Tuesday, 30 Nov, 2021


GP covers 3G in 45pc area of Dhaka

DHAKA: Private mobile-phone operator Grameenphone (GP) has covered 45 percent areas of the capital with 3G network for its customers on commercial basis.In the meantime, GP also launched 3G for its customers of 25 percent areas in Chittagong city and 48 percent areas of Sylhet on

Luna Shamsuddoha win GWIIN award

Global Women Inventors & Innovators Network (GWIIN) has presented Luna Shamsuddoha, Chairman, Dohatec New Media and President Bangladesh Women in Technology with the Honorary Special Recognition Award at the 4th Bi-Annual International European Women Inventors & Innovators Network

Smartphone app to give quake warning

DHAKA: A smartphone app designed to give early warning of earthquakes could be ready as early as next year, according to scientists at the World Science Forum in Rio de Janeiro.Researchers from the University of California showed off the project this week at a conference on how to use

Vietnam to fine people for critical Facebook posts

DHAKA: Vietnam has intensified a crackdown on online dissent with a new decree that threatens fines of several thousand dollars for anybody criticising the government on Facebook.The legislation, which will come into force in January, looks set to further narrow the space for online

Sony files patent for `SmartWig`

DHAKA: Sony has filed a patent application for "SmartWig", as firms jostle for the lead in the wearable technology sector.According to its filing, the SmartWig can help navigate roads, change slides during a presentation and collect information such as blood pressure.Sony said the wig

NSA `infected` 50,000 networks with malware

DHAKA: The US National Security Agency (NSA) infected 50,000 networks with malware, Dutch newspaper NRC has reported.The Tailored Access Operations department used it to steal sensitive information, according to a censored slide leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.NRC said

Satellite Trio to map magnetic earth

DHAKA: Three European spacecraft will launch from northern Russia later on a mission to make the most detailed global maps yet of Earth`s magnetic field.Known as Swarm, the trio of satellites should help scientists understand better how the field is generated, and why it appears to be

Offer to see real FIFA cup

Consumers can buy glass bottle 200m and 250ml, PET 400ml, 500ml, 600ml Coca-Cola bottles with special FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour (FWCTT) labels on them and SMS the unique code under the cap/crown of the bottle to participate in the biggest marketing campaign of Coca-Cola in

Sony sells 1mln PlayStation 4 in 24 hrs

DHAKA: Sony have been managed an amazing achievement with its latest PlayStation 4 console topping 1 million sales in the first 24 hours.The PlayStation 4 will have its wider rollout on November 29, when it’s going to hit Europe and Australia. However, the console is available only in

Search engines to block abuse images

DHAKA: Leading search engine companies Google and Microsoft have agreed measures to make it harder to find child abuse images online.As many as 100,000 search terms will now return no results that find illegal material, and will trigger warnings that child abuse imagery is illegal.UK

Motorola Moto G: a £135 smart phone to boost market

DHAKA: After a series of leaks more closely resembling a flood, the Google-owned Motorola has officially unveiled its latest budget smartphone, the Moto G.The Moto G is currently on sale in the UK from £135 off-contract and comes with a base-line of 8GB of memory. There is a 16GB model

Isro performs last orbit-raising manoeuvre

DHAKA: The Indian Space Research Organization (Isro) on Saturday performed the last of the five orbit-raising manoeuvre on its Mars Orbiter in the early hours, raising the apogee (farthest point from Earth) of the spacecraft to over 1.92 lakh km."The fifth orbit-raising manoeuvre of Mars

Android grows smartphone market share

DHAKA: Google`s Android operating system grew its share of the smartphone market to 81.0 percent in the third quarter, equal to 211.6 million phones shipped, according to estimates from IDC.Samsung accounted for just under half the Android shipments, reports telecompaper.com.Android

iPad mini with Retina display goes sale on £319

DHAKA: Apple has finally put the updated iPad mini with Retina display in the online Apple store just three weeks after it was officially announced.Prices begin at £319 for the Wi-Fi only of the 7.9-inch device and at £419 for the version with Wi-Fi and cellular access.Four different

Anonymous hacks Singapore PM site

DHAKA: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong`s official website has been hacked by people claiming to be members of the hacking group Anonymous.The attack comes a day after Mr Lee said he would track down the group.He made the comments after a person claiming to be part of the group

BlackBerry dumps sale plan, CEO steps down

DHAKA: BlackBerry has abandoned its sale process and announced it will replace its chief executive.Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., BlackBerry’s largest shareholder with a 10 percent stake, said it won’t buy the struggling smartphone company and take it private but said it and other

Twitter raises IPO price range

DHAKA: Twitter has raised the price range for its initial public offering of shares, following strong demand from investors.The company will now sell stock for USD 23-25 per share, up from an earlier indicated range of USD 17-20, according to an amended prospectus filed with the SEC.The

Airtel to acquire Warid’s Congo operations

DHAKA: In a bid to strengthen its footprint in the African market, Bharti Airtel on Tuesday said it has entered into a definitive agreement with the Warid Group to acquire its Congo operations.The acquisition will make Airtel the largest mobile operator in the Republic of Congo with

Samsung, Nokia extend patent license deal

Samsung has extended a patent license agreement between Nokia and Samsung for five years. The agreement would have expired at the end of 2013. Under the terms of the extended agreement, Samsung will pay additional compensation to Nokia for the period commencing from 1 January 2014

Who created Twitter?

DHAKA: The story of Twitter’s creation is a murky tale complete with betrayed trusts and duelling claims for credit.Local lore, backed by Jack Dorsey, has it that he proposed the idea to fellow Twitter co-founders at a playground in San Francisco.But journalist Nick Bilton, author of