Time: Apple and Google Release Smartphone Technology to Notify People of Possible Coronavirus Exposure

May 20, 2020 at 07:09PM Apple and Google on Wednesday released long-awaited smartphone technology to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus. The companies said 22 countries and several U.S. states are already planning to build voluntary phone apps using their software. It relies on Bluetooth wireless technology to detectContinue reading “Time: Apple and Google Release Smartphone Technology to Notify People of Possible Coronavirus Exposure”

Uber to require drivers to wear face masks – and use facial recognition technology to check that they comply

May 14, 2020 at 09:20AM The change will come on Monday 18 May, in an attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus Uber to require drivers to wear face masks – and use facial recognition technology to check that they comply … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Uber to require drivers to wear face masksContinue reading “Uber to require drivers to wear face masks – and use facial recognition technology to check that they comply”

Apple and Google’s Contact Tracing Technology Raises Privacy Concerns

May 13, 2020 at 10:10AM Apple and Google want to develop tech to track the spread of COVID-19 while protecting individuals’ privacy. But some states say the restrictive settings may make it harder to find virus hotspots. Apple and Google’s Contact Tracing Technology Raises Privacy Concerns…

Indoor cycling: How new training technology allows rides and races despite lockdowns

May 12, 2020 at 03:14PM Turbo trainers have sold out and virtual worlds have filled up with cycling avatars – but recent months have only accelerated a trend that has been happening for years Indoor cycling: How new training technology allows rides and races despite lockdowns … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Indoor cycling: HowContinue reading “Indoor cycling: How new training technology allows rides and races despite lockdowns”

Theragun: Instagram-famous massage technology company changes its name and releases new products

May 11, 2020 at 04:38PM Company will now be known as ‘Therabody’ Theragun: Instagram-famous massage technology company changes its name and releases new products … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Theragun: Instagram-famous massage technology company changes its name and releases new products

Coronavirus NHS app: Government will ‘keep all options under review’ amid rumours it could change technology

May 08, 2020 at 02:59PM UK’s commitment to centralised technology has come under criticism for privacy and security problems Coronavirus NHS app: Government will 'keep all options under review' amid rumours it could change technology … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Coronavirus NHS app: Government will 'keep all options under review' amid rumours it couldContinue reading “Coronavirus NHS app: Government will ‘keep all options under review’ amid rumours it could change technology”

Coronavirus: How technology and apps could allow the UK to leave lockdown – but impose new restrictions of their own

April 10, 2020 at 08:33AM Apps could be key to giving citizens their freedom back, but should not be used as a way to constrain that liberty in other ways, activists warn Coronavirus: How technology and apps could allow the UK to leave lockdown – but impose new restrictions of their own … Selected by softengoxfordContinue reading “Coronavirus: How technology and apps could allow the UK to leave lockdown – but impose new restrictions of their own”

What actually is 5G? Myths plagued new phone technology for years before coronavirus conspiracy theory took hold

April 09, 2020 at 11:24AM The development of 4G’s successor began before the fourth-generation wireless network had even rolled out. In 2008, less than a year after Steve Jobs unveiled the first ever iPhone, Nasa started work on 5G in the hope that the futuristic technology would one day facilitate “a new economy in space”.Continue reading “What actually is 5G? Myths plagued new phone technology for years before coronavirus conspiracy theory took hold”

‘Cybergulag’: Russia looks to surveillance technology to enforce lockdown

April 02, 2020 at 05:20PM Critics fear plans for enhanced monitoring could remain even after coronavirus crisis passes Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Russia is considering aggressive new surveillance methods as the country seeks to enforce mandatory shelter-in-place orders in cities including Moscow and St Petersburg and other regions across itsContinue reading “‘Cybergulag’: Russia looks to surveillance technology to enforce lockdown”

Adidas and Google make smart football boot technology that improves your Fifa rating by playing in real life

March 10, 2020 at 05:46PM Playing physical football will lead to improvements in virtual players Adidas and Google make smart football boot technology that improves your Fifa rating by playing in real life … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Adidas and Google make smart football boot technology that improves your Fifa rating by playing inContinue reading “Adidas and Google make smart football boot technology that improves your Fifa rating by playing in real life”

