The ethereum network could pose a real challenge to large financial institutions like Visa as soon as next year, according to Vitalik Buterin, the creator of the ethereum blockchain.In a Q with AngelList founder Naval Ravikant at TechCrunch Disrupt on Monday, Buterin said that security is the biggest challenge to bringing blockchain technologies into the mainstream, and that once it's sorted out, blockchain tech could steal business or even replace financial institutions like Visa in a "couple of years."Despite the hype around blockchain, most of the current applications that use the technology aren't far enough along in development to be used widely, he said.But Buterin said that while he expects low-security prototypes to be introduced in the financial space by next year, it will be a few years before they have any weight.Blockchain technologies like Ethereum are widely believed to be the next big disrupter for industries ranging from law to shipping.Often described as smart contracts, the technology uses a decentralized computer network to send messages which create a universally accessible ledger that can't be edited or modified.
in Addition to vinstmaskinen the Block invests the Norwegian digitaljätten Schibsted in a range of personal financial services.In the portfolio are låneförmedlaren Lendo, jämförelsesajten Prisjakt and rabattsajten Let’s Deal.Now expands the Schibsted ownership in bolånetjänsten the Mortgage by investing additional sek 10 million in the company, according to a press release.”We are pleased that Schibsted is continuing to invest.It gives us a solid foundation to stand on and we have the opportunity to build a strong company.Our goal is to offer an attractive mortgage rate to all, no individual discounts, or negotiations,” says Carl Johan Nordquist, ceo of the Mortgage.
ARKit and other augmented reality tools are going to make the experience more and more popular among developers and users — but, like any new platform, there probably won’t be a sophisticated way to monetize them yet outside of paying for a download.A team of developers from Google and Snapchat at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 hackathon are hoping to take the learnings from that movement to help build a way to connect developers and advertisers to create ad experiences within an augmented reality environment.Sriram Bargav Karnati, Spandana Govindgari, Sai Teja Pratap, and Jaydev Ajit Kumar spent the last 24 hours at the hackathon building a way to insert an advertisement into augmented reality games with ARAD.“When we were building the app we were thinking, hey, how do we place this ad in a non-intrusive way,” Govindgari said.“When the user clicks this ad, they should experience a whole new ad format.We were aware of it but didn’t really dig deep into it, but as we learned more we learned it’s hard to make these 3D objects and detect objects in augmented reality.”
The brand new Apple Watch Series 3 is already sold out, but I’m not interested in getting one.However, I want one of the Watch Series 3’s upgrades inside my MacBook as soon as possible.The device has the same design and size as the previous models, and you can only recognize one by the red Digital Crown, which is supposed to make it stand out.We already explained the various innovations that Apple presented on stage, and one of them is Apple’s eSIM used inside the Apple Watch 3.For a monthly fee, your Apple Watch LTE gets to spoof your phone number, connect to the internet and work as a phone without an iPhone present.It’s incredibly small and incredibly powerful, considering what we’ve seen in Apple’s demo.
Creative production company iam8bit will start shipping a limited run of 5,500 Street Fighter II 30th Anniversay Edition cartridges—in "Opaque Ryu Headband Red" or "Translucent, Glow-in-the-Dark Blanka Green"—starting in November.Pre-orders have already sold out for the $100 package, which includes a retro-styled box, "Premium Instruction Booklet," and "Retro Pack-In Surprises."Re-releasing old games on new hardware has long been common, of course, and there's also been a growing niche industry of specialists releasing playable cartridge versions of homebrew titles, rare prototypes, and ROM hacks on a variety of classic consoles.Grab your original hardware, an old standard-definition tube TV, and bask in the nostalgia.It was an emotional moment to get a new cartridge, because they certainly weren’t cheap."Gibson recalls paying $70 in single dollar bills gathered from birthdays and allowance money to get a copy of Bad Dudes for the NES from Toys R Us (that's even more impressive when you adjust for inflation).
AMP critics and advocates alike have welcomed the news that the Safari browser in Apple’s iOS 11 will use canonical URLs when sharing mobile content — even when the page the sharer is seeing is an accelerated mobile page (AMP).Google’s AMP Project tech lead, Malte Ubl, noted on Twitter and elsewhere that Google had been asking Apple and others to make the change.In a Hacker News discussion forum, Ubl wrote:Just wanted to clarify that we specifically requested Apple (and other browser vendors) to do this.AMP’s policy states that platforms should share the canonical URL of an article whenever technically possible.Malte Ubl, Google's AMP Project tech leadOpinions may vary on the benefits and downsides of AMP, but both sides seem to agree unintentional sharing of AMP links is not ideal.
