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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iPhone 14 now lets US and Canadian users make satellite emergency calls

iPhone 14 standing on table

Device users who head into remote areas will be connected to emergency services via satellite. iPhone 14 users in the United States and Canada can now benefit from a newly rolled out feature allowing them to make emergency calls via satellite if they are in remote areas without cell service. The new safety feature is meant to ensure users never lose connection with emergency assistance. Apple announced that this new iPhone 14 feature rolled out to users in the United States and Canada last week. “There are always places that…

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Rumored VR headset from Apple could use eyes for making payments

VR headset - Apple Sign on building

There are growing indications that the iPhone maker’s mixed reality wearables will launch in 2023. Since Face ID is already a payments validation method through Apple devices, it isn’t difficult to believe the new rumors stating that the iPhone maker’s expected (though unconfirmed) VR headset will uses wearers’ eyes for completing transactions. The rumors indicate that the gadget would use iris scanning tech for payments and logins. Reports suggest that iris scanning systems are being developed to make it easier for VR headset wearers to be able to securely access…

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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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