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1. Free media and citizen journalism

Journalism and technology working hand in hand to make news travel faster than the speed of light!

2. The Labyrinth of Art

A picture speaks a thousand words. Art speaks for the people, but without any shield how far do you think Art can keep its legitimacy? 

3. The Revolutionary Green Bottle

With his friendly venture, the “Green Bottle”, Martin has stirred the revolutionary replacement to the conventional plastic bottles, a new kind of liquid holder designed as an environment friendly alternative. 

4. India’s first Compulsory License for making cancer-curing Drug

The Intellectual Property Office in India authorized a Hyderabad based pharmaceuticals company called NatcoPharma Ltd.

5. CrackBerry loses it to BlackBerry!

Even different categories with similar brand names can create Conflict of Interest. 

6. ‘Purno’ Low GI Rice – The latest health food in markets

INTELLECT looks into the issue of diabetes being related to our eating habits and highlights a local attempt that promises to resolve this issue to some extent.

 

7. Victorious Oprah in Trademark Lawsuit

Oprah Winfrey emerged victorious in a trademark infringement lawsuit in which the owner of a motivational services company filed against the former talk-show host over the trademarked phrase 'Own Your Power.'

8. No trademark for chocolate rabbit with red ribbon

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on May 24, 2012 has ruled that Chocolate bunnies wrapped with red ribbon are shaped in a form that cannot be registered as a Community Trademark. According to the ECJ the shape is "devoid of any distinctive character."

9. Student Extradited on Copyright Infringement

The Home Secretary in the United Kingdom has approved the extradition of a student to the United States for his alleged Copyright Infringement. 

10. Richard Branson wins Trade Mark right over porn web address www.richardbranson.xxx

Dated 22 Feb 2012. The National Arbitration Forum (NAF) of United States has ordered an Australian citizen called Sean Truman to transfer his ownership of the domain name “richardbranson.xxx” to renowned UK born entrepreneur Richard Branson. 

11. Importance of Pattern in Dress Designing

It is easy to replicate but to compete in the inclusive arena of fashion where the lone weapons are ‘patterns’ and ‘designs’, only innovation makes you win the battle!

 

12. Samdani Art Foundation

An endeavour to promote Bangladesh at an international level through the beauty of art. INTELLECT interviews Nadia Samdani and Razeeb Samdani

13. কপিরাইট আইনের কার্যকর বাস্তবায়ন: সমস্যা ও সম্ভাবনা

বাংলাদেশ একটি অপার সম্ভাবনার দেশ। প্রতিদিন এদেশের অসংখ্য সৃষ্টিশীল মানুষ মেধা দিয়ে, শ্রম দিয়ে সৃষ্টি করছেন নতুন নতুন কর্ম। কিন্তু নানাবিধ কারণে তাঁরা বঞ্চিত হচ্ছেন অপমানজনকভাবে এবং দেশবাসীও হচ্ছেন প্রতারিত। সৃষ্টির প্রকৃত মূল্য না পেয়ে সৃষ্টিশীল কাজ থেকে সরে আসছেন কেউ কেউ। আবার কেউ কেউ হচেছন দেশান্তরিত। দেশি-বিদেশি পুস্তক, সঙ্গীত সফ্টওয়্যার, চলচ্চিত্র, চিত্রকলা, আলোকচিত্র ইত্যাদি অবৈধ কপি করার কারণে বৈদেশে নিন্দিত হচ্ছে দেশ-জাতি।

14. Remembering Fazlur Rahman Khan – A Master of Engineering

Einstein of Structural Engineering and Father of Modern Skyscrapers - FR Khan remains exemplary to the world of masterpiece. 

15. Shifting to an Open Source Software

Linux based IT infrastructure: An escape from computer viruses

16. Khan Academy's innovative teaching method: The end of boring textbooks

Kazi Zahin Hasan writes about Khan Academy’s endeavor to give students an experience of self-learning through digital media. 

17. Blend of Traditions

Their unique lyrics, compositions, singing style of music have managed to grab widespread attention over the last three years. Recognized not only nationwise, but also internationally, band members of 'Chirkutt' share their story with INTELLECT. 

18. When Mini met the Coopers…

Simon Cooper narrates how their fun restoration project of a Mini Cooper led to a striking sales report

19. Music Copyright in Bangladesh: A Way Forward

There is nothing called a free lunch in this world. So why it is that people are crazy over the word “free-of-cost”? The piracy of music has fallen into such a craze instigated by the digital world.

20. Boyband Trademark Dispute

Same name, same spelling, two nations. 

1. Collective Management Organisation: A society of its kind

Strength lies in unison, hold each others’ hands to shield creativity, a rare gift. Take a walk to uphold Bangladesh in the field of imagination.  

2. Golden Bear at Berlinale 2012 goes to Italian movie “Cesare deve morire”

Two directors recognize ‘talent’. Hear how they employed the prisoners of Rebibbia for “Cesare deve morire”

3. The Cannabis Case: Trademark Validity

As affirmed by considerable jurisprudence, a peculiar characteristic of the sector of trademarks exists in the fact that an assessment of the descriptive nature of a trademark should not be made on the basis of the points of view or knowledge of the control body or the judicial authority, but rather according to the opinion of the average consumer of the referenced sector. 

 

4. Why we need an updated Patent Law in Bangladesh?

By promoting and supporting a distinguished and high quality patent regime, Bangladesh may have an impact as an example in the universe of global IP standard setting.

5. GI legislation: to stop the ‘run to the city’

A high time to endorse GI legislation: Protect what ‘you’ have. Promote your country, help yourself.

7. CHORK | The future of eating

It has finally arrived! The divide and rule between the chopstick and fork merges with the emergence of a “Chork”.

8. Technology and the Future of Animation in Bangladesh

Learn how reasonably free software can bring a new era of prosperity for Bangladesh in the field of animation technology.

9. Dhaka’s Descriptive Marks: Viewed from the Jurisprudence of Trademark

It is a high time that the entrepreneurs of Bangladesh understand its weight. However, having a trademark is not enough, it is essential to have the ‘right kind’.

1. Cadbury loses legal fight over use of color purple

The UK Court of Appeal pronounced its decision in the legal tussle between Cadbury and Nestle over the use of color purple. The decision went in favor of Nestle, over Cadbury's attempt to trademark the purple color of its Dairy Milk bars.

2. SAP system: Business made simply efficient

Imagine a world where doctors without borders are saving lives in war-torn and disaster-stricken areas worldwide, a software system helping to make essential foods and goods affordable to poor people through optimizing the supply chain efficiency and keeping the distribution cost to a minimum. 

6. Colouring Traditions

With his eclectic style of expression and extraordinary painting techniques, Firoz Mahmud affirms once again how art remains infinite and interminable over time. 

7. Why coding is a waste of time for you!

Attempting to enter the ‘cool’ world of coders often turns out deadly. Discover the few major misconceptions that lead non-technical managers wanting to learn coding.

8. Monkeys can enjoy copyright too?

Owning a camera does not necessarily entitle you with the exclusive rights. Or, does it?

9. Implication of the WTO TRIPS Agreement on the Pharmaceutical Industry in Bangladesh and Way Forward

Astonishing but true, Bangladesh is the solo LDC that produces and exports pharmaceutical products. Learn how a Property Right agreement’s extension can help the pharmaceutical industry of Bangladesh boom.

10. Bosco Verticale: Where innovation meets greenery

An amazing ‘modern’ jungle on the way to present Italy an innovative accommodation and sustainable environment!

11. The KHAN who epitomizes ‘being different’

Aamir’s involvement in every aspect of the show including topic selection, primary research, promotion and experts’ engagement has led the show to hit headlines overnight in India and across the world.

 

12. Children’s rights and the Media in Bangladesh

Marium Akhter reflects on how the media can responsibly play an effective and responsible rile in Bangladesh under the Children Act 1974 to uplift their rights. 

13. Meet the icon Jashim Salam

‘The streets have always intrigued me. The evolving dynamics and vibrancy of it, the power of the youth and the person that drives the engine of our cities are just some of the elements I found quite interesting when I started to observe the streets and taking pictures of them….’

14. Power Controller—For an Easier Life!

Just one press and all lights, fans, air conditioners and electrical appliances are switched off, that too you being far from home or office! Promiti Prova Chowdhury writes about a simple man who is waiting for his invention to be protected and taken forward.

15. Celebrity Cricket League

A happy wait for the cricket fans to see their ‘stars’ bringing in luck for the country, writes Mashrekur Rahman Viki 

 

16. Intellectual Property aka Intangible Assets: A Cherry on the Cake if Recognized in M&A Activities

IP assets contribute not only to large corporations but small or medium business enterprises could also benefit from the same. 

