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Dhaka University not to go for online classes now

Dhaka University (DU) has decided not to go for online classes now considering the incapability of a large number of students to attend the classes as many of them may not have proper internet access during their stay home. The decision came from a virtual meeting of Dean’s committee chaired by the DU vice-chancellor (VC) Prof M Akhtaruzzaman on Monday, ...

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Samsung brings Galaxy M31 with extra facilities

Samsung Bangladesh has launched Galaxy M31, the #MegaMonster with some extraordinary facilities. The smartphone designed with a monstrous 6,000 mAh battery to let users’ stream, play, and capture for longer than ever, said a press release on Saturday. Galaxy M31 facilitated under Type C with 15W fast charging scope, it said. The Samsung smartphone has a 64MP quad-camera setup with ...

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Google, Gates Foundation join digital payments initiative

A new nonprofit charity unveiled plans Wednesday to promote digital payments for people outside the financial system, with support from Google and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Mojaloop Foundation said it would work on free and open-source software that can be used by disadvantaged communities and the unbanked around the world. The initiative aims to serve an estimated ...

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Vivo overtakes Samsung in smartphone sales in India

Vivo has overtaken Samsung in smartphone sales in India in the first three months of this year despite the coronavirus situation, the company said Tuesday. Vivo says it is one of the best in terms of camera, music, design, and performance. International technology market analyst firm Canalys recently released the data. According to this Singapore-based company, Vivo takes 19.9 percent ...

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YouTube signs exclusive deal with videomaker PewDiePie

Videomaker PewDiePie has signed an exclusive deal to stream on YouTube. PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, had amassed over 100m followers in 2019 when he abruptly announced he was leaving the platform. He said returning to YouTube was a “natural fit” as he looked for new ways to connect with fans.The deal comes three years after YouTube, owned ...

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NASA selects companies to develop human landers for moon missions

Photo : The Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus cargo spacecraft lifts off from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia, the United States. NASA has selected three U.S. companies to design and develop human landing systems for the agency’s Artemis program, one of which will land the first woman and next man on the surface of the moon by ...

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Google parent Alphabet sees growth despite pandemic; shares jump

Google parent Alphabet on Tuesday outshined dim earnings expectations, showing higher revenue and profits despite a coronavirus-induced slowdown in its core digital advertising operations in March. Alphabet shares leapt more than eight percent in after-hours trades following release of earnings figures that eased fears the pandemic would stall the internet firm’s income engine. Alphabet reported a profit of $6.8 billion ...

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Million Australians download coronavirus tracker app

More than one million Australians have downloaded a new government smartphone app designed to make coronavirus contact tracing easier despite concerns about how authorities might use their data. Health minister Greg Hunt hailed take-up since the app was released Sunday evening as “extraordinary”, adding that 1.1 million people had downloaded the program by Monday morning. The nation of 25 million ...

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Russian cargo ship docks with space station

Photo : In this photo distributed by Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service, the Russian Progress MS-14 cargo spacecraft blasts off from the launch pad at Russia’s space facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. An unmanned Russian cargo capsule docked with the International Space Station, bringing more than 2 tons of supplies to the three-person crew. The Progress spacecraft docked at 0512 GMT ...

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Conspiracy theorists burn 5G towers claiming link to virus

LONDON : Conspiracy theories linking new 5G mobile networks and the coronavirus pandemic are fueling arson attacks on cell towers in Europe. Some 50 fires targeting cell towers and other equipment have been reported in Britain this month, and about 16 in the Netherlands. Attacks were also reported in Ireland, Cyprus and Belgium. Popular beliefs and conspiracy theories that wireless ...

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