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Fighting Covid-19 With Bioinformatics

September 29 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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"If you can't do bioinformatics, you can't do biology."

When bioinformaticist James D. Tisdall wrote this in 2003, biologists were facing a dramatic increase in genomic data thanks to the advancement of sequencing technology.

To manage hundreds of thousands of genomic sequences, bioinformatics—which integrates biology, computer science and statistics—quickly became an esse...
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Amazon Launches Luna Cloud-Based Video Game Service

September 28 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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Amazon on Thursday unveiled its Luna streaming video game service, challenging Microsoft and Google in the fast-growing segment. Gamers in the US were invited to request early a...
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Google Aims To Run On Carbon-Free Energy By 2030

September 24 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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Alphabet Inc's Google aims to power its data centres and offices 24-7 using solely carbon-free electricity by 2030, its chief executive told Reuters, building on its previous goal of matching its energy use with 100% renewable energy.

The "stretch goal," as CEO Sundar Pichai described it, will force Google to move beyond th...
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Microsoft Buys Bethesda's Parent Company For $7.5 BN

September 23 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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Microsoft on Monday announced it will acquire ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion, adding muscle to its Xbox arm ahead of a fierce battle in the market for new gaming consoles. ZeniMax is the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, publisher of popular game franchises including Dishonored, Doom, Fallout and Elder Scrolls.

"Bethesda brings an impressive portfolio of games, technology, talent,...
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Govt Moves To Launch `Safe Drive’ App To Avert Accident

September 21 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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The government in collaboration with a private sector automotive maintenance startup, Zantrik, has developed an AI-based app `Safe Drive’ to avert accident on the roads.

Leveraging ICT project of Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) under ICT Divisi...
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Facebook Plans AR Smart Glasses With Ray-Ban

September 20 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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Facebook on Wednesday announced it would launch its own smart glasses next year which connect to smartphones as part of an alliance with eyewear titan EssilorLuxottica. The Ray-Ban branded eyewear, a move by Facebook into wearable tech is an early step in a project to create futuristic eyewear that augments real-world views with data or graphics from the internet, according to chief executive Mark Zuckerberg.

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Microsoft Says Small Xbox S Game Console On The Way

September 15 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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Microsoft on Tuesday confirmed that it will launch a small Xbox S game console priced at $299 in November.

The US technology firm posted a video and fired off a tweet about the Xbox S after word leaked that the hardware is coming as part of a new-generation console line-up expected late this year. "Let's make it official," the Xbox tea...
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Apple Revises App Store Guidelines, Loosening Some In-App Payment Rules

September 14 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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Apple Inc on Friday published a revision of some of its App Store review guideline...
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SCB, BKash & Valyou Launch Bangladesh’s First Blockchain Remittance Service

September 13 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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Standard Chartered Bank, in partnership with bKash of Bangladesh and Valyou of Malaysia, today announced the launch of the first blockchain-based cross-border remittance service in Bangladesh, facilitating instant transfers from Malaysia....
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How Key Bangladeshi Industries Are Adapting To The Digital Transformation

September 12 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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Bangladesh has seen the good and bad of this pandemic, where the 'good' only implied the rise of opportunities for tech-based businesses. Organizations that chose to invest in digital innovation showed promise whereas the one that had no options couldn't survive. But choosing to go digital alone isn't going to guarantee companies a strong grasp on the business, according to experts of the in...
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Apple To Delay Privacy Change Threatening Facebook, Mobile Ad Market

September 07 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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Apple Inc said on Thursday that it will delay until early next year changes to its privacy policy that could reduce ad sales by Facebook Inc and other companies targeting users on iPhones and iPads.

The delay could b...
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Samsung Note 20 Ultra: Killing It With The Camera And The S Pen

September 06 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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The Note 20 Ultra is ultra-expensive because it promises you more camera than you thought possible. It's also a gaming console/computer ready to tackle 5G while fitting in for your pocket. Well, your pockets have to be rather large because this is a massive phone...
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