• Posted on Sunday September 23, 2018
  • Created by Edward Moyer

Google CEO Sundar Pichai pens memo warning employees against bias - CNET

Pichai says the idea that Google alters search results to favor a political agenda is "absolutely false." He also says employees will be held accountable.


  • Posted on Sunday September 23, 2018
  • Created by Edward Moyer

Comcast buys Sky, beating out Fox - CNET

Traditional broadcasters are scrambling to strengthen their position against Netflix and Amazon Prime.


  • Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018
  • Created by Steve Guttenberg

This starter audiophile system sounds outrageously good for $88 - CNET

The Lepai LP2020TI stereo integrated amplifier and a pair of Dayton Audio B652 Air speakers dazzle the Audiophiliac.


  • Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018
  • Created by Steve Guttenberg

NAD’s Bluetooth Viso HP70: Ready for audiophile prime time? - CNET

NAD comes late to Bluetooth and noise-canceling headphones -- was it worth the wait?


  • Posted on Friday September 21, 2018
  • Created by Andrew Krok

Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar is one step closer to production - Roadshow

If you really want a 1.6-liter V6 in your life, this is the only way to get it, unless you buy an actual Formula 1 car.


  • Posted on Friday September 21, 2018
  • Created by Andrew Krok

Peugeot E-Legend Concept is the best kind of throwback - Roadshow

It's electric, it's autonomous, and it's about as easy on the eyes as possible.


  • Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018
  • Created by David Katzmaier

The first Android phone was an ugly thing, and I loved it - CNET

Looking back on my contrarian T-Mobile G1, the anti-iPhone, a decade later.


  • Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018
  • Created by CNET News staff

9 great reads from CNET this week - CNET

Fallout shelters are the new real estate craze; Amazon wants Alexa to take over the world; and don't expect a 5G iPhone anytime soon.


  • Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018
  • Created by Kyle Hyatt

Watch Android Auto and Apple CarPlay slug it out in a Mazda CX-9 - Roadshow

YouTubers "The Straight Pipes" sit down to find out which platform is better now that Apple CarPlay supports Google Maps.


  • Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018
  • Created by Ry Crist

Here's what was missing from Amazon's crazy event this week - CNET

Not a lot -- but it was telling.


  • Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018
  • Created by Vanessa Hand Orellana

iPhone XS vs. sidewalk: Did it survive our drop test? - CNET

We dropped a brand-new gold iPhone XS onto the sidewalk four times to find out how durable the glass is on both sides.


  • Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018
  • Created by Sean Hollister

Telltale Games officially shutting down, only a skeleton crew remains - CNET

Famous for an excellent video game adaptation of The Walking Dead, the studio is now a shambling zombie itself.


  • Posted on Friday September 21, 2018
  • Created by Sean Keane

Dark Souls: Remastered on Nintendo Switch is playable for free this weekend - CNET

Praise the Sun, there's a free network test to try out this weekend.


  • Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018
  • Created by Manuel Flores

Enter to win* swag from your favorite antihero! - CNET

One lucky follower will win some awesome Deadpool swag, including a copy of Deadpool autographed by TJ Miller and more! This giveaway ends Sept. 23, 2018.


  • Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018
  • Created by Morgan Little

You can now watch The Room for free on YouTube - CNET

Oh, hi Mark.


  • Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018
  • Created by Andrew Krok

Toyota to finally support Android Auto, report says - Roadshow

Toyota is one of a handful of automakers that only supports Apple CarPlay for now.


  • Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018
  • Created by Tania González

Join our Apple Core Sweepstakes to win* a brand-new phone! - CNET

We joined forces with Speck to give away one iPhone XS Max and one iPhone XS, both unlocked and with three cases each. This sweepstakes ends Oct. 7, 2018.


  • Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018
  • Created by Abrar Al-Heeti

Sexy Handmaid's Tale costume gets pulled because duh - CNET

A retailer pulls the costume after online backlash.


  • Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018
  • Created by Sean Hollister

Google experiments are turning Daydream into a big-boy VR headset - CNET

Every Android app could potentially come to VR, plus reach-out-and-touch controls and see-through superpowers.


  • Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018
  • Created by Marrian Zhou

Trump OKs 'offensive cyber operations' as deterrent against US rivals - CNET

There'll be consequences if foreign adversaries launch cyberattacks against the US, the White House says.


  • Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018
  • Created by Patrick Holland

Red Hydrogen One looks badass in titanium, just like a Terminator should - CNET

Hopefully it wasn't sent from the future to find Sarah Connor.


  • Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018
  • Created by Richard Trenholm

Maniac on Netflix: Jonah Hill and Emma Stone get weird, and it works - CNET

Review: Stone and Hill question what's real in this madly stylish, crazy fun sort-of sci-fi.


  • Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018
  • Created by Sean Hollister

Report: Google suppressed an explosive memo about its Chinese search engine - CNET

Google's prototype may have been designed to track citizens.


  • Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018
  • Created by Abrar Al-Heeti

Twitter may have sent your private DMs to the wrong people -- but probably not - CNET

The bug ran for more than a year, but it's been fixed.


  • Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018
  • Created by Gordon Gottsegen

PayPal bans Alex Jones' Infowars for promoting 'hate and intolerance' - CNET

Infowars won't be able to do business through PayPal anymore.


  • Posted on Friday September 21, 2018
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ANZ kicks off smartphone and wearable-based cash withdrawals at ATMs

(The Paypers) Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) has started accepting cash withdrawal via smartphones and smartwatches at their ATMs.


  • Posted on Friday September 21, 2018
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BlueSnap expands local payment capabilities to Australia

(The Paypers) BlueSnap has announced the addition of local payment processing to its All-in-One Payment Platform for B2C and B2B businesses with customers in Australia.


  • Posted on Friday September 21, 2018
  • Created by

New Latin America Ecommerce Report highlights ecommerce growth

(The Paypers) The Ecommerce Foundation has launched the Latin America Ecommerce Report 2018, highlighting the continent’s position as one of the top regions for ecommerce growth.


  • Posted on Friday September 21, 2018
  • Created by

PayPal completes acquisition of iZettle for USD 2.2 bln

(The Paypers) PayPal has announced that it has completed its acquisition of iZettle for approximately USD 2.2 billion.


  • Posted on Friday September 21, 2018
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Companies partner to digitalise commodity trade with blockchain

(The Paypers) Fifteen banks, trading firms, and an inspection company have partnered to digitalise the trade and commodity market.


  • Posted on Friday September 21, 2018
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85 percent of US consumers endorse online identity verification

(The Paypers) A Mitek research has revealed that 85% of US consumers are more likely to interact with websites that indicate they verify the identity of all users than those that do not.


  • Posted on Friday September 21, 2018
  • Created by

Graydon partners TruNarrative to combat corporate fraud

(The Paypers) Graydon has announced a technology partnership with TruNarrative to provide a corporate anti-fraud solution to the business community.


  • Posted on Friday September 21, 2018
  • Created by

Asendia, An Post to help cross-border retailers exploit ecommerce in Ireland

(The Paypers) Asendia and An Post have announced a partnership in order to help cross-border retailers exploit ecommerce in Ireland.


  • Posted on Friday September 21, 2018
  • Created by

Ireland's Adapt Centre launches EUR 5 mln research programme

(The Paypers) Ireland’s Adapt Centre has launched a EUR 5 million research programme to build a fintech ecosystem in the country.


  • Posted on Friday September 21, 2018
  • Created by

First Data partners with China-based Huifu Payment

(The Paypers) First Data, a commerce-enabling technology company, has signed an agreement with China-based Huifu Payment to offer an ecommerce solution for China.


  • Posted on Thursday August 16, 2018
  • Created by Talking Payments

Is open banking doomed from the start?

The financial world is currently in the throes of implementing two landmark regulations aimed at making the banking sector more customer-centric, secure, competitive and innovative.   However, if you look beyond the headlines, it is clear there is ...


  • Posted on Thursday August 17, 2017
  • Created by Talking Payments

The evolution of attacks against PoS devices

Point-of Sale (POS) cybercrime is highly sophisticated, with cyber attackers continuing to target the retail industry aggressively to obtain credit and debit card account data. The ubiquity and widespread deployment of these POS systems is what makes them...


  • Posted on Friday July 28, 2017
  • Created by Talking Payments

When payment has a point

What's the point of payment? For most businesses it’s an entirely functional affair.   It’s the necessary transaction that signals the end of a customer’s experience. They’ll have swiped their card, or punched their pin, but...


  • Posted on Wednesday March 08, 2017
  • Created by Talking Payments

'Stick-on’ technology set to revolutionise online payments

While 2016 may have been yet another year where bitcoin dominated industry conversations, the hype is beginning to get a bite of reality. While many organisations have been exploring its applications, even the most optimistic predictions of mainstream use...


  • Posted on Tuesday December 13, 2016
  • Created by Talking Payments

Are you making it too easy for your online customers to abandon

There are all sorts of reasons why consumers abandon their purchases at online checkouts, but most of the solutions tried by retailers fail to overcome this payment issue. Consumers are being offered more choice than ever, but many retailers don’t t...


  • Posted on Tuesday October 25, 2016
  • Created by Talking Payments

Move over bitcoin, blockchain is coming to a bank near you

Bitcoin, the ‘cryptocurrency’, reached a peak of $750 in June 2016 and is thriving like never before. Some even predict it could finally reach mainstream this year. While it is some way short of the dizzying high of $1,216, achieved in late 20...


  • Posted on Wednesday October 05, 2016
  • Created by Talking Payments

Brexit and PSD2 – an opportunity for faster payments

Depending on what you read, the decision on Brexit currently seems a little bit like doing the Hokey Cokey. Whatever the outcome, there is likely to be significant impact on the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2), so what can merchants expect regar...


  • Posted on Thursday August 25, 2016
  • Created by Talking Payments

Contactless – 2 sectors that are cashing in

Contactless payments have become mainstream in the UK – that’s a fact. According to new figures from Barclaycard, British consumers are now making seven million tap-and-go purchases per day, and these numbers are growing all the time.  H...


  • Posted on Tuesday August 09, 2016
  • Created by Talking Payments

Cash – why it's here to stay

Recent statistics by Visa Europe have shown that at least one-in-five card transactions are now tap-and-pay, compared to just one-in-sixty in 2013. In fact, Visa had three billion contactless payments in Europe in the last year alone - triple the amount o...


  • Posted on Thursday May 12, 2016
  • Created by Talking Payments

What’s putting shoppers off at the point of payment?

Retailers spend a lot of resources and effort on bringing customers in-store, but often overlook the means to commit shoppers to actually going through with payment and purchase. So what is putting shoppers off at this stage of the journey?  Our rec...


  • Posted on Wednesday April 27, 2016
  • Created by Talking Payments

How can banks meet the needs of the digital consumer?

There’s often talk about how retailers must adapt in this digital age. As consumers of all ages become increasingly tech-savvy, these organisations are in constant competition to be the most innovative.  Yet, this battle stretches beyond the s...


  • Posted on Thursday April 07, 2016
  • Created by Talking Payments

Why mPOS allows retailers to focus on customer service

As a result of changing customer behaviour, retailers are increasingly looking for more innovative solutions. Sticking with something because it is ‘the way it has always been done’, is no longer an option. This is as true of payments, as it i...


  • Posted on Wednesday February 24, 2016
  • Created by Talking Payments

Why 2015 was the year that contactless truly went mainstream

Contactless – it’s now a word that’s widely recognised in British society. After being promoted by the business community for some time, the payment method is finally becoming habit for consumers too. In fact, it’s been causing suc...


  • Posted on Tuesday February 23, 2016
  • Created by Talking Payments

One step closer to Samsung Pay

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung has officially confirmed what we have expected for a while - Samsung Pay will arrive in the UK later this year, finally debuting on the European scene. But with Apple Pay now well established and claiming a f...


  • Posted on Monday January 11, 2016
  • Created by Talking Payments

How realistic is a cashless society?

For years the industry has been referencing the demise of cash in the UK. The rise of digital payment methods have of course added a whole new level of convenience to our spending habits – but does this really mean we’re prepared to completely...


  • Posted on Wednesday November 25, 2015
  • Created by Talking Payments

Black Friday propels transactions but results in costly returns

Currently UK consumers spend more than £19,000 every day on credit, debit, and charge cards. This is set to increase tenfold on Black Friday, where it’s predicted sales will exceed £1.9billion in a single day.However, while transactions ...


  • Posted on Thursday October 29, 2015
  • Created by Talking Payments

Pubs pour more pints with iPads

When it comes to opening a restaurant a lot of thought goes into the menu, décor and atmosphere. Whether it be deciding what colour scheme to have, or how to design your menu, business owners want to have a consistent brand image and create a uniqu...


  • Posted on Friday September 25, 2015
  • Created by Talking Payments

Are retailers paying attention to their social customers?

It’s no secret that we live in a world populated by social media addicts. Tweeting, liking and scrolling through a stream of social content is part of daily activity for most consumers – and retailers are jumping in on the trend.  92% of...


  • Posted on Thursday September 24, 2015
  • Created by Talking Payments

What if Apple entered the banking sector?

Over the past ten years, innovations in technology have dramatically changed how each industry operates and communicates, and the banking and finance sector is no different. The most recent disruptive change was in payments, firstly with contactless cards...


  • Posted on Friday August 28, 2015
  • Created by Talking Payments

The payments innovations that consumers really want

Long have the likes of cash, cards and contactless dominated the payments headlines – but which actually interest consumers?  Usage of these three key ways to pay is always high, which has led many in the sector to believe they can pinpoint ex...