Wednesday, 28 Oct, 2020

Tech

Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2 with triple rear cameras launched

DHAKA: HMD Global, the Nokia brand licensee, on Thursday unveiled the two new Nokia phones on the sidelines of IFA tech fair in Berlin. Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2 are official. The Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2 will be a part of the company's mid-range smartphone portfolio. Based on

Construction of RNPP to be completed in due time

DHAKA: Science and Technology Minister Architect Yafes Osman said that the construction of the Rooppur nuclear power plant (RNPP) is proceeding with giving utmost importance to its security. The project will be completed within the stipulated time. He said this after attending a

Chandrayaan 2's Moon landing tonight

DHAKA: The Chandrayaan 2 moon mission is scheduled to land on the lunar surface at 1:55 am on Saturday, as India looks to create history by becoming the first nation to reach closest to the moon's south pole. The moon lander Vikram that separated from its orbiting mothership has

GP, Robi show-caused over license

DHAKA: Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) issued separate show-cause notices to Grameenphone and Robi seeking explanation in 30 days as to why their 2G and 3G licences should not be revoked for not paying dues. BTRC Senior Assistant Director Zakir Hossain Khan

Samsung Galaxy Fold to launch on Sept 6

Samsung's first foldable phone will go on sale on Friday after problems delayed its initial release. The Galaxy Fold will be available on 6 September in South Korea, followed by select countries including the US, the UK and Singapore. The release of the nearly $2,000 (£1,634)

Facebook face recognition feature to replace tag suggestions

Facebook says it is ending its practice of using face recognition software to identify users' friends in uploaded photos and automatically suggesting they "tag" them. Instead, it is replacing the feature, called "tag suggestions," with its broader face recognition setting, which

1,70,000 edu institutes to be digitized: Palak

DHAKA: ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak announced that 1,70,000 academic institutes across the country will be digitized or in other words, will be made "smart". Aiming the implementation, digital lab will be installed in 9,000 institutes apart from more 20,000 regular labs, he

Chandrayaan 2 ready to land on Moon after completing Orbit Manoeuvres

DHAKA: The Chandrayaan 2 mission has completed all its orbit manoeuvres around the Moon and is ready to land close to the lunar south pole. The orbit manoeuvres, including the lander 'Vikram' separating from the orbiter, were performed to pin-point accuracy at its designated

5G guidelines in Jan, to open prior deadline

DHAKA: The telecom regulator has formed a committee to make a plan and a guideline for introducing 5G mobile data services in the country, which is yet to be launched anywhere in the world. The committee will formulate a comprehensive proposal and a guideline by January next year to

ZTE conducts EHS awareness training

ZTE, a major international provider of advanced telecommunications, enterprise, and consumer technology solutions for the mobile internet, has recently arranged a basic EHS awareness training at their corporate office in Gulshan. EHS stands for Environment, Health, and Safety. It

Green University holds int'l seminar on Space law

DHAKA: A day-long international seminar on space Law was held at Green University of Bangladesh (GUB) on Saturday (August 24).  Center for Air and Space Law, Department of Law of the university organized the seminar titled ‘Commercial Exploitation of Outer Space through Satellites:

YouTube shuts accounts linked to Hong Kong disinformation

Google has shut down 210 channels on YouTube it said were part of a "coordinated” attempt to post material about the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. The firm said attempts had been made to "disguise the origin of these accounts and other activity commonly associated with coordinated

Facebook finally rolls out 'Clear History' tool

More than a year after Mark Zuckerberg tried to defuse a privacy uproar by teasing a new tool to help users "clear" their history on the platform, it's finally rolling out -- but some may be disappointed by the limitations of the feature. The company said Tuesday that it's

Chandrayaan-2 now orbiting moon in search for water

An unmanned spacecraft India launched last month has begun orbiting the moon before it lands on the far side to search for water. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said it has manoeuvred Chandrayaan – the Sanskrit word for “moon craft” – into lunar orbit.

Facebook, Twitter remove Chinese accounts amid Hong Kong protests

Twitter and Facebook have taken steps to block what they described as a state-backed Chinese misinformation campaign. Twitter said it removed 936 accounts it said were being used to “sow political discord in Hong Kong”. The network said the accounts originated in mainland China

Facebook group chat going away on Aug 22

Facebook has announced that it's removing the group chat functionality that it launched in October last year, which was designed to facilitate more intimate discussion between group members, separate from post comments. As you can see here, Facebook will remove the function as of

'STOP DENGUE' app launches

DHAKA: e-Commerce Association of Bangladesh (e-CAB) developed a smartphone app reinforcing the fight against countrywide dengue epidemic. The app named 'STOP DENGUE' will mark breeding place of aedes the mosquito species responsible for the viral fever. E-post and BDYouth

Google employees refuse to work with US immigration officials

Tech giant Google is facing a demand from hundreds of employees for an assurance that it will not bid on a government cloud computing contract that could be used to enforce US immigration policies on the southern border. A group of employees called Googlers for Human Rights posted a

Chandrayaan-2 leaves Earth's Orbit, Heads towards Moon

India's ambitious lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 left the earth's orbit Wednesday (August 14) and is headed towards the moon after a crucial manoeuvre by the Indian Space Research Organisation. The satellite is another step closer to the moon after the "Trans Lunar Insertion (TLI)

Facebook offer 'millions' to publishers for news

Facebook is reportedly in talks with news publishers to offer “millions of dollars” for the rights to publish their material on its site. The move follows years of criticism over its growing monopolization of online advertising to the detriment of the struggling news industry.