When we talk about Pakistanis abroad, we rarely bring up the accomplishments of musicians or other artists. (No, Zayn Malik doesn’t count.)
The conversation usually revolves around doctors and entrepreneurs doing great work and creating positive buzz for the rest of the Pakistani community. Like, how often do we get to say: ‘Hey, you know that Pakistani guy that worked on the score for a bunch of Hollywood films with Hans Zimmer?’
Meet Taurees Habib, a 28-year-old Karachiite who did just that.
Click here to read more by Zahra Salahuddin @images.dawn.com
Pakistani students are on fire!
Recently, two Pakistani students won the Bronze medal at the Microsoft Office World Championship. This Championship is an annual event conducted by Microsoft which tests a student’s expertise in Word, Powerpoint, and Excel using both the 2010 and 2013 versions.
To appear in this championship, hundreds of students from all over Pakistan are rigorously trained for the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Test. This year, the top 118 students were selected to appear in the national championship held in Islamabad during June. Top six students from the local event were then selected to form the national team to represent Pakistan in the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship held in Orlando, Florida from 7th to 10th August 2016.
Click here to read more by Maryam Dodhy @techjuice.pk
When a man turns 30, he turns around and looks back at his life. But he should also turn around and look back at his wardrobe because, chances are, it’s been neglected.
We’ve rounded up 22 of the most important essentials that every guy should have by the time he turns the big three-oh.
If you’re approaching or over 30, it might be time to go shopping.
Click here to read more by Dennis Green @businessinsider.com
Music and in particular patriotic songs, have the ability to sum up a nation’s mood, its feeling and its sentiments in catchy melodies. Historic patriotic songs like those during the 60s boosted the army’s morale in the war that rallied the nation. Years later, songs became the driving force behind Pakistan’s sports campaigns in Hockey, Cricket and Squash championships.
Today, we bring to you the top patriotic songs which truly capture the spirit of independence. While the list is extensive, we had to leave out many famous ones, since space is limited but songs aplenty.
Click here to read more by Aadil Shadman @propakistani.pk
Pakistan is quite famous for its leather products. In past, several startups have taken the indigenous products made in Pakistan to international crowdfunding platform Kickstarter and have raised several hundred thousand dollars successfully.
RockDove is another such startup which is using leather to make products of wide-range including tote, briefcase, wallet, clutch wallet, traveler’s wallet, a camera sling and a baggage tag. The products, although, appear to be traditional yet they are technology based.
Simply said, the products come with a built-in Bluetooth chip which is connected with a smartphone to keep a track of the product and hence the belongings in it as well. The Bluetooth device is mounted on a flexible board discreetly tucked away in each of its products. Although hidden from plain view, it allows users to track their most essential belongings via smartphone or tablet.
Click here to read more by Marium Dodhy @techjuice.pk
Pakistan’s popular music streaming startup Patari has secured 2nd position at World Startup Cup 2016, held in Washington DC from 3rd – 5th August.
The first place has been secured by GoMobile, a Moroccon startup that allows disadvantaged people to personalized content via mobile phone. The third prize went to an Armenian startup by the name of HY Pictures which is a media productions company. The winning startups competed with over 1,000 startups which were shortlisted after 65 national level championships to participate in the global edition.
Patari is a music streaming website boasting a database of more than 15,000 songs; the biggest ever collection available online in Pakistan, including both mainstream music and underground scene.
Click here to read more by Asra Rizwan @techjuice.pk
Time to unfollow her too, I thought.
You know what I’m talking about. Don’t you just hate it when you follow someone on Instagram for their innovative, quirky posts, only to realize a few weeks later that they’ve sold their soul to the devil and stooped to just doing paid reviews? Let’s be honest: content’s looking pretty shoddy now on the mammoth photo-sharing app.
Splore is here to to challenge that very feature — to make sure that their users thrive on quality content rather than star power. This hot new app on the block lets people follow hashtags of interest rather than people, so you’re sure to have a feed that’s basically tailor-made for you, filled with material that excites you.
Click here to read more by Anum Rehman Chagani @images.dawn.com
Newly launched Android game ‘Pak Truck Driver’ is arguably the most exciting driving game to have come out of Pakistan. By putting you behind the wheel of a beautifully decorated truck, it takes you through Pakistan’s breathtaking mountain ranges.
Your task is to carry consignments from one location to another while ensuring minimum damage to the shipment. The narrow and dangerous roads, lofty speed breakers, and tricky curves add to difficulty and excitement.
The trucking experience of course, is not complete without the flamboyant truck horns and folk music in the background; and ‘Apex Logics’, the developers behind the game, have incorporated these elements into the game with style.
Click here to read more by Munir Rahool @dawn.com
In another proud moment for Pakistan, WonderTree, a technology incubator and community hub launched by the Pakistan Software Houses Association, secured third prize at the GIST TECH-I startup competition held at Stanford University in California.
WonderTree fell in the startup category of the annual competition and was one of the 15 applicants selected from 1,074 teams from around the world.
The startup company, incubated at P@SHA’s tech incubator The Nest, develops interactive, augmented reality-based games for children with special needs using Microsoft Kinect technology, with a focus on home based physical therapy, biofeedback and tracking.
Pakistani start-up leaves Facebook founder impressed
Muhammad Waqas, the CEO and co-Founder of WonderTree, said that meeting investors, networking with industry experts and getting one-on-one mentoring at GES 2016 has been a phenomenal experience.
Click here to read more at tribune.com.pk
KARACHI: K-Electric (KE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NED’s mechanical engineering department whereby KE will sponsor their formula racing car to compete in the upcoming Formula SAE in Italy.
It will be the first and only team representing Pakistan in Italy this year, said a press statement issued by KE.
Pakistan’s first Formula electric car enters US competition
Formula SAE is one of the biggest global engineering design competitions, which focuses on car design and its manufacturing. More than 250 teams from across the globe will take part in the racing competition, which be held from July 22 to July 25.
Click here to read more at tribune.com.pk