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Saving More Data for Updated Chrome on Mobile

Saving More Data for Updated Chrome on Mobile

As of late, more than 1/5 of adult smartphone-wielding Web surfers in America do most of their browsing on their mobile device. The data also shows a similar trend is happening all over the world. More and more people now leave their desktop computers and laptops alone and use their mobile phones and tablets instead for browsing the Web. Consequently, the new preferential shift regarding online browsing has ignited some important changes in the home turf of Google. The company is coming out with a new feature on Chrome for mobile devices to help users reduce data usage and even assist them on cutting some expenses on their mobile plans.

How will users go about it? They just click enable on the data savings option on the settings menu. After clicking that setting, Google Chrome’s data compression and bandwidth management will lessen data usage by, (you have to smile when you see this) as much as 50%. This amazing adjustment happens while surfing with Chrome for iOS and Android.

Sources:  MashableGoogle Chrome Blog

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Last Updated on December 18, 2020

Can Technology have Biases Like Humans?

Can Technology have Biases Like Humans?

Technology has taken a vantage leap in providing solutions for man. Before now, technology used to appear complex and would require a great deal of expertise to handle solutions available. Today, we have technology applicable in the simplest human activities as smart products with intelligent algorithms powering them as they make error-free judgments and provide intelligent and analytic solutions.

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This article from Credit Suisse, tells us that technology does not have all the answers because it has been found to exhibit “similar biases,” as humans. No one can discredit the impact of technology, but it is not totally free of human input and this is the reason we experience these biases in many areas we have technology holding foot.

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This article suggests that the process of creating technological solutions be made transparent and subject to contribution from many people who would end up as users of the product – male, female, young, old, learned, unlearned and all other preferences as we have them. It also underscores the importance of having women on product development teams. This approach is not sure to eliminate all forms of bias, but it is a good way to start in order to appraise the full benefits of technology.

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