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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 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...

Just In

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...

Just In

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...

Tech Talk

Published Date: November 17, 2014
‘DOT NGO': A new top level domain for the non profiteers

‘DOT NGO': A new top level domain for the non profiteers

For those who don't understand: a top level domain is one of the domains at the highest level in the hierarchical Domain Name System of the Internet. Still not getting it? Simply put: anything you see after the last DOT of any web address is Top level domain or TLD.   Worldwide there is...

Published Date: November 17, 2014
Android Modding 101

Android Modding 101

Most people think that modding Android is as complicated as sending a man on Mars, but I assure you it's not. The 1st few parts are tricky yes, but once that's out of the way, it's so simple even a 5 year old could do it. To understand modding, we are ready covered...

KASPERSKY SECURITY UPDATE

Published Date: November 17, 2014
3 Security features in Apple OS X Yosemite

3 Security features in Apple OS X Yosemite

Apple OS X Yosemite (10.10) has arrived, and it's time to look at what it's going to offer us from a security point of view. Apple has actually set up a special page dedicated to security for OS X with a lengthy amount of text – there's a lot of it, but it's...

Tech Happening

Published Date: November 17, 2014
Microsoft boot camp held on “Azure” and “Office 365” in Dhaka

A day long boot camp held in Dhaka about two solutions: “Microsoft Azure” and “Office 365”. Cloud-based “Microsoft Azure” solution user can get a virtual data center support without the physical set-up. For certain period of time and demand user can add and remove extra RAM, Processor, Storage for their particular need in online. Its uptime support is 99.9%. The boot camp was organized by Computer Source. This program was held in a conference center at Dhanmondi on last...

Published Date: November 17, 2014
TECH BITS

TECH BITS

Facebook will filter out excessively promotional Page posts in 2015 Ford, UPS and Visa want net neutrality, but they won't tell you that Uber cars will soon stream passengers' Spotify playlists US Navy puts its first laser weapon into service First ever Conference of Bangladeshi Internet Professionals held

Tech Releases

Published Date: November 17, 2014
Banglalink bagged WITSA Mobile Excellence Award 2014

Banglalink bagged WITSA Mobile Excellence Award 2014

Banglalink has recently been awarded with Mobile Excellence in World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) 2014 Global ICT Excellence Awards. Shihab Ahmad, Chief Commercial Officer of Banglalink received the award from Zunaid Ahmed Palak, State Minister for Information & Communication Technology (ICT) and the Chief Guest at the press conference event for...

Tech Update

Published Date: November 15, 2014
Brace yourselves, GEEKs - Make-A-Thon is here!

Brace yourselves, GEEKs - Make-A-Thon is here!

  The first ever Hardware Hackathon- 'Make-a-thon' will be starting from the 18th of November. This three daylong event is expected to attract tech enthusiasts, developers, makers, designers, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors.  Aimed to give developers, designers and makers a chance to work on next gen...

Tech Releases

Published Date: November 14, 2014
Samsung launches third generation DVM S air conditioner

Samsung launches third generation DVM S air conditioner

    Samsung Electronics Bangladesh has launched their third generation air conditioner Samsung DVM S in Bangladesh. Samsung DVM S is a smart System Air Conditioner which with its wide range of capacities & advanced technology gives perfect cooling & heating solution for any type of space from high-rise buildings to small commercial places. It...

Tech Update

Published Date: November 11, 2014
Google Bus to hit the streets of Dhaka

Google Bus to hit the streets of Dhaka

Google Bus- an educational outreach  program will be launched in Dhaka on 12th November. This initiative aims to educate half a million college and university students from around Bangladesh about the power of using Google tools as a resource to support learning, and collaboration in everyday life. State Minister, Ministry of Information & Communications...

Tech Releases

Published Date: November 11, 2014
e-Commerce Association Bangladesh (eCAB) meets the press

e-Commerce Association Bangladesh (eCAB) meets the press

Press conference of e-Commerce Association of Bangladesh (e-CAB) took place recently at the V I P Lounge of National Press Club. Established to ensure the growth of the e-Commerce sector in Bangladesh, e- CAB held this press conference to address some of the most pressing matters with the members of Advisory Council, Executive...

DIY

Published Date: November 10, 2014
Android Modding 101

Android Modding 101

Ever wonder why Android is so popular? If you ask this question to 10 people and 9 of them will answer that it's because of the cost, or magnitude of choice or the abundance of apps. The remaining 1 person will probably answer with the fact that the prospect of modifying android is so vast, it's hard to pass up. Well, sure those 9 didn't exactly answer wrong, but to me, that last answer was the sole reason I ended up with Android. Due to the very nature of Android being open-source means that the developer community is constantly coming up with goodies that can enhance and even lengthen the...

Published Date: November 10, 2014
Bangladeshi Women at the Grace Hopper Celebration 2014

Bangladeshi Women at the Grace Hopper Celebration 2014

“Congratulations!” Who does not like an email starting with that word, especially when it's from the scholarship board of the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC)? Yes, this year I was part of the fortunate 26% of the scholarship applicants who were honored with a scholarship grant. This came as a big surprise to me since...

