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Ethereum cryptocurrency enters new phase of development - 12/07/2020

On 1 December, a revolution took place in the world of cryptocurrencies. The Ethereum project began its transition to a new phase. In five years of its existence, Ethereum has become the second largest crypto-currency in terms of capitalisation. Unlike Bitcoin, it was conceived not as a payment system, but as a base for decentralised services and projects. Recently, it has become difficult for...

Facebook renames its Libra cryptocurrency - 12/02/2020

The Libra Association blockchain payment system, with Facebook as the leading developer and member, has announced the change of its name to Diem. According to Stuart Levey, head of the association, "the new name shows the growing maturity of the project. According to American observers, the name change reflects a desire to distance itself from the negative context with which Libra, a...

LG comes up with a rollable laptop - 11/24/2020

Korean company LG has patented a new laptop with a sliding screen, writes the Root MyGalaxy edition with a reference to the brand's patent application. According to the description of the patent application, the new computer will be equipped with a flexible screen: it can be rolled up and hidden in the base of the laptop case. This transformation of the gadget takes place using electric motors....

Large retailers connect AI to everyday shopping - 11/19/2020

Large retailers such as Spar, Amazon, Coop and others are beginning to use special artificial intelligence (AI) systems that analyse consumer preferences. This analysis allows retailers to make more personalised offers to consumers, encouraging them to buy more products and strengthening customer loyalty. Retailers are beginning to actively use AI systems to work with their customers. These...

Nokia's report notes up to 700% increase in internet traffic during lockdown - 11/18/2020

Internet traffic in Europe and North America increased by 30-50% since the beginning of the year, video conferencing traffic grew by 350-700%, DDoS attacks rose by 50%, and gaming traffic increased by 100-150%, says the annual report of Finnish company Nokia - Network Intelligence Report, which analyzes trends in network traffic and consumption on the Internet in 2020. With the introduction of...

LG Chem shares plummet 4% after second recall of EVs with LG batteries - 11/17/2020

Shares of the world's largest manufacturer of batteries for electric cars, Korean company LG Chem, fell by 4% in price during today's trading. Electric cars with its batteries have received a major recall twice in the last two months. The day before, General Motors announced the recall of 68,700 Chevrolet Bolt cars due to several battery fire cases.  According to The Detroit News, there...

Analysts: Mobile game downloads jump by 45% in 2020 - 11/16/2020

The number of mobile game downloads in the first seven months of 2020 increased by 45% compared to the same period in 2019, with 32% growth a year earlier, reports the analytical marketing company AppsFlyer. The growth was particularly strong between March and May, when quarantine measures were in effect in many countries. From February to August, revenue from apps purchasing increased by 67%....

China Construction Bank to sell its papers for bitcoins - 11/12/2020

China Construction Bank, one of the largest banks in the world, will issue digital bonds that can be bought for bitcoins. This can be the world's first public offering of blockchain securities available to investors around the world. The value of the securities starts at $100 and the volume of the bonds will reach $3 billion. China Construction Bank will place bonds on the exchange, which private...

Virgin Galactic announces new flight of VSS Unity touristic spacecraft - 11/09/2020

The third test suborbital flight of the VSS Unity space plane will take place by the end of November, informed the press service of Virgin Galactic. Virgin Galactic company has developed a space plan VSS Unity for tourist suborbital flights. The first suborbital flight of VSS Unity took place in December 2018, the second - in March 2019. Virgin Galactic has announced that the third test flight...

Starlink to be launched in Europe in February 2021 - 11/05/2020

Elon Musk stated that in February-March 2021, the Starlink satellite network will be launched in a test version in Europe. He also said that this week several thousand invitations to the beta version of Starlink will be sent in the United States and Canada. The test version of the satellite network, which provides broadband Internet access, was launched in the northern states of the U.S. and...
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