Google has been busy developing a new artificial intelligence feature that alerts mobile users when another person is peeping at their device over their shoulder. The feature is called the Electronic Screen Protector, and it was created by Hee Jung Ryu and Florian Schroff, a couple of researchers at Google.
Google has officially announced the start of the roll out of Google Lens to all users of Pixel smartphone devices. Of course, this is as expected, considering that back in October earlier this year, the tech giant had confirmed that Google Lens would be coming to Pixel handsets as part of Google Assistant.
It was during last month when some owners of Google’s Pixel 2 smartphone started complaining of a weird buzzing sound emanating from the device’s ear piece, especially when taking a phone call. And interestingly enough, there were other strange noises too, including a high pitch noise and what sounds like a ticking clock.
Essential Products, the startup company built by Android founder Andy Rubin, is making a beta version of Google’s Android 8.0 Oreo (the newest version of the most widely used mobile operating system in the planet) available by way of its developer portal. Sure, this particular Android version is still in beta, but it is generally accessible to anybody who wants to give the Android Oreo experience a try, even if it is not quite the finished version yet.
Apple has just rolled out the iOS 11.1.1 software update, which comes with a fix for the autocorrect bug that changes the letter I into an emoji of a question mark inside a box. To get this latest software update, owners of iPhone or iPad devices need only head to Settings, then tap on General, and then choose Software Update.
Some owners of Apple’s iPhone devices are complaining lately of a weird bug on iOS that sometimes corrects the letter I into an emoji that features a question mark inside a box (often preceded by an exclamation mark, a letter A, and even a hashtag symbol). According to Emojipedia, the bug appears to be in the autocorrect software of iOS 11.1.
As recently told by Amazon to CNET this week, the e-commerce giant has decided to suspend the sales of mobile devices made by Blu on its official website. The reason for the removal reportedly has something to do with a potential security issue. This decision from Amazon came after Kryptowire, a security firm, showed last week how Blu devices possess software that had the ability to gather potentially sensitive or private information, and transmit them to servers located in China, without the knowledge and permission of the owners of the handsets.
A research team from Black Hat recently revealed during its security conference held just this week in the city of Las Vegas in the state of Nevada that a certain number of mobile devices are collecting potentially sensitive information (without the permission of the device’s owners) to servers based in China.
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