God Can't Get His Credit Report From Equifax

Dealing with credit agencies can be a real pain. A lot of times it feels like the credit bureaus just don't care about regular folks like you and me. We're not alone—turns out, even God can't get an accurate credit report. Because Equifax doesn't believe in Mr. God Gazarov. » 4/12/14 12:00pm 4/12/14 12:00pm

Why It Definitely Doesn't Matter That You Thought of It First

Oh, man, the iPad? I totally thought of that back in 1998. And good for you! Here's a handy flow chart that explains exactly why no one cares. Which I totally thought of drawing up myself last fall. [Doghouse Diaries] » 4/13/12 8:59am 4/13/12 8:59am

You Are About to Start Shopping with Gestures Thanks to Kinect

It's about time someone did something cool with Kinect that wasn't an art project or a glorified Dance Dance Revolution. A new Mastercard prototype makes it scary easy to buy stuff off your TV with the flick of an arm. » 9/15/11 11:04pm 9/15/11 11:04pm

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: Credit.com 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

What Do All the Numbers on Your Credit Card Mean?

I always wondered how credit card companies came up with the digits on my Visa and AmEx. Random chance? Geographical location? Spending habits? Turns out all credit card companies follow the same set of rules. Here's what the numbers mean: » 1/22/11 1:00pm 1/22/11 1:00pm

Press Your Credit Card's Secret Buttons To Pay With Rewards Points

Citi Cards customers might find this little gadget in their wallets soon. It's basically a regular credit card except it has tiny buttons which let you choose whether to charge a purchase normally or whether to pay with rewards points. » 10/05/10 7:00am 10/05/10 7:00am

Putting Multiple Credit Card Accounts On the Same Plastic

The worst part about getting your credit card declined? Reaching back into your wallet to find one that works. Embarrassing! The Dynamics Card 2.0 MultiAccount feature solves that by putting two different accounts on the same piece of plastic. » 9/14/10 12:21pm 9/14/10 12:21pm

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

Visa payWave Cases To Turn iPhones Into Credit Cards

Since using a regular RFID-enabled credit card isn't flashy enough, you'll soon be able to slip your iPhone into a special Visa payWave case along with a memory card and simply wave it at cash registers to pay for things: » 5/06/10 10:40pm 5/06/10 10:40pm

Twitter Co-Founder Begins Trial On SquareUp iPhone Credit Card Payment…

Basic details about Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey's plans for an iPhone credit card payment service have been floating around for some time, but it appears that his SquareUp startup has finally gone live for trial users—and it looks promising. » 12/01/09 2:17pm 12/01/09 2:17pm

What Would Happen To Wallet Bulge If This All-In-One Credit Card Were…

Sure, some of that wallet bulge comes from old-fashioned cash, but let's face it, credit cards and receipts are the big contributors. With the One Card concept though, you'd have everything accessible by turning a knob on a single card. » 10/23/09 1:00am 10/23/09 1:00am

Let's Look At Credit Score Rankings by Email Domains

Ranking the highest according to a sample of 20,000 credit scores and their corresponding email addresses are BellSouth and Comcast, with Gmail trailing right behind. Reasonable enough, but what's AOL doing anywhere but at the bottom? [Mashable] » 10/20/09 12:40am 10/20/09 12:40am

Case-Mate iPhone Credit Card Case Review

Case-Mate's credit card iPhone case, which is actually only half of a case, since it mostly protects the back of the phone, but allows you to carry up to two credit cards with you simultaneously. » 9/24/09 7:40pm 9/24/09 7:40pm

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 Dynamically

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