Tuesday, 27 Feb, 2024

Tech

The AIs are officially out of control

When you ask an AI bot for an image of the Founding Fathers or a group of German soldiers from 1943, you expect... something. You probably don’t expect what Google Gemini has been delivering, which is a set of images that goes heavy on diversity and light on historical accuracy. And

WPDeveloper announces Startise as parent company

Bangladeshi tech company WPDeveloper has declared “Startise” as its parent company, aiming to expand services for over six million users across 180 countries worldwide. “Not a traditional brand, we envision a core group that will foster innovation, and growth, and

PM inaugurates 'Bangabandhu App'

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated "Bangabandhu App" that featured life sketch of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Bangladesh's history. Sheikh Hasina opened the App, prepared by Durbar Technologies Limited, at her official Ganabhaban

Nvidia now 2 trillion-dollar company thanks to AI dominance

Nvidia, the tech company best known for its gaming and graphics GPUs, has officially hit a $2 trillion market valuation, closing at the market cap for the first time today and becoming the first chipmaker to cross the milestone. The announcement comes less than a year after the company

US achieves first moon landing in half century with private spacecraft

A spacecraft built and flown by Texas-based company Intuitive Machines landed near the moon’s south pole on Thursday, the first US touchdown on the lunar surface in more than half a century and the first ever achieved by the private sector. NASA, with several research instruments

Amazon founder Bezos completes $8.5bn share sale 

Multi-billionaire Jeff Bezos has sold another 14 million Amazon shares, worth around $2.4bn (£1.9bn). The latest sale brings the total number of shares he has sold in the firm over the last nine trading days to about 50 million, with a value of around $8.5bn. This month, the

AI robot to enhance experiences of Hajj-Umrah pilgrims

Saudi Arabia has reaffirmed its commitment to harnessing artificial intelligence to serve pilgrims and Umrah performers and enhance their spiritual journey. The Presidency of Religious Affairs at the Grand Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque said it is using the latest technologies,

Julian Assange: Australia wants WikiLeaks founder back home

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Thursday called for the release of Julian Assange of legal pursuit by US and UK authorities. The 52-year-old WikiLeaks founder, who is an Australian citizen, has been trapped in legal limbo for years after releasing a raft of top secret US

realme returns with C67 packed with powerful 108MP camera

realme, the world's fastest-growing smartphone brand, is set to redefine the quality of its popular C-series with the launch of realme C67. This new addition to the C-series marks an exciting return of realme in the domestic market after a hiatus from product launch.  The phone

US to Open $5B Research Hub in China Chips Race

President Joe Biden’s administration plans to launch a $5 billion semiconductor research consortium to bolster chip design and hardware innovation in the US and counter China’s efforts to capture the cutting edge of the industry. Officials on Friday are set to formally

Govt considering AI law, says law minister 

The government, considering the current excellence of technology worldwide, has taken the initiative to formulate a law regarding Artificial Intelligence (AI), said Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq today (February 13). He said in a meeting with a delegation of

Kremlin, Musk deny Russian army using Starlink

The Kremlin on Monday rejected Ukraine’s claims that Russian troops fighting on the frontline were using Starlink Internet terminals. Kyiv’s GUR military intelligence agency said it had evidence that the terminals were being used on a “systematic” basis by

Joe Biden joins TikTok ahead of 2024 election

US President Joe Biden belatedly joined TikTok on Sunday, marking his debut on the social media platform with a 26-second video. The move comes after fierce US government criticism of the video-sharing platform in recent years, most notably from Republicans but also from the Biden

Apple Vision Pro is 2nd most impressive tech since the iPhone: OpenAI CEO

This is kind of a cheap Friday post, but I was struck by the fact that OpenAI’s CEO and co-founder Sam Altman just posted on X/Twitter that he thought the new Apple Vision Pro is the “second most impressive tech since the iPhone.” Altman also responded to a reply guy

Nissan develops robot to calm babies during car rides

Driving can be a harrowing experience with babies. Since their car seat is meant to be in the back seat facing backwards, the child is stressed because it’s out of visual contact with their parent. This results in crying, which the driving parent is then unable to deal with without

Digital PR platform 'Papercable' launched

Papercable has embarked on its journey as the first digital PR platform in the country, revolutionizing the industry with data-driven insights and real-time analytics. This platform aims to assist brands, agencies, and online publishers in streamlining the digital PR process. With

GenWebBuilder Unveils World's First AI-Based Website Maker

GenWebBuilder, a trailblazer in the tech industry, marked a historic moment on Thursday (February 1) with the successful launch of the World's First AI-Based Website Maker.  The groundbreaking event took place at the prestigious BASIS Auditorium in the capital city of Dhaka.

Former CIA hacker sentenced to 40 years in prison

A former CIA officer has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for leaking a trove of classified hacking tools to whistle-blowing platform Wikileaks. Joshua Schulte was also found guilty of possessing child abuse images. Prosecutors have accused him of leaking the CIA’s

Zuckerberg apologises to families in fiery US Senate hearing

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has apologised to families who say their children had been harmed by social media, during a fiery hearing in the US Senate. Mr Zuckerberg - who runs Instagram and Facebook - turned to them and said "no-one should go through" what they had. He and

Facebook, the social network old-timer, turns 20

A simple hangout spot for young people when it arrived on the scene 20 years ago, Facebook has since become a battle-hardened behemoth with an insatiable appetite for your attention. "I will never forget the day that I ran up to my high school's Mac lab and signed up for