Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Kant used to say: Do what you love and you’ll never work another day! Bitcoin price We closed the day, July 13 2020, at a price of $9,243. That’s a minor 0.36 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$33.59. It was the lowest closing price in one day. We’re still 53 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin
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A photographer in Italy captured the image of a lifetime when he snapped a picture showing two astronomical phenomena, including a streaking comet and "night-shining" clouds.
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Här möts beslutsfattare, forskare och företag för att diskutera frågan som är hetare än någonsin.Vera Roadshow, döpt efter Sveriges första kvinnliga ingenjör Vera Sandberg, initieras av Sveriges Ingenjörer, Teknikföretagen och Ingenjörsakademin, IVA.Att kvinnors teknikintresse har betydelse för hela branschen.Bilden av vad en ingenjör faktiskt gör som yrkesverksam är inte tydlig för alla, samtidigt som många barn inte känner någon som naturligt kan inspirera till yrket.Därför börjar evenemanget på Mälardalens högskola den 20 november med en workshop.Vi vill visa att tekniska yrken och problemlösning är spännande, säger Anna Bird, verksamhetsledare Mälardalen Industrial Technology Center, MITC vid Mälardalens högskola, MDH.
Dell has unveiled its new consumption-based and as-a-service offering called Dell Technologies on Demand to provide its customers with more choice, flexibility and consistency in the consumption and delivery of modern IT infrastructure.The new offering delivers IT with the agility of the cloud while also providing customers with the control, performance and predictability of on-premises infrastructure.Dell has also expanded its extensive flexible consumption portfolio to support Dell EMC PowerEdge servers as well as the all new Dell EMC PowerOne autonomous infrastructure system.Vice chairman at Dell Technologies, Jeff Clarke explained how Dell Technologies on Demand gives customers more choice over how they consume and pay for IT solutions, saying:“The multi-cloud world is here and will only grow, which means customers need on-demand and consistent infrastructure that yield predictable outcomes across all of their clouds, data centers and edge locations.Dell Technologies On Demand makes it possible for organizations to plan, deploy and manage their entire IT footprint.
Facebook Pay is a new payment service that will let users send and receive money across the Facebook family of apps— Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp.Facebook Pay must be setup for each app individually, so signing up for Facebook Pay on Instagram wont automatically setup Facebook pay for WhatsApp too.Facebook Pay arrives as Facebook works to approve a new digital cryptocurrency called Libra, but the company says Facebook Pay is separate project.Facebook launched a new payment service on Tuesday that will let users of its family of apps — including Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger — send and receive money and make purchases, a move that lets Facebook match popular features offered by competitors while its more ambitious Libra digital payments system is mired in scrutiny.The Facebook Pay service is similar to Venmo, Google Wallet and Apple Pay, allowing users to transfer money directly from their bank account or credit cards.Facebook Messenger already had a service called Payments that let people send money from their bank accounts, but it didn't support major credit cards.
The chinese shoppinghögtiden ”Singles day,” which takes place on the 11th of november, has grown to become the largest e-trading in the world.the phenomenon has begun to make an impression on traders as well.But above all, it is in the country of China on the day noted.this year, The sales of its e-handelsjätte, Alibaba's record, the company announced.During the first nine hours, was sold, namely, the goods of the 23 billion u.s. dollars.in honour of the Day alert now, Greenpeace and a number of non-profit organisations in a report on the skräpnivåerna of the chinese e-commerce, and expressleveranssektorn hold on to it.
Between Bose, Sony and now Apple AirPods Pro, active noise-canceling headphones are all the rage.And now, we're seeing an old favorite from Sennheiser that's currently just $80 at Amazon -- down from $200.We reviewed the nearly identical Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC two years ago, and found it to be a formidable Bose competitor at that $200 price.That model is down to $108 on Amazon, but this model -- the HD 4.50 SE -- has literally the exact same specs, aside from some cosmetic color differences.The wireless headphone supports Bluetooth 4.0 and aptX and features active noise cancellation and a frequency response of 18Hz to 22,000Hz.Sennheiser rates battery life at up to 19 hours with noise cancellation on and up to 25 hours with it off.
