Why I told my friends to stop using WhatsApp and Telegram -Romain Aubert

When we talk about encryptions you may say:

Who cares? I have nothing to hide.

If you don’t think privacy is all that important:

Now read this amazing article:

Why I told my friends to stop using WhatsApp and Telegram

Writer:

Romain Aubert

Tell me what you think in comments …

Tech News

ZenFone AR @CES

Asus this year launched just two products at CES :

1.ZenFone AR
2.ZenFone 3 Zoom
But each phone is star in itself.
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ZenFone 3 Zoom has

  • two cameras
  • a powerful 5,000mAh battery
  • a range of professional-grade photography options.

However, the ZenFone AR is the real star.

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First phone to offer support both

  • Google’s Tango 3D-mapping tech
  • Daydream VR platform

The phone  is surprisingly thin and light for the amount of processing it has to do.

That’s really amazing , considering the phone has

  • 8GB of RAM,
  • three camera sensors,
  • Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 processor,
  • 5.7-inch AMOLED display.

Although observers at CES can’t actually experience VR capabilities as phone was running on older version of android which does not support Tango Technology, if the phone deliver what it is showing, it will be a huge successs.

Just hoping to hit markets asap.

 

Tech History

January 4, 1972

First Handheld Scientific Calculator

The HP-35 was Hewlett-Packard’s first pocket calculator and the world’s first scientific pocket calculator – a calculator with trigonometric and exponential functions.

The calculator used a traditional floating decimal display for numbers that could be displayed in that format but automatically switched to scientific notation for other numbers. The fifteen-digit LED display was capable of displaying a ten-digit mantissa plus its sign and a decimal point and a two-digit exponent plus its sign. The display used a unique form of multiplexing, illuminating a single LED segment at a time rather than a single LED digit because HP research had shown that this method was perceived by the human eye as brighter for equivalent power. Light emitting diodes were relatively new at the time and were much dimmer than high-efficiency diodes developed in subsequent decades.

The calculator could also run from the charger, with or without batteries installed.The calculator used three “AA”-sized NiCd batteries assembled into a removable proprietary battery pack. Replacement battery packs are no longer available, leaving existing HP-35 calculators to rely on AC power, or their users to rebuild the battery packs themselves using available cells.

‘How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist’ by Tristan Harris

Is there a relation between technology and psychology ???

Read this outstanding article:

‘How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist’

Writer:

Tristan Harris

Tristan Harris

Design Ethics & Product Philosopher at Google

He is a leader in the movement for “Time Well Spent” (http://timewellspent.io) to align technology and media with our humanity. Instead of a “time spent” economy where apps and websites compete for how much time they take from people’s lives, Time Well Spent aims to re-structure the design of apps and media to compete to help us live by our values and spend time well.

Tristan was a Design Ethicist and Product Philosopher at Google until 2016, where he studied how technology influences a billion users’ attention, well-being, and behavior. He led design sprints with product teams, including a meeting between Google’s lead product designers and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, international spokesperson for Mindfulness.

Previously, Tristan was CEO and Co-Founder of Apture, which Google acquired in 2011. Apture-enabled millions of users to get instant, on-the-fly explanations without leaving their place, across a publisher network of a billion page views per month.

Tristan holds several patents from his work at Apple, Wikia, Apture and Google. He graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Computer Science, focused on Human Computer Interaction while dabbling in behavioral economics, social psychology, behavior change and habit formation in Professor BJ Fogg’s Stanford Persuasive Technology lab.

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