Tech Wrap: Galaxy Book Pro series launched, Netflix releases 'Play Something' feature

In other tech news, GitHub blocked Google's new FLoC tracking mechanism, while Signal showed users exactly how much data it collects from them.

| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 16:45 IST
Tech wrap.
Tech wrap. (Unsplash)
Tech wrap.
Tech wrap. (Unsplash)

It's only April and Samsung has already completed its third Galaxy Unpacked event of the year. The company launched new Galaxy Book laptops today, while GitHub announced that it would block Google's new FLoC tracking mechanism based on machine learning.

Meanwhile, Netflix introduced a new feature for its most indecisive users, while a recent response to a subpoena revealed just how much data Signal collects about its users. 

Here are all the the top tech stories of the day, in case you missed anything:


Samsung launches Galaxy Book, Galaxy Book Pro, Galaxy Book Pro 360, and Galaxy Book Odyssey

On Wednesday Samsung held its third virtual Galaxy Unpacked event of the year, where the company launched its new Galaxy Book Pro laptop series, along with an affordable Galaxy Book laptop. The company also announced a gamer-centric Galaxy Book Odyssey with great graphics performance, but that will arrive later this year in August. We've got all the details on the devices here. 


GitHub joins the anti-FLoC bloc, won't support Google's new tracking tech

Microsoft-owned code hosting and collaboration platform Github joined several other companies like Brave, Vivaldi and DuckDuckGo, when it became the latest tech platform to block Google's new FLoC machine learning tracking mechanism meant to replace third party cookies. Here's how GitHub will block Google from tracking users on any site on its domain. 


Netflix launches ‘Play Something' for moments when you can't decide what to watch

How many times have you spent trying to decide what show to watch on Netflix? The streaming platform keeps adding features to make viewers watching experience easier such as the skip intro button — and now it will save you the hassle of indecision with the new ‘Play Something' feature that will play a movie or TV series based on your viewing history. Here are all the details about the new feature.


Recent subpoena response reveals exactly how much data Signal collects about you

Four years after it was served with its first subpoena, popular messaging app Signal was recently served with a second one, this time from a California grand jury, requesting data from six Signal accounts. Fortunately, Signal does not collect a lot of data about its users, so here's what the company could provide in their response to the subpoena. You can read the full story here.

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First Published Date: 28 Apr, 23:31 IST