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Person making a mobile payment using contactless card technology by waving an Android phone in front of an NFC reader Using Contactless Card Technology in Mobile Payments

As payment methods have evolved from the traditional cash-based system to mobile systems, contactless cards are becoming more popular for their convenience and flexibility. Here's a primer on how this mobile payment system stores your card information, as well as the near-field communication technology behind it.

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David Smith
Thumbnail images of some of Once Upon a Try's popular content, including cities, historical figures, and art movements Explore Inventions throughout History with Google Arts & Culture’s Collection

The latest Google Arts & Culture project, Once Upon a Try, is an interactive experience delving into millennia of human inventions and achievements. With more than four hundred collections from CERN, NASA, and over a hundred museums around the world, it’s the largest online exhibition of discoveries ever created.

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Pamela Rentz
Graphic showing various connected devices in the internet of things Top IoT Trends to Expect in 2019

The internet of things is redefining consumer experience, and more companies are investing in it to meet the demands of their clients. It seems like soon, anything that can be connected will be connected. As we look ahead to next year, here are some of the top IoT trends to expect in 2019.

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Ana Farr
medical device FDA Updates Cybersecurity Recommendations for Medical Devices

Because of the rapidly evolving nature of cybersecurity threats and risks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently released a draft of updated premarket cybersecurity recommendations on how device manufacturers can better protect their products and proactively address security.

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Pamela Rentz
challenge accepted Notable Challenges: NASA, LEGOs, and YouTubers

Did you ever say to yourself, "What a brilliant idea! How did they come up with that?" One school of thought holds that the best "aha" moments take place when someone’s alone. However, another theory—shared by organizations such as NASA and LEGO—is that a problem shared is a problem solved.

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Pamela Rentz
Person looking at an android The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Education

There will be many new roles for AI to play in future “developed” classrooms. Artificial neural networks will make it possible for robots to perform tasks through simple observation without programming, which will make their use limitless in a school setting. Here are some ways AI can be put to good use in a classroom.

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Kevin Nelson
Dog wearing a tracking device on its collar Today’s Smart Pet Trackers Have GPS, Bluetooth, and More

Today’s smart pet trackers are so much more than a homing beacon for your dog or cat. They’re Bluetooth-enabled and use GPS technology, and some even act as a fitness tracker. If you’re worried about your pet escaping—and wouldn't mind some bells and whistles—these devices can bring you some peace of mind.

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Donna Handforth
Person holding a tablet with various API icons 5 Myths about API Security

APIs are designed to provide interfaces between multiple applications, allowing them to work together. From a security perspective, this is a powerful tool to have. Unfortunately, the effectiveness of APIs diminishes if they are misunderstood. Here are five common myths about API security, along with the facts.

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Harold Kilpatrick