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MasterCard thinks millennials will want to pay for stuff by taking selfies

Instead of merely using your fingerprint to authorize a transaction like Apple Pay, MasterCard is going to let you take a selfie. Buy a drink with your MasterCard, and the app sends a notification to snap a picture of your face to confirm your identity.<p>The hope is that Snapchat-obssesed millennials …

The Serpentine Galleries' 2015 Summer Party

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United States asks Swiss to extradite seven in FIFA inquiry | Reuters

ZURICH/GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States has asked Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in an investigation into a global bribery scandal at soccer’s governing body, the Swiss Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) said on Thursday.<p>The move marks the start of a legal process expected …

Hop to it: a craft beer tour of north Wales

‘Have a taste of that,” says Gwynne Thomas, owner of Conwy Brewery, running his hand through a trough of pale ale malt. “Nice, isn’t it? Like breakfast cereal.” He moves on to other, darker malts around the room, used in traditional bitters and stouts.<p>“I wouldn’t taste that,” he says, gesturing at …

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Sandra Bullock enjoys villainous debut in 'Minions' | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Hollywood actress Sandra Bullock said she enjoyed playing evil in a debut appearance as a villain in the animated film “Minions”.<p>The movie, a spin-off of the “Despicable Me” franchise, focuses on the small yellow minions before they met Gru in the original film.<p>Here the minions …

Wake-and-Bake Breakfast; Skip Showers for Beef

<i>COLORADO</i> — With recreational marijuana legal in Colorado, it was only a matter of time before a weed-themed resort opened in the state. CannaCamp will be in business next month, reports Curbed, and among the amenities will be "wake-and-bake breakfasts." At the end of the day, after long hours of …

Airlines Want to Put Your Carry-On Bags on a Diet

The major airlines' trade group wants to standardize the size of carry-on luggage — and it wants you to slim down your bags.<p>The International Air Transport Association, meeting this week in Miami, announced an initiative to create one standard size for carry-on luggage accepted by the world's …

Oz stylewatch: why is it so hard to find Australian-made shoes?

Finding Australian-made shoes in Australia is so difficult, it’s become part of local fashion lore.<p>In 1996, at his first Australian fashion week show, designer Akira Isogawa was so poor he could not afford shoes for his models, so he sent them out in red socks instead. The gamble paid off, with …

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This map shows which beach is across the ocean from you

HAVE YOU EVER SAT ON THE BEACH, stared at the ocean, and wondered where on Earth you’d end up if you could swim real straight for a very long time?<p>I …

Greece’s finance minister thinks a speech in Greece by Angela Merkel is the answer to its debt crisis

On Thursday, the IMF agreed to allow Greece to delay a payment due Friday until later this month.<p>Almost simultaneous with that news being released, Greece's finance minster, Yanis Varoufakis, tweeted out his latest post at the opinion site Project Syndicate. He writes:<p>On September 6, 1946 US …