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German military to introduce cyber command amid rising threats

The German military is to establish a new cyber command in an effort to bolster defences and tackle growing threats against its networks. A high-value target for hackers, the military registered 284,000 complex and professional attempted breaches in the first two months of 2017. While no damage was incurred, the ministry said that attacks are… Read More

Hitachi develops AI and wearables to assist manufacturing workers

Japanese manufacturing giant Hitachi has teamed up with a German research institute to develop an artificial intelligence (AI) technology which can recognise workers’ actions in real-time using data collected through wearable devices. Hitachi partnered with a team of Smart Data & Knowledge engineers from the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) to create an… Read More

Study shows extent of consumer intolerance to network delays

A new study undertaken by Ericsson and Vodafone Germany has used electroencephalography (EEG) scanning methods to determine the emotional state of users’ responses to network delays, concluding that tolerance of even very minor connectivity hiccups causes stress and dissatisfaction. The study monitored the brain activity of 150 participant volunteers in Düsseldorf, Germany, who were invited… Read More

Smartphone app looks inside objects to reveal components

A new mobile app which is able to look directly inside objects and display information on their contents has been developed by a team of German engineers. The app, named ‘HawkSpex’, was designed by developers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF, and aims to read the constituents of an object in… Read More

Alibaba Cloud opens first European data centre in Germany

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing subset of the Chinese online commerce giant Alibaba Group, announced a new agreement with Vodafone Germany to collocate their first data center at the Vodafone facility in Frankfurt, Germany. This will be the first Alibaba Cloud data center to be located in Europe. Alibaba selected Germany as the site for… Read More