The CEO of elecronic payments company eftpos, Bruce Mansfield, has admitted that the move from signatures to mandatory PINs when making point of sale payments is causing problems for retailers, especially restaurants and cafes, where the tipping option no longer exists at eftpos terminals.
Security company Symantec has released a report called ‘How safe is your quantified self?’ It is intended to highlight the security risks in devices and applications such as fitness and health trackers.
The Perseid meteor shower is gearing up to show us a whole bunch of fireballs screaming across the August night sky in 2014. However, a Full Moon at its perigee (a Supermoon) will also be present. Who will win the visibility contest? Look up in the night sky in mid-August and find out!
Governments across Australia at various levels are thankfully making the push towards opening their data, and GovHack 2014's Melbourne event was a great physical realisation with teams working with data to achieve some groundbreaking outcomes.