The elections are over, and we’re all feeling a range of emotions. For some of us, this means a flood of posts about what we expected to happen and how wrong we were. For others, it means reflection on the past year and looking forward to what the next one has in store. But for everyone, it means one thing: CES is coming! This year’s CES is bigger than ever before, with more exhibitors and more products. The announcements keep coming, and we can’t wait to see what Sony has in store for us. But that’s not all—we have something special for you, our readers. Behind the scenes at CES, we’ve been hard at work on our next blog post. And we couldn’t be more excited about it. We think you’ll love it. So stay tuned…
How the election impacted technology
The election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States has had a significant impact on technology, with many companies fearing for their future.
Many technology companies have spoken out against Trump’s policies, with some threatening to move their operations overseas if they are implemented. This includes giants like Apple and Google, as well as smaller companies that would feel the brunt of any trade wars.
Trump has also been critical of many tech companies, claiming that they are unfairly gaining profits from the use of their products. He has already announced plans to clamp down on immigration and renegotiate trade deals, which could have a big impact on those in Silicon Valley who rely on foreign workers.
In short, the future looks uncertain for many tech company executives who were hoping for more continuity in US policy under Trump after eight years of Barack Obama’s presidency.
Apple to bring back the headphone jack
Apple is rumored to be bringing back the headphone jack on their upcoming iPhone 7. This would be in response to Donald Trump’s suggestion that Apple remove the jack in order to make the phone more “svelte.” Trump believes that people no longer use headphones because they can simply plug in their phones instead. However, many users still use headphones to listen to music or podcasts without having to carry around extra cords.
If Apple does decide to bring back the headphone jack, it will likely be a paid feature. This is because there are many people who still use headphones and don’t want to pay for an upgrade just so they can use them with their iPhone. It’s also possible that Apple will offer a hybrid option where you can still use regular headphones but have the convenience of being able to charge your phone while listening.
Google unveils its new Assistant
Google today unveiled a new Assistant feature called Duplex, which allows the digital assistant to make phone calls on your behalf. The feature is currently available in the US only, and can be used with either voice or text-based chats. Duplex is powered by AI and can process multiple tasks simultaneously, including making appointments, requesting information from merchants, and more.
According to Google, Duplex will be “especially helpful for people who have difficulty speaking or understanding English.” The company says that users will be able to control how much of the conversation is handled by Duplex, and can exit the call at any time if they need to. Google also notes that Duplex won’t be able to answer complex questions or handle unexpected situations (such as when you get lost).
Duplex is just one of many new features coming to the Google Assistant in the near future. In addition to Duplex, other upcoming features include enhanced natural language processing, machine learning capabilities, and an expanded conversational context model.
Facebook bans ads from Russia
Facebook has announced it is banning all ads from RussiaEffective immediately. This comes after the U.S. government introduced new sanctions against Russia, which means Facebook will have to find other ways to monetize its services in that country. The company says this change will help protect its users from “inauthentic” political advertising.
Amazon launches a home security camera
Amazon has just announced the launch of their new home security camera, the Amazon Cloud Cam. This camera is designed to help you keep an eye on your place while you’re away. The camera connects to your Amazon account and streams live footage back to your computer, phone, or tablet. You can also use the companion app to access recorded footage and motion alerts. The Cloud Cam starts at $129.99 and is now available for preorder.