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Published Date: March 2, 2015
Cricket Gizmos

Cricket Gizmos

Real Time Snickometer First Used: Though Snickometer was first used in 1999, but the enhanced 'Real Time Snickometer' was first used at 2013 Ashes Developed By: British Researcher Allan Plaskett developed it but it’s now marketed by BBG Sports. How it Works: The real-time snickometer is composed of a very sensitive microphone located in one of...

Published Date: March 2, 2015
a2i to assist Maldives Govt. to build Digital Rural Centres

Last month, a memorandum was signed between Access to Information (a2i) of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and National Centre for Information Technology (NCIT) of Maldives government, aiming to build digital Maldives in style of the concept of 'Digital Bangladesh'. Deputy Minister for Home Affairs of Maldives government Ahmed Adim and Project Director of the a2i Kabir Bin Anwar signed the MoU on behalf their respective organizations.  Later, Deputy Minister Ahmed Adim talked with The Daily Star to talk...

Published Date: March 2, 2015
Just In

Just In

Logitech M280 Wireless Mouse Logitech wireless Mouse M280 is now available in the Bangladeshi market. Its rubber grip will give users extra comfort in handling the mouse. With Logitech Advanced Optical Tracking technology, 3 button and single wheel users can smoothly operate this Mouse from around 80 feet distance and end precise tracking ultra-precision...

Kaspersky Security Update

Published Date: March 2, 2015
Superfish Adware Preinstalled on Lenovo Laptops

Superfish Adware Preinstalled on Lenovo Laptops

On February 19th of 2015, it became known that Lenovo's laptops had been shipped with an adware called Superfish preinstalled. There are two major problems with this issue. The first one, being that the hardware maker had been shipping consumer laptops with an adware preinstalled for several months — starting in September 2014 up...

Published Date: March 2, 2015
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

YouTube's new video trimming tool makes mobile edits a breeze Lenovo strips some of the unwanted software from its Pcs 'Star Trek' star Leonard Nimoy passes away at 83 Chinese internet giants purge 60,000 accounts for inappropriate usernames Disney is retelling the 'Star Wars' film saga with Legos  

Tech Releases

Published Date: February 28, 2015
Samsung launches Galaxy J1 in Bangladesh

Samsung launches Galaxy J1 in Bangladesh

Samsung Mobile Bangladesh announced the launch of Samsung Galaxy J1.The much awaited device offering sleek design, powerful features and long-lasting battery will be available in Bangladesh. The device is positioned towards value conscious consumers who seek a combination of unmatched performance and powerful features at an affordable price. The smartphone is 3G enabled, powered...

Published Date: February 23, 2015
Hands On Review: Symphony Explorer ZV

Hands On Review: Symphony Explorer ZV

  Symphony makes affordable phones. And affordable usually means cutting a few options out of the list. And now they have gone and built a range topping device tagged with a sub 15k price tag that is bound to make this a favorite. WE find out whether this is just good enough or something...

Tech Interview

Published Date: February 23, 2015
Equation Group: God of Cyber Espionage Detected- Bangladesh Targeted Too!

Equation Group: God of Cyber Espionage Detected- Bangladesh Targeted Too!

Last week Kaspersky Lab unveiled the predecessor of Stuxnet and Flame – a potent threat actor called Equation Group. The malware used in their operations, dubbed EquationDrug and GrayFish, is found to be capable of reprogramming hard disk drive firmware. This ‘outstandingly professional’ group has been in play for more than a decade-...

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Published Date: February 23, 2015
Enrich Bangla Online

Enrich Bangla Online

Bangla is the 7th most widely spoken language in the world, and still Bangla was the 65th language to be added to Google translation service. Hence Google Developer Group Bangla (GDG Bangla) has undertaken an initiative to improve the Bangla translation of Google Translate. Google Translation-a-Thon- the name of the initiative to add...

Kaspersky Security Update

Published Date: February 23, 2015
The greatest heist of the century Hackers stole USD 1 Billion

The greatest heist of the century Hackers stole USD 1 Billion

In order to infiltrate the bank's intranet, the attackers used spear phishing emails, luring users to open them, infecting machines with malware. A backdoor was installed onto the victim's PC based on the Carberp malicious code, which, in turn gave the name to the campaign — Carbanak. After obtaining control over the compromised machine,...

Published Date: February 23, 2015
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

Android Lollipop lets you tweak some settings using voice commands Samsung teases that the 'Next Galaxy' is borderless and metal Google's staring down the barrel of a Russian antitrust probe BlackBerry's latest update brings Amazon Appstore to its phones Microsoft will soon help you find friends with Windows phones  

Published Date: February 16, 2015
Digital World 2015

Digital World 2015

With 85 high profile tech personas from 25 countries, 120 govt. institutes and 100 governmental organizations, Digital World 2015- the largest digital expo of Bangladesh kicked off last Monday, February 9th at Bangabandhu International Conference Center. Here we bring you some of the highlights of the event:     CXO Night, a event which was...

Sites Must See

Published Date: February 16, 2015
Rabbitholebd.com Watch World Cup live!

Rabbitholebd.com Watch World Cup live!

www.rabbitholebd.com brings all 36 matches of the World Cup. Be it your mobile, personal laptop, home desktop or favorite Tab, you can watch live matches with a nominal fee. Android users can use the www.rabbitholebd.com app to enjoy the facility. Internet users will be able to enjoy the live matches without any buffering problem...

