Tokyoflash has always been more about the showy aspects of time, rather than the practical telling of it. And that trend continues on here with a Tron-inspired schema that’s gone from original fan concept to wrist-wrapping product completion. Dubbed the Kisai Seven, this watch takes its cues from the aforementioned Disney flick, and incorporates two pulsing LED rings — available in blue or white — that are customizable via three animation pre-sets. Timepiece collectors interested in this bit of avant chronographic kit can snatch it up late night on the 25th when it’s set to be released. You might wanna order up quickly, though, as the company’s offering a special two-day only price of $99 that’ll get a bump to $139 shortly after. Like what you see fellow ’80s nostalgist? Then get your credit cards at the ready. Tomorrow’s only a day away.
Tokyoflash Kisai Seven tells time with Tron design, makes fan dreams come true originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 24 Oct 2011 23:21:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
, tokyoflash japan
Contactless payments have been something of a curiosity in the credit card industry. MasterCard’s PayPass has been around for the better part of a decade, but merchants and banks alike seem hesitant to adopt the technology required to make the system work, and inconsistent implementation adds to the confusion — particularly for customers. Google’s new mobile phone-based Wallet service has the potential to transform the technology from its current status as a transaction turkey, to a future as a checkout champion. But will it work? We spent a week with a Wallet-enabled Nexus S 4G, using the device to pay whenever we encountered a MasterCard PayPass terminal. Unfortunately, that wasn’t often enough, limiting us to just a handful of transactions in the first week. Still, with Google just beginning to roll out the service and only a limited selection of launch partners ready to go, it’s impossible to deliver a complete verdict just yet. Jump past the break for an inside look at Google Wallet, including a video of the service in action, and a brief look at what the world of contactless payments may look like in the future.
Continue reading A week with Google Wallet (video)
A week with Google Wallet (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 19 Sep 2011 16:25:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
, near field communication
, samsung nexus s 4g
Short on cash but wishing you could stock up on Girl Scout cookies? Then you no longer have an excuse — at least if you’re in Northeast Ohio — and as the local Girl Scout group there has teamed up with Intuit to accept credit cards using the company’s GoPayment
app (and accompanying card reader) for iOS and Android. What’s more, while the Ohio group is the first to sign up, Intuit is now also extending the same offer (which includes reduced transaction fees) to Girl Scout organizations across the US — something tells us it won’t have much trouble getting attracting interest.
Continue reading Ohio Girl Scouts accepting mobile payments for cookies, your thin mint craving starts now
Ohio Girl Scouts accepting mobile payments for cookies, your thin mint craving starts now originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 24 Feb 2011 12:14:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
, thin mints
Work At Home Jobs
Credit card fraud is never a good thing and reports are in that a UK teen recently was caught using stolen credit cards to purchase about $750,000 worth of music that he and his band offered on Amazon and the iTunes music store between January 2008 and June 2009, giving himself a juicy bit of royalty fees. The group allegedly downloaded the songs 6,000 times during said period and while it probably seemed like a good idea at the time to make some extra money, it’s probably not going to end too nicely for this teen (and possibly the other group members).
UK teen buys $750,000 of his own music online using stolen credit cards
By Andrew Liszewski
Over on The Gadgeteer they just reviewed a clever little contraption that will appeal to guitar, banjo or stringed instrument players that require a pick. It’s kind of hard not to instantly ‘get’ what the Pick Punch does, but if you’re having trouble wrapping your brain around it just think of it as a hole punch that produces 351 or Fender-shaped guitar picks, instead of round confetti.
The Pick Punch website also sells sheets of plastic in different varieties depending on what material you like your pick made of, but you’re also welcome to use old credit cards, gift cards, even plastic containers if you were hoping for something truly unique. $24.95 available from Pick Punch.
Pick Punch VIA The Gadgeteer
Continue reading here:
Pick Punch – Pretty Self Explanatory