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Facing US ban, Huawei emerging as stronger tech competitor By AP | Last Updated: 17th September, 2019, 15:30

Huawei is a pioneer in the emerging field of next-generation, or 5G, telecoms

Facing US ban, Huawei emerging as stronger tech competitor

Apple embarks on EU court battle over 13-bn-euro tax bill Apple embarks on EU court battle over 13-bn-euro tax bill

Apple embarks on an epic court battle with the EU on Tuesday, fighting the commission's landmark…


iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro have higher demand than expected iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro have higher demand than expected

These smartphones went on pre-order on Friday in the US and are scheduled to go on sale on September 20


YouTube advertises big brands alongside fake cancer cure videos YouTube advertises big brands alongside fake cancer cure videos

YouTube's algorithm promotes fake cancer cures in a number of languages and the site runs adverts for major brands and universities next to misleading videos


Enthusiasm over Uber service fading fast amid growing complaints Enthusiasm over Uber service fading fast amid growing complaints

Uber is failing to ensure quality service as the company has apparently compromised with Dhaka’s bad traffic culture


NASA joins ISRO to track Chandrayaan-2 Vikram Lander NASA joins ISRO to track Chandrayaan-2 Vikram Lander

The orbiter of Chandrayaan-2 has located its moon lander Vikram, but no communication has been established yet


Russia to help Bangladesh in digital transformation: Jabbar Russia to help Bangladesh in digital transformation: Jabbar

Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar today said Russia would extend cooperation to Bangladesh’s journey towards the digital transformation


China launches three new satellites China launches three new satellites

The resource satellite, ZY-1 02D, will provide observation data for natural resources asset management, ecological monitoring, disaster prevention and control


Water, temperature right for life at another star's planet Water, temperature right for life at another star's planet

Two research groups announced this week that they've found water vapor in the atmosphere of a planet 110 light-years away in the constellation Leo. This so-called Super Earth is just the right distance from its star to conceivably harbor life


Apple cuts prices, ramps up services as iPhone 11 launches Apple cuts prices, ramps up services as iPhone 11 launches

Price appeared to be a key consideration as the tech giant reduced the entry level price for the iPhone 11 to $699 and undercut rivals for its gaming and streaming television subscriptions


Facebook shuts Italian neo-fascist parties' accounts Facebook shuts Italian neo-fascist parties' accounts

"People and organisations who spread hate or attack others on the basis of who they are have no place on Facebook and Instagram," Facebook says in a statement


NASA pioneers malaria-predicting tech in Myanmar NASA pioneers malaria-predicting tech in Myanmar

NASA is developing a new technique to forecast malaria outbreaks in Myanmar from space, as the emergence…


Robot Olympiad held at DU Robot Olympiad held at DU

A two-day Bangladesh Robot Olympiad concluded at Teacher-Student Center (TSC) of Dhaka University 


DoJ seeks Google records as US states launch antitrust probe of Big Tech DoJ seeks Google records as US states launch antitrust probe of Big Tech

Washington has not named the companies it has targeted in its probe -- which began in July -- but it appears directed at the likes of dominant tech players such as Google, Facebook, Twitter and Amazon


There will be a new dawn: Modi on Chandrayaan-2
There will be a new dawn: Modi on Chandrayaan-2

ISRO's plan to soft land Chandrayaan-2's Vikram module on the Lunar surface did not go as per script in the early hours of Saturday


Chandrayaan-2: India loses contact with lander as it approaches Moon Chandrayaan-2: India loses contact with lander

The Chandrayaan-2 approached the Moon as normal until an error occurred about 2.1km (1.3 miles) from the surface


Chandrayaan-2’s Moon mission to land on lunar surface tonight Chandrayaan-2’s Moon mission to land on lunar surface tonight

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reach Bengaluru tonight at the ISRO space centre to witness the historic moment


Samsung Galaxy Fold to be launched on 6 September Samsung Galaxy Fold to be launched on 6 September

Samsung's first foldable phone will go on sale on Friday after problems delayed its initial release


Lack of evidence, witness causing dismissing of cases at cyber tribunal Lack of evidence, witness causing dismissing of cases at cyber tribunal

