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Why we may be headed to a completely cashless society

Bills. Dough. Loot. Moola. Whatever you call it, could you survive without cold, hard cash?<p>Sweden was the first European country to print and use paper money, but it may soon do away with physical currencies.<p>In Sweden, four out of five purchases are made electronically, 95 percent of all sales at …

Intelligent machines: Will we accept robot revolution?

<b>Would you share your home with a robot or work side by side with one? People are starting to do both, which has put the relationship we have with them under the spotlight and exposed both our love and fear of the machines that are increasingly becoming a crucial part of our lives.</b><p>In Japan they grow …

Google heads list of 16 companies trying to kill passwords

People don't put enough thought into passwords because it's a pain, but that creates security problems for the whole internet. Google, Microsoft and others in the FIDO Alliance want to replace passwords with fingerprint scanning and other techniques, and just unveiled 31 products from 16 companies …

10 Clever Lifehacks You'll Wish You Thought Of

Never do battle with a jar again<p>No matter what you're doing, there is usually a better way to do it. And to that end, here are 10 lifehacking GIFs that will show you clever, better ways of accomplishing tricky things around your house. That plus a few that are just silly fun.<p>You can find all these …

Mayweather-Pacquiao rakes in a record $500 million

A record 4.4 million households paid to watch the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight on May 2.<p>They each paid about $100 for the HD broadcast and $80 for the standard definition, for a total of about $400 million.<p>All told, the fight is estimated to have brought in revenue of about $500 million, …

Joss Whedon: Making latest ‘Avengers’ film ‘a little bit broke me’ | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” is dominating the box office, earning more than $312 domestically so far. But when director Joss Whedon was in the thick of production on the Marvel sequel, he was terrified of failure.<p>Whedon — previously best known for creating cult darling TV shows such as “Buffy the …

Denmark Leads the Way Towards Ending Cash

Sometimes money doesn't make any cents<p>Cash is expensive to manufacture. As we saw in our article on The U.S. Mint's Production Materials Problem, a …

Pebble Time: smartwatch maker returns to Kickstarter with colour-screen model

Pebble promises seven-day battery life for its new device, and hits $500k funding goal 17 minutes after launch of new crowdfunding campaign<p>Pebble, the company that ignited the smartwatch market with its $10.3m (£6.7m) crowdfunding campaign in 2012, has returned to Kickstarter with a new device …