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New Zealand greenlights salaries paid in cryptocurrencies - 08/14/2019

The New Zealand Tax Authority legitimized salaries paid in cryptocurrencies, published a guide to relevant taxation. New Zealand has become the first country in the world to allow employees to receive salaries in cryptocurrencies. The corresponding decree was signed by the tax authority of the country. It comes into force on September 1, 2019 and will be valid for three years. According to new...

Microsoft and Samsung to connect Android to Windows - 08/08/2019

Microsoft and Samsung agreed to work more closely. It was announced on Wednesday during the presentation of new Samsung smartphones: Galaxy Note 10 and its larger version Note 10+. The main goal of the partnership is to bring Android mobile OS closer to Windows, so that devices with these operating systems, that is, smartphones and PCs, can become better compatible with each other. As Microsoft...

No cryptocurrencies allowed: What to expect from Apple Card - 08/07/2019

Apple has scheduled the release of the Apple Card credit card for this August. The some of the company’s requirements to the card’s future owners are quite specific are quite specific: for example, it is prohibited to jailbreak the device and purchase cryptocurrencies. The Apple Card was first introduced in March 2019 at the presentation of the company's new services. One of its advantages was...

Hackers attack Capital One US bank, 106 mln customers affected - 07/31/2019

American bank Capital One Financial Corp was subjected to a cyber attack, as a result of which hackers gained access to personal data of about 106 million bank customers and people who applied for credit cards. 33-year-old Paige Thomson is suspected in the cyber attack. The FBI detained her in Seattle on Monday. Thomson was charged with hacking into the security system in order to gain access to...

Amsterdam imposes restrictions on number of data centers in the city - 07/23/2019

In recent years, the capital of the Netherlands has been trying to fight off the excessive flow of tourists, limiting the work of Airbnb and imposing a ban on visiting the "red light district". But, as it turned out, travelers are not the only ones who love Amsterdam and its suburbs. In recent years, technology companies have opened dozens of data centers in the region, and a new problem emerged....

IDET: What perspectives for the market this year? - 07/10/2019

Held at the end of May 2019, the International Defense Exhibition of the Czech Republic (IDET) will showcase tens of military manufacturers, eager to present their new creations in the current era of global military reorganization. Some have come with specific projects in mind, as artillery and infantry take, once again, the center of the tactical stage. Infantry and artillery systems take center...

VW stops production of legendary Beetle - 07/10/2019

The Volkswagen concern has stopped production of the Beetle model, one of the most popular cars in history. The last Beetle went off the assembly line on Wednesday at a plant in Mexico, where it has been collected since 1967. The last Beetle will go to the museum. Ferdinand Porsche introduced the forerunner of the popular Beetle to the Nazi leader Adolf Hitler in 1938. The model was developed...

Intel forecasts further growth of big data analysis - 07/08/2019

The big data market is primarily lacking awareness of how important it is to analyze data, said Vice President and general manager of global product sales for data centers at Intel Sales and Marketing business group Rose Schooler. According to Intel, now only 2% of the generated data is analyzed. At the same time, every inhabitant of the Earth by 2020 will generate 1.7 MB of data per second due...

Study: Bitcoin mining consumes as much energy as Switzerland - 07/04/2019

Researchers at Cambridge University report that Bitcoin mining consumes about as much electricity as Switzerland or Kuwait. Computers used for mining Bitcoin spend as much electricity as all residents of Switzerland or Kuwait together. This is reported on the website created by the University of Cambridge. According to the researchers, the energy consumption of Bitcoin miners on average is...

Oxford Economics: Robots will destroy 20 million jobs by 2030 - 06/27/2019

Oxford Economics research agency said that robots could “occupy” about 20 million current jobs in industrial production by 2030. This is 8.5% of the entire global labor market in this sector. Experts fear that a sharp increase in automation may hit the less developed countries the most, causing an increase in unemployment. Oxford Economics is a commercial research division of a business school at...
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