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nexxworks’ Best of the Web - week October 16 to 22 October 22, 2017

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In case you've missed them... Here are this week's must-reads for those who need inspiration to act on their Day After Tomorrow. Feed your mind with some of our favorite innovation stories. Nono. No need to thank us.

Amazon Wants to Use Drones to Recharge the Batteries of Electric Vehicles

BRAD JONES - FUTURISM

The issue of range is still a limiting factor for electric vehicles, given the somewhat limited amount of charging stations in many areas. Amazon is looking to solve this problem with its fleet of drones.

Better Than Smart Speakers? Japan Is Making Robot and Hologram Companions

MARC PROSSER - SINGULARITY HUB

While American internet giants are developing speakers, Japanese companies are working on robots and holograms. They all share a common goal: to create the future platform for the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart homes.

Mastercard Will Now Let You Pay With Blockchain—But Not Bitcoin

JEN WIECZNER - FORTUNE

Bitcoin technology has gone mainstream. For the first time, Mastercard is offering the ability to send money over a blockchain rather than by swiping a credit card.

Google creates AI that can teach itself and 'isn't constrained by the limits of human knowledge'

AATIF SULLEYMAN - THE INDEPENDENT 

Google’s AI division, DeepMind, has unveiled AlphaGo Zero, an extremely advanced system that managed to accumulate thousands of years of human knowledge within days.

Who Is Thinking About Security and Privacy for Augmented Reality?

FRANZISKA ROESNER - MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

While the technology and applications underlying AR are rapidly advancing, however, little thought has been given to how these systems should protect the security, privacy, or safety of users. 

Steven Has Even More News For You

STEVEN VAN BELLEGHEM - YOUTUBE

Every Friday, Steven Van Belleghem spoils you with a Weekly in which he presents a selection of news you cannot miss out on. In this week's episode Steven reveals stories on Google Deepmind, the Alexa Everywhere strategy of Amazon and much more. Enjoy!