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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...


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...

Parag Agrawal, Twitter’s new CEO

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is stepping down as chief of the social media company, effective immediately. Parag Agrawal, Twitter’s chief technology officer, will take over the helm, the company said Monday. Shares of Twitter closed down 2.74% on the day. Dorsey, 45, was serving as both the CEO of Twitter and Square, his digital payments company. Dorsey will remain a member of the board until his term expires at the 2022 meeting of stockholders, the company said. Salesforce President and COO Bret Taylor will become the chairman of the board, succeeding Patrick Pichette, a former Google executive, who will remain on the board as chair of the audit committee. Read More...