Tag Archives: Signals

Your Phone May Be Listening to Ultrasonic Signals for Better Ad Tracking: Report

  For years, we’ve had phones with always-on listening capabilities. Starting with the first Moto X in 2013, followed by such devices as the Nexus 6 in 2014 and the iPhone 6s in 2015, many smartphones today can wake up from standby by saying hotwords like “Ok, Google” or “Hey Siri” respectively. Today the same technology is applied to smart ... Read More »

USB-IF Publishes Audio Device Class 3.0 Specification; Signals the End of Headphone Jacks

Apple may have created quite a buzz after it removed the 3.5mm headphone jack with the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but it wasn’t the first company to do that. The natural progression of technology is slowly killing the iconic jack and moving towards making the USB port more accessible. To make that happen, USB Implementers Forum recently ... Read More »

Samsung Is Sending Mixed Signals About What to Do With the Galaxy Note 7

Samsung’s troubles as it tries to recall millions of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones are continuing to stack up, and its advice for dealing with the phones just got a little more complicated. The batteries in the smartphones have been known to explode and catch fire while charging. Now, Samsung is telling customers in South Korea to download a software patch ... Read More »

Gold Hits 13-month Top On Firm Euro As ECB Signals Rate Cut End

Manila: Gold climbed to a 13-month high on Friday before pulling back slightly, as the euro hovered near a three-week peak against the dollar after the European Central Bank signalled it was done reducing interest rates for now. After rolling out bold measures to boost the euro zone economies, including increased asset buying and a deeper cut to deposit rates, ... Read More »