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IBM: Quantum computing sets to become mainstream in financial services - 03/26/2018

Researchers from IBM believe that quantum computers will be able to compete with conventional bit computers in the next two to three years. The researchers believe that one of the areas of practical application is a financial market where quantum computers can be used to more quickly calculate risk models, optimize asset pricing and hedge. IBM, which actively participates in the development of...

OECD: Taxation in digital economy is a big problem - 03/20/2018

The international community cannot agree on how taxation should look in the digital economy, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) interim report states. Although more than 110 countries joined the initiative on combating the erosion of the tax base and profit shifting (BEPS), they are unlikely to reach a consensus by the appointed time (the year of 2020). Meanwhile,...

Pentagon hires Google to use its AI developments - 03/12/2018

Google and the US Department of Defense actively cooperate in the field of artificial intelligence within the framework of the joint project codenamed Maven. The project was commenced almost a year ago, but the information became public became only now. The Guardian and Gizmodo say that the project itself raises questions and disagreements both within the company itself and outside it. Last...

Why are carmakers going after blockchain? - 03/06/2018

In February, Porsche announced the world's first successful integration of blockchain into a car. At the same time, Volkswagen and IOTA are now trying to re-shape the entire sector with the help of a blockchain, and BMW has agreed to cooperate with a crypto project VeChain Thor. So why carmakers put so much effort into developing the blockchain technology, and which companies are blazing the...

Apple to come up with three new iPhones in 2018 - 02/27/2018

In 2018, American Apple Inc intends to release three new models of the iPhone. There will be the largest smartphone ever made by the company, a new model of the iPhone X, as well as a less expensive version with some of the key functions of the flagship smartphone, Bloomberg reported with reference to informed sources. The model, code-named D33, will have a resolution of 1242 x 2688with one of...

SpaceX launches the first two Internet satellites - 02/23/2018

The launch took place from the air base Vandenberg. Initially, it was planned for February 17, but it was postponed three times due to weather conditions and technical malfunctions. The launch was postponed on February 17, first to February 18, and then to February 21 due to "the need for additional payload checks." The launch did not take place earlier because of the strong wind at altitudes....

Expert: the issue with Browsealoud software could become a real disaster for all of us - 02/20/2018

Thousands of government websites in the US, Britain and Canada were threatened. Attackers could take advantage of the vulnerability of a popular plug-in and gain access to the computers of all visitors. A large-scale cyber-attack took place on last weekend, when hackers infected over 4 thousand sites around the world. Among the affected web resources were large government portals of the United...

German Bitcom: Digital technologies threaten millions of jobs in Germany - 02/08/2018

The spread of digital technologies will have an extremely negative impact on the labor market in Germany. Until 2022, 3.4 million people may lose their jobs, according to a new study. The increasing use of digital technology and robotics in Germany can lead to the elimination of 3.4 million jobs until 2022. The authors of a study, commissioned by the Federal Association of Information,...

Intel comes up with smart glasses that look like ordinary specs - 02/06/2018

Intel company developed a prototype of smart glasses called Vaunt, which can project the image directly onto the retina. Unlike Google Glass, they look like the most usual glasses, weigh a little more than a normal frame, and allow the use of dioptric lenses. Unlike Google Glass, Vaunt much more resemble conventional glasses and support dioptric lenses. The weight of the gadget including the...

Forbes: Electric cars make the world burn more coal and gas - 01/31/2018

Both the pros and cons of the boom of electric vehicles lie on the surface, but not all pay attention to them, Forbes writes. The market of electric vehicles is one of the fastest growing. In 2017, for example, only in the US sales of cars powered by electricity increased by almost 30% and came close to 200 thousand. The US is taken for example not only because it is the first economy of the...
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