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In Urban China, Cash Is Rapidly Becoming Obsolete

SHANGHAI — There is an audacious economic phenomenon happening in China.<p>It has nothing to do with debt, infrastructure spending or the other major economic topics du jour. It has to do with cash — specifically, how China is systematically and rapidly doing away with paper money and coins.<p>Almost …

Mobile Payments

How the 2014 draft class could reshape NFL contracts

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins might have a future as an NFL contract analyst. He was musing on the mind-boggling numbers involved in NBA …

How to choose the best fitness tracker for you

Find the fitness tracker to help hit your goals.<p>You've decided you want to live a healthier life, and use the power of wearable technology to help go about it, but where do you start looking a fitness tracker? A host of different devices are available, each with their own specs and apps and …

Fitness Technology

What’s new in watchOS 4? Hands-on with 50+ features and changes [Video]

As we did with the beta release of iOS 11, we’ve taken some time to walk through many of the new features and changes found in watchOS 4. While the Apple Watch software isn’t busting at the seams with new features like iOS 11, there are still quite a few new goodies and changes to be found. In this …

WatchOS

Spotify aiming to solve its unpaid royalties problem with acquisition of Mediachain startup

Spotify has long been the subject of discrepancies of unpaid royalties to artists, as well as the actual rates it pays. For instance, the latest RIAA report showed that the company pays artists less than half of what Apple Music pays. Spotify has now, however, made an acquisition that will ideally …

Apple Music

Apple Patent Application Indicates A MagSafe Dongle For USB-C Devices Might Be Coming

There are several reasons why Apple decided to implement USB-C technology into its newer laptops. USB-C enables faster data transfers (up to 5 Gbps) and it supports quick charging of the battery. And USB-C also supports video output for HDMI, VGA and DisplayPort connections. But the downside is …

These iPhone-connected hearing aids let doctors make adjustments remotely

Connected hearing aids are nothing new, but today a company called ReSound introduced the iPhone-compatible LiNX 3D, which can be adjusted remotely. This means doctors can access their patients’ hearing aids and make minor adjustments without the person having to revisit their office. The hearing …

Got ground beef? Here are 9 ways to use it.

By Kara Elder<p>, Editorial aide<p>Step away from the boxed pasta with seasoning packets and the cans of sloppy Joe sauce. You can do ground beef better, with one of these Recipe Finder options.<p>Campono Meatball Subs, pictured above. You may have meatballs left over, but they can be cooked, cooled and …

Cooking

Best Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe, How to Make Bolognese Sauce

Spaghetti Bolognese<p>Spaghetti Bolognese is one of the most classic dishes which originated in the region of Emilia Romagna. It is made up of bold veal and pork mince sauce which simmers for hours in sweet tomato paste and best served with egg pasta cooked al dente. It really is, the taste of Italy. …

Cardiogram raises $2 million to predict heart health issues using wearables

Health tech startup Cardiogram has raised $2 million in a seed round led by the a16z Bio Fund for an app that screens users’ cardio health and gives them help improving or maintaining it.<p>The company started out with an Apple Watch integrated app, initially. But it is ultimately planning to be a …

How the Slack app ecosystem is helping chatbot developers

It’s good to be part of the Slack ecosystem.<p>Our bot MailClark is among 600 third-party apps that work on Slack. I like to say we get all the benefits of a flea on the back of an elephant; the beast moves, eats, or grows, and so do we.<p>But even that metaphor has its limits. Slack <i>wants</i> us there, and …

Chatbots

18 Classic Stir-Fries Everyone Should Learn How to Make

Learning how to make classic stir-fries means you don't have to resort to takeout every time a craving strikes. You might be surprised by how easy beef and broccoli, chicken lo mein, shrimp pad Thai, and more restaurant favorites are to cook at home. Ditch the delivery fee and stay in with these 18 …

North Korea's internet laid bare—and it only has 28 sites

One of North Korea's many secrets is the structure of its internet, which is not only tightly controlled by the government, but also inaccessible to …

These are the six finalists in the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016 Startup Battlefield

Over the last two days, over 5,000 attendees (along with hundreds of thousands of people tuning in online) have watched 25 companies duke it out for the right to call themselves the Startup Battlefield Winner at Disrupt SF 2016.<p><b>These are the six companies that remain:</b><p>BlazingDB<p>BlazingDB lets you run …

Startups

What to look for in the 2016-17 NFL season

The one constant in the NFL is change. Every season, it seems, there is a churn at the top — no team has repeated as Super Bowl champion for the past dozen years, for instance — and the rules are constantly being clarified and tweaked, mostly in the name of safety.<p>This season is no different, as …

