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Blockchain In Energising The Economy During And After Covid-19

October 21 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Covid-19, the 'once-in-a-century' health crisis has resulted in the worst economic crisis the world has faced in recent years. Bangladesh is no exception, with a projected decline of 3.0 per cent GDP growth in the fin...

Google Maps Looking To Roll Out Feature That Shows Covid-19 Hot Spots

September 30 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Google is updating its free mapping service this week with colour-coding that maps out areas infected with Covid-19 cases, the search giant said in a blog post on Thursday.

Tapping the new  &quo...

Fighting Covid-19 With Bioinformatics

September 29 2020 | TW News Correspondent

"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—quic...

Amazon Launches Luna Cloud-Based Video Game Service

September 28 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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 access to Luna, which uses a video game controller to connect directly to games hosted at Amazon Web Services data centre...

Google Aims To Run On Carbon-Free Energy By 2030

September 24 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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 the tech industry norm of offsetting carbon emissions from ele...

Microsoft Buys Bethesda's Parent Company For $7.5 BN

September 23 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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...

Govt Moves To Launch `Safe Drive’ App To Avert Accident

September 21 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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 Division has aided Zantrik to develop the app which can monitor a driver’s driving behaviour in real-time, reports...

Facebook Plans AR Smart Glasses With Ray-Ban

September 20 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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 F...

Apple Revises App Store Guidelines, Loosening Some In-App Payment Rules

September 14 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Apple Inc on Friday published a revision of some of its App Store review guidelines, loosening some restrictions on streaming game services, online classes and whe...