Several advocacy groups collectively lodged a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday, accusing Amazon of farming personal data from children using the Echo Dot Kids Edition released last year. Amazon denied the accusations, claiming its practices were fully compliant with federal laws, according to the New York Times.Among the groups who filed the complaint were Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood and Parents Across America. Essentially, they claimed Amazon's kid centric smart speaker could store private information that kids shared with it in a way that was difficult for parents to purge from its cloud storage.
Taipei, May 8 (CNA) Google Inc.'s newest smartphones the Pixel 3a series went on sale in Taiwan Wednesday after the U.S. based tech giant unveiled the new phones in Google I O developer conference in San Francisco overnight.The lower cost Pixel 3a series was developed by Google's production team based in Taiwan after the company completed a deal in January 2018 to acquire Taiwan based HTC Corp.'s smartphone ODM assets for US$1.1 billion.Consumers in Taiwan are able to log on the online Google Store to place their orders in the two newest lower cost Pixel models the 5.6 inch Pixel 3a and 6 inch Pixel 3a XL with a starting price of NT$14,500 (US$459) and NT$17,100, respectively.According to Google, the phones boast new functions, such as navigation via augmented reality (AR) technology on Google Maps.With the assistance of the AR technology, pedestrians can see images of the roads on which they are walking instead of simply receiving instructions, which is expected to make it easier for them to find their way around.The series also has a time lapse photography function that allows users to capture an entire sunrise or sunset in a film lasting only a few seconds.The new phones are equipped with a 12.2 megapixel rear camera with an electronic image stabilization function, as well as an 8 megapixel front camera with an 84 degree field of view.In addition, the cameras also have the Google artificial intelligence function, while the phones have more efficient batteries, giving up to seven hours of use for a recharge time of 15 minutes, or up to 30 hours with a full recharge.The Pixel 3a is equipped with a 3,000 mAh battery, while the Pixel 3a XL has a 3,700 mAh battery, according to Google.The new phones, which have 4GB of memory and storage of 64GB, are powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 670 processor, Google said.After Google purchased HTC's smartphone ODM assets, about 2,000 HTC smartphone engineers have been working for the American firm to develop the Pixel series of phones.Google has plans to build its biggest research and development center in Taiwan. (By Jeffrey Wu and Frances Huang)Enditem JRatings
Data management technology vendor NetApp, which has been leading the charge toward a cloud first approach to storage, is mulling the introduction of consumption based data management.
HMD Global has today announced the launch of its latest budget-centric smartphone, the Nokia 4.2, in India. The smartphone comes with a price tag of Rs 10,990. The major highlight of the smartphone is the compact design along with a glossy finish at the back panel. The company has also added a Google Assistant button, which is situated at the left side of the device. The phone will be available in two colour options Black and Pink Sand. Jumping straight to the specifications, the Nokia 4.2 is equipped with a 5.71-inch HD+ display with a screen resolution of 1520 x 720 pixels and 270ppi pixel density. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The memory can be further expanded with the help of a dedicated microSD card slot. On the imaging department, the Nokia 4.2 is backed by a dual-camera setup, which comes with a combination of 13-megapixel primary lens with f/2.2 aperture coupled with a 2-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture. For selfies, it is loaded with an 8-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture.
The Redmi Snapdragon 855 flagship has been doing the rounds of the rumour mill for a while, and while we are waiting for an official announcement, Redmi General Manager Lu Weibing has taken to Weibo to indicate that the phone will sport a super wide angle lens. He also revealed that the phone will support NFC and sport a 3.5mm audio jack. A separate leak suggests that a Redmi phone codenamed Raphael, believed to be the Redmi flagship, will come with 256GB of onboard storage and GPU overlocking.
Samsung revealed at the end of last year that UFS 3.0 would deliver more than double the bandwidth as its predecessor (UFS 2.1), going up to 2.9GB s. UFS 3.0 modules also consume less power, making it a win win.
Update, May 6, 2019 (3:52AM ET): OnePlus has now confirmed to Android Authority that the OnePlus 7 Pro will offer HDR10 support. The company also noted a partnership with Netflix and YouTube to offer HDR10 content (i.e. not HDR10 ). "OnePlus is thrilled to bring a flagship smartphone to the market that supports HDR10 and the move gives users a visual experience of the future, " the brand noted in an emailed press release.
