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Zero-fee Crypto Trading on Robinhood Crypto Platform

The application for stock trading Robinhood launched a crypto trading service. Users are able to sell and buy Bitcoin and Ethereum with zero commission.

Trading on Robinhood platform is free. Such priorities are few and far between other crypto exchangers. For example, the Coinbase exchange takes between 1.5% and 4% for its services.

In the Robinhood Crypto section, users are able to transfer up to $ 1,000 from their bank account. After that, the application will independently select the most favorable exchange rates and convert dollars into cryptocurrency, or vice versa. Previously, the customer can set a limit on the acceptable cost of Bitcoin and Ethereum. If the rate does not fit into the limit, then Robinhood will not conduct the operation process. In this way the company plans to reduce the risks of high volatility of the cryptocurrency.

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Also, specifically for crypto investors, Robinhood developers added 24-hour tracking of the 14 most popular cryptocurrencies and other news related to crypto market. The service is already available in the application. Online platform Robinhood allows residents of the United States to buy and sell shares of public companies with no fee. For comparison, brokers take an average of $ 7 to $ 10 per transaction.

Representatives of Robinhood do not hide that they launched crypto trading in order to attract new users to their basic services. According to Bloomberg, in the first hours after the announcement, more than 150,000 people joined the Robinhood Crypto system.

 

At the beginning, the new service is available only for residents of California, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana and New Hampshire, but eventually the list of states will expand.

 

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Fortnite. Short Review

In 2011, we got to know that we will have in our collections another online survival game using Unreal Engine 4 – Fortnite. The project is developed by famous studio Epic Games and is a non-standard survival, where players need to survive against dangerous monsters at night, and in the daytime build barricades and collect necessary resources.

World

As reported by the developers: “The world of Fortnite is huge.” All because the game involves a hybrid procedural generation, which selects pre-prepared “pieces of the world” and substitutes them in a random order. Each new session will be in a new, untouched world, because of which interest in the exploration of the territories will not be exactly lost.

Gathering

Each refuge in Fortnite is created from what the player will find during a day. In this case, the problem is predatory, as the user can drag and re-integrate almost everything that the eye sees. There are three types of resources in the game, wood, metal and stone. Each of them has unique characteristics and is used for different purposes.

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Building

The game is partly the heir of Minecraft. The main observed discrepancy – Fortnite is based solely on the construction and modernization of structures that will be able to withstand the onslaught of monsters. Users can go beyond the procurement and build the most fantastic designs that can hardly be called buildings. It is possible to build at any time of the day and night, both before the battle and during the battle. Walls are put for a couple of buttons, and giant structures are erected with the help of a special editor, in which you can choose the right stairs, fences, windows, ceilings, doors, walls, roofs and even traps.

Night Attacks

All the above tasks users will only perform during the day, at night comes the invasion of monsters, so for the strengthening and collection of scrap metal will not remain even a second. At night, Fortnite becomes a third-person shooter, in which you have to confront the hordes of monsters. To ensure that the game did not turn into a banal shooter, the developers introduced a system of pumping characters and craft weapons. In addition to what has already been said, we are waiting for the division of fighters into specialization, so each player will have his own, strictly limited role.

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Classes

The game has many heroes. All of them can be collected around the world in the form of maps, and they belong to one of the four main specializations:

  • travellers engaged in all sorts of exploration;
  • soldiers who have excellent command of any kind of weapons;
  • Ninja, who is engaged in close combat and possesses a high speed of movement;
  • designers, experienced builders of forts.

Each class has its own advantages and disadvantages when dealing with monsters. You can win if only you have a balanced team.

Ideological support

Initially, the developers of Fortnite did not want to create a game in the style of a zombie apocalypse, as it already becomes a sign of bad taste due to the banality. But gradually, the specialists were able to find a solution, as a result of which the game became a pleasant cartoonish action with an interesting idea, events, heroes, traps, weapons and creatures.

AI to Improve and Optimize Your Life

Modern trends are becoming more and more drawn around technologies and their role into regular people’s lives. Technological process is gaining steam with every single day, and this cannot but please us – advanced technologies promise humanity glittering future, where manual job would be replaced by mechanisms and programs. But if you think, that these are long-term prospects, which won’t find realization in the coming decade, then we are happy to dissuade you – such future is much closer than you think.

