Science, Gadgets, and Tech

Science, Gadgets, and Tech

US TV provider given first-ever space debris fine

US authorities have issued a "breakthrough" first-ever fine over space debris, officials said Monday, slapping a $150,000 penalty on a TV company that failed to properly dispose of a satellite

UN warns against 'excessive' tech use in classrooms

Heavy reliance on technology in education may be unproductive, or even detrimental, if it interferes with the acquisition of basic skills such as reading, the UN warned on Wednesday

Twitter website replaces bird logo with X

Twitter launched its new logo on Monday, replacing the blue bird with a white X on a black background as the company moves toward rebranding as X

Musk, top exec say Twitter to be renamed X, get big makeover

Twitter owner Elon Musk and the chief executive he brought aboard just a month ago say the social media network will ditch the bird logo, rebrand the platform with the name X and move quickly into payments, banking and commerce

Twitter challenger Threads struggles for traction

After a wildly successful first few days, Threads popularity has waned in the weeks since Meta launched its challenge to Twitter, which lives on despite its problems

AI news presenters: What they mean for the future of newsroom

Since the debut of the country's first-ever artificial intelligence news presenter named 'Aparajita', there has been a raging debate regarding whether AI news presenters will take over the job of human news presenters in Bangladesh.

Netflix adds 6 million subscribers after password crackdown

Netflix on Wednesday said subscriptions to the media streaming service climbed by nearly 6 million in the wake of its crackdown on password sharing

Musk says Twitter has lost half its advertising revenue

Twitter owner Elon Musk said Saturday that the social media platform he bought for $44 billion last October has lost roughly half of its advertising revenue

itel launches colour-changing S23 smartphone in Bangladesh

itel has officially launched its first-ever colour-changing smartphone S23 in Bangladesh.

Gadgets to gift your father

While many opt for traditional gifts such as wallets and watches to give to their fathers on Fathers Day, gadgets should also be considered as a fantastic gift option that combines practicality, functionality, and excitement.

Xiaomi introduces Redmi Note 12 in Bangladesh

Xiaomi has recently launched their latest Redmi Note series smartphone in Bangladesh, the Redmi Note 12.

Infinix launches HOT 30i in Bangladesh

Infinix has recently launched the latest addition to their HOT 30 lineup of smartphones, HOT 30i, in Bangladesh. It runs on the 12nm Helio G37 Octa-Core gaming processor and has 4 GB RAM, 64 GB storage, and 5,000 mAh battery.

Apple unveils 'world's thinnest' laptop: the 15-inch MacBook Air

With a thickness of just 11.5mm, Apple claims that the new MacBook Air is the thinnest 15-inch laptop available

Meta unveils new VR headset Quest 3

According to an official statement, Meta Quest 3 will feature higher resolution, stronger performance and a slimmer design than the previous iteration, Quest 2. 

Tk 100 crore to be allocated for skill development of youth and women

The finance minister presented the new budget for the fiscal year 2023-2024 in the parliament on Thursday.

Bangladesh Bank's AI-based credit rating system to spot fake borrowers

Bangladesh Bank is planning on launching a digital bank with an AI-based credit rating system, as per Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in his latest proposal for the National Budget 2023-24. 

Government plans to fully digitise information and services

The government is planning on digitising 80% of information and processes on government services by 2023 and 100% by 2025, as per Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in his latest proposal of the National Budget 2023-24.

Imported software likely to get costlier

The prices of imported software are set to increase after Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal proposed to increase the import duty from 5% to 25% on imported software in the proposed budget for the next fiscal year 2023-24.

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