Monday, 04 Mar, 2024

Tech

App to protect your credit card from hacking

DHAKA: Bad news for credit card hackers. Here comes a ‘remote control’ app that can help you turn your credit cards on and off with the click of a button, and control when, where, and how they are used.Run by two Indian American entrepreneurs, a San Jose-based start-up OnDot Systems

36.86 mln internet subs in Q1

DHAKA: Internet subscribers in the country had reached to 36.86 million at the end of March, compared to 36.12 million at the end of the previous month. The mobile internet base reached 35.33 million, up from 34.60 million in February, according to figures from the Bangladesh

Microsoft beats Wall Street on new CEO debut

DHAKA: Microsoft Corp`s (MSFT.O) new chief executive got off to a winning start with Wall Street on Thursday as the world`s largest software company eased past analysts` profit estimates despite the pressure of falling computer sales.Its shares rose almost 3 percent in after-hours trading

Amazon`s revenue increases

DHAKA: Amazon.com Inc`s revenue grew more than expected for the first quarter, largely offset by a sharp increase in spending on technology, content and new warehouses as the e-commerce company branches into new businesses.Amazon`s international unit, which accounts for 40 percent of

Apple, Google to pay $324 mln to settle

DHAKA: Four major tech companies including Apple and Google have agreed to pay a total of $324 million to settle a lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to hold down salaries in Silicon Valley, sources familiar with the deal said, just weeks before a high profile trial had been scheduled to

Facebook launches FB newswire

DHAKA: Facebook has launched FB Newswire, the company announced Thursday, which is a product of a partnership with News Corp-owned Storyful and which promises to offer journalists a repository of verified, real-time content for use in covering breaking news stories. Storyful’s entire

Facebook revenues surge

DHAKA: Facebook reported first-quarter revenue of USD 2.50 billion, representing a significant year-on-year increase of 72 percent from USD 1.46 billion.Revenue from advertising rose 82 percent to USD 2.27 billion, with mobile representing approximately 59 percent of advertising revenue,

WhatsApp passes half billion active users

DHAKA: WhatsApp announced that it has passed the milestone of half a billion active users.This puts it well on track to meet the prediction of Facebook CEO Marck Zuckerberg, who said when Facebook bought the messaging app that it was set to be a billion-user service.At that time, in late

Apple posts revenue increase

DHAKA: Apple’s second-quarter revenue rose year-over-year to USD 45.6 billion from USD 43.6 billion.Net profit for the three months to March was up to USD 10.2 billion or USD 11.62 per diluted share, from USD 9.5 billion or USD 10.09 per share a year earlier.Gross margin in the quarter

Laptop fair at BICC from May 15

DHAKA: With slogan ‘Laptop for all’, a 3-day long Laptop fair will begin from May 15 at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC).    Expo Maker will organize the fair which will start from May 15 and will continue till May 17.          Many companies will take

Nokia handsets to be renamed Microsoft Mobile

DHAKA: When Microsoft`s acquisition of Nokia`s devices and services business closes, the software giant plans to rename Nokia Oyj to Microsoft Mobile Oy.The disclosure came from a letter sent to suppliers and seen by the site Nokiapoweruser.The new wholly-owned subsidiary will serve as

Think twice about records!

DHAKA: Bought a gleaming new mobile phone recently? And is the joy of being able to drive a hard bargain on the exchange of your old phone (whose software had all but collapsed) multiplying your happiness?Pause a while, said The Hindu.They told, ‘Did you remember to keep a record of the

Why adoption rate rising in Asia Pacific

What is a “Biometric National ID Card?”A biometric national identity card is a portable document, typically a plasticized card with digitally-embedded information such as full name, age, birth date, address, religion, citizenship status along with a unique number and biometric

Facebook rolls out `Nearby Friends` feature

DHAKA: World largest social network website Facebook introduced a new feature that lets mobile users locate find nearby friendsm reports USAToday.The Nearby Friends feature is optional, which will send notifications whenever a friend is near the users’ location and will help users "meet

19-year-old hacker detained

DHAKA: A nineteen-year-old alleged Heartbleed hacker has been detained at his Ontario residence in London on Tuesday.The Washington Post publishes this report on Thursday.The detainee was identified as Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes and he was arrested by Royal Canadian Mounted Police.Police

Sony’s PlayStation 4 hits 7m sales

DHAKA: Japanese Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. on Wednesday announced it sold more than 7 million PlayStation 4 (PS4) videogame consoles in just over four months to April 6, reports USAToday.This is a double the number of the older version, PlayStation 3, sold in about the same time

Galaxy S5 to outsell S4

DHAKA: Samsung Electronics’ new Galaxy S5 smartphone should outsell its predecessor and defy predictions that the South Korean titan’s latest model will struggle in a tough market for high-end handsets.A top executive said, reports The Straits Times.The world’s biggest smartphone

Mozilla names interim CEO

DHAKA: Mozilla announced the appointment of Chris Beard as its interim CEO and a new member of the board of directors.At Mozilla since before Firefox 1.0, he was most recently CMO of the company and previously worked as head of the Mozilla product, marketing and innovation teams.The

Google to acquire drone maker Titan Aerospace

DHAKA: Search-engine giant Google likely to acquire Titan Aerospace, a 2-year-old start-up maker of high-altitude solar-powered drones.USAToday reports on Tuesday.Though the company did not disclose how much it would pay for Titan.Google’s gain came at the expense of Facebook, who

US users experience 7% rise in 6 months

DHAKA: A new study shows that 18 percent of US online adults have their personal information stolen, such as Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, and bank account data, some 7 percent higher than that of July 2013, CNET reports.Pew Research Center carried out the study on 1,002