17. LDCs get further extension to implement TRIPS Agreement

The decision of extension was the outcome of intensive lobbying and follow-ups from the LDC delegates who received widespread support from developing countries, civil societies, industry, academics, UN agencies, Members of the US Congress and the European Parliamentarians.

19. India joins Madrid Trademark System

Bangladesh is yet to sign this international Protocol concerning the international registration of trademarks.

20. Gucci loses GG trademark in the UK

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) in UK revoked Gucci’s GG Trademark on the ground of non-use. 

21. 3D: Printing the Future

"Explore this exhibition to discover how innovators are using 3D printers to turn computer data into physical objects that could change your life.” 

22. 'Down with Autocracy, Let Democracy be freed': Lens giving birth to a legend

Creativity prevails, so does our enthralling crave for democracy. Commemorating Noor Hossain.

23. Slow-Melting Ice Cream

Eating an ice cream is no longer going to be a race against time! Can you believe it? 

24. Starbucks uses artwork without permission

The global franchise faces a $750,000 copyright claim.

25. Mahogany – The In’tea’resting New Flavour

Happiness is discovering new flavours of tea being researched about, that it is possible to obtain tea from a tree as unexpected as Mahogany. Makes us wonder what more Mother Nature has to offer. 

26. Bangladesh finally gets her GI Law!

Delusions, Expectations, Way forward - Barrister A B M Hamidul Mishbah narrates.

27. WTO TRIPS Agreement

Dr. Mohammad Abu Yusuf and Md. Sarwar Hossain shed light on options for patent rights in Bangladesh’s Pharmaceutical Industry.

28. Converting Pirates

Availability of easily accessible legal options will naturally digress people from opting for illegal choices - basic human psychology. This is exactly what Spotify brought to the market back in 2007. 

29. Women in Bangladeshi TV Soaps: Myth or Reality?

Monami Haque contemplates on the widespread portrayal of women as “dependent, docile, emotional” by contemporary soap operas in our sub-continent.

30. Symbols and Marks: What When Where Why

Industrial marks are the kind of Intellectual Property substance that protect the intangible assets in a business. Find out which says what? 

31. After Smartphone, it's time for SmartStation

AltiGen Communications introduces a multi-functioning docking station for smartphones. 

32. Shelf life of a typical Boy Band

The rise and fall of boy bands - numbers, speculations and more.

33. TICFA and Intellectual Property

Clarification matters… 

34. Role of Academia in nurturing Biotechnology in Bangladesh

Exploring the endless possibilities of Biotechnology in our country and a brighter future for our graduates in the said field, Zamilur Rashid elaborates exactly what is holding us back.

35. Branding the beautiful Bangladesh

She is the most linguistically, culturally and ethnically homogeneous country in the world. She wears a badge of pride with her culture, heritage and self-identity.

36. 3G: আরও নতুনের অপেক্ষায়

পৃথিবীব্যাপী 3G তথ্যপ্রযুক্তিক্ষেত্রে বিপ্লব এনেছে গতি ও নিরবিচ্ছিন্নতা প্রদান করে। এই প্রযুক্তি সেবা ভিত্তিক ব্যবসার ক্ষেত্রে নতুন ধারনা কে স্বাগত জানায়। 

 

37. The egg shows the way

Izmet Nashra Khan writes about a fun device that busts stress and teaches map

38. INDULGE WITH ZURHEM

The couture formally unwraps in Dhaka today

39. A gorilla in my pocket: innovation in the production of glass

Abdullah Al Arif delves into the story behind the transitional invention of glass that this era of technology is practically built over. 

40. Smiles of Bangladesh

Through his passion for photography, Jan Møller Hansen aspired to connect with the people of Bangladesh.

41. Rapture of the Earth

An intriguing art exhibition by Manir Mrittik, September 18 - 24, 2015 

42. Mind un-boiling a boiled egg?

Find out how reversing a mundane everyday process can potentially change the course of modern biotechonology.

 

43. Apple vs. Samsung - clash of the titans continue

Apple’s proposed injunction sent back to the District Court for review 

 

44. Little stars on Earth

Ata Mohammad Adnan reflects on his core source of inspiration - his neighbourhood youngsters.

45. Dhaka grooves to 'Rocknation VI : The Ressurection'

Country's biggest independent rock festival revisits after a one year hiatus.

1. Royalty free Birthday wishes for everyone!

Legal dispute over copyright of the popular party song finally comes to an end.

2. Google and Microsoft bid farewell to patent feuds

Prior to dismissing 20 patent lawsuits, the giants conform to collaborate for customers' benefit.

3. Copyright 101: Safeguarding photographs on Social Media

Techniques to protect your snapshots legally, beyond watermarking. 

4. Batmobile is now eligible for copyright protection!

The self-powered crime-fighting car qualifies on grounds of distinct character traits.

 

5. Monkey Selfie Chronicles continue – PETA spinoff

PETA filed a suit in favour of the macaque who clicked the now-famous selfie photographs

6. No trademark for KitKat four fingers

Despite strong proofs, Nestlé fails to acquire trademark for its four-fingered chocolate bar

7. Alphabet acquires all 26!

abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com - How's that as an official domain?

8. চিত্রকর্ম প্রদর্শনী “শিল্পের শিকড়ে”

আলিয়ঁস ফ্রঁসেজ দো ঢাকায় অনুষ্ঠিত এই প্রদর্শনী চলবে ১০ই অক্টোবর পর্যন্ত

9. Burgers in RED!

In keeping pace with Japan's bizarre fast food trends, BK introduces the all new Aka Burger. 

11. “Anamnesis” at Peda Ting Ting

A joint art exhibition by Iskinder Mirza and Mazharul Islam, October 6 - 21, 2015

12. What you read is NOT always what you get!

A layman analysis to the Google-Alphabet transition case

13. Pagol

Mehedi Rahman Ehab looks into the only government run mental hospital in Bangladesh. 

14. “গডস্‌ এন্ড বিস্টস্‌”

বেঙ্গল আর্ট লাউঞ্জে শিল্পী রনি আহমেদের একক শিল্প প্রদর্শনী

15. GOATS OF BANGLADESH

Stimulation of intellect with a large dose of sarcasm and humor

16. বাক্স রহস্য (ছবি তুমি কার?)

ভিন্নধর্মীয় এই আলোকচিত্র প্রদর্শনীটি লঙ্গিচিউড ল্যাটিচিউড এর ৬ষ্ঠ আসরে চলবে ১৭ই অক্টোবর পর্যন্ত

17. 'ওয়েডিং এন্ড পোর্ট্রেট ফটোগ্রাফারস অব বাংলাদেশ' এর প্রদর্শনী ও কর্মশালা

দৃক গ্যালারীতে চলছে ৩ দিন ব্যাপী এনুয়াল কনফারেন্স ও এক্সপো ২০১৫

18. Can Trump stop StopTrump.us on trademark grounds?

Brand maniac US Presidential candidate goes all out on his duplicate earmarks

20. How much does a hand cost?

Story of a Canada-based researchers' team who sets out to provide free-of-cost upper-limb prosthetic to amputees in need. 

 

22. The Patent Wars: Apple loses this round of fight to WARF

The tech giant could be facing up to $862 million in damages

23. “নস্টালজিয়া এন্ড দ্যা ফ্লোইং লাইফ”

গ্যালারী কায়াতে শিল্পী শাহানুর মামুনের একক চিত্র প্রদর্শনী, চলবে ২০শে অক্টোবর পর্যন্ত  

24. Coentro - culture, food, ambiance, the works!

Meddling with cuisines can either go horribly wrong or blissfully right. Fusing Latin American and Mediterranean cuisine, Coentro nails it innovatively.

25. অর্গানিক সিটি

পুরান ঢাকা নিয়ে কাজী সালাউদ্দিনের একক চিত্র প্রদর্শনী

26. কথোপকথন, ছবির সাথে ছবির

ফারজানা রহমান ববি এবং পলাশ বরণ বিশ্বাস এর ছাপচিত্র প্রদর্শনী “ডেলিবারেট/ র‍্যান্ডম”, চলবে ৮ই নভেম্বর পর্যন্ত

27. Painting thoughts

Art often replicates the abstract, personalities, emotions, norms, things you could possibly put into words, but colors? 

28. তিন প্রজন্ম...

