Google Stadia devices

YouTube Premium Members Can Get Stadia Pro Free For 3 Months

Google has been promoting the YouTube Premium service as an alternative to the free version of YouTube, which is plagued by frequent advertisements and the inability to play songs in the background. Google Stadia Pro is another upcoming cloud service from Google that allows people to play resource-intensive video games from any device, even if…

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Siri Will Start Working Offline (When Feasible) In iOS 15

Apple has been transitioning towards privacy for years, and they have been making strides. However, Siri has been transmitting recordings to Apple’s servers for processing. It is clear that iPhones have the required hardware to handle speech recognition offline instead of using a remote server to do it, and now Apple is rolling out that…

eufy security camera

eufy Camera Feeds Leaked To Strangers

Users of eufy smart home cameras (eufyCams) have been seeing the camera feeds of strangers, even in other countries. The controls of affected cameras are also accessible. eufyCams allow users to access their camera feeds anywhere in the world over the Internet. This feature (in any brand of camera) obviously poses a privacy and security…

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Cloud Drive Providers Won’t Respect Your Privacy? There’s An App For That

I haven’t been using cloud storage providers much (just for a few things that aren’t important like cat photos) for multiple reasons: They won’t respect my privacy. They aren’t secure enough (usually no end-to-end encryption, despite it being simple concept, they just don’t want to do it!). Considering the leaks and hacks associated with using…

Planet Earth

Amazon To Launch 3,236 Internet-Providing Satellites

Amazon has decided to launch 3,236 satellites that can provide Internet access around the world, joining other companies such as Facebook, Google, and SpaceX whom had/have similar projects. This is called Project Kuiper, and was done with the help of Kuiper Systems LLC. SpaceX’s plans to launch their 12,000 satellites are still underway. However, Google…

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Microsoft Will Release Their Compression Algorithm’s Source Code

Microsoft has open-sourced the Project Zipline data compression technology used in their Azure cloud services. Project Zipline is capable of compressing datasets with up to two times the compression ratio of the Zlib-L4 64KB model. At a time when the scale of data collection and storage has increased, the need for strong data compression is…