How to Protect yourself Online

Keeping yourself safe online should always be your number one priority. Have a look at our swift guide to make sure you're covering all of your bases. The internet is becoming a bigger part of our lives with each passing...

Hackers can alter WhatsApp chats: Should UAE users be alarmed?

Cybersecurity experts find a way to crack into WhatsApp chats, alter users' messages. Dubai: WhatsApp users have been warned against a newly discovered flaw in the messaging service that can allow fraudsters to intercept and manipulate chats. The Facebook-owned app, which...

Abu Dhabi student developing heat-proof vaccine to help tackle disease across the globe

NYUAD student's research would protect vaccines being transported in high temperatures. An Abu Dhabi student is aiming to tackle diseases across the globe - by developing a cost-effective vaccine which can be transported to remote areas without being damaged by...

Google’s new Arabic digital skills drive aims to improve job chances for young people

'Maharat min Google' will focus on women and improving the gender balance in the Middle East and North Africa. Google has launched a digital skills programme in Arabic to empower young people and prepare them for the workplace. Maharat min Google...

UAE students invent affordable Braille device

The prototype will be on show at the Think Science fair in Dubai which encourages young people to innovate. A group of university students have developed an affordable, portable device that instantly converts text and numerals into braille. BraillEye, a pocket-sized...

It’s time for governments to seize data control, Apple founder says

Social media information crisis could change the landscape of data consent with emergence of blockchain technology, say Steve Wozniak. An uncertain online landscape provides a golden opportunity for governments to wrestle back control of personal data from private companies, claims...

Fujifilm announces the launch of the elite X-H1

Fujifilm announces the launch of the elite X-H1, the most high performance camera in the X Series range. Combining a robust, durable body with superior image quality and easy operation, the FUJIFILM X-H1 is the first camera in the series...

Over 466,000 sign on for UAE coders Initiative

One Million Arab Coders welcomes its first cohort of 100,000 students. Dubai: The One Million Arab Coders initiative welcomed its first cohort of 100,000 students on January 28, who began their online coding courses under four educational tracks, organisers said...

Clothing to protect people from WiFi radiation invented in UAE

The clothing line has microfabricated chips installed into the clothes, ultimately "protecting" humans. A group of Dubai students has invented a fashion line that helps protect humans from the "harmful radiation" caused by WiFi. Students from the Gems Our Own...

Virtual interpreter translates web content into sign language ‘for the first time’

New software gives easy access, translates text to Arabic sign language for UAE deaf community. A friendly animation figure in a dishdasha pops up on a web page and translates text into sign language for the hearing impaired. This software to help...

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