News of the week: neural network and photographed images, growth of Yandex shares, Huawei requires $ 1 billion for patents



    In this issue, read:

    • Huawei requires Verizon over $ 1 billion for its technology;
    • Mail.ru introduced Marusya;
    • in September, the first smartphones and tablets on the domestic Astra Linux OS go on sale;
    • prepared rules isolation Runet;
    • Enigma simulator created
    • Yandex shares rose to a historic high;
    • Microsoft releases a children's designer laptop;
    • Neural network taught to detect edited photos.

    $ 1 billion for Huawei patents


    The company Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, against which the United States is taking action, demanded $ 1 billion in royalties from the US telecom operator Verizon and its partners. According to representatives of the Chinese company, Verizon is obliged to pay the funds in accordance with international law. Technologies that Huawei owns are related to networking, infrastructure, IoT, and other industries.

    According to a Verizon spokesman, the dispute with Huawei is much broader than just a conflict between the two companies. The issues that were raised during the trial affect the state interests of the United States, China and the entire technological sphere in general.

    Mail.ru Group introduced a voice assistant named Maroussia


    The Mail.ru Group recently introduced a digital assistant named Maroussia . This program is currently only available for invites in test mode. To activate, you must leave a request on the site or ask for an invitation from those users who are already participating in the program.

    The development of Marousi cost Mail.ru $ 2 million. The assistant helps the user to enter search queries, knows how to talk about the weather, the schedule of cinemas, run radio and music. In the future, Maroussia will work with other Mail.ru projects, including news feeds, taxis, food delivery, and third-party services of partner companies.

    In September, tablets and phones on the domestic Astra Linux OS will be on sale




    This fall, the first mobile devices that run on the domestic operating system will appear in Russia. First of all, devices are not intended for private users, but for corporations, military organizations, industry .

    According to market participants, in the public sector there is a demand for mobile solutions without sanctions risks. Based on the domestic OS, one smartphone and two industrial-grade tablets will be released. Tablets are designed for "intensive use in harsh conditions." Order gadgets will be available in September this year.

    Roskomnadzor introduced the operating procedure of the law on isolation of the Runet




    This week, Roskomnadzor laid out for discussion the procedure for implementing the law on the isolation of the Runet . The draft order was called “On the Approval of Routing Rules for Telecommunication Messages in the Case of Centralized Management of a Public Communication Network”.

    The rules are applied by “telecom operators, owners of technological networks, owners of traffic exchange points, owners of communication lines crossing the state border of the Russian Federation and other persons who have an autonomous system number in the case of centralized management of a public communication network, in relation to telecommunication messages, if the recipient or sender such messages is a user of communication services in the Russian Federation. ”

    Enigma simulator developed




    Participant in the sixth annual Hackaday Prize 2019 industrial design competition introduced the Enigma and Enigma Z30 cryptographic machine simulators . Previously, the encryption machine was produced in several versions, including commercial use. The existence of the Z30 version became known only in the early 2000s.


    The craftsman was able to repeat the principle of emulators in more modern devices. One of them is a device based on Arduino Nano. The keyboard of the encryption machine is displayed on the touch screen.

    Yandex stock quotes rose to historic highs




    Yesterday, Yandex employees received a pleasant surprise. The company's options rose in price due to the fact that the President of the Russian Federation on-air said that he was proud of the company . True, growth amounted to a little more than 1%, but this was enough to make securities more expensive than ever.

    Immediately after the completion of Vladimir Putin’s speech, Yandex shares traded on the Moscow Exchange for 2499 rubles. per paper, and at 15:03 reached a historical maximum of 2532 rubles. per paper (1.3% more than the opening bid price).

    Microsoft and startup Kano released a designer from which you can build a laptop




    Kano's educational startup has partnered with Microsoft . Both companies will present in the fall a designer for older children, which is designed to create a laptop with a touch screen.

    The system is called Kano PC, its design is similar to the design of the device from Microsoft, which is called Surface PC. The system consists of a tablet with all the necessary electronic components inside and a keyboard into which the tablet is inserted. The diagonal of the screen of the tablet is 11.6 inches.

    In addition, the designer allows you to learn programming, or rather, the basics of programming.

    Neural network taught to identify photos processed in Photoshop




    The Adobe team began work on a project that is being implemented with the University of California. It is about creating artificial intelligence that can identify content that has been edited using company products . This is the first development in the series, CNN neural network can distinguish between images to which Adobe filters were applied, not all, but the most popular. A neural network determines the influence of a graphic editor is almost two times more effective than the average person.

    In the process of compiling the sample, the developers selected several thousand images from the Web and processed each of them in Adobe Photoshop using a script. A professional artist was also invited, who made additional adjustments to some photos. Distortions were varied: the position of the eyes changed, the nose or cheeks became thinner, the lips parted wider in a smile.

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