Bankers balk as Postal Service floats plan for payday loans, digital currency – Fox News

Posted: Monday, January 26, 2015

The perpetually-struggling U.S. Postal Service has bankers in a tizzy after floating a plan to branch into what it called “non-bank financial services” that somehow sound a lot like what lenders do. In a white paper distributed late last month, the Postal Service’s inspector general discussed getting into an array of financial services as a means of keeping the money-losing mail operation afloat. Payday loans, check cashing and digital currency…

Sony to sell off Vaio laptop division in effort to stem huge losses – The Guardian

Posted: Monday, January 26, 2015

Struggling electronics group Sony admitted it will make another huge loss this year and revealed tough new measures to help put it back into the black, spinning off its loss-making Bravia television business and selling its Vaio laptop computer division. The company – which will have recorded losses for six out of the last seven years – was forced to scrap forecasts for a £180m profit it made only last…

The gadget that can hack any CAR: Terrifying £12 tool can remotely control … – Daily Mail (blog)

Posted: Monday, January 26, 2015

Not content with stealing your personal information, hackers could soon take control of your car – using a homemade gadget that is smaller than an mobile phone.   Called the CAN Hacking Tool (CHT), the device can be fitted to any car’s Controller Area Network ‘within minutes’ and run malicious code through the vehicle’s system. Once hackers take hold of this network they can control lights, locks, steering and even…

Kevin Sumlin responds to Charlie Strong’s ‘gadget program’ comments – Yahoo Canada Sports (blog)

Posted: Monday, January 26, 2015

Kevin Sumlin reeled in the sixth-best recruiting class in the country (USA Today Sports) A budding rivalry between Texas coach Charlie Strong and Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin is picking up some steam. At Strong’s national signing day press conference on Wednesday, he said that Texas will not be a “gadget program” when asked about recruiting against Sumlin, who is sometimes referred to as “Coach Cool,” and uses different methods…

Susan Tompor: Did your cell phone ring just once? Do not call back – Detroit Free Press

Posted: Monday, January 26, 2015

If you see a missed cell phone call from an unknown number and call them back, hold on to your wallet before you get taken by yet another scam. Cell phone users can quickly lose $20 or more if they are hit up by scammers who are playing one-ring games with our cell phones. The fraudsters get computers to send thousands of calls to random cell phone numbers, ring…

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