Social media behemoth Meta, formerly known as Facebook, has announced that it will shut down its face recognition system and delete more than a billion individual facial recognition templates. However, this does not mean an end to the use of the technology altogether.
The market for semiconductors is expected to grow by 17.3% year-on-year globally, against a figure of 10.8% in 2020, the technology analyst company IDC says, adding that the current shortage should be over by the middle of 2022.
The OPPO A74 5G is another low-budget device that has entered the market recently, and one that could claim to be the second-lowest priced 5G smartphone in Australia.
Camera retailer digiDirect is expanding into computers, mobile phones, gaming and streaming products, and has made two appointments to support the move.
Both in speed and adoption, 5G has outstripped earlier technologies such as 4G and 3G, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, accounting for more than 60% of devices sold in the first two months of 2021 in the US.
Global technology provider IBM has announced it has developed the world's first two nanometer process, a first for the semiconductor industry.
The average Australian will spend 16.6 years of their life on their mobile phone - equating to 5.5 hours every day or a total of 145,800 hours - based on the average age of around 10 years old that we get our first phone - and average Australian life expectancy.
The number of devices in use globally will total 6.2 billion in 2021, the technology analyst firm Gartner says, adding that this includes PCs (laptops and desk-based), tablets and mobile phones.
Aspera Mobile's R40 rugged mobile phone is IP68 rated, meaning it has been tested to withstand being immersed in 1.2m of water for 45 minutes and is fully dustproof.
Optus has introduced an interest-free device payment option — OptusPay — covering the purchase of all phones, tablets and wearables.
Analyst firm Juniper Research has predicted it will take three years for mobile roaming activity to recover from the effects of travel restrictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
New research has found that almost half (46%) of Australian children aged between 6 to 13 years use a mobile phone—up from 41% in 2015 - with the trend continuing to grow.
A trend in people shifting from fixed to mobile communications is continuing, according to the telecommunications industry regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
Chinese smartphone maker vivo will offer 20% off all its products, including accessories, from 25 November until 1 December as part of its Black Friday sale, the company says.
Debit card provider eftpos is buying Australian payments app Beem It which enables consumers to send and receive money using their phone,as part of its move further into the "digital ecosystem".
Only 56% of Victorians have the COVIDSafe ‘tracking app’ on their phone more than five months after the app was launched by the Federal Government in late April and as the State continues in lockdown with stage 4 restrictions.
Cloud security firm Ping Identity has acquired San Francisco-based mobile digital identity management solutions company ShoCard.
Optus is now allowing customers to connect to its mobile network using an eSIM via an app on their phone, claiming it is the first mobile provider in Australia to allow it.
While competitors have all kinds of unlimited talk and text plans with varying levels of data for any type of customer, Optus hopes its newfound flexibility fulfils its promise of "prepaid, remade".
Pre-paid mobile phones are gaining in customer satisfaction, overtaking post-paid plans for the first time, the research firm Roy Morgan claims, adding that the change has come about in the last 12 months.
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