We now find ourselves steeped in the Fourth Industrial Revolution - an era that could potentially see every one of us humans and every piece of machinery we use seamlessly networked together. Every aspect of our lives, from our classroom experiences to our daily commute, is being digitized as we move inexorably towards the smart city paradigm.

Read more: Wireless way-finding: Roadmap for the aspiring smart city

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

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.

Read more: Google Pixel 2 the first smartphone with built-in eSIM

Zebra Technologies focuses on helping enterprises and government organizations adopt a more dynamic workflow through IoT-centric sensor technology, powerful cloud computing software and connected enterprise-class mobile computers. Zebra's products and solutions are used by 95% of Fortune 500 companies and government organizations.

Read more: Zebra Technologies - making enterprise assets visible

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.

Read more: Yahoo says up to 3 billion user accounts were hacked in 2013

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.

Read more: Ciena - making the software-defined network a reality

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has had discussions with Uber regarding boosting cooperation and the initial results of a study for offering new budget mobility products in support of Dubai Vision 2021 with a view to meeting the needs of customers seeking affordable mobility solutions.

Read more: Dubai’s RTA and Uber meet to discuss affordable mobility solutions

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.

Read more: FCC urges Apple to activate FM chips to promote public safety

The European Commission is taking Ireland to the European Court of Justice for failing to recover from Apple illegal state aid worth up to €13 billion, as required by the Commission's August 2016 decision. EU Member States have to recover illegal state aid within the deadline set by the Commission, which is usually four months.

Read more: EU taking Ireland to court over Apple tax dispute

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

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