Friday, 17 Sep, 2021

Tech

Apple and Hyundai in talks over electric car tie-up

Hyundai has announced it is in early discussions with Apple to work together on self-driving electric cars. The South Korean car firm's share price rocketed more than 20% on Friday when the news was announced. "Apple and Hyundai are in discussions but they are at an early

Elon Musk becomes world's richest person

Elon Musk, the maverick boss of Tesla, has overtaken Amazon’s Jeff Bezos to become the world’s richest person, after shares in the electric car company he co-founded soared on hopes that a Democrat-controlled US Senate would usher in a new green agenda. A 4.8% rise in

Amazon pledges $2B for affordable housing in 3 US cities

Amazon has announced $2 billion in loans and grants to secure affordable housing in three US cities where it has major operations, including a Seattle suburb where the online retail giant employs at least 5,000 workers. Amazon said it would give $185.5 million to the King County

Elon Musk close to toppling Jeff Bezos as world's richest

Elon Musk, the outspoken entrepreneur behind Tesla Inc. and SpaceX, kicked off the new year by homing in on a characteristically audacious title: the richest person on the planet. A 2.8% rally in the electric carmaker's share price Wednesday boosted Musk to within $3 billion of

Wall Street to kick out Chinese telecom giants

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) said it will delist three Chinese telecommunications firms based on claimed links with its military. China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom Hong Kong have all been targeted by the Trump administration. Shares in the telecom giants will be

Bangladesh moves up 8 notches in global cyber security index

Bangladesh has advanced eight notches in the global cyber security index measured by UK-based National Cyber Security Index (NCSI). Bangladesh ranked 65th with a score of 44.16 among 160 countries in the index. In the 2018 Index, Bangladesh ranked 73rd with an overall score of

 Jupiter-Saturn 'Great Conjunction' tonight 

The 'Great Conjunction' of Jupiter and Saturn will take place today.  The Jupiter and Saturn pass each other nearly once every 20 years but today's celestial extravaganza is truly extraordinary.  The NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) says,

Google sued again over anti-competitive search practices

Google is being sued by 38 US states, accused of trying to make its search engine as dominant inside cars, TVs and speakers as it is in smartphones. This follows a landmark lawsuit by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) over a similar issue in October. It is the tech giant's

Google ad practices under fire in new lawsuit

Ten US states, led by Texas, are suing Google, accusing it of taking illegal steps to preserve its monopoly over the online advertising market. The alleged moves include striking a deal with Facebook to manipulate online advertising auctions, the states said. This is the latest

China's Chang'e-5 mission returns Moon samples

China's Chang'e-5 mission has returned to Earth with the cargo of rock and "soil" it picked up off the Moon. A capsule carrying the materials landed in Inner Mongolia shortly after 01:30 local time on Thursday (17:30 GMT, Wednesday). It's more than 40 years

Gmail, YouTube, other Google services hit by massive outage

YouTube has given a statement on this matter, as per ANI. "We are aware that many of you are having issues accessing YouTube right now – our team is aware and looking into it. We'll update you here as soon as we have more news: Team YouTube." Google’s major

Facebook, Messenger and Instagram down globally

Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp have stopped working for millions of users across the globe from Thursday afternoon. People started to face widespread problems around 3:30 pm yesterday, according to downdetecotor data.  Among the reported problems from

Facebook takes action against 2 Bangladeshi hacker groups

Social media platform Facebook has taken action against two Bangladeshi hacker groups who mainly targeted the accounts of social activists, journalists, and religious minorities including migrants. Facebook Head of Security Policy Nathaniel Gleicher and Cyber Threat Intelligence

Facebook facing US legal action over competition

US federal regulators and more than 45 state prosecutors have sued Facebook, accusing the social media company of taking illegal actions to buy up rivals and stifle competition. The lawsuits are one of the most significant legal actions the US government has taken against the firm.

Pandemic couldn't stop progress because of Digital Bangladesh initiative: President

President Abdul Hamid on Wednesday said the Covid-19 pandemic temporarily hampered the country's development, but could not stop it because of the successful implementation of the ‘Digital Bangladesh’ initiative of the government. He was delivering his speech after the

Colorado student, scientist named Time's 'Kid of the Year'

A 15-year-old Colorado high school student and young scientist who has used artificial intelligence and created apps to tackle contaminated drinking water, cyberbullying, opioid addiction and other social problems has been named Time Magazine's first-ever “Kid of the Year."

China's Chang'e-5 Moon mission probe touches down

China has successfully put another probe on the Moon. Its robotic Chang'e-5 mission touched down a short while ago with the aim of collecting samples of rock and dust to bring back to Earth. The venture has targeted Mons Rümker, a high volcanic complex in a nearside region

Elon Musk overtakes Bill Gates as world's 2nd-richest person

Elon Musk has become the second-richest person in the world. The Tesla co-founder touched the milestone by toppling Microsoft’s co-founder Bill Gates. The 49-years old’s net worth soared $7.2 billion to $127.9 billion, driven by yet another surge in Tesla’s share

Elon Musk's personal fortune rockets after eventful week

After an eventful week for tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, his personal fortune has shot up by more than $15bn (£11.3bn). On Monday, it was announced that his electric car company Tesla has been accepted into the S&P 500, a major US stock market index. This comes after his

Coronavirus: Elon Musk 'likely has moderate case'

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk says he "most likely" has a "moderate case" of Covid-19 but has been "getting wildly different results from different labs". The boss of Tesla and SpaceX, who is 49, tweeted his symptoms were those of a "minor cold".