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Five biggest cybercrimes of 2018 - 08/01/2018

The first half of 2018 was less rich in high-profile leaks and global hacker attacks than the same period last year. Alas, it’s all good news for now. Corporate security is developing too slowly, investments in the relevant infrastructure are inadequate, and hackers operating in the interests of different countries are becoming bolder and more sophisticated. Here are the main scandals related to...

Six basics of compelling ideas - 07/27/2018

Clingy ideas have certain key features. Although there is no single formula for creating an ideal memorable idea, they rely on a common set of characteristics that are likely to ensure their success. Below are six principles of sticky ideas. Principle 1: Simplicity How do we define the essence of our ideas? One successful lawyer said: "You could make a dozen good comments. However, when the...

Amazon’s face recognition system mistakenly identifies 25 congressmen as criminals - 07/27/2018

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) tested the Amazon Rekognition face recognition system and came to a disappointing conclusion: your reputation could be seriously affected even if you did not commit crimes and were not arrested. The reason for this may be one of Amazon’s services, which is used in law enforcement agencies in several US states. Within the experiment, images of all 535 US...

Waste management and the problem of renewables - 07/24/2018

Solar cells are considered to be green energy sources. However, they use batteries containing lithium and cobalt to store energy, and there’s no solution how to recycle them without waste. Stadium Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam is equipped with solar panels and batteries to store energy. The system is able to accumulate energy to fully supply the ArenA stadium for one hour during large-scale...

WSJ: Adult content industry is propelling VR technologies - 07/19/2018

Each new media format becomes several times more popular when adult content producers start to pay close attention to it. This was true for movies, VHS, Blu-ray, video streaming. Now, this is happening with virtual reality (VR). Naughty America used to be an ordinary company in the adult entertainment market. Five years ago, its founders became interested in the then emerging technologies VR and...

Five smartphone functions that you don't need - 07/16/2018

By 2018, competition in the smartphone market has reached an incredible height. In this situation, marketing differences between similar models are of great importance, and marketers of the largest manufacturers are doing their best. Their promotional messages are bright and convincing. As a rule, they point at certain "unique", "premium" or simply "very useful" features of a device. But are...

Opinion: Bitcoin will become the main means of payment in 10 years - 07/12/2018

In the next ten years, Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies will become the most common way of paying for various goods and services, believes a group of researchers from Imperial College London and the eToro investment platform, who published a paper on the topic. Like any new technology, crypto-currencies need considerable improvement, Zeynep Gurguc, a researcher at the Imperial College of...

European banks successfully test blockchain-based transaction platform - 07/04/2018

A group of European banks stated that it conducted a number of real-time financial transactions using a jointly developed blockchain-based digital platform we.trade, reports Coindesk. Financial transactions were carried out in real time during the last five days between 10 companies. The project involved four banks that used the blockchain technology. "As we.trade moved from pilot applications...

A third of Americans believe the world needs a special agency to control robotics - 07/02/2018

According to the Brookings Institute, most Americans are confident that the robots may not completely but almost everywhere replace people in 30 years. The widespread distribution of robots often frightens people, especially considering that artificial intelligence (AI) can surpass human intelligence one day. Therefore, a significant number of respondents want the development of robotics to be...

Google Home overtakes Amazon Echo - 06/27/2018

New categories of devices appear on the market from time to time. Some of them become incredibly popular, for instance, smartphones. Others are less interesting. However, sometimes it takes more than one year before new devices spread around, and only after some time leaders of the new market segment emerge. Recently, Google announced the next version of its Android P, a mobile OS, which has...
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