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Money transfer via social network

At the moment, most of your income and expenditure probably goes through your bank (or, perhaps, banks). Here in New Zealand, only a handful of banks dominate the market, and I think the processing of EFTPOS and credit card transactions involves even more market concentration.

This centralization of money transfers has several downsides. Fewer players means less competition, greater risk of fraud by employees of the big companies, and obvious targets for malicious hackers. So how could we decentralize money transfers? Continue reading Money transfer via social network

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High-resolution tactile displays

One of the ways in which some blind people interact with computers is via refreshable braille displays. But these tend to display at most 80 characters at once, and are apparently quite expensive.

So what alternatives can we come up with? Continue reading High-resolution tactile displays