OnePlus mobiles are phoning home rather detailed information about handsets without any obvious permission or warnings, setting off another debate about what information our smartphones are emitting.Software engineer Christopher Moore discovered that the information collected included the phone's International Mobile Equipment Identity, phone numbers, MAC addresses, and mobile network among other things.Moore further found that his OnePlus 2 was sending information about when he opened and closed applications or unlocked his phone to a domain at net.oneplus.odm.OnePlus, for the uninitiated, is a Chinese smartphone manufacturer that specialises in developing and marketing Android phones, recently launching a higher-end model.The first stream is usage analytics, which we collect in order for us to more precisely fine tune our software according to user behavior.This transmission of usage activity can be turned off by navigating to 'Settings' > 'Advanced' > 'Join user experience program'.
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A decade of smartphones has changed our expectations; now we're accustomed to frequent updates that car makers are still trying to wrap their business models around.As Ron Amadeo found out in his mammoth review, some infotainment systems are definitely better than others, but it's fair to say that the best ones are really quite good.We are also at the point where third parties are developing apps for these car platforms, which is probably a good thing, as the sad ending to Windows Phone illustrates.(A couple of caveats: yes, it's not quite analogous to the smartphone market, and I doubt that an infotainment system will be the main reason someone decides to buy a particular make or model.And yes, Apple and Google have created "casted interfaces" for iOS and Android.But the number of apps that are compatible with this mode is limited, and plenty of OEMs are yet to add CarPlay or Android Auto support to their infotainment platforms.)
Blackberry and Florida-based phone maker Blu Products got into a nasty legal spat in October 2016, when the former accused the latter of infringing on its patents.But the two companies agreed to bury the hatchet on Thursday, October 12.Blu said it would enter a patent licensing agreement with Blackberry, and Blackberry, in exchange, agreed to end all active litigation against it.“We are very pleased to have reached this patent license agreement with Blu Products,” Jerald Gnuschke, senior director of intellectual property licensing at Blackberry, said in a statement.“The consummation of this agreement enables us to focus on further licensing opportunities in the mobile communications market.”Blackberry’s initial complaint alleged that Blu, a manufacturer known for selling affordable smartphones, infringed on 15 of the Waterloo, Canada-based company’s patents revolving around processors, power management, enterprise software, operating systems, and cellular equipment.
When you work as a filmmaker, watching one of your cameras get destroyed is like watching part of your livelihood disappear.But it’s hard to be upset when the perpetrators dismantling your expensive equipment are a actually a pack of curious arctic fox pups—or kits, as they’re more accurately called.This adorable footage is now part of a documentary called Fox Tales, an American TV series that follows young families of red and arctic foxes using motion-triggered hidden cameras that apparently weren’t hidden well enough.[YouTube via The Kids Should See This]
When you work as a filmmaker, watching one of your cameras get destroyed is like watching part of your livelihood disappear.But it’s hard to be upset when the perpetrators dismantling your expensive equipment are a actually a pack of curious arctic fox pups—or kits, as they’re more accurately called.This adorable footage is now part of a documentary called Fox Tales, an American TV series that follows young families of red and arctic foxes using motion-triggered hidden cameras that apparently weren’t hidden well enough.[YouTube via The Kids Should See This]
Kyle Vogt, founder of the self-driving car startup Cruise (which GM acquired last year), announced the acquisition in a Monday blog post.The second, published last year, provides an overview of how to combine this technique with others to build a "lidar on a chip"—a key step toward building lidars that cost hundreds of dollars rather than thousands.Three types of solid-state lidarThe story of lidar for self-driving cars goes back to 2005, when David Hall, founder of an audio equipment company called Velodyne, decided to participate in DARPA's second self-driving car competition.These lidars are fixed in one place and usually have a much narrower field of view, requiring several lidars to get the same 360-degree visibility provided by a rooftop device.Bowers and his UCSB colleagues used one technique to aim the laser up and down and a different technique to point the laser from side to side.
is Investing heavily in the Internet of things.the computer giant Dell will set up a division with a focus on internet-of-things, IoT.the Whole effort cost the company a billion dollars, equivalent to sek 8.1 billion - money it plans to plow down in the next three years.It is clear from a press release.the Aim of the new division is to attract over enterprise customers today are spending more on cloud-based data services with vendors such as Amazon and Microsoft.With the help of IoT, companies can choose to buy Dell's equipment that can be placed near a connected device to manage all the information that it creates.
