Law & Tech News

  • Tech News Review week 3-10 August 2020, by Stelios Iordanis

    Little Wheeled Robot Puts on New Shoes to Go Offroad - IEEE Spectrum https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hardware/little-wheeled-robot-puts-on-new-shoes-to-go-offroad This new robot system has a huge potential in military applications and it could definitely replace humans in terrains unsuitable for robots till now.   Hormones control paternal interest in offspring https://phys.org/news/2020-08-hormones-paternal-offspring.html Research on rats and mice has unveiled a system…

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  • Tech News Review week 27 July- 3 August 2020, by Stelios Iordanis

    Has the Summit Supercomputer Cracked COVID's Code? - IEEE Spectrum https://spectrum.ieee.org/the-human-os/computing/hardware/has-the-summit-supercomputer-cracked-the-covid-code It is impressive how fast genetic data mining research uncovered a common pattern of gene activity in the lungs of symptomatic COVID-19 patients, which when compared to gene activity in healthy control populations revealed a mechanism that appears to be a key weapon in…

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  • Tech News Review Week 21-27 July 2020 , by Stelios Iordanis

    Mission Navigation Belt for hands-free and intuitive haptic navigation for soldiers - Inceptive Mind https://www.inceptivemind.com/mission-navigation-belt-hands-free-haptic-navigation-soldiers/14389/   Traditional waypoint navigation requires soldiers to regularly peek at their screens or listen to audio feedback. This can be both dangerous and cumbersome. Moreover, screen lights at night, and auditory cues may inadvertently betray soldiers’ positions. This rather simple…

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  • LEGAL TECH NEWS REVIEW Week 6-19 JULY 2020 , by Eleni Kozari

    The Court of Justice of the EU invalidates “Privacy Shield”   With its Judgement of 16 July 2020, regarding the Case C-311/18 (Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland and Maximillian Schrems), the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU), invalidated Decision 2016/1250 on the adequacy of the protection provided by the EU-US Data Protection Shield.…

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  • LEGAL TECH NEWS REVIEW WEEK 22-28 June 2020, by Eleni Kozari

    Faulty facial recognition leads to (probably) the first wrongful arrest  A black Michigan man was arrested based on a flawed facial recognition matching regarding a store’s shoplifting. The latter took place in October 2018 while the man was arrested in January. The mismatching concerned a probe image-i.e. a still image from a surveillance video, which…

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  • TECH NEWS REVIEW WEEK 16-23 June 2020, by Stelios Iordanis

    Highly selective detection of methanol over ethanol by a handheld gas sensor - Research Collection https://www.research-collection.ethz.ch/handle/20.500.11850/366524 This handheld device operating with the help of a smartphone, includes an inexpensive and  sensor for highly selective methanol detection. Using a sophisticated method to quantify the methanol concentration. It can detect very small traces of 3 dangerous substances…

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  • TECH NEWS REVIEW Week 28 June - 6 July 2020, by Stelios Iordanis

    Chilling out: Physicists create exotic “fifth form of matter” on board the ISS | Ars Technica https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/06/a-chilling-first-physicists-create-exotic-fifth-form-of-matter-on-board-the-iss/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC), might eventually be able to detect axions, a theoretical cold dark matter particle, or be used to hunt for sources of dark energy or find applications in new quantum computer architectures; every week, fascinating breakthroughs…

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  • LEGAL TECH NEWS REVIEW Week 15-19 June 2020, by Eleni Kozari

    EDPS- European Strategy for Data On 16th of June, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) published its Opinion regarding the European Data Strategy. The latter was issued by the European Commission earlier this year aiming to foster the creation of a Single European Data space for businesses, particularly in critical economic domains, but also to…

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  • LEGAL TECH NEWS REVIEW Week 8-15 June 2020, by Eleni Kozari

    The EU Commission is consulting digital service providers, including online platforms, consumers, authorities as well as other stakeholders, in order to inform and formulate its proposals for the purported Digital Services Act package. The consultation will be open until 8 September 2020. Acknowledging the outdated nature of the EU regulatory landscape regarding digital services, in…

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  • TECH NEWS REVIEW Week 8-15 June 2020, by Stelios Iordanis

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/spacex-weve-launched-32000-linux-computers-into-space-for-starlink-internet/?ftag=TRE-03-10aaa6b&bhid=28829837814783891525336011789870&mid=12869879&cid=2176082381 The private sector is bound to take over investments in space and it is facilitated by opensource  software technology and free access to scientific discoveries, which are unthinkable conditions, 80 years ago.   https://www.zdnet.com/article/coronavirus-from-startups-to-supercomputers-how-tech-is-trying-to-help-tackle-covid-19/ http://news.mit.edu/2020/thousands-artificial-brain-synapses-single-chip-0608 PSC combines Cerebras and HPE Superdome Flex for 800,000-core AI supercomputer - DCD https://www.datacenterdynamics.com/en/news/psc-combines-cerebras-and-hpe-superdome-flex-800000-core-ai-supercomputer/ While evolution in desktop and…

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