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The 5G connection and other wildly bizarre tech-disaster conspiracy theories

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been a fertile ground for a huge number of conspiracy theories, primarily focusing on its origins and alleged perpetrators. This is hugely in part to the present condition which the entire world finds itself with lots of information and theories flying each way and not particularly knowing what to believe

The repercussions have also been severe, leading to mistrust, damage of tech facilities, xenophobia and generally adding on to the existing confusion and paranoia.

5G Coronavirus conspiracy theory

Popular social channels have already moved to halt the spread of these sort of information but the question begs still, is there a truth in all these or we getting shut out from speaking out against a pre-planned atrocity?
We take a look at some other conspiracy theories like the 5G conspiracy that have made the rounds in the world of high tech.

1. Unix is a virus?

Yeah, this isn’t the first time the world have been forced to choose on what to believe with regards to tech and it’s part in creating a virus.

According to one ancient theory, when Unix was being developed at Bell Labs in the 1970s, it was designed first and foremost to be a method of handicapping competitors.

The idea was to get an operating system into wide circulation that was both relatively inexpensive and relatively insecure, so as to require constant upgrades from AT&T. This would, potentially, give the company backdoor access to competitors’ infrastructures in perpetuity — a kind of industry-wide virus that companies would pay for the privilege of hosting. Devious!

AT&T eventually sold the rights to Unix to Novell in the early 1990s, apparently putting this conspiracy theory to rest … unless Novell was in on it, too. More Devious!

2. Smartphone fingerprint sensors

This theory was helped on by Apple Inc. inability to address confusion with regards to the new way to password-protect the iPhone 5S smartphone in late 2013.

Even in our part of the world here, we widely believe such smartphones were draining our blood and soon we’ll run out of blood samples.

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Fingerprint sensors were a new thing then…

Some publications then wrote alerting smartphone users on the security risks with using the fingerprint password feature.

One such post on sleepyeyenews detailed how an European hacker group could trick the sensor into accepting photographed fingerprint applied to latex.
The group says it was able to photograph a fingerprint from a glass surface, clean up the image in a computer, and print it onto a piece of latex. The latex can be placed over any finger and placed on the iPhone’s Touch ID sensor to trick it.

Fast forward to year 2020 and we’re gauging which device has the faster fingerprint response time.

How time flies man! How time really flies…

3. Smart chip for a NWO

No doubt, the coronavirus pandemic has opened the world to a lot of positive and negative information. One such that we just don’t have any proof yet where it falls is the proposed NEW WORLD ORDER!

A scenario where the world won’t be in disarray in the case of a major viral outbreak like the one the word sees itself right now.

The questions flying round have been seeking to find answers to human rights and forced vaccination when such ORDER finally sets in…if ever it happens.

There have even been news disseminating from publications that the believed race to developing a vaccine for COVID-19 isn’t really the REAL goal but actually a race to who strikes the gong first to mass production of chip for worldwide auto-vaccination.

4. Robots replacing mankind

Robots taking human jobs conspiracy theory

Now this won’t generally be regarded as a conspiracy cos of the invaluable work and helping hand robots have lent to humanity in such limited time.

The field of robotics is one that has really evolved through the years. They were used as personal attendant’s to coronavirus patients in China

They also help facilitate easy workflow while increasing productivity no doubt why production companies and organizations employ them in the everyday operation.

But replacing the services of humanity and all about making human work face non-needed? Well, we can’t really we’ve got a better way to make them smarter than we are, right now!

5. 5G Coronavirus

Last but not the least is the dreaded confusion making rounds the internet hugely due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Fears regarding 5G technology and it’s supposed harmful effects have been going around for some time now.

From believe that the close proximity one has to be in other to get the signal and the massive radioactive waves which a disseminates could “possibly result to a health challenge”, in this case the Coronavirus.

However, it was a Belgian doctor who floated the theory that 5G was responsible for the pandemic. On January 22, the Belgian newspaper Het Laatste published an interview featuring a local doctor with the headline, “5G is life-threatening, and no one knows it.”

The article claimed that Wuhan, which was seeing infections slowly rising then, had installed a number of 5G cell towers. China had also turned its 5G towers on in November. The doctor claimed that though he had not done a fact check, the two could be linked.

The article, which was later deleted, went viral and was picked up by other people, including American singer Keri Hilson and actor Woody Harrelson.

In the Netherlands and in the United Kingdom, cell towers were also vandalised, while engineers were verbally abused.

Here in Nigeria, several internet personalities have led the call to suspend installation of the towers. However, scientists have debunked the rumours that 5G has nothing to do with the spread of the virus.

So, that’s our list for perceived conspiracy theories making the rounds in high tech. Have you got any you’d want added to the list, drop them in the comments section.

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Infinix Zero 8 could launch with MediaTek Helio G90T SoC, 8GB RAM and 90Hz refresh rate display

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Infinix Mobility seems to be enjoying the Xiaomi and Oppo competition in the Nigerian consumer market with the smartphone brand set to launch a new smartphone, dubbed the Infinix ZERO 8.

The company has long been in the business of making entry-level devices with a track record of success making different lineup of smartphones. Infinix ZERO 8, however will be a mid-range offering from the brand, considering the reported specifications and features.

