The federal government issued a proposal that would allow it to collect all social media identities from immigrant and non-immigrant visa applicants. The proposal is now open to public comments for the next 60 days and will require approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Social Media Vetting The U.S. government’s justification for this new proposal is that it wants to do more “vetting” of visa applicants before they are allowed in the country. The Department of Homeland Security admitted in 2015 that it was using social media to vet U.S. visitors, but that there were legal limits in its social media investigations.In 2016, the federal government proposed for the first time to add a line to forms that need to be filled out by all visitors to the U.S. that would ask them to “voluntarily” reveal their social media identities. However, this proposal never had the feeling of being too optional for visitors. If the border agents feel that … [Read more...] about U.S. Visitors, Immigrants Could Be Required To Reveal Social Media Identities
The ZTE Tempo Go made its debut last month, and the phone is now up for sale in the U.S. direct from ZTE for $79.99. That's the price for the unlocked variant, and while the specs on offer are underwhelming, the overall experience should be considerably smooth thanks to Android Go. As a refresher, Android Go is a lightweight version of Android designed for low-powered hardware. The OS comes with just nine pre-installed apps — including the likes of Google Go and Maps Go — and all of them are lightweight versions of Google services that take up less than half the space as the full-fledged clients. The ZTE Tempo Go offers a 5.0-inch 854 x 480 display, quad-core 1.1GHz Snapdragon 210 chipset, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, microSD slot, 5MP rear camera, 2MP front shooter, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, and a 2200mAh battery. Android Go is based on Oreo, and the software updates are delivered direct from Google. The goal with Android Go is to provide a decent … [Read more...] about Android Go-powered ZTE Tempo Go is now up for sale in the U.S. for just $79
Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is still one of the most powerful Android phones on the market, and now that Android Oreo is making its way to the device on U.S. carriers, it's about to get even better for a lot of users. The Oreo update is still in its early days for the Note 8, but in any case, these are the carriers that have updated it so far. AT&T AT&T is the first network to start updating the Galaxy Note 8 to Oreo, and the update was first spotted by XDA user jetman5843 (Thanks, Nick!). The update weighs in at 1407.35MB, and it changes the build number of the Note 8 to R16NW.N950USQU3CRC2. Oreo for the Note 8 brings the March 2018 security patch, and all of the features you'd expect to see are included – such as picture-in-picture, notification dots, and smoother performance across the board. Sprint Sprint has also begun updating the Note 8 to Oreo. At 1330MB, it's not small, but it brings all of the features one would expect to the game. Verizon Verizon also seems … [Read more...] about The Galaxy Note 8 has been updated to Oreo on these U.S. carriers
Sony's Xperia phones don't get much love here in the States, and depending on who you ask, that's either a shame or well-deserved. As such, you'll either feel indifferent or ecstatic to learn that the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact are now both available for pre-order in the U.S. These are the two Android phones that Sony showed off at MWC in February, and they're some of the most exciting entries we've seen with the Xperia line in years. If you're interested in reserving either of the phones for yourself, B&H appears to be the only retailer that's taking pre-orders for the phones right now. The Xperia XZ2 will set you back $799.99, whereas the smaller XZ2 Compact is going for $649.99. All color options are available, including Green, Black, Silver, and Pink. Shipping is free, but in regards to a release date, B&H simply states that the devices are "coming soon." Europe's official launch is scheduled for April 5, and assuming the U.S. follows shortly after, you shouldn't have to … [Read more...] about Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact now up for pre-order in the U.S.
The U.S. Army is set to test its first augmented reality system sometime in 2019. The system, called HUD 3.0, will allow soldiers to quickly figure out where they are, where the rest of their unit is, and where the enemy is. The heads-up display (HUD) is designed to allow soldiers in combat to orient themselves in the fight and rapidly come up with a plan to defeat their enemies. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below According to Breaking Defense, the U.S. Army is developing a helmet-mounted system designed to project important data onto a soldier’s field of view. The augmented reality concept is based on the heads-up display used on fighter planes. Introduced in the late 1970s, HUDs project key information such as speed, altitude, heading, radar mode, and available weapons onto a fighter pilot’s field of view, allowing the pilot to keep his or her eyes on the skies.The Army wants HUD 3.0 to work similarly, keeping track of a soldier’s location, the location of … [Read more...] about U.S. Troops to Test Augmented Reality By 2019