Consumers Are Ready to Embrace 'Futuristic' Payment Tech


As many as 80 percent of U.S. residents support frictionless payment methods and technologies, suggests a survey of 1,000 consumers Viewpost published this week. Among its other findings:
Nearly 51 percent of survey participants were paid electronically through direct deposit;
Eighty-three percent of respondents believed paper checks would be eliminated completely within the next 20 years, and one-third expected their demise in just five years; and only 11 percent thought companies would continue to use paper-based billing.

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Can robots create jobs for humans?

As President Donald Trump seeks to reinvigorate U.S. manufacturing, many industry leaders are looking to robots as the most efficient way for American factories to compete with cheap labor overseas.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/07/can-robots-create-jobs-for-humans.html

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iPhone turns 10: Here are some key facts about the iconic device

As the iPhone turns 10, it’s helped turn Apple into the most valuable company in the world. It’s also changed the way people work, communicate and play.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/29/iphone-turns-10-here-are-some-key-facts-about-iconic-device.html

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Nintendo Switch consoles will soon be available to buy at GameStop

As exciting as the Nintendo E3 2017 Spotlight showcase was, it was somewhat undercut by the fact that thousands of consumers still haven’t been able to get their hands on a Switch console.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/21/nintendo-switch-consoles-will-soon-be-available-to-buy-at-gamestop.html

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To drink coffee in space, NASA astronauts have to 'suck the balls'

As if being in space wasn’t hard enough on an astronaut’s body, they’re forced to drink coffee in a ghastly manner. By making balls and then sucking on them.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/09/to-drink-coffee-in-space-nasa-astronauts-have-to-suck-balls.html

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iOS 11 can stop creepy apps like Uber from constantly tracking your location

As anyone who closely follows Apple can attest, the company tends to harp on user privacy whenever it touts new software features.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/08/ios-11-can-stop-creepy-apps-like-uber-from-constantly-tracking-your-location.html

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Facebook use associated with decreased health and happiness, study finds

As per a new study from the University of California, San Diego, and Yale University, Facebook could be making us unhappier and unhealthier than we may realize. Given that Facebook boasts a user base of around 2 billion people, that’s scary

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/26/facebook-use-associated-with-decreased-health-and-happiness-study-finds.html

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T-Mobile wants to help pay off your iPhone — but there's a catch

As the battle for cell phone subscribers wages on between the carriers, T-Mobile has added another arrow to its quiver, encouraging Verizon customers who have an iPhone to switch networks.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/24/t-mobile-wants-to-help-pay-off-your-iphone-but-theres-catch.html

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Forget the NES Classic Edition, this $40 console can play every NES game ever

As you’ve undoubtedly heard by now, Nintendo decided to pull the plug on its wildly popular NES Classic Edition console (though you can still buy it on Amazon if you want).

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/23/forget-nes-classic-edition-this-40-console-can-play-every-nes-game-ever.html

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WannaCry ransomware attack: How average computer users contributed to global spread of malware

As cybersecurity experts clamored to contain and explain the massive global ransomware attack that infected several hundred thousand computers over the weekend in more than 150 countries, it’s the average computer user who should be concerned, multiple experts said.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/15/wannacry-ransomware-attack-how-average-computer-users-contributed-to-global-spread-malware.html

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Snapchat unveils World Lenses as Facebook battle wages on

As the battle between Snapchat and Facebook over camera supremacy wages on, Snapchat has unveiled a new “World Lenses” feature, bringing augmented reality to everyday objects.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/19/snapchat-unveils-world-lenses-as-facebook-battle-wages-on.html

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Your Smart TV could be hacked a lot more easily than you might think

As first reported by Ars Technica, there’s a new hack whose proof of concept suggests that terrestrial radio signals could be used to take control of a large swath of Smart TV sets without having actual physical access to any one of them.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/03/your-smart-tv-could-be-hacked-lot-more-easily-than-might-think.html

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Amazon dives deeper into tech to go after Walmart

As Amazon expands further into the enormous grocery market, it’s launching stores letting users pick up groceries straight from their car, swiping at one of Walmart’s last advantages.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/29/amazon-dives-deeper-into-tech-to-go-after-walmart.html

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UN pushes for cyber surveillance treaty, but controversy may arise

As cybersecurity threats around the globe rise, the United Nations is pushing to come up with an international treaty to protect people’s data from government surveillance.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/10/un-pushes-for-cyber-surveillance-treaty-but-controversy-may-arise.html

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What Do the Academy Awards, AWS and AI Have in Common?


As the tug of war between humans and machines escalates, we’ve become witnesses on nearly a daily basis to events that suggest there won’t be an ultimate winner or loser in this existential battle for survival and supremacy. Just take two little human mistakes that recently received worldwide attention because of the power of today’s technology to magnify their impacts on a global scale. The first was the mistake made by a senior partner at PwC, who was assigned to hand an envelope to an actor tasked to announce the best picture of the year.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84363.html?rss=1

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