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 Tuesday, 30-May-2023  21:22:39 (GMT +10) - by MUTMAN

IntelInside sent news on emergency sos via satellite for your (fruit flavour) mobile phone. Appleís groundbreaking safety service Emergency SOS via satellite is available starting today for customers in Australia and New Zealand. Available on all iPhone 14 models, the innovative technology enables users to message with emergency services while outside of cellular and Wi-Fi coverage. Additionally, if users want to reassure friends and family of their whereabouts while travelling in an area with no cellular or Wi-Fi coverage, they can now open the Find My app and share their location via satellite.

Someone calling themselves Agg sent news on passkey technology begining to be rolled out. Google is moving one step closer to ditching passwords, rolling out its passkey technology to Google accounts from Thursday. The passkey is designed to replace passwords entirely by allowing authentication with fingerprint ID, facial ID or pin on the phone or device you use for authentication. Apple has begun using the technology in iOS16 and the latest MacOS release, and Microsoft has been using it through the Authenticator app.

Face recognition technology is great and seems to be a bit easier in day to day use than under screen finger print scanners. But this article might be a bit of a worry. In a recent survey of modern smartphones, it was found that a large proportion of them offered face recognition technology (FRT) which was alarmingly weak. Devices from most major Android vendors like Honor, Motorola, Nokia, Oppo, Samsung, Vivo and Xiaomi used FRT which could be fooled by a simple printed photo of the actual user, found the research. Moreover, a usable photo in the hands of a spoofer didnít have to be of a very high quality or be printed on particularly good paper or printer to work.

Neuralink has obtained approval to begin 'in-human' clinical studies of their implant devices. The technology has been in the works for decades, being it has the potential to restore function to patients with paralysis and other debilitating conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Other companies, like Blackrock Neurotech and Synchron, have implanted similar devices in patients for clinical trials, with at least 42 patients around the world having had brain-computer implants so far.

Intel may have new CPU marketing names. The Intel Core Ultra CPU range naming has been leaked. If you read that headline and thought, "what the heck is a Core Ultra," you haven't been keeping up with your rumors, dear reader. Indeed, Intel seems to be readying a branding shift away from "Core i" and toward "Core Ultra," at least for its Meteor Lake mobile parts.

I once owned a MS Surface Pro 3. I found it to be the singularly frustrating machine I've ever owned. And all because MicroSoft was essentially using me as their beta tester for Windows 8. And now it appears that all things old are new again. A further Reddit thread claims the latest system update caused the camera bug - as you might expect with the camera suddenly going wrong for many people, the fault doesn't lie with the hardware but the software. There is a workaround, and that's to manually change the date on your Surface Pro system to before May 23. Apparently, this does the trick, at least for a fair number of users who've reported successfully using this date-fudging method.

Meta have deep pockets, but they must be reaching down a lot further to grab those virtual coins now. Meta now tops the charts for the EUís highest ever fine for violations of the blocís strict personal data privacy laws. The Facebook parent company pushed Amazon from the top spot and is facing a staggering $1.3 billion fee over transferring data from users in the EU and the European Economic Area to servers in the United States, found to be in violation of the EUís General Data Protection Regulation.

Maybe Meta can use Googles new AI to help them claw back a few bucks. They might find themselves as Googles beta testers though :/ Search Generative Experience helps users search faster with AI-powered overviews, along with helpful info allowing for additional follow-up questions to be asked. Users are encouraged to give feedback while using SGE by clicking on the thumbs-up or thumbs-down icon at the bottom right of the overview. More detailed feedback can also be given by clicking on the Labs icon at the top right of the page and then clicking on Feedback at the bottom right of the SGE card.

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