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Facebook Messenger Now Lets You Send Money to Friends

Forget "Likes." Facebook users who really want to show their appreciation can now send their friends money. The payments feature was announced on Tuesday and will roll out to users of Facebook Messenger over the next few months. All someone needs to do send money is start a message, click on the …

Tiny house, giant journey

Couple quits their jobs to pursue a career dream

Stratos' Bluetooth connected payment card works everywhere, available this April

Everyone wants a piece of the payments space and if the excitement for Coin proved anything, people want a single card that replaces all the separate ones they’ve already carrying around.<p>Stratos, launching today, is a new payments card that exists to replace every single plastic card in your …

12 Ice Hotels That Will Make You Actually LIKE the Cold

Think cold isn’t romantic? Think again! Ice hotels are an experience that should be on every traveler’s bucket list. With the coolest amenities and epic winter wonderland activities, these frosty hotels make for the ultimate wintertime vacay. From Canada to Japan to Norway, here are 12 of the most …

Teenager arrested after taking selfie with dead body

16-year-old who allegedy used Snapchat to share photograph with friend is charged with homicide<p>Authorities say a western Pennsylvania teenager charged in the shooting death of another teen took a selfie with the body and sent it to a friend on social media.<p>The 16-year-old boy is charged with …

Can Magnets Make You Stop Dwelling On Depressing Thoughts?

A new study shows how magnet therapy can help rewire the depressed brain.<p>Magnets. Precisely how they work remains a mystery of modern science, yet their usefulness only seems to expand as time goes on. Consider this: Magnets have been shown to alleviate depression and other mental ailments. A new …

Blood Test Could Tell Individual Smokers The Best Way To Quit

A personalized way to kick the habit<p>The best way for a smoker to quit might depend on how fast his or her body can break down nicotine.<p>A group of researchers in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine wanted to figure out the optimal way for individual …

University of Pennsylvania

Man Arrested at China Border With 94 iPhones Strapped to His Body

A Hong Kong citizen was arrested at China’s border after officials found 94 iPhones strapped to his body.<p>The man attached the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 …

See the first "complete prototype" of Google's self-driving car

Google has finished building the first complete prototype of its self-driving car. This latest prototype is said to have all of the parts that a self-driving car needs in order to hit the road, whereas the prototype that Google originally unveiled back in May was just an "early mockup" that even …

This Website Lets You Chat With Your Future Self

A new site called Future Self lets you. And the person you’re asking is a creepy, older version of yourself. Using a complicated combination of …

UC Berkeley

McDonald's Japan apologizes after tooth, plastic found in food

TOKYO (Reuters) - McDonald’s Japan (2702.T) has apologized to customers and vowed to ensure product safety after objects including a tooth and plastic were found in its food, the latest trouble for a fast-food chain hit by sliding sales and a shortage of french fries.<p>Visitors are seen inside a …

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Apple Watch Will Deliver ‘Hyper-Local’ Ads On Your Wrist

TapSense The mobile ad exchange TapSense on Monday announced the very first ad platform for the Apple Watch, which will include a software development kit to help app developers, marketers, brands and agencies deliver their ads and content on Apple's first wearable device for the wrist.<p>TapSense's …

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Movie Theaters Hope To Add Another Dimension To Their Profits

Some experimental features have been popping up in movie theaters lately. One of them is a so-called 4-D experience. It's hard to describe in words exactly what a 4-D movie experience feels like, but here's one attempt: it is intense.<p>During a recent screening of <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> in 4-D at the …

In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity …

Real Life Story of Friends Who Discovered a Beautiful Message in a Bottle

These days, finding a message in a bottle seems like something out of a storybook. But this heartwarming tale is a real life experience that took place just recently along the shores of California. While some friends were fishing, they came upon a glass bottle that had washed up on the sand. Upon …

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Beyond Braille: 3-D Printed Books For The Blind

<i>This post is part of our</i>Weekly Innovation series, <i>in which we explore an interesting idea, design or product that you may not have heard of yet. Do you have an innovation to share?</i>Use this quick form.<p>Now here's something Helen Keller couldn't have dreamed up: the picture book Goodnight Moon, but …

A 17-Year-Old Invented This Smart Device That Makes Clean Water And Power At The Same Time

17-year-old Cynthia Sin Nga Lam, one of 15 finalists in this year’s Google Science Fair, started researching renewable electricity generation last …

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Scientists Send Messages Directly From One Brain To Another

But the cumbersome experimental setup won’t replace Facebook's Messenger app anytime soon.<p>So a team of neuroscientists sent a message from the brain of one person in India, to the brains of three people in France, using brainwave-reading equipment and the Internet. Yes, really.<p>The process is slow …

Apple iWatch Apparently In Engineering Verification Test Stage

The last thing we heard about the new Apple iWatch, is that the device will be announced along with the new iPhone 6, at Apple’s press event next …

UK fashion social enterprises support recovering addicts, refugees and ageing

From supporting women overcoming eating disorders to teaching new technical skills to refugees, social enterprises are empowering women in their unique circumstances<p>If you are an ageing woman, a refugee or overcoming an eating disorder or drug addiction, finding a job might feel like scaling …

Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its 113 schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS …

Can 'Social Plastic' Decrease Poverty--And Save The Planet?

To call this social enterprise ambitious is to engage in outrageous understatement: Monetize plastic waste found in beaches and other waterways, turn it into a source of income for people at the bottom of the pyramid, and then recycle the stuff, so it’s not littering the planet. Oh yes, and give …

Riot in Liberia over Ebola Quarantine

Children used as child soldiers in South Sudan

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The use of child soldiers — teenage boys dressed in military uniforms and carrying assault rifles — is commonplace in South …