Top news this week, 25th-29th of November 2019
Important announcements

Europe has run-out of IPv4 addresses

The organisation responsible for allocating new IP addresses across in Europe, the Middle East and parts of central Asia says it has finally run out of IPv4 addresses. IPv4 addresses are the 32-bit numbers used to identify devices on the internet. There are only 4.2 billion IPv4 addresses in existence and the rapid growth in the number of devices, from smartphones to PCs to TVs or Internet of Things sensors, has finished the supply.
You can read more here. 

Intel partnered with MediaTek to make 5G chips for PCs

Intel will define a “full 5G solution specification,” which includes a 5G modem to be developed and manufactured by Mediatek. Intel also will help make sure the 5G chip works properly and will help computer makers integrate the processor into their devices.
More info are available here. 

Hackers stole $49 million worth of cryptocurrency from Upbit exchange

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Upbit has reported that hackers have stolen 342,000 Ethereum coins worth $48.7 million. The attack was confirmed in a statement posted to the cryptocurrency exchange’s website by Upbit’s CEO Lee Seok-woo.
You can read more here. 

Top new products

Vivo X30

Vivo X30 will have a 6.59-inch AMOLED full HD+ display, Exynos 980 processor and 8 GB of RAM. It will come with a 4,500mAh battery.
More info here. 

Huawei nova 5T Pro

Huawei nova 5T Pro will have Kirin 980 processor and a 5.5-inch screen. It will come with a 4,000 mAh battery and a quad camera with 48MP primary sensor.
More info here. 

Honor MagicBook 14

Honor MagicBook has a 14-inch display, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U processor and Radeon RX Vega 10 graphics card. The laptop comes with 8GB DDR4 dual-channel RAM and up to 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD storage.
More info here. 

Top interesting info

Google Cloud Print service will be shut down at the end of 2020

Google has announced that Cloud Print, which lets users easily print files from the web using Google Chrome (even on printers that lack an internet connection), will “no longer be supported” after December 31st, 2020. Google advises “that over the next year, you identify an alternative solution and execute a migration strategy”.
You can read more here. 

A former world champion of the game Go says he’s retiring because AI ‘cannot be defeated’

In 2016, Lee Se-dol, who was considered the best Go player in the world, lost a set of matches 4-1 against AlphaGo, an AI system developed by the Google-owned company DeepMind. The company has further improved its program since AlphaGo’s match against Lee. The latest iteration, AlphaGo Zero, was able to beat the original AlphaGo in 100 matches in a row.
More info can be found here. 

Facebook launched a new market research app called Viewpoints

Viewpoints is a new app for Android and iOS that lets users get monetary rewards for participating in different kinds of user research programs, such as surveys. The platform will offer a number of programs over time, requesting to collect certain information about the user.
You can read more here. 


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