What mobile carriers do next: Become banks by  via iap3di46_400x400

“…According to the “Way We Bank Now” report by the British Banking Association, they downloaded more than 13.8 million banking apps in 2015, up 25 percent from 2014…. In mature markets, the emphasis has been on NFC payments. The typical model was a contactless wallet app, with account credentials stored in the secure element of a SIM card….”


Towards the End of Software Patents in the United States by Dr. Roy Schestowitz via techrights-grid


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“…Summary: A closer look at the latest historic decision on software patents and other news serving to cement the end of software patents in the United States (provided the cases are appealed upwards)…”


Web2Web: Serverless Websites Powered by Torrents & Bitcoin by  via torrentfreak_logo


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“…Running a fully functional website in a regular browser without any central servers being involved sounds complicated, but with Web2Web it isn’t. The project, powered by WebTorrent and bitcoin, allows anyone to create updatable websites that are as resilient as it gets…”



In LibreOffice Impress, How Do You Reopen the Slides Tab on the Left? by Matrex123 via tdf-logo


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Younger adults more likely than their elders to prefer reading news by  via pewresearchlogo-color


“…When it comes to technology’s influence on America’s young adults, reading is not dead – at least not the news. When asked whether one prefers to read, watch or listen to their news, younger adults are far more likely than older ones to opt for text, and most of that reading takes place on the web…”



Tor Users Might Soon Have a Way to Avoid Those Annoying CAPTCHAs by Joshua Kopstein via vice_motherboard_logo

“…a new repository on CloudFlare’s Github page shows that the company is developing an alternative method for anonymous users to access sites without having to repeatedly solve annoying CAPTCHA puzzles—something privacy advocates will likely see as a step in the right direction….”

“In essence, the protocol allows a user to solve a single CAPTCHA and in return learn a specified number of tokens that are blindly signed that can be used for redemption instead of witnessing CAPTCHA challenges in the future,”




How deep learning allowed computers to see by  via techcrunch-logo1

“…For a long time, our smartest computers were blind. Now, they can see.

This is a revolution made possible by deep learning.

…Imagine you want computers to recognize a cat. First of all, a human has to define all the main features of a cat: a round head, two sharp hears, a muzzle… Once the key features are defined, a well-trained neural network algorithm will, with a sufficient level of accuracy, analyze them and determine if the picture is a cat…”

“…the real challenge is ahead: How can we help our computer to go from three to 13-year-old kid and far beyond?…”