Who Created Wi-Fi Technology

Hedy Lamarr. Yes, we should thank that same actress for using the Internet Wi-Fi and GPS. How did it happen?

Hedy was born in Austria in 1913. Being a Jew, she hid her origins in every way. In 1933, Hedy starred in the film “Ecstasy”.  It was the first time in the history of cinema when a completely naked actress was shown. In many countries the film was banned. The parents of the actress worried about their daughter’s reputation. Therefore, they married her to the arms tycoon Fritz Mandl. He was also a Jew. In addition, most importantly, it was Fritz who produced grenades and cartridges for Hitler.

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Her husband was very jealous, and Hedy had to leave the movie. But she accompanied her husband to military laboratories and quickly figured out the principle of the action of anti-ship weapons and guidance systems.

Lamarr was not happy with her husband. Once Hedy escaped. The girl ran first to London, and then to the USA. In Hollywood, she was noticed by Louis Mayer, the founder of Metro Golden Mayer.

When radio-guided missiles were adopted, a serious problem arose. Opponents easily violated the guidance of the torpedo, revealing its frequency. Then Hedy Lamarr, together with George Antheil, whom she had met in London, came up with how to protect the torpedo control over the radio (she also assisted with the creation of controlled torpedoes).

Here’s how it worked: a random code was used on the transmitter that would change the transmission channel. At the same time, frequency transitions were synchronized on the receiver. The invention of Lamarr and Antheil became the basis of Spread Spectrum – the connection with the extended spectrum, which is used everywhere. These are GPS and Wi-Fi.

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Lamarr was forgotten in the last years of her life. She lived poorly. Moreover, Hedy was engaged in litigation about slander and unauthorized use of her name. For example, in 1998 Corel Draw, a program for graphic design, used a portrait of an actress. Hedy immediately filed a lawsuit, but her claim was dismissed.

The Founder of SpaceX Elon Musk Admitted That He Doesn’t Own Bitcoins

The head of SpaceX and Tesla Inc, Elon Musk, ranked 41st among Bloomberg billionaires with a fortune of $ 21.6 billion, said he does not own bitcoins, with the exception of the 0.25 BTC, which the comrade once sent him.

Previously, SpaceX former employee Sahil Gupta put forward the theory that Elon Musk is the mysterious creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto. Nevertheless, the community was sceptical about this hypothesis. Soon the statement was denied by the billionaire himself.

 

Residents of Arizona will be able to pay taxes with Bitcoin, Ripple and Ethereum

Arizona can become the first US state, whose residents will soon be able to pay taxes using cryptocurrency. The corresponding bill was passed by the State Senate this week.

16 senators endorsed the bill, 13 legislators opposed it, but in the end, a three-vote margin was enough to pass the document. Now the bill will be forwarded to the Arizona House of Representatives for further consideration.

How can it change the life in Arizona?

The representative of the Republican Party Jeff Waninger noted that changes in the state’s tax law will make Arizona a comfortable place to live for users of new technologies. He also believes that in this way Arizona sends a signal to everyone in the US and the rest of the world that in the future the state will be open to blockchain and digital currencies.

At the same time, the representative of the Democratic Party, Steve Farley, warns that the bill shifts the “load of volatility” of bitcoin prices to taxpayers who will continue to use the US dollar.

“It would mean that the money goes to the state and then the state has to take responsibility of how to exchange it,” said Steve Farley.

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Korean Exchange Bithumb Welcomes New Users

The South Korean currency exchange Bithumb opened registration for new users after the introduction of theknowyourcustomer” (KYC) procedure.

At the end of December, the government of South Korea reported on a demand to prohibit the opening of anonymous unverified accounts for users of crypto exchanges. It resulted in the development of laws and regulations, according to which at present registration on the Korean stock exchanges everybody must pass through the KYC.

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The developers of the Bithumb reported that from February 9, users are able to verify their profiles via an open account in Nonghyup Bank. Moreover, the report says that the last revisions on the integration of the verification through Shinhan Bank will soon be completed.

The South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb was able to introduce the KYC system within ten days after the official ban of anonymous trading accounts in the whole country.

According to media reports, on January 30, 2018, new legislation was introduced in the country, created by the Financial Services Commission (FSC). It obliges crypto exchanges to introduce the KYC procedure for all the platform users. Thus, for the implementation of trading on the Bithumb, new users, as well as previously registered ones, must pass the KYC necessarily.

Nexus Earth Partners and SingularutyNET will Integrate Artificial Intelligence with Blockchain Technology

Nexus Earth Partners has announced a partnership with blockchain platform SingularityNET. They will conduct research on the joint use of artificial intelligence and blockchain technology. As reported on the company’s official website, this cooperation can lead to the creation of a blockchain AI as the most secure and flexible infrastructure.

The head of SingularityNET, David Hanson, stressed that this technology might become the most valuable in the history of mankind.

” It will become the single most valuable technology in all of history. This is the chance for us to change the world together,” Hanson said.

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Both companies seek to decentralize artificial intelligence and increase its safety, create technologies that will benefit society, rather than individual corporations and governments. Moreover, they set themselves the task of reducing the cost of artificial intelligence and making it accessible to more people.

The world’s most famous humanoid robot Sofia is based on artificial intelligence, loaded into the SingularityNET blockchain platform.

Artificial Intelligence Becomes a Jury in the Photo Contest

International Business Times starts the contest of architectural photography with an artificial intelligence acting as a jury. It was created by the developers of the well-known mobile app EyeEm. Developers say that the system is able to analyze the images according to a number of criteria: from identification of objects on the photo to evaluating the aesthetic features of the photo.

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The Graphic City competition is dedicated to architectural minimalism. Mangers ask participants to focus on geometric elements, corners, and curves. They want photographers to send visually concise photos. Recruitment continues until February 12.

EyeEm is one of the most popular photo apps. The number of users is equal to approximately 20 million people all over the world. Technologies of AI in the program have been used for a few years – mostly for sorting photos regarding the themes and categories.

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