More »

Supreme Court To Hear Case Against Google, Microsoft, Yahoo Over Sex Determination Sites

New Delhi:  The Supreme Court will today hear a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in which Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and other search engines have been made a party for allegedly putting up advertisements selling pre-natal sex determination kits. The top court in July had concluded that the companies’ search engines violated the laws by hosting advertisements for tools, kits and clinics ... Read More »

WTO appellate body’s rules against India in solar case with US

GENEVA: India lost its appeal at the World Trade Organization in a dispute over solar power on Friday, failing to overturn a US complaint that New Delhi had discriminated against importers in the Indian solar power sector. The WTO’s appeals judges upheld an earlier ruling that found India had broken WTO rules by requiring solar power developers to use Indian-made ... Read More »

iPhone 7 Plus model 128GB version Black instead of Jet Black are the most popular variants

Apple says the initial supplies of the iPhone 7 Plus and the Jet Black iPhone 7 are sold out. Despite the phones selling out, the crowds at stores this year are noticeably smaller. Data released by Slice Intelligence reveals the preferences of iPhone customers. The data covers only digital sales in the first 48 hours of availability. For the first time, ... Read More »

Indian-American scientist bags innovation award worth $500,000

Ramesh Raskar honoured for mentoring young people in technology An Indian-origin scientist has bagged the prestigious Lemelson–MIT Prize worth $500,000 for his groundbreaking work to improve lives globally. Nasik-born Ramesh Raskar, 46, is founder of the Camera Culture research group at the MIT Media Lab and an Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences. “Raskar is the winner of the ... Read More »