Tech Happening

Published Date: November 10, 2014
ISPAB protests the sudden removal of last mile overhead internet cables

ISPAB protests the sudden removal of last mile overhead internet cables

Internet Service Providers Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB) yesterday arranged a press conference urging the governmentto stop removing the 'Last Mile Overhead (LMO)' cables. Mr. Imdadul Haque, the General Secretary of ISPAB, in his speech, mentioned that these LMOs are the cables connecting the Local Distribution Point (LDP, also known as POP) with the...

KASPERSKY SECURITY UPDATE

Published Date: November 10, 2014
WireLurker Apple malware targets Mac OS X then iOS

WireLurker Apple malware targets Mac OS X then iOS

A new family of malware emerged yesterday called WireLurker, and it's capable of infecting devices running both Apple's mobile iOS platform as well as its desktop Mac OS X operating system. Palo Alto Networks, the security company that uncovered the threat, believes that WireLurker could usher in a new era of increased Apple...

Published Date: November 10, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

DARPA goes beyond killer robots with prosthetics and Ebola research Xbox One update arrives with customization and Twitter tie-ins Cyborg cockroaches can help find survivors through their voices Facebook makes it easier to hide your annoying friends' posts Taylor Swift wants no part of the music streaming 'experiment’  

Tech Releases

Published Date: November 6, 2014
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 now available in local market

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 now available in local market

Samsung Electronics Ltd. has launched their latest monster flagship – the Galaxy Note 4. This outstanding new device has been made available in the local market from 31st October. The Galaxy Note 4 has given extraordinary finesse to its S Pen, improving the digital handwriting experience through enhanced pressure sensitivity, and enriching users’ writing...

Tech Releases

Published Date: November 6, 2014
Online marketplace Kaymu celebrates 1st anniversary

Online marketplace Kaymu celebrates 1st anniversary

As the country’s leading online marketplace, Kaymu celebrates its first anniversary at Spectra Convention Centre in the capital. Kaymu is the largest and safest online marketplace for the emerging market. It connects buyers and sellers and allows them to take advantage of the best deals on an extensive range of products including electronics,...

Tech Releases

Published Date: November 6, 2014
Engineering Firm 'The Escape Bangladesh' wins prestigious award

Engineering Firm 'The Escape Bangladesh' wins prestigious award

The Escape Bangladesh was awarded the World Quality Commitment Award-2014 in the gold category for outstanding contribution in Technology, Leadership and Business Innovation from the international business organization Business Initiative Directions (BID). The award ceremony was held at the International Quality Convention in France’s capital Paris recently. Escape Bangladesh Ltd Chairman and Chittagong...

Tech Release

Published Date: November 6, 2014
Leica Geosystems held seminar on Leica Technology Updates

Leica Geosystems held seminar on Leica Technology Updates

Swiss company Leica Geosystems held their first seminar in Bangladesh to showcase their world’s best high end technology to government and private enterprises. The seminar named ‘Leica Technology Update’ was aimed primarily at the land survey community of Bangladesh and was recently organized by Leica Geosystem’s local partner Celestial Tech at the Surma...

Hands on Review

Published Date: November 3, 2014
Symphony GoFox F15: A long way to go

Symphony GoFox F15: A long way to go

Display The 3.5 inch TFT HVG display is no retina display but it will render all details fluidly enough. Small lettering while browsing the net appears slightly jagged but very readable. The brightness works well even in bright sunlight.  Processor The single core 1GHz processor doesn't stutter from the regular usage. By regular we mean updating the BYTES Facebook page regularly, attacking all the statuses on social media and listening to music. Then there's calls. Camera The snapper on the back is a 3.2 MP basic camera that struggles to take pictures in low light. The front facing camera is 0.3 MP unit which isn't particularly recommended for flattering selfies. Shape The shape is a...

Tech Happening

Published Date: November 3, 2014
Dell Introduces PowerEdge 13th generation server portfolio

Dell Introduces PowerEdge 13th generation server portfolio

Dell recently unveiled its most advanced and easy-to-manage portfolio of PowerEdge servers, designed to help customers worldwide address and optimize the evolving spectrum of application and workload requirements. The new Dell PowerEdge portfolio– which begins with five form-factors across blade, rack and tower servers– provides customers with choice in how they address industry...

Tech Happening

Published Date: November 3, 2014
Bangladesh re-elected as an ITU executive member

Bangladesh re-elected as an ITU executive member

Bangladesh finally got elected in the ITU Council for the term of 2015-2018.  To enlighten the nation about this tremendous achievement, ICT Division recently arranged a press conference in Bangladesh Secretariat. Bangladesh was able to secure 115 votes in the election. Due to the resulting no. of votes, Bangladesh obtained 7th position among...

