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  • Nokia says margins at networks business will be zero in 2021

    Telecoms equipment maker Nokia’s operating margins at its networks business will be zero in 2021, it said today in an update on strategy to streamline the Finnish company into four business groups.

  • From hate speech to nudity, Facebook's oversight board picks its first cases

    Facebook Inc’s independent Oversight Board announced on Tuesday the first six cases where it could overrule the social media company’s decisions to remove certain pieces of content from its platforms.

  • UK to purge Huawei from 5G by 2027, angering China and pleasing Trump

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson orders Huawei equipment to be purged completely from Britain’s 5G network by 2027, risking the ire of China by signalling that the world’s biggest telecoms equipment maker is no longer welcome in the West.

  • Microsoft to permanently close all physical stores

    Redmond-based Microsoft announced on Friday that it is permanently closing nearly all of its physical stores around the world.

  • Viber cuts business ties with Facebook citing #StopHateForProfit movement

    Rakuten Viber, one of the world’s leading messaging apps for free and secure communication, announces it will cut all business ties with Facebook to protect its one billion users. The messaging app will remove Facebook Connect, Facebook SDK, and GIPHY, as well as cease all ad spending on the social networking platform, leveling up the growing #StopHateForProfit movement to boycott the tech goliath.

  • Bloodman Bangladesh

    ICT Division, Facebook and Bloodman join forces to save lives

    The Information and Communication Technology Division has partnered with Facebook and a local blood bank -- Bloodman Bangladesh -- to promote the use of technology for better access to safe blood to save lives.

  • amazon

    Amazon launches tech to maintain social distancing at its facilities Inc (AMZN.O) says it launched a technology-aided system in some of its facilities to maintain social distancing, called ‘Distance Assistant’.

  • Top tech trends in 2019

    The 2019 top tech picks

    Why of course, only to be forgotten by the 2nd of January. It is the new year, so starting it with something brand spanking new will give you that oft elusive feeling of accomplishment you felt when you did the first few minutes of listing your new resolutions on 31st December.

  • Technology Addiction

    With more than 49.5 percent of the global population now connected via the Internet, the exponential growth of portable technology has sparked fears of addiction.

  • The perfect headphone

    Never has there been another electronic device more suitable to isolate you into your own world than the headphone.

  • Web review: Learn new languages for free

    Duolingo offers an array of courses in 22 languages, including French, German, Russian, Spanish, etc. The courses range from basic to advanced levels. If you have absolutely no language skill in, say for example, German, yet you will be able to try out the basic exercises and move on to the advanced level over time.

  • prototype of Google's own self-driving vehicle

    Meet Waymo, Google's self-driving car company

    Alphabet Inc's Google self-driving car project recasts itself as Waymo, an independent entity within the technology giant, as executives suggests the company is close to bringing its autonomous driving to the public.

  • YouTube

    Web giants to cooperate on removal of extremist content

    Web giants YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft will step up efforts to remove extremist content from their websites by creating a common database.

  • Facebook

    Facebook developing AI to flag offensive live videos

    Facebook Inc is working on automatically flagging offensive material in live video streams, building on a growing effort to use artificial intelligence to monitor content.

  • Trainer in your pocket

    We all seem to be so bogged down with work and other commitments that we barely find time to go to the gym and break a sweat. In our heads, we tend to nurture the excuse - “tomorrow!”

  • The stream team demands

    With the advent of better internet connectivity across the globe, the world of entertainment has taken a complete U-turn. Gone are the days watching TV through cable operators alone, and the depression that hit when their electricity was cut off during the season finale of a favourite show! Now, streaming is the way to go, and this increasing popularity can be largely attributed to YouTube.

  • VR - the new frontier

    Are you someone who has grown tired of the flat panel display and wish to watch everything in a theater screen? Do you sometimes wish you were part of the game you were playing?

  • High-end gadgets for deep pockets

    In this day and age, almost everything in life is an add-on. It is the only way to improve the 'base' level of everyday life.