Most public safety agencies are in favor of faster mobile technology adoption

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A recent study showed that 70 percent wanted to accelerate the uptake of this tech. Seventy percent of public safety agency respondents to a recent Zebra Technologies Corporation study feel that mobile technology adoption should be accelerated. The research showed that these agencies around the world are seeking to improve mobile tech. The company released its study findings showing that agencies worldwide will be pursuing greater mobile technology adoption to continuously improve community relations and workflows over the next half decade. The last of the three parts of Zebra’s study…

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AARP issues raised mobile payment fraud risk warning

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The organization is cautioning consumers to take care when using apps to send money. AARP has issued a warning cautioning consumers about an increase in mobile payment fraud risk. It has warned individuals to take care when using peer-to-peer (P2P) payment apps which are rapidly rising in popularity during the pandemic. The apps can be safely used but can also present notable security risks and challenges recovering money. The concern is that not all of these apps are as secure as they should be. Moreover, even when opting for some…

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eBay Local Pickup QR Code is on its way for delivery confirmation

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The online marketplace has announced a new feature for in-person pickups using quick response codes. Sellers and buyers have a new feature to look forward to in the near future in the form of the eBay Local Pickup QR Code. It provides the opportunity for delivery confirmation when pickups have been made in person. The quick response barcode is already being rolled out for the first time in the United States. The eBay Local Pickup QR Code is meant to provide a method of offering proof of delivery of items…

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Google Shopping announces free product listings on search pages

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The tech giant has removed the fees typically associated with the marketing feature. Google Shopping has announced the temporary elimination of its product listing fees for online merchants trying to reach their customers during the pandemic. Brick and mortar businesses are scrambling to reach their customers in new ways. Non-essential brick and mortar businesses who have not previously sold products and services online are now attempting to work as fast as they can to reach their customers using online resources. To help ease the burden of working with a new…

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MIT machine learning model predicts COVID-19 spike with eased quarantines

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The calculation is based on publicly available data combined with outbreak epidemiological equations. MIT has developed a new machine learning model mean to predict the rate and pattern of spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. It predicts that if quarantine regulations are lightened, the disease will spread much faster. The machine learning model was based on established epidemiological equations about outbreaks combined with publicly available data as well as neural network-based inference. When it was applied to the coronavirus spread data from late January to early March, its predictions proved…

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