Avik Anwar, the racing sensation from Bangladesh, has created history at the Malaysia Championship Series Round 4 by winning the 300-kilometer, 3-hour race entirely on his own. Out of 58 competitors, Avik emerged as the victor, becoming the first and only Bangladeshi to achieve this feat and the sole Bangladeshi to win on international soil in motorsports to date.
After several days of intense use, the verdict is in: Apple's MacBook Pro M2 14-inch is a true game-changer in the world of laptops. This eagerly awaited addition to Apple's product lineup has left us thoroughly impressed, with its blend of cutting-edge technology, exceptional performance, and sheer usability.
Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has rolled out an updated "identity system" for the social media giant, which includes a subtly redesigned logo. While at first glance the changes might appear minimal, a closer look reveals a darker shade of blue and a few modifications to the lowercase "f".
When Meta, formerly Facebook, introduced Threads as a rival to Twitter, the tech world buzzed with anticipation. Touted as a groundbreaking platform for text-based content, Threads attracted record-breaking numbers of new users within days of its launch. But just three months in, data shows a steep decline in user engagement and retention. So, what went wrong?
In response to the recent rise of AI technologies, countries are collaborating to create comprehensive legal frameworks that prioritise safety and privacy as topmost considerations. Check out how some of the countries and nations in the world are tackling the regulation of AI tools and systems.
An initiative of Aspire to Innovate (a2i) called 'ekShop' has recently won the United Nations ‘SDG Digital GameChangers Award’. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) jointly awarded ekShop the winner of the 'Game Changer for Prosperity' category.
The increasing impact of climate change and the impending consequences are often disregarded by a significant portion of the world's population. Despite discussions on this topic for over a few decades, there seems to be little progress in conveying the urgency of the situation. In general we know that Bangladesh, along with other low-lying countries, will sink due to climate change. As sea levels rise, these countries, including Bangladesh, will be submerged. The higher the sea level, the larger the affected area will be submerged or sink. It is difficult to quantify the exact extent of this impact. Today, we will not delve into the measurements of this impact, but rather focus on our collective understanding and the actions we are taking in response.
Calvin Wong, a Professor in Fashion and Textiles studies, has recently developed a designer-led AI system called Interactive Design Assistant for Fashion (AiDA), which can use image-recognition technology to make fashion designs take less time to go from first sketches to final stages of production.
Bangladesh is propelling itself into the future of sustainable transportation with a colossal investment in electric vehicle manufacturing. According to reports, Bangladesh Auto Industries Limited is investing Tk 1440 crore to build the country's first electric car factory. Located in Bangabandhu Shilpa Nagar Economic Zone in Mirsarai, Chattogram, the plant is set to roll out its first cars by March next year.
MedEasy, a Dhaka-based online pharmacy startup, has successfully closed a seed funding round, raising $750,000. The investment is aimed at expanding its services and bridging the healthcare gap for Bangladesh’s 30 million chronic patients. The funding round was led by Seedstars International Ventures, Doha Tech Angels, Startup Bangladesh Limited, Accelerating Asia, and nVentures, with additional participation from various angel investors.
Two Bangladeshis have been listed in the Vogue Business 100 Innovators for the year 2023.
The Bangladesh Women Investors Network (BWIN) is launching an initiative called Bloom Fellowship that aims to equip young women with skills and knowledge required to perform in startup environments. It is a semester-long talent accelerator program with curated mentorship, training, and internships designed towards Bangladeshi women between the ages of 20 and 24.
We've all experienced it. You're talking with a friend about a product or service, and then later finding an ad for the exact same thing while scrolling through Facebook. Is your phone listening to your conversations? Not quite. Here's a look at the intricacies behind these eerily relevant ads.
TikTok's 150+ million users in the US will now be able to see videos and live streams with links to purchase items on their feed, as it offers tools to content creators, brands, and merchants to create shoppable content.
OpenAI has recently been sued by a group of US authors in a San Francisco federal court over accusations of copyright infringement. The group claims that their writings have been used without their permission to train the popular AI chatbot ChatGPT.
The union of Apple France store employees has called for a strike on September 22 and 23, during the much-awaited iPhone 15 launch. As per a recent post on X by CTG Apple Retail, the strike is being held because Apple management has ignored demands for improved working conditions and better pay for the employees.
Helio 80 has recently been launched in Bangladesh. The phone comes with features such as 10x zoom, electronic image stabilisation (EIS), and Android 13 OS.
With features and functions such as the Dynamic Island, 48 MP camera, and USB-C charging support, the iPhone 15 is sure to be a treat for Apple fans everywhere. Let's find out how much the new iPhones cost.
Apple has announced its adoption of a USB-C charging port for the iPhone 15, replacing the previous Lightning connector.
Apple has launched its latest iPhone 15, continuing its tradition of yearly upgrades to its popular lines of devices.
Apple introduced its latest addition to the smartwatch line-up, the Apple Watch Series 9, at its Wonderlust event on Tuesday. The new release comes with a range of features, including a high-performance S9 SiP (System in Package) and an innovative "double-tap" function.
The excitement of owning your first car often comes with an itch to personalise it. Whether your goal is to improve performance or simply to make a style statement, the world of car modifications offers endless possibilities. However, the sheer number of options available can be overwhelming for beginners. In this article, we outline some of the most effective and beginner-friendly modifications that enhance both aesthetics and drivability.
Smartphones have become an indispensable companion in our daily lives. Therefore, it is important to prioritise its security. Let's learn how to protect your smartphone from hacking.
Game development in Asia has largely been taking place in East Asia since the creation of video games. Is this about to change ? We talked to Mehnaz Irtika from The Daily Star, who told us about the challenges Bangladesh's game industry faces if it wants to compete with the big dogs.
We explore the use of Augmented Reality in education. With us to discuss how deployment of AR could affect Bangladesh's education and consumer sector is Md. Ridwan Sakib Anjum, an in-house contributor for the Tech and Startup section of The Daily Star.
Whether it's putting a photo of a drivers license #online, or going to a sketchy #website, we can all make mistake that compromise our #identity. It's even more unfair when even when we've done everything right, our #data are being #stolen. We talked with Zarif Faiaz from ANN's The Daily Star to tell us about how this is happening in Bangladesh, and how we may minimise the impact.
Apple has officially announced its annual event, scheduled for 12 September at Apple Park. The invitation, titled "Wonderlust," indicates that the company plans to unveil its iPhone 15 series, among other products.
eSIM is being introduced in Bangladesh. A private telecommunication company is set to bring eSIM to the market. But what is eSIM? What is the difference between a regular SIM card and an eSIM?
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.
The Daily Star editor of Toggle Shahriar Rahman discusses possible solutions to the complications in e-commerce behind stagnating deliveries with Saifur Rahman, Senior IT Specialist, Australian Public Service, in Star Connects.