Published Date: February 16, 2015
Just In

Just In

Mycell Spider4 in the market   MyCell has launched its latest smartphone- the Spider A4, which is the smallest smartphone in the world in its category. However, for a small size, the phone does offer various interesting features and powerful specs. Let's go take a look at the punches that the A4 packs. For starters, the phone comes with a 5″ QHD screen with IPS which provides a vivid and crisp display resolution. The phone is powered by a 1.3 GHz Quad-Core processor and has 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory. It has two cameras- a 13 MP rear camera and a 3 MP front camera for selfies. The rear camera has...

Published Date: February 16, 2015
Kaspersky Security Update

Things to know when buying second-hand iPhones There are many ways to fool a victim who is going to buy/sell an iPhone from/to a third-party seller/buyer. In this post, we speak about the most popular ones.   1. Too low a price and advanced payment Be careful when people offer you goods at a very low price and with an obligatory advanced payment. Sellers will have many convincing arguments (need of money ASAP, two similar devices were given as gifts, etc) – you...

Published Date: February 16, 2015
TECH BITS

TECH BITS

Apple hires the UK's biggest radio DJ to help boost its music service   Foursquare can recommend places even if you don’t sign in   PlayStation charity gives you a chance to play with superstars   Subtle malware lets hackers swipe over $300 million from banks   SSL Wireless wins best stall award at Digital World

Published Date: February 15, 2015
Apple plans to develop electric car: WSJ

Apple plans to develop electric car: WSJ

US tech giant Apple is working in secret to create a company-branded electric vehicle, according to the Wall Street Journal. The maker of the iPhone and iPad has a team of several hundred people working on a minivan-style car that could incorporate Apple's array of technology products. The newspaper quoted people familiar with the matter...

TECH RELEASES

Published Date: February 11, 2015
Developers Conference at Digital World 2015

Developers Conference at Digital World 2015

Developers Conference aka, DevCon will be happening at this year's Digital World at 12thFebruary from 9:00AM - 1:00PM. Renowned national and international speakers shall be discussingon exciting topics of latest programming trends and technologies including Python, Java, C#, PHP, JavaScript, Webserver and modern programming frameworks.For more details visit website, http://devcon2015.certainly.rocks/ and complete the...

TECH RELEASES

Published Date: February 10, 2015
GDG Bangla holds seminar on how to enrich Bangla Content

GDG Bangla holds seminar on how to enrich Bangla Content

A discussion was held in Dhaka about how Google Translate works and how to contribute for Bangla in Google Translate in Google at Daffodil International University (DIU) yesterday (8th February). DIU and Google Developers Group Bangla (GDG Bangla) jointly organized this seminar titled “Enriching Open Source and local content: Future ahead” in association...

Published Date: February 9, 2015
25,000 tablet PCs distributed amongst Govt Officials

To implement the vision of e-governance, the government of Bangladesh is distributing 25,000 Media Pads (Huawei Tablet) amongst government employees. Using a 2 GB internet package of state-owned telecom operator Teletalk, the officials will be able to stay connected with their offices 24/7. On the occasion of formally handing over the tabs to employees from different branches of the government, Sajeeb Wazed Joy, ICT Affairs Adviser to the PM, said that it is part of the Info-Sarkar (info-government) which...

Tech Happening

Published Date: February 9, 2015
National F-Commerce Summit 2015 held

National F-Commerce Summit 2015 held

National F-commerce Summit 2015, with the objective of celebrating the digital future of Bangladesh, was recently been organized by GEEKY Social on February 7 and 8 at EMK center situated in Dhanmondi. The Summit mainly focused on popularizing the term F-commerce amongst the entrepreneurs of the country who conducts their businesses through social...

Tech Happening

Published Date: February 9, 2015
Daraz.com.bd officially starts operation

Daraz.com.bd officially starts operation

Daraz – a globally leading e-retail brand officially launched its operation in Bangladesh as daraz.com.bd, a venture by Rocket Internet – one of world's largest Internet & mobile platforms. Daraz, which means 'Drawer' in urdu, is well on its course to becoming the country's number one online shopping destination.  Yellow, Noir, Symphony, The...

Published Date: February 9, 2015
Just In

Just In

Next Unit of Computing – the evolution of PC Computer Source has introduced a mini PC in the local market called NUC (Next Unit of Computing). User can easily connect this 4 square inch PC, even with a TV. Built with a 4th generation Intel Core i3 processor, integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400, and...

Apps On The Floor

Published Date: February 9, 2015
Rise Up Lab brings Rooftop Frenzy

Rise Up Lab brings Rooftop Frenzy

Rise Up Labs will officially be releasing their latest game “ROOFTOP FRENZY” on the occasion of Digital World 2015. In “Rooftop Frenzy” player will act as a stickman Kung Fu master with the mission to chase down evil ninjas throughout the city. The player will always run on roofs and enemies will appear...

Published Date: February 9, 2015
Kaspersky Security Update

Kaspersky Security Update

 

TECH RELEASES

Published Date: February 3, 2015
Symphony brings out ‘Selfie specialist’ Xplorer H200 smartphone

Symphony brings out ‘Selfie specialist’ Xplorer H200 smartphone

Symphony heat ups the market yet again with another device: Xplorer H200. Dubbed as ‘Selfie Specialist’ smartphone, this device includes two specialized 13MP back and 8MP front camera. Also this handset comes with a 4.7” IPS hi-def display for watching videos at 1080p resolution. It also packs a 1.3 GHz Quad Core processor...

