Reporting on a range of trending tech topics, Eliseo Delgado distills the complicated jargon of tech products and news into layman’s terms for his online audience. Here, he helps readers understand the conversation around facial recognition and why companies and citizens are voicing their concern over the fast-growing technology.
Shows like Black Mirror and movies like Minority Report show us the darker side of facial recognition, but regular citizens are beginning to publicly voice their concerns over the tech, too. With the growing use of user-friendly facial recognition apps and programs, Eliseo Delgado––like many others––worries that we’re fast approaching dystopian-like times.
“There’s a famous caveat about science and technology, that we tend to create things faster than we can understand them and their implications,” explains Eliseo Delgado. “Right now, smartphone owners use seemingly innocent facial recognition apps for fun, such as FaceApp, but don’t understand how this puts us on track for disaster.”
Implementing facial recognition into widespread applications, programs, and products is the first step to bigger powers seizing ownership of the technology, Eliseo Delgado claims. He, like others who keep up-to-date with artificial intelligence conversations, worry that government and other big agencies might swoop in to claim the technology and put it to their own purposes.
“This could mean crippling things in terms of law enforcement and obstruction of freedom for citizens around the world,” says Eliseo Delgado.
One emerging technology analyzes surveillance videos to determine who appears in uploaded videos (like Facebook’s facial recognition algorithms) and what kind of behavior they will display based on facial expressions. This scares many as it means computer systems––without any kind of human bias––will target certain expressions as dangerous or indicative of bad behavior. From this, the technology could be used to alert law enforcement who would seek to intervene based on the program’s instruction.
As more people begin to worry about their privacy being abused––position tracking through smart phone applications, hacked computer cameras, etc.––the topic of facial recognition is beginning to come up a lot more.
“People wonder if their faces will be tracked whether they enter a shopping mall, a gas station, or even another person’s home,” says Eliseo Delgado. “It starts with simple smartphone apps and could lead to bigger and more threatening applications if backed by certain powers.”
In the past, data breaches have cost ordinary citizens millions and millions of dollars. Because we can use facial recognition to unlock our smartphones and access bank apps, it’s possible hacked images or facial recognition files will lead to even more dangerous data breaches in the future.
“We have to recognize the signs now and back off on implementing facial recognition so heavily until we have proper parameters in place,” says Eliseo Delgado. “Otherwise, we’ve arrived at the dystopian future we’ve been warned against all along.”
In addition to a career as a computer engineer, Eliseo Delgado often publishes tech guides and consumer reviews where he shares his insightful perspective on today’s best products. In preparation for Amazon Prime Day, he’s listed top electronics that will be available at a discounted rate to buyers for a short time.
Eliseo Delgado Jr. has spent more than a decade sharing his educated perspective on technology, consumer electronics, and the future of the internet. He’s covered topics like 5G tech, robotics, A.I., and the Internet of Things (IoT). He consistently tries out new technology and consumer products to share the pros and cons with readers, saving them time and possibly saving them from a regretful purchase.
Below, he’s assembled some of the best deals on electronics ahead of the upcoming Amazon Prime Day on July 15th/16th. The sale will be live for a total of 48 hours this year starting at 12 a.m. PT on July 15 and ending at 11:59 p.m. PT on July 16. In total, the Amazon sale will feature a million deals across the site with new deals appearing as often as every five minutes.
To help buyers avoid missing out on limited sales, Eliseo Delgado suggests keeping an eye out for the following items:
Apple iPad 128GB
At $329, this year’s Apple iPad deal will save buyers $100 off their final purchases. Considering the power and capability behind the device, in addition to an improved display and expanded storage space, saving over a quarter of the cost during Prime Day is a huge deal.
This year’s flagship Apple product, AirPods offer all the great sound quality of Apple headphones––but without the pesky wires that tend to trip users up. For Amazon Prime Day, the product price is reduced by $20, which may not seem like much, but maybe just the push consumers needed to find out for themselves what all the fuss is about.
Ring Video Doorbell Pro
Priced at $169 for Prime Day, consumers can save $80 on one of this year’s hottest tech products. The Ring Video Doorbell Pro allows users to monitor their house from afar and respond to visitors through a convenient smartphone app. It also has the ability to store data to serve as a useful security measure at night and when away from home.
