Will AI help achieve gender equality at workplaces?

Gender stereotypes continue to hold women back at work, but a handful of tech firms say they have developed AI (artificial intelligence) systems that can help break biases in hiring and promotion to give female candidates a fairer chance.

Itel launches its first Android TV in Bangladesh

In an unveiling ceremony today, Itel launched its first Android TV in Bangladesh. The first of the G-Series Smart TV models, G431 and G321, come with Google-certified PlayStore and built-in Chromecast and AirPlay. 

IoT company Bondstein raises $1 mln

Bondstein Technologies Limited,a IoT company based in HiTech City Kaliakoir, Gazipur, Bangladesh, has secured an investment worth $1 million, led by Runner Trading Limited, a subsidiary of Runner Group. 

DataBird LaunchPad 2021 winners announced; Kori and Remotely crowned champions

DataBird - a Bangladeshi IT company working on building an internet ecosystem, recently celebrated the winning of 6 innovative ideas at the Grand Finale of DataBird LaunchPad 2021, held on October 7, 2021, Thursday, at the BCC auditorium, ICT Division, Dhaka.

Google adds visual search features in shopping

Alphabet Inc's Google on Wednesday unveiled search features coming soon that will put images rather than text at the heart of queries and potentially expand its role in e-commerce and its dominance in online video.

Netflix acquires first video game studio

Netflix has announced the acquisition of its first video game studio, as the streaming giant bids to expand its entertainment empire with a push into the lucrative gaming sector. The company announced Tuesday that it has bought the California-based Night School Studio, best known as the creators of paranormal thriller game Oxenfree.

October 13, 2021
October 13, 2021

6 Bangladeshi militant groups, 1 individual in Facebook’s secret blacklist

Facebook has developed a secret blacklist of over 4000 individuals and organisations across the world that the social media giant considers “dangerous”, as a part of its Dangerous Individuals and Organizations (DIO) policy, according to internal Facebook documents, as revealed by The Intercept.

October 11, 2021
October 11, 2021

BUET beats IIT to become Asia West champion in Moscow programming contest

'BUET HellBent', a team from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), has earned the title of the ‘Champion of the Asia West' in the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) Moscow World Final 2021. Globally, it has also secured the 28th position out of 117 teams participating from over 100 countries in this prestigious yearly multi-tiered programming competition.  

October 7, 2021
October 7, 2021

DataBird LaunchPad 2021 winners announced; Kori and Remotely crowned champions

DataBird - a Bangladeshi IT company working on building an internet ecosystem, recently celebrated the winning of 6 innovative ideas at the Grand Finale of DataBird LaunchPad 2021, held on October 7, 2021, Thursday, at the BCC auditorium, ICT Division, Dhaka.

October 1, 2021
October 1, 2021

Google adds visual search features in shopping

Alphabet Inc's Google on Wednesday unveiled search features coming soon that will put images rather than text at the heart of queries and potentially expand its role in e-commerce and its dominance in online video.

October 1, 2021
October 1, 2021

Netflix acquires first video game studio

Netflix has announced the acquisition of its first video game studio, as the streaming giant bids to expand its entertainment empire with a push into the lucrative gaming sector. The company announced Tuesday that it has bought the California-based Night School Studio, best known as the creators of paranormal thriller game Oxenfree.

September 30, 2021
September 30, 2021

BUET grad’s AI startup raises $4.1 million

AI startup Gray Matter Robotics, headed by BUET graduate Ariyan Kabir, has raised $4.1 million in seed round funding. Stage Venture Partners and Calibrate Ventures led the round, along with 3M Ventures, OCA Ventures, Pathbreaker Ventures and B Capital Group.

September 29, 2021
September 29, 2021

Amazon's new multiplayer 'New World' looks to be a hit

Amazon's new multiplayer online game, “New World”, got off to a roaring start Tuesday for its release, a test for the tech conglomerate seeking to break into this fast-growing sector. One tracking website showed over 700,000 people were playing at 1800 GMT, making “New World” the most popular game at that moment, according to the website Steam DB.

September 29, 2021
September 29, 2021

Amazon launches Astro, a home robot that follows you around

Amazon.com Inc on Tuesday announced a household, canine-like robot called Astro and a deal with Walt Disney Co to imbue its voice-controlled tech in resort hotels, striving to make its virtual aide Alexa a bigger part of consumers' lives. The home robot is designed to take up tasks such as home monitoring, setting up routines and reminders, and can play music and TV shows while rolling around the house.

September 25, 2021
September 25, 2021

Differently abled people can now operate Android phones with face gestures

Using a raised eyebrow or smile, people with speech or physical disabilities can now operate their Android-powered smartphones hands-free, Google said Thursday. Two new tools put machine learning and front-facing cameras on smartphones to work detecting face and eye movements.

September 25, 2021
September 25, 2021

End of Apple supremacy? EU wants Apple to ditch the lightning port and adopt USB-C

The European Union announced on Thursday that it will impose a universal charger for smartphones, setting up a clash with Apple and its widely used iPhone. The European Commission believes a standard cable for all devices will cut back on electronic waste, but Apple argues that a one-size-fits-all charger would slow innovation and create more pollution.