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Internet: „angemessene Teilhabe“

„Breitband: Koalition macht Ernst mit geplantem Recht auf schnelles Internet – Der Referentenentwurf für ein Telekommunikationsmodernisierungsgesetz sieht einen Anspruch auf angemessene und leistungsfähige Netzversorgung vor. – Bürger und Unternehmen sollen auf Antrag einen Anspruch auf die Versorgung mit Diensten für Internetzugang und Sprachkommunikation erhalten, die eine ‚angemessene soziale und wirtschaftliche Teilhabe‘ erlauben. Dies geht aus dem Referentenentwurf für ein ‚Telekommunikationsmodernisierungsgesetz‘ hervor, den die Bundesministerien für Wirtschaft sowie für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur erarbeitet haben.“


Facebook News startet in den USA

Facebook News launches to all in US with addition of local news and video – Facebook News, the social network’s dedicated section devoted to journalism, is today launching for all users in the U.S. The feature was first introduced in October 2019 as a limited test in the U.S. The product represents Facebook’s much-debated new effort in wooing publishers to its platform with the promise of increased distribution.“


Zynn: alles nur kopiert und geklaut

Zynn, the Hot New Video App, Is Full of Stolen Content – Multiple influencers told Wired that their videos had been copied from other platforms and reposted to Zynn without permission. – Late last month, a mysterious new video app called Zynn began appearing at the top of app store charts, beating out household names like Instagram and YouTube. Zynn is a near identical copy of TikTok, and both apps are the product of Chinese tech giants. … As of Tuesday, however, Zynn is no longer available for download from the Google Play Store, and a link that previously went to the app’s listing is now dead. It’s unclear why the app was removed, and Google did not immediately comment. A spokesperson for Apple said it was looking into Zynn, but did not have any additional information as of publication.“


Signal auf neuem iPhone und iPad

Signal iOS now includes a new feature that makes it possible to switch to a brand-new iPhone or iPad while securely transferring Signal information from your existing iOS device. As with every new Signal feature, the process is end-to-end encrypted and designed to protect your privacy. Transfers also occur over a local connection (similar to AirDrop), so even large migrations can be completed quickly.“


Herein! App: QR-Code vs Papierflut

„Registrierungspflicht in Gastronomie & Co: App gegen Papierliste – Eine neue App legt Kontaktdaten als QR-Code ab, der sich am Eingang scannen lässt. Das soll auch mehr Datenschutz bieten als derzeit gängige Papierformulare. … Die App gibt es sowohl für iPhones als auch AndroidSmartphones, der Download ist kostenlos. Um die QR-Codes von Gästen einscannen zu können, müssen Gastronomen oder Ladeninhaber den sogenannten Geschäftsinhaber-Modus freischalten, dieser kostet 25 Euro als einmaliger In-App-Kauf. Die Freischaltung gilt jeweils nur für ein Gerät.“


MIT: künstliche Synapsen als Chip

„MIT’s tiny artificial brain chip could bring supercomputer smarts to mobile devices – Researchers at MIT have published a new paper that describes a new type of artificial brain synapse that offers performance improvements versus other existing versions, and which can be combined in volumes of tens of thousands on a chip that’s smaller physically than a single piece of confetti. The results could help create devices that can handle complex AI computing locally, while remaining small and power-efficient, and without having to connect to a data center.“


„Engineers put tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses on a single chip – The design could advance the development of small, portable AI devices. – MIT engineers have designed a ‚brain-on-a-chip,‘ smaller than a piece of confetti, that is made from tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses known as memristors – silicon-based components that mimic the information-transmitting synapses in the human brain. – The researchers borrowed from principles of metallurgy to fabricate each memristor from alloys of silver and copper, along with silicon. When they ran the chip through several visual tasks, the chip was able to ‚remember‘ stored images and reproduce them many times over, in versions that were crisper and cleaner compared with existing memristor designs made with unalloyed elements. … ‚So far, artificial synapse networks exist as software. We’re trying to build real neural network hardware for portable artificial intelligence systems,‘ says Jeehwan Kim, associate professor of mechanical engineering at MIT.“

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ARM im Mac: Apple verlässt Intel

„On Apple Announcing the ARM Mac Transition at WWDC This Month – I’m not sure what the hedging is about there, other than the fact that anything reported about anyone’s future plans could, in theory, change. If ARM-based Macs are coming in 2021, and by all accounts they are, Apple almost has to announce them at WWDC. … The iMac models and iMac Pro, however, are long in the tooth. The iMac Pro, in fact, has never been updated - it’s 908 days old and counting. Tipster Sonny Dickson claimed, just today, that new iMacs are coming at WWDC: ‚New iMac incoming at WWDC. iPad Pro design language, with Pro Display like bezels. T2 chip, AMD Navi GPU, and no more fusion drive.‘ – As for the iMac Pro, maybe pro-level configurations get folded into one cohesive range of just-plain iMacs? Or, long in the tooth though it may be, perhaps the roadmap for iMac Pro is just ‚wait for ARM‘.“

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