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Facebook is building a massive solar project in Texas Facebook is building a massive solar project in Texas

Facebook is building a massive solar farm in West Texas that’s believed to be one of the largest…


E3: Xbox One successor Project Scarlett to launch in 2020 E3: Xbox One successor Project Scarlett to launch in 2020

Microsoft has announced that its next-generation console is set to go on sale before the end of 2020


How fish and shrimps could be recruited as underwater spies How fish and shrimps could be recruited as underwater spies

Sharks, rats and pigeons have been enlisted over the years as eavesdropping devices, with mixed results


Facebook stops apps being pre-installed on Huawei phones Facebook stops apps on Huawei phones

The ban covers the main Facebook app, as well as apps from its subsidiary companies WhatsApp and Instagram


Google's challenge to game consoles to kick off in November Google's challenge to game consoles to kick off in November

Initially only as part of a $130 bundle that includes hardware and a pass for a friend


Robot baristas serve coffee in S. Korea Robot baristas serve coffee in S. Korea

Are robot baristas the future of South Korea’s vibrant coffee culture?


YouTube updates hate speech guidelines to prohibit videos YouTube updates hate speech guidelines to prohibit videos

The changes come as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other online services face mounting concern that the services allow, and in some cases foster, extremism


Is ‘Big Tech’ too big? A look at growing antitrust scrutiny Is ‘Big Tech’ too big? A look at growing antitrust scrutiny

The U.S. Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission are moving to investigate Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple over their aggressive business practices


Apple dissolves iTunes into new apps Apple dissolves iTunes into new apps

Apple has announced that iTunes is to be replaced by Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV


Facebook in talks with US regulator over digital currency plans Facebook in talks with US regulator over digital currency plans

Facebook Inc is in talks with the U.S. derivatives regulator, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), over the social media company’s


Australia's 1st all-electric police car hits the road Australia's 1st all-electric police car hits the road

The fully electric Tesla Model X will perform highway patrol operational duties as part of a feasibility study into using more "intelligent vehicles" for policing


Hydrogen-power electric flying vehicle: Long road to liftoff Hydrogen-power electric flying vehicle: Long road to liftoff

A transportation company is betting its sleek new hydrogen-powered electric flying vehicles will someday serve as taxis, cargo carriers and ambulances of the sky


US preparing antitrust probe of Google: Report US preparing antitrust probe of Google: Report

Justice department officials share antitrust oversight with the Federal Trade Commission, which conducted a wide-ranging investigation of its own into Alphabet-owned Google that ended in 2013 with no action taken


Teen dies after playing PUBG game for 6 hours Teen dies after playing PUBG game for 6 hours

It seems the craze for the battle royale game has not died out even today. There have been a number…


North Face apologises over Wikipedia 'hack' North Face apologises over Wikipedia 'hack'

Clothing firm North Face has apologised for manipulating Wikipedia to make images of its products more prominent in Google results


Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to face leadership vote Zuckerberg set for Facebook leadership vote

Mr Zuckerberg is both Facebook's chief executive and the chairman of its board of directors


FB, Google, Youtube must be VAT registered from July 1 FB, Google, Youtube must be VAT registered from July 1

To run business in Bangladesh, the internet giants such as Facebook, Google, Youtube and other digital platforms have to file VAT registration


Huawei asks court to deem US security law unconstitutional Huawei asks court to deem US security law unconstitutional

Huawei is now fighting to maintain access to major markets for next-generation communications as the U.S. claims the company threatens international cybersecurity


Ramadan in Mideast is for fasting and Facebook, data shows Ramadan in Mideast is for fasting and Facebook, data shows

People in the Middle East spend close to 58 million more hours on Facebook during Ramadan and watch more YouTube videos 


Social robot may help teach math to kids Social robot may help teach math to kids

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


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

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