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Apple Updates Retina MacBook Pro with New Processors, Drops Pricing on 13-Inch Models and High-End MacBook Air
Apple today announcedthat it has updated its Retina MacBook Pro lineup with new processors, also moving to lower pricing across the board on the 13-inch models.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display now starts at $1,499 for 128GB of flash, and $1,699 for a new 2.6 GHz processor and 256GB of flash. The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display now features a faster 2.4 GHz quad-core processor, and the top-of-the-line 15-inch notebook comes with a new 2.7 GHz quad-core processor and 16GB of memory.
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Pete Lomas, the Raspberry Pi’s hardware designer and all-round good egg, has just been in São Paulo, Brazil, speaking at Campus Party. He sent me this report with a stern warning to edit it thoroughly. Thanks so much Pete – sounds like you had quite the trip!
A spot of housekeeping: I’m travelling all day Monday and some of Tuesday (a byzantine bit of ticket-price optimisation and the fitting in of meetings means that Eben and I have to take three planes and drive about 150 miles to get from California to Cambridge). I’ll be posting here on Tuesday only if I feel awake enough to make sense…
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MasterCard’s customers in Singapore will do banking with a different type of card. In partnership with Standard Chartered Bank Singapore, the brand launched a product based on MasterCard’s own technology Display Card.
The card, manufactured by NagraID Security, is similar and works in much the same way as those available on the market today, but comes with an LCD screen and touch-sensitive buttons, whereby the holder can generate a one-time password (OTP) as an additional security measure.
There is also the token card functionality – separate authentication device. And MasterCard says eventually it will be able to display real-time information as available balance, points in loyalty programs, recent transactions, etc.
The novelty comes into operation in early 2013, when all users of Standard Chartered Online Banking or Mobile Banking Breeze will use the card as token transactions for risk or high amounts.
Clientes da MasterCard em Cingapura passarão a efetuar operações bancárias com um tipo diferente de cartão. Em parceria com o Standard Chartered Bank Singapore, a marca lançou um produto baseado na tecnologia Display Card, da própria MasterCard.
O cartão, fabricado pela NagraID Security, é parecido e funciona praticamente da mesma forma que os disponíveis no mercado atualmente, mas vem com uma tela de LCD e botões sensíveis ao toque, pelos quais o portador pode gerar uma senha única (OTP) como medida adicional de segurança.