News | June 14, 2021

Tech Talk Weekly Newsletter: Monday, June 14, 2021

The Tech Newsletter  

EMPIST Tech Talk  

It’s time for another installment of the EMPIST Tech Talk Newsletter. Get the latest technology news, marketing highlights, tech trivia, and more. Let’s get started! 

The Weekly Tech News Update  

Starting on June 8, Amazon devices like the Echo and Alexa will be automatically enrolled in a wireless service known as Amazon Sidewalk. This service will allow your device to share some of your internet bandwidth with other nearby Amazon devices. If you do not want to be sharing your WIFI with the people around you, you can de-enroll from this service. Read the full story >>

The Weekly EMPIST Blog  

How to Protect Your Smartphone from Cyber Threats 

Cyber threats don’t stop once you log off the computer. In fact, the Pew Research Center reports that a whopping 95% of all Americans now own a cellphone – 77% of which are smartphones. In fact, the same study concludes that just over half of U.S. adults also own some kind of tablet computer. Read the blog >> 

The Tech Talk Newsletter Tip 

From the EMPIST Help Desk 

A safer way to shop online: Avoid using your debit card online. When you’re online shopping, it is safer to use a credit card or an online payment method like PayPal that isn’t directly linked to your bank account. 

The Tech Talk Trivia 

Question: What was the name of the first gaming console to have a controller with an integrated microphone? 

The Weekly Marketing Spotlight 

The social media platform Pinterest just released a feature on known as Shopping List. This feature will give users notifications if the products they pin drop in price. In addition to this, there is another feature for Pinterest users in the U.S. and U.K. called “The Goods by Pinterest,” where shoppers will get exclusive access to limited edition products and more. Read the full story >>

Trivia Answer: Famicom  

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