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China wants its rural villages to go cashless by 2020  TechCrunch · 45 minutes
Residents of even the tiniest far-flung villages in China may soon be able to pay on their phones to run daily errands as Beijing announced this month that... more
Triclosan added to consumer products impairs response to antibiotic treatment  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Grocery store aisles are stocked with products that promise to kill bacteria. People snap up those items to protect themselves from the germs that make them sick. However,... more
Pinterest files confidentially for stock listing: report  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Pinterest, the online "visual discovery" service which claims some 250 million users, has filed confidentially for a stock market listing, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. more
Study shows almost two-thirds of U.S. children live in asset poverty  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
More than 63 percent of American children and 55 percent of Americans live in "asset" poverty, meaning they have few or no assets to rely on... more
Transparency on healthcare prices played key role in Arizona health system's turnaround  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
Efforts to understand costs and openly share information on healthcare prices played a key role in a major Arizona health system's successful turnaround from... more
Apple, Goldman Sachs to Jointly Launch Credit Card Paired With iPhone: Report  Gadgets 360 · 4 hours
Apple has teamed up with Goldman Sachs for credit cards that will be paired with iPhones and will help users manage their money. more
Frog-skin bacteria more diverse in cold and variable temperature regions, finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
Amphibians are victims of lethal skin-disease epidemics. In the first global-scale study, researchers from 31 universities and research centers, including the Smithsonian Tropical Research... more
Realme 3 Dual Camera Setup Teased, Rumoured to Come in Two Variants  Gadgets 360 · 6 hours
The Realme 3 is now confirmed to be powered by the MEdiaTek Helio P70 processor in India, and the global variant will be powered... more
Baidu’s video site iQiyi adds 37M subscribers in 2018 amid mounting losses  TechCrunch · 7 hours
China’s Baidu, which is often compared to Alphabet’s Google, is showing no signs of slowing down its pace of betting on video content as... more
Understanding peppers and chilis from around the world  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Capsicum is a major vegetable and spice crop worldwide. Global production of both fresh and dried fruit continues to increase steadily in terms of area harvested and total yield. A comprehensive review... more
Coastal waters are unexpected hotspots for nitrogen fixation  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Nitrogen fixation is surprisingly high in the ocean's coastal waters and may play a larger role than expected in carbon dioxide uptake, a new study shows. The findings -- based on thousands... more
Sunsama’s $10/month task management calendar cleans up your online productivity  TechCrunch · 12 hours
I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve heard friends lament how difficult it is to find a decent calendar app. The stock calendar apps are certainly... more
Lime hires its first CFO  TechCrunch · 13 hours
Lime is hiring Ted Tobiason, former managing director in tech equity capital markets, at Morgan Stanley, to serve as its chief financial officer. This comes following Lime’s behemoth of a $310 million Series D round earlier this month. Led by... more
Dive into Amazon's yummy Subscription & Discovery Boxes with up to 70% off  Windows Central · 13 hours
These discounts are exclusively available for first-time buyers. Amazon's subscription boxes are the perfect way to start discovering new snacks, foods, and... more
DoorDash raises $400M round, now valued at $7.1B  TechCrunch · 14 hours
Delivery company DoorDash is announcing that it has raised $400 million in Series F financing. Earlier this month, The Wall Street Journal reported that the company was looking to raise $500 million... more
Global health burden of glaucoma has increased, study reveals  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
The health burden of glaucoma has continuously increased around the globe in the past 25 years, according to an Acta Opthalmologica study. more
Quantum dots can spit out clone-like photons  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
In the global quest to develop practical computing and communications devices based on the principles of quantum physics, one potentially useful component has proved elusive: a source of individual particles of light with perfectly... more
Logistics startup Flexport just raised a Softbank-led round at a whopping $3.2 billion valuation  TechCrunch · 17 hours
Flexport, a 5.5-year-old, San Francisco-based full-service air and ocean freight forwarder, says it has raised $1 billion in fresh funding... more
Dermal disruption: Amphibian skin bacteria is more diverse in cold, variable environments  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Amphibians are victims of lethal skin-disease epidemics. In the first global-scale study, researchers from 31 universities and research centers, including the Smithsonian Tropical Research... more
