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Mobitel unveils latest range of Apple iPhone 11 smartphones

Views - 35 Wednesday, 6 November 2019 00:00

Bringing the latest technology and devices to its valued clients, the national mobile service provider Mobitel unveiled latest Apple devices, including iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, that delivers advanced performance, at an exclusiv

Huawei Country Manager says “Nova 5T records top sales records”

Views - 48 Wednesday, 6 November 2019 00:00

The Huawei Nova series, a stunningly innovative array of recognised and acclaimed smartphones, was joined earlier this year by the Huawei Nova 5T, a premium addition for a mid-level price range. With the enrapturing set of features that it brings, it

AI and cloud combine to transform opportunity for people with disabilities

Views - 42 Tuesday, 5 November 2019 00:00

On 11 October, Microsoft held its first AI for Accessibility Hackathon in Sri Lanka bringing together business partners to develop prototypes of AI solutions that can transform the daily life, employability and communication for people with disabili

Mobitel now offers ‘Master Unlimited Data’ with 30-day money back guarantee

Views - 29 Tuesday, 5 November 2019 00:00

Responding to people’s needs for a fast, uninterrupted and unlimited data package, Mobitel recently launched the ‘Master Unlimited Data’ package to empower data-hungry customers who want to watch their favourite TV shows and movies or even spen

The Eighth Continent – the rules of the game are very different here!

Views - 121 Tuesday, 5 November 2019 00:00

Have you heard about the ‘Eighth Continent’? Wait a moment. Many of you must be now wondering why Oracle is suddenly talking about geography. Let me extricate you from the confusion. The Eighth Continent means the digital continent, where we spen

3rd Annual Youth Cyber Security Summit draws hundreds of students

Views - 157 Tuesday, 5 November 2019 00:00

The third Annual Youth Cyber Security Summit, as an extension of the seventh Annual Cyber Security Summit organised by CICRA Consultancies and the Daily FT in September, attracted the attendance of over 350 schoolchildren. All of these students were

Samsung brings back exciting ‘Break Free’ offer on Galaxy Note10|10+ and Galaxy A80

Views - 32 Monday, 4 November 2019 00:00

As Sri Lanka’s No. 1 smartphone brand, Samsung continues to garner greater loyalty, through yet another exciting promotion for its customers. Samsung is bringing back the ‘Break Free’ offer due to its popularity amongst customers with a much mo

OPPO to launch Qualcomm-powered dual-mode 5G smartphone by end of 2019

Views - 18 Monday, 4 November 2019 00:00

OPPO, a leading global smart device brand, unveiled its plan to launch a dual-mode 5G smartphone by the end of this year. Announced by OPPO’s Chief 5G Scientist Henry Tang, at the Qualcomm 5G Summit 2019 in Barcelona, the new device will be powered

Sri Lanka showcases digital potential in Thailand’s Big Bang 2019

Views - 22 Monday, 4 November 2019 00:00

Adding boost to Sri Lanka’s growing potential as an emerging world ICT destination of choice, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Bangkok together with the Department of Commerce of Sri Lanka, organised for the first time, the participation of Sri Lankan I

IFS lays out blueprint for new era of intelligent and autonomous enterprise solutions

Views - 94 Friday, 1 November 2019 00:00

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has unveiled its evolved industry-focused architecture at IFS World Conference 2019 in Boston concluded recently. Faced with uncertainties driven by the pressures of digital transformation and threats

Infotel 2019 opens today

Views - 98 Friday, 1 November 2019 00:00

Infotel 2019 the National ICT Exhibition on the theme ‘Towards a Digital Nation’ organised by the Federation of IT Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) will be held from 1-3 November at BMICH, Colombo from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Speaking on the occasion, Infotel

WhatsApp sues Israel’s NSO for allegedly helping spies hack phones around the world

Views - 39 Thursday, 31 October 2019 00:02

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters): WhatsApp sued Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group on Tuesday, accusing it of helping government spies break into the phones of roughly 1,400 users across four continents in a hacking spree whose targets included di

Sri Lanka wins Bronze Medal and Judges’ Award in Robotics Olympiad

Views - 275 Thursday, 31 October 2019 00:01

Sri Lanka reached the semi-finals of the FIRST Global Challenge, an annual Robotics Olympiad that was held this year in Dubai from 25-27 October with 189 countries participating. The team also won the Judges’ Award for Technical Excellence for the

Samsung Elec shows off new design for square-folding phone

Views - 17 Thursday, 31 October 2019 00:00

SEOUL (Reuters): Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has unveiled a new design for a smartphone that folds into a square, racing ahead in folding devices after it launched its first model in September.


Views - 50 Wednesday, 30 October 2019 00:35

The Sri Lanka Association for Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) will be hosting ‘SLASSCOM AI ASIA Summit 2019’ for the second consecutive year. The summit will be held on 6 November from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Shangri-La, Colombo.

Colombo Innovation Tower launches pioneering broadcast with inaugural Fintech Futures

Views - 363 Wednesday, 30 October 2019 00:34

With the fintech market predicted to expand at 74% CAGR globally, the banking and financial sector is long overdue a complete overhaul, to rethink and refocus its product and service offering.

