El Salvador’s Race to Be the Bitcoin Capital of the World
Pierce says he is impressed by the government’s drive. “This government is incredibly entrepreneurial,” he says. “They are like just getting things done at lightning speed.” He says that he is working to organize a “big conference” in the country.  Lauren Bissell, a former Cambridge Analytica employee who later... Read more
New ACH rule requires enterprises to obscure financial transfer data
Where does your enterprise stand on the AI adoption curve? Take our AI survey to find out. When it comes to most financial transactions in the United States, the National Automated Clearing House Association, known as Nacha, makes the rules. Specifically, the association acts as the governing body for... Read more
Worldcoin, the eye-scanning cryptocurrency project backed by Sam Altman and Reid Hoffman
Details are slowly emerging about a new startup, Worldcoin, that aims to launch a new cryptocurrency that it would distribute to people in exchange for their eye scans. The futuristic-sounding idea has attracted major supporters in Silicon Valley, including Y Combinator president Sam Altman, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, and... Read more
Robinhood ordered to pay $70m penalty to US regulator
A Wall Street regulator has ordered the retail trading platform Robinhood to pay more than $70m in penalties for causing what it described as “widespread and significant” harm to its customers. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (Finra) announced on Wednesday that it was fining Robinhood $57m and ordering it... Read more
NASA dummy headed to moon for Artemis 1 mission gets crowdsourced name
NASA will send a “moonikin” on Artemis I. NASA A manikin headed to the moon as part of NASA’s Artemis 1 mission later this year has a new name. Say hello to “Commander Moonikin Campos.”  The name, chosen via public vote, honors Arturo Campos, an electrical engineer who helped bring... Read more
What Tim Berners-Lee’s $5M NFT Sale Means for Web History
Sir Tim Berners-Lee famously gave the source code to the World Wide Web away for free. But now he has raised over $5.4 million by auctioning off an autographed copy as a non-fungible token, or NFT, in a sale through Sotheby’s. Berners-Lee’s NFT joins eclectic company, including Jack Dorsey’s... Read more
FPS documentary will capture the history of first-person shooter games
Where does your enterprise stand on the AI adoption curve? Take our AI survey to find out. I was around when Doom debuted as a first-person shooter in 1993. People stayed late at their offices so they could play the game on their work computer networks. While the graphics... Read more
Volvo’s future EV batteries aim for 1,000 km of real-world range
Improving consumer sentiment toward EVs will involve a whole lot of research and development into better batteries. Volvo Volvo wants its sales to consist of nothing but electric vehicles as early as 2030. In order for that to happen, though, EVs need to address range and charging and how... Read more
7 Best Latte and Cappuccino Machines: Breville, Mr. Coffee, and More
Most frothers make a stiff frothy foam that sits on top of the milk, which isn’t great for lattes or cappuccinos. Properly textured milk is creamy, light, airy, and never stiff or separated. That’s why our current favorite is the Nanofoamer from Subminimal.  A darling on Kickstarter, the Nanofoamer... Read more
Facebook updates Habitat environment to train ’embodied AI’
Where does your enterprise stand on the AI adoption curve? Take our AI survey to find out. In 2019, Facebook open-sourced AI Habitat, a simulator that can train AI systems embodying things like a home robot to operate in environments meant to mimic real-world settings, like apartments and offices.... Read more