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Samsung Shows Off Smart Belt And Two Other Products At CES

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OEMs and developers showed
off their latest products and inventions in the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) that’s just a few
Months back . Samsung unveiled three
new products from its secret lab called C-Lab
(Creative Lab).

One of these products is called Welt which is actually
a smart belt. This should came as no surprise, we
reported a few months ago that the South Korean giant
is working on a smart ring which in itself, isn’t even
a strange technology. The smart belt is designed to
monitor users’ health.

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Other Products At CES 1

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More precisely, it can record the user’s waist size,
eating habits and the number of steps taken daily.
This belt too can also monitor the amount of time
spent sitting down. This smart belt looks like a
normal belt and it offers a more discreet way of using
wearables for health monitoring.

According to a statement released on Samsung’s
website, this belt sends collected data to a special app
for analysis.
Another product Samsung unveiled at CES is an
advanced hand-motion controller for mobile VR
devices called rink. Simply put, this device can be
used to make Virtual Reality more realistic by
providing users ability to control games or content
using their hands.

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Other Products At CES 2

Image credit: Samsung

The last product Samsung showed off is
TipTalk. This is going to be particularly useful to those
using wearables because it lets you listen to audio
from smart devices without an headset. It is shaped
like a watch strap and can be added to any watch.

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Other Products At CES 3

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By simple touching the ear, users to will able to
receive calls and discreetly listen to it in public
without being overheard.

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Other Products At CES 4

Image credit: Samsung

It is also said it improves audio clarity from
wearables and can be used in very noisy
environments.

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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Vulnerability in RCS messaging could compromise your bank details

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German security company SRLabs has recently discovered a serious security breach that could replace SMS. According to their findings, the RCS protocol has a vulnerability that allows your data to be intercepted.

Hackers could exploit this vulnerability locally or remotely. Among the information they can intercept, we have unique codes that are sent by message in two-factor authentication systems.

One of the applications of these unique codes is in the authorization of bank transactions. This means that in extreme cases your bank details could be compromised due to this vulnerability.

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Android messaging should improve your domain verification system

As SRLabs points out, the most popular application supporting RCS technology is currently Android Messaging. According to its findings, this application does not properly verify domains.

This means that miscreants can spoof caller ID or DNS. Something that could mislead users and provide information they shouldn’t.

Coincidentally or not, Google revealed this week that it will accredit message senders in your app. The idea is for companies to register their contact numbers with Google so that they can validate them when communicating with users. A measure that will certainly reduce the impact of this vulnerability.

What is RCS and its differences from SMS

The acronym RCS stands for Rich Communication Service. Briefly, this protocol allows messages to be sent over the internet. The SMS protocol uses cellular networks to send messages.

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Vivo S5 will have a very peculiar triple rear camera, reveals official image

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We are just a week from the official presentation of Vivo S5, the next mid-range smartphone to be launched by the brand. Now, an official image published on the Chinese social network Weibo, has confirmed several details about the design of this smartphone.

According to the picture, the Vivo S5 will come with a rear ‘quad-chamber’, centred on the rear panel with a diamond shaped module. In addition, it will come with a small punch-hole in its screen, where the front camera will be embedded.

 

Vivo S5 has confirmed design on the official poster

In the diamond-shaped module, three of its four cameras are integrated, and the LED flash. The fourth chamber is positioned immediately below the ‘protrusion’.

In the front panel, we can confirm that you will not have a notch on the screen by choosing a small punch-hole in the upper right corner, where your front camera will be embedded.

Although visible, their margins appear to be quite thin, ensuring an immersive user experience. In addition, an AMOLED screen is confirmed as an on-screen fingerprint reader is present.

Alleged Vivo S5 Specifications

Although not officially confirmed by the manufacturer, certification of the smartphone at TENAA agency eventually revealed the main details about its hardware.

  • 6.44 “inch AMOLED display with Full HD + resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 Processor
  • Up to 8GB of RAM
  • Up to 256GB of internal memory
  • Four rear cameras: 48MP + 8MP (ultra wide-angle) + 5MP (depth) + 2MP (macro)
  • 32-megapixel front camera
  • 4,010mAh battery
  • Android 9 (not confirmed)

Regarding its price, there is no information yet. Still, it is expected to arrive at a competitive price, which could possibly be around € 250.

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