Tech Addict: Google Chrome’s NEW Best Feature, AR Microscope to Detect Cancer + 4 More Exciting Cool-Tech News

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Nexter.org gathered most interesting cool tech news and announcements for the week. 

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Google Chrome silent mode

That’s happening! Google Chrome will mute annoying autoplaying videos by default. You’ll no longer have to turn off the sound by yourself.

The only exception will be the websites where you’ve watched videos before. For instance, YouTube and other video platforms where you’ve likely watched videos will still play as they normally would.

The update, part of Google Chrome 66, launched today for the browser’s desktop and mobile apps.

Google Chrome’s ‘iMessage’

Android is ready to fight back with Apple and Facebook as they are working on a messaging app similar to Apple’s iMessage and Facebook Messenger.

A new messenger will be called Chat, and, probably, won’t differ from the messaging services mentioned above.

Snapchat’s new lenses

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Snapchat states now anyone can create a selfie lens using its Lens Studio software. Previously, there was no other similar feature, so it’s a great new for the biggest Snap fans.

Snap added 7 new templates to the software, allowing users to create 2D and 3D augmented reality selfie lenses. Also, you’re not only able to save your own lenses but to use new face filters created by other Snapchat users and artists.

Google AR microscope to help detect cancer

Google introduced an “intelligent” microscope, which, based on artificial intelligence and Augmented Reality technology, can conduct a fairly accurate diagnosis of cancer.

A team of scientists from Google Brain is responsible for the invention of the technology. The new device, in addition to AR and AI technology, is based on a standard optical light microscope.

The platform allows for real-time analysis of the image and the results of recognition of the cells. The refresh rate of the image is 10 frames per second, which is quite enough for diagnostics.

Facebook, Microsoft, and 30+ tech companies cyberweapons agreement

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More than 30 major tech companiesincluding Facebook and Microsoft, are pledging not to help build cyberweapons for governments. The agreement was announced on Tuesday.

Amazon, Apple, Alphabet, and Twitter have not signed the pledge.

“We recognize that we live in a new world. We’re living amidst a generation of new weapons, and where cyberspace has become the new battlefield,” Microsoft President Brad Smith stated.

Amazon browser ‘Internet’

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Amazon has secretly launched an Android web browser app in India, that’s designed to use minimal storage and data.“Internet: fast, lite and private,” the title says on Google Play, and promises to be “lighter than the competition.”

The app first appeared on the Play Store in March, and has fewer than 1,000 downloads, according to data from app store intelligence firm Sensor Tower.

48M User Data Leak

You’re familiar with such companies as Cambridge Analytica, the firm that took 87 million. Data firm LocalBloxdoes the same. You probably have never heard of this company, but it managed to build 48 million personal profiles, using data from , LinkedIn, Twitter, and Zillow without our permission.

Since 2010 (when the company was founded), the firm collected data from accessible sources, like most popular social networks –  or Twitter. To make it worse, this year, the company left a store without any passwords, letting anyone download it. Anyone.

The store titled “lbdumps” had almost 1.2 terabytes of 48 million users’ data, taken from website profiles. After a while, the leak was found by Chris Vickery, director of cyber risk research at UpGuard. Fortunately, Vickery disclosed the leak to Localblox’s chief officer Ashfaq Rahman.

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