Kurdistan24 launches Persian website, new web design

Kurdistan24 launches Persian-language section, new web design

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) – Kurdistan’s leading news network on Sunday launched a fresh new web design as well as a Persian-language website.

Followers of Kurdistan24 still have access to the same credible news on the website boasting a sleek and more professional web design.

With websites in Kurdish, English, and Turkish already, Kurdistan24 has added Persian to its diverse lineup.

The news network aims to continue to transform the media landscape of Kurdistan.

Kurdistan24 is committed to providing up-to-date, impartial, and quality information to the widest possible audience in the region.

Be sure to follow Kurdistan24 on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram!


Facebook Launches Online Civil Courage Initiative in the UK

Facebook Launches Online Civil Courage Initiative in the UK


  • Facebook will launch the Online Civil Courage Initiative in the UK
  • Looks to train and fund local organizations to combat extremist content
  • EU said that social networks have improved in removing hate content

Facebook is launching a UK programme to train and fund local organizations to combat extremist material online, as Internet companies attempt to clamp down on hate speech and violent content on their services.

Facebook, which outlined new efforts to remove extremist and terrorism content from its social media platform last week, will launch the Online Civil Courage Initiative in the UK on Friday, the company said in a statement.

The new initiative will train non-governmental organizations to help them monitor and respond to extremist content and create a dedicated support desk so they can communicate directly with Facebook, the company said.

“There is no place for hate or violence on Facebook,” said Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer. “We use technology like AI to find and remove terrorist propaganda, and we have teams of counterterrorism experts and reviewers around the world working to keep extremist content off our platform.”

The British government has stepped up attacks on Silicon Valley Internet companies for not acting quickly enough to take down extremist online propaganda and fostering “safe places” where extremists can breed following a string of attacks in recent months in London and Manchester.


Facebook, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Twitter have responded by saying they have made heavy investments and employed thousands of people to take down hate speech and violent content over the past two years. Security analysts say the efforts have dramatically reduced the use of these platforms for jihadist recruitment efforts, although more work needs to be done.

Prime Minister Theresa May has sought to enlist British public opinion to force the US Internet players to work more closely with the government rather than proposing new legislation or policies to assert greater control over the web.

Earlier this week, May urged fellow European Union leaders at a meeting in Brussels to join her in putting pressure on tech companies to ‘rid terrorist material from the internet in all our languages’.

She called for the Internet companies to shift from reactively removing content when they are notified of it, towards greater use of automatic detection and removal tools – and ultimately preventing it from appearing on their platforms in the first place.


MSI Launches Powerful Intel Kaby Lake-Powered Laptops Starting at Rs. 1,29,000

MSI Launches Powerful Intel Kaby Lake-Powered Laptops Starting at Rs. 1,29,000

MSI, the company behind the gaming PCs and laptops, has announced a refreshed lineup of its gaming laptops in India that are powered by Intel’s newly launched Kaby Lake processors. The new 7th-generation Intel Core i7-powered laptops also pack Nvidia’s latest GTX 10 series GPUs that bring 4K support and an improved virtual reality performance. MSI’s 7th-generation laptop lineup includes MSI GT83VR 7RE Titan SLI, GT73VR 7RF Titan Pro 4K, GS63VR 7RF Stealth Pro, GE62 7RE Apache Pro, and GP62 7RD Leopard.

Talking about the specifications, MSI GT83VR 7RE Titan SLI is the company’s first VR-optimised laptop with an IPS level screen. With VR optimisation, gamers will be able to experience games inside the VR headsets. This gaming laptop is powered by Intel Kaby Lake Core i7-7820HK+CM238 CPU and Nvidia’s dual GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5X GPU for graphics performance.

It runs Windows 10 on Super Raid 4-512GB NVMe SSD drive with 1TB 7200rpm hard drive. It is said to be the only laptop that features Cherry MX Speed Sliver RGB Switches and an ergonomic keyboard for best tactile feedback of 1.2mm mechanical actuation, light 45g key switches, and Gold contacts. The GT83VR 7RE Titan SLI comes with multi-color RGB backlighting and will be available at a price of Rs. 3,49,990.

Coming to the second laptop, the GT73VR 7RF Titan Pro 4K, as the name suggests, sports a 4K LCD built-in display with a resolution of up to 3840×2160 pixels and support for 100 percent Adobe RGB colour gamut. The laptop runs Windows 10 on Super Raid 4-512GB NVMe SSD and a 1TB 7200rpm hard disk drive. It is powered by Intel’s Core i7-7820HK that gives it power not only to run 4K games, but to edit 4K videos as well. The GT73VR 7RF Titan Pro 4K is priced at Rs. 3,34,990.

The third laptop of the company’s GS series is GS63VR 7RF Stealth Pro. It packs a 15.6-inch screen that has full-HD resolution, along with the anti-glare feature and 100 percent Adobe RGB colour gamut. The laptop is powered by a 7th gen Intel Core-i7 7700HQ+HM175 CPU, paired with a full desktop class Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU and 6GB of GDDR5 graphics RAM. For storage, it houses a 256GB NVMe M.2 SSD that can give a speed up to 2,200MBps. MSI’s GS63VR 7RF Stealth Proia will be available at Rs. 1,77,990.

