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Experts: Data more valuable to companies amid rise of 'smart' gadgets

Gadgets such as Alexa and Google Assistant are becoming increasingly popular but people are being warned of the dangers of filling their homes with smart technology.

Televisions, thermostats, door locks, light bulbs, bathroom scales and toothbrushes can now all connect to the internet and collect and transmit data about personal behavior.

Two university academics have questioned what happens to the data collected by these devices and who then uses it — because data is now a prized commodity, which they say is now as valuable as oil.

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64-megapixel phone cameras are coming

Samsung has announced a new image sensor for mobile phones with a higher resolution than anything comparable on the market. The ISOCELL Bright GW1 is a 64-megapixel sensor that uses the same 0.8μm-sized pixels as Samsung’s current 48-megapixel component, meaning it’ll be a physically larger sensor that can capture more light overall.

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