Tech


Stop Amazon employees from listening to your Alexa recordings
- August 07, 2019

Since Amazon launched Alexa-powered voice search, privacy has been a major concern . Of the more than 1000 recording, 153 of them were not prompted by the "OK Google " or "Hey Google" voice activation command. But now, by opting out, a user's voice recordings will no longer be included in programs that involve human review of Alexa requests, according to the spokesperson. (more...)
Google Assistant Upgraded- Will Now Read Messages From Whatsapp, Slack Google Assistant Upgraded- Will Now Read Messages From Whatsapp, Slack
- August 07, 2019

Once you're done, the answer will be sent and then the message is marked as read and the notification will be removed. But now with this new update, Assistant not only will be reading your texts but also allow you to reply to them. Earlier Assistant used to read out the SMS texts sent by the native messaging services only. You can then speak your message, and Assistant will convert it into text and send it to the group/individual. (more...)
Apex Legends: Iron Crown event skins revealed Apex Legends: Iron Crown event skins revealed
- August 07, 2019

Then again, Apex Legends made its name on teamwork-based shooting so it might be a good thing that the mode won't be around for too long. The Iron Crown Collection Event as its titled will begin next week, running from August 13th to August 27th. (more...)
Fossil Gen 5 smartwatches announced with speakers and better iPhone support Fossil Gen 5 smartwatches announced with speakers and better iPhone support
- August 07, 2019

These four battery saver modes - Extended Battery, Daily, Custom, and Time Only, are only available on the new Fossil Gen 5 smartwatches at the moment, but if you've recently bought a previous generation Fossil smartwatch, then you're in luck. (more...)
E3 organiser apologises for accidentally leaking B2B attendees' personal details E3 organiser apologises for accidentally leaking B2B attendees' personal details
- August 06, 2019

First spotted by YouTuber Sophia Narwitz , a link titled "Registered Media Link" was made available on the official E3 webpage and clicking the link will download a spreadsheet that includes private details such as the "names, addresses, phone numbers, and publications of over 2,000 members of the press that attended E3". (more...)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro will have better camera than the Note 10 Huawei Mate 30 Pro will have better camera than the Note 10
- August 06, 2019

A new leak has surfaced on the upcoming Huawei Mate 30 Pro , and it seems the company wants to shadow the launch of Samsung's Note 10. The AirGlass screen protection is touted to supplant the Corning Gorilla Glass protection seen on all smartphones nowadays. (more...)
Update Your Nvidia Drivers Right Now To Fix Critical Vulnerabilities Update Your Nvidia Drivers Right Now To Fix Critical Vulnerabilities
- August 06, 2019

The most severe of the five has a base score of 8.8 (you can read about how these things are scored here). GPU giants Nvidia has cautioned users to patch their Windows PCs with new security updates that focus on fixing a specific high-severity vulnerability. (more...)
Older Fossil Smartwatches to Get Gen 5's Best New Feature Older Fossil Smartwatches to Get Gen 5's Best New Feature
- August 06, 2019

Since Wear OS is not the most efficient in the world, giving users control over their experience is a big move. Reports state that this particular feature won't be available out of the box for users but will be arriving as an OTA update later. (more...)
HTC stops selling phones in the United Kingdom after a patent dispute HTC stops selling phones in the United Kingdom after a patent dispute
- August 06, 2019

IPCom's patent 100A governs how handsets connect to the mobile network, prioritise emergency calls and comply with worldwide telecoms standards. Way back in 2012, a court found HTC had infringed upon a patent help by R&D company Ipcom which covered a wireless technology developed for vehicle phones. (more...)
Google Assistant can soon read messages from non-Google apps
- August 06, 2019

Note that, the Google Assistant can read the announcements from third-party applications such as WhatsApp , Telegram , Slack , Facebook Messenger, Signal, WeChat , and so on. You don't have to type in words manually, just select this speech-to-text button and the assistant will write things for you. Once completed, the reply is immediately sent with the original message marked as read and its notification disappearing from the drawer. (more...)
Apple, Google pause reviewing audio recordings from voice assistants Apple, Google pause reviewing audio recordings from voice assistants
- August 06, 2019

