First ATM with face recognition system in china

ATMs have until recently been issuing money only after entering a PIN. For some time already in use are much more modern machines with a biometric system that recognize the customer after a fingerprint. China still has more advanced technology and started to operate there the world’s first machine that recognizes the customer on the face.

The new type of cash dispenser was developed jointly by engineers from Tsinghua University and technology company Tzekwan. For now, only a demonstration unit is available, presenting the capabilities of the new system. But Tzekwan promises that commercial versions will be coming soon.

The customer arriving at the cash dispenser is observed by a camera placed above the screen that scans his or her face and compares it to the image stored in memory. The system compares the biological characteristics of the user, such as the distance between the eyes, nose and mouth, and determines whether he or she is the legitimate owner of the account. Importantly, glasses and other hairstyles do not affect readability.

However, we do not know how data will be collected, ie facial images, but this may require consent for facial scans when setting up a bank account.

Uppleva! Here is a TV with IKEI

Although IKEA stores are mostly associated with furniture, you can find hundreds of other things, such as hot dogs that cost a penny. The company will soon expand its range of products with a completely new industry, this time closely related to the interior design. IKEA will start selling TVs, but very original, not available in any other store.

The product called “Uppleva” (meaning Swedish in “experience”) can be called both a piece of furniture and a TV. It is nothing but Smart TV integrated with a table that can be incorporated into the living room furniture.

The chest of drawers holds the Blu-ray player, but also provides room for a second device, such as a cable TV decoder or receiver. There are also two satellite speakers inside, and the subwoofer is a separate module and can be set anywhere. Because there is wireless, there will be no mess in the room. It should be noted that the Uppleva was created just to eliminate the tangle of cables surrounding almost any non-integrated home theater. In addition, all functions of the TV and Blu-ray player are handled with just one remote control.

The receiver itself will have a set of audio inputs and outputs, and allow you to connect various external devices. On the side panel there will be four HDMI ports, two USB, and an iPod connector. For wireless connectivity will be a Wi-Fi module, but also a traditional radio (FM) receiver.The display will have a Full HD resolution (1080p) and a size of at least 24 “. For now it is not known exactly what will be prepared, but it is certain that there will be several of them.

Apple lost the patent dispute

Apple loves to pull rivals in court to infringe its patents. But it also does not avoid using anyone else’s technology and sometimes has to answer for it. The American company has just lost the trial with the Swiss company Kudelski, whose unlawful patents have violated.

German court in Dusseldorf has found Apple to be in violation of patents owned by the Swiss company Kudelski, the owner of OpenTV platform, related to video streaming technology. He also ordered the continued use of the disputed patents that were used on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.

The OpenTV platform is currently not the most recognizable brand, but at one time it was one of the first players in the video content streaming market. In 2010, OpenTV was purchased by the Kudelski Group, which in 2014 sued Apple for infringing its patents by filing a suit against Cupertino in US and German court cases.

Galaxy Note 5 Dual SIM with a microsd reader

For several weeks it is said that Samsung Note 5, the latest business phablet Samsung, has been stripped of the microSD card reader, which will significantly reduce its functionality compared to the previous model. However, it turns out that the dual SIM version, however, has such a reader.

The new design change strategy for Samsung products has led to a partial limitation of their functionality. The Galaxy S6 no longer has a removable battery, as does the microSD card reader. The same strategy will also continue in the Galaxy Note 5 business model, which will undoubtedly bother its future buyers.

How much the Galaxy S6 does not have a microSD card slot can still be overwhelmed, so much for the business model is a big drawback, which will limit its functionality.

However, it turns out that not all variants of Galaxy Note 5 do not have a card reader. This component we will find in the version of Dual Sim. A photo of this model published by the ePrice portal, which clearly shows the frames for two SIM cards, allows one to insert a microSD card into the network.

Twitter must keep user data from Russia in their country

The Russian authorities, like the Chinese, see social networking as another opportunity for surveillance of their citizens. Therefore, the governmental body Roskomnadzor issued a ruling that requires Twitter to keep Russian users of this portal stored in Russia. Thanks to this, the authority will have easier access to these resources.

It can not be denied that social networking sites are an excellent source of information for a user that he is willing to provide. While many countries want to have access to this data, they are hampered by the policies of the portals themselves, which physical servers are usually outside the reach of government agencies.

Such a policy is also Twitter, which very much does not like the Russian government. Roskomnadzor, a state media oversight agency, has therefore demanded from a well-known portal that Russian users should be kept on servers located in Russia.

Alexander Zharov Roskomnadzora explained to the media that the governmental body’s action was to enforce Twitter’s compliance with Russian law. And it is worth adding that in September this year there was introduced a law, which requires that every site collecting data of Russian users, kept them in the country. In case of non-fulfillment of this request, their owners must count on financial penalties, including blocking access to the site.