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29 May 2017

This week in technology, a wrap-up!

This week in technology!

Here is a wrap-up of the week gone by, in technology space!

The takeaway from the leaked Facebook's content-guidelines document are: Facebook will allow "evidence" on child-abuse so that the child can be rescued but will remove images of child abuse, if shared with sadism.

It will also allow videos of abortions.

It will allow portrayal of nudity, if done on a hand-crafted medium.

In context

This week in technology!
Tuesday: MIT researchers have developed a no-sweat workout suit

MIT

Tuesday: MIT researchers have developed a no-sweat workout suit

MIT researchers have developed a breathable, no-sweat workout suit, which has ventilating flaps that open/close according to the body's heat and sweat.

In trials to test the suit, participants worked out on exercise bicycles and treadmills, while researchers monitored their body temperature and humidity. After five minutes, the ventilating flaps started opening, just when the participants reported feeling warm and sweaty.

Samsung

Wednesday: Samsung S8 iris scanner fooled by a simple hack

Hackers, affiliated to Chaos Computer Club in Germany, managed to bypass the Galaxy S8's iris scanner, using a simple hack.

The hackers in the video took a picture of the Samsung S8 owner, took a printout and placed a contact lens on it, and Samsung S8's cutting edge iris-scanner ended up recognizing the printed image as the original Samsung S8 owner's eyes.

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Thursday: Google says, it can track offline credit/debit transactions

Google

Thursday: Google says, it can track offline credit/debit transactions

Google said on its blog that it can track credit card transactions, even if the payments are made offline, sparking off fresh debates on the extent of Google's use and breach of personal information of users.

Although monitoring of credit/debit information is limited to US for now, it will soon be rolled out to other parts of the world, believe privacy campaigners.

Pokémon Company

Friday: Pokémon's new game Magikarp Jump is here

The Pokémon Company released a new game based on its most offbeat Pokémon- Magikarps, titled 'Pokémon: Magikarp Jump' and is available for both iOS and Android users.

Gamers will have to tap on foods that appear on their screen to feed Magikarps and then complete the jump training throughout the levels; Pikachu or Piplup will makes special appearances in the game.

Saturday:  Pacemakers are "buggy" and vulnerable against cyber-attack, says

Pacemakers

Saturday: Pacemakers are "buggy" and vulnerable against cyber-attack, says

Pacemakers, insulin pumps and other devices in hospitals, according to recent studies, most of the times have security problems, making them vulnerable to cyber-attacks.

One study done solely on pacemakers found more than 8,000 known flaws in the code of cardiac devices, while the other study cited that only 17% manufacturers of such hospital devices take measures to secure these gadgets.

Apple

Sunday: Apple plans dedicated chip for all things AI

The Cupertino-based giant is developing a processor, to handle all AI-related tasks on its devices, which will significantly improve functions that now partially rely on human intelligence.

Dubbed internally as "Apple Neural Engine", it'll not only make the device more capable but the battery performance will also get better and will give the firm an edge over Google and Amazon in the AI race.

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