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Smartwatches: Too clever by half?

If you love gadgets and are tech savvy enough to feel the need to stay up to date at all times, then you are already considering smartwatches. Even traditional watch companies like Fossil are beginning to manufacture these, so why ...

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Second satellite to be a hybrid, cost less: Shahjahan Mahmood

Chairman of Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Limited (BCSCL) Dr Shahjahan Mahmood on Thursday said that a consultant will be appointed within the next 3-4 weeks for launching the country’s second satellite, following in the footsteps of Bangabandhu -1. He informed ...

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Facebook removes 3.2 billion fake accounts

Facebook says it removed 3.2 billion fake accounts from its service from April to September, up slightly from 3 billion in the previous six months. Nearly all of the bogus accounts were caught before they had a chance to become ...

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Mini Mercury skips across sun’s vast glare in rare transit

Photo: Mercury, center left, passes between Earth and the sun, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, as seen from Lutherville-Timonium. Mini Mercury skipped across the vast, glaring face of the sun Monday in a rare celestial transit. Stargazers used solar-filtered binoculars and ...

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NASA instrument to explore exoplanet clouds on European spacecraft

The U.S. space agency NASA is planning to attach an instrument to a European spacecraft that will explore the exoplanets’ clouds for the first time. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced Friday that the instrument called Contribution to ARIEL Spectroscopy of ...

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Facebook is deleting the name of the potential whistleblower

Facebook says it is deleting the name of the person who has been identified in conservative circles as the whistleblower who triggered a congressional impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s actions. The company said Friday that mention of the potential ...

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China to meet challenges of exploring asteroid, comet

Chinese space engineers are tackling the key technologies needed to explore a near-Earth asteroid and a main-belt comet with one space probe. The proposed mission is to send a probe around an asteroid named 2016HO3 and then land on it ...

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China’s lunar rover travels over 300 meters on moon’s far side

China’s lunar rover Yutu-2 on the moon surface. Photo: Collected China’s lunar rover Yutu-2 has driven 318.62 meters on the far side of the moon to conduct scientific exploration of the virgin territory. Both the lander and the rover of ...

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Driver’s licence now fully digital in Australian State

As of Sunday, drivers in the Australian State of New South Wales (NSW) can use a Digital Driver’s Licence (DDL) on their smartphone for proof of identity, proof of age and at roadside police stops. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and ...

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New US rules would require carriers to remove Chinese equipment

US regulators on Monday proposed rules to block telecom carriers from buying from Chinese tech companies Huawei and ZTE, and to remove any of their equipment already in place. The Federal Communications Commission said the rules — to be voted ...

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