Dhaka: 10:59 AM, Sun, 24 Sep, 2017

Google buys HTC's Pixel team for $1.1 billion

Desk Report: After weeks (months, and years) of speculation, HTC has announced that its "Powered by HTC" R&D division -- the team behind Google's Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones -- will be purchased by Google for $1.1 billion in cash.

New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

Risingbd Desk: Scientists have engineered an antibody that attacks 99% of HIV strains and can prevent infection in primates.

Scientists will send messages to search for aliens next year

International Desk: In the hopes of communicating with any aliens out there, scientists will send messages to potentially-habitable planets next year.

Hackers could order sex robots to kill their owners

Risingbd Desk: Hackers could one day order sex robots to kill their human lovers, a cyber security expert has warned.

Sonia Bashir Kabir to get UN award

Desk Report: On Thursday, 21 September, the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit 2017 will recognize 10 SDG Pioneers – individuals from around the world who are championing sustainability through their own companies and mobilizing the broader business community to take action in pursuit of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs.

Software can now identify unmask criminals

Risingbd Desk: A facial recognition system can identify someone even if their face is covered up.

Myanmar govt websites hacked

Desk Report: At least five Myanmar government websites have come under cyber-attack by an entity claiming to oppose the country’s “killing” of Muslims.

Man banned from Twitter over killing mosquito

Desk Report: Twitter has banned a Japanese man after he posted a photo of a mosquito he killed on the micro-blogging platform.

Nearly 381 new species discovered in Amazon

Desk Report: Researchers have discovered 381 new species during a two-year study in the Amazon region.

Mark Zuckerberg, wife welcome second daughter

Desk Report: Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan, on Monday announced the birth of their second daughter, August.

Anti-inflammatory drug ‘cuts heart attack risk’

Risingbd Desk: Anti-inflammatory drugs could cut the risk of heart attacks and strokes, a study of 10,000 patients suggests.

NASA's plan to save humanity from Yellowstone supervolcano

Risingbd Desk: A NASA scientist has spoken out about the true threat of supervolcanoes and the risky methods that could be used to prevent a devastating eruption.

Google adds Bengali languages to voice search

Desk Report: Google has announced the launch of voice search in eight Indian languages to enable consumers use their voice for search queries on the company’s flagship search app and its keyboard app Gboard.

Facebook remove page run by street artist

Desk Report: Facebook has "unpublished" a page run by a street artist who attacked the social network's founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg with posters disparaging his alleged presidential aspirations, firstpost.com reports on Monday.

Toyota joins forces with 6 cos to develop a self-driving car

International Desk: Industry leaders in the self-driving car race have teamed up to create an 'ecosystem' to push the technology further.