Turkey’s central bank promises ‘all necessary measures’ to save its financial system amid lira collapse

The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (TCMB) has outlined a range of measures to bolster liquidity and support the financial system. The lira plunged as much as 10 per cent during the Asian markets trading session after a fall of 25 per cent against the US dollar last week — moves that rattled […]

England players go to extreme measures to ensure they don't miss Love Island in Russia

The England squad land in Russia for the World Cup this afternoon ahead of their first game against Tunisia on Monday. And, as a special request, they’ve asked to have English language TV channels in their hotel. Sky Sports have sorted it for them so they can get four English channels in their rooms. They […]

Didi sets new ridesharing safety measures following murder

China’s Didi Chuxing is rolling out new safety measures for its Hitch carpooling service after a driver allegedly killed a passenger last week. Drivers will need to verify their identities through facial recognition before each trip — the alleged murderer, who was also found dead over the weekend, was using his father’s Hitch account when […]

Bhutan, a country known for its index that measures happiness, is dealing with a mental health crisis

Health in Bhutan is largely measured by its Gross National Happiness Index, which was written into the constitution when the nation became a constitutional monarchy 10 years ago.  Known as the happiest country in the world, Bhutan is now facing high rates of alcoholism and domestic violence since modern technology has shifted Bhutanese identity. With few […]

India will install cameras in classrooms amid a rise of surveillance measures in Asia

Adam Berry/Getty Images India’s capital territory Delhi will install surveillance cameras in all of its classrooms after a spate of violent incidents.  Several schools in Kolkata this month also adopted technology that allows parents to track their children’s whereabouts using radio frequency ID tags. Delhi’s decision comes as increased surveillance measures sweep across Asia. India’s […]

Interaxon measures brainwaves to give VR devs more data for game design

Interaxon started out developing wearables like its Muse headband meditation tool, and it’s now applying its learnings to virtual reality. Its new Muse Virtual Reality aftermarket add-ons will attach to the HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR headsets to pick up users’ brainwaves and collect information about how they’re reacting to stimuli. The company is […]

New TSA security measures to make Thanksgiving travel even more of a nightmare

Millions of travelers are expected to endure endless lines this holiday weekend as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) implements new security measures at airports across the country. The TSA estimates there will be more than 26 million passengers traveling through airports between November 17 and 29, a five percent increase from last year. The Sunday […]

Las Vegas is surrounding marathoners this weekend with snipers and security measures

AP Photo / John Locher Las Vegas is posting snipers and taking other security measures ahead of its weekend marathon. Around 350 officers will be working to protect tens of thousands of runners. LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas is posting snipers and surrounding tens of thousands of runners with other safety measures at a […]