Tag: Convenience

Can anyone make security cool?

I made my first Internet purchase in 1993, a T-shirt for the nascent music-sharing site IUMA (Internet Underground Music Archive). The founders of IUMA, all from the University of California, Santa Cruz, had thought a lot about their venture, and understood many things about the Internet, the law and risk. First of all, IUMA didn’t […]

How secure is NFC?

I’m occasionally asked: ‘Aren’t NFC payments vulnerable to hacking?” and “What if your NFC phone or card is stolen? Can’t someone just run off spending your money?” My answers are simple. Firstly, anything is vulnerable to hacking if it isn’t secured properly (even smart toilets); just make sure your NFC payment method is secured by […]

Mobile World Congress – starting earlier each year

Last year we noticed that Mobile World Congress announcements were being made before the official start of the conference. And it appears that it’s no different this year either. Let’s start with Facebook’s acquisition of popular mass messenger Whatsapp for $19bn. Despite all the hype around the price paid for the app, it’s notable that […]

5 Ways M2M Technology Can Improve American Roadways

Although you may not think about it often, the transportation industry is extremely important in our everyday lives. It not only gets us from point A to point B, it also gets the products we need to where we need them. Now, imagine a world where our vehicles and roadways are connected and can “talk” […]

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