Credit Card Companies Are Clamping Down on Medical Marijuana Purchases

If purchasing (medical! honest!) marijuana legally is more your style than swapping bitcoins over the internet, you may need to change credit card companies: discovered that despite it being legal in some states, lenders aren't so open-eyed, man. » 6/02/11 8:40am 6/02/11 8:40am

Your Smartphone Might Replace Your Wallet Soon

AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile are going to war with the plastic in your wallet. According to Bloomberg, the three companies are pushing to make mobile payments—where a wave of your phone replaces a credit car swipe—the new standard. » 8/02/10 8:27am 8/02/10 8:27am

PlayStation Visa: This Is Living With Debt (and a $250 PS3)

We'd probably opt for a generic blue or silver credit card and rack up the sky miles or cash back rewards. But in case you wanted to show your PlayStation allegiance to every waitress, store clerk, and webcam companion that you secretly suspect to prefer Microsoft or Nintendo brands, this PlayStation Visa is ready to… » 11/25/08 9:30am 11/25/08 9:30am

Techie Visa Card Features Buttons and Screen to Generate CCV…

In the interest of thwarting credit card theft, Visa is testing some pretty interesting card technology with a handful of European banks. Using what appears to be Visa's mutant hybrid of a credit card and a pocket calculator, users can enter their PIN into the card itself and have a security code generated on the… » 11/11/08 3:35pm 11/11/08 3:35pm