Cloak your internet usage with 79% off a CyberGhost VPN subscription  Windows Central · 17 hours
A VPN helps anonymize your internet activity so you can browse without being tracked across the web. CyberGhost is currently offering a savings of 79% on... more
Huge Open Buckets of Uranium Ore Found at Grand Canyon? Totally Fine, Experts Say.  LIVE SCIENCE · 18 hours
Pay no attention to those buckets of radioactive uranium in the Grand Canyon museum, they're probably nothing to worry about,... more
Apple, Goldman Sachs reportedly launching iPhone-linked credit card - CNET  CNET · 19 hours
It'll let you set spending goals and manage your balance via Apple's Wallet, according to the Wall Street Journal. more
Complete world map of tree diversity  SCIENCE DAILY · 19 hours
Researchers have succeeded in constructing, from scattered data, a world map of the diversity of tree species. Climate plays a central role for its global distribution; however, the number of species in a specific region also... more
These are the best PC motherboards money can buy  Windows Central · 19 hours
The motherboard is the heart and soul of a PC, be it a laptop or desktop. You need to ensure you're getting the most out of your purchase when used... more
Blockchain is solid, in that there is no liquidity  TechCrunch · 20 hours
The quality of a financial market is driven by liquidity. Companies want to list on the NYSE, because that’s where the most financial investors in the world are located, and... more
Nearly two-thirds of American children live in asset poverty, new study shows  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
More than 63 percent of American children and 55 percent of Americans live in "asset" poverty, meaning they have few or no assets to... more
Language has become a tool for social exclusion  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Within a week of the Salzburg Global Seminar's Statement for a Multilingual World launching in February 2018, the document – which calls for policies and practices that support multilingualism – had received... more
Single mothers spend more on children's health in hard times  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
When money is tight, single mothers spend more of their health care dollars on their children than themselves, while two-parent families are less likely to make changes, according... more
Apple could be working with Goldman Sachs on a credit card  TechCrunch · 20 hours
According to a new report from the WSJ, Apple and Goldman Sachs are partnering on a different kind of products for both companies — a credit card.... more
Worrying long-term stability of pesticides in honey  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Researchers from the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland have developed an ultra-sensitive method to quantify extremely low concentrations of neonicotinoid pesticides in honey. This is a follow up to their study on the global contamination... more
Climate change: Obsession with plastic pollution distracts attention from bigger environmental challenges  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
By now, most of us have heard that the use of plastics is a big issue for the environment. Partly fuelled by the success... more
Samsung vs Apple: The real differences in 2019  Sky News · 21 hours
While both Samsung and Apple are losing ground to Chinese competitors in the global smartphone market, this is primarily among mid-tier consumers - not those angling for premium devices. more
Spotinst announces strategic partnership with AWS  TechCrunch · 21 hours
Spotinst, the startup that helps customers automate selecting the cheapest set of resources to complete a job, announced a strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services today, joining the AWS Partner Network (APN) Global Startups program. Under... more
Lab-grown steak could be worse for climate than gassy cattle  CBC · 22 hours
Cultured meat production could spur global warming more in the long term than some types of... more
Alibaba hits the gas on mobility as its bike sharing service adds carpooling  TechCrunch · 22 hours
Carpooling is heralded to be environmentally friendly and money-saving, but in smog-stricken China, the transportation option became a source of public concerns... more
Apple Says European Developers Have Earned Over $25 Billion From App Store  MacRumors · 22 hours
Apple Music vice president Oliver Schusser spoke with German blog Macerkopf this week, revealing that European developers have now earned over $25 billion from... more
Complete world map of tree diversity  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Biodiversity is one of Earth's most precious resources. However, for most places in the world, scientists only have a tiny picture of what this diversity actually is. Researchers at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research... more
Google's New Cloud Boss Has Big Task to Catch Rivals, Reuters Data Shows  Gadgets 360 · 24 hours
Alphabet's cloud computing division remains a distant third behind Amazon.com and Microsoft in terms of global revenue, according to analysts' estimates. more
Huawei Saw Strong Growth in Q4 Even as Global Smartphone Sales Stall: Gartner  Gadgets 360 · 24 hours
