Android Pay now works with HSBC cards in Taiwan, starts adding debit card support as well

Android Pay launched in June of last year in Taiwan with only 2 banks under its wings: Chinatrust Bank and First Bank. Since then, it has expanded to more institutions including Cathay United, Union Bank, Shin Kong, Standard Chartered, Taishin International, E.SUN Commercial, Entie Commercial, Hua Nan, and it’s now making its way to HSBC as well. According to the Android Pay page, all HSBC VISA and Mastercard credit cards can now be added to the Android Pay app in Taiwan, allowing you to use them for store and online purchases with merchants.

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Video: How Apple’s Intelligent Tracking Protection in Safari works

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Have you ever shopped for something on Amazon, and then noticed that other websites and even apps like Facebook are flooded with ads concerning that product? AppleInsider explains how this happens, and how Apple’s implementation of Intelligent Tracking Protection in Safari works.
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Hangouts Meet’s dial-in feature now works in nine additional European countries

Hangouts Meet is a service by Google that allows people to video conference with up to 50 people. Prior to today, however, its dial-in feature only worked in 15 countries. Now that figure has been upped to a total of 24, with the nine new countries all located in the continent of Europe.

Without further ado, here are the nine new countries that are supported:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Finland
  • Ireland
  • Norway
  • Romania
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey

This change is effective immediately.

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ARON is like futuristic wi-fi that works with infrared light


Surefire, a California-based flashlight company, is showing off its new infrared communication system, ARON, at CES this week. What is it? Surefire’s ARON (Augmented Reality Optical Narrowcasting) is a form of wireless data transmission involving beams of light. It transmts information via infrared light and optical beacons, at ranges up to 2,000 meters. The information is received by a beacon in a phone (the company’s literature also shows Google Glass-like AR devices using it) and turned into an AR view of the world around you. Why does it matter? ARON isn’t reliant on Wi-Fi or cellular data, is private, and…

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That’s not how any of this works: Optimistic tech reporting isn’t going to ruin AI


Winter is coming, but fear not. According to the experts, we won’t need Jon Snow to save us — it’s only coming for our machines. Gary Marcus, an AI expert and Professor of Psychology at NYU, Tuesday published a fascinating white-paper. It basically serves as a list of reasons why he thinks deep learning is shit and the community should abandon it and start over. Which is something he and others seem to firmly believe: Deep Learning is not enough, and we need to start over — Hinton confirms what I have been saying for two decades. https://t.co/9BxJYvd7oD — Gary…

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