Daily Archives: June 20, 2011

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has unveiled plans to boost the number of domain endings so that internet addresses would end in almost any word and be in any language, the BBC reports. Icann will begin taking applications next year, with corporations and cities expected to be among the first to bid for a suffix. 

Chris Nuttall

If you’re confused by all the ways that NFC (Near Field Communication) chips are going to enable mobile transactions, here’s a technology whose implementation even your dog can understand. Zoosh, developed by Silicon Valley start-up Naratte , uses sound at the ultrasonic level that dogs, dolphins and frogs can hear to complete transactions. Its software can make any device with MP3 playback, a speaker and microphone capable of making and receiving payments.