Ehsanur Raza Ronny

Primary life roles: Confused dad, all round car guy, model car builder and cartoonist. Currently Editor of Shift (automobiles), Bytes (technology) and Next Step (career) for the Daily Star. Previously did four years hard labour in advertising before starting Shift and Next Step in 2013 while also re-branding the previous tech publication as Bytes.

January 15, 2021
January 15, 2021

5 Android apps you can’t be without

Podcast Addict: I feel busy all the time mostly worrying about do I or don’t I have corona. Podcasts are brilliant at keeping the mind occupied with useful, interesting information.

January 14, 2021
January 14, 2021

Tintin: A flawed hero that every kid needs to know

Read our tribute to Tintin comics online, on The Daily Star website,

January 1, 2021
January 1, 2021

Bring it on

Wow. That went fast. 2020 was a blur of “will it, won’t it” questions. Everything we knew went flying in the wind. We had to relearn how to live and survive. Thank you but no thank you, Covid.

December 25, 2020
December 25, 2020

Super fast 2020

Yeah, that went fast alright. Much like a downhill truck with no brakes. 2020 seems to have been a waste of a year.

December 18, 2020
December 18, 2020

Realme 7 Pro: A month later

Budget phones are a hectic and vibrant market where it’s not easy to stand out. What has Realme done right? Or wrong? Seems they have made a few strides forward and a few steps back.

December 18, 2020
December 18, 2020

The most anticipated game of 2077. Is it breathtaking though?

Finally, right? CD Projekt Red: Cyberpunk 2077 received over 8 million pre-orders. That’s a game that fans have been waiting over 8 years for, with three delays happening this year.

November 27, 2020
November 27, 2020

Boredom busters and content verification

Among Us is the biggest hit game this year. The indie game has a team of players work together to performing simple tasks on three available maps. There are randomly assigned “Imposters” who will...

November 20, 2020
November 20, 2020

TikTok, Google Maps, Zoom and Instagram rolling out important upgrades

TikTok is now allowing parents more privacy and nanny options over what content their ward will view. Parents can now restrict who will see the videos uploaded by their children.

November 13, 2020
November 13, 2020

Does it blend?

Our lives. We step back and think, do we want to blend in? Or stand out? Or take the path less travelled whether anyone notices or not? Study hard,become a doctor/engineer and buy a boring Toyota...

November 6, 2020
November 6, 2020

2020 is a gamer’s paradise

Back in the early 2000’s I used to head out to Eastern Plaza in Dhaka with my pocket full of hard earned savings to buy games to play. Cracked games mostly and the occasional originals for consoles...