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How the Shift from Swiping to Inserting Cards Will Accelerate Mobile Payments

Via Jeff Malmad | @1od Let's face it. None of us likes to dip, even though we know it's good for us. If you are unfamiliar with dipping, it's the newest way to pay. Instead of swiping your credit card at the checkout line, you stick it into the... Read more

Pocket Molecular Sensor — This changes EVERYTHING!

Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy (NIR) — This is the first molecular sensor that fits in the palm of your hand. SCiO reads the chemical make-up of materials. It is a non-intrusive, no-touch optical sensor that provides instant and affordable analysis of... Read more

The case for browser updates

Modern browsers offer faster and more rich online experiences, so why do so many netizens refuse to upgrade? (Reading this with Microsoft Internet Explorer v6? Keep reading: This one's for you.) For one, lots of people don't realize the difference... Read more

AOL users suck down the most energy

Just when you thought every single aspect of Internet usage had already been analyzed to death comes a new study comparing your household energy consumption to your email domain. Seriously. Energy firm oPower studied 40 million U.S. households and... Read more