Kamran Shafqat

Kamran is a Computer Engineer from Islamabad who loves writing about current events.
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11 Jan
2011

Facebook Pushes Updated Profile To All Users

Author | Kamran Shafqat

Back in December, Facebook introduced its new profiles to the world. For the first month, users could choose between the new profile and the old profile. Starting today, all accounts will be upgraded to the new profile. On its site, Facebook said it will begin moving its 500 million-plus users to the new profile, which… Read More »

4 Jan
2011

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Donate $2M To African Wildlife

Author | Kamran Shafqat

The Hollywood power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie spent Christmas at an African wildlife sanctuary, where they left a $2 million donation under the tree. They were in Namibia, where daughter Shiloh was born in 2006 and stayed at the Na’an Ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary, which takes care of injured animals like cheetahs and… Read More »

25 Dec
2010

Madonna Most Talked About Celebrity Of The Decade

Author | Kamran Shafqat

Madonna has emerged as the most talked-about celebrity in the past ten years, grabbing most print space in newspapers and magazines. The 52-year-old Material Girl beat off competition from TV mogul Simon Cowell and singer Robbie Williams to clinch the top spot, with her name appearing in UK publications and magazines 46,000 times since the… Read More »

11 Dec
2010

Facebook Announces Inaugural Hacker Cup 2011

Author | Kamran Shafqat

Facebook has announced it will hold its first annual multi-round programming competition called Hacker Cup. Entrants will have their answers to “algorithmic-based problem statements” scored on accuracy and speed. Facebook has been using its Hackathons to engage the development community, promote its status as a technology company, and recruit top talent. Facebook says: “We’re starting… Read More »

10 Dec
2010

Call of Duty: Teenager Arrested Over Cyber Attack

Author | Kamran Shafqat

A 17-year-old teenager from Manchester has been arrested by the Metropolitan Police’s e-crime unit on suspicion of being behind a denial of service attack against the online game Call of Duty. It followed a “denial of service” attack, which saw large numbers of people unable to play the game online. Denial of service attacks are… Read More »

7 Dec
2010

New Guinness World Record For Continuous TV Watching

Author | Kamran Shafqat

24 is an American television series starring Kiefer Sutherland as federal agent Jack Bauer, produced for the Fox Network and syndicated worldwide. Each 24 episode season covers 24 hours in the life of Bauer, using the real-time method of narration. On Monday three southern California men have broken a Guinness world record for continuous TV… Read More »