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Last-minute technical problem delays NASA's flight to sun Last-minute technical problem delays NASA's flight to sun

The early morning launch countdown was halted with just one-minute, 55 seconds remaining, keeping the Delta IV rocket on its pad


NASA poised to blast off first spacecraft to explore Sun NASA poised to blast off first spacecraft to explore Sun

NASA's car-sized, $1.5 billion Parker Solar Probe is scheduled to launch on a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral


Facebook moves to stop sharing of 3D gun blueprints Facebook moves to stop sharing of 3D gun blueprints

The social network added it was working out the range of website links or gun-printing content that will be removed


SpaceX booster flies again with Indonesia satellite SpaceX booster flies again with Indonesia satellite

The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off early Tuesday morning from Cape Canaveral, Florida


Facebook 'regrets' earthquake balloons Facebook 'regrets' earthquake balloons

Many Indonesian speakers write messages using the word "selamat", which can mean "unhurt" or "congratulations" depending on the context


Twitter chief defends not booting Infowars Twitter chief defends not booting Infowars

Apple, Facebook, Spotify and YouTube have all banned Jones, who runs the website Infowars


NASA poised to launch first Sun-skimming spaceship NASA poised to launch first Sun-skimming spaceship

It will become the first spacecraft ever to fly through the Sun’s scorching atmosphere, known as the corona


Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to have enormous storage Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to have enormous storage

According to last week’s leak, the upcoming device will have 3.5-mm headphone jack


Apple iPhone chip supplier says virus will delay shipments Apple iPhone chip supplier says virus will delay shipments

The company says the incident will cut third-quarter revenue by about 3 percent


Facebook opens up on vote meddling, but is the shift real? Facebook opens up on vote meddling, but is the shift real?

Many experts remain unconvinced that this is a true culture change and not mere window dressing


Chip labour: Robots replace waiters in China restaurant Chip labour: Robots replace waiters in China restaurant

Alibaba now has 57 Hema markets in 13 Chinese cities, all of which will eventually feature the robotic restaurants


Hacker breaches defenses at social news star Reddit Hacker breaches defenses at social news star Reddit

Reddit determined that a hacker compromised some employee accounts with cloud and source-code providers


Social media plays whack-a-mole with Russia interference Social media plays whack-a-mole with Russia interference

Facebook revealed this week that it has uncovered and removed 32 apparently fake accounts and pages


Facebook and Instagram introduce time limit tool Facebook and Instagram introduce time limit tool

The announcement follows concerns that excessive social media use can have a negative impact on mental health


China launches high-resolution Earth observation satellite China launches high-resolution Earth observation satellite

The satellite can be used for land survey, urban planning, road network design, agriculture, and disaster relief


Nokia to help with T-Mobile superfast telecom network Nokia to help with T-Mobile superfast telecom network

Nokia will provide T-Mobile its suite of 5G technology, and help build the telecommunications firm's new-generation nationwide wireless network


Facebook donates $2.5 lakh for flood affected Bangladesh children Facebook donates $2.5 lakh for flood affected Bangladesh children

The donation will also go towards providing emergency aid, food, water, and sanitation to help people through the storms in coming months


Google bans cryptocurrency mining apps from Play Store Google bans cryptocurrency mining apps from Play Store

Google has updated its Play Store developer policies to ban several more categories of apps


To repair reputation, Twitter, Facebook incur investor wrath To repair reputation, Twitter, Facebook incur investor wrath

Two of the biggest social media platforms lost nearly one-fifth of their market value after reporting disappointing user growth


Apple and Amazon lead the pack to $1 trillion market value Apple and Amazon lead the pack to $1 trillion market value

Apple, at $939 billion, remains the highest-valued private company on the global markets


UK lawmakers recommend tougher rules on Facebook UK lawmakers recommend tougher rules on Facebook

Social media companies are under scrutiny worldwide following allegations that political consultant Cambridge Analytica used data from Facebbok


Bad week in social media gets worse; Twitter hammered Bad week in social media gets worse; Twitter hammered

Twitter is now attempting to rein in the worst offenders after years as one of the Wild West corners of the internet


Operator ready to offer MNP service to users Operator ready to offer MNP service to users

BTRC decides to launch the MNP service on August 1 and directs all the concerned operators to complete the necessary preparations by July 31


Twitter dives on warning of shrinking user base Twitter dives on warning of shrinking user base

Twitter says it posted a profit of $100 million in the second quarter


Lunar eclipse: Skygazers await century's longest 'blood moon' Skygazers await century's longest 'blood moon'

As it rises, during this total eclipse, Earth's natural satellite will turn a striking shade of red or ruddy brown


Twitter continues purge: Kills 143000 apps; charts new rules for developers Twitter Kills 143000 apps, charts new rules

Twitter currently has nearly 330 million monthly active users (MAUs)


Liquid water 'lake' revealed on Mars Liquid water 'lake' revealed on Mars

Lake beds like those explored by Nasa's Curiosity rover show water was present on the surface of Mars in the past


Facebook sets up subsidiary in China, where it's blocked Facebook sets up subsidiary in China, where it's blocked

The company says it wants to set up an "innovation hub" in Zhejiang to support Chinese developers, innovators and startups


French IT services group Atos to buy Syntel of US French IT services group Atos to buy Syntel of US

Atos said in a statement that it will acquire Syntel for $41 per share which amounts to around $3.4 billion


Huawei will conduct 5G trial run on Wednesday 5G trial run on Wednesday

Huawei will conduct the daylong trial run of the 5G technology teaming up with Robi and Teletalk in a city hotel titled “Bangladesh 5G Summit"


Family to auction Neil Armstrong’s personal collection Family to auction Neil Armstrong’s personal collection

Containing over 2,000 items, the collection will go on sale in a series of three auctions with the first in Nov 2018 and other two in May and Nov 2019


German astronaut performs with Kraftwerk from space German astronaut performs with Kraftwerk from space

Video posted shows German astronaut Alexander Gerst “dropping in” for a live performance from the ISS


Facebook probes whether data firm violated policies: report Facebook probes whether data firm violated policies: report

Since 2014, US government agencies have paid Crimson Hexagon more than $800,000 for 22 contracts


Facebook to launch its own internet satellite next year Facebook to launch internet satellite next year

Facebook is not alone in aiming to increase Internet accessibility through satellites in low Earth orbit


Facebook suspends Boston analytics firm over data usage Facebook suspends Boston analytics firm over data usage

Facebook said it has suspended Crimson Hexagon while it investigates how it collects and shares Facebook and Instagram’s user data


WhatsApp curbs India service WhatsApp curbs India service

The Facebook-owned firm said on Friday that in India it will test limiting the ability of users to forward messages


Facebook cracks down on bogus posts inciting violence Facebook cracks down on bogus posts inciting violence

The social network said it is partnering with local organizations & authorities adept at identifying when posts are false & likely to prompt violence


Google hit with 4.3bn euro Android fine from EU EU to fine Google 4.3bn euros over Android

The firm's parent Alphabet has been given 90 days to change its business practices or face further penalties of up to 5% of its average daily turnover


Twitter suspended 58 million accounts in 4Q Twitter suspended 58 million accounts in 4Q

The figure highlights the company's newly aggressive stance against malicious or suspicious accounts

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