Vinay Prabhu is the Principal Machine Learning Scientist at UnifyID Inc, a post-Series-A security startup based in San Francisco. Ever wondered what black magic powers smartphones apps such as Sky Maps to know the precise orientation of your phone while you gaze at the heavens or allows ride-hail apps such as Uber to generate such stunningly granular reporting on the drivers’ braking and acceleration patterns or apps like Metal Detector to help you hunt ghosts? In the next few minutes, you will be ushered into the world of the humble trio of Inertial Measurement Unit-IMU-sensors, or motion sensors, that is accelerometers, gyroscopes and magnetometers. These unsung little workhorses lurking unsuspectingly on our phones’ motherboards furiously transducing and spitting data emanating from every sinew of motion and vibration around you whilst quietly fueling an emergent wave of artificial intelligence that will influence and shape our lives deeply in the coming decade. Now, … [Read more...] about Threat Landscape of Attacks on Smartphone Sensors
Vinay Prabhu is the Principal Machine Learning Scientist at UnifyID Inc, a post-Series-A security startup based in San Francisco. On a balmy mid-April afternoon, amidst the cacophony of passionate deliberations ringing the walls of the Paul Brest Hall on Stanford University’s sylvan green campus, a picture began to emerge. It was the annual mHealth Connect conference and most of the talks by academic stalwarts, healthcare entrepreneurs and venture capitalists were harping on a common thesis: The growing nexus between mobile sensors and AI (Artificial Intelligence) in the healthcare domain. Amidst ardent calls for silicon-valley styled disruption of the ailing healthcare sector, it became ostensibly clear that three facets of personal healthcare were going to see important changes driven by the emergence of the sensors-laden smartphone as the centerpiece of democratization of healthcare-hardware. In the next few paragraphs, the reader will be exposed to the following three … [Read more...] about Smartphone Motion Sensors and Healthcare: On the Cusp of a Disruption?
Samsung’s dominance of the smartphone market continued in March, taking the largest share of. The company also increased its market share of sales by 4% month-over-month. According to StatCounter, Samsung’s market share of total mobile market sales in Egypt increased from 39% in February to 43% in March. Samsung continued to be at the forefront of Egypt’s smartphone brands in terms of market share for March 2018 sales. Huawei retained second place despite its market share falling by 1%. The company’s market share of mobile sales in Egypt fell to 13% from 14% in February. Apple ranked third in terms of market share of smartphone sales in Egypt, despite the sharp decline in sales in March. iPhone sales fell 13.7% in February to 10.7% in March, with Apple losing about 2% of its market share in a month. Lenovo came in fourth on the list in terms of market share of smartphone sales. Its market share declined slightly in March to 7.2% from 7.4% in February. In fifth … [Read more...] about Egypt’s smartphone brand market shares for March
In the race to build cars with digitally connected services — such as the ability to order coffee via a dashboard display — Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. risk being held back by their home market.In contrast to vehicle buyers in the U.S. and Europe, Japanese consumers are reluctant to pay for such features. That has resulted in only 10 percent of cars on Japan’s roads having embedded connectivity, compared with 49 percent in the U.S., 31 percent in Europe and 20 percent in China, according to consultancy SBD Automotive.The threat to the Japanese carmakers — which control almost all of their home market and do a major part of their product development there — is that competitors may pull ahead as global demand for connected services continues to increase.Rivals including General Motors Co. are betting on connectivity for new revenue streams as buyers in the U.S., Europe and China embrace onboard shopping, entertainment and customized … [Read more...] about Having lost the smartphone battle, Japan now lags on connected cars
Specifications of smartphones vary based on their price segment. Each price segment has specifications different from the other, such as the screen size and accuracy, in addition to the processor, the RAM size, the camera, and even colours. The resolution of smartphone screens vary between 360×640 and 1366×768 pixels. A report issued by StatCounter shows the most favoured smartphone screens preferred by Egyptians in March 2018. In first place came smartphones with a screen resolution of 360×640, taking over 17.23% of the total number of smartphones in Egypt in March, becoming the most popular amongst smartphone users in the country. In second place came screens with of 1366×768 pixels, taking up a market share of 16.6%. In third place came smartphones with a screen resolution of 1024×762, with a 6.9% market share in March, compared to a 7% market share in February. In fourth place came screens with a resolution of 1920×1080, with a 6% market … [Read more...] about Egyptians’ smartphone screen preferences
Bisnis.com, JAKARTA -- Perusahaan teknologi asal Indonesia Advan meluncurkan ponsel Advan i6 berteknologi layar penuh atau full view display, yang belakangan banyak digunakan oleh lini produk flagship smartphone merek global.General Manager Sales Advan, Ellen Anggraeni Gunawan, mengatakan bahwa kehadiran Advan i6 adalah jawaban akan kebutuhan dan tren saat ini. Pengembangan teknologi dan inovasi, menjadi komitmen dari produk kebanggan Indonesia ini."Full view display pada Advan i6 memberikan pengalaman baru bagi konsumen. Melihat tayangan video dengan layar penuh, serta bermain game menjadi lebih mengasyikan dengan Advan i6," kata Ellen dalam keterangan tertulis yang diterima di Jakarta, Selasa.Mengusung tagline "Powered Full View", Advan i6 hadir dengan layar HD 5,5 inci rasio 18:9 dan baterai 3.300 mAh.Perangkat tersebut juga didukung RAM 2GB dan ROM 16GB. Advan i6 juga telah dibekali teknologi dan fitur setara smartphone flagship dari merek global yaitu Face ID dan Fingerprint.Baca … [Read more...] about Advan Rilis Smartphone Layar Penuh