Police use Tile GPS tracker to find car stolen in Albuquerque

GPS tracker - Police

In this case, it wasn’t just about locating the vehicle’s keys but tracked down the car itself! The Albuquerque Police Department recently tracked down a stolen car using a Tile GPS tracker gadget the owner had tucked away within the vehicle. This has caused many drivers who have heard the story to consider this use for the popular tech. The Albuquerque police have started encouraging the use of a GPS tracker within vehicles in order to help locate them if they should be stolen. Devices like Tile and the Apple…

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Lime changes QR code stickers to stop thieves and vandals

QR code stickers - Lime Bike

The e-bike and scooter rental company has been plagued with the removal of its vital barcodes. Lime has announced that it has changed its QR code stickers to stop people from peeling them off and rendering the associated e-bikes and scooters impossible to rent. The company is constantly finding quick response codes peeled off its vehicles so they can’t be scanned. The QR code stickers are important to Lime’s mobile commerce system. The reason is that when people want to rent one of the e-bikes or scooters they have to…

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Smartphone magnetic fields could affect pacemakers and defibrillators, says study

Smartphone magnetic fields - Phone in jacket pocket

This is a good reason for anyone with this type of implant to keep devices out of bras and breast pockets. It may seem harmless to tuck your phone into your bra if you need both hands to do something else, but smartphone magnetic fields could make this a dangerous practice for pacemaker and implanted defibrillator patients. Same goes for devices tucked into breast pockets and the inner chest pocket of a jacket. New research shows that these types of gadgets should be kept at least 15 cm (6 inches)…

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Square system will now accept payments from Cash App mobile wallet

Mobile wallet - Square In-Store Payments

This feature is rolling out for merchants using the checkout system for in-person transactions. Square Inc (NYSE stock symbol SQ) has announced that it intends to allow CASH APP mobile wallet users to make purchases with the application when shopping in-person with merchants using its payment processing technology. The company is seeking to boost integration between its consumer and vendor business sides. The company has announced that users of the mobile wallet will be able to make in-store payments with their application either by scanning the merchant’s Square QR code…

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Mobile commerce is particularly strong among Android users throughout pandemic

Mobile commerce - Android shopping

App Annie, Liftoff and Poq data showed a spike in shopping app use as shoppers avoid in-person stores. It doesn’t come as much of a shock to anyone at all that mobile commerce exploded in popularity as the pandemic set in, and consumers sought to avoid contact through in-person shopping. That said, what is interesting according to recent data, is that it took off among Android users in particular, surpassing iOS users. Worldwide, there was a 49 percent increase in the amount of time using of shopping apps as of…

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