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Facebook renames Calibra cryptocurrency wallet to Novi - 05/27/2020

The company aims to distance from the Libra project, TechCrunch notes. Facebook has changed the name of its digital wallet Calibra to Novi. It will be managed by an independent sunsidiary of the social network, Novi Financial. Novi is designed to store and exchange digital currency, in particular, the Libra cryptocurrency. The name comes from the Latin words novus (new) and via (path), the...

Virgin Orbit's first rocket launch test failed - 05/26/2020

On Monday, American Virgin Orbit failed to launch its LauncherOne from an airplane into orbit, the company said. "We confirmed a regular discharge from the aircraft. However, the test soon stopped at the beginning of the flight. Cosmic Girl plane and our flight crew are safe and returning to base," the report said. There are no details of the incident. Meanwhile, Virgin Orbit reported problems...

VR technologies: Keep growing but stay niche anyway - 05/19/2020

According to Technavio, the market for XR technology (extended reality, an umbrella term that includes virtual (VR), augmented (AR) and mixed reality (MR) will grow to $ 177 billion by 2024. This optimistic forecast, made at the beginning April, may not fully take into account the boom in investment in such projects caused by the pandemic. However, existing gadgets and services are far from the...

Asian banking and legal industries are shifting to Internet - 05/15/2020

Since many companies continue to operate under the quarantine and remote work conditions, some professional tools that previously required personal presence and paper documents become digital. This is particularly noticeable in Asia - now companies receive loans, open accounts and go to court via the Internet. During the pandemic, not only Zoom and other services for video conferencing and remote...

Study: Up to 3.5B people will live in unbearable heat by 2070 - 05/11/2020

With the current rate of global warming and population growth, up to a third of humanity will live in conditions similar to the Sahara climate in 50 years. These are very fast climatic changes in a very short period of time. The consequences can be disastrous. For millennia, people have been choosing regions that are comfortable or at least relatively suitable for them in terms of climate. But...

Experts: DDoS attacks are on the rise - 05/08/2020

Against the backdrop of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the number of DDoS attacks in the world in the first quarter increased by 80% compared to the same period in 2019 and doubled compared to the fourth quarter. Duration of the attacks increased as well, according to a study by Kaspersky Lab. “Since the beginning of 2020, due to the coronavirus epidemic COVID-2019, life has almost completely...

Kind of seasonal flu: Chinese scientists believe it's impossible to destroy COVID-19 - 04/29/2020

The new coronavirus cannot be completely eradicated, as happened with SARS, Chinese scientists say. In their opinion, COVID-19 is likely to become a seasonal disease, such as the flu. Chinese scientists believe that the new coronavirus, because of which more than 211,000 people already died worldwide, will not be completely eradicated, as happened with SARS, Bloomberg writes. “Most likely, it...

McDonald’s and Starbucks to take part in testing digital yuan - 04/24/2020

McDonald's and Starbucks, the world's largest network of fast-food restaurants and coffee shops, are among the companies that will take part in testing the payment system based on Chinese digital currency (DCEP). In total, the list includes 19 shops and restaurants. It is noted that the meeting on the deployment of the DCEP pilot project in the region was held by the Xun'an District Reform and...

Apple to introduce new iPhones with iPad Pro design - 04/14/2020

Apple plans to release new iPhone models, focusing on the latest versions of the iPad, writes Bloomberg, citing sources. The updated range will include four smartphones that support 5G, and two new accessories. iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max will be replaced by two smartphones, and two more budget models will become successors of iPhone 11. More expensive smartphones will have a new...

Microsoft invests $ 20M in AI to fight COVID-19 - 04/10/2020

Microsoft is investing $ 20 million to fight the COVID-19 coronavirus as part of the AI for Health program, which aims to provide companies, non-profit organizations and healthcare scientists with access to artificial intelligence tools, cloud computing and other essential resources, the company said. "The company decided to expand the program to help those who are currently seeking funds to deal...
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