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Google outage reported by tens of thousands of users

Tens of thousands of users reported being unable to access various Google services on Monday night, according to outage monitor Downdetector. “User reports indicate Google Maps is having problems since 9:36 PM EDT (0136 GMT),” Downdetector tweeted. More than 40,000 users, including in New York City and Denver, Colorado, reported disruptions when trying to use Google’s services, particularly the maps ...

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South Korea’s first lunar orbiter launched by SpaceX

South Korea’s first lunar orbiter successfully launched on a year-long mission to observe the Moon, Seoul said Friday, with the payload including a new disruption-tolerant network for sending data from space. Danuri — a portmanteau of the Korean words for “Moon” and “enjoy” — was on a Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida by Elon Musk’s aerospace ...

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Ensure 4G services first, talk about 5G service later on: PM

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) in a meeting on Tuesday turned down a proposal from Teletalk Bangladesh Limited to introduce a fifth generation or 5G network in the capital. Chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the decision was taken at a virtual meeting to save dollars amid acute shortage of the foreign currency reserves in the ...

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Musk, Twitter get Oct. 17 trial in buyout fight

Twitter’s lawsuit to force Elon Musk to complete his $44 billion buyout bid is set to go to trial on October 17, a US judge has ordered, in a case with major stakes for both sides. The trial is due to open in a court in the eastern state of Delaware and is set to last five days to decide ...

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Google-parent Alphabet’s profit slips as growth slows

Google-parent Alphabet on Tuesday reported its profit in the recently ended quarter slipped to $16 billion as its long sizzling ad revenue growth cooled. Big tech firms are grappling with multiple problems, from inflation to the war in Ukraine, and results for this quarter have not been great so far, reports AFP. Alphabet’s revenue in the period grew 13 percent ...

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Twitter spent $33m in three months on Elon Musk deal

Twitter spent $33m (£27m) on Elon Musk’s proposed deal to buy the firm between April and June 2022. It also said its number of monthly daily users had risen to 237m – but it reported a net loss of $270m, which was worse than expected. Mr Musk has since changed his mind about the purchase, and a court date is ...

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US to resume International Space Station flights with Russia

The United States said Friday it would resume flights to the International Space Station with Russia, despite its attempts to isolate Moscow over the invasion of Ukraine. “To ensure continued safe operations of the International Space Station, protect the lives of astronauts and ensure continuous US presence in space, NASA will resume integrated crews on US crew spacecraft and the ...

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NASA to reveal name of latest Mars rover

After a months-long contest among U.S. students to name NASA’s latest Mars rover, the agency will reveal the name of the rover Thursday, according to a release of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) on Tuesday. The Mars 2020 rover was the subject of a nationwide naming contest in 2019, which drew more than 28,000 essays by K-12 students from across ...

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Samsung Galaxy S20 vs Plus vs Ultra: 5G Smartphones with Terrific Camera Feature

Samsung Galaxy S20 vs Plus vs Ultra Samsung’s latest Galaxy S20 flagship can make you break up with your dearest Smartphone. Ending all the leaks and rumors, Samsung is releasing their awaited Galaxy Series flagship smartphones S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra on 6th March, 2020 in the USA. Though this trio share some common features, the Ultra model is ...

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Walton begins exporting smartphone, AC to USA, India

Walton, a local electronics and ICT product manufacturer, has begun exporting  ‘Made-in-Bangladesh’ smartphones to the United States (US) and air-conditioner to India. Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal inaugurated the export process on Sunday while visiting factories of Walton Hi-Tech Industries Ltd at Chandra of Gazipur. Five other projects, including an elevator factory, were launched in his presence. “Countrymen are happy ...

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