Samsung Galaxy A8s now expected to launch a week before Huawei Nova 4

There is a fight brewing between Samsung and Huawei on who will come out on top to launch the first smartphone with a punch hole display. Previously, it was expected that the Galaxy A8s would launch in January, leaving Huawei in the clear to launch the Nova 4 in December. It now seems Samsung wants to get out in front by announcing the Galaxy A8s on December 10, a full week earlier than the Nova 4.

Huawei sent out invites for the launch of the rumoured Nova 4 with a display hole on December 17. Some fresh reports have now spotted a Samsung invite for a launch event on December 10. The invite shows an outline of what is likely the Galaxy A8s with the much talked about Infinity-O display and a tagline that reads “Realm Galaxy”. The invite clearly shows the small punch hole-style hole on the top left corner that will house a selfie camera.

The Infinity-O display that Samsung is working on will offer a hole within the display rather than a traditional notch on the top of the display. This Infinity-O display will first come to the Galaxy A8s before it shows up on the Galaxy S10 flagship. Meanwhile, Huawei is also working on a similar display panel with a hole for the selfie camera, although we are unsure what the company is calling this display. Notably, the LCD panels on both the Galaxy A8s and the Nova 4 are made by BOE.

As per past reports, the Galaxy A8s will get a 6.39-inch screen and will be powered by a Snapdragon 710 chipset coupled with up to 6GB of RAM. The Galaxy A8s is also tipped to house a 3,400mAh battery. The Galaxy A8s is also expected to be the second Samsung phone after Galaxy A7 to sport a triple rear camera system. This system is said to include a 25MP + 5MP + 10MP configuration, but the nature of the sensors are still unknown.


Santander latest traditional player to open digital bank

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The business banking service will be a standalone business that will also offer small businesses payroll and pensions, according to a Sunday Times report.

A spokesman for Santander told the newspaper: “We are working on a project to build an open digital financial services platform for SMEs [small and medium-sized enterprises]. We look forward to sharing more about the platform soon.”

Traditional banks are devising strategies to fend off competition from a new generation of banks that are fuelled by the latest technology to reduce operating costs and provide customers with a high level of service anytime and anywhere via computing devices, particularly mobile.

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is a good example. According to reports, RBS is spending tens of millions on a potential digital bank that will be run separately from its existing business.

Virgin bank, already classed as a challenger bank, has spent more than £38m on setting up a digital bank to target a broader segment of the financial services market in the UK.

It said a platform underpinning the new bank will harness data to offer customers personalised accounts.

Meanwhile, in France BCPE, another traditional mainstream bank has taken a similar path, but has acquired an established digital challenger rather than build one from scratch. BCPE acquired German challenger Fidor, which was set up in 2009 and gained a UK banking licence in 2015.Banks have been watching the fintech industry grow, and many are partnering with fintechs and even taking stakes in them. Some have startup programmes, in which they help fintech startups to develop their products.


PM to lay foundation, inaugurate projects today in all 3 regions

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of Rs 6,800 crore strategic Zojila tunnel, Asia’s longest bi-directional tunnel, two Ring Roads-one each in Jammu and Srinagar, Pakal Dul in Kishtwar and inaugurate Kishanganga hydro-electric projects and Tarakote Marg from Katra to Adh-Kunwari during his day-long visit to Jammu and Kashmir. He will also address SKUAST-J convention.
Accompanied by Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Dr Jitendra Singh, the Prime Minister will cover all three regions of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh during his visit. Minister of State for Power (Independent Charge) RK Singh will join the Prime Minister in Srinagar.

