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The war in cash intensifies: Visa offers restaurants $10,000 to go cashless

July 22nd, 2017 at 3:04 pm » Comments Off

Visa has declared war on cash and its “opening salvo” is to start paying restaurants $10,000 to go completely cash free.



This chip beams images onto the brain to help the blind see again

July 22nd, 2017 at 2:52 pm » Comments Off

Circumventing your eyes entirely, this chip beams images from the world onto the brain to help restore sight



Drone racers will compete in abandoned malls and stadiums for $100,000 prize

July 21st, 2017 at 9:59 am » Comments Off

The Drone Racing League has a $100,000 pot for this year’s winner.



Robots and AI are going to make social inequality even worse, says new report

July 21st, 2017 at 8:41 am » Comments Off

Rich people are going to find it easier to adapt to automation.



How software is eating the military and what that means to the future of war.

July 20th, 2017 at 7:59 pm » Comments Off

As software-based weapons and information systems start to touch all phases of conflict, military leaders are grappling with a new set of challenges.



WeChat users in China will surpass 490 million users this year

July 20th, 2017 at 10:27 am » Comments Off

Half of the country’s mobile phone users will access the WeChat app in 2017.



Do you live in the worlds laziest country!

July 20th, 2017 at 8:38 am » Comments Off

US scientists have amassed “planetary-scale” data from people’s smartphones to see how active we really are.



Wireless power could enable ingestible electronics

July 19th, 2017 at 8:15 am » Comments Off

Small sensors or drug delivery devices could reside in the GI tract indefinitely



Will France actually be able to ban all gas and diesel vehicles by 2040?

July 18th, 2017 at 9:03 am » Comments Off

The government of France announced plans to end the sale of gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2040, with ecology minister Nicolas Hulot unveiling a wide range of targets and initiatives timed to coincide with the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, last week. The announcement was made as a part of the country’s renewed commitment to […]



A third of millennials have used Venmo to pay for drugs

July 18th, 2017 at 8:49 am » Comments Off

A new survey finds that 33% of millennials have used Venmo, the payments app owned by PayPal that’s popular with the demographic, to buy illicit drugs.



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