Hashtag Trending – LG’s rollable TV, Google AI helps in healthcare, new privacy law

Happy New Year everyone! And welcome back to another episode of Hashtag Trending.

Get used to hearing more about rollable TVs as LG announces a new one, Google announces a breakthrough in the healthcare space, and a new privacy law in California kicks in.

Hashtag Trending on Amazon Alexa Google Podcasts badge - 200 px wide

Trending on Reddit is news about LG’s latest announcements. LG Display says it’ll be showing off its projector-like rollable TV at CES 2020, and unlike the prototypes that the company has shown off for the past two years, this new version of LG rollable TV will roll downwards from the ceiling just like a projector screen instead of unrolling upwards out of its box. This TV can be conveniently stored in the ceiling, pulled down as and when needed, and rolled back when not in use. In addition, the company will also unveil at the show a new, smaller, 48-inch OLED TV display for the first time.

AI is rapidly changing the world of work across all sectors, including the healthcare sector. Google Health has developed an artificial intelligence program that is said to outperform the expert radiologists at spotting breast cancer in mammograms. The software, which is gaining traction across social media, detects cancers that Google says specialists had missed in the images. The software is yet to undergo clinical trials.

New California privacy law lets people find out exactly what companies know about them – The California Consumer Privacy Act comes into effect on Jan. 1 from r/technology

And lastly, California’s new privacy law, which came into effect in the new year, is grabbing everyone’s attention. The California Consumer Privacy Act allows consumers to demand companies to disclose what data has been collected on them, delete their data, and to stop them from selling their data to third parties. Some people are calling the new rules the most comprehensive privacy legislation in the U.S. Of course, one of the biggest challenges in the world of privacy is the way consumers consent to the use and sale of personal data – most people have no idea what they’re consenting to. Reuters is reporting that retail lobbyists continue to push back against the new laws, calling them overly ambiguous.

That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now. Hashtag Trending is a part of the ITWC Podcast network.

Would you recommend this article?


Thanks for taking the time to let us know what you think of this article!
We'd love to hear your opinion about this or any other story you read in our publication.

Jim Love, Chief Content Officer, IT World Canada
Alex Coop
Alex Coophttp://www.itwc.ca
Former Editorial Director for IT World Canada and its sister publications.

Follow this Cyber Security Today

More Cyber Security Today