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    Bare minimums to know about Quantum computing

    Reuters. Berlin | Updated at 11:20am on October 25, 2019

    Researchers at Google say they have achieved ‘quantum supremacy’, in which a computer harnessing the properties of sub-atomic particles did a far better job of...

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    Japanese professor predicts rise of machines

    Agence France-Presse . Seika | Updated at 03:56pm on September 23, 2019

    A secretive research institute in western Japan, roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro is fine-tuning technology that could blur the line between man and machine...

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    Stallman steps down MIT, FSF posts

    New Age . Online Desk | Updated at 02:47pm on September 18, 2019

    Famed computer scientist and activist Richard Stallman has resigned from his positions at Free Software Foundation and Massachusetts Institute of Technology over the recent comments...

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    Deepfakes pose puzzle for Facebook

    Agence France-Presse . San Francisco | Updated at 02:51pm on June 27, 2019

    Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday that the social network...

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    Robots to take 20m jobs, worsening inequality: study

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:41am on June 27, 2019

    Robots are expected to take over some 20 million manufacturing jobs worldwide by 2030, extending a trend of worsening social inequality while boosting overall economic...

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    Much-awaited MNP service launched

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 02:33pm on October 01, 2018

    The much-awaited mobile number portability service has been launched for the first time in the country on trial basis, enabling the customers to switch to...

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    Bangabandhu Satellite to begin transmission Tuesday

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 11:10pm on September 03, 2018

    Bangladesh’s first geostationary communication satellite Bangabandhu-I is set to start its maiden transmission today through the broadcasting of South Asian Football Federation Championship....

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    Bangladesh to compete in int’l robotic challenge in Mexico Aug 15-18

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 05:53pm on August 11, 2018

    A five-member team of adolescent girls and boys will take part in the international robotics competition titled ‘First Global Challenge’ to be held in Mexico...

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    India for localising cloud storage data making tech giants unnerved

    Reuters | Updated at 03:07pm on August 04, 2018

    A panel working on the Indian government’s cloud computing policy wants data generated in India to be stored within the country, according to its...

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    Sook Hoon new Microsoft GM for Southeast Asia

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 07:53pm on July 19, 2018

    Microsoft has appointed Sook Hoon Cheah as the general manager for the Southeast Asia New Markets within Asia Pacific. She is responsible for...

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