এথ্যানা গ্যালারী অফ ফাইন আর্টস এ বিভিন্ন মাধ্যমের প্রদর্শিত শিল্পকর্ম প্রদর্শনী চলবে ৭ই নভেম্বর, ২০১৫ পর্যন্ত 

29. New Kid on the Block

“Pace, dribble and shoot” - the basic pillars of the FIFA franchise could not be stated any way simpler. Unless you’ve played FIFA 16. 

30. Birthday wishes royalty free? Not really!

Ownership of “Happy Birthday To You” song may go back to Warner Music Inc.

 

31. "বিশ্বভাষার নন্দনরুপ"

গ্যালারী চিত্রক-এ চলছে সমকাল শিল্পীগোষ্ঠীর ৯ম আসরের যৌথ চিত্র প্রদর্শনী  

32. The end to free lunch, eh?

Paid subscription service for exclusive contents coming soon on YouTube. 

33. Yoga poses held ineligible for copyright protection

Court rules out a lawsuit filed by Bikram Choudhury on grounds of copyright infringement of his signature “Bikram yoga”.

34. The Jatra of 'Jatra Biroti'

“If you’re tired of the day’s journey, come over and take a break. That is pretty much the motto till death.”

35. “মিউজ অব মিথস”

বাংলার হাজার বছরের লোকজ ঐতিহ্য ক্যানভাসে তুলে ধরেছেন শিল্পী আবদুস শাকুর শাহ

 

36. The Rituals of Ashura

Saud Faisal captures an annual observation of the martyrdom of Imam Hussain

37. BANGLADESH CLINCHES TOP PLACE IN 2AAA 2015

Quality contribution in the field of Architecture continues

38. নির্বাক হৃদয়ের কথা নিয়ে চিত্রকর্ম প্রদর্শনী “অন্তকরন”

শুরু হল জেসমিন জাহান ঝুমা-র প্রথম একক চিত্রকর্ম প্রদর্শনী ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের চারুকলা অনুষদের জয়নুল গ্যালারীতে 

39. Creating a Generation of Leaders

Intellect interviews the visionary JCI National President M Nazrul Islam to learn about his remarkable lead towards a silent revolution

40. A colorful travelogue in Black and White

Delving into an exceptional travel journal

1. Would Ms. Wednesday wear something black-er now?

Researchers create the blackest material ever.

2. Patent issued for breakthrough development in blind spot technology

'See More Switch' enables drivers to get perfect views of roads ahead or behind

3. e-NABLING THE FUTURE

“God made you special this way.” How long before the child realizes being special isn’t always a good thing?

4. যাত্রা শুরু করলো “দীপ্ত টিভি”

দেশের ২৬তম টেলিভিশন চ্যানেল-র শুরু হল পথচলা

5. “মধু শিকারী”র মোড়ক উন্মোচন

“মধু শিকারী” শীর্ষক অনুবাদ গ্রন্থের শুভ উদ্বোধন দ্য আলিয়ঁস ফ্রঁসেজ ঢাকায়

6. সমসাময়িক যুগের সৃজনশীল প্রকাশনা

রাজধানীর ধানমন্ডিতে গ্যালারী টোয়েণ্টি ওয়ান-এ চলছে তরুন শিল্পীদের চিত্রকর্ম দলীয় প্রদর্শনী

7. Startup Weekend Dhaka is back!

Gear up to bring your ideas to life as the ultimate startup platform gets bigger and better

8. ২০ বছর পর আসছে উইনিং এর নতুন এ্যালবাম ‘‘বহু-দূরে”

মোর দ্যান ওয়ার্ডস এজেন্সির ব্যানারে এই এ্যালবামে রয়েছে মোট ১২টি নতুন গান

9. THE SALMON RUN

The natural phenomenon of salmon life-cycle in words and pictures

 

10. Chromatic Delusions

A solo exhibition of oil paintings by Maksuda Iqbal Nipa 

11. Scribble Scribble!

Notebooks: Need them or not, once you like one, you can't help grabbing some

12. শুরু হচ্ছে স্টার্টআপ ইভেন্ট "ইনোভেশন এক্সট্রিম"

"বাংলাদেশ: দ্যা নেক্সট টেক ফ্রন্টিয়ার" থিম নিয়ে ৫ই ডিসেম্বর শুরু হতে যাচ্ছে  এই স্টার্টআপ ইভেন্ট 

13. CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION IN BANGLADESH: SOME NEW APPROACHES

To say Bangladesh is in a sticky situation from an environmental perspective is only buttering up the discussion. Mashrekur Rahman provides valuable insight on tackling the inevitable environmental crisis that we are heading straight into.

14. শুরু হচ্ছে আন্তর্জাতিক আন্তঃ বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় স্বল্পদৈর্ঘ্য চলচ্চিত্র উৎসব-এর ৮ম আসর

৮ম আন্তর্জাতিক আন্তঃ বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় স্বল্পদৈর্ঘ্য চলচ্চিত্র উৎসব ২০১৫, শুরু হচ্ছে ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় চলচ্চিত্র সংসদ-এর আয়োজনে  

15. Home Fest 2015: Bringing home planners under one roof

Country’s first ever 360o interior expo succesfully concluded

17. “প্রকৃতির সাথে সংস্কৃতি” শীর্ষক একক চিত্রকর্ম প্রদর্শনী

চিত্রশিল্পী বিপদ ভঞ্জন সেন কর্মকার-এর এই প্রদর্শনী চলবে ১৯শে নভেম্বর ২০১৫ পর্যন্ত

18. Dance: The Key to Kindness

One Daniel Mondal helps Bangladesh embrace LVI’s ‘Dance for Kindness’ 

19. IP Rights on Generic Drugs Manufacturing waived till 2033

Latest WTO decision will benefit Bangladeshi pharmaceutical sector in aspects of patent-free compliance

 

20. It’s all about the Jazz

Dhakaites venture into the relatively uncharted territories of Jazz and Blues

21. Facebook enables 360-degree video on iOS devices

Virtual reality takes one more leap through immersive videos

22. ক্ষুদ্র ছবির বড় আসর

শুরু হলো “ফিফথ টোন ইন্টারন্যাশনাল মিনিয়েচার আর্ট বিয়েনাল ২০১৫”

23. Taylor Swift settles her "Bad Blood" with Blue Sphere

Pop Star fixes her 'Lucky 13' trademark infringement lawsuit case 
 

24. শুরু হচ্ছে ‘ঢাকা লিট ফেস্ট’ ১৯ নভেম্বর থেকে

উৎসবে অংশ নিতে নিবন্ধন করতে হবে, থাকছে উৎসব প্রাঙ্গণে স্পট রেজিস্টেশন এর সুবিধা-ও

25. গারোদের ঐতিহ্যবাহী ওয়ানগালা উৎযাপন

আনন্দ উৎসব ও সমাজের প্রতিটি স্তরের মানুষের অংশগ্রহনের মধ্যে দিয়ে পালিত হল ওয়ানগালা-২০১৫ 

26. গ্যালারী কায়ায় চলছে যৌথ চিত্রকর্ম প্রদর্শনী “ড্রয়িং”

সমকালীন ছবিগুলোর সাথে সাথে স্থান পেয়েছে ষাটের দশকের কিছু ছবিও 

27. REINVENTING TEACHING: ONE STEP AT A TIME

The inspiring story of Shams Jaber and his brainchild The Tech Academy, an institution that banks on alternative curriculum, contrary to the mainstream methodology that prevails in Bangladesh.

28. Deepto TV Looks Promising For the Year 2017

Deepto TV, Completing its first year with a bang.

29. বর্ণিল আয়োজনের মধ্যে দিয়ে পর্দা উঠলো “১ম আন্তর্জাতিক মৃত্তিকালগ্ন নাট্যউৎসব ঢাকা ২০১৫”

একযোগে চলবে জাতীয় শিল্পকলা একডেমীর জাতীয় নাট্যশালার মূল হল, পরীক্ষণ থিয়েটার হল ও নন্দনমঞ্চে ২৬শে নভেম্বর পর্যন্ত

30. READING BETWEEN THE WALLS!

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) develops new technology that can literally "see" through walls

31. লোকসংগীতের অভিনব এক উৎযাপন

প্রথম ঢাকায় অনুষ্ঠিত হয়ে গেল "আন্তর্জাতিক লোকসংগীত উৎসব ২০১৫"

32. গ্যালারী দৃকে চলছে আপ ইভেন্ট ফটো এক্সিবিশন ২০১৫

স্থান পেয়েছে সারা দেশ থেকে বাছাইকৃত ১১০টি ছবি

33. FACEBOOK MAKES HIDING YOUR 'ACHING PAST' EASIER

You can still be 'friends' with your ex and tackle break-up woes!

