Monday, 25 Oct, 2021

Tech

South Korea launches first homegrown space rocket Nuri

South Korea has launched its first homegrown rocket Nuri in its bid to join the race for space exploration. Also known as the Korean Satellite Launch Vehicle II, it took off from Goheung located 500km (310 miles) south of Seoul. It put a 1.5 tonne dummy satellite into orbit. South

Apple unveils new computer chips amid shortage

Apple has unveiled its M1Pro and M1Max chips used to power new MacBook Pro laptop computers. Apple says the M1 Max chip, with 57 billion transistors is the most powerful it has ever built. The new chips were announced almost a year after the firm revealed its first Mac computers

Flying taxi within three years

For many people of a certain age, the idea of flying taxis, ferrying people around cities, brings to mind the once popular animated TV series The Jetsons. The 1960s show depicted a family living in a futuristic metropolis where commuters headed to work in cars that soared through the

Facebook to hire 10,000 in EU to work on metaverse

Facebook is planning to hire 10,000 people in the European Union to develop a so-called metaverse. A metaverse is an online world where people can game, work and communicate in a virtual environment, often using VR headsets. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been a leading voice on

MSI knowledge sharing session held in Mymensingh

Consumers used tike to have a look in detail before investing in purchasing expensive tech devices like laptops, projectors, projector and any others. On the other hand, to resell any tech device, the retailer also needs to have the adequate knowledge of the product and devices. 

Apple shares drop on iPhone 13 production fears

Apple's shares dropped on Tuesday following reports it could slash its iPhone 13 production targets due to the ongoing global computer chip shortage. The electronic giant had expected to make 90 million iPhones in the last quarter of 2021, reported Bloomberg. However, Apple was

Facebook is biased against facts: Nobel winner Ressa

The campaigning Philippines journalist Maria Ressa, who was last week awarded the Nobel peace prize, has launched a stinging attack on Facebook, accusing the social media firm of being a threat to democracy that was “biased against facts” and failed to prevent the spread of

"Delete Facebook?" TIME Cover Ft. Zuckerberg

TIME magazine has featured Mark Zuckerberg on its cover in its latest issue amid claims Facebook fuels division, harms children and puts profits over safety. The cover photo comes with an illustration of a phone app deletion icon and a seemingly simple question - "Delete

Social media a coward’s palace: Australian PM

Australian PM says he is planning further action to deal with anonymous abuse online He also says social media companies should have to identify anonymous trolls or be held accountable Australian Prime Minister has called online trolls "cowards" and indicated the

Self-regulation on social media not working: White House

Social media platforms have made clear that self-regulation is not working, the White House asserted on Monday, saying reports about efforts to attract young users and negative effects on teenagers’ mental health are troubling. “As we saw the revelations that came out in

Facebook harms children and weakens democracy: ex-employee

A former Facebook employee has told US lawmakers that the company's sites and apps "harm children, stoke division and weaken our democracy". Frances Haugen, a 37-year-old former product manager turned whistleblower, heavily criticised the company at a hearing on Capitol

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp restored after hours-long blackout

Facebook, Instagram and the widely-used WhatsApp messaging service are gradually returning to normal after an hours-long global outage that disabled the Facebook-owned social media platforms for some six hours. In a post on rival platform Twitter on Monday evening, Facebook confirmed

Ford plans $11.4bn investment in electric car plants 

Ford has announced a major investment in electric vehicle (EV) production in the US, promising to build its biggest ever factory in Tennessee, and two battery parks in Kentucky. Under the $11.4bn (£8.3bn) plan, the carmaker said it will build zero-emission cars and pickups

Spying concerns fuel the market for more secure tech

"People do not seem to understand that security and smartphones as one [single] concept simply do not exist," says Pim Donkers. Mr Donkers is a co-founder and chief executive of Switzerland's ARMA Instruments, a technology company which produces super-secure communication

5G by this December, says Mustafa Jabbar

Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar has said the Fifth Generation (5G) technology will be launched in the country by December this year. He said the process of introducing 5G is a planned effort of the government as Teletalk will launch it by December. 

Huawei executive freed in Canada after deal with US prosecutors

A Chinese technology executive held in Canada on US fraud charges has left the country after a deal with prosecutors, following years of diplomatic tensions over her fate. Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, was detained on fraud charges in December 2018 at the request of

5G in Bangladesh by end of 2021: Sajeeb Wazed Joy 

The fifth-generation or 5G mobile network will be launched in Bangladesh by the end of this year, said Prime Minister's Information and Communication Technology Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy. He said: "We are aiming to launch 5G (and) planning to pilot it at the end of this

SpaceX all-civilian orbital crew completes historic mission

Four SpaceX tourists returned to Earth safely on Saturday after spending three days in space, successfully concluding the first orbital mission in history with no professional astronauts on board. The SpaceX Dragon capsule, whose heat shield allowed it to withstand descent, was slowed

Apple introduces iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini

Apple on Tuesday introduced iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini, the next generation of the world’s best smartphone, featuring a beautiful design with sleek flat edges in five gorgeous new colors.  Both models feature major innovations, including the most advanced dual-camera

Four will circle Earth on 1st SpaceX private flight

For the first time in 60 years of human spaceflight, a rocket is poised to blast into orbit with no professional astronauts on board, only four tourists. SpaceX’s first private flight will be led by a 38-year-old entrepreneur who’s bankrolling the entire trip. He’s