Dhaka, Jan 10 (UNB)- To celebrate the 11th Techshohor.com Smartphone & Tab Expo to a grand scale, leading smartphone brand Huawei has announced exciting offers and lucrative discounts on its devices and accessories. The expo is scheduled to be held at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the capital from January 10-12, 2019.
On the occasion, Huawei will provide up to 20% special discount on Smartphones with attractive gifts during the expo and up to 40% special discount on Tab and Huawei original accessories item (Earphone, Bluetooth Headset, Quick Charger, OTG Cable, Selfie Stick, and Smart Scale etc.). Moreover, there will be special offers on Huawei Power Bank and Color Band A2 and B2 for this expo only.
In this expo, customer will be able to buy Huawei nova 3e at BDT 22,500 instead of regular price of BDT 27,990. Moreover, Huawei nova 3i will be available at BDT 25,500 with an attractive gift box while the regular price of the handset is BDT 26,990.
Popular smartphone at present, Huawei Mate 20 Pro will be available for BDT 89,990 with exclusive gifts. Also customer can buy Huawei Matebook X with a discounted price of BDT 110,000.
In addition, customer can buy Huawei’s popular tab: T3 7” (1+8GB) with a minimum price of BDT 8,990 and Huawei Media pad T3 10” will be sold at BDT 17,990 instead of regular price of BDT 19,490. Moreover, Huawei Color Band A2 will be sold at 15% discounted to BDT 2,190 and color Band B2 at BDT 2,950
To enhance the enjoyment of the customer further, Huawei will also organize raffle draw each day during the expo and customer can get a chance to win attractive gifts including Swan Bluetooth Speaker, Headphone and BPL ticket.
Cape Canaveral, Jan 10 (AP/UNB) — The Hubble Space Telescope's premier camera has shut down because of a hardware problem.
NASA said the camera stopped working Tuesday. Hubble's three other science instruments are still working fine, with celestial observations continuing.
This third incarnation of the wide field camera was installed by spacewalking astronauts in 2009. The camera has backup electronics that could be called into action, if necessary, according to NASA.
The camera has captured stunning images of stars, galaxies stretching far back in time and assisted in deep sky surveys. It's also studied objects in our own solar system, discovering some of the tiny moons around Pluto, as well as a 14th moon around Neptune. It takes pictures in both visible and ultraviolet light, as well as near infrared.
Orbiting 350 miles (560 kilometers) above Earth, Hubble was launched in 1990 and visited by space shuttle astronauts, for repairs and upgrades, five times.
Last fall, Hubble stopped working altogether for three weeks because of a pointing problem. This is the first time the camera has acted up like this, said Cheryl Gundy, a spokeswoman with the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, which handle science operations for the telescope.
"NASA is trying to pull together the team to try to diagnose the issue," Gundy said Wednesday.
"We would like to have Hubble back up and working as quickly as possible, and NASA is making that happen," even with the partial government shutdown, she added.
Washington, Jan 10 (AP/UNB) — Too often people die of an opioid overdose because no one's around to notice they're in trouble. Now scientists are creating a smartphone app that beams sound waves to measure breathing — and summon help if it stops.
The app is still experimental. But in a novel test, the "Second Chance" app detected early signs of overdose in the critical minutes after people injected heroin or other illegal drugs, researchers reported Wednesday.
One question is whether most drug users would pull out their phone and switch on an app before shooting up. The University of Washington research team contends it could offer a much-needed tool for people who haven't yet found addiction treatment.
"They're not trying to kill themselves — they're addicted to these drugs. They have an incentive to be safe," said Shyamnath Gollakota, an engineering and computer science associate professor whose lab turns regular cellphones into temporary sonar devices.
But an emergency room physician who regularly cares for overdose patients wonders how many people really would try such a device.
"This is an innovative way to attack the problem," said Dr. Zachary Dezman of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, who wasn't involved in the research.
Still, "I don't know if many folks who use substances are going to have the forethought to prepare," he added.
More than 47,000 people in the U.S. died of opioid overdoses in 2017. The drugs suppress breathing but a medicine called naloxone often can save victims — if it reaches them in time. Usually, that means someone has to witness the collapse. Dr. Jacob Sunshine, a University of Washington anesthesiologist, notes that people have died with a relative in the next room unaware they were in trouble.
The research team settled on cellphones as potential overdose monitors because just about everyone owns one. They designed an app that measures how someone's chest rises and falls to see if they're slipping into the slow, shallow breaths of an overdose or stop breathing completely.
How? The software converts the phone's built-in speaker and microphone to send out inaudible sound waves and record how they bounce back. Analyzing the signals shows specific breathing patterns.
It won't work inside a pocket, and people would have to stay within 3 feet. The researchers are in the process of making the app capable of dialing for help if a possible overdose is detected.
They put the experimental gadget to the test at North America's first supervised injection site in Vancouver, British Columbia, where people are allowed to bring in illegal drugs and inject themselves under medical supervision in case of overdose. Study participants agreed to have doctoral student Rajalakshmi Nandakumar place the app-running cellphone nearby during their regularly monitored visit.
The software correctly identified breathing problems that could signal an overdose — seven or fewer breaths a minute, or pauses in breathing — 90 percent of the time, the researchers found. Most were near-misses; two of the 94 study participants had to be resuscitated.
For a bigger test, the researchers next turned to people who don't abuse drugs but were about to receive anesthesia for elective surgery. Rendering someone unconscious for an operation mimics how an overdose shuts down breathing.
Measuring 30 seconds of slowed or absent breathing as those patients went under, the app correctly predicted 19 of 20 simulated overdoses, the researchers reported. The one missed case was a patient breathing slightly faster than the app's cutoff.
