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5G internet within December: BTRC

BTRC Chairman Shyam Sunder Sikder said 5G internet will be introduced by all mobile operators within December next. He said grassroots people, a technology-based education system, women, physically challenged people, and informal sectors have been prioritized to form Bangladesh Broadband Policy 2022. Read More...

Sandberg steps down as COO of Facebook parent company Meta

Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook and its parent company Meta, has announced she will step down from her role, ending 14 years in the job that made her one of the most powerful figures in the tech world and saw the company weather a meteoric rise and multiple controversies. Read More...

Shareholders await Musk's next move in Twitter takeover bid

Twitter has dropped a major roadblock in front of Elon Musk’s effort to take over the company, leaving investors to wonder about the mercurial Tesla CEO’s next move. The social media company has adopted a “poison pill” defense that makes it difficult for Musk or any other investor to buy Twitter without the board of directors’ approval. Musk, who currently owns about 9% of the company, last week disclosed an offer of about $43 billion, or $54.20 per share. Read More...

Google is accused in lawsuit of systemic bias against Black employees

A lawsuit filed on Friday accuses Google of systemic racial bias against Black employees, saying the search engine company steers them to lower-level jobs, pays them less and denies them opportunities to advance because of their race. According to a complaint seeking class-action status, Google maintains a "racially biased corporate culture" that favors white men, where Black people comprise only 4.4% of employees and about 3% of leadership and its technology workforce. Read More...

eSIM in Bangladesh: All you need to know

As we move further into the digital age, our works and lives are getting internet-oriented in a more diversified way. This trend is especially apparent in the mobile industry, where technology is constantly evolving to make our lives easier. With that note, Global System for Mobile Communications (GSMA) had been working on the software-based SIM since 2010. Eventually, it became real, and Samsung Gear S2 Classic 3G smartwatch implemented eSIM in 2016. So, what is eSIM, and how does it work? Let's get to know everything about eSIM. Read More...

China expresses serious concerns on India banning Chinese apps.

China on Thursday expressed serious concerns regarding India's ban of Chinese apps over security reasons, adding that it hopes India would treat all foreign investors, including Chinese firms, in a transparent, fair and non-discriminatory manner. Read More...


China expresses serious concerns on India banning Chinese apps

China on Thursday expressed serious concerns regarding India's ban of Chinese apps over security reasons, adding that it hopes India would treat all foreign investors, including Chinese firms, in a transparent, fair and non-discriminatory manner. Read More...

Meta shares sink 20% as Facebook loses daily users for the first time

Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc's shares plunged more than 20% late on Wednesday after the social media company posted a weaker-than-expected forecast, blaming Apple's privacy changes and increased competition for users from rivals like TikTok. Facebook's global daily active users declined from the previous quarter for the first time, to 1.929 billion from 1.930 billion. Read More...

Classic BlackBerry phones to stop performing from 4 January

Classic BlackBerry phones is going to go out of date from 4 January, 2022. The company will stop running support for its classic devices running BlackBerry 10, 7.1 OS and earlier starting from Tuesday, reports CNN. This means all of its older devices not running on Android software will no longer be able to use data, send text messages, access the internet or make calls, even to 911. While most mobile users have moved on from BlackBerry -- the last version of its operating system launched in 2013 -- the move to discontinue support for its phones represents the end of what was once considered bleeding-edge technology. Read More...

Apple iPhone 13 To Be Made in India Now

Based on a recent report, Apple has started the trial production run of the 3-months new iPhone 13 in India. This will add on the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 that are also manufactured locally. With the addition of the iPhone 13 to its Indian manufacturing plans, Apple now makes 70 percent of its iPhone smartphones locally. It is said that Apple's contract manufacturer Foxconn has begun manufacturing the iPhone 13 at its Tamil Nadu plant near Chennai. This same plant also manufactures the iPhone 12 and iPhone 11. However, this is just a trial run and the full-on commercial production will begin from February 2022, suggest the industry insiders. Read More...

Bangladesh enters the era of 5G

Teletalk has launched the fifth-generation (5G) mobile network service in six sites of the country on a trial basis on Sunday. Sajeeb Wazed Joy, the ict affairs advisor of the Prime minister inaugurated the service virtually at the ‘New Era with 5G’ program held at Radisson Blue Hotel on the eve of the fifth Digital Bangladesh Day. Initially, the service will be provided at the Prime Minister's Office, parliament, secretariat, Bangabandhu Museum at Dhanmondi 32, Tungipara in Gopalganj, and the National Martyrs' Memorial in Savar. Read More...

Bangladeshi team 'Mohakash' wins NASA Space Apps Challenge

NASA Space Apps Challenge is an annual global contest held by NASA that features ground-breaking concepts for space exploration created by aspiring space engineers. This year, the contest had over 28,000 participants from 162 countries and included 28 challenges and over 2,800 projects. Among them, the team 'Mohakash' from Bangladesh won Global Finalists in the category 'Best Mission Concept'. Read More...

The 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros are now available on Gadget & Gear

Retail chain shop Gadget & Gear has brought Apple's latest MacBook Pro to the local market. The new MacBook Pro is available in 14 and 16-inch models. Each can be configured with the M1 Pro or M1 Max chip and offers unprecedented levels of powerful performance, the retail store said in a statement. Read More...

2 newest Google Maps features and how to use them

We'll also tell you where to find five other useful Google Maps tips that you can start using today. If you haven't been using Google Maps to get through the holidays, now's a good time to start, especially if you haven't started your holiday shopping yet. The app can help ease the stress of trying to figure out where to go shopping when trying to avoid crowds of people doing the same. For instance, you can use the app to check out how busy a store or restaurant is before deciding to go. You can also use Google Maps to let your family know your whereabouts when you're running late. Plus, you can book reservations in advance through the app instead of calling a restaurant. We'll tell you all the ways Google Maps can help make your holidays go smoothly and how to use all seven features. Read More...

Elon Musk reveals plans for Tesla Cybertruck 4-motor variant

Previously, a tri-motor variant was going to be top-shelf, but now the biggest and baddest Cybertruck will have a motor for each wheel. The Tesla Cybertruck's production plans are changing once again. This past Friday, CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter the first Cybertrucks going to production will be a "four-motor variant" with "independent, ultra-fast response torque control of each wheel." Foremost, that pushes aside production of the tri-motor variant, which was meant to be first. Secondly, this four-motor variant is something new altogether. Read More...

Hacks, ransomware and data privacy dominated cybersecurity in 2021

Cyberattacks grabbed headlines throughout 2021 as massive disruptions affected government agencies, major companies and even supply chains for essential goods like gasoline and meat. The year started off on a sour security note. In January, the FBI, the National Security Agency and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency jointly suggested that Russia was responsible for an attack against SolarWinds, a Texas-based company whose software was used by everyone from the federal government to railroads, hospitals and major tech companies. The attackers inserted malicious software into an update of SolarWinds' popular Orion IT software products that companies incorporate into their own systems. Thousands of customers installed the tainted update, and cybercriminals were then able to access their systems. The Russian government has denied involvement in the attack. Read More...