Dr Jitendra Singh said: “despite just one-day visit, the Prime Minister has fulfilled his commitment of regional balance and equitable development of all three regions of the State including Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh by covering all three regions during the visit”.
Security has been beefed up in Jammu ahead of the Prime Minister’s visit.
The Prime Minister will directly reach Leh where he would lay foundation stone of Zojila tunnel and address culmination programme of Kushok Bakula’s centenary celebrations. At SKICC Srinagar, he would inaugurate Kishanganga power project and lay foundation stone of Ring Road. Then he would reach Jammu and address SKUAST-J convention. Later, he will lay foundation stone of Pakal Dul hydro-electric power project in Kishtwar and Jammu Ring Road and inaugurate Tarakote Marg from Zorawar Singh Auditorium in Jammu University. Pakal Dul HE project is 1000 MW and is being constructed on river Marusudar, a tributary of river Chenab in Kishtwar district.
The Ring Road projects in Srinagar and Jammu will cost nearly Rs 3,884 crore.
The Zojila tunnel will provide all weather connectivity between Srinagar, Kargil and Leh as this route remains snow-bound for a large part of the year, and is ravaged by frequent avalanches.
It will also cut down the time taken to cross the Zojila pass from 3.5 hours to just 15 minutes, besides making the drive much safer and convenient, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement.
It said Modi will attend “the commencement of work on Zojila Tunnel on the Srinagar-Leh National Highway at an event in Jive-tsal in Leh tomorrow”.
“He will also lay the foundation stone for Srinagar Ring Road and Jammu Ring Road at separate events at Sher-e-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC), Srinagar and at General Zorawar Singh Auditorium in Jammu the same day,” it said.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister had approved the  construction, operation and maintenance of this 2-lane bi-directional tunnel with Parallel Escape (Egress) tunnel between Baltal and Minamarg on the Srinagar-Leh section of  NH-1A at a total cost of Rs 6,800 crore earlier this year.
The Government said the construction of this tunnel will provide much relief to the people in the region. Due to heavy snowfall and frequent avalanches, road connection to places in the Ladakh region get disrupted for long periods, preventing even essential supplies from reaching people, shutting down businesses, affecting healthcare and education.
“The construction of the tunnel is expected to bring about all round economic and socio-cultural integration of these regions. In addition to direct jobs generated during construction, it will also lead to massive indirect and spinoff jobs due to acceleration of economic growth,” the statement said.
It added that the government is committed to development of manpower skilled for tunneling jobs in J&K. The project has strategic and socio-economic importance, and will be an instrument for the development of the economically backward districts in J&K.
The Government said the Zojila tunnel has been planned as a smart tunnel which will have latest safety features like fully transverse ventilation system, Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS), Tunnel Emergency Lighting, CCTV Monitoring, Variable Message Signs (VMS), Traffic Logging Equipment, Over Height Vehicle Detection, Tunnel Radio System, etc.
It will have pedestrian cross passages at every 250 meter and motorable cross passages and lay-bys at every 750 meter, the statement said, adding that it will have emergency telephones and fire-fighting cabinets at every 125 meter.
The Ring Roads at Srinagar and Jammu are aimed at reducing traffic congestion at these cities and making road travel safer, faster, more convenient and more environment friendly, the statement said.
The 42.1 Km, 4 lane Srinagar Ring Road will link Galandar in West Srinagar to Sumbal. Being built at a cost of Rs 1,860 crore, this road will provide a new route from Srinagar to Kargil and Leh, and reduce travel time, it said, adding that there will be a major bridge, three flyovers, 23 tunnels and 2 via-ducts on this route.
“The 58.25 km, 4-lane Jammu Ring Road, being built at a cost of Rs 2,023.87 crore, will link Jagati (western Jammu) to Raya Morh. There will be 8 large bridges, 6 flyovers, 2 tunnels and 4 via ducts on this route,” it said.
Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Srinagar the security has been put on high alert in Srinagar and authorities sealed the Boulevard road leading to SKICC where the function is to be held.
Authorities amid a thick security blanket sealed the Dalgate-Nishat main road today in view of Prime Minister’s visit. The traffic was diverted today for the security of the PM visit. The diversion of the traffic today resulted in traffic mess at various places including the Foreshore road, Hazratbal, Dalgate and other areas.
The security has been further beefed up after militants last evening decamped with three service rifles from a police post in Dalgate area of Srinagar which is few kilometers from the venue of PM’s function.
And authorities have decided to impose restrictions in Srinagar parts including Old City on Saturday as a precautionary measure.
Restrictions within the territorial jurisdictions of Khanyar, Rainawari, Nowhatta, Safakadal, MR Gunj, Nishat and partially in Maisuma and Kralkhud police stations Srinagar will remain in force tomorrow.
The class work in all schools and colleges in Srinagar will also remain suspended tomorrow.
And in view of the visit of the PM visit, the Traffic Police City Srinagar has formulated route plan so that commuters travelling on the routes would not face any inconvenience.
As per the traffic plan, no traffic shall be allowed to ply from Badyari Chowk to Nishat via Boulevard and similarly no traffic shall be allowed to ply from Ram Munshi Bagh towards Grand Palace and Nishat via Gupkar.
Commuters travelling from Harwan, Shalimar, Nishat and adjacent areas towards Lal Chowk are requested to travel via Foreshore Road & Hazratbal.
Further, the commuters travelling from Dalgate, Lal Chowk and adjacent areas towards Harwan, Shalimar, Nishat shall adopt Nowpora, Khayam, Rainawari to reach their respective destinations.


