Daily News – 5th of December 2018
What’s new

Google search results are personalized even when users are logged out

According to a new study conducted by DuckDuckGo, Google provides personalized search results based on previous searches, location, and several other factors. DDG claims that it’s not possible even for logged out users of Google search, who are also browsing in Incognito mode, to prevent their online activity from being used by Google to program and shape the results they see.
You can read more here. 

UK telecom BT will remove Huawei equipment from its 4G network

Governments around the world have become increasingly wary of Huawei’s presence in critical national telecoms infrastructure. BT Group Plc decided to remove all Huawei 4G network equipment within two years. Additionally, Huawei was excluded by BT from bidding on future contracts regarding 5G network infrastructure, hardware, and equipment.
More info are available here. 

New products

Nokia 8.1

The phone will have a 5.18-inch screen, Snapdragon 710 processor and 3,400mAh battery. It will come in two variants: 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage or 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage.
More info here. 

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Microsoft open-sources WPF, Windows Forms, and WinUI

Microsoft open-sourced three popular Windows UX frameworks: Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Windows Forms, and Windows UI XAML Library (WinUI). Developers will be able to contribute to these technologies on GitHub, as well as build a private copy of the UI stack.
You can read more here. 

Qualcomm announced the first ultrasonic fingerprint reader

Qualcomm unveiled an enhanced ultrasonic fingerprint technology that can be placed under the display. Called the 3D Sonic Sensor, this technology bounces sound waves off your skin. The company claims that this approach is secure and convenient.
More info can be found here. 

Fun stuff

Samsung used a DSLR photo to advertise Galaxy A8 camera

Samsung purchased a photo from Dunja Djudjic (who runs DIYPhotography.net). A few days after the photo was purchased, Djudijc discovered that the shot was used on Samsung’s website. The photo was edited to remove the photo’s original background and used to illustrate the background blurring effect that this Samsung camera is capable of.
You can read more here. 


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