#023 – Facial Recognition, New Samsung and Motorola Smartphones

Today on KITV’s “Good Morning Hawaii,” anchor Maleko McDonnell and I discuss the latest tech headlines, including the controversial facial recognition startup Clearview AI, and new smartphones from Samsung (including the Galaxy S20 flagship and Galaxy Z Flip folding phone) and Motorola’s Razr reboot and mid-priced Moto G Power. https://archive.org/download/2020-02-13-clearview-ai-samsung-motorola/KITV-2020-02-13-480.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Continue reading #023 – Facial Recognition, New Samsung and Motorola Smartphones

Rumor: BlackBerry Prepping Android Phone for AT&T

While BlackBerry would like you to think everything’s fine and there’s nothing to see, the former smartphone powerhouse is attempting to stay relevant by embracing Google’s little green droid. Amazon’s Android Appstore apps currently run on the Canadian company’s devices, but it intends to take it a step further with the imminent release of an actual Android phone. The device was hinted at in March during … Continue reading Rumor: BlackBerry Prepping Android Phone for AT&T

T-Mobile Introduces Smartphone Leases with JUMP! On Demand

No matter what kind of fanboy you are (iOS or Android), chances are you’re the type of person who absolutely, positively needs the latest and greatest phone the moment it comes out. This can be expensive. If you’re still on a subsidy plan, that means you probably won’t be eligible for an upgrade until the end of your two year contract. If you’re on one … Continue reading T-Mobile Introduces Smartphone Leases with JUMP! On Demand

Cops and Local Governments Demand Privacy when it comes to Cell-Sniffing Stingrays, While Ignoring Your Rights

If you’re a stickler for online privacy, you know the trick isn’t to find a VPN or other privacy provider that won’t turn over their records to law enforcement — it’s finding a company that doesn’t keep records at all. Turns out the police may be taking a page from them it comes to stingrays. A bit of background: stingrays, in case you don’t know, … Continue reading Cops and Local Governments Demand Privacy when it comes to Cell-Sniffing Stingrays, While Ignoring Your Rights