 

In favor of this statement we challenge you to remember at least one day, when you haven’t used your smartphone or TV at all. “Regular” devices and some familiar inventions (computers, laptops, cars, Internet etc.) have already become an inherent part of our lives, while such things as artificial intelligence, face recognition or deep learning still sound like some sort of science-fictional attributes for the major part of people. However, we are confident in that in the nearest years they will definitely become known for every single child and scholar all around the globe. The future is in the lap of high technologies.

It is hard to believe that almost 20 years ago personal computers or telephones were the attributes of rich people! Nowadays, we can’t imagine our life without robo-cleaners, autopilots, and other useful inventions, which help us to share the platform and shirk off manual work upon mechanisms, so that we can do more important job. There is no more clear illustration of the high tech availability and rapid reduction of prices than artificial intelligence.

Highly complicated system, based on millions of algorithms and deep learning mechanism, was designed to perform a vast of calculations at the same time, to make marketing researches, to create new medicaments and even to control transport by itself. However, the widest acceptance it has found in a sphere of artificial perception, and especially in areas where face recognition was required (police departments, face searching in a crowd etc.) Soon, people have realized, that such well-developed technology can be useful even in our regular lives, and from that point handymen all around the world were trying to make regular people’s livings better and easier. That’s the exact story of how Brian AI grew from a theoretical idea up to the high-grade application assistant.

The general idea of such application appeared 10 years ago, when there was no help for people, who wanted to trade their photos on special sites. Dull work of photo customization and editing by hand was ineffective and very loiter. In an hour you could have handled about 10 photos maximum, so the problem was framed – we needed an application, which could have done quick analysis and process of a big amount of images. Using all the last achievements in programming, the first prototype of AI-based assistant was developed.

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Brian AI is an app for photographers, photo sellers and simply for active people, who like to catch a moment in snap. Fed upon advanced technology of artificial perception, it can analyze, sort and systematize huge amount of images in minutes. Now, instead of durable clicking/typing/scrolling, you can simply download Brian AI, upload bunch of images and get the results right away. There’s no big deal if your massif of photos is stored into numerous data storage devices – you only need one computer with Brian AI on it. Plug all of your HDDs into PC and watch as our app cleans up in your photo mess.

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Dozens of functions allow using Brian AI both by professionals and amateurs. This app is incredibly useful if you sell photos or have a need to systematize them. Using Google Vision and GoogLeNet Inseption base, application generates dozens of conforming tags for every single image, and then automatically collects them into albums. There’s no more helpful program than Brian AI for people, who suffer from lack of space on HDD: its sophisticated search technology can help user to find duplicate photos, photos with low quality or bad exposition, and then delete them to leave only the best shots. If you’re going to place your photos on public resources, but afraid of steals, then a good decision would be to add watermarks on a pile of them, and even there Brian AI can lend you a hand – using one of the tools, you can do that in a moment.

By far, our application is the most convenient ally for every single PC user. Hundreds of functions, constant support and regular updates guarantee that Brian AI will always be in step with times. Forget about manual job – stop wasting your precious time with a help of our succoring Brian AI app!

 

Robotic fish explore Underwater World

Engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology created robotic fish with a video camera that moves like a real fish. Developers tested the device on a coral reef and noted that real fish are not afraid of it, even when the robot swims closer than a meter.

How it works

MIT compute scientists under the leadership of Daniela Rus created a robotic fish, which moves due to a hydraulic tail consisting of two chambers. During the movement, a small pump alternately supplies water to the chambers and thereby causes them to inflate, bending the whole structure in one direction or another. In addition, there are two horizontal fins and buoyancy control modules, due to which it can move in any direction. To monitor these fish, a camera with a wide-angle lens is installed in the nose of the robot.

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During the tests in the Rainbow Reef, the robot sank to a depth of more than 50 feet, shot photos and made high definition video.

The creators of the robot note that during the test robot swam several times to the real fish for a distance of less than a meter but did not scare them away.

