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Cash, card or mobile wallet?

A new survey conducted by Moneris finds that 25% of Canadians between the ages of 18-34 prefer paying with a mobile wallet over cash or card. “Of Canadians aged 18-34, 46% said they would be more likely to use a mobile wallet if it were available for the kind of credit card they used,” Moneris […]

Eyeing the future of smart cities

Rambus principal research scientist Patrick Gill recently penned an article for Telecoms Tech about how lensless smart sensors (LSS) can potentially play an important role in building future smart cities. As Gill notes, LSS technology offers a fundamentally new approach to visual sensing by shifting the function of traditional optics to computation, thereby eliminating the […]

Managing memory more efficiently with Milk

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have introduced  a programming language extension known as Milk that allows app developers to manage memory more efficiently in programs with scattered data points in large data sets.

Global NFC transaction market to grow at a CAGR of 55.23%

A new report published by Research & Markets states that the global NFC transaction market will grow at a CAGR of 55.23% during 2016-2020. The report also names host card emulation (HCE) as one of the “latest trends” leading to market growth.

The role of FPGA acceleration in the data center and beyond

The International Conference on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications recently convened in Lausanne, Switzerland. As Christoforos Kachris, a senior researcher at the National Technical University of Athens notes, exploring the role of FPGAs in the data center took center stage at the conference. “Christoph Hagleitne presented IBM’s view of the major applications where FPGAs can provide […]

UK consumers eye a frictionless commerce future

A new Worldpay survey of UK consumers confirms that half of those polled have used a contactless method to pay for goods at least once, with 40% of respondents opting for contactless payments a few times a week. According to Ben Lobel of SmallBusiness, the survey also found that the advent of Apple Pay and Android Pay […]

Millennials heart mobile payments

A recent Square survey cited by Business Insider found that 45% of millennial respondents (18-34) have made an NFC payment. According to Business Insider, the poll is a “good indicator” of where mobile payment adoption is headed, with the publication forecasting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 80% through 2020 to reach $503 billion.

Security is “often overlooked” for the IoT

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) has determined that the overwhelming majority of publicly reported Internet of Things (IoT) vulnerabilities publicly disclosed over the last year could have been easily avoided.

Rethinking system architecture as Moore’s Law wanes

Ed Sperling of Semiconductor Engineering recently observed that chipmakers are increasingly relying on architectural and micro-architectural changes as the “best hope” for optimizing power and performance across markets, process nodes and price points. “While discussion about the death of Moore’s Law predates the 1-micron process node, there is no question that it is getting harder […]

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