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Real-Time Payments Incubator Lets Banks Get Started Without Big Investment

FIS is giving a nudge to the sometimes painfully slow progress toward real-time payments in the U.S. FIS and The Clearing House Payments Company today announced the launch of a hosted Real-Time Payments Incubator service for early-adopter financial institutions in the United States. It will let …

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Vizio Unveils New High-Performance 4K TVs And Sound Bars

Vizio has today taken the wraps of a host of new home entertainment products, including two 4K HDR TV ranges and a range of affordable sound bars.<p>The new TVs are headed up by the (deep breath) SmartCast P-Series Ultra HD HDR XLED Pro Display collection. The star attraction of these LCD sets for …

Flying Cars By 2020? Uber Wants You To Push Button, Get Flight

Uber has plenty of problems today. But that’s hardly stopping the company from touting splashy goals that are still years away.<p>On Tuesday, Uber announced its intention to demonstrate a flying car network by 2020 and “full-scale operations by 2023.” At its Elevate Summit, held in Dallas, Uber said …

36 Of The Most Big League Donald Trump Cartoons You'll See, They're Fantastic, The Best Cartoons

Donald Trump

Trump Says You Shouldn't Judge The First 100 Days, But His Were The Best Ever

President Trump thinks the tradition of giving a president a letter for his first 100 days is silly. “It’s an artificial barrier,” he says. Obviously that’s true, though FDR set a high bar with his flurry of landmark legislation in 1933.On the other hand, he obviously believes he deserves an “A.” …


It Doesn't Matter If 'Mario Kart 8' Looks The Same On The Switch As The Wii U

<i>Mario Kart 8 Deluxe</i> is nearly upon us, marking an important moment for the young Nintendo Switch. Not only does it mark the first major release since launch, it marks Nintendo’s first marquee local multiplayer game, which is especially noteworthy because local multiplayer was such a big part of …


ARM Introduces First Image Signal Processor Since Apical Acquisition

Rearview mirror image with the Mali C71 versus uncited competitorARM Holdings, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Softbank Group Corp, announced today the launch of the Mali-C71 image signal processor (ISP), the first product in their new Mali camera family, designed specifically for the Advanced Driver …


Netflix Wins Big With Licensing Deal In China

Though Netflix has faced opposition in its efforts to break into the Chinese market, the company has just announced that it will introduce original content in China via a licensing deal with one of China’s largest video streaming services,<p>Streaming services in the region must adhere to …


At Tribeca Film Festival, The Future Of VR Storytelling On Display

I’ve diving deep into the endless depths of an underwater metropolis. New York, if the floating Astor Place street sign is any indication. Perhaps post-iceberg. I’m riding shotgun in a hobbled-together submarine. The sort Jules Verne might have imagined. Well below the reach of sunlight, the only …

Virtual Reality

The Nintendo Switch Is Probably The Most Convenient Console I Now Own

After using the Nintendo Switch for a few months now, I have come to realize that it is probably the most convenient gaming console I now own.<p>To give some context to this, I have been re-playing <i>Super Robot Wars V</i> in English on my PS4 and Vita. While I’ve already played through the Japanese version, …


'Call Of Duty: WWII' Reveal Coming Tomorrow

<i>Call of Duty</i> is getting back to its roots. Last week, Activision and Sledgehammer Games announced <i>Call of Duty: WWII,</i> a new game heading back to the global conflict that started the series way back in 2003. In recent years, the series has been criticized for an increasing reliance on fanciful …


An Amazing Figure Of Link From 'Zelda: Breath Of The Wild' Will Be Released This December

In the summer of last year, Medicom showed off a new figure of Link from <i>Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i> at Wonder Festival. Now, we didn’t know then when it would be released or how much it would cost but that has thankfully changed.<p>This December, Medicom will release its version of Link from <i>Breath of</i> …


Three Surprising New Places You'll Pay In The Future

The arrival of personal computers into homes and the launch of companies like, Alibaba Group and eBay in the 1990s introduced consumers to the newfangled idea of shopping online. The popularization of smartphones within the last decade then introduced consumers to anytime, anywhere …


Adventures In Data Storytelling: Three Key Traps To Avoid

As your organization seeks to become more data-driven, data will become an integral part of all communications. It should play a key role in your business meetings, internal conversations, and other daily interactions. As more of your people are exposed to data that is both relevant and crucial to …

3D Printing

Advertising Agencies Hit With New Competitive Threat

There’s a new threat on the horizon for advertising agencies. Leading successful service providers including Accenture, Deloitte, KPMG, IBM, McKinsey and PwC are acquiring advertising companies. Why should you take note of this movement if you’re not in the advertising business? Because it serves …


Watch A Very Vulnerable $140 Quadcopter Drone Get Hacked Out Of The Sky

With so many reports of poor security on consumer drones, UAV enthusiasts would be forgiven for thinking manufacturers would have added mitigations against the most basic attacks. But, looking at one particularly popular model of drone, such hopes might be misplaced.<p>Earlier this month, the U.S. …


21 Secret Facts About Successful Online Businesses That Nobody Understands

There are a lot of misconceptions about what it takes to run a successful online business. I find that even experienced business owners often underestimate the time, energy and skill it takes to really succeed online.<p>This post will look at 21 “secret” facts that set successful online businesses …

Small Business

Skirting IT Security Policy Out Of Convenience

There has long been a tension between convenience and security, with convenience often winning. That remains true with IT security. A new report from Dell shows that employees would prefer to get their work done than follow IT policy on security. This suggests that current IT policies might not …


Chinese Robotics Start-Up Used Tech From Its Robot Arms To Make A Super Steady Gimbal

As the camera on our phones become better and better, the number of content creators have also grown. And while the one-handed, portrait-orientated videos are fun, those who aspire to create more professional content often turn to the gimbal. There are a few good ones on the market right now, but …


Science Discovers How Complex Life Came To The Galapagos Islands

One glance at the Galapagos Islands, and you’re sure to have your breath taken away. Giant tortoises, flightless birds, marine iguanas, and dandelions the size of trees are among the many incredible living beings you’ll find, unique to this string of islands. The fact that seeds were blown here by …


Facebook Digital Advertising Plan Is A Game-Changer

Facebook recently announced a plan to bring the Facebook Audience Network to mobile web pages to challenge Google. The deal drew immediate praise from industry watchers, with some calling it a game-changer.<p>It is a big deal for Facebook, although not for the reasons some believe. This move is not …