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Mobile Payment Transactions Grew Dramatically in China

Digital payments in China are on a growth trajectory.<p>According to the People’s Bank of China (PBC), mobile transactions grew at about triple the rate …

Bank of China

The banks of the future will run on our phones

With the established banks taking their time to roll out online services and apps for managing your money, various smaller enterprises are starting …

FinTech

If Your Preschooler Craves Fast Food, You May Want to Turn Off the TV

According to a new study, preschoolers who see ads for fast-food are more likely to eat it.<p>According to new research out of Dartmouth, preschool-aged kids who are exposed to child-targeted fast-food ads on television are way more likely to want to eat fast-food. And while this is not necessarily …

Parenting

Lawsuit claims Bose tracks what you listen to then sells the data

According to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Chigago, Bose uses software to track the music and other audio listened to on its wireless headphones, …

Google Play

Stephen Curry Deleted Every Social Media App on His Phone

For the third straight postseason, Stephen Curry is attempting to block out “unnecessary distractions” by deleting Twitter, Instagram, and all other …

Apps

Firefox Update Will Kill This Sneaky Tracking Technique

There are all kinds of ways that advertisers try to track you online. You already know about cookies, but did you know you can be identified by the fonts that are on your computer?<p>It’s a form of what’s known as browser fingerprinting. By probing your browser for various bits of information — like …

Typography

India's Supreme Court Wants To Know How WhatsApp Users' Privacy Will Be Protected

The court has given the country's federal government, its telecom regulator, and Facebook two weeks to respond to a petition that asks for a privacy policy to be framed for social networks like Facebook and WhatsApp.<p>India's Supreme Court wants to know what the government, regulators, and Facebook …

macOS 10.12.3 beta includes new Display Brightness energy saving recommendation for extending battery life

Apple appears to be further optimizing macOS Sierra for battery performance after controversy over MacBook Pro battery life issues. macOS 10.12.3 beta 4 includes a new Display Brightness item under the Battery status indicator on the menu bar when checking which apps and features are using …

Xiaomi boss says company has grown 'too fast'

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi won't be saying how many smartphones it sold in the last year. The company typically spins out its blockbuster phone sales, which easily demonstrated its growth over the years. It sold 7.2 million phones back in 2012, but by 2014 it sold 61 million units. That …

Google is using machine learning to reduce the data needed for high-resolution images

The company says its techniques reduce data costs up to 75 percent per image<p>Last November, Google unveiled a prototype technology called RAISR that uses machine learning to make low-resolution images appear more detailed. Now, the company has begun the process of integrating RAISR with its online …

Machine Learning