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It's still weird to make mobile payments in the US. Here's why

The future of America's payment system still feels half-broken. But a trip over to the UK showed how much better things could be.<p>I pull out my phone. I tap it to the terminal. I'm told I can't use it, I have to use a credit card. I apologize, reach for my wallet. I feel like an idiot. This is me …

FinTech

How Machine Learning, Big Data And AI Are Changing Healthcare Forever

While robots and computers will probably never completely replace doctors and nurses, machine learning/deep learning and AI are transforming the healthcare industry, improving outcomes, and changing the way doctors think about providing care.<p>Machine learning is improving diagnostics, predicting …

Medical Technology

The Minimalist Bedrooms of Your Dreams Photos

The best place to test out a minimalist approach to decor might just be the bedroom. Removing distractions—bright colors, busy patterns, unnecessary furniture and accessories—not only looks serene and sleek, it could also help you sleep better. These bedrooms from the <i>Architectural Digest</i> archives …

3 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism Before, During, and After Work

When you consider the health consequences of the sedentary nine-to-five lifestyle, your metabolism likely comes to mind. But fortunately, as health …

Here's how free Apple Pay could help grow Square

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Square will partner with Apple for a promotion that will give merchants a discounted contactless reader and $350 in processing credits for Apple Pay transactions, according to …

FinTech

What can Albania teach us about trust?

At a time when refugees are being turned away at borders all over the world, it seems that there is a lot to learn from Albania’s penchant for hospitality.<p>“There were refugee camps set up for the Kosovars all over the country. Albanian families would go to a camp, find a family and then take them …

War

Taking a Closer Look at Norway's FinTech Landscape: Startups, Investors and State-Wide Supportive Initiatives

Scandinavian countries are known to be some of the most prosperous and developed ones in the world. The financial services industry in the region is …

Payment Systems

7-Day Souping Meal Plan

"Souping" has gained popularity in recent years as a way to eat clean, lose weight and get healthy. The idea behind a soup cleanse is that you eat …

Healthy Eating

5 Smoothies to Kick-Start Your Day and Pitfalls to Avoid

With all the super ingredients you can add to your morning smoothie, it can get overwhelming. Here are 5 smoothies that are the perfect balance of …

Breakfast

AbSciCon registration is open

Registration for the 2017 Astrobiology Science Conference is now open. The meeting will be in Mesa, Arizona April 24–28. You can save 50 bucks by …

This Is How Creative Leaders Decorate Their Offices for Success

It’s no secret that successful people need a system for setting goals. Successful creatives, however, choose to do things with artistic flair. Enter …

‘I'm inspired by foods from my past’

The blogger and author Jessica Murnane eats almond butter straight from the fridge<p><b>My kitchen is …</b> being renovated. It’s a bunch of dirt and wood, right now. It’s going to be dreamy though – new appliances, white walls and flooring in the whole house, so I’m painting the kitchen black. I’m a big …

App platform Kinetise aims to bring app building to the enterprise

Kinetise, an app building platform and Disrupt hackathon favorite, aims to democratize the the the process of creating native mobile apps for iOS and Android in the enterprise. Using a drag-and-drop interface, the system essentially lets you build and deploy native apps, visually. In this way, …

Bangladeshi police: Dhaka terror attack planner killed

Extremism

The barbell effect of machine learning

If there’s one technology that promises to change the world more than any other over the next several decades, it’s (arguably) machine learning.<p>By enabling computers to learn certain things more efficiently than humans, and discover certain things that humans cannot, machine learning promises to …

The Real Problem With Fusion Energy

The longstanding joke about fusion—that it’s the energy source of the future, and always will be—may be the field’s biggest problem.<p>The quest to …

Physics

Atoms Reach Record Temperature, Colder than Absolute Zero

Absolute zero is often thought to be the coldest temperature possible. But now researchers show they can achieve even lower temperatures for a …

Quantum Mechanics

Why you should watch 'Rick and Morty' —Adult Swim's brilliant twist on all things sci-fi

If you're looking for the most wildly inventive and mind-blowing science fiction ideas on television, then you should probably stay up past your bedtime, tune in to Adult Swim, and watch "Rick and Morty".<p>"Rick and Morty" asks the question no one has ever dared to ask: What if Doc Brown from "Back …

Rick and Morty

The man who created the world's first self aware robot says this next discovery will change the human-robot relationship forever

A decade later, the Oxford professor's seemingly unattainable challenge has been met.<p>On July 9, a team of researchers led by Professor Selmer Bringsjord helped a robot solve the riddle, displaying a level of self-awareness and satisfying what had until then been considered "the ultimate sifter" …

Robotics

DCM Closes Second Android Fund With $100 Million

Global early stage investor DCM Ventures has successfully closed its second, $100 million Android-focused fund that the firm had begun raising late last year.<Like its predecessor, the second Android Fund dubbed (creatively) “A-Fund II”, will continue to invest in startups building apps for …

Are You Aging Faster Than Everyone Else?

Breaking News Emails<p>Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.<p>SUBSCRIBE<p>You thought so at your last high school reunion and it just might be true -- some people age faster than others.<p>A new study finds that as early as age 38, some …

The Brain

PayPal buys Xoom for $890 million to strengthen hold in the money transfer business

With Facebook and Square reigning in on the money transferring business, PayPal isn’t resting on its laurels.<p>The company today dropped $890 million on Xoom, a payment transfer service similar to the already PayPal-owned Venmo.<p>PayPal says the acquisition will allow it broaden its services by …

FinTech

Facebook Messenger payments is now nationwide

Facebook Messenger has finally rolled out its payments feature across the entire U.S. so that any stateside user can pay friends right inside the …

Spaghetti with Strawberry-Tomato Sauce

Considering that tomato is a fruit, the addition of strawberries isn’t that strange in this sauce from Rose's Luxury. The sauce should be quite spicy, which tempers the berries’ sweetness.<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling<p>1 28-oz. can whole peeled tomatoes, drained<p>1 teaspoon …

Food Preservation

'We are hugging and crying': Americans on Obamacare breathe a sigh of relief

For 9 million people, Thursday’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act was a potentially life-saving decision: ‘We are celebrating. I am just so relieved’<p>Nine million people in 34 states woke up on Friday morning knowing that the health insurance plans many have come to rely on were safe.<p>In a landmark …

How To Build Your Own Particle Detector

Watch particles zip through your living room<p>Machines designed to reveal subatomic particles operate on huge scales. Detectors at the Large Hadron Collider weigh thousands of tons, contain millions of sensors, and record particles moving at close to the speed of light. But they don’t have to be so …

Bigcommerce Acquires Checkout And Inventory Software Startup Zing

E-commerce platform Bigcommerce announced today that it has made its first acquisition, point-of-sale and inventory management software startup Zing. The value of the deal was undisclosed.<p>Bigcommerce has raised $125 million so far from investors including General Catalyst, Softbank, and American …

eCommerce

PhotoMath Brings Its Awesome Math Equation Solving App To Android

PhotoMath is a nifty little app. You point your phone camera at a math equation, and it will give you the answer and show you all the steps to solve this particular equation. Following its huge success in the App Store, the app is coming to Android.<p>When I first played with PhotoMath before the team …

Kochava Acquires InferSystems For Mobile Ad Optimization

Mobile analytics provider Kochava is announcing it has acquired Toronto-based ad tech company InferSystems and will use its technology to build a product called the Kochava Optimization Beacon.<p>As explained to me by Kochava CEO Charles Manning, the new product allows the company to move beyond …