HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
naperlou
User Rank
Blogger
Alert!
naperlou   3/3/2014 10:07:41 AM
NO RATINGS
While it is a nice idea to have one's credit cards carried in an electronic package, the real issue is security.  I just noticed that there was a major security flaw in the iOS that makes one's information vulnerable.  I wonder if this is ready for prime time given the problems that credit card issuers have run into recently.

etmax
User Rank
Gold
Re: Alert!
etmax   3/4/2014 4:25:54 AM
NO RATINGS
I agree, I have something like that for my store cards on my iPhone, it's an app where you enter the card No. and it presents a barcode on the LCD screen for those stores that use barcode scanners. Sad thing is that the multiplexing which makes the LCD display work results in a barcode that can only be read 5% of the time. Some operators say great idea and happily manually enter the barcode, while others get cheesed off. Sad world we live in.

rebeccaB
User Rank
Iron
Re: Alert!
rebeccaB   3/5/2014 3:20:50 AM
NO RATINGS
The apps looks cool but downloading it eats my time. It is very slow. The product should be flexible and consumer friendly.

etmax
User Rank
Gold
Re: Alert!
etmax   3/5/2014 3:42:31 AM
NO RATINGS
I'm sorry, do you mean you have the app I have or the one for the Virtual Wallet??

AnandY
User Rank
Gold
Re : Gadget Freak Review: Google Phone Creates 3D Models & Virtual Wallet Replaces Credit Cards
AnandY   3/6/2014 12:28:30 PM
NO RATINGS
@ naperlou, yes it would be great to have every card in one electronic package. Everyone would be happy to have such a luxury that could relieve them of the burden of carrying all the cards around if we could somehow discount the security concerns. But we can't. Credit card transactions are still problematic when in transition from buying point to the back-end system.

AnandY
User Rank
Gold
Re : Gadget Freak Review: Google Phone Creates 3D Models & Virtual Wallet Replaces Credit Cards
AnandY   3/6/2014 12:29:31 PM
NO RATINGS
Google's Tango Project is being received with mixed sentiments by technology experts. It can open new horizons for individual mobile users in the realm of sensing. At the same time it can pose some serious privacy and security threats. These security threats are not restricted to data security. Instead they are potential infrastructure security loopholes and can be exploited by trouble makers easily.

Cadman-LT
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Re : Gadget Freak Review: Google Phone Creates 3D Models & Virtual Wallet Replaces Credit Cards
Cadman-LT   3/14/2014 9:47:37 PM
NO RATINGS
AnandY, you make some good points and I agree with most of them. I think it could be great for designers as well. Just walk in a room, get exact dimensions...that would save so much time. So as with a lot of new tech coming out, you have to look at the good and the bad. Sometimes it takes awhile for those things to come out.

Cadman-LT
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Re : Gadget Freak Review: Google Phone Creates 3D Models & Virtual Wallet Replaces Credit Cards
Cadman-LT   3/14/2014 9:53:12 PM
NO RATINGS
AnandY, on this I must agree with everything you said. I have way more concerns that you do tho. What if you take your phone on a trip per say, lose it, and it has all of your credit cards on it? And what about the person that has it now...hackers will find a way to get the info...they always do. I understand the idea, but it has always scared me. It probably is the way of the future, but it still scares me.

Cadman-LT
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Re : Gadget Freak Review: Google Phone Creates 3D Models & Virtual Wallet Replaces Credit Cards
Cadman-LT   3/15/2014 5:44:25 AM
NO RATINGS
Hey if any of you live or plan on visiting Columbus, Ohio.....don't wear Google Glass in a movie theater. They'll call National Security on you and haul you off! I guess "possibly" filiming a movie is worse than terrorism.



Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
A Frost & Sullivan study finds that increased cyber attacks are prompting a flurry of innovative protection tools.
Devices and interconnected systems are finding a foothold not only in our homes but in mainstream organizations. Here are three tips to mitigate the risk.
What makes this movie stand out from the typical high school sports story is that the teenagers are undocumented immigrants, and the big game is a NASA-sponsored marine robotics competition. Like many other Hollywood movies, however, Spare Parts only tells part of the story. What the film shows -- and doesn’t show -- raises important issues affecting STEM education in the US.
Instead of sifting through huge amounts of technical data looking for answers to assembly problems, engineers can now benefit from 3M's new initiative -- 3M Assembly Solutions. The company has organized its wealth of adhesive and tape solutions into six typical application areas, making it easier to find the best products to solve their real-world assembly and bonding problems.
Load dump occurs when a discharged battery is disconnected while the alternator is generating current and other loads remain on the alternator circuit. If left alone, the electrical spikes and transients will be transmitted along the power line, leading to malfunctions in individual electronics/sensors or permanent damage to the vehicle’s electronic system. Bottom line: An uncontrolled load dump threatens the overall safety and reliability of the vehicle.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
2/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
12/10/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
3/31/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Mar 30 - Apr3, Getting Hands-On with Cypress’ PSoC
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  67


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service