Sweden: 5g auction canceled after successful huawei lawsuit

The Stockholm Administrative Court has temporarily declared Huawei’s exclusion from the auction of 5G frequencies in Sweden invalid. The decision of the regulatory authority to exclude Chinese suppliers Huawei and ZTE from the auction can be appealed, the court announced in Stockholm on Monday evening. The rules concerning Huawei are not to be applied until further notice because the outcome of the proceedings is uncertain "be considered uncertain" . As a result, the regulatory authority PTS has cancelled at short notice the start of the auction planned for Tuesday.

Auction cancelled at short notice

In October, PTS announced the conditions for awarding a 5G license and explicitly excluded Chinese providers Huawei and ZTE from the 5G rollout. Network operators who would like to receive a usage permit for the auctioned frequencies must therefore refrain from using the Chinese suppliers. In addition, existing Chinese hardware that takes over central functions is to be replaced by 2025. The administrative court has now temporarily annulled these regulations following a complaint by Huawei.

The auction of the 3.5 and 2.3 GHz frequencies was supposed to start on Tuesday. It remains to be seen when the auction can start. It will depend largely on how long the legal battle over award conditions lasts. The administrative court stayed the rules for purposes of preemptive relief, but has not yet ied a decision on the merits of the case. "PTS will continue to analyze the decision of the administrative court and will examine the possibilities of launching the auction as soon as possible," the regulator said Tuesday", the regulatory authority said on Tuesday.

Mail from japan: nippon's tractors will soon be pulling the super furrow's tractors soon to pull the super furrow

It is not often that farmers, construction workers and bulldozer drivers are among the first adopters of new technology. But in Japan, the mobile network operator Softbank now wants to roll out a service in November, initially for corporate customers, which I, as a private person, have been wanting for a long time: a positioning system that is accurate to the centimeter.

Precise over the field at last

These highly precise tracking systems are a prerequisite for the autonomous navigation of tractors, construction machines and other vehicles. This is because the current satellite positioning system is too imprecise for precise control, with scatter ranging from meters to tens of meters. That’s why systems are being built around the world to analyze the atmospheric disturbances that stare satellite data. The quantities are used to correct the position data. However, Japan is among the pioneers when it comes to implementation in a flat country.

The start was made by the joint venture of car manufacturers, map makers and electronics groups DMP, which creates highly precise three-dimensional car maps. For this, the partners also need a highly precise location of the cars, the necessary correction data for which has now been provided by an official service, the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan, since November 2018. Mitsubishi Electric, the technical engine in the joint venture, also exported the technology to Germany in 2017 through Sapcorda Services, a joint venture formed with Bosch, Geo++ and u-blox in 2017.

Lower saxony: digital traffic center to prevent traffic jams

A digital traffic management system is to mean that drivers in Lower Saxony will be stuck in traffic jams less often in the future. To this end, the state is relying on NUNAV navigation technology, which links and evaluates countless road data in real time. Each driver will receive an individual route suggestion in order to prevent traffic jams on alternative routes, explained Transport Minister Bernd Althusmann in Hanover on Thursday.

Identifying accident blackspots more quickly

"We can’t prevent every traffic jam, but we can make traffic much more efficient", said the CDU politician at the presentation of the system. For the use of NUNAV only a device with Internet access is needed. The system is available free of charge as a navigation app for Android and iOS devices. But the state transportation authority also uses the system to identify accident blackspots more quickly than before.

NUNAV was developed by the company Graphmasters from Hanover, Germany. For the development and use of the real-time digital traffic situation picture, on which the transport authority now relies, the state has given the company 180.000 euros paid.

Deepfakes: warning about swapping real but fake satellite images

Satellite images can also be manipulated with deepfake technology and we must learn to recognize such fakes. This is what a group of researchers from the University of Washington, who have falsified satellite images themselves as proof of their thesis, are calling for. They warn that such falsified satellite images could become a growing problem, which is why we should already be thinking about how to deal with them and how to apply current methods of fact-checkers to satellite images. In any case, the technology for falsifying satellite images already exists, and such images could be used to spread lies about natural disasters, for example, or to discredit real satellite images.

From personalized porn clips to satellite images

The term deepfake became established in 2018 when videos were shared in a Reddit community in which algorithms had replaced the faces of the people portrayed. A little later there were already such fake movies, which were so real that people could not distinguish them from unmanipulated videos. The researchers led by Bo Zhao have now applied the underlying procedure to satellite images. They fed an algorithm with satellite images of the cities of Tacoma and Seattle in the U.S. state of Washington and the Chinese capital Beijing. The software then created deepfakes by superimposing visual patterns of one city onto the map of another.