34. Startup Weekend Dhaka 2015 successfully concluded

As start-up potentials are teeming up in Bangladesh, HubDhaka brings forth the guiding international platform Start-up Weekend to the country for the 3rd consecutive time.

35. PUTTING THE LIGHT IN FLIGHT

Latest headliner from Kickstarter: Muggles are one step closer to replicating the oh-so-cool floating candles from Hogwarts’ Great Hall!

36. SEVEN DECADES WORTH OF REFORMS

UNESCO commemorates 70th anniversary with high-tech light show depicting their defining journey of past years

 

37. সম্পর্কহীনতার শিল্পকর্ম প্রদর্শনী “হাউ ডু আই রেন্ট আ প্লেন” 

শিল্পী রাজীব দত্তের এই প্রদর্শনী চলবে কলাকেন্দ্রে ১০ই ডিসেম্বর পর্যন্ত 

38. অন্তর্নিহিত চিন্তাধারার প্রকাশ “রোকেয়া”

শিল্পী রোকেয়া সুলতানার একক চিত্রকলা প্রদর্শনী চলবে ৫ই ডিসেম্বর পর্যন্ত 

39. ‘Je suis Paris’ and ‘Pray for Paris’ cannot be trademarked!

French IP office rejected TM applications for the widely used phrases 

40. EMOJI: THE WORD OF 2015!

First time ever, Oxford Dictionaries select a 'pictograph' as their word of the year.

41. “জলজ” শিরোনামে শুরু হল দলীয় চিত্রকর্ম প্রদর্শনী

আলিয়ঁস ফ্রঁসেজ দো ঢাকার লা গ্যালারিতে চলবে ১১ই জানুয়ারী ২০১৬ পর্যন্ত

42. INDIAN COURT DECLINES ‘RAMAYAN’ TRADEMARK APPLICATION

Names of holy books cannot be registered for commercial purposes

43. স্মৃতিতে স্মরণ হুমায়ূন আহমেদ....

বাংলাদেশ জাতীয় জাদুঘরে চলছে সপ্তাহব্যাপী বিশেষ প্রদর্শনী

2. "INSPIRE THE WORLD WITH YOUR DREAMS"

The 10th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is here!

3. Jaguar's trademark application for 3D shape refused

Court finds inadequate distinct features for trademark eligibilty

4. প্রয়াত শিল্পী কাইয়ুম চৌধুরীর স্মরণে চলছে প্রদর্শনী

পাঁচ প্রখ্যাত শিল্পীর ড্রয়িংভিত্তিক প্রদর্শনী চলবে ১০ই ডিসেম্বর পর্যন্ত

5. “পাললিক অনুভব”

শিল্পী কালিদাস কর্মকার-এর ৭১তম একক চিত্রকর্ম প্রদর্শনী 

7. ENHANCING THE CORE OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY

UNESCO announces the Intangible Cultural Heritage list for 2015

8. CRITICALINK: THE GOOD SAMARITAN

According to studies, an average of 12,000 people die every year due to road accidents in Bangladesh. Almost 85% of them die before they reach the hospital. More than half of these people can be saved by proper EMS and this is precisely what CriticaLink aims to achieve.

9. "CHANCELLOR OF THE FREE WORLD"

The first standalone woman to be awarded TIME’s Person of the Year in 29 years!

10. A VERY MERRY “Swiftmas”

Taylor Swift to trademark her random act of kindness scheme

11. শুরু হয়েছে “বাংলাদেশ চলচ্চিত্র উৎসব ২০১৫”

 দেশ জুড়ে সকল শিল্পকলা একাডেমির মিলনায়তনে চলবে ২৪শে ডিসেম্বর পর্যন্ত

12. “হিরোজ অব ৭১”

বিজয় দিবসে আসছে মুক্তিযুদ্ধের গল্প নিয়ে গেম

13. প্রদর্শনীর মধ্যে দিয়ে দেশের শ্রেষ্ঠ সন্তানদের স্মরণ

বাংলাদেশ শিল্পকলা একাডেমির চিত্রশালায় চলবে মাসব্যাপী এ আয়োজন 

14. BATTLE OF THE RAZORS

Gillette suing Dollar Shave Club for alleged patent infringement

15. সিমির হোসেনের চোখে “প্রকৃতি”

প্রদর্শনী চলবে জানুয়ারি ২ তারিখ পর্যন্ত

16. বাড়িতে কেউ নেই

শিল্পী তৈয়বা বেগম লিপির দ্বিতীয় একক শিল্প প্রদর্শনী 

17. AN APPLE A DAY, KEEPS ERICSSON AWAY

Leading tech rivals bond over patent license disputes

18. IT WON'T HURT ANYMORE!

Google files patent for 'needle-free' blood drawing device

20. THE TAG THAT MATTERS

Ignite patriotism with ‘Made in Bangladesh’

21. THE FORCE OF FRANCHISE AWAKENS!

Making the Star Wars’ franchise watertight!

22. “DRONE SELFIES” ON THE WAY

Twitter files patent for drones that tweet, take selfies

24. THE CAR OF THE FUTURE

Google, Ford team up to build Self-Driving Cars

25. DIAMONDS HAVE COMPETITION!

Researchers discover unique new phase of carbon that forms into diamonds 

26. GEAR UP GAMERS!

Nintendo has set new standards for gaming consoles

27. FANCY YOUR OWN DNA SEQUINED SCARF?

Dot One packs a huge surprise with their range of DNA-ized products

28. CISCO WINS PATENT DISPUTE AFTER 8 YEARS

Court reverses a USD 64m infringement judgement against the tech giant

29. 2015 IN BOOKS

The international bestselling fictions that kept bookworms captivated 

30. শিল্পাচার্যের জন্মজয়ন্তীতে জয়নুল উৎসব

চারুকলায় চলছে পুতুল প্রদর্শনী ও জয়নুল মেলা

1. NEW GENERATION FORDMOBILE IS HERE

Ford granted patent for a "Self-Propelled Unicycle"

3. THE FUTURE OF COMPUTING IS HERE

Microsoft HoloLens takes computing out of computers

4. MANIFESTATION OF THE HUMAN

Md. Mainuddin's magnificent art exhibition opens in Dhaka

6. SERVING NOW: CHEF HESTON SPECIAL

Heston Blumenthal to trademark range of cooking and lifestyle products under his name

7. “ওয়ার্ল্ড প্রেস ফটো ২০১৫”

চলছে আলোকচিত্র প্রদর্শনীর বড় আসর “ওয়ার্ল্ড প্রেস ফটো ২০১৫” দৃক গ্যালারীতে

8. PAVING PATH FOR FUTURE LEADERS

BYLC concludes National Workshop on 'Art and Practice of Leadership'

9. POTENTIAL SOLUTION TO WATER CRISIS? 

Egyptian researchers invent cost-effective desalination technology that make sweet water in minutes!

10. GRAMEENPHONE TO CONVERT 10,000 BASE STATIONS INTO 3G

Existing base stations to support 3G by June 2016

12. ROCHE ENDS PATENT WAR WITH GLENMARK

Drug-makers tangled in epic battles to dominate Tarceva's market

13. NEXT ON PC GAMERS' WISHLIST: “RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER”

Publisher Square Enix announces release date for the PC version

14. MERAKI: FOOD CREATED WITH LOVE AND CREATIVITY

New Eurasian restaurant opens in Dhaka

15. PAINTING RHYTHM ONTO CANVAS

Artist Kalidas Karmakar enthralls art enthusiasts in the city

16. FOUR NEW ELEMENTS ADDED TO PERIODIC TABLE

The seventh row gets a major update! 

17. LG SHOWCASES 18 INCH ROLLABLE TV

Television of the Future is here!

