Daily News – 5th of August 2019
What’s new

Google Assistant can read aloud new messages and reply to other messaging apps

Google Assistant can read aloud messages from apps outside of the default Android SMS messages app like WhatsApp and Telegram, as well as reply to these messages via speech-to-text. To activate this feature a user would have to say “read my messages” to Assistant.
You can read more here. 

Facebook will rebrand Instagram and WhatsApp

Facebook will attach its name to Instagram and WhatsApp, branding them “Instagram from Facebook” and “WhatsApp from Facebook”. “We want to be clearer about the products and services that are part of Facebook,” a spokeswoman for the company said.
More info are available here. 

New products

Huawei Y9 Prime

The phone has a 6.59-inch full HD+ display, HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It comes with triple main camera with 16MP, 8MP and 2MP sensors.
More info here. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

Galaxy Tab S6 will have a 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 855 processor and Adreno 640 GPU. It will come with a 7,040mAh battery.
More info here. 

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E-Commerce site StockX confirmed it was hack

The data of 6.8 million customers were stolen, including customer name, email address, shipping address, username and purchase history. The hack was originally covered up with StockX pushing out a password reset to customers as part of a “system update”.
You can read more here. 

Amazon will allow users to disable the human review of Alexa recordings

Amazon Alexa users can now choose whether human reviewers listen to recordings of their exchanges with the AI assistant. The company did not previously inform users of the possibility that audio recordings captured by the service might be manually reviewed by actual humans.
More info can be found here. 


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