Technology

Galaxy S8 Said to Adopt Facial Recognition for Payments

Galaxy S8 Said to Adopt Facial Recognition for Payments

17 Mar 2017 comment

Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 will employ facial-recognition technology for mobile payments within months of release, adding cutting-edge security to help the marquee device stand out from rivals such as Apple’s iPhone, according to Bloomberg citing people familiar with the matter.

Bitcoin Unlimited Solution Crashes After Bug Exploit

Bitcoin Unlimited Solution Crashes After Bug Exploit

16 Mar 2017 comment

A controversial plan to fix bitcoin’s network congestion suffered a setback after attackers used a newly-discovered bug to crash the software, according to Bloomberg. Bitcoin Unlimited was attacked after developers brought the bug to light.

Bosch Teaches Cars How to Learn and Take Appropriate Action

Bosch Teaches Cars How to Learn and Take Appropriate Action

15 Mar 2017 comment

At the international Bosch ConnectedWorld 2017 conference in Berlin, the supplier of technology and services presented an onboard computer for automated vehicles. Thanks to artificial intelligence (AI), the computer can apply machine learning methods.

OpenStack Elects Huawei as Platinum and H3C as Gold Member

OpenStack Elects Huawei as Platinum and H3C as Gold Member

14 Mar 2017 comment

The Board of Directors of the OpenStack Foundation elected Huawei as a Platinum Member and H3C as a Gold Member of the Foundation during its meeting on March 9, 2017. Huawei has built OpenStack-powered telecoms, enterprise and government clouds around the world, and the company has contributed dozens of developers and community organizers to the open source project. Huawei has been a Gold Member of the OpenStack Foundation since November 2013 and will now take the place of HPE as one of eight Platinum Members.

Android fast racing against Microsoft Windows

Android fast racing against Microsoft Windows

13 Mar 2017 comment

About five years ago, Microsoft Windows enjoyed a massive 80 percentage point lead over Android when it came to the operating systems used the most to access the internet around the world. When looking at all platforms, this gap has now narrowed to 1.2 points.

Ericsson Released Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report

Ericsson Released Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report

8 Mar 2017 comment

Ericsson's 24th annual Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility report published last week details progress toward connecting business and sustainability. Using Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework for the company's impact on society, the report summarizes Ericsson's achievements.

Column: New Heights, New Opportunities – Dronefest 2017

Column: New Heights, New Opportunities – Dronefest 2017

6 Mar 2017 comment

Tihomir Šašić, Program Manager UAS's at IN2 Group writes about this years' Dronefest, Croatian technology conference about UAVs that will be held late March in Zagreb.

Noa Mobile Phones Sucessfully Presented at MWC

Noa Mobile Phones Sucessfully Presented at MWC

6 Mar 2017 comment

Hangar 18, the first Croatian smartphone manufacturer, has participated for the first time at the largest world mobile technology exhibition Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The exhibition had the goal of presenting NOA's Element range of flagship smartphones.

Soracom Launches Secure and Scalable IoT Platform in Europe

Soracom Launches Secure and Scalable IoT Platform in Europe

3 Mar 2017 comment

Soracom announced the launch of IoT connectivity services in Europe and confirmed its commitment to growing IoT by eliminating the barriers related to security, price, speed-to-value and scalability that currently limit IoT development.

New Bosch Microscanner BML050 for Interactive Laser Projection

New Bosch Microscanner BML050 for Interactive Laser Projection

3 Mar 2017 comment

Bosch Sensortec presented the BML050, a high-precision MEMS scanner for interactive laser projection applications. The virtual UI solution is enabling technology to interact with people and enables focus-free laser projection and turns any surface into a virtual user interface (UI).

Successful Trial of the First Cellular IoT-based Connected Factory

Successful Trial of the First Cellular IoT-based Connected Factory

1 Mar 2017 comment

China Mobile and Ericsson started ongoing Connected Factory trial using Cellular IoT for Industry 4.0 working with Intel. The outcomes of that trial are highlighted in a demonstration at MWC in Barcelona.

