Google announced the launch of Android 11, the latest version of its mobile operating system on Tuesday.
Android 11 will begin rolling out Tuesday on select Pixel and several Chinese smartphones such as OnePlus, Xiaomi, OPPO and Realme, with more partners launching and upgrading devices over the coming months, the company said.
Google has launched some new features to control the devices and media to the latest Android version, emphasizing a built-in screen recording function. The new version also brings more control over users' privacy and data, the company demonstrated.
The function of one-time permission will allow the users to grant single-use access to the most sensitive permissions like microphone, camera and location. The next time the app needs access to the sensors, it must ask for permission again, Google said.
If the users haven't used an app that was installed on the device in a while and don't want it to keep accessing the data, Android 11 will "auto-reset" permissions for the unused apps and notify the users accordingly.
For Android Enterprise users, Android 11 brings privacy protections to a company-owned device. The work profile gives the IT department tools to manage a device without monitoring employees' personal profile data or activity on the phone.
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The Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) of the ICT Division has won one of the world's most prestigious awards in the field of information technology, the "World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Award-2020".
The Bangladesh National Digital Architecture (BNDA) team of the BGD e-GOV CIRT Capacity Building Project under BCC achieved the feat in the e-Employment category at the 9th Annual Awards by the e-recruitment platform (erecruitment.bcc.gov), said a press release.
Haolin Zhao, secretary-general of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) announced this at the "WSIS Forum 2020 Prizes Awards Ceremony" held online on Monday.
State Minister of ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak congratulated the Bangladesh Computer Council on this achievement.
Under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and under the overall supervision of Prime Minister's ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed, the ICT Division is working relentlessly to build "Digital Bangladesh", said Palak.
He is hopeful that this award of the United Nations "World Summit on Information Society Award-2020" will inspire everyone to take more successful initiatives in the future.
The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Award is considered one of the international recognition in the field of information technology.
The World Summit for Information Society is working to make people's lives easier and change through information and communication technology. At the same time, the organization is working relentlessly to spread innovations around the world. In addition to submitting projects from the government, the private, general public, international organizations and different organisations, WSIS partners have the opportunity to participate in this competition.
The names of the final winners are announced at the end of the selection and online voting process from applications received from hundreds of countries around the world. Applications were accepted in a total of 18 categories where nominations were given to 354 projects out of a total of 762 submissions.
In the end, a total of 72 projects, four in each category, were declared as champions and a total of 18 projects in each category as the best project were declared as final winners. In the e-employment category, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Israel and Bangladesh were nominated and Bangladesh became the final winner.
The BCC has established this e-recruitment platform as a shared service for all government agencies. It enables the Government agencies to accomplish end-to-end recruitment processes and related tasks through increased interoperability, enhanced security measures, reduced risk and lower procurement costs.
The BNDA team played a key role in securing this award. With this solution, the job applicant can apply for the job and pay from home through the user's smartphone. Besides, it is possible to complete all the recruitment tasks from job posting to shortlisting the applicant.
The platform has a total of three modules including e-recruitment, exam controller and online exam. The platform is already being successfully used in more than 25 government agencies/projects and the recruitment process of over 1,800 applicants was done.
Over the past two years, the system has processed approximately 170,000 online applications for more than 70 positions through approximately 60 position notices.
An asteroid with diameters between 22 and 49 meters will shoot pass Earth in a distance closer than Earth from the Moon on Tuesday, according to the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
"Will #asteroid 2011 ES4 hit Earth? No! 2011 ES4's close approach is 'close' on an astronomical scale but poses no danger of actually hitting Earth. #PlanetaryDefense experts expect it to safely pass by at least 45,000 miles (792,000 football fields) away on Tuesday Sept. 1," NASA Asteroid Watch posted Saturday on its Twitter account.
NASA estimates the asteroid's relative speed at around 8.16 km per second.
The last time asteroid 2011 ES4 fly by Earth was visible from ground for four days. This time, it will be closer to our planet than before with an estimated distance of 1.2 lakh km, closer than that of the Moon, which is 3.84 lakh km away from the Earth.
The asteroid listed as potentially hazardous asteroid was first discovered in the spring of 2011 and passes by Earth every nine years.
A "potentially hazardous asteroid" is currently defined based on parameters that measure the asteroid's potential to make threatening close approaches to the Earth, according to NASA.
The controller of certifying authority under Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division received international recognition from Canadian organization Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).
With this controller of certifying authority got the right to deliver web trust seals for CA, BR-SSL and EVSSL.
It is a recognition that qualified the division to apply to the authorities to preserve root CA certification of Bangladesh in different web browsers (Goggle, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, internet explorer and Opera) and operating systems like Microsoft, IOS, and Android directories.
This will make digital signed certificates of Bangladeshi certifying authority acceptable in the international market.
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Elon Musk set a coin-seized computer chip in a pig’s brain in an attempt to materialise the ambitious plans to create a working brain-to-machine interface.
He unveiled the pig named Gertrude to demonstrate his ambitious plans, reports BBC.
"It's kind of like a Fitbit in your skull with tiny wires," the billionaire entrepreneur said on a webcast. His start-up Neuralink applied to launch human trials last year.
The interface could allow people with neurological conditions to control phones or computers with their mind.
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Musk argued that such chips could eventually be used to help cure conditions such as dementia, Parkinson's disease and spinal cord injuries.
But the long-term ambition is to usher in an age of what Musk calls "superhuman cognition", in part to combat artificial intelligence so powerful he says it could destroy the human race.
Gertrude was one of three pigs in pens that took part in Friday's webcast demo. She took a while to get going, but when she ate and sniffed straw, the activity showed up on a graph tracking her neural activity.
The processor in her brain sends wireless signals, indicating neural activity in her snout when looking for food.