Author: Abir Sourav

Abir Sourav is a Senior Correspondent at The Asian Tribune, covering the latest updates and breaking news on entertainment, science, and technology.

A SpaceX rocket carried 53 satellites for the Starlink internet constellation into orbit Friday after blasting off from California. The Falcon 9 booster lifted off from Vandenberg Space Force Base at 3:07 p.m., and minutes later the first stage landed on a droneship in the Pacific Ocean while the second stage continued toward low Earth orbit. SpaceX later tweeted that the satellites were successfully deployed. Starlink is a space-based system that SpaceX has been building for years to bring internet access to underserved areas of the world. Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has hundreds of Starlink satellites orbiting Earth at an altitude…

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The first-ever image of the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole was revealed Thursday, providing the first direct visual evidence of “the gentle giant” that lies at the center of our galaxy. Known as Sagittarius A*, the object is a staggering four million times the mass of our Sun. The photo, which shows an oval-shaped void surrounded by a bright ring of glowing gas, is only the second image captured of a black hole, and is the first to provide a detailed glimpse of the immense feature. https://twitter.com/NASA/status/1524744614623821824 For scale, the ring is roughly the size of Mercury’s orbit around our…

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Twitter has confirmed that it is working on an edit button that would allow users to change tweets after they have been posted. Twitter said it would start testing the idea in the coming months. Users of Twitter Blue, the platform’s subscription service, get early access to features it is testing. https://twitter.com/TwitterComms/status/1511456430024364037 Under an edit function users would be able to fix typos or errors in a tweet without losing any replies, retweets or likes it has already gained. It comes after new board member, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, asked his followers in a Twitter poll whether they wanted the…

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Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk revealed a 9.2% stake in Twitter on Monday, likely making him the biggest shareholder in the social media company and triggering a 26% rise in its shares. Musk purchased approximately 73.5 million shares, according to a regulatory filing Monday. Musk’s stake in Twitter is considered a passive investment in the company at up to $2.9 billion, which means Musk is a long-term investor that’s looking to minimize his buying and selling of the shares. The shares are held by the Elon Musk Revocable Trust, of which he is the sole trustee. Musk’s move comes close…

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Bitcoin risen 4.41% to $46,499.29 on Sunday (Mar 27), adding $1,963.64 to its previous trade. Bitcoin, the world’s biggest and most well-known cryptocurrency, up 41.1% to $ 32,950.72 on January 24 this year. Also Read: Russia considering crypto-currency for oil and gas exports Moreover, Cryptocurrency Ether, linked to the Ethereum blockchain network, up 3.92% to $ 3,270.67 on the same day, adding $ 123.45 to the last trade.

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Russia is considering accepting crypto-currency such as bitcoin as payment for its oil and gas exports, officials said. Head of Russia’s State Duma Committee on Energy Pavel Zavalny said, “friendly” countries could be allowed to make payments in crypto-currencies or their local currencies. Earlier this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that “unfriendly” countries would have to buy gas in exchange for the Russian currency, the roubles. The move is aimed at boosting the value of the Russian currency, which has lost more than 20% of its value this year due to various Western sanctions. Sanctions imposed by the United…

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The China Academy of Information and Communications (CAICT) reported that shipments of smartphones within China fell 31.8% year-on-year to 14.5 million handsets in February. According to the CAICT, shipments were down from about 21.3 million handsets in February 2021 and 32.4 million in January 2022. Due to a global computer chip shortage, handset brands are currently experiencing production issues. Criticism has led many automobile companies to report chip sourcing issues, including miscalculations, unexpected factory closures, and US-China tensions. That shortage has since spread to many types of chips and all kinds of hardware, including smartphones. Delayed upgrades from consumers have…

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Google confirmed on Sunday it has temporarily disabled for Ukraine some Google Maps tools which provide live information about traffic conditions and how busy different places are. The company said it had taken the action of globally disabling the Google Maps traffic layer and live information on how busy places like stores and restaurants are in Ukraine for the safety of local communities in the country, after consulting with sources including regional authorities. Big tech companies including Google have said they are taking new measures to protect users’ security in the region. Online services and social media sites have also…

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There is no doubt about the popularity of Chinese app TikTok. While everyone around the world is suffering from tick-borne fever, the Facebook company launched a program called ‘Reels’ in tune with tick-clone, which is gaining huge popularity in a short period of time. However, the service called ‘Reels’ was launched only on Instagram in a few countries. This time Meta is going to launch ‘Reels’ worldwide on Facebook. In addition to expanding relay access, Facebook is going to unveil more new features on social media. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed this on his personal Facebook account on Tuesday (February…

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Popular social media Facebook has dropped their ‘News Feed’ feature. From now on this feature will only be seen as ‘feed’. The announcement was made in the official Twitter message of the Facebook app on February 15. Facebook said in an email to Verge that this is just a change to better reflect the diverse content that users see in their feeds. This will not affect the app experience in detail. Facebook has about 2.89 billion monthly active users so far this month.

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