1d ago| Tech & Startup

GP stops recharge below Tk 20

Grameenphone, the local largest telecom operator, has raised the minimum limit of recharge for its customers.  From now on, the operator's customers will have to recharge a minimum of Tk. 20. Before this change, customers could recharge a minimum of Tk. 10. Sources in Grameenphone have informed that the operator has already started communicating this change with customers over SMS.

June 30, 2022
June 30, 2022

Samsung starts producing advanced 3nm chips

Global tech leader Samsung became the first chipmaker in the world to mass produce advanced 3-nanometre microchips, as it seeks to catch up with Taiwan's TSMC.

June 30, 2022
June 30, 2022

UIU Mars Rover team triumphs at the University Rover Challenge 2022

United International University’s Mars Rover team ranks #1 among Asian countries at URC 2022.

June 29, 2022
June 29, 2022

Symphony unveils Helio 30

Symphony Mobile has recently launched its flagship smartphone, the Symphony Helio 30 in Bangladesh.

June 29, 2022
June 29, 2022

Sony launches PC gaming gear, going beyond PlayStation

Japanese tech giant Sony is launching a new brand that will offer PC gaming gear, the company announced recently, as it tries to compete for a share of the lucrative gaming peripherals market.

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

Google Hangouts to officially shut down

Google, the world’s most popular search engine, has announced that it will be showing an in-app prompt to users who still use Google Hangouts to switch to Chat in Gmail or the Chat app.

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

Banglalink arranges seminar on startup ecosystem with Startup Bangladesh

Telecom operator Banglalink recently held a seminar titled “Road to New Digital Ecosystem – Developing Tech Entrepreneurs” in collaboration with Startup Bangladesh at the BCC auditorium in Agargaon.

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

Govt undertakes BDT 2,026 Crore project for internet connectivity in remote areas

The Bangladesh government is implementing a project worth BDT 2,026 Crore to establish digital connectivity in the country’s Haor areas, islands and remote hilly areas that are deprived of telecommunication facilities.

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

Valorant will monitor voice chats from July

Riot Games, the developers of the popular online FPS game Valorant, have revealed that they will record and evaluate in-game voice communications in Valorant, as a part of their effort to reduce disruptive behaviour.

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

Airbnb permanently bans parties

Airbnb recently announced that it will make permanent its ban on parties in homes listed on its platform. This announcement comes after Airbnb saw a sharp drop in reports of unauthorised gatherings since the prohibition was put in place in August 2020.

June 27, 2022
June 27, 2022

5 Tips for organisations to stay protected from Ransomware

Ransomware is still one of the most widespread and damaging threats that internet users face. Hence, it is imperative for enterprises to implement best practices to stay protected from ransomware.

$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.

3d ago| Tech & Startup

15th Dhaka Motor Show 2022

Every year, Dhaka Motor Show is held by CEMS Global for three days and gathers the country's automotive enthusiasts, bike enthusiasts, consumers and commercial and industry professionals. This year’s show at the International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) was the biggest one compared to its predecessors as they booked the whole ICCB, as it was finally held after two years after coming out of an ongoing pandemic. 

3d ago| Tech & Startup

Motor racing-Fashion Brand Hugo Boss returns to F1 with Aston Martin

German fashion brand Hugo Boss recently announced that it is returning to Formula One with the Aston Martin team, five years after leaving for the electric Formula E series.

3w ago| Tech & Startup

A weekend with the GR Yaris

If you’re not already familiar with Toyota’s semi latest concoction, the GR Yaris, a quick Google search will immediately fill you in about its importance in the world of cars.

2w ago| Outer Space

Chinese scientists find signs of water in moon's "Ocean of Storms"

Chinese scientists have found signs of water in samples retrieved by China from a lava plain on the moon, bringing them closer to understanding its origin there - a crucial question for future lunar exploration.

3w ago| Outer Space

NASA to launch UFO study

NASA is launching a study of UFOs as part of a new push toward high-risk, high-impact science.

3w ago| Tech news

James Webb telescope's mirror out of alignment after being struck by meteoroid

A tiny meteoroid struck the newly deployed James Webb Space Telescope in May, knocking one of its gold-plated mirrors out of alignment but not changing the orbiting observatory's schedule to become fully operational shortly, NASA said on Wednesday.

3d ago| Tech news

How believing AI 'behaving like humans' is becoming problematic

AI chatbot company Replika, which offers customers bespoke avatars that talk and listen to them, says it receives a handful of messages almost every day from users who believe their online friend is sentient.

3d ago| Tech & Startup

European consumer groups raise Google privacy concerns

A number of European organisations, led by the European consumer organisation BEUC, have raised complaints regarding Google's privacy settings.

3d ago| Tech & Startup

Samsung starts producing advanced 3nm chips

Global tech leader Samsung became the first chipmaker in the world to mass produce advanced 3-nanometre microchips, as it seeks to catch up with Taiwan's TSMC.