Mobile Payment At U.S. Starbucks Locations Crosses 10% As More Stores Get Wireless Charging

Starbucks is seeing impressive adoption of mobile payments in its U.S.-based store locations, the company revealed during its quarterly earnings conference call last night (via WSJ). Mobile payments crossed the 10 percent mark in the U.S. as a percentage of in-store purchases, indicating efforts like the Starbucks mobile app, Apple’s Passbook and Square Wallet are … Continue reading

Mailbox’s First App, Orchestra To-Do, Is Shutting Down

Before being acquired by Dropbox for $100 million, before its app became one of the buzzier startups of 2013, the team at Mailbox had been known for Orchestra, a simple to-do list app with tasks you could assign to others, or pull in via email. Now that app is shutting down, and will be removed … Continue reading

US telecom agency issues draft mobile app code of conduct with guidelines for user data collection

The US government’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration today issued its first draft of what will be a mobile apps code of conduct intended to better protect consumers and their privacy. If made final, policy states that publishers must provide consumers with “short-form” notices in multiple languages informing them of how their data is being … Continue reading

WSJ: Google working on a set-top box with a video camera and a motion sensor

On the heels of the unveiling of Google’s new Chromecast TV dongle, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the company is developing a more feature-rich set-top box that would include a video camera for Hangouts and a motion sensor. According to the newspaper’s sources, a prototype of the device was showed off behind closed … Continue reading

A Geeky Review – Sacred Citadel

Having just played Tomb Raider and Bioshock Infinite back to back, I was prepared to be underwhelmed with games for a while. The aforementioned titles really raised the bar of what games can accomplish, and both totally blew my mind. I had visions of me falling into a gaming slump or at least a chance … Continue reading

Spicy Horse Unleashes Hell Invaders This Fall

Spicy Horse has announced their next project will be a collectible card game/RTS tentatively titled Hell Invaders. Shooting for a fall release, Hell Invaders is being developed for PC, Mac, Linux and tablets. Hell Invaders will consist of actual card battles, instead of two cards fighting on a table. The creatures of the cards will … Continue reading

Angry Birds Friends From Facebook To iOS And Android

Angry Birds Friends crashes onto Apple and Android devices, Thursday May 2. Fans of Facebook games might already be familiar with the social version of Rovio’s Angry Birds, as it appeared as a Facebook app last year. Play against your friends in a competitive version of Angry Birds with a familiar style of gameplay fans … Continue reading

Ghosts Are Real And So Is The Next Call Of Duty

So once again we find the month of May upon us, Spring flowers, nice weather (hopefully) and the announcement of the next Call Of Duty. In usual fashion the Internet beat the official reveal to the punch. Rumors were rampant but it was a listing by the online retailer Tesco Direct that really flamed the … Continue reading

Hacker Barnaby Jack dies in San Francisco aged 35

Jack, who became famous after demonstrating an ATM hack, died on Thursday – but coroners did not give details Barnaby Jack, a hacker who was due to present his findings on the security vulnerabilities of implanted medical devices, has died. The San Francisco medical examiner’s office said Jack, 35, died in the city on Thursday … Continue reading

New York’s Grand Central – and nine other beautiful train stations | Jason Farago

Jason Farago: The notoriously ugly Penn station has a chance to be reborn, but here are 10 termini which need no beautification at all Jason Farago

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