The current firmware releases of the coarse camera manufacturers should bring new functions and make old bugs the gardue. In the following list, we give a brief overview of the consistently free updates and the reason why you should import them.

Nikon D4

Nikon brings its D4 with the D4 firmware update A 1.10, B 1.10 on the front man. The update immediately brings a series of improvements:

  • the Individual function F17: Assign Remote FN Button, So a function key for radio remote controls, was added
  • CompactFlash memory card with more than 128 GB of capacity are now supported
  • overworked Individual function A4 (AF activation): Before that, in certain situations, it was possible that the camera decided immediately without focusing again. Now the trip is in autofocus mode AF-S, with AF single-field control and if the Individual function A2 (priority at AF-S) On focus is only possible if the camera has focused.
  • Compatible remit problem in parallel operation of CompactFlash and XQD memory cards (error display "ERR") should now be resolved.


With new software Sony wants the autofocus functions of his Nex-Speed up series. The firmware updates for NEX-5R (Version 1.03 Win | Mac), NEX-5T (Version 1.01 Win | Mac) and NEX-6 (Version 1.03 Win | Mac) should provide compatibility with a number of lenses. Here are the summarized changes in the overview, the details – there are slight differences between the individual camera models – can be found on the linked websites with the respective firmware:

Chip manufacturers invest in production expansion against persistent chip deficiency

The world-growing contract manufacturer TSMC invests 2 billion euros in its production capacity. The fourth gray memory chip manufacturer Nanya builds a new chip factory in Taiwan for nearly 9 billion euros. Both should operate the further growing demand for semiconductors. Western Digital and Micron, on the other hand, are looking for the use of Japanese Kioxia, the second grave manufacturer of flash memory chips.

The Taiwanese memory chip manufacturer Nanya Technology has announced to invest around 8.8 billion euros in the construction of a new semiconductor factory in northern Taiwan. The construction should start this year and be completed in the city’s year. From 2024 DRAM chips in 10 nanometer technology are to be produced using extreme ultraviolet exposure.

Nanya is the fourth-grayed DRAM chip manufacturer in the world. With a market share of just under 3 percent, however, Taiwaners are far behind the Korean industry drivers Samsung and SK Hynix, which come on market shares of 42 and 30 percent. Since the DRAM market is expected to grow more than 50 percent by theest year alone, Nanya wants to reduce the luck with the market operators with this coarse investment.

Amd on the winning strain: ryzen and epyc help to jump

The chip manufacturer AMD in the second quarter has a significant increase in sales of 26 percent to 1.93 billion US dollars, which generated about 1.65 billion euros, compared to the previous year. The Group played the effects of the Corona pandemic in the cards. The high demand for consumers and data centers love the sale of Ryzen and EPYC processors compared to the previous year in the high pushed, but they fell slightly towards the first quarter.

Around 157 million dollars profit generated AMD in the second business quarter, a clear jump year-on-year. Because last year there were only 35 million dollars. Already in the first quarter, AMD had an even higher profit of 162 million dollars.

Doubled Ryzen and EPYC Sells

AMD-boss Lisa Su was satisfied in the second quarter in the second quarter, well-known that the increased demand for computers for home office in Consumers and Cloud computing power in data centers AMD have helped this good result. The revenue from the sale of processors of rows of Ryzen and EPYC had more than doubled compared to the previous year, SU said.

Iphone 12 pro max camera will outfar

Apple’s latest top iPhone has difficulty focusing near objects. The manufacturer has smashed itself in a developer press station for WWDC 2021. So far, it was unclear where this so-called Minimum Focus Distance (MFD) was with Apple smartphones; The Group had not specified her in the technical documentation.

More distance is better

While the wide-angle camera of the iPhone X still creates down to 10 cm distance the autofocus properly carried out correctly, it is only 15 cm at the iPhone 12 Pro Max due to the integrated sensor shift optics for image stabilization. The iPhone XS Max and the iPhone 12 Pro remains 12 cm. When using the telephoto lens, it is 40 cm for iPhone X, XS Max and 12 Pro, at 12 Pro Max, however, 50 cm. All this goes out of the "What is new in the Camera Capture area?"-Video that the Group has published in the past week.

The higher MFD at the iPhone 12 Pro Max has concrete effects on the use. So it can be difficult to focus on objects, which every user has already determined. Apple calls about the abscan of relatively small QR codes, where the user must approach with the camera – the focus will fail here if necessary. Bypass this is done by increasing the distance and zooming handically on the object to be detected.

Mazda reduces precious metal content in the catalyst

Leverkusen, 12. January 2009 – The precious metals platinum, rhodium and palladium are as important as valuable components of modern three-way catalysts for gasoline engines. A saving of 70 percent of the amount of material reports Mazda through the use of nanotechnology in the Cat. The technique will first be used in the year of 2009 in the new Mazda 3 with 2.0-liter gasoline engine and then gradually in other models.

Metal clump in the Cat

In conventional catalysts, the precious metals are relatively loosely bound to the base material. This inevitably leads to a merger of precious metals to coarse lumps. The catalytically active surface is thereby reduced, the catalyst power decreases. Nevertheless, to achieve a sufficient effect, more precious metal is simply used in conventional kats. Smart is with nanotechnology. Mazda developed a new strand material structure and puts on very small precious metal particles: they have a diameter of less than five nanometers. Thus, only 0.15 instead of 0.55 grams of precious metal per liter of carrier material are needed.

Conversion rate is retained

Nevertheless, the conversion rate for the entire service life itself is to be maintained even under sharpest operating conditions in full, promises the manufacturer. Even the conditions for "Super Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles" (Su-LEV) in Japan are thus from Mazda 3 2.0 undercut. Emissions are even 75 percent below the values demanded by the legislator, Mazda.

