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India going cashless could be a model for the world

July 15th, 2019 at 11:57 am » Comments Off

India aims to curb cash – but this time it wants to do it properly. A cashless society wasn’t the original goal of the country’s draconian currency ban in November 2016. But when an acute shortage of banknotes gave a fillip to digital wallets, that purpose was added as an afterthought to justify an act […]



The US Air Force has a new weapon called THOR that can take out swarms of drones

July 4th, 2019 at 9:28 am » Comments Off

Ding, the drone is done In recent years, small drones have made their way onto battlefields where they’ve been used to surveil US forces or drop bombs on them, prompting the US military to develop new ways to take them down. This week, the US Air Force unveiled a new tool that can be stationed […]



Florida city gives in to $600,000 bitcoin ransomware demand

July 3rd, 2019 at 9:29 am » Comments Off

But there’s no guarantee hackers will actually restore Riviera Beach’s systems. Riviera Beach, a city in Florida, is set to pay hackers $600,000 in bitcoin with the hope of having its systems restored. Hackers took over the systems several weeks ago, when a police department employee opened a malicious email that allowed them to inject […]



Five traditional industries on the verge of an innovation boom

July 1st, 2019 at 11:26 am » Comments Off

  According to the technology and data company Crunchbase, an astounding $825 million in venture capital investment has flowed into legal and legal-tech sectors just since the start of 2018.What do you think about when you hear the terms “disruption” and “technological innovation?” What industries and sectors come to mind? Autonomous cars, cloud computing, artificial […]



The Saudi government is hunting down women who flee the country by tracking the IMEI number on their cellphones

June 26th, 2019 at 11:32 am » Comments Off

Soldiers checking the IMEI number of a mobile phone during a regional anti-insurgent operation in Mali. Reuters Saudi Arabia is using military-grade technology to track down the cellphones of women who flee its patriarchal system, several runaways have told INSIDER. Four women, all speaking anonymously for fear of reprisal, said they were made aware of […]



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