Poll: Do you use the mic switch on your smart speaker?

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Whether you’re using an Amazon Echo, Google Nest device or Apple HomePod, there’s a mic switch (if sometimes virtual) to stop your smart speaker or display from listening for commands. It can be helpful if you’re worried about accidental activations, or don’t want your gadget listening without your explicit say-so.

But do you use that mic switch, or does it mostly stay idle? It’s a handy feature, but it might also be a hassle if you’re not particularly concerned about a microphone-equipped gadget sitting in your living room. Please let us know your habits

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Poll: do you use the microphone switch on your smart speaker?

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News Highlights: Poll: do you use the microphone switch on your smart speaker?

Credit: Adam Molina / Android Authority

Whether you’re using an Amazon Echo, Google Nest device, or Apple HomePod, there’s a microphone switch (sometimes virtual) to keep your smart speaker or screen from listening for commands. It can be helpful if you are concerned about accidental activations, or if you don’t want your gadget to listen without your explicit permission.

But do you use that mic switch, or does it stay inactive most of the time? It’s a useful feature, but it can also be a hassle if

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10 Clear Signs Someone’s Controlling Your Phone Secretly | Videos

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How to know if someone’s monitoring your phone? Safety should always be our top priority. We’ve gathered together some clear signs that someone is spying on your phone together with some instructions for those who’re worried about being tracked. For example, one of the main signs someone is tracking your phone is the gadget running out of battery in no time. Batteries do age along with your phone, but if you’ve got it just recently, that’s not normal.

Does your phone freeze or take forever to load web pages? Some malware might be running in the background, preventing the gadget

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Madden NFL predicted a Chiefs vs. Bears Super Bowl matchup

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About a week before Feb. 7th’s Super Bowl LV, the prediction on the winner will be made by Madden NFL, a computer football simulation that has a pretty good success record of picking winners.

The simulation has made an official prediction since 2004 and has been about 63% accurate over those 16 matchups. Sometimes, it even predicted the exact scores, along with the game’s most valuable player.

The Madden NFL prediction for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers v. Kansas City Chiefs contest won’t be out until next week. And while it normally gets a lot of attention each year, there’s another

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DepEd receives gadget donations from BOC in aid of distance learning

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PASIG CITY, Feb. 1 — As part of the whole-of-government approach in assisting learners, the Department of Education (DepEd) on Friday formally accepted e-learning gadget donations from the Bureau of Customs (BOC) during the turnover ceremony at South Harbor, Port Area.

“I appreciate the fact that even noon pa, Customs was already contributing to the education [sector]. Hanggang ngayon, it is still articulated by the Bureau of Customs,” Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones said during the on-site ceremony.

The donation consisted of 198 pieces of laptops with specifications of 256 gigabytes (GB) to 1 terabyte (TB), and 4,840 total number

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All new UK cars could have special gadget fitted to stop you from speeding next year

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ALL new UK cars could be fitted with a special gadget to stop you speeding from next year.

The Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) technology will alert drivers when they are going too fast and can intervene if people continue to drive above the limit.

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All new cars could be fitted with speed limiting technology in 2022Credit: Alamy

It will use traffic-sign recognition cameras and GPS data to determine the speed limit on a road.

It will then automatically limit the engine power and a vehicle’s speed if the driver does not slow down themselves.

The new rules were

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