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Blockchain, AI, and 5G: How the EU wants to compete for the future

In an attempt to unify the European Union’s fractured membership around a common digital policy, EU leaders announced a series of measures designed to make Europe more competitive in critical emerging technologies.<p>At the annual Digital Day summit in Brussels, the European Commission announced …

South Korean carriers agree to build single 5G network, saving money and time

Faced with the prospect of developing several separate 5G networks with patchwork coverage, South Korea’s top cellular carriers have instead decided to collaborate on a single nationwide 5G infrastructure, BusinessKorea and Yonhap report. The plan is estimated to save the companies $938 million …

WebAuthn : un nouveau standard qui va faire disparaître le traditionnel mot de passe

On vous en parlait déjà en 2016, les inventeurs du web voulaient supprimer les mots de passe et ils vont bientôt y parvenir ! Le World Wild Web …

Informatique

Human bias is a huge problem for AI. Here's how we're going to fix it

Machines don’t actually have bias. AI doesn’t ‘want’ something to be true or false for reasons that can’t be explained through logic. Unfortunately human bias exists in machine learning from the creation of an algorithm to the interpretation of data – and until now hardly anyone has tried to solve …

Amazon patents 'voice-sniffing' algorithms

<b>Amazon says it does not eavesdrop on customers' conversations to target advertising at them, after it emerged it had patented "voice-sniffing" tech.</b><p>The patent describes listening to conversations and building a profile of customers' likes and dislikes.<p>Reports speculated that Amazon would deploy the …

Le cofondateur de Whatsapp injecte 50 millions de dollars dans Signal

Des services de messagerie instantanée, il en existe de nombreux. Et parmi eux, Signal s'est fait une jolie place en recevant la bénédiction du …

La nouvelle fonctionnalité d'Instagram Direct qui concurrence Snapchat

Snapchat et Instagram misent sur de nouvelles fonctionnalités pour attirer et fidéliser les utilisateurs. Snapchat a réussi son pari avec la …

Payer avec une bague ou un bracelet, l'avenir du sans contact déjà en test

La banque ABN Amro expérimente avec Mastercard aux Pays-Bas le paiement sans contact et sans carte, avec des accessoires connectés. Un quart des …

Révolution dans ces supermarchés belges: plus besoin d'aller à la caisse!

Les achats seront scannés et comptabilisés via une application. L’argent des courses sera automatiquement déduit du compte bancaire.<p>Les magasins Spar …

The surprisingly lackluster rise of VR porn

"It's like being inside of a womb or a particularly immaculate throat, all gently pulsating, mucus-y pink flesh."<p><i>NSFW Warning: This story may contain links to and descriptions or images of explicit sexual acts.</i><p>That was me, in December 2015, recounting my adventure inside Ella Nova's anus, the true …

Why everyone in Silicon Valley is using an app called Droplr

Staying organized and efficient is hard. And no one knows better than the fine people of Silicon Valley (no, not the show).<p>It can be hard enough to …

Apps

Looking for Something Unique? This Is Hands Down the Best Way to Paint a Room

Thinking about making some décor changes as the weather begins to shift? One surefire way to update a space in an unexpected and dramatic fashion is …

Google lets you remix hot tracks in VR with its new music toy

Song Exploder, one of the coolest podcasts ever created, invites artists to dissect their popular tracks to show listeners how they came together, one instrument at a time. It’s now teamed up with Google to create Inside Music, an app that lets you hear and remix these songs as you see fit – in …

New Music

Smartphone prices are about to get insane

For about the last decade, if you walked into any phone store, you could reasonably expect to pay about $200 for a brand new iPhone — but those days …

Where to eat in Hong Kong: our September guide for fine-dining enthusiasts | Style Magazine | South China Morning Post

Hong Kong is proving to be a culinary destination, offering a plethora of fine-dining establishments. Here are our top choices for September.<p><b>ANA …

