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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iPhone Night Shift may be keeping you awake, not helping you sleep

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New research shows smartphone blue light filters may be doing more harm than good. The iPhone Night Shift feature meant to help reduce evening eye strain and make sure blue light doesn’t inhibit sleep may not be working as hoped, according to new research results. Blue light filters have become very common among iOS and Android device users. Apple first launched the iPhone Night Shift feature in January 2016. It was meant to decrease the amount of blue light emitted by a device screen. The idea was to decrease eye…

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First iPhone launched a substantial mobile phone trend involving head injuries

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When Apple released the first ever smartphone, people started hurting themselves and it’s still happening. There’s no mystery that looking down while walking increases risk of injuries, but a mobile phone trend began when the iPhone first entered the scene. The smarter cell phones get, the more dangerously people are using them while distracted. According to new research, in 2007, the year Apple first released the iPhone, a new mobile phone trend began. That same year, the number of head injuries linked with cell phones took off. The research findings…

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Tech giants are bracing themselves against a future of deepfake videos

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Technology researchers are scrambling to find tools to combat fake, AI generated media. Many of the tech giants across the country and around the world are working to prepare for the onslaught of deepfake videos that are certain to be on their way. The goal is to develop the technology needed to spot fake artificial intelligence (A.I.) generated video before it has the chance to spread. Google has been working on this type of project for months, at least, but the trend is growing. Google researchers worked with dozens of…

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QR codes and RFID tech come together in Denso Wave and RFKeeper partnership

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The company known for coining the term “QR code” is now expanding into RFID solutions. Denso Wave is recognized for first coining the term QR code for quick response codes, and is now partnering with an RFID tech firm, RFKeeper. This partnership will help the companies to jointly expand their RFID solutions and boost awareness. Denso Wave Incorporated is a Japan based company. It has partnered up with Israel based RFID software development manufacturer, RFKeeper. According to a press release issued by the companies, the two companies have just firmed…

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