NFL

Bleacher Report's Ultimate Guide to 2016 College Football Season

It's been a long time since college football left you.<p>It went out for cigarettes 90 or so minutes after Nick Saban, in the midst of one of the greatest national championships of our lifetime, called for an onside kick of all things. He made this call knowing it had failed over and over and over in …

Canada's stolen daughters: Sex traffickers target indigenous Canadians

<b>Winnipeg, Canada (CNN) —</b> As Lauren Chopek painfully details her story, she does so with the reticence of a survivor, as if somehow remaining silent would have been better.<p>"I used to blame myself for everything. But, like I, I would say I let them do that to me. I am dirty. It's my fault," says …

The Audacious Plan to Save This Man’s Life by Transplanting His Head

What would happen if it actually works?<p>Like a little white Lazarus with red eyes, the paralyzed mouse was walking again.<p>A few days earlier, the mouse had been sprawled on an operating table while two Chinese graduate students peered through a microscope and operated on its spine. With a tiny pair …

50 Names You Need to Know for 2016 College Football Season

Every summer, <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> publishes a summer “Must List” of all the names, events and upcoming trends in movies, TV, music and books that all readers should be aware of. Consider this our college football version of that list—a must-read for any fans of the sport.<p>With the first Saturday of …

Paraguay: Brazilian drug trafficker's luxury prison pad discovered

<b>(CNN) —</b> Maybe prison wouldn't be so bad if all the cells were like this.<p>Images showing the fancy Paraguayan prison accommodation of Brazilian drug trafficker Jarvis Chimenes Pavao have emerged in local news reports, showing a spacious, three-room suite complete with his own library, a flat screen …

Paraguay

Celebrate 10,000 days of the world wide web with a trip down memory lane

July 28 marks the 10,000th day since the birth of the world wide web. Happy birthday! You don’t look a day over 9,999.<p>It all started back on March …

Spanish runner learns mid-interview that he won gold, not silver

Bruno Hortelano’s post-race interview is something the runner will never, ever forget. Just after finishing the 200M at the European Athletics Championships he spoke with a reporter in the media area and was immediately confused.<p>Hortelano couldn’t work out why the reporter was telling him he won …

Watch Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, More Parody Kanye’s “Famous” Video

Late last month, late-night TV hosts took the chance to mock Kanye West’s controversial “Famous” video on national TV. Apparently, it doesn’t end there for Ye. In a new parody organized by, of all places, the BBC, stars including Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Troye Sivan, Nick Jonas, Meghan …

Infidelity dating site Ashley Madison’s parent company reportedly facing FTC investigation

(Reuters) — The parent company of infidelity dating site Ashley Madison, hit by a devastating hack last year, is now the target of a U.S. Federal Trade Commission investigation, the new executives seeking to revive its credibility told Reuters.<p>The breach, which exposed the personal details of …

Ashley Madison

Canadian police unable to keep up with child porn ‘epidemic’: memo

Canadian police lack the resources to keep pace with the burgeoning threat to children from online sexual predators, federal officials have warned the public safety minister.<p>An internal briefing note to Ralph Goodale says digital child pornography poses increasing challenges for criminal justice …

VR porn festival cancelled, too many people wanted to come

With VR technology rapidly evolving and becoming a mainstay in the consumer market, naturally the adult entertainment industry wants to get their hands on it — and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.<p>In the past, the mainstream adoption of technologies like VHS, DVD and online video were lead by …

Peter Sagan claims Tour yellow jersey after Stage win

CHERBOURG-EN-COTENTIN, France (AP) — World champion Peter Sagan of Slovakia made the most of a steep, short climb in a frenzied finale to win the …

Road Cycling

Two military families surprised with emotional reunion before Red Sox game

You know what? It doesn’t matter that this has happened a million times before. It get’s me every time.<p>Before the Red Sox’s eventual 21-2 loss to the Angles on Saturday, they invited two sons of military officers to throw the first pitch, only to surprise them by inviting their fathers to catch the …

Boston Red Sox

The Hornets trading Kobe Bryant changed the NBA in ways you didn't even realize

It’s the 20th anniversary of arguably the worst trade in NBA history. On June 26, 1996, the Hornets drafted Kobe Bryant and wasted no time in dealing him to the Lakers for center Vlade Divac.<p>You don’t need me to tell you why it was an awful decision. Bryant is an all-time great; Divac was a decent …

Basketball

3-D Technologies Help The Blind Experience Art More Fully

Companies like 3DPhotoworks and Unseen Art are making classic artworks like the Mona Lisa accessible to new audiences.<p>As you travel through the galleries of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights, you may notice visitors doing the unthinkable: touching the art.<p>While handling paintings and sculpture is …

Art