Dhaka, Aug 23 (UNB) - Google has just announced that it is dropping the dessert naming scheme for its Android operating system and that its upcoming Android Q operating system will simply be named Android 10. After this, all Android releases will sport numbers after the Android brand like Android 11, Android 12 and so on, reports The Inbdian Express.
The company states that it has decided to change the naming scheme as the earlier scheme wasn’t always understood by everyone globally.
This was also an issue for people to understand if their phone is running the latest version or not. It states that this change will help in making Android release names simpler and more intuitive for the global community.
The company will still be providing codenames to its Android releases, however, they will be limited to its internal teams and the operating system’s source code.
Alongside the reveal of the new naming scheme, the company has also revealed an updated logo for the operating system. The new logo consists of the ‘android’ wordmark with the little green robot mascot’s head on its right side.
In a blog post, Google stated that it has also changed the colour of the wordmark from green to black, saying that green is a hard to read colour for people with visual impairments. Even the colour of the robot’s head has a yellowish tinge to it.
Dhaka, Aug 22 (UNB)- Banglalink, has launched ‘Daktarbhai’, a digital health service platform to provide customers with a comprehensive healthcare solution with accessibility to useful health and medical information.
The platform has been launched in collaboration with Healthcare Information System Limited (HISL), a service and technology partner of Banglalink.
Erik Aas, CEO, Banglalink made the announcement at a launching ceremony held at Tiger’s Den, Banglalink’s head office at Gulshan in the city.
Useful features such as electronic personal health record, health directory, medicine reminder, sleep reminder and health tips can be used free of charge on the platform.
The premium section of the platform includes health insurance coverage for diagnostic tests and hospitalization, complementary life insurance, discounts at hospitals, diagnostic centers, pharmacies and lifestyle outlets, doctors’ appointment booking and consultation with doctors.
Pierre Boutros Obeid, Chief Technology Officer & Acting Chief Commercial Officer, Banglalink, Raihan Shamsi, Managing Director, Healthcare Information System Ltd., Prof M Harunur Rashid, Chairman and founder, Healthcare Information System Ltd. (HISL), Gaurav Kakkar, Digital Business Director, Banglalink, Abdul Muqit Ahmed, Digital Services Director, and other officials of the two organizations were present in the ceremony.
Customers can avail all the facilities by installing and subscribing to ‘Daktarbhai’ from Play Store. The service can also be availed by dialing the USSD code *16643# from any Banglalink number. Customers can avail the services in 3 different packs – Daily pack @BDT 2.55, Monthly pack @63.75 and Yearly pack @BDT 733.13 (VAT and Taxes Inclusive). For details about ‘Daktarbhai’, please visit: https://www.banglalink.net/en/personal/digital-services/m-services/daktarbhai.
Erik Aas, CEO, Banglalink said, “We are really delighted to bring ‘Daktarbhai’ as the latest addition to our wide portfolio of digital services. The features of this digital platform will help the users maintain a healthy lifestyle by enabling them to access useful health information and avail various medical services in a convenient way.”
Raihan Shamsi, Managing Director, Healthcare Information System Ltd. said, “Partnering with Banglalink for launching ‘Daktarbhai’ is a matter of great privilege for us. The users will definitely benefit from this digital platform as they will be able to avail necessary health facilities with just a few taps on their devices.”
Dhaka, Aug 22 (UNB) -The co-founder of DeepMind, the British artificial intelligence company owned by Google's parent Alphabet, has gone on leave from the company, reports the BBC.
DeepMind did not say why Mustafa Suleyman was taking time off, but said it was a mutual decision.
"Mustafa's taking some time out right now after 10 hectic years," the company said in a statement.
The firm expects Mr Suleyman to return to his post as DeepMind's head of applied AI later this year.
The news was first reported by Bloomberg, which linked the move to recent controversies over some of DeepMind's work in the health sector.
The "applied" unit of DeepMind, which is tasked with finding and implementing practical applications of the company's research, faced heavy criticism in July 2017 over its mobile app Streams.
DeepMind had partnered with the Royal Free Hospital in London to help doctors predict instances of kidney injury by using the app. The UK's data regulator said the hospital did not tell patients enough about the way their data was used - but said the app could continue to be used if the "shortcomings" were addressed.
In November 2018, it was announced management and development of the Streams app would taken over by a newly-created Google Health division.
Since then, the app has received considerable praise by hospital managers, credited with significantly speeding up diagnoses.
"It's a huge change to be able to receive alerts about patients anywhere in the hospital," said Mary Emerson, from the Royal Free Hospital, in an interview with the BBC earlier this month.
"Healthcare is mobile and real time, and this is the first device that has enabled me to see results in a mobile real-time way."
Cape Canaveral, Aug 22 (AP/UNB) — Spacewalking astronauts added another parking spot to the International Space Station on Wednesday.
NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Andrew Morgan successfully installed a docking port delivered by SpaceX last month. It will be used by SpaceX and Boeing once they start launching astronauts to the orbiting lab late this year or early next year.
The two had to wrestle with old, stiff cables in order to get power and data flowing to the port. They also attached reflectors for navigation.
"Really well done ... You gave us a brand new docking port for our next-generation spacecraft," Mission Control radioed as the 6 ½-hour spacewalk ended.
This is the station's second docking port for commercial crew capsules. The first was attached three years ago. The newest port was a replacement for one that was destroyed during a SpaceX launch accident in 2015.
Ever since its space shuttles retired in 2011, NASA has been limited to Russian rockets for getting astronauts to the space station. While U.S. companies have been delivering supplies since 2012, crew flights from Cape Canaveral remain on hold.
SpaceX launched its first crew Dragon capsule with no one aboard in March. The capsule was destroyed the following month during an engine test in Florida. Despite the setback, SpaceX still aims to squeeze in its first test flight with astronauts by year's end.
Boeing intends to launch its Starliner capsule without a crew this fall, followed by a test flight with a crew sometime early next year.
It was the third spacewalk for Hague and the first for Morgan, an Army doctor who moved into the station a month ago.
"Docs rock," Mission Control radioed to Morgan as the work got underway.
Hague's mother delivered homemade goodies to Houston flight controllers midway through spacewalk.
"I heard she was busy in the kitchen yesterday," Hague said. "I hope everyone enjoys it. I'm jealous."
"Well," replied Mission Control, "we have a certain jealousy of what you guys are doing as well, so I'd say it's an even trade."
Dhaka, Aug 21 (UNB) - Grameenphone has appointed Jens Becker as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the company, effective from this month.
He will be replacing Karl Erik Broten, said a media release on Wednesday.
Jens Becker has been serving as CFO of T-Mobile Poland. Previously, he was the CFO at T-Online International AG. He has over 20 years of experience in Deutsche Telekom Group with leadership positions in Germany and Poland and responsibility for controlling T-Online’s subsidiaries in France and Spain.
“I am proud to be appointed as CFO of the largest telecom operator of the country that is providing telecommunications and digital services to over 74 million people. I am thrilled for the journey ahead as the market is about to experience the fourth industrial revolution,” Becker said in a statement.
The German national holds a Masters degree in Geography coupled with Economics and Business Administration from the Free University of Berlin. He is also an alumnus of the Deutsche Telecom General Management Program of the London School of Economics and Political Science, better known as the LSE.
“Jens has over a decade’s experience as a Telecom CFO with a leading multinational operator and is a valuable addition to our team. I am delighted to welcome Jens to Bangladesh and the GP family,” said Michael Foley, CEO of Grameenphone.