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Saturday,17th November 2018




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Facebook rolls out video service worldwide

Facebook said Wednesday it is rolling out globally its Watch video service, which has already been available in the United States for more than a year. "We designed the product not just in a...Full News..

Zozo, using measurement taking bodysuit, expands bespoke service

Japanese online fashion retailer Zozo said on Tuesday it was expanding its offer of made-to-measure clothes using skintight bodysuits which help customers upload their measurements online. Zozo,...Full News..

Apple dangling more goodies, while adding tech diet options

SAN JOSE, Calif.- Apple will offer more ways for people to limit the time they spend on iPhones while introducing features designed to make its products even more indispensable. The paradox...Full News..

Microchips get under the skin of technophile Swedes

STOCKHOLM- It's the size of a grain of rice but could hold the key to many aspects of your life. A tiny microchip inserted under the skin can replace the need to carry keys, credit cards and train...Full News..

Bangabandhu-1 satellite launch has been successful

After much anticipation, the Bangabandhu-1 satellite launch has been successful, taking the country to space Bangladesh has many things to take pride in. In 2018, Bangladesh became eligible for...Full News..

Carbon capture site below seabed off Hokkaido shows promise for industrial use

A test site in Japan for burying carbon dioxide (CO2) below the seabed off Hokkaido is showing more promise than other carbon, capture and storage (CCS) projects by cutting costs and increasing...Full News..

Australia to create national space agency

Australia on Monday committed to creating a national space agency as it looks to cash in on the lucrative and fast-evolving astronautical sector. The announcement came at a week-long Adelaide...Full News..

Apple lays claim to smartphone future with new flagship iPhone X

Apple laid claim to the future of the smartphone Tuesday with a 10th anniversary iPhone X, touting the device as the next generation of mobile computing. The iPhone X was one of three new iPhone...Full News..

143 million hit in hack of US credit agency

A major American credit reporting agency entrusted to safeguard personal financial information on Friday said hackers looted its system in a colossal breach that could affect nearly half the US...Full News..

Japan is building the fastest supercomputer ever made

Japan is building the world's fastest supercomputer, which it hopes will make the country the new global hub for artificial intelligence research. The supercomputer is expected to run at a speed...Full News..

Facebook shares hit record high as mobile ad sales soar

Facebook Inc's mobile advertising business grew by more than 50 percent in the second quarter, the company said in its earnings report on Wednesday, as the social network continued to establish...Full News..

Tesla to build “world’s largest lithium-ion battery in Australia

The government of South Australia announced on Friday that U.S. company Tesla has been selected to build the "world's largest lithium-ion battery", in an attempt to ease the state of its crippling...Full News..

App improves memory in people

A brain training computer game developed by British neuroscientists has been shown to improve the memory of patients in the very earliest stages of dementia and could help such patients avert some...Full News..

Google moves to block ‘annoying’ ads in browser

Google is working to block "annoying" ads in its Chrome browser, part of a broader effort by industry players to filter out certain types of marketing messages that draw complaints. "We believe...Full News..

Japan launches satellite for high-precision positioning system

Japan on Thursday launched a satellite to help build a high-precision geolocation system that will complement the US-operated GPS. A H-IIA rocket blasted off at 9:17am (0017 GMT) from the...Full News..

Astronomers discover 7 earth-size planets orbiting star

For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star — and these new worlds could hold life. This cluster of planets is less than 40 light-years...Full News..

Toshiba to continue pay cuts

Management at struggling Japanese electronics firm Toshiba has notified the company's labor union of a plan to cut employee pay in fiscal 2017. The move comes as the electronics giant is reeling...Full News..

Japan’s troubled ‘space junk’ mission ends in failure

An experimental Japanese mission to clear ‘space junk’ or rubbish from the Earth’s orbit has ended in failure, officials said Monday, in an embarassment for Tokyo. Over 100 million pieces of...Full News..

Microsoft beats 2Q forecasts as focus shifts from Windows

Microsoft Corp. reported yet another quarter of stronger-than-expected results on Thursday, thanks to its focus on online services and business software rather than its legacy Windows operating...Full News..

