Wednesday, 29 Sep, 2021

Tech

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".

Bangladeshi teen wins award for anti-cyberbullying app

A teenager in Bangladesh has won the International Children's Peace Prize for his efforts to educate young people about cyberbullying. Sadat Rahman, 17, was inspired to create a mobile app to help young people report online abuse after hearing about a 15-year-old girl who took her

Apple unveils first Mac computers powered by own M1 chip

Apple has revealed its first Mac computers powered by chips of its own design. In June, the company announced it would transition away from the Intel processors it had used since 2006. Apple said the advantages of using the M1 chip included better battery life, instant wake from

Two-million-year-old skull of human 'cousin' unearthed

Australian researchers say the discovery of a two-million-year-old skull in South Africa throws more light on human evolution. The skull was a male Paranthropus robustus, a "cousin species" to Homo erectus - a species thought to be direct ancestors of modern humans. The

Jack Ma's Ant Group: World's biggest market debut suspended

The stock market debut by Chinese tech giant Ant Group has been abruptly halted. Ant, backed by Jack Ma, billionaire founder of e-commerce platform Alibaba, was set to sell shares worth about $34.4bn (£26.5bn) on Thursday. The listings in Shanghai and Hong Kong would have been

US Election: Facebook chief Zuckerberg warns ‘risk of civil unrest’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said the company has been taking steps to address the increased risk of potential civil unrest associated with the November 3 US presidential election. “I’m worried that with our nation so divided and election results

Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee dies at 78

Samsung Electronics has announced the death of its chairman, Lee Kun-hee. The company says he died on October 25th with family including his son, vice-chairman Lee Jae-yong, at his side. He was 78. A cause of death was not given, but Lee had been incapacitated for many years after

Grameenphone observes ‘Security Day’

Cybersecurity has become the top priority in the new-normal era to ensure safe access, data protection, secure connectivity, and privacy.   Grameenphone, the connectivity partner to the Digital Bangladesh journey, expresses its firm commitment by observing “Security

Google removes 3 popular apps over collection of kids' data

Google removes apps from its Play Store periodically when the apps are caught violating its policies. In the latest instance, the Android maker has deleted three popular apps used by kids from the Play Store after it received concerns from International Digital Accountability Council

iPhone 12 Pro so expensive in India that you can fly to Dubai to buy it, come back, and still save money

Apple launched four new iPhones including the iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Out of all the four new releases, only two will be available in India for now- the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro.  Soon after the new iPhones were announced, Apple

Huawei 'forging forward' despite Trump sanctions

Chinese phone maker Huawei said it was doing its best "to survive and forge forward" despite US sanctions. Huawei is one of a handful of Chinese tech firms targeted by Donald Trump on the grounds of national security. The phone maker had been busy stockpiling its supply of

NASA and Nokia building 4G network on the moon

If you're unable to get a cell phone signal when you walk your dog around the block, this will really make your blood boil: NASA is putting a 4G network on the moon. To reach its 2028 goal to build a lunar base and eventually sustain a human presence on the moon, NASA awarded $370

Internet, dish shutdown postponed 

Internet Service Provider Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB) and Cable Opertator of Bangladesh (COAB) have agreed to continue their services following request of post and Telecommunication minister and state minister for ICT. Country’s Internet Service Providers earlier decided to

Apple introduces iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max with 5G

Apple today announced iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, introducing a powerful 5G experience and advanced technologies that push the boundaries of innovation for users who want the most out of iPhone.  iPhone 12 Pro models feature a new design and edge-to-edge Super Retina XDR

Facebook to ban ads discouraging vaccination

Facebook will ban ads that discourage people from getting vaccinated, the social media company announced on Tuesday, as it launches a new public health campaign aimed at spreading flu vaccine information. The changes are a departure from Facebook’s previous policy, which