18. পর্দা নামলো বাংলাদেশ সংস্কৃতিক উৎসবের

দেশের সাংস্কৃতিক উপাদান সংরক্ষণের লক্ষ্যে অনুষ্ঠিত হলো ১৮দিন ব্যাপী এ আয়োজন 

19. THE DERBY PROJECT

Husky mix pet dog receives 3D printed prosthetics

21. উজ্জ্বল সম্ভাবনার হাতছানি পিনা ফাইবারে

প্রদর্শিত হচ্ছে পিনা ফাইবার দ্বারা তৈরি বিভিন্ন রঙের কাপড়

22. GET YOUR PERSONAL LEGO MINIFIGURE

Funky 3D Faces brings miniature 3D printed heads that fit onto your favorite Lego characters

23. ঘুড়ি সুতোর কাটাকাটিতে সাকরাইন

বৃহস্পতি-শুক্রবার হতে যাচ্ছে সাকরাইন উৎসব 

24. ARE THE BIG BOYS PICKING ON THE SMALL NEWCOMER?

Rival shoemakers lock horns once again in patent infringement lawsuit

25. BANGLADESHI SCIENTIST DISCOVERS NEW SUPER-GIANT STARS

Lead scientist Dr. Rubab Khan of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center announces in recent study 

26. সমাপ্তি ঘটলো ইন্টারনেট এক্সপ্লোরারের 

বন্ধ করে দেয়া হয়েছে ইন্টারনেট এক্সপ্লোরারের প্রযুক্তিগত ও হালনাগাদকরণের সেবা

27. NIMA: THE LITTLE BLACK TRIANGLE 

The handy portable gluten tester that sensors out gluten in under two minutes!

28. GOOGLE IN QUEST FOR VIRTUAL REALITY

Tech giant steps into virtual reality business with dedicated computing division

29. THE SURPRISING PATENT PACT

Ericsson and Huawei set eyes on extending global patent license agreement

30. SONY’s ATTEMPT TO SECURE “Let’s Play” FAILED

USPTO denied trademark plea owing to similarirty to the existing LP Let's Play

31. ক্যানভাসে “প্রকৃতি ও জীবনের প্রতিফলন”

গুলশান হোসেনের ১৭তম প্রদর্শনীটি চলবে ৬ই ফেব্রুয়ারী, ২০১৬ পর্যন্ত 

32. মহাকাশের চিত্রকর্ম!

দৃক গ্যালারীতে চলছে শিল্পী আরিফ আহমেদ-এর একক চিত্রকর্ম প্রদর্শনী 

33. জনপ্রিয়তায় এগিয়ে দীপ্ত টিভি

যাত্রা শুরুর দু’মাসের ব্যবধানে দর্শকদের পছন্দের তালিকার শীর্ষে উঠেছে চ্যানেলটি

35. "HACK HAPPINESS"

Here comes a wristband that will FEEL for you!

36. 3D PRINTERS HELP THE BLIND TO SEE FINE ART

3DPhotoworks reinstates "seeing is believing" first time ever for the blinds

 

37. বিয়ে নিয়ে যতো আয়োজন !

পন্ডস্‌ ও নকশা যৌথভাবে আয়োজন করল দ্বিতীয় বিয়ে উৎসব  

39. MICROSOFT PATENTS NEW RECHARGEABLE SURFACE PEN

Patently Mobile spots the patent application published by USPTO

40. APPLE ENSURES SALES BAN ON SAMSUNG SMARTPHONES

Apple’s plot to ban Samsung’s sales turns out successful

42. শিল্পী ঢালী আল মামুনের “টাইম, কো-ইন্সিডেন্স অ্যান্ড হিস্টরি”

বেঙ্গল শিল্পালয়ে চলছে শিল্পীর একক শিল্পকর্ম প্রদর্শনী 

43. KITKAT GOES GOLD

Nestle launches 24-karat gold plated Kitkat, fully edible! 

44. CO-WORKING SPACES FOR THE NEW THINKERS

When our dreams are infinite, why keep the factories confined within walls, or bound by traditional norms and etiquettes?A brief guide to find affordable office space for Dhaka’s young dream weavers.

45. শুরু হল স্টার্টআপ প্রতিযোগিতা

নবীন উদ্যোক্তা এবং শিক্ষার্থীদের উৎসাহিত করার উদ্দেশ্যে আয়োজিত প্রতিযোগিতা; আবেদন করা যাবে ৩০শে জানুয়ারি পর্যন্ত

46. "ফ্রেঞ্চ ডায়েরিজ: ২৫ বছর, ২৫টি ছবি"

আনোয়ার হোসেনের একক আলোকচিত্র প্রদর্শনী চলছে আলিয়ঁস ফ্রঁসেজ দো ঢাকায়

47. CERES AWARDED PATENT FOR TRAIT TECHNOLOGY

New trait to help farmers increase productivity with reduced crop inputs 

48. COMING SOON | TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANTS IN MANHATTAN

Activision announces arrival of the new game on PlayStations and Windows PC this summer

49. MEET ULO

The home monitoring system that's adorable, interactive and of course, safe-guarding!

50. FACEBOOK TO ADD 3D TOUCH TO ITS TIMELINE

Apple's latest feature 'Peek and Pop' introduced to the popular social media
 

51. MARS TO BRING FERMENTED CHOCOLATES LIKE NO OTHER

Chocolate giant seeks patent for cocoa fermentation using vaccumed bags

52. EMK MakerLab

Where imagination, inspiration and innovation go hand in hand

53. DEPICTING ‘ANTHROPOCENE’

Duo young artists' figurative illustration of 21st century world begins in Dhaka

1. “দ্য ডুয়েল” এক অসম দ্বৈরথের গল্প

দুই বিপরীতমুখী ব্যক্তিত্বের পারস্পারিক লড়াইয়ের চলচ্চিত্র 

2. SAFE DRONE DELIVERIES BY GOOGLE SOON

New patent received for drone 'delivery receptacle'

3. মসলিন উৎসবের আদ্যোপান্ত

মাসব্যাপী আয়োজনে ছিল সেমিনার, কর্মশালা, নৃত্য নাট্য ও ফ্যাশন শো’

4. KICKSTART KARIMPUR: LOVE FOR THE "BEAUTIFUL GAME" HELD AT CUSTOMS

Bangladesh Customs held back 120 pairs of shoes donated to underprivileged girls in Karimpur

5. TODDLER UNDERGOES KIDNEY TRANSPLANT USING 3D PRINTING

World's first transplantation of adult kidney into child's instituted through 3D technology 

6. NO MORE BLACK CABS IN LONDON?

Court ruling affirms black cabs as indistinctive, paves way for other taxi companies to clone 

7. DUBAI CUSTOMS DULY VALUES INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

Infringed goods worth AED 17 million seized in 2015, exhibits Dubai’s efforts towards producers rights

1. Music producers, mixers & engineers to get digital royalties!

Studio professionals to be assigned solid share of royalties.

4. Time to feel “Bangali”

In the last few decades, the trend of radicalization and commercial malware has created some animosity towards the celebration of Bengali culture, which has potentially tainted our age old heritage. The most recent hot topic of discussion is, whether eating Hilsha on this occasion is a part of our tradition or not. Team Intellect presents various reactions of professional youths on the celebration of the Bengali culture and traditions.

7. বিএসআরএম এর বিরুদ্ধে আইনী লড়াইয়ে ব্যন্ডশিল্পী মাকসুদ

এবারের পহেলা বৈশাখ উপলক্ষে অন্যান্য সব র্শীষস্থানীয় কোম্পানীল মত বিএসআরএমও তৈরী  করেছে  একটি টেলিভিশন বিজ্ঞাপন, যার পুরো অংশ জুড়ে ব্যবহার করা হয়েছে  “মেলায় যাইরেগানটির সুরআর এর জন্য গানটির স্রষ্টা মাকসুদ বা ব্যান্ড ফিডব্যাক এর কাছ থেকে নেয়া হয়নি কোন অনুমতি

8. Let’s transform CO2 into Plastic

Kuwaiti Boy genius embarks on a path to produce degradable plastic

8. “LEARN. PRACTICE. PROGRESS.”

10 Minute School – a Bangladeshi online educational platform that has broken all stereotypes concerning  formal education. From plaguing our newsfeeds with their pre-launch vocabulary teasers a year back to being one of the most prominent and well-known startups in the country today.

23. Autonomous Cars


Life made easier

24. The Backyard Chef

Sushi in Dhanmondi? Look no further!

26. First, Messenger, now Moments

Say goodbye to your “synced” memories, unless you download Moments, of course!

32. 3D pill printing for personalized doses

Scientists have developed a way to 3D print custom medication, which can combine multiple drugs into a single tablet

 

33. App solves handwritten math problems

Mathpix is the world's first technology that can read pictures of your handwritten math. Simply take a photo, crop your equation of interest, and you instantly get solutions and plots.

 

34. Bangladesh-born professor invents bacteria detecting e-sensor

Electronic sensor that tells dead bacteria from live by measuring 'osmoregulation' is potential future tool for medicine and food safety

36. BUILD AN APP ANYWAY!

The new app-creation tool SEMBLE opens the doors of mobile app making to non-techies.