Tech Spotlight

Published Date: February 2, 2015
The Next Chapter of Microsoft

The Next Chapter of Microsoft

Microsoft's recent Windows event was held on the 21st. But it wasn't just about an OS. It was also on perfecting the experience of switching between devices and giving us new ways to interact. While we expected a boring event, Microsoft, rather confidently, blew our minds away. Are we excited? Yes, we are...

Tech Happening

Published Date: February 2, 2015
A whopping 19 Crore Taka budget for this year's Digital World Expo

A whopping 19 Crore Taka budget for this year's Digital World Expo

Country's biggest Tech extravaganza 'Digital World' is knocking the door. Just two weeks before the event, the advisory committee of Digital World Expo 2015's budget was disclosed in a press conference. Headed by Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, the committee unveiled the entire expenditure. The total Digital World Expo will be costing...

Published Date: February 2, 2015
Goldberg: A new player in town

Goldberg: A new player in town

Goldberg (GB)- Bangladesh's very own smartphone brand, has officially started its journey. The company will be launching 4 feature phones and 3 smartphones in 51 districts across the country. Initially, GB will import devices from China. However, they have plans to set up their own assembly lines within the next few years. Abrar...

Just In

Published Date: February 2, 2015
Risk-free Power bank of Apacer in BD market

Risk-free Power bank of Apacer in BD market

Computer Source has introduced two new power banks for smartphone and tab users. These are Apacer B-510 and B-520. The enclosure of B510 is made of aluminum alloy with only 1.2cm thinness, making it ideally carry-able. Internally, B510 is built in with 5,000 mAh high capacity lithium polymer battery. It is considerably sufficient for regular users in daily usages such as instant messaging, chat, photo-taking and social network. Besides, B520 is oriented towards longer hours of usages in multimedia and business applications. Equipped with 10,000 mAh ultra capacity lithium polymer batteries, B520 is capable of providing 4 full charges for mainstream smartphone models such as iPhone. With dual USB...

Just In

Published Date: February 2, 2015
Samsung launches Galaxy A Series in Bangladesh!

Samsung launches Galaxy A Series in Bangladesh!

Samsung Mobile Bangladesh is launching their latest and most stylish smartphones of Galaxy A series in the Bangladeshi market. The A5 and A3 feature a refined and trendy full metal unibody and powerful features, offering the most attractive smartphone device to cater to the demands of the young and trend conscious consumers. Both...

Kaspersky Security Update

Published Date: February 2, 2015
How can you AVOID installing adware add-ons

How can you AVOID installing adware add-ons

A couple of weeks ago, I got a plea for help from one relative: their laptop, quite powerful and by no means obsolete, had become very laggy. Upon a close examination, I found that ¾ of its computing resources were wasted on five different 'home page helpers' and 'search panels'. They were accompanied...

Published Date: February 2, 2015
Nexus 6 It's Bigger But Is It Better?

Nexus 6 It's Bigger But Is It Better?

 

Published Date: January 26, 2015
OPPO Find 7: Unknown Gem

OPPO Find 7: Unknown Gem

First impressions The OPPO Find 7 is a device that has the looks and on-paper specs to rival to the best in the market. How well does it run in real life? For starters it has an impressive high-resolution 5.5-inch "Quad HD"2,560 x 1,440-pixel display.   Flick it on and the intensely packed 538ppi screen pops...

Published Date: January 26, 2015
Tech Happening

Tech Happening

Global Brand Pvt. Ltd. ties up with Huntkey Global Brand Pvt. Ltd. (GBPL) one of the leading IT product distributors and ICT solution providers in Bangladesh, has recently entered into a collaboration with Huntkey Enterprise, a global leader in development, design, manufacturing and marketing of computer accessories such as power supplies, power systems, computer...

Apps On The Floor

Published Date: January 26, 2015
LUDO Friends

LUDO Friends

TapStar Interactive Software Limited, a social and mobile game development firm, has released the first ever Bangladeshi game that supports Bangla language, titled “LUDO Friends.”Targeting Facebook and Android as the game's initial platform, this Facebook based multiplayer game turn's classic “Ludo” board game into a wildly entertaining experience for all Bangladeshi Facebook users....

Published Date: January 26, 2015
Just In

Just In

Huawei Honor Holly Launched   Huawei Device Bangladesh, expanding its portfolio in Bangladesh, has launched Huawei Honor Holly in local market yesterday. The Honor Holly comes with the best configuration with an unbeatable price. The MRP for this handset has been set at Taka 12,750. For the first seven days, customer will receive a free Bluetooth Headset from six selected outlets. Initially this handset is only available in this six selected outlets. The Honor Holly runs Android 4.4 KitKat with the company's new Emotion UI on top. It features a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) LCD display, offering a pixel density of 294ppi. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor clubbed with...