Kaspersky Security Update

Published Date: November 3, 2014
Why it is better to purchase an antivirus directly from the Authorised Reseller

Why it is better to purchase an antivirus directly from the Authorised Reseller

1. Non-existent/blocked/invalid license code Anyone can produce a combination of letters and numbers that look like a software code, as well as post an offer for a blocked, invalid or out-of-date code. A buyer is essentially unable to check the validity of the code prior to the purchase. This is something that fraudsters have...

Sites Must See

Published Date: November 3, 2014
Tutu-the rabbit- a new gaming portal in town!

Tutu-the rabbit- a new gaming portal in town!

Currently there are nearly 174 Crore 70 Lac gamers worldwide, amongst which mobile device based gamers are near about 120 Crore. With a view to tap in to that market, MCC started an initiative recently. They are bringing out Bangladesh's first HTML 5 based online gaming portal: 'TUTU –the rabbit'. By accessing the...

Published Date: November 3, 2014
Just in

Just in

Lenovo Flex 2, Multi-touchscreen DUAL-MODE Laptop The new dual-mode Lenovo Flex 2, the 14.1-inch laptop creatively flip 300° for stand mode, a convenient way to make presentations and provide a more comfortable touch experience. Opening the screen lid reveals clean lines and a keyboard design with backlighting. The notebook is available with 1366 x...

Published Date: November 3, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

The iBox Nano 3D printer is almost as cheap as it is tiny Google bringing services to easily share files between Android and iOS Gmail for Android is ready to handle all your email accounts Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashes after launch Hungary's internet tax axed after public protests  

Tech Releases

Published Date: October 31, 2014
Aamra Open House 2014 held

Aamra Open House 2014 held

   Aamra Open House 2014 was held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Lakeshore Hotel, Dhaka. Open House is the annual networking event hosted by Aamra Companies dedicated for its customers, partners, vendors and stakeholders. The multi-faceted event, in its fourth edition, is an opportunity to meet and network with valued customers, partners, vendors and stakeholders in...

Tech Releases

Published Date: October 28, 2014
Bangladesh re-elected as an ITU executive member

Bangladesh re-elected as an ITU executive member

  After hours of campaigning in Busan, Bangladesh finally got elected in the ITU Council for the term of 2015-2018. Bangladesh was able to secure 115 votes in the election. Due to the resulting no. of votes, Bangladesh obtained 7th position among the 13 vacant positions. The State Minister for ICT Division of MoPT...

Infograph

Published Date: October 27, 2014
Brighter tomorrow: The timeline of lighting technology

Brighter tomorrow: The timeline of lighting technology

Light started with some cavemen hitting each other with rocks and possibly the resulting spark set their hair on fire. Since then, light has helped us build TVs, conquer our fears of the dark and most importantly look for objects from beneath heavy furniture. We chart the evolution of lighting technology and realize,...

Kaspersky Security Update

Published Date: October 26, 2014
Android 5.0 data better protected with new crypto system

Android 5.0 data better protected with new crypto system

There's been a lot of hoopla in recent weeks over claims from Google that user content, stored in the latest iterations of the Android operating system, is encrypted in such a way that Google does not have the capacity to decrypt the locally stored information. According to Nikolay Elenkov of Android Explorations, Android users have had the option to deploy full disk encryption (FDE) since Android 3.0, also known as Honeycomb. Android's FDE offering then remained largely unchanged until Google fortified it in Android 4.4. They will strengthen that cryptographic system yet again in Android L, but more importantly, they are also turning FDE on by default for the first...

Tech Happening

Published Date: October 26, 2014
Firefox App Challenge begins

Firefox App Challenge begins

On 22nd October 'Firefox App Challenge' competition was inaugurated at a press release at the Bissho Shahitto Kendro. For the first time such a competition of application developers will be organized by Grameenphone, Mozilla and MCC Ltd. Present at the occasion was Grameenphone's External Communications Deputy Director Mr. Talat Kamal and MCC's Deputy...

Published Date: October 26, 2014
Just In

Just In

  Logitech brings Bluetooth adaptor for music Logitech Bluetooth adapter can play music via Bluetooth from any Smartphone or Tablet or Bluetooth enabled PC within 50 feet range. This Bluetooth adapter turns the traditional Speakers and Home Theatres into a Bluetooth speaker by simply connecting their plug into the adapter. Just pressing the Bluetooth sign of the adapter it connects with the devices automatically.  Price: Tk. 3,000/- with 12 Months replacement facility.     ADATA Launches UV130 USB Flash Drive ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today launches the UV130 USB Flash Drive. Therefore, the capless UV130 features a race car spoiler-inspired design with a big strap hole for...

Published Date: October 26, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

Italy hopes free public WiFi will help revive its economy Drug stores drop Apple Pay and Google Wallet to push their own payment tech Amazon has made its Appstore for Android obsolete Sundar Pichai takes control of Google's crucial products Joseph Gordon-Levitt is shooting a 4K film with Samsung's NX1      

Tech Releases

Published Date: October 24, 2014
Digital Center Entrepreneurs Conference starts this November

Digital Center Entrepreneurs Conference starts this November

‘Digital Center Entrepreneurs Conference 2014’ will be held on the 4th year of founding the nationwide digital center. The event is stated to be held on 11th November at the National Parade Ground and is expected to see the participation of more than 11,000 entrepreneurs from union, City Council and City Corporation. Prime Minister...

