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Remote controlled airport: This German airport doesn’t need its own air traffic controllers!

The airport in Saarbrücken will no longer have any air traffic controllers on site in the future. Instead, there is a center in the more than 500 kilometers away in Leipzig, from which the so-called remote tower control is exercised.

Various sensors ensure that the pilots also have all the information needed for their work in Saxony. However, tests have shown that a mere flood of data is not enough. Rather, the pilots themselves must be able to get an idea of ​​the situation on the spot – which is why they have so far sat high up in the tower of the airport.

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In the case of the Saarbrücken airport, high-resolution cameras are now being used. From the recordings, a 3D image is then made, which allows a panoramic view and zooming in.

The staff can be used more flexibly

The German air traffic control hopes for the concept cost savings. Because so far it is the case that even at smaller airports all positions in the tower must be occupied. But because there are fewer take-offs and landings than at major airports, these are comparatively high costs.

By contrast, the new concept allows staff to be concentrated in one location and used more flexibly. In the long term, this could relieve smaller regional airports on the cost side. A not unimportant point. Because currently almost all small airports in Germany generate losses.

The German air traffic control therefore wants to gain further airports in the future for their concept of the remote-controlled airport. Currently, a changeover is also planned for the airports in Dresden and Erfurt.

For the pilots, the process remains the same

However, the approach is not completely new. In Sweden, the airport in Ornskoldsvik has been serviced for about three years by air traffic controllers in Sundsvall, 150 kilometers away.

The experiences made there show that the approach works without problems and does not jeopardize the safety of passengers. From the pilot’s point of view, it also does not matter where the air traffic controllers are: their landing routine does not change.

The size of the aircraft is not important. The remote tower control works for small carriers as well as jumbo jets. It is quite possible, therefore, that in the future, airports will be planned and built entirely without the characteristic tower.

Four different uses of the mobile that you probably did not know

These accessories and applications trigger the possibilities of telephones

Talking on phone? Mobile phones have long since ceased to be ‘telephones’ and today they are closer to being multi-threaded platforms with which we can do practically everything.

Beyond the calls, which for the youngest are already a marginal function, the mobiles are used to update and visit social networks, browse web pages, of course as a photo camera and listen to our favorite music.

These applications are already well known by the majority of users, but nevertheless the possibilities are many and it is possible that not everyone knows the full potential of these devices. We will detail some possibilities offered by these equipment that are already our second skin:

Open doors

Can the key of a door be replaced by the mobile? It is possible that in private homes we are still far from a massive use of this useful application; However, for a hotel, this change can be fundamental and involve considerable cost savings.


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The well-known Hilton hotel chain has just introduced its Digital Key in our country: the Hilton Diagonal Mar in Barcelona will allow its guests to open their rooms from their mobile phones and without needing any physical support.
This key is downloaded in the form of an application on the mobile phone and is activated at the time of registering the entry at reception, and the customer can use it not only for access to the room, but to multiple common areas of the establishment (gym, elevators … ).
The application that serves as a key will allow guests to check out without having to go through reception and choose the room based on their preferences at the time of booking.

Monitor the entrance door

Another product that has just landed in Spain is Ring, a smart doorbell that replaces the conventional one that we have at the door of the house and provides many more functions that can be managed from the mobile.

This product incorporates a camera and motion sensor, so that, being connected to the WiFi of the house, every time someone calls, we can see on the screen who it is.

The application also allows to communicate by voice with whoever is calling, something that may be interesting if we are waiting for a package or shipment. The device, on the other hand, elevates the security of the house by recording all the movements that take place in the main door (even in the dark).

Withdraw money from ATM

As we explained in another article, another function that not everyone knows is that with the mobile and being a client of the main banks, you can withdraw money from the ATM without having to carry the card.

Each entity has its own application and the operation is usually similar in all situations: a security code is sent by message to the mobile (or to the specific application) that is validated in the ATM and the amount is withdrawn.

It is a slower procedure than the withdrawal of cash through the card but allows us to have money without having to carry the portfolio on top.

Turn on lights and remote heating

It is, possibly, one of the first applications of home automation in homes: being able to turn on the lights or remote heating and from the mobile is really useful in certain situations.


