Author: Lipin

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Here are today’s Top 5 News & Events from Around the World. Take a look! #5 Sweden Starts Testing E-Cash, Will The e-Krona Take Over Real Cash? Image Credit: Flickr Credit: BeatingBetting.com Sweden’s central bank, Riksbank is going to conduct a year-long pilot of electronic cash distribution. It will use the blockchain technology similar to cryptocurrencies. But it won’t be a cryptocurrency. Sweden is already a hub for the cash-free economy. According to estimates, Swedish shops could stop accepting cash altogether by 2023. Most of the transactions that take place are done with mobile payments. The test will run till…

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NissanGTR

Here are today’s Top 5 News & Events from Around the World. Take a look! #5 Nissan’s Subscription Service For $699, Will You Switch A Car Every Month? Is $699 per month enticing enough for you to switch a car every month? Nissan is experimenting with a service that will allow its subscribers to switch their cars every other month. For $699 you will have access to four cars. Pay $200 extra and have access to six cars. And if you want to drive the GTR then pay $100 per day after a $495 activation fee. The subscription service in…

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hobbi app grab

Here are today’s Top 5 News & Events from Around the World. Take a look! #5 Facebook Launches Pinterest Type App, But Quietly Facebook’s product experimentation team has quietly launched an app Hobbi, which is surprisingly close to Pinterest, according to The Information Report. The Hobbi is a photo-sharing app. Similar to Pinterest, it allows users to share photos of cooking, art, craft, and etc. It’s only available on iOS for now. Available in countries such as the US, Colombia, Belgium, Ukraine, and Spain. Link. ___ #4 Is The Future Laid Out For Foldable Smartphones? According to analysts, by 2025 over 100…

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WhatsApp

Here are today’s Top 5 News & Events from Around the World. Take a look! #5 WhatsApp Now Has 2 Billion Active Users WhatsApp now has over 2 billion active users on its platform. Facebook which owns the messaging app has 2.5 billion users and Instagram has over 1 billion users (June 2018 data). Link. #4 California Introduces Bill To Protect Restaurants Against Silicon Valley Firms California Assembly is introducing a bill that will safeguard restaurants against the exploitative tactics of silicon valley delivery firms. The bill is focused on unethical practices such as adding restaurants without permission and withholding…

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Here are today’s Top 5 News & Events from Around the World. Take a look! #5 Is Amazon Trying To Depose Trump? What the United States Congress couldn’t do is now been tried by e-commerce giant Amazon. Loosing out on a $10 billion deal from Pentagon has pinched it so much that it’s now going to use every trick in the box to get back the contract. According to the Washington Journal, the court filings reveal that Amazon is trying to depose President Trump and get him to answer the questions related to the deal. The whole matter revolves around the JEDI…

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Here are today’s Top 5 News & Events from Around the World. Take a look! #5 VR Recreates Dead Child, Ethical Or Not? A South Korean documentary aired on national channel showed the process of recreation of a dead child so that the family can say a final goodbye. The virtual reality technology made it possible to bring back a deceased child in lifesize experience for its mother. Would you ever want VR to do something similar for you? Is it ethical or not? As the VR tech evolves the answers to these questions will remain crucial. Link. ___ #4…

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Here are today’s Top 5 News & Events from Around the World. Take a look! #5 Alphabet Touches $1 Trillion Market Cap, Becomes Fourth US Firm To Do So Alphabet, the parent company of Google on Thursday became a trillion-dollar company. Its the fourth US firm to do so. Alphabet joins Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft as the only four trillion-dollar companies in the world and all of them are US-based. Link. ___ #4 Facebook Puts Ads On WhatsApp On Hold, Why? Since 2018, there were talks of WhatsApp monetizing its app. However, Facebook the parent firm has put that plan…

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Here are today’s Top 5 News & Events from Around the World. Take a look! #5 Are UK Officials “Mad?” US Deems Huawei Deal As “Madness” US officials are pushing the agenda of thwarting any possible Huawei-UK 5G deal. The officials have gone to the extent of calling the deal as an act of “madness.” According to the Guardian, the US officials have presented the UK government with the latest report on the risks of involving Huawei in the country’s 5G infrastructure development. The UK government will take its decision by the end of this month. It’s still unclear whether it will…

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Here are today’s Top 5 News & Events from Around the World. Take a look! #5 Will You Speak To A Tesla Car? According to the latest reports, Tesla car owners will start chatting with pedestrians without opening their car windows. The EU had earlier ruled that electric cars must make noise for the pedestrians to know it’s approaching them. The same speakers might be used to speak to pedestrians on the road. Link. ___ #4 UK Dismisses US’s Concerns Over Huawei Security Threat UK’s top intelligence unit MI5 has dismissed US official’s push against Huawei’s security threat. A US…

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Uber app selection

Here are today’s Top 5 News & Events from Around the World. Take a look! #5 Choose Your Favourite Uber Driver, Only In California For Now The gig law in California is forcing the ride-hailing companies to make changes to how it operates. Uber, for example, has now introduced a feature for its riders to select their favorite Uber driver. Also, the riders will see a price range for rides rather than a fixed price per ride. Uber, Lyft, and other ride-hailing service providers are looking into the business models that seem to be not working in its favor after…

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Here are today’s Top 5 News & Events from Around the World. Take a look! #5 Nvidia Launches 360Hz G-Sync Display, But Good Only For Esports? Are you an esports fan? You have good news coming from Nvidia. The major graphics card maker has launched its breath-taking 360Hz G-Sync compatibility for gaming monitors. This is almost six times more refresh rate than conventional gaming monitors and TVs. For general use a high refresh rate doesn’t come into play, however, for a pro esports player, this is a case of win or a loss in video games tournaments. Link. ___ #4…

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AI

Here are today’s Top 5 News & Events from Around the World. Take a look! #5 Google’s AI Beats Doctors In Detecting Cancer, Will It Change Healthcare Forever? According to the latest research, Google’s AI has the ability to detect breast cancer better than the experts themselves. The research looked into the screened mammograms from both Google’s AI computer and human professionals. According to the report, AI was as good as humans in detecting breast cancer but it outperformed humans in detecting false positives. Health experts are predicting AI’s expanded role in other health-related issues. Researchers from the US and…

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