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According to SNV, Europe should invest in the development, not in the production of microcircuits

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Europe’s quest to master advanced chip manufacturing could result in the loss of billions of euros. This assessment is contained in the report of the German think tank Stiftung Neue Verantwortung (SNV). Analysts are urging instead of manufacturing to focus on rebuilding the region’s chip design industry.

The author of the report, Jan-Peter Kleinhans, believes that the new goal of the EU leadership to double the region’s share in global semiconductor production by 2030 is doomed to failure, because the block does not have a significant market for these products.

The European Commission last month launched a 10-year plan called the Digital Compass. The plan provides for the construction of a factory capable of producing 2nm microcircuits and capture of 20% of the world semiconductor manufacturing market.

The plan has grown in relevance amid a shortage of semiconductor products caused by a sharp rebound in demand for microelectronic products after the pandemic-related recession that began about a year ago. However, a weakness in the EU’s strategy, Kleinhans said, is that, unlike the US and Asia, Europe lacks a significant chip design industry to justify the costs of setting up a mega-factory.

“The available volume is simply not enough to load the factory,” the analyst is sure. “This would mean that an enterprise in the EU will need to attract foreign customers, which is highly unlikely.”

Industry leaders TSMC and Samsung are already planning investments in the United States to serve chip leaders like Qualcomm or Nvidia, who rely on contract manufacturers for their products. The situation for the EU does not simplify and Intel’s decision to more actively engage in contract manufacturing of semiconductor products.

Instead, Europe should focus on reviving its own chip development industry, which is almost extinct and snapped up by foreign companies, the analyst said.

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Google Imagen neural network creates insane photorealistic images from a text description

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Google Imagen neural network creates insane photorealistic images from a

Google has unveiled its new project called Imagen – an image generator based on a given text description.

Google Imagen neural network creates insane photorealistic images from a text description

According to the developers, the Imagen neural network outperforms DALL-E 2 from OpenAI, another AI-powered image generator. At the moment, Imagen is not available to the public, but the samples on display are impressive.

Google Imagen neural network creates insane photorealistic images from a text description

According to Google, the new text-to-image model is characterized by “an unprecedented degree of photorealism and a deep understanding of the language.”

Google Imagen neural network creates insane photorealistic images from a text description

Google provided images and samples of Imagen’s work, with styles ranging from simple drawings to oil paintings and computer graphics. They are accompanied by the words and phrases used in their creation.

After parsing the provided text description, Imagen generates a 64 x 64 pixel image, then performs two consecutive enhancements and converts the image to the larger 1024 x 1024 pixel size.

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Windows 11 will have an easy way to restore all applications on a new PC

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Windows 11 will have an easy way to restore all

Microsoft has finally announced the imminent arrival of support for the app restore feature in the Microsoft Store in the Windows 11 operating system.

Windows 11 will have an easy way to restore all applications on a new PC

The software maker will soon begin testing a new feature that allows you to restore apps on a new Windows 11 PC. Currently, the Microsoft Store does not offer an automatic way to restore apps, instead forcing Windows users to manually install apps from the library.

Windows 11 will have an easy way to restore all applications on a new PC

Microsoft Store General Manager Giorgio Sardo said:

To make it easier for customers to migrate to new PCs quickly and seamlessly, we’ll soon be testing a new feature in the Windows Insider channel that will help customers automatically restore their previously installed apps from the Microsoft Store to a new Windows device.

Restoring applications will be especially useful for users who frequently change computers, or for developers who regularly use virtual machines and multiple devices. Previously, Windows users had to rely on third-party package managers to perform these kinds of tasks.

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It’s official: Microsoft is finally bringing third-party widgets to Windows 11

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Its official Microsoft is finally bringing third party widgets to Windows

Microsoft made an interesting announcement during the Build 2022 developer conference regarding the Windows 11 operating system – the long-awaited support for widgets created by third-party developers will soon appear in it.

It's official: Microsoft is finally bringing third-party widgets to Windows 11

At launch, Windows 11 only supported Microsoft branded widgets and more support was expected, but the company has remained silent until now. Previously, there were only rumors about such a function, but now it is officially presented.

As Microsoft notes, third-party developers will be able to offer their own widgets to Windows 11 users until the end of 2022. Developers will be able to create widgets for Win32 and PWA applications using the Adaptive Cards framework.

Widgets are small windows that display dynamic information in a special panel on the Windows desktop. There are only 11 widgets currently available in Windows 11, including weather, sports, games, photos, watchlist, entertainment, traffic, tasks, Outlook calendar, family safety, and tips.

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Flagship clamshell Motorola Razr 3 showed in all its glory on video

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Flagship clamshell Motorola Razr 3 showed in all its glory

Motorola, now owned by the Chinese Lenovo, has already begun to hint at the imminent release of the flagship clamshell Razr 3. Meanwhile, interesting information about it continues to appear on the network.

Flagship clamshell Motorola Razr 3 showed in all its glory on video

Motorola Razr used to be like this

This time, Evan Blass, a well-known network whistleblower with a long track record of confirmed leaks, shared the details. To be more precise, Bless even posted a short video showing a working copy of the Motorola Razr 3 on, open and closed.

Flagship clamshell Motorola Razr 3 showed in all its glory on video

As we can see in the video, the Motorola Razr 3 clamshell, codenamed Maven, has received a redesign both inside and out.

In the video, we see the Razr 3 with the internal display turned on and thin bezels. The hinge mechanism is similar to past Razr phones. At the same time, the selfie camera is now embedded in the screen, and not placed in the “bangs”. Outside, the camera moved from the center to the corner.

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