Over the past few months, I have been trying to put together a series of articles on the changing face of payments. I have a bunch of drafts sitting in a place without a cohesive thread to wrap it with. This week's announcement of Facebook launching its own Payments service acted as a catalyst for this post.
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Humanyze, a unique new firm spawned in the MIT Media Lab, has developed a system that uses a smart employee badge to collect employee behavioral data, which it links to specific metrics with the goal of improving business performance.
As 2014 came to a close, we got a front row seat to the horror show that was the Sony hack.
As if we needed a case study to show us, we saw, with vivid clarity, what can happen when hackers run amok inside servers and start sharing confidential business content with the world — and we learned it gets ugly in a hurry.
What if Everything Were Virtual?
Here's the easy stuff: All the information you need is in front of you all the time and available via voice command. Appointments, email, messages, the names of people who walk up to you, street names, even the kind of car you are looking at could, based on preferences, magically pop up at the moment you need it.
Google has announced it will pay a combined total of nearly US $ 3 million if hackers and security experts are able to hack its Chrome browser-based OS at the Pwnium 4 hacking contest.
The next wave of tech extra ordinaries seem to get younger and younger, and the app-creating students mentioned here are just the tip of the iceberg.
Check out the apps below from impressive, pint-sized developers, who’ve accomplished much more before high school than most people more than twice their age.