Sunday, 22 May, 2022

Tech

Astronauts leave ISS, begin return to Earth on SpaceX craft

Four astronauts have left the International Space Station on board a SpaceX vessel, after more than 160 days in space which will culminate in a splash landing off the Florida coast. The Crew Dragon capsule undocked from the ISS as scheduled at 8:35pm on Saturday (00:35 Sunday GMT).

China launches first module of new space station

China has launched a key module of a new permanent space station, the latest in Beijing's increasingly ambitious space program. The Tianhe module - which contains living quarters for crew members - was launched from the Wenchang Space Launch Centre on a Long March-5B rocket.

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins dies at 90

Michael Collins - one of the three crew members of the first manned mission to the Moon, Apollo 11 in 1969 - has died aged 90, his family say. He died on Wednesday after "a valiant battle with cancer. He spent his final days peacefully, with his family by his side," they

BTRC introduces DND service

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has introduced Do Not Disturb (DND) service for cell phone users who want to stop unnecessary SMS from mobile companies. The telecom regulator issued a press release issued on Saturday. The release says that mobile operators

TikTok sued for billions over use of children's data

TikTok is facing a legal challenge from former children's commissioner for England Anne Longfield over how it collects and uses children's data. The claim is being filed on behalf of of millions of children in the UK and EU who have used the hugely popular video-sharing app.

Nasa chooses SpaceX to build Moon lander

Nasa has chosen Elon Musk's company SpaceX to build a lander that will return humans to the Moon this decade. This vehicle will carry the next man and the first woman down to the lunar surface under the space agency's Artemis programme. Another goal of the programme will be

Facebook undersea cable to boost South East Asia internet

Facebook and Google are planning two new undersea internet cables to connect South East Asia to North America. The project with regional telecoms companies aims to supply faster internet to Singapore and Indonesia. This comes after Facebook withdrew three projects to connect the US

Microsoft In $10 Billion Talks To Acquire This Business

Microsoft Corp is in talks to buy messaging platform Discord Inc for more than $10 billion, Bloomberg News reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Discord has reached out to potential buyers and Microsoft is one of them, the report said, citing people familiar with the

ISRO chairman says India, France working on 3rd joint space mission

NEW DELHI: India and France were working on their third joint satellite mission as the bilateral space collaboration is entering into multiple domains, including the human spaceflight program, officials said Saturday. The information was shared by Indian Space Research Organisation

Facebook to pay News Corp for content in Australia

Facebook has agreed to pay Rupert Murdoch's News Corp Australia for journalism from its local mastheads. The deal has been secured just weeks after Australia passed a controversial world-first law aimed at making tech platforms pay for news content. News Corp has not disclosed

iPhone 12 production to soon start in India: Apple

New Delhi: In yet another fillip to the Make in India and domestic manufacturing dream of the Indian government, Apple said on Tuesday that its flagship and environment-friendly iPhone 12 smartphone will soon be produced in India for the local customers. The news comes at a time when

Chinese cyber-espionage unit on US hacking spree

SAN FRANCISCO: At least 30,000 US organisations including local governments have been hacked in recent days by an "unusually aggressive" Chinese cyber-espionage campaign, according to a computer security specialist. The campaign has exploited recently discovered flaws in

US Big Tech firms jostle for India’s huge digital payments market

Technology giants Facebook Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and Google and credit-card providers Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. are among those vying for unprecedented access to India’s burgeoning digital retail payments market.The companies are part of four consortia preparing to apply for

John McAfee charged with fraud over cryptocurrency

Businessman John McAfee, creator of the McAfee anti-virus software, has been charged in the US with conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering. Mr McAfee and his bodyguard Jimmy Gale Watson Jr are accused of promoting cryptocurrencies to Mr McAfee's large Twitter following to

Bangladesh: A Surprise Digital Leader in Asia

More than a decade ago, Bangladesh pledged to transform itself into a technologically advanced nation by 2021, the 50th anniversary of the nation's founding. Not many people believed we could do it. After all, when Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina–the project's chief

Japanese billionaire seeks eight people to fly to moon

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has invited eight members of the public to join him for a trip around the moon on Elon Musk's SpaceX flight. "I want people from all kinds of backgrounds to join," he said in a video via Twitter, where he also shared a link

Nasa releases video of Perseverance rover landing on Mars

Nasa has unveiled a first-of-its-kind video of its car-sized rover Perseverance making its sensational landing on Mars, and released the first audio recorded on the surface of the red planet. The American space agency shared the footage on Monday, days after the spacecraft made its

Facebook reverses ban on news pages in Australia

Facebook has announced it will restore news content to its users in Australia. The tech giant has blocked news to Australians on its platform since last Thursday amid a dispute over a proposed law which would force it and Google to pay news publishers for content. Australian

Facebook takes down Myanmar Military's main page

A Facebook page run by the Myanmar junta's "True News" information service was kicked off the platform Sunday after the tech giant accused it of inciting violence. Security forces in the country have steadily increased violence against a massive and largely peaceful civil

Nasa's Perseverance rover in 'great shape' after Mars landing

There's a new robot on the surface of Mars. The American space agency has successfully landed its Perseverance rover in a deep crater near the planet's equator called Jezero. "The good news is the spacecraft, I think, is in great shape," said Matt Wallace, the