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There are several manufacturers of light bulbs connected as Philips Hue, or even IKEA has launched its own range. With regard to heating, thermostats such as Nest, Netatmo or Tado, allow to control the home temperature at a distance and without major headaches; The manufacturers of these products have studies that demonstrate significant energy savings using this type of device.

Why can it be interesting to automate the lighting of the light? First, for a security issue to give the feeling of presence although there is nobody, and second, pure comfort: you can set rules by which the lights are turned on alone as soon as we approach the address or vice versa, turn off when leaving.

Mark Zuckerberg recognizes that Facebook didn’t do enough to prevent its misuse –

The founder of Facebook has sent a letter to the US Congress in which he assumes the errors of the company and apologizes for the data leakage of millions of users.

The CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg , has explained to the United States Congress in a written statement published on Monday, April 9 that the social network has not done enough to prevent misuse and has apologized for the leak of data from millions of users.

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“It is now clear that we did not do enough to prevent these tools from being used to harm,” he said in a statement made public by the US Energy and Trade Committee.

“We did not have a broad enough view of our responsibility, and that was a big mistake,” he continued in his statement. “It was my mistake, and I’m sorry, I started Facebook, I direct it and I’m responsible for what happens here.”

He also said that Facebook’s biggest investment in security “will significantly impact our benefit from now on.”

Zuckerberg has attended a meeting with US lawmakers on Monday, prior to his statement to the two-day Congress, which begins on Tuesday.

Facebook begins to notify those affected by the data leak

The founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, will appear on Tuesday and Wednesday in various US Congress committees that have claimed his presence.

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Facebook begins to notify users, as of Monday, April 9, what applications they use and to what information they have allowed access , and can know it through a link that will appear at the top of the page, as explained by the Facebook Technology Director, Mike Schroepfer.

Thus, users have the possibility to decide whether or not to eliminate some applications, and they are also informed that they have seen their information compromised in the Cambridge Analytica case. This measure is part of a broader package announced by the company to exercise greater control over the data that applications can access.

These modifications come after the scandal of the British consultant Cambridge Analytica, by which the data of 87 million users of the social network would have been “inadequately shared” with Cambridge Analytica, according to the company’s estimates.

In the Spanish state, the calculations of the company founded by Mark Zuckerberg, put the number of people who installed the app ‘Thisisyourdigitallife’ in 44 and up to a total of 136,985 people may have been affected by data leakage.

The founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg , will appear on Tuesday and Wednesday in various US Congress committees that have claimed his presence. Previously he met on Monday with a group of deputies.

Meet the New 146″ Samsung TV The Wall modular, with MicroLED technology

Samsung has thrown the house out the window with its first TV with MicroLED technology, the new Samsung The Wall in the CES2018 in Las Vegas.

The CES of Las Vegas is leaving us a lot of news regarding new devices, and Samsung has been very active in the last hours, with large appliances that have already received their voice assistant Bixby, which has reached new refrigerators and televisions.

Samsung The Wall launches MicroLED technology

Samsung until now had fought against the OLED technology of its competitors with their own proposals as the QLED, and now gives a new twist in the imaging technology of their televisions by launching the first television with MicroLED.

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This technology, as its name suggests, has LEDs of a much smaller size than those we traditionally see in LED TVs, which allows us to generate a much more real and dynamic image.

This technology represents a great advance in the improvement of the image in televisions, since a microLED houses millions of microscopic LEDs , which are 100,000 times smaller than those of a human hair.

Samsung defines this television as the screen of the future, and it is no wonder if we consider its technology. Because MicroLED TVs offer a much brighter and brighter image quality than traditional technologies, and can maintain saturation independently of brightness adjustment.

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As each MicroLED can be turned on and off independently, black can be reproduced in a much deeper and true to reality than in other technologies. Another important aspect is that MicroLED televisions have a longer lifespan, since it is an inorganic technology, compared to organic technologies that have a shorter life.

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In addition, the energy consumption of these MicroLED TVs is lower than that of traditional LED televisions, since the MicroLEDs can be turned on and off independently. This Samsung The Wall modular TV has been designed so that you can add or remove portions of the screen, without losing any of its image quality, being able to adopt an area of ​​up to 146“.

