B&N: PIN pad tampering was "sophisticated" crime
(AP)—Barnes & Noble Inc. said Wednesday the tampering of devices used by customers to swipe credit and debit cards in 63 of its stores was a "sophisticated criminal effort" to steal information, and reiterated it's working ...
Electronic tickets for smarter travel
Electronic travel tickets are the key to networking different modes of transportation. This week, Siemens presents its eTicketing system at the ITS World Congress in Vienna. The system will demonstrate how ...
Tech review: A gaggle of Android phones
I think I'll join the folks who have told me they've had enough iPhone news for now. Let's look at three Android phones from different carriers.
College students and credit card debt—parents at fault?
Parents need to be good role models to help their children make sensible financial decisions, according to Adam Hancock and his team, from East Carolina University in the US. Their work highlights that parents who argue about ...
Tech to drive US holiday spending: survey
New high-tech devices will get US consumers to open their wallets for the upcoming holiday season, driving retail spending higher, a survey showed Tuesday.
Retailers large and small find advantages to mobile payments
The way we pay for things is changing. Those credit-card keypads yielding paper receipts are giving way to a new group of mobile payment devices that merchants say charge cheaper swipe fees, and are faster and easier to use.
PUFFIN offers graphics card breakthrough versus break-in
Potential debt problems more common among the educated, study suggests
(Phys.org)—Before the financial crash of 2008, it was highly educated Americans who were most likely to pile on unmanageable levels of debt, a new study suggests.
Immigrant-led startups on the decline in US: study
The number of US high-tech startups founded by immigrants, which has long been a source of growth for the American economy, has begun to slip, according to a study released Tuesday.
One-fourth of Americans victims of data breach
Twenty-six percent of Americans have been told their personal information such as password or credit card number may have been exposed by a data breach, a survey showed Monday.
Microsoft suggests charging employers for extra worker visas
Faced with 6,000 job openings and a Congress unresponsive to admitting more skilled workers from overseas, Microsoft on Thursday offered what it hopes will be a twofer solution: charging employers hundreds of millions of ...
Facebook 'gifts' launch, users can send presents
Facebook is rolling out a service called Gifts which, as its name suggests, lets users send chocolate, coffee, socks and other real-life presents to one another.