Intel processors: new features for high security and (ki) performance

New Intel processors planned for 2021 also bring a number of new functions. Some of them now introduces Intel. Some of the new features strong safety, for example, already available from Tiger Lake (Core I Generation 11) "Key loose". Other such as AVX-VNNI and the AMX-Tile Matrix Multiply Unit (TMUL) promise high performance, some should improve the efficient use of the upcoming hybrid processors with Core I and Atomic Core.

Most of the now published innovations relate to the FUR 2021 planned 10-nanometer processors Alder Lake (for desktop PCs, probably with the catch LGA1700) and Sapphire Rapids (Fur Server). The latter brings about DDR5 RAM and PCI Express 5.0.

Hybrid control

After the hopefully last 14 nanometer processor for desktop PCs called Rocket Lake-S comes in the second half of 2021 the hybrid Alder Lake with strong core-I and economical atomic nuclei. His Core I cores were allowed to microarchitecture generation "Golden Cove" According and the atomic cores too "Gracemont".

Microsoft to the slack complaint with the eu: 'teams wins in the corona crisis''teams gewinnt in der corona-krise''teams gewinnt in der corona-krise'

Microsoft has become the complaint filed with the EU Commission of Slack. You will answer all questions and provide all information available. Meanwhile, Slack boss Stewart Butterfield at Twitter explains why they accuse competitive behavior to the company.

Butterfield raises Microsoft again to have it on his company. It does not go to Microsoft for changing users – users are not to come up with the implementation of teams in Office 365 at all on the idea of testing another service. This is the same as picture books for what the regulators should prevent. "Man’s wife never fall, but I am confident that the Commission will find infringements of Microsoft in its investigations – as well as any expert we could find", Write Butterfield.

Practical or compromised

Microsoft counters in a press rate that teams in Corona times have retracted records and suffering Slack under a missing video conferencing solution. "We have introduced teams to expand the possibility of collaboration to expand the communication by video because that is what people want." You want to offer customers many different ways to acquire and use the team’s product.

Call recorder app furs iphone could have recordings

A well-known IOS app for taking telephone languages should have made rough quantities of records for unauthorized persons. Reason was a programming error, reports the security researcher Anand Prakash of Pingsafe AI. The app called Call Recorder uses Amazon Web Services (AWS) to save the recordings.

Telephone number was interchangeable

With the help of the proxy tool Burp Suite, Prakash succeeded in analyzing the traffic of Call Recorder. He realized that it was trivial possible to exchange the phone number and send it to the Cloud Backend of Call Recorder. Then it was possible to access all the recordings of this person, which were deposited with AWS – just about the app itself. Authentication apparently did not take place because the app was familiar with blind.

130.000 recordings potentially suction

Potentially, up to 300 gigabytes of data were accessible if you go after the size of the affected bucket – with Uber 130.000 recordings, such as security researchers prakash the IT blog Techcrunch informed. There you could understand the behavior with a test iPhone.

Fresh cell treatment for the matrix

Hanover, 17. March 2008 – After seven years, Hyundai gives the Matrix a facelift. The redesigned front end is the most striking feature of the new version of the compact van manufactured in Turkey. ESP now also comes as standard.

Changes to the front and interior

A redesigned front skirt with modified air intakes, fog lamps and a new-design radiator grille are intended to bring the Matrix closer to the current Hyundai models. The visually modified and roughened front headlights now shine behind clear glass. The interior has also been slightly redesigned: The redesigned seat covers follow the color concept already familiar from the i10 and Getz models with red or blue inserts.

Unchanged engine range

The back seat bench and backrest can still be folded down and moved in their entirety in a 60/40 ratio. This creates either a larger luggage compartment or more legroom in the rear. The engine range has remained unchanged: The small gasoline engine has a displacement of 1.6 liters and an output of 103 hp, while the larger gasoline engine has a displacement of 1.8 liters and an output of 122 hp. A common-rail diesel with 1.5 liters of displacement and 110 hp is also available.

Lean expansion

Munich, 1. September 2015 – The run on compact SUV is unbroken, and no end is in sight. Many brands are planning new models in this segment in order to steal customers away from the first occupants of this former niche. The Skoda Yeti, which has sold almost 450,000 units worldwide since 2009, is one of the established models.000 units sold worldwide. Customers will have to wait until 2018 for the next generation. Skoda meets the increasing competition with a small update.

The small refresh mainly affects the engines and the infotainment range. Three turbocharged gasoline engines and two diesels are available, automatic start-stop and recuperation are now standard for all of them, and all of them meet the Euro 6 emissions standard (which will be mandatory throughout the EU as of September anyway) and boast lower fuel consumption in the NEDC.

Faster, not stronger

In the Yeti, Skoda has been taking a special approach with the basic diesel for quite some time, because only here is a two-liter four-cylinder with 110 hp installed. This engine is currently only available in the Yeti; throughout the Group, the 1.6 TDI engine with between 110 and 120 hp. For the 2016 model year, production of which has now started, the Yeti 2.0 TDI a "selective catalytic reduction" (SCR) catalytic converter is installed, which works with the urea solution AdBlue and thus reduces the emission of nitrogen oxide. Despite unchanged performance, the Yeti is now supposed to cover 179 km instead of 177 km. More important for most drivers, however, is the fact that fuel consumption has also been reduced. Instead of 5.1 liters, Skoda now promises 4.4 liters in the NEDC. The all-wheel drive version has also become faster and more economical according to factory specifications: Instead of 5.9 liters in the NEDC, 12.2 s in the standard sprint and 174 km. It has a six-speed manual transmission, the front-wheel drive variant has only five gears. Skoda does not offer DSG for this engine.