The findings were reported in the journal Science Translational Medicine. The researchers have patented the invention and plan to seek Food and Drug Administration approval.
Las Vegas, Jan 8 (AP/UNB) — The CES 2019 gadget show is revving up in Las Vegas. Here are the latest findings and observations from Associated Press reporters on the ground as technology's biggest trade event gets underway.
In this age of smartphone streaming, big television sets are no longer the centerpiece of many living rooms. Now South Korean electronics company LG is doing its part to make TVs disappear altogether.
LG has unveiled a "rollable" TV — a 65-inch screen that can roll down and disappear into its base with the press of a button. The set can still play music when the screen is rolled down completely, or display a clock when it's just partially rolled down. LG says the TV will be available later this year. It didn't say how much it will cost.
Meanwhile, LG, Samsung and others unveiled "8K" sets, with four times the resolution of today's high-definition sets and twice that of 4K sets such as LG's rollable one. 8K represents the next generation of television viewing, but one that most people won't see for themselves for some time.
So far, 8K has only been deployed for the occasional experimental broadcast, such as during the Olympics. Even 4K shows and movies are just starting to catch on.
"As always with TVs, innovations come with display hardware first and adoption of things like content and delivery always follow later," said Paul Gagnon, an analyst with IHS Markit.
But unlike past developments that never caught on, such as 3D TVs, analysts believe 8K will become more popular eventually — just not ubiquitous.
Samsung announced its first 8K TV last year, an 85-inch model costing nearly $15,000. The company unveiled four additional sizes Monday, sans prices. Also Monday, TCL announced plans for 8K sets with Roku's streaming technology built-in. LG has two 8K sets coming.
Enough about self-driving cars
Many people at CES would rather hear about better video games. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang got a big round of applause when he told a crowd that he'd spend more time talking gaming than autonomous driving.
The Santa Clara, California-based chipmaker's computer graphics technology is used in both industries. But it was Huang's unveiling of a new gaming-oriented graphics processor that elicited the biggest cheers Sunday night. He also detailed how his company's advances in artificial intelligence and a graphics technology called "ray tracing" are helping to generate ever-more-realistic scenery in popular games.
This year's CES is less focused on autonomous cars compared with last year, though there's ongoing buzz about self-driving innovations. Ride-hailing service Lyft says that after launching a self-driving Las Vegas taxi service at last year's CES, it's now had almost 30,000 paid rides. Daimler on Monday unveiled a new self-driving truck and Bosch and May Mobility separately unveiled their concepts for a driverless shuttle bus.
Meanwhile, executives from Audi, Toyota, Cruise Automation, chipmaker Nvidia, Google spinoff Waymo and several startups are gearing up to convince the public that autonomous vehicles are safe.
They say the coalition is not a lobbying effort but a united front to invest in countering what they describe as public confusion, fears and unrealistic expectations about self-driving technology. The industry push follows a year of news about self-driving crashes, including an autonomous Uber that fatally struck a pedestrian in March. Neither Uber nor Tesla, which has also had crashes, is part of the group.
A century-old CES first-timer
You wouldn't expect to find the maker of Pampers and Bounty paper towels at the world's largest technology conference.
But here's consumer goods company Procter & Gamble at CES 2019, showing off heated razors and a toothbrush that uses artificial intelligence. (Sorry if you were expecting self-changing diapers.)
Procter & Gamble, which was founded more than 180 years ago, said it's the first time it has been an exhibitor at CES. The company said it needs to infuse technology into everyday products to keep up with what customers want.
Among the goods on display: a waterproof Gillette razor that heats up to 122 degrees; an Oral-B toothbrush that tells you if you're missing areas when brushing; and a wand-like device called Opte that scans the skin and releases serum that covers up age spots and other discoloration.
Although some of the products have been sold in test runs, pricing hasn't been set yet. But expect to pay a lot more than the ordinary stuff currently on drugstore shelves.
An elegant way to text
People feeling overwhelmed by their array of connected devices can invest up to $700 on another device meant to feel more artisanal.
Mui Lab, based in Kyoto, Japan, has designed an internet-connected wall panel made of sycamore wood that you can touch to send messages, check the weather or control other home devices such as lights and thermostats. Lighted letters and icons appear on the wood panel when it's being used — and disappear when it's inactive.
CEO Kazunori Oki says it's about bringing a more natural feel to a connected home.
While you're at it, you can make your home smell better. Feeling like more lavender and less jasmine? Or want your holiday party to smell like a blend of Christmas tree, fireplace and cookies? The Moodo "smart-home fragrance diffusers" made by Israeli fragrance company Agan Aroma enable users to adjust blends from their smartphones. Each $139 device holds up to four capsules with different scents.
Dhaka, Jan 7 (UNB) - Robi highly valued customers can now enjoy up to 12 percent special discounts on base fare from Regent Airways while travelling to local and international destinations. The unique offer came as part of Robi’s Dhonnobad program.
This offer will be applicable for tickets purchased from Regent Airways’ sales centres. In addition to the special discount, Regent Airways’s customers will also get complimentary coupon to avail special offers on Robi Roaming Service.
In this regard, Robi’s Vice President of Customer Lifecycle Management & International Business (CLM & IB), Biplav Majumdar and Regent Airways’s Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), Hanif Zakaria signed an agreement on behalf of their respective organisations recently at the Robi Corporate Office.
Robi’s Vice President, CLM & IB, Rafiqul Hoque, General Manager, IB, Manik Lal Das, Manager, Loyalty & Winback, Shahadat H Mazumder & Ahmed U Chowdhury and Regent Airways’s Director Marketing & Sales, Sohail Majid, and Assistant Manager, Brand & Marketing Samira Karim were also present on the occasion.