Big Banks Prepare To Compete With Big Tech Over Digital Wallets

A gang of big banks, including Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and JPMorgan Chase, are reportedly preparing to launch a digital wallet product to compete with those offered by tech heavyweights Apple, Google, and PayPal. The bank wallet — which is being developed by Early Warning Services (EWS), a bank-owned enterprise that operates the money …

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MediaTek Ups Its Mobile Game With the Dimensity 9200 SoC

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MediaTek’s brand is often associated with affordable, budgeted, Android phones. However, the company has made incremental inroads into the more premium, high-performance models. The launch of the MediaTek Dimensity 9200 chipset is a potent step in that direction. Like all smartphone chips, the Dimensity 9200 is a system on a chip (SoC), which means it …

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Color, Android Apps Change the Game for E-Paper Tablets

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It has been 15 years since Amazon debuted the first Kindle, introducing many readers to the benefits of electronic paper (e-ink) technology, including long battery life and excellent sunlight readability. Over the years the displays improved but still exhibited drawbacks such as screen ghosting, where a light version of the previous screen image can be …

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Apple Refreshes Product Lines, Introduces New Ultra Watch

The Apple Watch Ultra Aerospace-grade titanium and the flat sapphire front crystal protect the up to 2000 nit display, which is 2x brighter than any Apple Watch to-date.

Apple refreshed its iPhone, Watch and AirPods product lines at an online event Wednesday, as well as introducing a new Ultra watch for activity in challenging environments. The Apple Watch Ultra is designed to operate in extreme cold and hot environments, as well as under 130 feet of water. It’s housed in a rugged titanium …

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Apple Shows Off Vast Upgrades to Software, Hardware, User Experiences at WWDC22

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2022

Apple’s 2022 Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday revealed the company’s latest versions of its mobile and desktop operating systems at the kickoff of its annual week-long virtual high-tech show targeting developers and the Apple consumer experience. The event showcased Apple’s major software updates to iOS 16, as well as updates to iPadOS, macOS for the …

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Kids’ Screen Use Sees Fastest Rise in 4 Years

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Isolation from friends and other factors during the pandemic contributed to a significant increase in screen use by tweens and teens from pre-pandemic levels. Common Sense Media — a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of all kids and families — in March released a detailed report showing that screen use in 2021 increased …

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Sports Betting Platforms Gambling With Substandard CX

Online gambling is at an all-time high in accessibility and popularity. But many betting app developers are rolling the dice blindly without addressing users’ customer experience (CX) concerns. More states in the U.S. are legalizing sports betting with legislation pending in many others. Major sports leagues such as the NFL and the PGA Tour are …

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