Published Date: October 23, 2014
Hands-on with Nexus 6, Android Lollipop

Hands-on with Nexus 6, Android Lollipop

Smack dab in the middle of last week, Google announced two new pieces of shiny: the Nexus 6 phone, and the Nexus 9 tablet. Alas, both announcements came by way of blog post, rather than the standard fanfare-filled physical event - meaning no one actually got to touch the devices, reports TechCrunch. Until now! (function(d, s,...

Published Date: October 20, 2014
Apple slims iPad, sharpens iMac

Apple slims iPad, sharpens iMac

Apple unveiled its new line of products on Thursday, including a thinner iPad that gives customers the ability to unlock the device and purchase items with their fingerprints, reports SFGATE. The iPad Air 2 has a screen that’s 6.1 millimeters thick - thinner than a pencil and nearly 20 percent more slender than the...

Hands On Review

Published Date: October 20, 2014
One Plus One: Simple Math

One Plus One: Simple Math

Self proclaimed “Flagship Killer” of 2014, it is about time you knew about  the OnePlus One if you don't. OnePlus is a Chinese manufacturer that did not exist until six months ago, and their One Smartphone follows strictly the company philosophy of never settling for less. It boasts hardware specifications capable of putting...

Published Date: October 20, 2014
New GPUs unveiled by NVIDIA: Insight

New GPUs unveiled by NVIDIA: Insight

In a world where gaming is not just entertainment rather an obsession, we're always excited about new GPUs. And this week we want your undivided attention on NVidia's latest releases: The GTX 980 and the GTX 970. Do they feature revolutionary GPU technology with a huge performance boost? No. Are they better than...

Kaspersky Security Update

Published Date: October 20, 2014
How to avoid phishing?

How to avoid phishing?

First of all, use common sense. Keep calm and do not fall victim to provocations that are acting as an agent for online scams and 'vishing'. Take a thorough look at the links and websites that they direct you to. If you receive a suspicious link from a friend or colleague, make sure that they are indeed the ones on the other side of the connection before clicking on the link. When facing a 'vishing' attack, remember that no bank employee would ever urgently require your credit card details. Ideally, do not go to a...

Just In

Published Date: October 20, 2014
Gadgets of the week

Gadgets of the week

ASUS k551ln-extra-slim notebook: Whether you are using it for work or for fun, ASUS K551LN is an ideal machine for both productive computing and entertainment. Stylish and durable design is combined with 2.0 GHz 4th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, built-in Nvidia Geforce 2 GB graphics, 15.6-inch display, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB hard...

Published Date: October 20, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

Scientists want to fight the Ebola outbreak using robots Air Force's mysterious space drone returns after two years in orbit Disney rendered its new animated film on a 55,000-core supercomputer Google freezes Nexus Player orders while it waits for US approval Facebook now actively seeks password leaks to protect its users  

Tech Releases

Published Date: October 16, 2014
ICT State Minister holds session with Microsoft delegates

ICT State Minister holds session with Microsoft delegates

State Minister of the ICT division Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak expressed government’s upcoming plans and policies while holding a private meeting with a team of representatives from Microsoft Corporation this Tuesday. The State Minister also said that although the Microsoft Windows operating system has been built in 35 different languages, Bangla is yet to...

Tech Releases

Published Date: October 16, 2014
EPSON expands its presence in Bangladesh

EPSON expands its presence in Bangladesh

Epson, the famed digital imaging technology, recently reiterated its commitment and intention to intensify its presence in the Bangladeshi market and has identified and announced key growth segments for its products in the country. Epson plans to assert its strong position to address Bangladesh’s booming apparel market and fashion and textile printing industry...

Tech releases

Published Date: October 15, 2014
500 Bangladeshi SEO specialists to get high paid jobs

500 Bangladeshi SEO specialists to get high paid jobs

A US  based International affiliate company has decided to hire 500 new freelancers to work on their SEO projects. Those who will be hired will be working from Bangladesh. After an exhaustive international bidding BNSPlanet, an IT company of Bangladesh, was able to come out as the winner. In order to smoothly run...

Hands On Review

Published Date: October 13, 2014
Feel premium without paying premium: Maximus iX

Feel premium without paying premium: Maximus iX

It's a hefty smartphone. There is a certain weight to it that makes it feel quite more premium than it actually is. And that's always a good thing. The weight has the right balance; not too much, not too light either. The edge is bordered by a thin aluminum strip with very steampunk-like exposed screws. They kept it simple on the back with a matt rubberized coating that has so far been quite good at resisting smudges and fingerprints. The sleek squared design reeks of robust industrial simplicity. The phone comes with a flip cover but we'd suggest leaving that off. You would want to show off the sharp looks. So:...

