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AI to power Google's battle against fake news

Technology giant Google's artificial intelligence (AI) development, particularly on understanding human language, will be its strongest effort yet against misinformation, says its chief executive officer Sundar Pichai.

Microsoft to unplug Internet Explorer as it seeks edge in browser war

Microsoft Corp is pulling the plug on its once omnipresent browser, Internet Explorer, next year as it prepares to battle market leader Chrome with its slicker Edge browser.

Launching Ceremony of “Probashi” App

The launching ceremony of the “Probashi” app was held on March 30, 2021 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at the ball room of Hotel Pan Pacific Sonargaon. The chief guest of the event was the State Minister for Ministry of Foreign Affairs Md. Shahriar Alam, MP. The special guests were Kabir Bin Anwar, Senior Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, Dr. Ahmed Munirus Saleheen, Secretary, Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment, Hosne Ara Begum ndc, Managing Director (Secretary), Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority, Tina F Jabeen, CPA, Managing Director & CEO, Startup Bangladesh Ltd, ICT Division, and Asif Ibrahim, Chairman, Chittagong Stock Exchange Ltd.

Instagram disables hundreds of accounts tied to hacking of 'OG' usernames

Facebook Inc today took down hundreds of Instagram accounts that were hacked and sold for their high-value usernames, including the accounts of people behind this activity.

Introducing Team Bangladesh: World champions of ‘First Global Challenge’ robotics competition

Team Bangladesh has become the champion among 174 countries in the biggest global robotics competition for high school students titled “First Global Challenge” which lasted for three months from July to September.

Nokia selected by NASA to build first mobile network on the moon

Struggling to get a phone signal at home on planet Earth? Perhaps you'll have better luck on the moon.

BTCL plans to introduce free Wi-Fi in 1,216 unions

Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited is planning to introduce free Wi-Fi hotspots in 1,216 union parishads where the state owned company has its own fiber-optic connectivity, says its managing director on Facebook Live.

'Australian cyber officials warned India against using Huawei'

Australian government officials advised India to ban Chinese technology maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from supplying parts for a rollout of a high-speed telecommunications network, Australian newspapers report.

Security failure at Facebook - what we know

The security breach revealed on September 28 by Facebook affected tens of millions of accounts at the social network, which boasts more than 2.2 billion monthly users.

New smartphone games: Hot asphalt, augmented-reality zombies

Zombies, car racing, teen superheroes and urban planning all feature in the latest games for smartphones. Here's a selection.

Say a big goodbye to the Mercedes-Benz G 500 4x4²

October is your last chance to buy a piece of automotive history. Mercedes has confirmed that its limited-edition Mercedes-Benz G 500 4x4² is only set to stay in production until the end of this month and then the 422hp, V8-propelled $300,000 luxury off-roader and its ingenious portal axles will be no more.

Apple's new iPhone could face supply shortfalls after launch: WSJ

Apple Inc's new iPhone had hit production glitches early in its manufacturing process and could lead to supply shortfalls and shipping delays following its launch next week, the Wall Street Journal has reported.

Indian teenager builds world’s smallest satellite

An 18-year-old teen in India develops the world’s lightest and smallest satellite, KalamSat, as part of a contest Cubes in Space, organised by US space agency, NASA and idoodlelearning Inc, a global education company.

Meet Waymo, Google's self-driving car company

Alphabet Inc's Google self-driving car project recasts itself as Waymo, an independent entity within the technology giant, as executives suggests the company is close to bringing its autonomous driving to the public.

Facebook's Zuckerberg discloses steps to fight fake news

Facebook Inc, facing withering criticism for failing to stem a flood of phony news articles in the run-up to the US presidential election, is taking a series of steps to weed out hoaxes and other types of false information, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg says in a Facebook.

US opens investigation into Tesla after fatal crash

US authorities are investigating the first death potentially caused by self-driving technology.

Music and YouTube - an uneasy marriage

The row between the music industry and YouTube shows no signs of abating but what is it all about?

Amazon takes on YouTube with similar video service

Amazon challenges YouTube by adding a platform to its video service that lets "storytellers and creators" share works online and generate revenue.

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