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IoT security is lower than it should be as fewer than half protect themselves, study

IoT security is lower than it should be as fewer than half protect themselves, study

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); While a growing number of people are adopting this type of technology, they are leaving themselves vulnerable. A recent Trustlook study has revealed that adequate IoT security is greatly lacking among the first wave of consumers to have adopted the tech. Early adopters are therefore leaving themselves vulnerable to breaches to their privacy, identity and information. The study was conducted by way of a survey that was held among consumers in September 2017. The … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Gadgets, Mobile Commerce Security

IKEA augmented reality strategy is designed to make home décor a snap

IKEA augmented reality strategy is designed to make home décor a snap

Now, shoppers can see how a piece will look in their home without ever needed an Allen key. A new IKEA augmented reality component has been added to the overall mobile commerce experience offered by the furniture retailer. The forward-thinking business has always carved its own unique path through the shopping experience. Still, this represents a shift for IKEA, which is mainly focused on the shopper’s in-store experience. Now, the IKEA augmented reality experience is letting consumers turn … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Featured News, Mobile Apps

QR code app helps lottery ticket sellers spot fakes

QR code app helps lottery ticket sellers spot fakes

A lotto retailer in Bangkok has started using quick response codes to make it easier to verify tickets. A lottery retailer in Bangkok is using a QR code app strategy to overcome a growing struggle with fake lotto tickets. Sellers are being presented with falsified tickets without any way of knowing whether or not they are real. Retailers have been trying to register complaints with local police but can’t prove the fake tickets are forged. As a result … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Apps, QR Codes

Holiday m-commerce, voice and e-commerce will lead the way this year

Holiday m-commerce, voice and e-commerce will lead the way this year

This year, technology will be playing a more important role than ever in the traditionally busiest shopping season. A new survey conducted by AlixPartners showed holiday m-commerce combined with e-commerce and voice will be vitally important to shoppers and retailers during the busiest shopping season of the year. Almost 3 out of every 4 survey respondents said they would be doing most of their holiday shopping in-store. The holiday m-commerce survey involved the participation of over 1,000 customers … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commercial, Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Tablet Commerce, Trends

QR code transactions grew by 400 percent this year, says MobiKwik

QR code transactions grew by 400 percent this year, says MobiKwik

The quick response code usage growth rate is credited to the ease of barcode deployment and scanning. MobiKwik, a large mobile wallet provider in India, has announced that QR code transactions have grown by 400 percent throughout 2017, so far. The company credits the simplicity of quick response code deployment and use for the rapid growth rate. The mobile wallet company has launched its services throughout India based on QR codes. “QR codes will drive digital payments in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Payments, QR Codes

APAC m-commerce driven by emerging markets, says recent MasterCard study

APAC m-commerce driven by emerging markets, says recent MasterCard study

Over half of Asia Pacific consumers shop using their smartphones, but the level of popularity is regional. Over half (51.6 percent) Asia Pacific shoppers use smartphones to buy products and services, according to a new APAC m-commerce study. That said, the same survey revealed that across 14 different markets, the degree of popularity of mobile commerce varies from one region to the next. This insight was provided by the most recent MasterCard Mobile Shopping Survey results. Once again … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, International, Mobile Commerce

QR code fitness course takes off in Waco city park

QR code fitness course takes off in Waco city park

The quick response code signage has now been posted in 11 parks to help people with their daily exercises. In most situations, using a mobile device means you’re being inactive, but new QR code fitness course signs are helping to change that. Signage across 11 Waco city parks was posted as a part of a new workout program. The QR FIT Trail provides park users with a course created to offer fitness routines to people of all … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, QR Codes, Sports

Augmented reality car design techniques among Ford’s latest strategies

Augmented reality car design techniques among Ford’s latest strategies

The automaker is using Microsoft’s HoloLens as a part of its process for creating future models. Ford has joined a growing number of companies using Microsoft’s HoloLens, in this case as an augmented reality car designing tool. The AR headset has been taking gradual steps into the commercial market in 2017. Ford is joined by NASA, Lowe’s, Volkswagen, Volvo and Audi among others testing the HoloLens. In actuality, Ford has been using the Microsoft HoloLens headset for a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Featured News, Technology News

Levi’s smart jacket is finally becoming available to consumers

Levi’s smart jacket is finally becoming available to consumers

This wearable technology was first demonstrated quite a while ago and now shoppers can finally try it. The Levi’s smart jacket was initially unveiled two years ago, and consumers have been waiting for their own chance to try it out. Now, the touch-sensitive fabric has been integrated into a jacket with a smart sleeve. This clothing with a smart sleeve will be sold for about $350 for consumers who want tech right in their outfit. The smart jacket … Read entire article »

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Facial ID proves unpopular among consumers as a mobile payment security verification

Facial ID proves unpopular among consumers as a mobile payment security verification

A new Juniper Research study revealed that over 40 percent of iOS users don’t want to use this security tech. More than one in three iOS device users in the United States do not intend to use facial ID technology as a part of their mobile payment security. This, according to Juniper Research survey findings. The findings suggest that Apple’s own customers may not feel comfortable with the new facial recognition tech. Facial ID tech is among the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Commerce Security, Mobile Payments

Google local library search results now result from ebook queries

Google local library search results now result from ebook queries

The tech giant is making it easier for mobile device users to locate digital copies at nearby libraries. A new Google local library search feature is making it simpler for readers to locate digital copies of the books they want and that can be found nearby. The tech giant announced this week that it has added the new feature and that it will show up in book title results. Searching for books on Google already displays a … Read entire article »

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