Lessons To Be Learned From The Sony Hack

UPDATE: Sony Pictures Co-Chair Amy Pascal has stepped down in the wake of the cyberattack. It seems that most of the mainstream media are concerned these days with attributing the Sony hack to North Korea, a recently discharged insider, some lone hackers, or a combination thereof. What hasn't been discussed…

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The Palm VII - High Tech 15 Years Ago!

While cleaning out a storage unit, I happened upon my old Palm VII. (It still works!) I bring this up to note a few interesting things. First, this 15 year old device was the first "connected" mobile device, meaning that it had it's own connection to the internet without being…

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A Comparison of Credit Card Technologies & Security

Given all of the recent credit card breaches at merchants like Target and Home Depot, you may be wondering how your credit card payments could be more secure and out of the reach of hackers. You're not alone! However, the buzzwords and technical terms surrounding credit cards and mobile payments…

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A Narrative on Apple Pay, Google Wallet, CurrentC, & Mobile Payments

Apple Pay's introduction has certainly generated a lot of press coverage, especially as it relates to its banishment by retailer-led consortium MCX. However, a lot of the articles I've read contain a great deal of incorrect information about Apple Pay and other mobile payment methodologies, so I thought it might…

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Review: Tile ("The world's largest lost and found")

We've all been there - that mad dash around the house looking for that lost set of car keys right before you're supposed to leave. Tile, a Kickstarter graduate, promises to solve that very important question: Where is my stuff? What Is It? Tile is essentially a Bluetooth LE (Low…

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Review: Nomad ChargeKey and ChargeCard

If you're like a lot of people, you occasionally find yourself out-and-about and in a minor state of panic because your phone's battery is nearly dead, and you don't have a charging cable with you. Even when I know I will be out all day and using my phone a…

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