Samsung HSBC wearable technology rolls out at the bank’s flagship branch

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The bank and consumer electronics giant are equipping bank employees with smartwatches. New HSBC wearable technology by Samsung is rolling out at the bank’s flagship branch. The bank’s employees are being equipped with a customized version of the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch. As one of the world’s leading financial services institutions, this could hint at the future for banks. The HSBC wearable technology strategy was unveiled as the Money20/20 event was underway in Las Vegas. HSBC Bank USA N.A. – an HSBC Group arm – made the announcement along with…

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5 Tips to Staying Safe on Snapchat

Safe on Snapchat

Snapchat is a social networking app that allows people to send each other pictures, videos and text messages that disappear after a few seconds. The app is designed to destroy all images, videos and other content that has been received after 10 minutes. This means that neither the sender nor the receiver can store the content permanently. Although Snapchat allows people to communicate discreetly, it comes with a number of risks. If you are not careful, someone might hack into your account. Besides that, your images and videos can be…

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Veterinary VR tech enables students to uniquely study canine anatomy

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A new virtual reality (VR) experience provides a “mental picture” to students studying dog anatomy. The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech is providing its student’s with a new and unique experience via new Veterinary VR tech. The technology has been designed to bring the anatomy of a dog to virtual life, allowing students to view the organs inside the skeletal system of a dog up close. Users can step into parts of a virtual mid-sized dog’s body. The virtual reality experience allows users to get an up…

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Focals smart glasses intend to succeed where Google and Intel failed

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A Canadian company is aiming to provide people with the smart glasses experience they actually want. North, an Ontario-based company previously called Thalmic Labs, is launching its Amazon-backed Focals smart glasses. The goal of this wearable technology is to provide mobile users with an intuitive way to check notifications, check the weather, read and respond to text messages, plan a commute with Uber, speak with Alexa and more. The major difference between Focals and previous smart glasses models, is that North’s product is stylish, practical and designed for everyday wear.…

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How to hide your online activity from an Internet Service Provider

How to hide your online activity

Once upon a time, the web was sold to us as a place of anonymity, where we could assume whatever identity we pleased, and where our activity was known only to ourselves. However, now we know better. As things have turned out, the internet is one of the most public places in the world. From government agencies organizing mass surveillance, to cybercriminals seeking your personal details and marketers trying to understand every action you take, eyes seem to be everywhere. But few of those viewers have the range of vision…

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How to Quickly Read a TOS Document

How to read a TOS Document

You’ve certainly agreed to terms of service (TOS) documents at some point in your life. Whether or not you’ve actually read them is a whole different story. In fact, a recent study showed that essentially no one reads TOS agreements. This became clear when researchers added a section to a TOS document that said the signee would have to give up their first born child! Luckily for the people involved, it wasn’t a real contract. Of course no one wants to read through thousands of words of legal mumbo jumbo.…

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IMB’s unique mobile cybersecurity training center is a first in the industry

IBM X-Force Command Cyber Tactical Operations Center - Mobile Cybersecurity Facility

IBM has launched its X-Force Command Cyber Tactical Operations Center. A mobile cyber security training operations center has been launched by IBM Security. Known as the X-Force Command Cyber Tactical Operations Center (C-TOC), the mobile security unit will travel around the United States and Europe for the purpose of running incident drills with clients, according to an IBM press release. The mobile training center will provide on-demand cybersecurity support and build cybersecurity awareness. The first-of-its-kind, fully operational mobile cybersecurity facility is literally a travelling training center on wheels, housed in…

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Palm smartphone isn’t the typical mobile device you’re expecting

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Palm is back and is now in the form of a small phone designed to support your regular smartphone. That’s right, the Palm smartphone hasn’t been designed to replace today’s smartphones, but to support them, giving users the option to take this tiny phone with them when they don’t feel like taking their larger mobile device out and about. The miniscule smartphone is palm sized with a data plan and synching technology. If the name Palm sounds familiar, you may remember the brand when it was first popular during the…

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Study finds most Americans can’t distinguish between social media bots and real humans

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Pew Research Center finds the majority of Americans believe these bots are used maliciously. A new study from the nonpartisan American fact tank has revealed that most Americans are not familiar with social media bots. Of the 4,500 adult Americans surveyed by Pew, while two thirds had at least heard of these bots, 34% said they were not aware of their existence. That being said, of those who had heard of the bots, 80% believe the accounts are used for nefarious purposes. The study gives insight into what the average…

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Where is wearable health tech taking healthcare?

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Fitness trackers, wearable heart rate monitors are trendy, but are they medically sound? Wearable health tech is used in everyday life either for fitness tracking, monitoring glucose or heart rates and even to potentially diagnose various diseases. The health technology market is fast-growing and wearables, while being trendy, have made their way into medicine with their useful applications. Fitness trackers are popular with consumers and have become ubiquitous among today’s consumers Although fitness trackers such as Fitbit and smart watches like the Apple Watch or Samsung Gear are the most…

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Where Mainstream Facial Recognition Technology is Headed (If Consumers Let It)

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Retailers now want to use consumers’ faces in everyday commerce. Facial recognition is going mainstream. It sounds good for business, but only if customers agree to smile for the camera. Beyond Searching for Bad Guys and Unlocking Phones Indeed, facial recognition is starting to be used for more than security purposes. In this world where everything has to be fast and efficient, retailers want to offer speedy customer service. Customers could be able to pay for a meal at a fast-food joint by saying cheese to a camera, check bags…

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