The massive Equifax credit bureau hack was finally winding down this week, offering space for reflection on all the ways the company utterly botched its response to the incident. The respite also gives US consumers the opportunity to finally figure out what the heck they’re going to do to protect themselves.
With a massive screen behind him displaying the text, “iPhone X” Tim Cook hopped on the stage at the Steve Jobs Theater during Apple’s September 12 launch event and proclaimed, “This is the iPhone ten.”
Apple consumers across the globe have been in a tizzy ever since, and not just over the souped-up phone, but over how on earth to pronounce its name.
This coming Wednesday, Google is holding an event where the company is expected to release the next iterations of its Pixel phones, namely the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. According to a new report, however, the company also has an as-yet-unknown third device in the works known as the 'Ultra Pixel', which could also debut at the October 4 event.
Arun Mani of Mrwhosetheboss, a popular tech-oriented YouTube channel, yesterday uploaded a video claiming someone anonymously sent him a bunch of pictures and videos showcasing a Google product known as the 'Ultra Pixel'.
For privacy wonks and casual observers alike, border screening and surveillance has become an increasing area of critical concern over the last year. Around the world, invasive governments have particularly threatened people's digital privacy. That extends to the US, where Customs and Border Protection has expanded its demands and searches as well. And a fraught situation for travelers is even more so for US immigrants who are having more and more of their digital and social media footprint monitored by the Department of Homeland Security.
The iPhone 8 exists simultaneously in two time periods—an emerging future pervaded by innovative new apps incorporating augmented reality and machine learning and a past when LCD displays offered the best quality and the user’s relationship to the screen was less emphasized.