An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Associated Press: The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a 1991 law that bars robocalls to cellphones. The case, argued by telephone in May because of the coronavirus pandemic, only arose after Congress in 2015 … Continue reading Supreme Court Upholds Cellphone Robocall Ban
According to a report from a South Korean publication, Samsung is working on Galaxy Fold Lite for as cheap as $900. Samsung will reportedly cut costs by downgrading the camera capabilities and internal specifications. Bleeping Computer reports: The Gal… Continue reading Samsung Is Reportedly Working On a More Affordable Galaxy Fold
It’s no secret that 5G networks drain battery. “To rectify that grim side effect, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Lille in France have developed a new radio-frequency switch they say is 50 times more energy effici… Continue reading 5G Obliterates Your Phone Battery, But a Power-Saving Fix Is Coming
The 5GBioShield sells for £339.60, and the description sounds like snake oil: …its website, which describes it as a USB key that "provides protection for your home and family, thanks to the wearable holographic nano-layer catalyser, which can be worn or placed near to a smartphone or any other electrical, radiation or EMF [electromagnetic field] emitting device". "Through a process… Continue reading Bogus Security Technology: An Anti-5G USB Stick
An anonymous reader quotes the Washington Post:
In a matter of months, tens of millions of people in dozens of countries have been placed under surveillance. Governments, private companies and researchers observe the health, habits and movements of cit… Continue reading Will Cellphone Tracing Bring a Tolerance of Surveillance?
Google and Apple have sought to build public trust by emphasizing that the changes they are making to Bluetooth to allow the tracing apps to work will not tap phones’ GPS sensors, which privacy activists see as too intrusive. But the s… Continue reading Should GPS Also Be Used For Contact Tracing?
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: As many as a billion mobile phone owners around the world will be unable to use the smartphone-based system proposed by Apple and Google to track whether they have come into contact with people inf… Continue reading 2 Billion Phones Cannot Use Google and Apple Contact-Tracing Tech
Huawei was recently caught passing off photos taken with a DSLR as ones shot with one of its phones. PhoneDog reports: Earlier this month, Huawei kicked off a contest for its Next Image community, and a video on Weibo included several high-quality phot… Continue reading Huawei Caught Passing Off DSLR Photos As Being Taken With Smartphones
Samsung is launching a more budget-friendly version of the Galaxy S10, called the Galaxy S10 Lite. According to The Verge, it’ll be available in the U.S. starting tomorrow for $650. The Verge reports: The Galaxy S10 Lite is a budget version of the Gala… Continue reading Samsung’s Galaxy S10 Lite Will Launch In the US On April 17th For $650
The world around us is a scary place, with a lot of visible and invisible dangers. Some of those invisible dangers are pretty obvious, such as that of an electrical shock from exposed wiring. Some are less obvious, for example the dangers of UV radiation to one’s skin and eyes …read more