We don’t mean to be impolite, but—your personal data is showing.Facebook and Google and Amazon and a million other companies scoop it up and then dish it out, for billions of dollars, to advertisers and analysts and anyone else who wants to buy it.It’s owned by people you’ve never heard of and collected by entities and devices that you did not give your content to.Of course your phone was tracking you.)It’s the spit inside that Ancestry.com kit, the image of you captured by your neighbor’s Ring doorbell.Reckoning with all of this data has become something of an obsession among lawmakers and presidential wannabes, who have their own ideas for how to police it.
Travis Kalanick, the ousted Uber cofounder, opened a San Francisco location for CloudKitchens, a startup that rents commercial space and turns it into shared kitchens for restaurateurs, The Wall Street Journal reported.Kalanick's CloudKitchens concept is right in line with a growing trend in the food-delivery world that has restaurants and chefs turning to rentable kitchen stations in a shared space to prepare food for delivery.Travis Kalanick, the ousted Uber cofounder, has pivoted from the ride-hailing industry to another kind of shareable market: "ghost kitchens."There are many names for these kitchens — commissary, virtual, dark, cloud, or ghost kitchens — but the idea is that restaurateurs can rent out space in them to prepare food that can be delivered through platforms like DoorDash or, yes, UberEats, which was launched during Kalanick's time at the company.They've become a hot trend in the food-delivery arena, allowing existing restaurants to be closer to a market without shelling out the cash needed for a brick-and-mortar location.Kalanick's CloudKitchens is right in line with the growing trend — so much so that Saudi Arabia's sovereign-wealth fund funneled $400 million into the startup in January in what was the first known financial backing by the country since the murder of the American journalist Jamal Khashoggi, The Wall Street Journal reported this week.
The key to success through it all, is aligning with programs and resources that can help your journey stay on track.It typically involves identifying a problem, an opportunity or gap in the marketplace, which leads to a profitable business opportunity.Throughout his journey, he has taken risks and put virtually everything he has financially into ideas he’s passionate about, and as a result, today owns a number of very profitable, very successful businesses.No expensive focus groups and no relying on family and friends who might just tell you what you want to hear.Part of Bill Gates’ success comes from partnering with the right resources (namely, his childhood friend Paul Allen) and having access to technology (in Harvard University’s computer lab) to perfect his skills.After proving successful, they founded Microsoft with a vision to put “a computer on every desktop and in every home.” Today, its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
It’s also offering the best price we’ve seen on the Xbox One X, and it’s including a gift card with the purchase.There are a bunch of other great deals to check out, too.As far as when you’ll be able to get in on these deals, Target will open its doors for its doorbuster sale on Thursday, November 28th, at 5PM local time.Compared to the sixth-generation iPad, this newer model has a larger display (10.2 versus 9.7 inches) and a Smart Connector to connect with Apple’s Smart Keyboard.Another noteworthy Apple deal at Target will be on the Apple Watch Series 3 smartwatch.This is the lowest price that we’ve seen on a new Apple Watch, and even though it’s a couple generations old at this point, it should suit you well if you just want notifications on your wrist and a wrist-based workout buddy.
Chinese fintech giant Ant Financial has introduced an international version of its mobile payment app, Alipay, allowing travelers to link foreign bank cards to the service for use in China.Why it matters: This marks Ant Financial’s latest move to expand Alipay’s footprint and the first time it has provided a payment service targeting overseas users on the mainland.Ant Financial has been eager to expand its user base beyond China’s 800 million-plus internet population.The company has been working with overseas partners to serve Chinese tourists as well as provide localized e-wallet services.Details: The new feature allows international visitors to use Alipay’s services including QR code payment at restaurants and shops, as well as online purchases.To access the international version, users need to download the Alipay app and register with their overseas mobile phone number.
