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MasterCard announced on Thursday that it's looking to add a layer of biometric security to its credit cards and all user will need to do is simply take a selfie. The system will create a digitized map of your face, convert that map into a hash and compare it to the hash stored on Mastercard's serv...

July 2nd 2015 at 7:36pm 0 Comments
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Sure, your local drug store or theme park may let you buy things with your phone at the counter, but what about paying at the table in your favorite restaurant? Never fear, as Verifone will soon have you covered. Its upcoming Payware Mobile e355 wireless terminal lets stores accept any mobile paym...

January 10th 2015 at 10:11pm 0 Comments
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Square's Register app has done a lot to drag stores' payment systems into the modern era, but only in the US -- venture elsewhere and you've usually had to pay at a conventional (and often very limited) terminal. That might not hold true for much longer, since Square has just released a version of...

November 20th 2014 at 12:50pm 0 Comments
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It's simple: Square arms small-business owners with an arsenal of weapons they need to do battle with larger (chain) competitors. In turn, you, the consumer, reap a variety of benefits. Now, the company's furthering that entrepreneurial spirit with its own Square Register-integrated gift cards pro...

November 18th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Square isn't just in the business of selling things -- it wants to help you buy stuff too. And now, it's taking the latter a step further by simplifying your daily quest for a piping-hot cup o' joe. After today's update, you can use the Square Order app to purchase coffee from a nearby Square-frie...

October 8th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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For years I've been writing that EVE Online needs more deployable sandbox structures that any player can use, so I was naturally pretty excited to hear that this was to be one of the key features of the Rubicon expansion. The Mobile Depot sounded like a great freeform sandbox tool when it was annou...

November 24th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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If you were watching the news coming out of this year's EVE Online Fanfest, you no doubt heard Senior Producer Andie Nordgren's incredibly ambitious five year vision. The past few expansions have been mostly filled with bug fixes and improvements to existing gameplay, but the goal is now to begin d...

July 28th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Square is now in a partnership with Apple to bring its new Square Stands to Apple retail stores. The Square Stand will convert an iPad into a full point-of-sale system that pairs with cash drawers, receipt printers, barcode scanners and credit card readers. The US$299 device begins shipping this...

July 7th 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments