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BMW acquires the Parkmobile app in order to cope with urban traffic

BMW acquires the Parkmobile app in order to cope with urban traffic

BMW has acquired the company Parkmobile, which has developed a smartphone application for parking conveniently. BMW Group has been a minority shareholder since 2014 and owned a subsidiary of Parkmobile Group...
50 qubit quantum computer from IBM

50 qubit quantum computer from IBM

IBM presented a quantum computer with a capacity of 50 qubits at CES 2018 in Las Vegas. The power of the new computer will solve computing problems that is not possible for conventional silicon chips. IBM's...
E-Chat cryptomessenger will make its own Ethereum hardfork

E-Chat cryptomessenger will make its own Ethereum hardfork

The creators of e-Chat messenger working on Ethereum decided to develop their own hardfork. A new blockchain platform is required because the application has outgrown a standard messenger and became a...
AR-application Art.com helps to choose a picture for the interior

AR-application Art.com helps to choose a picture for the interior

Art.com, online retailer of paintings and posters has added to its app the function that helps to choose a picture or picture set fitting exactly to your home or office. It is not always clear what the...
SpaceX will launch its “Falcon Heavy” on February 6th with Elon Musk's personal car on board

SpaceX will launch its “Falcon Heavy” on February 6th with Elon Musk's personal car on board

SpaceX has announced the launch of its super-heavy lift “Falcon Heavy” rocket on February 6th, 2018. The launch has already been postponed several times but recently the company successfully tested the engines...

A hidden miner worked while users watched ads on YouTube

Mining cryptocurrency using the resources of foreign computers is becoming increasingly popular. All that is needed is to find a way to place a JS-code on a popular resource and those who open the web page...

ContentSquare startup has raised $42 millions for the platform analysing UX

The most important thing for website and mobile applications developers is to understand how people interact with their products. The platform developed by the startup ContentSquare helps companies analyze...

Russian company started trading bitcoin futures

Inspired by the success of the US stock exchanges the FINAM brokerage company started trading bitcoin futures for Russian traders. The company cooperates with the largest US stock exchange CBOE, which first...

Robinhood developed an application for cryptotrading without fees

Robinhood developed a mobile platform for buying and selling BitCoin and Etherium with no transaction fees. The service will start working in February 2018. The fintech start-up Robinhood  appeared in 2012...

Speech generator from Google imitates the natural human voice

Google developed a speech generator which reproduces the text in a voice indistinguishable from the human. The program called Tacotron 2 functions based on two neuronal networks. One algorithm is designed for...

The Quantum phone will provide the most reliable communication

Scientists of Moscow State University (MSU) have presented a communication system working on quantum information protection technology. The basic information is transmitted using the usual encrypted protocols...

Uber and NASA will create a flying taxi

Residents of megacities lose many hours getting to work or home by sitting in rush hour traffic. Meetings are cancelled, precious time is wasted, and nerves are frayed all because of congested roads. Uber and...

Intel patches aimed to fix vulnerabilities were called “complete garbage” by Linux creator

Recently, the vulnerabilities Meltdown and Specter have been identified. These are bugs in the architecture of most modern processors, with which you can intercept data from programs that have elevated...

Facebook purchased startup for remote verification of documents

Facebook purchased Confirm.io  startup developed a service for remote identity documents verification. The deal was reported on the website of the company. Over 30 staff members of Confirm will now work in the...

Hackers distribute a cryptocurrency miner through Facebook messenger

Hackers wrote a small malware which is spread through Facebook messenger to search for cryptocurrency. Distributed through a special bot program, it provides communication with the server from which commands...

A critical vulnerability has been corrected in Electrum Bitcoin wallets

A vulnerability has been found in Electrum Bitcoin wallet's code in which the user's secret keys can be stolen, and their Bitcoins too. The problem was first noticed by one of the users of GitHub under the...

Elon Musk wants to create an electric pick-up truck

Despite serious difficulties with the production of Model 3, Tesla produced a record number of electric vehicles this year: over 100,000. Investor and customer confidence was supported by a presentation in...

The new record of Virgin Hyperloop One

Virgin Hyperloop One is proud of its new record: the prototype of a passenger capsule on a magnetic cushion which could accelerate up to 387 km / h. The project of a train moving in a vacuum tube on the...

Varo Money has attracted $45 million for a mobile banking service without commissions

Varo Money is one of the startups, whose creators believe that the time has come for serious changes in the traditional banking sector. Most of the banks work on relational principles, which were laid long...

WhatsApp officially launches its business application in several countries

WhatsApp has over 1 billion users across the world. Many companies use the messenger to interact with their customers, for example, on technical support matters. Since the messenger was originally created for...

MyEtherWallet developers refute rumors about hacking

Recently, hackers managed to steal ethers from users of MyEtherWallet crypto-currency wallets several times. One way that attackers were able to do this was by using fake sites to intercept account access...

Conducting the first futures contracts for bitcoins coincided with the fall in the exchange rate

In December 2017, the Chicago Stock Options Exchange (CBOE) began trading bitcoin futures (XBT). On January 18, the first contracts (more than 120 thousand) of F8 were sold at the price of $ 11,055. The total...

Rocket Lab has successfully launched Electron rocket with three satellites

Private space company Rocket Lab has successfully completed the launch of an ultra-light Electron rocket from its New Zealand launch pad. Electron put into orbit three satellites, two of which will ensure the...

Flying taxi from Hoversurf

The idea of using aircraft as urban transport is up in the air. The introduction of three dimensional flying machines into the traffic of megacities is only being held back because of security issues. The...