The rule of smart contracts in Financial transactions

The smart contracts allow the monetary values to be exchanged in financial transactions in a transparent and reliable way, and reassured that there is no need to go through an intermediary to guarantee the legality of the operation. The smart contract appears to be a guarantee which assures the execution…

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Check your American Express account just by talking to Alexa

Introducing Echo and Alexa In June 2015, Amazon released in the U.S the Amazon Echo, a smart speaker backed by an artificial intelligence platform named Alexa. Thanks to this technology, the device turns into voice-controlled virtual assistant, a smart home controller and beyond. At the begining, Echo was basically just…

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Google Pixel : The new competition against Samsung and Apple

On the 4th October in San Francisco, Google introduced its new smartphones, Google Pixel and Pixel XL. The message coming from this presentation is that Google stops the commercialisation of the Nexus device and replaces it by Google Pixel. With Nexus, Google launched its good-value-for-money devices but since then, the company has changed its philosophy. Now the new devices are much more expensive but their quality is a little bit higher, like the last flagship Samsung galaxy S7 or Apple 7. Pixel is the first ever smartphone with hardware and software made by Google. (suite…)

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Dubaï, une smartcity en plein désert

Le souverain de Dubaï a annoncé le mois d’avril passé, un nouveau projet qui consiste à remplacer plus de 25% du transport de la mégapole du Moyen-Orient par des véhicules autonomes (sans chauffeurs) d’ici 2030. En marge du congrès de l’Union International des Transports Publics (UITP) qui s’est tenu à Dubaï,…

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Olli, the 3D printed autonomous minibus

The IBM computer company and  Local Motors, the leading vehicle technology integrator and creator of the world’s first 3D-printed cars, introduced  last Thursday, (June 16th, 2016), in National Harbor (Washington), the first self-driving vehicle to integrate the advanced cognitive computing capabilities of IBM.   This minibus, called "Olli" is able to accommodate…

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Seoul: on the top of Smart Cities

  Smart cities are connected cities: their urban areas are planned to evolve with the information technologies, the ” Internet of Things” and environmental concerns.   PUBLIC POLICY The Basic Strategic Plan for Informatization of Seoul Metropolitan City published online in 2015 highlights three perspectives for the city: technological, social and political.…

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