Wednesday, 24 Apr, 2024


25,000 govt websites ready to be launched

DHAKA: Some 25,000 government websites (National Portal) are going to be launched soon.The information installations of those national portals have already been completed. The service will be opened after the inauguration by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.Prime Minister's Office of

McAfee returns with messaging app

DHAKA: Being the target of allegations that include excessive drug use, keeping company with prostitutes, and murder, tech multi-millionaire John McAfee is likely someone who appreciates a bit of privacy, report CNET.So, clearly, he would be involved in a company that's working on

Apple, Samsung both to pay damages in latest patent suit

DHAKA: A California jury found both Apple and Samsung guilty of patent infringement over each other’s smartphones.The jury awarded Apple less than USD 120 million in damages for three patents infringed by Samsung, far below the USD 2 billion Apple sought from a total of five patents at

Facebook may have over 100 million fake accounts

DHAKA: Social networking site Facebook said the website may have over 100 million ‘duplicate’ accounts, and their percentage being higher in developing countries, besides 5 to 15 million ‘undesirable’ accounts registered with it worldwide, as per company’s estimations. ‘There

Superheavy element 117 exists!

DHAKA: The official Periodic Table of the Elements is likely to add the element 117 to its rank as an international team of scientists successfully created several atoms of element 117, which is currently known as Ununseptium until it’s given an official name.The paper for this

Coders Trust, GSL announce collaboration

DHAKA: In continuation of their agreement signed in April, 2014 in Copenhagen, the Danish Company Coders Trust and Grameen Solutions Limited (GSL) announced their collaboration at a local Hotel in Dhaka on Friday. Danish Minister of Trade and Development Cooperation Mogens Jensen in a

Bangladeshi youth makes standard robot

KHULNA: Scientists at the developed countries are making astonishing invention of latest robots everyday and the Bangladeshi scientists are not staying far behind from it.  Young along the elder scientists at Bangladesh are putting their efforts to create new robots and they have been

Airtel network fiasco

DHAKA: I have been using Airtel mobile phone from 2007 as residing in Mugdapara area of the capital.  But for the last two years I have been facing untold sufferings due to poor network in the area. The operator’s network frequency has deteriorated much rather any improvement in these

Microsoft releases patch for Web browser’s security flaw

DHAKA: It may be safe now to use Microsoft’s Web browser Internet Explorer, earlier reported to have a serious security hole, after the software giant released a patch on Thursday. Microsoft has released a fix for its newer Windows 7 and 8 operating systems, as well as for the older

Samsung to pay Apple $119.6m

DHAKA: Samsung has been ordered to pay $119.6m (£71m) to Apple by a US court for infringing two of its patents.   A jury in California delivered its verdict in a federal court in San Jose on Friday in the latest lawsuit involving the two tech giants.   During the month-long trial,

Awareness must for cyber security

DHAKA: Mentioning ‘Cyber Attack-- the biggest threat for internet’ country’s IT experts and professional said that awareness can save anyone from being affected by cyber criminal. They came to this assertion on a discursion arranged by CTO Forum at the Hotel Pan Pacific Sonargaon

Microsoft to sell Xbox One in China

DHAKA: Microsoft will later this year start offering its Xbox One game console with a local partner in China, where such devices were banned for more than a decade. ‘Today marks a monumental day for Xbox, as together with our partner BesTV New Media Co, we announced we will bring Xbox

Nokia boosts cash after handsets sale

DHAKA: Nokia reported first-quarter sales from continuing operations down 15 percent from a year earlier to EUR 2.664 billion. Adjusted operating profit rose 20 percent to EUR 304 million, and the net result improved to a profit of EUR 0.03 per share from a loss of 3 cents a share a year

Samsung mobile sales, operating profit down in Q1

DHAKA: Samsung reported first-quarter revenues of KRW 53.68 trillion, up slightly from KRW 52.87 trillion a year earlier. The company’s operating profit dipped to KRW 8.49 trillion from KRW 8.78 trillion, while net profit rose to KRW 7.57 trillion from KRW 7.15 trillion a year ago.

LG grows smartphone shipments 19% in Q1

DHAKA: LG Electronics announced a sharp improvement in first-quarter net profit, to KRW 93 billion from KRW 22 billion a year earlier. Operating profit rose to KRW 999 billion from KRW 806 billion, and the Korean company’s sales were up 1.2 percent year-on-year to KRW 14.3 trillion.

Microsoft sets original TV shows for Xbox One

DHAKA: Microsoft in June will begin airing original television shows on Xbox consoles as it continues a quest to anchor the boxes at the heart of home entertainment. Xbox Originals programs ranging from dramas and comedies to documentaries and live events will air with interactive

GP avails 3G service in Joypurhat

JOYPURHAT:  Grameenphone, one of the leading mobile phone operators of the country, brought 3G internet service to provide maximum internet speed to the users of the district.   Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Yeasin officially inaugurated the service as chief guest at Grameenphone

Kaspersky Android Security tops test

DHAKA: Kaspersky Internet Security for Android earned top marks in the independent testing of mobile security products conducted by AV-Test in March 2014.   Kaspersky Lab’s solution successfully blocked all threats and its performance received the highest rating from the test lab.

2 training courses of BITM end

DHAKA: Two courses of training programme on ‘Web and Data Security’ and ‘Software Design and Architecture’ organized by Basis Institute of Technology and Management (BITM) ended Sunday.      Bangladesh High Tech Park supervised the programme, says a press release.      

RIP Google+

DHAKA: Google is reportedly planning to dismantle its social network, Google+. The Times of India publishes this report on Sunday. It said that Google will turn Google+ into a platform instead of a product, TechCrunch reports citing "multiple sources”. This means that it will no