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Added 15 January, 2019

Tokenized assets are here to stay. The current race is about who can get regulated products to the market first and then who can successfully gain user adoption. While several projects have purported to tokenize real estate assets, blockimmo is the first to do it within the bounds of existing regulations in two jurisdictions. The blockimmo...

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Added 20 December, 2018

The world's first fully autonomous ferry has been demonstrated in Finland. The Falco used a combination of Rolls-Royce Ship Intelligence technologies to make the outward journey. The vessel detected objects using sensor fusion and artificial intelligence and conducted collision avoidance. It also demonstrated automatic berthing with an...

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Added 29 November, 2018

The Inc. 5000 list is out and one of the most interesting revelations from it is that all of the fastest-growing franchises from this year's are all part of a health-focused wellness trend. The leaders are: Orangetheory Fitness, FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers, Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids, iLoveKickboxing, GYMGUYZ, Club Pilates...

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Added 28 November, 2018

PNC Bank is piloting dynamic CVV cards that use an e-ink screen on the reverse of the card to display a continuously updated three-digit CVV security code. The US-based bank plans to begin offering the cards to its Treasury Management division’s commercial cardholders in early 2019. PNC is using cards based on Visa’s Dynamic CVV2 Specification...

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Added 6 November, 2018

We have seen biometric recognition systems introduced to recognize people by their footsteps and to monitor student emotions in class. Now, a company in Norway has developed a facial recognition system for fish coined iFarm. It uses the pattern of spots around the fish’s eyes, mouth and gills to tell them apart. Norwegian fish-farming giant...

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Added 4 November, 2018

National Australia Bank (NAB) has built and demonstrated a proof-of-concept ATM that recognizes customers’ faces, removing the need for customers to use a bank card to make a withdrawal. A glance at the machine followed by entry of the customer’s PIN is all that is needed to withdraw money. The cardless cash machine prototype was developed in...

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Added 29 October, 2018

Remote work has become the preferred way to work for many people and businesses, so it makes sense that there should be a job board that caters exclusively to this market. Remote Only, positioned as a manually curated job board, contains remote-work opportunities only. The platform highlights opportunities for customer support professionals,...

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Added 27 October, 2018

Uber is testing an on-demand staffing business called Uber Works. The service would make it possible for businesses to hire short-term workers for things like events and corporate functions, such as waiters or security guards. The company is trialing the service in Chicago after testing it in Los Angeles earlier this year. Uber has spent the...

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Added 21 October, 2018

Briqchain is one of the first of a number of new investment vehicles using blockchain technology to make real-estate investing more efficient and transparent for small investors. Briqchain starts from 10 euros. Investors buy bonds via briqchain.com for 10 euro per "Briq". The company uses these briqs to invest in rental real-estate. Investors...

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Added 18 October, 2018

UK company vclean life is launching a network of vending machines for busy Londoners to drop off their dirty laundry and pick it up clean and folded within 24 hours. the vdrop is introduced as more convenient, eco-friendly alternative to the standard dry-cleaning service, and is fit with an inbuilt tracking system which allows users to keep an...