37. Scientists turn CO2 gas into harmless stone

Scientists found that carbon dioxide and water mix pumped into basalt rock turns into harmless limestone

38. Frisky New App to Map Risky Traps!

BRAC and BDCyclists introduces an innovative road safety app to reduce road accidents around Dhaka City

39. Lets be a Deshistar

"Marketplace for booking bands, musicians, entertainers, speakers and services for parties, productions, and events of all types and sizes"

40. Ehang 184-the next step in drone tech

Forget RC drones with cameras, the Ehang 184 is big enough for YOU and YOUR camera!

41. For the Love of Music!

Let’s sing our hearts out on the World Music Day

42. Software unveiled to tackle online violence

A software tool unveiled recently aims to help online firms quickly find and eliminate extremist content used to spread and incite violence and attacks.

43. Cut the comfort and embrace the nuisance!

Time to reassess the need for safety measurements in the sporting arenas

44. Knowledge is Priceless

An effort to reduce the cut-throat costs of affording a decent education

45. BRAC ranks world’s number one

Of over 500 development organisations worldwide, NGO ADVISOR placed BRAC first, based on its impact, innovation and sustainability.

46. Zero Electricity Eco-Cooler

Basic Science turns plastic bottles into air coolers!

47. Meet Nadine, the humanoid robot for dementia patients

With her brown hair, soft skin and expressive face, Nadine is a new brand of human-like robot that could one day, scientists hope, be used as a personal assistant or care provider for the elderly.

50. The Need for Radical Development NGOs

ULAB holds public lecture on “The Decline of Radical Development NGOs in Bangladesh”
 

51. Twitter allows users to share 140-second videos

Twitter will start allowing video publishers to make money out of their content on Vine, its video streaming service.

52. Europe's robots to become "electronic persons"

The draft motion called on the European Commission to consider "that at least the most sophisticated autonomous robots could be established as having the status of electronic persons with specific rights and obligations". 

53. Grameenphone Express launched to digitize life

GP Express will offer its customers attractive devices with exclusive bundle offers, consultancy on digital lifestyle.

55. Facebook Reactions are coming to virtual reality

Now users can add reactions  (those animated emoji on Facebook) to Facebook 360 videos when using Gear VR.

61. Paying for YouTube?

If YouTube has become a daily essential for you, it’s time for alternatives.

62. Deepto TV: Breaking the EID Trend

A range of offbeat programmes for the likes of everyone  

64. Led Zeppelin Win in 'Stairway to Heaven' Trial

A jury rules in the band's favor after hearing testimony and arguments that the iconic song was a copyright infringement of Spirit's "Taurus."

66. Blink 182’s new album will be released on the 1st of July!

Here are a few reasons to look forward to it.

67. After Iftar Coffee Special

Indulge your senses with the freshest brews around the city

8. Digital Eid: Technology against Traditions?

Eid ul fitr, in literal terms refers to the festival of breaking fasts. After a month-long of fasting, Muslims all over the world celebrate the three Holy days with friends and family members. Everyone has different traditions for Eid but mainly, it comprises of joyous gatherings, filled with fun, love and laughter. However, in this ever-so evolving era of technology, as every year passes by, these traditions are ever-so changing as well - to the extent that now the whole essence of Eid is partially losing its traditional image.

14. Siddikur Bangladesh's first

Siddikur Bangladesh's first ever Olympics qualifier

15. Reuters to sell off IP and Science Business

Private equity buys Intellectual Property & Science divisions from news and data provider

16. Star Wars Land: Disney Reveals Sneak Peek


Disney has unveiled the first image of what it hopes its new Star Wars-themed land will look like.

17. Nokia and Samsung to expand IP cross license

Nokia and Samsung have agreed terms to expand their patent cross license agreement to cover certain additional patent portfolios of both parties

18. Oracle VS Google: Round 2

Oracle Asks judge to find Google guilty of stealing Java

19. Sublime Beauty of Lands and Rivers

Group Art exhibition on nature and its magnificence at Alliance Française de Dhaka

20. Paypal is here: Real or Rumour?

After much debate, officials state ongoing active Paypal within the next couple of months

22. Huawei innovation centre opens in Dhaka

The Customer Solution Innovation & Integration Experience Center is the first of its kind from Huawei in the South Asia region

24. Digitalization for Peace

“TELENOR YOUTH FORUM 2016” opens for entries in Bangladesh

26. Great Nations. Great Brands.

Great Nations are known for Great Leaders, Great People and Great Places. Great Nations are also known for being Great Brands.

27. PAINTING ON DEATH

A Syrian artist transforming the weapons of war into art.

28. How Social Media helps to foil a COUP!

Erdogan use FaceTime to reach a television presenter and send his first message to the nation to stand against the recent Coup

29. Forget selfie sticks, have a selfie drone instead

ROAM-e Mini Drone Is the Solution to a Hands-Free Selfie

30. Failure is the Pillar of Success!

Come check out FuckUp Nights Dhaka to get a taste of some real life-changing motivational stories!"

31. Facebook Messenger to offer strong encryption

The feature would be known as “secret conversations” which can be read only by the sender and recipient.

32. Why Google wants your medical records

Projects include a tie-up with different organizations to store data and development of an app to help doctor’s spot diseases.

33. Garden in a Jar

David Latimer first planted his bottle garden in 1960 and last watered it in 1972 before tightly sealing it shut 'as an experiment'

 

34. Mercedes-Benz unveiled Future Bus

A semi-automated city bus that could lead driverless public transport

35. Could 3D printing trigger World War 3?

Expert warns technology could allow rogue states to manufacture nuclear weapons

36. Donald Trump’s wife Melania in plagiarism row

Melania has been accused of plagiarising part of a speech made by Michelle Obama in 2008

37. ParkerVision and Samsung settle patent row

Chip company ParkerVision has settled its patent lawsuit with Samsung, in a case centring on wireless network technology.

38. Stay safe from the hackers!

Bangladesh, almost one-fourth of its population is currently using the internet. With the rise of cheaper smartphones and accessible internet, this number will only keep rising. With that in mind, here are a few internet security and privacy basics, to save you from the hassle of having your information or account stolen.

39. Mathematicians Discover Prime Conspiracy

A previously unnoticed property of prime numbers seems to violate a longstanding assumption about how they behave.

40. Apps To Enhance Your Creativity

Make use of your Android phone to help manage and execute your tasks by 5 most used apps

41. Now get your Twitter account verified

Social networking firm opens up applications for verification

42. Lucrative offers on Ford vehicles

AG Automobiles, the only authorized dealer of brand new Ford vehicles in Bangladesh come up with an exchange offer for its clients

43. Does Social Status Affect Generosity?

Researchers said that people with high social status who didn't believe they earned that status were much more generous than high-status people who felt they deserved the respect and admiration of others

44. Life We Desire; Life We Gain

Artist Bitap Shavan Bachar’s perspective on humanity’s desires and despairs

45. A tête-à-tête with Gary Whitehill

As fast-paced innovation surges to amazing new heights and the olden ways of procedural thinking is diminished, the demand for creative thinking has been growing exponentially. In a world that’s changing with the times, what we come to find is the need for more creative minded, out-of-the-box, thinkers. And to emphasise on the need for such progressive changes, we sat down for an exclusive one-on-one with the eminent entrepreneurship coach, Gary Whitehill.

47. Sticking Difficulties

The woes of finding the right set of sticks!

49. Social Media: Friend or Foe?

Are these terrorist groups alone to be blamed, or have we played, however little, part in handing them the platform they are on now? Giving them that space to grow and breed and contaminate the rest of the world while we dwell on whether we want protection or freedom?

50. Al Amar

For an authentic Lebanese experience

51. Samsung Sues Huawei

Samsung Elec sues Huawei in China for patent infringement

52. Verizon buys Yahoo, marking end of an era

Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion, marking the end of an era for a company that once defined the internet.

53. An Anti-Radio Snitching Device For Your iPhone

Edward Snowden is developing a device that can prevent radio-snitching for your iPhone.

54. Heroes of Piracy?

In light of KickassTorrents going down, check out some of these activists who’ve been supporting “piracy” all along

55. “Made in Ghana”

 The family claims to manufacture cars “made to survive anything”

56. Let’s bring joy in Learning

Day-long workshop on making learning fun for children at EMK Center

57. From Farmville to FarmBot!

A DIY agricultural robot for your own backyard!

58. Bangladesh world’s 8th Happiest country

World Economic Forum stated, Bangladesh is the country that’s achieving a lot with limited resources.

