News Bytes

News Bytes

Dennis Snider

263 Posts

275 views

0

(3)

Google Nest Raises Privacy Concerns
Google has recently announced that its Nest Secure home alarm system contains a microphone. Having previously failed to mention this microphone, this oversight is just another privacy blunder for the internet firm. When the home alarm systems first went on sale in late 2017, the firm failed to mention the integral microphone and, in January this year, it still didn’t feature in the product specifications.
Admitting its mistake, Google has assured its customers that the microphone was never intentionally kept secret. According to the firm, the microphones are inactive. Should customers wish to use them in future, they will need to specifically enable the capability. In 2018, the firm was found to be tracking user locations through its search services and apps, even when users had disabled their location features. Also, back in 2010, Google unintentionally gathered internet activity when its Street View cars were deployed.

Welcome to the Fold
In April this year, Samsung will launch the first ever foldable phone. The aptly-named ‘Galaxy Fold’ will feature a tablet-size folding display. With customers looking to justify modern smartphone costs, this new device will provide two formats in one. When closed, the Galaxy Fold will be much like a traditional smartphone. Open it up, though, and customers will find themselves with a large tablet, suitable for movies and browsing.
According to Samsung, customers will be able to seamlessly switch from one display to another and, if an alert appears on the front screen, customers will be able to view the information in the unfolded, tablet mode.
Until now, folding phones have been the stuff of prototypes. The announcement of the Galaxy Fold could see a new wave of innovation, tempting smartphone users into upgrading their devices.
Running a version of Google Android that adapts according to its mode, the device contains two batteries. The batteries are located on either side of the hinge, allowing the tablet to be collapsed.
Due for release on April 26, the Galaxy Fold will have LTE and 5G versions and will cost $1,980.

8 thoughts on “News Bytes

  1. Tracey

    After going over a number of the blog posts on your web hosting providers site, I honestly like your way of blogging.
    I saved as a favorite it to my bookmark website
    list and will be checking back soon. Take a look at my website too and let me know
    how you feel.

    August 10, 2020 at 9:41 am Reply
  2. Jayne

    Quality content is the crucial to be a focus for the visitors to go to see the web
    page, that’s what this website hosting companies is providing.

    August 10, 2020 at 10:12 pm Reply
  3. Boyd

    Hello colleagues, its great post concerning educationand
    completely defined, keep it up all the time.
    adreamoftrains website hosting companies web host

    August 11, 2020 at 8:11 pm Reply
  4. Catherine

    Having read this I thought it was really informative.
    I appreciate you spending some time and effort to put
    this article together. I once again find myself spending a lot of time both reading and leaving comments.

    But so what, it was still worthwhile! cheap flights 32hvAj4

    August 24, 2020 at 10:25 pm Reply
  5. Kathaleen

    Hey superb website! Does running a blog like this take a massive amount work?
    I have absolutely no expertise in programming but I had been hoping
    to start my own blog soon. Anyway, if you have any suggestions or
    techniques for new blog owners please share. I understand this is
    off subject but I simply had to ask. Thanks a lot!
    cheap flights 31muvXS

    August 25, 2020 at 7:41 pm Reply
  6. Marian

    Hello I am so grateful I found your website, I really found you by
    mistake, while I was browsing on Digg for something else, Anyhow I am here now and
    would just like to say thanks for a remarkable post
    and a all round entertaining blog (I also
    love the theme/design), I don’t have time to
    read it all at the moment but I have saved it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have
    time I will be back to read more, Please do keep up the excellent work.

    Here is my page :: best hosting

    August 25, 2020 at 8:58 pm Reply
  7. Nilda

    I’m really impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your blog.
    Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself?
    Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it is rare to see
    a nice blog like this one nowadays.

    Here is my web page :: cheap flights

    August 27, 2020 at 1:15 am Reply
  8. Caren

    Hey there this is kind of of off topic but I was wanting to know if blogs
    use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML.
    I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding expertise so I wanted to get
    advice from someone with experience. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Look at my webpage: black mass

    August 28, 2020 at 2:51 am Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *