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  • Emerging technologies for an emerging economy

    Bangladesh has been riding the growth waves in the last two-and-a-half decades with spectacular results: our exports grew six folds, our GDP quadrupled and our extreme poverty levels got slashed by more than half, not to mention our 30 percent increase in longevity and other human development achievements.

  • Technology trends 2017

    Tech trends that dominated 2017

    A number of technologies emerged and became the topics of discussion all over the world in 2017. Technologies such as Robocop, Flying taxis, Solar Power Silo have become integral parts of the future.So, before we roll into 2018, let’s take a look back at the stuff invented this year.

  • Microsoft to help track legalised marijuana sales

    Microsoft has teamed up with California-based technology start-up Kind Financial, which helps businesses and government agencies track sales of legalised marijuana "from seed to sale".

  • Lenovo unveils two unusual smartphones

    Lenovo has announced two unusual smartphones - a model that uses special cameras to scan its surroundings and a handset with optional snap-on parts.

  • ‘Current structure of Int’l cricket needs to change’

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket Committee chaired by former India captain Anil Kumble concludes its two-day meeting at Lord’s on Wednesday.

  • Believe the hype? How virtual reality could change your life

    Reducing errors made during surgery, bringing school books to life, enabling us to browse shops from the comfort of home -- virtual reality is not just about gaming, it will change our lives.

  • Intel goes from one extreme to another at Computex

    During its Computex 2016 keynote address Intel showed that its future lies in offering consumers and companies more bang for their bucks, with its most efficient, affordable Apollo Lake processors or its first ever 10-core processors built for ‘mega-tasking gamers and filmmakers.

  • Promoting advanced technology in Asia

    Asia already accounts for half of the world's population, one-third of global GDP and the same share of global emissions. As it is growing rapidly, it could reach half of global GDP and an even higher share of global emissions by 2050.

  • World's first 3D-printed office building

    A new proof concept of concept of using 3D printing in architecture has been unveiled though it is still small as logistics are being ironed out. Dubai unveils an open-plan office constructed using an industrial 3D printer after nearly a year in development.

  • Hawk-Eye in 2016 Copa America

    Hawk-Eye technology will be used to decide whether the ball has crossed the goal-line at next month's Copa America Centenario in the United States.

  • Australia's Mitchell Starc

    Missile-guided technology to monitor Aussies pacers

    Australia are making use of technology to the fullest. For the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka, the fast bowlers will start training under a technology more commonly used in military settings.

  • Microsoft accused of Windows 10 upgrade 'nasty trick'

    Microsoft has faced criticism for changing the pop-up box encouraging Windows users to upgrade to Windows 10.

  • Which brands of hard drive are most likely to fail?

    Wondering how long your hard drive will last? According to research by data storage company Backblaze, the shelf life for an average drive is about four years.

  • Will robot cars drive traffic congestion off a cliff?

    Self-driving cars are expected to usher in a new era of mobility, safety and convenience. The problem, say transportation researchers, is that people will use them too much.

  • 'SWIFT technicians left BB vulnerable to hackers'

    Bangladesh's central bank became more vulnerable to hackers when technicians from SWIFT, the global financial network, connected a new bank transaction system to SWIFT messaging three months before a $81 million cyber heist, Bangladeshi police and a bank official allege.

  • The ancient Peruvian mystery solved from space

    In one of the most arid regions in the world a series of carefully constructed, spiralling holes form lines across the landscape. Known as puquios, their origin has been a puzzle – one that could only be solved from space.

  • Microsoft sues US government over secret data requests

    Microsoft is suing the US government over the right to tell its users when federal agencies want access to private data.

  • PM pins hope on technology to check graft

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said it would be easier to free the society from corruption by making the best use of technology.

  • Internet by light promises to leave Wi-Fi eating dust

    Connecting your smartphone to the web with just a lamp -- that is the promise of Li-Fi, featuring Internet access 100 times faster than Wi-Fi with revolutionary wireless technology.

  • Should Twitter ignore its users?

    For the last 48 hours Twitter has been… well, all of a Twitter. An article in Buzzfeed suggesting that the social network was about to introduce what is known as an algorithmic timeline - promoting tweets deemed most relevant rather than publishing them in reverse chronological order - sparked a wave of what can only be described as furious panic.

  • iPhones 'disabled' if Apple detects third-party repairs

    The latest software update for iPhone 6 handsets is allegedly rendering the devices useless if it detects repairs not carried out by Apple.

  • Microsoft buys UK AI firm SwiftKey

    Technology giant Microsoft acquires UK-based artificial intelligence firm SwiftKey.

  • Smart agriculture with smart technology

    Unlike many other sub-continental countries, one of the major limitations in designing ICT based services for the rural farmers in Bangladesh is the low literacy and technology adverseness.

  • Will you like Facebook’s new reaction?

    Do you ever "like" something on Facebook? If so, life is about to get a bit more complex.

  • ORS, not DRS for India

    Indian team wants an Overall Review System (ORS) in place of the DRS, keeping in mind the 13 home Tests this season.

  • First national vegetables fair begins

    The day is not far when farmers would not need soil to grow vegetables, fruits and flowers in Bangladesh.

  • ‘Telecom operators will be forced to compensate call drops’

    The country’s mobile phone operators will be forced to compensate their users for call drops, State Minister for Telecommunication Tarana Halim says

  • Police form special counter-terror unit

    A 600-men police unit specialising in technology has been formed under the Dhaka Metropolitan Police to enhance police capability in combating militancy and terrorism.

  • Mobile internet use drops after Facebook bar

    Telecom regulator registers 5.14 crore active mobile internet connections last month – what was 5.23 crore in October-end. The move comes after weeks of ban on Facebook that started last month and continued till December. BTRC, however, did not explain the reason of the fall.

  • Instagram tests support for multiple accounts on Android

    Instagram may finally be adding support for multiple accounts, reports Mashable.