Items tagged with contactless

If you're a regular HotHardware reader, you probably make contactless payments now and again. You might even do it using Apple Pay, and if you live in a big city with mass transit, there's a decent likelihood that you have Express Transit enabled. If you use a Visa card for it, you may want to reconsider that based on the latest iPhone exploit. Express Transit is a feature of Apple Pay where users can set up a specific card to which transit payments can be charged without unlocking the phone. There are a number of requirements before this can happen, but the foremost one is that it can only be used for contactless payments at transit terminals, like the London Underground. The BBC reports that... Read more...
Wal-Mart tried the "self-checkout" thing for awhile, and those kiosks still exist in some stores. But by and large, it's easier for most consumers to just head to a real person in case of trouble. But that snafu isn't stopping the world's most recognized retailer from starting something else: smartcard payment support. According to a new report, the giant is planning to make every last one of their payment terminals in the U.S. compliant with "a smartcard-based credit card technology that is widely used around the world but isn't common in the U.S." The plans were unveiling at a smartcard conference held last week, with Storefront Backtalk quoting Jamie Henry, Wal-Mart's director of payment services,... Read more...