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Why Google's new payments system is missing out on the big money that Apple gets

Big banks give Apple a 0.15% cut of each credit-card transaction and half a cent for each debit card purchase when people use Apple Pay, but Google won't get anything when people use Android Pay, The Wall Street Journal's Alistair Barr and Robin Sidel report.<p>Google's missing out on an opportunity …

Android Pay

Silk Road's Doctor Says He Never Heard of an Overdose Related to the Site

Dr. X writes that Dread Pirate Roberts was supportive of harm reduction efforts, even paying him to keep offering advice.<p>In April, government prosecutors laid down a fresh batch of claims against convicted Silk Road operator Ross Ulbricht. They stated that six people had died as a result of …

Silk Road

20 Photoshop Video Tutorials To Make You An Expert

It could well be that we are moving towards a time when lack of any applicable Photoshop skills is going to be as strange as illiteracy. If you can’t …

15 Ideas That Will Make You Reconsider Virtual Reality

What can virtual reality be when you forget about video game cliches? These experimental apps ponder that question.<p>We’ve heard a lot of talk about virtual reality, but what will people actually do with it, other than make a more immersive <i>Call of Duty</i> sequel? Right now, Oculus and Samsung are …

Virtual Reality

Ooey Gooey Buckeye Brownies

Buckeye brownies make any chocolate and peanut butter lover ecstatic. We know you're gonna love 'em.<p>I hear there’s a certain treat out there called ‘Buckeyes’ and it’s taking the interwebs by storm.<p>Unless you live in Ohio, where these treats originate, you probably have no idea what I’m talking …

Dessert

Send and receive money with just your Twitter name

Barclays' Pingit service, which lets you make payments with your mobile phone number, has launched a new way to pay with your Twitter handle<p>Barclays has unveiled plans which will enable people to pay each other and small businesses using just their Twitter handle in what it says will be a UK …

Banking

Watch Ford engineers and designers gush over the incredible new GT

It'll be many months before we see the new GT on streets, but Ford's new supercar — which was just announced at NAIAS in Detroit — is going to get plenty of screen time leading up to the launch. That's thanks in part to Microsoft, which has partnered with Ford to make the GT its "cover car" for</i> …

Sports Cars

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Pebble's new smartwatch raised over $5 million in less than five hours.</b> It used a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds and reached its target in just 17 minutes.<p><b>2. HP stock was down 7% after reporting its latest earnings.</b> It beat on EPS but missed on revenue.<p><b>3. Valve is going to reveal its</b> …

Virtual Reality

The Coming Financial Bubble: Why It May Be The Worst Of All - Part I

<b>Intro</b><br>Asset bubbles have become a regular occurrence in modern history. From the first recorded bubble to the most recent, these destructive forces always leave a trail of misery in their wake. Is another bubble forming? I believe it is and will fully explain why in the next two articles. In this …

Home Ownership

7 Ways To Stop Researching And Start Taking Action On Your Ideas

You’ve got the creative itch. Maybe you want to write a book, start a company, learn a new programming language, or do anything else where you can …

Outsourcing

Apple Pay adds another 15 banks and credit unions, over 60 institutions now supported

Last month Apple rolled out support for dozens of banks and credit unions with Apple Pay bringing the count to more than 45 institutions, and today Apple is out with the first wave of the month adding more than a dozen new banks to its list of supported Apple Pay banks bringing the total count to …

This Is The Clearest, Sharpest Video Of Lightning Seen From Space

Will Technology Make Truck Drivers Obsolete In 10 Years?

Being a teamster is probably not the easiest of jobs. You work long hours, often with unpredictable schedules and stay long periods away from home. Still, it pays the bills, and for millions of Americans, it’s a way to make a decent living.<p>Unfortunately, it is also one of many activities that is …

Autonomous Cars

My 7 Favorite Moments in Egypt

After any trip, one of the first things I do is to go over my notes and start editing photos. Doing both at about the same time helps me preserve …

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

Rare And 'Horrific': Frilled Shark Startles Fishermen In Australia

Normally, we wouldn't call something a living fossil. But the name seems tailor-made for the frilled shark, whose roots are traced to 80 million years ago. Its prehistoric origins are obvious in its primitive body; nearly all of the rare animal's closest relatives are long extinct.<p>In the most …

Fish

61 Best Travel Quotes - Inspiration in Photos | The Planet D

Travel quotes can be powerful. Through quotes, we have been inspired to take chances, we've been inspired to travel, to take action, and to strive to …

Motivation

19 Breathtaking Photos of Winter Wonderlands Around the World

We're in the middle of winter here, so what better time is it to look at some of the most breathtaking photos of the season? We've looked through the web and we've found photo after photo of photographers who've shot, not just snow or ice, but trees covered in white, lakes dotted in ice. Around the …

National Parks

Faking Murders And Stealing Bitcoin: Why The Silk Road Is The Strangest Crime Story Of The Decade

To his family, he was former Eagle Scout Ross Ulbricht. To his housemates, he was “Joshua Terrey.” To the U.S. government, he’s “The Dread Pirate Roberts” – the criminal mastermind who created and operated the billion dollar black market website Silk Road. His trial began on January 13.<p>The …

Bitcoin

Dedicated Mom Builds Amazingly Detailed Model of Hogwarts with 400,000 LEGO Bricks

A Seattle mom has brought the beloved Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to life with an incredibly detailed, 400,000-piece Lego model of the castle. Alice Finch spent a year constructing this magical diorama that accurately depicts key scenes from the books and movies. Finch originally got …

Lego

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The Life Skills You Need To Reach Financial Independence

For most of us, financial independence is no easy feat. It takes a great deal of hard work. And financial writer Trent Hamm points out that …

Life Skills

30 Grain-Free Recipes That Are Delightfully Delicious

It's the new year. A time for trying out new diets. The unfortunate part about that is once you decide to cut out a food (or try to eat less of it) it is <i>all you can think about</i>.<p>Mention grain-free and all you can think about is bread, pasta with a side of bread and pasta. Thankfully, there are lots …

Cooking

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Self-Driving Luxury Vehicle Concept at CES 2015

Only weeks after Google officially unveiled their self-driving car prototype, Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz chose this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to debut the F 015 Luxury in Motion, a concept vehicle that can operate entirely without a driver behind the wheel.<p>Futuristic in …

CES

This Tiny Metal Coil Has The Power To Change Mobile Payments And Become Bigger Than Apple Pay

But if you run an alternating current through it, the coil will produce a magnetic field. And if you create the right kind of magnetic field, the coil can communicate with a standard credit card reader.<p>That's how LoopPay works.<p>LoopPay is a mobile payments startup that lets you load your credit …

Apple Pay