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Windows 10 is about to get a high-performance Game Mode

  

PNS: Microsoft made a big fuss out of the Windows 10 Creators Update’s gaming features, and it’s nearly ready to start delivering on them… including some that have remained mysterious.The company has revealed that it’ll start trotting out a largely unknown Windows 10 Game Mode as part of Insider previews “this week.” The improvement won’t be fully functional until later releases, but Microsoft has at last shed some light on what it is: it’ll fine-tune your PC to speed up gaming...

a2i programme sign 2 deals to help children develop creativity

  

PNS: Access to Information (a2i) Programme, Bishwo Shahitto Kendro and Children’s Film Society Bangladesh will work together on developing interactive and multidimensional quality learning and extra-curricular contents and extending online access to them to empower students unleash their creativity and realize their full potential.a2i Programme of the Prime Minister’s Office has taken an initiative to enhance students’ creativity, nourish their talents and create a healthy environment...

5pc duty proposed, rise in mobile phone cost likely

  

PNS : The cost of cell phone use is likely to increase in the next fiscal as Finance Minister AMA Muhith proposed to rise the duty on SIM card-related services to 5 percent than that of existing 3 percent supplementary duty on all kinds of mobile service use.Minister Muhith said, “In FY 15-16 budget, we have significantly reduced the tax on SIM card. This has resulted in the reduction in revenue collection from mobile sectors.”“In order to enhance revenue collection from this sector,...

Opera launches a free VPN app for iOS

  

PNS: Just a couple weeks after introducing a free and unlimited virtual private network (VPN) for its browser, Opera is doing the same on iOS.The company launched a new iOS app Monday that brings an unlimited free VPN to iPhones and iPads.Officially called Opera VPN, the app allows users to securely browse and view content that may otherwise be restricted, due to their location or other restrictions. (While Netflix is starting to crack down on VPN use, virtual private networks are...

Bangladesh’s first ever ‘Mobicon’ on 7th May

  

PNS: Google Developer Group (GDG) has organized Bangladesh’s first ever national mobile conference ‘Mobicon’.Alongside exhibiting mobile apps and services, free UX review, investor meeting, mobile invention adware and many other events have been chalked out for the event.On May 7, Saturday, after day-long events, the closing and prize giving ceremony of Mobicon will be held at 5:45pm, where BASIS secretary and FBCCI director Shamim Ahsan will be the special guest.Representatives...

BTCL cuts price of broadband internet by 35pc

  

PNS : Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL) decreased the price of its broadband internet packages and withdrew BCube users’ data limit, effective on the International Mother Language Day, being cerebrated worldwide on Saturday.BTCL reduced price of BCube packages by 35 percent including both talk time and broadband internet offers. Data services will be unlimited for new BCube packages.From now on, 4GB limit BCube super saver subscribers (BCube infinity 256 package),...

Google boss highest-paid CEO in US

  

PNS Desk : The chief executive of Google, Sundar Pichai, has been awarded $199m in shares, a regulatory filing has revealed.It makes him the highest-paid chief executive in the US, reports BBC.Mr Pichai became chief executive of the search engine giant following the creation of its parent, Alphabet.The founders of Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, have amassed fortunes of $34.6bn and $33.9bn, according to Forbes.Mr Pichai was awarded 273,328 Alphabet shares on 3 February, worth...

Twitter suspends 125,000 'terrorism' accounts

  

PNS Desk : Twitter says it has suspended more than 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 "for threatening or promoting terrorist acts", reports BBC.In a blog, the US-based firm said the accounts "primarily related to ISIS" (the so-called Islamic State group)."We condemn the use of Twitter to promote terrorism," it said, adding that it had increased its report reviewing teams to react faster.Twitter has more than 500 million users around the world."We have already seen results,...

Yahoo to cut its workforce by 15pc

  

PNS Desk : Yahoo is cutting 15% of its workforce as the company pursues an "aggressive strategic plan" to return to profitability, reports BBC.The job cuts will reduce the number of its employees to about 9,000 by the end of 2016.The announcement came as Yahoo reported a $4.3bn loss for the year.In a statement, chief executive Marissa Mayer said: "This is a strong plan calling for bold shifts in products and in resources."She added that it would "dramatically brighten our...

Decision to open Facebook

  

PNS : The government has taken a decision to open Facebook, the most popular social networking site that is blocked here from November 18, says State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim. However, the other apps which had been blocked along with facebook will not unblock now for the sake of public safty, she added. The state minister came up with the disclosure at Bangladesh Secretariat on Thursday noon.PNS/Md.Saifullah/Mansur

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