Latest Tech News – 8 February
Scan checks at home, and get money on the bank
In these days of high-technology, the main advantage is making life easier for users, and in order to make that possible, there will be a new and easy way of depositing money on a bank account. Instead of the “physical” check to get the money, you’ll only need “virtual” one – scan it from your home and send it via internet.
As you can imagine with these types of deals, the fraud can be one of the problems. To keep everything more secure, the bank that receives the scanned check, can: accept it and deposit the money; or if by some odd reason they don’t think the check is genuine, call for help of humans (instead of machines).
As for the prices, so far there is no exact information, but there are 2 possibilities: banks that let people use this service for free, or others that charge a free.
On Monday – Internet in Egypt is normal again
In one of the latest tech news edition, about 10 days go, I talked about an incident that resulted in some countries not having access to the Internet, or other kinds of communication.
In case you don’t remember, Egypt was one of those countries, with only 30% of the population having access to the intenet. Well, the good news, is that according to Mohamed Nawawy – part of the crew that is fixing the undersea cables – the internet is suppose to be back to normal, or in other words, working by 100%. Lets hope it does…
Sources: Reuters and NYTimes
Guest post by Tiago of Gadgetizer