Tech Happening

Published Date: October 13, 2014
Bangladesh's first e-Commerce directory launched

Bangladesh's first e-Commerce directory launched

Computer Jagat, a key promoter of e-Commerce in Bangladesh, has launched a directory enlisting e-Commerce business of Bangladesh. The directory also contains two articles- 'E-commerce in Bangladesh' and 'e-Commerce around the World: Some Reflections'. These articles will give the readers an idea about the e-Commerce sector in Bangladesh and how we are doing...

Kaspersky Security Update

Published Date: October 13, 2014
How infected ATMs gave away millions of dollars

How infected ATMs gave away millions of dollars

What do you need in order to withdraw cash from an ATM? First, you need to have a debit or credit card, which acts as a key to your bank account. Second, you must know the PIN code associated with the card; otherwise, the bank wouldn't approve the transaction. Finally, you need to...

Published Date: October 13, 2014
Just In

Just In

Fujitsu Corporate Lifebook E544 Fujitsu has introduced a new Lifebook: E544. This Lifebook has three categories: Among those, two are core i3 and other one is core i5. The processing power of core i3 is 2.4 GHz and core i5 comes with 3.2 GHz having turbo boost technology. The price of Fujitsu E544 Lifebook...

Published Date: October 13, 2014
Tech Snaps

Tech Snaps

Nick Chou, Senior Account manager of Transcend Bangladesh recently unveiled a series of new SD cards, Solid State Drives and portable media players.

Published Date: October 13, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

Sharp's all-screen AQUOS Crystal arrives at Sprint Polish town builds a $14,000 statue in honor of Wikipedia Beats and Bose agree to settle noise-cancellation lawsuit out of court Researchers manipulate electrical signals to give prosthetic limbs a sense of touch Honda's latest robotic stool is fun to ride, still impossible to buy  

Tech Releases

Published Date: October 3, 2014
phpXperts, the software developer’s community, organizes AngularJS Conf 2014

phpXperts, the software developer’s community, organizes AngularJS Conf 2014

At 27th September, the biggest conference on AngularJS took place at UIU Campus. phpXperts, the famous software developer’s community, organized the event in association with UIU Computer Club, GDG Dhaka and AngularJS Bangladesh. From the whole country, more than three hundred JavaScript developers have been selected for this conference and specialists from the...

Tech Releases

Published Date: October 2, 2014
e-Commerce fair ‘Award Night’ honors the best and the brightest of ICT

e-Commerce fair ‘Award Night’ honors the best and the brightest of ICT

Recently, Computer Jagat, under the presence of many successful ICT professionals, academicians, businessmen and ICT journalists honored 17 persons for their outstanding contributions in the ICT sector of the country. The Award Ceremony took place at the opening day of Dhaka e-Commerce Fair 2014 held at Public Library auditorium. In total, 16 persons were...

Tech Releases

Published Date: October 2, 2014
e-Commere fair 2014 at a glance

e-Commere fair 2014 at a glance

A three-day e-commerce fair kicked off in Dhaka last month to popularise online shopping and lure young generation to set up more e-trading companies in the country. Computer Jagat, partnered with top brands including The Daily Star, organised the exhibition for the sixth time at Begum Sufia Kamal National Public Library in the...

Tech Releases

Published Date: October 1, 2014
Bangladesh wins WITSA global ICT award

Bangladesh wins WITSA global ICT award

Today Bangladesh was awarded with the prestigious ‘Global ICT Excellence Award’ in the category of ‘Public Sector Excellence’ for outstanding contribution in social development of the nation using IT. ICT division State minister Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak received the award on behalf of Bangladesh Government at World Congress on IT-WCIT in Mexico. After receiving...

Tech Releases

Published Date: September 30, 2014
Microsoft Awards Computer Source

Microsoft Awards Computer Source

Computer Source received ‘Best open Distributor’ award from Microsoft Bangladesh on Monday night. Mr. Asif Mahmud and S. M. Mohibul Hasan, Director of Computer Source received this crest jointly in a ‘Partner Award Night -2014’. Microsoft BD Country Director Sonia Bashir Kabir handed over this award to Computer Source for its best contribution...

Tech Releases

Published Date: September 30, 2014
Grameenphone reimburses dropped calls

As a treat to all its customers on Eid al-Adha, Grameenphone today announced it will give 60 seconds reimbursement for dropped voice calls within its network, starting from October 1st. The offer is part of the run-up to celebrating 5 crore GP customers in Bangladesh. On September 15, Grameenphone launched Free Facebook Browsing to all its customers. As the mile-stone of 5 crore customer approaches, Grameenphone today announced another treat to all its customers, building on the strengths of its...

Hands On Review

Published Date: September 29, 2014
Symphony Xplorer P10

Symphony Xplorer P10

The P series by Symphony is back – it might not be bigger than the predecessor but surely multiple times better. The phone that we are reviewing today is Xplorer P10- the mighty successor of P5 which was launched only a month back. The phone is a bit sleeker compared to P5- despite both...

