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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…

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…

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…

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