Given the rise in online shopping and the cut-throat competition from e-commerce giant Amazon, smaller retailers have begun closing their physical locations around the world.Retail giant Target Corporation arguably led the charge when, in 2013, the company hired Paritosh Desai as vice president of business intelligence, analytics and testing.He established fluidity between the data team and managers by creating an analytics system that managers could use themselves, promoting data-driven decision-making across the board.[ The AI essentials from InfoWorld: The 5 best programming languages for AI development.An Indeed report from January 2019 showed that there is a 29% increase in demand for data scientists year-over-year and a 344% increase in demand since 2013.Retail giants, however, seem to be getting around this shortage likely through high salaries and development opportunities.
On Oct. 30, the Moderate Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Terra satellite provided a visible image on Kyarr as it tracks through the Arabian Sea.The eye also appeared somewhat oblong, indicating that the storm is weakening.Large feeder bands, that is, bands of powerful thunderstorms that spiral into the low-level center, extended north and south of center.The shape of the storm is a clue to forecasters that a storm is either strengthening or weakening.If a storm takes on a more rounded shape it is getting more organized and strengthening.Conversely, if it becomes less rounded or elongated, it is a sign the storm is weakening.
There are a lot of reasons to be skeptical that NASA will actually enact the Artemis Moon program to land astronauts on the Moon by 2024—Congress may not fund it, NASA's large, costly rocket remains far behind schedule, and history has been unkind to deep-space exploration programs since Apollo.However, should lunar landing missions occur during the next decade, they have the potential to go far beyond what NASA accomplished with the Apollo program half a century ago.NASA scientists John Connolly and Niki Werkheiser spoke Wednesday at the annual meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group, and they provided more details about the agency's plan for human missions in the 2020s.The two astronauts will conduct up to four spacewalks on the surface of the Moon, performing a variety of scientific observations, including sampling water ice.One big difference between this first mission and Apollo is that NASA intends to pre-position equipment on the surface, including an unpressurized rover for astronauts to use during their spacewalks.The agency intends for this rover to have the capability to be controlled remotely—it will be like Tesla's "Smart Summon" feature, only on the Moon.
After months of revelations and apologies, all the major smart assistant makers have revamped how they handle human review of audio snippets.Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri, and Microsoft Cortana were all using third-party contractors to transcribe and vet recorded snippets, adding some human brain power to underlying machine-learning algorithms.But the backlash over the lack of transparency spurred new customer controls.Even if Siri isn't your smart assistant of choice, it's still a good time to take stock of how you have things set up on whatever platform you use.Each service has its own mix of options and controls.Here's how to take the human element out of Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant, and Cortana.
AT will dispute allegations that it was negligent after allegedly contributing to the loss of $1.7 million worth of digital assets owned by a customer in the latest SIM swap case.A spokesman for the company, Jim Greer, told CoinDesk: “It’s unfortunate that Mr. Shapiro [the customer] experienced this, but we will dispute his allegations.We look forward to presenting our case in court.”The news comes after Seth Shapiro, head of strategy at VideoCoin, a decentralized video encoding, storage, and content distribution system, said the phone company had failed to secure his device when it was hacked in May last year.According to Shapiro, hackers allegedly gained control of his mobile phone, reset his email, and then breached several accounts on cryptocurrency exchanges, stealing $1 million in the process.“Recent high profile cases reinforce the importance of businesses and consumers taking steps to protect against SIM swap fraud, such as not using mobile phone numbers as the single source of security and authentication,” Greer added.
