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6 Tech Trends That Could Be a Thing In 2019 Or Not


With another new year upon us, numerous individuals in the tech world are pondering what innovation patterns will happen this year. In the meantime, things we think will happen frequently don’t happen, while spectators are walloped by things they never at any point considered.

There are a few subjects that have been in the news of late. Investigators state that they will turn out to be enormous patterns this year and past. The issue is that it is difficult to advise what will be hot and what will be not with regards to tech.

In the event that you need verification, check the chronicles of old tech distributions like InfoWorld. They’re brimming with declarations about tech items that were creative and energizing, yet neglected to get on in the commercial center. The hotly debated issues of 2019 will be no exemption.

5G Rollout

5G is one of the portable advances individuals in the business are discussing. It appears you need to discover a system “no man’s land” so as to abstain from finding out about it.

Also, superficially, it sounds magnificent. Who doesn’t care for quicker portable information, all things considered? What’s more, accelerates to 20 Mbps, while a snail’s pace contrasted with wired broadband, is nothing to wheeze at. That is all that could possibly be needed for HD spilling from Netflix, so you would now be able to marathon watch from anyplace.

The one hitch is that you’d need another telephone to exploit it. Also, with late declarations from Apple and Samsung, two of the major cell phone creators, that profit was beneath examiner desires, it appears that individuals simply aren’t getting them at the present time.

In spite of this, the 5G rollout will proceed over the U.S. What’s more, somewhere else, regardless of whether it would appear that it will be an intense sell for no less than some time. The political strife over the incomplete shutdown over the U.S. government as of this composition will absolutely confuse matters, as the FCC is one of the offices influenced.

Brilliant Homes

One of the quickest developing shopper tech portions is in brilliant home/home computerization innovation. Extending from savvy speakers to brilliant indoor regulators to keen globules, you can experience your dream of living on the Enterprise by conversing with an advanced aide like Alexa or Siri and having your lights diminish without lifting a finger.

In the meantime, there are stresses over security. Bunches of associated gadgets, including brilliant home gadgets, have been censured for their security issues.

The Reaction Against Big Tech Companies

One topic through 2018 was the more noteworthy pushback in the media against huge tech organizations like Facebook, Amazon, and Google.

Facebook experienced harsh criticism for its job in potentially swinging the U.S. decision through assistance from Russian programmers.

Amazon got awful press over working conditions in its distribution centers.

Google confronted an inner representative revolt over designs to reveal a blue-penciled form of its internet searcher in China and charges that it misused inappropriate behavior claims.

It appears that web organizations are to the 21st century what railways were to the nineteenth: a vital innovation that is revamping the economy, however, dreaded for their activity of restraining infrastructure control. What’s more, similarly as with nineteenth-century railways, there are developing calls for guidelines of tech organizations.

Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality has had a significant rebound this decade after it previously neglected to take off during the ’90s. VR headsets are a standout amongst the most discussed gaming embellishments, and everybody appears to need to take off VR applications.

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The main issue is that VR equipment is as yet costly. The costs need to descend, or progressively customary individuals won’t purchase the headsets and the bulky PCs expected to run VR applications.

“Bandersnatch” and Interactive TV

At the finish of 2018, Netflix appeared a yearning venture as a major aspect of its prevalent “Black Mirror” appears, an intelligent film called “Bandersnatch.” Set in 1984, a youthful software engineer endeavors to make a definitive PC diversion.

The reaction from general society and faultfinders was excited, with “Bandersnatch” referred to as an achievement in intelligent motion pictures. However, is it what’s to come?

The idea of intuitiveness may keep watchers on Netflix (and paying membership charges) as they endeavor to see the same number of endings as they can. There’s a weight for the organization to continually improve.

Individuals who recall the “sight and sound” blast of the mid-’90s may have awful recollections of the “intelligent motion pictures” that product organizations offered on the then-new CD-ROM design. In 20 years, it may be conceivable that “Bandersnatch” ages similarly as severely.

The organization likewise contends with computer games for relaxation time. Indeed, the organization has said that its principal rival is the requirement for its clients to rest. Computer game creators can undoubtedly make new situations to keep players engaged. Taping new arrangements takes considerably more time and cash.

Cryptographic Money Crash

Cryptographic money like bitcoin has pulled in a great deal of consideration in both the tech and the fund press for its decentralized nature with its dispersed blockchain. The act of bitcoin mining sent GPU costs through the rooftop in 2017.

Be that as it may, what makes digital money inventive is the thing that makes it powerless: its absence of sponsorship by government national banks.

The estimation of bitcoin plunged in late 2018, with certain spectators saying it was “entering a passing winding.” It may be more publicity than the eventual fate of cash.

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Does Every Android/iOS App breaches Your Security Concerns, like FaceApp?


Another way of sharing your new looks with your loved ones is to look old or young enough to impress your neighbors, huh? The FaceApp app has gone viral by Apple.

People are having great fun but still confused about few things:

  • Does it upload your camera roll in the background? No such evidence were found nor did security researcher and Guardian App CEO Will Strafach or researcher Baptiste Robert.

  • How it allows you to pick photos without giving photo access to the app, since you choose, “Allow FaceApp to access to Never”?


“It might store some uploaded photos in the cloud for “performance and traffic” reasons. It also said that while the app’s “core R&D team is located in Russia, the user data is not transferred to Russia”, FaceApp reacted to the controversy.

People got worried and started to call out that FaceApp is Russian. “The app that you’re willingly giving all your facial data to says the company’s location is in Saint-Petersburg, Russia,” tweeted the New York Times’s Charlie Warzel. We all are very well aware of the facts that how and what Russians are. They want to harvest your data for wicked purposes. Unlike American techies, of course. Who are always deeply respectful when it comes to personal data, and only use your private information to make the world a better, more connected, place.

“Perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive, royalty-free, worldwide According to FaceApp’s terms of service, indirectly grant it whenever you use the app.

One-point Matthew makes that stands out:

“While the app does indeed let you pick a single photo without giving it access to your photo library, this is actually 100% allowed by an Apple API introduced in iOS 11. It allows a developer to let a user pick one single photo from a system dialog to let the app work on.”

“My frame of reference for them came from reporting i’m doing on diff apps accessing data/ sending it places we wouldn’t assume (3rd parties, not govts),” Wurzel deleted his tweets about FaceApp, when he realized that the tweet is being misunderstood by audience/users.


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“BE CAREFUL WITH FACEAPP….it immediately uploads your photos without asking, whether you chose one or not”, Joshua Nozzi, a software developer, warned people.

As it was mentioned by the developers that the purpose behind such activities is not to harm or put in danger any human being.

“Google researchers disclosed that they used at least 8 million user images to train face recognition. And Facebook researchers mentioned using at least 10 million users.”, Adam Harvey, a privacy expert.

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AI versus humans: 5 Poker Professionals beat in the Texas Hold’em Tournament

  • Facebook just came out with its own version of the “best” poker player!

  • The AI group has developed a program that beat 5 human professionals in a single game in the Texas Hold’em tournament, which has never been achieved before.

  • The purpose of this activity is to apply the generic techniques and observations to all other AI problems working on the principle of “hidden information” that need to be processed.

Just when you thought Facebook Inc. is only the largest social network in the world, it comes up with its own ‘ALLEGEDLY’ world’s best poker player.

This new player is none other than the latest artificial intelligence program known as Pluribus which was developed in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University. The program got the best of its 5 professional adversaries in the Texas Hold’em tournament. The system was able to reap profits of around $1,000 per hour using $1 chips after 10,000 hands, which is classified as a conclusive margin of victory.

You may ask what’s new in this? Since AI has been known to compete and win against humans in recent years. Well, the previously developed technologies were able to compete with only a single player. But this program is able to beat 5 humans playing simultaneously in a single game which of course comes with its own complications and bluffing techniques.

There is probably no other game which consists of the challenge of “hidden information”, which means that each player is restricted to the knowledge of only his or her cards which is inaccessible by all others. If a program is meant to be successful at such a game, it should be able to process the accessible information and the lack thereof while also being able to pick appropriate yet unpredictable actions.

Why poker? Out of all the possible issues Facebook is facing, which includes posting of fake, controversial and dangerous content, why choose creating a poker superstar? The live terrorist shooting video that was posted in March had been re-posted 1.5 million times, with Facebook’s AI system not being able to detect it more than 205 of the time. Where exactly are we going with poker then?



According to Facebook AI Research, the goal of this poker bot program is not to develop AI for only such a restricted application or product. Elaborations of this development are given by Noam Brown who is one of the company’s leading researchers in the program. Noam says that the purpose of the group’s working is to look at AI in a broad spectrum, while using the observations in applications meant to solve industry-wide issues. Numerous other current AI problems including self-navigating car or understanding human negotiations work on the same principle of hidden information which needs to be accounted for by the system. And these aspects are quite similar to what’s going on in poker.

So the bottom line is that the techniques being developed and used in the poker bot have general applications in solving major problems in the industry and that is in fact the goal of this program.

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Depression, Men and Social Media…

  • A recent study indicates that men expressing toxic masculine behaviors on social media are more likely to be highly depressed.

  • These men seek out negative interactions and display their depression as rage and aggression externally.

  • On the contrary, an easy first step in tackling depression in these men can be just to regulate the online presence to be more positive and optimistic.

A new study in town has put forward a disturbing finding i.e. the men who generally express toxic masculinity such as sexism, homophobia, competitiveness through the social media platform are more prone to be depressed in real life. The observations in the study focus on the relationship between toxic male tendencies, destructive online behaviors, and depression. Hence, it might be possible to bring these men out of their toxic selves, even though It may seem like they don’t want to seek out any help for themselves. Nevertheless, the only thing they have to do is focus on being more positive on social media.

So what exactly does the term “toxic masculinity” stand for? According to Michael Parent, a professor of psychology at the University of Texas, it represents anti-women attitudes which is paired with zero-sum thinking. He further stated that these characteristics of the mind were definitely co-related to negative online behaviors and finally increased depression.

There have been prior studies on the co-relation between depression and social media but their main point of focus has remained on the amount of time spent online instead of the type of usage. Toxic masculinity demands sheer dominance which is associated with rigidly defined gender roles and aggression and in turn makes itself prominent via social media and becomes linked to mental health problems. Parent’s study hypothesized that toxic masculinity forges a stronger bond between social media use and depression. The researchers conducted a study on 402 men who filled questionnaires centered on toxic traits and signs of depression.

It was also found that the men displaying toxic masculine traits were more likely to make efforts to find information that they didn’t agree with and then go after negative online interactions. It doesn’t end at that. These men keep pondering over these interactions even after they’re not using social media platforms. They exhibit more symptoms of depression and display aggression and rage externally.

On the contrary, positive social media usage such as browsing sites with optimistic messages and desirable interactions is linked to decreased levels of depression. Parent stated that it wasn’t an obvious connection between positive and negative online behaviors at the start of their study. But upon finding that out, it’s fascinating as to how easy it is to monitor and regulate social media behaviors to start to tackle deeply rooted depression.

It should be kept in mind that this study focuses on observing the correlation between toxic male tendencies, negative online presence, and depression but it does not, however, confirm that one is the reason the other occurs. And apart from the toxic masculinity theory, the general hypothesis that the people spending more time online are less content of their lives is still valid. So spending lesser and more positive time on social media is the key to higher levels of satisfaction with one’s life.

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