This Week In Tech Typos No More, Bitcoin Breach, Chips And PINS, And CES – Business Intelligence Info

Thisweekintechshowedus?

someinterestingtechnology,suchastheTypokeyboardcreatedbyAmericanIdolhostRyanSeacrest。

Andofcourse,wealsosaw?

anothercompany–anunexpectedcompany–fallvictimtoasecuritybreach。

Therewasalsoanew?

cardsystemaimedatpreventing?

futuredatabreaches,andsomenew(andold)techgadgetsshownatCES2015。

Here’swhathappened,thisweekintech。

1。

HelloTypos?

TiredofiPhone’sautocorrectandendlesstypos?

SowasAmericanIdol’shostRyanSeacrest,sohemadeabluetoothkeyboard。

CalledTypo,ithasthreeversions–Typo2($99)fortheiPhone6,andtwoTypomodels($179)fortheiPadMiniandtheiPadAir。

SeacrestandpartnerLaurenceHallier,launchedTypoInnovationswhenSeacrestcomplainedaboutallthemisspelledwordsinhisemails。

TypoInnovationsranintoalittletroublewhenBlackberryfiledalawsuitclaimingthatthekeyboardwasacopyoftheirownkeyboard,buttheIdolhostcommentedaboutthecasesaying,“…thatisanoldissue。

Thisisanewkeyboardwithanewdesign。

”TheTypokeyboardhasasturdyhingestandtosetyouriPadatanyangle,andalsohasitsownrechargeablebattery,butwilllastmanybatterycyclesofyouriPad。

TheTypokeyboardmodelsfortheiPadsareexpectedtodebutinMarchofthisyear。

2。

BitcoinBreach?

Yetanothervictimtoasecuritybreach,BitStampannouncedthatover$5million(equivalentto19,000bitcoins)worthofcybercurrencyhasbeenlost。

This,comingfromacompanythoughttohaveaverysecureandtightinfrastructure。

Afterlearningaboutthebreach,thecompanysuspendedoperationshopingto?

preventanymoredamage。

BitStampseemedtoevade?

furtherdamageandstatedthatthecybercoinslostwereonly“asmallfractionofBitStamp’stotalbitcoinreserves,”andthatremainingbitcoinsare“heldinsecureofflinecoldstoragesystems。

”ThegoodnewsisthatBitStampcustomershavenothingtoworryaboutand?

thecompanyreassuresthatallbalanceswillbehonoredinfull。

However,thiscomesafteranotherhackthathappenedlastyearinvolvingthedigitalcurrency,stirringupsomecontroversyonbitcoinsecurityandsafetyformainstreamuse。

3。

ChipsandPINS?

Cardsareusedforeverything,butthoselittlemagneticstripsmightnotbearoundfortoomuchlonger。

TheU。

S。

mightfinallybemovingontoChipandPINcards。

Thesecardsdon’tencodetheinformationonthemagneticstrip,butratherencodeauser’saccountinformationonanembeddedcomputerchip。

Whenused,thechipcreatesaone-timecodeforeachsale,helpingtokeepuseraccountinformationsafe。

While“chipcards”aretheirnickname,theofficialnameforthisnewcardssystemisEMV–Europay,Mastercard,andVisastandards。

Becauseofthisnewsystemonlystoringuniquecodespersale,itwillhelppreventbigdatabreaches,suchasTarget。

InareportbytheFederalReserveBankofKansasCity,MO。

chipcardscouldreducecreditcardfraudby40percent。

However,thischange-overwon’tbewithoutexpenses,andthosecostswillvarydependingonthesizeofthemerchant。

Thereishopewiththisnewsystem,wewon’thaveayearrememberedforitshackedcompanieslikewesawin2014。

4。

CESWeek–TheInternationalConsumerElectronicsShowstartedTuesdayofthisweek,withmanynewtechgadgetsstormingthetechnologyfront,includingsomeoldies,butgoodies。

OnesuchproductistheWalkman。

BeforethedaysofiPodandMP3players,Walkmanruledthemusicindustry。

SonymadeanewaudioplayercalledWalkmanZX2,however,thepricemightbealittlehigherthanits35yearoldcounterpart–withWalkmanZX2goingforover$1,100dollars。

Anotherbigtrendthatcontinuedfromlastyearwasthesmartergenerationoftechnology:smarterhomes,wearablesandsmarterfitnessapps,andevensmarterbreathalyzers。

Smarterhomesfocusedon?

smartlocks,smartlighting,andthermostatslikeNest,thatlearnandadjusttohabits–it’sallabouttheconnectedhome。

Wearableswerealsobigagainwithfocusonthe?

newAppleWatchandtheFitbits。

Andforsmarterbreathalyzers?

the?

BACtracksmartbreathalyzerpairedwithaniOSorAndroidapp,cantellyouwhetherornotyouaresoberenoughtodrive?

Techleadersacrosstheindustryalsogavekeynotesdiscussingfocusingonhowmobileconnectivityistransformingtheindustryandourdailylives。

CESisshowingalotofwhattechnologyhastoofferin2015,andweareeagertoseemore。

That’sitforthisweek。

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