The device was spotted by Hawkeye users on the Google Play Console listing, the listing revealing several of its specifications and features in the process. A official promotional video for the device has also been surface online, definitely pointing to its imminent launch.

Here’s everything we know so far with the Infinix Zero 8 smartphone.

Infinix Zero 8 Specifications and Features (Expected)

The display of the device is set to feature a Full HD+ resolution with 1,080 x 2,460 pixels and a screen density of 480 DPI though the display size remains unknown for now. For software, it’s expected the Infinix ZERO 8 will boot the latest Android 10 OS out of the box.

Infinix Zero 8 could launch with MediaTek Helio G90T SoC, 8GB RAM and 90Hz refresh rate display 5

Under the hood, the Google Play Console listing reveals the Infinix ZERO 8 (with the model number Infinix-X687) will feature a MediaTek Helio G90 processor (the teaser video, however, mentions a Helio G90T, as is normal with major leaks and prelaunch reveals, we are okay with the confusion though the G90T SoC will be super awesome), which will be paired with a Mali G76 GPU and 8GB of RAM.

Meanwhile the official teaser seems to have revealed more than intended with the teaser video showcasing the front and back of the device alongside another toned down version of the Infinix Zero 8 lineup, a rumored Infinix Zero 8i (according to MySmartPrice).

For camera optics, the Infinix ZERO 8 will feature a dual punch-hole cutout for the selfie snapper, this will be located in the top left corner of the device’s display juft like the recently launched Infinix Note 7. The selfie camera setup will include a 48MP primary lens and an 8MP wide-angle lens.

Infinix Zero 8 could launch with MediaTek Helio G90T SoC, 8GB RAM and 90Hz refresh rate display 6

For the rear camera, there’s a 64MP quad rear camera setup, which will be encased within a prism-like module.

Talk about going out of the way to not only make a difference but teach us about shapes too *winks*

The Infinix Zero 8 device will also feature a 90Hz refresh rate and a 180Hz touch sampling rate display. The device will also feature fast charging support over a USB Type-C charging port. For juice, a TUV Rheinland certification website went ahead to confirm the Infinix Zero 8 will feature a 4,400mAh non-removable battery.

Infinix Zero 8 Price and Availability

There’s no news yet on the starting price of the device though we will update you here on Naijatechguy once that is the case.

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WhatsApp reportedly will let users Sync and access chat history across multiple devices

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Who fancies a day we’ll be having a conversation on WhatsApp supporting synchronizing chat history and contact’s on multiple devices?Not meWhatsApp reportedly will let users Sync and access chat history across multiple devices 8However, information circulating the web suggests that a feature that enables users WhatsApp chats to be backed up across multiple devices once the multiple device feature is live.So, this means, you should be able to continue a chat from another device, once you are logged in on multiple devices. This has for long been a present feature on Facebook Inc. other apps – Instagram and Facebook but entirely missing on WhatsApp.Recently it was reported that a user will be able to use his WhatsApp account across multiplied devices. The limit for these devices will be 4. It looks like when a user logs in on these devices, his/her chat will be backed up across all the devices.The complications with implementing this has so far looked unattainable buy then, you never know in the world of tech.

WhatsApp Chat History Multi Device Sync – How possible?

Up until at least this latest reveal, a user could only use a WhatsApp account on a single smartphone. Else, one would’ve to uninstall or sign out of a particular device to be able to use on another due to the encryption system which WhatsApp utilizes.Things however looks set for a memorable change if WhatsApp could engineer an Adobe Creative Cloud kind of Sync system.WhatsApp reportedly will let users Sync and access chat history across multiple devices 9Although the option to use WhatsApp for web by scanning a QR code on the desktop app via the mobile app to create the sync has proven to be a worthy addition since.The multiple device support will be across Android and iOS devices. According to wabetainfo , “When someone adds a new device in his WhatsApp account, you will be notified because encryption keys change”.Wabetainfo further adds that WhatsApp could do with a minor addition to its push notifications system. When someone adds a new device in his WhatsApp account, you will be notified because encryption keys change.Moreover, Whatsapp allows for chat backup to either Google drive or custom cloud storage and that could eventually be a deal breaker. This still would need some refinements here and there and ultimately looks a way off public release any sooner but, you never write of the tech ecosystem.One could wake up tomorrow to a solemn endpoint app that just about solves this problem.Also WhatsApp has been working on adding new features for its users, releasing couple significant additions to its user experience as well as the interface at large.Reports suggest WhatsApp is rolling out a new feature called ‘search the web’ to fight fake news. The new feature the source said is an easy way to verify any forwarded message on WhatsApp, however, it is not available to global users yet.WhatsApp is also reportedly working on a Mute Always option so users can mute a group or chat forever if they like. Till now, users have had to resort to a minimum of 8hr mute or maximum 6month mute option for those silly broadcast. This feature however negative it might seems can still be revoked from the Unblock user session present in WhatsApp setting.WhatsApp has also increased the limit of group video calling from 4 people to 8. They did this when the every nation went into hibernation and subsequent lockdown and people were using video chat options to stay in touch with family and friends in addition to colleagues for work.However, remember, to be able to talk to 8 people, all of them need to update the app.What do you make of WhatsApp imminent feature? A miss or one hell of overdue Integration? Let’s hear in the comments section.

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