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Credit card payments evolve beyond the mobile wallet

Credit card payments evolve beyond the mobile wallet

Mobile wallets can make paying by credit or debit card seamless: tap your phone at checkout and you’re on your way. But mobile wallets are just the beginning. Payment networks and manufacturers are building payment functions into more devices expanding your options as well as freeing up your hands. You …

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Google pushes artificial intelligence for news app

Google pushes artificial intelligence for news app

For its updated news application, Google is doubling down on the use of artificial intelligence as part of an effort to weed our disinformation and help users get viewpoints beyond their own “filter bubble.” Google chief Sundar Pichai, who unveiled the updated Google News earlier this month, said the app now “surfaces …

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Apple pays Ireland first tranche of disputed taxes

Apple pays Ireland first tranche of disputed taxes

DUBLIN: Apple has paid 1.5 billion euros ($1.76 billion) into an escrow account set up by the Irish government to hold 13 billion euros in disputed taxes, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said on Friday. The European Commission ordered Apple in August 2016 to pay the taxes it ruled it had received as illegal …

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Germany calls on chip and hardware makers to tackle processor flaws

Germany calls on chip and hardware makers to tackle processor flaws

BERLIN: Germany’s federal cyber agency called on-chip and hardware-makers to address new vulnerabilities discovered in computer central processing units, but said no complete fix was possible at the moment. The BSI agency said its analysis showed the new flaws, dubbed Spectre-Next Generation, resembled the Meltdown and Spectre bugs discovered in January …

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Silicon Valley startup peddles 3D-printed bike

Silicon Valley startup peddles 3D-printed bike

After a career that included helping Alphabet’s Google build out data centers and speeding packages for Amazon.com to customers, Jim Miller is doing what many Silicon Valley executives do after stints at big companies: finding more time to ride his bike. But this bike is a little different. Arevo, a startup with …

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YouTube to revamp music service, charge more for ad-free shows

YouTube to revamp music service, charge more for ad-free shows

Google’s YouTube is launching a new version of its music service and also getting ready to charge more on its original shows like “Cobra Kai”, Recode reported on Wednesday. YouTube will launch a revamped version of its music service, YouTube Red, which comes with extra features like personalized playlists based on …

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AI cameras in Chinese school detect sleepy students

AI cameras in Chinese school detect sleepy students

High school students in one Chinese school may want to think twice before dozing off in class. Artificially intelligent cameras with facial recognition tools will be watching. The Hangzhou No 11 Middle School has installed a “smart classroom behaviour management system”, which captures students’ expressions and movements, analyzing them with big data …

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