Monthly Archives: June 2017

How to score Amazon Prime perks at a discount

Amazon Prime has around 80 million members in the U.S. alone. But did you know not all of those people are paying the full $99 yearly fee? There are ways to enjoy Prime perks for less, though it depends on whether you qualify for special pricing tiers, if you’re willing to settle for fewer features, and if you’re patient enough ...

Read More »

Data for the People: Understanding the Dark Side of a Data-Filled World

Data has transformed business. With data, businesses can market efficiently, engage on a deeper level with their computers, and deliver products and services faster than ever. Data has also given more power to consumers, allowing unprecedented access to a business with a click. All of this access, however, comes at a risk. Credit card numbers can be stolen, passwords hacked ...

Read More »

BRIEF: We Saw The Future Of Payments At Money20/20 Europe, And It Is Biometric

Like last year’s inaugural event, this year’s Money20/20 Europe conference and exhibition featured a wide range of exciting FinTech. Also like last year’s event, biometric technology proved to be extremely prominent. As commerce increasingly goes digital, biometric authentication has proven to be an effective and even necessary security measure, helping to ensure that customers are who they say they are ...

Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 Named Year’s Best Smartphone at MWC Shanghai

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have together won in the Best Smartphone category of this year’s 2017 Asia Mobile Awards. The awards are given out each year at Mobile World Congress Shanghai, with this year’s event having kicked off Wednesday and continuing to July 1st. The award must come as some validation – and perhaps consolation – to the ...

Read More »

Autonomous Vehicles Spur Automotive Sensor Market: TechVision

The emergence of autonomous vehicles is spurring a growing market for advanced sensor technologies for automotive applications, reports Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision research team. In a statement, TechVision argues that such sensor technology can offer useful contextual information to autonomous driving systems, citing examples like night vision, pedestrian detection, and parking assistance. Going a step further, Research Analyst Varun Babu ...

Read More »

Delta Airlines Expanding Use of Handheld Devices Among Gate Staff

Delta Airlines has equipped its boarding gate staff at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport with new handheld devices allowing them to do things like reassign seats, check customers in, and so on. The ‘Nomad’ devices were initially tested in Miami, where they proved to be a big hit among staff, according to a statement announcing the new deployment. Now, Delta says ...

Read More »

BRIEF: The Smart Car Software Revolution

” High-profile developments helped to put a spotlight on the trend this spring, with a Samsung executive having been elected to lead a major smart car consortium in April…” There has been a lot of excitement in recent months about the incorporation of biometric technology into emerging smart car concepts, but there’s a parallel revolution happening in software. High-profile developments ...

Read More »

SoftKinetic 3D Imaging Tech Enables VR Interaction, Facial Recognition

SoftKinetic showed off some new 3D imaging technologies at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Shanghai. One is a solution for virtual and augmented reality systems. Called DepthSense, it’s a camera module for head mounted displays that is designed to track the user’s hand movements, allowing users an intuitive means of interacting with the digital displays in their HMD systems. ...

Read More »