Dick’s Sporting Goods selected WPP-owned VML as its agency of record for new athletic apparel brand Second Skin after a review.The Kansas City-based VML will work with the sporting goods retailer to handle Second Skin’s social media strategy and creative planning and production.It is unclear what other agencies Dick’s considered.“We’re thrilled to be working with VML on the exciting process of building this new brand,” Melissa Christian, Dick’s director of brand management, said in a statement.“Our company has a lot of passion for the Second Skin brand, and it’s great to find a partner who brings the same level of enthusiasm to the project.”According to Dick’s, Second Skin is the first line of what it calls “training and compression apparel” to be sold exclusively at its roughly 700 stores in the U.S. and online.
An analytical report has revealed serious vulnerabilities in current and future mobile networks which makes them unsuitable for smart cities and puts users at risk of surveillance.The cybersecurity experts at Positive Technologies discovered security flaws in the 4G network core known as the EPC (Evolved Packet Core) which can be exploited through vulnerabilities in the GTP protocol.GTP (GPRS Tunneling Protocol) is a group of IP-based communications protocols used to carry general packet radio service (GPRS) within 5G, 2G (GSM), 3G (UMTS/CDMA/WCDMA) and 4G (LTE) networks.5G is often touted as being a key enabler in the deployment of smart city technology, but its current vulnerability makes it not fit-for-purpose.Existing smart city features often connected to 4G networks — such as intelligent traffic lights and street lighting, electronic road signs, information displays at bus stops, and more — are currently exposed to attacks.Potential hackers do not require specialist equipment or highly technical knowledge.
The Finnish telekomkoncernen Nokia stops production of its so-called VR-camera, Ozo, with associated hardware and a plan to do away with hundreds of employees in the business unit, Nokia Technologies.the Decision is justified by a slower development than expected in the market for so-called VR-equipment.instead of its own production, Nokia will now focus on licensing in the area.a Total guess Nokia that the decision affects up to 310 of the 1 090 employees within Nokia Technologies, operating in Finland, the united kingdom and the united states.Negotiations with the union representatives has been initiated, write the the Nokia in a press release.in Total, Nokia had at the end of June, around 102, 000 employees around the world.
Nokia says slower than expected sales have led it stop development on the Nokia OZO VR cameraNokia Technologies is to slash its workforce by almost a third as it refocuses its efforts towards technology licensing and digital health rather than virtual reality.As many as 310 of Nokia Technologies’ 1090 workforce will be affected, with Finland, the US and the UK most affected.Nokia has said that “slower than expected” sales of VR equipment have contributed to the decision.The unit was one of three that Nokia retained following the sale of its handset business to Microsoft in 2013.Networks remains Nokia’s primary source of revenue, while HERE maps was sold off to a consortium of German car makers.
ANALYSIS: FCC approves license for Google’s to set up its Project Loon communications system in hurricane-devastated Puerto RicoFirst, it was the hams.In the terrifying aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the only communications available to residents came from the few ham radio operators who were able to get their equipment running because they had generators to provide power.Phone service on the island did not exist.The government had some communications, but that was being used for official business including waging Tweet wars with Washington.The roads were blocked by debris.
Nokia, the once-mighty phone maker that eventually retreated to a business based around networking equipment and targeted verticals like health and imaging, is rethinking its business strategy once again.Today, the company announced that it would cease building its pricey OZO virtual reality cameras after finding that the VR market was developing “slower than expected”.It will instead shift its focus more to health products and patent licensing.Nokia Technologies is laying off up to 310 people as part of the move.The reductions will happen mainly in the U.S., U.K. and Finland, the company said, and account for about 35 percent of the 1,090 employees in Nokia Technologies, as the unit overseeing VR efforts (along with Health and licensing of patents) is called.“Nokia Technologies is at a point where, with the right focus and investments, we can meaningfully grow our footprint in the digital health market, and we must seize that opportunity,” said Gregory Lee, president of Nokia Technologies in a statement.
If you've always wanted to pump more than 50 Tbps down a data centre fibre, good news: it can be done.The bad news is that right now, it needs a fair whack of boffinry and equipment.Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology has laid claim to a four-fold increase over previous fibre transport records, hitting 53.3 Tbps using multi-core fibres to provide spatial multiplexing inside the glass.To this, according to NICT, also needed a switch able to switch all seven cores of a fibre, simultaneously, with a switching speed of 80 nanoseconds.For the test, the NICT boffins used three different fibre segments: a 28 km segment that had 19 cores available; a 10 km segment, also with 19 cores; and a 2km fibre with seven cores.“This testbed used 64 wavelength channels, modulated at 32 Giga Baud with polarization division multiplexing (PDM) quadrature phase shift keying (QPSK).
