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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


In China, yellow robots deliver snacks to your home In China, yellow robots deliver snacks to your home

This “little yellow horse” is an autonomous delivery robot, ferrying daily essentials like drinks, fruit & snacks from local store to the residents


Chinese scientist invents novel tool to measure behavior of electrons Chinese scientist invents novel tool to measure behavior of electrons

It is well known that in electronic devices, chips and various sensors, electrons carry and transport information


US online infrastructure used by Russian hackers US online infrastructure used by Russian hackers

One of their carefully crafted fraudulent emails had hit pay dirt, enticing an employee to click a link and enter her password


25 million cyberattacks thwarted during World Cup: Putin '25 million cyberattacks thwarted during World Cup'

Putin’s leadership has been marked by his strengthening of the country’s security services


Africa new tech frontier for Silicon Valley Africa new tech frontier for Silicon Valley

Few sectors in Africa inspire as much hope as technology, which has the potential to revolutionise everything from healthcare to farming


Ancient ‘Iceman’ shows signs of a well-balanced last meal Ancient ‘Iceman’ shows signs of a well-balanced last meal

The stomach contents of the corpse, widely known as Oetzi the Iceman, offer a snapshot of what ancient Europeans ate more than five millennia ago


South Africa unveils super radio telescope South Africa unveils super radio telescope

The SKA can explore exploding stars, black holes and traces of the universe's origins some 14 billion years ago


Twitter to remove suspicious accounts from follower counts Twitter to remove suspicious accounts from follower counts

Twitter believes the move will not affect its number of monthly or daily active user figures


Britain to fine Facebook over data breach Britain to fine Facebook over data breach

Britain's data regulator has said it will fine Facebook half a million pounds ($660,000) for failing to protect users' data


YouTube to invest US$25m to boost 'trusted' news sources YouTube to invest US$25m to boost 'trusted' news sources

The YouTube effort comes as Google and Facebook -- companies that drew heavy criticism following the 2016 US election


Samsung opens world's biggest smartphone factory Samsung opens world's biggest smartphone factory

Samsung opened the world's largest smartphone factory in India on Monday


Study finds car vibrations make drivers sleepy Study finds car vibrations make drivers sleepy

To improve road safety, we hope that future car seat designs can build in features that disrupt this lulling effect and fight sleepiness


Bangabandhu-I to connect maritime, river vessels Bangabandhu-I to connect maritime, river vessels

Both maritime and river vessels will get 24-hour real time information on weather and other emergency services using the satellite


Twitter suspending huge number of fake accounts Twitter suspending huge number of fake accounts

The social media platform has more than doubled its crackdown rate since late last year


Operators pursue to delay MNP operation Operators pursue to delay MNP operation

BTRC has decided to launch the MNP service on August 1 after completing necessary preparations by July 31


NASA spacecraft sending back close-ups of dwarf planet Ceres NASA spacecraft sending back close-ups of dwarf planet Ceres

The spacecraft has been circling Ceres since 2015


India slams WhatsApp over deadly rumours India slams WhatsApp over deadly rumours

More than 25 people have been killed in India in recent months after rumors were spread on smartphones about child kidnappers and sexual predators


China firm develops 'laser gun' China firm develops 'laser gun'

The 15-mm calibre weapon weighs three kilogram’s, has a range of 800 metres and can pass through glass and other transparent obstacles


China aims to outstrip NASA with super-powerful rocket China aims to outstrip NASA with super-powerful rocket

By 2030, the Long March-9 rocket under development will be able to carry 140 tonnes into low-Earth orbit


High-tech deception of 'deepfake' videos High-tech deception of 'deepfake' videos

Deepfake technology still has a few hitches, for instance, people's blinking in fake videos may appear unnatural. But the technology is improving


Maverick entrepreneur’s space rocket fails at blast off Maverick entrepreneur’s space rocket fails at blast off

No injuries were reported in the spectacular explosion


SpaceX launches AI robot, strong coffee for station crew SpaceX launches AI robot, strong coffee for station crew

A former NASA astronaut helped arrange the java delivery for the space station’s Serena Aunon-Chancellor


Apple Maps: Grand plan to fix iPhone Maps app Apple's grand plan to fix iPhone Maps app

The move is a necessary step if Apple is to have stronger data about the world around us


Harlan Ellison, science fiction master, dies at age 84 Harlan Ellison, science fiction master, dies

He was known as much for his attitude as his writing — he described himself once as "bellicose"

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