Putnam City teachers volunteer to help families

Sundays are often a work day for teachers. It’s the last day available to make preparations for the coming week of school. Some teachers are at their school pulling materials together. Others are planning, making copies or rearranging their classrooms.

And yet, sometimes life pulls people, even teachers, in a different direction. That’s why on a recent Sunday afternoon, 23 teachers from Putnam City’s Arbor Grove Elementary School (and 20 more spouses, children and other members of their families) worked out of a warehouse and busily went about their task: Loading a truck with beds, furniture, pots and pans, dishes, towels and everything else necessary to help a family start a new and better phase in life.

The Arbor Grove teachers are volunteers for a nonprofit organization known as “Focus on Home.” The organization supports families in need by providing donated furniture and household necessities. It’s practical, necessary help for families transitioning out of homelessness or families remade after substance abuse, tragedy, loss or other troubles.

While the help Focus on Home provides might seem to be about furniture and other goods, the real meaning is much more than that. When an apartment or a house with no more than a mattress or a chair is in one afternoon transformed into a full-fledged, fully furnished home, family life is no longer dominated by stress, struggle and scraping by. Instead, time, energy and resources can be refocused by families on being comfortable in the home and creating their best possible future.

How it works

Helping families is a process. Focus on Homes’ director, Joli Sanders, identifies families in need by working with local organizations and agencies such as YWCA, the Department of Human Services, Homeless Alliance, ReMerge, Positive Tomorrows, Hope House, Red Rock Behavioral Health Services and NorthCare. Caseworkers submit applications on behalf of the families they are working with and who are ready for the kind of help Focus on Home provides.

Four families are selected each month to receive help. Sanders meets with the families in their homes to create a plan for furniture based on families’ needs. The majority of items that go to families are donated, gently used items from the Focus on Home warehouse. Each family also receives some new items that fill in gaps in donations.

Typically the second Sunday of each month, Focus on Home volunteers meet at the warehouse to help select and load furniture and accessories for each family receiving furniture that day. A team leader directs them in the hourlong chore of loading the truck, and once that’s done, team members head to the house or apartment they will be delivering to.

When the truck arrives, beds, couches, chairs and other needed items are unloaded, and anything that needs assembly is put together. When volunteers leave, the family is equipped to live in and use their home.

Making a difference for children

Arbor Grove teachers and members of their families have volunteered for Focus on Home on several Sundays. Teachers from Putnam City’s Coronado Heights Elementary, Wiley Post Elementary and Windsor Hills Elementary have also volunteered their time. What keeps bringing teachers out to help?

“There are always kids,” says Arbor Grove principal Brenda Davis. “As educators, we know how important this is. We know what a difference it makes to a child to come to school having had a good night’s sleep in a bed that is their own, and go home to a comfortable home that they feel good about.”

For Arbor Grove kindergarten teacher Erin Camp, it’s personal.

“Having little to nothing and just starting out as a single mom is close to my heart. I had people step up and help me during my time of need. It feels great to give back,” Camp said.

Marquita Vann, a fifth-grade teacher at Arbor Grove, is also involved as a way to give back.

“I volunteered because I was intrigued by the idea and the process of helping people with their homes. I have been looking for ways that my daughters and I could give back to our community and this sounded like a perfect fit for us. The first time we went was amazing, and my daughters and I can’t wait to help again,” she said.

