It has been a tradition since 1991 for China s state television broadcaster, CCTV, to co-hold an annual gala with government agencies on March 15, World Consumer Rights Day, for the sake of protecting consumers rights.The program this year featured mostly tech companies, including the biggest e-commerce site, Taobao, and the food delivery unicorn Ele.me, exposing their acts of infringement and fraud.Let s have a look at what Chinese consumers are complaining about and how companies responded to the charges.Photo from Baidu ImagesEle.meSafe and healthy foods are almost like a luxury product for Chinese people.Reports allege that this platform has provided food from unsanitary, and even unlicensed, restaurants due to the loose process Ele.me employs to authorize a restaurant to operate and the slack regulations they use.Ele.me responded through its official WeChat account saying, Dear consumers, we pay close attention to the problems reported and have formed a new task force to investigate the license validity of all restaurants, and will delist all illegal restaurants.On Thursday, Ele.me announced it had delisted 25,761 illegal restaurants.This still didn t save Ele.me from being singled out by CCTV for criticism.Last December, Alibaba invested USD 1.25 billion in Ele.me, pushing its valuation to USD 4.5 billion.Photo from www.jiqiren365.comDJIThe red-hot drone maker is also on the blacklist .Experts expressed concerns that once a security hole emerged on smart terminals or equipment, criminals could take advantage of the loophole to remotely control the equipment, threatening the physical and property security of consumers.
do not Display the Gadget-items Gadget / Virtual realityOne of our readers alerted us that Samsung has started advertising their own products in their television sets.the Ads show up if you use the tv's so-called smart functions.In this case it's about a tv set purchased in the year.According to Samsung's support, you agree to automatically receive advertising when you activate the tv's smarthub.It is not possible to turn off the advertising but it should only be about ads regarding Samsung's tv stuff, and no ads from third party advertisers.
Malware infect mobile devices in record numbers, warns a technology company to Nokia.the data are based on the company twice a year to publish a report, which it shall identify and evaluate the various mobile and network devices threats.Reports have been made since 2012.by far the most popular malware items are smartphones.Nokia says that last year's smartphone infected with malware grew by nearly 400 percent.Most malware are tormented by the Android enabled smart phones and tablets.
p The NHS has a rotten reputation when it comes to technology.At Davos in January last year, NHS England CEO Simon Stevens announced seven innovation testbeds that will take a different approach to tackling the impending health crisis.Two of the testbeds focused on Internet of Thingstechnology, with Surrey and Borders partnership NHS Foundation Trust using smart devices to help people with dementia stay at home longer and West of England's Academic Health Science Network developing a diabetes digital coach.The other five testbeds weren't as prescriptive: in North East London and in Lancashire and Cumbria, testbeds were looking to support older people with dementia; Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale NHS was working with Google's Verily on prediction and prevention techniques; Sheffield was looking to help people with diabetes, hypertension and other long-term condition treat themselves at home; and the Birmingham and Solihull project was developing tools for managing mental health.That's only expected to increase as demographics skew older, with the number of people 75 or older up by 89 per cent since the mid 1970s.As long term illnesses affect more people – as of 2013, there were 3.2 million people with diabetes – that's expected to increase to four million within the decade.
Now, watch faces will display notifications and information from any Android Wear app, much like Apple Watch s own watchface complications.That certainly helps if you want a watch that s basically an at-a-glance notifications ticker on your arm.That s why it s developing three new ways for messaging on Android Wear: smart replies, handwriting, and a swipe keyboard.A 1.5-inch display is still far from any kind of display I d want to try to communicate on for than five seconds, but at least Google is experimenting.On the fitness front, Android Wear 2.0 takes the personal coach approach.Google-powered smartwatches will soon come armed with automatic activity recognition—a feature long present on Fitbit wearables—and will funnel health information with the Google Fit API.
Forget Hangouts - Google has unveiled a brand new and much smarter messaging service called Allo. Allo has a number of other unusual features that are missing in most messaging. When you want to convey that you are more vocal has CAPITALS previously been a popular option. Do you want to emphasize a message, you can, for example, increasing the size of the font. It acts as a more human edition of Google and Now and voice search, in text format. Developers will be able to extend functionality in different ways and create new opportunities for chat bot.
Google engineering director Erik Kay talks about the new Allo messaging app and Duo video calling app during Google I/OGoogle has revealed its latest project to the world - an app which can effectively write your text messages for you.Allo learns over time from your style of writing and emoji use, and will present replies accordingly.Its Smart Reply feature is capable of analysing pictures sent to you - for example, a dog or a baby - and generating suggestions such as "Aww, cute dog!"will return results without the need to clarify who 'he' is.Clever feature Whisper Shout is an amusing way to enlarge or downscale your text in order to convey your emotions more clearly, and you can write and doodle on photos using Ink - similar to the way you can draw over Snapchat photos.Alongside Allo, Google launched new video messaging app Duo, which provides a live video preview of the caller in order to make the call feel less intrusive.
It can also communicate with other Google Cast devices. So you can not just be home to play the selected music in the place you specify, but also tell it to play video content on the television. Home can communicate with the smart parts of the home so you can say, for example, lit the lamp in the children's room. According to Google is the way ahead of the competition. Those who wish can register their interest at home.google.com. Whether the product will be launched officially in Sweden is highly uncertain.
