T-Mobile is selling your app usage data to advertisers — here’s how to opt out

T-Mobile knows what apps you’re using. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge T-Mobile’s advertising business is offering a new way for marketers to pry into your app-using habits. Ad Exchanger reports that the un-carrier’s new program is called App Insights, and it’s now fully operational after spending a year in beta. The program allows third-party marketers to buy T-Mobile customer data and centers around a key piece of information that it has unique access to: what apps you use. Customer data is anonymized, and it’s pooled together with others of similar interests and behaviors, so companies can’t buy a specific user’s app history. Still, it’s creepy. The company’s… Read More

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LG’s unique new Dolby Atmos soundbar is now on sale

(Image credit: Lance Ulanoff) Analysis: Plenty to reflect upon with LG’s new soundbar While there’s nothing novel about a soundbar bouncing its output off ceilings and walls to create a surround effect – It was one of the most talked about pieces of new tech at this year’s CES, and now home cinema fanatics can get to hear what all the fuss was all about for themselves, with LG’s ground-breaking new Dolby Atmos soundbar system now available to buy. The new S95QR sound system’s big calling card is its unique up-firing centre-channel  speaker, which cleverly uses sound reflections from your ceiling to make dialogue sound like it’s coming from the centre of… Read More

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The latest Windows updates could fix your broken VPN

Share your thoughts on Cybersecurity and get a free copy of the Hacker’s Manual 2022. Help us find how businesses are preparing for the post-Covid world and the implications of these activities on their cybersecurity plans. Enter your email at the end of this survey to get the bookazine, worth $10.99/£10.99. “When attempting to use the hotspot feature, the host device might lose the connection to the internet after a client device connects,” Microsoft said. The fix is great news for those affected by the flaw, but for the time being, only these three versions of the OS resolve the issue. Meanwhile, people using Windows 10 other than 1809, Windows… Read More

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Samsung’s monstrous 55-inch Odyssey Ark monitor could go on sale in August

We’re gonna need a bigger desk. | Image: Samsung Samsung is getting ready to release its massive 55-inch curved Odyssey Ark monitor in August, according to a report from Korean outlet ETNews (via SamMobile). The monitor, which was announced in January at CES, has reportedly gone through a few certification programs that have to be done before it can go on sale. Details about this monitor are still scant. The company has said that it’ll have a 16:9 4K panel and that the stand will support pivot, tilt, and rotation. It also announced that it would come out in the second half of 2022 (which the reported August window falls… Read More

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NASA’s Psyche mission launch on hold indefinitely pending reevaluation

Enlarge / One of two solar arrays on NASA’s Psyche spacecraft is successfully deployed in JPL’s storied High Bay 2 clean room. The twin arrays will power the spacecraft and its science instruments during a mission to the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) On Friday, NASA held a press call to announce that its planned mission to the asteroid Psyche, planned for launch this autumn, was on indefinite hold. While the spacecraft is ready and has been delivered to the Kennedy Space Center, there has been a delay in validating the software that will run the mission as it operates in remote areas of the Solar System.… Read More

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Latest AirPods Pro 2 rumors are all about that case

It’s no secret that the anticipated AirPods Pro 2 Bluetooth earbuds will look almost exactly like the current version, but, according to a new leak, the same might not be said for the charging case. Not only will it get relatively subtle design updates, but some impressive new audio features. According to 52Audio, which appears to be outlining a multitude of details from what might be Apple’s own internal, leaked documents, the AirPods Pro 2 will offer all the features of the current model, but add, as expected, more health-related chops, including heart rate and temperature sensors. The report doesn’t offer any fresh detail about how these features might work,… Read More

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 could be the most colorful and customizable phone yet

If you don’t like being limited to a few color options for your smartphone then the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 could be the handset for you, as a new leak has revealed some possible colors, and there’s a wide selection of choices. According to Ross Young – a leaker with a solid track record – the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 will be available in a choice of gold, gray, light blue or purple – which is a selection of shades we’ve heard before from another source, so this may well be accurate. But that’s just the beginning because according to Young you’ll also be able to get the… Read More

