Microsoft: Windows XP anti-malware support to last into 2015

January 17, 2014

Although the software giant will stop providing updates to the venerable OS this April, it will keep offering anti-malware updates until July 2015. 
Microsoft said Wednesday that although it will stop supporting Windows XP this April, it will continue providing anti-malware updates for the venerable OS through July of next year.
“Microsoft has announced the Windows XP end of support date of April 8, 2014,” the software giant said in a blog post. “After this date, Windows XP will no Read more

Samsung unveils its Bendable TV

January 8, 2014

Samsung has shown off the Bendable TV – an 85in (216cm) prototype that allows the curvature of its screen to be adjusted by remote control. The LED (light-emitting diode) set was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. LG has also announced a smaller 77in (196cm) flexible TV of its own that is based on OLED (organic light-emitting diode) Read more

Panic button app in smartphones

November 18, 2013

Smartphone users can now set off a personal panic button to alert family and friends that they are in danger. PanicMe fires off alerts of differing levels of importance to a chosen network of contacts if the user feels threatened or vulnerable.
The sender’s location is then pinpointed using GPRS and potential responders can see Read more

Google launches Nexus 5 handset with Android Kitkat

November 1, 2013

Google has officially unveiled the latest incarnation of its flagship Nexus smartphone. 
Made by LG, the handset is smaller, slimmer and lighter than the Nexus 4 but its 4.96in (126mm) touchscreen is bigger. The Nexus 5 has been developed to show off the capabilities of the new version of the Android operating system. Called Kitkat, the software has been designed to work well on both high-end smartphones and cheaper feature phones. The alliance Read more

Technology keeps young adults from walking

October 22, 2013

A quarter of young adults aged between 18 and 24 only walk an average of five minutes a day, according to Bupa who surveyed 2,000 people. Parents aged 42-54 years old blamed technology for keeping the young adults in the UK from walking and said they walked more than their children do when they were their age. The top excuse given by young adults Read more

Mobile phone celebrates 40th anniversary

April 3, 2013

The first mobile phone call was made 40 years ago today, on 3 April 1973.
Martin Cooper, a senior engineer at Motorola, called a rival colleague at another telecoms company and announced he was speaking from “a ‘real’ cellular telephone”.
In 2012 a report carried out by the International Telecommunication Union found that there were six billion mobile phone subscriptions worldwide. Read more

Micromax rolls out series of phones

January 16, 2013

Micromax Informatics Limited, a leading Indian handset manufacturer recently announced the launch of ten new feature phones X101, X103, X1ix, X292, X293, X320, X324, X455, X446, X456 along with its three latest smartphones– A25 Smarty, A65 and A110 Canvas 2 in the local market.
The phones are priced at the range of Tk 1299 to Read more

Internet celebrates 30th birthday

January 6, 2013

It is the revolutionary communications system used daily by billions of users – but few know January 1 is the internet’s 30th birthday.
The computer network officially began its technological revolution when it fully substituted previous networking systems on January Read more

12 gadgets for 2013

December 31, 2012

Between the iPhone 5, Windows 8 and the legal drama between Apple and Samsung, the tech world has been heating up quite a bit in 2012. The coming year hopefully will be just the same, if not better. And with the likes of Xbox 720 and Amazon Phone being released, it looks pretty exciting.
Apple iTV: There has been a lot of speculation about Apple venturing into the TV Read more

Dell launches magazine

December 31, 2012

Dell has launched Dell She Power.
Dell She Power will publish a quarterly magazine catering to women and organise events for women with the aim of empowering women.
Dell country manager Sonia Bashir Kabir at the event said Dell She Power will work Read more

Intel 4th gen processor next year

December 31, 2012

2012 was an exciting year for Intel in the Asia Pacific region.
Zia Manzur, country business manager, Intel Bangladesh said this to journalists at a press meet in the capital. At the meet he said technology innovation from the region made possible devices with an immersive and personal computing experience. Intel Read more

Local VAS company among Asia’s best

October 7, 2012

Red Herring Top 100 Asia Award 2012
Local VAS company among Asia’s best
VU Mobile, a leading mobile VAS (value added service) company in Bangladesh, has been selected as a winner of prestigious Red Herring Top 100 Asia Award 2012.
Red Herring, an online technology business magazine, announced its Top 100 Award in recognition of the leading private technology companies from Read more

Mobile phones getting less toxic

October 7, 2012

Mobile phone manufacturers, responding to consumer and regulatory pressure, are using fewer toxic substances in their products, researchers in the United States said Wednesday.
The Motorola Citrus, Apple iPhone 4S and LE Remarq emerged as the least toxic cell phones in a study of 36 different models that have come onto the market during Read more

Disney develops 3D-printed lighting for toys

October 7, 2012

Disney is exploring the use of 3D printers to build new kinds of light features into objects.
The firm’s researchers are working on a range of techniques including “light pipes” and tubes of enclosed air that can be made to glow in controlled ways.
They say that 3D printers can create objects with “micron accuracy” that would otherwise Read more

Ruet students make sound activated robot

September 22, 2012

Two students of Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (Ruet) have built a robot which is responsive to sound.
Saddam Hossain and Abul Munjer, fourth year students of Electrical and Electronics Engineering of Ruet built the robot with Read more

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