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Halloween offer: Frameless smartphone Bluboo S8 gets $50 discount

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Chinese mobile manufacturer Bluboo has reduced the price of its premium smartphone ‘Bluboo S8’, as a part of the discount offered during Halloween. The actual price of Bluboo S8 is £190, and with discount, customers can buy it at just £140. A huge discount of £50 is expected to bring about a sales boom for the company during the Halloween discount period.

The discount sale began on October 21, and it will run through October 31. The company does not demand any kinds of coupon or code to avail the discount. Customers can directly log in to the shopping site, and add this smartphone to the cart at just £140.

S8: Bluboo’s flagship product Bluboo S8 is one of the most popular products from the Chinese company. The smartphone comes with a frameless full-HD screen display featuring an aspect ratio of 18:9.

The screen is made by Japanese Company Sharp, which gives an ultimate visual experience for Bluboo users. Upon its release, the smartphone received rave reviews from customers, and the main reason behind the acceptance was nothing but the high-end features offered by the gadget at a very affordable rate. Bluboo S8 is powered with 3GB RAM, and it has an internal storage capacity of 32GB.

The memory can be expanded up to 256 GB with an expandable storage device. The device is powered by a 3450 mAh battery which offers a decent battery backup experience. Bluboo S8 runs on Android 7.1.1 platform, and it also sports dual rear cameras with LED flash.

The cameras used in the device are made by Sony, and it guarantees perfect clicking experience for its users.

The device has two sim card slots, and its body is less than 9mm, which gives it a sleek look.

Halloween offer: Frameless smartphone Bluboo S8 gets $50 discount

Bluboo website

Chinese mobile manufacturer Bluboo has reduced the price of its premium smartphone ‘Bluboo S8’, as a part of the discount offered during Halloween. The actual price of Bluboo S8 is £190, and with discount, customers can buy it at just £140. A huge discount of £50 is expected to bring about a sales boom for the company during the Halloween discount period.

The discount sale began on October 21, and it will run through October 31. The company does not demand any kinds of coupon or code to avail the discount. Customers can directly log in to the shopping site, and add this smartphone to the cart at just £140.

S8: Bluboo’s flagship product Bluboo S8 is one of the most popular products from the Chinese company. The smartphone comes with a frameless full-HD screen display featuring an aspect ratio of 18:9.

The screen is made by Japanese Company Sharp, which gives an ultimate visual experience for Bluboo users. Upon its release, the smartphone received rave reviews from customers, and the main reason behind the acceptance was nothing but the high-end features offered by the gadget at a very affordable rate. Bluboo S8 is powered with 3GB RAM, and it has an internal storage capacity of 32GB.

The memory can be expanded up to 256 GB with an expandable storage device. The device is powered by a 3450 mAh battery which offers a decent battery backup experience. Bluboo S8 runs on Android 7.1.1 platform, and it also sports dual rear cameras with LED flash.

The cameras used in the device are made by Sony, and it guarantees perfect clicking experience for its users.

The device has two sim card slots, and its body is less than 9mm, which gives it a sleek look.

When protecting medical devices from hacks, is the cure worse than the disease?

Why it matters to you

Whether you use a pacemaker or other medical device, the convenience of connectivity with your doctor carries some new risks. Medical technology, like other tech, has become increasingly connected in recent years. Even devices such as pacemakers are now connected to the internet.

This allows doctors to monitor problems such as irregular heartbeats or failing battery life. However, internet connectivity brings with it new risks[1] for pacemakers and other medical devices[2]. The Wall Street Journal has reported that Abbott Laboratories has rolled out an update[3] intended to protect pacemakers from being hacked, but some medical professionals are concerned that the risks outweigh the rewards.

Abbott warned that its newest update has the potential to cause malfunctions within the pacemakers. Since Abbott Laboratories released the update, the Food and Drug Administration received at least 12 reports of pacemakers malfunctioning during the update process. In some cases, the devices failed to update properly.

Even when the devices did update correctly, there were reports that some of the pacemakers went into backup mode during the updates. In backup mode, the pacemakers are reset to default settings rather than those customized for a particular patient. Despite the glitches, none of the reports contained any mention of serious harm being caused to the patients.

While there have been multiple reports of malfunctions during the updating process, the FDA has received no reports of any of the hacks which the updates were meant to prevent. Mike Kijewski, chief executive of MedCrypt, said that the risk was fairly low due to the fact that a hacker would have to be within close proximity of the patient in order to get to his or her pacemaker. The low risk of hacking combined with the higher risk of malfunction has led some doctors to simply refuse the updates.

“It’s not really a risk we’re willing to take at this point,” said Bruce Lerman, chief of cardiology at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. “We don’t feel the benefit at this point necessarily outweighs the potential risk of uploading this software.”

Abbott Laboratories pacemakers are currently in use by about 465,000 patients in the United States, and they aren’t the only medical devices at risk of being hacked.

In December of the last year, the FDA released new guidelines for protecting medical devices from hackers[4].

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References

  1. ^ internet connectivity brings with it new risks (www.wsj.com)
  2. ^ other medical devices (www.digitaltrends.com)
  3. ^ rolled out an update (www.wsj.com)
  4. ^ FDA released new guidelines for protecting medical devices from hackers (www.digitaltrends.com)

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