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Paying in 2015: America's Preference
By Joe Rizzo
There was a time when everyone walked around with cash in their pockets. That was the way of paying for items, whether it was grocery or gas for your car. Supermarkets and retail stores allowed you to pay by check, but that was usually after you went through an approval process.
07/29/2015

The Vela Bike: Pedaling Into the Future
By Ryan Logie
If you are tired of sitting in traffic, sick of high gas prices, or if you are environmentally conscious and trying to make the small difference where you can, say hello to the Vela Electric Urban Cruiser bike. You might be saying to yourself, what bike needs a title that long? But the Vela is not j…
07/29/2015

Testing the Soundness of BT's Green Supply Chain
By Carl Ford
It was refreshing to speak with Darrin Whitney, GENBAND's Chief Information and Sustainability Officer, about GENBAND'S achievement in reaching BT Group's Silver Level Status and their participation in the Better Future Supplier Forum.
07/29/2015

CydeKick Helps Turn Pedals into Power
By Andrew Bindelglass
Increased environmental awareness. Annoying traffic congestion. Vehicle maintenance headaches. All of these represent incentives to find alternate modes of transportation. Now, Spinetics, Inc. is pushing their own nifty invention aimed at making bicycle travel even more convenient.
07/28/2015

Talking Teddies: Why CloudPets Might be the Toy of the Future
By Ryan Logie
As humans are becoming increasingly tech-savvy, it seems like our toys are too. Today's child is no longer entertained with a simple doll or even a Gameboy, but craves toys that are stimulating, interactive, or give them a connection to others. Enter CloudPets, the newest take on stuffed animals, an…
07/28/2015

Text Message Hack Reveals Android's Vulnerability
By Andrew Bindelglass
A few months ago, iPhone users discovered a bug in which receiving a cryptic text message filled with Arabic characters would cause the phone to crash and restart. Apple eventually was able to submit a patch to correct this bug, and all was right with the world.
07/28/2015

eCommerce Fraud Evolves To Target mCommerce
By TMCnet Special Guest
Looking at how consumers pay with their phones, the most surprising finding is that bill-to-phone transactions, which is when retailers bill consumers through their monthly telephone bill, soared to 30 percent, up from 21 percent last year. Purchases directly through apps and web browsers remained r…
07/28/2015

Samsung Launches Monitor that Doubles as Wireless Phone Charger
By Andrew Bindelglass
In one of the most dramatic innovations among monitors for years, Samsung today unveiled their SE370 monitor that doubles as a wireless charger for mobile devices. Working with all mobile devices that follow the Qi standard for wireless charging, the desktop monitor "declutters work areas by doing a…
07/27/2015

Purchase of AtHoc Adds to BlackBerry's Growing List of Acquisitions
By Joe Rizzo
It was announced earlier this week that BlackBerry has signed a deal to buy California-based software company AtHoc, which develops emergency alert systems for government agencies, military bodies, as well as other organizations. Its clients include the U.S. departments of defense and homeland secur…
07/23/2015

Sales of Huawei Smartphones Soar
By Joe Rizzo
As far as sales go in China, Huawei managed to defy a slowdown hitting its rivals Samsung and Xiaomi. On July 20, 2015, Huawei released its earnings results for the first six months of the year, posting a 30 percent increase in revenue to $28.3 billion, thus giving a more positive outlook for furthe…
07/23/2015



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