Sunday, 04 Dec, 2022


Scientists grow plants in moon dirt for the first time

Scientists have for the first time grown seeds in lunar soil collected by US space agency NASA’s long-ago moonwalkers, an achievement that heralds the promise of using earthly plants to support human outposts on other worlds. Researchers in the United States said on Thursday that

Google making smartwatch in ‘ambient’ computing push

Google on Wednesday stated it’s strapping a smartwatch onto its Pixel hardware line as a part of an “ambient computing” imaginative and prescient to make its providers out there any place at any time. The Alphabet-owned web titan used its annual builders convention to

Elon Musk says he would lift Trump’s Twitter ban

Billionaire Elon Musk has said he would reverse Donald Trump’s Twitter ban should he succeed in taking ownership of the social media company. Speaking at the Financial Times Future of the Car conference on Tuesday, the Tesla chief executive called the decision to indefinitely

Bill Gates tests positive for Covid-19

Bill Gates tweeted Tuesday afternoon that he has tested positive for Covid-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms. The Microsoft co-founder, 66, said he would adhere to the advice of medical experts by self-isolating until he is healthy again. In April, he published a book called

Musk, Twitter sued by Florida pension fund over $44bn takeover

Elon Musk’s $44 billion buyout of Twitter Inc. was challenged in a lawsuit by a Florida pension fund that argues the deal can’t close before 2025 because Musk was an “interested shareholder” in the social networking platform. The Orlando Police Pension Fund

Elon Musk’s $21 billion mystery: Where will Tesla CEO get cash for Twitter?

Elon Musk and Twitter Inc. reached an agreement for the world’s richest man to buy the social networking platform for $44 billion, resolving the pressing question of whether the company’s board would consent to the leveraged buyout deal. On Elon Musk’s side, though,

Elon Musk strikes deal to buy Twitter for $44bn

The board of Twitter has agreed to a $44bn (£34.5bn) takeover offer from the billionaire Elon Musk. Mr Musk, who made the shock bid less than two weeks ago, said Twitter had "tremendous potential" that he would unlock. He also called for a series of changes from

Twitter board meets Musk to discuss bid, reports say

Twitter's board reportedly met Elon Musk over the weekend to explore his $43bn (£33.6bn) takeover offer for the social media platform. After the Tesla boss first revealed his bid, Twitter's management announced a so-called "poison pill" strategy to fend off a

Google tops ranking of S'pore's best employers for 2nd straight year

Even as competition for talent remains tight, tech giant Google has topped a ranking of Singapore's best employers for the second year in a row. The Economic Development Board (EDB) came in second, the first government agency to place in the top 10 in the three years the study has

Chinese astronauts return after 183 days in space

Three Chinese astronauts landed in northern China on Saturday (April 16) after 183 days in space, state broadcaster CCTV said, ending the country’s longest crewed space mission to date. The Shenzhou-13 spacecraft is the latest mission in Beijing’s drive to become a major

Elon Musk will not join Twitter board

Elon Musk has decided not to join the board of Twitter, the company's chief executive Parag Agrawal says. Mr Musk's appointment was due to become effective on Saturday after revealing last week that he had bought a 9.2% stake in the social media platform. However, Mr Agrawal

Bangladesh reports no deaths, 102 Covid cases in 24-hr

Bangladesh on Friday (March 25) reported no deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said. The official data showed a total of 29,118 people in the country have died due to the disease since the start of the pandemic on March 8, 2020.

'Kill more': Facebook fails to detect hate against Rohingya

A new report has found that Facebook failed to detect blatant hate speech and calls to violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority years after such behavior was found to have played a determining role in the genocide against them. The report shared exclusively with The

Apple to halt sales and limit services in Russia

Apple has become the latest major firm to halt all product sales in Russia, in a widening corporate backlash to the country's invasion of Ukraine. The iPhone giant said it was "deeply concerned" about the Russian invasion and stands with those "suffering as a result

Ukraine invasion: Russia restricts access to Facebook

Russia has limited access to Facebook over the platform's stance on the accounts of several Moscow-backed news outlets amid the invasion of Ukraine. Russia's communications regulator Roskomnadzor accused the network of "censorship" and violating "the rights and

UK keen to collaborate with Bangladesh ICT sector

The United Kingdom (UK) is keen to collaborate with Bangladesh for the development of its Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector.  It was said at a meeting of British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson with the Executive Council of Bangladesh

Webinar on Online teaching and learning: ‘Retrospect and Expectations' held 

A webinar on Online teaching and learning: ‘Retrospect and Expectations' was organized by The Monthly Techworld Bangladesh in associate with of WhiteShell (The MSI product Distributor of Bangladesh) and the Canadian University of Bangladesh that held on Saturday (Feb 12) on the

Billionaire launches criminal case against Facebook 

An Australian billionaire has launched a criminal case against Facebook, alleging the company failed to prevent scam ads that used his image. Andrew Forrest argues Facebook breached Australian anti-money laundering laws over the spread of cryptocurrency cons. He said it was the

North Korea missile tests: Photos from space released

North Korea has released photographs which it said were taken from its most powerful missile launch in five years. The unusual pictures taken from space show parts of the Korean peninsula and surrounding areas. Pyongyang confirmed on Monday it had tested a Hwasong-12 intermediate

Sony slides on Microsoft-Activision Blizzard tie-up plan

Shares in Japanese technology giant Sony have slumped in Tokyo trade after Microsoft said it plans to buy mega games company Activision Blizzard. The deal worth $68.7bn (£50.5bn), would be Microsoft's biggest ever buyout and the largest deal in gaming history. It would see