Echo Smart Speaker
The Echo Smart Speaker allows users to control sound and input requests through voice commands that can be picked up from across the house. A must-have product for IoT enthusiasts, the Echo is currently slated to be $30 off for Prime Day with the potential to drop even lower.
“There are a lot of great products on sale this year during Prime Day, and consumers should prepare by marking the items they want most and tuning in during sale announcements to avoid missing out while supplies last,” says Eliseo Delgado Jr.
Computer engineer Eliseo Delgado is a tech reviewer in his spare time who stays current with trends and newsworthy topics in the consumer electronics and technology fields.
Here, he shares his insight on the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the rising predicament of cybersecurity surrounding it.
Eliseo Delgado has covered topics ranging from artificial intelligence and self-driving vehicles all the way to reviews on common consumer technology. In his reviews, he shares the pros and cons of consumer purchases and details whether devices will hold up in the evolving tech field. He’s always held an interest in the growing capabilities of the IoT and personally owns many electronic devices that communicate using the technology.
“The smartphone is the new hub for IoT technologies,” says Eliseo Delgado. “From my phone, I can control the temperature in my house, control the light settings, monitor my home remotely with a camera at the front door and a lot more.”
Through the IoT, refrigerators can communicate with programs to ensure users are notified when they run out of a grocery item. The same technology links up Bluetooth speakers to audio sources and can be used to stream shows from cable boxes to tablets and other external devices. Eliseo Delgado believes most people today have at least one or two devices connected through the IoT and is sure that number will climb to ten or more per-person within the next decade.
The rising concern with connected devices is the seeming lack of cybersecurity. Many consumer electronic devices come with hard-coded built-in passwords that other devices can access. Most times these passwords are never presented to consumers, giving them no control over how strong or weak they are. This leaves room for outside threats and the potential hijacking of electronics and information stored within them.
The FIDO Alliance began in 2012 with a mission to help establish standards for online verification and security without passwords. It’s a respected organization that has gained approval from major companies like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft who rely on it as an added security measure. The Alliance has created a new division, the IoT Technical Working Group, to provide the same protection services for connected gadgets now and in the future.
“FIDO is leading the fight to make safer, more secure electronic devices that have stronger password protection,” says Eliseo Delgado. “The group will help improve security standards for online authentication while remaining careful not to overcomplicate the process for consumers.”
The FIDO Alliance is the pioneer of IoT security, moving for the first time beyond setting standards for authentication online alone to tackle the growing cybersecurity problem. Eliseo Delgado believes they will soon be able to make a new international standard protocol that will protect users everywhere.
“From there, it won’t matter if we have two connected devices each or twenty,” says Eliseo Delgado. “So long as we have the internet speeds to handle all the traffic, our devices will be able to communicate securely thanks to the groundwork FIDO is laying down.”
Eliseo Delgado is always on top of the latest news in technology and industry, often providing insightful reviews on consumer products and discussing how new tech impacts our lives.
Below, he discusses the growing popularity of self-driving vehicles and what they mean for the truck driving industry.
For years, Eliseo Delgado has worked as a computer engineer and a consumer product reviewer where he enlightens readers on the latest advances in technology and computer science. He frequently covers topics like robotics, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT) and discusses the various impacts they have. Below, he discusses a few growing trends in self-driving vehicles and shares how they will improve processes specifically in the truck driving industry.
“Everyone wants to own a self-driving vehicle because it’s essentially redefined what luxury and comfort mean,” says Eliseo Delgado. “But we’re finally to a moment in tech advances where self-driving vehicles can begin to automate a lot of processes and provide services where they haven’t been utilized before.”
Self-driving vehicles are adept at monitoring traffic and detecting potential problems on the road that could lead to injury or death. The software they run on is capable of quick-response maneuvers to threats like vehicles merging into lanes or collisions in their path. These vehicles essentially protect their own driver and keep other drivers on the road safer.
More companies and investors support automated driving software and vehicles each year, which in turn funds more advanced and creative ways of leveraging the technology. For instance, the over-the-road truck driving industry is a vital source of delivery for every product used in the country, and we’re running out of drivers to man the machines. Self-driving vehicles have now been tasked with carrying heavy loads and large cargo from coast to coast, paving the way for automated semi-trucks.
