Science & Technology articles

LG brings mosquito away TV

DHAKA,  -LG Electronics Bangladesh has launched new range “Mosquito Away TV”, which acts as mosquito repellent, reports BSS. The LG Mosquito Away TV, developed as per the Bangladeshi insights by consumers, is equipped with an Ultra Sonic device which once activated, uses the sound wave technology and makes mosquitoes fly away without emitting any harmful […]

Cybercriminals focusing on data-rich smartphones

BARCELONA,  – Smartphones have become a mine of personal information, holding bank data, credit card information and addresses, making them the preferred target for cybercriminals, experts warn, reports BSS. “Cybercriminals go where there is value, and they have understood that the smartphone has become the preferred terminal for online shopping and payment,” said Tanguy de […]

3-day ‘Divisional Digital Innovation Fair’ ends in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI, – A three-day ‘Rajshahi Divisional Digital Innovation Fair 2017’ ended here Sunday with a call to make people aware about e-services to engage them in the digital activities, reports BSS. In collaboration with ICT ministry and Access to Information (A2I) project of Prime Minister’s Office, Divisional Commissioner office organised the fair on Rajshahi Collage […]

Saab offers high-tech jet production hub to India

NEW DELHI,  – Swedish defence giant Saab has offered to build a state-of-the-art fighter jet factory in India should it seal a lucrative deal to supply hundreds of military jets to New Delhi, reports BSS. Saab and its US competitor Lockheed Martin have emerged as the frontrunners to supply around 250 single-engine combat planes to […]

Delta grounds US flights over computer problems

WASHINGTON,  – Delta Air Lines, one of the largest US carriers, temporarily grounded its domestic flights in the United States on Sunday over a computer glitch that did not impact planes already in the air, reports BSS. “Delta teams are expeditiously working to fix a systems outage that has resulted in departure delays for flights […]

Twitter suspends over 125K accounts

Tech Desk: Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting “terrorist” activity, and is examining other accounts related to those flagged for possible removal, the company announced Friday. The effort signaled efforts by Twitter to automatically identify tweets supporting “terrorism,” reflecting increased pressure from the U.S. government for social […]

Mosharraf inaugurates digital fair in Faridpur

FARIDPUR, – LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Engineer Khondoker Mosharraf Hossain said here today that the implementation of present government’s digitization process would bring an end to all sorts of exploitation and miseries of the common people, report BSS. Inaugurating a three-day Digital Innovation Fair-2017, organized by Faridpur district administration with the assistance of A2i programme, […]

Pakistani right cries ‘blasphemy’ to muzzle progressives

ISLAMABAD,  – A virulent social media campaign to paint five disappeared Pakistani activists as blasphemers deserving execution has spotlighted how right-wing efforts to muzzle liberal voices using the country’s draconian laws have found a powerful new platform online, reports BSS. The five men had stood against religious intolerance and at times criticised Pakistan’s military, with […]


Telco industry sees tangible progress in 2016

DHAKA – Bangladesh witnessed a tangible progress in the telecommunication sector in 2016 by implementing biometric SIM registration system for mobile phone users, initiating installation of own communication satellite, connecting to a second submarine cable and getting rights over ‘dot bangla domain’,reports-BSS. The steps taken by the government last year would make the sector more […]

Pokemon Go, Trump top Google trend list

WASHINGTON,  – The past year was a big one for Donald Trump, but also for Pokemon Go, reports BSS. According to Google’s global trends report released Wednesday, the augmented reality game from Nintendo was the most-searched item online in 2016. Trump was number three among the most-searched topics for the year, behind the iPhone 7 […]

Zuckerberg builds software butler for his home

SAN FRANCISCO,  – Mark Zuckerberg’s artificial intelligence-imbued software “butler” — named Jarvis — is now in service, and even plays with his family, the Facebook chief said Monday, reports BSS. Zuckerberg took on the personal project this year, devoting about 100 hours to making a system inspired by the “Iron Man” film character Jarvis as […]

Rainbow snake, tiny frog among new Mekong species

BANGKOK,  – A rainbow-headed snake, a tiny frog and a lizard with dragon-like horns are among more than 150 new species confirmed by scientists last year in the ecologically diverse but threatened Mekong region, researchers said on Monday, reports BSS. Winding its way from the Tibetan plateau through the mountains and jungles of Southeast Asia, […]

‘Spy’ toys face complaints from EU, US watchdogs

BRUSSELS – EU and US consumer watchdogs announced Tuesday they are filing complaints against a clutch of smart toys that can “spy” on children and their homes, for allegedly breaching privacy and data protection laws. The complaints target smart toys My Friend Cayla, i-QUE Intelligent Robot and Hello Barbie, according to the European Consumer Organisation […]

China theme park to raise the Titanic, with wi-fi

SHANGHAI,  – Construction of the world’s first full-size replica of the Titanic has begun in China, state media reported Thursday, where it is expected to enjoy smoother sailing as a lakeside tourist draw than its namesake, reports BSS. The 269-metre (883-foot) long, 28-metre wide ship will be docked permanently on a reservoir in a rural […]