A team of researchers found that oral administration of Hepatitis B vaccine protects children against dangerous viruses and have also delivered a recipe called virologists to improve the vaccine drops. The study was published in Scientific Reports.Millions of people are infected with hepatitis B every year and particularly small children are at risk. Due to the high cost and the stable environmental conditions required for vaccine storage, many people in developing countries are not vaccinated against this dangerous virus.
Screenshots alleged to be from the device were shared on Twitter today by Sudhanshu Ambhore (@Sudhanshu1414) and they reveal some key details. One of the images reveals the phone 's codename as Raphael . This isn 't actually the first time we have heard that codename.
AWS already supported provisioning individual servers for Hyperledger Fabric, Ethereum and other technologies within its marketplace. The new service makes managing the overall network far easier. AWS is known as a provider of business and enterprise cloud storage, analytics, and network services. Now its portfolio of over 150 services includes this fully managed blockchain, through which clients can create a secure, immutable ledger of transactions.
It appears that the rivalry between Realme and Redmi will soon rise above the budget segment and will escalate to the mid range and the flagship domain as well. Key specifications, storage variants, and pricing of Realme's upcoming smartphone the Realme X have reportedly surfaced online. The Snapdragon 730 powered Realme X is tipped to take on Redmi's upcoming smartphone powered by the same Qualcomm chip. Moreover, some details about the company's upcoming Snapdragon 855 powered flagship, the Realme X Pro, have also been leaked.
Reserved Storage, as Microsoft calls it, will take at least a 7GB chunk of space from the OS drive to make room for updates, temporary files, apps and system cache so there's little to no chance of cough deleting user files again, a problem which the company quickly fixed for "one one hundredth of one percent of version 1809 installs." The new storage requirement seems to indicate that Windows 10 will now take more space in general.
We confirmed that the OnePlus 7 Pro will have a price of euro;749 for the model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, whereas a model with 12GB RAM will kick things up to a whopping euro;819. While we still don't know the price of the base model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage (though it makes sense for it to be in the euro;649 699 range), compared to the OnePlus 6T, which currently starts at just euro;549, that's quite the price increase.
The new video teaser showcases the new Avengers: Endgame movie along with some images of the recently released Redmi phones in between. At the end of the video, a mysterious Redmi phone shows up with notch less display design along with a pop up selfie camera. Redmi is using flagship term to tease the phone, but its exact name is still under the wraps.Could the mysterious Redmi smartphone with pop up selfie camera be the Snapdragon 855 powered phone? Rumors have claimed that the Snapdragon 855 Redmi smartphone will be arriving with up to 8 GB of RAM, up to 128 GB of inbuilt storage, 32 megapixel selfie camera, 48 megapixel 8 megapixel 13 megapixeel triple camera, NFC, 3.5mm audio jack and a display of 6.39 inches. While many rumors have stated that it will be arriving with a notch less display, other sources have also claimed that it could be featuring a punch hole display. Redmi General Manger Lu Weibing had claimed in the recent past that the Redmi SD855 will deliver stronger performance, better cameras, high screen to body ratio and affordable price tag.
The Windows 10 May Update is the first of two anticipated upgrades arriving on Microsoft 's computer platform in 2019. Microsoft released numerous previews of the software, revealing what fans can expect to see from the latest iteration of new Windows 10. However, the Windows 10 May update presents a dilemma for users considering whether downloading it, for the latest release will increase the minimum storage requirements to 32GB.The new Windows 10 iteration will reserve around 7GB of additional memory on user 's computers to ensure ”critical OS functions always have access to disk space ”, according to Microsoft.
Business Cloud Storage market is continuously growing across the world over the coming years. The finding of this statistical report not only helps to get directions for improving the growth of the companies but will also help to plan the future expansions.Business Cloud storage is a service model in which data is maintained, managed, backed up remotely and made available to users over a network (typically the Internet). Users generally pay for their cloud data storage on a per consumption, monthly rate. Although the per gigabyte cost has been radically driven down, cloud storage providers have added operating expenses that can make the technology more expensive than users bargained for. Cloud security continues to be a concern among users. Providers have tried to deal with those fears by building security capabilities, such as encryption and authentication, into their services.