Singtel today launched Singapore’s first mobile plans featuring unlimited local data, phone calls, and text and multimedia messaging.Existing customers on Singtel’s Combo 3, 6, and 12 plans will be upgraded with unlimited talk time and SMS from today.They will also be able to purchase unlimited data as an add-on for about US$30 per month, which they can share with up to three family members for an additional US$8 per month.New subscribers to Combo 6 and 12 plans will also be able to pick a free data roaming plan each month, worth up to US$26 per month, for use outside of Singapore.Fierce competition has been sparked in Singapore’s telco space in the past couple of years.Regulators decided to open up the market to new players in February 2016, expanding the number of mobile network operator licenses from three to four.
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The Asia Hardware Battle brings together business projects and startups from 10 countries and regions across Aisa.After more than 300 projects being registered in the preliminary selection around mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Israel, Singapore, and Thailand,15 teams have finally screened out to fight for the championship in the final battle, which will take place on 16th September in Shanghai Chang Yang Valley.Now it’s your turn to join the battle and witness the new “creative innovation and new energy” from Asia and enjoy the best 15 hardware startups to pitch.If you love hardware and making connections within the ecosystem, you’re definitely going to want to be there.The ticket is free, and all you need to do is to go through the registration and save the date.Click here to get the ticket now.
JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon set off a market slide when he called Bitcoin a “fraud” that would “blow up” earlier this week at a conference.The price of Bitcoin – already slumped over 10 percent off word China may ban cryptocurrency – further dropped to $3,772, the lowest it’s been in a month, after Dimon’s remarks.Bitcoin sits at $3,894 as of Wednesday afternoon and its all-time high is less than $5,000.For perspective, six months ago Bitcoin was at another all-time high, $1,223, and half-a-year before that its high was around $600.This isn’t the first time that Dimon has declared Bitcoin dead either; in 2015 he said there was no way a government would allow Bitcoin to challenge local currency.At the time of his condemnation Bitcoin was worth $334.
A team of Houston Methodist researchers and clinicians received two grants totaling over $15.7 million from the Department of Defense (DoD) to accelerate a possible treatment for metastatic breast cancer.Click here for a video with Mauro Ferrari, Ph.D.Metastases to the lungs and liver are responsible for the vast majority of breast cancer deaths every year in the United States, yet there is no cure.Existing cancer drugs provide limited benefit due to their inability to overcome biological barriers in the body and reach the cancer cells in sufficient concentrations.Mauro Ferrari, Ph.D, president and CEO of the Houston Methodist Research Institute, led teams over the past several years that developed a multi-component drug called an injectable nanoparticle generator polymeric doxorubicin (iNPG-pDox).Ferrari and Haifa Shen, M.D., Ph.D., a lead scientist within the department of nanomedicine, conducted research that showed never before seen results in mice models with triple negative breast cancer that had metastasized to the lungs.
To much fanfare, Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the next crop of iPhones today at the new Steve Jobs Theater on Apple’s new headquarters in Cupertino.With the introduction of three new phones, Cook made clear that Apple’s premiere product is very much still evolving.The event also brought with it a brand new Apple Watch, upgrades to Apple TV, and a host of other features coming to the Apple ecosystem this fall.If you’re worried about cracking that beautiful screen, don’t: This is Apple’s most durable phone yet, made from surgical-grade stainless steel.The cameras are specially calibrated for AR, with new gyro and accelerometers to deliver the best experience for motion tracking when you’re playing around with AR on your phone.The iPhone 8 starts at $699 for 64 gigs; the 8 Plus at $799.
Nintendo is going to restart production of its insanely popular micro console, the NES Classic Mini, but stock isn’t expected to become available again until the summer of 2018.This announcement follows the news of continued interest in the Super NES Classic Edition, which Nintendo will support with additional stock of that retro system when it begins shipping out on its September 29 launch date.When Nintendo launched the NES Classic Mini in November 2016, no one, Nintendo included, realized what a monumental success it would be.Stock was hard to find even months after launch and then all of a sudden Nintendo announced it would no longer be sold.That sent prices of second-hand versions skyrocketing in response to continued demand.In summer 2018, however, Nintendo may once again be able to capitalize on that popularity.
If you can turn a blind eye to the seemingly endless stream of advertising, this is actually a half-decent tool.The Burn4Free DVD Copy installer uses an irritating download manager which tries to install a couple of unwanted extras, but they are optional if you keep your eyes open.There's plenty to dislike about Burn4Free DVD Copy (see below), but as a basic burning tool, it is at least functional.There are no fancy extras here whatsoever, but you can burn data CDs, DVDs and audio CDs, and work with ISOs.You can create discs in one of two ways.The first option is to use the 'Add' button to browse files on your hard drive and add them to a disc, while the second is to activate the fly window.
