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Google Wallet for iOS can now send money to any contact using just a phone number

With the rise of contactless payment systems like Apple Pay and Android Pay, the Google Wallet app has needed to reinvent itself somewhat as a peer-to-peer payment system. With the latest update, it’s become a whole lot easier to send money to your friends, family and contacts.<p>From today, the …

$320 billion to disappear from oil budgets

The crash in oil prices is forcing energy companies to do some serious penny-pinching.<p>Large companies are scrambling with even greater urgency now that oil prices have collapsed below $37 a barrel for the first time in nearly seven years.<p>This week, Chevron (CVX) and ConocoPhillips (COP) announced …

Chinese Internet Giant Alibaba Will Buy South China Morning Post

Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, is buying an influential Hong Kong English language newspaper in a bid to improve media portrayals of …

Veteran climate scientists hopeful a historic Paris deal is only hours away

Anticipation builds for COP21 to deliver a groundbreaking deal as experts welcome draft statement to keep warming to well below 2C<p>There’s a cafe next door to the thronging media centre at the UN global climate talks in Paris where the constant clang of the door to the chill air outside can barely …

Adidas uses plastic ocean waste to create a 3D-printed shoe

The design hopes to bring awareness to this type of pollution.<p>Back in June, Adidas revealed a shoe made almost entirely from recycled ocean waste. That product marked the beginning of a partnership between the sportswear firm and Parley, an organization trying to combat ocean pollution worldwide. …

The new world of packaging design: green, communicative, tailored

A new book, Material Innovation: Packaging Design, written by a material science consultant and a design consultant, explores the ways that packaging …

This Santa doing sign language for 40 seconds will melt your heart in the best way.

It's not so hard to create a magic moment.<p>Ask this Santa. He's got a secret.<p>This young girl has difficulty communicating, the video's description …

Serial killings not ruled out after four women found dead, two missing in Ohio

<b>(CNN) —</b> Word gets around in a small town, when six young women go missing in little more than a year.<p>One by one, four of them have turned up dead in and around Chillicothe, Ohio, sending chilly rumors of a serial killer drifting through the city of 21,000 people.<p>But police say they aren't convinced …

ynn.io is for sale!

A domain name like ynn.io has all the characteristics of a great domain. See the listing<p>Short<p>A one word domain is extremely rare and great investment …

Read the essay that helped start the gay marriage movement in America

Andrew Sullivan wrote a cover story for The New Republic arguing for gay marriage. It was at the time a radical proposition — although Sullivan's argument came from a philosophically conservative place.<p>This was a key paragraph:<p>Legalizing gay marriage would offer homosexuals the same deal society …

Google's self-driving car graduates to city streets

Even as Google plans to test its fleet of 100 pod-like self-driving cars on public roads this summer, its business model remains a bit of a mystery.<p>Actually building and selling cars might be among the least likely scenarios. Google and other technology companies now researching cars might be more …

Ex-Egyptian leader Morsi sentenced to death for conspiring in jailbreak

By Erin Cunningham<p>Erin Cunningham<p>Middle East reporter covering Iran, Turkey, Syria and the wider region<p>Email Bio Follow<p>CAIRO — A Cairo court sentenced ousted president Mohamed Morsi to death Saturday on charges of conspiring with foreign militants to break out of prison during Egypt’s uprising four …

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I flew a gyrocopter onto the Capitol Lawn to save our democracy

By Doug Hughes<p><i>Doug Hughes lives in Ruskin, Fla.</i><p>When I return to Washington for my arraignment in federal court this week, it will be by car, not gyrocopter. My flying days are over, perhaps forever. Accepting responsibility for my actions means I accept their consequences, which I always took …

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Clintons have made more than $25 million for speaking since January 2014

By Matea Gold ,<p>Matea Gold<p>An editor on the national desk leading coverage of political enterprise stories and investigations<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Rosalind S. Helderman and<p>Rosalind S. Helderman<p>Reporter focusing on political enterprise stories and investigations<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Anne Gearan<p>Anne Gearan<p>White …

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Has The End Of The Banana Arrived?

Researchers fear that a relentless and virulent fungus could cripple the world's banana monoculture<p>Two weeks ago, at a conference in South Africa, scientists met to discuss how to contain a deadly banana disease outbreak in nearby Mozambique, Africa. At fault was a fungus that continues its march …

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

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Irish Minister for Health Announces He's Gay

Just months before Ireland is due to hold a referendum on marriage equality, the country’s minister for health has come out during a radio interview. …

Crashes leave at least 5 dead as Northeast hit with icy weather

At least five people across the Northeast were killed Sunday in crashes caused by rain "flash-freezing" on roads.<p>A crash involving 30 to 50 vehicles on Interstate 76 outside Philadelphia killed one person, and two others died in a crash involving multiple vehicles on nearby Interstate 476, police …

Qwerky Keyboard Speeds Up Typing Emoji On iOS

Another keyboard contender has launched on iOS hoping to convince teens to shell out a few bucks for an app that gives them quick fire access to the characters that matter most in their texting life: emoji.<p>The backstory here is that Apple finally opened up developer access to the keyboard in iOS 8 …

Fitness expert Greg Plitt dies after being hit by train

American fitness expert and actor Greg Plitt has died after being hit by a train in California.<p>The 37-year-old was struck on Saturday afternoon on the tracks near Burbank Metrolink station.<p>Burbank Police Department has told Newsbeat that the death "appears to be an accident".<p>Several American radio …

Will Charlie Sheen make an appearance on final episode of 'Two and a Half Men?'

Charlie Sheen’s departure from “Two and a Half Men” was not pretty. He was fired after feuding with the show’s creator Chuck Lorre and when he left the successful sitcom Sheen called Lorre among other things a “little worm.” He was replaced by Ashton Kutcher.<p>But now rumors are swirling that Sheen …