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Taiwan’s “hacker minister” reshaping digital democracy

Seoul : Taiwan’s “digital minister” Audrey Tang, a computer prodigy and entrepreneur who taught herself programming at age 8, says she’s a “civic hacker,” who like a locksmith uses specialized skills to help rather than harm, reports UNB. Appointed by leaders hoping to better connect with young voters who helped sweep independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen […]

5-Day Int’l workshop on productivity begins in city tomorrow

DHAKA,  – A five-day international workshop will begin in the city tomorrow with a view to increasing productivity in industry and agriculture sectors in the Asia-Pacific countries, reports BSS. Industries Ministry Senior Secretary M Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan will inaugurate the workshop titled “Emerging Roles of Producers’ Association and Farmers’ Cooperatives” at FARS Hotel and Grand […]

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DIU Faculty members develop an Easy English Language Learning app

Launching ceremony of an English language learning app ‘brimmEng’ developed by the faculty members of English Department of Daffodil International University (DIU) held on Wednesday at the university auditorium 71. Kelly Ryan, Cultural Affairs Officer of American Center of U.S Embassy, Dhaka launched the app’ as Chief Guest while Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of […]

LG introduces smart inverter microwave

DHAKA, – LG has introduced new smart inverter technology microwave oven “NeoChef” which will hit local market in the first week of April, reports BSS. “Implementing the latest design trends, the microwave is both minimalistic and accessible, instantly bringing a touch of class to any kitchen,” said LG managing director Edward Kim mentioning that the […]

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 […]


Smartphone-obsessed Finns rank tops in screen time

HELSINKI – On the crowded morning metro in Helsinki, silence prevails. Everyone is hunched over their smartphone screens, reading the news, checking emails or watching videos. A loud “yeah!” breaks the quiet, along with delighted screech from a toddler whose mother has just handed him her smartphone to calm him down with a video. Finland, […]