Deep Learning Leads to Ultra-precise Personalization

Deep Learning Leads to Ultra-precise Personalization

28 Feb 2017 comment

RTB House introduces new features to recommendations for targeted ads. The solution leverages deep learning (currently the most promising subfield of artificial intelligence-oriented research), in display advertising to achieve more accurate product recommendations, making personalized retargeting up to 50% more efficient.

Waves and CEVA Offer Sound Solutions for Mobile and IoT

Waves and CEVA Offer Sound Solutions for Mobile and IoT

24 Feb 2017 comment

CEVA and Waves Audio announced that they have collaborated to address the substantial demand for far-field voice pickup and psychoacoustic sound enhancement solutions across the mobile, smart home and wireless audio markets.

DIRAC to Bring Hi-Fi Audio to the Mobile Masses

DIRAC to Bring Hi-Fi Audio to the Mobile Masses

23 Feb 2017 comment

Dirac Research announced the introduction of two new audio solutions that help transform nearly any mobile device and headphone into an on-the-go home theatre. The two solutions, the brand new Dirac VR and a second-generation Dirac Panorama Sound, will be formally unveiled and demonstrated at Mobile World Congress.

Worldwide Public Cloud Services Spending Forecast to Reach $122.5 Billion in 2017

Worldwide Public Cloud Services Spending Forecast to Reach $122.5 Billion in 2017

22 Feb 2017 comment

Worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure will reach $122.5 billion in 2017, an increase of 24.4% over 2016, according to new IDC study, Over the 2015-2020 forecast period, overall public cloud spending will experience a 21.5% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) – nearly seven times the rate of overall IT spending growth. By 2020, IDC forecasts public cloud spending will reach $203.4 billion worldwide.

Starhome Mach & Stream Deliver IoT Connectivity Management Platform

Starhome Mach & Stream Deliver IoT Connectivity Management Platform

21 Feb 2017 comment

Starhome Mach and Stream Technologies are assisting Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) with the launch and acceleration of their IoT services. Their new solution provides MNOs with complete visibility and control of all IoT device connections, strengthening their competitive advantages.

Edesix to Demo New Body Worn Cameras at MWC

Edesix to Demo New Body Worn Cameras at MWC

20 Feb 2017 comment

A U.K. company Edesix, specialised in the provision of Body Worn Camera (BWC) solutions, will be exhibiting at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The BWC manufacturer will showcase the latest in wearable video security, designed to facilitate training, safety and security for the mobile workforce.

Alphabet Scraps Plan to Blanket Globe With Internet Balloons

Alphabet Scraps Plan to Blanket Globe With Internet Balloons

18 Feb 2017 comment

In 2013, Google ran its first tests for Project Loon, an ambitious effort to circulate broadband-emitting balloons across the globe. On Thursday, the company said that’s not necessary anymore, according to Bloomberg.

Zyxel to Debut New Premium LTE Indoor Gateway at MWC

Zyxel to Debut New Premium LTE Indoor Gateway at MWC

17 Feb 2017 comment

Zyxel Communications announced it will launch its LTE gateway LTE5366, one of the first LTE indoor gateways with802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi technology, at this years Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. LTE5366 brings ultra-fast mobile broadband connectivity to the home or office, while enhancing the wireless performance and coverage at the locations where it is deployed.

InfiNet Wireless to Showcase Carrier-Grade Wireless Solution at MWC 2017

InfiNet Wireless to Showcase Carrier-Grade Wireless Solution at MWC 2017

16 Feb 2017 comment

InfiNet Wireless announced it will be showcasing its brand new InfiLINK XG 1000 at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017. The company states that their new product is the fastest Point-to-Point wireless solution available in the global marketplace today.