SLT partners John Keells IT to bring Microsoft’s cloud technology Azure Stack to SL

Views - 765 Wednesday, 30 October 2019 00:33

Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT), Microsoft, and John Keells IT (JKIT) have made a joint announcement that they would collectively unveil Microsoft’s cloud technology Microsoft Azure stack for the first time in Sri Lanka. Azure Stack is an extension of

Infotel 2019 showcases cutting edge technology to inspire all generations: FITIS Chairman

Views - 20 Wednesday, 30 October 2019 00:30

Infotel 2019 the National ICT Exhibition on the theme ‘Towards a Digital Nation’ organised by the Federation of IT Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) will be held from 1-3 November at BMICH, Colombo from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Speaking on the occasion, FITIS

Changing dynamics of digital forensic investigations: Shifting focus to threat detection and response

Views - 301 Tuesday, 29 October 2019 00:00

By Hiyal Biyagamage During the final session of the Daily FT-CICRA 7th Annual Cyber Security Forum, cyber security experts discussed how emerging technologies like Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) were bringing dynamic changes t

Britain’s mobile operators team up to tackle rural ‘not-spots’

Views - 28 Monday, 28 October 2019 00:23

LONDON, REUTERS: Britain’s four mobile network operators have agreed to build a shared rural network, backed by government funds, banishing countryside ‘not-spots’ where consumers are unable to get an adequate signal. EE, Vodafone, O2 and Three

Huawei, HKT, and GSA jointly release Indoor 5G Scenario Oriented White Paper

Views - 20 Monday, 28 October 2019 00:23

During the 2019 Global Mobile Broadband Forum (MBBF), Huawei, HKT, and GSA jointly released the Indoor 5G Scenario Oriented White Paper. This white paper describes indoor services in the 5G era and the requirements of different services for 5G networ

Kaspersky launches its latest version of security solutions in Sri Lanka

Views - 140 Monday, 28 October 2019 00:22

Cybersecurity giant Kaspersky recently launched their latest version of security solutions with their Kaspersky 2020 range in Sri Lanka. Kaspersky, at a media conference, recently launched their latest version in association with their distributor So

Vietnam Blockchain Corporation CEO honoured by Global Academy of Finance and Management

Views - 80 Monday, 28 October 2019 00:21

Vietnam Blockchain Corporation CEO Do Van Long received GAFM’s ‘Master Fintech Professional’ Certification from Fintech Association of Sri Lanka (FASL) President and GAFM Representative in Sri Lanka and The Maldives Rajkumar Kanagasingam at Par

Microsoft beats Amazon for Pentagon’s $ 10 billion cloud computing contract

Views - 21 Monday, 28 October 2019 00:19

WASHINGTON (Reuters): Microsoft Corp. has won the Pentagon’s $ 10 billion cloud computing contract, the Defence Department said on Friday, beating out favourite Inc. The contracting process had long been mired in conflict of interest al

Enhanzer’s Lashan Silva wins Best Founder award at CSSL ICT Awards 2019

Views - 116 Monday, 28 October 2019 00:19

Proving his mettle in the ICT industry, Enhanzer Founder/CEO Lashan Silva won the Best Founder Award at the CSSL ICT Awards organised by the Computer Society of Sri Lanka. Held at Shangri-La Colombo, CSSL ICT Awards 2019 honoured change agents in Sri

Huawei ships 200 million smartphone units for 2019 in record time

Views - 31 Friday, 25 October 2019 00:00

Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) has announced that it has shipped 200 million smartphones to date in 2019, 64 days earlier than the same shipment milestone last year. Huawei’s relentless focus on cutting-edge technology and innovative ID desi

Dialog announces pre-order for iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max

Views - 340 Friday, 25 October 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, and the only authorised eSIM service provider for Apple iPhones in Sri Lanka, Dialog Axiata PLC, announced pre-orders for the all-new range of iPhones, the brilliant iPhone 11, and the powerful iPhone 11 P

OPPO kicks off first sale for photography powerhouse Reno2 F

Views - 29 Friday, 25 October 2019 00:00

OPPO kicked off first sales for the recently launched OPPO Reno2 F on 19 October at Liberty Plaza. The new Reno2 F is power-packed with photography-enhancing features and a quad-camera setup consisting of a 48MP Ultra-clear Main Camera, 8MP Wide Ang

SAP paves the way for Sri Lankan businesses to become ‘Intelligent Enterprises’

Views - 94 Friday, 25 October 2019 00:00

Driving digitisation for local businesses in Sri Lanka, SAP in partnership with Sri Lanka SAP User Group (SLSUG) signified the importance of enterprises going digital with its intelligent offerings and solutions empowering them to become ‘Intellige

TIQRI wins E-Swabhimani Award and Bronze at National Best Quality Software Award

Views - 197 Friday, 25 October 2019 00:00

With over a decade of experience in transforming passion into innovation, TIQRI is a global servicing technology company positioned to be a pioneer in providing end-to-end software engineering solutions. Its work mantra comprises of strong technical

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A child’s guide to MCC Compact Sri Lanka

Monday, 18 November 2019

Intelligent children, unlike some of the adults, are curious, probing and questioning. They do not jump to conclusions until and unless they are convinced of facts that have been presented to them. Asani, a student in the Advanced Level class in a le

Re-thinking voting

Saturday, 16 November 2019

We use our vote (in a democracy) to elect those who should govern us. We can only be governed as long as we are alive. Therefore, our current age and life expectancy determine how long we have left to be governed! So, should the younger population, h

Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony: A nation rich in unity

Friday, 15 November 2019

This series is based on business leader Dhammika Perera’s recently revealed ‘Economic Growth Strategy and Action Plan to increase GDP Per Capita from $ 4,000 to $ 12,000’. The document outlines goals and action plans for 23 ministries and to

Securing a People’s Constitution

Friday, 15 November 2019

The need for making a People’s Constitution has become a topic of interest not only among the public but also among some candidates of the Presidential Election. Rohan Pallewatte and Mahesh Senanayake have included it in their election manifestos.

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