Samsung unveils a new smartphone camera sensor that offers up to 108 megapixels of resolution. The US Navy announced it will revert destroyers from touchscreens to mechanical throttle and helm control system over the next 18-24 months, DARPA showed off an open-source secure voting machine with chips designed as open hardware with no proprietary components.
Chris Ashley from the SMR Podcast chats with Tom about Amazon’s cooperation with Police on promoting Ring doorbell video sharing, how that might feed into Amazon’s imperfect Recognition facial recognition system and what we need to do to make this work better for all of us.
We talk with Tonya M. Evans, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, Director, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency & Law Certificate Program at the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law about Libra, its misconceptions, why it’s not truly a cryptocurrency and what the future may hold for it.
Huawei announces its IoT operating system, HarmonyOS, Facebook is reporting talking to news organizations about licensing content for a news section, and Apple wants Goldman Sachs to approve as many Apple Card applications as possible
IFixit reports that if anyone but Apple replaces a battery in the iPhone XR, XS, or XS Max, a “service” message displays saying the phone is “unable to verify this iPhone has a genuine Apple battery. At Black Hat, Researchers from security firm Checkpoint demonstrated an exploit of WhatsApp that would let an attacker alter text in a quoted message to change what a person appeared to write. Early results from a study by Apple, Eli Lilly and Evidation Health found that data from an iPhone, an Apple Watch, and a Beddit sleep monitor, differentiated patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease dementia from those without symptoms.
Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang.