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10 FinTech Predictions for 2018

It was a big year for FinTech in 2017 – and 2018 is shaping up to be every bit as exciting. Here are some FinTech predictions for 2018: 1. Bitcoin

Open Banking

Goodbye petrol – scientists have found a new limitless energy source

A major scientific breakthrough has been made after scientists got one step closer to finding a limitless supply of clean energy.<p>A new way has been …

Breakthroughs

Apple is borrowing $1 billion to fight climate change

The proceeds from the bonds will be used for several projects, including new and ongoing solar and wind farms, new green buildings, and a program that seeks to make Apple products using only recycled or renewable materials.<p>This is the second so-called "green bond" that Apple has issued. Last year, …

Trump's order will unravel America's best defense against climate change

Environmentalists, climate advocates and many world leaders have feared this moment ever since President Donald Trump took office. On Tuesday, with …

Nested, a London startup that guarantees to sell your house within 90 days, raises £8M

Nested, the London ‘proptech’ startup that guarantees to sell your house within 90 days or offer you a cash advance instead, has raised a further £8 million in funding.<p>Passion Capital has led the round, with participation from Rocket Internet’s venture arm GFC, bringing total funding to-date to £11 …

An Inside Look at Banksy’s New ‘Walled Off Hotel’ in Bethlehem

Politically Charged<p>The anonymous artist’s latest project is in Bethlehem, steps from Israel’s ‘separation barrier’—and there’s a political statement …

G20 to jointly combat cyberattacks against global banks in the wake of Bangladesh Bank hack

The cross-border cooperative effort comes as SWIFT cuts off all North Korean banks linked to its system.<p>The world's foremost economies are reportedly …

These Stunning Rugs Wed Swiss Modernism And Swazi Tradition

Nkuli Mlangeni’s handcrafted rugs involve an unlikely pair: Swiss Modernism and traditional Ndebele and Swazi patterns.<p>Arising out of 1950s Switzerland, Swiss Style profoundly influenced modernist graphic design the world over. Since then, some of the most compelling design styles have been derived …

Google: 4 out of 5 US homes have solar power potential

A five kilowatt rooftop solar installation now costs just $12,500 on average after tax credits, and pretty soon, installing one might soon be a matter of re-tiling your roof. Whether it's right for you, however, depends in large part on how much sun your house gets. That's where Google's Project …

30 Easy Clean-Eating Lunches to Try This Month

So you’ve vowed to only eat clean, whole and unprocessed foods this month. (You’re amazing.) But when you’re late and frazzled and running out the …

The ultimate UK bucket list: 25 things to do before you die

10 of the best pancake recipes

From sweet to savoury, you're sure to find a recipe you'll love...<p>Foolproof classic pancake recipe<p>Perfect results each and every time. All you need …

Roads made from recycled plastic are paving the way to a greener tomorrow

Roads laid with asphalt are so 20th century. They're unsustainable, brittle and they contribute over 1.6 million tons of carbon dioxide around the …

Roads

Big banks join coalition to promote Ethereum uptake

21 February 2017 | 8653 views | 0<p>A new Alliance to promote the uptake of Ethereum as the foundation for running smart contracts in Fortune 500 …

Google Chrome is about to revolutionize virtual reality

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Google announced last week that the latest version of Chrome, its popular web browser, will support virtual reality (VR) on the web, allowing any user to view VR …

This is the battery case every serious iPhone photographer needs

Chances are, if you're serious about iPhone photography, you know all about Moment and its high-quality miniature lenses that attach to the …

IPhone 7

4 Features Your Business Website Must Have (and How to Optimize Them)

You don't need expensive engineers to optimize your website. Here are four websites features that you can integrate

High security: The man who protects our bank accounts

<b>Most people have never heard of a Swiss man called Francisco Fernandez, but tens of millions of us rely on him to look after our money.</b><p>An unassuming 53-year-old who likes playing the piano in his spare time, he is responsible for the security of $4 trillion (£3.2tn) of bank deposits around the …

Swiss Bank

Doomsday Clock expected to move closer to midnight as threat of global annihilation grows

A Doomsday Clock, which symbolises the current threat of global annihilation, has been moved 30 seconds closer to midnight by scientists.<p>The countdown was established in 1947 by a group of experts who were working on the Manhattan Project to design and build the first atomic bomb.<p>They wanted a …

Top 21 Beaches in the World

Travel<p>Find perfection in these places where land meets water.<p>Ask true beach lovers to name a favorite swath of surf and sand, and the answer changes with the tides. Luckily our planet is covered in oceans, seas, and lakes, which means there’s a beach to indulge any whim. From pearly crescents …

If You Love Cars, You’ll Want to Cruise Around in these Three Motor Yachts

Lexus, Aston Martin, and Mercedes-Benz have brought their design visions to boat building…<p>When it introduced the Sport Yacht earlier this year, Lexus …

Six Items That Should Never Be On Your To-Do List

Classic to-do lists don’t provide context or give a timeline, and they’re easy to ignore. Here’s how to make a better list.<p>Writing a to-do list seems like a tidy little way to keep track of what you need to accomplish, but it can fall short or even derail your success. To-do lists don’t provide …

As attacks grow, EU mulls banking stress tests for cyber risks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is considering testing banks’ defenses against cyber attacks, EU officials and sources said, as concerns grow about the industry’s vulnerability to hacking.<p>A man types on a computer keyboard in Warsaw in this February 28, 2013 illustration file picture. …

Cyber-attacks

BBVA Report Cites 7 Regulatory Challenges Facing Blockchain Technology

Advertisement<p>Blockchain technology presents significant opportunities to record financial transactions, identities and various legal operations. …

America’s Most Expensive Home Officially Lists at $250 Million

<b>SELLER:</b> Bruce Makowsky<b><br>LOCATION:</b> Los Angeles, CA<b><br>PRICE:</b> $250,000,000<b><br>SIZE:</b> (approx.) 38,000 square feet, 12 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms<p><b>YOUR MAMA’S NOTES:</b> The …

Best VR Apps for iPhone

Google Cardboard may have started on Android, but iPhone users have access to a massive number of VR apps available right in the App Store. The real …

Virtual Reality

Our Favorite WIRED Longreads of 2016

• Author: Charley Locke. Charley Locke Culture<br>• Date of Publication: 12.26.16. 12.26.16<br>• Time of Publication: 6:00 am. 6:00 am<p>Our Favorite WIRED Longreads …