Reddit to fire 5% of their workforce

Reddit, the popular news discussion and social media platform, is planning to fire 5% of their total workforce, according to a company letter sent by Reddit CEO and co-founder, Steve Huffman.

UIU places 1st among Asian teams in University Rover Challenge 2023

TELOS, a Mars rover prototype and ICARUS, the companion aerial subsystem, developed by the UIU Mars rover team, have recently secured first place in Asia in the University Rover Challenge 2023. 

Apple unveils new MacBooks, iOS 17, and more: Watch LIVE

Apple unveiled iOS 17 and introduced exciting hardware updates during the WWDC 2023 event. The ongoing event can be watched live here.



Here's why Electric Vehicles are better for the environment

One of the most compelling reasons why electric vehicles are better for the environment is their significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions compared to internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles.

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The 2024 Acura Integra Type S: The luxurious Civic Type R

The Acura Integra Type S marks the return of a beloved sports car that captured the hearts of enthusiasts during its initial run. This highly anticipated resurrection promises a fusion of classic design cues, cutting-edge technology, and exhilarating performance.

6d ago

Car fluids: What you should know

Here's a quick refresher on the essential car fluids and the basic information you should know about them.

1w ago

A complete list of all the cars featured in Fast X

If you love your family and your cars equally, then the latest iteration of the Fast & Furious franchise will not leave you disappointed.

2w ago

The all-new and improved Porsche: 718 Spyder RS

The latest addition to Porsche's 718 lineup promises to deliver an exhilarating driving experience like no other, equivalent to the 718 Cayman GT4 RS.

2w ago

General Motors to recall 1 mln vehicles due to faulty airbags

General Motors has recently stated that it will recall nearly 1 million sports vehicles in the United States due to faulty airbags.

3w ago

Maintaining cars during extreme summer heat

Those who commute every day will also often find that cars tend to get heated quickly when under the extreme summer heat. Here are some basic maintenance tips to keep in mind to keep your car cool even during summer.

3w ago

Glanza V: the hot hatch from the late 90s

This particular Glanza V, owned by local car enthusiast Momtahin Hassan Ingit, was restored from the ground up. The sporty design with the side skirts, trunk spoiler and hood scoop makes it as evergreen as it can get.

Outer Space

Outer Space

China launches mission with first civilian to space station

China sent three astronauts to its Tiangong space station today, putting a civilian into orbit for the first time as it pursues plans to send a crewed mission to the Moon by the end of the decade..The world's second-largest economy has invested billions of dollars in its military-run space

1w ago

Japan firm fails in historic Moon bid

Japanese start-up ispace conceded Wednesday its ambitious attempt to become the first private company to land on the Moon had failed but pledged to move ahead with new missions.

NASA announces the first woman and first African-American astronaut on manned moon mission

NASA has recently announced the four members joining the crewed mission to the moon on Artemis II, the first of its kind since the Apollo program.

First 3D-printed rocket lifts off but fails to reach orbit

The world's first 3D-printed rocket launched successfully on Wednesday, marking a step forward for the California company behind the innovative spacecraft, though it failed to reach orbit

Take photos of planets with telescopes in Dhaka

During the event, attendants can look at the moon and planets through telescopes and also connect their smartphones to the telescopes and take pictures of nebulae and galaxies.

Russian Soyuz spacecraft docks at ISS to bring back stranded crew

The Soyuz MS-23, which lifted off from Baikonour space centre in Kazakhstan on Friday, is to bring back Russian cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitry Petelin, and US astronaut Francisco Rubio in September

Saudi Arabia to send its first woman into space

Rayyana Barnawi will join fellow Saudi male astronaut Ali Al-Qarni on a mission to the International Space Station (ISS) "during the second quarter of 2023", the official Saudi Press Agency said on Sunday.

Hubble captures mysterious ‘spokes’ gliding across Saturn’s rings

The return of the spokes is one of the earliest signs that Saturn is entering a new season as it approaches the autumnal equinox of its northern hemisphere, which is expected to occur on May 6, 2025, for the first time in about 15 years.

