Each week our intranet news channel editors provide a round up for Capgemini colleagues of the business IT news that drives and inspires us. We publish some of the highlights here.
The Weekly Techno Briefs helps you keep pace with the fascinating and constantly changing world of technology. This week, we discover what is now the most popular smartphone in China (and it’s not what you think it is). We look at photo passwords, and we also uncover which country’s adults spend more time on tech than they do on sleeping.
Tech 1 sleep 0
UK government communications regulator Ofcom has released new research showing that British adults spend more time on technology devices than they do sleeping. A survey of 2,800 adults and children found that the average adult spends 8 hours and 41 minutes per day using devices such as tablets, smartphones and laptops. The survey, which aimed to learn how long people in different age groups spend using various communication channels such as television, landline and mobile telephones, also discovered that six-year-olds are just as competent with tech gadgets as 45-year-olds.
Link: BBC website
New smartphone maker conquers China
Have you heard of Xiaomi? If you haven’t, you will soon. The Chinese smartphone maker has been taking the world’s second largest economy by storm. In just four years it has shot to the top of the smartphone sales league table, pushing Samsung into second place and squeezing Apple out of the top five altogether.
Struggling to remember your many passwords? Why not use a photo on your smartphone instead? A young Australian entrepreneur, Sam Crowther ,18, believes using photos could be the solution. Sam Crawford's app allows you to select a specific photo on your device to act as your password. Rather than having to remember lots of different passwords, or risk using the same one everywhere, all you’ll have to do is select a specific photo to act as your password to gain access to your online accounts.
The highlights from our Weekly Techno Briefs above do not necessarily represent the view of Capgemini Group.