The Rundown Report: our top 5 news stories of the week

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What a week! Brazil knocked out of the World Cup, the Wimbledon final and the Tour de France! Sport aside, here are our top five news stories.

1. Digital banking transactions soar

Transactions carried out on smartphones now amount to almost £1 billion a day in the UK, which proves that the British public’s banking habits are quickly adapting to digital.  Click here to read the detailed report.

2. Robots equipped with smartphones

Sending Google’s 3D smartphones into space, Nasa plans to use the technology as the “eyes and brains” of free-flying robots inside the Space Station. They hope that the smartphones will improve the robots’ current functionality. We’re not joking, it’s true! Here’s a picture of them.

3. Happy birthday Playstation

This month Playstation celebrates its 20th birthday and in this article by the Telegraph we learn about the highs and lows of Sony’s gaming platform.

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4. The most expensive potato salad, ever

Zach Brown has made a name for himself this week after starting a Kickstarter project for potato salad. Needing only £5.84 he promised to name every backer while making it – and then the Internet stepped in. He’s now raised over £25,000. Wow.

5. The sadness of Brazil

OK, we had to squeeze in one sporting story this week – and that story goes to the rather timely Tumblr page we spied on our travels. Aptly named ‘Sad Brazillians’ the page shows images of the poor Brazillian fans as they saw their team knocked out in spectacular fashion… but it wasn’t all bad.

Seen any other news stories that caught your eye? Drop us a tweet and tell us all about it.