Layoff rumors stir surrounding Motorola’s Chicago workforce

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There’s a rumor stirring that Motorola is laying off as much as half of its Chicago workforce, which is quite a serious claim to make. The ex-Motorola employee posted on TheLayoff that “Motorola Mobility (Lenovo) just tapped 50% of their Chicago workforce on the shoulder to let them know they are being laid off.” Their supposed last day of work is April 6, which is just under a month from today. The ex-Moto employee hasn’t really provided any proof to the claim, but it does line up with Motorola’s shaky future. Not long ago, Bloomberg reported about Lenovo’s “downward spiral” with no signs…

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Top Apple insider reveals details surrounding Apple’s brand new 6.1-inch iPhone

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Even though the iPhone X launched a little less than three months ago, we’re already starting to hear rumblings about what Apple’s 2018 iPhone lineup has in store. So while Tim Cook a few years ago promised that Apple was going to do everything in its power to double down on product secrecy, it seems that the company’s efforts have done little to stifle KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who, over the past few years, has consistently delivered reliable sneak peaks into upcoming Apple products months in advance.

In recent weeks, Kuo has issued a few research notes which map out what Apple’s upcoming iPhone lineup is going to look like. Simply put, Apple later this year will reportedly roll out three brand new iPhone models: a revamped version of the current iPhone X, a 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus, and last but not least, a 6.1-inch iPhone featuring an LCD display. More recently, Kuo issued yet another research note to investors, this time providing us with more insight regarding what Apple’s new 6.1-inch iPhone will bring to the table.

In a note originally obtained by AppleInsider, we learn that Apple’s 6.1-inch iPhone — which will be positioned as a more wallet-friendly version of the iPhone X — will feature a display that won’t be as edgeless as the company’s OLED-based models. While the notch design isn’t going anywhere, the bezels surrounding the 6.1-inch iPhone are said to be 0.5mm all around, making them slightly larger than the bezels surrounding the iPhone X.

That notwithstanding, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the upcoming LCD-based iPhone will not feature Touch ID. Instead, the device will include Face ID along with support for Animoji. Price wise, Kuo relays that the entry-level price for the device will fall somewhere in the $ 700 range, which sounds about right given that the entry-level iPhone 8 starts at $ 699.

As for some of the more prominent differences between the LCD based iPhone and its OLED counterparts, Kuo relays that the 6.1-inch iPhone will not include support for 3D Touch and will not feature a dual-camera scheme on the back. Further, the device will incorporate an aluminum frame as opposed to a stainless steel frame.

All in all, Kuo anticipates that the 6.1-inch iPhone will prove to be incredibly popular as it will provide consumers with a new form factor without the hefty $ 999 price tag that currently accompanies the iPhone X. To this point, Kuo believes that the edgeless LCD-based iPhone may wind up accounting for 50% of all new iPhone sales next year.

Lastly, Kuo expects Apple to release all three of its new iPhone models in September this year.

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Second class action suit surrounding Apple’s throttling of iPhones with depleted batteries launches

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Just hours after the first class action suit was launched against Apple alleging harm by the company’s actions to keep iPhones functional in the case of a chemically depleted battery, a quintet of filers in have also launched their own in Chicago.
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Hype surrounding Snapchat’s Spectacles seems to have died down

Back in September last year, the company behind Snapchat changed its name to Snap. Reason being, the Snapchat app was no longer the only product the company was offering – a pair of sunglasses (dubbed Spectacles) were announced on the same day. Spectacles featured a built-in video camera, capable of capturing 10 second vidoes (in circular format) that can be synced with the Snapchat app. There’s also an LED indicator that informs others you are recording. Snap effectively revealed during its Q1 2017 earnings that it managed to sell 64,000 units of Spectacles. And now, the company…

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ZingBox survey finds misconceptions surrounding IoT security in healthcare sector

More than 90% of healthcare IT networks have IoT devices connected to them, while more than two thirds of respondents to a new survey say traditional security solutions are sufficient to secure IoT-connected medical devices.

The survey, conducted by IoT security solutions provider ZingBox, highlights the state of ‘misconceptions’ in the healthcare industry, according to the company.

More than three quarters (76%) of IT decision makers within healthcare organisations were confident or ‘over-confident’ about the security of the connected devices on the network.

The findings highlight the need to tackle the different level of security challenges posed by IoT technology in the sector. ZingBox CEO and co-founder, Xu Zou, advises IT security personnel to gain a deeper understanding of the different personalities of the connected IoT devices to accurately foresee any impending internal or external threats. He said they should consider adopting modern techniques such as cloud, machine learning and real-time remediation to correspond to IoT requirements.

In February, ZingBox launched a specialised security solution focused on services protection, IoT Guardian. It was claimed to be the first in the industry to use a combination of deep learning algorithms to learn about the unique personalities of different IoT devices and enforce acceptable behaviour. It can also add on to its previous knowledge by continually self-learning and can discover, detect and defend critical IoT services and data while avoiding false positives with a claimed 99.9% accuracy.

Read more: Five ways healthcare firms can get ahead in the race to the Medical Internet of Things

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