Samsung probe finds faulty batteries triggered fire: report

A Samsung probe into the exploding batteries that forced the electronics giant to scrap its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones has found irregularly sized batteries caused overheating, the Wall Street Journal...Full News..

Gene Cernan, last man to walk on the moon, dies at 82

Astronaut Gene Cernan traced his only child's initials in the dust of the lunar surface. Then he climbed into the lunar module for the ride home, becoming the last person to walk on the...Full News..

Moonlets formed Moon by merging, new theory says

About 20 moonlets colliding and merging over millions of years could have formed the moon, according to a new theory suggested by research from the Weizmann Institute of Science. The research,...Full News..

Yahoo to be named Altaba, CEO to quit

YahooYahoo Inc said Monday that it would rename itself Altaba Inc and Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer would step down from the board after the closing of its deal with Verizon Communications...Full News..

Internet slow for submarine cable glitch

Users of Bangladesh have been experiencing slow internet connection for last few days due to glitches in the submarine cables of India, said Internet Service Providers' Association of Bangladesh...Full News..

Nokia to Release ‘Nokia Edge’ Android Smartphone Next Month

After over two years, the iconic Nokia phone –Nokia Edge is all set to hit the markets in January. While Nokia will release a series of Android smartphones next year, Edge will be one of the...Full News..

Was Einstein wrong about gravity?

A theory published earlier this year claims our understanding of gravity, that was first proposed by Einstein, could be completely wrong. Now for the first time, this controversial theory has...Full News..

Samsung Electronics likely to procure phone batteries from LG Chem: Chosun

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is in talks with LG Chem Ltd to make it one of its smartphone battery suppliers, the Chosun Ilbo newspaper said on Monday – a move that would diversify its supplier base...Full News..

Yahoo hack: Security of 1bn accounts breached

Yahoo Inc warned on Wednesday that it had uncovered yet another massive cyber attack, saying data from more than 1 billion user accounts was compromised in August 2013, making it the largest breach...Full News..

Powerball, Pokemon, Prince among 2016 top Google searches

Pokemon Go, the iPhone7 and Donald Trump are among Google’s top trending searches globally of 2016. But, in the U.S., no subject ranked higher than Powerball. The multi-state lottery’s record...Full News..

Amazon opens line-free grocery store to challenge supermarkets

Amazon.com Inc said on Monday it has opened a brick-and-mortar grocery store in Seattle without lines or checkout counters, kicking off new competition with supermarket chains. Amazon Go, the...Full News..

Memory research could advance treatments of mental illness

Scientists have a new theory about how the brain processes memories, one that holds the promise—someday—of helping those with depression and other mental illnesses. The study out of the...Full News..

This confirms, Apple car is not dead

Apple is wading in to the debate over regulation of self-driving cars, declaring it is excited about the potential for automated transportation and calling on US regulators not to restrict testing of...Full News..

What to Do with Your Old Laptop

If you've got a few outdated laptops collecting dust in your home, you're not alone. In a survey conducted last spring by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, more than half of the...Full News..

Name ‘nihonium’ approved for new element

An international chemistry organization has officially decided to name a new element "nihonium," as proposed by the Japanese research group that discovered it. The word "Nihon" means "Japan" in...Full News..

Texas announces first local Zika case

File photo of a worker spraying insecticide for mosquitos at a village in Bangkok. Photo: Reuters Texas has announced its first case of local Zika virus, making it the second US state after...Full News..

Internet access for all

With half the world’s population slated to be online by the end of this year, it is important that Bangladesh keeps up. Interestingly, in developed nations, 80% of the population will be online...Full News..

Almost half the world will be online by end of 2016

In the world's developed countries about 80% of the population use the internet. But only about 40% in developing countries and less than 15% in less-developed countries are online, according to a...Full News..

Microsoft Solitaire Collection Now Available for Android and iOS

It is hard to argue the fact that classic games hold a special place in the hearts of millions of gamers around the world. When it comes to a game like Microsoft's Solitaire, which has been shipped...Full News..

Facebook ‘made China censorship tool’

Facebook worked on special software so it could potentially accommodate censorship demands in China, according to a report in the New York Times. The social network refused to confirm or deny the...Full News..

