1d ago| Tech & Startup

2022 Aga Khan Award for Architecture: 2 Bangladeshi projects among winners

Two Bangladeshi projects are among the six winners of the 2022 Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA).  The Urban River Spaces project in Jhenaidah created by Khondakar Hasibul Kabir and Suhailey Farzana, and the community spaces of the Rohingya Refugee Response programme by architects Rizvi Hassan, Khwaja Fatmi and Saad Ben Mostafa, will, together with four other winning projects, share the USD $1 million award, one of the largest in architecture. 

September 22, 2022
September 22, 2022

2022 Aga Khan Award for Architecture: 2 Bangladeshi projects among winners

Two Bangladeshi projects are among the six winners of the 2022 Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA).  The Urban River Spaces project in Jhenaidah created by Khondakar Hasibul Kabir and Suhailey Farzana, and the community spaces of the Rohingya Refugee Response programme by architects Rizvi Hassan, Khwaja Fatmi and Saad Ben Mostafa, will, together with four other winning projects, share the USD $1 million award, one of the largest in architecture. 

September 22, 2022
September 22, 2022

Banglalink ennovators 6.0 registration commenced

Banglalink has officially kicked off the registration process for the 6th season of ennovators, the largest digital ideation competition in the country.

September 22, 2022
September 22, 2022

Grameenphone Accelerator 3.0 showcases 6 startups at its Demo Day event

Grameenphone recently hosted the GP Accelerator 3.0 “Demo Day” at the GP headquarters, where six participating startups pitched their ventures to potential investors.

September 21, 2022
September 21, 2022

6 startups pitch on Grameenphone Accelerator 3.0 Demo Day

Grameenphone Accelerator 3.0 “Demo Day” was held on September 21 at GP House where six participating startups pitched for their ventures to potential investors. The journey of GP Accelerator this year began in February with the seventh batch of the national award wining initiative, which has been supporting the startup ecosystem in Bangladesh since 2015. 

September 21, 2022
September 21, 2022

The iPhone 14 is the most easily repairable iPhone ever

The iPhone has a long history of being a challenging phone to fix. Even simple repairs are difficult to performppl because of the internal disarray of parts that needs specialized tools and a steady hand. The redesign of the iPhone 14 has largely eliminated that. The phone has an entirely new frame that features a thin metal sheet in the middle that makes it simple to replace the back glass and the front screen. Since it can be opened from both the front and the back, replacing the screen and the back glass is much simpler than it was for earlier models.

September 21, 2022
September 21, 2022

Zatiq’s Pocket Pay: Direct card payment for door-to-door deliveries

Zatiq's Pocket Pay device is a portable card reader that can be used by delivery merchants for home deliveries.

September 21, 2022
September 21, 2022

Nvidia launches the next-gen RTX 40-series GPUs

Nvidia has launched the new RTX 40-series GPUs. The RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 are now both officially released following months of rumours and a recent tease from Nvidia. The RTX 4090 will be available on October 12th for $1,599, while the RTX 4080 will go on sale in November starting at $899. The next-generation Ada Lovelace architecture from Nvidia powers both.

September 21, 2022
September 21, 2022

Nvidia officially announces RTX 4080 and RTX 4090 graphics cards

US graphics card maker Nvidia recently announced that it will be officially launching its RTX 40 series GPUs in the global market next month.

September 20, 2022
September 20, 2022

Tesla's 'Optimus' robot ready to be unveiled

Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk blamed overreliance on factory robots for sending the electric carmaker to "production hell" four years ago, saying humans were better at certain jobs.

September 20, 2022
September 20, 2022

UAE's first lunar rover to be launched in November

The United Arab Emirates will launch its first lunar rover in November, the mission manager said Monday.

$5 billion export from ICT industry by 2025?

Bangladesh aims to achieve exports worth $5 billion from its ICT industry by 2025. The Daily Star's Tech section editor Shahriar Rahman speaks to former BASIS President Syed Almas Kabir on how it can be achieved in this episode of Star Connects.

1w ago| Tech & Startup

Spark plugs of a car: What are they and why should you care?

Spark plugs are an essential component of an engine that most drivers have heard about. However, most don’t know the subtle details of spark plugs, including how to maintain them, how to replace the plugs and most importantly, look out for the symptoms of good or bad spark plugs. To learn more about spark plugs check out these four main things for drivers to keep in mind.

1w ago| Tech & Startup

Honda to introduce over 10 fully electric motorcycles by 2025

Honda, one of the largest manufacturers of motorcycles, will launch at least 10 new electric models worldwide within the next three years. The move to go electric is a part of Honda's bigger plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040.

3w ago| Tech & Startup

Apple CarPlay can now run on every screen on your dash

Locally available infotainment systems in general have not been the best. Stock infotainment systems which generally come with the car are pre-installed and are of good quality, but the problem arises in the software department. In most cars, the infotainment interaction experience is slow and laggy, to the point phone operating systems have been providing supplementary software for a long time: Apple with CarPlay and Android with AndroidAuto.

3d ago| Outer Space

UAE's first lunar rover to be launched in November

The United Arab Emirates will launch its first lunar rover in November, the mission manager said Monday.

2w ago| Outer Space

Fuel leak disrupts NASA's 2nd attempt to launch Artemis 1 moon mission

NASA’s new moon rocket sprang another hazardous leak Saturday, as the launch team began fueling it for liftoff on a test flight that must go well before astronauts climb aboard.

2w ago| Outer Space

Nasa ready for second attempt to launch Artemis 1 moon mission

After technical issues halted its first launch attempt, NASA will try again on Saturday (September 3, 2022) to get its new 30-story rocket off the ground and send its unmanned test capsule towards the Moon.

3d ago| Tech & Startup

Nvidia launches the next-gen RTX 40-series GPUs

Nvidia has launched the new RTX 40-series GPUs. The RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 are now both officially released following months of rumours and a recent tease from Nvidia. The RTX 4090 will be available on October 12th for $1,599, while the RTX 4080 will go on sale in November starting at $899. The next-generation Ada Lovelace architecture from Nvidia powers both.

3d ago| Tech & Startup

Nvidia officially announces RTX 4080 and RTX 4090 graphics cards

US graphics card maker Nvidia recently announced that it will be officially launching its RTX 40 series GPUs in the global market next month.

3d ago| Tech news

Tesla's 'Optimus' robot ready to be unveiled

Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk blamed overreliance on factory robots for sending the electric carmaker to "production hell" four years ago, saying humans were better at certain jobs.