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You can now tell Siri to send money via PayPal

It's as easy as saying "Siri, send Alice $20 via PayPal."<p>Siri is still very much a walled garden, but Apple has slowly begun opening its voice assistant to third parties. At its WWDC keynote back in June, the company confirmed app makers could let iPhone and iPad users send and receive money via …

United Arab Emirates

Your search history could be an early detector for lung cancer

Pre-cognition, but for oncology instead of high crime.<p>"You may have lung cancer. Please consult a physician." That'd very likely be the worst alert you could ever see on your phone, right? In the future, though, it could be a reality. By looking at anonymous search history and cross-referencing it …

Cancer

Love Locks Removed From Pont des Arts Bridge in Paris: Pictures

France

Death Toll in India's Intense Heat Wave Soars to Over 1,100

India’s heat wave has now claimed over 1,100 lives, with spiking temperatures melting roads in the capital, New Delhi, as the country awaits the …

Inside the School Silicon Valley Thinks Will Save Education

So you’re a parent, thinking about sending your 7-year-old to this rogue startup of a school you heard about from your friend’s neighbor’s sister. …

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NYT: Uber bids $3 billion for Nokia's Here maps

Uber wants to buy another mapping technology: Nokia's Here, and it's bid $3 billion for it according to <i>The New York Times</i>. Who else wants in on the action? Apparently a handful of German car manufacturers including Audi, BMW and Mercedes Benz, and Chinese search engine Baidu's lending some cash to …

Mercedes-Benz

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The Art of Copy - How To Design Words for Websites

Taking the above point a step further, the context surrounding your product determines the best tone and other language choices you make. The golden rule is that no one rule will apply in every circumstance… but similar contexts will have similar best practices.<p>When isolating the context you’re …

Only selfies can kill the bad guys in this game

Okay, "bad guys" is a bit of an exaggeration: The green boxes you have to kill in <i>Selfie Assault</i> don't really do anything but stay perfectly still. You'd have to eliminate them all to conquer the game, though -- as its tag line says: "Only cameras can see them. Only selfies can kill them. No filter. …

Your Tor-based email isn't as secure as you think

A recent security breach just provided a painful reminder that Tor's anonymity network isn't completely foolproof against truly determined intruders. The email service SIGAINT is warning users that someone recently launched a sustained attempt to break into its servers and snoop on messages. While …

The curious case of 'SpyParty' and self-funded indie games

Game developer Chris Hecker attended Parsons School of Design in the late 1980s -- his admissions counselor was a fashionable man named Tim Gunn, who accepted Hecker's portfolio complete with a four-foot oil painting of Freddy Krueger, the canvas slashed as if it had been attacked by the subject's …

Call of Duty (Video Game)

Smart pedals will track your stolen bike for $149

Back when we saw Connected Cycle's smart bike pedals at CES in January we were pretty impressed by its plan to track activity and location; now you have a chance to get in on the action. The outfit's smart pedals recently hit crowdfunding site IndieGoGo where the campaign has already hit 171 …

Tiny trackpad uses your thumbnail to navigate devices

Several companies are working on eye-tracking tech as a way to navigate devices. A team of MIT researchers, however, have their eyes set on another body part: the thumbnail. Graduate students Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao and Artem Dementyev are developing a tiny trackpad that fits over your thumbnail. …

Hitchbot's poetry-writing sibling will also make its way across Canada

While Hitchbot was bumming rides across Canada <i>and</i> Germany, its sibling kulturBot remained at home to keep their "parents" company. Now kulturBot is going on an adventure of its own, traveling with musicians, poets and other artistic types aboard the Great Canadian PoeTrain Tour. See, it might be …

Great Britain

The Secrets To A Successful Kickoff Meeting

According to Lindstrom, the greatest threat to many kickoff meeting discussion is confirmation bias. Because solutions are not easy to come by, group mentality makes people latch on the first reasonable solution they develop. In discussing this singular solution more and more, their attachment to …

DJI's Phantom 3 brings 4K recording to its most popular drone

DJI's Phantom series of read-to-fly quadcopters have been instrumental in bringing drones into mainstream consciousness. Particularly the Phantom 2 Vision+, which made silky-smooth aerial video possible for have-a-go pilots right out of the box (most other methods involve a fair amount of …

Drones

Google highlights even more Android Wear watch faces, straps

Itching to make your shiny new Android Wear watch really yours? You're in luck -- Google's curating not only the best <i>watchfaces</i> to throw on your teensy wrist-display, but some of the handsome watchbands you should lash onto it too. Android Wear product manager Jeff Chang pointed out new (and mostly …

This jump rope has brains and a built-in HUD

Do you remember the last time you jumped rope? If you're a fitness junkie, gym regular or kid on the playground, you may still be swinging this classic exercise gear around. For most people, though, this simple, yet effective exercise routine has fallen by the wayside. Some of the team at Tangram's …

Amazon Echo controls Belkin WeMo and Philips Hue with your voice

Amazon's voice-controlled speaker just became a lot more useful. In an email to Echo owners, the online retailer revealed some Philips Hue and Belkin WeMo gadgets can now be paired with the audio device. This means that the unit's ability to accept your spoken commands extends to home automation …

Relive the history of computing at 'The Interface Experience'

At a time when devices are faster and slimmer than ever, a collection of bulky old computers can be amusing yet surprisingly evocative. The Interface Experience, an exhibition at the Bard Graduate Center's Focus Gallery in New York, brings on a rush of nostalgia with a ton of vintage machines. …

Kinect

I regrettably designed my own glasses on a smartphone app

JINS is a glasses maker on a mission: to make glasses worth talking about again. That usually entails a dash of technology thrown in; a few years ago, for instance, the company dotted spectacle-selling vending machines across Tokyo. Yes, it's a Japanese company. Yes, they're also dabbling in …

Hillary Clinton recruits a Google exec as her chief tech officer

Hillary Clinton may not have even formally announced that she's running for President yet, but that isn't stopping her from gearing up for what should be a very tech-heavy election. Both the <i>Washington Post</i> and <i>Reuters</i> claim that the former Secretary of State has hired Google executive Stephanie …

Hillary Clinton

Uber's breathalyzer kiosk gets you a ride home if you're drunk

Uber sees its ridesharing service as an ideal way to get you home safely when you're drunk, and it's trying out some relatively unique technology to prove its point. The company recently set up an Uber Safe kiosk in Toronto that gave sloshed Canadians a free ride if they blew into a breathalyzer -- …

Twitter revamps trends to explain why a topic is popular

Peeking at what's trending on Twitter ensures you don't miss anything, but sometimes a hashtag's meaning isn't obvious. For those strange-looking acronyms, subjects and unfamiliar names, the 140-character social network tweaked the way its Android and iOS apps handle trends. On the top chart, there …

YouTube's ad-free video subscription could arrive before year's end

Google announced YouTube's Music Key streaming subscription last fall, and an ad-free video service is also said to be on the way. <i>Bloomberg</i> reports the paid plan that nixes those pre-roll advertisements will launch before the end of the year, citing a source familiar with the project. The company …

Zynga's new CEO was also its first

Zynga's attempt to restore its former glory by hiring an Xbox executive as its leader hasn't exactly panned out. The game developer has announced that CEO Don Mattrick is leaving, effective immediately, with founder Mark Pincus once again taking the reins. It's not clear what prompted the sudden …

Periscope makes it easier to view live streams from people you know

Thanks to Periscope's early fame, one of the major downsides to the live streaming app is that the first thing you saw when you launched it was a slew of streams from strangers all over the world -- strangers that you probably don't care that much about. It was difficult to sort through the mess to …