Sunday, 21 Apr, 2024

Tech

Bezos topples Musk to reclaim title of world’s richest man

Jeff Bezos has dethroned Elon Musk to reclaim his title as the world’s richest man. The Amazon founder’s net worth currently stands at $200bn, topping the Tesla chief’s $198bn, the Bloomberg Billionaires Index showed on Tuesday. Bezos has gained $23bn so far in

North Korea hacked South Korea chip equipment makers: Seoul 

North Korean hackers have broken into South Korean chip equipment makers, according to South Korea's spy agency. Pyongyang is trying to make semiconductors for its weapons programmes, the National Intelligence Service (NIS) says. It comes a month after President Yoon Suk Yeol

SpaceX launches eighth long-duration crew to orbit for Nasa

A SpaceX rocket lifted off from Florida on March 4 carrying a crew of three American astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut on their way to the International Space Station (ISS) to begin a six-month science mission in Earth orbit. The two-stage Falcon 9 rocket, topped with an autonomously

11th Huawei ‘Seeds for the Future Bangladesh’ opens for Registration

Huawei ‘Seeds For The Future 2024 Bangladesh’ is now open for registration with the aim to develop an ICT ecosystem by enhancing ICT knowledge of students in the country.  Bangladeshi undergraduate students in third year or above can enroll to this competition by

Facebook parent Meta to stop paying Australian news media

Extending a global retreat from news content, Meta said it would scrap the Facebook News tab in Australia and would not renew deals with news publishers worth hundreds of millions of dollars. "People don't come to Facebook for news and political content," the firm said,

Google CEO Slams 'Completely Unacceptable' Gemini AI Errors

Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Tuesday slammed "completely unacceptable" errors by its Gemini AI app, after gaffes such as images of ethnically diverse World War II Nazi troops forced it to stop users from creating pictures of people. The controversy emerged within weeks of

Apple unplugs self-driving electric car project

Apple has reportedly cancelled its plans to build electric vehicles (EV) a decade after the iPhone maker was rumoured to be working on the project. The firm has never publicly acknowledged the project, which involves around two thousand people. Many employees from the project will

Instagram owner Meta forms team to stop AI from tricking voters

Facebook and Instagram owner Meta says it will form a team to tackle deceptive artificial intelligence (AI) content in the upcoming EU elections in June. It is concerned by how generative AI - tech which can fake videos, images and audio - might be used to trick voters. It comes on

The AIs are officially out of control

When you ask an AI bot for an image of the Founding Fathers or a group of German soldiers from 1943, you expect... something. You probably don’t expect what Google Gemini has been delivering, which is a set of images that goes heavy on diversity and light on historical accuracy. And

WPDeveloper announces Startise as parent company

Bangladeshi tech company WPDeveloper has declared “Startise” as its parent company, aiming to expand services for over six million users across 180 countries worldwide. “Not a traditional brand, we envision a core group that will foster innovation, and growth, and

PM inaugurates 'Bangabandhu App'

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated "Bangabandhu App" that featured life sketch of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Bangladesh's history. Sheikh Hasina opened the App, prepared by Durbar Technologies Limited, at her official Ganabhaban

Nvidia now 2 trillion-dollar company thanks to AI dominance

Nvidia, the tech company best known for its gaming and graphics GPUs, has officially hit a $2 trillion market valuation, closing at the market cap for the first time today and becoming the first chipmaker to cross the milestone. The announcement comes less than a year after the company

US achieves first moon landing in half century with private spacecraft

A spacecraft built and flown by Texas-based company Intuitive Machines landed near the moon’s south pole on Thursday, the first US touchdown on the lunar surface in more than half a century and the first ever achieved by the private sector. NASA, with several research instruments

Amazon founder Bezos completes $8.5bn share sale 

Multi-billionaire Jeff Bezos has sold another 14 million Amazon shares, worth around $2.4bn (£1.9bn). The latest sale brings the total number of shares he has sold in the firm over the last nine trading days to about 50 million, with a value of around $8.5bn. This month, the

AI robot to enhance experiences of Hajj-Umrah pilgrims

Saudi Arabia has reaffirmed its commitment to harnessing artificial intelligence to serve pilgrims and Umrah performers and enhance their spiritual journey. The Presidency of Religious Affairs at the Grand Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque said it is using the latest technologies,

Julian Assange: Australia wants WikiLeaks founder back home

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Thursday called for the release of Julian Assange of legal pursuit by US and UK authorities. The 52-year-old WikiLeaks founder, who is an Australian citizen, has been trapped in legal limbo for years after releasing a raft of top secret US

realme returns with C67 packed with powerful 108MP camera

realme, the world's fastest-growing smartphone brand, is set to redefine the quality of its popular C-series with the launch of realme C67. This new addition to the C-series marks an exciting return of realme in the domestic market after a hiatus from product launch.  The phone

US to Open $5B Research Hub in China Chips Race

President Joe Biden’s administration plans to launch a $5 billion semiconductor research consortium to bolster chip design and hardware innovation in the US and counter China’s efforts to capture the cutting edge of the industry. Officials on Friday are set to formally

Govt considering AI law, says law minister 

The government, considering the current excellence of technology worldwide, has taken the initiative to formulate a law regarding Artificial Intelligence (AI), said Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq today (February 13). He said in a meeting with a delegation of

Kremlin, Musk deny Russian army using Starlink

The Kremlin on Monday rejected Ukraine’s claims that Russian troops fighting on the frontline were using Starlink Internet terminals. Kyiv’s GUR military intelligence agency said it had evidence that the terminals were being used on a “systematic” basis by