Published Date: September 29, 2014
Tech Happening

Tech Happening

Microsoft Day Celebrated at Bangladesh Microsoft Day 2014 was celebrated on Saturday the 27th September at BCS Computer City, IDB Bhaban, Dhaka. Microsoft Bangladesh Country Manager, Sonia Bashir Kabir spoke about Microsoft products and how important it was to “embrace genuine” in enabling local innovation to flourish. She said, “We the people of Bangladesh...

KASPERSKY SECURITY UPDATE

Published Date: September 29, 2014
Why would hackers be after your network?

Why would hackers be after your network?

A recent survey by Thycotic, a security firm, reveals the motivation behind hackers' actions and their weapons of choice. Use this insight to plan your own cyberdefense. 1. Amazingly, 86% of hackers are sure they would not be punished for their deeds nor need bear responsibility for the consequences. Impunity is the primary call...

Published Date: September 29, 2014
Just In

Just In

Lenovo unveils A7-50 7-inch Android tablet Leading IT product manufacturer Lenovo launched its new A7-50 performance tablet with an in-plane switching (IPS) screen that delivers a wide viewing angle, perfect for sharing content with friends in groups. Lenovo A7-50 is powered by 1.3 GHz Quad Core Processor and runs on Android 4.2 (can be...

Published Date: September 29, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

Google celebrated 16th birthday with a fun doodle Apple had a disastrous week Telenor in Burma now Indian spacecraft orbits Mars Sony annouces Selfie Camera      

Tech Releases

Published Date: September 28, 2014
Posting free ad on Bikroy.com might let you win a Cow for Eid

Posting free ad on Bikroy.com might let you win a Cow for Eid

Bikroy.com is offering its sellers the chance to win a cow or a goat by posting free adverts on their site. In the occasion of holy Eid-ul- Azha Bikroy.com arranged the competition where anyone can participate.  Eshita Sharmin, Manager, Marketing at Bikroy.com said, “Korbani Eid is one of the biggest festival in our country....

Tech Releases

Published Date: September 25, 2014
Twenty Five apps launched by the government to serve the citizens

Twenty Five apps launched by the government to serve the citizens

This Wednesday September 24, 2014- at the Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) office in Agargaon a press conference was held to formally launch 25 apps developed by the Bangladesh government in association with MCC and EATL. The ceremony was titled “Jonogoner Aro Kache” and State Minister of ICT Division Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak was...

Tech Releases

Published Date: September 23, 2014
Samsung and Grameenphone brings Galaxy Note 4 in Bangladesh

Samsung and Grameenphone brings Galaxy Note 4 in Bangladesh

Samsung Electronics Ltd. Bangladesh and Grameenphone have introduced Galaxy Note 4 in the Bangladesh market today, through an exclusive pre booking offer. Now, Grameenphone Platinum and Platinum Plus customers can pre-book this latest legacy of the global leader Samsung, for only BDT 67,500, while other customers can prebook the Galaxy Note 4 for only BDT 80,000....

Tech Releases

Published Date: September 22, 2014
Government launches Service Portal and Forms Portal

Government launches Service Portal and Forms Portal

  In an effort to centralize all the information regarding Bangladesh government, such names, addresses and contact method of availing services in all the ministries and departments, Bangladesh government has officially launched two brand new websites: services.portal.gov.bd and forms.gov.bd in a press conference yesterday. The press conference was held at the Bangabondhu National Conference Center....

Just In

Published Date: September 22, 2014
Gadgets of this week

Gadgets of this week

6 months, 0%EMI for 6 Fujitsu Lifebook Computer Source is offering six equal monthly installment (EMI) offers at 0% interest rate to buy Japanese Fujitsu Lifebook. This offer is valid up to 15th October 2014 for six updated models. Those are Fujitsu AH544, Fujitsu AH544V, FUJITSU UH554, FUJITSU UH574 and FUJITSU E734. By using...

Tech Releases

Published Date: September 22, 2014
QUBEE revise packages to Go 'Truly Broadband'

QUBEE revise packages to Go 'Truly Broadband'

QUBEE has recently revised its packages for new and existing users so that consumers enjoy more volume and more speed in experiencing true wireless broadband. The company, through the use of advanced technology, is better placed to serve its customers in providing higher speeds and higher volume of data consumption. Accordingly, in addition...

BYTES special

Published Date: September 22, 2014
The Evolution of Television: An infograph

The Evolution of Television: An infograph

 

Kaspersky Security Update

Published Date: September 22, 2014
How to Stay Safe When Connecting to Public Wi-Fi

How to Stay Safe When Connecting to Public Wi-Fi

It's so convenient when you can use free Wi-Fi in a café, in a park, or in the airport. But is it entirely safe? Let's explore what risks you can encounter and how to safely use public Wi-Fi. Usually, Wi-Fi networks in public places are under protected. They often use too simple of an...

