Apple Pay needs to prove it’s actually better than a physical wallet

This week, Apple announced the expansion of mobile payments to more countries. But to really grow, Apple Pay needs to do more than just replace credit cards. Subscribe Friday is our attempt to put news into context. Once a week, we’ll call out a recent headline, provide updates and explain why it’s important.On September 9, … Read more

Healthy or else: How corporations become obsessed with physical tracking

Excerpted from Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O’Neil. Employers, which has long used nickel and fading workers to reduce their costs, now comes a new tactic to combat these growing costs. They call it “health”. It involves increasing surveillance, including more data pouring in from the Internet of Things – Fitbits, Apple Watches, and … Read more

Small brain cells connect our mental and physical health

When magnified under a high resolution microscope, microglia look like elegant twigs with many slender limbs. As they pass through the nerve cells, the microglia expand and retract protrusions that resemble their tiny arms, touching each nerve cell as if to ask, Are we good here? All right? Or not?—As the doctor can touch the … Read more