China has created a special mask for the owners of the flagship Apple iPhone X. They are meant to protect yourself from accidental releases of smartphone. About it write the Western media, while added a screenshot of their online store.
It is worth mentioning that announced in the beginning of this week the iPhone X has a face id feature, that is unlock, instead of the usual fingerprint that occurs due to the face. Apple assured that even a stranger is very similar to the owner of the gadget people will not be able to unlock it.
However, Internet users doubt that very much, and I'm afraid that someone will be able, for example, to pick up their phone while they sleep. It is noted that even in this case, unlock iPhone X will fail because face id only responds to the face with open eyes.
As "protect" Chinese entrepreneurs offer customers to buy balaclavas, eye masks and hats.
Meanwhile opened pre-orders for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.
Shandong province's 200 government companies equipped with the mechanisms of quantum cryptography, writes Technology review. Are encoded messages, calls, and documents – from potential intruders virtually no chance, says the government.
It's unclear how the system works, the newspaper notes. It is logical to assume that she is using the effect of quantum entanglement, when you can take two particles, for example a pair of photons whose States are interdependent from each other. This is important for encryption, because this relationship holds at a distance, it is possible to send the encryption key, and the observation of the photon will determine someone listening on the line. Quantum cryptography will allow you to quickly and accurately determine interception, hacking attempts line.
In recent years, China actively promotes the mechanisms of quantum communication and often talks about them. According to their scientists in China have learned to confuse particles on a large scale, at great distances. Appropriate successful experiments confirm this. Last year, after 42 months of construction was the longest running line of quantum communication. It connects four major cities – Beijing, Jinan, Hefei and Shanghai, and its total length is more than 2000 km at the same time it was reported that some portions of the line will be used to test commercial mode. Later, the line has gone tenkaichi and was approved for use.
Shandong was another project in the Chinese race quantum communication. Local media reports that five months was established hundreds of units of special equipment, which is linked by hundreds of miles of fiber optic cable. Is now connected offices protected from hackers and other cyber threats. Experiments with a quantum connection are held for a long time, including in Europe, but in China this technology first gained practical and commercial application.
Farmers use a self-learning computer program for prediction of plant diseases and pests, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Of the agricultural sector to invest in artificial intelligence in the hope that research and decision-making can be automated using machine-learning techniques. This year in the United States is already growing corn, the seeds of which were selected using the computer. A special algorithm monitors data about the weather in North America and predicts threat to crops in the form of pests and diseases.
BASF, the German chemical conglomerate, working on automated image recognition, similar to those used by Facebook and Apple's Photos. "The algorithm needs to perform photography of crops with suspicious stains on the sheets and to identify early signs of diseases such as scab or mildew," says Richard Tramway, head of the Department of Bioscience and BASF.
Gunter, Yocum, a farmer who grows rapeseed, soybeans and wheat in Manitoba, from the beginning, watched the process of training a computer program of BASF, known as Maglis. According to him, the program "accurately" guessed, when the first plants and when the crop is ready to harvest. "At first I didn't trust the program, says Yocum. But during the season I have often been surprised how accurately it managed to foresee".
Japanese company SoftBank and Docomo will provide foreign farms with technologies of the Internet of things. Smart sensors and monitoring system will help to increase the yield of rice and lettuce, as well as to remotely monitor livestock.