• Zoom Pledges To Spend The Next 90 Days Fixing Its Privacy And Security Issues

    Video conferencing app Zoom has been around for quite a while now. Granted, it might not have been quite as mainstream compared to Skype, Google Hangouts, and other similar apps, but in the recent months, the app’s popularity has exploded due to people being forced to work and study from home as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

    Unfortunately, this explosion in popularity has resulted in Zoom being placed under immense scrutiny where it appears that the company has quite a bit of issues surrounding its software’s privacy and security. So much so that according to a new blog post by Zoom’s CEO, Eric S. Yuan, the company will be implementing a 90-day freeze on all upcoming feature updates.

    Instead, the company will be focusing and shifting its resources towards solving all these security and privacy issues that have been popping up non-stop. According to Yuan, “Over the next

  • The High-Stakes Race to Build More Ventilators

    As he loaded the 3D printer into the back of his Jeep, Kevin Zagorski figured he wouldn’t be back in his office for a while. It was Friday night, March 20, and Virgin Orbit, the satellite launch company that spun out of Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic a few years back, had limited work at its Long Beach, California, operation to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. The engineer drove home, thinking he’d spend some time experimenting with 3D-printed attachments to let his colleagues open doors without touching the handles. But that first weekend at home, his manager called with a new assignment.

    Before Monday rolled around, Zagorski was working with a group of doctors to design a new low-cost, scalable ventilator to keep air in the lungs of the sickest Americans suffering from Covid-19. By mid-week, he and about a dozen fellow engineers had produced a prototype

  • Apple Could Be Working On An iPhone That Is Completely Waterproof And Usable Underwater

    In recent years, Apple finally hopped on board the bandwagon and made its iPhones water-resistant. The company’s iPhones currently have a rating of IP68 which makes it water-resistant where it can survive underwater of depths up to 2 meters for as long as 30 minutes (although we have heard stories of it surviving for much longer).

    However, while we have seen people use their iPhones for underwater photography, it is generally not advised. Its water-resistance is meant to protect the phone from accidental drops and not necessarily for such activities, but according to a recently-discovered patent, that’s something that Apple wants to change.

    According to the patent, it seems that Apple is exploring (or has explored) the idea of a fully waterproof iPhone. The concept of fully waterproofing a device isn’t new, but the patent takes it one step further by describing a potential user interface that can

  • Apple Store leaks 4.7-inch ‘iPhone SE’ name

    Apple’s upcoming 4.7-inch iPhone is likely to be announced imminently and looks set to be called the iPhone SE. A Belkin screen protector is currently live on the Apple Store and listed for the iPhone SE as well as the 8 and 7, matching reports that the new phone would feature a similar design to those models.

    Earlier today 9to5Mac reported the iPhone SE name, as well as details including that it’ll come in white, black, and red color options with storage tiers of 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. The device is expected to come with an A13 processor, though pricing information is still unknown.

    The Belkin accessory is called the “InvisiGlass Ultra Screen Protection for iPhone SE/8/7.” It’s on sale now for $39.95, though in-store pickup is unavailable since Apple has closed all its stores outside China. The product is also available in a 5.5-inch size, but that listing

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