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2 Irish brothers have moved their $5 billion fintech startup next door to Google, Facebook, and Airbnb in Dublin

The move means the four-year-old fintech company, already valued at $5 billion (£3.25 billion), will be a short distance away from the European headquarters of Google, Facebook, and Airbnb.<p>The company — founded by high-flying Irish brothers Patrick Collison, 27, and John Collison, 25 — builds tools …

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How To Turn Your Old Smartphone Into A Smart Mirror

A reflective dashboard for your morning routine<p>Ditch your Post-it notes for reminders built right into a mirror. Software engineer Hannah Mittelstaedt programmed an old Android tablet to show time, weather, and other information in bright letters on a dark background. Place the device behind a …


5 secrets to awesome user design

Crafting user experience can be a challenge – you need to anticipate your users’ needs and make educated guesses and decisions on their behalf. Combining this with a plethora of other project requirements, such as content creation and coding, makes it easy to become overwhelmed.<p>While there is much …

UX Design

Green Technologies Lead to Clear Waters

Changing Planet<p>By: Annie Reisewitz and Sarah Martin<p>Coho salmon once flourished throughout the North Pacific, from Monterey Bay in central California up to Alaska’s Point Hope and across to Russia and Japan. Today many of those populations are extinct. With less than 10 percent of their historic …

Oil futures log best weekly gain in about 6 years

Oil futures settled higher on Friday to score a nearly 12% a weekly advance on growing expectations that overall weakness in prices will soon prompt …

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Parkinson’s disease brain cells burn out scientists say

Canadian researchers liken Parkinson’s disease to an overheating motor<p>Researchers have found that certain brain cells burn out in Parkinson’s disease sufferers.<p>A team of scientists at the University of Montreal may have uncovered a key clue to how Parkinson’s disease develops.<p>The illness, which …