Soon, it may pay to use Apple Pay. Close financial partners and job postings on Apple’s career page hint that the company is interested in more closely integrating Apple Pay into loyalty programs that reward customers for using the mobile wallet.
The evidence is piling up. The latest indicator comes from the updated US GDP numbers published this morning, which showed the US growing at a faster-than-first-reported 0.8% clip in the first quarter.
US president Barack Obama’s visit to Hiroshima, Japan, today (May 27) was seen by many as a poignant gesture—not quite an apology for the US’s devastating atomic bomb attack on the city during World War II, but at least an important acknowledgement of the human cost of that military action.
Most funerals are modest, hastily-planned events left to mourning family members to put together. But for design legend Massimo Vignelli, who passed away two years ago today (May 27), it was a farewell that he personally designed down to the last detail, capping a long, storied life in design.
Two prepubescent word nerds are having the best week of their lives. Last night (May 26), 11-year-old Texan Nihar Janga and 13-year-old New Yorker Jairam Hathwar won the coveted US Scripps National Spelling Bee championship.
These are trying times for voters in the US and the UK. Stateside, Americans must contend with the rise of Donald Trump.
A bright flash, followed by hell on Earth. That’s how many survivors describe the moment a United States pilot dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
The racism of a recent Chinese advertisement that portrays a laundry detergent as so strong it can wash away the skin color of a black man has caused a stir on the internet.
Zika has gone from an obscure, rare disease to a global pandemic in less than a year with active transmission in 48 countries and risk of spreading to several more in Europe and Africa.
Five days from now Google will publish open-source tools that will focus its machine-learning engine on music and art.
Low oil prices, crippling sanctions, and a volatile currency. A multi-year recession. Wages now lower than in China.
Havana, Cuba If there’s anything more anathema to the ideals of the Cuban Revolution than a chihuahua-sized hoodie, I don’t know what it is.
This weekend, US Memorial Day (May 30) kicks off the unofficial start of summer. To celebrate the sun and warm weather, Americans will open their pools and fire up their backyard grills.
Big data promises to harness information and deliver a more efficient economy, better pricing, and products that better suit our needs.
We accept that to err is human. Not so with machines. When our electronic counterparts fail us—whether its baggage screening software or the latest artificial intelligence—we are quick to shun their advice in the future.
Silicon Valley purports to hate the legal system. To hear the tech world tell it, lawyers are leeches and regulations are mostly outdated.
Peter Thiel’s financial support for Hulk Hogan in the pro wrestler’s lawsuit against online media outlet Gawker has once again pitted Silicon Valley against the media industry.
I’ll be the first to admit it: I’m a digital hoarder. My devices, cloud storage, and email accounts are full of old notes, photos, Seamless receipts, bills, music, and videos.
Three-day weekends are tricky—72 hours isn’t enough time to properly indulge in wanderlust, but studies have shown a short vacation can be just as good (pdf) for decompressing as a longer one, even if short means fewer than five days.
Lesbos, Greece For the tens of thousands of refugee women trapped in Greece, daily life is made that much more treacherous by a very basic problem: unsafe bathrooms.