The final members of the refreshed laptop lineup are GE62 7RE Apache Pro and GP62 7RD Leopard. Both the laptops share similar specifications like the Intel Kaby Lake Core-i7 7700HQ+HM175 processor. The GE62 7RE Apache Pro is powered by the Nvidia GeForce 1050Ti GPU with 4GB of GDDR5 RAM while the GP62 7RD Leopard utilises the GTX 1050 with 2GB of GDDR5 RAM. The GE62 7RE Apache Pro is priced at Rs. 1,29,990, and the price of GP62 7RD Leopard has not been revealed yet.


[Source:- Gadgets360]


Russia, spurning U.S. censure, launches second day of Syria strikes from Iran

Russia launched a second day of air strikes against Syrian militants from an Iranian air base, rejecting U.S. suggestions its co-operation with Tehran might violate a U.N. resolution as illogical and factually incorrect.

State Department spokesman Mark Toner on Tuesday called the Iranian deployment “unfortunate,” saying the United States was looking into whether the move violated U.N. Security Council resolution 2231, which prohibits the supply, sale and transfer of combat aircraft to Iran.

Russia bristled at those comments on Wednesday after announcing that Russian SU-34 fighter bombers flying from Iran’s Hamadan air base had for a second day struck Islamic State targets in Syria’s Deir al-Zor province, destroying two command posts and killing more than 150 militants.

“It’s not our practice to give advice to the leadership of the U.S. State Department,” Major-General Igor Konashenkov said in a statement.

“But it’s hard to refrain from recommending individual State Department representatives check their own logic and knowledge of basic documents covering international law.”

Moscow first used Iran as a base from which to launch air strikes in Syria on Tuesday, deepening its involvement in the five-year-old Syrian civil war and angering the United States.

Russia’s use of the Iranian air base comes amid intense fighting for the Syrian city of Aleppo, where rebels are battling Syrian government forces backed by the Russian military, and as Moscow and Washington are working towards a deal on Syria that could see them cooperate more closely.

Russia backs Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, while the United States believes the Syrian leader must step down and is supporting rebel groups that are fighting to unseat him.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday any U.S. dismay over Moscow’s military co-operation with Iran should not distract from efforts to realise the U.S.-Russia deal on coordinating action in Syria and securing a ceasefire.

Lavrov said there were no grounds to suggest Russia’s actions had violated the U.N. resolution, saying Moscow was not supplying Iran with military aircraft for its own internal use, something the document prohibits.

“These aircraft are being used by Russia’s air force with Iran’s agreement as a part of an anti-terrorist operation at the request of Syria’s leadership,” Lavrov told a Moscow news conference, after holding talks with Murray McCully, New Zealand’s foreign minister.

A graphic illustrating which targets Russia has so far struck from Iran can be seen here: tmsnrt.rs/2b458P3



[Source: Reauters]

Xiaomi Launches Mi Water Purifier 2, Mi Router 3, and New Bluetooth Speaker

Xiaomi Launches Mi Water Purifier 2, Mi Router 3, and New Bluetooth Speaker

At a media event on Tuesday, Xiaomi announced its Mi Ecosystem sub-brand. The company also took the opportunity to unveil the first product in that lineup, the Mi Induction Heating Pressure Rice Cooker. At the event, the Chinese technology conglomerate also announced refresh of many of its existing product categories, unveiling the Mi Water Purifier 2, a new Bluetooth Speaker, and Mi Router 3.

The Xiaomi Water Purifier 2 utilises reverse osmosis to remove impurities from water, at a rate of one litre per minute. The company says the advanced filtration technology in the purifier allows it to detect particles as small as 0.0001 microns. It’s smart too as it connects to your Wi-Fi network, allowing you to check the quality of water from your Android and iOS devices. The Xiaomi Water Purifier 2, weighing 11.8kg, is priced at CNY 2,000 (roughly $310, or Rs. 20,500).


The Xiaomi Bluetooth Speaker is getting some attention too. The speaker now boasts of a 1200mAh battery, which according company’s claim, can last for up to 7 hours of continuous music playback. Measuring 60x60x93.3mm, the refreshed Xiaomi Bluetooth Speaker offers 5W output. There are small LED indicators in the front that offer more aesthetic value before anything else, and the Bluetooth Speaker which also has a built-in microphone, supports up to 10 metres of distance. The Xiaomi Bluetooth Speaker is priced at CNY 129 (roughly $20, or Rs. 1,320).

At the event, Xiaomi also announced the Mi Router 3. The new router sports four-antenna design, which according to claims, enhances the signal strength. The Mi Router 3 features support for 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity. It is priced at CNY 149 (roughly $23, or Rs. 1,530).


[Source:- Gadgets.ndtv]