Dog AI

Dogs are undoubtedly one of the friendliest animals in the world towards their owners. Empathetic and companionable, they’re almost like us in their regular lives. Dogs have hobbies and food preferences, they adore active lifestyle, games, and a good sleep. But most importantly — they make us happy and teach us how to enjoy every day of our lives by their own example.

Dogs are a boon to photographers, who love shooting wild animals and nature, yet, these pets are very prone to get into funny situations too. There are hundreds of viral videos and photos, which were taken by vigilant owners and uploaded on the Internet, where different dog breeds make everyone around laugh because of their inborn cheerfulness (and clumsiness). There’s even more of amusing materials stored on flash drivers or external HDDs all around the world. After a few months of ownership, it’s OK to find your whole phone or camera gallery conquered by the images of your pet in all kinds of positions, situations and moods.

Plenty of similar photos in the camera memory is a very common problem for people who like to imprint the most significant moments of their friendship with pets. Moreover, it’s a big trouble when among dog photos you can’t find some important images. Such significant, yet, memo polluting shots accumulate on your SD card until there’s no empty space for new pictures. Fortunately, modern technologies can help you even in such complicated situation.

To sort out the best photos and get rid of duplicates you’ll need to spend hours and hours of monotone manual scrolling. Are you ready to lose a whole day for such questionable enjoyment? If the answer is “no”, then Brian AI will be the best choice of assistant for you. Using all the latest achievements in artificial intelligence researches, we created an app which can do all photo systematization job without any user’s help.

Based on sophisticated algorithms, Brian AI organizes all available images according to their content. Its potential is almost unlimited — app easily finds your nursling midst any landscape and among other dogs. Application attaches key tags, generated by Google Vision and GoogLeNet Inception services, to the photo, which means you can quickly find some specific image amid thousands of them. Application analyzes dog’s breed, coloration, clothes and surroundings, identifies dog’s snout features and unique marks. Brian AI can manage all your dog photos in seconds despite their big quantity or poor quality.

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Apart from filtration and management, our app can systematize images according to their tags into albums. It can analyze focus, blur, angle of the photo, automatically choose the best one from the series of similar shots, and then delete the others with one click of yours. The search amidst photos was never so simple as with Brian AI — you can put in required tag and get results immediately, or use the right-sided menu with all the tags collected in one place. About even more functions of this app you can learn by this link.

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A unique feature of our application is, of course, its ability to educate. Artificial intelligence can boost its productivity and accuracy using your photo archive thanks to built-in mechanisms based on deep learning technology. The more you use it, the more exact results you get. By repetitive analysis of your pet’s photos, Brian AI can train to recognize its 10 year old appearance, which would be very convenient if you haven’t put in order your SD’s memory in a while.

If you need to sort your pictures into albums with a need for further exploitation, then, again, Brian AI, which you can find on http://www.brianai.com, is a must-have. Sell a whole bunch of same-thematic photos, make a presentation-like movie demonstrating pictures according to their photographing date from the oldest ones up to the newest, upload images from social networks — do whatever you need with your brand-new systematized archive. Brian AI is suitable for every desktop, computer or mobile phone, so there’s no need to transfer pictures from different devices. Only for $10 you’ll get a whole arsenal of AI instruments and a constant support from our consultants, which is nothing compared with a convenience of Brian AI application.

 

Modern technologies have made our lives much easier and comfortable by taking away a need of hand-operated functions, but today their sphere of influence is growing day by day. Artificial intelligence-based applications like Brian AI are the examples of how high tech can be used in our everyday lives. Download it and use its full potential to make your life much more systematized!

NEO Cryptocurrency

What is NEO?

NEO is the first Chinese blockchain-project with open source, launched in August 2017 by developer Da Hongfei. But the history of the project began 3 years earlier.

In 2014, Da Hongfei created the blochain company OnChain in Shanghai and launched a cryptocurrency project called AntShares. OnChain’s main task is to create a new financial system that unites the real and virtual economy.

