Smartphone privacy called into question as Android phones track owners that opted-out

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According to a new paper from Trinity College in Dublin, data sharing habits aren’t what they claim to be. A new report is calling smartphone privacy into question as researchers from Trinity College in Dublin showed that even when users opt out of tracking, devices are still riddled with unwanted trackers. Even savvy users who have avoided sketchy apps and have followed privacy guides aren’t immune. The smartphone privacy paper examined the data sharing habits of some of the popular app versions on Android, including those developed by Samsung, Huawei…

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The Evolving Cellular Technology

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Cell phones are evolving in line as the trends change in technology for mobile phones. In the last few years, the industry of cell phones has seen a surge in sales thanks to the advent of 5G phones technologies that have altered how the game of mobile phones is played. As customers become increasingly aware of the latest technology in mobile phones and become more aware of the mobile phone technology, they’ll seek out a suitable bundle with the most advanced features that the cellular phone has. Thus, the pursuit…

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Amazon Astro Robot unveiling calls to mind The Jetsons and WALL-E

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The tech giant introduced the in-home device alongside new Ring and Alexa products. Amazon recently held its annual hardware and services event, this time virtually, and rolled out a spectrum of new products including everything from its Astro Robot to Alexa-powered Echo devices and Ring security products. Artificial Intelligence (AI) was a central technology behind many of the newly unveiled gadgets. The ambient AI was developed to understand what users want and when they want it. These gadgets are powered by the new AZ2 processor to provide the experience. Amazon…

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Smartphone sensors collect enough data to detect when you’ve used weed

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Rutgers University researchers found that phones have a 90 percent cannabis use detection accuracy. A team of researchers from Rutgers University have determined that data collected through nothing more than smartphone sensors, when combined with machine learning, can be enough to detect if someone has been using marijuana. The researchers’ goal was to develop a passive cannabis usage detection proof-of-concept method. The research goal was to develop a proof-of-concept passive detection method for marijuana use which could be used as an alternative to the current conventional detection methods such as…

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Smartphone magnetic fields could affect pacemakers and defibrillators, says study

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This is a good reason for anyone with this type of implant to keep devices out of bras and breast pockets. It may seem harmless to tuck your phone into your bra if you need both hands to do something else, but smartphone magnetic fields could make this a dangerous practice for pacemaker and implanted defibrillator patients. Same goes for devices tucked into breast pockets and the inner chest pocket of a jacket. New research shows that these types of gadgets should be kept at least 15 cm (6 inches)…

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