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Microsoft prepares to forget about Windows 8.1 with end of support notifications

Photo by Paul Faith/PA Images via Getty Images Microsoft is preparing to send reminders to Windows 8.1 users that support will end on January 10th 2023. The software giant will start sending notifications to existing Windows 8.1 devices next month, as a first reminder leading up to the January 2023 support cutoff. The notifications will be similar to ones Microsoft has used in the past to remind Windows 7 users about end of support dates. Microsoft originally sunset Windows 8 support in 2016, but the Windows 8.1 update will cease support fully in January 2023. Microsoft will not be offering an Extended Security Update (ESU) program for Windows 8.1, so… Read More

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Apple’s AR / VR headset could release in January, analyst predicts

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple’s long-rumored mixed reality headset, which will reportedly offer a combination of augmented and virtual reality experiences, will “likely release” in January 2023, according to respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a new analyst note seen by 9to5Mac, Kuo notes that the headset is “the most complicated product Apple has ever designed” but that its release could help fuel “rapid growth” in the market for head-mounted displays. This is far from the first time Kuo has predicted when Apple’s headset could release, but previous predictions have had far wider release windows. Last year he said we might see the headset released at some… Read More

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Drunk or drowsy? This cabin controller from Hyundai wouldn’t let you drive

Drowsy or drunken driving is one of the major causes of major traffic accidents. Automakers are applying driver negligence monitoring technologies to prevent it.  Hyundai Mobis, the parts-making unit of Hyundai Motors, has come up with a smart cabin controller that can monitor and analyse various biometric signals such as driver’s posture, heart rate, and brain wave in real time to ensure safe driving.  This safety technology is focused on the occupants rather than on vehicle performance, working autonomously from the overall car package and making sure drivers are given the tools to drive as effectively as possible. The company said that this is the first time a dedicated healthcare… Read More

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Spotify is bringing a great desktop feature to phones at last

Music fans have been calling on Spotify to bring the Friend Activity sidebar from the desktop version to mobile for what seems like a lifetime, and it now finally  looks like they’re about to get their wish. Up until now, the feature, which allows you to see what your Spotify friends or Facebook contacts are currently streaming ,has somewhat inexplicably never been available on Android or iOS mobile versions of the app. But it now looks like that functionality is set to finally be available at last to music fans on the go.  Originally “spotted” by Hashtag inventor and all round tech icon Chris Messina, it appears the streaming service is testing a new… Read More

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6 great Samsung Galaxy S22 features you can find on Samsung’s cheaper phones

(Image credit: Future) With the Samsung makes a big song and dance about its top-end phones like the new Galaxy S22, showing off all the fun and useful features that these devices have. However if you can’t afford one of these premium mobiles, you might assume that you don’t get to enjoy these tools. That’s not the case though, as plenty of the more affordable Samsung phones also bring lots of the great features shown off on the Galaxy S devices. So if you buy a Galaxy A mobile, like the mid-range Samsung Galaxy A53 or even the budget Galaxy A13, you can use lots of these functions. To give… Read More

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His shortness of breath signaled a deeper, underlying issue

David Sloan, Jr. had always been active. At the age of 17 he started playing tennis and by 24 he would run two to five miles a day. Even at 64 years-old, Sloan would still spend a couple hours each day on the court or running outside. Other than some sinus problems and allergies, Sloan […] The post His shortness of breath signaled a deeper, underlying issue appeared first on Knowridge Science Report. …read more Source:: Knowridge Science Report       

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Scientists find particle accelerator region inside a solar flare

Solar flares are among the most violent explosions in the solar system. But despite their immense energy — equivalent to a hundred billion atomic bombs detonating at once — physicists still haven’t been able to answer exactly how these sudden eruptions on the sun are able to launch particles to Earth, nearly 93 million miles […] The post Scientists find particle accelerator region inside a solar flare appeared first on Knowridge Science Report. …read more Source:: Knowridge Science Report       

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