Google is developing an AI that can write news stories

Google is reportedly developing an AI tool under the working title 'Genesis' that aims to generate news stories when supplied with event details.

TikTok removed over 42 lakh videos in Bangladesh during Q1 2023

92.2% of the violative videos in Bangladesh were removed before anyone could view them.

AI news presenters: What they mean for the future of newsroom

Since the debut of the country's first-ever artificial intelligence news presenter named 'Aparajita', there has been a raging debate regarding whether AI news presenters will take over the job of human news presenters in Bangladesh.



Skoot and Walton to jointly produce Made-in Bangladesh e-bikes

As per the MoU, the two companies will jointly manufacture environment-friendly electric bikes in the country to improve the riding experience for local customers. The partnership also plans to improve the e-bike industry in Bangladesh through the introduction of technologically advanced products. 

4d ago

Executive Motors brings BMW X1 to Bangladesh

The BMW X1 is now available for viewing and test drives at Executive Motors Limited

1w ago

Government implements carbon tax for multiple vehicle ownership

The government has implemented a carbon tax for owning multiple vehicles to lower carbon emissions, deal with city traffic, and encourage the use of public transportation.

2w ago

Carbon tax on vehicles and the possible aftermath

While local car owners are already paying high taxes for vehicle ownership, this new carbon tax will exert a heavier toll on taxpayers who own more than one car.

3w ago

Runner Automobiles to raise Tk 267.5 crore

The coupon rate will be 8.5-9%

Rangs brings Mitsubishi’s Xpander 2023

The 7-seater will have a price tag of Tk 44.5 lakh

BMW 735i launched in Bangladesh

The seventh-generation flagship model of the BMW 7 Series has recently been introduced in Bangladesh.

Hyundai buyers to get auto loans in three days: Fair Group

Six financial institutions will give the loans

Outer Space

Outer Space

China launches mission with first civilian to space station

China sent three astronauts to its Tiangong space station today, putting a civilian into orbit for the first time as it pursues plans to send a crewed mission to the Moon by the end of the decade..The world's second-largest economy has invested billions of dollars in its military-run space

Japan firm fails in historic Moon bid

Japanese start-up ispace conceded Wednesday its ambitious attempt to become the first private company to land on the Moon had failed but pledged to move ahead with new missions.

NASA announces the first woman and first African-American astronaut on manned moon mission

NASA has recently announced the four members joining the crewed mission to the moon on Artemis II, the first of its kind since the Apollo program.

First 3D-printed rocket lifts off but fails to reach orbit

The world's first 3D-printed rocket launched successfully on Wednesday, marking a step forward for the California company behind the innovative spacecraft, though it failed to reach orbit

Take photos of planets with telescopes in Dhaka

During the event, attendants can look at the moon and planets through telescopes and also connect their smartphones to the telescopes and take pictures of nebulae and galaxies.

Russian Soyuz spacecraft docks at ISS to bring back stranded crew

The Soyuz MS-23, which lifted off from Baikonour space centre in Kazakhstan on Friday, is to bring back Russian cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitry Petelin, and US astronaut Francisco Rubio in September

Saudi Arabia to send its first woman into space

Rayyana Barnawi will join fellow Saudi male astronaut Ali Al-Qarni on a mission to the International Space Station (ISS) "during the second quarter of 2023", the official Saudi Press Agency said on Sunday.

Hubble captures mysterious ‘spokes’ gliding across Saturn’s rings

The return of the spokes is one of the earliest signs that Saturn is entering a new season as it approaches the autumnal equinox of its northern hemisphere, which is expected to occur on May 6, 2025, for the first time in about 15 years.

