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Trouble managing finances may hint at future dementia diagnosis

Trouble managing finances may hint at future dementia diagnosis

Dementia is a tragic disease and growing public health concern, with officials warning that a solid treatment option is necessary to mitigate the large anticipated uptick in cases over coming years. Early detection is a key part of any future treatment that will prevent or reverse the disease, and we've seen a number of promising tests that may reveal the underlying illness before clinical symptoms appear.

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AT&T now supports cryptocurrency for online bill payments

AT&T now supports cryptocurrency for online bill payments

AT&T made a surprising announcement today: its customers can now pay their bills using cryptocurrency. The option is made possible by AT&T's new BitPay support, opening the door for bill pay using Bitcoin instead of cash or credit. By adding the support, AT&T has become the first major wireless carrier in the United States to accept cryptocurrency payments.

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Bitcoin mobile payments arrive at Whole Foods, other major retailers

Bitcoin mobile payments arrive at Whole Foods, other major retailers

A number of major retailers, including Whole Foods and Bed Bath & Beyond, now accept Bitcoin payments made with the Flexa SPEDN app. A total of 15 retailers are accepting the cryptocurrency payment method, which also includes the Bitcoin alternatives Gemini Dollars, Bitcoin Cash, and Ethereum. Flexa's app is currently available for iPhone and will arrive on Android in the near future.

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Apple Q2 2019 sees $58bn revenue despite iPhone sales slump

Apple Q2 2019 sees $58bn revenue despite iPhone sales slump

Apple has announced its second quarter financial results for the year, revealing quarterly revenue of $58 billion, which includes new record Services revenue at $11.5 billion. Though the quarterly revenue was down 5-percent year-on-year, the company's earnings met analysts' expectations, joining strong iPad growth and more. The figures join a strong guidance for the company's third quarter.

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Tesla reports huge $702m net loss for Q1 2019

Tesla reports huge $702m net loss for Q1 2019

Tesla has revealed its Q1 2019 financial details, reporting a heavy loss of $702 million for the first quarter. The company ended Q1 with $2.2 billion in cash and equivalents, a $1.5 billion drop from the end of last year. Among other things, Tesla reports that it was negatively impacted by 'non-recurring items.' The company's $4.54 billion quarterly revenue fell short of expectations.

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Google Pay can now automatically pull loyalty cards and more from Gmail

Google Pay can now automatically pull loyalty cards and more from Gmail

Google Pay is getting a new feature that makes it easier to retrieve your boarding pass, movie tickets, and other content typically emailed to customers. There's a catch, though: you need to use Gmail as your email service. The new feature is rolling out to Google Pay now, enabling users to automatically harvest tickets and similar content from a Gmail account.

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Apple Card’s problems start now

Apple Card’s problems start now

Apple Card faces an uphill battle. The new iPhone-first credit card promises a user experience so fresh and so clean, you'll positively look forward to paying your bill each month. Still, while Apple Card has plenty of potential to shake up your wallet, that's not to say that Apple has it easy - or that the company's experience carving out a huge space in the smartphone market will necessarily translate to instant credit card success.

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Apple Card: 5 things we just found out

Apple Card: 5 things we just found out

This week, Apple introduced Apple Card, its own credit card that'll be available this summer in both physical and digital forms. The announcement was intriguing, but raised a number of questions among consumers, many of which are still circulating online, including what features are offered and, oddly enough, whether Android users can apply. Here are five things interested consumers need to know.

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Philadelphia bans cashless stores to protect ‘unbanked’ shoppers

Philadelphia bans cashless stores to protect ‘unbanked’ shoppers

Philadelphia has become the first city in the US to ban cashless stores following a City Council vote against the retail practice. Cities have faced growing criticism over the number of retail stores that have eliminated the option to pay with cash, instead requiring a mobile or card transaction. The new rule requiring stores to accept cash payments will start this summer.

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JPMorgan unveils new JPM ‘digital coin’ that uses blockchain tech

JPMorgan unveils new JPM ‘digital coin’ that uses blockchain tech

Major US bank JPMorgan has taken the wraps off 'JPM Coin,' a blockchain-based "digital coin" that customers can receive by depositing US currency into their bank accounts. The digital currency can be redeemed at JPMorgan banks for US dollars, as well, offering those customers an alternative to existing cryptocurrencies. JPM Coin differs from bitcoin, however, in multiple important ways.

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AT&T’s price increases the result of billion-dollar merger debt

AT&T’s price increases the result of billion-dollar merger debt

In the last several years, AT&T has made two huge acquisitions: DirecTV in 2015, and Time Warner in 2018. With these mergers — which were clearly anti-consumer — AT&T thought it turn itself from a telecom giant into a cable TV giant, with a near monopoly on the US's media industry. But instead of just buying itself an undeniable advantage, the company has given customers more reason to leave by attempting to cover its immense debt with price increases.

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Apple Q1 2019 had record Services revenue at $10.9 billion

Apple Q1 2019 had record Services revenue at $10.9 billion

Apple has revealed its Q1 2019 financial results, announcing a quarterly revenue of $84.3 billion. This figure represents a 5-percent decrease over the same quarter last year, with iPhone revenue down 15-percent and other products and services revenue up 19-percent. During its first quarter, the company saw its Services revenue hit a new high at $10.9 billion, a 19-percent increase over last year.

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