Hong Kong

AI trained on Yelp data writes fake restaurant reviews ‘indistinguishable’ from real deal

‘Omgggg! Very flavorful! It was so delicious that I didn’t spell it!!’<p>How much do you trust the reviews you read online? Probably not a lot, right? You know, like most people, that glowing write-ups and five-star ratings can be easily bought. And you might even think you’re pretty good at spotting …

Travel | SUP Touring in Tuscany

Top SUP racing couple Susak Molinero and Paolo Marconi have a lot going for them. In addition to collecting top results on the Euro Tour, this …

NYC's Newest Restaurants to Try This Year

It's a brand new year. As the weather gets colder, appetites often get sharper. Luckily, a host of recent arrivals on the local dining scene stand …

Mandarin Oriental

What to Do (and Where to Stay) in the Western Catskills

Sullivan County — located two hours northwest of Manhattan in the Upper Delaware Valley of the Catskill Mountains — has long been a source of bounty for the city. In the 1800s, its surrounding bluestone rock was used to create many of N.Y.C.’s sidewalks, and its farms and dairies now supply many of …

Eight incredible Australian holiday rentals

We’re always on the lookout for new and interesting places to go on holiday – cookie cutter hotels where every room, every lobby, and every …

National Parks

How to Use Google's New Flight and Hotel Search to Save More Money

The vacation planning process is about to get a little easier (and cheaper).<p>While Google's flight and hotel searches already offer travelers great …

Travel Deals

Here's why AR and VR are set to take off

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are on the precipice of rapid expansion as global revenues for the AR/VR market are projected to increase by at least …

WhatsApp now deals in customer support for businesses

A year after outlining its plans to give the platform customer service functionality, WhatsApp has revealed how businesses will be able to communicate with users via verified accounts. A green check badge -- not dissimilar to the ones found on Facebook and Twitter -- next to a contact name means …

Original Echo is out of stock on Amazon, amid rumors of a refreshed device to challenge HomePod

A day after making its Whole Foods debut, the original Echo is no longer for sale from Amazon’s site, a move that could indicate the imminent arrival of a new device. The timing is certainly right. The original Echo is long, long overdue for an upgrade. The smart assistant has gone mostly untouched …

Asia's newest mobile wallet may actually get the region to go cashless, finally

Finally, people in Singapore are about to get an easier and quicker way to send money to a friend, via a mobile wallet app.<p>But surprisingly, it's not …

FinTech

Why Taking the Brand Out Of Branded Content Is So Important

AdWeek just released a fantastic story about taking the “brand out of branded content” and I couldn’t agree more.<p>Eight years ago I left my post as head of the Global Strategic Media practice at Weber Shandwick for several reasons. Top among them was what I saw as the future of content: brands …

Dlodlo's VR1 headset is the size of a pair of glasses but can rival Oculus

A VR headset that can be worn like a pair of regular glasses is pretty much the holy grail of the technology (until we get VR contact lenses, anyway). But while I expected decent VR glasses to be at least a couple of years away, I was surprised to find a pair in a small booth at this year’s …

10 Serene SoCal Desert Vacation Homes

Cabin Cabin Cabin (Joshua Tree)<p>This Joshua Tree cabin is curated for the ultimate cozy experience while escaping to the desert. Located in Joshua …

What Google, Microsoft, and Amazon did this week in the race to be everyone’s favorite virtual assistant

Take a step back for a look at the big picture, and it’s clear that 2016 was a remarkable year for bots and virtual assistants.<p>Within the span of a few months this spring, Google, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft all made plans to grow bot ecosystems and each invited developers to build bots or …

U.S. concerned over Russia blocking access to LinkedIn: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The U.S. government said on Friday it was deeply concerned over Russia’s decision to block public access to networking site LinkedIn, saying it created a precedent that could be used to justify blocking other sites operating in Russia.<p>The ticker symbol and trading information for …