Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me

Like what you see here? Subscribe to the Tech Tips newsletter!   Email: Subscribe

In The News 04/28/2017

Thursday, April 27th, 2017 by | Filed Under: In The News

Mastercard Using Fingerprint Reading Cards

Mastercard is stepping up its security game with a new kind of credit card that has a built-in fingerprint sensor to ensure that the person using the card at the checkout or ATM is the rightful owner.


Customers can authorize a purchase with their thumbprint as opposed to a PIN. Best of all, it works with existing chip readers and won’t require stores to install any additional equipment.

The card is currently being tested in South Africa with plans to have it available everywhere by the end of the year.

Users Complain About Red Tint To GS8 Phone Screen

Some folks using the new Galaxy S8 phones have complained about a reddish tint to the screen. Samsung initially said that the problem was easily fixed by adjusting the settings, but after a bunch of complaints, they’ve decided to issue a software update to the phone to take care of the problem.

Samsung wants to avoid any more bad publicity after all the problems with Galaxy Note 7 phones catching on fire.

Advertisers Target Your Home Assistants

Advertisers have set their sites on a new target audience, your home voice assistant.  Recently, Burger King caused a big fuss when it ran a commercial that was designed to set off Google Home devices and have them read the Wikipedia definition of the Whopper.


But it looks like even more ad agencies plan to target home assistants like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. These ads won’t all have to be sneaky. Companies have already started making deals with Amazon and Google for sponsorships for certain features.

What do you think? Is this an appropriate place for advertising? Let us know in the comments.

~ Cynthia

Tags: , , , , , , ,

3 Responses to “In The News 04/28/2017”

  1. Jadesqr says:

    Hey Cynthia, great ‘In the News’ this week, Thanks…

  2. Barbara B Pickett says:

    No, not, never…this is just like those annoying sales calls we used to get on our old wired phones…you know, someone is trying to sell you something you absolutely do not need or want! Am I showing my age? Doesn’t make any difference, it’s still an intrusion.

  3. Markj says:

    You we wouldn’t need fingerprint reading credit cards if stores would follow the recommended policy of checking ids when someone uses a card.

Leave a Reply

Like these tips? Get them for FREE in your email!

WorldStart's Tech Tips Newsletter

  • Tech Tips Daily - Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

  • Tech Tips Weekly - If you don't want our Tech Tips newsletter every day, then sign up for this weekly newsletter to get the best information of the week. Sent on Fridays.

Other Newsletters

  • WorldStart's Daily Deals - Every week, we send out great deals in our Daily Deals newsletter. Many of these deals are exclusively for our Daily Deals newsletter subscribers and can't be found with our regular specials.

  • Just For Grins - Each issue includes a couple clean jokes, some funny quotes, and a hilarious reader's story. Newsletter is sent five days a week.

Enter Email Address:


Your e-mail address is safe with us!
We only use it to send you the newsletters you request. It is NEVER disclosed to a third party for any reason, ever! Plus, if you decided you don't like our newsletters (don't worry, you'll love them), unsubscribing is fast and easy.

Free Newsletter Signup

Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive