So you’re considering a projector? Perhaps you’re a movie fan who wants to curate their own home cinema night, popcorn and all. Or you’re a gamer who wants to step out onto a distant planet and blast life-sized aliens to smithereens? With the right projector you can do all of these things, and so much more. If you are indeed ready to take the plunge, or are looking to upgrade, there are a few considerations to take into account. Projectors require a little more planning and setting up when compared with televisions. To get the best out of one, you’ll need to attach it to the ceiling, as – unlike TVs – you’ll need distance between the lens and the screen to project. (Unless of course, you go for a short throw model, but we’ll talk a little more on this later.) A ceiling-mounted beamer also eliminates the possibility of shadows cast by passing people or pets. Not all need to be ceiling mounted as smaller projectors can be moved in and out of a room as needed, but Sony’s range … [Read more...] about Should I buy a Sony projector?
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The next few years will see billions of users regularly using facial recognition technology to secure payments made through their smartphone, tablets or smartwatches, according to new analysis carried out by Juniper Research. Smartphone owners are already used to staring at their screens to safely unlock their devices without having to dial in a secret code; now, facial recognition will increasingly be deployed to verify the identity of a user making a payment with their handset, whether that's via an app or directly in-store, in wallet mode. Smartphones The best cheap phones The 10 best smartphones The best Android phones The best Samsung phones The best rugged phones How to keep your smartphone clean during the coronavirus (TechRepublic) In addition to facial features, Juniper Research's analysts predict that a host of biometrics will be used to authenticate mobile payments, including fingerprint, iris and voice recognition. Biometric … [Read more...] about Billions of smartphone owners will soon be authorising payments using facial recognition
PayPal is launching a new suite of fraud management features for mid-market and enterprise businesses that aims to help combat the rise in online payments fraud brought on by the pandemic. Featured These are the terrible passwords that people are still using. Here's how to do better Dear President Biden: Let Chinese phones compete fairly in the US The best printer for your home office The best VPN services: Safe and fast don't come free The COVID-19 pandemic spurred unprecedented growth in online spending in 2020, with e-commerce penetration reaching an all-time high of 21.3% -- the highest year-over-year jump for US retail sales ever recorded, according to estimates . But the spike in e-commerce and digital payments also led to an increase in online scams, sophisticated attempts at fraud by malicious actors and new operating risks for online businesses. According to PayPal, its new Fraud Protection Advanced service uses device fingerprinting, machine … [Read more...] about PayPal rolls out new fraud management tools for merchants