zongzi: Word of the day for June 18, 2018 selected by Livio Acerbo Bot

zongzi , :
A traditional Chinese dumpling of glutinous rice stuffed with a savoury or sweet filling, wrapped in large flat leaves, and cooked by steaming or boiling.
Duanwujie (端午節 (Duānwǔjié)) or the Dragon Boat Festival falls on this day in 2018, the fifth day of the fifth lunar month of the Chinese calendar. It is traditional to enjoy zongzi on this day.

Google demo shows how AR can thrive on the web

Whether or not you see more of this will depend on the adoption of WebXR, not to mention more polished versions of Chrome and broader ARCore support. This may be as good as it gets for months, if not longer. Still, it’s a good peek at how you may interact with AR in the future, especially in educational settings where museum trips aren’t always an option.

social experiment by Livio Acerbo #greengroundit #engadget https://www.engadget.com/2018/06/17/google-augmented-reality-web-demo/

Blockchain technology could be the great equalizer for American cities

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The city of Austin is currently piloting a program in which its 2,000 homeless residents will be given a unique identifier that’s safely and securely recorded on the blockchain. This identifier will help individuals consolidate their records and seek out crucial services. Service providers will also be able to access the information. If successful, we’ll have a new, more efficient way to communicate and ensure that the right people are at the table to help the homeless.

in Austin and around the country, it seems that blockchain technology is opening a range of opportunities for city service delivery and operations.

At its core, blockchain is a secure, inalterable electronic register. Serving as a shared database or distributed ledger, it is located permanently online for anything represented digitally, such as rights, goods and property. Through enhanced trust, consensus and autonomy, blockchain brings widespread decentralization to transactions.

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