Aston Martin have Rimac’s batteries inside

Aston Martin have Rimac’s batteries inside

15 Feb 2017 comment

With design and engineering work on the AM-RB 001 hypercar progressing apace, Aston Martin, Red Bull Advanced Technologies and project partner AF Racing today confirm some of the key technical partners for AM-RB 001.

Uber Hires Veteran NASA Engineer to Develop Flying Cars

Uber Hires Veteran NASA Engineer to Develop Flying Cars

12 Feb 2017 comment

In 2010, an advanced aircraft engineer at NASA’s Langley Research Center named Mark Moore published a white paper outlining the feasibility of electric aircrafts that could take off and land like helicopters but were smaller and quieter. According to Bloomberg, the vehicles would be capable of providing a speedy alternative to the dreary morning commute.

Super Bowl Halftime Drone Swarm Was Pretaped to Shield Crowd

Super Bowl Halftime Drone Swarm Was Pretaped to Shield Crowd

7 Feb 2017 comment

The synchronized swarm of 300 drones lit up the night sky behind Lady Gaga, morphing into an American flag as she recited the Pledge of Allegiance, according to Bloomberg. Super Bowl halftime light show, prerecorded to comply with prohibitions on flying drones over people, was choreographed by Intel.

Tesla Is Testing Self-Driving Cars on California Roads

Tesla Is Testing Self-Driving Cars on California Roads

6 Feb 2017 comment

Tesla started testing four self-driving cars on California’s public roads late last year, a milestone for CEO Elon Musk who has promised to demonstrate an autonomous road trip from Los Angeles to New York by the end of 2017, according to Bloomberg.

Apple Said to Work on Mac Chip That Would Lessen Intel Role

Apple Said to Work on Mac Chip That Would Lessen Intel Role

5 Feb 2017 comment

Apple is designing a new chip for future Mac laptops that would take on more of the functionality currently handled by Intel Corp. processors, according to Bloomberg. The chip, which went into development last year, is similar to one already used in the latest MacBook Pro to power the keyboard’s Touch Bar feature, the people familiar with the matter said.

Apple Said to Join Partnership on AI Research Group

Apple Said to Join Partnership on AI Research Group

29 Jan 2017 comment

Apple is set to join the Partnership on AI, an artificial intelligence research group that includes Amazon, Google, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft, according to Bloomberg. Apple’s admission into the group could be announced as soon as this week, according to people familiar with the situation. Representatives at Apple and the Partnership on AI declined to comment.

China Advances Chip Ambitions With Plan for a $30 Billion Plant

China Advances Chip Ambitions With Plan for a $30 Billion Plant

24 Jan 2017 comment

Tsinghua plans to build a $30 billion memory-chip production complex that will become China’s largest, even as U.S. officials raise concerns about the country’s intention of dominating an industry crucial to the computing and smartphone markets, according to Bloomberg.

Robotics Veteran Raises Venture Capital to Build Exoskeleton

Robotics Veteran Raises Venture Capital to Build Exoskeleton

22 Jan 2017 comment

The word "robot" conjures images of bulky, metal humanoid objects moving awkwardly. Robotics veteran Rich Mahoney is trying to change that perception by creating a robotic exoskeleton people can wear, according to Bloomberg.

Alphabet Says It Shut Down Titan Drone Internet Project

Alphabet Says It Shut Down Titan Drone Internet Project

18 Jan 2017 comment

In 2014, Google and Facebook vied to acquire Titan Aerospace, a maker of high-altitude solar-powered drones. Google won the bidding, so Facebook purchased its own company, which was building a huge glider called Aquila, according to Bloomberg.

FAA Fines Chicago Drone Operator $200,000 Over Illegal Flights

FAA Fines Chicago Drone Operator $200,000 Over Illegal Flights

17 Jan 2017 comment

A drone photography company that was the subject of the highest-profile attempt by a U.S. regulator to enforce aviation law on unmanned aircraft has agreed to pay a $200,000 fine to settle a 2015 case, according to Bloomberg. In its defense, the company said it has never had an accident.