“…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….”
“…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)…”
“…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…”
“…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…”
“…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,”
“…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?…”