Published Date: January 26, 2015
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

Bangladesh Computer Samity launches 'Make By Bangladesh' initiative Uber drops 'ridesharing' veneer in New Delhi, applies for taxi license Google reveals Mac security holes before Apple's fix is ready Apple lets China examine iOS code to assuage spying fears Microsoft rolls out new Windows 10 preview with Cortana and Continuum  

Tech Releases

Published Date: January 25, 2015
Bitdefender Internet Security Student Edition released in Bangladesh

Bitdefender of Romania recently launched a Student Edition for it's Flagship consumer security product - Bitdefender Internet Security in Bangladesh. The first-of-its-kind release for an Antivirus brand in this country aims for the student community and their buying power. The single user full version of the highly awarded and acclaimed Bitdefender Internet Security (latest version) will be available to students for Tk.365/- only. It means a student can now protect a PC or laptop at Tk.1/- per day only....

Published Date: January 22, 2015
Bangladesh gets Google Street View

Bangladesh gets Google Street View

The streets and sites of Capital Dhaka & Port City Chittagong are now open for anyone to roam virtually – thanks to Google Street View. Google Street View, a free map-based service from Google that provides panoramic views from streets and sites, is widely popular amongst the travels and tech enthusiast worldwide. A good portion...

  

Published Date: January 21, 2015
Trailer: 'Project CARS' revs up for March release

Trailer: 'Project CARS' revs up for March release

Set to roll out across PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this March, "Project CARS" is the subject of a gorgeous new trailer that profiles some of the many vehicles and courses included as part of the package. Crossing multiple motorsport disciplines, the game encompasses historic Formula 1, touring cars, endurance racing and modern...

Tech Spotlight

Published Date: January 19, 2015
CES 2015

CES 2015

CES 2015 ended on the 9th and it was nothing short of an explosion. Several explosions, in this case. Today, we bring you the highlights of this 4-day long event. The good, the bad, the ugly and the insanely awesome ones. 1. LG Flex 2: LG introduced flexible phones a while ago with the LG...

Published Date: January 19, 2015
Dell eyes Bangladesh as a major device market

Dell eyes Bangladesh as a major device market

Dell has been a major IT player globally. With growing no. of server solutions, PCs and laptops- it's becoming a dominating local player as well. Shahzad Aslam Khan the General Manager of Dell SADMG sits with Shahriar Rahman from BYTES to talk about Dell's plan for the coming years. How was Dell's business in...

Tech Happening

Published Date: January 19, 2015
Govt. reveals 4 year long ICT roadmap incorporating Vision 2021

Govt. reveals 4 year long ICT roadmap incorporating Vision 2021

Govt. announces a  4 year long master plan keeping in mind the Vision 2021 set by PM. State minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak while addressing the press about the achievements of ICT Division in the last one year, divulged the roadmap towards a Digital Bangladesh. In the event titled “One more year in journey...

Tech Happening

Published Date: January 19, 2015
Samsung's smart discount offer for New Year

Samsung's smart discount offer for New Year

Samsung Mobile Bangladesh has offered a smart start for the New Year with sure shot discounts. Now customers will receive discounts on every purchase of Galaxy Core 2 and Galaxy S Duos 3 and will enjoy special price for the purchase of Galaxy Grand Prime. With the new offer, the Galaxy Core 2...

Kaspersky Security Update

Published Date: January 19, 2015
Security tips for gamers: how to keep your precious elf safe

Security tips for gamers: how to keep your precious elf safe

The rise of MMORPG and Internet gaming platforms definitely attracts lots of cybercriminals looking for new ways to monetize their malicious skills. Currently, Kaspersky Lab knows of more than 4.6 million pieces of gaming-focused malware. For the basic gaming security there are 3 pillars: 1. Beware of phishing campaigns and unfamiliar gamers. Double check...

Published Date: January 19, 2015
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

Facebook Messenger adds voice transcription for some. New York governor wants statewide 100Mbps internet by 2019 Polaris is now in the e-bike business after buying Brammo You can buy a giant mech suit on Amazon Japan for $1 million The big phone carriers might sell Google their mobile wallet  

Tech Releases

Published Date: January 17, 2015
Google Developers Group to celebrate Bangla Translation Month

Google Developers Group to celebrate Bangla Translation Month

With International Mother Language Day ahead, GDG Bangla, a new platform of Google Developers Group, is going to celebrate ‘Bangla Translation Month’ on February. Jabed Sultan Pias and Jabed Morshed, the community managers, have already started working to enrich the Bangla translation module of Google. Aiming to motivate volunteers throughout the country and to...

Tech Releases

Published Date: January 14, 2015
Govt. reveals 4 year long ICT roadmap incorporating Vision 2021

Govt. reveals 4 year long ICT roadmap incorporating Vision 2021

Govt. announces a  4 year long master plan keeping in mind the Vision 2021 set by PM. State minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak while addressing the press about the achievements of ICT Division in the last one year, divulged the roadmap towards a Digital Bangladesh. In the event titled “One more year in journey...

Tech Releases

Published Date: January 13, 2015
Samsung’s smart discount offer for New Year

Samsung’s smart discount offer for New Year

Samsung Mobile Bangladesh has offered a smart start for the New Year with sure shot discounts. Now customers will receive discounts on every purchase of Galaxy Core 2 and Galaxy S Duos 3 and will enjoy special price for the purchase of Galaxy Grand Prime. With the new offer, the Galaxy Core 2 is...