“Our country is only able to distribute water, food, medical supplies and more thanks to the trucking industry,” says Eliseo Delgado. “Without anyone stepping up to fill in for retiring truck drivers, we’ve had to consider creative options to keep the industry afloat. Self-driving technology is the perfect solution so long as other drivers are protected.”
Self-driving technology is also being tested on short same-city deliveries to expedite things like Amazon or UPS packages, grocery items, and consumer products. In the near future, machines will take over the responsibility of ensuring orders arrive at their destination quickly and efficiently. Human responsibilities will likely be shifted elsewhere in the production line instead of requiring them to drive trucks.
“Self-driving technology doesn’t necessarily take jobs away from people, but instead frees up their time to be more involved with customer interactions, product creation and assembly, and other more specialized roles,” says Eliseo Delgado. “The machines are just here to help us do the heavy lifting.”
Eliseo Delgado is a computer engineer who has dedicated more than a decade to consumer product reviews, covering topics such as robotics, A.I., and the IoT. Here, he shares his insight into 5G network upgrades and explains how it will revolutionize existing technology.
Eliseo Delgado has made it a point to consistently try out new technology, research what emerging tech is in the works, and pen thoughtful reviews of consumer products. Recently, he’s covered the ongoing conversation around 5G networks and helps readers understand how they will affect consumer lifestyle.
“In the past, our smartphones have been dependent on carriers to provide 3G and 4G network connections for faster communication and browsing speed,” says Eliseo Delgado. “Upgrading to 5G doesn’t just mean you have access to the latest and greatest tech––it means unparalleled speeds for a range of technologies and new potential for the Internet of Things (IoT) and beyond.”
In wireless communication, 5G stands for the “fifth generation” and describes the connection speed of the network carriers. Consider that 1G connections that have been around for decades offer a connection speed of 2.4 Kbps, whereas the more recent 4G offers 100 Mbps – 1 Gbps. Each new generation allows people to work with technology, use the internet, and communicate with other devices faster than ever before.
“5G isn’t a simple upgrade from 4G,” says Eliseo Delgado. “This new capability is still under development, but it is expected to provide a maximum connection speed of 35.46 Gbps, which is 35 times faster and more powerful than the last generation.”
With consumer smartphones having access to a 5G network, they will be able to cut down the time it takes to send and receive messages, download apps or videos, and surf the web. On a 5G network, a 90-minute video that would today take around four minutes to download would be available in full in as little as ten seconds. Considering that mobile streaming is such an integral part in the daily lives of millions around the world, this upgrade in connection speed would mean tremendous improvements in convenience and efficiency.
A faster network also signals improvements for growing technologies such as augmented reality and the IoT. Both augmented and virtual reality technologies are making a huge appearance in consumer tech (like video games) and in professional tech (like medical or educational equipment). In augmented and virtual reality, latency is a vital factor as too much of it tends to give users nausea as a result. 5G connections ensure smooth, continuous video and create a positively immersive experience for users.
For the IoT, 5G connections mean extremely more reliable communication between devices and the ability to add more devices to a single network. The strength of a connection is usually determined by the finite number of devices allowed onto the network, and 5G makes it possible for ten times the amount of hardware to effectively use a shared IoT network (compared to 4G connections).
“The possibilities are essentially endless with 5G, as it improves nearly every aspect of our interconnected technology––whether that’s our smartphones, our streaming websites, or our ability to create truly smart homes of the future,” says Eliseo Delgado.
An online reviewer of emerging technologies, Eliseo Delgado Jr. stays up-to-date on the latest consumer products taking the world by storm. Here, he reviews the newest addition to luxurious living and the Internet of Things (IoT), the ShadeCraft Robotics’ solar-powered SUNFLOWER that enhances time spent outdoors.
One of the most impactful advances in consumer technology, IoT products connect to the internet and to each other to provide consumers with a highly-convenient method of interacting with many home appliances. Through the IoT, Eliseo Delgado Jr. tells us consumers can control home light levels through their smartphones, preheat ovens on a regular schedule, keep up an active grocery list based on monitored refrigerator items, and more. ShadeCraft products take the power of the IoT to the next level to provide consumers with outdoor products that prove to be just as intuitive as the smart thermostat or the DVR.
