Lynda Keeru

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Meet The Startups Helping Broke-Ass Millennials Invest Their Couch Pennies

Companies like Stash and WiseBanyan are growing fast. Will their success be their own undoing?<p>If you’re a first-time investor with, say, $15,000 in savings, you have plenty of options these days. Newfangled robo-advisers like Betterment and Wealthfront will happily take your money, as will …

Israeli firm accused of creating iPhone spyware

Surveillance,iPhone,Apple,Mobile phones,Computing,Technology,World news,Israel,Technology startups,Middle East and North Africa<p>Program that can turn iPhones into remote spying devices was allegedly used to target Middle Eastern human rights activist

Human Rights

‘Kissathon’ protest at Sainsbury’s store where gay couple were ejected

About 200 people take part in mass kiss-in after pair were asked to leave supermarket in east London for holding hands<p>It was a defiant public display of affection like no other. About 200 people wielding rainbow flags filled the aisles of a Sainsbury’s store to stage a mass “kissathon” in protest …

Margaret Thatcher demanded halt to Asian men bringing second wives to Britain, newly released files reveal

Margaret Thatcher demanded a clampdown on Asian men bringing second wives into the country claiming the UK's immigration rules discriminated in favour of the "coloured Commonwealth", according to newly released government papers.<p>Files released by the National Archives show how in 1986, ministers in …

Nice truck attack: Islamic State claims responsibility

No evidence to support claim that Tunisian driver Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel was responding to calls to target citizens of states fighting Isis<p>Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the truck attack in Nice that killed 84 people, injured more than 200 and brought carnage to a Bastille Day …

Bastille Day

A terrorist attack is the most likely explanation for the EgyptAir flight disappearance, experts say

Both France and Egypt have been leading targets for Islamist extremists in recent months.<p>In October, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for bombing an A321 plane belonging to Russian charter company Metrojet that crashed into the Sinai desert on its way from the Egyptian resort of Sharm …

Facebook's net income triples in first quarter of 2016

Stocks soar in after-hours trading on news that net income was $1.51bn for the first three months of the year, up from $512m in first quarter of 2015<p>Facebook took the occasion of positive first quarter results to announce a plan to consolidate power within the company with CEO and founder Mark …

Multimillion-dollar plan to give London cops iPads hits roadblock

iPads may be used professionally everywhere from the cockpits of airplanes to schools to the dugouts at MLB games, but not every scheme to employ Apple’s tablet works out quite so well.<p>According to a new report, a plan to provide around 20,000 iPads to London’s Metropolitan Police Service in the …

Apple

Egypt and Saudi Arabia ink maritime pact

Egypt has ceded two islands to Saudi Arabia, settling a long-standing maritime dispute but angering the Egyptian opposition. The islands of Tiran and …

Young Chinese question marriage pressure as divorce rate climbs

BEIJING (Reuters) - At a registry office in Beijing, Sun Xiangshu and Shi Ci pose for photographs, their wedding certificates in hand, having just officially become man and wife.<p>But like many unions in China this is a marriage that won’t last long. In fact, their wedding is a piece of performance …

Cancer patients could see if chemotherapy is working in real-time

Cancer patients could soon be able to find if their chemotherapy is working and follow the disease in real time as it is cleared from their body, scientists believe.<p>A new technique can assess the effectiveness of cancer treatment just eight hours after the first drugs have been taken.<p>Currently …

‘Deadpool’ Is Officially The Highest-Grossing R-Rated Film Ever

Sorry to have to break this news to you, <i>The Matrix Reloaded</i>, but we swear it’s true. <i>Deadpool</i> has officially beaten your R-rated movie box office record from over a decade ago. As of today, Marvel’s mouthy superhero who doesn’t have a care in the world when it comes to being appropriate or looking a …

Film Industry

Apple responds to FBI iPhone hack

Following the withdrawal of a court order for Apple to help crack the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone after the FBI said it had managed to unlock it on its own, the company has issued a statement, which reads as follows:<p>From the beginning, we objected to the FBI’s demand that Apple build a backdoor …

Apple

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly returns to Earth: Scientists to study exactly what space does to people after record-breaking stay in orbit

One of the most important men to science has just arrived back on Earth, after a year spent in orbit.<p>Commander Scott Kelly has parachuted back onto …

Space Science

The World's Most Romantic Cities

Travelers enjoy mile-high romance in Aspen, an ultra-posh resort town in a remote corner of the Colorado Rockies. After a day on the slopes (during …

The 62 richest people own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world's population

Timed to coincide with this week's gathering of many of the super-rich at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, the report calls for urgent action to deal with a trend showing that 1% of people own more wealth than the other 99% combined.<p>Oxfam said that the wealth of the poorest 50% dropped by …

Why people get nostalgic

If you ever find yourself wishing you could go back in time, that's nostalgia: It's what Don Draper called "the pain from an old wound: ... a twinge in your heart far more powerful than memory alone."<p>Now, science can explain why you get it — and whether that's a good or a bad thing.