Huawei sold over 60 million smartphones in the fourth quarter of 2018, achieving the strongest growth of 37.6 percent among the top... more
Owlstone Medical and Shanghai Renji Hospital collaborate to initiate breath biopsy lung cancer trial  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Owlstone Medical Ltd., a global diagnostics company developing a breathalyzer for applications in early disease detection and precision medicine, and... more
iPhone sales slump 11% as Chinese competitors gain ground  Sky News · 1 day
As global sales of smartphones stall, the two companies with the largest slice of the market are losing ground to competition from China. more
Treat your home to an Ecovacs Deebot 901 robot vacuum with $100 off today  Windows Central · 1 day
Let this robotic vacuum clean up for you, and save money in the process. Amazon has the Ecovacs Deebot 901... more
Realme 3 Dual Camera Setup Teased, Tipped to Come in Two Variants  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
The Realme 3 is now confirmed to be powered by the MEdiaTek Helio P70 processor in India, and the global variant will be powered... more
Global smartphone growth stalled in Q4, up just 1.2% for the full year: Gartner  TechCrunch · 1 day
Gartner’s smartphone marketshare data for the just gone holiday quarter highlights the challenge for device makers going into the world’s... more
EU Countries Back Copyright Reforms Aimed at Google, Facebook  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
EU countries have endorsed an overhaul of copyright rules which would force Google and Facebook to pay publishers for news snippets and filter out copyright-protected content on YouTube or Instagram. more
UK Research and Innovation invests £200 million to create new generation of AI leaders  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
One thousand new research and business leaders will be created to ensure the UK leads the global revolution in Artificial... more
Clutter confirms SoftBank-led $200M investment for its on-demand storage service  TechCrunch · 1 day
There’s plenty of speculation right now around apparently disgruntled investors in SoftBank’s Vision Fund, but the drum continues to beat and the checks continue to be written. The... more
Foreign bees monopolize prize resources in biodiversity hotspot  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
New research revealed that foreign honey bees often account for more than 90 percent of pollinators observed visiting flowers in San Diego, considered a global biodiversity hotspot. The non-native bees have established... more
Security token offerings aren’t looking much better in 2019  TechCrunch · 1 day
Pressed to explain who is using them, and why, 99 percent of cryptocurrencies let out all their air, go flying around the room making a raspberry sound, hit the wall... more
Highlights & transcript from Zuckerberg’s 20K-word ethics talk  TechCrunch · 1 day
Mark Zuckerberg says it might be right for Facebook to let people pay to not see ads, but that it would feel wrong to charge users for extra privacy controls. That’s just... more
Silence your clicks and clacks with Aukey's Gaming Keyboard on sale for $18  Windows Central · 2 days
Get the mechanical look without the mechanical sound. Amazon has Aukey's RGB Backlit KM-G5 Gaming Keyboard on sale for just $18.26 when... more
Government headed for close to half of nation's health tab  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Report: Government to pay for nearly half the nation's health care tab in less than 10 years more
The Galaxy S10 will have an Instagram mode built into its camera  THE VERGE · 2 days
Samsung is partnering with Instagram to add a new “Instagram mode” directly to the native camera app on the newly announced Galaxy S10. “We’ve... more
Lyft launches surge-free, shared rides  TechCrunch · 2 days
Somewhat similar to Uber’s Express Pool option, Lyft just launched Shared Saver to help people spend less money for shared rides. But what makes Lyft’s option more attractive is that riders will never experience surge pricing. “You’ll lock... more
Fossil fuel combustion is the main contributor to black carbon around Arctic  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Fossil fuel combustion is the main contributor to black carbon collected at five sites around the Arctic, which has implications for global warming, according... more
How to sell your old Xbox so you can buy a new One X  Windows Central · 2 days
The original Xbox One launched back in 2013, now followed by a range of successors, and recently topped with Xbox... more
Seed predation increases from the Arctic to the Equator and from high to low elevations  Science Magazine · 2 days
Species interactions have long been predicted to increase in intensity toward the tropics and low elevations because of... more
Microbial dormancy in the marine subsurface: Global endospore abundance and response to burial  Science Magazine · 2 days
Marine sediments host an unexpectedly large microbial biosphere, suggesting unique microbial mechanisms for surviving burial and slow metabolic turnover. Although dormancy is... more
When does one of the central ideas in economics work?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The concept of equilibrium is one of the most central ideas in economics. It is one of the core assumptions in the vast majority of economic models, including... more