Published Date: September 22, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

    Software Freedom Day celebrated in Bangladesh Banglalink now a family of 3 crore and more. Peugeot's new hybrid concept is half SUV, half sports car Microsoft will double your free OneDrive storage if you auto-upload photos  

Tech Release

Published Date: September 21, 2014
3rd DUITS-ERICSSON IT FEST 2014

3rd DUITS-ERICSSON IT FEST 2014

  Dhaka University IT Society (DUITS) and government’s Information and Communication Technology Division jointly organized the program in cooperation with Ericsson at university’s Senate bhaban in the morning. Project exhibition, apps development, gaming & quiz contest, seminar on internet security, outsourcing & entrepreneur conference, IT based debate & business ideas competition were included in...

Tech Release

Published Date: September 20, 2014
AngularJS Conf 2014 is happening at Dhaka this September

AngularJS Conf 2014 is happening at Dhaka this September

Another tech event is going to take place at United International University, Dhaka at 27th September on popular JavaScript framework AngularJS. The famous phpXperts community group in association with UIU is going to organize this event where renowned software engineers of the country, Mafinar Rashid Khan (Panacea Systems), Mahbubur Rahman (iViveLabs), Mozammel Haque...

Tech Release

Published Date: September 20, 2014
Bangladesh recognized as one of the best outsourcing destinations in the world

Bangladesh recognized as one of the best outsourcing destinations in the world

World renowned management consulting firm AT Kearney has recently published a report on the development of the IT sector in Bangladesh, In that report it was stated that in terms of ‘Financial Attractiveness’ is in the number one position. The statement made in the publication is a matter of prestige for all IT...

Tech Release

Published Date: September 20, 2014
Software Freedom Day celebrated in Bangladesh

Software Freedom Day celebrated in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Open Source Network (BDOSN) today celebrated Software Freedom Day (SFD), an annual worldwide celebration of Free Software. SFD is a public education effort with the aim of increasing awareness of Free Software and its virtues, and encouraging its use. In 2004 this day was first observed and ever since the third Saturday...

Tech Release

Published Date: September 20, 2014
Global Brand 'Partner Meet' Program Held in Dhaka

Global Brand 'Partner Meet' Program Held in Dhaka

Global Brand Private Limited, the authorized distributor of ASUS and Lenovo in Bangladesh has organized a splendid dealer conference named 'Global Brand Partner Meet' on 18th September at Dhaka. Representatives of dealer and reseller houses of ASUS and Lenovo tablet PC of Dhaka participated in this meet up. Global Chairman Abdul Fattah, Managing Director...

Tech Release

Published Date: September 18, 2014
Maple Glory M4 hits the market!

Maple Glory M4 hits the market!

Poor battery life is always an issue for most smartphones. To remedy that, local phone brand Maple Mobile introduced a smartphone with a 3050mAh battery. The handset which will come equipped with this battery is the Glory M4. The device will arrive in the smartphone market by this month. To ensure that the...

Tech Release

Published Date: September 16, 2014
Mozilla brings Firefox OS-powered smartphones in Bangladesh

Mozilla brings Firefox OS-powered smartphones in Bangladesh

Mozilla, a pioneer in Web platforms, introduces the Firefox operating system for smartphones in Bangladesh, in cooperation with Grameenphone and device partner Symphony. Customers of Bondhu, Grameenphone’s youth offer, will be able to enjoy range of benefits on Firefox OS, including 20MB of free Internet per day. Through the launch of Firefox OS, named...

Published Date: September 15, 2014
Finally Apple brings iPhone 6, 6+ and ‘Apple Watch’

Finally Apple brings iPhone 6, 6+ and ‘Apple Watch’

If you've been around the internet or at least been keeping track of on goings for the past week then you probably know about Apple's announcement of two new iPhones and a smartwatch. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ are brothers, their noticeable difference being in their screen sizes which are 4.7'' and 5.5'' respectively. Coming with the new A8 and M8 processors and Retina HD Displays with impressive resolutions, the new iPhones will surely open up possibilities for great apps with stunning visuals not to mention a faster and smoother experience with iOS 8. Design-wise we've got thinner bodies, curved edges and changes in button allocations. The iSight...

Kaspersky Security Update

Published Date: September 15, 2014
Protect what you value most- your unique data

Protect what you value most- your unique data

The first thing you need to do is make sure you are performing regular back-ups of the data you care about. If you have a Mac, Apple's Time Machine function along with a dedicated external hard-drive will perform these backups for you. Windows, of course, has an automatic backup feature as well. In fact,...

Tech Release

Published Date: September 11, 2014
Shohoz.com- e-ticketing just got easy!

Shohoz.com- e-ticketing just got easy!

  Travel and transport is the lifeline of every economy; Bangladesh witnesses more than 5 lakh inter-city commuters availing buses daily, and this number is growing.  In this scenario one can only imagine the complexity in making travel arrangements and booking tickets for onward/ return journeys. People waste precious money and time in travelling...

