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Social robot may help teach math to kids By Sun Online Desk | Last Updated: 27th May, 2019, 18:09

Scientists have developed a social robot that may help teach math to school children and can be customised with handcrafted materials

Social robot may help teach math to kids

Billionaire Huawei founder defiant in face of existential threat Billionaire Huawei founder defiant in face of existential threat

The US on May 17 blacklisted Huawei -- which it accuses of aiding Beijing in espionage -- and cut it off from the US software and components it needs to make its products. The ban hamstrings the world’s largest provider of networking gear and No. 2 smartphone vendor


Apple accused of selling iTunes customers’ listening data Apple accused of selling iTunes customers’ listening data

The disclosure of Apple iTunes customers’ personal data isn’t only unlawful but can also be dangerous because it allows for targeting vulnerable members of society, according to the complaint


Hermeus hypersonic jet aims to fly New York to London in 90 minutes Fly New York to London in 90 minutes

 A US start-up has revealed plans to develop a plane that will travel at five times the speed of sound, transporting passengers between New York and London in 90 minutes


Facebook plans to launch 'GlobalCoin' currency in 2020 Facebook plans to launch 'GlobalCoin' currency in 2020

Facebook is finalising plans to launch its own crypto-currency next year. It is planning to set up a digital payments system in about a dozen countries


SpaceX puts up 60 internet satellites

SpaceX puts up 60 internet satellites

SpaceX is one of several commercial outfits with permission to fly an internet mega-constellation


Govt to ensure internet services for all in 5 years:  Palak Govt to ensure internet services for all in 5 years: Palak

Zunaid Ahmed Palak discloses this mission of the government while participating in a panel discussion at 5th e-Governance Conference-2019 held at Tallinn


Is Siri sexist? UN cautions against biased voice assistants Is Siri sexist? UN cautions against biased voice assistants

The United Nations thinks the female voices behind Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa amplifying gender biasness around the world


Mobile networks are suspending orders for Huawei smartphones Mobile networks are suspending orders for Huawei smartphones

Mobile networks in Asia and Europe are suspending orders for Huawei smartphones following the US decision last week to restrict the company's access to American technology


Amazon gives e-commerce giant its own internet domain Amazon gives e-commerce giant its own internet domain

E-commerce giant Amazon was on its way to running its own online neighborhood Monday after the internet’s address keeper granted the “amazon” domain to the company


Chinese scientists add human brain genes into monkeys Chinese scientists add human brain genes into monkeys

Scientists in China have created a new kind of monkey using human brain genes in an attempt to understand how human brains develop


Scientists adopt new kilogram definition Scientists adopt new kilogram definition

The change, on the occasion of World Metrology Day, sees one of science's most influential objects


Google restricts Huawei's use of Android Google restricts Huawei's use of Android

New Huawei smartphones will also lose access to popular Google apps


China creates app to recognize Pandas China creates app to recognize Pandas

Researchers have also built a database with over 120,000 images and 10,000 video clips of giant pandas that would allow them to correctly identify individual animals


Most distant space object looks like man in meditation Most distant space object looks like man in meditation

The object is a contact binary, with two distinctly differently-shaped lobes


Novel microscope can non-invasively diagnose, treat diseases: Study Novel microscope can non-invasively diagnose, treat diseases: Study

It could be used to treat any structure of the body that can be reached by light and requires extremely precise treatment


After the Moon, people on Mars by 2033 or 2060 After the Moon, people on Mars by 2033 or 2060

The dates fixed by the space agency are 2024 for the Moon and Mars in 2033, but according to experts and industry insiders


'Incredibly rare' Roman coin found during A14 roadworks 'Rare' Roman coin found during roadworks

The coin shows Laelianus wearing a radiant crown and was found in a ditch at a small Roman farmstead by archaeologists


Google, Facebook, Twitter rapped for not doing enough in EU fake news fight Google, Facebook, Twitter rapped for not doing enough in EU fake news fight

The tech giants took a voluntary pledge last October to combat the spread of fake news


Facebook breakup would be solution of last resort Facebook breakup would be solution of last resort

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s co-founder Chris Hughes this month used a New York Times opinion piece to urge US regulators to break up the tech giant


Google under investigation for alleged antitrust abuse Google under investigation for alleged antitrust abuse

The watchdog said in a statement Google had allegedly refused to integrate the app “Enel X Recharge”, developed by utility Enel, in its Android Auto app


