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  • How tech has transformed how we spend How tech has transformed how we spend

    In the US, 80% of consumer spending no longer involves physical dollars, while in Britain cash use has dropped 14% in the last five years. What is driving this shift towards a cashless society? And how will we spend and manage money in the future?

  • Ilegal Mezcal: bootlegging alcohol across the border Ilegal Mezcal: bootlegging alcohol across the border

    Mezcal used to be a cheap drink, produced by local artisans and drunk by Mexican lower classes. But in 2013, it was the fifth most-drunk liquor worldwide. With its ancient distilling methods and complex flavours, how has it captured the palates of a growing number of admirers?

  • A case that stops your iPhone getting hacked A case that stops your iPhone getting hacked

    Following the infamous celebrity iCloud hack, Apple assured its customers that it will improve security measures. But for those that have lost faith, Vysk has developed an iPhone case and app that provides protection against camera and photo hacking.

  • MTV launch subculture music channel in India MTV launch subculture music channel in India

    MTV has expanded its presence in India with a new channel called Pepsi MTV Indies, highlighting local subcultures, including music, film, art and comedy. Targeted at Gen Z, the channel aims to showcase a variety of Indian talent, from street buskers to electro rock bands and graffiti artists.