 Present government with an aim to tackle growing number of cyber crimes, formulated and subsequently passed Digital Security Act


Facebook confirms 419m phone numbers exposed in latest privacy lapse 419m phone numbers exposed in privacy lapse:Facebook

The records were likely amassed using a tool that Facebook disabled in April 2018 in the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica controversy


Smartphone radiation doesn't have negative health effects, says study Smartphone radiation doesn't have negative health effects, says study

A study published in the New Zealand Medical Journal notes that any potentially harmful biological effects are more commonly seen in low-quality scientific studies


YouTube to pay $170M fine after violating kids' privacy law YouTube to pay $170M fine after violating kids' privacy law

The company agrees to work with video creators to label material aimed at kids and says it will limit data collection when users view such videos, regardless of their age


Walton launches 5 new models of laptops Walton launches 5 new models of laptops

Bangladeshi technology products manufacturing giant Walton has launched five new models of laptops in…


BTRC to formulate policy on 5G network next year BTRC to formulate policy on 5G network next year

The decision was taken at a meeting of the committee, formed in this regard, at BTRC on Tuesday


New Nokia phones are coming soon New Nokia phones are coming soon

HMD Global will make its debut at IFA this year. The Finnish company is expected to launch new Nokia smartphones at its IFA event scheduled for September 5


One-in-three young people victim of online bullying: UN One-in-three young people victim of online bullying: UN

Improving young people’s education experience means accounting for the environment they encounter online as well as offline


Telegram secretly plans to beat Facebook by 'Gram' cryptocurrency Telegram secretly plans to beat Facebook

Facebook has announced its own plans to launch a global currency, Libra, in 2020


Apple iPhone 11: Top four new features in smartphones Apple iPhone 11: Top four new features in smartphones

The company will showcase its new iPhone 11 family at its Steve Jobs Theatre in Cupertino, California


Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander completes first de-orbiting manoeuvre Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander completes first de-orbiting manoeuvre

The Vikram lander of the Chandrayaan-2 mission has moved away from the main spacecraft


US to use fake social media to check people entering country US to use fake social media to check people entering country

A USCIS statement says fake accounts and identities will make it easier for investigators to search for potential evidence of fraud or security concerns while deciding to allow someone entry into the US


Google to pay out $150-200m over YouTube privacy claims: reports Google to pay out $150-200m over YouTube privacy claims: reports

Fellow US tech giant Facebook recently settled a record $5 billion fine with the US Federal Trade Commission for misusing users' private data


Twitter CEO Dorsey's account sent racist tweets after hack Twitter CEO Dorsey's account sent racist tweets after hack

Some of the tweets were up for about 30 minutes before Twitter took them down


Pluto a planet again? new NASA chief certainly thinks so Pluto a planet again? new NASA chief certainly thinks so

Pluto was officially downgraded from planetary status more than a decade ago by the International Astronomical Union


UAE astronaut to take copy of Quran to space UAE astronaut to take copy of Quran to space

Hazza Al Mansouri, the first astronaut from the UAE, is going to take a copy of the Quran with him to the International Space Station (ISS) for the September 25 launch date


Apple apologizes for use of contractors to eavesdrop on Siri Apple apologizes for use of contractors to eavesdrop on Siri

 Apple is apologizing for allowing outsiders to listen to snippets of people's recorded conversations with its digital assistant Siri


Facebook will no longer be free! Facebook will no longer be free!

The tagline has been changed from "It's free and always will be" to "It's quick and easy" — ditching, for the first time in more than a decade, a reference to the fact that it costs nothing to become a user

 


Digital security has to be ensured: Jabbar Digital security has to be ensured: Jabbar

Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar said digital security has to be ensured at any cost for all internet users


Tech firms struggle to police content while avoiding bias Tech firms struggle to police content while avoiding bias

But in the current climate of hostility toward Big Tech, that legal protection is getting a second look


French 'cybercops' dismantle pirate computer network French 'cybercops' dismantle pirate computer network

A team of French police dubbed "cybergendarmes" has destroyed a virus that infected more than 850,000 computers worldwide


Survey finds new auto technology can annoy drivers Survey finds new auto technology can annoy drivers

Collision protection systems such as automatic emergency braking fared the best in six categories covered by the survey

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