Shaer Reaz

Shaer started his writing career with The Rising Stars, the former youth magazine of The Daily Star. After joining full-time, this Dhaka University Economics major has been a crucial part of Shift, Bytes and Next-Step - the automotive, technology and career pages of the paper. When he isn't reviewing the latest cars to hit the local market or day-dreaming about the potential of 5G, he's usually seen staying back late at night, hammering out data visualisations for Star Weekend. Based on the number of screens and touch sensitive surfaces you can usually find around him, it's safe to say he welcomes the robots that will rule humanity in the future. In official capacity, however, Shaer currently serves as the Deputy Digital Editor of The Daily Star, digitally repackaging print stories, producing online exclusive news and features, data driven interactives and more.

September 20, 2019
September 20, 2019

In the land of pandas and hand-rolled noodles

A fading yellow line separates the growing throng of people behind me from entry into the People’s Republic of China. In front, a

September 16, 2019
September 16, 2019

The future, according to Huawei Global Industry Vision 2025

At this year’s Asia Pacific Innovation Day held in Chengdu, Sichuan, China, networking and consumer technology giant Huawei showcased Global Industry Vision (GIV) 2025.

September 4, 2019
September 4, 2019

Huawei touts achievements in 5G for Asia-Pacific Innovation Day 2019

This year’s instalment of the Asia-Pacific Innovation Day was held today at the Waldorf Astoria in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. This year’s theme, “Innovation Enables Asia-Pacific Digitisation”, saw...

August 30, 2019
August 30, 2019

The Amazon is burning and this is what led to it

The Amazon is burning and this is what led to it

August 28, 2019
August 28, 2019

Electric Dreams: Owning a Tesla Model S P100D

The world is at the brink of critical system failure. If you don’t believe that, ask around. July was the hottest month ever recorded on

August 9, 2019
August 9, 2019

Five Came Back: when Hollywood went to war

When browsing through the catalogue of shows on Netflix one night, I came across an entry with a thumbnail that took me back to the book covers of classic thriller novels such as Alastair McLean’s...

July 31, 2019
July 31, 2019

SILVER SURFER: 1989 Toyota Supra A70

There was a time, a long time back, when Toyota was an adventurous sort of manufacturer. The Japanese were riding the high of a technological boom in the 80s—everything from tape decks to...

July 24, 2019
July 24, 2019

The melancholia of 1:32 scale

Ahh, 1:32 scale. For many of us, our first few steps into die-cast collection was not through 1:64s, but through the much more affordable-per-inch 1:32 scale. As children, these 1:32 scale models,...

July 19, 2019
July 19, 2019

Breaking the cycle/rickshaw

Thus, reads an article published on BBC News World Edition by the BBC Reporter in Dhaka, Alastair Lawson. It paints a bleak picture of the people at the helm of Dhaka’s ‘lowest’ form of transport...

July 17, 2019
July 17, 2019

KK Diecast VW Type I and the case for closed shell diecasts

A recent thread on the Die-cast Car Collectors Club Bangladesh group on Facebook had a discussion on the pros and cons of closed shell