Daily News – 11th of February 2019
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Russia will disconnect from the internet as part of an experiment

Russian authorities are planning an experiment that involves disconnecting all local users from the internet. The purpose of this test is to get feedback and maybe provide modifications to a law proposed back in December 2018. According to the faforementioned law, Russian telecom companies are required to come up with the technical means to re-route all local internet traffic to exchange points that have been previously approved by Roskomnazor, the country’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media.
You can read more here. 

Facebook acquired visual artificial intelligence company, GrokStyle

GrokStyle designed a visual search engine powered by artificial intelligence to let users find products that could be purchased online. At Facebook, GrokStyle technology could be incorporated into anything from Marketplace, where users buy and sell goods, to computer vision systems used to moderate content on the owned platforms.
More info are available here. 

New products

Meizu Note 9

The phone will have a 6.2-inch Full HD+ display, Octa-Core Snapdragon 675 processor and 6GB RAM. It will come with 64GB/128GB internal storage and a dual main camera with 48MP and 5MP sensors.
More info here. 

Samsung Galaxy M30

Samsung Galaxy M30 will have an Infinity-V AMOLED display, a 16MP front-facing camera and a triple camera system on the back. It will come with Exynos 7904 processor and 6GB of RAM.
More info here. 

You might want to know about this

Google Maps’ augmented reality navigation is now available for some users

With this new experience, users will have live camera view covering most of the screen with an overlay of animated indicators for directions. The feature will need “more testing” before it’s available to everyone, said Google.
You can read more here. 

Chrome OS 72 will extend Google Assistant and Android Pie support

One of the biggest feature of the update is its native integration of Google Assistant (and Android 9 Pie) that brings it to more Chromebooks. Chrome OS 72 will also add USBGuard that secures down access to the ports when the device is locked.
More info can be found here. 

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