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Bitcoin’s carbon footprint: Why crypto currencies are destroying our planet - 09/19/2018

Despite a decrease in interest in crypto currency in 2018, the electricity consumption by crypto currency mining infrastructure has increased by up to 73 terawatt/hour since the beginning of 2017. The annual electricity costs (from the beginning of the summer of 2017 to the end of the current year) exceeded $ 3.5 billion. This carries threats to the economy, energy and even the environment....

Audi reveals its first electric SUV - 09/18/2018

Audi introduced its first electric SUV E-Tron, which will compete with Tesla Model X. The electric car will cost from 80 thousand euro and will be available in Europe in late 2018. The public premiere of Audi E-Tron SUV, the first serial electric vehicle of the brand, will take place in San Francisco. For the first time, Audi announced its intention to launch the electric car at the Frankfurt...

WEF: Robots will destroy 75 million jobs, but create 133 million new ones - 09/17/2018

Machines and workplace automation systems can create 58 million new jobs in the next five years, according to a study of the World Economic Forum (WEF). The forecast for robotics has become more positive, as companies have a better understanding of what opportunities are opened through the development of technology. By 2022, 75 million jobs will disappear, believe authors of The Future of Jobs...

Seven trends of renewable energy industry - 09/14/2018

International consulting and auditing company Deloitte has issued a report on global trends in renewable energy. The researchers believe that constant decrease in the cost of materials and installations turned wind and solar power stations into "more than mainstream, but preferred source of energy for an increasing number of consumers." The paper released on Thursday night by Deloitte notes that...

Apple Event 2018: Amazing Apple Watch but underestimated IPhone - 09/13/2018

The latest Apple event looks quite sensible from the business point of view: there’s one unique feature (ECG), single design for smartphones, upgraded articular qualities. What is missing is unique software features. All the smart watches in the world became outdated on September 13. Almost all manufacturers have embedded the messages function in their gadgets, and some models can measure the...

PwC: Not everyone needs blockchain - 08/29/2018

Just five years ago, most entrepreneurs were just starting to get acquainted with the blockchain technology. Now, almost two thirds of business representatives say that they already have their own blockchain projects. However, its widespread introduction is still far away. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) decided to find out who needs blockchain and what prevents it from becoming a truly mass...

Apple will present low-budget MacBook - 08/21/2018

Apple is going to present a low-cost MacBook. Besides, the company will show an updated version of Mac mini, designed for professional users. This was reported by Bloomberg, referring to sources. According to the newspaper’s data, the new laptop will look like MacBook Air, but it will have Retina high-resolution display, with which the company equips its other devices. The screen size is about 13...

How AI can become a major threat to financial stability - 08/20/2018

Experts of the World Economic Forum together with the consulting company Deloitte presented a report on the possible impact of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning on the world of finance. The authors note that development of AI may fundamentally change the industry and provide customers with more personalized services. At that, such a technological revolution carries a serious...

FBI warns of a possible attack on ATMs - 08/14/2018

Specialized research agency KrebsOnSecurity reports that the FBI sent a warning to the largest US banks. The agency warns that cybercriminals are preparing a massive international attack on ATMs. The goal is to hack accounts and systems of payment operators to produce clones of compromised cards. Funds will be transferred from the hacked accounts on the clone cards, which will then be cashed at...

Why are large companies refusing blockchain? - 08/13/2018

According to Forrester Research Inc., several projects based on distributed registry technology will be wound up this year. Even though some companies are still conducting experimental tests, many have tempered their ambitions and have postponed these plans. According to Forrester Research, 90% of these developments will not be implemented in their operations. Even Nasdaq, which is actively...
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