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Bangladesh to link with 3rd submarine cable next June

12-terabyte bandwidth to be available to meet an incessant demand for internet The government is likely to sign up for the third submarine cable in next June, aiming to use 12 terabytes of internet bandwidth, a top official said on Tuesday. “We have already signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and hopefully will finalise terms and conditions in March next ...

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Google CEO calls for regulation of artificial intelligence

Google’s chief executive called Monday for a balanced approach to regulating artificial intelligence, telling a European audience that the technology brings benefits but also “negative consequences.” Sundar Pichai’s comments come as lawmakers and governments seriously consider putting limits on how artificial intelligence is used. “There is no question in my mind that artificial intelligence needs to be regulated. The question ...

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Jeff Bezos rolls out another Amazon gift for India: delivery e-rickshaws

Notwithstanding an apparent snub from the Indian government, Amazon chief Jeff Bezos’ charm offensive for India is showing little signs of slowing down. This morning, the American billionaire, back home after a three-day visit to India last week, tweeted a video announcing the rollout of a fleet of electric-powered delivery rickshaws. Though details of the plan are missing at the ...

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SpaceX completes emergency crew escape manoeuvre

SpaceX has conducted a test of the abort manoeuvre it would use if one of its crew-carrying rockets ever developed a problem during flight. The rehearsal at Kennedy Space Center saw a Falcon-9 vehicle’s ascent into the sky deliberately terminated just 80 seconds after lift-off. The Dragon astronaut capsule on top fired its escape engines to carry itself clear of ...

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Oldest material on Earth discovered

Photos : Some of the pre-solar grains in the Murchison meteorite (inset) could have come from evolved stars similar to the Egg Nebula. Scientists analysing a meteorite have discovered the oldest material known to exist on Earth, reports BBC. They found dust grains within the space rock – which fell to Earth in the 1960s – that are as much ...

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Free Wi-Fi launched at 146 educational institutions

The government has launched free Wi-Fi at 146 educational institutions across the country. Prime Minister’s ICT Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy inaugurated the free Wi-Fi service from Posts and Telecommunication Division at the Secretariat on Sunday. Addressing the launching event, Joy said, “Digital Bangladesh is the demand of all, especially students want free Wi-Fi. The Awami League government has taken the ...

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CES tech show: Say no to junk food; machines make cocktails

Photo : Sebastian Seung, executive vice president and chief research scientist of Samsung Research, talks about Ballie, an AI rolling robot during a Samsung keynote before the CES tech show. A wristband that will help you say “no” to junk food. A machine that will mix drinks for you. These were among the gadgets showcased this week at the CES ...

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SpaceX rocket launches 3rd batch of 60 internet satellites into space

The U.S. private space company SpaceX launched its third batch of 60 Starlink satellites into space on Monday, in an effort to build a 12,000-strong or even more satellite network capable of providing broadband internet services. The Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the satellites, was lifted off at 9:19 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (0219 GMT) from Space Launch Complex 40 at ...

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5G, robots, autonomous farming and more — hottest trends to watch at CES 2020

The 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s premier consumer electronics show, is just around the corner. It runs from Jan. 7 to 10, but features a two-day preshow chock full of revealing corporate presentations and press conferences hosted by the big boys of the industry on Jan. 5 and 6th. CES is considered the largest and most influential tech ...

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Chinese astronomers discover over 10,000 lithium-rich giant stars

Chinese astronomers have found more than 10,000 giant stars rich in lithium, surpassing the total number of such stars previously discovered by scientists around the world. The discovery was made by researchers from the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences based on data from the Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST), a special quasi-meridian reflecting ...

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