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NASA launches spacecraft to kick an asteroid off course

NASA launches spacecraft to kick an asteroid off course

A NASA mission to deliberately smash a spacecraft into an asteroid -- a test run should humanity ever need to stop a giant space rock from wiping out life on Earth -- blasted off Tuesday from California. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 24, 2021  5:28 pm
India police charge Amazon execs in alleged marijuana smuggling case

India police charge Amazon execs in alleged marijuana smuggling case

Indian police said on Saturday they had charged senior executives of Amazon.com’s local unit under narcotics laws in a case of alleged marijuana smuggling via the online retailer. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 21, 2021  7:37 pm
Top bloggers from India on a trail of discovering Sri Lanka

Top bloggers from India on a trail of discovering Sri Lanka

SriLankan Airlines, in an endeavor to support the country’s tourism revival efforts whilst fortifying connectivity in its single largest market India, has embarked on a mega FAM tour of top bloggers and social influencers who will be touring Sri Lanka in the coming weeks. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 17, 2021  6:01 pm
YouTube will stop showing dislike counts on all videos

YouTube will stop showing dislike counts on all videos

YouTube has officially announced that it will stop showing dislike counts on all the videos across its site. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 11, 2021  9:51 pm
NSO spyware found on phones of 6 Palestinian activists

NSO spyware found on phones of 6 Palestinian activists

Security researchers say spyware from the notorious Israeli hacker-for-hire company NSO Group was detected on the cellphones of six Palestinian human rights activists. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 8, 2021  7:32 pm
Qatar, Rolls-Royce to plough billions of pounds into green tech startups

Qatar, Rolls-Royce to plough billions of pounds into green tech startups

Qatar and Rolls-Royce will team up in a multi-billion pound project to develop and invest in green technology start-ups in the UK and the Gulf Arab state which they hope will reach “unicorn” status as worth more than $1 billion. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 3, 2021  3:58 pm
Facebook changes its name to ‘Meta’ in major rebrand

Facebook changes its name to ‘Meta’ in major rebrand

Facebook has changed its corporate name to Meta as part of a major rebrand. The company said it would better “encompass” what it does, as it broadens its reach beyond social media into areas like virtual reality (VR). MORE..

(0) Comments | October 29, 2021  6:41 am
Facebook knew about, failed to police, abusive content globally - documents

Facebook knew about, failed to police, abusive content globally - documents

Facebook employees have warned for years that as the company raced to become a global service it was failing to police abusive content in countries where such speech was likely to cause the most harm, according to interviews with five former employees and internal company documents viewed by Reuters. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 26, 2021  5:37 pm
IIT Sri Lanka launches cybersecurity talk show series

IIT Sri Lanka launches cybersecurity talk show series

Recognising the importance of raising cybersecurity awareness, the Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) in partnership with Arteculate Asia, hosted a series of webinars on the theme titled Opinion Unlocked. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 26, 2021  5:29 pm
Pataz.com transforms the global marketplace

Pataz.com transforms the global marketplace

Pataz.com is an online subscription-based platform that connects bulk buyers and sellers to meet global demand. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 26, 2021  5:25 pm
Trump to launch new social media platform TRUTH Social

Trump to launch new social media platform TRUTH Social

Former US President Donald Trump has announced plans to launch a new social media network, called TRUTH Social. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 22, 2021  11:01 am
Star Trek’s William Shatner blasts into space on Blue Origin rocket

Star Trek’s William Shatner blasts into space on Blue Origin rocket

Hollywood actor William Shatner has become the oldest person to go to space as he blasted off aboard the Blue Origin sub-orbital capsule. MORE.

(0) Comments | October 14, 2021  2:28 am
Apple files appeal in Epic Games case

Apple files appeal in Epic Games case

Apple has filed for an appeal of the ruling in its major trial against Fortnite-maker Epic Games over control of the App Store. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 10, 2021  7:38 pm
Zuckerberg says claim Facebook put profits over safety ‘just not true’

Zuckerberg says claim Facebook put profits over safety ‘just not true’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hit back Tuesday at claims the social media giant fuels division, harms children and needs to be regulated, saying the claim the company puts profits over safety is “just not true.” MORE..

(0) Comments | October 6, 2021  5:37 pm
Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram back after nearly 6-hour outage

Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram back after nearly 6-hour outage

Social media services Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram are coming back after an outage that lasted almost six hours, Facebook says. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 5, 2021  7:06 am
WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook down globally, report users

WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook down globally, report users

WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook have gone down in several parts for the world, users reported on Monday evening. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 4, 2021  9:53 pm
Facebook grilled in US Senate hearing over teen mental health

Facebook grilled in US Senate hearing over teen mental health

US senators on Thursday grilled Facebook on its plans to better protect young users on its apps, drawing on leaked internal research that showed the social media giant was aware of how its Instagram app harmed the mental health of teens. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 1, 2021  1:49 am
Russia arrests top cybersecurity executive in treason case

Russia arrests top cybersecurity executive in treason case

Russia has arrested Ilya Sachkov, the chief executive of top Russian cybersecurity company Group IB, on suspicion of state treason and will hold him in custody for two months, a Moscow court said on Wednesday. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 29, 2021  5:42 pm
Lithuania tells citizens to throw away Chinese phones

Lithuania tells citizens to throw away Chinese phones

Lithuania’s Defense Ministry recommended that consumers avoid buying Chinese mobile phones and advised people to throw away the ones they have now after a government report found the devices had built-in censorship capabilities. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 22, 2021  4:10 pm
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