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TikTok: Trump says he will ban Chinese video app in the US

TikTok: Trump says he will ban Chinese video app in the US

United States President Donald Trump has announced he is banning the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok in the US. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 1, 2020  4:27 pm

NASAs new Mars rover launches from Florida to seek signs of past life

NASAs new Mars rover launches from Florida to seek signs of past life

NASAs next-generation Mars rover Perseverance blasted off from Floridas Cape Canaveral on Thursday atop an Atlas 5 rocket on a $2.4 billion mission to search for traces of potential past life on Earths planetary neighbor. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 30, 2020  9:02 pm

Big Tech Hearing: Facebook, Amazon, Google and Apple CEOs grilled over market dominance

Big Tech Hearing: Facebook, Amazon, Google and Apple CEOs grilled over market dominance

The CEOs of some of the worlds biggest tech companies, Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon faced off with the US Congress on Wednesday and were told they have too much power, spread fake news and are a danger to the American economy. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 30, 2020  3:13 pm

Donald Trump Jr suspended from tweeting over Covid-19 post

Donald Trump Jr suspended from tweeting over Covid-19 post

Twitter has banned the US presidents eldest son from tweeting for 12 hours. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 29, 2020  9:30 am

Chinas Tianwen-1 Mars rover rockets away from Earth

Chinas Tianwen-1 Mars rover rockets away from Earth

China has launched its first rover mission to Mars. The six-wheeled robot, encapsulated in a protective probe, was lifted off Earth by a Long March 5 rocket from the Wenchang spaceport on Hainan Island at 12:40 local time (04:40 GMT). MORE..

(0)Comments | July 23, 2020  12:33 pm

UAE successfully launches Arab worlds first Mars mission

UAE successfully launches Arab worlds first Mars mission

The United Arab Emirates successfully launched its Mars-bound Hope Probe on Sunday, marking the the Arab worlds first interplanetary mission -- and the first of three international missions to the Red Planet this summer. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 20, 2020  8:31 pm

Apple, Biden, Musk and other high-profile Twitter accounts hacked in Bitcoin scam

Apple, Biden, Musk and other high-profile Twitter accounts hacked in Bitcoin scam

The Twitter accounts of some of the most prominent U.S. political and business leaders, from Barack Obama and Joe Biden to Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett, were hacked Wednesday afternoon in an apparent effort to promote a Bitcoin scam. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 16, 2020  10:37 am

Microsoft Teams introduces Together Mode and other features

Microsoft Teams introduces Together Mode and other features

Microsoft Teams has introduced a host of new features to better its video calling app. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 9, 2020  2:53 pm

Tesla is now worth more than Toyota, Disney and Coke

Tesla is now worth more than Toyota, Disney and Coke

Elon Musks electric car business exceeds the value of almost every company in the S&P 500, including some iconic American companies. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 2, 2020  5:00 pm

Nintendo, Tencent team up on Pokemon battler

Nintendo, Tencent team up on Pokemon battler

Nintendo-backed The Pokemon Company on Wednesday announced a cross-platform Pokemon team battling game developed with Tencents Timi Studio as the two gaming heavyweights deepen their cooperation with a twist on the Pokemon format. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 25, 2020  5:06 pm

Sri Lanka tech firm to join Microsoft AI for Accessibility program

Sri Lanka tech firm to join Microsoft AI for Accessibility program

Microsoft announced it selected Fortude as the first Sri Lankan grant recipient of its AI for Accessibility program, which funds organizations that use artificial intelligence to empower people with disabilities. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 23, 2020  5:31 pm

WhatsApp launches digital payments service in Brazil

WhatsApp launches digital payments service in Brazil

After testing a beta version in India, WhatsApp has launched in-app payments in Brazil, the company announced in a blog post on Monday. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 16, 2020  11:27 am

Twitter deletes Chinese state-linked disinformation network

Twitter deletes Chinese state-linked disinformation network

Twitter said Friday it had deleted more than 170,000 accounts linked to a Chinese government disinformation campaign that targeted Hong Kongs pro-democracy movement and sought to discredit the United States. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 12, 2020  4:24 pm

After Facebook staff walkout, Zuckerberg defends no action on Trump posts

After Facebook staff walkout, Zuckerberg defends no action on Trump posts

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees on Tuesday that he stood by his decision not to challenge inflammatory posts by U.S. President Donald Trump, refusing to give ground a day after staff members staged a rare public protest. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 3, 2020  6:03 pm

SpaceX Nasa Mission: Astronauts enter ISS after 19-hour journey

SpaceX Nasa Mission: Astronauts enter ISS after 19-hour journey

US astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken have docked with, and entered, the International Space Station (ISS). MORE..

(0)Comments | June 1, 2020  2:10 am

Two govt websites come under cyber attack

Two govt websites come under cyber attack

The websites of two government entities have suffered a cyber attack this morning (30), says the Cyber Security Centre of Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF). MORE..

(0)Comments | May 30, 2020  10:05 am

SpaceX ready to launch NASA astronauts, back on home turf

SpaceX ready to launch NASA astronauts, back on home turf

A SpaceX rocket is ready to boost two NASA astronauts into orbit Wednesday, the first launch of Americans from the U.S. in nearly a decade. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 27, 2020  6:22 pm

Microsoft warns Windows 10 users to look out for new threat attacking PCs

Microsoft warns Windows 10 users to look out for new threat attacking PCs

Windows 10 users need to be aware of a new threat which can let hackers completely take over their machines and execute commands remotely. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 25, 2020  10:05 am

Facebook buys GIF website GIPHY to integrate with Instagram

Facebook buys GIF website GIPHY to integrate with Instagram

Facebook Inc is acquiring Giphy, a popular website for making and sharing animated images, or GIFs, and will integrate it with its rapidly growing Instagram photo-sharing app, Facebook said in a blog post on Friday. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 16, 2020  4:45 pm

U.S. moves to cut Huawei off from global chip suppliers

U.S. moves to cut Huawei off from global chip suppliers

The Trump administration on Friday moved to block shipments of semiconductors to Huawei Technologies from global chipmakers, in an action ramping up tensions with China. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 15, 2020  8:00 pm

Facebook apologizes for role in Sri Lankan violence

Facebook apologizes for role in Sri Lankan violence

Facebook Inc.s lack of a serious response to signs of abuse on its platform in Sri Lanka may have helped stoke deadly violence in the country in 2018, according to an investigation of the social networks operations there. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 13, 2020  8:05 am

Facebook names first members of oversight board that can overrule Zuckerberg

Facebook names first members of oversight board that can overrule Zuckerberg

Facebook Incs new content oversight board will include a former prime minister, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and several constitutional law experts and rights advocates among its first 20 members, the company announced on Wednesday. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 7, 2020  6:51 pm

WhatsApp gets a COVID-19 fact-checking bot

WhatsApp gets a COVID-19 fact-checking bot

WhatsApp is getting a chatbot to connect the messaging apps millions of users with more than 80 fact-checking organizations across the globe. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 5, 2020  4:04 pm

Apple update makes it easier to unlock phone with face mask on!

Apple update makes it easier to unlock phone with face mask on!

Coronavirus has forced humans to adapt and change their lifestyle, the pandemic has now forced software of the tech giants to adapt to the present scenario. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 1, 2020  6:56 pm

US Pentagon officially releases UFO videos

US Pentagon officially releases UFO videos

The Pentagon has officially released three short videos showing unidentified aerial phenomena that had previously been released by a private company. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 29, 2020  12:41 pm
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