Is Facebook Spying On Your Conversations With Latest Form Of Advertising Technology?

It seems like almost everyone these days has a Facebook. Dogs, grandmothers, and everyone in between are creating profiles on the popular social media site. With so many users and so much information being shared, some people begin to wonder about the safety of it all. Afterall, Facebook seems to know more about you than your family might even know. When does Facebook cross the line of what they do with that information?

It’s no secret that advertisements will pop up on your Facebook, and they will be geared at something you’ve searched for recently. This may be anything from a type of product you bought to the browsing for car insurance that you may have been doing. That’s because Facebook works with advertisers and has been known to sell information to them. Surprisingly, that hasn’t been cause for concern. Now, there are some accusations that Facebook is taking technology too far, and it’s freaking people out.

According to Reddit, many people are coming forward to say that Facebook is listening in on conversations via a mobile microphone. People came to this conclusion after they remembered having conversations with friends or family and then seeing an advertisement pop up that they were just talking about. It’s enough to freak anyone out! Facebook has denied any form of spying. Recently, a worker for Facebook took to Twitter to deny using user’s microphones to come out with targeted advertisements. Many are then left to wonder if it’s just a weird coincidence or if technology really is that advanced and there’s something Facebook is not telling us.

Many believe that it’s just coincidental when they’re talking about something obscure, only to have it show up a few minutes later. Facebook has even confirmed that technically they have the technology to accompany this. That’s because Facebook has a feature that allows users to opt-in so that Facebook can listen to music and television playing in order to help a user create a better status. The company says this is never used for advertising.

At the end of the day, many are siding with Facebook. They say that it’s hard to imagine a company would just throw everything away to use this advanced form of advertising technology. Time will tell if Facebook will eventually utilize this technology in the future.

There May Soon Be Another Video Live-Streaming Platform On The Market

Thanks to modern day technology, it’s never been easier to watch television and movies from just about any handheld device, computer, or television. When people have a show to watch, they easily bring up almost any episode thanks to Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu. There are many video-streaming services available but people tend to stick to those three because they are the biggest and most well-known. Well, it seems that soon a newcomer will make its way to the market and it’s hard to tell how well they will do.

Apple will soon be entering the streaming video business which is already a very competitive field. According to Forbes, there will be an influx of streaming services. This is due to the fact that studios such as Disney, HBO, and Warner Brothers will be launching their own services instead of going through one of the others that are already available. Does this mean that some will sink and some will swim? Only time will tell.

Apple seems to have the biggest advantage though when it comes to the streaming game. Apple already has Apple Music and a hefty number of followers. If they unveil the video streaming free of charge to Apple music subscribers, they will already have instant followers. They could go a number of ways with this. They could rely on word of mouth to spread the word. They could offer membership at a reduced fee to get both. Apple is already doing quite well so even if they lose out on a little bit of money, in the beginning, it will be worth it.

Apple is a big name with instant recognition. They already have people who know, trust and love their products. That’s why it’s actually quite smart of them to make their way to the video-streaming market. They should be able to bring fans over and even make them convert from one of the other streaming services. Apple has had success with previous business adventures and they should see the same success with this one. Apple also has Disney on their side. Together they have a good partnership and this could bode well for streaming. Apple will have plenty of choices when it comes to where they choose to pull content from.

A Closer Look At The Newest Specs Of The iPhone X

It has been 10 glorious years since the launch of the first Apple iPhone. There were a few bumps and hiccups over the years but Apple continues to lead as the key innovator in the realm of smartphones. It is no surprise that their latest addition has all of the elements that Apple users practically begged for, a sleek glass and stainless steel design that is jammed-packed with the all of essentials and then some. The new iPhone X has rid itself of the fingerprint sensor as well as the home button. Since the home button was omitted, users will have to remember a couple of new but simple combinations to remember while operating certain features. For instance, if you want to use Siri you will need to hold the sleep button down for a few seconds. The sides of the iPhone X has the volume control, trusty sleep or wake button and a mute switch that we have all grown accustomed to. Apple has launched its new facial ID system within the iPhone X and users will rejoice at how convenient it is to unlock their smartphone. The front has no bezel, which is great for more screen space but that means that there still is no room or use for a headphone jack.

