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Wacky Tech

HERE are a few shots on the more notable tech news from the past week.

Auto land

The future of automated aircraft landing could be already here. In a recent article posted by Engadget, researchers in Germany have successfully landed a small plane without a pilot intervening. The researchers used "a combination of computer vision and GPS to have the aircraft land itself."

As this technology matures, it’s only a question of when pilots will be landing their aircrafts without much of a hassle. Check out the video below.



Huawei all over UK

Despite the recent ban by President Trump on Huawei, the Chinese telco giant is conquering the UK. According to an article on the Engagdget website, "all four of the UK's largest wireless providers (EE, O2, Three and Vodafone) are all using Huawei to build their 5G networks."

The UK is such a big ally of the USA that this go-ahead by all of UK’s carriers to use Huawei technology, will definitely look like a slap on that ban’s face. Although there are and will always be a disadvantage in relying in a single company to provide equipment for such critical infrastructure of any single country, this vote of confidence for Huawei will still have a profound effect everywhere.

Free hotel wi-fi; potentially bad for you

In an opinion piece by John Naughton on The Guardian website, he basically went about explaining why free wi-fi in a hotel can be (or already is) a hacker’s paradise. And I agree with him on this as well. In fact, I’d say further that any free wi-fi access is potentially dangerous for your online health.

I think I’ll explore more on this in a future article.

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