Wednesday, 29 Sep, 2021

Tech

SpaceX launches shipment of ants, avocados, robot to space station

A SpaceX shipment of ants, avocados and a human-sized robotic arm rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday. The delivery due to arrive Monday is the company's 23rd for NASA in just under a decade. A recycled Falcon rocket blasted into the predawn sky from

Greenland island is world's northernmost island - scientists

A group of scientists say they have discovered by luck what they believe is the world's northernmost island off Greenland's coast. In July, the scientists flew to collect samples to what they thought was Oodaaq Island, that has been known since 1978. But when they checked

Facebook could launch digital wallet this year: report

Facebook is ready to launch a digital wallet that would let users store cryptocurrencies, a senior company executive said in a US media interview Wednesday. David Marcus, head of Facebook’s crypto unit, told The Information news site that company leaders “feel pretty

Afghanistan: Facebook confirms ban of Taliban-related content

Facebook says it has banned the Taliban and all content supporting it from its platforms as it considers the group to be a terrorist organisation. The company says it has a dedicated team of Afghan experts to monitor and remove content linked to the group. For years, the Taliban has

Hackers return $260m to cryptocurrency platform after theft

Hackers behind one of the biggest ever cryptocurrency heists have returned more than a third of $613m in digital coins they stole, the company at the centre of the hack said. Poly Network, a decentralised finance platform that facilitates peer-to-peer transactions, said on Twitter on

What the job holders requiring multi-tasking look for in a smartphone 

Technology has evolved over the years, so has the smartphone industry. With technologies popping up every now and then, people are also getting smarter and so, they look for sophisticated devices that has the capacity to live up to their expectations. Especially when it comes to the job

Apple criticised for system that detects child abuse

Apple is facing criticism over a new system that finds child sexual abuse material (CSAM) on US users' devices. The technology will search for matches of known CSAM before the image is stored onto iCloud Photos. But there are concerns that the technology could be expanded and

Bill Gates, Melinda Gates officially divorced 

Three months after they first announced their split following 27 years of marriage, Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates are officially divorced. The marriage's dissolution was finalized by a judge Monday in King County, Washington, according to court records, which detailed that

Job application of Steve Jobs auctioned for 2.5cr

Steve Jobs, the founder of technology giant Apple, has been an inspiration to many. There are many books about Steve Jobs in the market. Many of you may know a lot about Steve Jobs, but very few people know that Steve Jobs applied for his job. Steve Jobs applied for the job in 1973 and

Jeff Bezos and Sir Richard Branson not yet astronauts, US says

In a move that pours cold water on the dreams of a few billionaire space explorers, the US has tightened its definition of the word "astronaut". New Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules say astronaut hopefuls must be part of the flight crew and make contributions to

50,000 phone numbers worldwide on list linked to Israeli spyware

An Israeli firm accused of supplying spyware to governments has been linked to a list of 50,000 smartphone numbers, including those of activists, journalists, business executives and politicians around the world, according to reports Sunday. Israel's NSO Group and its Pegasus

Unique Business Systems launches all-in-one service 

As online activities are increasing in the country day by day, the popularity of electronic devices is going up. The demand for all electronic products including mobiles, desktops, laptops, tab projectors has increased simultaneously.  Although the differences in the products are

Misinformation on Facebook killing people: Biden

US President Joe Biden has warned that the spread of Covid-19 misinformation on social media is "killing people". He was responding to a question from a reporter about the alleged role of "platforms like Facebook" in spreading falsehoods about vaccines and the

Jeff Bezos Donates Record Breaking $200 Mn To Smithsonian

Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos will donate $200 million to the Smithsonian, the largest gift in the history of the institute, a statement said Wednesday. A $70 million portion of the donation will support the renovation of the National Air and Space Museum while $130 million

Google boss warns of threats to free internet 

The free and open internet is under attack in countries around the world, Google boss Sundar Pichai has warned. He says many countries are restricting the flow of information, and the model is often taken for granted. In an in-depth interview with the BBC, Pichai also addresses

Biden vows US action over Russian cyber-attacks

President Joe Biden has told President Vladimir Putin the US will take "any necessary action" to stop cyber-attacks from Russia, the White House says. A reporter asked Mr Biden after the hour-long phone call if Russia would face consequences, and he said: "Yes."

Gates Foundation agrees break-up back-up plan

The Gates Foundation has outlined back-up plans in case its co-chairs cannot work together in the wake of their divorce. The deal gives Bill and Melinda Gates a two-year trial, after which Ms Gates could resign from the organisation. Under the agreement, Ms Gates would also receive

Putin signs law forcing foreign social media giants to open Russian offices

President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that obliges foreign social media giants to open offices in Russia, a document published by the government on Thursday showed, the latest move by Moscow to exert greater control over Big Tech. The Russian authorities are keen to strengthen

AirCar: Convertible 'flying car' takes to the sky

A prototype flying car has completed a 35-minute flight between international airports in Nitra and Bratislava, Slovakia. The hybrid car-aircraft, AirCar, is equipped with a BMW engine and runs on regular petrol-pump fuel. Its creator, Prof Stefan Klein, said it could fly about

India successfully test-fires Agni Prime - new missile in Agni series

India successfully test-fired the nuclear-capable Agni Prime ballistic missile - a more advanced version of the Agni class of missiles - from a location off the Odisha coast on Monday morning. A statement by the Defence Research and Development Organisation, or DRDO, said the