Not at home? Amazon wants to come in and drop off packages

Is Amazon taking convenience a bit too far? Some customers think so after the online retail mogul announced their newest product today: “Amazon Key.”

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Amazon's Register-Free Grocery Shopping Could Disrupt Retail


Amazon on Monday unveiled a prototype convenience store called “Amazon Go,” which uses mobile e-commerce, machine learning and computer vision to allow customers to make purchases without a cashier. The 1,800 square foot concept store in Seattle uses the company’s Just Walk Out technology, which incorporates many of the same concepts found in self-driving cars, Amazon said.
Customers use the Amazon Go app to enter the store, then pluck items off the shelves. Anything a customer takes off a shelf is added to a virtual shopping cart.

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Microsoft releases unofficial service pack for Windows 7

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Microsoft has released a new “convenience rollup” for Windows 7 that’s effectively a second service pack for the venerable OS. It should make updating and building systems much simpler for existing Windows 7 customers — and it doesn’t include any of the updates meant to push Windows 10 on to consumer PCs.

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Surveys Reveal Lax Mobile Security Among Federal Workers


The use of mobile devices provides significant benefits in convenience and workplace productivity. However, two recent reports indicate that, in the enthusiasm for using mobile technologies, U.S. government workers too often ignore security protocols associated with mobile IT. The Office of Personnel Management hack revealed earlier this year, which affected more than 20 million people, drove an immediate effort to address federal IT security. That effort largely has focused on IT systems and bypassed mobile device security.

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Banks 'scrambling' to combat Apple Pay identity fraud – report

Apple Pay has proven to be a venue of convenience for criminals focusing on identity fraud, a new report suggests, with many fraudsters taking advantage of lax customer verification controls put in place by Apple’s partner banks to make brick-and-mortar purchases using stolen credit cards via the growing mobile payment service.



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'Final' will allow iPhone users to easily create a new credit card number for each retailer

Focused on security and convenience, the newly announced “Final” creates a unique credit card number for each retailer a customer does business with, and allows users to easily generate a new number using either their iPhone or a traditional, physical card.



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iOS 8 Safari now scans credit cards with iPhone camera, quick contacts come to multitasking view

Apple’s changes to iOS 8 both big and small are largely focused on convenience, making it easier and faster for users to access the information they want. Two of the best examples of this come in the form of relatively minor tweaks: a new credit card scanning function in Safari, and a list of favorite and recent contacts in the multitasking view.



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