Category: Science & Technologies

New Chrome ready for the world

Ref: Google on Tuesday released a finished version of its speedy new Chrome Web browsing software for desktop or laptop computers.

The latest version of Chrome promised quick and responsive handling of software running in the Web browser. Read more →

New net rules set to make cookies crumble

Ref: The way websites track visitors and tailor ads to their behaviour is about to undergo a big shake-up.

From 25 May, European laws dictate that “explicit consent” must be gathered from web users who are being tracked via text files called “cookies”.

These files are widely used to help users navigate faster around sites they visit regularly.

Businesses are being urged to sort out how they get consent so they can keep on using cookies.
Track changes

The changes are demanded by the European e-Privacy directive which comes into force in the UK in late May.

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New device to trap antimatter

target=”_blank”Ref: D.C. Creating matter’s strange cousin antimatter is tricky, but holding onto it is even trickier. Now scientists are working on a new device that may be able to trap antimatter long enough to study it.

Antimatter is like a mirror image of matter. For every matter particle (say an electron, for example), a matching antimatter particle is thought to exist (in this case, a positron) with the same mass, but an opposite charge.

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Is this new Earth?

Ref: One of the most fascinating subject-matters that truly enthralled human being for generations is the hypnotic trance of the question that is as old as the time itself, “Are we alone in this Universe?

” It must be understood that our magnificent splendour of Universe is unbelievably big. Even though when we gaze up at the mighty sky and see countless assembly of stars, planets,

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Russian delegation visits Ruppur Nuclear Power Plant site

Ref: A high-profile six-member delegation of Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation visited the Ruppur Nuclear Power Plant site at Iswardi Friday, as the long-awaited project finally made one step forward with the signing of an initial agreement.

A helicopter carrying the Russian experts in nuclear energy, lead by Nikolay Spasskiy, Deputy Director-General of State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM of Russia landed at Iswardi at about 11:00 am.

Later, they visited the site of Ruppur Nuclear Power Project.

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Mobile device to be made at Samsung Research & Dev center

Ref: Mobile-phone company Samsung established an information technology-based outlet titled `Research & Development Center’ in Dhaka.

Mam Qiu Lee, Managing Director of the center, said one hundred Bangladeshi engineers would work here and the number be increased “very soon”.

Yafes Osman, State Minister for Science and Information Communication Technology, inaugurated the Research & Development Center at Gulshan in the city Saturday.

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Pressure mounts over Apple's 30% subscription charge

Ref: Pressure is mounting on Apple over subscription charges it plans to levy on some mobile content.

The company wants a 30% cut of payments for newspapers and other publications downloaded to its devices.

Anti-trust regulators in the US and Europe are reportedly poised to investigate the new pricing model.

Apple has defended the changes to its terms of business, saying the system is good for customers and will give publishers new opportunities.

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Facebook ends on March 15th !

Ref: Facebook will be shut down in March, as managing the site has become “too stressful”, announced Mark Zuckerberg, the pioneer of the popular social network that brought millions across the world on board along the information superhighway.

Facebook ends on March 15th !

Facebook ends on March 15th !

“Facebook has gotten out of control,” said Zuckerberg in a press conference outside his Palo Alto office in California, “and the stress of managing this company has ruined my life. I need to put an end to all the madness.” Read more → hacked

Hackers have broken into the Bangladesh site of leading search engine Google, internet service experts said Saturday evening.

“The site has definitely been hacked,” said Pradip Dey, chief technical officer of ADN, a leading ISP. Read more →

Net providers postpone strike

Ref: Internet service providers (ISPs) have postponed their Tuesday’s 2-hour token strike following a meeting with power ministry officials.

Internet Service Providers Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB) had called the countrywide token strike from 11am to 1pm on Jan 4 in protest against the removal of their overhead cables from utility poles by Dhaka Electric Supply Company Ltd (Desco). Read more →