The Payments King Is Dead. Long Live The New King.

When Google
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unveiled their new candidate for the payments throne last week with the relaunch of Google Pay
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, there wasn’t much talk of the backstory; little mention of the path walked and the rubble created in order to make the ultimate bank killer app: the new Google Pay. 

What has changed?

The new Google Pay is an app that consumers and businesses can use to send and receive money instantly without any specific hardware. For individuals, it means they can send money to their contact list. Businesses can accept payments with their name or a QR code. This means Google Pay now focuses on hardware-free payments as opposed to payments made to a card terminal. The difference from the old Google Pay is massive, not only in features and focus, but in the effects it will have on the market.

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Unfinished Live Episode 3 Asks “Is Technology Driving Progress or Chaos?”

NEW YORK, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Unfinished, a new impact-driven network and media platform, streams the newest episode of Unfinished Live, “Technology + Humanity,” on Nov. 24, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. ET on unfinished.com. The episode will explore questions about what’s possible now at a moment when the public is considering both the benefits and consequences of technology’s role in society.

Content and programming for the third episode was influenced by current events, including the ongoing antitrust investigations into big tech companies and disinformation campaigns during the recent U.S. election. Segments of the show were developed based on tech-related questions that were submitted to the Unfinished website and social media channels since the debut episode of Unfinished Live.

The new episode follows the first two productions, “Economy + Justice” and “Democracy + Voice,” using a variety of media and formats, including art, short stories, film,

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5G Hologram black technology shines at CIIE, WIMI leads AR+AI Hologram communication live broadcast application

HONG KONG, Nov. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tailor Insight, the fintech market research organization, recently released a research report “5G Hologram black technology shines at CIIE, WIMI leads AR+AI Hologram communication live broadcast application”. The 5G Hologram display system was used for the first time in the live broadcast of the CIIE. Meanwhile, the exhibits in the exhibition hall were airborne in the form of Hologram images, giving the audience a refreshing experience. The entire Hologram system is composed of cameras, microphones, speakers, and other units placed on site. The virtual data of 3D objects formed is very large. The texture of the piano and the keys during the performance can be clearly displayed. This black technology is based on characteristics of the large bandwidth, as well as the low latency, of 5G.

According to reports, the upgraded 5G base station can get rid of the dependence of 5G

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5G Hologram black technology shines at CIIE, WIMI leads AR+AI Hologram communication live broadcast application – Press Release

HONG KONG, Nov. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tailor Insight, the fintech market research organization, recently released a research report “5G Hologram black technology shines at CIIE, WIMI leads AR+AI Hologram communication live broadcast application”. The 5G Hologram display system was used for the first time in the live broadcast of the CIIE. Meanwhile, the exhibits in the exhibition hall were airborne in the form of Hologram images, giving the audience a refreshing experience. The entire Hologram system is composed of cameras, microphones, speakers, and other units placed on site. The virtual data of 3D objects formed is very large. The texture of the piano and the keys during the performance can be clearly displayed. This black technology is based on characteristics of the large bandwidth, as well as the low latency, of 5G.

According to reports, the upgraded 5G base station can get rid of the dependence of 5G

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Best Black Friday headphone deals 2020: Save on Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones, Apple AirPods Pro, more

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

Black Friday deals are happening all month long. Have you been thinking of treating yourself to a new pair of headphones or give someone a pair as a gift? We’ve collected the best Black Friday headphone deals for you. Several of the deals listed here are for some of our favorite models. The sales aren’t limited to just one type of headphone, either — there are excellent bargains on on-ear, over-ear, noise-canceling and true-wireless headphones. 

In some cases, prices for headphones are matching their all-time lows or even dipping below all-time lows. Here are the best headphone deals available right now. I’ll update this list as more models continue to go on sale and other deals expire.

