Dhaka: 9:07 PM, Wed, 18 Oct, 2017

Internet speed to remain slow for 3 days

Staff Correspondent: Internet speed will remain slow for three days across the country due to maintenance work of the first submarine cable.

Microsoft confirms Windows Phone dead

Risingbd Desk: Microsoft has finally pulled the plug on Windows Phone. Official confirmation came from a top Microsoft executive Joe Belfiore on Twitter.

Facebook to provide training to 10,000 Bangladeshi youths

Risingbd Desk: Facebook will provide training to 10,000 Bangladeshi youths on digital marketing under a `BoostYourBusiness’ programme within the next six months.

Humans will upload their brains to computers

International Desk: It may sound like the plot from the latest science fiction blockbuster, but uploading your brain onto a computer to achieve immortality could soon become a reality.

7 surprising benefits of drinking warm water

Desk Report: You may be used to drinking a cup of coffee or tea to wake you up in the morning. Some of you may opt for a glass of cool water to replenish you and get your morning started.

Microbes could be biggest threat to astronauts on Mars

Risingbd Desk: As if radiation poisoning and equipment failure weren't enough to contend with, experts have discovered that microbes may pose a huge threat to astronauts.

Microsoft, Facebook's 4,000 mile subsea internet cable complete

International Desk: Less than two years after the project began, the highest capacity subsea cable ever to stretch across the Atlantic Ocean is complete.

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.

EC starts dialogue with AL

Staff Correspondent: As part of the ongoing dialogues, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda is holding a meeting with a delegation of Awami League (AL) over holding the next general election in a credible manner.

Mila files case against her husband's family

Staff Correspondent: Popular pop singer Tasbiha Binte Shahid Mila, commonly known as Mila Islam, has filed a defamation case against her husband Parvez Sanjari's family.