As the team now explains, counterfeit cards are at least as old as cards themselves. For various reasons, it never disappeared, not least as a method of detecting copies of cards. They also point to examples where real satellite images are mislabeled or developed through different post-processing in such a way that the visual impression changes. Their research is not about such traps. They deliberately faked satellite images to show on the one hand that they might not be recognizable as such for untrained people and on the other hand how they can be detected anyway.

Intel will introduce new xeons for. April new xeons for servers

Despite rapidly increasing market share of AMD Epyc, Intel’s Xeons continue to dominate the worldwide server market. After a long series of delays, Intel is set to unveil its third-generation Xeons on April 6. April the third generation of Xeon Scalable Processors (Xeon-SP), i.e. the Ice-Lake Xeons from the 10 nanometer production. They should finally bring PCI Express 4.0, which has been available at AMD since the second Epyc generation and at IBM for Power9 servers since 2018.

Intel still promised the Ice Lake Xeons for the first quarter of 2021 at CES 2021, now it has taken a bit longer – AMD has arrived with the Epyc 7003 "Milan" already advanced.

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Intel plans to unveil the Ice Lake Xeons on 6.4.2021 at 8 a.m. PDT. That corresponds to 16.00 o’clock local time.

Intel calls for more eu investment in chip manufacturing and development

Newly minted Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger recommends his company to EU as partner for more local chip manufacturing. The EU wants to secure both strong digital sovereignty and the currently scarce supply of semiconductor components (such as from automotive companies) in the long term. A considerable part of the funds that are to help offset the consequences of the corona pandemic are therefore earmarked for the chip industry.

And that’s where Intel comes in: The U.S. manufacturer operates the only semiconductor production plant in the EU to date in Leixlip, Ireland, that can also manufacture 14-nanometer structures. Intel is also building this "fab" is currently undergoing a major expansion, presumably to accommodate the much coarser equipment for high-NA EUV lithography. Pat Gelsinger also wants Intel to be a contract manufacturer in the model "IDM 2.0" model.

Demands on the EU

Intel calls for more eu investment in chip manufacturing and development

Pat Gelsinger with Ponte Vecchio computing accelerator

Boom in 3d printing patents - europe in the lead

Germany and Europe have a leading position in the development of 3D printing. Germany comes in second behind the U.S. in a study published Monday by the European Patent Office (EPO). In fact, if you look at Europe as a whole, it is in first place, with almost half of all patent applications.

EPA: "Good performance" of the German industry

Europe, and Germany in particular, are in a good position when it comes to 3D printing, says the EPO’s chief economist, Yann Menière. This is about the transformation of traditional industries, he explained – and if the established European champions in fields such as aviation, chemicals or car manufacturing are flexible enough, they could take advantage of their opportunities here. The German industry is doing this, with a "good performance" in all segments of the value chain.

For its study, the EPO evaluated 3D printing patent applications from 2010 to 2018. In a comparison of countries, US companies are in first place with 5747 applications, followed by Germany with 3155. The European countries – we’re not just talking about the EU here – have a total of 7863 registrations, or 47 percent of the total.

Coronavirus: ces 2021 not in las vegas, but digital

The consumer electronics show CES will be digital only next year because of the coronavirus crisis. "In the midst of the pandemic, and given the increased health risks worldwide, it is simply not possible to safely gather tens of thousands of people in Las Vegas in early January 2021", Gray Shapiro, CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), said Tuesday in Arlington, Virginia. The U.S. consumer electronics industry association has hosted the show for more than 50 years. At last count, more than 170.000 trade visitors to Las Vegas.

Most recently, CTA had planned to downsize CES due to stringent caveats and add a companion digital program. The association expected that the many international visitors could not travel to the rough part. Furthermore, it is not yet foreseeable when the U.S. government will again allow entry from risk areas, which Washington also counts the EU among. U.S. embassies in some countries have also just started processing visa applications again.

Coronavirus: ces 2021 not in las vegas, but digital

Let no one say CES is not a trendsetter: the breathing mask scarf "Wair" with air filter and air filter was showcased at CES 2017.

Culture hackathon: coding da vinci lower saxony starts at the end of october

Various cultural institutions in Lower Saxony, including museums, libraries and archives, are making 46 data sets available for the upcoming Coding Da Vinci hackathon – a record for the Germany-wide series of events.

Darin verstecken sich Bilder, Videos und auch Metadaten, die ab Ende Oktober im Rahmen des Hackathons von Interessierten neu aufbereitet und prasentiert werden sollen.

Early scientific (silent) film recordings from the 1930s and 1940s are available from the Technical Information Library in Hanover, while the University of Gottingen contributes parts of demonstration experiments that the physicist Georg Christoph Lichtenberg first presented at the end of the 18th century. Twentieth century showed. According to the project team from Lower Saxony, this could be used to create apps, websites or interactive installations.