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Samsung’s Galaxy

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Pittsburgh vs. Virginia Tech updates: Live NCAA Football game scores, results for Saturday

The Pittsburgh Panthers have had a week off and are no doubt ready to get back on the field. Pitt and the Virginia Tech Hokies will face off in an ACC battle at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday at Heinz Field. The Panthers should still be feeling good after a big win, while Virginia Tech will be looking to right the ship.

Pitt made easy work of the Florida State Seminoles two weeks ago and carried off a 41-17 victory.

Meanwhile, Virginia Tech was first on the board but had to settle for second at the end of their game against the Miami (FL) Hurricanes last week. Virginia Tech and Miami (FL) were almost perfectly matched up, but the Hokies suffered an agonizing 25-24 loss. RB Jalen Holston put forth a good effort for the losing side as he punched in two rushing touchdowns. Holston had some trouble finding his

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How to watch Pittsburgh vs. Virginia Tech: Live stream, TV channel, start time for Saturday’s NCAA Football game

Who’s Playing

Virginia Tech @ Pittsburgh

Current Records: Virginia Tech 4-4; Pittsburgh 4-4

What to Know

The Pittsburgh Panthers have had a week off and are no doubt ready to get back on the field. Pitt and the Virginia Tech Hokies will face off in an ACC battle at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday at Heinz Field. The Panthers should still be feeling good after a big win, while Virginia Tech will be looking to right the ship.

Pitt made easy work of the Florida State Seminoles two weeks ago and carried off a 41-17 victory.

Meanwhile, Virginia Tech was first on the board but had to settle for second at the end of their game against the Miami (FL) Hurricanes last week. Virginia Tech and Miami (FL) were almost perfectly matched up, but the Hokies suffered an agonizing 25-24 loss. RB Jalen Holston put forth a good effort for

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Customer engagement for a new digital-first world (VB Live)

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At the end of 2019, customer experience emerged as the most powerful competitive differentiator, meaning more to buyers than either cost and convenience. Customers continue to expect click-of-a-button convenience, which is why current technology, like AI-powered self-service and bots, have become the most cost-effective way to ramp up your customer service. These kinds of initiatives have even shown to boost revenue, with 84% of companies reporting growth when they improve service.

Now, the pandemic has moved so much more of our lives online, from shopping to meetings to education. And that makes delivering powerful, frustration-free online experiences more important than ever. AI-powered

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Watch live: Rocket Lab to recover used Electron booster for first time

  • Rocket Lab, founded in 2006 by Peter Beck, plans to catch its first Electron rocket booster on Thursday night.
  • The aerospace company is streaming live video of the mission, called “Return to Sender,” starting around 8:15 p.m. ET on Thursday (2:15 p.m. NZT on Friday).
  • For every person who watches the YouTube video feed, embedded below, gaming mogul Gabe Newell will donate $1 to a New Zealand children’s hospital.
  • Newell is also funding the launch a titanium garden gnome as part of his fundraising push.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

SpaceX is famous for recovering and reusing its colossal Falcon 9 rocket boosters, each time saving more than $10 million. However, the Elon Musk-founded company is about to have some impressive (if smaller) competition in New Zealand.

Rocket Lab on Thursday night plans to try its first-ever recovery of an Electron booster, or first-stage rocket, after it has

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Genetic study of the live vaccine could help efforts toward eradication. — ScienceDaily

While the world reels from the spread of SARS-CoV2, the new coronavirus behind COVID-19, a much older and previously feared scourge — poliovirus — is close to being completely eradicated. The polio vaccines, developed by Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin in the mid-1950s, heralded the elimination of polio from the U.S., saving countless children from sudden paralysis and death. In the developing world, however, outbreaks of poliovirus still occur sporadically, an ironic consequence of the polio vaccine itself.

The polio vaccine comes in two types: the Salk vaccine, made with a killed virus and the Sabin vaccine, made with a live but weakened, or attenuated, virus. The Sabin vaccine has several advantages for use in the developing world, including the fact that it does not need to be kept cold, and as an oral vaccine, it does not require needles. However, because it contains a live, albeit weakened polio virus,

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