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Urdu Ustad: Interactive app makes learning Urdu alphabets fun for kids!

Pardesi Media based out of United States has released a free interactive app “Urdu Ustad” that introduces kids to Urdu alphabets and words. The original audiences of the app were families who immigrated to non-Urdu speaking countries, and needed ways for their kids to stay connected to their culture and language. Recently majority of downloads [...]

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ITCN Asia 2013 at Karachi Expo Center

ITCN Asia is annual Information and Communication Technology event in Karachi. The 2013 edition of ITCN Asia was organized on October 8-10 at Karachi Expo Center. ITCN Asia had two segments, the technology workshops and the exhibition. The workshops covered eBanking & Finance, eGovernment,  Digital Marketing and eLearning among other topics. My observations of ITCN Asia 2013 are based [...]

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Bahria Town website hacked

Bahria Town website hacked

Bahria Town, the pet project of billionaire tycoon Malik Riaz, came under a cyber attack when its website was defaced by some local hacker. Apparently the reason for hacking the website is recent failed Bahria Town deal with Abu Dhabi group to build world’s tallest building in Karachi. The message at Bahria Town website, at [...]

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Duddoo Aur Dhobi: Local app to make South Asian content fun for kids

JugnooMedia has released a mobile app titled “Duddoo Aur Dhobi” for toddlers and children 1-3 year old. Aimed at providing fun content for Indian, Pakistani and other South Asian children, the app is based on two popular Urdu nursery rhymes “O Baba duddoo’a” and “Dhobi aaya”. It is a ‘digital toy’, which provides a highly [...]

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Tracing the path of Asteroid 2012 DA14

The asteroid 2012 DA14 is a near-Earth asteroid with an estimated diameter of about 50 meters and an estimated mass of about 190,000 metric tons. Asteroid 2012 DA14 was discovered by a team of amateur astronomers affiliated with the La Sagra Sky Survey at the Astronomical Observatory of Mallorca in southern Spain on Feb. 23, [...]

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PKNIC defaced by PakBugs

PKNIC, the internet registry managing top level domains in Pakistan, is defaced by PakBugs. This is another successful hacking / defacing attempt at PKNIC, shows how pathetic security situation of the service provider that still lives in the 90s.

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NED Team Victory preparing for Shell Eco Marathon

In this era of energy crisis, engineers are working hard to find possibilities for maximum efficiency with minimum power consumption. Considering the same goal, Shell organizes a competition with the name Shell Eco-Marathon where young engineers of different institutes from all over the world bring their vehicles, especially designed for better mileage. The competition takes [...]

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ITCN Asia 2012 Review

ITCN Asia 2012 was held at Karachi Expo Center during September 18-20. While the event started on 18th, it was officially inaugurated on the 19th by Sindh IT Minister Faisal Subzwari. I visited ITCN on the 2nd day, well before the good Minister came for the inauguration. I found the event dull and lackluster. Attendance [...]

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News One Website Hacked

A hacker by the name of ‘No Swear’ defaced the News One website in response to insufficient coverage of Burma killings by the media. The website was not harmed, and has currently been restored. The message can be read below: Op#Inqilab E Pakistan | Burma Awareness No Swear Was Here …! This hack is demonstrated [...]

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Temporal Cloaking: Cornell University And Pentagon Working On Time Holes To Make Events Disappear

A Pentagon -backed team of scientists at Cornell University have figured out how to mask entire events by distorting light. Wired Magazine (quoting science journal Nature), reports that the scientists were able to hide an event for 40 picoseconds (those are trillionths of seconds, if you’re counting). This is the first time that scientists have [...]

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