There are only a couple of colors to choose from, space grey and silver. The iPhone X’s overall display size is 5.8 inches with resolution so tight and crisp you won’t even believe how much the phone has improved itself from its previous models. The rear facing camera packs a mighty twelve megapixels and the front facing camera now comes with a special portrait mode because of the TrueDepth sensors. Photos and videos are now extremely high-res and wonderful. To calibrate the new Face ID system for the first time, you will be prompted to move your face in a complete circle few times before the system give you an okay. Your phone will now recognize you and unlock itself even if you are wearing sunglasses, just as long as they can pass infrared lighting. The iPhone X is currently operating on iOS 11 and navigating with the 3D Touch has become a much better experience that runs smooth like butter.

The Best E-Readers On the Market Today Will Cost You

After any new technology is released there are almost certainly a flood of lesser yet cheaper similar devices to follow in the aftermath. It happens with phones, laptops and even e-readers. E-readers have become one of the go to media platforms for avid readers to store digital copies of their favorite novels. It allows them to carry around thousands of their favorite books literally at their fingertips just a few clicks and swipes away. While the best devices on the market today may carry a higher price tag, they are well worth your additional dollars. As with many tech items, Amazon has become quite the competitor in the e-reader business having initially unveiled its flagship Amazon Kindle with the first round of other e-readers such as the Nook Tablet. Amazon’s most recent e-reader is the Kindle Oasis. While it may be the most expensive e-reader that Amazon has released it comes equipped with many features that are well worth the higher price tag. When the Kindle Oasis was released last year it was initially slated to cost the consumer between $275 and $350 depending on specific options that can be added or withheld from a particular device depending on personal preferences. While this is more than three times the price of Amazon’s most basic Kindle device it comes with far more features to enhance the experience of the most avid readers. Aesthetically, you’ll notice that the Oasis has an aluminum back as opposed to the cheaper plastic backs of most e-readers. Also, this version of the Kindle has returned to it’s roots and implemented turn page buttons back into the device. This is a customer preference that has been expressed over time and Amazon has listened. Last, and perhaps most importantly is that this kindle is entirely waterproof. Avid readers love nothing more than wrapping up in a blanket with a hot cup of coffee and their kindle to relax but they’ve always done this with the risk of ruining their e-reader. While we are all trying to be as conscientious with our money as possible there are somethings that are absolutely worth the higher price tag. Buying something cheap does not necessarily mean you will be saving money in the long term if you are constantly replacing it and paying out of pocket for it to be repaired.

Technology is Promoting Happiness in Many Different Ways

It is a well-known fact that social media has become a common ground for bullying, and teenagers are its worst victim. In some of the cases, the bullying can be highly damaging to the teenagers and may even lead to long-term implications. However, thanks to the technology, new applications are being developed that promote happiness among the youth as well. Such applications are helping the cause of fighting back the bullying, and the trend of such apps being produced is growing at a massive pace. One of the examples of these new positive apps is Brighten, which sends positive messages to the users at frequent intervals.

Brighten is an app that was conceptualized by a student named Austin Kevitch from Pennsylvania. Kevin lost a friend in an accident, and upon his death, the Facebook page of his friend was filled with consolatory messages as well as positive remembrances. Kevin thought that it would have been good if his friend could have read all those messages while he was still alive. It is how Brighten came to life and so far the users of Brighten have sent more than 10 million messages. The app currently has one million users, and its membership base is expanding at a massive pace. There is another similar app that was a couple of months back was the most downloaded app on the App Store, named TBH. It is an app that is similar to Brighten in many ways but has a more gamey type approach to it. It scans through the contact lists and asks you questions like which of your friends are hot and who is more intelligent and sends out the answer to that friend, anonymously. Facebook bought TBH for $100 million.

With the ongoing trend, it can be said that positivity is becoming an industry in itself and many new apps are under development, and some have already hit the market. With the kind of stressful lives people live these days, whether it is a teenager or a working professional or even an elderly, having an app that reminds you to stay positive is not a bad thing after all. It is a trend that is growing at a massive pace, and people are looking forward to making such apps part of their life.

The Trackless Train Makes Debut In China

Today, people look to places like China for the latest in a number of technological advances in many areas. One of the areas is transportation. Wouldn’t it be great, if a bus acted more like a high speed train? Certainly, this would be great during a rush hour in a large metropolitan city. Rush hour traffic is a nightmare in large cities. A fast moving bus would ease the traffic considerably. Recently, a new vehicle developed by China’s CRRC Corporation, was released. The new trackless electric train does not require tracks to run, but operates on virtual tracks, like a bus.

