Near Field Communication

A standardized digital car key is coming soon

Soon, you may no longer have any use for your physical keychain.<p>A smartphone and car manufacturer consortium published the specs for a digital key …

Car Tech

A tech consortium that includes Apple wants to turn your smartphone into your car keys

Volvo Car Group<p><b>The Car Connectivity Consortium, which includes Apple and Samsung, wants to turn your smartphone into a car key.</b>• <b><br>The tech will allow</b> …

Near Field Communication

Consortium backed by Samsung and Apple releases digital car key standard

The Car Connectivity Consortium, a previously little-known group that has among its members Apple Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and a number car …

General Motors

4 Expert Tips For Maintaining Mobile Banking Security

After seeing the fabulous-yet-disturbing documentary called “Terms and Conditions May Apply,” a chilling look at how vulnerable we all are in this …

Information Systems

Here are some ways to upgrade yourself, one body part at a time - MIT Technology Review

There are now countless ways for us to augment our bodies, some as wince-worthy as implanting a chip under your skin or as simple as strapping on …

Open Source Software

Sony WF-SP700N wireless headphones review

They fit well and sound great, but the Sony WF-SP700N fall short on battery life, and that’s a deal breaker.<p>They fit well and sound great, but the …

Tech Trends

If you're not using Apple Pay yet, should you start?

If you've ever been queued up to pay at a grocery store and wondered how the heck the person in front of you was paying for their stuff with an …

Money

The New Nintendo 2DS XL Console drops to $120 shipped at B&H today

B&H is offering the New Nintendo 2DS XL Handheld Console (white & orange) for <b>$119.99 shipped</b>. That’s $30 off the regular $150 price tag, $10 under Amazon’s current sale price and the best we can find. This is within $1 of our previous mention outside of a limited and rare Google Express offer. B&H …

Gear & Gadgets

NFL Stadiums To Have Fully Digital Ticket Systems In 2018-19 Season

<i>Ryan Mayer</i>Lost in the ups and downs of following their favorite teams over the course of the season, NFL fans may have missed a bit of news last fall …

Apple Pay

Apple Pay vs. Samsung Pay vs. Google Pay: Which mobile payment system is best?

Mobile payment want you to swap your wallet for a phone or in some cases, a watch.<p>Rather than carrying around cash and cards, just tap your phone to pay. Currently, the three most established systems are from Apple, Samsung and Google, although some wearables from brands like Garmin and Fitbit also …

Phones

2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe: Back from the dead and lookin' good

Enthusiasts and BMW buyers alike have been clamoring for a new 8 Series, and BMW has finally seen fit to humor them. The automaker has been teasing this car for the better part of a year, but now it's finally here, and it's looking <i>good</i>.<p>One slick coupe<p>Originally previewed in the Concept 8 Series …

Autos

Enabling supply-chain efficiency and full transparency

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology from Avery Dennison includes end-to-end track and trace capabilities, starting at the point of manufacture<p>Times have changed for retailing and manufacturing. Consumers expect a seamless shopping experience, with the ability to interact with brands …

Manufacturing

Tap and go: yes or no?

Contactless card or “tap-and-go” payments are slowly gaining popularity as more banks and retailers adopt this method of payment. Shoppers with the …

FinTech

Snapchat Partners with SeatGeek for In-App Ticket Purchasing

Move over Ticketmaster and StubHub, Snapchat is taking a page out of your playbook.<p>Per <i>TechCrunch</i>, the ephemeral messaging app has tapped SeatGeek for …

Santa Monica

Hidden technology in play at World Cup 2018

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is set to get under way in Russia on 14 June and as it kicks off, the tournament has a number of 21st century technical …

Technology (Ireland)

Octopus seeks global partners to tap online shopping market

China’s mobile payment giants Alipay and WeChat Pay are stepping up their efforts to break the Octopus Card’s longtime dominance of the electronics …

News (Hong Kong)

Fingerprint reading cards could be in your wallet later this year

Debit cards that are able to store and read fingerprints in place of a PIN could be in consumers’ wallets by the end of the year.<p>IDEX Biometrics, a fingerprint sensor developer, has been working with payments giant Mastercard to develop a new system that will allow people to verify a payment using …

Personal Finance (UK)

Why Programmers Should Never Stop Learning

One of the reasons why IT is still one of the most profitable industries in the world is that it’s constantly changing and evolving. New trends …

Java

Will E-Commerce Kill Cash?

It may be hard to remember, but there was a time when Amazon wasn’t the largest retailer in the U.S. When the company first started selling books online in the 1990s, it had a big hurdle to overcome: getting people to feel comfortable providing their credit card information over the web.<p>One …

FinTech

Father’s Day gifts for dads you adore, tolerate, and everything in between

No gimmicks. Just great presents.<p>Dads are half of the reason you’re here, so celebrate your existence by celebrating theirs. Sure, you’ll never be able to give them something as special as the gift of life, but you can try! Here are our picks:<p>Bluetooth headphones<p>If they're good enough for me, they …

Shopping

NXP launches full-service NFC mobile wallet platform for wearable, mobile and IoT device makers

PARTNER NEWS: NXP’s new mWallet 2GO platform offers OEMs a pre-certified and validated turnkey payments solution and is being used by luxury brand …

Internet of Things

Hong Kong metro to add QR codes to turnstiles

“Under the new system, passengers will be required to pre-generate a QR-based transit code to enter or exit paid areas of the MTR stations, where …

Hong Kong

Apple’s New Digital Student IDs Raise Questions About Security

Apple is rolling out digital student IDs.The company is working with two other companies, Blackboard and Assa Abloy, to bring the technology to Duke …

Apple Pay

WORLD PREMIERE: 2018 BMW X5 -- Four Generations Later

Back in 1999, the Bavarian brand changed forever. It went from a brand that developed nothing but sedans, coupes and wagons, all of which had some …

BMW

Wristband with a Myriad of Sensors to Improve Lives of Dementia Patients

At the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration in Berlin, Germany researchers are working on a sensor and software package that …

Medical Technology

Should Your Business Accept Digital Payments?

Today's customers and clients often expect to be able to pay digitally, and if you are unable to offer that, you falling behind.

Credit Cards

E3 2018 Predictions: Nintendo

For the past two years, Nintendo has chosen to focus its E3 presence toward singular games. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild commandeered 2016 …

Retrogaming

Apple’s smart devices are about to get even smarter

Some iPhone and Apple Watch owners may soon be able to unlock doors and pay transit fares with their smart devices.<p>Apple is ready to open up its …

Apple

Here’s what to expect today at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference

Apple Inc. is set to kick off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference Monday morning and although the company is renowned for surprise …

iOS

Review: 2-factor authentication on iPhone gets dirt-simple with this keyfob

YubiKey NEO<p>$50<p>View Product<p>The Good<p>Provides instantaneous 2-factor auth without silly codes • Ultra portable design doesn't weigh you down • Built to …

Apple Pay