Science, Gadgets, and Tech

Science, Gadgets, and Tech

Netflix adds 6 million subscribers after password crackdown

Netflix on Wednesday said subscriptions to the media streaming service climbed by nearly 6 million in the wake of its crackdown on password sharing

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Musk says Twitter has lost half its advertising revenue

Twitter owner Elon Musk said Saturday that the social media platform he bought for $44 billion last October has lost roughly half of its advertising revenue

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Twitter rival Threads signs up 100 million users in five days

The Threads app launched by Instagram as a rival to Twitter has signed up more than 100 million users in less than five days, data tracking websites said on Monday, smashing the record of AI tool ChatGPT for fastest-growing consumer app

1w ago

Infinix introduces Note 30 and Note 30 Pro in Bangladesh

Infinix has launched its latest addition to its Note series, the Note 30 Pro in Bangladesh.

1w ago

UN tries to tackle 'mind-blowing' growth of AI

The mind-blowing growth of artificial intelligence poses many questions that have no answers yet, the United Nations admitted Thursday at its AI summit, attended by some exceptionally life-like humanoid robots

1w ago

Twitter rival Threads crosses 10 million users within hours of launch

More than 10 million people have signed up to Threads, Meta's rival to Twitter, within the first few hours of its launch, the Facebook parent's CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday

2w ago

Facebook's Meta launches Twitter rival Threads

Facebook behemoth Meta officially launched Threads, its text-based rival to Twitter, on Wednesday -- but its release in Europe has been delayed over data privacy concerns

2w ago

Elon Musk says Twitter will limit how many tweets users can read

Twitter is limiting how many tweets per day various accounts can read, to discourage “extreme levels” of data scraping and system manipulation, executive chairman Elon Musk said in a post on the social media platform on Saturday

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Tech & Startup Multimedia

Tech & Startup Multimedia

Why should you use eSIM?

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?

$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.

What will solve the complications in e-commerce deliveries?

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.

Twitter faces lawsuit over severance pay of former employees

Twitter was recently sued for owing around $500 million in severance pay to former employees, as per a proposed class action lawsuit filed by former Twitter senior engineer Chris Woodfield.

1d ago

Microsoft patches 132 security vulnerabilities in latest Windows update

Microsoft has recently patched a total of 132 security flaws in the latest Windows update. Out of them, nine were rated 'critical' and 121 were rated 'important' in terms of their severity when the patch was first released.

1d ago

Facebook brings changes to its video streaming services

Now on Facebook, users can view and write comments on Instagram Reels through Facebook without needing to switch between apps.

1d ago

Meta and Microsoft launch Llama 2, the next-generation Large Language Model

Tech giants Meta and Microsoft have announced the release of Llama 2, a family of large language models (LLMs) designed to transform the field of artificial intelligence (AI). The partnership was unveiled at the highly anticipated Microsoft Inspire event, capturing the attention of industry experts and signaling a new chapter in AI development.

1d ago

Russia bans iPhone for govt. employees

Russian officials have been instructed to cease using iPhones for official purposes. The ban, which took effect on July 17, has been enforced by the country's trade ministry, with other ministries and state-owned enterprises expected to follow suit.

2d ago

United Nations to hold first ever meeting on AI regulation

The United Nations Security Council is set to convene its first-ever formal discussion on the subject of artificial intelligence (AI) this week in New York. With the British presidency of the Security Council in July, the nation is taking the opportunity to rally international support for addressing the potential risks posed by emerging AI technology.

2d ago

5 books every startup founder should read

We present five indispensable books that every startup founder should read. These literary gems offer profound wisdom, practical advice, and valuable perspectives from seasoned entrepreneurs, business leaders, and thought-provoking thinkers.

2d ago

How to raise funds for your startup: A guide

From crafting a compelling business plan to attracting investors, this article serves as your roadmap to financial success.

2d ago

Apple could soon bring out an iPhone that you can roll

Apple Inc. has been awarded a patent for a rollable display, further fuelling speculation about the tech giant's foray into flexible screen technology.

2d ago

What happens when our data gets leaked: Here's how concerned you should be

A recent security breach on the website of the Office of the Registrar General, Birth & Death Registration (BDRIS) has raised significant concerns regarding data privacy and the potential consequences individuals may face when their sensitive information falls into the wrong hands. Let's will delve into the implications of such a breach, highlighting the far-reaching effects on affected individuals.

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