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Home computer pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81

Home computer pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81

The home computing world is mourning the loss of pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair, who has died at the age of 81. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 17, 2021  4:47 pm
First all-civilian crew launched into orbit aboard SpaceX rocket ship

First all-civilian crew launched into orbit aboard SpaceX rocket ship

A SpaceX rocket ship blasted off from Florida on Wednesday carrying a billionaire e-commerce executive and three less-wealthy private citizens he chose to join him in the first all-civilian crew ever launched into Earth orbit. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 16, 2021  11:22 am
Apple announces iPhone 13 range alongside new iPad and Apple Watch

Apple announces iPhone 13 range alongside new iPad and Apple Watch

The tech giant has unveiled its new range of flagship smartphones for the year. Last night Apple unveiled the iPhone 13 range which boss Tim Cook has hailed as the “best iPhone we have ever created”. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 15, 2021  5:45 pm
Android 12 might debut on October 4th

Android 12 might debut on October 4th

Android 12 has taken longer to bake than many of its predecessors, but the end might finally be in sight. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 13, 2021  8:32 am
Techstars Startup Weekend Zahira Colombo Online Launches

Techstars Startup Weekend Zahira Colombo Online Launches

Startups are all about innovation, disrupting the existing system, creativity and solving problems. In a world turned upside down with the ongoing pandemic, the need for innovation is more than ever before to help the Sri Lankan economy recover. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 8, 2021  4:27 pm
China cuts amount of time minors can spend on online games

China cuts amount of time minors can spend on online games

China has forbidden under-18s from playing video games for more than three hours a week, a stringent social intervention that it said was needed to pull the plug on a growing addiction to what it once described as “spiritual opium”. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 31, 2021  4:22 pm
Yahoo shuts down news sites in India over FDI regulations

Yahoo shuts down news sites in India over FDI regulations

Yahoo has shut down its news websites in India due the new foreign direct investment (FDI) rules that limit foreign ownership of media companies that operate and publish digital content in India. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 26, 2021  8:16 pm
Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin sues NASA over SpaceX Moon contract

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin sues NASA over SpaceX Moon contract

Blue Origin, the space company owned by Jeff Bezos, is suing the US government over its decision to award a massive Moon exploration contract to its competitor SpaceX, it said in a statement Monday. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 17, 2021  6:04 pm
Facebook shuts down anti-vaccine influencer campaign

Facebook shuts down anti-vaccine influencer campaign

Facebook says it shut down a disinformation operation which sought to spread Covid-19 vaccine hoaxes by duping social media influencers into backing false claims. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 12, 2021  5:22 pm
TikTok named the most downloaded app of 2020

TikTok named the most downloaded app of 2020

TikTok was the world’s most downloaded app in 2020 as it took the top spot from Facebook Messenger, according to digital analytics company App Annie. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 11, 2021  1:08 am
Apple to scan iPhones for child sex abuse images

Apple to scan iPhones for child sex abuse images

Apple has announced details of a system to find child sexual abuse material (CSAM) on US customers’ devices. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 6, 2021  1:48 pm
Sky News Australia suspended from YouTube for a week over Covid-19 misinformation

Sky News Australia suspended from YouTube for a week over Covid-19 misinformation

YouTube has temporarily barred Sky News Australia from uploading new content over misinformation related to the coronavirus pandemic. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 2, 2021  5:33 pm
WhatsApp says NSO spyware was used to attack officials working for US allies

WhatsApp says NSO spyware was used to attack officials working for US allies

The NSO Group has denied that its spyware was used to compromise many politicians’ phones, but WhatsApp is telling a different story. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 26, 2021  4:42 pm
Billionaire Jeff Bezos has successful suborbital jaunt

Billionaire Jeff Bezos has successful suborbital jaunt

Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest person, soared some 66.5 miles (107 km) above the Texas desert aboard his company Blue Origin’s New Shepard launch vehicle on Tuesday and returned safely to Earth, a historic suborbital flight that helps usher in a new era of space tourism. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 21, 2021  4:52 pm
Netflix to include mobile games for subscribers

Netflix to include mobile games for subscribers

Netflix has confirmed that it will include video games as part of subscription packages at no extra cost. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 21, 2021  3:23 pm
Jeff Bezos set for inaugural space voyage on New Shepard

Jeff Bezos set for inaugural space voyage on New Shepard

Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest person, is set on Tuesday to blast off aboard his company Blue Origin’s New Shepard launch vehicle for a suborbital flight as part of a history-making crew - another milestone in ushering in a new era of private space travel. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 20, 2021  4:54 pm
WhatsApp blocks two million Indian accounts

WhatsApp blocks two million Indian accounts

WhatsApp has said it blocked over two million accounts in India in May and June for violating rules. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 16, 2021  9:31 pm
Billionaire Branson soars to space aboard Virgin Galactic flight

Billionaire Branson soars to space aboard Virgin Galactic flight

British billionaire Richard Branson on Sunday soared more than 50 miles above the New Mexico desert aboard his Virgin Galactic rocket plane and safely returned in the vehicle’s first fully crewed test flight to space, a symbolic milestone for a venture he started 17 years ago. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 12, 2021  3:23 pm
Trump sues Twitter, Google and Facebook alleging ‘censorship’

Trump sues Twitter, Google and Facebook alleging ‘censorship’

Former US President Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit against tech giants Google, Twitter and Facebook, claiming that he is the victim of censorship. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 11, 2021  12:18 pm
Jeff Bezos steps down as Amazon boss

Jeff Bezos steps down as Amazon boss

In 2004, Jeff Bezos and his technical adviser Colin Bryar drove together to the city of Tacoma, an hour south of Seattle in Washington State. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 6, 2021  3:18 pm
Russia opens case against Google for breaching personal data law

Russia opens case against Google for breaching personal data law

Russia has opened an administrative case against Google for not storing the personal data of Russian users in databases on Russian territory, a move that could see the tech giant fined, communications regulator Roskomnadzor said on Wednesday. MORE..

(0) Comments | June 30, 2021  7:51 pm
Sri Lanka’s first online book library for children

Sri Lanka’s first online book library for children

If you’ve missed visiting libraries and bookstores, and have found it a challenge to keep your little one engaged and occupied at home, Wooks.lk offers a simple yet effective solution. MORE..

(0) Comments | June 29, 2021  1:22 pm
India successfully test fires nuclear-capable Agni-Prime missile

India successfully test fires nuclear-capable Agni-Prime missile

India on Monday successfully carried out the test-firing of a new missile of the Agni series known as Agni-Prime at 10.55 am, off the coast of Odisha. It was test-fired successfully from launchpad No-4 of Chandipur. MORE..

(0) Comments | June 28, 2021  2:40 pm
China launches crewed spacecraft Shenzhou-12 in historic mission

China launches crewed spacecraft Shenzhou-12 in historic mission

China launched a spacecraft on Thursday carrying three astronauts to part of a space station still under construction for the longest stay in low Earth orbit by any Chinese national. MORE..

(0) Comments | June 17, 2021  9:43 am
US state sues to have Google declared a public utility

US state sues to have Google declared a public utility

The state of Ohio on Tuesday filed an unprecedented lawsuit calling on a local court to declare Google as much a public utility as an electric company. MORE..

(0) Comments | June 11, 2021  7:43 pm