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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  "Covid-19" option in the layers feature in a top corner of a screen will enhance maps using the latest 7-day average of cases per 100,000 people in areas being viewed, it said. A label will...

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&mdas...

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...

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% ren...

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 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, t...

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 BSS citing a press release.

The LICT project engaged...

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 Facebook into wearable tech is an early step in a project to create futuristic eyewear that augments real-world views with data or graphics 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...

Microsoft Says Small Xbox S Game Console On The Way

September 15 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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...