Apple and Alphabet Inc's Google have globally suspended reviewing recordings from users interacting with their voice assistants, as concerns over data privacy mount. That clarity is much needed, as earlier language made it appear that unchecking a box turned off uploading of your voice recordings - that is not the case, as they're still uploaded to Amazon's servers. (more...)
Apple suspends grading of Siri recordings Apple suspends grading of Siri recordings
- August 06, 2019

Originally reported by TechCrunch , Apple relayed that it will review its Siri review process entirely. Apple, in response to the allegation, has ceased all contractors from this practice and said: "We are committed to delivering a great Siri experience while protecting user privacy ". (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 Adds Digital Bezel & ECG Sensor Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 Adds Digital Bezel & ECG Sensor
- August 06, 2019

And at 2.2 ounces, the Samsung Galaxy Watch has some heft it. Dust and water resistant to 165 feet, the Galaxy Watch's screen is protected by Gorilla Glass DX+. The watch will also include Samsung ecosystem, including Samsung Health, Smart Things, Pay and Bixby. DJ Koh, Samsung's president of IT and mobile communications, said the focus on health and wellbeing was created to improve the lives of its users. (more...)
OnePlus 7T Pro real images allegedly leak online OnePlus 7T Pro real images allegedly leak online
- August 06, 2019

The OnePlus 7 may not carry the same flamboyant design as the Pro in the series but it comes with primarily the same hardware - except for the absence of the third rear camera and the pop-up selfie shooter - and similar software experience with OxygenOS . (more...)
Microsoft’s Mixer Pens Exclusive Contract with Ninja, Twitch’s Biggest Streamer Microsoft’s Mixer Pens Exclusive Contract with Ninja, Twitch’s Biggest Streamer
- August 06, 2019

The streamer said that nothing will change in terms of content as "It's the same me, just a different platform". Bugha has seen his social media numbers explode since winning the World Cup, and during the Fortnite Friday tournament with Ninja , he found himself No. (more...)
Ninja tops half a million Mixer followers after first stream Ninja tops half a million Mixer followers after first stream
- August 05, 2019

It is believed that Ninja signed a massive exclusivity contract with Mixer and Microsoft to bring him away from the Twitch platform for multiple years, however, the exact details of the deal are unknown at the time of writing. When you search "Ninja" on Twitch, a screen pops up which states "The Ninja you're looking for is in another castle", which is a nod to Mario. Ninja is now ready to begin his usual streaming schedule on Mixer. (more...)
Huawei May Release Smartphone With Own OS Instead of Google's Android Huawei May Release Smartphone With Own OS Instead of Google's Android
- August 05, 2019

Huawei will unveil its upcoming operating system - code-named Hongmeng - at the company's Developer Conference on 9 August, The Global Times reports. Though tensions remain between Huawei and the USA, the Trump administration has recently loosened the restrictions placed on the Chinese telecommunications giant. (more...)
"More Information" on Pokemon Sword/Shield coming August 7
- August 05, 2019

It's likely we'll hear a bit more about fighting off trainers in the gym setting, given that's what it looks like the accompanying gif is showcasing. Stay tuned for all the information you need on Pokemon Sword and Shield . As far as what this latest set of information will revolve around, we can't wait to see it all unravel, especially if there's a set of new Pokemon waiting in the wings to be shown off. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
- August 05, 2019

Long story short, just like Apple with the Watch 4, Samsung's fancy set of pulse-reading photodiodes on the Galaxy Watch Active 2 is only allowed to alert you if your heart rate is too low or too high, but for a real ECG reading you'd have to wait on the powers that be at the FDA. (more...)
Man Finds Rare NES Game In Attic, Sells It For $13,000 Man Finds Rare NES Game In Attic, Sells It For $13,000
- August 05, 2019

His mother chose to clean up the attic after more than twenty years since Scott left home, and among other things, he found a sealed copy of Kid Icarus for NES , with a receipt showing the purchase in the December of 1988, when the man was 9 years old. (more...)

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