Sunday, 04 Dec, 2022

Tech

Apple employees vote to form their first US union

Apple Inc workers in the city of Maryland in the United States have voted to join a union, becoming the first retail employees of the tech giant to unionize in the country. More than 100 workers in Towson near Baltimore “have overwhelmingly voted to join” the International

Microsoft retires Internet Explorer

Microsoft is officially ending support for its iconic web browser, Internet Explorer, today – June 15, 2022. Internet Explorer, also known as IE or MSIE, was first released in 1995 as part of an add-on package for Windows 95 – the first Windows with the infamous

Amazon to start delivering by drone in California town

Amazon plans to start flying some purchases to customers later this year, the e-commerce giant said Monday, announcing drone delivery that will debut in a California town. Retail rival Walmart already offers drone delivery and in May announced it is dramatically ramping up the service,

Musk to hold first meeting with Twitter employees 

Elon Musk will speak to Twitter employees on Thursday for the first time since launching his $44bn (£36.2bn) bid for the company in April. The multi-billionaire Tesla boss is expected to take questions from Twitter's workers at the meeting. Mr Musk has warned he may quit

Google pays $118m to settle gender discrimination suit

Google said on Sunday that it was "very pleased" to be settling, without admission of wrongdoing, a class-action lawsuit that argued it underpaid female employees and assigned them lower-ranking positions. The $118 million settlement covers about 15,500 female employees who

NASA launches probe to study UFO sightings

Nasa is launching a study of UFOs as part of a new push toward high-risk, high-impact science. The space agency announced on Thursday that it was setting up an independent team to see how much information is publicly available on the matter and how much more is needed to understand the

Whiteshell’s special discount on MSI products for women entrepreneurs 

To encourage women’s participation in the country’s economy and to facilitate the use of technology for enhancing the skills of women entrepreneurs, Whiteshell, the MSI’s distributor in Bangladesh, has announced a special offer on MSI laptops.  The participation

E-gates introduced at Dhaka airport for swift immigration

Authorities of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) today (June 7) introduced e-Gate (Automatic Border Control System) fully aiming to complete passenger's immigration quickly. Airport Executive Director Group Captain Kamrul Islam confirmed the matter, saying that

Google told to pay Australian politician $515K for defamation

An Australian court on Monday ordered Google to pay a former lawmaker A$715,000 ($515,000), saying its refusal to remove a YouTuber's "relentless, racist, vilificatory, abusive and defamatory" videos drove him out of politics. The Federal Court found the Alphabet Inc

Google launches suicide hotline for Pakistan

To tackle the rising number of suicidal cases as well as mental health issues, Google has launched a suicide hotline for Pakistan on Thursday in collaboration with ‘Umang Pakistan’ enabling users to get quick help at the top of the search result page as they browse anything

Sheryl Sandberg to quit Facebook after 14 years

Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook's parent company Meta, has announced that she is leaving the business after 14 years. Ms Sandberg announced her departure in a Facebook post, saying she hoped to focus on her foundation and philanthropic work in the future.

China prepares to launch Shenzhou-14 crewed spaceship

China's next manned spaceflight — the Shenzhou-14 mission — will soon be launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China, according to the China Manned Space Agency. The agency said in a brief released on Sunday that a Long March 2F carrier

Big tech ad revenue growth to taper as pandemic bubble pops: analyst report

After unprecedented revenue growth last year, digital platforms including Alphabet Inc, Meta Platforms Inc, Snap Inc and Twitter Inc now face a sobering reality as pandemic-driven advertising trends dissipate, according to an analyst report on Thursday. Research firm MoffettNathanson

NASA accuses China of stealing space technology

America's space agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has accused China of stealing unclassified American technology, ranging from military secrets to medical research. During a United States House Appropriations Committee hearing on May 17, NASA

Oracle keen to set up 'Oracle Academy' in Bangladesh

The US-based multinational computer technology institution Oracle Corporation has expressed keenness to set up an 'Oracle Academy' in Bangladesh while it will start activities in the country by December next. President of Japan and Asia Pacific Region of Oracle Garrett

Could contact lenses be the ultimate computer screen?

Imagine you have to make a speech, but instead of looking down at your notes, the words scroll in front of your eyes, whichever direction you look in. That's just one of many features the makers of smart contact lenses promise will be available in the future. "Imagine...

Ratan Tata's ride in India's cheapest car wins internet

Indian tycoon Ratan Tata is being praised on social media for travelling in one of the world's cheapest cars. The Chairman Emeritus of the Tata Group, Mr Tata is known for his simplicity. When he travelled in the Nano, which his firm launched in 2009 but ceased production 10

Twitter board plans to enforce $60.9 billion deal with Elon Musk

Twitter's board said it plans to enforce its US$44 billion (S$60.9 billion) agreement to be bought by billionaire Elon Musk, saying the transaction is in the best interest of all shareholders. "We intend to close the transaction and enforce the merger agreement," the

MSI unveils 5 high performance laptops

In the era of information and technology, it’s essential for the young community to have a high configured device as notebook.  Keeping this in mind MSI has announced five high configured gaming laptops at a very affordable price. This was announced at a product launch

Nasa rover begins key drive to find life on Mars

Nasa's Perseverance rover has reached a big moment in its mission on Mars. Tuesday will see the six-wheeled robot begin the climb up an ancient delta feature in the crater where it landed. It will roll uphill, stopping every so often to examine rocks that look to have the best