Under tisdagen publicerade Riksbanken en ekonomisk kommentar kring Facebooks planerade kryptovaluta libra.Läs även: Paypals vd till Di: Därför hoppar vi av Facebooks kryptovalutaKontentan i rapporten är att libran antagligen inte kommer att användas för betalningar inom i Sverige i någon större utsträckning eftersom konkurrensen med upparbetade metoder som Swish och betalkort skulle vara hård.Men vid betalningar till och från utlandet vid exempelvis e-handel skulle libran kunna ha en fördel eftersom dessa ofta är ”omständligare” än inhemska betalningar, noterar banken.Kommentaren tar dessutom upp librans eventuella påverkan på penningpolitiken i Sverige.Om kryptovalutan skulle börja användas i större volymer skulle det kunna påverka penningpolitiken, heter det.
iMessage is one of those things that Apple users have long lorded over their Android counterparts.Various alternatives on Android have popped up but none have really had any staying power.That could change with RCS or Rich Communication Services, especially now that the four major US carriers are promoting their own RCS-based system.Android users might not have to wait for all those pieces to fall in place and can enable RCS on their phones, provided they are willing to jump through some hoops to do it.RCS is being billed by its proponents, which is primarily Google, as a true SMS replacement (though still not encrypted) that gives it iMessage-like features such as typing and seen indicators, multimedia, and more.Google has tried getting carriers to support the new technology, as it needs to be supported on the network as well, with very little success.
“It's never been easier to take room-filling sound with you, without sacrificing smart speaker features.”We’ve only just started to see the first wireless speakers that are designed to easily transition from whole-home Wi-Fi component to go-anywhere, battery-powered Bluetooth nomad, but Bose has already laid claim to this turf with its $350 Bose Portable Home Speaker.The Portable Home Speaker survived with only a tiny cosmetic scratch on the top edge.When indoors, they tend to make themselves felt a bit more than you’d expect, but this is actually beneficial when you take the speaker outside where it has to compete with a variety of other sounds.Regardless of location, the speaker’s 360-degree sound dispersion kept audio quality remarkably even.I sat the speaker within inches of a Google Home Mini, and every time I uttered, “Hey Google…” the Bose speaker was first to respond both visually with a confirmation light and by the Assistant’s verbal reply.
Late last night the Financial Times reported that HuffPost, arguably one of the crown jewels of Verizon Media Group’s remaining network of media properties (which includes TechCrunch), is up for sale.Verizon has been shedding media properties in a retreat from the strategy that it had begun to execute with the acquisition of AOL for $4.4 billion back in 2015.Through the AOL deal, then-chief executive Tim Armstrong became the architect of the telecommunications company’s media and advertising strategy.Armstrong’s vision was to roll up as much online real estate as he could while creating a high technology advertising architecture on the back-end that could better target consumers based on their media consumption (which the telecom company would also own).The benefit that Google and Facebook had was that they had a more holistic view of what consumers did online and they positioned themselves as a distribution channel between media companies and users — essentially redistributing their articles and videos and hoovering up the ad dollars that had previously gone to those media companies.Earlier this year Verizon unloaded Tumblr for the cost of a luxury Manhattan apartment.
Read more: BarrettSF creates a tearjerker with Cost Plus ahead of the holiday season.How to Effectively Use InfluencersWe’ve covered influencer marketing in an endless amount of ways, from what brands should consider ahead of partnering with an influencer to what influencers can teach brands about community management.Now, Adweek, in partnership with IBM Watson Advertising, has created a complimentary course on emerging marketing technology called the Institute of Brand Marketing.The latest lesson covers everything marketers need to know about influencer marketing.Read more: Each lesson takes 10-15 minutes to complete, and so far we’ve covered topics like machine learning, location-based marketing, influencers and so much more.