Published Date: January 12, 2015
7 Tech Trends To Catch On Twenty15

7 Tech Trends To Catch On Twenty15

The Internet Of Things The Internet of Things or IoT was probably the most hyped phrase in the last quarter of 2014. The term, first coined in 1999 by Kevin Ashton, depicts a truly connected world where all the electronic appliances stay connected through internet. We believe from the beginning of next year this trend will start to grow significantly, as consumers, businesses, and governments are recognizing the benefits of connecting inert devices to the internet.   Risk-based Security And Self-protection By now almost everyone has understood that absolute security is nothing but a farfetched dream. Though absolute security might not be feasible, but advanced risk/threat assessment and mitigation of threat will come...

Tech Happening

Published Date: January 12, 2015
Samsung Galaxy Core Prime launched in Bangladesh

Samsung Galaxy Core Prime launched in Bangladesh

Samsung mobile Bangladesh begins the New Year with the introduction of a new member to the Galaxy Core series with the new Galaxy CORE Prime. The new Galaxy Core Prime has a large 4.5” display with enhanced multimedia and crispy detailed visuals. It's 5 megapixel main camera and 2 megapixel front camera allows...

Published Date: January 12, 2015
Easy.com.bd & Visa card brings 5% Extra Offer

Easy.com.bd & Visa card brings 5% Extra Offer

Easy.com.bd in partnership with Visa, the global leader in payments, brings to Visa credit or debit cardholders an offer under which Visa cardholders will be rewarded with an additional 5% of credit for all transactions made on www.easy.com.bd from December 20 – March 19, 2015. Easy, Bangladesh's first online prepaid and postpaid airtime recharging/payment...

Published Date: January 12, 2015
Just In

Just In

Dell Inspiron 3148, 2-in 1 Laptop With the performance of a laptop and versatility of a tablet, Dell Inspiron 3148 2-in-1 device laptop adapts easily to your lifestyle. The laptop features 1.7 GHz 4th Generation Intel® Core-i3 processor, 11.6" touch screen, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, built-in graphics, wireless LAN, Bluetooth, USB ports etc. Price: 55,000/- ASUS...

Kaspersky Security Update

Published Date: January 12, 2015
Seven tips on how to make your home Wi-Fi safer

Seven tips on how to make your home Wi-Fi safer

Step 1. Changing the admin password One of the most serious mistakes often made is using the default, out-of-box, admin password (consider the frequently used “admin:admin” and “1234”). If you have not already done so, we strongly recommend resetting the password to something more sophisticated. Step 2. Disabling remote management Usually producers enable only LAN-based router...

Published Date: January 12, 2015
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

Google Now code hints at spoken notifications and third-party services Brazil's enormous taxes chase Nintendo out of the country GM to release the $30,000 Chevy Bolt electric vehicle in 2017. Bing now recommends best-sellers for you to read 4K movies are coming to Blu-ray discs and hard drives  

Tech Releases

Published Date: January 5, 2015
Easy.com.bd & Visa card brings 5% Extra Offer

Easy.com.bd & Visa card brings 5% Extra Offer

Easy.com.bd in partnership with Visa, the global leader in payments, brings to Visa credit or debit cardholders an offer under which Visa cardholders will be rewarded with an additional 5% of credit for all transactions made on www.easy.com.bd from December 20 – March 19, 2015. Easy, Bangladesh’s first online prepaid and postpaid airtime recharging/payment...

Published Date: December 29, 2014
Best tech products of 2014

Best tech products of 2014

It's that time of the year again when everyone goes all emotional about achievements, failures and new resolutions. We, however, swoon over the best tech products that were unveiled all throughout 2014. 1. iPhone 6+: We get it- things bend. But as long as you don't sit on it, the iPhone 6+ is every bit an...

Tech Happening

Published Date: December 29, 2014
Free Wi-Fi service launched at Bangladesh Secretariat

Free Wi-Fi service launched at Bangladesh Secretariat

Bangladesh Secretariat, the administrative heart of Bangladesh, now gets Free Wi-Fi services. On the occasion of launching this service at the secretariat, Zunaid Ahmed Palak, State Minister of ICT Division said: “To modernize the two year old administrative works, we have introduced free Wi-Fi in the secretariat. Although the world has moved forward,...

Published Date: December 29, 2014
Just In

Just In

ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP300LA ASUS Transformer Book Flip is designed to work as a laptop, a tablet, or anything in between. It has a touchscreen that can be set at any angle from 0 to 360 degrees. It sports a 13.3 Full HD 16:9 LED touchscreen display, 1.90 GHz Intel Core i3 processor,...

KASPERSKY SECURITY UPDATE

Published Date: December 29, 2014
Dangerous greeting cards and other Christmas disasters

Dangerous greeting cards and other Christmas disasters

The rise of mobile commerce attracts hackers as well as users: it's really easy to pay with your smartphone, and certainly easy to hack it and steal your banking credentials. For this reason, we've compiled a list of most popular holiday phishing campaigns so that you can stay protected. Deceitful greeting cards You could receive...

Published Date: December 29, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

Sony Pictures is worried that North Korea hacked its computers TZOA is a wearable that tells you where to find clean air European Union tells search sites how to handle your 'right to be forgotten' Pizza Hut's eye-tracking menu knows what you want before you do OnePlus and Cyanogen on brink of breakup after India fight  

Tech Releases

Published Date: December 23, 2014
Free Wi-Fi service launched at Bangladesh Secretariat

Free Wi-Fi service launched at Bangladesh Secretariat

Bangladesh Secretariat, the administrative heart of Bangladesh, now gets Free Wi-Fi services. On the occasion of launching this service at the secretariat, Zunaid Ahmed Palak, State Minister of ICT Division said: “To modernize the two year old administrative works, we have introduced free Wi-Fi in the secretariat. Although the world has moved forward,...

