Technology Matters-Samsung Tries Again

Technology Matters

    Let’s start with a Belfast woman too sick to leave home to get medicine.  
    Smart-thinking on her part.  She ordered food online and included a plea for the delivery driver to bring her meds.
    The fish and chip shop liked her ingenuity and came through.  The restaurant also gave her a free meal once her illness passed.
    I guess that’s a virus gone viral.

    Samsung out with the Galaxy A, a low-cost Galaxy model.
    This one is water and dust resistant.  It has a 16-megapixel camera and selfie mode that lets you tap anywhere to take a photo.    
    The Galaxy A is launching in Russia now.  No word when it debuts here.
    Samsung hoping this is a hot item.  Pun intended.

    Apple with a patent for what it calls “a substance that is to be vaporized or sublimated into a vapor.”  Mmmmm!
    The plan calls for a temperature-regulated plate inside a chamber that heats up a substance to vapor form.
    Many people use vapes to inhale nicotine, some marijuana.
    Vaporizers are used in health care, agriculture and other industries.
    Its unclear who or what Apple is targeting, or if the whole thing will just go up in smoke.

    Finally, Facebook fighting fake news.  
    Peviously articles and subjects trended based on how many were talking about it.  Now, Facebook will factor in the amount of coverage.
    Example, how many articles have been published on a subject — as well as the amount of conversation about it.
    Users will now see the same popular topics as everyone else in their country.
    Facebook hopes this will help prevent fake news angles making it into the trending section.  And no, I didn’t make this up.

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