It is clear that this TV is currently aimed at an exclusive and premium audience, who will be able to adapt the size of The Wall to the room where they will install it, being able to increase it or reduce it in the future to adapt to other places.

Jonghee Han, president of the Visual Display Business of Samsung Electronics. “The world’s first MicroLED modular consumer television, ‘The Wall‘, represents another breakthrough. It can adapt to any size and offers a brightness, a range of colors, a volume of color and black levels that are truly incredible. We are excited about this breakthrough in our roadmap towards the future of televisions, and also with the extraordinary viewing experience it offers consumers.”

It is undoubtedly the first example of a MicroLED technology that we will soon see in new television ranges, and that it could be the great successor of QLED and the biggest opponent of OLED panels.

No doubt this first example of MicroLED technology could not be more spectacular, more details of its global launch will be announced next spring.

Top 10 security and IP cameras you should not miss this year

If you want to know what happens in your home when you’re out, without a doubt, it’s the equipment you’re looking for. However, which one do you choose? In this article we are going to show you the best IP cameras to buy in this year 2018.

The user has a clear advantage in this market: the number of alternatives, both in specifications and in price range. But it is necessary to know which one best suits our needs.

In our list you can find a device for a price less than 100 dollars or those top range products whose value amounts to 500 dollars. All of them have some kind of peculiarity, so do not lose detail to our list. If you have any questions, you can consult and ask us the question you have if you have not found a response.

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List of IP cameras for this 2018

#1. NETGEAR Arlo VMS3230

A very attractive security system based completely on the cloud. It has a control unit that manages the IP cameras and the connection with the manufacturer’s cloud.

The IP cameras of this system are completely wireless with batteries that can last up to two months.

They offer the user an HD quality. They have a Wi-Fi N interface that works in the 2.4 GHz band. They have motion detection and infrared vision.

The system has applications for iOS and Android that allow easy control and access to the manufacturer’s cloud.

#2. Edimax IC-7113W

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One of the best and most complete IP cameras on the market. In addition to a robotic head, it is capable of offering the user HD images. It has sound and movement detection. Darkness will not be a problem either, since it has infrared vision. It has speakers and microphone to carry out communications in both directions.

It has a temperature and humidity sensor, which means that it is the best option if we have to monitor a baby’s room.

It can be controlled through mobile apps for iOS and Android and has a microSD card slot of up to 64 GB, a Fast Ethernet network port and a Wi-Fi N wireless interface of up to 300 Mbps.

#3. Foscam R2

An IP camera that stands out above all for its size. It offers Full HD image quality, motion and sound detector, and infrared vision. It has a robotic head that can be controlled easily through the application available for iOS and Android. Also it has a Fast Ethernet network port and a Wi-Fi N wireless interface, and has a microSD card slot of up to 128 GB.

#4. Foscam FI9900P

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If you are looking for an IP camera for outdoor, this may be an option to consider. Resistant to water and moisture thanks to the aluminum housing. It can be configured to use a Fast Ethernet port or Wi-Fi wireless interface N.

It offers the user the possibility to configure motion detection. It has night vision with total clarity up to a distance of 20 meters, thanks to the 30 infrared LEDs. The image quality is Full HD and has a free application available for both iOS and Android.

#5. D-Link DCS-8200LH

It is a camera that has very small dimensions. Its lens offers a viewing angle of up to 180 degrees, in addition to a progressive 1/4 “pixel CMOS sensor, it has an 8x digital zoom, a fixed length of 1.72mm and an aperture of F2.0.

It has a Wi-Fi wireless interface ac dual band selectable, but no network port. It can be managed in a simple way through the application available for mobile devices. The image resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels at 30 frames per second, using H.264 compression.

#6. TP-Link NC450

Economical and with a lot of functions. In addition to the robotic head, it has a Fast Ethernet network port and a Wi-Fi N wireless interface. It has a speaker and microphone.

That is, in addition to sound detection, communication can be established in both directions. It has night vision and slot for microSD cards up to 64 GB.

The resolution of the images can reach 1280 x 720p, that is, HD. It has motion detection and free application available for iOS and Android. In addition, it has a web portal for managing the device.

#7. Edimax IC-5160GC

The interesting point of this device is the domotic module, which allows to control up to two garage automations.