Cocaine tea sold for years in Italian shops – newspaper

After having one for the road – a cup of tea from a local Peruvian food shop – a bus driver from an Italian city unexpectedly tested positive for …

Scientists Are Teaching Computers to Learn More Like You Do

Tech News<p>For artificial intelligence and smart machines to really take off, computers are going to have to be able to think more like people, according to experts in the field. Researchers are now making important progress toward that goal.<p>Scientists said on Thursday they had created a computer …

Artificial Intelligence

Sex, drugs, honeymoon, motherhood – what if my child reads my diaries?

I’ve written more journals than Pepys, but am a mum with an image to protect, and worry that my daughter could one day read my frank daily records<p>Do you know what you were doing on 29 December 1986? Thanks to my compulsive diary habit, I do. Sitting in the back seat of the family car with my …

Kyoto Treaty Fizzled, But Climate Talkers Insist Paris Is Different

Delegates from nearly 200 nations are in Paris to negotiate a new agreement to curb global warming.<p>The first such meeting took place 18 years ago in Kyoto, Japan — a conference that produced the first international treaty aimed at slowing climate change. That attempt failed.<p>Scientists say the …

Gates, Zuckerberg join tech moguls to fund clean energy tech

A number of the world’s most powerful figures in tech have come together to invest in technologies aimed at bringing affordable and reliable clean energy to the planet.<p>The Breakthrough Energy Coalition, comprised of Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, Amazon CEO Jeff …

Creating cardboard beds for a more comfortable Christmas on the streets

In the third in our series on STEM and humanitarian crises, a classic engineering solution uses cardboard to help homeless people in Wolverhampton<p>This time of year brings additional challenges to those living on the streets: the nights are longer and colder, and plummeting temperatures and wet …

Australian academic uses phone to save house from wildfires 1,900 miles away

Simon Maddocks, a vice-chancellor and part-time farmer, saved his farm by using a smartphone app to activate irrigation systems<p>An academic and part-time farmer in northern Australia used his smartphone to save his house during deadly wildfires in Australia even though he was 1,900 miles away.<p>Simon …

Tenants could ski out their front door at new flats in Kazakhstan

A new housing complex planned in Astana, Kazakhstan's capital, is set to include a 1,000ft ski slope, running from the roof to the ground.<p>The proposed project was devised by a group of architects, led by Shokhan Mataibekov, who were inspired by Kazakhstan's exceedingly long, cold winter.<p>The city of …

A Controversial Rewrite For Rules To Protect Humans In Experiments

Throughout history, atrocities have been committed in the name of medical research.<p>Nazi doctors experimented on concentration camp prisoners. American doctors let poor black men with syphilis go untreated in the Tuskegee study. The list goes on.<p>To protect people participating in medical research, …

Genetics

This app is changing the way Tanzania reads the news

Tanzanians, like other Africans on the continent, are doing almost everything via their phones these days—from paying bills, depositing and transferring cash, to accessing loans.<p>And now an app has introduced a new way for people to read newspapers. M-Paper is distributing printed editions directly …

Get ready for Li-Fi, a technology 100 times faster than Wi-Fi

The world might eventually have to shift its reliance on Wi-Fi to Li-Fi, an alternative technology that scientists say can reach speeds of 1 Gbps in …

Wi-Fi

Barclays bets on stock boom as world money growth soars

Commodities and emerging markets may have hit bottom. Fed rate rises mean leadership is switching to "anti-bond" sectors<p>Barclays has advised clients to jump into world stock markets with both feet, citing the fastest growth in the global money supply in over thirty years and an accelerating …

New Yorkers bemused by new no-tipping policy in Michelin-starred Manhattan restaurant

Danny Meyer, one of New York City's most innovative restaurateurs this week began including service in his restaurant bills. Critics are curious, restaurant owners divided, and New Yorkers - who always tip 20 per cent - unsure<p>For discerning New York diners, there is not much that can make them put …