Citymapper announces subscription service for multiple transportation methods  TechCrunch · 2 days
Citymapper is becoming a fintech startup, sort of. The company announced a prepaid card called Citymapper Pass for users based in London. This new product is both a subscription service to aggregate... more
Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 76 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements  MacRumors · 2 days
Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced three years ago in March 2016. Apple designed... more
Thais give Russia, US right to extradite hacking suspect  ABC NEWS · 2 days
A Thai court has accepted a U.S. request that a Russian man who allegedly was part of a gang that stole millions of dollars online from bank accounts be extradited... more
Climate goals of the Paris Agreement: Impact of land use  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Significantly less than two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial times -- this is the temperature to which global warming should be limited, according to the Paris Climate Agreement. In... more
Lab-grown steak could be worse for climate than flatulent cattle  CBC · 2 days
Cultured meat production could spur global warming more in the long-term than some types of beef... more
Skateboarding defies the neoliberal logic of the city by making it a playground for all  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Skateboarding today is a global phenomenon, with around 50m riders and thousands of skate parks worldwide – it... more
Top smart cities are global cities, new research reveals  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
An unprecedented global study has analysed and ranked leading cities in the worldwide "smart city" phenomenon. more
Climate action helps companies build reputations and attract investors  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
This year, climate change topped off the agenda at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland —where every January, global leaders and the heads of the... more
Transit app Citymapper wants to simplify public transport with a weekly subscription  THE VERGE · 2 days
Getting around a global city like London, New York, or Shanghai has become vastly more complicated in recent years. In addition to public transport... more
Nokia 6 (2017) Android 9.0 Pie Rollout Begins: HMD Global  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
The Nokia 6 is getting the update to Android Pie sticking to HMD Global's promise of two year software support on the smartphone. more
The global impact of coal power  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Coal-fired power plants produce more than just carbon dioxide, which contributes to global warming. Coal burning also releases particulate matter, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and mercury—thus damaging the health of many people around the world. To... more
Ocean acidification harms cod larvae more than previously thought  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Next to rising temperatures and dwindling oxygen concentrations, acidification is one of the major threats to marine life due to the changing global climate. Carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere... more
Research rethinks tutorial teaching  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Professors and graduate students are at opposite ends of the university hierarchy in terms of experience, qualifications and pay. But at many universities, both do the same job: they teach tutorials offered in parallel with lectures. more
Apple to combine iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps by 2021, says Bloomberg  THE VERGE · 2 days
Apple is reportedly planning to combine apps made for iPhone, iPad, and macOS by 2021. Bloomberg reports that Apple will allow developers to create... more
eMarketer predicts digital ads will overtake traditional spending in 2019  TechCrunch · 2 days
This is the year when the money spent on digital advertising will finally overtake spending on traditional ads — at least according to the latest forecast from eMarketer.... more
Selfie app maker Meitu eyes overseas gaming market with $340 million deal  TechCrunch · 2 days
China’s largest selfie app maker Meitu has been busy working to diversify itself beyond the beauty arena in China. On Wednesday, the Hong Kong-listed... more
Medical News Today: Hipertensión: Causas, síntomas y tratamientos  MNT · 2 days
La hipertensión puede derivar en una cardiopatía, un ACV y muerte, lo que la convierte en la mayor preocupación a nivel global. Muchos factores de riesgo pueden aumentar las oportunidades de que... more
RCom-Ericsson Case: Supreme Court Finds Anil Ambani Guilty of Contempt  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
India's Supreme Court on Wednesday found Anil Ambani, chairman of debt-laden Reliance Communications (RCom), guilty of contempt of court for willfully failing to pay. more
Vivo's new V15 Pro is a mixed bag of mostly good tricks - CNET  CNET · 2 days
The Chinese company's newest phone is generally great, but you'll pay for what you get. more
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