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Boston Dynamics robot Spot will be introduced to market shortly

Spot, the four legged robot, will be the first commercial product of Boston Dynamics. Within the next few months the robot shall be introduced to the market. Currently the robot still participates in several studies including building market and parcel … Continue reading

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Google blocks Android updates and PlayStore for Huawei

According to the news agency Reuters will Google cancel the commercial contract with Huawei. This is caused due to the US embargo against China, where Trump put Huawei on a black list because of suspect of industry spy.  In detail … Continue reading

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New Oculus Quest self sufficient headset available

Self sufficient headsets which can provide VR without a connected PC or smartphone are available for quite a long time now, however, they could not provide the same quality as headsets directly using PC HW power. The new Oculus Quest … Continue reading

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Google invests 22 million Dollar in the mobile operating system KaiOS

Google invests 22 million US dollars into the mobile operating system KaiOS which runs on so called “feature phones”. Feature phones are a mixture of smart phones and classic phones (only for calling). Even though feature phones do not provide … Continue reading

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Austria and Italy raise concerns against EC copyright reformation

In the EC parliament more and more concerns are raised against the planned copyright reformation. In detail the EC rights committee proposed to install automatic upload filters on online platforms for user generated content which automatically reject uploads containing copyright … Continue reading

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facebook sells adds based on user behavior propagation

According to Intercept magazine FBLearnerFlow artificial intelligence facebook is capable to propagate future user behavior. This software delivers data how users will behave in the future, in which products they will be interested and which attitudes they develop. This data … Continue reading

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Smart phone market decreases for the first time

According to Gartner the first time the smart phone market decreased in the fourth quart of 2017. This rises the question whether the peak of the smart phones is reached? Besides Huawei and Xiaomi all producers had a decrease in … Continue reading

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