17 posts • joined 4 Jan 2010
Re: The US is still in the stone age
What cracks me up in the states are the drive-thru vacuum tube banks. Beyond bizarre.
I was surprised when travelling recently, at a Y'allMart in Kentucky of all places, when they had me use the chip reader when I was expecting to have to swipe. Little miracles I suppose.
The attack, where the criminal can actually make a payment on your account, comes via mag stripe. EMV needs to be 100% authoritative with no fall-back. Period.
I had the same experience with Bell Canada. Came to the point where the store manager had to go on the line to finally get it done.
Re: I agree
In no way would I let you place qi in Scrabble.
secure wireless connection
"essential financial data is sent over a second, secure wireless connection with greater range"
I see this ending well.
Re: Fingerprint sensor...
Revolutionary, you say?
Tablets are additional devices, sure. But what consumers don't have is the endless cash required to maintain the full range of smartphone/tablet/pc that are now so complementary to each other. When they buy their tablet and discover that it does what a new PC would have done for them, they skip that particular upgrade and in turn weaken PC sales.
I know of at least one case where this has worked with a stolen blackberry, identifying the buyer and the thief in the process.
I hope they do...
It may be the only way we learn what data they're gathering.
They'd better do it quick. I can hear the shredder starting up as we speak.
oh come on
Don't be like that
yeah, because understeer is such a turn-off.
epic web fail
If I wanted only 140 characters I'd go to twitter. This is the web, so please use it as such.
Our phones have a hard enough time handing themselves between like towers, and now you want to throw another factor into the mix? What if you're in an area with multiple 3G and wifi hotspots available to you? I can see my battery draining already.
Yanks are a backwards lot
Oh great another android app store. These things are to android as the fart app is to iOS.
By monday it should be available on the Android market, so no need to even go near GetJar.
But will anyone care? "Oh look someone left their.... HTC?"
knock on wood
No troubles with my old-school transparent BT keyboard with the Magic Mouse, but the rodent itself sucks it back faster than the mighty mouse before it.
The best NiMH i've tried are Sanyo Eneloop.
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