Category Technology

You Have One Year to Get Ready for Chip & PIN

Next October European-style “Chip & PIN” cards will finally be coming to the US. These types of cards cut down on credit card fraud significantly. The switch will be coming none too soon, as massive credit card hacks like the latest at Home Depot occur with increasing regularity. In October 2015 the main credit card […]

Factor Apple Pay into Your E-Commerce Operations

Along with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch, Apple announced another potentially game-changing development last week: Apple Pay. Apple Pay works like Google Wallet and has immediate relevance to small business e-commerce. The feature allows users to store credit cards to use in online and in-store transactions. By simply swiping and verifying […]

Vulnerability found in Internet of Things

Last week HP released its Internet of Things State of the Union Study and announced that “70 percent of the most commonly used Internet of Things devices contain serious vulnerabilities.” The Internet of Things (IoT) is made up of embedded computing devices that communicate with each other, like the security system you control remotely with […]

The Best Digital Assistant – Now on Windows?

Microsoft has started airing ads pitting their new digital assistant Cortana against Apple’s Siri. You can watch here: While more detailed comparisons will be possible in the coming months as Cortana comes out of beta and bugs get fixed, the Microsoft digital assistant seems set to take the space by storm. It uses more natural […]

Amazon Firefly: A New Frontier for Apps

Last week, Amazon announced its upcoming Fire smartphone. The hardware puts it at about the same size as the Samsung Galaxy S5, the same battery life as the Apple 5S, and with a better camera than both. But it’s the new Firefly program that really sets the phone apart. Firefly is an audio-visual identification program […]

The Brick and Mortar Answer to Mobile

Beacons are electronic devices that mark fixed locations. If you run a brick and mortar store, you may want to install them on your premises. Why? Beacons can signal precise locations to mobile device users, presenting them with timely coupons, product facts, and other information about sale items within arms’ reach. While it would be […]

Volkswagen XL1

The Volkswagen XL1 is a luxury car that gets over 200 MPG. 250 of the vehicles are being manufactured and sold in Europe, as a market test of the appeal of a 2-seater luxury vehicle that sells for $150,000 and gets five times the fuel-efficiency of a Prius. While three of them were taken for […]

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