Free in the room

3D scanner can cost hundreds of tens of thousands of euros. The necessary sensors is now also in some smartphones and tablets. For Apple, the iPhones X, XS, XS Max and XR and the current iPad Pro have a so-called TruedEPTH camera system. The tiny system sits clearly visibly at the top of the screen and actually serves face recognition to unlock the candy or animation of emojis ("Animojis"To).

The start-up standard Cyborg has the technology now with its free "Capture"-App as a 3D scanner misinterpreted. This works because the system senses faces three-dimensionally so as not to be overlicked by a blobing photo. For this purpose, a point projector creates an invisible infrared pattern on the object, an infrared lamp illuminates it, and the infrared camera takes the signal.

Now start the app and stop an object in front of the camera, it will first be released automatically. This works fine, sometimes less well, depending on the complexity of the object. Then you print the blossom and turns the object slowly. However, the fingers like to join. So useful goods the purchase of a turntable.

Hardware manager released intel to 7 nm debacle

The hardware boss of Intel, Murthy Renduchintala, becomes the Group to the 3. August. This was divided Intel CEO Bob Swan on Monday in Santa Clara. Treaty managers from other areas should take the responsibility of Renduchintala and report directly to the CEO. The manager Ann Kellher, which has been responsible for the production, is intended to take over the guidance task at the chip development and bring fine chip generations faster to market maturity. Intel reacts to the postponement of the production of 7-nm chips for at least one year.

Technology Development of Mike Mayberry, who will leave the company from early limits at the end of the year. Mayberry is supposed to support Kellher, to accelerate the conversion from the 10 Nm process to first 7 nm and 5 nm, it is called in the message of Intel.

Staff carousel

Intel occupies further areas with new managers in the course of the reorganization of the guided structure. The production area previously led by Kellher "Manufacturing and Operations" Keyvan Esfarjani, who has hitherto directed Intel’s Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group and providing a rapid expansion of the capacities. He should support the change of production to 7-nm chips and expand production capacity.

Bsi: homeoffice is not booming in the pandemic, it security

The Federal Office for Safety in Information Technology (BSI) is not satisfied with all companies. In terms of security in the home office, according to a survey, you do not consider all the recommendations of the BSI – and that, since since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic has doubled the number of home workplaces, 12 million employees are changed to home office. For many, the spontaneous had happened, IT security did not play a role too often.

42 percent of respondents around 1000 companies with at least three employees from all sectors had indicated to use their own IT in home office exclusively. Over 50 percent of companies, less than 10 percent of IT expenditure invests in Cyber security. The BSI, however, is recommending to spend 20 percent of the IT budget for safety.

66 percent of the companies surveyed operate a VPN to set up 8 percent of one. Daters in HomeOffice are closed by 64 percent, 9 percent plan this. 38 percent of companies manage the security of mobile phones, laptops, tablets and other mobile devices with connection to the corporate network, emerges from the BSI survey.

Steam operator Valve should work on a handheld PC for video games. This reports the US technology magazine ARS Technica, which relates to non-renamed sources. The portable computer should be inspired by the Nintendo Switch and run with Linux as operating system.

According to ARS Technica, Valve is currently testing several prototypes of the handheld PC, which is currently being called steampal internally. A prototype is the technical magazine wider as a Nintendos Switch console and should also accommodate joystick and a touchpad in addition to the gear buttons and triggers that can be found by Gamepads, including the lateral controls.

These are placed as with the switch on the side of the device, Ars Technica writes, but can not be removed in contrast to the Nintendo model. The screen of the Steampal should also be operated by touch. Technical details of the resolution and hardware of the Steampal prototype are largely missing. The handheld PC should run with a SOC of Intel or AMD. By USB-C cable you can couple it to larger screens.

Shortly informed: climate protection law, moderna, us technology, autonomous cars

Climate protection law violates freedom rights of young ones

The policy must improve the climate protection to protect the freedom rights of simple generations. The Federal Climate Protection Act is too short, the Federal Scarf Court judged on Thursday. The Karlsruhe Richter committed the legislator to regulate the reduction targets for greenhouse gas emissions for the time after 2030 by the end of the year. It can not be granted to a generation, "to consume rough parts of the CO2 budget under comparatively milder reduction load, although at the same time the following generations surprise a radical reduction load and their lives were exposed to comprehensive freedom pubes".

Short informed by Our Site · Short informed 29.04.2021: Climate Protection Act, Moderna, US technology, autonomous cars

Moderna wants to increase vaccine production

The US pharmaconzern Moderna increases its production of Corona vaccine and wants to deliver up to one billion doses this year alone. In the coming year it should be up to three billion. Moderna ames that both for refreshments of already vaccinated as well as for vaccination of children and adolescents in the next few years continue to be used in size Corona vaccine. The mRNA vaccine can also be adapted to variants quickly. New study results show that the vaccine in the refrigerator at 2 to 8 degrees is last three months, instead of adopted only one.

