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Apple To Launch its ‘Pro’ iPhone, Refurbished iPad ‘Pro’ and 16” MacBook ‘Pro’ This Summer

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Apple To Launch it’s ‘Pro’ iPhone, Refurbished iPad ‘Pro’ and 16” MacBook ‘Pro’ This Summer.
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Over the years Apple has been at the forefront of spearheading the most neoteric innovations in both the PC and Smartphone spheres. Introducing such products as iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod, Apple Watch, Apple TV, AirPods and HomePod into the tech industry. 

And having that its contemporary designs are focused mainly on more advanced features relating to performance, speed, battery life, handling, accessibility, machine learning, and AI technology. Over the span of a few years and contrary to popular belief, the company presently designs new products every year. Instead of the conventional two years gap.

Been that the Apple enterprise is regarded as one of the Big Four tech companies together with Amazon, Google, and Facebook. As such, It has always thrived to maintain that spot.

And since the death of its Co-founder and CEO in 2011, Apple has struggled to keep its head above waters. Battling such issues related to design, release dates and public relations in recent times. The company is well on its way to debut its first ‘paradigm shift’ with regards to its ‘Pro’ modeling series.

The Apple All ‘Pro’ Season

Apple has announced that it would launch its first all ‘Pro’ lineup which includes a MacBook Pro, an iPhone Pro alongside a refreshed IPad Pro within the next few weeks. Aside from the obvious fact that these new products would all ship in with the latest iOS 13.

While the MacBook Pro debuts with a 16” screen, as the first rebuild of the MacBook Pro series since 2017. The iPhone Pro fraughts with increased additives in the design of the camera compartment. As the camera comes equipped with triple focal-points allowing for a wider range capture.

The iPad Pro, on the other hand, is expected to integrate the same extensive features as the iPhone ‘Pro’. But in a much bigger build in 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes.

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Toyota Debuts The First Solar-Powered Electric Car That Never Needs Charging

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Toyota Debuts The First Solar-Powered Electric Car That Never Needs Charging
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Just recently Toyota announced the launch of a new solar-powered vehicle that never needs charging. By means of a highly flexible, ultra-slim and super-efficient solar panel affixed at the top of the car, this super-vehicle is believed to able to run for about 56 kilometers without a recharge, giving it an edge over conventional electric cars, hybrid vehicles, and hydrogen-powered automobiles. Consequently eradicating the need to plug in your Electric Vehicle (EV) intermittently and embrace the world of electric cars that recharges itself on the go.

Following an interview with Toyota’s Project Manager – Koji Makino by Bloomberg, who confirmed that this electric car is one of a kind. Adding that; 

“The solar car’s advantage is that — while it can’t drive for a long-range — it’s really independent of charging facilities,”

Dubbed a unique car that could “run for ever” by Bloomberg, this technology comes to life through a partnership agreement between Toyota, Sharp, and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) of Japan. 

Notably, the Toyota Prius-prototype’s build comes with a 0.03 mm thick solar-panel sheet that spreads all over the hood and from the rear hatchback through to the roof. Providing enough reception to store a tremendous amount of solar energy. These powerful solar cells together with a durable battery of immense capacity are designed to house enough electrical energy to power the car up to 35 miles at night. Which is about 9 times more efficient than the current model at hand. 

Hence the director at the solar energy systems division of NEDO – Mitsuhiro Yamazaki, describes the experimental Toyota Prius solar car as being able to be driven to as far as 50 kilometers each day, for four days in a week without charging. In his words; 

“If the car is driven 4 days a week for a maximum of 50 km a day, there’s no need to plug into an outlet”.

In spite of the criticism towards this neoteric development such as the belief by expert analysts that this technology still needs a few more years to ‘cultivate’ as it is still in its nursing stage. Evidently, there is still a lot of work to be done in order to achieve the kind of solar power needed to efficiently fuel the solar car. 

That been said Toyota, however, surpasses this hurdle through its affiliation with Sharp. Whereas the advanced solar panels provisioned by Sharp is capable of converting sunlight efficiently at a rate of over 14% more than the average solar panels available on the market nowadays.

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Ecuador Data Breach: Records of Over 20 Million Users Exposed

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Ecuador Data Breach: Records of Over 20 Million Users Exposed

Following the outbreak of a number of cybersecurity mishaps in recent times. Ecuador as at Monday, 16th September, experienced a major data breach baring the personal information of almost all the population of Ecuador to unlicensed third-party agents. The leaked 18Gigabyte-sized data contained research documents and statistics on over 20 million individuals.

The leaked data encompasses such information as names, addresses, employment status, phone numbers, and national identity numbers. Derived from about 7.5 million personage financial and banking records, 2.5 million car ownership logs as well as detailed information on infant demography in the region, to the tune of 6.7 million children data.

According to the report released by ZDNet, this data infringement is believed to be as a result of carelessness on the part of the administrators of the IT consulting firm who allowed entry to the Elasticsearch server unchecked and without a password. Otherwise granting access to these records to anyone on the Internet.

In a statement issued by the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Society on Monday. The Minister of telecommunications – Andrés Michelena Ayala announced that Novaestrat – the data analytics and IT consulting firm directly involved with the leaked data, and its employees are been placed under investigation upon the charges of privacy violation and distribution of private information to the general public without due authorization.

Subsequently, the Ecuadorian authorities swooped down on Williams Roberto G. – Director of Novaestrat. As the management at Novaestrat is been slapped with the allegations of accumulating these data illegally. Although a government-endorsed data analytics firm, since Novaestrat boasts of a number of contracts been awarded by the Ecuadorian government between 2015 to 2017. What is not actually known is whether the employees at Novaestrat intentionally broadcasted this data or perhaps it was a glitch on the company’s server-side handling. 

However, one certainty stands to be that these data are originally not supposed to be in the possession of the company who might have come across such data while working extensively with the government in the past. Inclined by the gravity of the data breach, the Ecuadorian government is set to take a giant leap towards implementing a stricter data privacy law with plans to pass this new law to the parliament within the next three days.

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