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Apple Pay gets ready to launch in China

Apple is thriving in China, so you can imagine that it's practically salivating at the thought of launching Apple Pay in the country -- and it looks like that may happen relatively soon. The state-backed newspaper <i>Wenhui News</i> has learned that Apple quietly registered a payment business in Shanghai's …

Strangeways, here we go again: prison protests in Manchester 25 years on

One thing was certain: the majority of the noisy, excited crowd gazing up at the roof had not been born the last time a show of this kind came to Bury New Road. But when the Guardian visited the scene last Tuesday evening, it could have been stepping back in time, to just over 25 years ago.<p>The …

Human Rights

Here’s everything you need to know about rugby

Starting today (Sept. 18), 20 international teams battle it out to be named the world’s best rugby team as England hosts the 2015 World Cup.<p>The event is expected to sell 2.4 million tickets and bring in £2.2 billion ($3.3 billion) to the British economy. Yet despite rugby becoming increasingly …

Alzheimer's Disease

Apple buys boring database company you’ve never heard of

Apple has bought a boring database company you’ve never heard of called FoundationDB. While not as sexy as buying Beats, the acquisition is good news for Apple’s increasingly important cloud services.<p>The Virginia-based startup, which has raised a little over $20 million in funding, specializes in …

App Store

Skype's newest app will translate your speech in real time