Sony unveils new PS5 VR headset for updated platform

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The electronics giant took nearly half a decade to add a next generation to its virtual reality experience. Customers have waited just over four years, but a new and long awaited PS5 VR headset has finally been announced as Sony brings its first virtual platform upgrade. This next generation headset was designed specifically for the new PlayStation 5. Of course, this doesn’t mean that gamers will be able to get their hands on the PS5 VR headset right away. Though it has been officially announced, there is still quite a…

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Canadian capital pilots tap-to-pay tickets on its light rail network

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Ottawa is testing out a contactless system for its single ride tickets at one of its stations. Passengers taking the light rail train in Ottawa, Canada, can use tap-to-pay tickets for contactless rides in a pilot program. The mobile wallet-based payments are available for single rides starting at one pilot station along the network. Passengers purchasing their single ride fares at Rideau Station can participate in the system test. The single ride adult fares on the light rail transit network throughout Canada’s capital uses tap-to-pay. This uses near field communication…

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Social and live stream commerce rose by 45 percent last year

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Social platforms and real-time video drove a massive spike in shopping via apps in 2020. Social media and live stream commerce positively exploded last year, as the pandemic greatly changed the way people communicated and shopped, says new App Annie data. Many countries newer to m-commerce experienced even higher increases in their app-based shopping. According to new data, global time spent shopping via apps (not including China), rose by 45 percent in 2020 when compared to the same figures for 2019. Many countries that hadn’t previously adopted mobile commerce as…

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Revolut Business QR codes for contact-free payments

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The quick response codes are being used to facilitate transaction completion while social distancing. New Revolut Business QR codes are being launched in order to make it easier to complete payment transactions while social distancing, said the company. The barcodes are being increasingly used to help to complete various forms of contactless tasks. The Revolut Business QR codes are among the most recent additions to smartphone-based strategies for avoiding contact while interacting with a company. Retailers, cafes, restaurants and tradespeople are commonly using quick response codes for precisely these reasons…

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Sports events in this Nebraska city to take place at no cash venues

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Omaha fans will need to make sure they’re ready for mobile payments, credit and debit transactions. Fans attending sporting events in Omaha, Nebraska will need to make sure they’re prepared for mobile payments or credit or debit cards as the city is rolling out no cash venues. The facilities in Omaha have chosen to accept only cashless payment transactions. The goal of the decision to roll out no cash venues is to further restrict person-to-person contact. These transaction methods ensure that the only thing customers will need to touch is…

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