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Real-time payments up 41% in 2020

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In 2020, more than 70.3 billion real-time payment transactions were processed worldwide. This is 41% more than in 2019. The trend of moving from cash and checks to digital payments has been dramatically accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is evidenced by a report prepared by ACI Worldwide and GlobalData.

According to the forecast of analysts who summarized statistics from 48 countries of the world, in the period from 2020 to 2025 the average annual growth of payments in real time will be 23.6%.

As millions of people around the world have to change their lifestyle and work, as well as the way they make purchases and payments, the use of mobile wallets in 2020 has grown to an all-time high of 46%. An idea of ​​the dynamics is given by the indicators for 2019 and 2018 – 40.6% and 18.9%, respectively. At the same time, the amount of transactions in real time increased by 32.8% compared to 2019, increasing from 69 to 92 trillion dollars. The expected average annual growth rate of this indicator in the period up to 2025 is 12%.

Analysts note that as the pandemic continues to affect consumer and business behavior, banks, merchants and intermediaries in the payment ecosystem are responding quickly, prioritizing digitalization to protect current revenue streams and seeking new ones through fully digitalized customer interactions.

India was the leader in real-time transactions in 2020 with 25.5 billion transactions. In second place is China with 15.7 billion transactions, in third place is South Korea with 6.0 billion. The top five also include Thailand with 5.2 billion and the United Kingdom with 2.8 billion.

Nigeria follows with 1.9 billion transactions per year. In seventh place is Japan with 1.7 billion, in eighth – Brazil with 1.3 billion, in ninth – the United States with 1.2 billion transactions, and Mexico closes the top ten with 942 million transactions.

It should be added that real-time payment fraud is also gaining traction. These are mainly theft on trust (12.5% ​​of all cases of fraud in 2019, 13.7% in 2020), identity theft (6% and 11.6% in 2019 and 2020, respectively) and account hacking. digital wallet (4.4% and 6.2%).

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GTA VI will set a new bar for quality for the entire entertainment industry

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Take-Two management said that developers from Rockstar Games are working on a new part of Grand Theft Auto. Development is in full swing and it seems that GTA VI will set a new standard for quality for the entire entertainment industry.

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick stated that the Rockstar Games team “intends to once again set the creative benchmark for the series, our industry, and the entire entertainment industry.”

He confirmed that the next part of Grand Theft Auto will be no less significant than all the previous ones. In July, Rockstar mentioned the need to exceed the expectations of the players and make the new part as high quality as possible.

GTA VI will set a new bar for quality for the entire entertainment industry

According to the latest data, the project was heavily cut, probably to speed up development. Instead of three planned cities, there will be one, and they decided to reduce the four main characters to two.

In addition, the developers have plans to add more cities to the game as additional content after the release. Also, do not forget about the modder support, which will extend the life of the game for many years.

The release of the game is expected no earlier than 2024.

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“Keep military and K9 dogs out of danger” – US Space Force began using robotic dogs at Cape Canaveral

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The military’s youngest branch, the US Space Force, is starting to use robotic dogs to automate “damage assessment and patrols” at the Cape Canaveral Space Force station, according to a statement from the US Department of Defense. This will significantly save man-hours.

Ghost Robotics’ Q-UGV robots are equipped with sophisticated audio and video communication software. They can function autonomously, but they can also be controlled remotely, from a controller and even with audio commands, if necessary.

Keep military and K9 dogs out of danger US

On its website, Ghost Robotics describes the robots as “Tough, agile and rugged all-weather ground drones.” They are ultimately designed to “keep the military, workers and K9 dogs out of harm’s way”.

Robot dogs were first used by the Americans at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida back in 2020, and they have made their way to other Air Force bases since then.

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Official: Motorola Razr 2022 will be the first smartphone with a flexible 144Hz screen

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Motorola has published a fresh teaser on the Chinese social network Weibo, according to which the Razr 2022 foldable smartphone with a flexible display will receive a 6.7-inch OLED screen. The important point here is that the display will support a 144Hz refresh rate, making it the fastest foldable display in the world.

Official: Motorola Razr 2022 will be the first smartphone with a flexible 144Hz screen

Other specifications of the smartphone include a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, an additional 2.7-inch external display, as well as a main camera with a 50 MP main sensor. In addition, up to 12 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of internal flash memory are promised.

Official: Motorola Razr 2022 will be the first smartphone with a flexible 144Hz screen

Also, the novelty will receive a fingerprint scanner on the side panel and the Android 12 operating system with the proprietary MyUX shell.

Official: Motorola Razr 2022 will be the first smartphone with a flexible 144Hz screen

Earlier, live photos of the Motorola Razr 2022 have already appeared on the network. And before that, the general manager of the Chinese division of Lenovo for the production of mobile phones, Chen Jin, showed the Motorola Razr 2022 smartphone live in the on state.

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