Science, Gadgets, and Tech

Science, Gadgets, and Tech

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.

6d ago

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. 

6d ago

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.

6d ago

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.

6d ago

TikTok sues Montana after state bans app

TikTok on Monday filed suit in US federal court to stop the state of Montana from implementing an overall ban on the video-sharing app

2w ago

Montana to become first US state to ban TikTok

Montana Governor Greg Gianforte on Wednesday signed legislation to ban Chinese-owned TikTok from operating in the state to protect residents from alleged intelligence gathering by China

3w ago

Netflix says ad-supported plan has nearly 5 million users

Netflix on Wednesday wooed marketers with word that its nascent ad-supported plan has grown to nearly five million users globally

3w ago

OpenAI chief concerned about AI being used to compromise elections

The CEO of OpenAI, the startup behind ChatGPT, told a Senate panel on Tuesday the use of artificial intelligence to interfere with election integrity is a "significant area of concern", adding that it needs regulation.."I am nervous about it," CEO Sam Altman said about elections and AI, ad

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Tech & Startup Multimedia

Tech & Startup Multimedia

Why should you use eSIM?

eSIM is being introduced in Bangladesh. A private telecommunication company is set to bring eSIM to the market. But what is eSIM? What is the difference between a regular SIM card and an eSIM?

$5 billion export from ICT industry by 2025?

Bangladesh aims to achieve exports worth $5 billion from its ICT industry by 2025. The Daily Star's Tech section editor Shahriar Rahman speaks to former BASIS President Syed Almas Kabir on how it can be achieved in this episode of Star Connects.

What will solve the complications in e-commerce deliveries?

The Daily Star editor of Toggle Shahriar Rahman discusses possible solutions to the complications in e-commerce behind stagnating deliveries with Saifur Rahman, Senior IT Specialist, Australian Public Service, in Star Connects.

AUW launches Google Career Certificate courses

Asian University for Women (AUW) has introduced a number of Google Career Certificate courses in its curriculum for its current and former students.

17h ago

Apple to drop 'Hey' from 'Hey Siri'

Apple is simplifying the 'Hey Siri' command to simply 'Siri', dropping the mandatory 'Hey', as per their latest update in the upcoming iOS 17.

1d ago

Google to introduce Tensor G3 chip in Pixel 8

Google is reportedly planning to introduce the latest version of their Tensor chip, Tensor G3, with significant upgrades in the upcoming Pixel 8 lineup.

2d ago

Bangladeshi trainer conducts international training

Gulf Pharmaceutical Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), recently organised a highly impactful two-day training session on "Train the Trainer." This session was conducted by renowned Bangladeshi trainer Mr Ghulam Sumdany Don, presenting a significant opportunity for Bangladesh in the global training market.

2d ago

Air coolers vs air conditioners: Which one should you get?

Air conditioners or air coolers? To make an informed decision, it is essential to weigh the factors of cost, effectiveness, size, and electricity consumption associated with these cooling solutions.

2d ago

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. 

2d ago

These 10 startups are leading the good fight against plastic pollution

Here are some of the top startups dedicated to cutting down plastic waste that are worth watching out for if you share a passion for recycling and environmental preservation.

3d ago

A step-by-step guide on exactly how plastic destroys the environment

Plastic, once hailed as a remarkable innovation, has become an environmental nightmare. Its pervasive use and improper disposal have led to severe consequences for ecosystems worldwide.

3d ago

Uber working to resume card payment services in Bangladesh

Ride-sharing platform Uber is planning on resuming its card payment services for their customers in Bangladesh.

3d ago

ASUS clinches multiple Best Choice Awards at Computex 2023

Global technology brand ASUS recently achieved significant recognition at the Computex 2023 Best Choice Awards for its product performance spanning multiple categories including laptops, healthcare, components and motherboards.

3d ago