:n/e/t/surf: SMSTransférer de l’argent par un simple tweet
Transférer de l’argent par SMS est un service très répandu. Mais voilà qu’une banque française propose à ses clients de faire leurs paiements publiquement, via un simple tweet. Une première.
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textually.orgNext-generation 911 will allow texting, with photos and videos to follow
Emergency dispatch centers are gearing up to handle communications beyond simple phone calls. Known as next-generation 911, it will roll out in some places as early as next year and is expected to be widespread within about three years. [via Spokesman]
People will be able to text 911 directly, with more advanced interactions to follow. Before long a witness to an unfolding disaster or a crime in progress will be able to send live video of the scene to a dispatcher, who can patch that through to first responders, giving them a glimpse of what to expect.
3DPrinting3D-Printed Mistakes Are Inspiring a New Kind of Glitch Art
A growing movement of hobbyists is bestowing these apparent mistakes with their own sense of beauty. Flickr group “The Art of 3D Print Failure” has been around since 2011, back when desktop printers were really riding the wave of hype. [via motherboard]
In the group, contributors show off their failures-turned-art, which range from nearly-finished models with slight defects to total plastic spaghetti. Somewhere between those are glitched prints that carry a real aura of artistry.
Previously: - When 3D printers fail, the results are beautiful
The Good DroneHow Drones Are Fighting Infectious Disease
In a remote area of Southeast Asia, drones are fighting a battle — not against terrorists or insurgents, but against infectious disease. LiveScience reports.
Researchers on the island of Borneo are using flying robots to map out areas affected by a type of malaria parasite (Plasmodium knowlesi), which most commonly infects macaque monkeys. In recent years, public health officials in the Malaysian state of Sabah have seen a rise in the number of cases of humans infected with this deadly parasite, which is spread, via mosquitos, from macaques to people.
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