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Study: Employees and customers still dislike robots - 10/04/2019

McKinsey forecasts that about 60% of all jobs and about 30% of working hours will be automated by 2030. The forecast is extended even to unobvious jobs. For instance, there are robots that can partially replace staff of hospitals and nursing homes. According to Wells Fargo Bank analysts, about 10% of jobs in the banking sector in the USA will disappear in the next ten years due to automation and...

Microsoft introduces foldable Surface Duo smartphone - 10/03/2019

Microsoft held an annual presentation, where showed the new Surface Duo, which is an Android-based smartphone. The book-like device with two screens will be released in 2020. Microsoft presented its new Android-based Surface Duo smartphone. The release is scheduled for 2020, but the exact date is still unknown, The Verge reports. The main feature of the device is two 5.6-inch screens that may...

Hyundai to build flying taxis - 10/02/2019

Hyundai has created a new division, which will develop technology for urban aircraft. Development of the air vehicles will be carried on by a special division of the company. The exact sum of financing is still unknown. Previously, the firm announced readiness to send up to KRW 2.4 trl  ($ 2 bln) in 2019 to prompt “futuristic” projects in automobile transport. Jaiwon Shin will head the...

Bitcoin falls below $ 8K during the worst week in 2019 - 09/30/2019

Bitcoin exchange rate fell below the $ 8 thousand mark, losing about 20% during past week, according to MarketWatch. This was the largest weekly drop this year. Over the past three months, the cryptocurrency lost about 34% of its value. However, since the beginning of this year, it has grown by 115%. In June, the rate rose above $ 10 thousand for the first time since the beginning of 2018....

Facebook ready to pay up to $1 bln for thought controlled computer system - 09/24/2019

Facebook agreed to acquire a New York-based startup developing software for controlling computers using thought, Bloomberg said, citing sources. According to them, the deal will cost Facebook from $ 500 million to $ 1 billion. One of the startup’s designs was a bracelet that reads signals from the human brain to the arm. This technology allows you to enter text without using a keyboard. In...

Apple presents new iPhone 11 Pro Max - 09/11/2019

The iPhone 11, like its predecessor, the iPhone XR, features a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina IPS screen. There is also the new second camera with a matrix of 12 megapixels for wide-angle shooting, Night Mode for shooting in dark rooms or at night, double optical zoom and photographing in 4K at a speed of 60 frames per second. Also, the new model will be able to record in "slow motion" with the front...

USA calls to stop using vaporizers because of lung disease - 09/10/2019

At least five people died in the United States due to a serious lung disease that could be caused by cannabis or nicotine vaporizers, writes WSJ. Authorities called on citizens to refrain from vaping for the duration of the investigation. The US Department of Health called on citizens to refrain from using electronic cigarettes and other vaporizers due to several cases of serious lungs diseases...

What Apple and Twitter think about cryptocurrencies? - 09/09/2019

Twitter’s Head Jack Dorsey said that the company would not launch its own digital currency. He is still convinced that only Bitcoin will become the native currency of the Internet, reports The Sydney Morning Herald. “I think open Internet standards serve everyone better than those controlled or run by companies,” said Dorsey. He emphasized that neither Twitter, nor the Square payment platform...

Facebook launches dating app, sparks discussions about privacy - 09/06/2019

Facebook launched its Facebook Dating service in the USA, which allows filtering potential partners according to their interests. However, due to scandals surrounding the leak of user data, Americans may not want to share personal information with the service, writes the Financial Times. Facebook launched its Facebook Dating service in the United States. Now, users can build “meaningful...

Google releases Android 10 with Parent Control and Focus Mode - 09/04/2019

The American corporation Google reported that the operating system Android 10 is now available for Pixel phones. In the near future, owners of smartphones of other companies will also have the possibility of switching to Android 10. Live Caption is one of the main features of the new system. It automatically converts speech in videos into subtitles. It is available even for those videos recorded...
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