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Here’s everything you need to know about fintech so far (INFOGRAPHIC)

There’s a revolution that’s happening, and the world of finance and banking as we know it may become a thing of the past in the next few years. We …

Bots accused of hijacking anti-Brexit petition

An online petition that went viral over the weekend calls for a second referendum in the UK to decide definitively if the country should leave the European Union. The petition currently boasts 3.7 million signatures, but all is not as it seems.<p>The British Parliament's House of Commons Petitions …

Pandora hopes you’ll listen more in an Uber

Uber already integrates with Spotify so riders can pick their favorite tunes to jam to on their trip, but now Pandora is teaming up with the rideshare giant to do the same — this time for drivers.<p>It’s not clear how many riders actually use the Spotify integration but not many drivers seem to have …

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Apple’s latest UK tax bill: £12.9M, the equivalent of just two hours of global profits

With a long-running EU investigation into the legality of Apple’s tax arrangements in Europe still showing no signs of reaching a conclusion, the size of last year’s UK tax bill isn’t likely to help its cause. Apple’s latest accounts show that it paid just £12.9M ($17M) in UK corporation tax …

The unlikely (and disgusting) origin of our favourite foods

From boiled skin and bones to brewer’s slurry, some of our most delicious ingredients come from ignoble places.<p>What do marmite, gelatin, and molasses all have in common? They’re all foods that begin as byproducts of some other food – in this case, beer, meat, and sugar. You might not think of …

More Chinese patent battles likely upcoming for Apple as local companies max out on patent filings

Apple’s record as the biggest target in the world for patent claims doesn’t look likely to change any time soon. The <i>WSJ</i> reports that two out of the three top rankings for the most international patent filings are Chinese companies: Huawei and ZTE.<p>Last year, Huawei, the world’s third-largest …

Intellectual Property

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Double vision: Motorola has 2 new commercials for the Droid Turbo 2

Does anyone else see an emoji on the bottom bezel of the phone?<p>Motorola may be having a hard time these days thanks to a lawsuit that was just filed against it. Thankfully, it can at relish in the fact that its Moto X Force/Droid Turbo 2 is virtually indestructible. Thanks to ShatterShield …

Supreme court grants FBI massive expansion of powers to hack computers

Intelligence committee senator said he plans to introduce bill to block expansion to ‘rule 41’ on warrants for suspects who hide their location, set for December<p>The US Congress has seven months to block a potentially massive expansion of the government’s ability to hack into suspects’ computers.<p>At …

Surveillance

The Year's Best World Photography Is Out of This World

Every year, the Sony World Photography Awards round up the best amateur and professional photographs from across the globe. This year, some of the …

Photography

關於 LOGO 設計的 7 大守則 » ㄇㄞˋ點子

編按:我們,身處在一個無處不是 LOGO 的世代之下,但在這些 LOGO 之中,得以令你印象深刻的可能不多…對品牌們而言,LOGO 代表的乃是品牌的精神象徵,而一個好的設計除了能夠讓人印象深刻、禁得住時間的考驗外,在那此起彼落的品牌浪潮中,也就先以鮮明的深刻體現在大眾的腦海中深深地刻上了!<p>而究竟,怎 …

Johns Hopkins researchers poke a hole in Apple's encryption

Apple's growing arsenal of encryption techniques — shielding data on devices as well as real-time video calls and instant messages — has spurred the U.S. government to sound the alarm that such tools are putting the communications of terrorists and criminals out of the reach of law enforcement.<p>But …

Amazon warns Kindle users: Update by March 22 or else

This is pretty much your final warning: If you have a Kindle, you need to update it before March 22 or it's going to lose Internet connectivity.<p>That, just to be clear, would be very bad, because without the update you'll no longer be able to access the Kindle Store or sync your device with the …

The 12 most impressive social good innovations from March

It takes a little help from everyone — activists, scientists, engineers and artists — to make the world a better place. And every day, there are new …

Airline complaints rise even as more planes arrive on time

DALLAS (AP) — More U.S. flights are arriving on time and airlines are losing fewer bags, yet more consumers are complaining about air travel.<p>Traveler …

Flying

Bangladesh's 'tree man' to have surgery to remove 'branches'

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Bangladeshi man whose hands and feet have grown to resemble gnarled tree branches is to undergo surgery.<p>Abul Bajandra has been suffering from a rare disease called <i>epidermodysplasia verruciformis</i>, which causes wart-like lesions, for 20 years.<p>It's also known as "tree man" disease.<p>Bajandra …

Immune System

Zika virus could be bigger global health threat than Ebola, say health experts

Zika virus,World news,Health policy,Health,Public services policy,Politics,World Health Organisation,Society<p>Stark claim comes ahead of WHO’s emergency meeting, with notional vaccine-testing on pregnant women a ‘practical and ethical nightmare’<p>The Zika virus outbreak in Latin America could be a …

Public Health

Scottish tourist killed by elephant in Thailand

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Scottish tourist on holiday in Koh Samui in Thailand's Surat Thani province has been killed by an elephant.<p>According to a government official, the 36-year-old man was riding the male elephant as part of a trekking tour with his daughter when the animal suddenly got angry and shook the …

U.S. Real Estate 25% to 60% Overvalued: Analyst

Nearly a decade after the peak of the American real estate bubble, there’s no shortage of fear that we’ll repeat the whole nightmare again.<p>For years …

David Bowie dead: Rock legend dies at 69

David Bowie, the legendary British rocker who spent the entirety of his career mixing genres and experimenting with theatricality, has died after a …

Britons offering protection against pirates facing five years in Indian jail

Six former soldiers who worked for a firm offering protection to commercial shipping convicted of weapons offences<p>Six former British soldiers working for a private “anti-pirate” security company have been sentenced to five years in prison in India after a court upheld a conviction for possession of …

Syria monitor says children dead after Russian airstrike hits school

At least 12 children have been killed along with their teacher in a Russian airstrike that hit a school in Syria’s Aleppo province, a monitor says.<p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strike in the town of Anjara, about nine miles west of the city of Aleppo, also injured at least 20 …

Middle East

David Bowie changed the very meaning of being a rock star

NEW YORK (AP) — David Bowie made clear, in a way that was exhilarating and sometimes frightening, what every rock star since Elvis Presley and Little …

Music

Man Who Downloaded Child Porn Jailed for 5 Days

A Brooklyn man who faced 10 years for downloading child pornography was sentenced to five days by a federal judge who sharply criticized punishment …

Recaptured jail fugitive's torture trial delayed

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An inmate who led authorities on an eight-day manhunt after escaping from an Orange County jail got his trial on kidnapping …

Crime

At least 37 migrants, including 10 children, drown off Turkish coast

At least 37 people — including at least 10 children — drowned early Saturday off the western coast of Turkey when a boat packed with migrants capsized, according to media reports.<p>"I am afraid the numbers will rise as divers continue the search," Mehmet Ünal Şahin, the mayor of Ayvacik, said, …

4 ways we can avoid a catastrophic drought | David Sedlak

Russian jet buzzed US Air Force spy plane over Black Sea

A Russian jet sped closely by a U.S. Air Force spy plane "in an unsafe and unprofessional manner" over the Black Sea on Monday, a Defense Department spokeswoman told Fox News.<p>The Pentagon is investigating the incident which took place in international airspace, Lt. Col. Michelle L. Baldanza added. …