by Jules Wang | October 24, 2016 7:00 PM
What's the bane of so many online consumers these days? No, not having to bring their computers around everywhere they go to buy everyday items — that gag's taken. It's having to fill out their credit card information in box-by-box forms over and over and over again. You know what would help? Bypass systems like Visa Checkout and Masterpass. You know what would really help? Mobile payments systems. Starting in early 2017, the two online card bypass systems will hitch to a few mobile payment systems to allow you to authenticate purchases made on your smartphone through biometric measures, ...
by Stephen Schenck | February 23, 2016 11:16 AM
There's no shortage of ways to authenticate yourself to a smartphone: PIN, pattern, password, fingerprint, trusted device … the list goes on and on. What sounds like one of the most straightforward – but in practice has proven enormously difficult to get right – is an image-based unlock: after all, our phones have cameras, so why can't they just take a pic and recognize us? We've come a long way from Android's old face unlock in Ice Cream Sandwich, and more robust systems like Windows Hello and its iris scanning have arrived to give us new hope. Apparently, the tech has come so far ...
by Joe Levi | December 9, 2013 7:14 AM
Quite some time ago Google released Google Wallet, a payment system that let your NFC-enabled phone work with a very limited number of tap-to-pay merchants. That alone was a big enough roadblock to keep many from trying the service. Add to that the limitations of Secure Elements, carrier restrictions, and being confined to these United States, and it's a wonder that Google Wallet ever made it to where it is today. Where exactly is that? No longer do you need a Secure Element, and the app is generally available on even previously restricted carriers. All this is good news -- as long as ...
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