Hands on Review

Published Date: December 22, 2014
Symphony Xplorer H50

Symphony Xplorer H50

Build: The metal body feels really good to hold in the hand. There is this groove that runs along the edges that sets it apart a little bit from the usual flat surfaces. It weighs around 150gm – thanks to the hunky metal. Display The Xplorer sports a 5-inch IPS HD display with GFF technology....

Published Date: December 22, 2014
Google sees Bangladesh as a partner in making the world a global village- James McClure, Country Manager – Google S & SE Asia

Google sees Bangladesh as a partner in making the world a global village- James McClure, Country Manager – Google S & SE Asia

“Google sees Bangladesh as a partner in making the world a global village” stated James McClure, Country Manager – Emerging Markets, S & SE Asia Google Singapore, on the occasion of unveiling Google Bus, which is a part of an educational outreach program. He also said that Google plans to do more activities...

Tech Happening

Published Date: December 22, 2014
What Intel predicts for 2015

What Intel predicts for 2015

Intel recently held an event titled 'INTEL PREDICTIONS EVENT 2015' in Dhaka. The Predictions Event recapped key moments from 2014 and a look ahead at predictions for the coming year. Zia Manzur, Country Business Manager for Intel in Bangladesh, presented a keynote speech highlighting that it has been another breakthrough year for Intel and...

Tech Highlights

Published Date: December 22, 2014
Researchers brainstorm about Software & Knowledge Management at SKIMA 2014

Researchers brainstorm about Software & Knowledge Management at SKIMA 2014

United International University last week (18-20 Dec'14) hosted the 8th International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management & Applications (SKIMA) in its premises. Researchers & experts from various continents gathered in this conference, which focuses mostly on Software & Knowledge Management, to present their papers, share ideas, experience and insights. Prof AK Azad...

KASPERSKY SECURITY UPDATE

Published Date: December 22, 2014
Is North Korea in some way behind the attack on Sony?

Is North Korea in some way behind the attack on Sony?

The popular opinion is that North Korea is behind the attacks. There's been a healthy amount of skepticism towards that position though – and with good reason. Threatpost and scores of other news outlets are following the U.S. Government's claim and reporting that North Korea is in fact “centrally involved” in the attack. ...

Published Date: December 22, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

Bitcoin exec to spend two years behind bars for Silk Road transactions Judge says police can create fake Instagram accounts to see photos The US wants China's help blocking North Korean hackers Evernote now adds context to your memos on Android and Windows Chromebooks are getting always-on 'OK, Google' voice search  

Tech Releases

Published Date: December 21, 2014
Lamudi brings out a new website

Lamudi brings out a new website

Lamudi, an online real estate platform, has completely revamped its website to ease up the online house-hunting process for users globally. The new website introduces a responsive design, with the site adapting to match the user’s particular device and screen size. The platform’s appearance has been improved to display properties for sale and...

Tech Release

Published Date: December 18, 2014
EATL-Prothom Alo App Boot Camp 2015 starts this Saturday

EATL-Prothom Alo App Boot Camp 2015 starts this Saturday

EATL-Prothom Alo Apps Contest 2015 starting this December 20, 2014 will be bringing 2000 participants under one roof at Mirpur Indoor Stadium for a boot camp. In the event, the participants will get to learn about the growth and future of app industry, development of User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) and...

Tech Releases

Published Date: December 18, 2014
What Intel Predicts for 2015

What Intel Predicts for 2015

  Intel held the ‘INTEL PREDICTIONS EVENT 2015’ today, December 17, 2014, in Dhaka. The Predictions Event recapped key moments from 2014 and a look ahead at predictions for the coming year. Zia Manzur, Country Business Manager for Intel in Bangladesh, presented a keynote speech highlighting that it has been another breakthrough year for Intel...

Tech Releases

Published Date: December 18, 2014
800 freelancers trained to join online marketplace

800 freelancers trained to join online marketplace

Compared to men, women are doing significantly better in online marketspace. According to a research conducted recently, woman earns near about $2 more compared to man- said ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak. He was addressing a crowd of freelancers, dignitaries and press as chief guest in an event titled ‘Women’s achievements in...

Tech Releases

Published Date: December 18, 2014
Mapple Mobile’s Prime-3 Smartphone now available in markets

Mapple Mobile’s Prime-3 Smartphone now available in markets

Local handset company Mapple Mobile introduced its new model smartphone in the market, Prime-3, at an affordable price. The most enticing featuures of the entry level phone are its great battery capacity and relevant sensors. The phone runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system with 4 inches IPS (In-plane switching) display. It...

Published Date: December 15, 2014
National Hackathon winners announced!

National Hackathon winners announced!

After 36 hours of marathon programming the national hackathon came to an end, where developers worked to bring about technological solutions to the 10 national problems. This event, the biggest of its kind, started last week at the Dhaka Institution of Diploma Engineers Bangladesh (IDEB). Ten teams have won in the 10 categories...

Tech Happening

Published Date: December 15, 2014
Smartphone & Tab Expo ends with a bang

Smartphone & Tab Expo ends with a bang

To introduce users to modern smartphones and tablets and for them to try the products and make purchases, a three day 'Grameenphone Smartphone and Tab Fair 2014' was held at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, starting from the 12th of December. The fair continued till 14th December. This was the third exhibition of...