59. Pay Less for More Web

Opera Max compresses the size of data to save money

60. Slush Global Impact Accelerator in Dhaka

For the first time ever, Bangladesh will be part of Europe's startup and technology event, 'Slush 2016 Global Impact Accelerator'

1. Police launch app to battle militancy info

A new mobile application, Hello CT, has been launched on Sunday. This app allows anyone to inform the police when they suspect militant activities.

2. Understanding Creative Commons License

Just because something is on the internet doesn’t mean it’s always free.

3. Scientists turn CO2 into fuel with solar power

A new technology invented to simulate a plant's ability of inhaling carbon dioxide and process it into synthetic fuel.

4. Google, GSK teams up for bioelectronics venture

Bioelectronics is a new branch of health care, which concentrate on creating electrical implants that can be used to treat diseases

5. Prof Yunus to carry Olympic torch

Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus has been chosen to be an Olympic Torchbearer for the Olympic Games 2016 taking place in Rio, Brazil.

6. Bangladeshi Sonia wins Microsoft Founder Award

Sonia Bashir Kabir, Managing Director of Microsoft Bangladesh has won the highly prestigious Founders award given by Bill Gates.

7. A world of infinite magic

Introducing books to your children at an early age is possibly the best thing you can ever do

9. Robi brings gaming solution Gameloft

Gameloft is established as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Robi users can subscribe to the service for Tk 10 only with 7 days validity and get one free game along with one credit.

10. Toyota wins the ‘Prius’ trademark dispute

Toyota Prius vs Prius Auto Industries and Prius Auto Accessories Private Limited

11. Greening ULAB: Innovation in Recycling


ULAB’s CSD programme to help change the way we look at recycling

12. Top designers back Apple in Samsung patent appeal

More than 100 global design professionals including Calvin Klein, Nicolas Ghesquiere of the French group Louis Vuitton and renowned German industrial designer Dieter Rams joined an amicus offered support to Apple in its long-running patent design battle with Samsung, now before the US Supreme Court

 

13. Google is Shutting Down ‘Together’ for Android Wear

Android Wear 2.0 will bring more interactive watch faces with communication features like ‘Together’ so the original watch face is no longer needed and will be removed out of redundancy.

14. ATM for mood deposits

A city in New Zealand now features a cash machine-like terminal that asks people about their feelings instead of dispensing money.

16. From The Ashes …

Ten citizens of the world are the beacons of hope to the millions out there.

17. AGEY JODI JANTAM...

Let Lucky Akhand’s predicament set a lesson for the creative fraternity.

18. Hepatitis awareness app in Bangla

National Liver Foundation of Bangladesh launched a first-ever mobile app targeting Bengali-speaking people across the world to create awareness about Hepatitis B and C.

19. Intel buys artificial intelligence startup

California-based computer chip colossus Intel looks to broaden its role in data centers and the expanding internet of things

21. 4D technology may aid lung disease treatment

Recently-developed 4D technology may aid treatment for lung ailment, reveals research

23. Focus

Each one of us are here to achieve greatness. And to achieve greatness in life, we need focus.

24. Bounty for the Bug

Apple Launches Bug Bounty Program, Offers Up to $200,000 for Software Vulnerabilities Discovered

25. App that breaks language Barrier

The app could turn loudspeaker announcements into text in users language

27. Light of Hope

Workshop for parents to help evoke creative learning for the next generation

28. Paging Doctor Robot to the ER!

Google to Build Robotic Surgery Assistance Platform with Johnson & Johnson

29. Your Facebook, Your News Feed

Facebook aims to make ‘News Feed’ more relevant

30. Automated Journalism

Heart-felt Journalism in new hands

31. Warning: Don’t Click on that Mail

Google  will provide users warning when start getting sketchy emails in new alerts .

32. A million-dollar idea

Fourth Annual USD $1million Healthcare Innovation Awards underway

33. Quest for Dementia

Sea Hero Quest is a 3D game that is aiding dementia researchers to track and monitor any behavioral pattern that may suggest signs of dementia.

35. New Age of Clothes; regenerating body armor

Self-healing textiles; a fashion statement or tools of warfare?

36. Military grade nano-drones

Soldier prefer small bird like drones over robot tanks

39. Bangladesh’s Way Downhill in the Global Innovation Index 2016

The country ranks 117 out of 128 nations with its 23.7 points in 2015 to 22.9 this year 

40. One App To Do Them All!

There’s quite a whole lot more than that meets the eyes behind the popular text messaging app WeChat
 

41. Introducing the DuoSkin!

Change Music, Swipe Photos directly from the gold and silver tattoo on your skin

42. UC Browser launches Bangla Version

The first of its kind, UC Browser’s Bangla Version is already a major hit!

43. Photon; the robot that grows with your Child

What every child dreams of – a robot bestie of their very own!

44. Coffee Socks!

If you've got a case of the smelly feet, then this is just the perfect read for you.

45. The War on Digital Crimes is On

Life-term prison sentence for any form of digital defamation on the liberation war or Bangabandhu

46. Nokia Making a Comeback for ‘Connecting People’

Nokia signs strategic brand and intellectual property licensing agreement enabling HMD global to create new generation of Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets

47. Potaka: The First Bangla programming language


Group of programmers launched the first ever Bangla-based programming language

48. Three Hobbies to Pick

Easy to start, Fun to do. 

49. Introducing Google Duo

Facetimers, beware! There’s a new video calling app in town.

50. GP Shop: A new chapter

One step closer towards becoming the preferred Digital Service Provider

51. Man vs Machine: Meet WATSON

They initially said no, it's a silly project to work on…

52. Breathe: World’s Smallest Air Purifier

Eliminate air pollution around you within seconds.

54. Stepping towards Vision 2021

Digital Bangladesh here we come

55. Bangladeshis Making Mars Rover

Team of 17 UIU students to compete in the European Rover Challenge
 

56. Driverless Taxis in Singapore

Taxi drivers will become obsolete

57. Cure for blindness

The cure comes at a very high price.

58. Go-Wireless

Wireless charging devices have taken over the market.

1. A stage to share your failure stories!

Come check out "FuckUp Nights" Dhaka to get a taste of some real life-changing motivational stories!"

3. Life in a box


With the number of Earthquakes randomly occurring now and then, this visionary idea could just save your life

7. GP Accelerator Promises Bangladesh’s First Billion Dollar Company

Second batch of GP Accelerator starts journey

9. Twitter is paying users to create videos

Twitter’s 70/30 revenue split is better than YouTube’s deal

11. An Alternative for Desktops

Sysnova making computers affordable for students 

13. Tape for Safety. Protect your Identity

It’s a sensible thing that everyone should be doing it….

14. Google Car Crash

Worst accident till date

15. Is it the Death of Privacy?

India is one of WhatsApp’s largest market…

16. Snap Inc reveals…. Spectacles

Who knows if this will be something like a poor man’s Google Glass?

17. BEIJING'S RISING INFLUENCE ON HOLLYWOOD

How far could the censorship go?

18. NOGOR: AN APP FOR CONCERNED CITIZENS

Another step towards “Digital Bangladesh”

19. UBER COMING TO DHAKA?

Will Dhaka benefit from “Uberisation”? 

21. Building body against cancer

Iron nanoparticles have been shown to kickstart the immune system to destroy tumors

1. Chocolate Crisis on the Horizon

Bangladeshi Researcher Finds Promising Cocoa Butter Alternative

5. Muzo: Your own personal bubble of silence

Noise cancelling ear phones are now a thing of the past.

6. The TaxiWala

A solution for Dhaka’s traffic problem

9. Shahana: Raising social awareness for the masses

UNFPA’s new cartoon show

1. DOT'S BRAILLE SMARTWATCH: REVOLUTIONARY TECH FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED?

The 2016 Grand LIA for Design winner is being advertised as a breakthrough development for the blind and visually impaired community. 

2. CONFIDENCE, STRENGTH AND GRACE – ACID SURVIVORS REDEFINE BEAUTY

This year, on the eve of women’s day, 15 acid survivors took to the ramp for a one-of-a-kind fashion show – each stunning in their confidence and strength

3. SCIENTISTS MIGHT HAVE FINALLY FOUND THE ANSWER TO TACKLING MASSIVE OIL SPILLS!

Argonne National Laboratory comes to the rescue with their revolutionary oil absorbent sponge.

4. 5 HOUSING PROBLEMS THAT 3D PRINTED BUILDINGS CAN SOLVE!

In the 1980s, Chuck Hull of 3D Systems printed the first ever 3D object, an eye-wash cup. Today, you can opt to live in a full-fledged 3D printed house!

