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The US government ends any collaboration with Kaspersky, after the Moscow-based company has been accused of collaborating with the Russian intelligence services

The US Department of Homeland Security has ordered other official departments and government agencies to uninstall the Kaspersky antivirus system, writes BBC.

The department suspects the Moscow-based company is having ties with the Russian intelligence services.

The news was announced before a deliberation in the Senate was organized earlier this week, during which the US senators have decided to ban the use of any product developed by Kaspersky.

Kaspersky Lab has repeatedly rejected the allegations.

Unfortunately for the Russian tech giant, the rumor has prompted a significant number of US retailers to withdraw Kaspersky Lab products from sale.

Kaspersky has more than 400 million customers around the world, but has failed to become an important US cyber security provider.

Interim Secretary of Internal Security Elaine Duke has given 90 days to the targeted institutions to uninstall and replace the software.

“The Department is concerned about the links between some Kaspersky representatives, the Russian intelligence (services) and other government agencies”, mentioned a US official in a press release.

There is “a risk that the Russian Government will act alone or in collaboration with Kaspersky, using the access offered by Kaspersky products and compromise federal information and intelligence systems that directly involve US national security”.

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The vision of Dieter Zetsche, president of Mercedes-Benz Cars

Mercedes-Benz continued its series of premieres at the Frankfurt Motor Show, where the focus was mainly on the electric car segment.

Dieter Zetsche, chairman of Daimler’s board of directors and president of Mercedes-Benz Cars, and Britta Seeger, a member of Daimler’s board of directors, spoke about the changes from the automotive industry and the future of diesel engines.

The main novelty of Mercedes-Benz was the announcement that they will launch 50 different electric models by 2022.

The German carmaker will cover all existing classes as well as the full range of vehicles produced under the smart brand.

More specifically, all smart cars will be electric in five years

The announcement is part of Daimler’s plans to take the electric vehicle segment to 25% of total sales.

In this respect, the company presented the smart Vision EQ fortwo concept, a fully autonomous electric car for car-sharing.

Even though the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE attracted attention in Frankfurt, the German manufacturer also brought the EQA concept – the Electric version of the Class A model.

The EQA series version will come into production in 2020, and even if the car does not look like the presented concept, there are chances the design will give an indication of the range of electric power that Mercedes-Benz will launch in the next few years.

The EQA concept has two electric motors that generate a combined 268-horsepower power and is equipped with a battery that provides up to 400 kilometers of autonomy.

An interesting feature is the fast loading, which promises a 100-kilometer autonomy in just 10 minutes.

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The first airline in the world who will tell you anything you want to know about your flight on… WhatsApp

KLM WhatsApp

KLM WhatsApp

 

This pilot program is a really bold move for WhatsApp

The messaging application was launched in several countries already and the service will become widely available in the upcoming weeks.

WhatsApp and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines have launched this premium test which is supposed to confirm if the new service offered by WhatsApp it’s going to be successful or not.

KLM now offers worldwide booking information, check-in notifications, boarding, flight status update, and answers in 10 different languages ​​directly on WhatsApp through the WhatsApp Business official application.

KLM is one of the first companies and the first airline in the world with a confirmed WhatsApp Business account.

“I am very proud because KLM is the first airline in the world with a WhatsApp Business account. We want to be where our customers are and, given the 1 billion users, you have to be on WhatsApp. our customers around the world are a safe way of receiving flight information and asking questions 24/7. This is certainly an important step in our social media strategy”, said KLM President and CEO Pieter Elbers.

Providing flight information to customers through the WhatsApp account makes access to information easy by making it available in the airport, on the road or at home.

Customers can also directly contact KLM agents 24/7 via the app. The service is available to customers booking tickets or connecting via KLM.com and choosing the option to receive information through WhatsApp.

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The demand of robots in most industrial sectors reported an incredible rise in 2017

A World Robotics Report 2017 estimates a rise of 18% increase in the process of implementing robotic solutions in 2017.

Universal Robots welcomes the news that collaborative robots will determine the evolution of the every single sector in the near future.

World Robotics Report 2017, a report released today by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) estimates an 18% increase in industrial robotics equipment for 2017 and around 15% between 2018 and 2020.

Global growth overtaking forecasts, accelerating economic cycles, increasing demand diversification, and the emergence and expected expansion of industry-leading “Industry 4.0” concepts contribute to these optimistic estimates.

This is not exactly a novelty for Universal Robots, whose forefront role is to design collaborative robots (dwarfs), devices expected to score a major evolution in the sector.

The “robot-man collaboration” is already a predominant trend, along with issues such as simplification, ease of installation and use, reduced weight, mobility and affordability.

These factors are essential characteristics of the guys in the vision of Universal Robots, the world market leader in the segment of guys.

“The latest predictions of the World Robotics report practically coincide with our own expectations – and our own vision of the company”, says Esben Østergaard, CTO (Chief Technical Officer, Technical Director) and co-founder of Universal Robots.

 

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Nougat is the next version of Android

Android, this is the important thing in the Smartphones. It is nothing but the mobile operating system which is releasing its new versions from time to time. These Android versions are developed by Google from 2008. This android operating system is developed using the code C, C++, Java in User Interface mode. All the users are very much satisfied with the previous versions of android. As the operating system is very user-friendly and simple to use. Android Inc.

Nougat Google Android New Version

The company was founded in Palo Alto, California in 2003. This Android Company was acquired by Google in 2005. This move created history and the company became one of the most used mobile operating systems. The Android versions from first we have total 7 code names with 10 versions.

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The latest and the 11th version of the Android version is nothing but Nougat which is going to release first in the high budget mobiles and firstly Nexus series recently launching the product. The first Android code name is Froyo which came with 2 versions 2.2 and 2.2.3, this is released in 2010.

The next one is Ginderbread with 2 versions 2.3 and 2.3.7, this is released in 2011. The next Android version Ice Cream Sandwich became popular with its release in 2011 December with 4.0 and 4.0.4 versions. The next version is 4.1 from Jelly Bean which was mostly used by the users.

In 2012 and 2013 Jelly Bean become popular because of its different versions and the huge amount of people using the Smartphones. Within one year span of time the other Android operating system version has come Lollipop 5.0, 5.0.2, 5.1, 5.1.1. The most used smart phones users nowadays are having either Kitkat or Lollipop. Kitkak came in 2013 October.

The latest Smartphone companies are offering their users to update the Android version up-to-date as per the latest version. But all companies are not providing this option, companies like Nexus, Motorola Moto series offers this update. So the upcoming Android version Nougat will be very in usage as because the present updated marshmallow is still giving the updates to some smartphones and still 10% of the Smartphone are only using this version.