GE Appliances’ $115M investment to add 255 full-time jobs

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GE Appliances plans to invest $115 million in an expansion of its refrigerator manufacturing plant in Decatur that will add 255 full-time jobs, with annual average wages of $30,600, not including benefits, the company said.

The investment will allow GE Appliances to increase the plant’s production capacity by 25 percent, said Greg Canfield, state Department of Commerce secretary. The announcement was made Friday morning at the company’s plant on Point Mallard Drive Southeast, in a cafeteria filled with cheering employees.

The plant is the “highest-volume GE Appliances refrigerator plant,” producing GE and Hotpoint brand products, he said

Plant manager Renee Story, who’s been with GE Appliances for 22 years, said the plant consistently produces more than 1 million top-mounted freezer refrigerators a year, and has weathered downturns in the economy since opening in 1977.

The investment provides greater flexibility at the plant to meet customer demands and “makes the plant’s future more secure,” she said. “We won’t take this investment lightly.”

GE Appliances became a Haier company two years ago.

According to a summary of Haier’s application for tax abatements, the annual average wage for the new jobs is $30,600 a year, not including benefits.

There are 993 full-time employees employed by Haier in Decatur, with an annual payroll of $58.5 million, not including benefits, according to the document. There are also about 320 contract labor personnel on site, with an annual payroll of $7.7 million, not including benefits.

“This industry is hyper competitive,” said Bill Good, vice president, supply chain network with GE Appliances, and a former Decatur plant manager. “To be successful, you have to be the best at what you do. That’s why we continue to invest.”

The company invested $120 million in the plant in 2012.

GE Appliances is the “fastest-growing appliance maker in the United States,” Good said before the announcement.

Canfield said the move is the company’s latest step to fulfill its strategic goal of becoming the leading appliance business in the country.

He said about 40,000 square feet will be added to the plant and cutting-edge equipment acquired to enable the plant to transition to “a fully interconnected digital factory.”

Construction of the project is expected to begin July 19 and be completed by April 1, 2020, according to the company.

GE Appliances’ Decatur plant is the largest industrial employer in Morgan County and conducts about $95 million in business with suppliers across Alabama, the company said. With the investment, over the next five years, the Decatur operation’s economic impact is expected to increase by an additional $2.2 billion, according to GE Appliances.

Before the announcement, Decatur’s Industrial Development Board approved the abatement of about $311,400 a year for a 10-year period in state, Morgan County and Decatur non-educational real and personal property taxes.

Of the taxes abated each year, there will be about $92,000 in city of Decatur general fund taxes abated, according to a summary of Haier’s application for tax abatements. Of the total tax abated each year, there will be about $165,600 in Morgan County general fund and road and bridge fund taxes abated, according to the document.

The project is expected to generate new state, county and city real and personal property school tax revenue of about $383,500 a year for the 10-year period. The Decatur school system will receive about $288,500 a year in education property tax revenue during the abatement period. Morgan County sales and use tax revenue generated only during the capital investment period is estimated at $590,000, which will benefit the Decatur, Hartselle and Morgan County school districts, according to the document.

The abated city of Decatur sales and use taxes requested only during the capital investment period are estimated at about $1.77 million, the document said. The estimated amount of city of Decatur sales and use taxes created only during the capital investment period are $590,100, which will benefit Decatur schools, according to the summary.

The abated state sales and use taxes requested only during the capital investment period are estimated at about $2.36 million, the document noted.


Smart Home Security Camera Sends Footage to Wrong Person, Is Maybe Not So Smart After All

Internet-connected devices are known for having their fair share of security issues—especially when it comes to cameras. But here’s a new one: the BBC reported this week that a smart home security camera started sending video clips to the wrong person.

The BBC first caught wind of the problem shortly after one of its employees purchased an internet-enabled camera made by Swann Communications and started receiving video footage that showed the inside of someone else’s home. The company claims the problem is a one-off occurrence but there’s been at least one other instance of the issue reported.

The BBC staffer, Louisa Lewis, reportedly first purchased her security camera in December and didn’t have any issues with it until last week, when she started getting notifications from the device. The Swann camera typically alerts the user when it detects movement, so Lewis checked to see what was going on. What she saw, per the BBC, was a stranger’s kitchen:

“I was out and I had a couple of alerts,” she recalled.

