• It Looks Like Samsung Wants To Make Its Own Debit Card As Well

    Tech companies looking to launch their own payments services isn’t anything new. We’ve seen attempts from the likes of Apple, Google, and Samsung, just to name a few, but these days, we’re starting to see companies shift from offering digital payments services to creating actual physical payment cards.

    Apple launched the Apple Card which was followed by Huawei, and just last month, there were reports that Google was planning its own card as well. Now it looks like Samsung wants in on the action too because the company has recently announced their plans to launch its own debit card in the near future.

    According to Samsung, “In 2020, Samsung Pay will be expanding our service from being a rewarding way to shop and pay, to also being a rewarding way to manage money. Over the past year we have been busy developing a mobile-first money management platform. Our vision

  • This Bizarre Insect Is Building Shelters Out of Microplastic

    That’s not good, for the obvious reason that the caddis fly larva relies on the structural integrity of its case to protect itself from predatory fish. And it’s potentially not good for more subtle reasons: The case helps camouflage the larva on the river bottom. That may not be a problem if the sediment the case is lying in is also littered with the same microplastics the insect used to build its protective outer layer; it will still blend in. But caddis flies often move around a river ecosystem, so if one ends up in an area less contaminated with microplastics, or even more contaminated with them, its technicolored case could make it stick out. Increased predation could in turn affect the ecosystem as a whole, if the larvae aren’t able to do their work cleaning up vegetation.

    Being in such close contact with microplastic could cause physiological problems for

  • Bitcoin’s halving might see a large influx of investors wanting a piece of the cryptocurrency market

    Cryptocurrency is the out of control child in the investment world. Its prices fluctuate by the minute and have been deemed one of the riskier investments to be made. Even Warren Buffet, one of the richest man in the world, is discouraging people from investing in it.

    But every four years, the price of bitcoin will be cut in half, in a bid to stabilize the crypto market. Mining for the currency will only yield 50 percent, which will reduce the number of coins in the market and preventing it from going through price inflation.

    But stabilizing the crypto market brings along another factor: It will attract more investors.

    eToro analyst Simon Peters said, “During and after the first halving in 2012, the key investors were those already involved in the asset class. The bitcoin investor base was almost exclusively made up of those in the know; blockchain scientists and

  • Tokyo Game Show 2020 canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

    The organizers of Tokyo Game Show have announced that this year’s event has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. TGS 2020 was due to take place from September 24th to 27th at the Makuhari Messe convention center just outside Tokyo, but there are now plans to hold an online event instead.

    This is the first time that TGS has ever been canceled since it started in 1996, but the news won’t come as a surprise to anyone. Virtually every in-person gaming event this year has been scratched from the calendar, including E3 and Gamescom, the biggest shows in the US and Europe respectively.

    TGS 2020 would likely have gained more attention than in the average year because of its status as the last major trade show before the launch of the upcoming next-gen consoles, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Both systems are set to go on sale

  • Technology Has Changed Human Lives

    There is no written evidence which may tell us exactly who has coined the phrase academic technology. Second, there may be the question of how we see ourselves. Human nature is a saggy, capacious concept, and one which expertise has altered and extended all through historical past. Digital applied sciences problem us as soon as again to ask what place we occupy within the universe: what it means to be creatures of language, self-consciousness and rationality. department of science and technology Technology is advancing at lightning pace. Faster all the time, it is spreading into all areas of our lives. Gear that when was out of date two years in the past is now obsolete inside 6 months. Technological tools are getting smaller and extra reasonably priced to your entire world. Businesses and governments are trying to find their financial equilibrium as customers buy goods laterally, from one another through …