TECH & SCIENCE

Mercedes-Benz recalls around 1.3 million cars over a technical flaw

Mercedes-Benz recalls around 1.3 million cars over a technical flaw

TECH & SCIENCE

Leading luxury-car major, Mercedes-Benz AG, has reportedly recalled around 1.3 million vehicles of model years between 2016 and 2021 over a technical flaw in the car’s eCall emergency calling platform. For the record, eCall is a system which is either activated automatically or through a button, and provides information such as the direction in which the car was travelling, GPS location of the car, and the number of people in the car. This system has been a standard Mercedes-Benz feature across the company’s car models since 2014.

According to reliable sources, the company discovered that a fault in the software may lead to a scenario where the feature would fa

Volkswagen looks to Microsoft for enhancing autonomous capabilities

Volkswagen looks to Microsoft for enhancing autonomous capabilities

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Volkswagen Group has reportedly joined hands with Microsoft to strengthen its abilities in the development of automated driving (AD) solutions. The automaker Group’s subsidiary software company Car.Software Organization will partner with Microsoft to develop a cloud-based Automated Driving Platform (ADP) on Microsoft Azure and exploit its computing and data resources to accelerate delivery of automated driving experiences on a global scale.

Sources knowledgeable with the matter cited that with ADP operating on Azure, the Car.Software Organization will improve the effectiveness of the production of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and AD functions for passeng

Lockheed Martin picks ABL Space Systems rocket for its UK launch

Lockheed Martin picks ABL Space Systems rocket for its UK launch

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Lockheed Martin, the leading American aerospace company, has reportedly selected the rocket that it would be using to conduct space launches from Unst, the most northerly inhabited island in Shetland, UK.  

The vehicle, named the RS1, would be provided by ABL Space Systems based in El Segundo, California. According to reports, if everything goes well, the first flight might occur as early as next year.

The aerospace giant is hoping to augment the business for small satellite launches across the UK, to effectively capitalize on a market that is rapidly expanding across the globe.  

In 2018,

Microsoft’s cloud-based platform Azure Quantum enters Public Preview

Microsoft’s cloud-based platform Azure Quantum enters Public Preview

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Multinational tech major Microsoft has recently announced the rollout of its cloud-based platform Azure Quantum, which is designed for utilizing quantum software and hardware and tools from partners such as 1Qbit, IonQ, Honeywell Quantum Solutions, and others, in public preview. Reportedly, last May, Azure Quantum had entered the limited preview when it was open only to few selected partners and customers of the company. But now anyone interested in quantum computing could begin experimenting with the Microsoft service.

It has been reported that this service provides a free allowance that gets uses started. Post that, using the services can get expensive quickly. As these

EU urges Twitter, Facebook, and Google to keep an eye on fake news

EU urges Twitter, Facebook, and Google to keep an eye on fake news

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  • The tech giants are asked by the European Commission to deal with the fake news amidst the pandemic.
  • The organizations will be required to provide records of their actions to EU.

The European Commission has reportedly informed tech giants Microsoft, Twitter, Facebook, and Google to continue monthly reports on their efforts to address fake news especially on COVID-19, for the coming six months.

Online platforms and social media have become a hotspot for spreading fake news, resulting in calls for regulators to increase their efforts or suffer strict rules.

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Trump administration restricts Intels supply to Chinese firm Huawei

Trump administration restricts Intels supply to Chinese firm Huawei

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The Trump administration has reportedly notified suppliers for Chinas major consumer electronics firm, Huawei, including leading technology company Intel, that it has decided to revoke certain licenses to sell products to the Chinese company and would be rejecting several other applications to supply the telecommunications company. The notices are a part of ongoing U.S. efforts against China during the final days of Trump’s administration.  

Apparently, this is expected to be the last action against Huawei Technologies under Republican President Donald Trump and is the latest in continuing efforts towards weakening the largest telecommunications equipment maker

Samsung new flagship smartphone ‘S21’ boasts noteworthy updates

Samsung new flagship smartphone ‘S21’ boasts noteworthy updates

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South Korean consumer electronics giant, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., has reportedly introduced the Galaxy S21 lineup a month before its usual annual release schedule. The Galaxy S21 ultra is also available with a S stylus pen.

Housing the most advanced processing chip in any Galaxy phone, the S21 series phones are 5G ready. The topmost device in this lineup, the S21 Ultra, the only variant compliant with S Pen, rocks a four-lens rear camera. However, the S pen stylus is needed to be bought separately, claimed sources familiar with the development.

The screen size of the standard S21 is 6.2 inches, with S21 Plus at 6.7 inches, and S21

Demand for lithium-ion batteries to boost revenue streams in cyclohexylbenzene industry

Demand for lithium-ion batteries to boost revenue streams in cyclohexylbenzene industry

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A notable traction in industries, including plastics, painting and adhesives has made cyclohexylbenzene market a highly lucrative portfolio. A robust rise in battery innovation is playing an invaluable role in improving battery safety. Industry experts believe meteoric rise of lithium-ion battery electrolyte has made cyclohexylbenzene an indispensable raw material for producing LDC material.

Legacy players are infusing funds in leading-edge process design to considerably reduce equipment count, enhance capital utilization and boost scale. Not to mention, considerably enhanced energy efficiency has underpinned sustainable production of petrochemical intermediates. In terms

YNU researchers develop 80 times more energy efficient microprocessor

YNU researchers develop 80 times more energy efficient microprocessor

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Researchers from Japan based Yokohama National University (YNU) have reportedly developed a novel prototype microprocessor utilizing superconductor devices that are more energy efficient than the present state-of-the-art semiconductor devices used in the microprocessors of high-performance computing systems of today.

Speaking of the innovation, Christopher Ayala, associate professor, Yokohama National University and lead author of the study stated that the present digital communications infrastructure uses nearly 10% of the world’s electricity. Subsequently, studies have suggested that in case of no fundamental change is made in the underlying technology pertaining w