Because of the emphasis on smart contracts, ANS was even called the Chinese Etherium. Inspired developers decided to take a desperate step – complete rebranding. They wrote new technical documentation, updated the nodes, changed the site and conducted a large-scale ICO to raise funds for the launch of the updated and improved ANS.

In September 2016, the world saw NEO – a new cryptocurrency, capable, according to the creators, to surpass even Ethereum.

How does NEO Work?

In OnChain stated that the main goal of the company is not to issue another crypto currency, but to create a new model of economic relations between people. They call it Smart Economy and distinguish three main components: a platform for executing smart contracts, digital assets and digital identification. All of them are implemented in NEO technology.

For example, you can digitize documents for real estate and sell it for cryptocurrency, without involving legal or other intermediaries in the transaction.

The developers emphasize that with the help of NEO it is possible to digitize and change different assets: gold, car, houses, etc.

NEO is, above all, an innovative economic project, and its token is a tool for implementing the idea of ​​an integrated economy.

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The Main Advantages of NEO

Excellent technical capabilities. The platform uses its own virtual machine NeoVM, which allows you to quickly launch even the most complex contracts. The theoretical bandwidth of the network is 10,000 transactions per second

High reliability. NEO has an enhanced dBFT protocol that effectively protects the system from most known cyber-attacks.

Easy to write smart contracts. Unlike Ethereum, which uses the exceptionally complex programming language Solidity, NEO supports Java, F#, C#, Kotlin, VB.Net, Microsoft.net, Go and Python.

Simple mining. Mining does not depend on the technical capacities of the miner.

Does NEO have problems?

Of course, it has.

Users have two main claims on NEO – lack of anonymity and pseudo decentralization. According to the developers, the exchange of digital assets cannot be anonymous – all transactions must be open and transparent.

OnChain has direct access to the transaction history and can quickly track any transaction. Developers control more than 60% of all NEO blockchain-nodes.In future, OnChain plans to cooperate with state structures and the Chinese government.

Is It Worth Investing in NEO?

Although many users are unhappy with the OnChain policy, most experts agree that NEO is a very promising cryptocurrency with a brilliant future. Why?

  • NEO offers innovative technical solutions that make the use of the platform more convenient.
  • NEO implements the technology of smart contracts, in which many see the future of the whole blockchain.
  • Corporations with a worldwide reputation are investing their money in NEO: Microsoft, Alibaba, HyperLedger, LegalChain, Wings, etc.
  • According to analysts, OnChain has every chance to make NEO an official currency in China. And this is one of the largest cryptocurrency markets in the world.

Simply about Blockchain

If you have not spent the last couple of years in a hermitage, you’ve probably heard about bitcoins and blockchain. Now, even schoolchildren are actively engaged in mining. Let’s try to figure out what is really blockchain and why everyone is going crazy.

The heart of the matter

Blockchain technology is primarily designed for secure storage of data. Here you can store any important information, from credit obligations to new currencies. The reliability of the entire structure is due to the fact that the register of data is not concentrated somewhere in one place but is distributed among thousands of users around the world. Thus, the very possibility of a hacker attack and some kind of clandestine manipulation of information is excluded.

Cryptography

Actually, the blockchain is just a chain of cryptographically connected blocks. A new block is added to the end of the whole chain, all blocks together are connected by mathematical algorithms. This technology can be used not only to record financial transactions, but for everything that has value.

Hashing

The hash function is a special algorithm that takes input data (any, from image to binary code) and creates from it a code sequence of a specific length. Same files will produce the same hash on the output.

Database

The easiest way is to imagine the blockchain as a kind of database, duplicated tens of thousands of times throughout the network. The database is updated constantly, which ensures transparency and verification of information.

Safer than bank

That sounds ambitious, but according to many experts, the blockchain really became the guarantor of information accounting. The use of this technology excludes the influence of the human factor on the outcome of the transaction: without the agreement of the parties involved, even changes to the general register of data will not be made.

Protection against intrusion

Copies of the database are kept on all participating computers. Decentralised system makes hacker attack impossible. In addition, the hashing process is irreversible, which allows reliable security of personal data: an attempt to change a transaction or an original document will result in a new hash, different from the existing one in the system.

 

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