“Naturally, I looked at my phone only to see the video was not of my home.

“At first I ignored it – I thought it must be an error – then I had several other alerts, at which point I thought I had better get in touch with Swann.”

The short video clips, which downloaded directly to her phone, offered a surprisingly intimate albeit brief glimpse into someone else’s life. In one shot, it showed a man and a woman walking past the camera. In the other, a child’s voice was audible in the background.

When Lewis contacted Swann about the issue during the weekend, she was told nothing could be done about the issue until Monday. Once it was finally addressed by the company’s staff, Lewis stopped receiving clips from the unrelated camera.

Why exactly did the mix up happen? A spokesperson for Swann told the BBCthe issue was the result of a human error. All cameras are given a security key which allows the device to securely transmit footage from the camera to a Swann server and be retrieved on a smartphone or other device. In this case, two cameras were given the same security key, which resulted in the footage being sent to Lewis.

Swann also blamed the family, noting that they ignored a warning prompt that informed them the camera was already paired to another account. But at the end of the day, the issue stemmed from Swann producing duplicate keys—not the family failing to understand the company’s mistake.

The spokesperson for the company said “no further data was breached or accessed by additional third parties,” and said it was a “one-off” occurrence, but that may not be the case. There has been at least one other reported incident of a person receiving footage from a Swann camera that doesn’t belong to them.

On Twitter, a user going by The Obscure Brewer and identified by the BBC as Tim Lane reported receiving footage from a pub. Swann said it was investigating the situation but claimed that the issue was likely the result of both the pub and Lane registering their products with the same username and password.

That explanation seems…suspicious, at best. You shouldn’t be able to register a device with a username that is already in use, for one. And, even if that is possible, what are the odds that a person selects the exact same login information as someone else? That just doesn’t seem to check out.

One way or another, it seems like Swann has some security issues it needs to sort out. Though given there are tens of thousands of unsecured, internet-connected cameras that you can tap into at any time, the company isn’t alone.


10 Fresh Ways To Use Subway Tile In Your Bathroom

Subway tile is maybe one of our favorite design features ever. It can work in almost any design style—coastal, modern, farmhouse, you name it—and even though it seems pretty basic, there’s actually so many different ways you can switch it up. Play with color, shape, or arrangement to instantly update the shape. But before you get out the grout, check out the following ideas.

1 Give It Some Depth

Courtesy of Sara Tramp for Emily Henderson Designs

Choose subway tile with a little more depth to add subtle texture. It still feels soft and not too visually crazy, while still giving interest.

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2 Switch Up Your Colors

Courtesy of Erin Gates Design

See how cool multi-colored subway tiles can look? Varying shades of gray makes a seriously statement-making wall.

See more at Veneer Designs.

3 Extend It
white tile bathroom

Annie Schlechter

To give subway tile even more of an impact, let it extend it out to your sink. The bolder, the better.

4 Limit Yourself

Karyn M. Millet

You don’t have to go ham and subway tile every single surface. Limit it to a single wall, then contrast with bold patterned tile.

5 Calm It Down
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Trevor Tondro

The shower stall of a California guest bathroom features a checkerboard pattern floor. Since it’s bold and busy, gray subway tile on the wall helps balance things out.

6 Combine it With Black

Courtesy of Nicole Franzen

Is there actually a chicer combo than white and black? White subway tiled walls are the perfect accent to a black shower stall.

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7 Go Gold
bailey mccarthy gold tile bathroom

Trevor Tondro

Oh, you fancy, huh? These gold leaf subway tiles make this master bathroom extra luxe.

8 Play With Your Grout
nemo subway tiles

Annie Schlechter

Gray-grouted subway tiles help add dimension to an all-white bathroom.

9 Shrink It

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A little bit modern, a little bit industrial, this skinnier, wider version of subway tile is a fresh new take on the classic. We’re all about this warm, light-filled bathroom.

See more at Nicole Franzen.

10 Try A Nautical Theme
frank roop blue master bathroom

James Merrell

Embrace nautical decor head-on with coastal accents. This coastal cottage’s bathroom features navy subway tile and pale blue shades.


