Withings ScanWatch combines two heart health monitoring technologies

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The new smartwatch won’t be available to consumers until it receives its FDA approval. The new Withings ScanWatch has been unveiled, revealing a wearable device that brings together two important types of health monitoring tech. The first is a form that detects atrial fibrillation, a heart rhythm condition. The second measures oxygen levels in the blood while the wearer is asleep, which can help in sleep apnea detection. These two types of health monitor can help wearers to spot the presence of difficult to detect conditions. The Withings ScanWatch uses…

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AT&T launches validated calls with a green checkmark to avoid spoofing

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The telecom provider announced that it has turned on this service to help customers avoid scams. AT&T has announced the start of its validated calls feature, which it activated last week. This feature functions on certain Android phone models to provide a green checkmark for known callers. The goal is to make it easier for customers to identify spam calls or spoofed robocalls. The telecom’s customers using LG V40 ThinQ, Samsung Galaxy S10 or Galaxy S10+ will be able to benefit from the validated calls feature. It means thatusers of…

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Amazon Echo adds option to use Samuel L Jackson’s voice

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Google Assistant users aren’t the only ones who can change the default voice on their smart device. Amazon Echo now has a unique new option available for users who would rather listen to Samuel L Jackson than the default voice. The company recently launched its celebrity voice program which will soon include several new sounds. Samuel L Jackson is the first voice being added to the new celebrity voice options for the Amazon Echo. The program was first unveiled in September, so users knew that it was on its way.…

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Facebook Oculus Quest is driving virtual reality sales

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VR is starting to attract people’s attention to a growing degree primarily due to this one gadget. Virtual reality has always had appeal, but the sales haven’t reflected this draw until Facebook Oculus Quest recently started driving things forward. This technology still has a futuristic and science fiction feeling for most average consumers. VR devices have been available to consumers since about 2016. Since then, the numbers have been disappointing at best. That said, new figures are indicating that Facebook Oculus Quest may be sending sales in a new and…

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China’s Huawei smartphones are now built without US parts

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The Chinese telecom giant has managed to source formerly American components from elsewhere. After having been blacklisted in the United States, Huawei smartphones – which used to be built with a number of U.S. made components, are now being manufactured with parts sourced elsewhere. The Chinese telecom giant has managed to replace its American made components in order to create its popular devices without anything made in the United States. A recent analysis has shown that the new devices are already being manufactured by the company. The analysis was conducted…

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