Raspi competitor with risc-v: rios picorio in development

Although the open command set architecture has RISC-V already ten years on the hump, there is no cheap system-on-chip (SOC) "Raspberry-Pi class": So with a few Linux-capable CPU cores, a GPU and with controllers for (in this class) current interfaces like USB 3.0 and PCI Express 2.0.

This wants a team from professors and students of the Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI) in the project Rios Laboratory: The goal is the raspi-ashal single-board computer "Picorio" With RISC-V-chip. Under the Codename Pygmy, a SOC was designed which manufactures chip-making tiger TSMC with 28-nanometer technology.

Funfkern processor

This Picorio 1.0-Soc For the first version of the Picorio has no graphics processor (GPU), but four Linux-capable RV64GC RISC-V cores and a sparing RV32IMC core for control tasks. As a memory, economical LPDDR4 is provided. In addition, the Rios team has a USB-3.0 controller integrates and gear interfaces such as SPI, I²C and UARTS.

Huawei regular proximus elements ericsson for 5g core network in belgium

The large Belgian Mobile Provider Proximus wants to build its 5G core network with the Swedish network uric ericsson. That turned both companies on Friday in Brussel. In recent years, the former mobile communications division of the Earlier State Operations Belgacom had set in network expansion mainly on technology of the Chinese 5G provider Huawei. Huawei is evident in particular of the USA to cooperate too closely with the Communist Party of China.

Proximus Manager Geert Standaert said the decision to work with Ericsson is an important step in implementing the network strategy. The cloud solution is also used for the renewal of the existing 4G network (LTE).

Few 5g providers

The decision in Belgium has preceded long discussions about possible additional costs when switching to a new designer. A similar debate also drove the network operators in Germany.

Laser fusion made in germany

Fusion energy could become a clean, reliable and almost infinite energy source – if the technical problems for their use were solved. In addition to state-financed coarse research institutions, there are now also numerous private companies in the development of fusion reactors. A German startup wants to win the race with a so far as an exotically traded concept: the laser fusion of protons and boron, reports Technology Review in its current ie (now on the kiosk or ordered online).

In Livermore, California, researchers have been trying since 2009 to tune laser fusion in a pellet with deuterium and tritium. They use the largest laser in the world: 192 rays transport within 15 nanoseconds an energy of 4.2 megajoules from all sides to a few millimeters rough goal. So far, however unsuccessful.

All the more amazing that Marvel Fusion, a small, German start-up, announced to build a demonstrator in ten years, which realizes what has not been successful so far. And more: Marvel Fusion also wants to use a particularly difficult path to fusion: To merge protons and boron, it takes ten times higher temperatures than for the Deuterium Tritium Fusion. But the method has a rough advantage: With a fusion of Bor-11 atoms and protons, no neutrons are free but only alpha particles. They are easier to shield, and can be used more directly for energy conversion.

Us court explains patent for personalized tv advertising unpleasant

In the legal dispute by two patents Samba TV had to plug in a defeat. A Californian federal court decided that central eligibility should be too abstract to prohibit other companies the use of targeting techniques or to demand license costs.

Advertising looks at

The litigation ranges to 2015 until the foundations for online advertising were created on smart TVs first. The patents filed the company Free Stream Media, which offers targeting services under the name Samba TV for various smart TV manufacturers. The business model: more and more manufacturers integrate advertising into their user interface. The advertising assignment is based on the one to which content is displayed on the TV, on the other hand, attempts to combine the viewers with online advertising profiles.

In one of the contentious patents, it was about a linking of TV advertising with information collected on the smartphones of the viewers. In this case, the patentee suggests breaking out from the secured sandbox of a smartphone to combine the advertising profiles using a targeting server. By means of fingerprinting should also be captured which programs run on the TV.

Delta air lines plant free wifi in the plane

The American airline Delta Air Lines will equip a rough part of your fleet with satellite technology from Viasat. From summer this year, over 300 airplanes offer high-speed Wi-Fi, but at least initially as usual against boom. Only intelligence services should be free of charge. Free Wi-Fi is in planning.

Free WiFi already tested

Delta has tested free internet access in spring 2019 on North American domestic flux to collect experience. The airline worked together with Gogo Inflight Internet together, an American operator of communication services on board aircraft. Gogo offers Wi-Fi for a stay at various airlines and airport.

That was a first step to the free Wi-Fi in the plane. This is available so far only by a few airlines, and then usually only selected passengers, for example, in business class or frequent flyers. Whether Gogo Inflight Internet was not grown to the free Wi-Fi offer, not betrayed Delta, but with Viasat you now get a competitor on board. However, Delta wants to continue working with both Gogo and Viasat.