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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Nvidia Considers Multi-Chip GPUs for Future Designs

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A new research paper from Nvidia suggests the company is looking to new designs for future cards — including non-monolithic GPUs that would communicate with each other via MCM-like signaling.

The post Nvidia Considers Multi-Chip GPUs for Future Designs appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/252022-nvidia-considers-multi-chip-gpus-future-designs?source=Computing

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Study shows taking photos improves visual memory, reduces auditory recall

Does taking photos help memories, or hurt them? A new study suggests photographers can better recall visual data, but not auditory. The study is the first to look into which areas of memory are impacted by taking photos.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/28/study-shows-taking-photos-improves-visual-memory-reduces-auditory-recall.html

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Next Downturn Could Have Silver Lining for IoT


Although nearly every research study and industry survey suggests the Internet of Things market is growing rapidly, plenty of companies are holding back from pursuing IoT opportunities. Ironically, the possibility of a long-overdue financial downturn in the next few years could force executives to put aside their apprehensions and finally launch new IoT initiatives. The vast majority of current IoT deployments are limited in scope and are mostly in trial or development phases, according to a recent Strategy Analytics report.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84443.html?rss=1

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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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Drones could use an invisible license plate to track unauthorized flights

How do you tell who flew an unmanned aerial vehicle into a restricted area? DJI suggests a radio tag system could be a solution that respects legal drone operators privacy and can determine who’s behind illegal drone activity.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/29/drones-could-use-invisible-license-plate-to-track-unauthorized-flights.html

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Intel may be prepping new Core i5, i7 processors to attack AMD Ryzen

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Rumor suggests that Intel may be prepping new CPUs to tackle AMD’s Ryzen. We examine what’s being reported against how Intel is likely to play this match-up.

The post Intel may be prepping new Core i5, i7 processors to attack AMD Ryzen appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/244065-intel-core-i5-i7-kaby-lake-processors-amd-ryzen?source=Computing

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App update suggests Apple Pencil support coming to rumored 9.7" iPad Pro

Article Image A Thursday update to popular iPad drawing app Astropad Graphics Tablet suggests Apple’s next-generation 9.7-inch iPad, rumored to launch as a “Pro” model next week, will bring support for Apple Pencil.

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Apple invention turns Apple Watch into urgent care alert system

Article Image A patent application published Thursday suggests Apple is working to turn Apple Watch into a full-fledged medical device, one that can monitor a user’s vital signs and automatically send out an alert should they need urgent care.

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MasterCard to roll out Apple Pay support in Canada, Brazil and Asia in 2016, report says

Article Image A report on Monday suggests Apple Pay is on track to integrate wider availability in Canada, Brazil and parts of Asia with help from MasterCard, which will expand credit card support into those regions later this year.

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Apple invention hints at force-sensitive Touch ID button

Article Image An Apple patent filing published on Thursday suggests future iPhones and iPads might sport force-sensing Touch ID home buttons that rely on technology similar to iPhone 6s’ 3D Touch system.

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Chromebooks are reportedly killing low-end PC laptops. Good.

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A new report suggests that Chromebooks are eating into Windows sales, and the major PC OEMs may leave the sub-$300 Windows market as a result. This could be great news for the larger Windows market, even if it means a sales decline.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/221916-chromebooks-reportedly-killing-low-end-pc-laptops-good

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Data suggests Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program has moved 250K units

Article Image New data from Citizen’s Financial Group suggests Apple’s loan partner has financed some 250,000 iPhones through the newly launched iPhone Upgrade Program, according to calculations from investment firm Piper Jaffray.

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Apple filing hints at work on OLED-based wraparound display technology

Article Image A U.S. patent application published on Thursday suggests that Apple is at least experimenting with the concept of wraparound displays for some of its portable devices.

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Apple invention uses self-healing elastomers to weatherproof iPhone connectors, audio jack

Article Image An Apple patent application on Thursday suggests a method of portable device weatherproofing that buries sensitive electrical device contacts beneath a layer of self-healing elastomer, allowing connectors to penetrate without leaving lasting aesthetic or structural damage.

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Dell laptops may have a Lenovo Superfish-size security problem

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New data suggests that Dell, like Lenovo, may have been shipping compromised systems for the past few months. Research on the size and scope of the flaws is still ongoing.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/218437-dell-laptops-may-have-a-lenovo-superfish-size-security-problem

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Healthcare Sector Security Woefully Weak, Survey Says


The healthcare industry has become the favorite playground for many cybercriminals, suggests a report Trustwave released earlier this month. Of the 398 full-time healthcare professionals surveyed, 91 percent of information technology respondents and 77 percent of nontechnical respondents believed criminals increasingly were targeting healthcare organizations. However, healthcare organizations allocated only 10 percent or less of their IT budgets to cybersecurity and protecting patient information.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82638.html?rss=1

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The Force Awakens and technology in the Star Wars universe

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The official trailer for The Force Awakens has finally arrived — and it suggests some very interesting developments within the Star Wars universe.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/216655-the-force-awakens-and-technology-in-the-star-wars-universe

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