New telehaptic gadgaet makes it possible to send a remote touch sensations

Telehaptic - Digital Touch

The prototype device is worn on a user’s fingertip and transmits touch in real time. Researchers from South Korea have developed a new type of telehaptic gadget that users can wear to transmit a touch sensation remotely and in real time. This prototype could mean that there will be promising new developments in AR and VR tech. Interface technology that makes a user’s experience natural, intuitive and realistic when interacting physically with devices is key to augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR). That said, other than subtle changes in vibrations, most…

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BlackBerry and Samsung team up to boost mobile security protections

Mobile Security - Partnership

The companies are focusing on building enhanced protection for BYOD and remote workers. With the explosion of remote workers over the last handful of years, mobile security from bring your own device (BYOD) usage has become a considerable concern, so BlackBerry and Samsung have teamed up to provide new solid small business and enterprise solutions. The companies have teamed up to help protect companies against the risk of cybercriminal attacks. Cybercriminals were quick to take advantage of low mobile security levels when workers suddenly switched to remote positions in droves.…

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WhatsApp finally adds feature to let us send ourselves messages

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The new feature’s global launch occurred this week and is rolling out to all users. WhatsApp has announced that it has rolled out a new feature globally, and it is one that users have been craving for a long time – whether they knew it or not. The new feature will allow people to send themselves messages as reminders to themselves. The new WhatsApp feature is expected to be used as a way to keep organized, remember various points of information that don’t need to be recorded for long, and…

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Amazon will trial facial recognition seller identity verification tech

facial recognition - Online Seller

The e-commerce giant is seeking to improve forgery detection and improved seller identity verification. Amazon will begin a trial period using facial recognition technology to help the e-commerce giant to better detect forgeries and verify the identities of online sellers. This test will be a part of a broader strategy trialing a range of different automated technologies. The facial recognition test started last week and is taking place as a voluntary option for potential sellers in the United States. Individuals who do not want to participate in the test using that…

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Italy bans facial recognition technology with one exception

Facial recognition - Banned - Italy

The European country has prohibited the use of the tech and of “smart glasses” except for crime fighting. Italy has issued a ban on the use of both facial recognition technology and of “smart glasses” in the country, though there is a major exception to this newly created rule. The country’s Data Protection Agency recently scolded the use of the tech by two municipalities. Italy’s Data Protection Agency criticized two of the country’s municipalities earlier this week for experimenting with facial recognition and smart glasses technologies. This referred specifically to…

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