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21.03.2017

Chinese BTCC launched app to make bitcoin easier to use

Leading Chinese bitcoin exchange BTCC has announced the launch of a new global multicurrency wallet called Mobi. The app will be available on both iOS and Android platforms. Mobi offers in-app conversion of more than 150 global currencies, including dollar, euro, pound, gold and silver. It also enables users to send money to any Twitter account and phone number, as well as an optional Visa debit card. China-based BTCC is a Bitcoin company founded in 2011 that operates an online trading exchange, mints physical bitcoins, and now has entered the mobile payments market. 

 
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21.03.2017

GADGETS: VR versus AR, headsets that will take you to other worlds

Concerts, museums, surgical theatres: all have in common one thing, the use or potential use of virtual or augmented reality. More and more companies in all fields are studying how to use this technology, with celebrities jumping on board like Buzz Aldrin, who created a version of himself in space to show everyone how to reach Mars. Bands are using virtual reality to get in touch with their fans, who can now take part in concerts anywhere as long as both ends are equipped with the correct technology.

 
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16.03.2017

All you watch on YouTube can be tracked

Hackers, intelligence agencies and advertisers could be tracking your online video-watching habits, even when the sites in question, such as YouTube, provide encryption and promise anonymity, according to research by a Ben Gurion University cyber-security expert, who presented the research at a recent Black Hat Europe cyber-security gathering in London. Gaps in YouTube's encryption enable both government intelligence agencies, hackers and internet marketers to determine which videos a user is watching, said the researchers.

 
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16.03.2017

Canadian police warns over Bitcoin fraud scheme

Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS), Ontario, Canada, has issued a warning against digital currencies such as bitcoin after residents reported related fraud schemes. According to a notice posted last week, the Canadian Police said that fraudsters contact residents, promising to make money. They also send cheques to the victims, asking money to purchase bitcoins. 

 
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16.03.2017

US has invested in robotics more than Swiss GDP

Investment in robotics is a growing trend within the United States and other parts of the world. It’s clear that these little, and huge metal men, are going to become a huge factor in the future of industrialism and everyday life. According to a report from Redwood Software and the Center for Economic and Business Research (CEBR), the U.S. is the leader in the investment of robotic automation.

 
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16.03.2017

Tech Giants support Google in the battle against FBI

After a Pennsylvania court ruled that Google has to hand over emails stored overseas in response to an FBI warrant, Apple, Amazon, Cisco, and Microsoft are supporting the Mountain View-based company. Google, Facebook, and other Silicon Valley giants backed Apple’s decision not to create an iPhone backdoor that would compromise the security of iOS. Now Apple is returning the favor by standing alongside Google in its fight against an FBI search warrant. Apple knows all too well what it’s like to battle with the FBI. Under CEO Tim Cook, Apple has also taken a broader pro-privacy stance, most famously refusing to code a backdoor into iOS so the FBI could access the iPhone 5c of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook and became embroiled in a legal battle with the bureau that went on for months.

 
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14.03.2017

Rolls Royce, their app in our video review

 
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14.03.2017

Insects helped Swiss researchers for anti-crash drone

Swiss researchers have created a flexible quadcopter that recoils during a crash, influenced by Mother Nature. Wasps in particular have special joints that allow their wings to reversibly crumple during an accident. This transition into a flexible state during times of stress drastically minimizes any sustained damage.   Roboticists from EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, have developed a new drone to mimic the elasticity and durability of insects. Researchers achieved this by using a "squishy" material that's able to be rigged while flying but become malleable when it comes in contact with something. This flexibility absorbs potentially damaging impacts and eliminates them.

 
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10.03.2017

Luxury goods via Whatsapp, the new easy shopping way to buy

Online luxury retailer Yoox Net-a-Porter said it’s developing technology to allow well-to-do customers to buy products directly through WhatsApp as the e-commerce market for Prada and Versace goods becomes more competitive. As the Independent reported, the platform’s personal shoppers already message clients on the Facebook-owned service and Chief Executive Federico Marchetti says that the Milan-based company plans to expand its use of the app but did not set a date for the launch of the feature.

 
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09.03.2017

Self-driving car: Uber's project coming soon

Uber Technologies’ self-driving cars could be returning to California soon after state authorities permitted the company to test the vehicles. The ride-hailing company is now listed by the California Department of Motor Vehicles as one of over 20 companies, including Waymo, Tesla and Baidu,  that have been issued autonomous vehicle testing permits as of Wednesday. Uber received a permit to test two Volvo SUVs on public roads, the California Department of Motor Vehicles said. Regulators also approved 48 people as backup drivers who must sit behind the wheel in case the prototype cars malfunction, according to agency spokeswoman Jessica Gonzalez.

 
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