It does not have night vision, but it has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080. It has a network port and a Wi-Fi N wireless interface. It has motion and sound detection, thanks to the integrated microphone.

It also has loudspeakers, which allows communication to be established in two ways. Like the rest of the manufacturer’s IP cameras, they are managed through an application available for iOS and Android.

#8. Edimax IC-3210W

The strength of this IP camera is undoubtedly its size. It is totally wireless, since it is powered by batteries and has a wireless Wi-Fi N interface with up to 300 Mbps over the 2.4 GHz band.

It has motion detection and night vision. Its installation is very simple thanks to the magnetic support. The maximum resolution it can offer is 640 x 480. It has a microSD card slot compatible with capacities of up to 64 GB. It can be managed through the application available for iOS and Android devices.

#9. D-Link DCS-960L

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This IP camera offers a maximum resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30 fps. The lens offers a 180 degree viewing angle. The main characteristics of the image sensor of this IP camera, is that it has a progressive CMOS sensor of 1/4 “pixels, it has an 8x digital zoom, a fixed length of 1.72mm and an aperture of F2.0.

It has a wireless interface Wi-Fi AC dual band selectable, but without network port. It is equipped with a microSD slot compatible with cards of up to 64 GB. It has a free application compatible with iOS and Android devices.

#10. NETGEAR Arlo Pro VMS4230

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Undoubtedly, the most expensive product in this list. It is the same basis as the first product in this list. IP cameras are water resistant. This means that they can be installed outdoors. In addition, they are powered by batteries that can have a duration of up to 3 months.

It has infrared vision and motion detection. They can offer the user multimedia content with a maximum resolution of 1280 × 720. Like NETGEAR Arlo, it is based on the cloud. You can control it easily using the mobile app available for iOS and Android.

Choose the equipment that best suits your needs

With these 10 devices, the user not only has a wide range of features. Also with regard to prices. You can choose the one that best suits your needs, both functionally and economically.

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Huawei New Face ID Tech is 10x better than Apple’s Face ID

The Chinese manufacturer has lifted the veil on its new smartphone Honor V10, but also on its own facial recognition technology, “inspired” by the FaceID of Apple.

A few weeks after the announcement of the iPhone X and FaceID function, Huawei also takes action by unveiling its own facial recognition system. Many have already made fun on the Internet, but the Chinese manufacturer wants to prove that it knows (better) what to do?

In this case, where Apple uses approximately 30,000 points to materialize the face, Huawei ensures that it can exploit up to 300,000 points. Better: it evokes a unlocking speed of 400 milliseconds, a release almost instantaneous.

Note that the components used by Apple and Huawei are substantially the same. And opportunities also: it will be also possible for example to validate a payment with facial recognition.

It’s quite amusing to see that Huawei generally “copies” the features of an apple’s branded devices, always trying to do better. This had been the case, for example, with the Force Touch technology. But it is not with the version of Animojis that presented Huawei, which for once is a vulgar copy of what presented Apple.

Anyway, Huawei has made beautiful announcements but for the moment we still do not know in which device (s) these novelties will be usable. No availability date has been mentioned yet.

Intel will market its 5G modems in 2019

The founder is positioning on the 5G with a first series that will be marketed in 2019. Moreover, he could work with Apple, the latter being in open conflict with his partner Qualcomm.

5G could reshuffle the cards in the supplier market. First, Intel unveiled the XMM 8000 series, its first family of 5G NR modems (New Radio) that works in both the 6 GHz (3.3-4.2 GHz) and the 28 GHz millimeter wave bands.

RFIC (Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits) from 3GPP. The first modem marketed will be the XMM 8060, soberly called 5G Modem. It had already been unveiled last January at the CES in Las Vegas under the code name “Goldbridge” . Massive deployments are expected by 2020.

Intel is positioned as a leading player on 5G modems. And even if its rival Qualcomm also has its 5G modem, called X50, the founder of Santa Clara would be in very close relationship with Apple to potentially provide such modems for its future devices. The manufacturer of the iPhone and other iBidules is also in open conflict with Qualcomm regarding patents.