Tech Happening

Published Date: December 15, 2014
ACM-ICPC programming contest held

ACM-ICPC programming contest held

Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) team 'SUST_DownToTheWire' was announced as Champion in ACM- ICPC, the most prestigious programming contest around the world. Team '3e8nm' from Taiwan became 2nd and another team SUST_ATTOPROTTOYEE became 3rd in the contest. 135 teams from 72 universities and different IT institutes participated in this online contest from...

Published Date: December 15, 2014
Just In

Just In

ASUS Announces New Fonepad 7 FE375CG Tablet PC ASUS recently announced the new ASUS Fonepad 7 FE375CG. This 7-inch tablet with dual-SIM, 3G phone functionality is powered by the latest 64-bit Intel® Atom™ Z3560 1.83GHz quad-core processor, and features a new design that is lighter and narrower than its predecessor. The Fonepad 7 also features dual front speakers for immersive multimedia, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB storage, 5-megapixel rear-facing and 2-megapixel front-facing cameras with PixelMaster technology for enhanced camera functions for high-quality images and video. The FE375CG is now available in black, white and gold color. Price: 17,500/-   Lumia 535 Dual SIM Launched in Bangladesh Microsoft this week announced the availability of the...

KASPERSKY SECURITY UPDATE

Published Date: December 15, 2014
Protect Your Android

Protect Your Android

The open and flexible nature of the Android mobile OS is what made it a leader in the mobile market, but it is also the basis for the notorious fragmentation issue that is often mentioned. While Android versions may differ, we have aggregated some general tips to ensure that your Android device is ultimately more secure. 1. Only download applications from the Google Play store. 2. Check the permissions that an application is seeking to use to make sure that they are appropriate for that app. 3. Use strong passwords! 4. Encrypt all of the data on...

Published Date: December 15, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

Hulu offers free streaming on Android over the holidays Google Now is almost ready to control your Nest thermostat Virgin Oceanic pauses its deep sea exploration plans Project Loon works with France's space agency to develop next-gen balloons FBI warns businesses about large-scale Iranian hacking threats  

Tech Flash

Published Date: December 10, 2014
Rise Up Labs introduces: ‘Highway Chase’

Rise Up Labs introduces: ‘Highway Chase’

Local smartphone game developer Rise Up Labs has come up with a brand new shooting game called ‘Highway Chase’. Rise Up Labs, famed for their previous best seller ‘Tap Tap ants’ which saw 15 million+ download, expects this to be a instant hit as well.  ‘This game is addictive and easy to play’...

Tech Releases

Published Date: December 10, 2014
ACM ICPC Dhaka round champion declared!

ACM ICPC Dhaka round champion declared!

Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) team ‘SUST_DownToTheWire’ was announced as Champion in ACM- ICPC, the most prestigious programming contest around the world. Team ‘3e8nm’ from Taiwan became 2nd and another team SUST_ATTOPROTTOYEE became 3rd in the contest. 135 teams from 72 universities and different IT institutes participated in this online contest from...

Tech Releases

Published Date: December 9, 2014
Real estate hunting goes online in developing countries

Real estate hunting goes online in developing countries

Real estate industries across Asia are moving online, with a new report revealing that online property search is on the rise across the region. The findings are contained in a new report from global property website Lamudi into real estate in 16 emerging countries. The report, Real Estate in the Emerging Markets, covers...

Tech Releases

Published Date: December 3, 2014
Country's biggest hackathon to start from December 6th

Country's biggest hackathon to start from December 6th

  The National Mobile Hackathon, to be held from 6th-7th December, is supposed to be the biggest Hackathon Bangladesh ever saw.  Organized by the ICT Division, this coding fiesta will be held at Diploma Engineers Institute near Kakrail. The event will be actually addressing ten specific local problems such as corruption, water transport safety,...

Hands on Review

Published Date: December 1, 2014
Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Charming as always

Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Charming as always

Some people are saying Samsung is in a slump- with so many competitors out there it is falling behind in amusing the customers. I would like to answer those people in three words  a number: Samsung Galaxy Note 4. This fourth gen phablet is great to look at, thrilling to hold and exciting to shoot with. Starting with the dimensions: Samsung has managed to keep the dimensions almost same as before – as a result it's really comfy compared to 6-inch Lumia 1520 & iPhone 6 Plus. There is this metal frame running all around the body- certainly makes the phone a lot more classy. The backcover is made of...

APPS ON THE FLOOR

Published Date: December 1, 2014
Bornomala

Bornomala

Remember the days when you had to buy something called 'Adorsho Lipi' (Alphabet Introductory Booklet) for your young ones. That particular booklet would work fine if you wanted to raise your toddler in 2000, not in 2014. Now we have apps- apps that make your tot learn the very basics of language and...

Site Must See
First ever online platform to promote Positive Bangladesh

Published Date: December 1, 2014
ADDRESS BANGLADESH

ADDRESS BANGLADESH

For the first time in Bangladesh an online platform has started their operation to feature the development activities in Bangladesh known as Address Bangladesh (www.addressbangladesh.com). They are willing to work towards a positive Bangladesh, the learning's and the developing sectors of the country. ICT based organization DEN (Digital Equality Network) and DEN Web...

