Dubai’s top religious authorities say that stealing WiFi from your neighbor would not be proper Islamic conduct.
That’s according to a religious edict — known as a fatwa — from Dubai’s Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department. It was available online on the department’s website on Monday as a response to a question asked by an anonymous reader.
Dubai has gained a reputation as both a center for wealth and excess as well as a city where even relatively minor illegal acts can have major consequences. Now one component of the city’s enforcement efforts will be backed by the latest technology in remote-controlled technology: drones.
The Dubai Municipality’s Waste Management Department plans to deploy an entire fleet of drones to police the city’s litterers.
Dubai: Dubai is planning to build the world’s first fully functional 3D printed building, an ambitious move that will establish the UAE’s position as the global centre of technology in architecture construction and design, UAE National Innovation Committee revealed.
The office will be approximately 2,000 square feet in size and will be printed layer-by-layer using a 20-foot tall 3D printer. It will then be assembled on site in Dubai in just a few weeks. All interior furniture, detailing, and structural components will also be built using 3D printing technology, combining a mixture of Special Reinforced Concrete (SRC), Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum (GRG) and Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP). This combination will make it the most advanced 3D printed structure ever built at this scale and the first to be put into actual use.
In the next two years robots will be used to bolster police forces patrolling malls and other public areas.
Dubai Police will be turning into “robo-cops” in the next few years. According to the Chief Information Officer and General Director of the Dubai Police HQ Smart Services Department, the move — that is part of the lead up to Expo 2020 — is aimed at helping the police deal with an ever-increasing populace.
Colonel Khalid Nasser Alrazooqi said that in the next two years robots will be used to bolster police forces patrolling malls and other public areas.
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen would reach the final round of a presidential election if voters were to vote now, winning more votes than any mainstream party in the first round, a poll showed on Thursday.
The survey by pollster IFOP showed Le Pen winning 26 percent of all votes in round one of the two-round election, versus 17 percent for either President Francois Hollande or his more popular prime minister, Manuel Valls.
The next presidential election is in 2017.