Tuesday, 28 Mar, 2023


Five planets line up with Moon in night sky

Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Uranus, Mars, and the Moon aligned in an arc across the evening sky on Monday, with some visible to the naked eye. This is often called "a planetary parade" and was visible after sunset in the west. A good view of the horizon and clear skies

Twitter source code partially leaked online, court filing says

Twitter’s source code has partially leaked online, according to a legal filing by the social media giant. Twitter asked GitHub, an online software development platform, to remove the code after it was posted online without permission earlier this month, the legal document filed

China’s Baidu cancels showcase for ChatGPT rival Ernie

China’s tech giant Baidu has called off a livestreamed public event to promote its ChatGPT rival Ernie. Baidu said on Monday it had cancelled a planned showcase that would have been open to the media and the public in favour of a closed-door meeting with companies that are

Intel co-founder Gordon Moore dies at 94

Silicon Valley pioneer and philanthropist Gordon Moore has died aged 94 in Hawaii. Mr Moore started working on semiconductors in the 1950s and co-founded the Intel Corporation. He famously predicted that computer processing powers would double every year - later revised to every two

France bans TikTok, WhatsApp, Netflix from state employees' phones

The French government on Friday banned the installation and use of "recreational" applications including the Chinese social network TikTok and the American streaming platform Netflix on the work phones of the country's 2.5 million state civil servants. According to French

First 3D-printed rocket lifts off but fails to reach orbit

Startup Relativity Space sent what it’s calling the “world’s first 3D-printed rocket” toward space on Wednesday, vaulting it into the upper reaches of the atmosphere. Though, it suffered an engine issue after launch and failed to reach orbit. Terran 1, a

TikTok's US future at stake as boss faces Congress showdown

On Thursday, TikTok's CEO, Shou Zi Chew, will be opening a lion's mouth and placing his own head into it. He's giving testimony in the US Congress for the first time, a scary thing to do. And at stake is the future of the phenomenally popular video-sharing app in the US.

Google launches ChatGPT rival Bard in US and UK

Google has invited people in the United Kingdom and the United States to test its AI chatbot, known as Bard, as it continues on its gradual path to catch up with the Microsoft-backed ChatGPT. Bard, ChatGPT and other similar artificial intelligence apps churn out essays, poems or

ChatGPT released a new AI that can build websites

When ChatGPT came out in November, it took the world by storm. Within a month of its release, some 100 million people had used the viral AI chatbot for everything from writing high school essays to planning travel itineraries to generating computer code. Built by the San

US threatens TikTok ban if app is not sold – report

The US government says TikTok should be sold or else face a possible ban in the country, according to reports. The video-sharing app, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, is accused of posing a national security risk through data gathered from millions of users. A request for a

The Digital Innovation Challenge for Women 2023 kicks off

To motivate women in digital technology the event titled “Digital Innovation Challenge for Women 2023" has kicked off on Tuesday (Mar 14) at KIB centre, Dhaka.   The fourth edition of the program has organised by Women in Digital, women lead organization in

Samsung to invest in South Korea mega chip-making plan

Electronics giant Samsung says it plans to invest around 300tn won ($230.8bn; £189.6bn) over 20 years in the South Korean government's push to develop a mega semiconductor hub in the country. This will be put towards building five chip factories, the firm told the BBC.

Facebook owner Meta to cut 10,000 staff

Meta, which owns Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, has announced plans to cut 10,000 jobs. It will be the second wave of mass redundancies from the tech giant, which laid off 11,000 employees last November. Meta chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said the cuts - part of a "year of

OpenAI’s GPT-4 to ‘launch next week’

GPT-4, the much anticipated new large language AI model from ChatGPT-maker OpenAI, could be released next week according to Microsoft Germany’s CTO. The model is likely to be exponentially more powerful than its predecessor, opening up new enterprise use cases for generative AI.

Meta working on potential Twitter rival

Facebook owner Meta is working on a new "text sharing" social media network, it said Friday, in a project seen as a potential rival to embattled Twitter. Since billionaire Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter in October, the platform has suffered outages, layoffs and seen

Twitter suffers major outage disabling external links

Twitter on Monday suffered a major outage with users worldwide reporting they could no longer read links to articles from outside websites. “Some parts of Twitter may not be working as expected right now,” the company’s tech support account said in a tweet, blaming

iPhone maker sees revenue slump as demand weakens

Apple's biggest supplier Foxconn says its revenue last month fell by 11.65% compared to the same period in 2022 due to weaker demand for electronics. However, February revenue was more than $13bn (£10.8bn), the second highest figure on record for the month. Foxconn added

Twitter can’t protect you from trolls any more: insiders

Twitter insiders have told the BBC that the company is no longer able to protect users from trolling, state-co-ordinated disinformation and child sexual exploitation, following lay-offs and changes under owner Elon Musk. Exclusive academic data plus testimony from Twitter users backs

Father of cellphone sees dark side but also hope in new tech

The man credited with inventing the cellphone 50 years ago had only one concern then about the brick-sized device with a long antenna: Would it work? These days Martin Cooper frets like everybody else about his invention’s impacts on society — from the loss of privacy to

White House says it’s open to tighter restrictions on TikTok

The White House has said it is open to further action on curbing TikTok as legislation to ban the Chinese-owned app in the United States began making its way through the US Congress. The video-sharing service has more than a billion users worldwide, including more than 100 million in