The New Trackless Train
Is this a new advanced version of a city bus or a truly trackless train? Let’s look at a few of the statistics that are associated with this new vehicle produced by China’s CRRC Corporation. The trackless train is called the Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit System. The ART travels at a speed of about 43 miles per hour through the country’s busy streets. In addition, the vehicle is able to hold about 300 passengers. Currently, the new mode of transportation is going through a testing phase in Zhuzhou in the Hunan Province. The interior of the vehicle looks very modern and sleek, sporting a white interior with red floors, and large picturesque windows. The exterior sports a very modern design too. Actually, it looks like the popular trams seen at some popular beach resorts.

Is There A Need For A Trackless Electric Train
Large cities are always in need of more transportation to get commuters from point A to point B. The new trackless electric train AKA bus, is simply a new more modern vehicle that the Chinese find less costly and more practical than other modes of transportation that is currently used in urban areas. During the testing phase, they are probably going to take a closer look at the vehicle and promote the assumed advantages. Hopefully, the advantages will outweigh the disadvantages.

Tesla Operations Could Soon Expand To China

As the technology of vehicles has changed over the years we have continued to move in the direction of electric cars. While driving them they give off no carbon emissions like a standard gasoline powered vehicle and if the electricity to charge it was produced renewable it carries next to no carbon footprint at all. One of the most notable electric car companies is the tech giant Tesla. They were the first company to mass produce an all electric car with a range similar to gasoline powered vehicles in their flagship Model S. The company is led by famed entrepreneur Elon Musk who is well known for his various other companies and theories such as Space X and the future colonization of Mars. Recently, the Tesla CEO has run into production issues because there is such a high demand for the all electric vehicles. To combat this issue, Musk is exploring the option of opening a manufacturing plant in China. It is estimated that the factory could be operational in as little as three years from now but Musk is famous for over promising on timelines so this time table must be taken with a grain of salt. The idea behind this is that he can lower the cost of manufacturing the three available models of Tesla’s so that he can then pass those savings on to the consumer and attract a larger portion of the population who may be convinced to make the switch to an all electric vehicle if the price tag were lower. This manufacturing facility in China would also allow Tesla to gain better and more direct access to Asian markets. Many countries in Asia have recently agreed to lower their carbon emissions to help combat climate change and technologies like the electric vehicles of Tesla are the perfect way to get this done. Governments have the option of providing tax rebates on electric vehicles to even further entice consumers to purchase electric vehicles. As electric car manufacturers like Tesla and many up and coming companies in the industry we will begin to see the price of electric vehicles fall and their quality rise. With more outlets to manufacture comes savings to the consumer that will ultimately lead to more purchases of electric cars and thus a greener future for future generations to enjoy.

Bob Reina Talks Early Days of Talk Fusion (UPDATED)

(UPDATE) Bob Reina: The Key To Happiness

When it comes to happiness, this is something that literally people cannot put a price tag on at the end of the day. Someone is either happy or they are miserable in their lives. People can say there is an in-between, but I tend to believe it is one way or the other in life. The people that are unhappy, it is because they have listened to other people instead of listening to themselves. Sometimes they didn’t have the self-esteem to fight for themselves or go after what they really, truly wanted. Bob Reina is here for those people and he will fight for them.

 

Talk Fusion, the video communications company, has video newsletters, video emails, video conferences, and video chats. They have it all when it comes to video and then some. They don’t leave anything to chance. They want their customers to have everything they need and more to grow their business and see it flourish. They know it is going to be very profitable for them and more than that; it is going to give them a new lease on life. They are going to see things in ways they never thought possible.

 

When they use all of these video tools, they can create a business that is uniquely their own. No one can tell them how to run it and no one can tell them what is right and wrong. That is up to them. They have to listen to their customers, of course, but the good news is they can get themselves out there and finally be seen and be heard. They are not just a nameless voice in the crowd. Bob Reina, the former police officer, is incredibly empathetic toward people and it is why he has endeared himself to so many people in life.

 

He started Talk Fusion because he saw a big void in the world, and he wanted to fill it for people out there. He did not want them to feel like they had to want for anything. Everything was right there for them and right for the taking without any limits

Bob Reina is a network marketing professional who has made a name for himself with his work at Talk Fusion. In 2016 we saw Talk Fusion land several huge industry awards including the Communication Solutions Product of the Year Award for their Video Chat application. As 2017 draws nearer more and more people are becoming familiar with Reina’s work. Let’s take a moment to explore the career and concepts of one of the most impacting entrepreneurs on the internet today.