A foul smell and safety concerns can leave many residents turning their nose at the idea of a wastewater treatment plant in their neighbourhood.But researchers from UBC's Okanagan campus have developed a new way of making wastewater treatment dramatically safer and better smelling by using common and inexpensive chemicals.Cigdem Eskicioglu, an associate professor with UBC Okanagan's School of Engineering, says many wastewater treatment facilities use anaerobic digestion - microorganisms fermenting organic waste - as an effective way to recover energy and nutrients from wastewater residual sludge.However, the process also produces toxic, corrosive and extremely odourous sulfuric gases, like hydrogen sulfide, which prevented many communities from adopting the technology."There are strong arguments for wastewater treatment facilities to use anaerobic digestion, but the equipment required to control odour and to make the biogas safe have been an expensive barrier," says Eskicioglu, co-author on the study."We've discovered a formula that seems to solve that problem."
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Researchers at the University of Illinois are working to turn a complex materials design problem into an intuitive concept, understandable to engineers from novice to advanced experience levels.The group developed guidelines to help understand materials engineered to become thicker when stretched.This highly useful property, which is not commonly found in nature, has applications for protective sports equipment, body armor and biomedical devices.The team presented their research at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, where they received the Freudenstein Young Investigator Award for their paper.The materials these engineers are working with, called auxetics, do the just the opposite - they become thicker in the middle when stretched - a difficult concept to grasp, and that is a problem, said Girish Krishnan, a professor of industrial and enterprise systems engineering and study co-author."The existing methods for explaining the behavior and properties of auxetic materials are computationally intensive," Krishnan said.
In light of the upcoming VR Days 2017 on October 25-27 in Amsterdam, I took a look at three important areas in healthcare that virtual and augmented reality (XR) are making a difference in: Surgery, medical training, and patient treatment.One of many promising elements XR brings to the medical field is that of 3D models that surgeons can use to prepare and plan operations.Dr. Gary Steinberg, Stanford University’s head of neurosurgery, says he is now able to figure out how best to approach a tumor and practice operating it, “so that when I get into the operation, it’s as if I’ve been there before.” Similarly, doctors at Stanford Health Care are using virtual reality technology during brain surgery as a visual tool and to train future neurosurgeons before trying out their skills on real patients.Six out of ten physicians in the US already use virtual reality to gain expertise in surgical techniques that use endoscopic tools.Combinations of reality and simulation are even better, according to Darryl S. Weiman, professor of Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, where they are “finishing a new building devoted to simulation.” Simulated operations offer the possibility to practice – without any possible harmful consequences for the patients’ health and without burdening the fast-paced system where patients have to be treated efficiently.Training or preparations might be virtual, but the tools used don’t have to be: ImmersiveTouch, for example, offers equipment that provides force feedback.
the Government has outsourced the management of it maintenance and provided access to sensitive network infrastructure to external providers – without a säkerhetsskyddsavtal.It can be contrary to the law, writes the daily News.Between 2012 and 2017, the company Atea had access to the government office network in the form of it that binds together computers, printers, mejlservrar and other equipment.It includes the network of about a dozen buildings on the Klarakvarteret in Stockholm.On 1 september in the year was the company Cygate access to the network infrastructure where external staff can assist with maintenance.In both cases, the missing säkerhetsskyddsavtal between the supplier and the government.
The Nomination Committee is proposing former Atlas Copco CEO Ronnie Leten as the new Ericsson Chairman, replacing Leif Johansson.Leten headed up Swedish industrial equipment maker Atlas Copco for eight years, during which its share price seemed to have out-performed the market.The 60-year-old Leten stapped down as CEO earlier this year and will also relinquish his chairmanship of Electrolux to take this gig.This would appear to complete the executive overhaul of Ericsson by its largest shareholder – Investor AB – which owns almost a quarter of its voting rights.Current CEO Börje Ekholm used to be CEO of Investor AB and, by bizarre coincidence, Investor AB has a similar proportion of the voting rights of Atlas Copco.It seems to have taken a few pages from the Vivendi playbook.
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