The Credit Card That Tracks Your Climate Impact

Using a calculation system called the Aland Index, Doconomy (in partnership with Mastercard) is offering credit card holders the opportunity to have their purchases tracked for carbon emissions—and ultimately, card users that exceed a set climate impact limit will have their spending capped. It’s an important reminder that everything—from apparel to plane tickets—comes with associated climate impact and carbon emissions. In fact, 60% of carbon …

Mastercard’s Pay with a Selfie Service Rolls Out

With their new Identity Check mobile app, credit card company Mastercard now offers an authentication option outside of pin numbers and thumbprint activation. As an alternative to the aforementioned options, a selfie (aka facial recognition technology) will complete online and app-based purchases. Users are required to blink when prompted, so a photo of a photo won’t work here. The service launched in 12 European countries …

Tap Into Austin Signature Cocktail

PDT's Jim Meehan mixed the perfect Manhattan

Sponsored content: We recently hosted a series of parties in five U.S. cities to bring the Subpop Showcase at SXSW to those that couldn’t make the trip to Austin. To ensure the highest level of sophistication to the bar, we enlisted our friend Jim Meehan of NYC’s famed speakeasy PDT to mix something special. As a pioneer in the mixology movement and author of The …