Nokia smartphone launch confirmed for 2017

Couple of days ago a leaked slide from Nokia's Capital Markets Day 2016 revealed that the Finnish tech company is planning an entry in the smartphone market by launching handsets at MWC 2017 in...Full News..

Facebook details plan to tackle fake news Tech

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has outlined plans for how he hopes to combat fake news on the site. Facebook became mired in controversy after some users complained fake news changed the outcome...Full News..

China Bans ‘Fatty’ Kim Jong Un Nickname On Websites

Chinese websites are censoring "Kim Fatty the Third," a nickname widely used to disparage North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, after officials from his country reportedly conveyed their displeasure in a...Full News..

Citycell pays Tk. 100 crore to BTRC

Private mobile phone operator Citycell on Thursday paid Tk. 100 crore in debts to Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) in the second installment, following court orders. On...Full News..

Facebook buys social media buzz tracker

Facebook on Friday announced it has bought startup CrowdTangle, which specializes in tracking hot content on social networks for media agencies and others. ‘Publishers around the world turn to...Full News..

WhatsApp video calling is now available to everyone

After launching the much-requested video calling feature in beta for Windows Phone and Android, WhatsApp has finally started rolling it out to everyone. The feature is hitting all the three major...Full News..

Supermoon to grace Monday skies

The upcoming supermoon on Monday (November 14) will be a spectacular sight for night gazers as the full moon will be the biggest and brightest in nearly 70 years. The supermoon is a perigee full...Full News..

Facebook bug ‘kills’ users in ‘terrible error’

An unusual bug on Facebook briefly labelled many people as dead. The error on Friday caused the social network to show a memorial banner on user profiles for people who were still alive. Users...Full News..

Google rejects EU anti-trust charges over Android

US Internet giant Google on Thursday rejected EU allegations that it abused the market dominance of its hugely succesful Android mobile phone operating system. The rapsheet targets one of...Full News..

Two US astronauts cast vote from space

USAs US gets ready for a nail-biting election on Tuesday, two American astronauts orbiting the Earth at 17,000 miles per hour have already cast their votes from space. According to NASA, astronaut...Full News..

Samsung seeks redemption with artificial intelligence-infused Galaxy S8 phone expected next year

Samsung Electronics plans to equip its next Galaxy S smartphones with a Siri-like digital assistant, seeking to make a comeback after the global debacle that precipitated the death of its flawed Note...Full News..

Citycell resumes operations

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on Sunday decided to restore the spectrum allocation for Citycell, the country’s first mobile phone operator. Chairman Shahjahan...Full News..

Hitting back at hackers: Debate swirls on how far to go

After a seemingly endless barrage of cyberattacks, debate is heating up on hitting back at hackers where it hurts. Amid calls for ways to punish and deter hackers without sparking a so-called...Full News..

Himawari-9 satellite in initial orbit

A rocket carrying Japan's new weather observation satellite has launched from the country's southwest. The H2A rocket carrying the Himawari-9 satellite lifted off from the Tanegashima Space Center...Full News..

Facebook-Owned Instagram Getting Into Shopping

Instagram on Tuesday said it will start testing features that let smartphone or tablet users easily buy items they find on the popular photo and video sharing service. The test slated to begin...Full News..

Astronaut Onishi to return to earth on Sunday

Japanese astronaut Takuya Onishi will return to Earth on Russia's Soyuz spacecraft on Sunday, completing an almost 4-month mission. Onishi is a former pilot and is the 11th Japanese astronaut. He...Full News..

Apple launches creatively titled TV-app

Apple launched a very useful and ingeniously titled TV-app called “TV” for its users on Friday. CEO Tim Cook announced the app which would keep track of what shows the user streams on...Full News..

Microsoft Launch – What you can expect to see from the Windows 10 event this week

Microsoft is holding a major launch event this week, where the Windows 10 creator is expected to unveil a range of cool new products. Here is what you can expect to see on Wednesday. Microsoft...Full News..

Five French nuclear reactors with Japan-made parts ordered to undergo safety tests

France’s Nuclear Safety Authority has ordered the country’s EDF utility to conduct checkups at five nuclear reactors ahead of their scheduled maintenance tests, citing potential weakness in...Full News..