When you shop for a phone it’s easy to get dazzled by curved glass or swayed by the big brand logos that’ll make friends jealous.We’re going to run down 10 of these big-hitter features, including reader favourites like the iPhone 7 Plus’s clever ‘zoom’ camera and high-grade water resistance that doesn’t demand you put a rubber flap back in place whenever you unplug your headphones.In the next few years we’ll see developments that will make the iPhone 7 Plus’s second camera look prehistoric, but finally being able to use the camera zoom guilt-free was a big shift.Where most solutions choose to ramp-up the voltage and leave current fairly low, the Dash charger keeps the voltage at 5V but doubles current to four amps.When so many of us use Spotify for our music and Netflix or YouTube for a roving video fix, perhaps it’s overkill, but it is innovation that offers a real benefit if you want peace of mind when downloading apps, saving photos or even just saving Spotify for offline listening.For the first few years, the effect you’d get was so flawed as to appear, quite often, comically bad.
But it appears that, for woolly rhinos, evolution decided “lol, no.”You have seven cervical vertebrae (neck bones) responsible for holding up your head.All mammals seem to have seven cervical vertebrae except for sloths and manatees.Individuals with more or less tend to die.But sometimes, the bottom vertebra grows little rib bones, which are usually harmless themselves but could be a signal that some other things are very wrong, genetically.A new study looking at Coelodonta antiquitati, the extinct woolly rhino from the area that’s now the North Sea and the Netherlands, found that the number of individuals with these cervical ribs was especially high—a condition that probably brought about their demise.
Some of Samuel Fuller’s great war films (screening Sept. 15-24 at the Museum of the Moving Image) are actually postwar films—classic entries in the film-noir genre that highlight the trauma, the fear, and the corruption caused by combat, conquest, and occupation.In “House of Bamboo,” from 1955, Fuller sets the action in Japan—it was the first postwar Hollywood movie to be shot on location there—and centers the drama on a crime ring of American veterans who are hoping to cash in on the turmoil of the country’s reconstruction.Robert Ryan plays the head of the ring, who runs his outfit with a military discipline and whose tentacular access to valuable information reaches to the core of the American government.Robert Stack, tense and square-jawed, plays another hardboiled American, who gets beaten up for competing with the ring but ends up joining it—and finding more profit in informing on it than in participating in it.Filming in CinemaScope and Technicolor, Fuller offers a virtual travelogue of Tokyo street life that teems with gangland insiders ready to jump at orders from their American boss.Meanwhile, lingering resentments fuel local hostility toward Japanese women who become romantically involved with the American occupiers; one such woman, Mariko (Shirley Yamaguchi), proves crucial to the crisscrossing plotlines, and the gangsters’ reference to her not by name but as “the kimono” shows the contempt in which such women were held by the occupiers as well.
the U.S. airline organize the process in great haste to their flights before the Irma-hurricane the likely arrival of Florida.news channel CNBC:according to the company you are already in advance cancelled by more than 1 000 turn to the southern Florida airports next week.at the Same time the rest of the year shifts have been added, so that passengers are able to get out before the storm hit.Cancellation allows the company to also seek to ensure that their expensive planes will not remain trapped in the storm-beaten fields.Miami international airport has announced that it plans to stay open through the storm, but air traffic will be suspended if the wind speed gets about 90 miles per hour.Irma-hurricane route, there is no absolute certainty, but I can see it reaches Florida on Saturday.
Citing census data, an equity research analyst claims Facebook is once again inflating one of its key metrics, this time grossly over-reporting its ability to sell ads and effectively inventing millions more young Americans than actually exist.Facebook told advertisers that the platform can potentially “reach” 41 million young adults between 18 and 24 in the US.Brian Wieser of Pivotal Research Group countered by pointing out that 2016 census data shows there were only 31 million people in that age range in the US.Similarly, Facebook claims it can reach 60 million people in the US between 25 and 34 years old.The census reports 45 million in that age group.Alongside his findings, Wieser called for greater transparency in “reach” calculations and called for Facebook to double check its numbers against audits from third-party partners.
Game publisher Hi-Rez Studios and esports team organization World Esports Association (WESA) announced that Facebook will be the exclusive livestreaming partner for the new Paladins Premier League.The move takes Facebook further into esports, which is on its way to becoming a $1.5 billion industry by 2020, according to market researcher Newzoo.The Paladins esports league will launch in the fall with 10 teams from WESA, and it will give amateur players a path to compete at a professional level through Facebook Groups.This is one of Facebook’s deepest dives yet into organized esports.Every esports observer has said that ultimately, broadcast revenues will generate the most revenue for esports, as it does with traditional sports leagues.Professional players in the league will earn a minimum salary and teams will participate in revenue sharing of league profits.