Huawei P20 Pro Smartphone Can See in the Dark
Smartphones are going one step forward. Now with the Huawei P20, you can take photos in the dark without using a flash or a tripod. The phone takes exposures which last up to six seconds to get enough light, then it uses artificial intelligence to deliver a sharp image and avoid blurring and smearing which often happens when this technique is used.
According to the BBC and the Chinese company, this could become easily the highest selling smartphone in the world. Currently, Huawei is in a third place, right behind Samsung and Apple.
The sale of Huawei’s new phone is mostly based on its camera capabilities with three available lenses.
Ben Stanton, from the technology consultancy Canalys, said: “Huawei doesn’t have the brand name Samsung or Apple have, so it’s almost had to go the extra mile in terms of the product, and it’s nice to see it taking the lead with some of the hardware it’s producing. But the thing with camera technology is that unless you are looking at side-by-side comparisons [of photos] it can be very hard to tell which device is better.”
The phone costs $1,115 which is less than iPhone X or Samsung Galaxy S9+.
Theresa May Goes with iPhone
Theresa May decided to replace her Blackberry mobile with an iPhone. The prime minister was still using Blackberry.
The Canadian company producing Blackberry stopped making smartphones when they had a huge decline in sales. The company licensed other companies to make devices in their name. As you can imagine, for security reasons Theresa May can’t have too many apps on her new iPhone. This decision is another signal of how the reputation of the Blackberry has declined, which was once considered the world’s most secure mobile devices.
As Stuart Miles, founder of gadget review site Pocket-lint said: “Blackberry, once the champion of the workplace, has very much become a niche player with strong competitors on all sides. It isn’t completely washed up yet – but it’s had its powerful moment in the sun. I’m not sure it will ever rise to be the trailblazer it once was.”
In 2013, it was revealed by US president Barack Obama that he is not allowed to have an iPhone for security reasons. However, he was able to use Blackberry which at that point had a reputation to be the most secured phone you can have. Also, in January 2017, president Donald Trump also had to give up a smartphone on the advice of US security agencies. Could this become a trend in the United States as well?
Facebook Faces Serious Issues
Facebook has become so big that they have a problem controlling their own business. Or what’s even worse, they are not willing to control the private information of their users. The situation is really serious now.
The US Federal Trade Commission plans to investigate Facebook over the recent private data on millions of users being misused by Cambridge Analytica. In the past week, Facebook has been criticized more than ever for letting the company to scoop up private data from 50 million users by using a simple personality test. Anyone who took that particular test, all their data and all their friends’ data has been collected.
The FTC plans to determine whether Facebook failed to protect the personal data of their users. According to official information, this could lead to trillions of dollars in fines which already sent shares down 6.5% before they recovered slightly. Tom Pahl, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection said that recent reports have been taken very seriously. Facebook has to notify users and get their permission before sharing and using users’ data beyond their preferred privacy settings which is known as the “consent decree.”
Rob Sherman, who is a deputy chief privacy officer for Facebook said that he would appreciate the opportunity to answer questions the FTC may have. Mark Zuckerberg recently apologized but obviously, he will not appear to answer questions for the FTC.