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Google in deal to boost mobile payments

By Financial Times on 24th of February 2015

Google on Monday struck a deal with struggling start-up Softcard and several US telecoms companies to beef up its Google Wallet app as it tries to tackle Apple in the fast-

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What Clever Robots Mean for Jobs

By Wall Street Journal on 24th of February 2015

Experts rethink belief that tech always lifts employment as machines take on skills once thought uniquely humanCAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Economist Erik Brynjolfsson had long dismissed fears that automation would soon devour jobs that required the uniquely human skills of judgment and dexterity.Many of his colleagues at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where a big chunk of tomorrow’s technology is conceived and built, have spent their careers trying to prove such machines are within reach.When Google Inc.

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Saunas protect middle-aged men against heart attacks

By The Telegraph on 23rd of February 2015

The Finns describe them as the ‘poor man’s pharmacy’ and now researchers have proved that saunas are indeed beneficial to health.Scientists have found that the dry heat of a sauna does more than work up a sweat, it can actually prolong life, cutting the risk of a heart attack for middle-aged men by up to 63 per cent.However study authors from University of Eastern Finland said were unsure what was driving the heart health boost.“Further studies are warranted to establish the potential mechanism that links sauna bathing and cardiovascular health,” said lead author Dr Jari Laukkanen, who publ

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