With Nintendo seemingly sitting on its hands when it comes to a possible Game Boy Classic release (the device's 30th anniversary has already come and gone), retro-gaming hardware maker Analogue has seized the opportunity to develop its own throwback handheld, announcing the Analogue Pocket for launch in 2020.According to Analogue, the device purports to play pretty much every cartridge-based portable game ever released on its high resolution (1,600 x 1,440-pixel) backlit LCD screen – without emulation.The Pocket will be "compatible with the 2,780+ Game Boy, Game Boy Color & Game Boy Advance game cartridge library" right out of the box, and you'll be able to play titles from Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket Color, Atari Lynx and other systems via cartridge adapters.Along with the ability to run classic handheld games, Analogue says the device is also a "digital audio workstation with a built-in synthesizer and sequencer."The program, called Nanoloop, lets you "shape, stretch and morph sounds" and is "designed for music creation and live performance."You can check out a video of Nanoloop in action below.
Russian tech giant Yandex just launched a TikTok rival called Sloy, which means ‘layer’ in Russian.The app lets you create 90-second videos with augmented reality effects and background music.Currently, the app is only available for iOS users in Russia.The company says it plans to launch Android and iOS versions for a global audience early next year.Sloy’s developers have trained its AI to recognize and tag clothing items worn by you.You can click on the tag and watch videos that contain similar clothes and styling.
Guo Minghao, who is known for its breaking news concerning the Apple products, recently, announced what products the Cupertino-based company will launch soon.In the latest report, he detailed Apple’s new product plan for next year.Also Read: Guo Minghao: Due To iPhone SE2, iPhone Sales Will Increase By 10% YoyGuo Minghao pointed out in the report that the iPhone 11 series will start to meet the expectations in the fourth quarter of this year.At the same time, in the first quarter of next year, the manufacturer will release the iPhone SE2 and iPad Pro (with ToF lens).It is reported that Apple will release the iPhone SE2 at a lower price.
In a world of Death Star waffle makers, don't we also deserve Star Wars-themed cast-iron cookware that's heavier than Jabba the Hutt?Le Creuset, the company famous for colorful enameled pots and dutch ovens that can also double as immovable objects, has joined forces with Star Wars for a line of sci-fi pans and trivets.The highlight of this unexpected collection has to be the $450 Han Solo carbonite signature roaster."The only Le Creuset roaster featuring a lid and the galaxy's favorite smuggler," Le Creuset said.Just imagine pulling a steaming veggie roast out of the oven and lifting Han Solo's petrified body up to inhale the deliciousness.While Le Creuset could have been seduced by the Dark Side to make a dutch oven pan lid that looks like the Death Star, instead it got artsy with a Darth Vader lid.
LinkedIn takes the top spot for the third straight year in our annual Digital Trust Report — and Facebook remains in dead lastFor the third consecutive year LinkedIn (client) has garnered the most-trusted social media platform spot, according to Business Insider Intelligence’s Digital Trust Report, which also saw Facebook ranked at the bottom.Instagram in-stream video ads driving more purchases than Story Ads: ReportInstagram’s in-stream video advertisements have edges out Story ads, according to new report data, with some 12 percent of consumers making a purchase after seeing a story video, while 27 percent did so after watching an in-feed video ad.YouTube taps machine learning to serve the best contextual ads for each userYouTube has added artificial intelligence (AI) to deliver custom-tailored combinations of a variety of video ad formats with its new video reach campaign initiative, previously offered only to a limited test group of marketers.
After a tease in August that a Marvel-themed VR experience was coming to The Void’s virtual reality centers, the companies have confirmed the name and an unexpectedly near-term release date for the project.Avengers: Damage Control will launch at The Void on October 18, and bookings are starting today.Co-developed with ILMxLAB, the Disney studio responsible for Oculus’s Vader Immortal and The Void’s Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire “experiences,” Avengers: Damage Control is an interactive adventure based on a theme millions of fans have been imagining since Marvel Studios’ blockbuster theatrical run of Black Panther.Shuri — Wakanda’s technological heir apparent to Tony Stark — is testing female and male battle suits combining Wakandan and Iron Man technologies.You’ll wear one of them inside the VR environment, interacting with Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, the Wasp, and at least one “familiar” villain.Four people get to experience Damage Control together, enabling a family or group of friends to live out an Avengers fantasy in VR — for a fairly steep price.