 

If you get the chance to talk to a successful entrepreneur you want to always go back and see how they felt when their enterprise was first beginning. Even the most successful entrepreneur struggled at times. Reina says, “When I first started out in network marketing, there were times when my phone bill was bigger than my commission check.” Reina admits that things were hard before he found his calling with Talk Fusion. Talk Fusion, a video marketing and communication solutions company, has given Reina the momentum he needs in order to climb the industry as one of the most successful marketing professionals around. Learn more: http://inspirery.com/bob-reina/

 

Talk Fusion has been running for over a decade now and Bob Reina has been there every step of the way in order to see it to fruition. Reina says, “Once I’ve seen the potential of a product or an opportunity, there’s not much that can deter me.” For Talk Fusion, Reina saw early on that there was an opening in the market for a company that exclusively helped to prepare businesses to engage with their clients via videos. Reina believes in the power of video and he believed in it at a time when no other company was offering the solutions that he would soon develop. Reina says, “I knew we had something great from the beginning, it was just a matter of getting the word out there.”

 

Finally, Bob Reina’s success can ultimately be attributed to his tireless nature and his commitment toward creating something special. Reina says, “Success arrived pretty rapidly for us because we created the right product at the right time.

Bob Reina: Nothing Fazes Him

If someone is going to be in charge of a company, they need to be unflappable and they can’t let things faze them. There are going to be highs and there are going to be lows. However, with Talk Fusion, there are a lot of highs. On the rare occasion, they have a low, and it is very rare, they learn from it and it does not happen again. They use it as a learning experience and a teaching tool. It is why Bob Reina is the perfect man to lead Talk Fusion. After all, he is the founder and CEO of the company, so he knows what he is talking about and he knows what he is doing with the company.

 

He takes a great deal of pride in the company, as he should, because it is a special company. It is a company that had a 2016 to remember because it won two awards. One of the awards was a big deal and that was the 2016 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award. If there are two things that Bob Reina loves, it is communication and it is solutions. He wants both of those to work together, hand in hand.

 

Communication seems easy on the surface level. All people need to do is speak. However, for many people out there, they don’t know how to communicate properly or how to get the words out in a way that makes sense to other people. They might have grown up in a house where communication did not happen all that often. With Talk Fusion, people start up their own company, which is a solution. It is a solution because it is an upgrade over their old job where they were very, very unhappy. Learn more: http://www.phillypurge.com/2017/07/14/talk-fusions-bob-reina-releases-article-about-top-marketing-trends-of-2017/

 

As the leader of their own company, they start to learn how to communicate with their fellow employees and they get comfortable with it and they become quite skilled at it. Bob Reina loves to know that his mission to change lives is on schedule. It is because he strongly believes in doing things that matter.

Bob Reina: The Solution

In today’s world, people are looking for answers and they are looking for solutions. They are not simply looking to hear the same old, same old. They want more out of life and they want to know that things are going to turn the corner for them. There is someone out there in the world that has given him or her hope and has given him or her faith in life once again. That person is the owner and founder of Talk Fusion, Bob Reina. It is remarkable to note that he is a former police officer and now he runs an award-winning video company. In fact, they won the 2016 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award. It was their second award in 2016. Learn more: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bob-reina-talk-fusion-ceo-returns-as-guest-author-to-martech-advisor-300411047.html

 

It is not really about the awards, though, for Bob Reina. The awards are nice and he is very proud of them, make no mistake about it. However, he sees things from a big picture perspective. He sees the chance to do something special with this product and allow people to have a better quality of life. It is what many people strive for, but they come up empty. Those days are long gone. Now, they can get the most out of their lives and people around them are going to see a drastic change in them. They are going to see how happy they are, how motivated they are, and how they have an extra bounce in their step.

 

This was the vision Bob Reina had when he opened the doors, according to an article. Another article pointed out how he is always on the lookout for the next big thing. That is saying something because they have video newsletters, video emails, video conferences, and video chats. They have a lot to offer to someone that is up and coming with their business.

 

He has helped bring life back into people, and that is a great accomplishment and a great achievement. He should be holding his head up high, but he gives credit to the team at Talk Fusion, as it is truly a team effort. Everyone plays a big role.