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It’s Simple, Really: How a Differential Works, Explained in a Vintage Video

The standard open differential in most cars is a brilliant piece of engineering, allowing you to take the tightest turns without fighting your tires or tearing apart your drivetrain. But even if you understand implicitly how a car’s differential works, it’s kind of difficult to explain.<p>That’s why …

Ann Arbor

Bank Of America Building With Blockchain

While most investors are trying to wrap their head around the soaring price of Bitcoin, I'm more focused on its underlying technology (blockchain) …

MasterCard trials biometric bankcard with embedded fingerprint reader

MasterCard is trialling a Chip and PIN bankcard that includes an embedded fingerprint reader, introducing a biometric authentication layer for card payments — and taking a leaf out of the book of Apple Pay et al in the process. The thinking here being: why pay by entering a four-digit PIN when you …

FinTech

Yuval Harari on why humans won’t dominate Earth in 300 years

“It's not because I overestimate the AI. It's because most people tend to overestimate human beings.”<p>Yuval Noah Harari’s first book, <i>Sapiens</i>, was an international sensation. The Israeli historian’s mind-bending tour through the triumph of <i>Homo sapiens</i>is a favorite of, among others, Bill Gates, Mark …

Singularity

Adobe Is Building An AI To Automate Web Design. Should You Worry?

An experimental Adobe project brings machine learning and artificial intelligence to the graphic and web design worlds. That might not be a bad thing.<p>Adobe, one of the world’s largest and most powerful software companies, is trying something new: It’s applying machine learning and image recognition …

Machine Learning

Turkey's determination against Kurds alienates US, Russia

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey achieved a milestone in its goals in Syria: It established a foothold in the heart of the country's north after driving Islamic …

This Biodegradable Paper Donut Could Let Us Reforest The Planet

Called the Cocoon, this simple invention protects seedlings from harsh arid climates and reduces the amount of water they need to thrive–and boosts their survival rate by as much as 80%.<p>Environmental degradation is one of the “greatest environmental challenges of our time,” according to the United …

IBM speech recognition is on the verge of super-human accuracy

Companies that can create software with error rates falling in that ballpark are essentially matching the capabilities of humans, who miss roughly 5% of the words in a given conversation.<p>On March 7, IBM announced it had become the first to home in on that benchmark, having achieved a rate of 5.5%. …

Facebook just fired four more shots into the belly of the $53 billion server market

And on Wednesday, Facebook upped the bar yet again.<p>Facebook announced that it was giving away four new designs for brand-new types of computer servers invented at Facebook.<p>Anyone can take these designs, modify them and use them, with contract manufacturers standing by to build them.<p>Those contract …

It’s not just the mechanics of sex … children need lessons in life and love | Elly Hanson

Compulsory sex education is a huge step forward and needs to address the pitfalls of our digital age<p>The radical overhaul of sex and relationships education (SRE) announced by the government last week is very good news. Children will learn about healthy adult relationships from the age of four and …

Porn Industry

There’s finally a commercial use for blockchain tech in finance

The idea of using blockchain—the technology underpinning the bitcoin cryptocurrency—has gripped the imagination of financial institutions all over the world. One report from Spanish megabank Santander says banks could save up to $20 billion a year in infrastructure costs by replacing legacy …

Blockchain

HSBC share run stumbles on writedowns, tough outlook | Reuters

HONG KONG/LONDON (Reuters) - HSBC’s (HSBA.L) full-year profit slumped 62 percent and fell far short of forecasts on Tuesday as the bank took hefty writedowns from restructuring and flagged near-term brakes on revenue growth.<p>Shares in Europe’s largest bank slid more than 7 percent after its revenues …

Investing

Wells Fargo sets up artificial intelligence team in tech push

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co (WFC.N) has created a team to develop artificial intelligence-based technology and appointed a lead for its newly combined payments businesses, as part of an ongoing push to strengthen its digital offerings.<p>Wells Fargo bank teller machines are seen in San …

French bank BNP Paribas is spending €3 billion to 'build the bank of tomorrow'

BNP announced its new 2017-2020 transformation plan alongside full-year results on Tuesday, saying it wants to "build the bank of the future by continuing to grow the businesses and implementing an ambitious programme of digital transformation, new customer experience, and cost savings."<p>Banks …

