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NASA is anxious to hear from its dust-silenced Opportunity Mars rover NASA is anxious to hear from its dust-silenced Opportunity Mars rover

Flight controllers have been on alert for a message from Opportunity ever since a dust storm enveloped Mars in June and contact was lost


China to restrict online games in latest industry setback China to restrict online games in latest industry setback

A national vision report in 2015 said around 500 million Chinese-nearly half the population above five years old-suffer visual impairment


Journalists debunk rumors on WhatsApp ahead of Brazil vote Journalists debunk rumors on WhatsApp

The issue is particularly thorny in countries like Brazil, where more than 120 million people use WhatsApp


Astronauts tackle air leak on International Space Station Astronauts tackle leak on space station

It has been traced to a small hole in a capsule that was used to deliver a new crew to the laboratory 400km (250 miles) above the Earth in June


When cars fly? Japan wants airborne vehicles to take off When cars fly? Japan wants airborne vehicles to take off

The initiative aims to draw up a roadmap by the end of the year on commercialising flying cars, a concept that so far remains largely theoretical


Chinese hotel group investigates possible leak of millions of guests' data Millions of hotel guests data ‘for sale’

Data breaches are nothing new for China, but the scale of customer data involved has led to international press attention for the hotel group


Goats 'drawn to happy human faces' Goats 'drawn to happy human faces'

The result suggests a wider range of animals can read people's moods than was previously thought


Google Go can now read web pages out loud Google Go can now read web pages out loud

The app can now read aloud billions of web pages in 28 languages including Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, and Tamil


Printed 3D-gun blueprints back online Printed 3D-gun blueprints back online

The designs had been available for free download but a temporary ban was imposed by a US judge concerned that they could fall into the wrong hands


No, we aren’t bias, Google responds to Trump accusation No, we don’t bias our results: google

In a statement, the tech giant said “Search is not used set a political agenda and we don’t bias our results toward any political ideology”


Facebook move on Myanmar raises thorny political questions Facebook move on Myanmar raises thorny political questions

Facebook banned Myanmar's army chief and other top military brass on Monday for their role in human rights abuses on Rohingyas in Rakhine State


Activists urge killer robot ban ‘before it is too late’ Activists urge killer robot ban ‘before it is too late’

The number of states calling for an outright killer robot ban has increased, with campaigners saying at least 26 are now onboard


Facebook bans Myanmar army chief over rights abuses

Facebook bans Myanmar army chief over rights abuses

Facebook also removes other pages tied to the country's military after a UN probe called for him to be prosecuted for genocide


NASA's Spitzer space telescope completes 15 years in space NASA's Spitzer space telescope completes 15 years in space

Launched into solar orbit on 25 August 2003, Spitzer was initially scheduled for a minimum 2.5-year primary mission


Video game swastikas stir unease in Germany Video game swastikas stir unease in Germany

The first video game to depict Germany’s 1933-45 Nazi era uncensored, showing the swastika and Adolf Hitler


Dinosaur DNA clues unpicked by researchers at University of Kent Dinosaur DNA clues unpicked

This variation helped the creatures evolve quickly in response to a changing environment - helping them to dominate Earth for 180 million years


Smartphones likely to predict flash floods: Study Smartphones likely to predict flash floods: Study

Researchers noted that smartphones can be harnessed to forecast flash floods as well as other natural disasters


NASA spacecraft approaches asteroid, snaps first picture NASA spacecraft approaches asteroid, snaps first pic

The spacecraft, OSIRIS-REx, has even snapped its first, blurry pic of the cosmic body


WhatsApp rejects India's demand for message traceability WhatsApp rejects India's demand for message traceability

The government has been pushing WhatsApp to find a technology solution to trace the origin of messages, a move it believes can help curb crimes


Facebook bans quiz app, pulls its security app over privacy Facebook bans quiz app, pulls its security app over privacy

The social media company says it took action against the myPersonality app because its creators refused an inspection


The Big Bang Theory final season to end in 2019 The Big Bang Theory to end in 2019

The Big Bang Theory has attracted more than 18 million viewers every year since its sixth season aired in 2012


Facebook, Twitter takedowns show quandary in curbing manipulation Facebook, Twitter takedowns show quandary in curbing manipulation

Facebook removed more than 650 pages, groups and accounts identified as "networks of accounts misleading people about what they were doing


Aeolus: Wind mapping satellite lifts off

Wind mapping satellite lifts off

The Aeolus spacecraft will get its data by firing a powerful laser down into the atmosphere to trace the movement of air particles


Russian hackers went after conservative US groups: Microsoft Russian hackers went after conservative US groups: Microsoft

The hackers were linked to the Russian military unit formerly known as the GRU, Smith wrote


India calls for WhatApp reforms after mob beatings India calls for WhatApp reforms after mob beatings

The Indian government has stepped up pressure on WhatsApp as the number of killings has grown


New fake news detector algorithm better than human New fake news detector algorithm better than human

Researchers have claimed that the system is comparable to, and sometimes better than humans


Facebook gives users trustworthiness score Facebook gives users trustworthiness score

Facebook and Twitter say they have suspended or removed accounts linked to Iran and Russia over "inauthentic" or "manipulating" behaviour


Microsoft claims win over 'Russian political hackers' Microsoft claims win over 'Russian political hackers'

Russian hackers has tried to steal data from political organisations including the International Republican Institute and the Hudson Institute thinks


Radioactive device missing in Malaysia Radioactive device missing in Malaysia

Authorities say the radioactive substance inside the radiography device could spread dangerous contamination if dismantled improperly


Google sued for unwanted location tracking Google sued for unwanted location tracking

The suit accuses Google of violating privacy law, and cites a news report last week confirmed by university researchers


US government alleges Facebook enabled housing ad discrimination Facebook enables housing ad discrimination!

It goes on to outline that the company “enables advertisers to discriminate” by showing ads only to men or women


China presents automated doctors, teachers China presents automated doctors, teachers

By 2020, China is aiming for half of the industrial robots sold in the country to be made by Chinese companies, up from 27 per cent currently


First satellite to measure global winds set for launch First satellite to measure global winds set for launch

Tropical winds in particular are very poorly mapped because of the almost complete absence of direct observations


Saudi Arabia tests Japan-inspired ‘nap pods’ for hajj Saudi Arabia tests Japan-inspired ‘nap pods’ for hajj

The kingdom has plans to introduce capsule rooms in the western city of Mina in the coming days


Privacy group tells FTC Google tracking violated 2011 settlement Privacy group tells FTC Google tracking violated 2011 settlement

An investigation found that even with Location History turned off, Google stores user location


Google clarifies location-tracking policy Google clarifies location-tracking policy

Google has not changed its location-tracking practice in that regard


Bangabandhu Satellite’s maiden transmission to start thru SAFF football in September Bangabandhu Satellite’s maiden transmission in Sept

BCSCL, the organisation to manage the Bangabandhu-1, has started to install necessary equipment to the local satellite television channels


'Monster Hunter' on hold as China hits pause on new video games 'Monster Hunter' on hold as China hits pause on new video games

China had stopped approving any new mobile games as part of a wider shake-up of the market


Facebook 'still hosts hate speech' over Rohingya Facebook 'still hosts hate speech' over Rohingya

The investigation was carried out in conjunction with the Human Rights Center at the University of California's Berkeley School of Law

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