Huawei blacklisting in the US hurts the company on a global scale

Huawei blacklisting - Huawei smartphone

Google has removed Huawei from the Android partner program. As part of the Huawei blacklisting order by the US government, Google was required to remove the Chinese tech company from the Android Partner program. Such a move implies that Huawei will no longer be privy to proprietary apps and services from Google. This restriction could hurt Huawei’s prominence in the market. For now, Google will continue to send software updates to Huawei phones until mid-August. On Tuesday, the US Commerce Department decided to grant mobile phone companies a 90-day license…

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San Francisco to become first major US city to pass facial recognition ban

Facial Recognition Ban - Biometric technology

The Californian city has banned the use of the technology by its police and other agencies. A facial recognition ban is likely to be enforced in San Francisco after an 8-to-1 vote in favor of banning the technology was carried out by the Board of Supervisors. This will make San Francisco the first major city in America to reject using the biometrics search tool to identify criminal suspects. Civil liberty groups have expressed concerns about the use of the technology after it was used last June. Back in June 2018,…

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Sea Hero Quest VR contributes significant research into Alzheimer’s disease

Sea Hero Quest VR - Mobile Game - YouTube

The mobile VR game and its app predecessor has provided Alzheimer researchers with valuable data. In the two years that it has been on the market, Sea Hero Quest VR and the mobile app that came before it, has been producing significant and valuable data for Alzheimer’s research. A recent study has found that the virtual reality (VR) game can help detect those who are genetically at a higher risk of suffering from the disease. Sea Hero Quest has generated over 1,700 years’ worth of lab-based research. She Hero Quest…

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Google Glass shows promise as an mHealth wearable therapy for Autism

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Standford Researchers have found that Google’s smartglasses helped improve socialization in Autistic kids. Google Glass could soon be used as an mHealth wearable therapy to improve care management for children on the Autism spectrum. Researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine found that when the smartglasses were integrated with an AI platform, this digital at-home therapy helped autistic children improve their socialization skills better than standard care. The study found that children using the mHealth platform had significant improvement compared to traditional therapy. The Stanford University School of Medicine study…

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Mobile tracking tech ties physical movements of shoppers to their purchasing decisions

Mobile tracking tech - Shopping Mall

A new type of mobile tracking technology may make it easier for advertises to target potential customers. A new study using a new kind of mobile tracking tech – information trajectory-based targeting – has found that by targeting a shopper’s physical movements, advertisers can significantly improve ads via mobile phones. This mobile technology goes beyond simply advertising to a customer based on their location. The new study, involving the mobile tracking tech, was recently published in the journal Management Science, and was carried out by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University,…

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