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FBI warns of a possible attack on ATMs - 08/14/2018

Specialized research agency KrebsOnSecurity reports that the FBI sent a warning to the largest US banks. The agency warns that cybercriminals are preparing a massive international attack on ATMs. The goal is to hack accounts and systems of payment operators to produce clones of compromised cards. Funds will be transferred from the hacked accounts on the clone cards, which will then be cashed at...

Why are large companies refusing blockchain? - 08/13/2018

According to Forrester Research Inc., several projects based on distributed registry technology will be wound up this year. Even though some companies are still conducting experimental tests, many have tempered their ambitions and have postponed these plans. According to Forrester Research, 90% of these developments will not be implemented in their operations. Even Nasdaq, which is actively...

Bain & Company: IoT market will double in the next three years - 08/09/2018

Bain & Company expects that by 2021 the world IoT (Internet of Things) market will double the current volume and reach $ 520 billion. According to experts, the Internet of things will be most in demand in the industrial and corporate segments. Bain & Company’s report " Unlocking Opportunities in the Internet of Things", presented yesterday, is based on a survey of more than 600 executives...

How eSports and AI will accelerate the Third Industrial Revolution - 08/08/2018

The world is discussing whether artificial intelligence will deprive people of their jobs or not. Meanwhile, eSports offers a third way, something in between fantasy and history. This is a new economic model where unemployed low-skilled specialists, who will be replaced by robots, will train artificial intelligence based on computer games. Now interest in the topic is fueled by recent competition...

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...
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