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Traditional send-off for the Indo-US NISAR satellite from the US to India

Team Brew   Mon 06 Feb 2023    

Chennai: Officials of two space agencies – Indias ISRO and the NASA of the US – followed their respective traditions at the send-off ceremony of NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) – an Earth science satellite being jointly built by NASA and […]

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Twitter to charge AED3,673 per month from businesses for their gold badges

Team Brew   Mon 06 Feb 2023    

World: Twitter has told businesses to pay $1,000 (AED3,673) per month for retaining gold badges and brands and organisations which do not pay the money will lose their checkmarks. The Elon Musk-run company, which is busy monetising its platform via various […]

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Comet C/2022 E3 spotted in the UAE

Shaneer N. Siddiqui   Sun 05 Feb 2023    

Dubai: The Dubai Astronomy Group (DAG) organised an event for the rare celestial of Comet C/2022 E3 passing Earth on February 4. Discovered by astronomers using the Zwicky Transient Facility’s wide-field survey camera in early March last year, the comet […]

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UAE confirms the 1st Arab long-duration astronaut mission to launch on February 26

Team Brew   Fri 03 Feb 2023    

Dubai: The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) revealed details of the second crewed mission of the UAE Astronaut Programme to the International Space Station (ISS) at an event held at the Museum of the Future. Scheduled for launch on February […]

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Here’s what the ‘i’ in iPhone actually means

Team Brew   Mon 30 Jan 2023    

World: If you’re an Apple user, chances are you may not have stopped to think about what the ‘i’ in iPhone stands for. However, it turns out that this question was answered by Steve Jobs back in 1998 – and […]

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Virtual employee Rammas responds to over 6.8million enquiries in a 6-year period

Team Brew   Sat 28 Jan 2023    

Dubai: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA) virtual employee ‘Rammas’, which uses Artificial Intelligence (AI), answered more than 6.8 million enquiries since its launch in the first quarter of 2017 until the end of December 2022. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, […]

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Scientists develop an AI system to detect visual impairment in children

Team Brew   Sat 28 Jan 2023    

Guangzhou: Chinese scientists from Sun Yat-sen University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University have started using artificial intelligence (AI) technology to detect visual impairment among kids via smartphones. The study published in the journal Nature Medicine described a smartphone-based health system, […]

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Microsoft services report outages across the world

Team Brew   Wed 25 Jan 2023    

World: Microsoft Corp said it was investigating an issue impacting multiple services including Teams and Outlook, with outage reports saying the platforms were down for thousands of users globally. Microsoft did not disclose the number of users affected by the […]

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Region’s 1st integrated healthcare platform, myAster officially launched

Shaneer N. Siddiqui   Mon 23 Jan 2023    

Dubai: In alignment with UAE’s Vision 2031 to position the country in the Top 10 for quality healthcare, Aster DM Healthcare, one of the largest healthcare providers in GCC and India, today officially unveiled the full-fledged version of myAster app, the […]

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Musk says higher priced Twitter subscription won’t carry ads

Team Brew   Mon 23 Jan 2023    

USA: Twitter boss Elon Musk tweeted that a higher-priced subscription to the social media platform will not carry advertisements. The billionaire also said that ads are “too frequent on Twitter and too big,” and that steps will be taken to address those issues in the coming weeks. […]

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70% of people in the UAE wish their loved ones would spend less time on their phones

Team Brew   Mon 16 Jan 2023    

Dubai: Nearly eight out of 10 people in the UAE (79 per cent) wish their family and friends would spend less time on their phones when they are together. And a staggering 40 per cent of UAE residents think they have […]

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