Alphabet-owned Google unveiled the Pixel 2 smartphone in two models on Oct. 4, along with a new family of hardware products such as Google Pixel Buds (wireless headphones). The Pixel 2 is the first smartphone built with an eSIM, an embedded SIM that lets you instantly connect to a carrier network. It also features a high-end camera, all-day battery life, and an improved Assistant.

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Yahoo has revealed that up to 3 billion user accounts were hacked in 2013, tripling the number it said were affected by what was already the largest user data breach in history. The company previously said that up to 1 billion accounts were hacked in 2013, in addition to 500 million accounts being hacked in a separate incident in 2014.

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Ciena is a network strategy and technology company. We translate best-in-class technology into value through a high-touch, consultative business model - with a relentless drive to create exceptional experiences measured by outcomes. Ciena helps telecom operators and internet service providers across the region do more with their networks. With our solutions, networks can adapt to handle the changes created by cloud migration, mobile broadband and the ever-growing demand for high bandwidth applications and services.

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The United States Federal Communications Commission has urged Apple to activate the FM (frequency modulation) chips that are in iPhone to promote public safety. Commission Chairman Ajit Pai released a statement applauding those companies that have "done the right things" by activating FM chips in their phones in light of natural disasters hammering the country.

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has approved an initiative called 'A Day without Service Centers'. Launched by Dubai Department of Finance (DOF), the initiative aims to encourage customers to turn to smart channels to obtain and complete government services and transactions.

Read more: Dubai to close service centers on Oct. 26 to encourage digital channels

ELM, a leader in innovative solutions and owned by the Public Investment Fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), has announced its participation at GITEX Technology Week (GITEX 2017), an annual consumer computer and electronics trade show, exhibition and conference, which will be held from October 8 to October 12, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). During the exciting five-day show, the company is set to launch a package of new electronic services that have been developed to help address the needs of both the public and private sectors. Participating for the eighth consecutive year in GITEX, ELM will be highlighting the many benefits and advantages to be gained from patronizing the new services, which includes increased economic performance, professionalism, security and privacy across e-transactions resulting in key savings on cost, time and human capital.

Read more: ELM’s 8th year of participation at GITEX with a launch of new services

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