KASPERSKY SECURITY UPDATE

Published Date: December 1, 2014
The 3 Most Secure and Private Messaging Services

The 3 Most Secure and Private Messaging Services

In the age of Internet surveillance, private and secure messaging is a necessity. The Electronic Frontier Foundation recently published a thorough analysis measuring the security and privacy of a long list of mobile and Internet messaging services. We are mentioning here the top 3: 1. Chatsecure is a free and open source encrypted chat application for iPhone and Android. It is developed by the Guardian Project and meets each of the EFF's qualifications, but only when used in conjuncture with the Tor-powered Orbot privacy plugin. 2. CryptoCat is an open source encrypted messaging service available on the Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera browsers, as well as the Mac OS X operating...

Published Date: December 1, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

Sony Pictures is worried that North Korea hacked its computers TZOA is a wearable that tells you where to find clean air European Union tells search sites how to handle your 'right to be forgotten’ Pizza Hut's eye-tracking menu knows what you want before you do OnePlus and Cyanogen on brink of breakup after India fight  

Tech Flash

Published Date: November 28, 2014
Digital World 2015 Expo on the way

Digital World 2015 Expo on the way

ICT division recently announced the date for the ‘Digital World Expo’ in BCC Bhaban at Agargaon. The upcoming event will be held next February 09-12, 2015. For those of you who don’t know: Digital World is the largest digital expo of Bangladesh. ICT divisions will be arranging this event in cooperation of Bangladesh...

Tech Releases

Published Date: November 26, 2014
Microsoft Bangladesh attempts World’s largest selfie ever

Microsoft Bangladesh attempts World’s largest selfie ever

  Microsoft Mobile Device & Services (MMDS) Bangladesh mesmerized the world with their attempt to create the World’s Largest Selfie. The World’s Largest Selfie has been captured with at least 1,151 selfie lovers in one gigantic selfie in front of the Bashundhara City Shopping Mall at 3pm on 22ndNovember. The world record attempt was to...

Tech Releases

Published Date: November 26, 2014
Flora brings six new Prestigio 3G tabs & smartphones

Flora brings six new Prestigio 3G tabs & smartphones

Flora limited has launched six new 3G gadgets of Prestigio brand in Bangladesh with 12 months installment payment offer using BRAC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, City Bank and Mutual trust Bank credit cards. These are the new Prestigio Tablet PC Multipads which include PMP5785 and PMP5101C. 3G and Dual-Sim supported Prestigio Smartphones which...

Tech Releases

Published Date: November 25, 2014
Lamudi launches iOS app

Lamudi launches iOS app

International property portal Lamudi has rolled out its iOS app for property seekers in a further 11 countries, making the popular mobile application available across the company’s global network. The iOS app has been progressively rolled out in countries across Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America since it was launched in June....

Tech Happening

Published Date: November 25, 2014
Priyo.com gets Silicon Valley based firm's funding

Priyo.com gets Silicon Valley based firm's funding

Fenox Venture Capital Inc,  a Silicon Valley-based global venture capital firm, started to invest in Priyo Ltd. (Priyo.com) –a internet portal in Bangladesh. Priyo.com started its journey back in 2011 with a very small team and has been able to garner good traction in internet traffic among the Bangladeshi communities around the world....

Published Date: November 24, 2014
MAKE-A-THON

MAKE-A-THON

                       

Kaspersky Security Update

Published Date: November 24, 2014
5 steps to boost your iPhone's battery life

5 steps to boost your iPhone's battery life

The reason why the iPhone's battery drains so quickly is very simple: by default, iOS is tuned to give you the best performance — graphics, speed, usability and the contextual abilities of the apps. Frankly, app developers were obviously not supposed to think about the battery at all. But you care and so...

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Published Date: November 24, 2014
Lenovo Thinkpad E440 Laptop launched

Lenovo Thinkpad E440 Laptop launched

Enjoy the benefits of having a reliable laptop that you can take with you wherever you go with the Lenovo Thinkpad E440 laptop. Its compact, flat 14-inch HD LED display and lightweight design makes it easy to bring whether at your work place or business meetings. Save tons of important files with its...

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Published Date: November 24, 2014
ASUS X555LN Laptop in the market

ASUS X555LN Laptop in the market

Designed for everyday multitasking and entertainment for smart and practical users, the ASUS X555LN notebook redefines your expectations of all-rounder notebook. It features an 2.00 GHz Intel® Core™ i7 processor and 2 GB video memory of NVIDIA GeForece GT840M  graphics, gives you everything you need for a truly satisfying multitask computing and multimedia...

Published Date: November 24, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

1. SpaceX's reusable rockets get help from 'X-wing' fins and drone ships 3D Robotics' new drone can follow you around, carry a mirrorless camera Samsung asks the US government to block NVIDIA's chips Google Maps offers more info about destinations and alternate routes FCC Chairman says fear of lawsuits is holding up Net Neutrality  

Tech Releases

Published Date: November 19, 2014
Makers, dreamers and innovators throng to ‘Make-A-Thon’

Makers, dreamers and innovators throng to ‘Make-A-Thon’

Make-A-Thon, countries first hardware hackathon, took off yesterday. The event started at around 10:30am and was attended by over 80 participants that include teams and individual attendees. Dr. Siddik-E-Rabbani, the head of bio-medical physics and technology at Dhaka University, took the stage next and demonstrated some of the innovative medical equipments he has...