Pokémon Go holiday event kicks off this weekend with some pretty sweet gifts

Baby Pokémon and starters for all<p>A special seasonal event starts in <i>Pokémon Go</i> on Dec. 25, encouraging players to celebrate the holidays by playing the mobile game. As part of developer Niantic’s gift to players, there will be increased chances to catch some of the most beloved Pokémon until the …

5 Scientific Myths You Probably Believe About The Universe

The Universe is a vast, mysterious place, encompassing everything we’ve ever known, observed or could ever hope to come into contact with. For millennia, a look up at the sky — our window into the cosmos beyond our world — was met with wonder, awe, and a fascination with the unknown. Thanks to all …

Pokemon Go Increases Spawns in Outdoor Areas

Collect more creatures by braving the outdoors.<p>Pokemon Go players will now encounter more creatures in outdoor areas, as the number of spawns in …

Bank and credit card apps are starting to get pretty good

The less I have to deal with humans and customer service, the better<p>When did banking apps from the big finance giants suddenly get good? Lately I’m finding the various money-related apps on my phone (Bank of America, Citibank, Capital One) to be genuinely helpful and capable of things that they …

New Pokemon are coming to 'Pokémon Go'

It's really happening, trainers.<p>It's only been a matter of weeks since Ditto arrived in Pokémon Go and captured our hearts with his sweet little …

IBM goes all-in on blockchain: Launches app-making ecosystem

IBM today announced a program designed to speed up the development of blockchain-based applications for business.<p>Blockchain technology — which enables secure, decentralized recording of information — has been picking up interest over the past year or two for the variety of important applications it …

HSBC trialling app that automates your savings

While all the major banks have pretty good online facilities, there's a whole breed of nimble startups using mobile apps and bank account data to create new, more personalised money management services. Hoping to learn some new tricks, HSBC announced today it has partnered with one of these fintech …

This Genius Map Explains How Everything in Physics Is Connected

From space time to chaos theory.<p>Physics is a huge, complex field. It also happens to be one of the most fascinating, dealing with everything from …

Britain’s mint is trying to make gold act more like bitcoin

Blockchain technology is about to come full circle. The technical ideas that allow bitcoin, designed as a form of digital gold, to operate will soon be used by the UK’s government-owned Royal Mint in a new gold-trading system.<p>The 1,000-year-old Royal Mint is working with CME Group—the world’s …

Bitcoin

S A D E

Yaş dönümleri (canlı SADE’nin özeti)<p>Ahmet Eryılmaz<p>Gönderildi: 22 Nisan 2018<p>Ne çok katılmak isteyip de gelemeyen olmuş bu defa. Onlar istedi bunu. Hiç …

Pokémon Go: amorphous blob Ditto makes its debut

Pokémon trainers won’t be able to see the new creature on the map as it is hiding in plain sight, mimicking any other monster in the game<p>Pokémon Go has finally given players a big reason to come back to the game: the introduction of the first new Pokemon since it launched back in July.<p>Pokémon …

Pokémon

Zero-Shot Translation with Google’s Multilingual Neural Machine Translation System

Posted by Mike Schuster (Google Brain Team), Melvin Johnson (Google Translate) and Nikhil Thorat (Google Brain Team)<br>In the last 10 years, Google …

Walmart tries using blockchain to take unsafe food off shelves

It's scary when stores have to pull unsafe food. It can take days to pinpoint the batch or supplier that caused the problem, which could lead to people getting sick... or at best, force the store to yank more products than necessary. Walmart believes technology could offer a better way. It's trying …

Pokémon Go’s Thanksgiving event gives players double XP and Stardust

Pokémon Go’s second big in-game event is timed for U.S. Thanksgiving, running between November 23 and November 30, during which time players can get double the standard XP and Stardust for in-game actions. The double up is a little more limited than the first event, which offered up candy bonuses …

Pokémon

Why Goldman Sachs and Santander Are Bailing on R3's Blockchain Group

Goldman Sachs has pulled out of R3 CEV, a blockchain group that counts more than 70 financial firms among its members.<p>The investment bank, which was …

World's Oldest Central Bank Could Be First to Issue Digital Currency

Advertisement<p>Sweden’s central bank is reportedly considering the issuance of its own digital currency, ekrona, in an effort to address the …