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China Moon mission lands Chang'e-4 spacecraft on far side

January 03 2019 | TW News Correspondent

China says it has successfully landed a spacecraft on the far side of the Moon, the first ever such attempt and landing.

At 10:26 Beijing time...
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Apple blames China as it cuts forecast

January 03 2019 | TW News Correspondent

Apple has rattled investors with news that its sales have been slowing, blaming economic weakness in China.

In a surprise disclosure, the iPhone...
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No mobile internet on election day

December 30 2018 | TW News Correspondent

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) shut down mobile internet around 10:50pm Saturday night.

 

The decision came several hours after the telecom regulator shut down 3G and 4G services.

 

The move has been taken to “curb the spread of rumors” during the el...
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8 held in Dhaka for spreading rumors on Facebook

December 29 2018 | TW News Correspondent

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) detained eight people for spreading rumor on social media over Sunday’s national election.

 

They were detained duri...
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Satellites to safety apps: 10 new uses of technology to help people in 2018

December 26 2018 | TW News Correspondent

The year 2018 saw governments around the world utilising information and communications technology, as well as other means, to improve quality of life.

From stopping child trafficking to mapping slums or delivering medicines, governments and compani...
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Facebook removes hundreds accounts linked to Myanmar army

December 19 2018 | TW News Correspondent

Facebook has removed hundreds of pages and accounts in Myanmar with hidden links to the military, the platform said on Wednesday, as the company scrambles to respond to criticism over failures to control hate speech and misinformation.

The social media giant &nd...
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Facebook Messenger gets Boomerang, Selfie features

December 19 2018 | TW News Correspondent

Facebook has rolled out Boomerang and Selfie features in its Messenger platform. Alongside, it has also introduced new AR stickers

"Starting today, there are now five modes to Messenger's camera including everyone's favourite video-looping effect, Boomerang, to make Messenger posts more interact...
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YouTube removes 7.8 million videos, 224 million comments in 3 months

December 18 2018 | TW News Correspondent

Back in April, YouTube had launched a quarterly YouTube Community Guidelines Enforcement Report as part of this ongoing commitment to transparency. Further to the commitment, the company is now expanding the report to include additional data like channel removals, the number of...
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Bangladeshi student win NASA Space Apps Challenge 2018

December 15 2018 | TW News Correspondent

Sadid Bin Hasan from Bangladesh along with his team ‘SpaceTrove’ recently won the NASA Space Apps Challenge 2018. He will be representing San Francisco and Mountain View (California) in the Global Round of NASA Space Challenge. SpaceTrove created an open world scavenger hunt game through virtual reality on Mars. They used NASA’s database to create the game prototype on real 3D images of Mars. This game allows...
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