Internet pet sensation 'Grumpy Cat' dies at age of 7 Internet pet sensation 'Grumpy Cat' dies at age of 7

Grumpy Cat has 8.5 million fans on Facebook, 2.5 million followers on Instagram and 1.5 million on Twitter


31 local TV channels ready to use Bangabandhu-1 satellite 31 local TV channels ready to use Bangabandhu-1 satellite

Bangladesh entered the elite Space Club of 57 nations with the launch of its first geostationary communications satellite into the orbit by US space transport company SpaceX on May 12


NASA plans to send first woman on Moon by 2024 NASA plans to send first woman on Moon by 2024

Until now, only 12 humans -- all American male astronauts, have walked on the Moon, but never a woman


Chinese probe reveals secrets of moon's dark side Chinese probe reveals secrets of moon's dark side

The United States, Russia and China have all landed probes on the near side of the Moon


Chinese mission uncovers secrets on the far side of the moon Chinese mission uncovers secrets on the far side of the moon

Chang'e-4 landed in the Von Karman crater on January 3. Then, it deployed Yutu-2. The rover's purpose was to explore the South Pole-Aitken basin, the oldest and largest crater on the far side of the moon


Bangabandhu satellite’s DTH commercial service starts May 19 Bangabandhu satellite’s DTH commercial service starts May 19

Country’s first communication satellite Bangabandhu-I (BS-I) is set to start commercial service of Direct-To-Home (DTH) television on May 19


Wikipedia blocked in China in all languages Wikipedia blocked in China in all languages

All language editions of Wikipedia have been blocked in mainland China since April, the Wikimedia foundation…


Facebook changes livestream rules after New Zealand shooting Facebook changes livestream rules after New Zealand shooting

Facebook did not specify all the rules that it will use to enforce the new one-strike approach, but pointed to current community standards that prohibit spreading terrorist propaganda on the social network


Huawei says willing to sign 'no-spy' agreements Huawei says willing to sign 'no-spy' agreements

Huawei has also said it is independent from the Chinese government, but some countries have blocked it from their 5G networks on national security grounds


NASA dubs 2024 moon mission 'Artemis,' asks for $1.6 billion NASA dubs 2024 moon mission 'Artemis'

NASA's total annual budget is approximately $21.5 billion 


WhatsApp discovers 'targeted' surveillance attack WhatsApp discovers 'targeted' surveillance attack

WhatsApp has 1.5bn users, but it believed the attacks were highly-targeted


icddr,b launches artificial intelligence based diabetic retinopathy detection Artificial intelligence based diabetic detection

 icddr,b in collaboration with 'Eyes For All PLC'- United Arab Emirates and DIAGNOS Inc, Canada on Monday launched an artificial intelligence (AI) based technology for the detection of diabetic


Google doodle celebrates Mother’s Day Google doodle celebrates Mother’s Day

This year, three buttons on the Doodle allow people to move among a series of lessons for life from a mama duck to her young offspring


Mark Zuckerberg rejects call to break up Facebook Mark Zuckerberg rejects call to break up Facebook

Zuckerberg said that Facebook’s budget for safety this year is bigger than the whole revenue of the company when it went public earlier this decade


Bangabandhu Satellite’s 1st anniversary on Sunday Bangabandhu Satellite’s 1st anniversary on Sunday

The Bangabandhu Satellite (BS-I), launched into the orbit on May 12 last year, has been providing connectivity to the TVs through optical fiber instead of earth station


Facebook sues analytics firm Rankwave over alleged data misuse Facebook sues analytics firm Rankwave over alleged data misuse

The social network is asking a judge to force Rankwave to allow it to audit the firm’s activities to see if user data was obtained and potentially sold


New French rules for Facebook? Zuckerberg likes the idea New French rules for Facebook? Zuckerberg likes the idea

With his company under fire on multiple fronts, Zuckerberg came to France to show that Facebook is working hard to limit violent extremism and hate speech shared online


Jeff Bezos unveils Moon lander concept Jeff Bezos unveils Moon lander concept

Amazon entrepreneur Jeff Bezos has unveiled a mock-up of a new lunar lander spacecraft that aims to take equipment and humans to the Moon


Huawei unveils Y Max phablet in BD on the occasion of Eid Huawei unveils Y Max phablet in BD on the occasion of Eid

Huawei has unveiled its new attraction Y Max phablet in Bangladesh with extra facility for gaming and watching features

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