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‘Baahubali: The Game’ crosses 1mn downloads

  IT Live: ‘Baahubali The Game’, inspired by S.S. Rajamouli’s superhit epic, has crossed over a million downloads since the second part of the film was released on April 28. The multi-player strategy game has been developed by Bengaluru-based Moonfrog Labs in association with the movie ‘Baahubali’ production company Arka Media Works and Graphic India. The game has... details

Fossils suggest hominids may have lived alongside modern humans

   IT Live, South Africa: Primitive hominids may have lived in Africa at the same time as humans, researchers said Tuesday, in new findings that could change the understanding of human evolution. Fossils found deep in South Africa’s Rising Star cave complex in 2013 have been dated by several expert teams with their findings suggesting the hominids, called Homo naledi, may have... details

Russia blocks China’s biggest messaging app

    IT Live: China’s most popular messaging app has been blocked in Russia. Moscow’s communications regulator has added WeChat to its list of prohibited websites, according to Russian state news agency TASS. The messaging app ran afoul of laws requiring companies that distribute information online to register with government authorities in Russia. Operated by... details

Facebook launches Express WiFi in India

  IT Live: Facebook on Thursday launched Express WiFi service that offers Internet facility through public hotspots to users in rural parts of India. The social network has partnered with telecom operator Bharti Airtel that plans to bring an additional 20,000 hotspots online, starting in the next few months, TechCrunch reported. The launch comes a year after Facebook put an end to... details

Twitter, Bloomberg team up for streaming news channel

IT Live:  Twitter is launching a 24-hour streaming news channel in partnership with the Bloomberg Media, in a major expansion of the social media firm's video operations, the two firms announced Monday. The new streaming channel "will combine the vast global editorial and newsgathering capabilities of Bloomberg with the digital power of Twitter," a joint statement. Michael Bloomberg, the... details

Samsung, Apple keep top spots in smartphone world market

IT Live: Samsung and Apple maintained their leadership in the smartphone market in early 2017 while Chinese-based Huawei's strong growth cemented its number three position, a market tracker said Thursday. Research firm IDC said overall smartphone shipments grew 4.3 percent in the first quarter, slightly better than its prior forecast, to 347 million units. "The first quarter smartphone... details

Samsung sees best quarterly profits in three years

    IT Live: Demand for memory chips and flat screens for televisions and phones has given Samsung Electronics its best quarterly profits in three years. The South Korean tech giant reported a 48% jump in operating profits to $8.8bn (£6.8bn) for the three months to March. Samsung said it expected further growth in memory chip orders and a pick up in earnings from its... details

PM opens Digital Island Moheshkhali

Live Correspondent: Moheshkhali, one of the remotest islands of the country, started its journey as a "Digital Island" as a project in this regard was launched today. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the scheme titled "Digital Island Moheshkhali" that connected the Moheshkhali upazila of Cox's Bazar with high-speed internet network. Opening the project digitally from her official... details

High-tech parks to be set up in 12 districts

IT Live: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) today approved setting up high-tech parks in 12 districts in the country. The ECNEC gave the approval at a meeting at the NEC conference room in city's Sher-e-Banglanagar with Prime Minister and ECNEC Chairperson Sheikh Hasina in the chair, said an official release. The parks will be built in Khulna, Barisal, Rangpur,... details

Samsung to update software over ‘red screen’ smartphone

IT Live: Electronics giant Samsung will this week offer an unusually early software update for its newly-released Galaxy S8 phone, it said Monday after some consumers complained of red-tinted screens. The launch of the device is a key step for the South Korean tech firm as it seeks to move on from last year’s humiliating withdrawal of the Galaxy Note 7 over exploding... details

YouTube fix brings 12 million videos back to Restricted Mode

  IT Live: Following the outcry back in March over YouTube’s Restricted Mode, a feature that screens for “mature content,” and how it filtered out some LGBTQ videos on the site, the company first attempted to explain the issue before they ultimately apologized. YouTube’s words were nice, but the YouTube community wanted action. Now YouTube says it has fixed the... details

AeroMobil introduces $1.3M flying car

  IT Live: A Slovakia-based company unveiled the commercial design for a flying car priced at more than $1 million on Thursday, saying it was ready for pre-orders with first deliveries expected by 2020. AeroMobil said its teardrop-like shaped AeroMobil Flying Car, displayed at the Top Marques Monaco, could switch to flight mode in less than three minutes. The wings fold away... details

10,000 students to get cyber awareness training

IT Live:  The government has decided to give training on cyber security to around 10,000 girl students from 40 schools across the country. Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCA) of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division will implement the training programme on 'Cyber Security Awareness for Women Empowerment'. Controller of CCA Abul Mansur Mohammad Saraf Uddin stated... details