Moment of truth awaits Europe’s Schiaparelli Mars probe

The European Space Agency (Esa) is getting ready to put a probe on Mars. Its Schiaparelli robot will attempt the risky descent to the surface in the coming hours, after a 500 million km journey...Full News..

Onishi holds first press conference from ISS, vows to work hard

Japanese astronaut Takuya Onishi expressed his eagerness to work hard at the International Space Station, at his first press conference from the ISS on Tuesday night. “The ISS is an interesting...Full News..

Facebook blames ‘technical glitch’ for removal of live video after fatal police shooting of black man

Facebook has said a live video showing the aftermath of a fatal shooting of a black man by police officers was temporarily removed due to a “technical glitch”. Philando Castile was shot in...Full News..

Google, ANA top workplace list for millennials; work-life balance also important: survey

A Pokemon-themed All Nippon Airways plane at Osaka International Airport. ANA was listed as one of the top places to work for Japanese millennial talent. | ISTOCK Global internet giant Google,...Full News..

Cloud discovery could soften forecasts for global warming

WASHINGTON – A discovery about how clouds form may scale back some of the more dire predictions about temperature increases caused by man-made global warming. That is because it implies that a...Full News..

Mastodon meal scraps revise US prehistory

Stone tools and bones from a butchered mastodon, found at the bottom of a river in Florida, are shaking up the known history of humans in the region. A four-year investigation of the site has...Full News..

New tally for number of world’s plants

Scientists have estimated that there are 390,900 plants known to science. The new tally is part of a report carried out by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. It is its first global assessment of the...Full News..

Frigid Pluto is home to more diverse terrain than expected

The most detailed look at Pluto's surface to date has revealed an unexpected range of mountains, glacial flows, smooth plains and other landscapes, according to studies released on Thursday. The...Full News..

Most Americans seen backing FBI bid to tap killer’s iPhone, including survivors

A man walks past a backlit Apple logo during an Apple media event in San Francisco, California in September. Apple, fighting a demand by the U.S. government that it unlock an iPhone used by one of...Full News..

Colombia reports 37,000 Zika cases

Colombia has now registered more than 37,000 cases of people infected with Zika, including more than 6,300 pregnant women, the country's National Institute of Health reported Saturday. The...Full News..

Twitter woes deepen as user base fails to grow

Twitter’s woes deepened Wednesday as the struggling messaging platform said it failed to add users in the past quarter, adding to concerns it is lagging in the fast-moving world of social...Full News..

Salaries ‘to double’ for BTRC chief, commissioners

The chairman, vice-chairman and the commissioners of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) will get nearly twice their old salaries under the new pay scale for government...Full News..

Google doodles ‘father’ of periodic table

Internet search giant Google on Monday dedicated a doodle to Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev on his 182nd birth anniversary. Born on 8 February 1834, Mendeleev is popularly known as the "Father...Full News..

NASA’s spacecraft lands in Florida for tests

The Orion capsule, NASA's spacecraft designed to land humans on Mars, was carried from the US space agency's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans to Kennedy Space Centre Florida for structural...Full News..

2 most dangerous numbers in universe threaten end of physics

A deeply disturbing and controversial line of thinking has emerged within the physics community, reports Business Insider. It's the idea that we are reaching the absolute limit of what we can...Full News..

Donald Trump’s sexism is infectious – even the women are catching it

What better way to reaffirm to an entire right-wing, conservative political party that a woman’s role is to be everything to everyone; to have the glittering career and still get home in time to...Full News..

Now I’m an extreme obstacle course champion

I’ve always been sporty but didn’t get into obstacle course racing [OCR] until 2014, when a friend from my running club – London Heathside – asked me to join his team. I ended up...Full News..

South Africa vs England third Test, day three: Tourists win series with Test to spare

At 1pm Stuart Broad walked on to the outfield at the Bullring in front of a packed house of South African fans with the smell of meat grilling on the braai hanging in the air. • South Africa vs...Full News..

In defence of Ugg boots, and how to wear them well

The big chill is officially here. This weekend will see temperatures plummet and many parts of the country will experience flurries of snow, if they haven’t already. It means it’s time to bring...Full News..