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4WD or AWD? Know the Difference

Four-wheel-drive used to be synonymous with<p>mulletsoff-roading in the minds of most consumers. Like many buzz-worthy specs originally developed for …

The Internet Of Things Will Transform Retail As We Know It

The number of smart devices in your home, on your body and around your office is increasing everyday. By 2020, there could be as many as 30 billion devices hooked up to the Internet of Things (IoT).<p>Presumably, this massive network of gadgets, household appliances and even jewelry, will know a lot …

eCommerce

Apple reportedly reaches agreements with Visa, MasterCard, and American Express for iPhone mobile payments

Apple is widely expected to reveal a mobile payments system alongside the iPhone 6 at its press event on September 9th. The system — supposedly designed to take on Google Wallet, Isis, Paypal, and others — would allow you to use your phone to pay for items at the cash register, and it appears …

iPhone 6 -- the jolt that mobile payments need

Apple's rumored embrace of true mobile payments may finally shake up how we pay for goods and services after years of empty promises.<p>Mobile payments, or the notion that you can pay for goods and services at the checkout with your smartphone, may finally break into the mainstream if Apple and the …

FinTech

Make the Most of Your Trainer Time with These Indoor Cycling Workouts

Riding indoors doesn't have to be dull—and it can put you on the fast track to fitness<p>Chances are your typical indoor ride goes like this: Hop on trainer, pop in Season 4 of <i>Mad Men,</i> fight off trainer boredom long as you can stand it. But spending hours on the trainer can be overkill.<p>Indoor workouts …

Mad Men

Total iBeacon shipments will blow past 60 million units by 2019

Apple’s iBeacon tech has been a boon for retail stores looking to advertise deals to customers on a per-location basis, but according to the a new report, retail is only smallest market iBeacons have tapped into.<p>In five years a swarm of 60 million iBeacons and other Bluetooth LE beacons will have …

Yamaha SR400 Yard Built by Benders

Brothers Christian and Raphael Bender had the kind of childhood most of us dream about. They started out messing around on dirt bikes near Germany’s picturesque Black Forest, and began rebuilding bikes to finance far-flung adventures in the dunes of the Sahara desert.<p>After a successful foray into …

Motorcycles

Denzel Washington Gives Amazing Spiritual Talk to Young Actors (Watch)

Qwest7June 3, 2014<p>*<b>Denzel Washington</b> provided a vital ingredient to his success while speaking to a group of young actors.<p>In a short video uploaded …

GE integrates iBeacons in new LED lighting fixtures rolling out in Walmart & other retailers

Up until now most retailers have been deploying Apple’s iBeacon technology by purchasing small standalone Bluetooth beacons or using iPad terminals that act as beacons. Now, GE is introducing its next-generation LED light fixture that packs in a combo Bluetooth LE/Visual Light Communication chip …

The Future of Retail Checkout: No Checkout at All?

“People have said when checkout is working really well, it will feel like stealing."<p>“People have said when checkout is working really well, it will feel like stealing. You grab a pair of shoes and you just walk out.” That’s how Michael Chui, a partner at the McKinsey Global Institute, describes the …

Cylo One

Cylo is a new bicycle brand created by former Nike design director Eric Duvauchelle. Their first release is this minimalist urban bicycle named "CYLO …

This Is What Apple Will Build When It Finally Collects 1 Billion Credit Card Numbers

E-commerce — via the music and movies you can get in iTunes, iBooks and the app stores — is Apple's second-fastest growing business right now, up 11% to $4.6 billion in Q2 2014. It lags only the iPhone in growth. E-commerce is also likely Apple's second-most profitable business segment, too.<p>Put …

Mobile Payments

When it comes to iBeacon Readiness, iOS-7 iDevices Score 87% vs. Android Devices at a Paltry 2.5%

The Android OS Team Fell Asleep when it comes to Beacon Technology<p>In one key slide of a new slideshow noted above, we clearly see that Apple has a …

ShopKeep Raises $25 Million to Get Retailers to Ditch Cash Registers for iPads

"I don't have a credit card," Jason Richelson's roommate told him. "I can't spend any money on this Internet thing."<p>That thought helped pave the way …

Apple said to be 'serious' about moving into mobile payments

The tech giant is reportedly looking to hire some senior executives to head its rumored electronic payments business.<p>Several clues have surfaced over the past few months that point to Apple working on its own mobile payments business. We've seen patent filings, rumors of secret meetings, and …

Mobile Payments

Simple Training Plan to Lose Weight, Ride Faster

Maybe you haven't pedaled a bike since you were eight and need a nudge to start up again. Or you're still finding your way on a bike—but looking to get serious about dropping some extra pounds. Either way, this six-week blueprint is guaranteed to help you shed weight, get stronger, and feel happier.<p>…

Workouts

iBeacon technology starts to move into the home and NBA arenas - appPicker

It’s thought that Apple’s new iBeacon technology will have great effects on the retail sector. It should help businesses provide a more personalized …

Mobile POS Set to Grow 95% Worldwide in 2014, According to IHL Group

FRANKLIN, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The adoption of Mobile devices for POS transactions is exploding worldwide, as retailers and consumers alike get …

2014 Readers’ Choice Poll

More than 5,000 cyclists shared their likes, dislikes, hopes, and dreams in our annual reader survey.<i>—Bicycling.com</i>

Apple iBeacon Certified Products Hit the Market

Estimote And Other Devices Now Carry the iBeacon Logo<p>Estimote beacons are now iBeacons. Gimbal beacons have been for a while. Companies like Appflare …

Roll Out the Kinks

The world would be a better place if all cyclists had the luxury of daily postride massage. But with a foam roller, you can pretty much do the job yourself—minus the harp music.<p>The world would be a better place if all cyclists had the luxury of daily postride massage. But with a foam roller, you …

Exercise

iBeacon Myth Busting

There are two ‘myths’ about Bluetooth LE beacons that keep coming back. Whether it’s in the media or with a client they’re misconceptions about how …

When will retailers jump on the iBeacon bandwagon?

Push notification company Urban Airship hopes to make Apple's location-based system more relevant for retailers.<p>BARCELONA, Spain -- While companies are still figuring out the best way to use Apple's location-sensing tech, iBeacon, push notification specialist Urban Airship believes it has a way to …

eCommerce

Apple formalizes iBeacon Bluetooth spec in the hopes of wider adoption

Several companies and organizations have already come forward to test out iOS7's Bluetooth-based iBeacon technology for tasks like shopping and navigation, but it could become a lot more commonplace in the near future. That's because the Cupertino company has quietly released the iBeacon …