At this point, we’re all accustomed to technology that tracks us.embed on our computers, follow us across the web, count our steps, know our exact location wherever we go. So what’s one more gadget keeping watch on us, right?
Well, let me introduce you to the new Sleep Sensing feature in. Like Santa Claus, it knows when you are sleeping, it knows when you’re awake — and it’s taking notes. Google offers some reassurances about what exactly its algorithms are noticing, including “your breathing rate and whether there was a cough or a snore,” and what conclusions they’re reaching: “They are not deducing intimacy,” Google says.
You’ll have to decide on your own comfort level with that.
Two stories on that topic presented here are among the in-depth features and thought-provoking commentaries that appeared on CNET this week. So here you go. These are the stories you don’t want to miss:
What it’s really like to have your smart display sensing your nightly snooze.
The search giant already knows what you’re doing for much of your waking life.
Facebook’s focus on VR is still going strong, but the landscape has changed.
With labor and regulatory battles ahead, the tech giant tried getting confrontational with lawmakers.
Commentary: The UK seems unable to decide what kind of country it wants to be.
The full report into the origins of the pandemic, conducted by WHO and China, reiterates a lab leak is “extremely unlikely” but raises more questions than it answers.
The president’s plan calls for $100 billion over eight years to ensure every American has broadband access.
Commentary: There’s zero reason to offset the price of a six-figure electric car.
Commentary: It makes sense, but it also makes no sense at all.