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

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

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 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

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

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...

An old train was converted into modern solar powered transport

The Australian non-profit organization, Bayron Bay, in cooperation with several companies have modernized an old passenger train. In the past it ran on diesel. Solar panels were placed on the roof of the train...

Bitstamp and KuCoin temporarily suspended the Withdrawals of Ethereum

One of the serious problems of most crypto currencies is scalability. When the number of network users increases, transactions are delayed and commissions increase. At the end of 2017, the number of daily...

Ledger attracted $ 75 million to upgrade hardware wallet

The French company Ledger, which develops hardware bitcoin-wallets, announced successful financing for the further development and expansion of the company. Several large investors made investments totaling...

Network neutrality is abolished in the United States

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) abolished the principle of network neutrality which was adopted in February of 2015. At the FCC meeting on December 14, three out of the five members of the...

The social role of technology – Bill Gates' opinion

Speaking at the Misk Global Forum in Riyadh, Bill Gates shared his thoughts on the social role of technology and the need to modernize the education system. The billionaire believes that technology can be...

Facebook and Airbus are to develop internet drones together

Both Facebook and Airbus have own projects on internet drones development. Now the companies decided to unite in order to simplify the launch of high-altitude pseudosatellites. The concept of “the flying...