Shahriar Rahman

Engineer-turned-Journalist, Shahriar Rahman has a strong knowledge of all things digital. He started his career working in the telecom industry but later switched to media and journalism to follow his passion of 'playing with gadgets' for a living. Shahriar did his Master's in Global Media & Communication from the University of Warwick as a Chevening Scholar. He also holds an MBA from IBA, University of Dhaka, and a Masters in Engineering from AIUB. Shahriar is a State Department Fellow with the University of Oklahoma. He is currently the Editor of Toggle- the tech, career, automobile publication of The Daily Star.

April 2, 2021
April 2, 2021

Mail servers of some firms compromised

Some Bangladeshi organisations running Microsoft Exchange mail servers have been compromised by cyberattacks, says the e-Government Computer Incident Response Team (BGD e-GOV CIRT) in an advisory.

March 5, 2021
March 5, 2021

The only constant is change- or is it?

This week, we themed our issue keeping in mind March 8- World Women’s Day and Proof-reading day. Our cover story is about Femtech, a branch of technology that’s dedicated to female healthcare.

February 26, 2021
February 26, 2021

Amazfit GTR 2: A must-have

Amazfit GTR 2’s design is a major upgrade compared to the previous model of the device. Starting from the colour accent to the sleeker bezel- the smartwatch has brought a cleaner retro vibe to...

February 19, 2021
February 19, 2021

Bangladesh Bank Heist: US charges North Korean hacker

Almost five years after the Bangladesh Bank heist, the most sensational cybercrime involving a financial institution to date, the US Department of Justice has formally announced charges against...

February 17, 2021
February 17, 2021

Hackers launch malware posing as Bangladeshi critical service websites

A malware campaign targeting Bangladeshi critical service websites has been uncovered recently. Cyber Threat Research team of Bangladesh Government's e-Government Computer Incident Response...

February 12, 2021
February 12, 2021

Five places to AVOID during Pahela Falgun

With pandemic still affecting many of our near and dear ones, we encourage everyone to stay indoors. If you really want to visit, then chose places that are semi-secluded or not packed with people....

February 12, 2021
February 12, 2021

Virtual Book Fairs elate booklovers in the month of February

Due to the pandemic, Amar Ekushey Book Fair, one of the most sought-after events got halt this year. This book fair, which is largest of its kind in this region, was paused after much deliberation...

January 29, 2021
January 29, 2021

Haylou Solar LS05: The real deal

Today we bring you an interesting wearable: fitness band or smartwatch- however you term it, this gadget is being sold like hot cake.

January 22, 2021
January 22, 2021

Why the overnight popularity of BiP in Bangladesh?

WhatsApp is being criticised globally for its security issues and forced to delay the enforcement of its newest privacy policy. This resulted in a rise of non-mainstream apps like Signal, Telegram...

January 10, 2021
January 10, 2021

Gojek writes off Pathao investment

Gojek Singapore, the main investor of Pathao, had a tenfold increase in year-on-year loss in 2019, largely stemming from its investment in Bangladesh’s ride-hailing service as it moved to clean up...