New iPads and AirPods, Huawei makes Android and Windows replacement, youngster lived a week in VR

Huawei has officially  confirmed that it is developing its own operating system that can be deployed on its smartphones and other devices. Work on it began in 2012, when the United States began to ban ZTE products. At the same time, Huawei claims that this is an insurance policy in the event of an embargo and that it does not want to use the system voluntarily and intends to continue using Android and Windows.

Apple quietly  introduced the  updated iPad Air and iPad mini . For example, they received support for the Apple Pencil and the A12 Bionic chip. Displays have also been improved. Pencil is bought separately, it costs 2590 crowns. Variants with 64 and 256 GB of storage are available. The  second generation of successful AirPods was also introduced . They have a new H1 chip, which is developed for the needs of headphones and is no longer the adopted version of W1 from the watch. AirPods have longer battery life and wireless charging (Qi). IMac  computers also received the update  . New is Intel's new processors and AMD graphics. The most expensive model comes out on a brutal half a million.
Oculus at GDC began to talk more about the VR headset  Oculus Quest . This is quite awaited due to the fact that it should bring an almost high-end VR in a format where the glasses will not be connected to the computer and the computing unit will be in them. The release is set for spring 2019 at a cost of $ 399. In addition , the  Launching title will  be Czech-Slovak Beat Saber . According to the  trailer  , it seems that the VR without cables should do even better. And it is also possible that it will sell another large number of copies, because a stand-alone VR headset can be expected to attract a larger audience. Beat Saber is also often referred to as a "killer app" that VR can sell. The game has already  sold over a million copies .
Oculus also  announced the  Oculus Rift S headset  . It is a traditional high-end with built-in  insight tracking . The price tag is $ 399 and availability in the spring. With the new VR headset for Windows Mixed Reality  comes and HP Inc . It's called Reverb, it has a resolution of 2160 × 2160 pixels, inside-out tracking and FoV at 114 degrees. The basic edition will cost $ 599, a professional version at $ 649.

The young man from Atlanta made an experiment and lived in virtual reality all week . He wore a VR headset, where he slept and showered. At first he had problems with burning eyes, but then they stopped. He summarizes his experience  in this video .
Microsoft  releases  Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection for macOS . The new name is now Microsoft Defender.  Windows Virtual Desktop , the hosted Windows running in Azure went into public testing  .
Nvidia presented several visions and capabilities at her GTC 2019 conference, for example, around  ray tracing . Everything in the lecture is  shown by the  head of Jensen Huang . Several innovations were also introduced. For example,  Jetson Nano , a small Raspberry Pi-style computer that has CUDA-X and is targeted at AI . It comes in two versions, for $ 99 and $ 129. Nvidia has also introduced  Omniverse , a graphics collaboration tool.
Google  introduces Stadia's streaming gaming service,  announcing that it  will use AMD's customized graphics cards for data purposes . Too much technical detail is not yet known, but AMD's shares have risen by a few percent this week and the price has settled at nearly $ 26 a piece.
The American Argonne National Laboratory  wants  to launch the Aurora supercomputer within two years, which will be placed in the exascale category  and reaches at least one exaFLOPS. He does the project with Intel and Cray. China wants to overtake the US and run  exascally  in 2020 . Therefore, it increases budgets for development around Shuguang machines. Until recently, China dominated supercomputers, but  it was surpassed by the US IBM Summit machine . The European Union also joined the exascale of the race through EuroHPC  and the Czech Republic has its ambitions here .

Foxconn is preparing to take the first steps to shift the production of servers and other communications devices from China to Taiwan . Nikkei Asian Review  writes that customers are concerned about the security of their data and information because of a problematic law that mandates Chinese organizations and individuals to work together to spy. This law complicates the life of Huawei. In addition to production, Foxconn has moved a number of engineers. The company manufactures servers and spol. for companies such as HPE, Dell, Ericsson, Cisco or Nokia.
The trade war between the United States and China has a new winner. Reuters  reports that  Israel is increasing China's chip export significantly , which is hungry in Asia, and there is still insufficient capacity and knowledge to produce it ( though significant efforts are underway ). Israel exported $ 2.6 billion chips to China last year. Intel will use it to build a new $ 11 billion chip manufacturing facility in Israel.
Shenzhen's economy in southern China for the first time in history has surpassed neighboring Hong Kong ,  reports  official figures. Shenzhen is helped by the fact that he has become China's technology center (with Huawei, Tencent, and DJI, for example) and some of the world's technology centers. At the same time, both cities complement each other because Hong Kong serves as a financial hub.
AV-Comparatives  comes  with a test of 250 antivirus for Android . Not surprisingly, most of them are waste that does nothing and even detects itself as a virus. Only 80 applications passed the basic test and 23 of them are able to detect high-quality detection. These are traditional proven brands. (Video)
Google as an open source releases the internal Sandboxed API , available  on GitHub . This is a project to  sandboxování  C and C ++ libraries running on Linux. Google uses technology in its data centers. Microsoft, in turn,  launches  Project Zipline , a combination of algorithms, software, and open hardware used to compress Azure data.
In Brussels, the idea that a position of European Commissioner for Artificial Intelligence could arise began to be addressed  Politico  said that this idea was also supported by Czech Euro-commissioner Věra Jourová . The Commission is taking a number of steps around AI, including  increasing investment  or  setting up an expert group . There is also a  new study  (PDF) on what the AI ​​ecosystem looks like in Europe.
Valve has  launched  Steam Link Anywhere , currently in beta. Computer games can be streamed to other devices, and in the case of Anywhere, this option extends beyond the local network.
Pure Storage, Nvidia and Cisco  release a  new hyperscale system called FlashStack for AI . It combines AIRI storage technology from Pure Storage, GPX systems DGX-1 and DGX-2 from Nvidia and Cisco UCS C480 ML.
Slack competitor Microsoft Teams celebrates two years this week . Microsoft  says that this communication tool is already used in 500,000 organizations. Expansion also helps integrate with Office 365.
Linux and open source  SUSE has finally been separated from the Micro Focus Group and becomes a stand-alone unit . Some internal Micro Focus systems are still in use and are gradually moving to new ones. SUSE was bought by EQT for $ 2.5 billion.
Atlassian buys  AgileCraft for $ 166 million  . Its tool is designed for agile development and combines with the Jira tool from Atlassian. The buyer will link both applications more.
Kickstarter crowdfunding chief Perry Chen has  announced that he is in office . It will be temporarily replaced by the design and product boss.


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