“All ShadeCraft products use smart technology to boost comfort and convenience while outside,” says Eliseo Delgado Jr., “and the SUNFLOWER is the ultimate smart parasol with a variety of tech-savvy outdoor features.”
ShadeCraft Robotics is based out of Los Angeles and strives to improve human life outdoors through robotic technology and industrial design. Their latest product, the SUNFLOWER, combines all the advanced features of their previous products into one smart parasol that delivers comfort and convenience to decks, pool sides, gardens and more.
The SUNFLOWER is wireless and provides many Bluetooth, WiFi, and cellular capabilities to connect with other smart devices without interruption. Integrated solar panels on the parasol’s umbrella generate renewable energy to power and operate the device throughout sunny and shady days alike. It can be controlled from a smartphone as well as take instructions through voice interaction. The voice-activated command system allows for hands-free control while taking a dip in the pool or lounging in a chair under its shade. The device even comes with built-in speakers to stream premium audio from smart devices.
“This product delivers everything you’d need to relax and enjoy the outdoors to the fullest,” says Eliseo Delgado Jr. “And what’s more, it moves on its own with help from sophisticated cameras and sensors to deliver continuous cover from the sun without having to readjust the parasol.”
It’s an intuitive product that thinks for itself––”waking up” in the morning and tracking the sun to receive optimal boosts of energy. It never needs to be adjusted and will automatically open and close with the rising and setting of the sun (unless instructed to do otherwise). The product also delivers ambient lighting that can be automated or controlled throughout the day or night with adjustments in brightness and color.
“The SUNFLOWER is the new staple of luxurious outdoor living and connects seamlessly within the IoT,” says Eliseo Delgado Jr. “While it may not be the first smart device people think of, ShadeCraft’s latest product is sure to soon find its way into tech-savvy homes around the world.”
Computer engineer Eliseo Delgado has spent the past ten years reviewing consumer products and reporting on the latest advances in technology. He shares his savviness and insight with readers on the latest advances in artificial intelligence and how they affect the modern workplace.
A graduate from the New York University Tandon School of Engineering, computer engineer Eliseo Delgado has worked with a range of tech advances in his career and is an authoritative voice on topics like artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Below, he helps readers understand some of the recent advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning and how it’s affecting contemporary employees.
“We’ve worked alongside machines since the Industrial Revolution, but only in the last couple of decades have we introduced machine learning to the workplace,” says Eliseo Delgado. “This new element ultimately helps researchers, engineers, clinicians and other professionals perform work more efficiently and enhance their output.”
Artificial intelligence allows professionals to do things like process massive amounts of data quickly and expedite services, which in turn enables them to provide answers or assemble information much more quickly. While engineers aren’t giving machines the total cognitive representation of the human mind, they allow them to think and act like humans under certain conditions, especially by using tools and problem-solving skills to improve processes.
“Through artificial intelligence, we can teach machines to perform a range of cognitive tasks as well as task advanced machinery with increasingly difficult manual tasks,” says Eliseo Delgado. “These enhancements will help propel a lot of careers to be more productive, but it will also have adverse effects on certain positions or job fields.”
Increased productivity and lowered costs thanks to advances in artificial intelligence will benefit society overall but may impact individual workers or specific fields in negative ways. Industries like commercial truck driving are likely to replace human workers with AI self-driving vehicles. Many factory positions have already seen their workers replaced by more efficient machines that can provide seemingly unlimited output.
However, machine learning has improved other industries such as education and medicine in dramatic ways. In education, artificial intelligence can be used to improve curriculum, automate basic activities like grading, and provide students with support and tutoring. In medicine, improved algorithms and artificial intelligence can help diagnose diseases and conditions more accurately as well as assist during procedures, freeing up time for doctors and surgeons.
“AI has the potential to replace certain roles, but it can also assist those with specialized positions who may not have other human candidates in the field to turn to,” says Eliseo Delgado.
Artificial intelligence empowers the workplace in new ways and helps accomplish feats that would otherwise be unattainable, and it’s proving to be a necessary tool for progress.