Microsoft Unveils ‘Always Connected’ PCs From Asus, HP With 4G LTE and 20-Hour Battery Life

HIGHLIGHTS ASUS and HP will make the first Always Connected PCs The PCs will have built-in 4G LTE connectivity and longer battery life Pricing and availability details to come later, third model in works At an event in Hawaii on Tuesday, Microsoft announced the launch of the world’s first ‘Always Connected’ PCs, running Windows 10 on ARM-based Qualcomm SoCs. Microsoft Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group Terry Myerson showed off the first-ever Always Connected PCs from Asus and HP. These new laptops will offer built-in LTE connectivity and longer battery life than…

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MWC 2016: Visa Ready Program extended to more connected devices

At the MWC 2016, Visa announced that it is expanding its Visa Ready Program to encompass manufacturers of wearables, cars, home appliances, clothing and other Internet of Things (IoT companies. The programme allows partners to incorporate secure payments into their products and services. To start with, this programme will focus on payments for wearables and automobiles. It is already in conversation with Accenture, Coin, Giesecke & Devrient, Fit Pay, and Samsung, who will work with device manufacturers including Chronos and Pebble, to help embed secure payments into their connected devices….

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