Rebel Tory MPs put down amendment to bar Huawei technology

March 06, 2020 at 10:34AM Group of eight rebels call for Huawei to be removed from UK networks by end of 2022 A group of eight Conservative rebel MPs, including four former cabinet ministers, have put down an amendment calling on the government to eliminate all Huawei technology from the UK’s mobile phone networks byContinue reading “Rebel Tory MPs put down amendment to bar Huawei technology”

Met police chief: facial recognition technology critics are ill-informed

February 24, 2020 at 03:43PM Cressida Dick defends tech after civil liberties groups raise fears over accuracy and privacy The Metropolitan police commissioner, Cressida Dick, has attacked critics of facial recognition technology for using arguments she has claimed are highly inaccurate and ill-informed. The Met began operational use of the technology earlier this month despiteContinue reading “Met police chief: facial recognition technology critics are ill-informed”

Dell sells RSA to consortium led by Symphony Technology Group for over $2B

February 18, 2020 at 07:29PM Dell Technologies announced today that it was selling legacy security firm, RSA for $2.075 billion to a consortium of investors led by Symphony Technology Group. Other investors include Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board and AlpInvest Partners. RSA came to Dell when it bought EMC for $67 billion in 2015. EMCContinue reading “Dell sells RSA to consortium led by Symphony Technology Group for over $2B”

Time: The World’s Biggest Mobile Technology Fair Has Been Canceled Due to Coronavirus Fears

February 12, 2020 at 08:21PM (LONDON) — Organizers of the world’s biggest mobile technology fair are pulling the plug over worries about the viral outbreak from China. The annual Mobile World Congress show will no longer be held as planned in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 24-27. “Global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak, travel concern andContinue reading “Time: The World’s Biggest Mobile Technology Fair Has Been Canceled Due to Coronavirus Fears”

How Political Campaigns Are Using ‘Geofencing’ Technology To Target Catholics At Mass

February 6, 2020 at 09:21PM NPR’s Audie Cornish speaks with Heidi Schlumpf of the National Catholic Reporter about how one political group is using “geofencing” of cellphone data to target Catholic voters at Sunday Mass. How Political Campaigns Are Using ‘Geofencing’ Technology To Target Catholics At Mass…

The rise of facial recognition technology – podcast

February 04, 2020 at 03:00AM Facial recognition technology is getting more sophisticated each year and is now being used commercially as identification instead of passwords as well as being adopted by the Metropolitan police in London. Our UK technology editor, Alex Hern, explores the questions it raises about privacy. Also today: Jamie Grierson on theContinue reading “The rise of facial recognition technology – podcast”

Time: Britain Sides With China In Technology Cold War

In the battle over the next generation of telecommunications, China is winning. On Jan. 28, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson decided not to ban hardware made by the market-leading Chinese firm Huawei as the U.K. builds out its infrastructure for 5G wireless technology. The choice was a blow to the Trump Administration, which has wagedContinue reading “Time: Britain Sides With China In Technology Cold War”

Technology in 2050: will it save humanity – or destroy us?

January 03, 2020 at 06:00AM Amid the calamitous effects of climate change, artificial intelligence could make the difference between a livable future or a dystopian one Futurism is a mug’s game: if you’re right, it seems banal; if you’re wrong, you look like the founder of IBM, Thomas Watson, when he declared in 1943 thatContinue reading “Technology in 2050: will it save humanity – or destroy us?”

Technology will never replace human judgment. Look at football… | Kenan Malik

November 16, 2019 at 08:02PM Technical advances are a boon, but VAR proves they rely on the people using them Even if you can’t tell your offside from your elbow (in the face), you’ve probably heard of VAR. The video assistant referee has been introduced into top-level football to cut out errors by referees. AtContinue reading “Technology will never replace human judgment. Look at football… | Kenan Malik”

The rise of microchipping: are we ready for technology to get under the skin?

November 08, 2019 at 10:00AM As implants grow more common, experts fear surveillance and exploitation of workers. Advocates say the concerns are irrational On 1 August 2017, workers at Three Square Market, a Wisconsin-based company specializing in vending machines, lined up in the office cafeteria to be implanted with microchips. One after the other, theyContinue reading “The rise of microchipping: are we ready for technology to get under the skin?”

Google Pixel 4: Update to fix security flaw in phone’s facial recognition technology, company says

October 21, 2019 at 01:51PM Handset can be unlocked even if you are asleep Google Pixel 4: Update to fix security flaw in phone's facial recognition technology, company says … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Google Pixel 4: Update to fix security flaw in phone's facial recognition technology, company says