4G-LTE modem

At the same time, Intel also unveiled the XMM 7660 Family, a 4G-LTE Category 19 (Cat-19) modem capable of supporting theoretical data rates up to 1.6 Gbps. It too will be marketed in 2019, and will provide a kind of transition to the whole 5G.

Tesla unveils a portable battery powerbank for mobile devices

The automaker has discreetly put online in its shop a portable battery “Powerbank” of 3350 mAh.

Unfortunately, it is already exhausted! The Tesla Powerbank portable battery has already found many takers, who bought it for $ 45. The manufacturer has not done much publicity. If it recently unveiled its novelties, an electric truck and a new Roadster, it did not even mention the existence of the battery.

Convenient, it incorporates Apple’s USB, microUSB and Lightning connections. Thus, it is possible to recharge the vast majority of mobile devices on the market, iOS or Android.

The battery itself is composed of a single 18650 cell of 3350 mAh. Of course there are alternatives but Tesla is also the design and we must admit that it is rather successful.

Remember that in 2015, Tesla had already unveiled a range of batteries for the home, including PowerWall.

 

48 Gbps Ultra-High Speed HDMI 2.1 cable to display 10K images

The New Ultra-High Speed HDMI 2.1 cable will be capable to display 10K images (10240 x 4320 pixels) with a bandwidth of 48 Gbit / s.

While 4K content is still far from being democratized, technology continues to advance. Thus, the HDMI Forum has just given the specifications of the new HDMI 2.1 standard.

In this case, it is thought to support resolutions up to 10K; to schematize, five times higher than Full HD.

Recall that 10K corresponds to resolutions of 10,240 x 4,320 pixels. This is what HDMI 2.1 offers at 120 Hz and with a bandwidth of 48 Gbit / s where the standard 2.0 offers “only” 18 Gbps. For this, it will require new cables dubbed “Ultra High Speed ​​HDMI“, backward compatible with the previous standards.

New HDMI 2.1 cable capable of transferring 48Gbps of data

Dynamic HDR

At the same time, the HDMI Forum also announces that the 2.1 standard will support Dynamic HDR formats. This technology makes it possible to adapt the content, in particular the brightness and the color levels, in real time.

It is interesting to note that manufacturers are adopting HDR technology, such as Nvidia and AMD, which support the function in their latest GPU models. On the other hand, Dell has already introduced compatible displays, including the S2718D, and LG will unveil a monitor at the next #CES2018.

LG to launch UHD HDR monitors with Nano IPS Technology at CES 2018

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LG will present at CES 2018, which will take place in Las Vegas from 9 to 12 January, the new range of monitors.

In response to user demand, the company has equipped its new monitors, with HDR600 functionality – for better accuracy and image fidelity – new connectivity options – thanks to Thunderbolt 3- and Nano IPS technology.

LG says that the definition of color, brightness and connectivity are the key specifications of the new range of monitors, which will arrive in Spain in mid-2018

A movie monitor

LG has equipped the new LG UHD 4K 32UK950 monitor with Nano IPS, an advanced technology that absorbs excess light and offers the user a more accurate and realistic experience.

In addition, LG has made it possible for this model to show 98% of the DCI-P3 color spectrum, the same percentage used by monitors in the film industry.

Therefore, this monitor is designed for communication and film professionals, who prioritize excellent color reproduction and brightness.

In addition, it is equipped with the first Thunderbolt 3 port, which supports the 4K connection in a chain between two monitors. Thus, Thunderbolt 3 also ensures connectivity with other devices and the transmission of 4K content without interrupting its loading, which simplifies the workspace.

All this is framed in an elegant design without frames where the image seems to go beyond the limits of the screen becoming reality.

The 5K monitor

Another device LG will present at CES 2018 is the LG UltraWide 34WK95U monitor with 21: 9 format. This model offers the widest range of colors and viewing angles, in addition to a resolution of 5K (5120 x 2160 pixels).

This monitor is equipped with the most innovative technology becoming the perfect support for the multitasking user in areas such as video editing, photography and application programming and software.

This model also has Nano IPS technology and HDR600 functionality. In addition, it is also equipped with the Thunderbolt 3 port, which supports the transmission of 5K resolution images at 60Hz with a single cable.

The new LG monitors will be on display in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center at CES, from January 9 to 12, and will be available in Europe throughout the second half of 2018.