Wednesday, 19 Jan, 2022

Tech

Russian anti-satellite missile test draws condemnation

The US has condemned Russia for conducting a "dangerous and irresponsible" missile test that it says endangered the crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The test blew up one of Russia's own satellites, creating debris that forced the ISS crew to shelter in

FBI probes cyber-attack emails sent from internal server

The FBI has launched an investigation after thousands of fake email messages were sent from one of its servers warning of a possible cyber-attack. The government agency said the incident on Saturday morning was part of an "ongoing situation", but provided no further details.

Elon Musk sells $5bn of shares after Twitter poll

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has sold around $5bn (£3.7bn) of shares in the electric carmaker. It comes days after he asked his 63 million Twitter followers whether he should sell 10% of his stake in Tesla. The company's shares fell by around 16% in the two days after

Facebook to end use of facial recognition software

Facebook has announced it will no longer use facial recognition software to identify faces in photographs and videos. There have been growing concerns about the ethics of facial recognition technology, with questions raised over privacy, racial bias, and accuracy. Regulators had not

Palak for introducing bachelor degree on cyber security 

State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak on Sunday (today) underscored the need for introducing diploma courses, certificate courses and bachelor degrees in the country's higher educational institutions to meet the demand of global cyber

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are now worth almost half a trillion dollars

The combined net worth of Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos approached $500 billion on Wednesday, fueled by the unrelenting rally in Tesla Inc. shares and a broad surge in tech stocks that sent the Nasdaq 100 to an intraday record.  The value of the two fortunes — a sum bigger than

MSI knowledge sharing session held at Bogura

Knowledge in tech product encourage the conversion rate to go high. Customers like to know details about a product before purchasing devices like laptops, projectors, projector and any others.  On the other hand, to resell any tech device, the retailer also needs to have the

Facebook earns $9bn despite whistleblower scandal

Facebook has posted better-than-expected profits for the third quarter, as it continues to face bad press over leaked internal documents. The social media giant made $9bn (£6.5bn) of profit in the three months to September, up from $7.8bn last year. However, it was hit by a

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong convicted and fined on drug charges

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong has been convicted and fined for illegally using the sedative propofol. The embattled businessman had taken the drug, commonly used as anaesthesia, dozens of times in recent years. Under South Korean law, recipients of a controlled drug can be prosecuted as

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