Tuesday, 16 Aug, 2022


 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".

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