Alphabet s flagship company presents Google Home, a speaker-turned-personal-assistant that will allow users to turn on their lights and surf the web, among other functions.The speaker is part of Google Assistant which aims to take on Amazon s Alexa and Apple s Siri.Speaking at an event in California, Google s vice president of product management says the speaker will be available at the end of the year
Getting into the smart home hardware business, today Google debuted Google Home, a voice-activated home automation system, at the firm s annual developer s conference, Google I/O 2016.We ve had a few teasers over the last few months and Recode previously reported that Google has been working on a portable speaker containing a built-in voice-activated assistant for the whole family in a prototype called Chirp.Mario Queiroz, VP of product management, introduced Google Home, stating that it lets you enjoy music and entertainment, manage every day tasks and Ask Google what you what to do, via a voice assistant.Consumers will be able to request music in specific rooms or request multi-room playback.It ll not only answer your queries and organize your life, Google Home promises to connect your other smart home devices: lights, thermostat, switches and – of course – Google s own Nest devices, with Querioz predicting that in the future it will control things beyond the home, via the voice assistant function.Apple, Microsoft and Google all have voice-activated assistants, but up until now, they ve been limited to mobile devices.
This is The Google Assistant, a naming of the body of voice-activated smart systems Google has been building and releasing over the past several years.This is the Allo app and it'll be arriving on your phone soon.Narshmallow.Of course it was.Android on ChromeToday it was confirmed that Android apps will indeed be able to be loaded on Chrome OS devices through Google Play for Chrome.Android AutoAndroid Auto was revealed to be getting an update with the ever-so-useful Waze for contextual directions.
Streaming video may be what Netflix is best known for, but now the company also offers a tool for checking the speed of your personal internet connection.You don t have to be a Netflix member to use the website, nor does it throw any ads at you.You literally just go to the website and wait for it to quickly report its findings.When you re experiencing streaming issues, fast.com allows you to check the download speeds you re getting from your Internet service provider, wrote David Fullagar, Netflix s vice president of content delivery architecture, in a blog post published today.While they re certainly useful, the company s motives in launching them are likely not 100 percent altruistic.Plus, the tool may inspire users to opt for faster internet, which would in turn improve their streaming experience — and thus their Netflix satisfaction.
Seats are limited--secure yours now Most everyone has a general understanding of the laws of attraction.It s the idea that tells us by focusing on positive or negative thoughts, a person brings positive or negative experiences into their life.We have to take attitude out of the equation, and replace it with proven marketing tactics that will get leads interested in your business.Getting out of the office is the only way to do that.While you may not win with affordability or the amount of shade provided, you can win by explaining how your product is the easiest to carry and set up when you re hauling four kids and all their stuff to the beach.To showcase this expertise, you could create videos that show the time and effort it takes to load a traditional beach umbrella into a car and then haul it to the beach versus how much easier it is with your product.
Allo is a messaging app that employs Google Assistant to help out users in their conversations.It can be used to find things quickly within a conversation, for example a restaurant when you re planning dinner.The app also offers Smart Reply, which suggests quick message responses based on the content and context of what s being discussed.View photosMore Google The app is based on a user s phone number, so it is not limited to those who choose to sign up or create an account on the platform before being able to use it.Google says the aim of Duo is to make video calling faster and more reliable, and again is based on a user s phone number, making contact with anyone in your contacts easier.As part of the central message of openness and accessibility, both apps will be available on both iOS and Android when they launch later in the summer.
As the rumours predicted, Google used the opening presentation of its annual developer conference, I/O, to reveal a new personal assistant aimed at the home.Called Google Home and voice-activated with the entire power of Google s search engine built into it, Home is set to launch later this year.The device connects to your home WiFi network and can also sync with Chromecast devices, meaning it can control TVs as well as other connected devices including speakers and smart appliances.The device has a striking similarity function-wise to Amazon s Echo, which launched last year – something even Google CEO Sundar Pichai referenced when announcing the device.At the heart of Home is the updated and supposedly more intelligent Google app software and the new Google Assistant.This is said to be better at understanding context and able to offer better proactive suggestions to users as a result.
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If the funds in the account go below an agreed limit, the band kicks in.It can also work with smart meter Nest to turn down the heating and save energy bills if funds are low.Chief executive David Webber told the BBC the idea was about consumer choice.He dismissed the idea that the concept is too controlling.The Pavlok wristband "shock" function can also be deactivated, Mr Webber added.'Road to hell'However Prof Alan Woodward, a cybersecurity expert from Surrey University, said the more connections which are made between devices, the greater the risk of a security weakness.
Android: Yahoo may not be the first app you think of to manage your email, but the company s mobile apps are still pretty sweet.Now, you can sign up for the beta version of the Android app to get the most cutting edge features first.To get the beta version, first you ll need to sign up here, then download the app from the Play Store.On top of the beta, the regular Android app received a couple minor changes.Now you can sync your Yahoo Address Book with your device s contacts and the Mail app has a new People Smart View to see every way you communicate with a person in one place.iOS users also got a couple new features, including a link preview that turns links into informative cards and a Share button so you can send content via Yahoo Mail from other apps.
The next social app from Google is Allo, a chat app that focuses on Expression, The Google Assistant, and security.Allo is based on your phone number, and Google suggests that their three topics of focus "make Allo really special."This feature allows you to drag a bar up or down to resize the text you're sending.When this feature was introduced at Google I/O 2016, the audience basically flipped out for some reason we cannot yet figure out.You'll also be able to send photos you've taken with scribbles on top - notes or drawings, made on the fly.Allo works with Smart Replies.
The Mi Box, as you can see below, is a sleek and simple set-top-box that doesn t look terribly different from the Apple TV device and numerous other boxes on the market.The Chinese company boasts having sold millions of set-top boxes and smart TVs in China, where it is one of the most popular electronics companies.It will support the newest at this time HDR10 standard, which will be available starting in Android N, as well as HDMI 2.0a.Under the hood lies 2GB of RAM and 8GB of storage alongside a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor and Mali 450 GPU.Those who need more space will be able to attach an external drive using USB.Xiaomi says it will have info on availability aside from the fact that it is launching in the US first and pricing at a later date.