Tech Release

Published Date: September 11, 2014
Spectacular flashmob at Rabindra Sarobar by Bikroy.com

Spectacular flashmob at Rabindra Sarobar by Bikroy.com

  Last week, Bikroy.com organized a spectacular flashmob at Dhanmondi Lake Venue to celebrate that they are the Largest Marketplace in Bangladesh. The quiet afternoon at Rabindra Sarobar turned into a celebration as people nearby experienced the sudden spurt of joy and energy at the lakeside venue. The flashmob have been posted on YouTube...

Tech Release

Published Date: September 11, 2014
ASUS WEEK in IDB Bhaban: Two days left!

ASUS WEEK in IDB Bhaban: Two days left!

  ASUS Bangladesh launched  a 6-day long promotional campaign named 'ASUS Week' from 8th September at BCS Computer City, IDB Bhaban premises. All the latest technology based ASUS notebook and tablet PC are being displayed there. The campaign consists of product introduction, market branding, puzzle game play, Facebook game play and gift for the...

Published Date: September 8, 2014
Portable Bangladesh

Portable Bangladesh

In his maiden trip to Bangladesh, Managing Director of Lenovo South Asia Region  Amar Babu sits with Shahriar Rahman from The Daily Star to discuss Lenovo's plans and visions for Bangladesh DS: Tell us of Lenovo's greatest hits of the first half of 2014? Last quarter was a fantastic one for us. So was the...

Published Date: September 8, 2014
DirectX 12 : Microsoft's key to salvation

DirectX 12 : Microsoft's key to salvation

Among all other things, taking the negative publicity of Windows 8 into account, Microsoft's status in PC gaming isn't that commendable. DirectX12 might change that. Now let's not get our hopes up, because I said “might”. Might means a 60 percent surety at most, we can do with an 80 if not 100. All...

Tech Happening

Published Date: September 8, 2014
GBG Bangladesh bags three awards in Google Community Summit

GBG Bangladesh bags three awards in Google Community Summit

The Google Community Summit, Asia 2014 took place at the Blue Water Resort at Colombo, Sri Lanka from the 29th of August to 30th of August 2014. More than 160 GBG (Google Business Group) and GDG (Google Developer Group) Community Managers from South East Asia, China and India joined 22 Google employees at...

Published Date: September 8, 2014
Just In

Just In

Five new Fujitsu Lifebook launched in Bangladesh Five new models of Japanese Fujitsu Lifebook have been launched in the Bangladesh market recently. These fourth gen Lifebooks are: UH 574 (touch Screen), UH 554, E-734, AH544, E 734, AH544 and S904. The S904 model comes with a battery backup of 19 hours. The prices of...

Kaspersky Security Update

Published Date: September 8, 2014
7 tips to stay secured in iCloud

7 tips to stay secured in iCloud

The last week was marked by an internet-wide newsbreak: anonymous hackers somehow obtained explicit photos of various Hollywood celebrities, including many A-listers, like Jennifer Lawrence, and publicized this material on the Internet. Such leaks are not new; however, this one was on a massive scale. To avoid such private data leaks via computers,...

Published Date: September 8, 2014
Tech Bits

Tech Bits

Android-powered smart hard hat comes with augmented reality features Boeing's drone-killing laser takes down targets with an Xbox controller Samsung unveiled Galaxy Note Edge and Galaxy Note 4 Buy 'Destiny' on PS3 or Xbox 360 and upgrade to new-gen for free Fossil teams up with Intel to produce its line of wearables  

Published Date: September 6, 2014
An inside look at how Motorola makes mobile devices

An inside look at how Motorola makes mobile devices

Motorola Mobility held a belated housewarming party on Thursday, throwing open the doors to its inner sanctum of mobile-device development, reports cnet.com. The headquarters, based in downtown Chicago's historic Merchandise Mart building, is very much a statement of the new Motorola. The company was previously based in Schaumburg, Ill., a suburb of Chicago, but...

Hands On Review

Published Date: September 1, 2014
G'Five President G10 Promises

G'Five President G10 Promises

A president makes promises to the people. Hope-filled promises, promises of making your career run smoother and entertaining you to possibly even making breakfast and tying up your shoelaces. So when a phone is called President, we couldn't help but draw a similar analogy. The G'Five President G10 is a recent entry into our...

Published Date: September 1, 2014
Smartphone Budget Shooout 10k-20k taka

Smartphone Budget Shooout 10k-20k taka

Okapia Fusion Though new in the market, the Okapia Fusion has perfectly riveted its position as a midrange smartphone. The 4.7 inch HD IPS display and a perfect body are second best features of the phone. So which is the best feature you ask? Well it's the weight. The phone is extremely light, easy to perform one-handed operations while on the move.  The snapdragon powered 1.2GHz processor and the Adreno 305 GPU gives the necessary kick to run all the typical games and apps you need to run your day. It also houses a 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM and a 1750 mAh battery. The better than average camera will keep...