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Facebook bans UK far right groups and leaders

The ban includes the British National Party and Nick Griffin, the English Defence League and the National Front. The list also includes Britain First, which was already banned, but this latest action will prohibit support for it on any of the US firm’s services. It said it had taken the action because those involved had proclaimed a “violent or hateful ...

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Microsoft overhauls how it investigates office misbehavior

Photo: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaking during the annual Microsoft Corp. Redmond, Apr 16 : Microsoft is revamping its practices for investigating workplace allegations after a group of women shared stories of discrimination and sexual harassment. CEO Satya Nadella sent a letter to employees about the changes Monday. Nadella says the company is increasing support services for workers who say ...

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The first ever 3D print of heart with tissue, vessels

Scientists in Israel unveiled a 3D print of a heart with human tissue and vessels on Monday, calling it a first and a “major medical breakthrough” that advances possibilities for transplants. The heart, about the size of a rabbit’s, marked “the first time anyone anywhere has successfully engineered and printed an entire heart replete with cells, blood vessels, ventricles and ...

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Google celebrates Pahela Baishakh with new doodle

Dhaka, Apr 14 : Search engine giant Google is celebrating Pahela Baishakh, the first day of the Bangla new year, by replacing its regular home page graphic with a special doodle for the Bangladeshi surfers. Google‘s new Doodle featured a parade of colorful banners in the shape of Mangal Shobhajatra and Royal Bengal tiger. Pahela Baishakhis the first day of ...

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Trump says America must win race to build 5G

Photo: A banner of the 5G network is displayed during the Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain. Washington, Apr 13 : President Donald Trump says the race to build 5G is one America must win. Trump said Friday at the White House that building high-speed networks across the United States will transform the way Americans work, learn, communicate ...

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SpaceX carries out first commercial launch

SpaceX carried out its first commercial launch on Thursday with its Falcon Heavy rocket easing a Saudi telecoms satellite into orbit. The bright white rocket rose with a roar and spewed thick gray smoke on the ground as it made its way up into clear blue skies over Cape Canaveral, Florida, trailing a long plume of orange fire. About 34 ...

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Sony creates colossal 16K screen in Japan

Sony’s display contains 16 times as many pixels as a 4K television and 64 times as many as a regular 1080p high definition TV, meaning it can show images in far more detail than normal.   This will let viewers stand close to the unit – which is longer than a bus – without its image looking blurred.  One expert ...

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First ever 100Mbps internet service network launched

A private internet service provider today launched Bangladesh’s first ever 100Mbps internet network along with internet telephony connection and internet TV. ICC Communications’ three services in one cable, called triple play service, will ensure fastest internet to users through underground fibre-optic network, said a release. “Broadband users are concerned about internet disconnection due to various reasons including storm, rain and ...

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World’s first 5G phone released in South Korea

Samsung Electronics on Friday released the Galaxy S10 5G, the world’s first available smartphone with built-in fifth-generation communications technology, as South Korea seeks to build a lead in the transformative system.   On Wednesday the South became the first country to commercially launch nationwide 5G services, with three superfast networks going live offering data speeds that allow users to download ...

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Google shuts failed social network Google+

Google+, the search giant’s failed social network, will finally be laid to rest on Tuesday morning. Launched in 2011 and competing with Facebook and Twitter, it was Google’s fourth attempt at a social network. But the platform failed to win people over, even after Google pushed it upon the thriving YouTube community. By the end of 2011, analysts were already ...

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