How Banks Use Machine Learning to Know a Crook's Using Your Credit Card Details

You’re sitting at home minding your own business when you get a call from your credit card’s fraud detection unit asking if you’ve just made a purchase at a department store in your city. It wasn’t you who bought expensive electronics using your credit card – in fact, it’s been in your pocket all afternoon. So how did… »Yesterday 3:35am11/26/15 3:35am


Amazon Store Cardholders Can Save $50 on an Amazon Echo

Ready to speak to the future? For a limited time, Amazon Store Cardholders and new members can save $50 on the surprisingly great Amazon Echo, bringing it down to just $130. That would be a good price for a speaker of this quality on its own, let alone one that can read you the news and convert measurements while you… »11/03/15 3:15pm11/03/15 3:15pm

Everything You Should Know About the New EMV Chip Credit Card Payment System

Today is the deadline for US retailers to switch over to a payment technology called EMV. That means you’ll have to start verifying your credit card with a chip, as well as a swipe. We talked to payments industry experts about how EMV works, what’s happening today, and what it means for the average shopper. »10/01/15 4:00pm10/01/15 4:00pm

1961 AT&T Film Shows Just How Awkward Videophone Shopping Could've Been

The ARPANET didn’t make its first host-to-host connection until 1969. But long before anyone was online, communications companies were trying to figure out how to make interactive home shopping a reality. This short 1961 film from Bell Systems (now AT&T) showcases the futuristic tech that they were imagining—including… »6/03/15 4:47pm6/03/15 4:47pm

This Supercard Wants to Replace All of Your Credit Cards and Then Some

Remember Coin, the card that promised to put all your credit cards on one handy chunk of plastic, and then suffered from substantial setbacks that may make it useless by the time it comes out? Well now it has a competitor. This is Plastc, another upcoming supercard with some seriously big promises that will be even… »10/07/14 9:31am10/07/14 9:31am