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Protect credit cards from wireless theft - CBS News

Protect credit cards from wireless theft

An employee shows how to pay at a vending machine with a mobile phone and Visa payWave contactless payment system on February 27, 2013 at the Mobile World Congress, the world's biggest mobile fair, in Barcelona. The European Union warned member states on February 26 to free up the airwaves for new, super-fast fourth generation mobile networks and...

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Protect credit cards from wireless theft - CBS News

Protect credit cards from wireless theft

An employee shows how to pay at a vending machine with a mobile phone and Visa payWave contactless payment system on February 27, 2013 at the Mobile World Congress, the world's biggest mobile fair, in Barcelona. The European Union warned member states on February 26 to free up the airwaves for new, super-fast fourth generation mobile networks and...

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Walmart RFID Clothing Tags Create a Slippery Privacy Slope ...

Walmart (WMT) is now putting radio tags, or RFIDs, onto its jeans and other apparel to better keep track of them. However, unlike digital clothing or another opt-in technology , the "reverse FourSquare" approach could allow the retailer to keep tabs on its customers well after the purchase. And, as my BNET colleague Lydia Dishman says, Walmart is already having trouble on the retail front...

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Walmart RFID Clothing Tags Create a Slippery Privacy Slope ...

Walmart (WMT) is now putting radio tags, or RFIDs, onto its jeans and other apparel to better keep track of them. However, unlike digital clothing or another opt-in technology , the "reverse FourSquare" approach could allow the retailer to keep tabs on its customers well after the purchase. And, as my BNET colleague Lydia Dishman says, Walmart is already having trouble on the retail front...

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New tracking technology could help end the headache of ...

New tracking technology could help end the headache of lost luggage

WASHINGTON -- Elena Conley did not receive her luggage for hours after she arrived in Washington.

Elena Conley

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"It's annoying, it's definitely frustrating especially since I'm actually headed somewhere else tomorrow, so I really needed my bag," Conley said.

In 2015, more than 23 million bags were mishandled worldwide.

But Delta is now using a new, $50 million system to give flyers real-time tracking of bags, with cell phone alerts and even a map to show a bag's current location.

New luggage tags have a small radio...

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Receipt Reader Turns Your Smartphone Camera Into a Receipt ...

In the future, all business expenditures will automagically find their way into your expense reports (probably through some mashup of RFID, Bluetooth, and Excel 2063). In the meantime there's Receipt Reader, which converts smartphone snapshots of your receipts into expense reports . Here's how it works:

Using the Receipt Reader app, you snap a photo of any receipt. The app uploads it to the ProOnGo service, which performs a little OCR magic and then downloads the details to the app's expense list -- complete with merchant name, date, and amount(s)...

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