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Live Correspondent: The University Rover Challenge (URC) is a prestigious International competition hosted by the Mars Society for University and College students to complete a given scenario using a rover the team has built. To participate in this competition teams, have to go through selection process. Teams need to give their team proposal, Critical design review It is great to hear that... details

Mice infested human settlements 15,000 years ago

IT Live: Mice began infesting human settlements some 15,000 years ago in the Middle East, said a study Monday that suggested the little rodents have been scurrying underfoot far longer than previously thought.As soon as hunter-gatherers began settling down rather than roving from place to place, house mice began to edge out their wild counterparts, said the study in the Proceedings of the... details

WikiLeaks releases CIA hacks of Apple Mac computers

IT Live: The Central Intelligence Agency is able to permanently infect an Apple Mac computer so that even reinstalling the operating system will not erase the bug, according to documents published Thursday by WikiLeaks. In its second release allegedly from the CIA’s arsenal of hacking tools, WikiLeaks also said that it appears the US spy agency has been able since 2008 to... details

Bangladesh joins South Asian Satellite initiative

  IT Live: Bangladesh and India have signed an agreement on the ‘South Asia Satellite’, formally joining the Indian government’s initiative.   Chairman of the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Shahjahan Mahmood and Indian High Commissioner Harsh Vardhan Shringla signed the agreement titled ‘Orbit Frequency Coordination of proposed at... details

SpaceX cargo ship returns to Earth

  IT Live:  A SpaceX reusable cargo ship splashed down in the Pacific Ocean safely on Sunday, ending a mission to supply astronauts on the International Space Station, the company said. The Dragon capsule -- the only such vessel capable of returning research samples and other material to Earth -- remained docked with the ISS for nearly a month after delivering more than two tonnes... details

‘High-speed internet in all unions by 2018’

Jhenaidah Live: State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak today said the government has planned to bring the country's all unions under high-speed internet connectivity by 2018. "Now about 60 lakh people are getting digital services through 5,272 union digital centers in all over the country", Palak said. The state minister was addressing an inaugural function of Jhenaidah Pourasabha's... details

BD to sit with Facebook for separate desk

IT Live: Bangladesh is going to sit with the popular social networking site Facebook to insist them for opening a "separate desk" for the country. "We have a meeting with the Facebook on March 30 in Singapore where we will propose to open a separate desk for Bangladesh," state minister for posts and telecommunications Tarana Halim told reporters at a briefing at her ministry office this... details

High-Tech park on Padma bank soon: Junaid

A High-Tech park named “Sheikh Hasina Institute of Information Technology and Hi-Tech Park” will soon be constructed on the bank of River Padma, said State Minister for ICT Junaid Ahmed Palak on Saturday. The State Minister made the statement while speaking at an annual conference of Poura unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League, student wing of ruling Awami League, in Shibchar area of... details

Google holds tech conference marking Women’s Day

    Live Correspondent: Google hosted a conference on women related to technology in Dhaka on Wednesday. The daylong conference began at 9 am morning and ICT State Minister attended the conference’s inauguration ceremony as chief guest. Bangladesh Hi-tech Park Authority Managing Director Hosne Ara Begum and ICT division Additional Secretary Susanta Kumar Saha were present... details

Govt to sit with Facebook this month

IT Live: State minister for post and telecommunications Tarana Halim on Tuesday said that the government is about to sit with social media giant Facebook within this month to stop “offensive and objectionable content” in Bangladesh. “Special care needs to be taken to ensure that the policies of social media sites are not opposition of our social norms and culture,” she opined... details

High School Programming Contest-2017 begins Mar 9

Live Correspondent: Third edition of the National High School Programming Competition-2017 is set to begin on February 9 aiming to develop more programmers in the country. Information and communication technology (ICT) division of the ministry of posts, telecommunications and information technology is organizing the month-long event where approximate 15,000 students from schools and... details

Cybercriminals focusing on data-rich smartphones

It Live: Smartphones have become a mine of personal information, holding bank data, credit card information and addresses, making them the preferred target for cybercriminals, experts warn. "Cybercriminals go where there is value, and they have understood that the smartphone has become the preferred terminal for online shopping and payment," said Tanguy de Coatpont, head of the French branch... details

Facebook artificial intelligence spots suicidal users

Facebook has begun using artificial intelligence to identify members that may be at risk of killing themselves. The social network has developed algorithms that spot warning signs in users’ posts and the comments their friends leave in response. After confirmation by Facebook’s human review team, the company contacts those thought to be at risk of self-harm to suggest ways they... details