Local Veteran, Glenn Smith, Will Be Given a Bathroom to Say ‘Thank You’ for Serving Our Country


​This Veterans Day, Reborn Bath Solutions, Southern California-based home remodeling company specializing in bathrooms and kitchens and a division of Reborn Cabinets Inc., is teaming up with ten home improvement companies from across the country on an initiative called Baths for the Brave. This one-day special event is planned for Thursday, Nov. 8, and will provide 10 veterans from across the country, including Glenn Smith from Orange, California, with a brand-new tub or shower system, free of charge, to help improve the lives of those who sacrificed so much for our country.

Glenn Smith was enlisted in the Air Force and served from November 1954 – November 1956. He was stationed in Clovis, New Mexico, now known as Cannon Air Force Base. Glenn had a dream to be an airman but his dreams to fly were shattered when his vision wasn’t strong enough to be airborne.

Not one to let a setback keep him from pursuing his purpose, he took the role of being an officer and a gentleman to a new level. Known for his excellent character, communication, and being an encourager, the 23-year-old was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant and led a team of 20.

Smith recalls those days of service as ‘being hard times’ as the F-86 was just being released and 13 pilots lost their lives including his neighbor, a 36-year-old General who died while trying to land a test plane at Clovis. His commitment to keeping morale up during tough times landed him in a coaching position for the Air Force Base’s Volleyball and Basketball teams, where he was able to use competition and team comradery to help his fellow enlistees navigate the pain of war time losses. His passion for service continued as he served as a Reserve for 8 more years.

Fast forward to the present, Smith shared with Reborn Cabinets how losing many of his financial resources while caring for his late wife of 43 years who lost her battle to dementia changed his life. Losing a partner after a lifetime of love and memories is a huge obstacle to overcome, but being the encourager he is, he presses on. He fondly looks back at all the good memories and wouldn’t change any of it. He built a legacy of perseverance and leadership for his 3 children, 16 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. No matter what happens in life, character is something no one and no war can take from you.

Reborn Cabinets salutes Glenn Smith for his service and commitment and is honored to present him with a new bathroom.

This year, Reborn Cabinets, along with the other ten home remodeling companies, will be posting the Baths for the Brave crash live all day on Facebook and Instagram.


Why you should never bring your cell phone to the bathroom

Researchers concluded that you could be exposing yourself and others to germs like salmonella, E. coli, and C. difficile.

Ever since mobile devices became the primary mode of contact for people, it seems no boundary exists to separate hand and cell phone. This includes the bathroom. Despite it being a mostly solitary endeavor, many are using it as an opportunity to multi-task—checking and responding to emails, scrolling through friends’ photos on social media, and even responding to texts or talking on the phone. But, according to research, this isn’t just objectionable behavior. It’s actually dangerous!


MetroUK asked three researchers to weigh in on the dangers of taking a phone into the bathroom, and they concluded that you could be exposing yourself and others to germs like salmonella, E. coli, and C. difficile. This could happen when you wipe yourself, touch the flush handle or door lock and then touch the phone prior to washing your hands. Or, of course, without washing your hands at all. These are the 8 places you should never, ever touch in public bathrooms.

If you’re alarmed by the possibility of contracting such germs, but desperate to stick to your habit of relieving yourself with cell phone in tow, then you’ll be glad to know there are ways you can lower your risk.

“Read the book or phone in your right hand, then transfer it to the left,” hygiene expert Dr. Lisa Ackerley explains to MetroUK. “Wipe with your right, flush with the right, carry the book or phone out in your left hand without touching anything else and then wash your hands.”

She goes onto say, “If you wipe your bum then pick up your phone, you may as well not bother washing your hands because all the bacteria you put on your phone will end up back on your hands.” Read up on the 22 germiest things in your home.

Still a bit perturbed on the matter? Dr. Ron Cutler, director of biomedical science degrees at Queen Mary’s University London, is with you. “Basically, you just shouldn’t (take your phone into the toilet) if you are at all concerned about the transfer of viruses and fecal contamination.” Next, make sure you know these 11 other things you should never keep in your bathroom.