5. LETTUCE FROM LABS – THE FUTURE IS HERE

We stand in a time when manufacturing vegetables in bulk inside laboratories, devoid of soil sun and wind, is reality. But the question is, is this the future we want? 

6. ALPHABET SUES UBER INC. FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT

If the world needed to see more battles between corporate titans, Uber and Waymo had to start a row.

7. DeNA FACES PLAGIARISM AND COPYRIGHT ALLEGATIONS

The Tokyo-based content distributor fails to “Delight” and “Impact the World”.

8. APPLE PATENTS NEW WIRELESS AIRPODS

With Sony’s new patent of wireless charge sharing and Samsung’s wireless charger, Apple probably feels left out.

9. LIGHT UP YOUR HAIR WITH FIRE!

Color-changing hair dye takes the fashion scene by storm, with ladies all over the world lined up to get their first test.

10. SONY PATENTS A WIRELESS PHONE-TO-PHONE CHARGING

Stealing your friend's cellphone juice just got easier!
 

11. GOOGLE’S FAMILY LINK PROMISES TO REVAMP PARENTAL CONTROL METHODS

The app let parents control and manage their children’s devices even when they are not around.

12. WOULD YOU LET A ROBOT PERFORM A SURGERY ON YOU?

Autonomous robots replacing human forces at jobs that we actually need in order to pay the bills.

 

13. THE APP THAT HELPS TO GET CHEAP SHIPPING

After Uber, could the Dhakaites get Roadie as well?

14. PARTICLE PHYSICS FOR 5 YEARS OLDS

Finnish game developer firm launches Big Bang Legends that will essentially teach fundamental particle physics to children without them even realizing it!

1. আইসিটি ও ই-কমার্স খাতে প্রতিযোগিতা নিশ্চিতে আত্মপ্রকাশ করতে যাচ্ছে 'বাফকম'

আত্মপ্রকাশ করতে যাচ্ছে, বাংলাদেশ অ্যালায়েন্স ফর ফেয়ার কম্পিটিশন (BAFCOM) নামক একটি বেসরকারি অলাভজনক সংগঠন।

2. How do you define failure?

“Failure”- What does it mean to you?

3. Halloween week at Jamuna Future Park

Great spirit on horror party.

7. Deepto TV Looks Promising For The Year 2017

Deepto TV, Completing its first year with a bang.

2. 14th International Short Film and Independent Film Festival promises 8 days of cinematic bliss

14th International Short Film and Independent Film Festival kicks off in style on 3rd December. 

 

3. BIGGEST START-UP EVENT UNDER BAFCOM'S BANNER KICKS OFF TOMORROW

First Digital Startup Conference to bring 30 successful Young Entrepreneurs in the ICT sector to speak about the challenges in the field and how to overcome these obstacles in order to inspire emerging IT Startups.

5. WASTE TO WEALTH: TURNING PLASTIC INTO FUEL

Bangladeshi scientist takes a new leap in plastic waste management.

1. Reincarnation of Muslin

Government takes initiative to revive Muslin.

2. Pokémon Go Takes Bangladeshi Gaming Community by Storm

The augmented reality game Pokémon Go was released on December 14, 2016 in Bangladesh and has taken the gaming community by storm.

3. Project Attorokkha: Training Women to Be Their Own Protectors!

Project Attorokkha is here to help under-privileged women with self defense training and turn them into their own protectors!

4. WANNA RECORD ALL THAT YOU SEE?

Sony brings contact lenses that capture visuals in a blink.

5. RENOWNED IP EXPERT JAY A. ERSTLING JOINS BANGLADESH COPYRIGHT & IP FORUM'S BOARD AS A TRUSTEE

Renowned IP Expert Jay A. Erstling has joined as a member to the Board of Trustees of Bangladesh Copyright & IP Forum (BCIPF) on 12 January, 2017.

1. THE WORLD FOOD INNOVATIONS AWARDS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED

These food oscar winners will make you wish you lived in the UK!
 

2. DISNEY GETS SUED FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT OVER ZOOTOPIA

Once is a mistake. Twice is a pattern. Thrice is a habit, but Disney has lost count.

3. TOYOTA, MICROSOFT TEAMS UP TO BRING SMART CARS

If self-driven vehicles were not enough, Microsoft presents internet-connected cars.

4. THE TAPE THAT LETS YOU BUILD LEGO BLOCKS IN ANY DIRECTION

What is cooler than toy blocks? Flexible toy blocks that stick to walls.

5. WARNER BROS. GETS HAUNTED BY INFRINGEMENT SUITS OVER THE CONJURING MOVIES

Pretty soon, the ghosts from Conjuring will want royalties as well.

7. COMMEMORATING WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DAY 2017

April 26th marks the World Intellectual Property Day every year – an event that is not as complicated or as boring as it sounds. The idea behind observing this day is very simple – celebrate originality and innovation all over the world. 

8. DESIGNERS OR COPYCATS?

We all know the elephant in the room is not inspiration, but plagiarism.

9. ED SHEERAN’S “PHOTOGRAPH” COSTS HIM $20M

From now on, every music track should come with a tag saying “if plagiarized, must pay”.

10. IT’S SIMPLY CLAY_TASTIC!

Channel Your Inner Potter with Clay Station

11. NOW YOU CAN DRINK YOUR WATER BOTTLES TOO!

Trending: Edible water containers that could potentially replace water bottles.

12. FIT FOR DHAKA?

Is it worth using fitness bands in a city like Dhaka? 

13. REVIVAL OF THE TAMAGOTCHI - JAPAN GOES BACK TO BASICS

90s game comeback brings the kid out in adults all over the world!

14. iCar: APPLE'S PROJECT IN PIPELINE

Self-driven cars have truly created a phenomenon in this century.

15. WORLD'S FIRST EVER SHIP TUNNEL IN TALKS!

Norway to build first ship tunnel that would connect the Norwegian Sea to the north and the North Sea to the south.

16. GOOGLE DEBUTS AS FASHION GURU

Google has become your very own personal stylist. At least trying to be. 

17. BANGLADESH IP FORUM TO HOLD DAY LONG INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY BOOT CAMP

Daylong IP orientation event to be held for 4th consecutive year

18. SMART HOMES ALL SET TO GET EVEN SMARTER!

Wireless motion detecting smart devices claim to turn any and every surface at home into your personal remote control!

19. LATEST INNOVATION IN THE OLDEST OF FIELDS

Scientist at Georgia Tech have come up with new drone alternatives for watching over crop fields – Tarzan, a robot designed after a sloth, swings from wire to wire taking photos of the fields below. 
 

21. ADOBE SAYS SENSEI WILL HELP YOU TAKE PRO-SELFIES!

Their latest ‘leak’, the Adobe Sensei claims to make every day selfies look like they were clicked by a professional or at least a moderately talented photographer. 
 

1. PUT ON YOUR CODER HATS, GIRLS!

Wanna learn coding? But you are a Girl!

2. CHETAN BHAGAT'S "ONE INDIAN GIRL" MAY BE PLAGIARIZED

Will Bhagat call it an inspiration or will the court rule it plagiarism?

3. EMINEM SUES NEW ZEALAND POLITICAL PARTY OVER USING 'LOSE YOURSELF'

Never expected to see the American rapper mingling with politics.

4. NINTENDO WINS LAWSUIT OVER Mii CHARACTERS

Another victory for the Japanese video game makers.

5. NASA OPENS THE FLOODGATES TO ITS GALLERY!

New searchable media library launched to allows users search, discover and download from. 

7. GOOGLE ADDS OWLCHEMY TO ITS DAYDREAM!

Google has added the celebrated VR game studio that developed Rick and Morty – Virtual Rick-ality to its acquisitions’ list. 

8. DUBAI GETS ITS OWN MICROSOFT FONT

There’s a font called the Dubai Font now – and it literally is, just that.

10. SLOW FASHION = SUSTAINABLE FASHION

Clothes built to grow with your kids!

11. WHAT IF WE SAID CHOCOLATE IS A SUPERFOOD?

iQ Chocolate, Scotland’s first-ever bean-to-bar chocolate is a health nut’s dream come true:  guilt-free, low calorie, and organic. 

12. INNOVATIVE CLEAN WATER SOLUTIONS - TWO SIDES TO THE SAME COIN

Harvesting fresh water from air on one side, and creating on-spot water treatment techniques on the other – the world has been busy trying to solve its clean water crisis. 

13. FROM THREAT INTO THREAD

ADIDAS’ New Line of Shoes Made from Ocean Waste.

14. BURGER DOWN!

100% plant based burger that smells, tastes and cooks like beef, lab-grown vegetarian chicken strips…