#Technology

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Samsung unveils plans to begin developing 6G technology expected to be available by 2028

It will reportedly offer download speeds of over 1,000Gbps

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Phi trends: Why it’s never too late to start investing

Investing requires a long-term approach to yield better results, opines entrepreneur and investor Shailesh Dash in his new series

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Why digitalisation has helped Bahraini banks escape the brunt of Covid-19

As Covid-enforced social distancing measures became commonplace, Bahrainis turned increasingly online to conduct financial services

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Abu Dhabi introduces Covid-19 laser-testing at border to gain entry into emirate

Those with a positive result must undergo a nasal swab PCR test at the same location to confirm whether they have the virus

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Watch: Digital transformation – how can companies do more for less in the UAE?

The key word right now is to “optimise” existing technologies, says Gigamon’s Vijay Babber

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Sheikh Hamdan launches Dubai Cyber Index to enhance cybersecurity among government entities

The Index was developed by the Dubai Electronic Security Center

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Google’s Loon balloons now offer commercial internet access in Kenya

Loon has collaborated with Telekom Kenya to provide internet connectivity by way of 35 balloons covering an area of 50,000 square kilometres

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Amazon launches on-demand home services in UAE including disinfection, car washing and pet grooming

During the launch phase, customers in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah can book from over 70 services

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Taiwan manufacturer TSMC now controls 51% of global chip market

TSMC is one of only two companies in the world that can produce chips with the 5nm architecture

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Sheikh Hamdan launches 3D Printing Strategic Alliance in Dubai

He also called for the establishment of a specialised zone within Dubai dedicated to 3D printing entities

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Cryptocurrency Tether’s market valuation crosses $10bn

At the start of the year, it was valued at $4.1bn

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An eye on the future: Micro Focus’ Gonzalo Usandizaga on upcoming tech trends

As individuals and businesses adjust to the new normal, Gonzalo Usandizaga – vice president and general manager, Emerging and Growth Markets at Micro Focus, sheds light on the trends that are here to stay

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Amazon Prime Video app launched on Microsoft Windows 10

For the first time, the app will allow users to download the videos and view them offline on a Windows device

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Abu Dhabi-based G42 joins Israel Aerospace Industries, Rafael to combat Covid-19

They will jointly leverage their combined knowledge, human and technological assets, to accelerate the delivery of solutions to combat the pandemic

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Sheikh Mohammed’s new law to regulate all drone operations in Dubai

The law will govern the creation of ‘drone airports’ and outlines the framework for permissions surrounding all drone activities too

Coronavirus pandemic drags global M&A to lowest level since 2012

Little more than $1 trillion of deals have been announced this year, making for the slowest first half since 2012

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Facebook to close its TikTok clone Lasso app this month

Facebook has reportedly decided to focus on Instagram’s Reels feature

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Google paying billions to Apple to remain default search engine in Safari

Google reportedly pays approximately $1.5bn every year to Apple to remain as its default search engine in mobile Safari in the UK alone

Uber partners with Mastercard to offer free rides home to all inbound UAE residents

The service will be applicable for rides home from Dubai International Airport, Al Maktoum International Airport and Abu Dhabi International Airport

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China’s Innoway to set up an office in DMCC to spur Dubai’s tech startup ecosystem

Innoway, dubbed China’s Silicon Valley, has incubated over 3,400 startups and raised approximately Dhs4.7bn

Digital transformation: These are the key things for regional companies to keep in mind

Digital transformation should always be linked to business metrics, says Anas Jwaied, managing director – Middle East and Africa at Micro Focus

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Netflix 4K support expected on Mac devices via Apple’s upcoming Big Sur update

Apple is expected to release the update this fall

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Video: Sheikh Mohammed inaugurates Dubai Future Labs

Projects currently undertaken at the facility include ventilators, drones and autonomous vehicles

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Microsoft permanently closes all but four retail stores worldwide

Microsoft’s digital storefronts reportedly reach more than 1.2 billion people every month

Sharjah Municipality fees, fines can soon be paid using Google, Samsung and Apple e-wallets

Only cashless modes of payments will be accepted starting July 15

Here’s how regional firms can improve tech operations despite reduced budgets

The pandemic has hastened the digital transformation process for many companies

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Mercedes-Benz And Nvidia to collaborate on automated driving technology

Mercedes vehicles featuring the new technology are expected to debut in 2024

Facebook and Khalifa Fund relaunch ‘She Means Business’ mentorship programme in the UAE

The programme will support and train 1,300 women entrepreneurs through a series of virtual training sessions

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Dell launches powerful midrange G7 gaming laptop

It will be available in two versions: 15- and 17-inches

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Apple refuses to host Facebook Gaming platform on iOS app store

Facebook has reportedly been attempting to launch its gaming platform on Apple’s app store since February